12 Then Jesus spoke to them again, saying, (A)“I am the light of the world. He who (B)follows Me shall not walk in darkness, but have the light of life.”

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Jesus Is the Light of the World

12 Then Jesus again spoke to them, saying, (A)I am the Light of the world; (B)the one who follows Me will not walk in the darkness, but will have the Light of life.”

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Jesus Is the Light of the World

12 Once more Jesus addressed the crowd. He said, [a]I am the Light of the world. He who follows Me will not walk in the darkness, but will have the Light of life.”

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Footnotes

  1. John 8:12 The second of the memorable “I am” statements. See note 6:35.

Dispute Over Jesus’ Testimony

12 When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, “I am(A) the light of the world.(B) Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.”(C)

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12 Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.

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46 (A)I have come as a light into the world, that whoever believes in Me should not abide in darkness.

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46 (A)I have come as Light into the world, so that no one who believes in Me will remain in darkness.

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46 I have come as Light into the world, so that everyone who believes and trusts in Me [as Savior—all those who anchor their hope in Me and rely on the truth of My message] will not continue to live in darkness.

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46 I have come into the world as a light,(A) so that no one who believes in me should stay in darkness.

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46 I am come a light into the world, that whosoever believeth on me should not abide in darkness.

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But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of (A)darkness into His marvelous light;

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But you are (A)a chosen people, a royal (B)priesthood, a (C)holy nation, (D)a people for God’s own possession, so that you may proclaim the excellencies of Him who has called you (E)out of darkness into His marvelous light;

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But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a consecrated nation, a [special] people for God’s own possession, so that you may proclaim the excellencies [the wonderful deeds and virtues and perfections] of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light.(A)

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But you are a chosen people,(A) a royal priesthood,(B) a holy nation,(C) God’s special possession,(D) that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.(E)

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But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light;

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17 I will [a]deliver you from the Jewish people, as well as from the Gentiles, (A)to whom I [b]now send you, 18 (B)to open their eyes, in order (C)to turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan to God, (D)that they may receive forgiveness of sins and (E)an inheritance among those who are (F)sanctified[c] by faith in Me.’

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Footnotes

  1. Acts 26:17 rescue
  2. Acts 26:17 NU, M omit now
  3. Acts 26:18 set apart

17 (A)rescuing you (B)from the Jewish people and from the Gentiles, to whom I am sending you, 18 to (C)open their eyes so that they may turn from (D)darkness to light, and from the [a]power of (E)Satan to God, that they may receive (F)forgiveness of sins and an (G)inheritance among those who have been sanctified by (H)faith in Me.’

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  1. Acts 26:18 Or dominion

17 [choosing you for Myself and] rescuing you from the Jewish people and from the Gentiles, to whom I am sending you,(A) 18 to open their [spiritual] eyes so that they may turn from darkness to light and from the power of Satan to God, that they may receive forgiveness and release from their sins and an inheritance among those who have been sanctified (set apart, made holy) by faith in Me.’(B)

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17 I will rescue you(A) from your own people and from the Gentiles.(B) I am sending you to them 18 to open their eyes(C) and turn them from darkness to light,(D) and from the power of Satan to God, so that they may receive forgiveness of sins(E) and a place among those who are sanctified by faith in me.’(F)

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17 Delivering thee from the people, and from the Gentiles, unto whom now I send thee,

18 To open their eyes, and to turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan unto God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins, and inheritance among them which are sanctified by faith that is in me.

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Walk in Light

For you were once darkness, but now you are (A)light in the Lord. Walk as children of light (for (B)the fruit of the [a]Spirit is in all goodness, righteousness, and truth),

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Footnotes

  1. Ephesians 5:9 NU light