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

  • 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
  • April
    If I have told you earthly things,and ye believe not,how shall ye believe,if I tell you of heavenly things?verse 12 of this chapter, since many cannot physically SEE our lord and HEAR, they have a hard time believing,so I ask of thee how will you hear what so many are trying to say,if so many need a Flesh like being and even then given it,they still not believe,then how can they be of service2you.
  • Irene123
    vs. 14 - 15; the brazen serpent; in order for it to heal them of the snake bites (sin) they had to have FAITH; just as looking to Jesus sacrifice on the cross we have to have faith that it will remit our sins. The whole O.T. has it's counterpart in the N.T. It all works together; it doesn't 'counterdict' itself. To 'believe' is to have faith; to have faith is to believe. It's so simple.
  • Bruce
    When The Father Calls:John6:44/ Ask Forgiveness 1John1:9 / You will be Washed by The Blood of The Lamb:Revelation1:5 /You will be Baptized with The Holy Ghost and Fire:Matthew 3:11 /You will be made New: 2Corinthians5:17.You will Know! Impossible not to. Then You can Walk with Him.---without shedding of Blood is no Remission:Hebrews 9:22. His Spirit will Guide and Teach You as You Study His Word.
  • Evangelist Dahlia Daniels
    In oder to walk with GOD you got to be delivered from 2 things #1 is self because GOD don't have control if you're in the way #2 is people because they are what the devil uses to keep you distracted from getting to where you need to be in Jesus Summit yourself totally in CHRIST be OBEDIENT and you must ask for HUMBLENESS and ALWAYS FOLLOW THE WORD