Parallel Verses

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.

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 the Light, and does not come to the Light [but shrinks from it] for fear that his [sinful, worthless] activities will be exposed and condemned.

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.

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 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. 21 But he doing the truth comes to the light, that his works might be manifested, that they are wrought in God.


Cross References

1 Kings 22:8

And the king of Israel will say to Jehoshaphat, Yet one man to seek Jehovah from him, and I hated him, for he will not prophesy good concerning me, but evil, Micaiah, son of Imlah And Jehoshaphat will say, The king shall not say thus.

Job 24:13-17

They were among the rebels of light; they knew not his ways, and they dwelt not in his beaten paths.

Psalm 50:17

And thou hatedst instruction, and thou wilt cast my words behind thee.

Proverbs 1:29

For that they hated knowledge, and chose not the fear of Jehovah:

Proverbs 4:18

The path of the just as the light shining, going and shining even to the day prepared.

Proverbs 5:12

And thou saidst, How did I hate instruction, and my heart despise reproofs

Proverbs 15:12

He mocking will not love him reproving him: to the wise he will not go.

Amos 5:10-11

They hated him setting right in the gate, and they will abhor the perfect word.

Luke 11:45

And a certain of the skilled in the law having answered, said, Teacher, speaking these things, and thou injurest us.

John 7:7

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

Ephesians 5:11-13

And participate not with the unfruitful works of darkness, and rather also confute.

James 1:23-25

For if any is a hearer of the word, and not a doer, he is like a man observing the face of his creation in a mirror:

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