1 John 2:9

“He that saith he is in the light, and hateth his brother, is in darkenesse euen vntill now.”

1611 King James Version (KJV)




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Other Translations

He that saith he is in the light, and hateth his brother, is in darkness even until now.
- King James Version

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

  • Teri
    wow, this chapter hit me today in that the spirit of antichrist can be in our brothers and sisters, we need discernment by the Holy Spirit to guide us and help us to know who are true and those who are not.
  • Walter Waller
    The king James 1611 has been round for over 400 years and proven by God to be relevant for doctrine and instruction in his knowledge which guides on our life to be pleasing into our heavenly Father!!!
  • Rj
    I am of the Father, through the blood of Jesus Christ. If we do not know Jesus through the Word, we will be vulnerable to deception. Their are already many antichrists, and Satan would like to trip us up. Because the truth abides in me, I have the Holy Spirit to guide me in to all truth, and that is how to defeat the devil, and prayer. Doesn't mean I am an island, but work within the body ofChrist
  • Mishidi
    There are those who say the word is no longer relavent, this in 1 john 2 discounts that assumption. We who believe in Jesus Christ as the Word need not that any man teach us. His Spirit teaches us, the sure Word of God, all things must be tested by His Word, if it doesn't meet the test, there is no light in it.
  • Alex
    This scripture backs up Jesus. He said when he the spirit of truth ( THE H.G ) is come HE WILL LEAD YOU INTO ALL TRUTH, ALSO ISAIAHS LIL CHILD THAT WILL LEAD US WHICH IS the H.G. THAT IS GONNA BE BORN IN US, Thats y the new birth is so important we are gonna birth a baby CHRIST, THE ANOINTING,That which is born of the spirit tis SPIRIT. She brought forth a child that will RULE all nations, TH H.G.
  • Gloria
    Food for our soul ,body ,directing our footsteps.

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