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

  • No one cares
    The bible tells us that we should know a tree by the fruit that it bares.......an apple tree will not bare bare figs and an orange tree will not bare apples. A man cannot serve two gods. Therefore a sinner pretending to be a Saint is still a sinner.
  • EARL WRIGHT
    NO YOU CAN NOT SERVE TWO MASTERS,MATT;6;24 ONLY TO SPIRITS ON THIS EARTH,BOTH CAN NOT BE IN YOU AT THE SAME TIME, WHEN YOU SIN SATIN ENTER YOUR BODY,IF YOU REPENT,THE HOLY SPIRIT CAN RE-ENTER. YOUR BODY IS A TEMPLE FOR GODS SPIRIT;1-COR;;AND 6;19..2-COR;5;17-WE ARE A NEW CREATION,THIS HAPPEN AT YOUR BAPTISM; 1-COR;15;22;THE GREEK WORD FOR BAPTISM IS BURIAL(SOMETHING DIED THE FLESH;NO MORE SPACE TO
  • Wayne
    How does Baptist theology and vv 18-19 relate? Can one be godly and a sinner at the same time? Can one be a sinning saint? Can one be " dead to sin" and still partake of ungodliness? Just wondering.
  • Jack
    does verse 15 talking about you can fall from grace and in that condition lose salvastion if not what does it mean
  • Ron Rhumb
    This is an excellent book to help all Gods children understand his wonderful nature that the kenites would like to continue to hide from us.
    Don't be beguiled by them.
    Study to show yourself approved!
    Let God know you love him.
  • Lu2677
    Rose Anne Enriquez, It is not a sin to drink wine. It is a sin to be addicted to strong drink, and drunkeness.
    1 Timothy 5:23, Romans 14:21, Ephesians 5:18, Psalms 4:17, John 4:46, etc.
    There are many verses where God instructed some people not to drink wine.
    If you put the word wine in the "search words or verses" box you can read all verses the include the word wine.

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