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 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

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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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