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1 John 5:4  (1611 King James Bible)

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For whatsoeuer is borne of God, ouercommeth the world, and this is the victorie that ouercommeth the world, euen our faith.

- 1611 King James Bible

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Other Translations of 1 John 5:4

For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, [even] our faith.
- King James Version (Cambridge Edition)

For whatsoever is begotten of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that hath overcome the world, `even' our faith.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Anything which comes from God is able to overcome the world: and the power by which we have overcome the world is our faith.
- Basic English Bible

Anything which comes from God is able to overcome the world: and the power by which we have overcome the world is our faith.
- Darby Bible

1Jo 5:4 For whatsoever is born of God. All who are born again, and have the new life, overcometh the world, in the sense that they do not love it and obey its dictates. The victory that overcometh the world, [even] our faith. The source of victorious power. As faith gains in strength the world loses its power.
- People's Bible

For whatever is born of God, overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith.
- Webster's Bible

For every child of God overcomes the world; and the victorious principle which has overcome the world is our faith.
- Weymouth Bible

For whatever is born of God overcomes the world. This is the victory that has overcome the world: your faith.
- World English Bible

For al thing that is borun of God, ouercometh the world; and this is the victorie that ouercometh the world, oure feith.
- Wycliffe Bible

because every one who is begotten of God doth overcome the world, and this is the victory that did overcome the world -- our faith;
- Youngs Literal Bible


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View Wesley's Notes for 1 John 5:4

5:4 For whatsoever - This expression implies the most unlimited universality. Is born of God overcometh the world - Conquers whatever it can lay in the way, either to allure or fright the children of God from keeping his commandments. And this is the victory - The grand means of overcoming. Even our faith - Seeing all things are possible to him that believeth.


trinity adwoa kwofie's comment on 2015-08-26 10:32:12:

for he says in all things we are more than conquerors and we should fear not even as little children new born's in christ for we have overcome the world.the moment we receive Jesus Christ into our lives, we overcome the world and when our faith is added we become more than conquerors even before the enemy plans.


MockingBird's comment on 2015-08-26 09:04:39:

I am a born again child of the living God : He is my heavenly Father : Though Faith I stand : I must act on that Faith that God has given to me otherwise I will not overcome the world : Be of Good courage : God will strengthen your heart : I have the victory , even when I don't look or feel like it as long as I walk by Faith : Faith pleases God : When His children are walking in Faith : HE RESPONDS !!!! Victory !!!


matthew's comment on 2015-08-19 17:16:14:

The analyses mentioned are very good but none speak about the wording of the passage, in particular the use of the word 'whatsoever' which denotes anything ranging from human beings to animals. Could someone shed a little light on the usage of the word please?


Bill's comment on 2014-11-29 02:33:56:

Hiebert says, The new birth gives the believer the potential of victory, but the realization of actual victory depends on our active exercise of faith. 1 Every born again believer has the provision to be an overcomer, but he must choose to appropriate the provision in order to be victorious. Overcomer is not a status automatically conferred upon all children of God. John is certainly not suggesting that all believers are overcomers and, therefore, worthy of receiving the rewards promised in Revelation. On the contrary, he is saying that all believers have equal opportunity to be victorious because of the new birth.


Glad Praise's comment on 2014-06-29 13:36:17:

God Has Given Us All Power To Overcome The Worldly Desires Every Circumstance That Comes Our Way By Faith.


Nana's comment on 2014-05-29 13:51:54:

Anyone who is born of God is an overcomer. Whatever comes in our way we are more than conquerors through Christ Jesus who is an author and finisher of our faith.


toni's comment on 2014-02-28 07:55:58:

since iam a beleiver born of God the world im in is against me in everything i do so by faith i am an overcomer that activates my faith and recieves every promise of my DAD


Elisha Masima's comment on 2014-01-07 12:27:20:

I think that it says whosoever has accepted Christ Jesus as HIS Lord as Saviour (born of God) is a victor in all situtions. The only thing he/she needs is faith in Christ.


sgt's comment on 2013-12-25 22:56:54:

He that believeth to the end the same shall be saved. Work out your own soul salvation with fear and trembling, for it is God in you both to will of do of his good pleasure,... that we be conformed to the image of Christ...the end of faith!!! This is the victory that overcomes the world, the flesh, and the devil...AMEN!!! REV.12:11.


Samson's comment on 2013-08-02 06:58:26:

This means Anythin that has its origin in God certainly, constantly and consistently triumph, prevail and subdues the world


MicHael MwAte's comment on 2013-05-10 16:13:04:

every child of God can overcome Worldly Desires & anything else Worldly but this is only by faith!


Panduleni's comment on 2011-10-12 04:38:12:

I think that as long as you are born by God and believed He is the saviour and that there is non like him,what ever comes your way will not succed.As long as you rejoicing in Him with faith.


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