John 3:20



Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

"For everyone who does evil hates the Light, and does not come to the Light for fear that his deeds will be exposed.

King James Version

For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved.

Holman Bible

For everyone who practices wicked things hates the light and avoids it, so that his deeds may not be exposed.

International Standard Version

Everyone who practices wickedness hates the light and does not come to the light, so that his actions may not be exposed.

A Conservative Version

For every man who does evil hates the light, and does not come to the light, so that his works may not be exposed.

American Standard Version

For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, and cometh not to the light, lest his works should be reproved.

Amplified

For every wrongdoer hates (loathes, detests) the Light, and will not come out into the Light but shrinks from it, lest his works (his deeds, his activities, his conduct) be exposed and reproved.

An Understandable Version

For every person who practices evil things hates the light [of truth] and does not come to it, for fear of having his deeds exposed [as sinful].

Anderson New Testament

For every one that does evil, hates the light, and comes not to the light, lest his deeds should be exposed.

Bible in Basic English

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.

Common New Testament

For every one who does evil hates the light, and does not come to the light, lest his deeds should be exposed.

Daniel Mace New Testament

for every one that doth evil, hateth the light, and shunneth the light, lest his deeds should be reproved.

Darby Translation

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;

Godbey New Testament

For every one doing evil hates the light, and does not come to the light, in order that his works may not be convicted;

Goodspeed New Testament

For everyone who does wrong hates the light and will not come to it, for fear his actions will be exposed.

John Wesley New Testament

For every one that doth evil, hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

For every one that does evil hates the light, and does not come to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved.

Julia Smith Translation

For every one doing bad things hates the light, and he comes not to the light, lest his works should be rebuked.

King James 2000

For everyone that does evil hates the light, neither comes to the light, lest his deeds should be exposed.

Lexham Expanded Bible

For everyone who practices evil hates the light and does not come to the light, lest his deeds be exposed.

Modern King James verseion

For everyone who does evil hates the Light, and does not come to the Light, lest his deeds should be exposed.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

For every man that evil doeth, hateth the light: neither cometh to light, lest his deeds should be reproved.

Moffatt New Testament

for anyone whose practices are corrupt loathes the light and will not come out into it, in case his actions are exposed,

Montgomery New Testament

For every one who practices wrong hates light, and does not come to the light, lest his actions be exposed;

NET Bible

For everyone who does evil deeds hates the light and does not come to the light, so that their deeds will not be exposed.

New Heart English Bible

For everyone who does evil hates the light, and does not come to the light, lest his works would be exposed.

New simplified Bible

Every one who does evil hates the light. He does not come to the light because his works would be reproved.

Noyes New Testament

For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, and cometh not to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved.

Sawyer New Testament

For every one that does evil hates the light, and comes not to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved;

The Emphasized Bible

For, whosoever doth practise corrupt things, hateth the light, and cometh not unto the light, lest his works should be reproved;

Thomas Haweis New Testament

For every one whose practices are foul hateth the light, and cometh not to the light, that his actions may not be brought to conviction.

Twentieth Century New Testament

For he who lives an evil life hates the light, and will not come to it, for fear that his actions should be exposed;

Webster

For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved.

Weymouth New Testament

For every wrongdoer hates the light, and does not come to the light, for fear his actions should be exposed and condemned.

Williams New Testament

For anyone who is in the habit of doing wrong hates the light, and to keep his actions from being reproved, he does not come out into the daylight.

World English Bible

For everyone who does evil hates the light, and doesn't come to the light, lest his works would be exposed.

Worrell New Testament

For every one that practices evil hates the Light, and comes not to the Light, lest his works should be reproved;

Worsley New Testament

For every one that doth evil, hateth the light; and he cometh not to the light, least his deeds should be reproved.

Youngs Literal Translation

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;

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
For
γάρ 
Gar 
for , , not tr
Usage: 825

πᾶς 
Pas 
all , all things , every , all men , whosoever , everyone , whole , all manner of , every man , no Trans , every thing , any , whatsoever , whosoever 9 , always , daily , any thing , no , not tr ,
Usage: 704

πράσσω 
Prasso 
do , commit , exact , require , deed , keep , use arts
Usage: 35

φαῦλος 
Phaulos 
Usage: 2

μισέω 
Miseo 
Usage: 14

the light
φῶς 
Phos 
φῶς 
Phos 
Usage: 44
Usage: 44

οὐ 
Ou 
not , no , cannot ,
Usage: 1032

ἔρχομαι 
Erchomai 
come , go , , vr come
Usage: 424

to
πρός 
Pros 
unto , to , with , for , against , among , at , not tr , , vr to
Usage: 412

μή 
me 
not , no , that not , God forbid 9 , lest , neither , no man , but , none , not translated ,
Usage: 493

his

him , his , their , he , her , they , same , himself ,
Usage: 0

ἔργον 
Ergon 
Usage: 130

Devotionals

Devotionals containing John 3:20

References

Context Readings

God's Love For The World

19 "This is the judgment, that the Light has come into the world, and men loved the darkness rather than the Light, for their deeds were evil. 20 "For everyone who does evil hates the Light, and does not come to the Light for fear that his deeds will be exposed. 21 "But he who practices the truth comes to the Light, so that his deeds may be manifested as having been wrought in God."


Cross References

1 Kings 22:8

The king of Israel said to Jehoshaphat, "There is yet one man by whom we may inquire of the LORD, but I hate him, because he does not prophesy good concerning me, but evil. He is Micaiah son of Imlah." But Jehoshaphat said, "Let not the king say so."

Job 24:13-17

"Others have been with those who rebel against the light; They do not want to know its ways Nor abide in its paths.

Psalm 50:17

"For you hate discipline, And you cast My words behind you.

Proverbs 1:29

Because they hated knowledge And did not choose the fear of the LORD.

Proverbs 4:18

But the path of the righteous is like the light of dawn, That shines brighter and brighter until the full day.

Proverbs 5:12

And you say, "How I have hated instruction! And my heart spurned reproof!

Proverbs 15:12

A scoffer does not love one who reproves him, He will not go to the wise.

Amos 5:10-11

They hate him who reproves in the gate, And they abhor him who speaks with integrity.

Luke 11:45

One of the lawyers said to Him in reply, "Teacher, when You say this, You insult us too."

John 7:7

"The world cannot hate you, but it hates Me because I testify of it, that its deeds are evil.

Ephesians 5:11-13

Do not participate in the unfruitful deeds of darkness, but instead even expose them;

James 1:23-25

For if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man who looks at his natural face in a mirror;

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