1 John 5:5

“Who is he that ouercommeth the world, but he that beleeueth that Iesus is the Sonne of God?”

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Other Translations

Who is he that overcometh the world, but he that believeth that Jesus is the Son of God?
- King James Version

Who is the one who overcomes the world, but he who believes that Jesus is the Son of God?
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And who is he that overcometh the world, but he that believeth that Jesus is the Son of God?
- American Standard Version (1901)

Who is able to overcome the world but the man who has faith that Jesus is the Son of God?
- Basic English Bible

Who is he that gets the victory over the world, but he that believes that Jesus is the Son of God?
- Darby Bible

Who is he that overcometh the world, but he that believeth that Jesus is the Son of God?
- Webster's Bible

Who but the man that believes that Jesus is the Son of God overcomes the world?
- Weymouth Bible

Who is he who overcomes the world, but he who believes that Jesus is the Son of God?
- World English Bible

And who is he that ouercometh the world, but he that bileueth that Jhesus is the sone of God?
- Wycliffe Bible

who is he who is overcoming the world, if not he who is believing that Jesus is the Son of God?
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 John 5:5


5:5 Who is he that overcometh the world - That is superior to all worldly care, desire, fear? Every believer, and none else. The seventh verse #1Jo 5:7 |(usually so reckoned) is a brief recapitulation of all which has been before advanced concerning the Father, the Son, and the Spirit. It is cited, in conjunction with the sixth and eighth, #1Jo 5:6|,8 by Tertullian, Cyprian, and an uninterrupted train of Fathers. And, indeed, what the sun is in the world, what the heart is in a man, what the needle is in the mariner's compass, this verse is in the epistle. By this the sixth, eighth, and ninth verses #1Jo 5:6|,8,9 are indissolubly connected; as will be evident, beyond all contradiction, when they are accurately considered.


People's Bible Notes for 1 John 5:5


1Jo 5:5 Who is he that overcometh the world? Only the men of faith; those who believe upon Jesus Christ.

Discussion for 1 John 5

  • Wayne
    Same as Matt. 28:19, the words of the Lord, Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.
  • Karl Gaines
    It is verse 7 that I am most interested in because as a believer that is monotheistic and I agree that the 3 that bear witness record in Heaven is 1 God, the Word is what John 1: 14 refers to when stating that the Word became flesh Jesus human man Immanuel. For Christ was fully God The Word fully man Jesus . Please comment correct if statement is in error. Thank you may God bless you
  • Wayne
    Eternal life is to know the Father and Son. John: 17:3.
  • 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.

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