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- You… - God loves You, and this is an instructional statement from Him to You
- …can fool… - the central concept of organized religion and government
- …some of the people… - outwitting others is achieved through faith, not human works
- …all of the time… - references “As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end”
- …and those are the ones… - implies the doctrine of hell for unbelievers
- …you want to concentrate on. – salvation is open to all, but the real reward is for You, the truly smart and saved.
The original Greek is as follows:
Μπορείτε ανόητος μερικοί από τους ανθρώπους όλος ο χρόνος, και εκείνοι είναι αυτοί που θέλετε να επικεντρωθείτε.
This could be literally translated as: Can foolish certain from the persons all the time, and those are those where you want to be focused.
American Standard Version: They can deceive some the people all the time, and those are those, which would like themselves to concentrate on you.
King James Version: Thou canst brail upon several of the Children of Time everlastingly; yea, these be they that thou wishest to focus thyself upon.
New International Version: Some of the time it is possible to deceive and, as for those people, it is something which you think that you would like to ponder on.
Good News Translation: The person of the hour when it spreads out all what kind of, there is a possibility to act foolishly, them you concentrate upon as above and Sip them.
Rollen Stewart Version: Take some illegal aliens hostage and then spend the rest of your life in jail.
Public Allusions To
Both the believing and unfaithful public have had a great deal of fun with John 3:16. People have carried it into sporting events, airport lounges, and gameshows. Extremely playful and good with children, John 3:16 likes to be seen on TV and as the sometime object of parody, can laugh at itself. John 3:16 is only available from Costco, and comes on a piece of bristolboard at least three feet square in the cheerful color of your choice.
A little-known verse following its more famous cousin, John 3:17 describes the wrath of God:
When I take action, I'm not going to fire a $2 million missile at a $10 empty tent and hit a camel in the butt. It's going to be decisive.