John 3:17

For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

For God sent not his Sonne into the world to condemne the world: but that the world through him might be saued.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"For God did not send the Son into the world to judge the world, but that the world might be saved through Him.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

For God sent not the Son into the world to judge the world; but that the world should be saved through him.
- American Standard Version (1901)

God did not send his Son into the world to be judge of the world; he sent him so that the world might have salvation through him.
- Basic English Bible

For God has not sent his Son into the world that he may judge the world, but that the world may be saved through him.
- Darby Bible

For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through him may be saved.
- Webster's Bible

For God did not send His Son into the world to judge the world, but that the world might be saved through Him.
- Weymouth Bible

For God didn't send his Son into the world to judge the world, but that the world should be saved through him.
- World English Bible

For God sente not his sone in to the world, that he iuge the world, but that the world be saued bi him.
- Wycliffe Bible

For God did not send His Son to the world that he may judge the world, but that the world may be saved through him;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for John 3:17


3:17 God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world - Although many accuse him of it.


Discussion for John 3

  • Wayne
    Matt. 4:17, Repent for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.
  • David
    The thief on the cross simply believed upon Jesus. He spoke of no repentance as that means too have a change of mind and falls under works. Nowhere in the book of John does the word repentance appear, Nor does repent of one's sins. This fallacy has been added by man and adopted by most religions. Cannot add words to the Bible to fit whatever man's religious self righteous false Gospel dictates.
  • A disciple
    "Verily, verily, I say unto thee, WE speak that WE do know, and testify that WE have seen; and ye receive not OUR witness...For he whom God hath sent speaks the words of God: for God gives not the Spirit by measure." We also read; "...and there were seven lamps of fire burning before the throne, which are the seven Spirits of God." Things too high for us put us in our place! But the heathen rages!
  • Wayne
    Read I Corinthians 14:19 for clarification. God Bless.
  • Wayne
    Speaking in a tongue is a sign to unbelievers, not believers, as stated in Bible. Better to speak 5 words to edify believers than to speak in tongue not understood.
  • Wayne
    Jesus " very words" say to baptize in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.