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- 1611 King James Bible
John 3:16 side note reference: 1. Iohn 4. 9.
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
- King James Version (Pure Cambridge 'Authorized Version')
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth on him should not perish, but have eternal life.
- American Standard Version (1901)
For God had such love for the world that he gave his only Son, so that whoever has faith in him may not come to destruction but have eternal life.
- Basic English Bible
For God had such love for the world that he gave his only Son, so that whoever has faith in him may not come to destruction but have eternal life.
- Darby Bible
Joh 3:16,17 For God so loved the world, etc. There is no sweeter verse in the Bible. It declares: (1) That God is love. (2) That he loved the world instead of hating it. (3) That he "so" loved that he gave his Son. The Son did not come to appease the Father's wrath, but the Father sent him because he loved so well. (4) That he came to keep men from perishing.
- People's Bible
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only-begotten Son, that whoever believeth in him, should not perish, but have everlasting life.
- Webster's Bible
For so greatly did God love the world that He gave His only Son, that every one who trusts in Him may not perish but may have the Life of Ages.
- Weymouth Bible
For God so loved the world, that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish, but have eternal life.
- World English Bible
For God louede so the world, that he yaf his `oon bigetun sone, that ech man that bileueth in him perische not, but haue euerlastynge lijf.
- Wycliffe Bible
for God did so love the world, that His Son -- the only begotten -- He gave, that every one who is believing in him may not perish, but may have life age-during.
- Youngs Literal Bible
meri murray's comment on 2010-02-20 13:16:30:
well first im gonna say why i belive in this scripture. Jesus died for our sins. i belive that john 3:16 is really true for me. So i read the bible every day so i know what happend back in the days and so i know how to belive in god the way i want.
Amber Simerly's comment on 2010-03-29 19:30:50:
God loved us enough that he gave his Only son that we may have ever lasting life . And not spend all eternity in the depths of Hell . So we have to live right and lean on God for help and ask him for forgiveness when we do wrong . Sin is our nature we are gonna sin no matter how hard we try not to , Although we can ask God to help us and forgive us of our sin we never can be Perfect like Him ! I love God so much , Ive came a long way . I used to not care , And i've tried to Commit Suicide many of times , God loved me enough that he didnt want me to die , And i thank him so much for that beucase if i was dead i would have never gotten to see my baby sister turn 5 or too see my baby cousin turn 1 . God Is Great , God Can Save , And He Will ! And One Day He Is Comming Back !
SA's comment on 2010-06-16 15:28:22:
PEACE UNTO WHOEVER FOLLOW THE TRUE GUIDANCE:
Why this verse which is the pillar of Christinity thrown out the Revised Standard Version of the bible and why in some bibles the word "begotten" is changed to "unique".
And why would the loving GOD has to be sacrifice is only "begotten/unique" son to save the mankind. That does not sound fair for the loving and just GOD!
Pam's comment on 2011-01-13 01:16:18:
God gave to me a sinner His ONLY Son and all I have to do is BELIEVE to have Everlasting Life with Him.
That is so awesome that My Heavenly Father Loves Me a sinner so much. I am so thankful I excepted Jesus as my Lord and Savior in April of 1977.
ashok's comment on 2011-03-01 03:41:35:
Even if the begotten is taken away from the bible(NRSV),brother you need to understand that he is not denied the deity and son of God in all the versions.Its taken away only to make you understand better rather than make it ambiguous.You need to notice that jesus was prophecised in Rig veda ,yagurva veda.Also in Quran its found that he is the only holy man on earth till date.this is because God in Flesh.Only God can be holy.
...bri's comment on 2011-03-24 13:10:43:
this verse says it all, God sent His son Jesus Christ to die for us, that whosoever believeth in him shall not perish but have everlasting life. that in itself is the defifinition of salvation. nothing else
Anonymous's comment on 2011-03-30 22:21:40:
You need to accept Jesus Christ in your heart as your Lord & Saviour to get into heaven there\'s no other way
dalton's comment on 2011-06-29 08:55:17:
it help me chaing my lift
servent of god's comment on 2011-07-10 19:28:49:
this \"begotten\" was never in the original script.. so it is thrown out in the new RSV version. It is pathetic to see that even though jesus never said it, the original manuscript did not say it, and yet you want to interpolate the verse to fit your \"wishful thinking\" that somebody was sacrified for your sin. all will die and all will be raised.. and then it would be too late for the major sin of making partner onto GOD who is alone. and in bible itself jesus said many times, do not worship other than god and yet instead of listening to him, you listen to some body , \"according to\", \"unknown\" etc..
read your bible.. not what \"some\" say..but read what jesus said.. what moses said.. use your brain that was given by GOD..
ben weaver's comment on 2011-07-24 20:50:59:
V.16. Precious! The word \"begotten\" is supported by the original \"monogenae\", which is defined as \"peculiar generation\" (belonging to genetically). Adam was the created son of God (Lu.3:38) and believers are now the (adopted) sons of God(1 Jn.3:2), but no others were begotten sons of God, borne by a human mother.
To \"believe\" means to trust in and rely on, rather than just mental assent of a fact. The devils also believe and tremble (Js.2:19) but the promise is not extended to them.
I suppose this everlasting life and exemption from perishing is for now during this life. When Moses lifted up the serpent (v.14) the ill were healed imediately, not after they died. Although unbelievers are condemned already (v.18) because of Adam\'s sin, this promise says believers \"HAVE\" eternal life presently. \"The law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has made me free from the law of sin and death (Rom.8:2). Maybe there is more freedom from the results of the fall available by \"believing\" and applying the promises than we have been aware of.
The Truth's comment on 2011-08-12 08:42:25:
Begotten when applied to Jesus Means that he was the only one of God\'s creations the God Directly created The Firstborn of creations(Colossians 1:15,16)All other creation creations Jesus made. Jesus being the Master worker (Proverbs 8:30)
Nota's comment on 2011-09-04 03:14:28:
God surely lovd e wrld guys,imagine giving us his \'only\'son,it was not easy
Susan Dalton's comment on 2011-09-23 20:56:13:
What does Jesus say about faith? \"For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.\" (John 3:16-18) What does Jesus say about them who believe not? \"But ye believe not, because ye are not of my sheep, as I said unto you, My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me: And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand.\" (John 10:26-29) Jesus said, \"I am come a light into the world, that whosoever believeth on me should not abide in darkness. And if any man hear my words, and believe not, I judge him not: for I came not to judge the world, but to save the world. He that rejecteth me, and receiveth not my words that I have spoken, the same shall judge him in the last day. (John 12:46-48) \"Without faith it is impossible to please [God]: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is...\" (Hebrews 11:6) Jesus came. People saw. People heard. Some believed. Their hearing and seeing Jesus led to belief; their belief on what they heard, saw, and believed became their faith. \"Faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.\" (Romans 10:17)
Sylvanna's comment on 2012-02-09 11:42:34:
John 3:16 is my favorite verse in the bible. It tells you how much he loved you just to die on the cross for you. He died for everyone\'s sins.
Kourtney Osborne's comment on 2012-02-19 13:15:08:
The LORD is so good to us he gave us the very best of Him which is his Son who deserve all Glory and Honour because he is a great king. He had joy in his heart knowing that he has made a way for me when i was so short of the LORD way. I have no strenght in me to do what is right I am weak and He is strong everything that I have is his but I am nothing before Him but he loves me.
kourtney osborne's comment on 2012-04-28 12:27:42:
Their is only one GOD and one Saviour and JESUS CHRIST is what connects man and GOD together
Marc's comment on 2012-04-28 18:50:29:
This verse is tormenting me all the time because, when it says that God has us as the world that He sent His only begotten son, and when we pronounce the word \"begotten\" implies that there was relationship between two people to be able to generate (a word which are used for animal sex). Can not he just say \"his only son.\" That comes to the word \"begotten\" in this verse. enlighten me on this subject.
Vinay Kamal Singh's comment on 2012-08-12 00:50:04:
I have not and never will be able to see a love so great for sinners such as us
fazalgul's comment on 2012-08-13 09:28:03:
Yes, but who decides to change the bible, if it is the word of god, why are they still changing it to suite their needs?
nick's comment on 2012-08-19 12:36:22:
i believe in john 3:16 1000 per cent
adeosun emmanuel's comment on 2012-08-27 16:11:48:
for God \"SO\" loved the world. That is, Iam part of the world who even believed in him an added advantage. THIS IS THE BEST INTERESTING VERSE IN THE BIBLE
marvin dennis cenon's comment on 2012-08-29 13:25:06:
i am not worthy for his love but then again he send Christ jesus our Lord and i will remember it until our Lord get mY life amen i lOve you Lord
Patience's comment on 2012-09-23 08:48:47:
I\'m very happy about this verse because it says who ever believes in him shall not perish but have everlasting life. Thank you lord for this everlasting life and making us to become sons and daughters of God.
THERESA GREEN's comment on 2012-09-25 19:18:00:
I love that structure of the Bible as true words, so thank God for sending His only begotten son to die for our sins. IN JESUS NAME AMEN!
George's comment on 2012-10-06 14:52:10:
What a comforting scripture! It\'s love from God to man through His son Jesus.
Ernest's comment on 2012-10-17 14:32:44:
This Chapter shows that God the Almighty has mankind in mind always. It also shows that there is hope for mankind and that God the Creator has not abandoned human race. The chapter also shows how God our Heavenly Father place value on human race by sending His only begotten son to come and die for us, so that we can be reconciled to Him in fellowship and live eternally.
Majida's comment on 2012-11-26 11:56:09:
Dear Brethren, It is nice and blessing to visit your website. I am Majida from Pakistan (a Christian believer). I do translation of Biblical documents and I request you to have the Urdu translation of whole of your material. I can translate it in low rates and can distribute in my local churches. In Jesus, Majida.
victor's comment on 2012-11-26 23:10:37:
Is it "SHALL NOT PERISH" or "SHOULD NOT PERISH" in John 3:16 and what is the difference between them, and what does "should not" imply.
Timothy Wayne George's comment on 2012-11-27 18:54:56:
Jesus is the Son of God, the alpha and the omega. The Lamb slain before the foundation of the world. God in eternity past, knew that Adam would sin, so he sent his one, and only Son to atone for the sin of all mankind. So Jesus had to become a man, so that he could die as a propitiation for man. When we accept this by faith, we are given eternal life, and we will not perish.
Gloria's comment on 2012-12-09 22:36:45:
I am so glad I found this website. I thank Jesus for giving His life for me, and he did it willingly. That is true love.
Tim Kelton's comment on 2012-12-17 10:50:51:
To answer your question. The 1611 KJV says "should not perish", to inject the word "shall" changes the meaning and implies that I can believe in Jesus and him crucified, live like I want to, and still make it to heaven. Other versions than King James Version bible were written to create false loop holes in the spiritual world. Jesus says, "No Man can pluck from his hand", correct? But what's to keep you from jumping yourself out of the hand of Jesus? Thus the word, "should" is correct. I "should" not perish, but I "might" if I don't live as Jesus tells me to. Free will is still our choice to serve or not to serve. Food for thought: On the day of judgment, there will be some who have known Jesus and have done many wonderful works in His name, but yet He will tell them I know ye not, ye worker of evil. "Should" is the correct word! Jesus would have to allow them into heaven if the word was "Shall". Thanks for asking this great question, Victor. God Bless you!
sentya's comment on 2013-01-13 01:34:53:
Jesus, you are awesome. I love you so much, thanks for loving me.
Bro.Israel's comment on 2013-01-28 08:05:33:
Wow! I\'m so greatful to hear this beautiful words from our lord jesus christ Wow! This is a most special gift from God wow! Glory be to God which strengthen me
Walter's comment on 2013-02-16 16:42:20:
John 3:16 tells the whole story of why God sent His Son to the world. Just so that those who accept Him as their Lord and Savior will be able to spend eternity with Him. The word should let us know that we have to confess and repent from our sins, and then we shall have eternal life. Thank God, our Father for Jesus!
Marus's comment on 2013-03-20 10:30:05:
God is the one who begets not is he begotten, and there is none like him.
NEEBARA's comment on 2013-03-22 12:56:20:
GOD is the only once that loves his son to this point, earthly father cannot do this.
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