1 John 5:4

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

1611 King James Version (KJV)




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Other Translations

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

For whatever is born of God overcomes the world; and this is the victory that has overcome the world--our faith.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

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

For all that has been begotten of God gets the victory over the world; and this is the victory which has gotten the victory over the world, our faith.
- Darby 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

Bible commentary

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.


People's Bible Notes for 1 John 5:4


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.

Discussion for 1 John 5

  • Marvin
    No Mam. I'm talking about the Girl who had three characters.
    What you talked about is a character.
    Read this verse. (Ephesians 5:31) For this cause shall a man leave his father and Mother. And shall be joined unto his wife. And they two shall be one flesh. The message of this verse is that. When a man became husband. He and his wife shall be one. In unity not in number.
  • Min Sally Wheeler
    I became an overcomer of the world, once I believed. Thank You, LORD Jesus, for the writings of the Bible, so we may know we are saved!!! God is so awesome!!! Alleluia!!!
  • Lisa Jackson
    What I got out of this text is to seperate myself of wordly things, lord knows I am a work in progress.
  • Noah Alan Stites
    God Saved Us From Hell But We're Still So... So... Selfish!!!!!!!
  • Lilian
    God is just and ready to forgive our sins only to those who asks his forgiveness and to those who repent themselves. For our God is love amen
  • Arshirael Trish Lastone
    Thats True

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