1 John 5:3
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English Standard Version
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.

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.

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.

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Vincent's Word Studies

Grievous (βαρεῖαι)

Lit., heavy. The word occurs six times in the New Testament. Acts 20:29, violent, rapacious; "grievous wolves": 2 Corinthians 10:10, weighty, impressive, of Paul's letters: Matthew 23:23; Acts 25:7, important, serious; the weightier matters of the law; serious charges against Paul.

1 John 5:3 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

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 to fear the LORD your God, to walk in all his ways, and to love him...

Daniel 9:4 And I prayed to the LORD my God, and made my confession, and said, O Lord, the great and dreadful God...

Matthew 12:47-50 Then one said to him, Behold, your mother and your brothers stand without, desiring to speak with you...

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 me: and he that loves me shall be loved of my Father...

John 15:10,14 If you keep my commandments, you shall abide in my love; even as I have kept my Father's commandments, and abide in his love...

2 John 1:6 And this is love, that we walk after his commandments. This is the commandment, That, as you have heard from the beginning...

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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 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 of you, but to do justly, and to love mercy...

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 after those days, said the Lord; I will put my laws into their mind...

Cross References
Matthew 11:30
For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light."

Matthew 23:4
They tie up heavy burdens, hard to bear, and lay them on people's shoulders, but they themselves are not willing to move them with their finger.

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

John 14:21
Whoever has my commandments and keeps them, he it is who loves me. And he who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I will love him and manifest myself to him."

John 14:23
Jesus answered him, "If anyone loves me, he will keep my word, and my Father will love him, and we will come to him and make our home with him.

1 John 2:3
And by this we know 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 commandment, just as you have heard from the beginning, so that you should walk in it.

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