18 Anyone who believes in him is not condemned, but anyone who does not believe is already condemned,(A) because he has not believed in the name(B) of the one and only Son(C) of God. 19 This is the judgment: The light(D) has come into the world,(E) and people loved darkness rather than the light because their deeds were evil. 20 For everyone who does evil hates(F) the light and avoids it,[a] so that his deeds(G) may not be exposed.

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  1. 3:20 Lit and does not come to the light

18 Whoever believes in him is not condemned,(A) but whoever does not believe stands condemned already because they have not believed in the name of God’s one and only Son.(B) 19 This is the verdict: Light(C) has come into the world, but people loved darkness instead of light because their deeds were evil.(D) 20 Everyone who does evil hates the light, and will not come into the light for fear that their deeds will be exposed.(E)

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