John 3:15
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English Standard Version
that whoever believes in him may have eternal life.

King James Bible
That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life.

American Standard Version
that whosoever believeth may in him have eternal life.

Douay-Rheims Bible
That whosoever believeth in him, may not perish; but may have life everlasting.

English Revised Version
that whosoever believeth may in him have eternal life.

Webster's Bible Translation
That whoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life.

Weymouth New Testament
in order that every one who trusts in Him may have the Life of the Ages."

John 3:15 Parallel
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Vincent's Word Studies

Believeth in Him (πιστεύων εἰς αὐτὸν)

The best texts read ἐν αὐτῷ, construing with have eternal life, and rendering may in Him have eternal life. So Rev.

Should not perish, but

The best texts omit.

Have eternal life

A characteristic phrase of John for live forever. See John 3:16, John 3:36; John 5:24; John 6:40, John 6:47, John 6:54; 1 John 3:15; 1 John 5:12.

The interview with Nicodemus closes with John 3:15; and the succeeding words are John's. This appears from the following facts: 1. The past tenses loved and gave, in John 3:16, better suit the later point of view from which John writes, after the atoning death of Christ was an accomplished historic fact, than the drift of the present discourse of Jesus before the full revelation of that work. 2. It is in John's manner to throw in explanatory comments of his own (John 1:16-18; John 12:37-41), and to do so abruptly. See John 1:15, John 1:16, and on and, John 1:16. 3. Joh 3:19 is in the same line of thought with John 1:9-11 in the Prologue; and the tone of that verse is historic, carrying the sense of past rejection, as loved darkness; were evil. 4. The phrase believe on the name is not used elsewhere by our Lord, but by John (John 1:12; John 2:23; 1 John 5:13). 5. The phrase only-begotten son is not elsewhere used by Jesus of himself, but in every case by the Evangelist (John 1:14, John 1:18; 1 John 4:9). 6. The phrase to do truth (John 3:21) occurs elsewhere only in 1 John 1:6.

John 3:15 Parallel Commentaries

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whosoever.

John 3:16,36 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish...

John 1:12 But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:

John 6:40,47 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...

John 11:25,26 Jesus said to her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believes in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live...

John 12:44-46 Jesus cried and said, He that believes on me, believes not on me, but on him that sent me...

John 20:31 But these are written, that you might believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God...

Isaiah 45:22 Look to me, and be you saved, all the ends of the earth: for I am God, and there is none else.

Mark 16:16 He that believes and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believes not shall be damned.

Acts 8:37 And Philip said, If you believe with all your heart, you may. And he answered and said, I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God.

Acts 16:30,31 And brought them out, and said, Sirs, what must I do to be saved...

Romans 5:1,2 Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ...

Romans 10:9-14 That if you shall confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus, and shall believe in your heart that God has raised him from the dead...

Galatians 2:16,20 Knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the law, but by the faith of Jesus Christ, even we have believed in Jesus Christ...

Hebrews 7:25 Why he is able also to save them to the uttermost that come to God by him, seeing he ever lives to make intercession for them.

Hebrews 10:39 But we are not of them who draw back to perdition; but of them that believe to the saving of the soul.

1 John 5:1,11-13 Whoever believes that Jesus is the Christ is born of God: and every one that loves him that begat loves him also that is begotten of him...

not.

John 5:24 Truly, truly, I say to you, He that hears my word, and believes on him that sent me, has everlasting life...

John 10:28-30 And I give to them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand...

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

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

Acts 13:41 Behold, you despisers, and wonder, and perish: for I work a work in your days, a work which you shall in no wise believe...

1 Corinthians 1:18 For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but to us which are saved it is the power of God.

2 Corinthians 4:3 But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost:

eternal.

John 17:2,3 As you have given him power over all flesh, that he should give eternal life to as many as you have given him...

Romans 5:21 That as sin has reigned to death, even so might grace reign through righteousness to eternal life by Jesus Christ our Lord.

Romans 6:22,23 But now being made free from sin, and become servants to God, you have your fruit to holiness, and the end everlasting life...

1 John 2:25 And this is the promise that he has promised us, even eternal life.

1 John 5:13,20 These things have I written to you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that you may know that you have eternal life...

Cross References
Numbers 21:9
So Moses made a bronze serpent and set it on a pole. And if a serpent bit anyone, he would look at the bronze serpent and live.

Isaiah 11:10
In that day the root of Jesse, who shall stand as a signal for the peoples--of him shall the nations inquire, and his resting place shall be glorious.

Matthew 25:46
And these will go away into eternal punishment, but the righteous into eternal life."

John 6:27
Do not work for the food that perishes, but for the food that endures to eternal life, which the Son of Man will give to you. For on him God the Father has set his seal."

John 20:31
but these are written so that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name.

1 John 2:25
And this is the promise that he made to us--eternal life.

1 John 5:11
And this is the testimony, that God gave us eternal life, and this life is in his Son.

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