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

  • Mikey
    5:19 helps us to identify who the ruler of the world is. Who is “the wicked one”? Satan the Devil.
  • Lilian
    This is the confidence that we have in him that if we ask according to his will he heareth us Thank you Jesus i believe your words Father you have given us an explosive blessing a beautiful Son i will praise you Jesus forever and will obey your words Lord. Help us to be born again every moment of my life Amen
  • BSP
    We must have confidence or faith that when we pray to God he is going to answer our prayers as long as they are in harmony with His will.
  • Henry Leigh
    Through Our Lord and Saviour Jesus the almighty God choices who want to speak to and in so doing He strengthen that individual to do his will. i HAVE EXPERIENCED THIS. I have seen the the hands of the almighty God through Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ doing many things in my life
  • Steve morrow
    1 JOHN 5:11 AND THIS IS THE RECORD THAT GOD HATH GIVEN TO US ETERNAL LIFE AND THIS LIFE IS IN HIS SON 5:12 HE THAT HATH THE SON HATH LIFE AND HE THAT HATH NOT THE SON OF GOD HATH NOT LIFE ***** 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 *****
  • Wayne
    V. 18, We know that whosoever is born of God sinneth not, but he that is begotten of God keepeth himself, and that wicked one toucheth him not.

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