1 John 3:18
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New International Version
Dear children, let us not love with words or speech but with actions and in truth.

New Living Translation
Dear children, let's not merely say that we love each other; let us show the truth by our actions.

English Standard Version
Little children, let us not love in word or talk but in deed and in truth.

Berean Study Bible
Little children, let us love not in word and speech, but in action and truth.

Berean Literal Bible
Little children, we should love not in word, nor in tongue, but in action and in truth.

New American Standard Bible
Little children, let us not love with word or with tongue, but in deed and truth.

King James Bible
My little children, let us not love in word, neither in tongue; but in deed and in truth.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Little children, we must not love with word or speech, but with truth and action.

International Standard Version
Little children, we must stop expressing love merely by our words and manner of speech; we must love also in action and in truth.

NET Bible
Little children, let us not love with word or with tongue but in deed and truth.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Children, let us not love one another with words and with speech, but in deeds and in truth.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Dear children, we must show love through actions that are sincere, not through empty words.

New American Standard 1977
Little children, let us not love with word or with tongue, but in deed and truth.

Jubilee Bible 2000
My little children, let us not love in word neither in tongue, but in deed and in truth.

King James 2000 Bible
My little children, let us not love in word, neither in tongue; but in deed and in truth.

American King James Version
My little children, let us not love in word, neither in tongue; but in deed and in truth.

American Standard Version
My Little children, let us not love in word, neither with the tongue; but in deed and truth.

Douay-Rheims Bible
My little children, let us not love in word, nor in tongue, but in deed, and in truth.

Darby Bible Translation
Children, let us not love with word, nor with tongue, but in deed and in truth.

English Revised Version
My little children, let us not love in word, neither with the tongue; but in deed and truth.

Webster's Bible Translation
My little children, let us not love in word, neither in tongue, but in deed and in truth.

Weymouth New Testament
Dear children, let us not love in words only nor with the lips, but in deed and in truth.

World English Bible
My little children, let's not love in word only, neither with the tongue only, but in deed and truth.

Young's Literal Translation
My little children, may we not love in word nor in tongue, but in work and in truth!
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
3:16-21 Here is the condescension, the miracle, the mystery of Divine love, that God would redeem the church with his own blood. Surely we should love those whom God has loved, and so loved. The Holy Spirit, grieved at selfishness, will leave the selfish heart without comfort, and full of darkness and terror. By what can it be known that a man has a true sense of the love of Christ for perishing sinners, or that the love of God has been planted in his heart by the Holy Spirit, if the love of the world and its good overcomes the feelings of compassion to a perishing brother? Every instance of this selfishness must weaken the evidences of a man's conversion; when habitual and allowed, it must decide against him. If conscience condemn us in known sin, or the neglect of known duty, God does so too. Let conscience therefore be well-informed, be heard, and diligently attended to.
Study Bible
Love One Another
17If anyone with earthly possessions sees his brother in need, but withholds his compassion from him, how can the love of God abide in him? 18Little children, let us love not in word and speech, but in action and truth. 19And by this we will know that we belong to the truth, and will assure our hearts in His presence:…
Cross References
Ezekiel 33:31
"They come to you as people come, and sit before you as My people and hear your words, but they do not do them, for they do the lustful desires expressed by their mouth, and their heart goes after their gain.

John 17:19
For them I sanctify Myself, so that they too may be sanctified by the truth.

1 John 2:1
My little children, I am writing these things to you so that you will not sin. But if anyone does sin, we have an advocate before the Father--Jesus Christ, the Righteous One.

1 John 3:7
Little children, let no one deceive you: The one who practices righteousness is righteous, just as Christ is righteous.

2 John 1:1
The elder, To the chosen lady and her children, whom I love in the truth--and not I alone, but also all who know the truth--

3 John 1:1
The elder, To the beloved Gaius, whom I love in the truth:
Treasury of Scripture

My little children, let us not love in word, neither in tongue; but in deed and in truth.

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Galatians 5:13 For, brothers, you have been called to liberty; only use not liberty …

Galatians 6:1,2 Brothers, if a man be overtaken in a fault, you which are spiritual, …

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1 Thessalonians 1:3 Remembering without ceasing your work of faith, and labor of love, …

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1 Peter 1:22 Seeing you have purified your souls in obeying the truth through …

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