Parallel Verses

World English Bible

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

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 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,

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 By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God and keep his commandments. 3 For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments. His commandments are not grievous. 4 For whatever is born of God overcomes the world. This is the victory that has overcome the world: your faith.



Cross References

John 14:15

If you love me, keep my commandments.

2 John 1:6

This is love, that we should walk according to his commandments. This is the commandment, even as you heard from the beginning, that you should walk in it.

Exodus 20:6

and showing loving kindness to thousands of those who love me and keep my commandments.

Deuteronomy 5:10

and showing loving kindness to thousands of those who love me and keep my commandments.

Deuteronomy 7:9

Know therefore that Yahweh your God, he is God, the faithful God, who keeps covenant and loving kindness with them who love him and keep his commandments to a thousand generations,

Deuteronomy 10:12-13

Now, Israel, what does Yahweh your God require of you, but to fear Yahweh your God, to walk in all his ways, and to love him, and to serve Yahweh your God with all your heart and with all your soul,

Psalm 19:7-11

Yahweh's law is perfect, restoring the soul. Yahweh's testimony is sure, making wise the simple.

Psalm 119:45

I will walk in liberty, for I have sought your precepts.

Psalm 119:47-48

I will delight myself in your commandments, because I love them.

Psalm 119:103-104

How sweet are your promises to my taste, more than honey to my mouth!

Psalm 119:127-128

Therefore I love your commandments more than gold, yes, more than pure gold.

Psalm 119:140

Your promises have been thoroughly tested, and your servant loves them.

Proverbs 3:17

Her ways are ways of pleasantness. All her paths are peace.

Daniel 9:4

I prayed to Yahweh my God, and made confession, and said, Oh, Lord, the great and dreadful God, who keeps covenant and loving kindness with those who love him and keep his commandments,

Micah 6:8

He has shown you, O man, what is good. What does Yahweh require of you, but to act justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God?

Matthew 11:28-30

"Come to me, all you who labor and are heavily burdened, and I will give you rest.

Matthew 12:46-50

While he was yet speaking to the multitudes, behold, his mother and his brothers stood outside, seeking to speak to him.

John 14:21-24

One who has my commandments, and keeps them, that person is one who loves me. One who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I will love him, and will reveal myself to him."

John 15:10

If you keep my commandments, you will remain in my love; even as I have kept my Father's commandments, and remain in his love.

John 15:14

You are my friends, if you do whatever I command you.

Romans 7:12

Therefore the law indeed is holy, and the commandment holy, and righteous, and good.

Romans 7:22

For I delight in God's law after the inward man,

Hebrews 8:10

"For 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 mind, I will also write them on their heart. I will be their God, and they will be my people.

1 John 2:3

This is how we know that we know him: if we keep his commandments.

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