1 John 5:3

“For this is the loue of God, that we keepe his commandements, and his commandements are not grieuous.”

1611 King James Version (KJV)




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Other Translations

For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments: and his commandments are not grievous.
- King James Version

For this is the love of God, that we keep His commandments; and His commandments are not burdensome.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments: and his commandments are not grievous.
- American Standard Version (1901)

For loving God is keeping his laws: and his laws are not hard.
- Basic English Bible

For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments; and his commandments are not grievous.
- Darby Bible

For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments; and his commandments are not grievous.
- Webster's Bible

Love for God means obedience to His commands; and His commands are not irksome.
- Weymouth Bible

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

For this is the charite of God, that we kepe hise maundementis; and his maundementis ben not heuy.
- Wycliffe Bible

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

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 John 5:3


5:3 For this is the love of God - The only sure proof of it. That we keep his commandments: and his commandments are not grievous - To any that are born of God.


People's Bible Notes for 1 John 5:3


1Jo 5:3 This is the love of God, that we keep his commandments. Its outward manifestation is in obedience. See Joh 14:23. We may test our love thus.

Discussion for 1 John 5

  • BSP
    We only have the privilege for eternal life by means of God's son Jesus.
  • Kotka
    So good to know that Gods love, grace, and mercy will allow us eternal life through Christ Jesus who strengthens us.
  • Eric
    Are not five sparrows sold for two farthings, and not one of them is forgotten before God? And they fell upon their faces, and said, O God, the God of the spirits of all flesh, shall one man sin, and wilt thou be wroth with all the congregation? O thou that hearest prayer, unto thee shall all flesh come. My mouth shall speak the praise of the LORD: and let all flesh bless his holy name for ever and ever. And I will remember my covenant, which is between me and you and every living creature of all flesh and the waters shall no more become a flood to destroy all flesh. Behold, I am the LORD, the God of all flesh: is there any thing too hard for me? Be silent, O all flesh, before the LORD: for he is raised up out of his holy habitation. These words spake Jesus, and lifted up his eyes to heaven, and said, I pray for them: I pray not for the world, but for them which thou hast given me for they are thine. While I was with them in the world, I kept them in thy name: those that thou gavest me I have kept, and none of them is lost, but the son of perdition that the scripture might be fulfilled. And all flesh shall see the salvation of God. And the glory of the LORD shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together: for the mouth of the LORD hath spoken it.
  • MockingBird
    I Praise God that through the new birth of being born again I have eternal lie. my flesh will die , rot , decay : But I through Jesus will live forever !!! Praise God !! Jesus Christ being the first born from the dead !!
  • Wayne
    It is written. Luke 12:6. Read and believe!
  • Sam
    Why do you use a question mark at the end of the verse?

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