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1 John 5:3

3 For athis is the love of God, that we bkeep His commandments; and cHis commandments are not burdensome.

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1 John 5:3 — The New International Version (NIV)

In fact, this is love for God: to keep his commands. And his commands are not burdensome,

1 John 5:3 — English Standard Version (ESV)

For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments. And his commandments are not burdensome.

1 John 5:3 — King James Version (KJV 1900)

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

1 John 5:3 — New Living Translation (NLT)

Loving God means keeping his commandments, and his commandments are not burdensome.

1 John 5:3 — The New King James Version (NKJV)

For this is the love of God, that we keep His commandments. And His commandments are not burdensome.

1 John 5:3 — New Century Version (NCV)

Loving God means obeying his commands. And God’s commands are not too hard for us,

1 John 5:3 — American Standard Version (ASV)

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

1 John 5:3 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

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

1 John 5:3 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

To love God means that we obey his commandments. Obeying his commandments isn’t difficult

1 John 5:3 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

For this is what love for God is: to keep His commands. Now His commands are not a burden,

1 John 5:3 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

For the love of God is this, that we obey his commandments. And his commandments are not burdensome,

1 John 5:3 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

For this is the love of God: that we keep his commandments. And his commandments are not burdensome,

1 John 5:3 — New International Reader’s Version (1998) (NIrV)

Here is what it means to love God. It means that we obey his commands. And his commands are not hard to obey.


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