New Living Translation
Loving God means keeping 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.
Darby Bible Translation
For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments; and his commandments are not grievous.
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;
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
5:3 For this is the love of God - The only sure proof of it. That we keep his commandments: and his commandments are not grievous - To any that are born of God.
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For my yoke is easy to bear, and the burden I give you is light."
They crush people with unbearable religious demands and never lift a finger to ease the burden.
"If you love me, obey my commandments.
Those who accept my commandments and obey them are the ones who love me. And because they love me, my Father will love them. And I will love them and reveal myself to each of them."
Jesus replied, "All who love me will do what I say. My Father will love them, and we will come and make our home with each of them.
1 John 2:3
And we can be sure that we know him if we obey his commandments.
2 John 1:6
Love means doing what God has commanded us, and he has commanded us to love one another, just as you heard from the beginning.
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