John 8:12

“Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Then spake Iesus againe vnto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth mee, shall not walke in darkenesse, but shall haue the light of life.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Then Jesus again spoke to them, saying, "I am the Light of the world; he who follows Me will not walk in the darkness, but will have the Light of life."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Again therefore Jesus spake unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in the darkness, but shall have the light of life.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Then again Jesus said to them, I am the light of the world; he who comes with me will not be walking in the dark but will have the light of life.
- Basic English Bible

Again therefore Jesus spoke to them, saying, I am the light of the world; he that follows me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.
- Darby Bible

Then Jesus spoke again to them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.
- Webster's Bible

Once more Jesus addressed them. "I am the Light of the world," He said; "the man who follows me shall certainly not walk in the dark, but shall have the light of Life."
- Weymouth Bible

Again, therefore, Jesus spoke to them, saying, "I am the light of the world. He who follows me will not walk in the darkness, but will have the light of life."
- World English Bible

Therfor eft Jhesus spak to hem, and seide, Y am the liyt of the world; he that sueth me, walkith not in derknessis, but schal haue the liyt of lijf.
- Wycliffe Bible

Again, therefore, Jesus spake to them, saying, `I am the light of the world; he who is following me shall not walk in the darkness, but he shall have the light of the life.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for John 8:12


8:12 He that followeth me shall in nowise walk in darkness - In ignorance, wickedness, misery: but shall have the light of life - He that closely, humbly, steadily follows me, shall have the Divine light continually shining upon him, diffusing over his soul knowledge, holiness, joy, till he is guided by it to life everlasting.


People's Bible Notes for John 8:12


Joh 8:12 I am the light of the world. He then began his discourse to the people assembled. See notes on Mt 5:14 Joh 1:7-10.

Discussion for John 8

  • Robert DeHaan
    Your father Abraham rejoiced to see my day, and he saw it, and he was glad. I too will rejoice on that great and glorious day, when I will see my Blessed Savior. I long for the day when every knee will bow, proclaiming the truth of the victory at the cross and a new life in Christ was given to me! Yeshua longs to know us and to experience his deep abiding love. Thank you, Abba Father.
  • Irene123
    Jn. 8:32- "And ye shall know the Truth, and the Truth shall make you free." There is one thing forever true about the freedom truth brings: the freedom that comes when we know truth - is a 'conditional' freedom. It does not free us from the result of our deeds; the freedom that comes wit truth - is the freedom - to CHOOSE - " ... choose ye this day whom ye will serve ... "; Josh. 24:15.
  • Irene123
    God bless you Kesha - that you have a heart for Jesus (God) and His truth!!
  • Bruce
    Tjohn past sins in years past should stay in the pass. If it's best to seek forgiveness of those you hurt the Lord will guide you! Faith cometh by hearing:Rom 10:17. Have u felt the tug in ur heart John 6:44,Rom 10:13,John 1:12 Don't do anything without the LORD!
  • Bud
    Joyce B. John 8: 38 Jesus specking as I have seen with my father ( GOD ) You have seen with your father (satin) vers. 39 If you were of Abraham you would not be of satin and try to kill me.
  • BSP
    Jesus was explaining that he existed in heaven before Abaraham was even born showing that he is greater than any human who has ever existed.