John 12:46
New International Version
I have come into the world as a light, so that no one who believes in me should stay in darkness.

New Living Translation
I have come as a light to shine in this dark world, so that all who put their trust in me will no longer remain in the dark.

English Standard Version
I have come into the world as light, so that whoever believes in me may not remain in darkness.

Berean Study Bible
I have come into the world as a light, so that no one who believes in Me should remain in darkness.

Berean Literal Bible
I have come into the world as a light, so that everyone believing in Me should not abide in darkness.

New American Standard Bible
"I have come as Light into the world, so that everyone who believes in Me will not remain in darkness.

King James Bible
I am come a light into the world, that whosoever believeth on me should not abide in darkness.

Christian Standard Bible
I have come as light into the world, so that everyone who believes in me would not remain in darkness.

Contemporary English Version
I am the light that has come into the world. No one who has faith in me will stay in the dark.

Good News Translation
I have come into the world as light, so that everyone who believes in me should not remain in the darkness.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
I have come as a light into the world, so that everyone who believes in Me would not remain in darkness.

International Standard Version
I've come into the world as light, so that everyone who believes in me won't remain in the darkness.

NET Bible
I have come as a light into the world, so that everyone who believes in me should not remain in darkness.

New Heart English Bible
I have come as a light into the world, that whoever believes in me may not remain in the darkness.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“I, The Light, have come to the world, that no one who believes in me shall abide in darkness.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
I am the light that has come into the world so that everyone who believes in me will not live in the dark.

New American Standard 1977
“I have come as light into the world, that everyone who believes in Me may not remain in darkness.

Jubilee Bible 2000
I am come as a light into the world that whosoever believes in me should not abide in darkness.

King James 2000 Bible
I am come a light into the world, that whosoever believes on me should not abide in darkness.

American King James Version
I am come a light into the world, that whoever believes on me should not abide in darkness.

American Standard Version
I am come a light into the world, that whosoever believeth on me may not abide in the darkness.

Douay-Rheims Bible
I am come a light into the world; that whosoever believeth in me, may not remain in darkness.

Darby Bible Translation
I am come into the world [as] light, that every one that believes on me may not abide in darkness;

English Revised Version
I am come a light into the world, that whosoever believeth on me may not abide in the darkness.

Webster's Bible Translation
I am come a light into the world, that whoever believeth on me should not abide in darkness.

Weymouth New Testament
I have come like light into the world, in order that no one who believes in me may remain in the dark.

World English Bible
I have come as a light into the world, that whoever believes in me may not remain in the darkness.

Young's Literal Translation
I a light to the world have come, that every one who is believing in me -- in the darkness may not remain;
Study Bible
Belief and Unbelief
45And whoever sees Me sees the One who sent Me. 46I have come into the world as a light, so that no one who believes in Me should remain in darkness. 47As for anyone who hears My words and does not keep them, I do not judge him. For I have not come to judge the world, but to save the world.…
Cross References
John 1:4
In Him was life, and that life was the light of men.

John 3:19
And this is the verdict: The Light has come into the world, but men loved the darkness rather than the Light, because their deeds were evil.

John 8:12
Once again, Jesus spoke to the people and said, "I am the light of the world. Whoever follows Me will never walk in the darkness, but will have the light of life."

John 9:5
While I am in the world, I am the light of the world."

John 12:35
Then Jesus told them, "For a little while longer, the Light will be among you. Walk while you have the Light, so that darkness will not overtake you. The one who walks in the darkness does not know where he is going.

John 12:36
While you have the Light, believe in the Light, so that you may become sons of light." After Jesus had spoken these things, He went away and was hidden from them.

Treasury of Scripture

I am come a light into the world, that whoever believes on me should not abide in darkness.

am.

John 12:35,36
Then Jesus said unto them, Yet a little while is the light with you. Walk while ye have the light, lest darkness come upon you: for he that walketh in darkness knoweth not whither he goeth…

John 1:4,5
In him was life; and the life was the light of men…

John 3:19
And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil.

abide.

Isaiah 42:7,15
To open the blind eyes, to bring out the prisoners from the prison, and them that sit in darkness out of the prison house…

Ephesians 5:14
Wherefore he saith, Awake thou that sleepest, and arise from the dead, and Christ shall give thee light.







Lexicon
I
ἐγὼ (egō)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Nominative 1st Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1473: I, the first-person pronoun. A primary pronoun of the first person I.

have come
ἐλήλυθα (elēlytha)
Verb - Perfect Indicative Active - 1st Person Singular
Strong's Greek 2064: To come, go.

into
εἰς (eis)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 1519: A primary preposition; to or into, of place, time, or purpose; also in adverbial phrases.

the
τὸν (ton)
Article - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

world
κόσμον (kosmon)
Noun - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 2889: Probably from the base of komizo; orderly arrangement, i.e. Decoration; by implication, the world (morally).

[as] a light,
φῶς (phōs)
Noun - Nominative Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 5457: Light, a source of light, radiance. From an obsolete phao; luminousness.

so that
ἵνα (hina)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 2443: In order that, so that. Probably from the same as the former part of heautou; in order that.

no one
πᾶς (pas)
Adjective - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3956: All, the whole, every kind of. Including all the forms of declension; apparently a primary word; all, any, every, the whole.

who
(ho)
Article - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

believes
πιστεύων (pisteuōn)
Verb - Present Participle Active - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 4100: From pistis; to have faith, i.e. Credit; by implication, to entrust.

in
εἰς (eis)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 1519: A primary preposition; to or into, of place, time, or purpose; also in adverbial phrases.

Me
ἐμὲ (eme)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Accusative 1st Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1473: I, the first-person pronoun. A primary pronoun of the first person I.

should remain
μείνῃ (meinē)
Verb - Aorist Subjunctive Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 3306: To remain, abide, stay, wait; with acc: I wait for, await. A primary verb; to stay.

in
ἐν (en)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 1722: In, on, among. A primary preposition denoting position, and instrumentality, i.e. A relation of rest; 'in, ' at, on, by, etc.

darkness.
σκοτίᾳ (skotia)
Noun - Dative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 4653: Darkness; fig: spiritual darkness. From skotos; dimness, obscurity.
(46) I am come a light into the world . . .--(Comp. Note on John 12:35 and John 3:19; John 8:12; John 9:5; John 9:39; John 12:35-36.)

Should not abide in darkness.--But should by walking according as they had the light become sons of light (John 12:36).

Verse 46. - The revelation of God becomes the light of the soul and the light of the world. The evangelist had said, in his prologue, "In him was life," and the Life (the eternal Logos of life) was "the Light of men." All true understanding, all purifying, gracious influence shed on human affairs, nature, or destiny, are the issue and result of the Divine Life which, under every dispensation, has wrought in humanity. Above all, "the Light that lighteth every man," namely, that which has always and which ever will radiate from the life conferred on our humanity by the Logos, the life of God in mind and conscience, "came into the world" - came, that is, in a new and more effective form, came in the radiance of a perfect human life. The evangelist has sustained his teaching by quoting the solemn words of Jesus in John 3:19; John 8:12; also John 9:5, where a special narrative of miraculous love typified both the need in which the human family, the sacred Israel, and even his own disciples, stood of light, and of the light which he could pour upon the sightless eyeballs. And now the connection of this passage is - You could not behold me if light did not stream forth from me. I have come, and am come (ἐλήλυθα, this has been and is my abiding purpose; cf. John 5:43; John 7:28) a Light into the world, and my object has been and is that whosoever believeth on me - whoso-ever sees by the inward eye that which I really am, sees how my life stands related to the Father, whosoever assents to the new revelation thus given, even over and above the "inward light" of the Logos - should not abide in the darkness which enwraps all souls; for, as said in the prologue, "the Light" (the archetypal Light) shineth upon the darkness of human nature, and the darkness comprehendeth it not." It should be especially noticed that in 2 Corinthians 4:6 St. Paul had grasped and uttered the fullness of this thought. 12:44-50 Our Lord publicly proclaimed, that every one who believed on him, as his true disciple, did not believe on him only, but on the Father who sent him. Beholding in Jesus the glory of the Father, we learn to obey, love, and trust in him. By daily looking to Him, who came a Light into the world, we are more and more freed from the darkness of ignorance, error, sin, and misery; we learn that the command of God our Saviour is everlasting life. But the same word will seal the condemnation of all who despise it, or neglect it.
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