John 3:16
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English Standard Version
“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.

King James Bible
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.

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.

Douay-Rheims 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.

English Revised 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.

Webster's Bible Translation
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.

John 3:16 Parallel
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Vincent's Word Studies

The world (κόσμον)

See on John 1:9.

Gave

Rather than sent; emphasizing the idea of sacrifice.

Only-begotten Son

See on John 1:14.

Have

See on John 3:15.

This attitude of God toward the world is in suggestive contrast with that in which the gods of paganism are represented.

Thus Juno says to Vulcan:

"Dear son, refrain: it is not well that thus

A God should suffer for the sake of men."

"Iliad," xxi., 379, 380.

And Apollo to Neptune:

continued...

John 3:16 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

God.

Luke 2:14 Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.

Romans 5:8 But God commends his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.

2 Corinthians 5:19-21 To wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world to himself, not imputing their trespasses to them...

Titus 3:4 But after that the kindness and love of God our Savior toward man appeared,

1 John 4:9,10,19 In this was manifested the love of God toward us, because that God sent his only begotten Son into the world...

gave.

John 1:14,18 And the Word was made flesh, and dwelled among us, (and we beheld his glory...

Genesis 22:12 And he said, Lay not your hand on the lad, neither do you any thing to him: for now I know that you fear God...

Mark 12:6 Having yet therefore one son, his well beloved, he sent him also last to them, saying, They will reverence my son.

Romans 5:10 For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled...

Romans 8:32 He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not with him also freely give us all things?

that whosoever.

John 3:15 That whoever believes in him should not perish, but have eternal life.

Matthew 9:13 But go you and learn what that means, I will have mercy, and not sacrifice: for I am not come to call the righteous...

1 Timothy 1:15,16 This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners; of whom I am chief...

Cross References
Genesis 22:2
He said, "Take your son, your only son Isaac, whom you love, and go to the land of Moriah, and offer him there as a burnt offering on one of the mountains of which I shall tell you."

Isaiah 9:6
For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder, and his name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.

John 1:18
No one has ever seen God; the only God, who is at the Father's side, he has made him known.

John 3:18
Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only Son of God.

John 3:36
Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life; whoever does not obey the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of God remains on him.

John 6:40
For this is the will of my Father, that everyone who looks on the Son and believes in him should have eternal life, and I will raise him up on the last day."

John 11:25
Jesus said to her, "I am the resurrection and the life. Whoever believes in me, though he die, yet shall he live,

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