John 3:15

That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

That whosoeuer beleeueth in him, should not perish, but haue eternall life.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

so that whoever believes will in Him have eternal life.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

that whosoever believeth may in him have eternal life.
- American Standard Version (1901)

So that whoever has faith may have in him eternal life.
- Basic English Bible

that every one who believes on him may [not perish, but] have life eternal.
- Darby Bible

That whoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life.
- Webster's Bible

in order that every one who trusts in Him may have the Life of the Ages."
- Weymouth Bible

that whoever believes in him should not perish, but have eternal life.
- World English Bible

that ech man that bileueth in hym, perische not, but haue euerlastynge lijf.
- Wycliffe Bible

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 3:15


3:15 That whosoever - He must be lifted up, that hereby he may purchase salvation for all believers: all those who look to him by faith recover spiritual health, even as all that looked at that serpent recovered bodily health.


Discussion for John 3

  • A disciple
    The purposes of Baptism are manifold. It is a washing in the Spirit and an immersion into the things of God and His covenant fellowship. It is a sign of birth from above for being set apart unto God to the holy and sacred, away from the world of the natural and common. It is an outward confession of an inward working of God's power and salvation. There are a many Baptisms which all work unto one.
  • HD
    JESUS answered andsaid unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he CANNOT SEE the kingdom of God. Vs5 Jesus answered, Except a man be born of WATER and of the Spirit, he CANNOT ENTER the Kingdom of God.Acts 2:38 Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost. readMark16:16
  • A disciple
    Kevin; in answer to your question; Baptism is something God has commanded us to do. Jesus Himself was baptized; and He rebuked and scorned the Pharisees, for not repenting and being baptized. In the last chapter of Mark, Jesus said, that he that believes and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believes not shall be damned. We obey because we are converted, and wish to please Him in all things.
  • Kevin
    What is the purpose of baptism? Can one be saved and go to Heaven without being baptized?
  • A disciple
    Zeneida; I'm so sorry! I didn't read your post right; I hope you can forgive me. Please don't be mad at me; I had to read a second time; and then I saw that I was to hasty. You say it perfectly; it is not automatic that everyone goes to heaven when they die! This is a great teaching about the meaning, and of our whole experience in this life: we are born into the world to "be made" God's children!
  • A disciple
    Zeneida; NOT EVERYONE is going to be found written in the Lamb's Book of Life! but those who are truly born from above and converted. We CANNOT just live any way we want! We are bought with a price, and are duty bound to live, no longer to ourselves, but to Him who redeemed us by His blood on the cross. "Except you repent' says Jesus, 'you shall ALL perish."