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

  • Joe
    Go back and read verse 5 and 6, Steven. I believe it will help with verse 8.
  • Wayne
    Stan, John 14:26 states the Comforter is the Holy Ghost.
  • Steven Lugunga Onjoro
    Kindly explain verse 8. I don't get it.
  • Stan Holland
    1John5:7 is so easy to understand. Most people are searching for contradict of the word. John 14:26 tells the comforter is the Word of God Hebrews 13:8 christ never changes The father the word and Holy Spirit never changes his mind on sin. Study to show thyself approve
  • Steve morrow
    2 CORINTHIANS 13:5 EXAMINE YOURSELVES WHETHER YOU BE IN THE FAITH PROVE YOUR OWNSELVES --- KNOW YOU NOT --- YOUR OWNSELVES TAT JESUS CHRIST IS IN YOU EXCEPT YOU BE REPROBATES JOHN 6:63 IT IS THE SPIRIT THAT QUICKENETH THE FLESH PROFITETH NOTHING THE WORDS THAT-- I SPEAK --UNTO YOU THEY ARE SPIRIT AND THEY ARE LIFE
  • Hosea Bar Gonz
    For there are three that bear witness in heaven: the Father, the Word, and the Holy Spirit; and these three are one.
    God (Elohim, 3) is One; In one mind and one accord, there is no discord amongst them. Example: A man, a woman are two, but when they get married they are one. Father sits on His throne, Jesus sits on His right hand, and the Holy Spirit is at work on earth. Have Faith