Parallel Verses

Holman Bible

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

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.

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 do His commands [keep His ordinances and are mindful of His precepts and teaching]. And these orders of His are not irksome (burdensome, oppressive, or grievous).

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.

Bible in Basic English

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

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.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

For this is the charity 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;

Verse Picture

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 This is how we know that we love God’s children when we love God and obey His commands. 3 For this is what love for God is: to keep His commands. Now His commands are not a burden, 4 because whatever has been born of God conquers the world. This is the victory that has conquered the world: our faith.



Cross References

John 14:15

“If you love Me, you will keep My commands.

2 John 1:6

And this is love: that we walk according to His commands. This is the command as you have heard it from the beginning: you must walk in love.

Exodus 20:6

6 but showing faithful love to a thousand generations of those who love Me and keep My commands.

Deuteronomy 5:10

10 but showing faithful love to a thousand generations of those who love Me and keep My commands.

Deuteronomy 7:9

Know that Yahweh your God is God, the faithful God who keeps His gracious covenant loyalty for a thousand generations with those who love Him and keep His commands.

Deuteronomy 10:12-13

“And now, Israel, what does the Lord your God ask of you except to fear the Lord your God by walking in all His ways, to love Him, and to worship the Lord your God with all your heart and all your soul?

Psalm 19:7-11

The instruction of the Lord is perfect,
renewing one’s life;
the testimony of the Lord is trustworthy,
making the inexperienced wise.

Psalm 119:45

I will walk freely in an open place
because I seek Your precepts.

Psalm 119:47-48

I delight in Your commands,
which I love.

Psalm 119:103-104

How sweet Your word is to my taste—
sweeter than honey in my mouth.

Psalm 119:127-128

Since I love Your commands
more than gold, even the purest gold,

Psalm 119:140

Your word is completely pure,
and Your servant loves it.

Proverbs 3:17

Her ways are pleasant,
and all her paths, peaceful.

Daniel 9:4

I prayed to the Lord my God and confessed:Ah, Lord—the great and awe-inspiring God who keeps His gracious covenant with those who love Him and keep His commands

Micah 6:8

Mankind, He has told you what is good
and what it is the Lord requires of you:
to act justly,
to love faithfulness,
and to walk humbly with your God.

Matthew 11:28-30

“Come to Me, all of you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.

Matthew 12:46-50

He was still speaking to the crowds when suddenly His mother and brothers were standing outside wanting to speak to Him.

John 14:21-24

The one who has My commands and keeps them is the one who loves Me. And the one who loves Me will be loved by My Father. I also will love him and will reveal Myself to him.”

John 15:10

If you keep My commands you will remain in My love, just as I have kept My Father’s commands and remain in His love.

John 15:14

You are My friends if you do what I command you.

Romans 7:12

So then, the law is holy, and the commandment is holy and just and good.

Romans 7:22

For in my inner self I joyfully agree with God’s law.

Hebrews 8:10

But this is the covenant
that I will make with the house of Israel
after those days, says the Lord:
I will put My laws into their minds
and write them on their hearts.
I will be their God,
and they will be My people.

1 John 2:3

This is how we are sure that we have come to know Him: by keeping His commands.

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