John 3:19
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English Standard Version
And this is the judgment: the light has come into the world, and people loved the darkness rather than the light because their works were evil.

King James Bible
And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because 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.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And this is the judgment: because the light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than the light: for their works were evil.

English Revised 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.

Webster's Bible Translation
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.

John 3:19 Parallel
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Vincent's Word Studies

This

That is, herein consists the judgment. The prefacing a statement with this is, and then defining the statement by ὅτι or ἵνα, that, is characteristic of John. See John 15:12; John 17:3; 1 John 1:5; 1 John 5:11, 1 John 5:14; 3 John 1:6.

Light (τὸ φῶς)

Rev., correctly, the light. See John 1:4, John 1:9.

Men (οἱ ἄνθρωποι)

Literally, the men. Regarded as a class.

Darkness (τὸ σκότος)

See on John 1:5. Rev., correctly, the darkness. John employs this word only here and 1 John 1:6. His usual term is σκοτία (John 1:5; John 8:12; 1 John 1:5, etc.), more commonly describing a state of darkness, than darkness as opposed to light.

Were (ἦν)

Habitually. The imperfect tense marking continuation.

Evil (πονηρὰ)

Actively evil. See on Mark 7:22; see on Luke 3:19.

John 3:19 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

this.

John 1:4,9-11 In him was life; and the life was the light of men...

John 8:12 Then spoke Jesus again to them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that follows me shall not walk in darkness...

John 9:39-41 And Jesus said, For judgment I am come into this world, that they which see not might see; and that they which see might be made blind...

John 15:22-25 If I had not come and spoken to them, they had not had sin: but now they have no cloak for their sin...

Matthew 11:20-24 Then began he to upbraid the cities wherein most of his mighty works were done, because they repented not...

Luke 10:11-16 Even the very dust of your city, which sticks on us, we do wipe off against you: notwithstanding be you sure of this...

Luke 12:47 And that servant, which knew his lord's will, and prepared not himself, neither did according to his will...

Romans 1:32 Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same...

2 Corinthians 2:15,16 For we are to God a sweet smell of Christ, in them that are saved, and in them that perish...

2 Thessalonians 2:12 That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.

Hebrews 3:12,13 Take heed, brothers, lest there be in any of you an evil heart of unbelief, in departing from the living God...

because.

John 5:44 How can you believe, which receive honor one of another, and seek not the honor that comes from God only?

John 7:17 If any man will do his will, he shall know of the doctrine, whether it be of God, or whether I speak of myself.

John 8:44,45 You are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father you will do. He was a murderer from the beginning...

John 10:26,27 But you believe not, because you are not of my sheep, as I said to you...

John 12:43 For they loved the praise of men more than the praise of God.

Isaiah 30:9-12 That this is a rebellious people, lying children, children that will not hear the law of the LORD...

Luke 16:14 And the Pharisees also, who were covetous, heard all these things: and they derided him.

Acts 24:21-26 Except it be for this one voice, that I cried standing among them...

Romans 2:8 But to them that are contentious, and do not obey the truth, but obey unrighteousness, indignation and wrath,

1 Peter 2:8 And a stone of stumbling, and a rock of offense, even to them which stumble at the word, being disobedient...

2 Peter 3:3 Knowing this first, that there shall come in the last days scoffers, walking after their own lusts,

Cross References
Proverbs 2:13
who forsake the paths of uprightness to walk in the ways of darkness,

Jeremiah 9:6
Heaping oppression upon oppression, and deceit upon deceit, they refuse to know me, declares the LORD.

John 1:4
In him was life, and the life was the light of men.

John 1:5
The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.

John 7:7
The world cannot hate you, but it hates me because I testify about it that its works are evil.

John 8:12
Again Jesus spoke to them, saying, "I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life."

John 9:5
As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world."

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