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

  • 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."
  • Zeneida
    This chapter let us know,that we can't live any kind of way,die,and go to heaven,so when a love one dies and we say I know you in heaven looking down on us,its not true ,everyone not going to heaven,it clearly states you have to born again of the water n by the spirit,which is the father n the son,n the only way to even worship them is through the spirit because they are a spirit
  • Reggie
    For those who say the old testament is pointless(it no longer matters) John 3:14 is a direct correlation to Numbers 21:8-9 with Christ saying how he would hang on a pole and how Israel live as a result of this.You have to understand old testament Israelite history to understand new testament prophecy