John 3:16 Comparison


by Tim Roach


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This a list of 31 different English Bible translations ranging in print dates from 1568 to 2005 that I referenced in the page:
Is there a trend to take God and/or His authority out of The Bible?

For this comparison I am using John 3:14-17



Bishops
Bishops Bible 1568
1568

Joh 3:14 And as Moyses lyft vp the serpent in the wyldernesse: euen so must the sonne of man be lyft vp:
Joh 3:15 That whosoeuer beleueth in hym, perishe not, but haue eternall lyfe.
Joh 3:16 For God so loued the worlde, that he gaue his only begotten sonne, that whosoeuer beleueth in hym, shoulde not perishe, but haue euerlastyng lyfe.
Joh 3:17 For God sent not his sonne into the worlde, to condempne the worlde: but that the worlde through hym myght be saued. He that beleueth on hym, is not condempned:



Geneva
Geneva Bible 1587
1587

Joh 3:14 And as Moses lift vp the serpent in the wildernesse, so must that Sonne of man be lift vp,
Joh 3:15 That whosoeuer beleeueth in him, shoulde not perish, but haue eternall life.
Joh 3:16 For God so loued the worlde, that hee hath giuen his onely begotten Sonne, that whosoeuer beleeueth in him, should not perish, but haue euerlasting life.
Joh 3:17 For God sent not his Sonne into the world, that he should condemne the world, but that the world through him might be saued.



GB
1599 Geneva Bible
1599

Joh 3:14 And as Moses lift vp the serpent in the wildernesse, so must that Sonne of man be lift vp,
Joh 3:15 That whosoeuer beleeueth in him, shoulde not perish, but haue eternall life.
Joh 3:16 For God so loued the worlde, that hee hath giuen his onely begotten Sonne, that whosoeuer beleeueth in him, should not perish, but haue euerlasting life.
Joh 3:17 For God sent not his Sonne into the world, that he should condemne the world, but that the world through him might be saued.



KJV-1611
1611 King James
1611

Joh 3:14 And as Moses lifted vp the serpent in the wildernesse: euen so must the Sonne of man be lifted vp:
Joh 3:15 That whosoeuer beleeueth in him, should not perish, but haue eternall life.
Joh 3:16 For God so loued ye world, that he gaue his only begotten Sonne: that whosoeuer beleeueth in him, should not perish, but haue euerlasting life.
Joh 3:17 For God sent not his Sonne into the world to condemne the world: but that the world through him might be saued.



DRB
Latin Vulgate by Bishop Richard Challoner,
1749-1752

Joh 3:14 And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the desert, so must the Son of man be lifted up:
Joh 3:15 That whosoever believeth in him may not perish, but may have life everlasting.
Joh 3:16 For God so loved the world, as to give his only begotten Son: that whosoever believeth in him may not perish, but may have life everlasting.
Joh 3:17 For God sent not his Son into the world, to judge the world: but that the world may be saved by him.



KJV
1769 King James Version of the Holy Bible
1769

Joh 3:14 And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of man be lifted up:
Joh 3:15 That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life.
Joh 3:16 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.
Joh 3:17 For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.



Webster
1833 Webster Bible
1833

Joh 3:14 And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of man be lifted up:
Joh 3:15 That whoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life.
Joh 3:16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only-begotten Son, that whoever believeth in him, should not perish, but have everlasting life.
Joh 3:17 For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through him may be saved.



Murdock
A Literal Translation from the Syriac Peshito Version.
1852

Joh 3:14 And as Moses elevated the serpent in the wilderness, so must the Son of man be lifted up:
Joh 3:15 that every one who believeth in him, may not perish, but may have life eternal.
Joh 3:16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth on him, should not perish, but should have life eternal.
Joh 3:17 For God sent not his Son into the world, to condemn the world; but that the world might live by means of him.



YLT
Young's Literal Translation of the Holy Bible
1862, 1898

Joh 3:14 `And as Moses did lift up the serpent in the wilderness, so it behoveth the Son of Man to be lifted up,
Joh 3:15 that every one who is believing in him may not perish, but may have life age-during,
Joh 3:16 for God did so love the world, that His Son--the only begotten--He gave, that every one who is believing in him may not perish, but may have life age-during.
Joh 3:17 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;



Darby
A literal translation of the Old Testament (1890)
and the New Testament (1884) By John Nelson Darby

Joh 3:14 And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, thus must the Son of man be lifted up,
Joh 3:15 that every one who believes on him may not perish, but have life eternal.
Joh 3:16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only-begotten Son, that whosoever believes on him may not perish, but have life eternal.
Joh 3:17 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.



ASV
The American Standard Version of 1901
1901

Joh 3:14 And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of man be lifted up;
Joh 3:15 that whosoever believeth may in him have eternal life.
Joh 3:16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth on him should not perish, but have eternal life.
Joh 3:17 For God sent not the Son into the world to judge the world; but that the world should be saved through him.



WNT
NEW TESTAMENT IN MODERN SPEECH by Richard F. Weymouth
1912

Joh 3:14 And just as Moses lifted high the serpent in the Desert, so must the Son of Man be lifted up,
Joh 3:15 in order that every one who trusts in Him may have the Life of the Ages."
Joh 3:16 For so greatly did God love the world that He gave His only Son, that every one who trusts in Him may not perish but may have the Life of Ages.
Joh 3:17 For God did not send His Son into the world to judge the world, but that the world might be saved through Him.



BBE
1949/1964 Bible In Basic English
1964

Joh 3:14 As the snake was lifted up by Moses in the waste land, even so it is necessary for the Son of man to be lifted up:
Joh 3:15 So that whoever has faith may have in him eternal life.
Joh 3:16 For God had such love for the world that he gave his only Son, so that whoever has faith in him may not come to destruction but have eternal life.
Joh 3:17 God did not send his Son into the world to be judge of the world; he sent him so that the world might have salvation through him.



NIV
New International Version
1984

Joh 3:14 Just as Moses lifted up the snake in the desert, so the Son of Man must be lifted up,
Joh 3:15 that everyone who believes in him may have eternal life.[e]
Joh 3:16 "For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son,[f] that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.
Joh 3:17 For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him.



GNB
Good News Bible Second Edition
1992

Joh 3:14 As Moses lifted up the bronze snake on a pole in the desert, in the same way the Son of Man must be lifted up,
Joh 3:15 so that everyone who believes in him may have eternal life.
Joh 3:16 For God loved the world so much that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him may not die but have eternal life.
Joh 3:17 For God did not send his Son into the world to be its judge, but to be its savior.



CEV
Contemporary English Version 1995 by American Bible Society.
1995

Joh 3:14 And the Son of Man must be lifted up, just as that metal snake was lifted up by Moses in the desert.
Joh 3:15 Then everyone who has faith in the Son of Man will have eternal life.
Joh 3:16 God loved the people of this world so much that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who has faith in him will have eternal life and never really die.
Joh 3:17 God did not send his Son into the world to condemn its people. He sent him to save them!



GW
1995 by GOD'S WORD
1995

Joh 3:14 "As Moses lifted up the snake on a pole in the desert, so the Son of Man must be lifted up.
Joh 3:15 Then everyone who believes in him will have eternal life."
Joh 3:16 God loved the world this way: He gave his only Son so that everyone who believes in him will not die but will have eternal life.
Joh 3:17 God sent his Son into the world, not to condemn the world, but to save the world.



Modern King James Version,
1998

Joh 3:14 But even as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of Man be lifted up,
Joh 3:15 so that whosoever believes in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
Joh 3:16 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.
Joh 3:17 For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but so that the world might be saved through Him.



NIRV
New International Reader's Version
1998

Joh 3:14 Moses lifted up the snake in the desert. The Son of Man must be lifted up also.
Joh 3:15 Then everyone who believes in him can live with God forever.
Joh 3:16 "God loved the world so much that he gave his one and only Son. Anyone who believes in him will not die but will have eternal life.
Joh 3:17 "God did not send his Son into the world to judge the world. He sent his Son to save the world through him.



LITV
Literal Translation of the Holy Bible,
2000

Joh 3:14 And even as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, so must the Son of Man be lifted up,
Joh 3:15 that everyone believing into Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
Joh 3:16 For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that everyone believing into Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
Joh 3:17 For God did not send His Son into the world that He might judge the world, but that the world might be saved through Him.



WEB
The World English Bible
(2000?)

Joh 3:14 As Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of Man be lifted up,
Joh 3:15 that whoever believes in him should not perish, but have eternal life.
Joh 3:16 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.
Joh 3:17 For God didn't send his Son into the world to judge the world, but that the world should be saved through him.



HNV
The Hebrew Names Version (HNV) of the World English Bible
(2000?)

Joh 3:14 As Moshe lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of Man be lifted up,
Joh 3:15 that whoever believes in him should not perish, but have eternal life.
Joh 3:16 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.
Joh 3:17 For God didn't send his Son into the world to judge the world, but that the world should be saved through him.



ALT
Analytical-Literal Translation of the New Testament of the Holy Bible.
2001

Joh 3:14 "And just as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, so it is necessary [for] the Son of Humanity to be lifted up,
Joh 3:15 so that every [one] believing [or, trusting] in Him shall not perish, _but_ shall be having eternal life.
Joh 3:16 "For God so loved the world that He gave His only-begotten [or, unique] Son, so that every [one] believing [or, trusting] in Him shall not perish, _but_ shall be having eternal life!
Joh 3:17 "For God did not send His Son into the world so that He should judge the world, _but_ so that the world shall be saved through Him.



ESV
English Standard Version,
2001

Joh 3:14 And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, so must the Son of Man be lifted up,
Joh 3:15 that whoever believes in him may have eternal life.
Joh 3:16 "For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.
Joh 3:17 For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him.



ISV
International Standard Version v1.2.2
2001

Joh 3:14 Just as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, so must the Son of Man be lifted up,
Joh 3:15 so that everyone who believes in him may have eternal life.
Joh 3:16 "For this is how God loved the world: He gave his unique Son so that everyone who believes in him might not perish but have eternal life.
Joh 3:17 For God sent the Son into the world, not to condemn the world, but that the world might be saved through him.



MSG
THE MESSAGE: The Bible in Contemporary Language
2002

Joh 3:14 In the same way that Moses lifted the serpent in the desert so people could have something to see and then believe, it is necessary for the Son of Man to be lifted up--
Joh 3:15 and everyone who looks up to him, trusting and expectant, will gain a real life, eternal life.
Joh 3:16 "This is how much God loved the world: He gave his Son, his one and only Son. And this is why: so that no one need be destroyed; by believing in him, anyone can have a whole and lasting life.
Joh 3:17 God didn't go to all the trouble of sending his Son merely to point an accusing finger, telling the world how bad it was. He came to help, to put the world right again.



EMTV
English Majority Text Version (EMTV) of the Holy Bible, New Testament.
2003

Joh 3:14 And just as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of Man be lifted up,
Joh 3:15 that everyone who believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life.
Joh 3:16 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.
Joh 3:17 For God did not send His Son into the world so that He might condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved.



HCSB
Holman Christian Standard Bible
2003

Joh 3:14 Just as Moses lifted up the snake in the wilderness, so the Son of Man must be lifted up,
Joh 3:15 so that everyone who believes in Him will [i] have eternal life.
Joh 3:16 "For God loved the world in this way: He gave His One and Only Son, so that everyone who believes in Him will not perish but have eternal life.
Joh 3:17 For God did not send His Son into the world that He might judge the world, but that the world might be saved through Him.



MRC
Messianic Renewed Covenant, Field Edition
2004

Joh 3:14 "And as Moshe lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, so must the Son of Man be lifted up;
Joh 3:15 "that whoever believes in Him may have eternal life.
Joh 3:16 "For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish, but have eternal life.
Joh 3:17 "For God did not send His Son into the world to judge the world, but that the world might be saved through Him.



TNIV
TODAY'S NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION
2005 by Biblica.

Joh 3:14 Just as Moses lifted up the snake in the wilderness, so the Son of Man must be lifted up,
Joh 3:15 that everyone who believes may have eternal life in him."
Joh 3:16 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.
Joh 3:17 For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him.



NCV
New Century Version
2005

Joh 3:14 "Just as Moses lifted up the snake in the desert, the Son of Man must also be lifted up.
Joh 3:15 So that everyone who believes can have eternal life in him.
Joh 3:16 "God loved the world so much that he gave his one and only Son so that whoever believes in him may not be lost, but have eternal life.
Joh 3:17 God did not send his Son into the world to judge the world guilty, but to save the world through him.






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