Parallel Verses

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.

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

This is the judgment [that is, the cause for indictment, the test by which people are judged, the basis for the sentence]: the Light has come into the world, and people loved the darkness rather than the Light, for their 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.

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;

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 believing in him is not judged: and he not believing has been already judged, because he has not believed in the name of the only born Son of God. 19 And this is the judgment, that light has come into the world, and men rather loved darkness than light, for their works were evil. 20 For every one doing bad things hates the light, and he comes not to the light, lest his works should be rebuked.


Cross References

John 1:4

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

John 8:12

Again therefore Jesus spake to them, saying, I am the light of the world: he following me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.

Isaiah 30:9-12

For this is a people of contradiction, sons of lies, sons who will not to hear the law of Jehovah.

Matthew 11:20-24

Then began he to blame the cities in which were his greatest powers, because they repented not.

Luke 10:11-16

And the dust having cleaved to us from your city, we wipe off to you but know this, that the kingdom of God has drawn nigh to you.

Luke 12:47

And that servant having known his lord's will, and not prepared, neither having done his will, shall be skinned with many.

Luke 16:14

And the Pharisees heard all these things, being avaricious: and they derided him.

John 1:9-11

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

John 5:44

How can ye believe, receiving glory from one another, and ye seek not the glory that from God alone?

John 7:7

The world cannot hate you: but me it hates, for I testify of it, that its works are evil.

John 7:17

If any desire to do his will, he shall know of the teaching, whether it is of God, or I speak from myself.

John 8:44-45

Ye are of your father the devil, and the eager desires of your father will ye do. He was slaying men from the beginning, and stood not in the truth, for there is no truth in him. When he would speak a lie, he speaks of his own things; for he is a liar, and the father of him.

John 9:39-41

And Jesus said, For judgment came I into this world, that they not seeing might see; and they seeing might be blind.

John 10:26-27

But ye believe not, for ye are not of my sheep, as I said to you.

John 12:43

For they loved the honour of men more than the honour of God.

John 15:22-25

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

Acts 24:21-26

Or of this one voice, which I cried standing with them, That of the rising up of the dead I am judged this day by you.

Romans 1:32

Who knowing the justice of God, that they doing such things are worthy of death, not only do them, but also approve those doing.

Romans 2:8

But to them of intrigue, and are truly disobedient to the truth, and yielding to injustice, anger and wrath,

2 Corinthians 2:15-16

For we are to God a sweet odor of Christ, in the saved, and in the host:

2 Thessalonians 2:12

That all might be judged not believing the truth but contented in iniquity.

Hebrews 3:12-13

See, brethren, lest there shall be in any of you an evil heart of unbelief, in removing away from the living God.

1 Peter 2:8

And a stone of stumble, and rock of offence, they disbelieving the word stumble: to which also they were set.

2 Peter 3:3

Knowing this first, that in the last of the days shall mockers come for deceiving, going according to their own eager desires,

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