1 John 5:18

“We know that whosoeuer is borne of God, sinneth not: but hee that is begotten of God, keepeth himselfe, and that wicked one toucheth him not.”

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Other Translations

We know that whosoever is born of God sinneth not; but he that is begotten of God keepeth himself, and that wicked one toucheth him not.
- King James Version

We know that no one who is born of God sins; but He who was born of God keeps him, and the evil one does not touch him.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

We know that whosoever is begotten of God sinneth not; but he that was begotten of God keepeth himself, and the evil one toucheth him not.
- American Standard Version (1901)

We are certain that one who is a child of God will do no sin, but the Son of God keeps him so that he is not touched by the Evil One.
- Basic English Bible

We know that every one begotten of God does not sin, but he that has been begotten of God keeps himself, and the wicked [one] does not touch him.
- Darby Bible

We know that whoever is born of God, sinneth not; but he that is begotten of God, keepeth himself, and that wicked one toucheth him not.
- Webster's Bible

We know that no one who is a child of God lives in sin, but He who is God's Child keeps him, and the Evil one cannot touch him.
- Weymouth Bible

We know that whoever is born of God doesn't sin, but he who was born of God keeps himself, and the evil one doesn't touch him.
- World English Bible

We witen, that ech man that is borun of God, synneth not; but the generacioun of God kepith hym, and the wickid touchith hym not.
- Wycliffe Bible

We have known that every one who hath been begotten of God doth not sin, but he who was begotten of God doth keep himself, and the evil one doth not touch him;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 John 5:18


5:18 Yet this gives us no encouragement to sin: on the contrary, it is an indisputable truth, he that is born of God - That sees and loves God. Sinneth not - So long as that loving faith abides in him, he neither speaks nor does anything which God hath forbidden. He keepeth himself - Watching unto prayer. And, while he does this, the wicked one toucheth him not - So as to hurt him.


People's Bible Notes for 1 John 5:18


1Jo 5:18 Whosoever is born of God sinneth not. Does not live a life of sin. He will not sin unto death, though he may be overtaken in a fault. See PNT "1Joh 5:21". That wicked one toucheth him not. Cannot lay hands on him so as to hold him.

Discussion for 1 John 5

  • BSP
    We only have the privilege for eternal life by means of God's son Jesus.
  • Kotka
    So good to know that Gods love, grace, and mercy will allow us eternal life through Christ Jesus who strengthens us.
  • 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.
  • MockingBird
    I Praise God that through the new birth of being born again I have eternal lie. my flesh will die , rot , decay : But I through Jesus will live forever !!! Praise God !! Jesus Christ being the first born from the dead !!
  • Wayne
    It is written. Luke 12:6. Read and believe!
  • Sam
    Why do you use a question mark at the end of the verse?

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