New International Version
Everyone who does evil hates the light, and will not come into the light for fear that their deeds will be exposed.
King James Bible
For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved.
Darby Bible 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;
World English Bible
For everyone who does evil hates the light, and doesn't come to the light, lest his works would be exposed.
Young's 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;
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
For every one that doeth evil hateth the light - He who doth vile or abominable things: alluding to the subject mentioned in the preceding verse.
The word φαυλος, evil or vile, is supposed by some to come from the Hebrew פלס phalas, to roll, and so cover oneself in dust or ashes, which was practised in token of humiliation and grief, not only by the more eastern nations, see Job 42:6, but also by the Greeks and Trojans, as appears from Homer, Iliad xviii. l. 26; xxii. l. 414; xxiv. l. 640; compare Virgil, Aen. x. l. 844; and Ovid, Metam. lib. viii. l. 528. From the above Hebrew word, it is likely that the Saxon ful, the English foul, the Latin vilis, and the English vile, are derived. See Parkhurst under φαυλος.
Lest his deeds should be reproved - Or discovered. To manifest or discover, is one sense of the original word, ελεγχω, in the best Greek writers; and it is evidently its meaning in this place.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
reproved. or, discovered.
LibraryNotes on the Third Century
Page 161. Line 1. He must be born again, &c. This is a compound citation from John iii. 3, and Mark x. 15, in the order named. Page 182. Line 17. For all things should work together, &c. See Romans viii. 28. Page 184. Lines 10-11. Being Satan is able, &c. 2 Corinthians xi. 14. Page 184. Last line. Like a sparrow, &c. Psalm cii. Page 187. Line 1. Mechanisms. This word is, in the original MS., mechanicismes.' Page 187. Line 7. Like the King's daughter, &c. Psalm xlv. 14. Page 188. Med. 39. The best …
Thomas Traherne—Centuries of Meditations
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In the dark, thieves break into houses, but by day they shut themselves in; they want nothing to do with the light.
who have left the straight paths to walk in dark ways,
You live in the midst of deception; in their deceit they refuse to acknowledge me," declares the LORD.
But whoever lives by the truth comes into the light, so that it may be seen plainly that what they have done has been done in the sight of God.
Have nothing to do with the fruitless deeds of darkness, but rather expose them.
But everything exposed by the light becomes visible--and everything that is illuminated becomes a light.
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