New Living Translation
Dear children, let's not merely say that we love each other; let us show the truth by our actions.
King James Bible
My little children, let us not love in word, neither 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.
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 word and in truth!
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
3:18 Not in word - Only. But in deed - In action: not in tongue by empty professions, but in truth.
Little children, let no man deceive you; he that doeth righteousness is righteous, even as He is righteous.'--1 John iii. 7. The popular idea of the Apostle John is strangely unlike the real man. He is supposed to be the gentle Apostle of Love, the mystic amongst the Twelve. He is that, but he was the 'son of thunder' before he was the Apostle of Love, and he did not drop the first character when he attained the second. No doubt his central thought was, 'God is Love'; no doubt that thought had …
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Vanity of Human Glory.
So my people come pretending to be sincere and sit before you. They listen to your words, but they have no intention of doing what you say. Their mouths are full of lustful words, and their hearts seek only after money.
And I give myself as a holy sacrifice for them so they can be made holy by your truth.
1 John 2:1
My dear children, I am writing this to you so that you will not sin. But if anyone does sin, we have an advocate who pleads our case before the Father. He is Jesus Christ, the one who is truly righteous.
1 John 3:7
Dear children, don't let anyone deceive you about this: When people do what is right, it shows that they are righteous, even as Christ is righteous.
2 John 1:1
This letter is from John, the elder. I am writing to the chosen lady and to her children, whom I love in the truth--as does everyone else who knows the truth--
3 John 1:1
This letter is from John, the elder. I am writing to Gaius, my dear friend, whom I love in the truth.
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