John 3:21

But he that doeth truth cometh to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

But hee that doeth trueth, commeth to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"But he who practices the truth comes to the Light, so that his deeds may be manifested as having been wrought in God."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

But he that doeth the truth cometh to the light, that his works may be made manifest, that they have been wrought in God.
- American Standard Version (1901)

But he whose life is true comes to the light, so that it may be clearly seen that his acts have been done by the help of God.
- Basic English Bible

but he that practises the truth comes to the light, that his works may be manifested that they have been wrought in God.
- Darby Bible

But he that doeth truth, cometh to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God.
- Webster's Bible

But he who does what is honest and right comes to the light, in order that his actions may be plainly shown to have been done in God.
- Weymouth Bible

But he who does the truth comes to the light, that his works may be revealed, that they have been done in God."
- World English Bible

But he that doith treuthe, cometh to the liyt, that hise werkis be schewid, that thei ben don in God.
- Wycliffe Bible

but he who is doing the truth doth come to the light, that his works may be manifested, that in God they are having been wrought.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for John 3:21


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.


People's Bible Notes for John 3:21


Joh 3:21 He that doeth truth. Truth has to be lived. He who lives it, lives an honest life sincerely desiring light, will come to the light.

Discussion for John 3

  • Barbara Gaytan
    I believe that god gave his son to save us from sin and he died on that rugged cross to save us from hell! That's how much he loved us to die for us so why do we not live for him? I love him with all my heart soul body mind and spirit! He's my best friend that never left me when my earthly friends did. He's my everything!
  • 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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