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

  • Steve morrow
    mr jones-1JOHN5:20AND WE KNOW THAT THE SON OF GOD IS COME AND HATH GIVEN US AN UNDERSTANDING THAT WE MAY KNOW HIM THAT IS TRUE AND WE ARE IN HIM THAT IS TRUE EVEN IN HIS SON JESUS CHRIST..... 1JOHN2:29 IF YOU KNOW THAT HE IS RIGHTEOUS YOU KNOW THAT HE THAT DOETH RIGHTEOUSNESS IS BORN OF HIM HEBREWS 9:16 FOR WHERE A TESTAMENT IS THERE MUST ALSO OF NECESSITY BE THE DEATH OF THE TESTATOR--CONT BELOW
  • Steve morrow
    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--john 3:3 JESUS answered and said unto him verily verily I say unto thee except a man be born again he cannot see the kingdom of GOD 1 peter 1:23 BEING BORN AGAIN NOT OF CORRUPTIBLE SEED BUT OF INCORRUPTIBLE BY THE WORD OF GOD WHICH LIVETH AND ABIDETH FOREVER
  • Irene123
    To Mockingbird on 4 18 '16 - I am so glad to know you are a woman I've th'ot for the past yrs. you were a man. It is your strong assertiveness and lack of gender ref. I' sorry, please forgive me ....?
  • James gratton
    Great blessings to us to have the bible. See the gospel of john ch/1 v1.
  • Irene123
    To Brianna - This is not a question for debate on my part; I am truly just curious - how do you apply the Bible to your life; what is it you do? And I will reciprocate in kind, if you wish; that's up to you.
  • Steve morrow
    romans 4:19 and being not weak in faith he considered not his own body now dead when he was about an hundred years old neither yet the deadness of sarahs womb 20 HE STAGGERED NOT AT THE PROMISE OF GOD THROUGH UNBELIEF BUT WAS STRONG IN FAITH GIVING GLORY TO GOD 21 AND BEING FULLY PERSUADED THAT WHAT HE HAD PROMISED HE WAS ABLE ALSO TO PERFORM