John 15:22
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English Standard Version
If I had not come and spoken to them, they would not have been guilty of sin, but now they have no excuse for their sin.

King James Bible
If I had not come and spoken unto them, they had not had sin: but now they have no cloke for their sin.

American Standard Version
If I had not come and spoken unto them, they had not had sin: but now they have no excuse for their sin.

Douay-Rheims Bible
If I had not come, and spoken to them, they would not have sin; but now they have no excuse for their sin.

English Revised Version
If I had not come and spoken unto them, they had not had sin: but now they have no excuse for their sin.

Webster's Bible Translation
If I had not come and spoken to them, they had not had sin: but now they have no cloke for their sin.

Weymouth New Testament
"If I had not come and spoken to them, they would have had no sin; but as the case stands they are without excuse for their sin.

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Vincent's Word Studies

Had sin (ἁμαρτίαν εἶχον)

See on John 9:41; see on 1 John 1:8.

Cloke (πρόφασιν)

From πρό, before, in front of, and φημί, to say or affirm. Hence something which is placed in front of the true cause of a thing, a pretext. Compare 1 Thessalonians 2:5; Acts 27:30. Pretext carries the same idea, Latin, proetextum, something woven in front, with a view to concealment or deception. Rev., excuse. Wyc, excusation. The A.V. follows Tyndale: nothing to cloke their sin withal. Latimer ("Sermons"): "By such cloaked charity, when thou dost offend before Christ but once, thou hast offended twice herein." The word appears in the low Latin cloca, a bell (compare the French cloche, and English clock), and the name was given to a horseman's cloak because of its resemblance to a bell. The word palliate is from the Latin pallium, a cloak.

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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

they.

John 3:18-21 He that believes on him is not condemned: but he that believes not is condemned already...

John 9:41 Jesus said to them, If you were blind, you should have no sin: but now you say, We see; therefore your sin remains.

John 12:48 He that rejects me, and receives not my words, has one that judges him: the word that I have spoken...

John 19:11 Jesus answered, You could have no power at all against me, except it were given you from above...

Ezekiel 2:5 And they, whether they will hear, or whether they will forbear...

Ezekiel 33:31-33 And they come to you as the people comes, and they sit before you as my people, and they hear your words, but they will not do them...

Luke 12:46 The lord of that servant will come in a day when he looks not for him, and at an hour when he is not aware, and will cut him in sunder...

Acts 17:30 And the times of this ignorance God winked at; but now commands all men every where to repent:

2 Corinthians 2:14-16 Now thanks be to God, which always causes us to triumph in Christ, and makes manifest the aroma of his knowledge by us in every place...

Hebrews 6:4-8 For it is impossible for those who were once enlightened, and have tasted of the heavenly gift...

James 4:17 Therefore to him that knows to do good, and does it not, to him it is sin.

cloke. or, excuse.

Romans 1:20 For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made...

Romans 2:1 Therefore you are inexcusable, O man, whoever you are that judge: for wherein you judge another, you condemn yourself...

1 Peter 2:16 As free, and not using your liberty for a cloak of maliciousness, but as the servants of God.

Cross References
Ezekiel 2:5
And whether they hear or refuse to hear (for they are a rebellious house) they will know that a prophet has been among them.

John 9:41
Jesus said to them, "If you were blind, you would have no guilt; but now that you say, 'We see,' your guilt remains.

John 15:23
Whoever hates me hates my Father also.

John 15:24
If I had not done among them the works that no one else did, they would not be guilty of sin, but now they have seen and hated both me and my Father.

John 16:9
concerning sin, because they do not believe in me;

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