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17 For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world,[a] but that the world should be saved through him. 18 The one who believes in him is not condemned.[b] The one who does not believe has been condemned[c] already, because he has not believed in the name of the one and only[d] Son of God. 19 Now this is the basis for judging:[e] that the light has come into the world and people[f] loved the darkness rather than the light, because their deeds were evil.

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Footnotes

  1. John 3:17 sn That is, “to judge the world to be guilty and liable to punishment.”
  2. John 3:18 tn Grk “judged.”
  3. John 3:18 tn Grk “judged.”
  4. John 3:18 tn See the note on the term “one and only” in 3:16.
  5. John 3:19 tn Or “this is the reason for God judging,” or “this is how judgment works.”
  6. John 3:19 tn Grk “and men,” but in a generic sense, referring to people of both genders (as “everyone” in v. 20 makes clear).
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