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

  • ISAAC
    When Jesus made this declaration except a man be born again he cannot enter into kingdom of GOD, Nicodemus was disturb when at night to ask Jesus how can a man be born again should he enter his mother womb the second time and Jesus answer except man born of water and the of spirit he cannot enter into the kingdom of GOD, HE was a declaration of having intimate relationship with GOD by baptism v 5
  • Jack
    The verse John 3:16 is one of the most insparing verses in the bible it tells us the love God had for a evil and sinful world .The first part for God so loved the world . Then the second part tells us that God gave the very best that he had to save sinners from sin and death .He gave his only begotten son to bare our sins . And the third part that whosoever believeth in him should not perish .
  • Lubi J
    What I understand about this verse is that, God has given us a chance whether to be His or the world's people. The only thing we should do is to look up the Cross for our salvation just as the Israelites did when Moses made a snake of bronse so that when they looked up they were Saved from being beaten by other snakes. I Trust an Believe that JESUS has come to Save me from SIN.
  • Michael
    Verse 16 is a good reminder to us all of God's love for us all. Our heart overflows with love for Jehovah because he has made it possible for us to receive forgiveness of our sins if we are repentant and exercise faith in Jesus’ ransom sacrifice. What a loving God we have.
  • Crystalyn driver
    It's unbelievable in the old testament that the people didn't belive God.
  • Alissa
    There was a man of the Pharisees named nicodemus ,a ruler of the jews;
    The same came to Jesus by night and said unto rabbi we know