Parallel Verses

American Standard Version

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.

New American Standard Bible

"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.

King James Version

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.

Holman Bible

“For God loved the world in this way: He gave His One and Only Son, so that everyone who believes in Him will not perish but have eternal life.

International Standard Version

"For this is how God loved the world: He gave his unique Son so that everyone who believes in him would not be lost but have eternal life.

A Conservative Version

For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, so that every man who believes in him would not perish, but have eternal life.

Amplified

For God so greatly loved and dearly prized the world that He [even] gave up His only begotten ( unique) Son, so that whoever believes in (trusts in, clings to, relies on) Him shall not perish (come to destruction, be lost) but have eternal (everlasting) life.

An Understandable Version

For God loved the world [of sinners] so much that He gave His one and only Son, so that every person who believes in Him would not [have to] be destroyed, but have never ending life.

Anderson New Testament

For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whoever believes on him should not perish, but have eternal life.

Bible in Basic English

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.

Common New Testament

For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.

Daniel Mace New Testament

for God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten son, that whosoever believeth in him, should not perish, but have eternal life.

Darby Translation

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.

Godbey New Testament

For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that every one believing on Him may not perish but have eternal life.

Goodspeed New Testament

For God loved the world so much that he gave his only Son, so that no one who believes in him should be lost, but that they should all have eternal life.

John Wesley New Testament

For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth on him, may not perish, but have everlasting life.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.

Julia Smith Translation

For God so loved the world, that he gave his only born Son, that every one believing in him perish not, but have eternal life.

King James 2000

For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

Lexham Expanded Bible

For in this way God loved the world, so that he gave his one and only Son, in order that everyone who believes in him will not perish, but will have eternal life.

Modern King James verseion

For God so loved the world that He gave His only-begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

For God so loveth the world, that he hath given his only son, for the intent that none that believe in him should perish: But should have everlasting life.

Moffatt New Testament

For God loved the world so dearly that he gave up his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him may have eternal life, instead of perishing.

Montgomery New Testament

"For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son, that whoever trusts in him should not perish, but have eternal life.

NET Bible

For this is the way God loved the world: He gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life.

New Heart English 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.

Noyes New Testament

For God so loved the world, that he gave the only begotten Son, that every one who believeth in him may not perish, but may have everlasting life.

Sawyer New Testament

For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, that every one believing in him may not perish but have eternal life.

The Emphasized Bible

For God, so loved, the world, that, his Only Begotten Son, he gave, - that, whosoever believeth on him, might not perish, but have life age-abiding.

Thomas Haweis New Testament

For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that every one who believeth in him should not perish, but have life eternal.

Twentieth Century New Testament

For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that every one who believes in him may not be lost, but have Immortal Life.

Webster

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.

Weymouth New Testament

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.

Williams New Testament

"For God loved the world so much that He gave His Only Son, so that anyone who trusts in Him may never perish but have eternal life.

World English 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.

Worrell New Testament

For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that every one who believes on Him should not perish, but have eternal life;

Worsley New Testament

For God so loved the world, that He gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth on Him might not perish, but have everlasting life:

Youngs Literal Translation

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.

Verse Picture

Themes

Anger of God » Is averted from them that believe

Jesus Christ, Deity Of » As the only-begotten son of the father

Of Christ Compassion » Manifested for the » Perishing sinners

Condescension of God » Scriptures relating to

eternal Death » Christ, the only way of escape from

Fall of man » Remedy for, provided by God

Gift » God's of salvation

Gifts from God » Spiritual » Christ, the saviour

the Gifts of God » Spiritual » Christ the chief of

God » Leader » Love of

God » Christ's » Gift of, salvation

Jesus Christ » Divinity of » The one and only son of the father

Jesus Christ » History of » Nicodemus comes to jesus (in jerusalem)

Jesus Christ » Names of » Only begotten (greek monogenes: one and only, unique)

Life » Spiritual

Love » For Christ » Of God

Love » Love, brotherly special teachings concerning » Universal

God, Love Of » Manifested towards » Perishing sinners

God, Love Of » Exhibited in » The giving of Christ

Man » Apparent insignificance of » Infinite value of, seen in the price paid for his redemption

Man » Ignorance of » Infinite value of

Only saviour » Jesus the » The gift of love

Perishing » Who shall not perish

Redemption » Manifests the » Love and pity of God

Salvation » Conditions of

Salvation » Jesus Christ coming to save

Salvation » By faith » God's gift

Salvation » Is deliverance from » eternal Death

Jesus Christ, Savior » Christ the only » The gift of love

Sinners » Conditions of » The gift of God

Spiritual » Examples of love for Christ » Of God

Universal » Blessing, possible » Love

Virgin birth » The only begotten son of God

Wicked people » Love for

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
For
γάρ 
Gar 
for, , not tr
Usage: 825

God
θεός 
theos 
Usage: 1151

so
οὕτω 
Houto 
Usage: 146

G25
ἀγαπάω 
Agapao 
Usage: 92

the world
κόσμος 
Kosmos 
Usage: 109

ὥστε 
hoste 
ἵνα 
Hina 
so that, wherefore, insomuch that, therefore, that, so then, to, as, insomuch as
that, to,
Usage: 72
Usage: 472

he gave
δίδωμι 
Didomi 
Usage: 254

his

Usage: 0

μονογενής 
Monogenes 
Usage: 7

Son
υἱός 
Huios 
Usage: 213

πᾶς 
Pas 
Usage: 704

πιστεύω 
Pisteuo 
Usage: 163

in
εἰς 
Eis 
into, to, unto, for, in, on, toward, against,
Usage: 1267

him

Usage: 0

ἀπόλλυμι 
Apollumi 
Usage: 37

not
μή 
me 
not, no, that not, God forbid 9, lest, neither, no man , but, none, not translated,
Usage: 493

ἀπόλλυμι 
Apollumi 
Usage: 37

but
ἀλλά 
Alla 
but, yea, yet, nevertheless, howbeit, nay, therefore, save, not tr,
Usage: 461

ἔχω 
Echo 
have, be, need , , vr have
Usage: 479

αἰώνιος 
Aionios 
Usage: 47

Prayers for John 3:16

Context Readings

God's Love For The World

15 that whosoever believeth may in him have eternal life. 16 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. 17 For God sent not the Son into the world to judge the world; but that the world should be saved through him.


Cross References

Romans 5:8

But God commendeth his own love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.

1 John 4:9-10

Herein was the love of God manifested in us, that God hath sent his only begotten Son into the world that we might live through him.

John 3:15

that whosoever believeth may in him have eternal life.

John 11:25-26

Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth on me, though he die, yet shall he live;

Romans 5:10

For if, while we were enemies, we were reconciled to God through the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, shall we be saved by his life;

Romans 8:32

He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not also with him freely give us all things?

1 John 4:19

We love, because he first loved us.

John 3:36

He that believeth on the Son hath eternal life; but he that obeyeth not the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of God abideth on him.

John 6:40

For this is the will of my Father, that every one that beholdeth the Son, and believeth on him, should have eternal life; and I will raise him up at the last day.

John 1:29

On the morrow he seeth Jesus coming unto him, and saith, Behold, the Lamb of God, that taketh away the sin of the world!

1 Timothy 1:15-16

Faithful is the saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners; of whom I am chief:

Matthew 9:13

But go ye and learn what this meaneth, I desire mercy, and not sacrifice, for I came not to call the righteous, but sinners.

John 10:28

and I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, and no one shall snatch them out of my hand.

2 Corinthians 5:19-21

to wit, that God was in Christ reconciling the world unto himself, not reckoning unto them their trespasses, and having committed unto us the word of reconciliation.

Genesis 22:12

And he said, Lay not thy hand upon the lad, neither do thou anything unto him. For now I know that thou fearest God, seeing thou hast not withheld thy son, thine only son, from me.

John 1:14

And the Word became flesh, and dwelt among us (and we beheld his glory, glory as of the only begotten from the Father), full of grace and truth.

John 1:18

No man hath seen God at any time; the only begotten Son, who is in the bosom of the Father, he hath declared him .

Ephesians 2:4

but God, being rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us,

2 Thessalonians 2:16

Now our Lord Jesus Christ himself, and God our Father who loved us and gave us eternal comfort and good hope through grace,

Revelation 1:5

and from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, the firstborn of the dead, and the ruler of the kings of the earth. Unto him that loveth us, and loosed us from our sins by his blood;

Mark 12:6

He had yet one, a beloved son: he sent him last unto them, saying, They will reverence my son.

Luke 2:14

Glory to God in the highest, And on earth peace among men in whom he is well pleased.

Titus 3:4

But when the kindness of God our Saviour, and his love toward man, appeared,

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