1 John 5:5

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

1611 King James Version (KJV)




Viewing the original 1611 KJV with archaic English spelling.
Click to switch to the Standard KJV.

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

  • 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

What Do You Think of 1 John 5?

Share your own thoughts or commentary here...

Notify me if someone responds on this discussion/thread

Bible Options

Sponsored Links