New International Version
In fact, this is love for God: to keep his commands. And his commands 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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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
For this is the love of God - This the love of God necessarily produces. It is vain to pretend love to God while we live in opposition to his will.
His commandments - To love him with all our heart, and our neighbor as ourselves, are not grievous - are not burdensome; for no man is burdened with the duties which his own love imposes. The old proverb explains the meaning of the apostle's words, Love feels no loads. Love to God brings strength from God; through his love and his strength, all his commandments are not only easy and light, but pleasant and delightful.
On the love of God, as being the foundation of all religious worship, there is a good saying in Sohar Exod., fol. 23, Colossians 91:"Rabbi Jesa said, how necessary is it that a man should love the holy blessed God! For he can bring no other worship to God than love; and whoever loves him, and worships him from a principle of love, him the holy blessed God calls his beloved."
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1 John 5:4-5. victory
For my yoke is easy and my burden is light."
They tie up heavy, cumbersome loads and put them on other people's shoulders, but they themselves are not willing to lift a finger to move them.
"If you love me, keep my commands.
Whoever has my commands and keeps them is the one who loves me. The one who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I too will love them and show myself to them."
Jesus replied, "Anyone who loves me will obey my teaching. My Father will love them, and we will come to them and make our home with them.
1 John 2:3
We know that we have come to know him if we keep his commands.
2 John 1:6
And this is love: that we walk in obedience to his commands. As you have heard from the beginning, his command is that you walk in love.
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