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 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

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

  • Insight777
    secular example of trinity: I am on a computer typing a message, spirit, that I exist. I am one with the computer when I type
  • Redeemed
    1 John 5:7 God is a Spirit, the Word is Spirit and the Holy Spirit is Spirit. The Word which is Spirit came forth from Spirit to be made flesh and dwell among us though he were rich he became poor for our sake to take our sins upon him and give his life for us to redeem and reconcile us back to Spirit. Now the Lord is that Spirit, now what is the Lords name, who art thou Lord I am "Jesus" one Lord
  • A disciple
    (14-16) We know from other places in the Gospels where Jesus said that whatever we desire when we pray, believe that we receive and we shall have them. But this part, I think, has to do specifically with the business of souls; and in the same area as having charge of the keys of the kingdom, to bind or loose in Jesus' name; and to pronounce forgiveness and remission, or that the sin is retained.
  • A disciple
    "..By water and blood.. and it is the Spirit that bears witness.." There can be no cleansing from filth without the water; and there must be blood to make atonement; and the Spirit confirms either good or bad according to truth. Truth witnesses the appearance of the Son of God in the flesh as complete with respect to the ruin of man by sin, by the slaughter on Golgotha; and God's mercy glorified.
  • Steve morrow
    1 JOHN 5:3 FOR THIS IS THE LOVE OF GOD THAT WE KEEP HIS COMMANDMENTS AND HIS COMMANDMENTS ARE NOT GREIVOUS JOHN 15:5 I AM THE VINE YOU ARE THE BRANCHES HE THAT ABIDETH IN ME AND I IN HIM THE SAME BRINGETH FORTH MUCH FRUIT --- FOR WITHOUT ME YOU CAN DO NOTHING ---
  • Mikey
    5:19 helps us to identify who the ruler of the world is. Who is “the wicked one”? Satan the Devil.

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