Robertson's Word Pictures of the New TestamentJohn 11:9
- In the day (thv hmerav).
- Genitive of time, within the day, the twelve-hour day in contrast with night. The words of Jesus here illustrate what he had said in 9:4. It is not blind fatalism that Jesus proclaims, but the opposite of cowardice. He has full confidence in the Father s purpose about his "hour" which has not yet come. Jesus has courage to face his enemies again to do the Father's will about Lazarus.
- If a man walk in the day (ean tiv peripathi en thi hmerai).
- Condition of the third class, a conceived case and it applies to Jesus who walks in the full glare of noonday. See 8:12 for the contrast between walking in the light and in the dark.
- He stumbleth not (ou proskoptei).
- He does not cut (or bump) against this or that obstacle, for he can see. Koptw is to cut and pros, against.