GOD’S WORD Translation Comparison

Verses We Love – a Comparison of John 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.
GOD’S WORD Translation
Closest Natural Equivalence

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.
King James Version
Word-for-Word

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.
New International Version
Thought-for-Thought

For God loved the world so much that he gave his only Son so that anyone who believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.
The Living Bible
Paraphrase

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