17 (A)[a]For God sent not his Son into the world, that he should [b]condemn the world, but that the [c]world through him might be saved.

18 He that believeth in him, is not condemned: but he that believeth not, is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the Name of that only begotten Son of God.

19 (B)[d]And this is the [e]condemnation, that that light came into the world, and men loved darkness rather than that light, because their deeds were evil.

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Footnotes

  1. John 3:17 Not Christ, but the despising of Christ doth condemn.
  2. John 3:17 That is, to be the cause of the condemning of the world, for indeed sins are the cause of death, but Christ shall judge the quick and the dead.
  3. John 3:17 Not only the people of the Jews, but whosoever shall believe in him.
  4. John 3:19 Only wickedness is the cause, why men refuse the light that is offered them.
  5. John 3:19 That is, the cause of condemnation, which sticketh fast in men, unless through God’s great benefit they be delivered from it.