1 John 5:3

“For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments: and his commandments are not grievous.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for 1 John 5:3

For this is the loue of God, that we keepe his commandements, and his commandements are not grieuous.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

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 for 1 John 5:3

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 5:3

  • Terry mothemba chipota on 1 John 5:3
    I actually read the whole chapter and it really gave me the reason to leave beyond any circumstances, it gave me more hope,love,faith and understanding the power of my mouth,am not going to interpret it either way am just saying by my mouth from my fathers book my GOD that i quote "In Fact,this is love for God:to keep his commands.I love it here: And his commands are not burdensome.My Jesus.
  • Johnson Ekong on 1 John 5:3
    For this is the love of God: This is the kind of love that God desire of us our entire day-by-day life must be molded by the commandments of God 2 John 1:6. That we keep his commandments: The commandments of God as delineated in Exodus 20:3-17 must be the defining standard of our lives and we must adhere totally to it, for it is the only litmus test of determining whether we are Christians or not. According to James 2:10, if we are err in any of it, then we are guilty of all. A lawyer of the Pharisees extraction once ask Christ a tempting question Master, which is the great commandment in the law? Jesus answered him by summarizing the content of the two tables of stones that Moses collected from God thus: Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the first and great commandment. He when further to add that And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. Matthew 22:35-39. The phrase, the second is like unto it signifies that Exodus 20:3-11 which spells our relationship with God cannot be complete without Exodus 20:12-17 which spells our relationship with our neighbour. We cannot claim to love God if we don t love our brother whom we are seeing 1 John 4:20-21.
  • John madden on 1 John 5:3
    An once saved always saved person said im chosen i dont gota obey any commandments..what deception..faith..and obeying are inseprable
  • BSP on 1 John 5:3
    This verse really shows that love of God is shown by actions and not just words or feelings. God doesn 't ask us to do anything that is to hard for us so His commandments are never burdensome. Something only becomes burdensome when we have the wrong view point and look at it as a burden and not a protection. Jehovah God teaches us to benefit ourselves.
  • Brianna on 1 John 5:3
    THANK YOU!

    False Christians make me so mad when they say " God knows me" to excuse their behavior! Your love for God has to be expressed. You express it through obedience.

    There is no "once saved always saved, so now I can do whatever I want".

    Yeah. God knows you. He knows you so well that he knows you are frontin' in saying you are a christian, and that you love God.

    TO LOVE GOD IS TO OBEY HIS COMMANDS. Simple.
  • HARRY ALLISON on 1 John 5:3
    I AM STARTING TO GET IT >>>>JESUS`s commandments bring liberty.For instance,by not fornicating(sexual activity outside marriage )i dont have to worry about diseases.JESUS LOVES US VERY MUCH ....


 

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