1 John 5:5

“Who is he that overcometh the world, but he that believeth that Jesus is the Son of God?”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for 1 John 5:5

Who is he that ouercommeth the world, but he that beleeueth that Iesus is the Sonne of God?
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Who is the one who overcomes the world, but he who believes that Jesus is the Son of God?
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And who is he that overcometh the world, but he that believeth that Jesus is the Son of God?
- American Standard Version (1901)

Who is able to overcome the world but the man who has faith that Jesus is the Son of God?
- Basic English Bible

Who is he that gets the victory over the world, but he that believes that Jesus is the Son of God?
- Darby Bible

Who is he that overcometh the world, but he that believeth that Jesus is the Son of God?
- Webster's Bible

Who but the man that believes that Jesus is the Son of God overcomes the world?
- Weymouth Bible

Who is he who overcomes the world, but he who believes that Jesus is the Son of God?
- World English Bible

And who is he that ouercometh the world, but he that bileueth that Jhesus is the sone of God?
- Wycliffe Bible

who is he who is overcoming the world, if not he who is believing that Jesus is the Son of God?
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible Commentary for 1 John 5:5

Wesley's Notes for 1 John 5:5

5:5 Who is he that overcometh the world - That is superior to all worldly care, desire, fear? Every believer, and none else. The seventh verse #1Jo 5:7 |(usually so reckoned) is a brief recapitulation of all which has been before advanced concerning the Father, the Son, and the Spirit. It is cited, in conjunction with the sixth and eighth, #1Jo 5:6|,8 by Tertullian, Cyprian, and an uninterrupted train of Fathers. And, indeed, what the sun is in the world, what the heart is in a man, what the needle is in the mariner's compass, this verse is in the epistle. By this the sixth, eighth, and ninth verses #1Jo 5:6|,8,9 are indissolubly connected; as will be evident, beyond all contradiction, when they are accurately considered.

People's Bible Notes for 1 John 5:5

1Jo 5:5 Who is he that overcometh the world? Only the men of faith; those who believe upon Jesus Christ.

Discussion for 1 John 5:5

  • N.D. on 1 John 5:5
    It is only by accepting the true doctrine of Jesus christ that one can receive eternal life.

    As faith without works is dead not only should we say with our mouth that Jesus is lord but we must do the will of God as Jesus did the will of his father who sent him...put our faith into action bearing light/witness of our persuation so others be pursuaded....2Timothy 2:6 the husband man that lanoureth must be first partaker of the fruits.
  • Gerry Lindsay on 1 John 5:5
    I noticed that this scripture posted here in I John5;7 is wrong. In the King James version it should say 7 For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one. This means that these three are one, not agree in one. You could say there is nothing wrong because all three manifestations agree which may be true but this isn't the message this scripture is trying to convey. This scripture has nothing to do with whether the three agree. It is showing us that all three manifestations are of one God, meaning should you get to heaven one day you won't see God with his son standing next to him and perhaps a dove upon the throne sitting there. If we believe we can change scriptures to support our own Trinitarian beliefs by editing holy scriptures we are very extreme danger of not being able to enter heaven.

    Revelation 22:18-19

    I testify to everyone who hears the words of the prophecy of this book: if anyone adds to them, God will add to him the plagues which are written in this book; and if anyone takes away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God will take away his part from the tree of life and from the holy city, which are written in this book.
  • Chris - in Reply on 1 John 5:5
    "you won't see God with his son standing next to him".

    Luke 22:69; Hebrews 1:13; Hebrews 8:1; Hebrews 10:12; Hebrews 12:2; Acts 7:56; Romans 8:34; 1 Peter 3:22; etc.
  • Steve Anderson - in Reply on 1 John 5:5
    Christianity as a whole .. or should i say Religion as a whole is polluted....With the imaginations of men. or should i say the doctrins of men... from the time of the early church until today men have chosen to Hold the truth in unrighteousness' for 1260 years the scripture was chained to the pulpit of the Catholic church... then Martin Luther realized the vanity of there motives and wrote his thesis and nailed them to the door of a pagan religion. But im getting to far ahead .. After 70 AD the true church began to adopt many different ideas and surmising's (YOU CAN TAKE THE PEOPLE OUT OF EGYPT ) But its very hard to get Egypt out of the people. Martin Luther realized that the just shall live by faith , and that faith was not in the church but in the son of God Jesus....This was and still is unacceptable to the powers of Organized Religion Preaching the Resurrection is truth but very wrong in the eyes of them that choose to maintain there Power and Position .

    Read Foxs Book of Martyrs ,,, one day that book will be banned , for it Exposs the spirit of Paganism .

    Every Denomination that has held to or has adopted the same doctrines as there mother is of the same spirit

    Carnality will never manifest the true Nature of God or his son... in fact it will do everything it can to destroy it .
  • Adam - in Reply on 1 John 5:5
    Good clear scriptural response. The scripture speaks for itself and is crystal clear in so many places and on so many subjects.
  • Andy G van den Berg on 1 John 5:5

    There is only one way to respond to your 'twisted' comments.

    Get thee hence, Satan: for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve (Matthew 4:10; Luke 4:8).

    Our message remains the same: Ye must repent.

    The Word of God is God (John 1:1) and is not of any private interpretation (2 Peter 1:20).

    It is the key principle of all the teachings of Jesus Christ and the axiom (basis) of the Word of God and a prerequisite and primary requirement for the salvation of mankind. It actually means the changing of spirits - to turn from darkness to light and from the power of Satan unto God (Acts 26:18).

    For a better understanding and the 'spiritual truth' of what it means to repent, and learn how and by whom mankind has been deceived (Rev. 12:9) and what people must do to be reunited with the true and living God, we invite you to seek Him according to the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive (Matthew 7:7; John 14:17).

    You need not that any man teach you (Isaiah 54:13; 6:45; 1 John 2:27), as mankind follows after an image of a false god and a false Christ (Matthew 24:24; Mark 13:22; Gal. 4:8; 2 Cor. 11:13-15; Rev. 12:9).

    It is only by revelation of God that people will come to know the true Christ (Daniel 12:4,9; Amos 3:7; Matthew 16:17; Luke 2:26; Romans 16:25; 1 Cor. 2:10; Gal. 1:16; Eph. 3:3,5; Rev. 1:1), and only then will you be able to overcome the spirit of this world (1 John 5:4; Rev. 3:21) and learn what 'True Repentance' means, and how this whole world has been deceived (Rev. 12:9). It should also be remembered that it is a narrow way that leadeth unto 'Life', and few there be that find it (Matthew 7:14).

  • Taven on 1 John 5:5
    We should believe in God and no matter what happens, God will always be in your heart. I am only 8 years old and I have been saved and baptized.
  • Stanjett - in Reply on 1 John 5:5
    Great that you have come to the Lord at only 8. Most kids are not held accountable until they are 12.
  • Mishael - in Reply on 1 John 5:5
    Taven my brother rededicate his life to Jesus last night.

    That and your testimony has made me very happy. I'm praying that in you the Lord would raise "a man after God's own heart."

    Talk to God. He's always listening.
  • Stanjett - in Reply on 1 John 5:5
    Great. Let no one tell you different.


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