John 3:18

He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

He that beleeueth on him, is not condemned: but hee that beleeueth not, is condemned already, because hee hath not beleeued in the Name of the onely begotten Sonne of God.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"He who believes in Him is not judged; he who does not believe has been judged already, because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

He that believeth on him is not judged: he that believeth not hath been judged already, because he hath not believed on the name of the only begotten Son of God.
- American Standard Version (1901)

The man who has faith in him does not come up to be judged; but he who has no faith in him has been judged even now, because he has no faith in the name of the only Son of God.
- Basic English Bible

He that believes on him is not judged: but he that believes not has been already judged, because he has not believed on the name of the only-begotten Son of God.
- Darby Bible

He that believeth on him, is not condemned: but he that believeth not, is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only-begotten Son of God.
- Webster's Bible

He who trusts in Him does not come up for judgement. He who does not trust has already received sentence, because he has not his trust resting on the name of God's only Son.
- Weymouth Bible

He who believes in him is not judged. He who doesn't believe has been judged already, because he has not believed in the name of the one and only Son of God.
- World English Bible

He that bileueth in hym, is not demed; but he that bileueth not, is now demed, for he bileueth not in the name of the `oon bigetun sone of God.
- Wycliffe Bible

he who is believing in him is not judged, but he who is not believing hath been judged already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for John 3:18


3:18 He that believeth on him is not condemned - Is acquitted, is justified before God. The name of the only - begotten Son of God - The name of a person is often put for the person himself. But perhaps it is farther intimated in that expression, that the person spoken of is great and magnificent. And therefore it is generally used to express either God the Father or the Son.


People's Bible Notes for John 3:18


Joh 3:18 He that believeth on him is not condemned. "He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved" (Mr 16:16). Faith in Christ is essential to salvation, because it is the power that leads to obedience to him. He that believeth not is condemned already. "Shall be damned" (Mr 16:16). The unbeliever condemns himself. He is lost and refuses to be saved by Christ.

Discussion for John 3

  • Hank Clemens
    I would encourage everyone to meditate on John 3. Are You born again? The spiritual birth opens our understanding, eyes to see ears to hear. The natrual birth while we had eyes and ears in the womb until birthed we did not see or hear. Many are not born again in the church let alone the world. They both are a struggle coming out of the womb and then the spiritual birth coming into Christ Jesus.
  • Neighbor
    remember that archangel michael camps outside your door to protect you......
  • Geraldine Cole
    Amen we can only grow in Jesus if we obey him in everything he has told us in his word and in that we will be bless praise the Lord Jesus.U will No them by their Fruits watch and pray.
  • Irene123
    To Tabitha - remember Abraham taking Isaac up the mtn. to sacrifice him? But God provided a ram caught by it's horns in the brush. As God wasn't cruel enough to let A. follow through, neither would He be cruel enough to sacrifice His 'son'. The Bible says, God was MANIFEST in the flesh. God provided HIMSELF with a flesh body in the incarnation with Mary to be the sinless sacrifice for our sins.
  • Tabitha
    So amazing of God to send his one and only son to die for us Amen
  • Bruce
    Ahio:I'm drawn to Him because he was lifted up. Verse 14 and 15 go together. John12:32 and I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all men unto me. John6:44 Drawn of the Father.Forgiving1John1:9. Baptized with the Holy Ghost and Fire.Matthew 3:11. You will know! Impossible not to know! 2Corinthians 5:17.( 2 ways Matthew 7:13-14). Guest list Revelations 20:15

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