John 3:19

And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loued darknesse rather then light, because their deedes were euill.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"This is the judgment, that the Light has come into the world, and men loved the darkness rather than the Light, for their deeds were evil.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And this is the judgment, that the light is come into the world, and men loved the darkness rather than the light; for their works were evil.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And this is the test by which men are judged: the light has come into the world and men have more love for the dark than for the light, because their acts are evil.
- Basic English Bible

And this is the judgment, that light is come into the world, and men have loved darkness rather than light; for their works were evil.
- Darby Bible

And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men have loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil.
- Webster's Bible

And this is the test by which men are judged--the Light has come into the world, and men loved the darkness more than they loved the Light, because their deeds were wicked.
- Weymouth Bible

This is the judgment, that the light has come into the world, and men loved the darkness rather than the light; for their works were evil.
- World English Bible

And this is the dom, for liyt cam in to the world, and men loueden more derknessis than liyt; for her werkes weren yuele.
- Wycliffe Bible

`And this is the judgment, that the light hath come to the world, and men did love the darkness rather than the light, for their works were evil;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for John 3:19


3:19 This is the condemnation - That is, the cause of it. So God is clear.


People's Bible Notes for John 3:19


Joh 3:19,20 This is the condemnation. That men refuse the light. Usually it is not evidence, but an honest heart and a sincere desire for truth, that are needed in order to have faith. All kinds of evil doers hate the light.

Discussion for John 3

  • Peter A. Okebukola
    This is a most-instructive chapter which ends in verse 36 as "He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him." We have a choice- believe on our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ and have everlasting life or disbelieve and end up in perdition. For me and my household, we will serve the Lord.
  • A disciple
    "Jesus answered and said to him, You are the teacher of Israel, and these things know not? Verily, verily I say to you, That which we know we speak, and that which we have seen we bear witness of; and you receive not our witness!" If God sees and knows the innermost parts in us, and tells them to us; it must also be, that we too who are having those innermost thoughts must acknowledge them indeed.
  • Irene123
    Jn. 3:30 - We understand that most children are afraid of the dark. The real tragedy is when men are afraid of the LIGHT.
  • Adam
    Inspiring picture.
  • Skip stonerthomas
    Hello, I am curious about the symbol in verse 16... have always taken it to stand for "the" as in the KJV STANDARD, but PREFER more clarity. For me... this verse STANDS as the HEART of MY being.
  • Steve morrow
    JOHN 3:3 JESUS ANSWERED AND SAID VERILY VERILY I SAY UNTO THEE EXCEPT A MAN BE BORN AGAIN HE CANNOT SEE THE KINGDOM OF GOD 1 PETER 1:23 BEING BORN AGAIN NOT OF CORRUPTIBLE SEED BUT OF INCORRUPTIBLE BY THE WORD OF GOD WHICH LIVETH AND ABIDETH FOR EVER

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