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John 3:20 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, and cometh not to the light, lest his works should be reproved.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— “For everyone who does evil hates the Light, and does not come to the Light for fear that his deeds will be exposed.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— 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;
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— For, whosoever doth practise corrupt things, hateth the light, and cometh not unto the light, lest his works should be reproved;
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— 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;
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— For every one that doth evil hateth the light and cometh not to the light, that his works may not be reproved.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— For euery one that doeth euill, hateth the light, neither commeth to the light, lest his deeds should be reproued.
John Etheridge Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1849)
— For every one who doeth abominable things hateth the light, and cometh not to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved.
James Murdock Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1852)
— For every one that doeth abominable things, hateth the light, and cometh not to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved.

Strong's Numbers & Red-LettersGreek New TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
For 1063
{1063} Prime
γάρ
gar
{gar}
A primary particle; properly assigning a reason (used in argument, explanation or intensification; often with other particles).
every one 3956
{3956} Prime
πᾶς
pas
{pas}
Including all the forms of declension; apparently a primary word; all, any, every, the whole.
that doeth 4238
{4238} Prime
πράσσω
prasso
{pras'-so}
A primary verb; to 'practise', that is, perform repeatedly or habitually (thus differing from G4160, which properly refers to a single act); by implication to execute, accomplish, etc.; specifically to collect (dues), fare (personally).
z5723
<5723> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Participle (See G5796)
Count - 2549
evil 5337
{5337} Prime
φαῦλος
phaulos
{fow'-los}
Apparently a primary word; 'foul' or 'flawy', that is, (figuratively) wicked.
hateth 3404
{3404} Prime
μισέω
miseo
{mis-eh'-o}
From a primary word μῖσος [[misos]] (hatred); to detest (especially to persecute); by extension to love less.
z5719
<5719> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 3019
the x3588
(3588) Complement

ho
{ho}
The masculine, feminine (second) and neuter (third) forms, in all their inflections; the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom).
light, 5457
{5457} Prime
φῶς
phos
{foce}
From an obsolete φάω [[phao]] (to shine or make manifest, especially by rays; compare G5316 and G5346); luminousness (in the widest application, natural or artificial, abstract or concrete, literal or figurative).
neither 2532
{2532} Prime
καί
kai
{kahee}
Apparently a primary particle, having a copulative and sometimes also a cumulative force; and, also, even, so, then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words.
3756
{3756} Prime
οὐ
ou
{oo}
A primary word; the absolutely negative (compare G3361) adverb; no or not.
cometh 2064
{2064} Prime
ἔρχομαι
erchomai
{er'-khom-ahee}
Middle voice of a primary verb (used only in the present and imperfect tenses, the others being supplied by a kindred [middle voice] word, ἐλεύθομαι [[eleuthomai]], {el-yoo'-thom-ahee}; or [active] ἔλθω [[eltho]], {el'-tho}; which do not otherwise occur); to come or go (in a great variety of applications, literally and figuratively).
z5736
<5736> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Middle or Passive Deponent (See G5790)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 618
to 4314
{4314} Prime
πρός
pros
{pros}
A strengthened form of G4253; a preposition of direction; forward to, that is, toward (with the genitive case the side of, that is, pertaining to; with the dative case by the side of, that is, near to; usually with the accusative case the place, time, occasion, or respect, which is the destination of the relation, that is, whither or for which it is predicated).
the x3588
(3588) Complement

ho
{ho}
The masculine, feminine (second) and neuter (third) forms, in all their inflections; the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom).
light, 5457
{5457} Prime
φῶς
phos
{foce}
From an obsolete φάω [[phao]] (to shine or make manifest, especially by rays; compare G5316 and G5346); luminousness (in the widest application, natural or artificial, abstract or concrete, literal or figurative).
lest 3363
{3363} Prime
ἵνα με
hina me
{hin'-ah may}
That is, G2443 and G3361; in order (or so) that not.
his 846
{0846} Prime
αὐτός
autos
{ow-tos'}
From the particle αὖ [[au]] (perhaps akin to the base of G0109 through the idea of a baffling wind; backward); the reflexive pronoun self, used (alone or in the compound of G1438) of the third person, and (with the proper personal pronoun) of the other persons.
deeds 2041
{2041} Prime
ἔργον
ergon
{er'-gon}
From ἔργω [[ergo]] (a primary but obsolete word; to work); toil (as an effort or occupation); by implication an act.
should be reproved. 1651
{1651} Prime
ἐλέγχω
elegcho
{el-eng'-kho}
Of uncertain affinity; to confute, admonish.
z5686
<5686> Grammar
Tense - Aorist (See G5777)
Voice - Passive (See G5786)
Mood - Subjunctive (See G5792)
Count - 219
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

See commentary on John 3:17-21.


John 3:20

_ _ reproved — by detection.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on John 3:1-21.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

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Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
every:

John 7:7 The world cannot hate you; but me it hateth, because I testify of it, that the works thereof are evil.
1 Kings 22:8 And the king of Israel said unto Jehoshaphat, [There is] yet one man, Micaiah the son of Imlah, by whom we may enquire of the LORD: but I hate him; for he doth not prophesy good concerning me, but evil. And Jehoshaphat said, Let not the king say so.
Job 24:13-17 They are of those that rebel against the light; they know not the ways thereof, nor abide in the paths thereof. ... For the morning [is] to them even as the shadow of death: if [one] know [them, they are in] the terrors of the shadow of death.
Psalms 50:17 Seeing thou hatest instruction, and castest my words behind thee.
Proverbs 1:29 For that they hated knowledge, and did not choose the fear of the LORD:
Proverbs 4:18 But the path of the just [is] as the shining light, that shineth more and more unto the perfect day.
Proverbs 5:12 And say, How have I hated instruction, and my heart despised reproof;
Proverbs 15:12 A scorner loveth not one that reproveth him: neither will he go unto the wise.
Amos 5:10-11 They hate him that rebuketh in the gate, and they abhor him that speaketh uprightly. ... Forasmuch therefore as your treading [is] upon the poor, and ye take from him burdens of wheat: ye have built houses of hewn stone, but ye shall not dwell in them; ye have planted pleasant vineyards, but ye shall not drink wine of them.
Luke 11:45 Then answered one of the lawyers, and said unto him, Master, thus saying thou reproachest us also.
James 1:23-25 For if any be a hearer of the word, and not a doer, he is like unto a man beholding his natural face in a glass: ... But whoso looketh into the perfect law of liberty, and continueth [therein], he being not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work, this man shall be blessed in his deed.

reproved:
or, discovered,
Ephesians 5:12-13 For it is a shame even to speak of those things which are done of them in secret. ... But all things that are reproved are made manifest by the light: for whatsoever doth make manifest is light.
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1K 22:8. Jb 24:13. Ps 50:17. Pv 1:29; 4:18; 5:12; 15:12. Am 5:10. Lk 11:45. Jn 7:7. Ep 5:12. Jm 1:23.

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