1 John 5:18

“We know that whosoever is born of God sinneth not; but he that is begotten of God keepeth himself, and that wicked one toucheth him not.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

We know that whosoeuer is borne of God, sinneth not: but hee that is begotten of God, keepeth himselfe, and that wicked one toucheth him not.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

We know that no one who is born of God sins; but He who was born of God keeps him, and the evil one does not touch him.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

We know that whosoever is begotten of God sinneth not; but he that was begotten of God keepeth himself, and the evil one toucheth him not.
- American Standard Version (1901)

We are certain that one who is a child of God will do no sin, but the Son of God keeps him so that he is not touched by the Evil One.
- Basic English Bible

We know that every one begotten of God does not sin, but he that has been begotten of God keeps himself, and the wicked [one] does not touch him.
- Darby Bible

We know that whoever is born of God, sinneth not; but he that is begotten of God, keepeth himself, and that wicked one toucheth him not.
- Webster's Bible

We know that no one who is a child of God lives in sin, but He who is God's Child keeps him, and the Evil one cannot touch him.
- Weymouth Bible

We know that whoever is born of God doesn't sin, but he who was born of God keeps himself, and the evil one doesn't touch him.
- World English Bible

We witen, that ech man that is borun of God, synneth not; but the generacioun of God kepith hym, and the wickid touchith hym not.
- Wycliffe Bible

We have known that every one who hath been begotten of God doth not sin, but he who was begotten of God doth keep himself, and the evil one doth not touch him;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 John 5:18


5:18 Yet this gives us no encouragement to sin: on the contrary, it is an indisputable truth, he that is born of God - That sees and loves God. Sinneth not - So long as that loving faith abides in him, he neither speaks nor does anything which God hath forbidden. He keepeth himself - Watching unto prayer. And, while he does this, the wicked one toucheth him not - So as to hurt him.


People's Bible Notes for 1 John 5:18


1Jo 5:18 Whosoever is born of God sinneth not. Does not live a life of sin. He will not sin unto death, though he may be overtaken in a fault. See PNT "1Joh 5:21". That wicked one toucheth him not. Cannot lay hands on him so as to hold him.

Discussion for 1 John 5:18

  • Emeka William for verse 18
    from the above scripture it is clear that for one to be preserved from the wicked one must meet out of sin
  • Patrick Kobia for verse 18
    Those who are born again of the uncorruptible seed the word of God 1Peter1:23 sin not.This is because they were crucified with Christ though they are alive,it is no longer them but Christ who lives in them. Gat2:20. Therefore, Christ cannot sin.
  • Eaglesrock for verse 18
    1 John 5:18 We know that whosoever is born of God sinneth not; but he that is begotten of God keepeth himself, and that wicked one toucheth him not.
    "That which is born of God sinneth Not" Refers to the Spirit Man not the Flesh. The flesh has not been born again. The Spirit man has. That's why Paul writes "I die daily." The Spirit man and the Flesh are at war. Paul said "in my flesh abideth no goog thing." "I am crucified with Christ." Just because I sin then does not mean I am not saved. Paul said it this way "Till Christ be form in you. We are becoming more like Him every day. So quite beating yourself up when you sin and think your not saved. Confess it to God and get back into fellowship with God. NOt realtionship, but fellowship.
  • Mrs archie for verse 18
    This passage lets the believer know that we are to arrive at the point were we are not sinning and that the Holy spirit gives us that power all we have to do is believe and want it
  • Jasmin Williams for verse 18
    HALLELUJAH!

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