Monday, April 7, 2008

Coptic John 3:16-21

Loving the light

16.tai gar te qe enta pnoute mere pkosmos. Hwste peFShre nouwt aFtaaF Jekaas ouon nim etpisteue eroF nneFHe ebol alla eFeJi nouwnH Sa eneH
"For God loved the world so much/in this manner that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who is actively believing in him might not perish, but receive life forever.

17.nta pnoute gar tnneu peFShre an epkosmos Je eFekrine mpkosmos. alla Jekaas erepkosmos ouJai ebol HitootF
"For God did not send his Son into the world that he should judge the world, but so that the world should be saved through him.

18.petpisteue eroF nsenakrine mmoF an. pete nFpisteue de an hdh aukrine mmoF Je mpFpisteue epran mpShre nouwt nte pnoute
"The one who actively believes in him will not be judged, but the one who does not actively believe is judged already, because he did not actively believe in the name of the only Son of God.

19.tai de te tekrisis Je apouoein ei epkosmos auw anrwme mere pkake eHoue pouoein. nere neuHbhue gar Hoou pe
"And this is the judgment, that the light has come into the world, and the men loved the darkness more than the light because their works were wicked.

20.ouon gar nim etire nmpeqoou Fmoste mpouoein auw mefei Sa pouoein Jekaas enneuJpie neFHbhue Je seHoou
"For everyone who performs wickedness hates the light and does not come to the light, so that his works may not be convicted/reproached as wicked.

21.petire ntoF ntme SaFei Sa pouoin Jekaas ere neFHbhue ouwnH ebol Je ntaFaau Hm pnoute
"The one who performs instead the truth, comes toward the light, so that his works may be manifested/revealed, that he performed them in God."