John 3:15

That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

That whosoeuer beleeueth in him, should not perish, but haue eternall life.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

so that whoever believes will in Him have eternal life.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

that whosoever believeth may in him have eternal life.
- American Standard Version (1901)

So that whoever has faith may have in him eternal life.
- Basic English Bible

that every one who believes on him may [not perish, but] have life eternal.
- Darby Bible

That whoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life.
- Webster's Bible

in order that every one who trusts in Him may have the Life of the Ages."
- Weymouth Bible

that whoever believes in him should not perish, but have eternal life.
- World English Bible

that ech man that bileueth in hym, perische not, but haue euerlastynge lijf.
- Wycliffe Bible

that every one who is believing in him may not perish, but may have life age-during,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for John 3:15


3:15 That whosoever - He must be lifted up, that hereby he may purchase salvation for all believers: all those who look to him by faith recover spiritual health, even as all that looked at that serpent recovered bodily health.


Discussion for John 3

  • Dorothy Tillis
    Chapter 3 of the book of John testifies of JESUS CHRIST, SON OF THE LIVING GOD. JESUS IS THE TRUTH, THE WAY, THE LIGHT. HE WHO is THE WAY said; no man cometh unto the FATHER except through by me. HE came down from the FATHER of LIGHT. HE IS THE LIGHT that shines in darkness. He that loves HIM will draw to that LIGHT. The word declares, the FATHER was in HIM reconciling the world back unto HIMSELF.
  • Henrietta Nichols
    I believe this chapter is the truth, the way, and the life. It answers every believer and unbelievers question. How can we know Him? By standing still and letting his will be done Not our will but His will, will be done in Jesus Name Amen.
  • Bill
    to Irene123 Yes, one only has to believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God and died for all your sin. Repentance comes with the indwelling and filling of the Holy Spirit. He convicts you of the sin that separates you from Jesus and once as a believer ( born again - saved) He convicts the believer of judgement at the judgement seat of Christ. Not eternal judgement but judgement unto reward.
  • Irene123
    To Debbie on Jn. ch. 3 - Can you explain what all is entailed in one's 'believing'? We have to only believe?
  • Janet Istre
    when I got saved ( I was catholic ) so I went to confession and I told the Priest in confession what had happened to me cause I was a changed soul!! I told Him about these very verses !! And I'll be !! He quit the priesthood to really serve God in the right and proper way and His last sermon as a priest was to tell the truth about JESUS and to tell us he was leaving and dusting his shoes off !!
  • Dahlia
    You must be a Believer in order to established the things that GOD has instore for you and in order to receive the gift of knowing your purpose give your life to CHRIST not man because man can't give you what GOD has already Prepared get what is eternal LOVE and don't sale yourself for some chump change for the devils attentions