Parallel Verses

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:

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.

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 He, then, that hath the substance of the world, and seeth his brother have need, and shutteth up his compassion from him: how dwelleth the love of God in him? 18 My little children, let us not love in word, nor with the tongue: but with the deed, and of a truth: 19 for thereby we know that we be of the truth, and so shall we certify our hearts in his sight.



Cross References

Romans 12:9

Let love be without dissimulation. Hate that which is evil, and cleave unto that which is good.

1 John 2:1

My little children, these things write I unto you, that ye should sin not: if, though, any man sin, yet we have an Advocate with the father, even Jesus Christ, which is righteous.

Ezekiel 33:31

These come unto thee, after the manner of a great people: yea, my people sit down before thee, and hear thy words, but they do not thereafter: for in their mouths they show themselves, as though they were fervent, but their heart goeth after their own covetous lucre.

Matthew 25:41-45

Then shall the King say unto them that shall be on the left hand, 'Depart from me ye cursed, into everlasting fire, which is prepared for the devil and his angels.

Ephesians 4:15

But let us follow the truth in love, and in all things grow in him which is the head, that is to say Christ,

1 Corinthians 13:4-7

Love suffereth long, and is courteous. Love envieth not. Love doth not forwardly, swelleth not,

Galatians 5:13

Brethren, ye were called into liberty, only let not your liberty be an occasion unto the flesh but in love serve one another.

Galatians 6:1-2

Brethren, if any man be fallen by chance into any fault, ye which are spiritual, help to amend him, in the spirit of meekness; considering thyself, lest thou also be tempted.

Ephesians 4:1-3

I therefore which am in bonds for the Lord's sake, exhort you, that ye walk worthy of the vocation wherewith ye are called,

1 Thessalonians 1:3

without ceasing, and call to remembrance your work in the faith, and labour in love and perseverance in the hope of our Lord Jesus Christ, in the sight of God our father:

James 2:15-16

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

1 Peter 1:22

And forasmuch as ye have purified your souls through the spirit, in obeying the truth for to love brotherly without feigning, see that ye love one another with a pure heart, fervently:

2 John 1:1-15

The elder, to the elect lady and her children which I love in the truth: And not I only, but also all that have known the truth,

Exodus 33:21

And the LORD said, "Behold, there is a place by me, and thou shalt stand upon a rock,

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