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

  • Lolacica
    I so appreciate the commentary ,and comments here .I am newly in the word and find reading them very helpful to understanding .To be in the world and not of this world can be difficult ,and I know that I struggle daily with this .All Praise Be To The Most High that I find guidance and true wisdom through being lead by the Holy Spirit . Shalom
  • Norm
    Dear Doris Johnson, School or university cannot teach the Word of God as God's Word is ALIVE and school university teaches tradition of men. Pray in sincerity asking the LORD JESUS CHRIST to teach you by the anointing of His Holy Spirit. Be blessed in CHRIST! Amen. 1 John 2:27 But the anointing which ye have received of him abideth in you, and ye need not that any man teach you: but as the same anointing teacheth you of all things, and is truth, and is no lie, and even as it hath taught you, ye shall abide in him
  • Clara N. Offord
    "And hereby we do know that we know him, (if we keep his commandments)..." See v. 4-5 go to the 3rd Ch. 10th v. This is about locating your self.
  • 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

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