Parallel Verses

Bible in Basic English

For loving God is keeping his laws: and his laws are not hard.

New American Standard Bible

For this is the love of God, that we keep His commandments; and His commandments are not burdensome.

King James Version

For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments: and his commandments are not grievous.

Holman Bible

For this is what love for God is: to keep His commands. Now His commands are not a burden,

International Standard Version

For this demonstrates our love for God: We keep his commandments, and his commandments are not difficult,

A Conservative Version

For this is the love of God, that we may keep his commandments. And his commandments are not burdensome.

American Standard Version

For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments: and his commandments are not grievous.

Amplified

For the [true] love of God is this: that we habitually keep His commandments and remain focused on His precepts. And His commandments and His precepts are not difficult [to obey].

An Understandable Version

For this is [real evidence of] our love for God: [It is] obeying what He commands us to do. And obeying His commands does not cause us any grief [or, unpleasantness].

Anderson New Testament

For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments; and his commandments are not burdensome.

Common New Testament

For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments. And his commandments are not burdensome.

Daniel Mace New Testament

for our love of God consists in the observation of his precepts: precepts that are far from being grievous.

Darby Translation

For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments; and his commandments are not grievous.

Emphatic Diaglott Bible

For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments: and his commandments are not burdensome;

Godbey New Testament

For this is the divine love of God, that we may keep his commandments: and his commandments are not heavy:

Goodspeed New Testament

For loving God means obeying his commands, and his commands are not burdensome,

John Wesley New Testament

For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments; and his commandments are not grievous.

Julia Smith Translation

For this is the love of God, that we keep his commands: and his commands are not heavy.

King James 2000

For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments: and his commandments are not burdensome.

Lexham Expanded Bible

For this is the love of God: that we keep his commandments. And his commandments are not burdensome,

Modern King James verseion

For this is the love of God, that we keep His commandments, and His commandments are not burdensome.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

This is the love of God, that we keep his commandments, and his commandments are not grievous.

Moffatt New Testament

(for love to God means keeping his commands). And his commands are not irksome,

Montgomery New Testament

For love to God means obeying his commandments; and his commandments are not irksome.

NET Bible

For this is the love of God: that we keep his commandments. And his commandments do not weigh us down,

New Heart English Bible

For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments. His commandments are not grievous.

Noyes New Testament

For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments; and his commandments are not burdensome,

Sawyer New Testament

For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments; and his commandments are not grievous;

The Emphasized Bible

For, this is the love of God - that, his commandments, we be keeping, and, his commandments, are not burdensome;

Thomas Haweis New Testament

For this is the love of God, that we should keep his commandments: and his commandments are not burdensome.

Twentieth Century New Testament

For to love God is to lay his commands to heart; and his commands are not burdensome,

Webster

For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments; and his commandments are not grievous.

Weymouth New Testament

Love for God means obedience to His commands; and His commands are not irksome.

Williams New Testament

For love to God means this, to practice obedience to His commands, and His commands are not burdensome,

World English Bible

For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments. His commandments are not grievous.

Worrell New Testament

For this is the love of God, that we keep His commandments; and His commandments are not burdensome;

Worsley New Testament

For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments: and his commandments are not grievous.

Youngs Literal Translation

for this is the love of God, that His commands we may keep, and His commands are not burdensome;

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
For
γάρ 
Gar 
for, , not tr
Usage: 825

οὗτος οὗτοι αὕτη αὕται 
Houtos 
this, these, he, the same, this man, she, they,
Usage: 258

is
ἐστί 
Esti 
is, are, was, be, have, not tr, , vr is
Usage: 585

the love
G26
ἀγάπη 
Agape 
Usage: 105

of God
θεός 
theos 
Usage: 1151

ἵνα 
Hina 
that, to,
Usage: 472

we keep
τηρέω 
Tereo 
Usage: 49

his



Usage: 0
Usage: 0

ἐντολή 
Entole 
ἐντολή 
Entole 
Usage: 47
Usage: 47

and

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

are
εἰσί 
Eisi 
are, be, were, have, not tr,
Usage: 97

not
οὐ 
Ou 
not, no, cannot ,
Usage: 1032

Devotionals

Devotionals about 1 John 5:3

Images 1 John 5:3

Prayers for 1 John 5:3

Context Readings

God's Love Revealed

2 In this way, we are certain that we have love for the children of God, when we have love for God and keep his laws. 3 For loving God is keeping his laws: and his laws are not hard. 4 Anything which comes from God is able to overcome the world: and the power by which we have overcome the world is our faith.



Cross References

John 14:15

If you have love for me, you will keep my laws.

2 John 1:6

And love is the keeping of his laws. This is the law which was given to you from the first, so that you might keep it.

Exodus 20:6

And I will have mercy through a thousand generations on those who have love for me and keep my laws.

Deuteronomy 5:10

And I will have mercy through a thousand generations on those who have love for me and keep my laws.

Deuteronomy 7:9

Be certain, then, that the Lord your God is God; whose faith and mercy are unchanging, who keeps his word through a thousand generations to those who have love for him and keep his laws;

Deuteronomy 10:12-13

And now, Israel, what would the Lord your God have you do, but to go in the fear of the Lord your God, walking in all his ways and loving him and doing his pleasure with all your heart and all your soul,

Psalm 19:7-11

The law of the Lord is good, giving new life to the soul: the witness of the Lord is certain, giving wisdom to the foolish.

Psalm 119:45

So that my way may be in a wide place: because my search has been for your orders.

Psalm 119:47-48

And so that I may take delight in your teachings, to which I have given my love.

Psalm 119:103-104

How sweet are your sayings to my taste! truly, they are sweeter than honey in my mouth!

Psalm 119:127-128

For this reason I have greater love far your teachings than for gold, even for shining gold.

Psalm 119:140

Your word is of tested value; and it is dear to your servant.

Proverbs 3:17

Her ways are ways of delight, and all her goings are peace.

Daniel 9:4

And I made prayer to the Lord my God, putting our sins before him, and said, O Lord, the great God, greatly to be feared. keeping your agreement and mercy with those who have love for you and do your orders;

Micah 6:8

He has made clear to you, O man, what is good; and what is desired from you by the Lord; only doing what is right, and loving mercy, and walking without pride before your God.

Matthew 11:28-30

Come to me, all you who are troubled and weighted down with care, and I will give you rest.

Matthew 12:46-50

While he was still talking to the people, his mother and his brothers came, desiring to have talk with him.

John 14:21-24

He who has my laws and keeps them, he it is who has love for me: and he who has love for me will be loved by my Father, and I will have love for him and will let myself be seen clearly by him.

John 15:10

If you keep my laws, you will be ever in my love, even as I have kept my Father's laws, and am ever in his love.

John 15:14

You are my friends, if you do what I give you orders to do.

Romans 7:12

But the law is holy, and its orders are holy, upright, and good.

Romans 7:22

In my heart I take pleasure in the law of God,

Hebrews 8:10

For this is the agreement which I will make with the people of Israel after those days: I will put my laws into their minds, writing them in their hearts: and I will be their God, and they will be my people:

1 John 2:3

And by this we may be certain that we have knowledge of him, if we keep his laws.

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