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Verses We Love – a Comparison of John 3:17

John 3:17

God sent his Son into the world, not to condemn the world, but to save the world.
GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)
Meaning-for-Meaning

For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved.
New King James Version (NKJV)
Word-for-Word

Indeed, God did not send the Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him.
New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)
Thought-for-Thought

For God did not send his Son into the world to be its judge, but to be its savior.
Good News Translation (GNT)
Paraphrase

Visit our 2018 Bible Translation Guide for more information about the major differences between the clear, natural English of GOD’S WORD and other translations.


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