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 3:17

  • MockingBird for verse 17
    Jesus came to Love : Forgive : And Restore : The condemnation is that men loved darkness rather than light : In other words they continue in it : They have not believed in the name of the Son of only begotten Son of God. I Praise God for His wonderful salvation that is in my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. I am no longer in condemnation !!!!
  • Sue Carroll for verse 17
    I think it means exactly what it says. Jesus came as the pure image of God 's love. We need not be afraid anymore of being judged, condemned , or rejected. Jesus is The Christ, the son of the living God, who alone can make us whole.
  • MockingBird for verse 17
    Praise God Jesus came not to condemn me but to save me and show mercy toward me. I really like Ken 's comment on 5 27 2013 .he hit the nail on the head. I was once condemned but now in Christ Jesus I am made new through the blood of the everlasting covenant.
  • It is such a wonderful blessing to know that our Maker and Creator loved us so much that He sent His only begotten Son into the world to save us from eternal damnation. Jesus did not come to tell us how horrible we are, but to show us the way back to the Father, which is through Jesus 's blood that He shed. Know Jesus know salvation. No Jesus no salvation. Jesus is the way, the truth and the life. NO one can come to the Father but by Him.
  • We are condemners of our ownselves.once the forbidden fruit was eaten we became conscious and ashamed. Which caused us to condemn ourselves do to guilt.
  • Azariah mwasha for verse 17
    God of heaven,the creator of the universe doest nt condemn but corrector,and 4 that jesus was sent to this sinful world not to comdemn anyone but to bring life to us who sinned and subjected to death,jesus died in our behalf.