1 John 5:12

“He that hath the Son hath life; and he that hath not the Son of God hath not life.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Hee that hath the Sonne, hath life; and hee that hath not the Sonne, hath not life.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

He who has the Son has the life; he who does not have the Son of God does not have the life.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

He that hath the Son hath the life; he that hath not the Son of God hath not the life.
- American Standard Version (1901)

He who has the Son has the life; he who has not the Son of God has not the life.
- Basic English Bible

He that has the Son has life: he that has not the Son of God has not life.
- Darby Bible

He that hath the Son, hath life; and he that hath not the Son of God, hath not life.
- Webster's Bible

He who has the Son has the Life: he who has not the Son of God has not the Life.
- Weymouth Bible

He who has the Son has the life. He who doesn't have God's Son doesn't have the life.
- World English Bible

He that hath the sone of God, hath also lijf; he that hath not the sone of God, hath not lijf.
- Wycliffe Bible

he who is having the Son, hath the life; he who is not having the Son of God -- the life he hath not.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 John 5:12


5:12 It plainly follows, he that hath the Son - Living and reigning in him by faith. Hath this life; he that hath not the Son of God hath not this life - Hath no part or lot therein. In the former clause, the apostle says simply, the Son; because believers know him: in the latter, the Son of God; that unbelievers may know how great a blessing they fall short of.


People's Bible Notes for 1 John 5:12


1Jo 5:12 He that hath the Son hath life. We lay hold of the Son by faith in him and thus come to life.

Discussion for 1 John 5

  • Wayne
    It is written. Luke 12:6. Read and believe!
  • Sam
    Why do you use a question mark at the end of the verse?
  • Eric
    Are not five sparrows sold for two farthings, and not one of them is forgotten before God? And they fell upon their faces, and said, O God, the God of the spirits of all flesh, shall one man sin, and wilt thou be wroth with all the congregation? O thou that hearest prayer, unto thee shall all flesh come. My mouth shall speak the praise of the LORD: and let all flesh bless his holy name for ever and ever. And I will remember my covenant, which is between me and you and every living creature of all flesh and the waters shall no more become a flood to destroy all flesh. Behold, I am the LORD, the God of all flesh: is there any thing too hard for me? Be silent, O all flesh, before the LORD: for he is raised up out of his holy habitation. These words spake Jesus, and lifted up his eyes to heaven, and said, I pray for them: I pray not for the world, but for them which thou hast given me for they are thine. While I was with them in the world, I kept them in thy name: those that thou gavest me I have kept, and none of them is lost, but the son of perdition that the scripture might be fulfilled. And all flesh shall see the salvation of God. And the glory of the LORD shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together: for the mouth of the LORD hath spoken it.
  • Luca
    I am blessed it reminds us about the hope we have in Christ our Lord that we must hold on even though its hard to keep focus.thank you
  • Victor
    God has shown himself to me in my life events more than once. Many many times I can look back and know for sure it was him helping me. I also know that everything we get is through our LORD JESUS his beloved son who die for us and was risen on the third day by God our father. Glory to God ,the Lord JEsus and the Holy Spirit for ever and ever. AMEN God bless you all, and yes we have eternal life in Jesus our saviuor
  • Esther
    Had to read the whole text. The quote is rather puzzling, having the question mark in the middle of it. John didn't doubt his words and, gladly, neither do I.