Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

Little children, let us not love with word or with tongue, but in deed and truth.

King James Version

My little children, let us not love in word, neither in tongue; but in deed and in truth.

Holman Bible

Little children, we must not love with word or speech, but with truth and action.

International Standard Version

Little children, we must stop expressing love merely by our words and manner of speech; we must love also in action and in truth.

A Conservative Version

My Little children, we should not love in word, nor with the tongue, but in deed and in truth.

American Standard Version

My Little children, let us not love in word, neither with the tongue; but in deed and truth.

Amplified

Little children (believers, dear ones), let us not love [merely in theory] with word or with tongue [giving lip service to compassion], but in action and in truth [in practice and in sincerity, because practical acts of love are more than words].

An Understandable Version

Little children [i.e., dear ones], we should not [merely] claim to love [people], or [even just] talk about it, but [we should love] by what we do [for them] in a genuine way.

Anderson New Testament

My little children, let us not love in word, nor in tongue, but in deed, and in truth.

Bible in Basic English

My little children, do not let our love be in word and in tongue, but let it be in act and in good faith.

Common New Testament

Little children, let us not love in word or tongue but in deed and in truth.

Daniel Mace New Testament

my dear children, let not our love be only in the language of our lips, but in the real effects of the heart.

Darby Translation

Children, let us not love with word, nor with tongue, but in deed and in truth.

Emphatic Diaglott Bible

My little children, let us not love in word, nor in tongue; but in deed, and in truth.

Godbey New Testament

Little children, let us love with divine love not in word, nor in tongue; but in deed and in truth.

Goodspeed New Testament

Dear children, let us love not with words or lips only but in reality and truth.

John Wesley New Testament

My beloved children, let us love not in word, neither in tongue, but in deed and in truth.

Julia Smith Translation

My little children, we should not love in word, neither in tongue; but in work and truth.

King James 2000

My little children, let us not love in word, neither in tongue; but in deed and in truth.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Little children, let us not love with word or with tongue, but in deed and truth.

Modern King James verseion

My children, let us not love in word or in tongue, but in deed and in truth.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

My little children, let us not love in word, nor with the tongue: but with the deed, and of a truth:

Moffatt New Testament

My dear children, let us put our love not into words or into talk but into deeds, and make it real.

Montgomery New Testament

My children, let us not love in word nor in talk, but in deed and in truth.

NET Bible

Little children, let us not love with word or with tongue but in deed and truth.

New Heart English Bible

Little children, let us not love in word only, neither with the tongue only, but in deed and truth.

Noyes New Testament

My children, let us not love in word, nor in tongue, but in deed and in truth.

Sawyer New Testament

My little children, let us not love in word nor tongue, but in work and truth.

The Emphasized Bible

Dear children! Let us not be loving in word, nor yet with the tongue, but in deed and truth.

Thomas Haweis New Testament

My dear children, let us not love in word and in tongue, but in deed and in truth;

Twentieth Century New Testament

My children, do not let our love be mere words, or end in talk; let it be true and show itself in acts.

Webster

My little children, let us not love in word, neither in tongue, but in deed and in truth.

Weymouth New Testament

Dear children, let us not love in words only nor with the lips, but in deed and in truth.

Williams New Testament

Dear children, let us stop loving with words or lips alone, but let us love with actions and in truth.

World English Bible

My little children, let's not love in word only, neither with the tongue only, but in deed and truth.

Worrell New Testament

Little children, let us not love in word, neither with the tongue, but in deed and in truth.

Worsley New Testament

My little children, let us not love in word, or in tongue only, but in deed and in truth.

Youngs Literal Translation

My little children, may we not love in word nor in tongue, but in word and in truth!

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
My
μοῦ 
Mou 
my, me, mine, I, mine own
Usage: 313

τεκνίον 
Teknion 
Usage: 8

let us
G25
ἀγαπάω 
Agapao 
Usage: 92

not
μή 
me 
not, no, that not, God forbid 9, lest, neither, no man , but, none, not translated,
Usage: 493

G25
ἀγαπάω 
Agapao 
Usage: 92

in word
λόγος 
Logos 
word, saying, account, speech, Word , thing, not tr,
Usage: 256

μηδέ 
mede 
neither, nor, not, nor yet, not once, no not, not so much as
Usage: 31

in tongue
γλῶσσα 
Glossa 
Usage: 48

but
ἀλλά 
Alla 
but, yea, yet, nevertheless, howbeit, nay, therefore, save, not tr,
Usage: 461

in deed
ἔργον 
Ergon 
Usage: 130

and

and, also, even, both, then, so, likewise, not tr., , vr and
Usage: 0

Devotionals

Devotionals containing 1 John 3:18

Images 1 John 3:18

Prayers for 1 John 3:18

Context Readings

God Is Love, So Love One Another

17 But whosoever has this world's goods and sees his brother have need and shuts up his bowels of compassion from him, how does the charity of God abide in him? 18 Little children, let us not love with word or with tongue, but in deed and truth. 19 And in this we know that we are of the truth and have our hearts certified before him.



Cross References

Romans 12:9

Let love be without dissimulation, abhorring that which is evil, causing you to come unto that which is good;

1 John 2:1

My little children, I write these things unto you, that ye sin not; and if anyone has sinned, we have an Advocate before the Father, Jesus, the righteous Christ;

Ezekiel 33:31

And they shall come unto thee as the people come, and they shall be before thee, my people, and they shall hear thy words, but they shall not do them; for with their mouth they flatter, but their heart goes after their covetousness.

Matthew 25:41-45

Then he shall also say unto those who shall be on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into eternal fire, prepared for the devil and his angels;

Ephesians 4:15

but following the truth in charity, let us grow up into him in all things, who is the head, the Christ:

1 Corinthians 13:4-7

Charity suffers long and is benign; charity envies not; charity does nothing without due reason, is not puffed up,

Galatians 5:13

For, brethren, ye have been called unto liberty; only do not use liberty for an occasion to the flesh, but by charity serve one another.

Galatians 6:1-2

Brethren, if anyone is overtaken in a fault, ye who are spiritual restore such a one in the spirit of meekness, considering thyself lest thou also be tempted.

Ephesians 4:1-3

I therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you that ye walk worthy of the vocation with which ye are called,

1 Thessalonians 1:3

remembering without ceasing the work of your faith and labour and charity and of waiting with the hope of our Lord Jesus Christ in the sight of our God and Father,

James 2:15-16

If a brother or sister is naked and destitute of daily food,

1 Peter 1:22

Having purified your souls in the obedience of the truth, by the Spirit, in unfeigned brotherly love, love one another with a pure heart fervently,

2 John 1:1-15

The elder unto the chosen lady and her sons, whom I love in the truth, and not I only, but also all those that have known the truth,

Exodus 33:21

And the LORD continued saying, Behold, there is a place by me, and thou shalt stand upon the rock;

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