Parallel Verses

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.

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.

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 
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


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

Prayers for John 3:19

Context Readings

God's Love For The World

18 He that believes on him is not judged: but he that believes not has been already judged, because he has not believed on the name of the only-begotten Son of God. 19 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. 20 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;


Cross References

John 1:4

In him was life, and the life was the light of men.

John 8:12

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.

Isaiah 30:9-12

that this is a rebellious people, lying children, children that will not hear the law of Jehovah;

Matthew 11:20-24

Then began he to reproach the cities in which most of his works of power had taken place, because they had not repented.

Luke 10:11-16

Even the dust of your city, which cleaves to us on the feet, do we shake off against you; but know this, that the kingdom of God is come nigh.

Luke 12:47

But that bondman who knew his own lord's will, and had not prepared himself nor done his will, shall be beaten with many stripes;

Luke 16:14

And the Pharisees also, who were covetous, heard all these things, and mocked him.

John 1:9-11

The true light was that which, coming into the world, lightens every man.

John 5:44

How can ye believe, who receive glory one of another, and seek not the glory which comes from God alone?

John 7:7

The world cannot hate you, but me it hates, because I bear witness concerning it that its works are evil.

John 7:17

If any one desire to practise his will, he shall know concerning the doctrine, whether it is of God, or that I speak from myself.

John 8:44-45

Ye are of the devil, as your father, and ye desire to do the lusts of your father. He was a murderer from the beginning, and has not stood in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaks falsehood, he speaks of what is his own; for he is a liar and its father:

John 9:39-41

And Jesus said, For judgment am I come into this world, that they which see not may see, and they which see may become blind.

John 10:26-27

but ye do not believe, for ye are not of my sheep, as I told you.

John 12:43

for they loved glory from men rather than glory from God.

John 15:22-25

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

Acts 24:21-26

other than concerning this one voice which I cried standing amongst them: I am judged this day by you touching the resurrection of the dead.

Romans 1:32

who knowing the righteous judgment of God, that they who do such things are worthy of death, not only practise them, but have fellow delight in those who do them.

Romans 2:8

But to those that are contentious, and are disobedient to the truth, but obey unrighteousness, there shall be wrath and indignation,

2 Corinthians 2:15-16

For we are a sweet odour of Christ to God, in the saved and in those that perish:

2 Thessalonians 2:12

that all might be judged who have not believed the truth, but have found pleasure in unrighteousness.

Hebrews 3:12-13

See, brethren, lest there be in any one of you a wicked heart of unbelief, in turning away from the living God.

1 Peter 2:8

and a stone of stumbling and rock of offence; who stumble at the word, being disobedient to which also they have been appointed.

2 Peter 3:3

knowing this first, that there shall come at the close of the days mockers with mocking, walking according to their own lusts,

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