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 8:12

  • Ray ortiz for verse 12
    We are born to love darkness because of our sin nature. The Holy Spirit of God will guide us to the Light.
  • I like the verse because jesus want us to follow him we can 't see the light if we are full of darkness
  • John Robinson for verse 12
    The light of the world. Is there a greater reason to follow Jesus Christ than this? The darkness in us cannot comprehend the light. yet those who follow me shall not walk in darkness. Take His hand, darkness gone the darkness that had defined my being because it had blocked my understanding of what forms the world light! Shall Have the divine light constantly shining upon him, diffusing over his soul knowledge, holiness, joy. I know this. I have this through my faith I him. Darkness history replaced by such deep love for all for the light is love that brings joy, peace, end of fear. But shall have the light of life. The great gift. It allows the soul to see at last. To see that our reality is abundant love. Oh the happiness!