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Those who do evil things hate the light and will not come to the light, because they do not want their evil deeds to be shown up.
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For every one that doth evil hateth the light and cometh not to the light, that his works may not be reproved.
John 7:7 The world cannot hate you: but me it hateth, because I give testimony of it, that the works thereof are evil,
1 Kings 22:8 And the king of Israel said to Josaphat. There is one man left, by whom we may inquire of the Lord; Micheas, the son of Jemla: but I hate him, for he doth not prophecy good to me, but evil. And Josaphat said: Speak not so, O king.
Job 24:13-17 They have been rebellious to the light, they have not known his ways, neither have they returned by his paths. . . .
Psalm 50:17 Seeing thou hast hated discipline: and hast cast my words behind thee.
Proverbs 1:29 Nor consented to my counsel, but despised all my reproof.
Proverbs 4:18 The way of the wicked is darksome: they know not where they fall.
Proverbs 5:12 And have not heard the voice of them that taught me, and have not inclined my ear to masters?
Proverbs 15:12 A corrupt man loveth not one that reproveth him: nor will he go to the wise.
Amos 5:10,11 They have hated him that rebuketh in the gate: and have abhorred him that speaketh perfectly. . . .
Luke 11:45 And one of the lawyers answering, saith to him: Master, in saying these things, thou reproachest us also.
James 1:23-25 For if a man be a hearer of the word and not a doer, he shall be compared to a man beholding his own countenance in a glass. . . .
Ephesians 5:12,13 For the things that are done by them in secret, it is a shame even to speak of. . . .
ContextFor God So Loved
…19And this is the judgment: Because the light is come into the world and men loved darkness rather than the light: for their works were evil. 20For every one that doth evil hateth the light and cometh not to the light, that his works may not be reproved. 21But he that doth truth cometh to the light, that his works may be made manifest: because they are done in God.…
He diggeth through houses in the dark, as in the day they had appointed for themselves, and they have not known the light.
Who are glad when they have done evil, and rejoice in the most wicked things:
Thy habitation is in the midst of deceit: through deceit they have refused to know me, saith the Lord.
But he that doth truth cometh to the light, that his works may be made manifest: because they are done in God.
And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness: but rather reprove them.
But all things that are reproved are made manifest by the light: for all that is made manifest is light.
Additional TranslationsEveryone who does evil hates the Light, and does not come into the Light for fear that his deeds will be exposed.
For everyone practicing evil hates the Light and does not come to the Light, so that his works may not be exposed;
For every one that does evil hates the light, neither comes to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved.
For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, and cometh not to the light, lest his works should be reproved.
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;
For every one that doeth ill hateth the light, and cometh not to the light, lest his works should be reproved.
For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved.
For every wrongdoer hates the light, and does not come to the light, for fear his actions should be exposed and condemned.
For everyone who does evil hates the light, and doesn't come to the light, lest his works would be exposed.
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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