John 3:20

20 Everyone who does evil hates the light, and will not come into the light for fear that their deeds will be exposed.

Read John 3:20 Using Other Translations

For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved.
For everyone who does wicked things hates the light and does not come to the light, lest his works should be exposed.
All who do evil hate the light and refuse to go near it for fear their sins will be exposed.

What does John 3:20 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
John 3:20

For every one that doth evil, hateth the light
Every man, the series of whose life and conversation is evil, hates Christ and his Gospel, cause they make manifest his evil deeds, convict him of them, and rebuke him for them:

neither cometh to the light;
to hear Christ preach, or preached; to attend on the Gospel ministration and means of grace:

lest his deeds should be reproved;
or discovered, and made manifest, and he be brought to shame, and laid under blame, and advised to part with them, which he cares not to do; see ( Ephesians 5:11-13 ) .

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