English Standard Version (ESV)
For God So Loved the World
16 “For God so loved the world,[a] that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.
King James Version (KJV)
36 He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him.
And I'm so glad! My salvation was sure and real for me even at a young age, because I had asked Jesus into my heart. A sister and I once practiced a special number for church, "He Lives!" I loved it, even though my talent for singing was dubious. Something happened and our song was cancelled but it's probably just as well. I may have embarrassed my sister terribly, since she could carry a tune. My singing in church since then has always been done in the pews; although, I've done plenty of singing in my car or at home alone. I still love the hymn, so I'll sing it along with Alan Jackson. And if you ask me how I know He lives, I'll answer with all sincerity and certainty, "He lives within my heart."
Alan Jackson - He Lives