1 John 3:18

“My little children, let us not love in word, neither in tongue; but in deed and in truth.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

My little children, let vs not loue in word, neither in tongue, but indeede and in trueth.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Little children, let us not love with word or with tongue, but in deed and truth.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

`My' Little children, let us not love in word, neither with the tongue; but in deed and truth.
- American Standard Version (1901)

My little children, do not let our love be in word and in tongue, but let it be in act and in good faith.
- Basic English Bible

Children, let us not love with word, nor with tongue, but in deed and in truth.
- Darby Bible

My little children, let us not love in word, neither in tongue, but in deed and in truth.
- Webster's Bible

Dear children, let us not love in words only nor with the lips, but in deed and in truth.
- Weymouth Bible

My little children, let's not love in word only, neither with the tongue only, but in deed and truth.
- World English Bible

Mi litle sones, loue we not in word, nethir in tunge, but in werk and treuthe.
- Wycliffe Bible

My little children, may we not love in word nor in tongue, but in word and in truth!
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 John 3:18


3:18 Not in word - Only. But in deed - In action: not in tongue by empty professions, but in truth.


People's Bible Notes for 1 John 3:18


1Jo 3:18 Let us not love in word. Our love must not show itself in empty professions.

Discussion for 1 John 3

  • Wayne
    He that committeth sin is of the devil. For the devil sinneth from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested that He might destroy the works of the devil. He that doth not commit sin is born of God. For His seed remaineth in Him and he cannot sin because he is born of God. Vv. 8-9.

  • Wayne
    Let not sin reign in your mortal bodies that you not obey it's lusts.
  • Wayne
    Whosoever abideth in Him sinneth not. Whosoever sinneth hath not seen Him, neither known Him. Pretty clear. Plain English. He that committeth sin is of the devil. It's in The Holy Bible.
  • Arjie
    The bible is teaching us that once we accepted JESUS CHRIST as our personal LORD and SAVIOUR what took place is we become reconciled, redeemed and born again that means our souls is sealed by the HOLY SPIRIT of promised in Eph 1:13 - That is why we cannot sin spiritually but does not mean we cannot commit sin physically. We are still capable to commit sin. IF we pursue we could never take pleasure
  • Paul Okoro
    The word of God is so clear about what true holiness and righteousness really is. As we are clearly thought in these verses, the true children of God are those that are practicing both righteousness and love at the same time.But unfortunately many bible teachers and preachers have always emphasized righteouness without love. Some others emphasize love without righteousness. These are wrong teachings that can't guaranty entrance to heaven for anyone. To be able to see God and our lord Jesus at the end of time, we must practice the type of righteousness that goes with love.
  • Wayne
    If our heart condemns us God is greater than our heart and knoweth all things. If our heart condemns us not, then we have confidence toward God. vv 20-21.

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