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
    Acts 2:37. They asked what must we do to be saved. The reply was and is, repent and be baptized. Matt. 4:17, Jesus started preaching, Repent for the kingdom of heaven is at hand. We surrender to Him. He blesses us as we walk with Him.
  • Irene123
    To Jerry Parker - You've read 1 Jn.3:24. Now go to Acts 2:37-38 to see HOW we have His spirit in us. Notice the people said, "Men and brethren, what must we DO?" Living for God is not a 'passive' thing; you have to DO something physically, just as Jesus did; He did not passively die on a cross. He DID something to save us. And you SHALL receive; that is a PROMISE; God cannot lie.
  • Wayne
    Jerry, read 1 John 3:24. Abiding in Christ.
  • Child of God
    As my faith grows my doubts are lessened
  • David
    Jerry Parker, do not distress in your sins for we are all sinners! Jesus was crucified on the cross for our sins, He took our sins. We are forgiven, for as long as we love Him with all our mind, heart, spirit and soul. Pray to Jesus to remove your sins - and it will be granted you. Do not rely on your flesh. We all fail in the flesh, we can only succeed in Jesus!
  • Jerry Parker
    I struggle with this daily. Doubting that I am saved and forgiven is a strong battle in me. Lord help me in my unbelief.

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