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

  • Irene123
    Irene 123 quote - "No, none of us were/are worthy to be loved by God, but He is LOVE - so He does." 1Jn.4:8, 16.
  • Irene123
    V. 1 - " ..... but 'try' the spirits whether they are of God .... "; It took me years to understand the meaning of this. How does one 'try' someone's spirit? By the word of God, check what they've told you about scripture to see if it's in the Bible - Jn. 5:39; Acts 17:11. We are to do this with pastors also. A TRUE pastor will encourage you to check what he tells you.
  • BSP
    Jehovah God took the first step in showing love towards us before we even knew and showed love toward him as verse 10 shows.
  • Kay reeves
    Jesus is the only one that will be sitting at the right hand of the Father.He is speaking to those who hold that men cannot live victorious over the world, flesh,and the devil.Ref.James 4:4 is speaking of some of this.He definitely wasn't speaking of Himself.As you live so are you in this world.You need to study the chpt. 4:11-17
  • J
    Nice verse, I agree. When the weak don't know what to do, the strong will show them thru the gift our Creator.
  • Cesar
    JN 1:4 In him (God) was life.
    1JN 5:11 ,that God hath given to us eternal life, and this life is in his Son.
    JN 14:6 I am the way, the truth, and the life, no man cometh onto the Father but by me
    JN 20:31 But these are written, that ye might believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God: and that believing ye might have life through his name (Jesus Christ).
    1JN 5:5 Jesus is the Son of God