Parallel Verses

Youngs Literal Translation

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

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.

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.

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.

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 we know that we love the children of God, when we may love God, and His commands may keep; 3 for this is the love of God, that His commands we may keep, and His commands are not burdensome; 4 because every one who is begotten of God doth overcome the world, and this is the victory that did overcome the world -- our faith;



Cross References

John 14:15

'If ye love me, my commands keep,

2 John 1:6

and this is the love, that we may walk according to His commands; this is the command, even as ye did hear from the beginning, that in it ye may walk,

Exodus 20:6

and doing kindness to thousands, of those loving Me and keeping My commands.

Deuteronomy 5:10

and doing kindness to thousands, to those loving Me, and to those keeping My commands.

Deuteronomy 7:9

And thou hast known that Jehovah thy God He is God, the faithful God, keeping the covenant, and the kindness, to those loving Him, and to those keeping His commands -- to a thousand generations,

Deuteronomy 10:12-13

'And now, Israel, what is Jehovah thy God asking from thee, except to fear Jehovah thy God, to walk in all His ways, and to love Him, and to serve Jehovah thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul,

Psalm 19:7-11

The law of Jehovah is perfect, refreshing the soul, The testimonies of Jehovah are stedfast, Making wise the simple,

Psalm 119:45

And I walk habitually in a broad place, For Thy precepts I have sought.

Psalm 119:47-48

And I delight myself in Thy commands, That I have loved,

Psalm 119:103-104

How sweet to my palate hath been Thy saying, Above honey to my mouth.

Psalm 119:127-128

Therefore I have loved Thy commands Above gold -- even fine gold.

Psalm 119:140

Tried is thy saying exceedingly, And Thy servant hath loved it.

Proverbs 3:17

Her ways are ways of pleasantness, And all her paths are peace.

Daniel 9:4

And I pray to Jehovah my God, and confess, and say: 'I beseech Thee, O Lord God, the great and the fearful, keeping the covenant and the kindness to those loving Him, and to those keeping His commands;

Micah 6:8

He hath declared to thee, O man, what is good; Yea, what is Jehovah requiring of thee, Except -- to do judgment, and love kindness, And lowly to walk with thy God?

Matthew 11:28-30

'Come unto me, all ye labouring and burdened ones, and I will give you rest,

Matthew 12:46-50

And while he was yet speaking to the multitudes, lo, his mother and brethren had stood without, seeking to speak to him,

John 14:21-24

he who is having my commands, and is keeping them, that one it is who is loving me, and he who is loving me shall be loved by my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him.'

John 15:10

if my commandments ye may keep, ye shall remain in my love, according as I the commands of my Father have kept, and do remain in His love;

John 15:14

ye are my friends, if ye may do whatever I command you;

Romans 7:12

so that the law, indeed, is holy, and the command holy, and righteous, and good.

Romans 7:22

for I delight in the law of God according to the inward man,

Hebrews 8:10

because this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel, after those days, saith the Lord, giving My laws into their mind, and upon their hearts I will write them, and I will be to them for a God, and they shall be to Me for a people;

1 John 2:3

and in this we know that we have known him, if his commands we may keep;

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