1 John 4:4

“Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Ye are of God, little children, and haue ouercome them: because greater is he that is in you, then he that is in the world.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

You are from God, little children, and have overcome them; because greater is He who is in you than he who is in the world.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Ye are of God, `my' little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you than he that is in the world.
- American Standard Version (1901)

You are of God, my little children, and you have overcome them because he who is in you is greater than he who is in the world.
- Basic English Bible

*Ye* are of God, children, and have overcome them, because greater is he that [is] in you than he that [is] in the world.
- Darby Bible

Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world.
- Webster's Bible

As for you, dear children, you are God's children, and have successfully resisted them; for greater is He who is in you than he who is in the world.
- Weymouth Bible

You are of God, little children, and have overcome them; because greater is he who is in you than he who is in the world.
- World English Bible

Ye, litle sones, ben of God, and ye han ouercome hym; for he that is in you is more, than he that is in the world.
- Wycliffe Bible

Ye -- of God ye are, little children, and ye have overcome them; because greater is He who [is] in you, than he who is in the world.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 John 4:4


4:4 Ye have overcome these seducers, because greater is the Spirit of Christ that is in you than the spirit of antichrist that is in the world.


People's Bible Notes for 1 John 4:4


1Jo 4:4 Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them. The saints had overcome these false prophets, but they were of God, because greater is he that is in you, and the Spirit in them was mightier than he that is in the world, than the evil spirit, that of the prince of the world, which was in the false prophets.

Discussion for 1 John 4

  • Lilian
    If we have the holy spirit dwelleth in us and his words we can easily love one another coz the holy spirit will guide us. Jesus loves us and he will never give up on me so do I. Thanks to the blood of Jesus from his blood i received life in abundance, i am able to praise and worship him, i am able to love someone , Jesus loves me more even i couldn't love myself thank you Jesus for your favor amen
  • Jack Hughes
    What are you talking about ? We should love one another always no matter what the reason is ! God loved us so we should return the same love!
  • MockingBird
    The Love of God is working it's Greatest in me when I am having difficulty in giving the Love of God to them that I know is best for them and Yes , For me !! It profits me to love the unloveable : There was and is still times that I am unloveable and yet , God still shows His love to me . So ought I to show the same kind of Love !!
  • J
    Nice verse, I agree. When the weak don't know what to do, the strong will show them thru the gift our Creator.
  • Karen
    You can love one another and still choose to not put yourself around them...So therefore love even the wicked, but don't hang with em..... Their misbehaving is between them and God. Lead by example
  • Beverley Duncan
    I truly believe that , if Jesus didn't live within me, I wouldn't have the capacity to love as I do. As a caregiver I feel and see the need to love more, in touching, hugging, listening, in understanding, in sharing, in caring,and being compassionate. As Christians we must be Christlike in all that we do, God expects no less of us. I thank Him and praise Him for coming to live in my heart.