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John 3:16

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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 Bible "Authorized Version", Cambridge Edition

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Other Translations of John 3:16

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

 

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.

 

Comments for John 3:16

Malik's comment on 2014-04-03 19:36:05:

John 3 16 Revised Standard Version RSV 16 For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. why the word begotten have been removed ?????

 

Sandra's comment on 2014-03-17 15:32:00:

I belive it with all my heart

 

Nincord\'57's comment on 2014-02-25 01:51:39:

I m grateful for all your inspiring comments I believe that God really loved us to the fullest meaning of the word love since who can express love than LOVE Godself and i think those who believe will learn the true meaning of love God is telling all of us to do To really love is a vocation one should be serious about Its not easy but we can because the loving God created us out of love and is sustaining us with His love

 

Hogz28's comment on 2014-02-16 20:01:25:

God gave up his son for our old nasty sins could you do that give your sons or daughters life up for someone else so do not tell no lies you could not do it

 

Larry's comment on 2014-02-14 00:07:03:

God loves me so much and also to you who have faith in Him through His Son Jesus Christ

 

Srijit Iyer's comment on 2014-02-09 23:31:37:

The muslims have a hard time trying to understand the word begotten in the facebook religious debate group they keep silencing christians saying Begotten means born by sexual relation Can someone tell what word did John use in his original script

 

Srijit Iyer's comment on 2014-02-09 23:25:35:

The muslims have a hard time trying to understand the word begotten in the facebook religious debate group they keep silencing christians saying Begotten means born by sexual relation

 

Michael Stewart's comment on 2014-01-25 05:05:25:

I like this 1611 original verses of John 3:16

 

SHAMZ's comment on 2014-01-19 17:27:15:

Indeed had it not been for the Lord Jesus my soul would have been lost forever,but praise and glory be to God our Father for sending his Son to come and redeem us from the bondage of satan and giving us the right to be called God's children if we believe and follow His commands.Jesus' death at the cross was a great sacrifice ever made hense,He broke the wall that separated us from the Father and united us again with GOD.

 

Timothy Ezekiel's comment on 2014-01-14 10:19:01:

what a love,what a sacrifice,what a humility that GOD could manifest himself in the form of flesh just to save mankim
nd better acknoledge thiS
awesome sacrifice?I LOVE THIS JESUS

 

Yakubu Abdulkareem Omachi's comment on 2014-01-12 13:35:52:

All glory to God for He loved the world "you and me" that He gave His only begotten son that who soever believe on Him shall not perish but live life eternity.
Thank you JESUS that sacrificed yourself b'cos of me on the cross of calvary. I love you Lord JESUS & continue to love You forever

 

Ibrahim's comment on 2014-01-12 03:52:13:

No one will force you to believe this...it's ur fundamental right to choose bt knowing the consquences of the choice..choose Jesus to avoid eternal agony or refuse at your own peril..yees that is it !!!!

 

David Filut's comment on 2013-12-30 04:36:48:

Truly i confess to all that read the words of God, for he did give his only begotten son for that who soever believeith in him shal not parish but have everlasting life. Thease are not just words people for this is the truth, the life and the way of our LORD JESUS CHRIST. He shed his preshes blood to clense us you and me from our sins. For i beliveith in him and i worship him, i freely give all GLORY to him i give to him all that i am , all that i have. For the LORD GOD IN HEAVEN is the LORD of my life. GLORY BE TO GOD. HOLY, HOLY, HOLY LORD GOD ALL MIGHTY WHICH IS AND WAS AND IS TO COME! Is he the lord of your life people? Its not to late all you got to do is ask. Ask and you shall recieve, knock and his door shall be opened to you. GOD BLESS YOU ALL.

 

Adubazi Johnson's comment on 2013-12-22 05:21:05:

We have to love our fellow men and tell them how God save us from our sin.

 

Doris's comment on 2013-12-21 22:23:31:

Lord Jesus i thank you for sacrificing for my life, i give honor and glory unto your Name.

 

Roxy's comment on 2013-12-21 13:40:16:

I'd have to agree with a "formers" response. If I haven't applied John 3:16 in my life, I too believe that my life would be a "human waste". I am grateful that GOD gave His only begotten son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, in order to cleanse us of our sins. That Is Truly The Ultimate Sacrifice. I believe We ALL Should Be Grateful No Matter What Race Or Gender!!! I Pray That All TRY To Take The Time, No Matter Your Religious/ Non-Religious Beliefs, to ponder & give some thought of the Underlining Meaning behind John 3:16.
I Challenge You All!

 

BSP's comment on 2013-12-05 12:17:33:

This verse shows how great and deep God's love is for us. This should move us to show our faith in him. We must do more than just believe God exists, but we need to believe Him, his word, and his promises. We should show our love for God by our actions each day.

 

Charles William Tucker's comment on 2013-12-03 19:17:16:

"For god so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son so that whosoever belief in him should not perish but have everlasting life" I never really understood that before but now i do lord i thank you for sacrificing your son for my sins and i believe in you so i will start to walk by faith and not by sight because now i know that i will not stumble or fall and i will walk and not faint. I accept Christ into my life as of this moment so there is no question that i have eternal life John 3:16 my new favorite verse thank you lord

 

Gloria's comment on 2013-12-01 10:57:43:

God loved us as human being,so he give his only son to die for us,and say who believed in his son shall live a lasting life

 

D. Charles Cade's comment on 2013-11-19 01:14:09:

this is what u call unconditional love between a father in a son. ask yourself, would you give your son life up to save anyone for any cause. only a true God of all power could make such a decision. he is the lamb of God that takes away the sins of the world. no man could every withstand the walk jesus have taken.

 


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