Cross-references Explore similar Bible verses on John 3:16 in English Standard Version "“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 1:29 The next day he saw Jesus coming toward him, and said, “Behold, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world! Joh 10:28 I give them eternal life, and they will never perish, and no one will snatch them out of my hand. Ro 5:8 but God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Ro 8:32 He who did not spare his own Son but gave him up for us all, how will he not also with him graciously give us all things? Eph 2:4 But God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us, 2Th 2:16 Now may our Lord Jesus Christ himself, and God our Father, who loved us and gave us eternal comfort and good hope through grace, 1Jo 3:1 See what kind of love the Father has given to us, that we should be called children of God; and so we are. The reason why the world does not know us is that it did not know him. 1Jo 4:9 In this the love of God was made manifest among us, that God sent his only Son into the world, so that we might live through him.