1 John 5:12

“He that hath the Son hath life; and he that hath not the Son of God hath not life.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Hee that hath the Sonne, hath life; and hee that hath not the Sonne, hath not life.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

He who has the Son has the life; he who does not have the Son of God does not have the life.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

He that hath the Son hath the life; he that hath not the Son of God hath not the life.
- American Standard Version (1901)

He who has the Son has the life; he who has not the Son of God has not the life.
- Basic English Bible

He that has the Son has life: he that has not the Son of God has not life.
- Darby Bible

He that hath the Son, hath life; and he that hath not the Son of God, hath not life.
- Webster's Bible

He who has the Son has the Life: he who has not the Son of God has not the Life.
- Weymouth Bible

He who has the Son has the life. He who doesn't have God's Son doesn't have the life.
- World English Bible

He that hath the sone of God, hath also lijf; he that hath not the sone of God, hath not lijf.
- Wycliffe Bible

he who is having the Son, hath the life; he who is not having the Son of God -- the life he hath not.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 John 5:12


5:12 It plainly follows, he that hath the Son - Living and reigning in him by faith. Hath this life; he that hath not the Son of God hath not this life - Hath no part or lot therein. In the former clause, the apostle says simply, the Son; because believers know him: in the latter, the Son of God; that unbelievers may know how great a blessing they fall short of.


People's Bible Notes for 1 John 5:12


1Jo 5:12 He that hath the Son hath life. We lay hold of the Son by faith in him and thus come to life.

Discussion for 1 John 5

  • Brother Daniel FC
    It is not meant to be an insult: it just states a fact. To a Disciple. When I ask someone: how much is 1 1 1? and tells me he doesn t know, I say he she is ignorant or uneducated. Then, if I tell him that 1 1 1 3 and he says: I don t believe it, I say he is an non-believer. But: if he tries to explain to me that 1 1 1 1 I say he she has a mental challenge.
  • A disciple
    "And this is the confidence that we have in him that if we ask any thing according to his will he hears us: and if we know that he hears us, whatsoever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we desired of him." And then John goes on to talk about recovering one that sinned. Jesus has given us the keys of the kingdom of heaven in our confession and faith, for binding and loosing on earth.
  • A disciple
    Brother Daniel F; what do you mean by, "I think some people have mental problems not spiritual..." ?
  • Brother Daniel F
    Jhn 20:17 Jesus replied, "Do not touch me, for I have not yet ascended to my Father. Go to my brothers and tell them, 'I am ascending to my Father and your Father, to my God and your God.'" I think some people have mental problems not spiritual...
  • BSP
    Verse 3: If we truly love God, we will obey his commandments.
  • Franklin E. Tompkins Sr.
    This verse is not found in most other Bibles.