Free willers insist that "world means world means world". And they quote verses with the word "world" to "prove" that salvation is available to every person. The problem is that they quote verses that do not qualify what "world" means. They simply assign meaning to it that fits their views. To be fair, Calvinists can do the same thing, because those particular verses do not qualify what "world" means. It can mean many things. It can mean every person, ever. It can mean every nation. It can mean Jews and Gentiles alike. It can mean "I am not excluding any particular geographical slice of the world, although I don't necessarily mean every person". Fortunately, we do have other scriptures that qualify the word "world" in ways that cannot be redefined to mean what people want the word to mean. Here is an example. This example contains both -- qualified terms and unqualified terms. So you could conceivably remove a verse here and there and redefine world to whatever you want it to mean. But in the context of the whole passage, it is clear that "world" does NOT mean every person. In some cases, it even means "specifically those people who hate God and do not belong to Jesus". Yet it is still the word "world" even though it means exclusively only those who are NOT chosen. I have emphasized those passages and areas that not only use the word "world" but also those that give the entire passage the proper context. I have also emphasized words that demonstrate that this passage cannot possibly refer only to the Jews or only to the Gentiles. As you can see, "world" means many different things in this chapter alone, depending on the context. Yet the overall message is clear. The world [in general] is condemned. But God has given some people to Jesus out of the world. They will remain in the world for God's purpose. But they do not belong to the world. Jesus wants the world to know Him, but He immediately follows that with the qualification, they also, whom you have given me. So when He says the message is to go out into the world, the purpose is to gather those whom God has given Him. Not to gather every person. I don't expect this to change the mind of any free willer, but I do hope this demonstrates that you can't just pick a verse with the word "world" in it, assign it the meaning you want it to have, and then pretend the rest of scripture doesn't exist. This principle applies to both Calvinists and free willers. Unfortunately for the free willers, the context above harmonizes with Calvinism, not free will.