1 John 5:5

“Who is he that ouercommeth the world, but he that beleeueth that Iesus is the Sonne of God?”

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Other Translations

Who is he that overcometh the world, but he that believeth that Jesus is the Son of God?
- King James Version

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

  • 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.

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