For every one that does evil hates the light, neither comes to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved.…
A sluttish housemaid, when scolded for the untidiness of the chambers, exclaimed, "I'm sure the rooms would be clean enough if it were not for the nasty sun, which is always showing the dirty corners." Thus do men revile the gospel because it reveals their own sin. Thus all agitations for reforms in Church and State are opposed, and all manner of mischief attributed to them as if they created the evils which they bring to light. The lover of the right courts anything which may manifest the wrong, but those who love evil have never a good word for those disturbing beams of truth which show up the filthy corners of their hearts and lives.
(C. H. Spurgeon.)
Parallel VersesKJV: For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved.