1 John 5:13

“These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

These things haue I written vnto you that beleeue on the Name of the Sonne of God, that ye may know, that ye haue eternall life, and that yee may beleeue on the Name of the Sonne of God.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

These things I have written to you who believe in the name of the Son of God, so that you may know that you have eternal life.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

These things have I written unto you, that ye may know that ye have eternal life, `even' unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God.
- American Standard Version (1901)

I have put these things in writing for you who have faith in the name of the Son of God, so that you may be certain that you have eternal life.
- Basic English Bible

These things have I written to you that ye may know that ye have eternal life who believe on the name of the Son of God.
- Darby Bible

These things have I written to you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God.
- Webster's Bible

I write all this to you in order that you who believe in the Son of God may know for certain that you already have the Life of the Ages.
- Weymouth Bible

These things I have written to you who believe in the name of the Son of God, that you may know that you have eternal life, and that you may continue to believe in the name of the Son of God.
- World English Bible

I write to you these thingis, that ye wite, that ye han euerlastynge lijf, which bileuen in the name of Goddis sone.
- Wycliffe Bible

These things I did write to you who are believing in the name of the Son of God, that ye may know that life ye have age-during, and that ye may believe in the name of the Son of God.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 John 5:13


5:13 These things have I written - In the introduction, #1John 1:4|, he said, I write: now, in the close, I have written. That ye may know - With a fuller and stronger assurance, that ye have eternal life.


People's Bible Notes for 1 John 5:13


1Jo 5:13 These things have I written unto you. He writes that they may understand how they may know that they have eternal life. Tests have been given. For example, see 1Jo 5:1,2 4:13. That ye may believe on the name of the Son of God. Put the fullest trust in the name of Christ.

Discussion for 1 John 5

  • Insight777
    secular example of trinity: I am on a computer typing a message, spirit, that I exist. I am one with the computer when I type
  • Redeemed
    1 John 5:7 God is a Spirit, the Word is Spirit and the Holy Spirit is Spirit. The Word which is Spirit came forth from Spirit to be made flesh and dwell among us though he were rich he became poor for our sake to take our sins upon him and give his life for us to redeem and reconcile us back to Spirit. Now the Lord is that Spirit, now what is the Lords name, who art thou Lord I am "Jesus" one Lord
  • A disciple
    (14-16) We know from other places in the Gospels where Jesus said that whatever we desire when we pray, believe that we receive and we shall have them. But this part, I think, has to do specifically with the business of souls; and in the same area as having charge of the keys of the kingdom, to bind or loose in Jesus' name; and to pronounce forgiveness and remission, or that the sin is retained.
  • A disciple
    "..By water and blood.. and it is the Spirit that bears witness.." There can be no cleansing from filth without the water; and there must be blood to make atonement; and the Spirit confirms either good or bad according to truth. Truth witnesses the appearance of the Son of God in the flesh as complete with respect to the ruin of man by sin, by the slaughter on Golgotha; and God's mercy glorified.
  • Steve morrow
    1 JOHN 5:3 FOR THIS IS THE LOVE OF GOD THAT WE KEEP HIS COMMANDMENTS AND HIS COMMANDMENTS ARE NOT GREIVOUS JOHN 15:5 I AM THE VINE YOU ARE THE BRANCHES HE THAT ABIDETH IN ME AND I IN HIM THE SAME BRINGETH FORTH MUCH FRUIT --- FOR WITHOUT ME YOU CAN DO NOTHING ---
  • Mikey
    5:19 helps us to identify who the ruler of the world is. Who is “the wicked one”? Satan the Devil.