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 1 John 5:4

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 for 1 John 5:4

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 5:4

  • Preacher man - in Reply on 1 John 5:4
    Jesus explains this passage in John chapter 3 to Nicodemus. water is natural birth, showing Jesus was all man. Blood showing his bloodline, God, proving his deity. Jesus says, "I must be about my fathers business." talking about God.
  • Richard on 1 John 5:4
    First off I want to thank all those that have taken the time to answer my questions on different bible verses,but i do have another one, in chapter 5 John says not to pray for anyone who has sinned unto death I have been told the only sin unforgivable is to die without Jesus I am not sure I believe that was the unpardonable sin that Jesus was talking about. So can anyone tell me what sin John is talking about?
  • Stanjett - in Reply on 1 John 5:4
    There is only one unforgivable sin. Cursing the holy spirit.
  • T - in Reply on 1 John 5:4
    Willful, continuous, unrepentant sin.. to sin unto death
  • Richard - in Reply on 1 John 5:4
    How about Hebrews 6 vs 4- 6, how can I come back to the lord after walking away and willfully sinning I cant seem to find peace with God, seems like I sinned away my day of grace, and know God is more real to me than ever. This horrible feeling like hell is waiting because I knew every time I sinned I was wrong.
  • BEING RECONCILED TO GOD - in Reply on 1 John 5:4
    Richard, as long as we are on the side of life; there is still time to be reconciled, by the enduring Love of God.

    2 Corinthians 5: 16-21

    All this is from God, who through Christ reconciled us to himself and gave us the ministry of reconciliation; that is: in Christ God was reconciling the world to himself, not counting their trespasses against them, and entrusting to us the message of reconciliation. Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ, God making his appeal through us. We implore you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God. For our sake he made him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.

    Stop here and read Exodus 33:11-23. And Luke 15:11-32. Hebrews 6:18 and 12:1-2

    Lastly, 1 John 1:9

    Satan has demons that keep an eye on us: what we do, say, read. They're invisible "spies". Ephesians 6. Satan uses the info collected, to ACCUSE you at the throne of God. You feel those accusations. However the Holy Spirit is still with you, convicting you about your sins. He desires to reconcile these things and stop the torment in your mind.

    1 John 2:1 names Jesus as your ADVOCATE: your attorney. And He's sitting right beside His Father in heaven, NOW. Your name is still written in the Book of Life.

    It's time now for you to pray. Confess your heart. Receive the cleansing power that is in the shed blood of Jesus. 1 John 1:2. Jesus already paid for it. It will be well with your soul, afterwards.

    We all need to run to, 1 John 1:2 as soon as sin happens. We are soul and spirit encased in flesh. All that Bible reading makes the spirit man get bigger than the sinful flesh and the gullible soul. Hebrews 12:2, said, to RUN THE RACE. Win!

    I love you brother and never feel that you are alone in this. You're blessed.

    Get to know God the Holy Spirit, who is The Spirit of Christ. Book of John, ch 16

  • Carleton - in Reply on 1 John 5:4
    Hello Richard, Have you ever had a born again repentance peace with God event in your life? Do you have this place of peace in your heart to go back to? Do you want to go back to that time in your heart where you had that peace and forgiveness? You have to want this to find repentance and power over willing sin. Pour out your heart, God in Jesus is a gatherer not a scatterer. Your confession is helpful too. Many are now praying because we know you are made like us, and we together can point each other back to peace. You do not need to answer any of my written questions they are for your heart only.

  • Brother in Christ - in Reply on 1 John 5:4
    Can you beam down and find

    Jason cherian on Psalms 127 Comment, and see if you can give him a path to solve this horrible problem.

    He needs wisdom.

    All I can think of is legal. I'll keep the phone no just in case. Thank you so much for being here.

  • ShakespeareEstelle on 1 John 5:4
    Those who are unmotivated are always determined, those who are willing to stand up, and those who bite a goal are the most likely to succeed
  • Emmanuel on 1 John 5:4
    It was so interesting.


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