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 2:9 HE THAT SAITH HE IS IN THE LIGHT AND HATETH HIS BROTHER IS IN DARKNESS EVEN UNTIL NOW 2:10 HE THAT LOVETH HIS BROTHER ABIDETH IN THE LIGHT AND THERE IS NONE OCCASION OF STUMBLING IN HIM JOHN 1:4 IN HIM WAS LIFE AND THE LIFE WAS THE LIGHT OF MEN 1:5 AND THE LIGHT SHINETH IN DARKNESS AND THE DARKNESS COMPREHENDED IT NOT
  • Steve morrow
    1 JOHN 2:28 AND NOW LITTLE CHILDREN ABIDE IN HIM THAT WHEN HE SHALL APPEAR WE MAY HAVE CONFIDENCE AND NOT BE ASHAMED BEFORE HIM AT HIS COMING 2:29 IF YOU KNOW THAT HE IS RIGHTEOUS YOU KNOW THAT EVERYONE THAT DOETH RIGHTEOUSNESS IS--- BORN OF HIM --- JOHN 6:63 IT IS THE SPIRIT THAT QUICKENETH THE FLESH PROFITETH NOTHING --- THE WORDS --- THAT I SPEAK UNTO YOU THEY ARE SPIRIT AND THEY ARE LIFE
  • Felicia
    Omprakash - 1st John, 2nd John and 3rd John are the epistles of John. They were written by the apostle John. He also wrote the gospel of John.
  • Wayne
    Judith of the seed of Abraham the tribe of Benjamin, you need to read John 4:21, along with 4:22-24. Will clear things up for you. GB
  • Bruce
    Roy: John wrote John and Peter wrote Peter. I sent a post before, the one above you the content don't look familiar to me so that's confusing? His Salvation is the best thing ever happened to me! When I was in Church before I was Saved I couldn't wait to hear Amen, finally time to leave!
  • Bruce
    disciple: what makes those who are Washed in The Blood of The Lamb think not all of God's words from the beginning no longer apply to them : His Son!

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