Parallel Verses

Holman Bible

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

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.

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.

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 
Usage: 704

πράσσω 
Prasso 
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

Usage: 0

ἔργον 
Ergon 
Usage: 130

Devotionals

Devotionals containing John 3:20

References

Images John 3:20

Prayers for John 3:20

Context Readings

God's Love For The World

19 “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. 20 For everyone who practices wicked things hates the light and avoids it, so that his deeds may not be exposed. 21 But anyone who lives by the truth comes to the light, so that his works may be shown to be accomplished by God.”


Cross References

1 Kings 22:8

The king of Israel said to Jehoshaphat, “There is still one man who can ask Yahweh, but I hate him because he never prophesies good about me, but only disaster. He is Micaiah son of Imlah.”“The king shouldn’t say that!” Jehoshaphat replied.

Job 24:13-17

The wicked are those who rebel against the light.
They do not recognize its ways
or stay on its paths.

Psalm 50:17

You hate instruction
and turn your back on My words.

Proverbs 1:29

Because they hated knowledge,
didn’t choose to fear the Lord,

Proverbs 4:18

The path of the righteous is like the light of dawn,
shining brighter and brighter until midday.

Proverbs 5:12

and you will say, “How I hated discipline,
and how my heart despised correction.

Proverbs 15:12

A mocker doesn’t love one who corrects him;
he will not consult the wise.

Amos 5:10-11

They hate the one who convicts the guilty
at the city gate
and despise the one who speaks with integrity.

Luke 11:45

One of the experts in the law answered Him, “Teacher, when You say these things You insult us too.”

John 7:7

The world cannot hate you, but it does hate Me because I testify about it—that its deeds are evil.

Ephesians 5:11-13

Don’t participate in the fruitless works of darkness, but instead expose them.

James 1:23-25

Because if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man looking at his own face in a mirror.

Holman Christian Standard Bible®, Copyright © 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2009 by Holman Bible Publishers.

International Standard Version Copyright © 1996-2008 by the ISV Foundation.

New American Standard Bible Copyright ©1960, 1962, 1963, 1968, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1977, 1995 by The Lockman Foundation, La Habra, Calif. All rights reserved. For Permission to Quote Information visit http://www.lockman.org

NET Bible copyright © 1996-2006 by Biblical Studies Press, L.L.C. NetBible

Basic English, produced by Mr C. K. Ogden of the Orthological Institute - public domain