New American Standard Bible
"For God did not send the Son into the world to judge the world, but 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.
Darby Bible Translation
For God has not sent his Son into the world that he may judge the world, but that the world may be saved through him.
World English Bible
For God didn't send his Son into the world to judge the world, but that the world should be saved through him.
Young's Literal Translation
For God did not send His Son to the world that he may judge the world, but that the world may be saved through him;
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
To condemn the world - Not to judge, or pronounce sentence on mankind. God might justly have sent him for this. Man deserved condemnation, and it would have been right to have pronounced it; but God was willing that there should be an offer of pardon, and the sentence of condemnation was delayed. But, although Jesus did not come then to condemn mankind, yet the time is coming when he will return to judge the living and the dead, Acts 17:31; 2 Corinthians 5:10; Matthew 25:31-46.
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God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.--JOHN 3:16. God . . . hath reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ, and hath given to us the ministry of reconciliation; to wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them; and hath committed unto us the word of reconciliation. Now then we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech you by us: …
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"For He whom God has sent speaks the words of God; for He gives the Spirit without measure.
"But the testimony which I have is greater than the testimony of John; for the works which the Father has given Me to accomplish-- the very works that I do-- testify about Me, that the Father has sent Me.
"You do not have His word abiding in you, for you do not believe Him whom He sent.
Jesus answered and said to them, "This is the work of God, that you believe in Him whom He has sent."
"For I have come down from heaven, not to do My own will, but the will of Him who sent Me.
"As the living Father sent Me, and I live because of the Father, so he who eats Me, he also will live because of Me.
"I know Him, because I am from Him, and He sent Me."
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