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 5:13

  • When one digs into 1 Jn 5:13, it really comes to life, not only as once saved, always saved by virtue of circular "locked-in-the-loop " logic, but because this believing and knowing we have eternal life is both continuous and at any present time in the Greek. The only way this can be possible is not in our weak flesh, but in our mind-spirit, which always continuously believes, no matter what our flesh tries to tell us to believe.
  • Ted Bezan for verse 13
    1 John 5:3 shows how wrong the Jehovah Witnesses are when they teach that one does not know whether one is saved until Resurrection day.
  • Jessica gupit for verse 13
    5:11 And this is the sum of that testimony, that God hath given us a title to, and the real beginning of, eternal life; and that this is purchased by, and treasured up in, his Son, who has all the springs and the fulness of it in himself, to communicate to his body, the church, first in grace and then in glory.