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

  • David Davies
    Mr disciple: I think you misunderstood my comment, I totally believe that God forgives ALL SINS and that He will never remember them again. If I didn't believe that I wouldn't be Born again. John 3v16 " should not perish". if we believe in Him. I BELIEVE IN HIM. Are you saying that you've have never done anything wrong since you were Born Again? Christ died so that All sins can be forgiven.
  • A disciple
    Mr. Kelly; you cannot expect the Lord to have mercy on you when you don't believe in mercy toward your fellow-servants. You have not walked without fault since the day you were saved; yet you beat your brethren over the head with the Word of God as if you had; and see no possible way for it to be otherwise. Humility is always honest, and is the better part of valor. Love is kind and considerate.
  • A disciple
    David; God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son; THAT whoever believes in Him SHOULD NOT perish, but have everlasting life. Christ came into the world to SAVE sinners; of whom I am chief. Not for us to continue in sins, of course! but that through repentance there SHOULD BE the remission of sins; and a conversion from idols to God, and darkness to light; EMPOWERED BY THE SPIRIT!
  • A disciple
    Mr. Kelly; the devil is no man's friend! and he is no ones advocate! the devil doesn't go before God to argue the case of sinners against Him. How ridiculous! I've never heard such baloney! You sound like the Pharisees who were always looking to catch the Lord at something He said or did; and were scandalized by His kindness and respect for the common man; and scrutinize and condemn the guiltless.
  • A disciple
    Mr. Kelly; YOU ARE OFF! Mercy rejoices against judgment! But you have no mercy! You stand straight up with clenched fists to God's Word and say, NO! No Advocate for anyone who loves the Lord and falls! No Mercy! Only the righteous shall be saved! (blah blah blah) Jesus came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance: they that "THINK" they're whole have no need of the SAVIOUR Physician.
  • David Davies
    Mr Kelly: No man can be saved unless he 100% willingly turns repents from his sins. No one can be saved if they willingly hold onto their sins. We can only be saved once we relies that we are vile, helpless and guilty sinners, and then the Lord Jesus will save.

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