1 John 5:1

“Whosoever believeth that Jesus is the Christ is born of God: and every one that loveth him that begat loveth him also that is begotten of him.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Whosoeuer beleeueth that Iesus is the Christ, is borne of God: and euery one that loueth him that begate, loueth him also that is begotten of him.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Whoever believes that Jesus is the Christ is born of God, and whoever loves the Father loves the {child} born of Him.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Whosoever believeth that Jesus is the Christ is begotten of God: and whosoever loveth him that begat loveth him also that is begotten of him.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Everyone who has faith that Jesus is the Christ is a child of God: and everyone who has love for the Father has love for his child.
- Basic English Bible

Every one that believes that Jesus is the Christ is begotten of God; and every one that loves him that has begotten loves also him that is begotten of him.
- Darby Bible

Whoever believeth that Jesus is the Christ, is born of God: and every one that loveth him that begat, loveth him also that is begotten by him.
- Webster's Bible

Every one who believes that Jesus is the Christ is a child of God; and every one who loves the Father loves also Him who is the Father's Child.
- Weymouth Bible

Whoever believes that Jesus is the Christ is born of God. Whoever loves the Father also loves the child who is born of him.
- World English Bible

Ech man that bileueth that Jhesus is Crist, is borun of God; and ech man that loueth hym that gendride, loueth hym that is borun of hym.
- Wycliffe Bible

Every one who is believing that Jesus is the Christ, of God he hath been begotten, and every one who is loving Him who did beget, doth love also him who is begotten of Him:
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 John 5:1


5:1 The scope and sum of this whole paragraph appears from the conclusion of it, #1Jo 5:13: |These things have I written to you who believe, that ye may know that ye who believe have eternal life. So faith is the first and last point with St. John also. Every one who loveth - God that begat loveth him also that is begotten of him - Hath a natural affection to all his brethren.


People's Bible Notes for 1 John 5:1


1Jo 5:1 Conclusion SUMMARY OF I JOHN 5: How We Show That We Love God. Overcoming the World. The Three Witnesses. The Witness in Ourselves. Prayer. Praying for a Brother Who Sins Not Unto Death. Whoever believeth that Jesus is the Christ is born of God. This belief, accepted in the heart, confessed with the mouth, and perfected by the obedience of faith makes one a child of God (Ro 1:5; Jas 2:22).

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