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- King James Bible "Authorized Version", Cambridge Edition
¶ 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
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.
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.
Chaplain Slo Lane's comment on 2014-05-28 18:19:00:
The translation given under the peoples bible is heretical as it states that the atonening sacrifice was not to appease the Father 's wrath. This is incorrect as Christ is the propitiation. This is the very definintion of propitiation.
Shakinah's comment on 2014-05-23 23:25:37:
we are SAVED by GRACE through FAITH !. we are not Saved by the works we do or the self righteousness,. you are SAVED if, youve repent change of mind which is acknowledging you are a sinner deserving of hell, accepted JESUS CHRIST as your SAVIOUR , and Believed the GOSPEL which is JESUS CHRIST died for our sins in the Cross,was buried,and rose the third day. now after you have done this you can be sure you Have ETERNAL LIFE.
Rev. Autrey's comment on 2014-05-20 12:21:50:
Verse 16 "For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son, so that everyone who believed in him shall not perish but have eternal life. " This is the most famous verse in the Bible, but it is also one of the verses people use to try to prove that Jesus is not God. The trouble is, they forget that John said in John 1 2 that Jesus is God. That is a true statement can cannot be changed. Because if Jesus is not God, then we cannot depend on anything he says. Only God is truth! The trouble is, people do not understand the Trinitarian nature of God. God is three persons, or has three distinct personalities. The Father is the way God makes his decisions, the Holy Spirit is the way God inspires us to believe in him. And Jesus is the way God speaks to us. So God is not a human man as we are. God does not have children. The title "Son of God, " then, is a title Jesus used to describe his human birth, and a title he used to identify himself with the human race of men. Also, it is his way of discribing or giving us an insight into the conversation that takes place in the mind of God between his distinct personalities. These personalities are distinct. That is, they can tell each other apart, but they are not separate from each other. They are the one God. Jesus described the workings of God 's mind by saying this to Nicodemus, "I assure you, I am telling you what WE know and have seen, and yet you won 't believe US. " Again, the WE and the US are the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. But Jesus is the way God speaks to us, as demonstrated by Jesus saying, "I assure you ... " The Jews knew what Jesus was saying. After Jesus had said to them that he and the Father are one, or that he and the Father are one and the same God, they picked up stone and tried to kill him. When Jesus asked them why they were doing this, they said, "Not for any good work, but for blasphemy, you a mere man, have declared yourself to be God. " May God help us to understand!
Toni's comment on 2014-04-28 08:12:21:
People love quoting John 3 16. But who has truly sold out to the world to obtain this everlasting life that comes through believing in Jesus? It 's more than quoting this verse, or even saying "I believe in Jesus. " Jesus says "if you love me, keep my commandments. " In keeping His commandments,we must give up the world and follow Jesus. We have to deny self and take up the cross, give up the pleasures and cares of this life that choke down the word of God. It 's more than saying it, this is something we must do daily. God is not going to allow His only begotten Son to die in vain. If we don 't suffer with Him, we will not reign with Him.
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!
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