John 3:35 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓]

John 3:35, NIV: "The Father loves the Son and has placed everything in his hands."

John 3:35, ESV: "The Father loves the Son and has given all things into his hand."

John 3:35, KJV: "The Father loveth the Son, and hath given all things into his hand."

John 3:35, NASB: "The Father loves the Son and has entrusted all things to His hand."

John 3:35, NLT: "The Father loves his Son and has put everything into his hands."

John 3:35, CSB: "The Father loves the Son and has given all things into his hands."

What does John 3:35 mean? [⇑ See verse text ⇑]

Jesus frequently claims to have the Father's knowledge (John 12:49), power (John 5:36), and authority (Matthew 28:18). In this way, He claims to be equal to God. The gospel of John clearly says that Jesus is not merely similar to God—He is God (John 1:1; John 1:14). This is another useful demonstration of the Trinity, which is the idea that God is three persons in one being: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Jesus' message is that of God, which is why a person cannot reject Christ without rejecting God (1 John 5:10). If a person will not accept Jesus, then they cannot be saved (John 3:18)—Jesus is the one and only way to the Father (John 14:6).

The fact that God the Father loves God the Son makes His willingness to send Him to us that much more amazing (1 John 4:9–10). Jesus' sacrifice on the cross was not just a gift, it was a very costly one.