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

  • Ruth Franklin
    OurGod, the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit is living within us. His desires is that Born again Beleivers have a relationship with Him . Get to know Him as Savio . Salvation is freely given by being thankful for your blessings and praise for your prayers today. Lord , what do you want me to do today? Amen
  • A disciple
    Stand a man; you wrote: "What sins each of us may or may not be guilty of is irrelevant..." That is completely contrary to all that God teaches and commands us, to REPENT of sins and forsake idols! Jesus has broken the chains that held us under bondage to sin, and gives us the light of life and His Spirit to grow in grace and knowledge of Him. Sin is MOST RELEVANT for it will deceive and destroy!
  • Alex
    Dis. All johns disciples had to be rebaptised with the H.G. IN ACTS 17 JESUS DISCIPLES HAD TO SHOW JOHNS DISCIPLES A MORE PERFECT WAY, John himself asked jesus saying I have NEED to be BAPTISED of YOU .John said behold the lamb of God that taketh away the sins of the world. not h20.All of the disciples had been water baptised but jesus tells them if i wash thee not you will have no part with me.
  • A disciple
    Stand a man; if as you say, everyone who doesn't believe in Jesus is evil; what does that make the one who tells the unbeliever or unclean, "Stand by yourself, away from me; for I am holier than thou!" The difference between the one who comes to the light, and those who don't; is that our deeds may be manifest; that we give an honest accounting to God, like Abel; and show God our trust in Christ!
  • A disciple
    Alex; There is no competition between Baptism and the Cross! Neither Jesus nor any of the Apostles ever told anyone that had been Baptized by John, that they were in danger of forfeiting the benefits of His Redemptive Sufferings! If we are not Baptized into Christ, and into the Father, and into the Spirit; then we are none of His; and in no wise in a condition to be Baptized with fire and Spirit!
  • A disciple
    Stand a man; I understand very much your enthusiasm; but you will find as you go on with the Lord, that there are some serious and important inconsistencies in your thinking just now. Jesus said to the disciple; those who forsook all and were following Him, and loved Him; If you then BEING EVIL know how to give good things to your children..." If we say we have no sin we deceive ourselves. HONESTY

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