1 John 5:3
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New International Version
In fact, this is love for God: to keep his commands. And his commands are not burdensome,

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

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

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

Berean Literal Bible
For this is the love of God, that we should keep His commandments; and His commandments are not burdensome.

New American Standard Bible
For this is the love of God, that we keep His commandments; and His commandments are not burdensome.

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

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

International Standard Version
For this demonstrates our love for God: We keep his commandments, and his commandments are not difficult,

NET Bible
For this is the love of God: that we keep his commandments. And his commandments do not weigh us down,

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
For this is the love of God: to keep his commandments; and his commandments are not burdensome.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
To love God means that we obey his commandments. Obeying his commandments isn't difficult

New American Standard 1977
For this is the love of God, that we keep His commandments; and His commandments are not burdensome.

Jubilee Bible 2000
For this is the charity of God, that we keep his commandments, and his commandments are not grievous.

King James 2000 Bible
For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments: and his commandments are not burdensome.

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

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

Douay-Rheims Bible
For this is the charity of God, that we keep his commandments: and his commandments are not heavy.

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

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

Webster's Bible Translation
For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments; and his commandments are not grievous.

Weymouth New Testament
Love for God means obedience to His commands; and His commands are not irksome.

World English Bible
For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments. His commandments are not grievous.

Young's Literal Translation
for this is the love of God, that His commands we may keep, and His commands are not burdensome;
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
5:1-5 True love for the people of God, may be distinguished from natural kindness or party attachments, by its being united with the love of God, and obedience to his commands. The same Holy Spirit that taught the love, will have taught obedience also; and that man cannot truly love the children of God, who, by habit, commits sin or neglects known duty. As God's commands are holy, just, and good rules of liberty and happiness, so those who are born of God and love him, do not count them grievous, but lament that they cannot serve him more perfectly. Self-denial is required, but true Christians have a principle which carries them above all hinderances. Though the conflict often is sharp, and the regenerate may be cast down, yet he will rise up and renew his combat with resolution. But all, except believers in Christ, are enslaved in some respect or other, to the customs, opinions, or interests of the world. Faith is the cause of victory, the means, the instrument, the spiritual armour by which we overcome. In and by faith we cleave to Christ, in contempt of, and in opposition to the world. Faith sanctifies the heart, and purifies it from those sensual lusts by which the world obtains sway and dominion over souls. It has the indwelling Spirit of grace, which is greater than he who dwells in the world. The real Christian overcomes the world by faith; he sees, in and by the life and conduct of the Lord Jesus on earth, that this world is to be renounced and overcome. He cannot be satisfied with this world, but looks beyond it, and is still tending, striving, and pressing toward heaven. We must all, after Christ's example, overcome the world, or it will overcome us to our ruin.
Study Bible
Overcoming the World
2By this we know that we love the children of God: when we love God and keep His commandments. 3For this is the love of God, that we keep His commandments. And His commandments are not burdensome, 4because everyone born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world: our faith.…
Cross References
Matthew 11:30
For My yoke is easy and My burden is light."

Matthew 23:4
They tie up heavy, burdensome loads and lay them on men's shoulders, but they themselves are not willing to lift a finger to move them.

John 14:15
If you love Me, you will keep My commandments.

John 14:21
Whoever has My commandments and keeps them is the one who loves Me. The one who loves Me will be loved by My Father, and I will love him and reveal Myself to him."

John 14:23
Jesus replied, "If anyone loves Me, he will keep My word. My Father will love him, and we will come to him and make Our home with him.

1 John 2:3
By this we can be sure that we have come to know Him: if we keep His commandments.

2 John 1:6
And this is love, that we walk according to His commandments. This is the very commandment you have heard from the beginning, that you must walk in love.
Treasury of Scripture

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

this.

Exodus 20:6 And showing mercy to thousands of them that love me, and keep my commandments.

Deuteronomy 5:10 And showing mercy to thousands of them that love me and keep my commandments.

Deuteronomy 7:9 Know therefore that the LORD your God, he is God, the faithful God…

Deuteronomy 10:12,13 And now, Israel, what does the LORD your God require of you, but …

Daniel 9:4 And I prayed to the LORD my God, and made my confession, and said, …

Matthew 12:47-50 Then one said to him, Behold, your mother and your brothers stand …

John 14:15 If you love me, keep my commandments.

John 14:21-24 He that has my commandments, and keeps them, he it is that loves …

John 15:10,14 If you keep my commandments, you shall abide in my love; even as …

2 John 1:6 And this is love, that we walk after his commandments. This is the …

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Psalm 19:7-11 The law of the LORD is perfect, converting the soul: the testimony …

Psalm 119:45,47,48,103,104,127,128,140 And I will walk at liberty: for I seek your precepts…

Proverbs 3:17 Her ways are ways of pleasantness, and all her paths are peace.

Micah 6:8 He has showed you, O man, what is good; and what does the LORD require …

Matthew 11:28-30 Come to me, all you that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest…

Romans 7:12,22 Why the law is holy, and the commandment holy, and just, and good…

Hebrews 8:10 For this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel …

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