John 12:36

While ye have light, believe in the light, that ye may be the children of light. These things spake Jesus, and departed, and did hide himself from them.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

While ye haue light, beleeue in the light, that ye may bee the children of light. These things spake Iesus, and departed, and did hide himselfe from them.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"While you have the Light, believe in the Light, so that you may become sons of Light. These things Jesus spoke, and He went away and hid Himself from them."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

While ye have the light, believe on the light, that ye may become sons of light. These things spake Jesus, and he departed and hid himself from them.
- American Standard Version (1901)

In so far as you have the light, put your faith in the light so that you may become sons of light. With these words Jesus went away and for a time was not seen again by them.
- Basic English Bible

While ye have the light, believe in the light, that ye may become sons of light. Jesus said these things, and going away hid himself from them.
- Darby Bible

While ye have light, believe in the light, that ye may be the children of light. These things spoke Jesus, and departed, and concealed himself from them.
- Webster's Bible

In the degree that you have light, believe in the Light, so that you may become sons of Light." Jesus said this, and went away and hid Himself from them.
- Weymouth Bible

While you have the light, believe in the light, that you may become children of light." Jesus said these things, and he departed and hid himself from them.
- World English Bible

While ye han liyt, bileue ye in liyt, that ye be the children of liyt. Jhesus spak these thingis, and wente, and hidde hym fro hem.
- Wycliffe Bible

while ye have the light, believe in the light, that sons of light ye may become.' These things spake Jesus, and having gone away, he was hid from them,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for John 12:36


12:36 The children of light - The children of God, wise, holy, happy.


People's Bible Notes for John 12:36


Joh 12:36 Believe in the light, that ye may be the children of light. That they might receive the light of the Light of the world they must believe on him.

Discussion for John 12:36

  • CYNTHIA for verse 36
    Sometimes the Lord will show us a light especially if we are going through a grievous time and in order to heal he sends this bright and shining light to let one know they must believe in him and to follow him

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