1 John 2:9

“He that saith he is in the light, and hateth his brother, is in darkness even until now.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

He that saith he is in the light, and hateth his brother, is in darkenesse euen vntill now.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

The one who says he is in the Light and {yet} hates his brother is in the darkness until now.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

He that saith he is in the light and hateth his brother, is in the darkness even until now.
- American Standard Version (1901)

He who says that he is in the light, and has hate in his heart for his brother, is still in the dark.
- Basic English Bible

He who says he is in the light, and hates his brother, is in the darkness until now.
- Darby Bible

He that saith he is in the light, and hateth his brother, is in darkness even until now.
- Webster's Bible

Any one who professes to be in the light and yet hates his brother man is still in darkness.
- Weymouth Bible

He who says he is in the light and hates his brother, is in the darkness even until now.
- World English Bible

He that seith, that he is in liyt, and hatith his brother, is in derknesse yit.
- Wycliffe Bible

he who is saying, in the light he is, and his brother is hating, in the darkness he is till now;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 John 2:9


2:9 He that saith he is in the light - In Christ, united to him. And hateth his brother - The very name shows the love due to him. Is in darkness until now - Void of Christ, and of all true light.


People's Bible Notes for 1 John 2:9


1Jo 2:9 He that saith he is the light, etc. If one hates his brother he demonstrates that he is in darkness.

Discussion for 1 John 2

  • Wayne
    These things John writes that you sin not. And if any man sin we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ The Righteous.
  • Son of god
    The bible is so great
  • Arnold McCall
    For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world
  • Sandra Owusu
    If this verse talks about the world as we not to love it. We live in it n for that matter we should love it but not to adore what entice in it. We should walk in the Lord and seek ye first the kingdom of the world and not the world that we live in now.
  • Timothy
    To be able to withstand the end time attacks, we need to properly understand the relevance of ministry of Holy Spirit giving us his auction to stand.
  • Christine for verse 18
    Where in that time now so let us bring glory to God telling of the gospel to everyone maen

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