16“For God loved # Jn 12:43; 1Co 13:1; Gl 2:20; Col 1:13; 3:12; 1Th 1:4; 2Th 2:13,16; 1Jn 4:7-12; Jd 1 the world in this way: # 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. He gave His One and Only # 1Jn 4:9 Son, # Jn 5:19; Heb 1:2 so that everyone who believes in Him will not perish but have eternal life. # Jn 12:25; Rm 5:8; 1Jn 3:16; 4:9-10

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