Parallel Verses

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.

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;

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, if any one has worldly possessions, and yet looks on while his Brother is in want, and steels his heart against him, how can it be said that the love of God is within him? 18 My children, do not let our love be mere words, or end in talk; let it be true and show itself in acts. 19 By that we shall know that we are on the side of the Truth; and we shall satisfy ourselves in God's sight,



Cross References

Romans 12:9

Let your love be sincere. Hate the wrong; cling to the right.

1 John 2:1

My children, I am writing to you to keep you from sinning; but if any one should sin, we have one who can plead for us with the Father--Jesus Christ, the Righteous--

1 John 2:1

My children, I am writing to you to keep you from sinning; but if any one should sin, we have one who can plead for us with the Father--Jesus Christ, the Righteous--

Matthew 25:41-45

Then he will say to those on his left 'Go from my presence, accursed, into the 'aeonian fire which has been prepared for the Devil and his angels.'

Ephesians 4:15

But holding the truth in a spirit of love, we shall grow into complete union with him who is our Head--Christ himself.

1 Corinthians 13:4-7

Love is long-suffering, and kind; Love is never envious, never boastful, never conceited, never behaves unbecomingly;

Galatians 5:13

Remember, Brothers, to you the Call came to give you freedom. Only do not make your freedom an opportunity for self-indulgence, but serve one another in a loving spirit.

Galatians 6:1-2

Brothers, even if a man should be caught committing a sin, you who are spiritually minded should, in a gentle spirit, help him to recover himself, taking care lest any one of you also should be tempted.

Ephesians 4:1-3

I urge you, then--I who am a prisoner in the Master's cause-- to live lives worthy of the Call that you have received;

1 Thessalonians 1:3

Recalling continually before our God and Father the efforts that have resulted from your faith, the toil prompted by your love, and the patient endurance sustained by your hope in our Lord Jesus Christ.

James 2:15-16

Suppose some Brother or Sister should be in want of clothes and of daily bread,

1 Peter 1:22

Now that, by your obedience to the Truth, you have purified your lives, so that there is growing up among you a genuine brotherly affection, love one another earnestly with all your hearts;

2 John 1:1-15

To an eminent Christian Lady, and to her Children, from the Officer of the Church. I sincerely love you all, and not I only, but also all those who have learned to know the Truth.

2 John 1:1

To an eminent Christian Lady, and to her Children, from the Officer of the Church. I sincerely love you all, and not I only, but also all those who have learned to know the Truth.

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