But the one who practices the truth comes to the light, so that it may be plainly evident that his deeds have been done in God. 1
But whoever lives by the truth comes into the light, so that it may be seen plainly that what he has done has been done through God."
"But he who practices the truth comes to the Light, so that his deeds may be manifested as having been wrought in God."
But those who do what is right come to the light gladly, so everyone can see that they are doing what God wants."
But anyone working and living in truth and reality welcomes God-light so the work can be seen for the God-work it is."
But he whose life is true comes to the light, so that it may be clearly seen that his acts have been done by the help of God.
But those who do what is true come to the light, so that it may be clearly seen that their deeds have been done in God."
"But he who does the truth comes to the light, that his deeds may be clearly seen, that they have been done in God."
he that doeth
may be made manifest
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the one who practices
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1 sn John 3:16-21 provides an introduction to the (so-called) “realized” eschatology of the Fourth Gospel: Judgment has come; eternal life may be possessed now, in the present life, as well as in the future. The terminology “realized eschatology” was originally coined by E. Haenchen and used by J. Jeremias in discussion with C. H. Dodd, but is now characteristically used to describe Dodd’s own formulation. See L. Goppelt, Theology of the New Testament, 1:54, note 10, and R. E. Brown (John [AB], 1:cxvii-cxviii) for further discussion. Especially important to note is the element of choice portrayed in John’s Gospel. If there is a twofold reaction to Jesus in John’s Gospel, it should be emphasized that that reaction is very much dependent on a person’s choice, a choice that is influenced by his way of life, whether his deeds are wicked or are done in God (John 3:20-21). For John there is virtually no trace of determinism at the surface. Only when one looks beneath the surface does one find statements like “no one can come to me, unless the Father who sent me draws him” (John 6:44).