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John 3:16-18 NIV

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

References for John 3:16

17 For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him.

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18 Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe stands condemned already because they have not believed in the name of God’s one and only Son.

References for John 3:18

Study tools for John 3:16-18

  • a 3:3 - The Greek for "again" also means "from above" ; also in verse 7.
  • b 3:6 - Or "but spirit"
  • c 3:7 - The Greek is plural.
  • d 3:8 - The Greek for "Spirit" is the same as that for "wind" .
  • e 3:13 - Some manuscripts "Man, who is in heaven"
  • f 3:14 - The Greek for "lifted up" also means "exalted" .
  • g 3:15 - Some interpreters end the quotation with verse 21.
  • h 3:30 - Some interpreters end the quotation with verse 36.
  • i 3:34 - Greek "he"