1 John 5:4

“For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

For whatsoeuer is borne of God, ouercommeth the world, and this is the victorie that ouercommeth the world, euen our faith.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

For whatever is born of God overcomes the world; and this is the victory that has overcome the world--our faith.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

For whatsoever is begotten of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that hath overcome the world, `even' our faith.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Anything which comes from God is able to overcome the world: and the power by which we have overcome the world is our faith.
- Basic English Bible

For all that has been begotten of God gets the victory over the world; and this is the victory which has gotten the victory over the world, our faith.
- Darby Bible

For whatever is born of God, overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith.
- Webster's Bible

For every child of God overcomes the world; and the victorious principle which has overcome the world is our faith.
- Weymouth Bible

For whatever is born of God overcomes the world. This is the victory that has overcome the world: your faith.
- World English Bible

For al thing that is borun of God, ouercometh the world; and this is the victorie that ouercometh the world, oure feith.
- Wycliffe Bible

because every one who is begotten of God doth overcome the world, and this is the victory that did overcome the world -- our faith;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 John 5:4


5:4 For whatsoever - This expression implies the most unlimited universality. Is born of God overcometh the world - Conquers whatever it can lay in the way, either to allure or fright the children of God from keeping his commandments. And this is the victory - The grand means of overcoming. Even our faith - Seeing all things are possible to him that believeth.


People's Bible Notes for 1 John 5:4


1Jo 5:4 For whatsoever is born of God. All who are born again, and have the new life, overcometh the world, in the sense that they do not love it and obey its dictates. The victory that overcometh the world, [even] our faith. The source of victorious power. As faith gains in strength the world loses its power.

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.