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

  • Skip stonerthomas
    Hello, I am curious about the symbol in verse 16... have always taken it to stand for "the" as in the KJV STANDARD, but PREFER more clarity. For me... this verse STANDS as the HEART of MY being.
  • Steve morrow
    JOHN 3:3 JESUS ANSWERED AND SAID VERILY VERILY I SAY UNTO THEE EXCEPT A MAN BE BORN AGAIN HE CANNOT SEE THE KINGDOM OF GOD 1 PETER 1:23 BEING BORN AGAIN NOT OF CORRUPTIBLE SEED BUT OF INCORRUPTIBLE BY THE WORD OF GOD WHICH LIVETH AND ABIDETH FOR EVER
  • April
    If I have told you earthly things,and ye believe not,how shall ye believe,if I tell you of heavenly things?verse 12 of this chapter, since many cannot physically SEE our lord and HEAR, they have a hard time believing,so I ask of thee how will you hear what so many are trying to say,if so many need a Flesh like being and even then given it,they still not believe,then how can they be of service2you.
  • Irene123
    vs. 14 - 15; the brazen serpent; in order for it to heal them of the snake bites (sin) they had to have FAITH; just as looking to Jesus sacrifice on the cross we have to have faith that it will remit our sins. The whole O.T. has it's counterpart in the N.T. It all works together; it doesn't 'counterdict' itself. To 'believe' is to have faith; to have faith is to believe. It's so simple.
  • Bruce
    When The Father Calls:John6:44/ Ask Forgiveness 1John1:9 / You will be Washed by The Blood of The Lamb:Revelation1:5 /You will be Baptized with The Holy Ghost and Fire:Matthew 3:11 /You will be made New: 2Corinthians5:17.You will Know! Impossible not to. Then You can Walk with Him.---without shedding of Blood is no Remission:Hebrews 9:22. His Spirit will Guide and Teach You as You Study His Word.
  • Evangelist Dahlia Daniels
    In oder to walk with GOD you got to be delivered from 2 things #1 is self because GOD don't have control if you're in the way #2 is people because they are what the devil uses to keep you distracted from getting to where you need to be in Jesus Summit yourself totally in CHRIST be OBEDIENT and you must ask for HUMBLENESS and ALWAYS FOLLOW THE WORD

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