Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

"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.

King James Version

And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil.

Holman Bible

"This, then, is the judgment: the light has come into the world, and people loved darkness rather than the light because their deeds were evil.

International Standard Version

And this is the basis for judgment: The light has come into the world, but people loved the darkness more than the light because their actions were evil.

A Conservative Version

And this is the condemnation, that the light has come into the world, and men loved the darkness rather than the light, for their deeds were evil.

American Standard Version

And this is the judgment, that the light is come into the world, and men loved the darkness rather than the light; for their works were evil.

Amplified

The [basis of the] judgment (indictment, the test by which men are judged, the ground for the sentence) lies in this: the Light has come into the world, and people have loved the darkness rather than and more than the Light, for their works (deeds) were evil.

An Understandable Version

Now this is [how God's] judgment [works]: The Light [See 1:5-9] has come into the world, but people loved darkness [i.e., sin] rather than the Light, because their deeds were evil.

Anderson New Testament

And this is the condemnation, that light has come into the world, and men have loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil.

Bible in Basic English

And this is the test by which men are judged: the light has come into the world and men have more love for the dark than for the light, because their acts are evil.

Common New Testament

And this is the judgment, that the light has come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil.

Daniel Mace New Testament

and this is the subject of their condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men have loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil.

Darby Translation

And this is the judgment, that light is come into the world, and men have loved darkness rather than light; for their works were evil.

Godbey New Testament

And this is the condemnation, that light has come into the world, and men love darkness rather than light; for their works are evil.

Goodspeed New Testament

And the basis of the judgment is this, that the light has come into the world, and yet, because their actions were wicked, men have loved the darkness more than the light.

John Wesley New Testament

And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

And this is the condemnation, that the light is come into the world, and men loved darkness more than the light because their deeds were evil.

Julia Smith Translation

And this is the judgment, that light has come into the world, and men rather loved darkness than light, for their works were evil.

King James 2000

And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil.

Lexham Expanded Bible

And this is the judgment: that the light has come into the world, and people loved the darkness rather than the light, because their deeds were evil.

Modern King James verseion

And this is the condemnation, that the Light has come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than the Light, because their deeds were evil.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

And this is the condemnation: that light is come into the world, and the men have loved darkness more than light, because their deeds were evil.

Moffatt New Testament

And this is the sentence of condemnation, that the Light has entered the world and yet men have preferred darkness to light. It is because their actions have been evil;

Montgomery New Testament

And this is the condemnation, that Light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil.

NET Bible

Now this is the basis for judging: that the light has come into the world and people loved the darkness rather than the light, because their deeds were evil.

New Heart English Bible

This is the judgment, that the light has come into the world, and men loved the darkness rather than the light; for their works were evil.

Noyes New Testament

And this is the condemnation, that the light hath come into the world, and men loved the darkness rather than the light; for their deeds were evil.

Sawyer New Testament

And this is the judgment; that the light has come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than the light, because their deeds are evil.

The Emphasized Bible

And, this, is the judgment: That, the light, hath come into the world, - and men loved, rather the darkness than the light, for, wicked, were their, works.

Thomas Haweis New Testament

Now this is the condemnation, that the light is come into the world, and men loved the darkness rather than the light, because their deeds were evil.

Twentieth Century New Testament

The ground of his condemnation is this, that though the Light has come into the world, men preferred the darkness to the Light, because their actions were wicked.

Webster

And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men have loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil.

Weymouth New Testament

And this is the test by which men are judged--the Light has come into the world, and men loved the darkness more than they loved the Light, because their deeds were wicked.

Williams New Testament

And the ground for the sentence is this, that the light has come into the world, and yet, because their actions were evil, men have loved darkness more than the light.

World English Bible

This is the judgment, that the light has come into the world, and men loved the darkness rather than the light; for their works were evil.

Worrell New Testament

And this is the judgment, that the Light hath come into the world, and men loved the darkness rather than the Light; for their works were evil.

Worsley New Testament

And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil.

Youngs Literal Translation

'And this is the judgment, that the light hath come to the world, and men did love the darkness rather than the light, for their works were evil;

Verse Picture

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
And
δέ 
De 
but , and , now , then , also , yet , yea , so , moreover , nevertheless , for , even , , not tr
Usage: 2184

οὗτος οὗτοι αὕτη αὕται 
Houtos 
this , these , he , the same , this man , she , they ,
Usage: 258

is
ἐστί 
Esti 
is , are , was , be , have , not tr , , vr is
Usage: 585

κρίσις 
Krisis 
Usage: 21

ὅτι 
Hoti 
that , for , because , how that , how ,
Usage: 764

φῶς 
Phos 
φῶς 
Phos 
Usage: 44
Usage: 44

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

εἰς 
Eis 
into , to , unto , for , in , on , toward , against ,
Usage: 1267

the world
κόσμος 
Kosmos 
Usage: 109

and

and , also , even , both , then , so , likewise , not tr. , , vr and
Usage: 0

men
ἄνθρωπος 
Anthropos 
man , not tr ,
Usage: 316

G25
ἀγαπάω 
Agapao 
Usage: 92

σκότος 
Skotos 
Usage: 23

μᾶλλον 
Mallon 
more , rather , the more , better ,
Usage: 66

ἤ 
or , than , either , or else , nor , not tr ,
Usage: 199

γάρ 
Gar 
for , , not tr
Usage: 825


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

ἔργον 
Ergon 
Usage: 130

ἦν 
En 
was , were , had been , had , taught , stood , , vr was
Usage: 410

Devotionals

Devotionals about John 3:19

Devotionals containing John 3:19

Images John 3:19

Context Readings

God's Love For The World

18 "He who believes in Him is not judged; he who does not believe has been judged already, because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. 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.


Cross References

John 1:4

In Him was life, and the life was the Light of men.

John 8:12

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."

Isaiah 30:9-12

For this is a rebellious people, false sons, Sons who refuse to listen To the instruction of the LORD;

Matthew 11:20-24

Then He began to denounce the cities in which most of His miracles were done, because they did not repent.

Luke 10:11-16

'Even the dust of your city which clings to our feet we wipe off in protest against you; yet be sure of this, that the kingdom of God has come near.'

Luke 12:47

"And that slave who knew his master's will and did not get ready or act in accord with his will, will receive many lashes,

Luke 16:14

Now the Pharisees, who were lovers of money, were listening to all these things and were scoffing at Him.

John 1:9-11

There was the true Light which, coming into the world, enlightens every man.

John 5:44

"How can you believe, when you receive glory from one another and you do not seek the glory that is from the one and only God?

John 7:7

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

John 7:17

"If anyone is willing to do His will, he will know of the teaching, whether it is of God or whether I speak from Myself.

John 8:44-45

"You are of your father the devil, and you want to do the desires of your father He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth because there is no truth in him Whenever he speaks a lie, he speaks from his own nature, for he is a liar and the father of lies.

John 9:39-41

And Jesus said, "For judgment I came into this world, so that those who do not see may see, and that those who see may become blind."

John 10:26-27

"But you do not believe because you are not of My sheep.

John 12:43

for they loved the approval of men rather than the approval of God.

John 15:22-25

"If I had not come and spoken to them, they would not have sin, but now they have no excuse for their sin.

Acts 24:21-26

other than for this one statement which I shouted out while standing among them, 'For the resurrection of the dead I am on trial before you today.'"

Romans 1:32

and although they know the ordinance of God, that those who practice such things are worthy of death, they not only do the same, but also give hearty approval to those who practice them.

Romans 2:8

but to those who are selfishly ambitious and do not obey the truth, but obey unrighteousness, wrath and indignation.

2 Corinthians 2:15-16

For we are a fragrance of Christ to God among those who are being saved and among those who are perishing;

2 Thessalonians 2:12

in order that they all may be judged who did not believe the truth, but took pleasure in wickedness.

Hebrews 3:12-13

Take care, brethren, that there not be in any one of you an evil, unbelieving heart that falls away from the living God.

1 Peter 2:8

and, "A STONE OF STUMBLING AND A ROCK OF OFFENSE"; for they stumble because they are disobedient to the word, and to this doom they were also appointed.

2 Peter 3:3

Know this first of all, that in the last days mockers will come with their mocking, following after their own lusts,



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