John 3:20

For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for John 3:20

For euery one that doeth euill, hateth the light, neither commeth to the light, lest his deeds should be reproued.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"For everyone who does evil hates the Light, and does not come to the Light for fear that his deeds will be exposed.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, and cometh not to the light, lest his works should be reproved.
- American Standard Version (1901)

The light is hated by everyone whose acts are evil and he does not come to the light for fear that his acts will be seen.
- Basic English Bible

For every one that does evil hates the light, and does not come to the light that his works may not be shewn as they are;
- Darby Bible

For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved.
- Webster's Bible

For every wrongdoer hates the light, and does not come to the light, for fear his actions should be exposed and condemned.
- Weymouth Bible

For everyone who does evil hates the light, and doesn't come to the light, lest his works would be exposed.
- World English Bible

For ech man that doith yuele, hatith the liyt; and he cometh not to the liyt, that hise werkis be not repreued.
- Wycliffe Bible

for every one who is doing wicked things hateth the light, and doth not come unto the light, that his works may not be detected;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible Commentary for John 3:20

Wesley's Notes for John 3:20


3:18 He that believeth on him is not condemned - Is acquitted, is justified before God. The name of the only - begotten Son of God - The name of a person is often put for the person himself. But perhaps it is farther intimated in that expression, that the person spoken of is great and magnificent. And therefore it is generally used to express either God the Father or the Son.

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

3:21 He that practiseth the truth (that is, true religion) cometh to the light - So even Nicodemus, afterward did. Are wrought in God - That is, in the light, power, and love of God.

3:22 Jesus went - From the capital city, Jerusalem, into the land of Judea - That is, into the country. There he baptized - Not himself; but his disciples by his order, #John 4:2|.


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