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

  • Randy
    People have been taught and are still being taught that 'the flesh' counts for something. It does not. Make no provision for the flesh. Jesus condemned sin in the flesh for us. The veil has been done away in Christ. Whether knowledge of the doctrine of truth is from seeking diligently or is a revelation of God....I don't know. I tend to think it is both. HIS eyes seek someone to bless!
  • Wayne
    So then vv. 6 and 8-9 are correct. So then church people who believe they can sin in the morning and "repent" all night are kind of living with a veil over their eyes, so to speak. They apparently do not want to proceed further into Christ. Or are following a false teacher- leader.
  • Randy
    So glad Wayne tucker knows the truth. But it is not a matter of persuasion, but a matter of faith. One needs to believe that he may see! While we WERE yet sinners, Christ died for us. How can we, being dead to sin, live any longer therein? Now being made FREE from sin, we become servants of righteousness! Holy to the LORD! HOW ABUNDANT IS THAT!!!
  • Wayne tucker
    Trying to get brothers and sisters to believe this scripture. Vv 6, 8-9. Absolutely wonderful. And liveable thru the blood of Christ. We cannot do it but by the power in Christ.
  • Greenacre0409@gmail.com
    To God be the Glory, God sent his only begotten son to die for us ,for our sins he wants us to be loving, He wants us to follow His commandments he does not want us to sin ,he wants us to love our brothers he wants our children to not to be deceived. To God be the glory Amen
  • Randy
    Behold the Lamb of God knows the Scriptures and the Truth. Holy to the LORD!

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