Parallel Verses

King James 2000

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

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, let us not love [merely] in theory or in speech but in deed and in truth (in practice and in sincerity).

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.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

My little children, let us not love 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.

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 whoever has this world's goods, and sees his brother have need, and shuts up his heart of compassion from him, how dwells the love of God in him? 18 My little children, let us not love in word, neither in tongue; but in deed and in truth. 19 And by this we know that we are of the truth, and shall assure our hearts before him.



Cross References

Romans 12:9

Let love be without hypocrisy. Abhor that which is evil; cleave to that which is good.

1 John 2:1

My little children, these things write I unto you, that you sin not. And if any man sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous:

Ezekiel 33:31

And they come unto you as the people comes, and they sit before you as my people, and they hear your words, but they will not do them: for with their mouth they show much love, but their heart goes after their covetousness.

Matthew 25:41-45

Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, you cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels:

Ephesians 4:15

But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, who is the head, even Christ:

1 Corinthians 13:4-7

Love suffers long, and is kind; love envies not; love vaunts not itself, is not puffed up,

Galatians 5:13

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

Galatians 6:1-2

Brethren, if a man be overtaken in a fault, you who are spiritual, restore such a one in the spirit of meekness; considering yourself, lest you also be tempted.

Ephesians 4:1-3

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

1 Thessalonians 1:3

Remembering without ceasing your work of faith, and labor of love, and patience of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ, in the sight of God and our Father;

James 2:15-16

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

1 Peter 1:22

Seeing you have purified your souls in obeying the truth through the Spirit unto sincere love of the brethren, see that you love one another with a pure heart fervently:

2 John 1:1-15

The elder unto the elect lady and her children, whom I love in the truth; and not I only, but also all they that have known the truth;

Exodus 33:21

And the LORD said, Behold, there is a place by me, and you shall stand upon a rock:

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