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

  • Steve morrow
    1 JOHN 5:21 LITTLE CHILDREN KEEP YOURSELF FROM IDOLS 1 COR 8:5 FOR THOU THERE BE THAT ARE CALLED GODS WHETHER IN HEAVEN OR IN EARTH AS THERE BE GODS MANY AND LORDS MANY *****8:6 BUT FOR US THERE IS BUT ONE GOD THE FATHER OF WHOM ARE ALL THINGS AND WE IN HIM AND ONE LORD JESUS CHRIST BY WHOM ARE ALL THINGS AND WE BY HIM***** ALSO 8:7 ....FOR SOME WITH CONSCIENCE OF THE IDOL UNTO THIS HOUR.....
  • Steve morrow
    mr jones-1JOHN5:20AND WE KNOW THAT THE SON OF GOD IS COME AND HATH GIVEN US AN UNDERSTANDING THAT WE MAY KNOW HIM THAT IS TRUE AND WE ARE IN HIM THAT IS TRUE EVEN IN HIS SON JESUS CHRIST..... 1JOHN2:29 IF YOU KNOW THAT HE IS RIGHTEOUS YOU KNOW THAT HE THAT DOETH RIGHTEOUSNESS IS BORN OF HIM HEBREWS 9:16 FOR WHERE A TESTAMENT IS THERE MUST ALSO OF NECESSITY BE THE DEATH OF THE TESTATOR--CONT BELOW
  • Steve morrow
    John 6:63 it is the spirit that quickeneth the flesh profiteth nothing the words that I speak unto you they are spirit and they are life--john 3:3 JESUS answered and said unto him verily verily I say unto thee except a man be born again he cannot see the kingdom of GOD 1 peter 1:23 BEING BORN AGAIN NOT OF CORRUPTIBLE SEED BUT OF INCORRUPTIBLE BY THE WORD OF GOD WHICH LIVETH AND ABIDETH FOREVER
  • Irene123
    To Mockingbird on 4 18 '16 - I am so glad to know you are a woman I've th'ot for the past yrs. you were a man. It is your strong assertiveness and lack of gender ref. I' sorry, please forgive me ....?
  • James gratton
    Great blessings to us to have the bible. See the gospel of john ch/1 v1.
  • Irene123
    To Brianna - This is not a question for debate on my part; I am truly just curious - how do you apply the Bible to your life; what is it you do? And I will reciprocate in kind, if you wish; that's up to you.

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