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

  • Steve morrow
    1 john 2:15 love not the world neither the things that are in the world ---IF---any man love the world the love of the FATHER is not in him 16 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 17 and the world passeth away and the lust thereof but he that doeth the will of GOD abideth forever
  • Steve morrow
    1 john 2:9 he that saith he is in the light and hateth his brother is in darkness even until now 10 he that loveth his brother abideth in the light and there is none occasion of stumbling in him
  • Zach
    Verse 15 reminds us if we do not limit the amount of time we spend on nonessential things, we may find ourselves neglecting the most important activity of all—our worship of Jehovah God.
  • Irene123
    As to acknowledging who Jesus was - the angel in Matt. 1:23 confirmed it " ..... his name shall be called ..... Emmanuel ..... " (God with us."), Jn. 1:14; 2Tim. 3:16.
  • Irene123
    Thomas, a Jew like Jesus (Deut. 6:4), also acknowledged who Jesus was, " My Lord and my God." Just as Peter said Jesus was the CHRIST (the anointed one).
  • Bruce
    Eliiah:Jesus is alive in the flesh. Where in the Bible is that found ?

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