1 John 5:3
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.

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

Contemporary English Version
We show our love for God by obeying his commandments, and they are not hard to follow.

Good News Translation
For our love for God means that we obey his commands. And his commands are not too hard for us,

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,

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

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;
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 shewing mercy unto thousands of them that love me, and keep my commandments.

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

Deuteronomy 7:9
Know therefore that the LORD thy God, he is God, the faithful God, which keepeth covenant and mercy with them that love him and keep his commandments to a thousand generations;

and.

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

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

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







Lexicon
For
γάρ (gar)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 1063: For. A primary particle; properly, assigning a reason.

this
αὕτη (hautē)
Demonstrative Pronoun - Nominative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 3778: This; he, she, it.

is
ἐστιν (estin)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1510: I am, exist. The first person singular present indicative; a prolonged form of a primary and defective verb; I exist.

the
(hē)
Article - Nominative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

love
ἀγάπη (agapē)
Noun - Nominative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 26: From agapao; love, i.e. Affection or benevolence; specially a love-feast.

of God,
Θεοῦ (Theou)
Noun - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 2316: A deity, especially the supreme Divinity; figuratively, a magistrate; by Hebraism, very.

that
ἵνα (hina)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 2443: In order that, so that. Probably from the same as the former part of heautou; in order that.

we keep
τηρῶμεν (tērōmen)
Verb - Present Subjunctive Active - 1st Person Plural
Strong's Greek 5083: From teros; to guard, i.e. To note; by implication, to detain; by extension, to withhold; by extension, to withhold.

His
αὐτοῦ (autou)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive Masculine 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 846: He, she, it, they, them, same. From the particle au; the reflexive pronoun self, used of the third person, and of the other persons.

commandments.
ἐντολὰς (entolas)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Plural
Strong's Greek 1785: An ordinance, injunction, command, law. From entellomai; injunction, i.e. An authoritative prescription.

And
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 2532: And, even, also, namely.

His
αὐτοῦ (autou)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive Masculine 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 846: He, she, it, they, them, same. From the particle au; the reflexive pronoun self, used of the third person, and of the other persons.

commandments
ἐντολαὶ (entolai)
Noun - Nominative Feminine Plural
Strong's Greek 1785: An ordinance, injunction, command, law. From entellomai; injunction, i.e. An authoritative prescription.

are
εἰσίν (eisin)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 3rd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 1510: I am, exist. The first person singular present indicative; a prolonged form of a primary and defective verb; I exist.

not
οὐκ (ouk)
Adverb
Strong's Greek 3756: No, not. Also ouk, and ouch a primary word; the absolute negative adverb; no or not.

burdensome,
βαρεῖαι (bareiai)
Adjective - Nominative Feminine Plural
Strong's Greek 926: Heavy, weighty, burdensome, lit. and met; violent, oppressive. From the same as baros; weighty, i.e. burdensome, grave.
Verse 3. - Reason for the preceding statement. "For the love of God consists in this (1 John 4:17), that we keep his commandments: and these are not grievous." These are the words, not merely of an inspired apostle, but of an aged man, with a wide experience of life and its difficulties. "Difficult" is a relative term, depending upon the relation between the thing to be done and the powers of the doer of it. The Christian, whose will is united with the will of God, will not find obedience to that will a task. 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.
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