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21 Day Challenge Love in any Language

A few weeks ago I finished the 21 day challenge with some boys of my youth group the Book Of John in 21 days. I also blogged about it here, adding some bible study questions and with the help of Bible gateway, I put every day’s passage in a different version of the Bible. I also showed daily what the most famous verse in the Bible (John 3:16) looked like in each version.

Below I have listed all 21 versions and John 3:16 in a handy dandy chart. I’ll be back with some more random acts soon.

VersionText of John 3:16
New International Version (NIV)For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.
New American Standard Bible (NASB)For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life.
English Standard Version (ESV)For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.
Living Bible (TLB)For God loved the world so much that he gave his only Son so that anyone who believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.
Good News Translation (GNT)For God loved the world so much that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him may not die but have eternal life.
The MessageThis is how much God loved the world: He gave his Son, his one and only Son. And this is why: so that no one need be destroyed; by believing in him, anyone can have a whole and lasting life.
J.B. Phillips New TestamentFor God loved the world so much that he gave his only Son, so that every one who believes in him shall not be lost, but should have eternal life. 
King James Version (KJV)For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
Revised Standard Version (RSV)For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.
Amplified Bible (AMP)For God so [greatly] loved and dearly prized the world, that He [even] gave His [One and] [a]only begotten Son, so that whoever believes and trusts in Him [as Savior] shall not perish, but have eternal life.
American Standard Version (ASV)For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth on him should not perish, but have eternal life.
1599 Geneva BibleFor God so loveth the world, that he hath given his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him, should not perish, but have everlasting life.
International Children’s Bible (ICB)For God loved the world so much that he gave his only Son. God gave his Son so that whoever believes in him may not be lost, but have eternal life.
New Century Version (NCV)God loved the world so much that he gave his one and only Son so that whoever believes in him may not be lost, but have eternal life.
New Life Version (NLV)For God so loved the world that He gave His only Son. Whoever puts his trust in God’s Son will not be lost but will have life that lasts forever.
New Living Translation (NLT)For this is how God loved the world: He gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life.
New International Readers Version
(NIrV)
God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son. Anyone who believes in him will not die but will have eternal life.
New King James Version (NKJV)For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.
New Revised STandard Version (NRSV) For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him may not perish but may have eternal life.
Revised Geneva Version (RGV)For God so loves the world, that He has given His only begotten Son; that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.
Contemporary English Version (CEV)God loved the people of this world so much that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who has faith in him will have eternal life and never really die.