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Most Widely Quoted Bible Verse

One of the most widely quoted verses from the Christian Bible, and has been called the most famous Bible verse. It has also been called the “Gospel in a nutshell”. From the Gospel of John it reads:

John 3:16For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. – John 3:16

The verse occurs in a narrative in the New Testament third chapter of John taking place in Jerusalem. Nicodemus, a member of the ruling council (sanhedrin), comes to talk with Jesus, whom he calls Rabbi. Jesus’ miracles have convinced Nicodemus that Jesus is sent from God. In reply, Jesus answered, “Very truly I tell you, no one can enter the kingdom of God unless they are born of water and the Spirit. Flesh gives birth to flesh, but the Spirit gives birth to spirit.” (John 3:5-6)  John 3:16 builds upon Jesus’ lesson to Nicodemus: that belief in Jesus is necessary for eternal life. (Ref. Wikipedia)

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