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
    So we are not sinners anymore because Jesus took away all our sin. Putting to death the sinful nature be the renewing of our minds...believing the Truth fully. It is the only way we can be Holy to the Lord. And Jesus gets ALL the credit...not our flesh.
  • Wayne
    Jim, Randy, read Romans 6 chapter. Will help you understand the sin nature and our freedom from it. Also, 1 John 3 chapter, whosoever abideth in Him sinneth not, whosoever sinneth hath not seen Him neither known Him. No sin in Heaven. If a person continues sinning, they don't Christ. No one is instantly purified upon death. Appointed unto man once to die then judgment. No salvation afterwards!
  • A disciple
    Jim; Actually Brother, according to the Scriptures, being "born from above" we are given a new nature, and are being made partakers of God's divine nature! Sin shall NOT have dominion over us! That which before held us in darkness under bondage to sins, has been broken to pieces, and we are set free REALLY! If when we are tempted, we break a hedge, then the serpent will bite; but it isn't final!
  • Steve morrow
    1 JOHN 2:28 AND NOW LITTLE CHILDREN ABIDE IN HIM THAT WHEN --HE SHALL APPEAR--WE MAY HAVE CONFIDENCE AND NOT BE ASHAMED BEFORE HIM AT HIS COMING --29--IF YOU KNOW THAT HE IS RIGHTEOUS YOU KNOW THAT EVERYONE THAT DOETH RIGHTEOUSNESS --IS BORN OF---HIM--- 1 JOHN 3:10 IN THIS THE CHILDREN OF ARE MANIFEST AND THE CHILDREN OF THE devil WHOSOEVER DOETH NOT RIGHTEOUSNESS ---IS NOT OF GOD--- .....
  • Steve morrow
    ACTS 3:26 UNTO YOU FIRST GOD HAVING RAISED UP HIS SON JESUS --SENT HIM--TO BLESS YOU IN TURNING AWAY EVERY ONE OF YOU FROM HIS INIQUITIES 2 TIMOTHY 2:19 NEVERTHELESS THE FOUNDATION OF GOD --STANDETH SURE--HAVING THIS SEAL THE LORD KNOWETH THEM THAT ARE HIS AND LET EVERYONE THAT NAMETH THE NAME OF CHRIST --DEPART FROM INIQUITY **MAN DOES NOT LIVE BY BREAD ALONE BUT BY EVERY WORD OF GOD**
  • Jim
    Randy,
    We are all born into sin, we sin because of our born nature. But Jesus Christ died for all and shed his blood for all and arose from the dead if we believe in our heart this very work Jesus did in our place, we are saved born from the Holy Spirit above (born again) and our sins are forgiven forever. But we still have our old nature and still in this world until Jesus comes again for us.

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