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 3:15

  • Tungamirai Musendekwa for verse 15
    I see the true LOVE. The unfailing Love that no one can understand. Jesus chose us because he was given to us when we were still sinners. I feel I must do all things in LOVE. God is Love. Deep down my heart I am challenged to show God's love to people. JESUS, GOD the FATHER The HOLLY SPIRIT are one. There is a mistry here. May God open my eyes to see
  • MockingBird for verse 15
    I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God . He is my Lord and Savior . I shall not perish : I have everlasting life. It lasts forever. I have eternal life . I will have life and no perishing through out all eternity. That is the difference between everlasting and eternal.
  • 2ChromeEyes for verse 15
    Readers need to pay attention to the word "should " in this verse. It indicates that there is a condition that must be met in believing. With believing on the Lord Jesus Christ, there must be fruit to show one 's faith. Works of faith are your obedience to His word. The obedient works will produce spiritual fruit. Those who truly believe, will produce fruit. Those who do not produce fruit will be cut off.
  • Ron gilchrist for verse 15
    the words may have,should have is not clear. do thy mean will have or might have/possibly have?
  • Please explain why some versions delete the.."shall not perish"... Portion of this verse.
  • Yasuo I. Yamada for verse 15
    For us to have Everlasting Stage is God's wish for all human kinds. Therefore, live according to His examples and ever things He commands.

    Yasuo I. Yamada