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- King James Bible "Authorized Version", Cambridge Edition
View 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.
View 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.
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.
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.
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!
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
sentya's comment on 2013-01-13 01:34:53:
Jesus, you are awesome. I love you so much, thanks for loving me.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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
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
nick's comment on 2012-08-19 12:36:22:
i believe in john 3:16 1000 per cent
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?
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
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.
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