Parallel Verses

Williams New Testament

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

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 anyone has the world's means of supporting life and sees his brother in need and closes his heart against him, how can love to God remain in him? 18 Dear children, let us stop loving with words or lips alone, but let us love with actions and in truth. 19 In this way we shall know by experience that we are on the side of the truth, and satisfy our consciences in God's sight,



Cross References

Romans 12:9

Your love must be true. You must always turn in horror from what is wrong, but keep on holding to what is right.

1 John 2:1

My dear children, I am writing you this so that you may not sin; yet if anyone ever sins, we have One who pleads our case with the Father, Jesus Christ, One who is righteous.

1 John 2:1

My dear children, I am writing you this so that you may not sin; yet if anyone ever sins, we have One who pleads our case with the Father, Jesus Christ, One who is righteous.

Matthew 25:41-45

"Then He will say to those at His left, 'Be gone from me, you who are now cursed, to the everlasting fire prepared for the devil and his angels.

Ephesians 4:15

But, on the other hand, we shall go on holding to the truth and in love growing up into perfect union with Him, that is, Christ Himself who is the Head.

1 Corinthians 13:4-7

Love is so patient and so kind; love never boils with jealousy; it never boasts, is never puffed with pride;

Galatians 5:13

For you, brothers, were called to freedom; only you must not let your freedom be an excuse for the gratification of your lower nature, but in love be slaves to one another.

Galatians 6:1-2

Brothers, if anybody is caught in the very act of doing wrong, you who are spiritual, in the spirit of gentleness, must set him right; each of you continuing to think of yourself, for you may be tempted too.

Ephesians 4:1-3

So I, a prisoner for the Lord's sake, entreat you to live lives worthy of the call you have received,

1 Thessalonians 1:3

for we can never for a moment before our God forget your energizing faith, your toiling love, and your enduring hope in our Lord Jesus Christ.

James 2:15-16

If some brother or sister is thinly clad and has no food for the day,

1 Peter 1:22

Since you have purified your souls by obeying the truth, in sincere love for the brotherhood you must love one another heartily and fervently,

2 John 1:1-15

The Elder to the chosen lady and her children, whom I truly love, and not only I but all who know the truth,

2 John 1:1

The Elder to the chosen lady and her children, whom I truly love, and not only I but all who know the truth,

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