16 “For God loved(A) the world in this way:[a] He gave His One and Only(B) Son,(C) so that everyone who believes in Him will not perish but have eternal life.(D)

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Footnotes

  1. John 3:16 The Gk word houtos, commonly translated in Jn 3:16 as “so” or “so much” occurs over 200 times in the NT. Almost without exception it is an adverb of manner, not degree (for example, see Mt 1:18). It only means “so much” when modifying an adjective (see Gl 3:3; Rv 16:18). Manner seems primarily in view in Jn 3:16, which explains the HCSB‘s rendering.