John 3:18

He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

He that beleeueth on him, is not condemned: but hee that beleeueth not, is condemned already, because hee hath not beleeued in the Name of the onely begotten Sonne of God.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"He who believes in Him is not judged; he who does not believe has been judged already, because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

He that believeth on him is not judged: he that believeth not hath been judged already, because he hath not believed on the name of the only begotten Son of God.
- American Standard Version (1901)

The man who has faith in him does not come up to be judged; but he who has no faith in him has been judged even now, because he has no faith in the name of the only Son of God.
- Basic English Bible

He that believes on him is not judged: but he that believes not has been already judged, because he has not believed on the name of the only-begotten Son of God.
- Darby Bible

He that believeth on him, is not condemned: but he that believeth not, is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only-begotten Son of God.
- Webster's Bible

He who trusts in Him does not come up for judgement. He who does not trust has already received sentence, because he has not his trust resting on the name of God's only Son.
- Weymouth Bible

He who believes in him is not judged. He who doesn't believe has been judged already, because he has not believed in the name of the one and only Son of God.
- World English Bible

He that bileueth in hym, is not demed; but he that bileueth not, is now demed, for he bileueth not in the name of the `oon bigetun sone of God.
- Wycliffe Bible

he who is believing in him is not judged, but he who is not believing hath been judged already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for John 3:18


3:18 He that believeth on him is not condemned - Is acquitted, is justified before God. The name of the only - begotten Son of God - The name of a person is often put for the person himself. But perhaps it is farther intimated in that expression, that the person spoken of is great and magnificent. And therefore it is generally used to express either God the Father or the Son.


People's Bible Notes for John 3:18


Joh 3:18 He that believeth on him is not condemned. "He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved" (Mr 16:16). Faith in Christ is essential to salvation, because it is the power that leads to obedience to him. He that believeth not is condemned already. "Shall be damned" (Mr 16:16). The unbeliever condemns himself. He is lost and refuses to be saved by Christ.

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

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