1 John 5:3-5

3 For 1this is the love of God, that we 2keep His commandments; and 3His commandments are not burdensome.
4 For whatever is 4born of God 5overcomes the world; and this is the victory that has overcome the world -our faith.
5 Who is the one who overcomes the world, but he who 6believes that Jesus is the Son of God?

1 John 5:3-5 In-Context

1 Whoever believes that Jesus is the Christ is born of God, and whoever loves the Father loves the child born of Him.
2 By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God and observe His commandments.
3 For this is the love of God, that we keep His commandments; and His commandments are not burdensome.
4 For whatever is born of God overcomes the world; and this is the victory that has overcome the world -our faith.
5 Who is the one who overcomes the world, but he who believes that Jesus is the Son of God?
6 This is the One who came by water and blood, Jesus Christ; not with the water only, but with the water and with the blood. It is the Spirit who testifies, because the Spirit is the truth.
7 For there are three that testify:

Cross References 6

  • 1. John 14:15; 2 John 6
  • 2. 1 John 2:3
  • 3. Matthew 11:30; Matthew 23:4
  • 4. John 1:13; John 3:3; 1 John 2:29; 1 John 5:1, 18
  • 5. 1 John 2:13; 1 John 4:4
  • 6. 1 John 4:15; 1 John 5:1

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