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

  • Peter A. Okebukola
    This is a most-instructive chapter which ends in verse 36 as "He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him." We have a choice- believe on our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ and have everlasting life or disbelieve and end up in perdition. For me and my household, we will serve the Lord.
  • A disciple
    "Jesus answered and said to him, You are the teacher of Israel, and these things know not? Verily, verily I say to you, That which we know we speak, and that which we have seen we bear witness of; and you receive not our witness!" If God sees and knows the innermost parts in us, and tells them to us; it must also be, that we too who are having those innermost thoughts must acknowledge them indeed.
  • Irene123
    Jn. 3:30 - We understand that most children are afraid of the dark. The real tragedy is when men are afraid of the LIGHT.
  • Adam
    Inspiring picture.
  • Skip stonerthomas
    Hello, I am curious about the symbol in verse 16... have always taken it to stand for "the" as in the KJV STANDARD, but PREFER more clarity. For me... this verse STANDS as the HEART of MY being.
  • Steve morrow
    JOHN 3:3 JESUS ANSWERED AND SAID VERILY VERILY I SAY UNTO THEE EXCEPT A MAN BE BORN AGAIN HE CANNOT SEE THE KINGDOM OF GOD 1 PETER 1:23 BEING BORN AGAIN NOT OF CORRUPTIBLE SEED BUT OF INCORRUPTIBLE BY THE WORD OF GOD WHICH LIVETH AND ABIDETH FOR EVER