John 3:16

“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 (KJV)

Other Translations

For God so loued þe world, that he gaue his only begotten Sonne: that whosoeuer beleeueth in him, should not perish, but haue euerlasting life.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

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 so loved the world, that he gave his only-begotten Son, that whosoever believes on him may not perish, but have life eternal.
- Darby 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

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for John 3:16


3:16 Yea, and this was the very design of God's love in sending him into the world. Whosoever believeth on him - With that faith which worketh by love, and hold fast the beginning of his confidence steadfast to the end. God so loved the world - That is, all men under heaven; even those that despise his love, and will for that cause finally perish. Otherwise not to believe would be no sin to them. For what should they believe? Ought they to believe that Christ was given for them? Then he was given for them. He gave his only Son - Truly and seriously. And the Son of God gave himself, #Gal 4:4|, truly and seriously.


People's Bible Notes for John 3:16


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.

Discussion for John 3

  • Pania
    I am searching for john1 or john 3-18 or 18-3 I read a note one day without even noticing what the message may have meant for me or for the women who wrote it I think of it everyday and wonder what her message meant. she no longer lives in the flesh, I've gone into the library today in search of this scripture. I have come across a Paipera Tapu AN MAORI Bible. would the love the chance ead an English version exactly as its written in the Maori Version. please how do I come across a bible.
  • Ectela smith
    hae.. I realy got inspired reading it during this chrismas eve...Thnk you lord for giving us ur son
  • Chuks Azowenu
    To be born of water is to be wash by the water of his word, while to be born of the spirit speaks about the regeneration of the corrupt human spirit inherited from our first parents. These two requirement guarantees one to see the kingdom of God. But you must abide by the truth you have received.
  • Ray
    For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotton Son that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish.
  • Madison
    I LIKE READING MY BIBLE THIS IS A GREAT APP.
  • Mosibudi Ramokgopa
    The Greatness of Jesus Christ; that the Father has given everthing into His Hand.Without Jesus Christ the Wrath of God will manifest.