John 3:17
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English Standard Version
For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him.

King James Bible
For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.

American Standard Version
For God sent not the Son into the world to judge the world; but that the world should be saved through him.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For God sent not his Son into the world, to judge the world, but that the world may be saved by him.

English Revised Version
For God sent not the Son into the world to judge the world; but that the world should be saved through him.

Webster's Bible Translation
For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through him may be saved.

Weymouth New Testament
For God did not send His Son into the world to judge the world, but that the world might be saved through Him.

John 3:17 Parallel
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Vincent's Word Studies

Sent (ἀπέστειλεν)

See on John 1:6. Sent rather than gave (John 3:16), because the idea of sacrifice is here merged in that of authoritative commission.

His Son

The best texts read τὸν, the, for αὐτοῦ, his.

Condemn (κρίνῃ)

Better, as Rev., judge. Condemn is κατακρίνω, not used by John (Matthew 20:18; Mark 10:33, etc.). The verb κρίνω means, originally, to separate. So Homer, of Ceres separating the grain from the chaff ("Iliad," v. 501). Thence, to distinguish, to pick out, to be of opinion, to judge. See on Hypocrite, Matthew 23:13.

World

The threefold repetition of the word has a certain solemnity. Compare John 1:10; John 15:19.

John 3:17 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

God.

John 5:45 Do not think that I will accuse you to the Father: there is one that accuses you, even Moses, in whom you trust.

John 8:15,16 You judge after the flesh; I judge no man...

John 12:47,48 And if any man hear my words, and believe not, I judge him not: for I came not to judge the world, but to save the world...

Luke 9:56 For the Son of man is not come to destroy men's lives, but to save them. And they went to another village.

but.

John 1:29 The next day John sees Jesus coming to him, and said, Behold the Lamb of God, which takes away the sin of the world.

John 6:40 And this is the will of him that sent me, that every one which sees the Son, and believes on him, may have everlasting life...

Isaiah 45:21-23 Tell you, and bring them near; yes, let them take counsel together: who has declared this from ancient time...

Isaiah 49:6,7 And he said, It is a light thing that you should be my servant to raise up the tribes of Jacob, and to restore the preserved of Israel...

Isaiah 53:10-12 Yet it pleased the LORD to bruise him; he has put him to grief: when you shall make his soul an offering for sin, he shall see his seed...

Zechariah 9:9 Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion; shout, O daughter of Jerusalem: behold, your King comes to you: he is just...

Matthew 1:23 Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is...

Matthew 18:11 For the Son of man is come to save that which was lost.

Matthew 1:23 Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is...

Matthew 18:11 For the Son of man is come to save that which was lost.

Luke 2:10,11 And the angel said to them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people...

Luke 19:10 For the Son of man is come to seek and to save that which was lost.

1 Timothy 2:5,6 For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus...

1 John 2:2 And he is the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world.

1 John 4:14 And we have seen and do testify that the Father sent the Son to be the Savior of the world.

Cross References
John 3:34
For he whom God has sent utters the words of God, for he gives the Spirit without measure.

John 5:36
But the testimony that I have is greater than that of John. For the works that the Father has given me to accomplish, the very works that I am doing, bear witness about me that the Father has sent me.

John 5:38
and you do not have his word abiding in you, for you do not believe the one whom he has sent.

John 6:29
Jesus answered them, "This is the work of God, that you believe in him whom he has sent."

John 6:38
For I have come down from heaven, not to do my own will but the will of him who sent me.

John 6:57
As the living Father sent me, and I live because of the Father, so whoever feeds on me, he also will live because of me.

John 7:29
I know him, for I come from him, and he sent me."

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