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
    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.
  • Irene123
    Rom. 3:8 - we need to be very careful about what the Bible says; Mk. 16:17 are Jesus VERY words, and Rom. 8:9 confirms those words, as does Acts 2:4; !0:46; 19:6.
  • BISHOP TONY REED
    in Acts chapter 2 verse-4 shows the 120 in the upper room being born again.[GOD BLESS]I HOPE THAT HELPS
  • A disciple
    Mary; in verses 5-8 the Lord was explaining and answering Nicodemus' question, directing it to the level of his natural thinking. We must be cleansed and born from above by the Spirit to be able at all to enter into the kingdom of God. This "New Birth" from above, is like the wind: you can hear its sound; but cannot know its circuits. So is the nature of the New Birth being "not of this world."