1 John 4:4

“Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Ye are of God, little children, and haue ouercome them: because greater is he that is in you, then he that is in the world.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

You are from God, little children, and have overcome them; because greater is He who is in you than he who is in the world.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Ye are of God, `my' little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you than he that is in the world.
- American Standard Version (1901)

You are of God, my little children, and you have overcome them because he who is in you is greater than he who is in the world.
- Basic English Bible

*Ye* are of God, children, and have overcome them, because greater is he that [is] in you than he that [is] in the world.
- Darby Bible

Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world.
- Webster's Bible

As for you, dear children, you are God's children, and have successfully resisted them; for greater is He who is in you than he who is in the world.
- Weymouth Bible

You are of God, little children, and have overcome them; because greater is he who is in you than he who is in the world.
- World English Bible

Ye, litle sones, ben of God, and ye han ouercome hym; for he that is in you is more, than he that is in the world.
- Wycliffe Bible

Ye -- of God ye are, little children, and ye have overcome them; because greater is He who [is] in you, than he who is in the world.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 John 4:4


4:4 Ye have overcome these seducers, because greater is the Spirit of Christ that is in you than the spirit of antichrist that is in the world.


People's Bible Notes for 1 John 4:4


1Jo 4:4 Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them. The saints had overcome these false prophets, but they were of God, because greater is he that is in you, and the Spirit in them was mightier than he that is in the world, than the evil spirit, that of the prince of the world, which was in the false prophets.

Discussion for 1 John 4:4

  • Francis for verse 4
    When one joins a VIP group one feels so honored and no one can temper with you. However the moment the VIP group is no longer there your respect disappears. The moment God moves out of us we are nothing, so the one in us, God makes us the VIP and the moment he leaves us the VIP status goes away.
  • KENNEDY NTIJE for verse 4
    I WAS WEAK NOW I AM STRONG BECAUSE OF THE ONE WHO IS IN ME.HE IS GREATER.
  • Ovoya john c for verse 4
    The world takes confidence in great strength or power and we do to as believers. it 's for this power that the world super power is sounding every where and the weaker nations and tribes feel inferior. Brethren this is the secret, we have a reason to shout, subdue, conquer and overtake territories for the power in us is greater than any other power in the world. Remember its not just greater than the power of your village, not just your tribe, not just your nation but the world. what a verse! oh jesus help me now
  • It is good to know that God has given me power over the enemy even when the devil thought he had me God had greater plans for my life.News flash devil you should killed me when you had a chance now that I have meet greater no devil in hell can stop my relationship with God. Thank you Jesus
  • Its an assurance to me that the one in me makes me strong to overcome the enemy in the world
  • Kathryn for verse 4
    it is comforting to know that though the enemy tries to inhabit the minds of God 's children, that the Spirit of God is greater in them than that of the enemy.