Bible:John 3:16

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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.

John 3:16
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The words of John 3:16 are perhaps the best known words of the Bible. This passage sums up Christianity. The words are

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.

The passage comes from the gospel according to John. Jesus has just been talking to one of the Jewish religious leaders, Nicodemus, about the need to be born again.


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Hebrew כי ככה אהב האלהים את העולם עד אשר נתן את בנו את יחידו למען לא יאבד כל המאמין בו כי אם יחיה חיי עולמים׃
Greek ουτως γαρ ηγαπησεν ο θεος τον κοσμον ωστε τον υιον τον μονογενη εδωκεν ινα πας ο πιστευων εις αυτον μη αποληται αλλ εχη ζωην αιωνιον
Latin Sic enim Deus dilexit mundum, ut Filium suum unigenitum daret : ut omnis qui credit in eum, non pereat, sed habeat vitam æternam.
KJV 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.
WEB 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.


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