For every one that does evil hates the light, neither comes to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved.…
A gentleman once visiting an acquaintance of his, whose conduct was as irregular as his principles were erroneous, was astonished to see a large Bible in the hall chained fast to the floor. He ventured to inquire the reason. "Sir," replied his infidel friend, "I am obliged to chain down that book to prevent its flying in my face." Such persons hate the Bible, as Ahab did Micaiah, because it never speaks good concerning them, but evil.
Parallel VersesKJV: For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved.