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“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”
King James Version (KJV)
¶ For God so loued þe world, that he gaue his only begotten Sonne: that whosoeuer beleeueth in him, should not perish, but haue euerlasting life.
- King James Version (1611) - Compare to scan of original John chapter 3
"For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life.
- New American Standard Version (1995)
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth on him should not perish, but have eternal life.
- American Standard Version (1901)
For God had such love for the world that he gave his only Son, so that whoever has faith in him may not come to destruction but have eternal life.
- Basic English Bible
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only-begotten Son, that whosoever believes on him may not perish, but have life eternal.
- Darby Bible
For God so loved the world, as to give his only begotten Son; that whosoever believeth in him, may not perish, but may have life everlasting.
- Douay Rheims Bible
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only-begotten Son, that whoever believeth in him, should not perish, but have everlasting life.
- Webster's Bible
For so greatly did God love the world that He gave His only Son, that every one who trusts in Him may not perish but may have the Life of Ages.
- Weymouth Bible
For God so loved the world, that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish, but have eternal life.
- World English Bible
For God louede so the world, that he yaf his `oon bigetun sone, that ech man that bileueth in him perische not, but haue euerlastynge lijf.
- Wycliffe Bible
for God did so love the world, that His Son -- the only begotten -- He gave, that every one who is believing in him may not perish, but may have life age-during.
- Youngs Literal Bible
dan phillips's comment on 2015-03-21 18:07:32:
The word believeth has a broader meaning in the original greek: believe in Jesus trust in Jesus commit to Jesus. Also, "eternal " is not speaking of time, all saints sinners will live forever in heaven or hell, but those who truly believe trust commit to Jesus will have an unlimited quality of life, ulimited quality of love joy peace all fruits of the Spirit available as we live for Jesus allow only Him to live thru us.
mary's comment on 2015-03-07 10:15:17:
When you read Jon 3:16, go on and read through John 3:18. John 3:16-18 says it all. We need to believe in his name . Yahshua is the saviors real name and Yahshua is the only name under heaven whereby we can be saved. Ask Yahwey . He will freely show you all things.
stan's comment on 2014-12-23 16:11:01:
This is Gods everlasting word!!! Praise our Lord Jesus Christ for he is coming soon! Amen
NIYAH's comment on 2014-12-17 07:17:58:
I THINK THAT WORLD SHOULD LOVE THIS VERSE BECAUS IF MORE PEOLE GET MORE IN THE BIBLE MORE KIDS AND MEN AND GIRLS BELVIE I BELIVE IN THE HOLY ONE OF ALL THE ONE WHO WAS JUST CRYING FOR GOD TO FORGIVE HIM
jerome Smith's comment on 2014-12-02 14:51:34:
If you should no I love it. Three in one. The father, son, god.
Pastor Homer's comment on 2014-12-02 13:26:55:
One song writer wrote "O Love that would not let me go " Just think I was on my way to a burning hell, eternal seperation from the God of the universe. but he loved me with a love that would not let me go. That 's what 3 16 is saying to me
calvin watson's comment on 2014-10-01 02:39:59:
I feel empty like God doesn't hear my prayers I've been a drift for a long time I 'm just tired now just won 't some peace in my life
Adewuyi omowumi eniola's comment on 2014-08-04 08:40:32:
Unto jesus i surrender all to him, becaure god is d god of love
Roisin-Teagan's comment on 2014-07-26 12:13:40:
When I was about four or five years old the very first verse that I memorized was John 3 16. Knowing the Word is very important, and meditating on the Word is very important but applying the Word is extremely important. It is really nice to be able see and read the originial KJV. Roisin, from the U.S.A.
Chaplain Slo Lane's comment on 2014-05-28 16:19:00:
The translation given under the peoples bible is heretical as it states that the atonening sacrifice was not to appease the Father 's wrath. This is incorrect as Christ is the propitiation. This is the very definintion of propitiation.
Shakinah's comment on 2014-05-23 21:25:37:
we are SAVED by GRACE through FAITH !. we are not Saved by the works we do or the self righteousness,. you are SAVED if, youve repent change of mind which is acknowledging you are a sinner deserving of hell, accepted JESUS CHRIST as your SAVIOUR , and Believed the GOSPEL which is JESUS CHRIST died for our sins in the Cross,was buried,and rose the third day. now after you have done this you can be sure you Have ETERNAL LIFE.
Rev. Autrey's comment on 2014-05-20 10:21:50:
Verse 16 "For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son, so that everyone who believed in him shall not perish but have eternal life. " This is the most famous verse in the Bible, but it is also one of the verses people use to try to prove that Jesus is not God. The trouble is, they forget that John said in John 1 2 that Jesus is God. That is a true statement can cannot be changed. Because if Jesus is not God, then we cannot depend on anything he says. Only God is truth! The trouble is, people do not understand the Trinitarian nature of God. God is three persons, or has three distinct personalities. The Father is the way God makes his decisions, the Holy Spirit is the way God inspires us to believe in him. And Jesus is the way God speaks to us. So God is not a human man as we are. God does not have children. The title "Son of God, " then, is a title Jesus used to describe his human birth, and a title he used to identify himself with the human race of men. Also, it is his way of discribing or giving us an insight into the conversation that takes place in the mind of God between his distinct personalities. These personalities are distinct. That is, they can tell each other apart, but they are not separate from each other. They are the one God. Jesus described the workings of God 's mind by saying this to Nicodemus, "I assure you, I am telling you what WE know and have seen, and yet you won 't believe US. " Again, the WE and the US are the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. But Jesus is the way God speaks to us, as demonstrated by Jesus saying, "I assure you ... " The Jews knew what Jesus was saying. After Jesus had said to them that he and the Father are one, or that he and the Father are one and the same God, they picked up stone and tried to kill him. When Jesus asked them why they were doing this, they said, "Not for any good work, but for blasphemy, you a mere man, have declared yourself to be God. " May God help us to understand!
toni's comment on 2014-04-28 06:12:21:
People love quoting John 3 16. But who has truly sold out to the world to obtain this everlasting life that comes through believing in Jesus? It 's more than quoting this verse, or even saying "I believe in Jesus. " Jesus says "if you love me, keep my commandments. " In keeping His commandments,we must give up the world and follow Jesus. We have to deny self and take up the cross, give up the pleasures and cares of this life that choke down the word of God. It 's more than saying it, this is something we must do daily. God is not going to allow His only begotten Son to die in vain. If we don 't suffer with Him, we will not reign with Him.
Malik's comment on 2014-04-03 17:36:05:
John 3 16 Revised Standard Version RSV 16 For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. why the word begotten have been removed ?????
Sandra's comment on 2014-03-17 13:32:00:
I belive it with all my heart
nincord\'57's comment on 2014-02-24 23:51:39:
I m grateful for all your inspiring comments I believe that God really loved us to the fullest meaning of the word love since who can express love than LOVE Godself and i think those who believe will learn the true meaning of love God is telling all of us to do To really love is a vocation one should be serious about Its not easy but we can because the loving God created us out of love and is sustaining us with His love
hogz28's comment on 2014-02-16 18:01:25:
God gave up his son for our old nasty sins could you do that give your sons or daughters life up for someone else so do not tell no lies you could not do it
Larry's comment on 2014-02-13 22:07:03:
God loves me so much and also to you who have faith in Him through His Son Jesus Christ
Srijit iyer's comment on 2014-02-09 21:31:37:
The muslims have a hard time trying to understand the word begotten in the facebook religious debate group they keep silencing christians saying Begotten means born by sexual relation Can someone tell what word did John use in his original script
Srijit iyer's comment on 2014-02-09 21:25:35:
The muslims have a hard time trying to understand the word begotten in the facebook religious debate group they keep silencing christians saying Begotten means born by sexual relation
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