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

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

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

  • Frank Dyck for verse 5
    there is no much to say about 1 John 5:5, the scripture it self says it all, if we have faith that Jesus is the Son of Jehovah God we will overcome all the things that Satan puts in our way, it is NOT only believing in Jesus as our saviour, it is believing that Jesus is the Son of God the almighty Jehovah!!!
  • Pastor Roland Enearu for verse 5
    Only the the teaching and practice of Jesus principles that helpful, useful and powerful to all to overcome the world standard. if only we believe on Him.

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