Parallel Verses

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.

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.

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.

Amplified

“For God so [greatly] loved and dearly prized the world, that He [even] gave His [One and] only begotten Son, so that whoever believes and trusts in Him [as Savior] shall not perish, but have eternal 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.

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

Images John 3:16

Prayers for John 3:16

Context Readings

God's Love For The World

15 so that whoever believes in Him would have never ending life." [Note: Some translations extend Jesus' conversation with Nicodemus through verse 21]. 16 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. 17 For God did not send His Son into the world to be its judge [i.e., to condemn it], but [rather] so that the people of the world could be saved [from condemnation] though Him.


Cross References

Romans 5:8

But God demonstrates His own love for us by sending Christ to die for us while we were still sinners.

1 John 4:9-10

Here is the way God's love for us was demonstrated; He sent His one and only Son into the world so that we could have [spiritual] life through Him.

John 3:15

so that whoever believes in Him would have never ending life." [Note: Some translations extend Jesus' conversation with Nicodemus through verse 21].

John 11:25-26

Jesus said to her, "I am the resurrection and the life; the person who believes in me will live on, even though he dies [physically].

Romans 5:10

For if while we were [God's] enemies, we were restored to fellowship with Him through the death of His Son, now that we have been restored, how much more [certainly] will we be saved [from condemnation] by His life!

Romans 8:32

God did not withhold His own Son [from dying], but offered Him up for all of us. [Since He did that], will He not, along with Jesus, freely give us everything [else] also?

1 John 4:19

We love [God and others] because God has first loved us.

John 3:36

The person who believes in the Son has never ending life, but the person who disobeys the Son will not see life [i.e., will not experience never ending life], but [instead], God's wrath remains on him.

John 6:40

And this is what [else] my Father wants: That every person who sees the Son [i.e., with the eye of faith] and believes in Him should have never ending life, and I will raise him up [from the dead] on the last day."

John 1:29

On the next day John [the Immerser] saw Jesus approaching him and said, "Look, [there is] the Lamb of God; He [will] take away the sin of the people of the world.

1 Timothy 1:15-16

This saying is trustworthy and deserves to be fully accepted: Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, and I am the worst of them all.

Matthew 9:13

Go and learn what this means: 'I desire mercy and not [only] sacrifice.' For I did not come to call righteous people [to be my followers] but sinners."

John 10:28

I give them never ending life and they will never be destroyed, and no one will [be able to] steal them out of my hand.

2 Corinthians 5:19-21

That is, God was in Christ restoring the world to fellowship with Himself, not counting people's sins against them. And He entrusted to us the message of restoring people to fellowship [with Him].

2 Corinthians 5:19

That is, God was in Christ restoring the world to fellowship with Himself, not counting people's sins against them. And He entrusted to us the message of restoring people to fellowship [with Him].

John 1:14

[Eventually] this Word became a human being and lived among us [Note: The word "lived" here refers to pitching a temporary tent]. (And we saw His splendor; such splendor as belongs to the Father's only Son), full of God's favor and truth.

John 1:18

No one has ever seen God [i.e., His full splendor], but God, the only conceived [and eventually born Son], who is at the Father's side, has shown us who He is.

Ephesians 2:4

But God, who has great love for us and abundant mercy [toward us],

2 Thessalonians 2:16

Now, may our Lord Jesus Christ Himself and God our Father, who has loved us and given us never ending encouragement and good hope through [His] unearned favor,

Revelation 1:5

[It is also] from Jesus Christ, who is the Faithful Witness [to the truth], the Firstborn from the dead [i.e., the first One raised never to die again], the Ruler of the kings of the world. May there be honor and power forever and ever to Christ, who loved us and released us from our sins by His blood [Note: Some manuscripts say "washed us" since the two words are spelled almost alike].

Mark 12:6

The owner had one more person [left to send], his dearly loved son. [So] he sent him to them last of all, reasoning to himself, ' [Surely] they will treat my son with respect.'

Luke 2:14

"May there be glory to God in the highest [heavens], and may there be peace on earth among men who are pleasing to God."

Titus 3:4

But when the kindness and love of God our Savior toward mankind appeared,

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