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

  • Wayne
    Jesus " very words" say to baptize in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.
  • Irene123
    Rom. 3:8 - we need to be very careful about what the Bible says; Mk. 16:17 are Jesus VERY words, and Rom. 8:9 confirms those words, as does Acts 2:4; !0:46; 19:6.
  • Irene123
    V. 8 - I'm going to get a lot of 'flack' on this, but - when you receive the Holy Ghost - you speak in tongues. You 'hear' the sound, but can't see it. Scripture says tongues is the evidence of receiving the H.G. (Holy Spirit), Mk.16:17; Acts 2:4; !0:46; !9:6. It's not just a 'good feeling'; a 'feeling' cannot be 'witnessed' by others. God wants other Christians to KNOW one has r'cvd His Spirit.
  • BISHOP TONY REED
    in Acts chapter 2 verse-4 shows the 120 in the upper room being born again.[GOD BLESS]I HOPE THAT HELPS
  • A disciple
    Mary; in verses 5-8 the Lord was explaining and answering Nicodemus' question, directing it to the level of his natural thinking. We must be cleansed and born from above by the Spirit to be able at all to enter into the kingdom of God. This "New Birth" from above, is like the wind: you can hear its sound; but cannot know its circuits. So is the nature of the New Birth being "not of this world."
  • Bruce
    Mary:When you were born: first birth.The Father calls (Tug in your Heart) John 6:44/ When you ask forgiveness you will be Baptized with The Holy Ghost:Matthew3:11/ You will be changed:2Corinthians 5:17 / Being born of The Spirit: born again). V:8 You will see the world with new eyes, your desires will be different.Your bad habits will disappear,your friends,won't know why,in the Bible,Church more

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