This is the verdict: Light has come into the world, but men loved darkness instead of light because their deeds were evil.
"This is the judgment, that the Light has come into the world, and men loved the darkness rather than the Light, for their deeds were evil.
Their judgment is based on this fact: The light from heaven came into the world, but they loved the darkness more than the light, for their actions were evil.
"This is the crisis we're in: God-light streamed into the world, but men and women everywhere ran for the darkness. They went for the darkness because they were not really interested in pleasing God.
And this is the test by which men are judged: the light has come into the world and men have more love for the dark than for the light, because their acts are evil.
And this is the judgment, that the light has come into the world, and people loved darkness rather than light because their deeds were evil.
"And this is the condemnation, that the light has come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil.
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1 tn Or “this is the reason for God judging,” or “this is how judgment works.”
2 tn Grk “and men,” but in a generic sense, referring to people of both genders (as “everyone” in v. 20 makes clear).