THE MOST QUOTED SCRIPTURE IN THE BIBLE HANDS DOWN IS JOHN 3:16. IT IS CONSTANTLY REMINDED IN THE MINDS OF THE ENTIRE PLANET AT SPORTING EVENTS, CHURCHES, AND ANYWHERE A MASS GROUP OF PEOPLE GATHER. SOMEONE ALWAYS HAPPEN TO HAVE A JOHN 3:16 SIGN WAVING IN THE CROWD OR QUOTING IT.
HOWEVER, THE NEW TESTAMENT WAS WRITTEN IN PART HEBREW AND GREEK. SO, IF YOU WANT TO KNOW WHAT THE TRUE MEANINGS ARE BEHIND PARTICULAR WORDS, YOU MUST LOOK AT THE ORIGINAL WORD IN ITS ORIGINAL LANGUAGE. NO TRANSLATION IS PERFECT, THERE IS ALWAYS SOMETHING LOST IN TRANSLATION, WHICH IS A PROVEN FACT.
Lk 2:1 . And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus, that all the world should be taxed.
WORLD DEFINITION #1
G3625 oikoumene oy-kou-men'-ay
feminine participle present passive of G3611 (as noun, by implication, of G1093);
land, i.e. the (terrene part of the) globe; specially, the Roman empire.
KJV: earth, world.
Jn 3:16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
WORLD DEFINITION #2
G2889 kosmos kos'-mos
probably from the base of G2865;
orderly arrangement, i.e. decoration; by implication, the world (in a wide or narrow sense, including its inhabitants, literally or figuratively (morally)).
KJV: adorning, world.
1) an apt and harmonious arrangement or constitution, order, government
2) ornament, decoration, adornment, i.e. the arrangement of the stars, 'the heavenly hosts', as the ornament of the heavens. 1 Pet. 3:3
Hb 1:1 . God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets,
Hb 1:2 Hath in these last days spoken unto us by [his] Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds;
WORLD DEFINITION #3
G165 aion ahee-ohn'
from the same as G104;
properly, an age; by extension, perpetuity (also past); by implication, the world; specially (Jewish) a Messianic period (present or future). Compare G5550.
KJV: age, course, eternal, (for) ever(-more), (n-)ever, (beginning of the , while the) world (began, without end).
AV Mt 18:19 Again I say unto you, That if two of you shall agree on earth as touching any thing that they shall ask, it shall be done for them of my Father which is in heaven.
AV Mt 18:20 For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.
EARTH AS IN THE ENTIRE PLANET DEFINITION
G1093 ge ghay
contracted from a primary word;
soil; by extension a region, or the solid part or the whole of the terrene globe (including the occupants in each application).
KJV: country, earth(-ly), ground, land, world.