1 John 5:18
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English Standard Version
We know that everyone who has been born of God does not keep on sinning, but he who was born of God protects him, and the evil one does not touch him.

King James Bible
We know that whosoever is born of God sinneth not; but he that is begotten of God keepeth himself, and that wicked one toucheth him not.

American Standard Version
We know that whosoever is begotten of God sinneth not; but he that was begotten of God keepeth himself, and the evil one toucheth him not.

Douay-Rheims Bible
We know that whosoever is born of God, sinneth not: but the generation of God preserveth him, and the wicked one toucheth him not.

English Revised Version
We know that whosoever is begotten of God sinneth not; but he that was begotten of God keepeth him, and the evil one toucheth him not.

Webster's Bible Translation
We know that whoever is born of God, sinneth not; but he that is begotten of God, keepeth himself, and that wicked one toucheth him not.

Weymouth New Testament
We know that no one who is a child of God lives in sin, but He who is God's Child keeps him, and the Evil one cannot touch him.

1 John 5:18 Parallel
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Vincent's Word Studies

We know (οἴδαμεν)

John uses this appeal to knowledge in two forms: we know (1 John 3:2, 1 John 3:14; 1 John 5:18, 1 John 5:19, 1 John 5:20); ye know (1 John 2:20; 1 John 3:5, 1 John 3:15).

He that is begotten of God (ὁ γεννηθεὶς ἐκ τοῦ Θεοῦ)

Lit., was begotten. This exact phrase does not occur elsewhere. Some refer it to the man who is born of God, making it parallel with ὁ γεγεννημένος ἐκ τοῦ Θεοῦ, he that is begotten of God. Others to Christ, the only-begotten of God. The later is preferable.

That wicked one (ὁ πονηρὸς)

See on 1 John 2:13. Rev., the evil one.

Toucheth (ἅπτεται)

See on John 20:17, the only other passage in John's writings where the verb occurs. Both this verb and θιγγάνω (Colossians 2:21; Hebrews 11:28; Hebrews 12:20) express a touch which exerts a modifying influence upon the object, though θιγγάνω indicates rather a superficial touch. On ψηλαφάω (Acts 27:27; Hebrews 12:18; 1 John 1:1), see on Luke 24:39. Compare Colossians 2:21. The idea here is layeth not hold of him.

1 John 5:18 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

whosoever.

1 John 5:1,4 Whoever believes that Jesus is the Christ is born of God: and every one that loves him that begat loves him also that is begotten of him...

1 John 2:29 If you know that he is righteous, you know that every one that does righteousness is born of him.

1 John 3:9 Whoever is born of God does not commit sin; for his seed remains in him: and he cannot sin, because he is born of God.

1 John 4:6 We are of God: he that knows God hears us; he that is not of God hears not us. Hereby know we the spirit of truth...

John 1:13 Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.

John 3:2-5 The same came to Jesus by night, and said to him, Rabbi, we know that you are a teacher come from God...

James 1:18 Of his own will begat he us with the word of truth, that we should be a kind of first fruits of his creatures.

1 Peter 1:23 Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which lives and stays for ever.

keepeth.

1 John 5:21 Little children, keep yourselves from idols. Amen.

1 John 3:3 And every man that has this hope in him purifies himself, even as he is pure.

Psalm 17:4 Concerning the works of men, by the word of your lips I have kept me from the paths of the destroyer.

Psalm 18:23 I was also upright before him, and I kept myself from my iniquity.

Psalm 39:1 I said, I will take heed to my ways, that I sin not with my tongue: I will keep my mouth with a bridle, while the wicked is before me.

Psalm 119:101 I have refrained my feet from every evil way, that I might keep your word.

Proverbs 4:23 Keep your heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life.

John 15:4,7,9 Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; no more can you...

Acts 11:23 Who, when he came, and had seen the grace of God, was glad, and exhorted them all...

James 1:27 Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this, To visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction...

Jude 1:21,24 Keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ to eternal life...

Revelation 2:13 I know your works, and where you dwell, even where Satan's seat is: and you hold fast my name, and have not denied my faith...

Revelation 3:8-10 I know your works: behold, I have set before you an open door, and no man can shut it: for you have a little strength...

wicked.

1 John 2:13,14 I write to you, fathers, because you have known him that is from the beginning. I write to you, young men...

1 John 3:12 Not as Cain, who was of that wicked one, and slew his brother. And why slew he him? Because his own works were evil...

Cross References
Psalm 119:3
who also do no wrong, but walk in his ways!

Matthew 5:37
Let what you say be simply 'Yes' or 'No'; anything more than this comes from evil.

Matthew 6:13
And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.

John 14:30
I will no longer talk much with you, for the ruler of this world is coming. He has no claim on me,

James 1:27
Religion that is pure and undefiled before God the Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their affliction, and to keep oneself unstained from the world.

1 John 2:13
I am writing to you, fathers, because you know him who is from the beginning. I am writing to you, young men, because you have overcome the evil one. I write to you, children, because you know the Father.

1 John 3:9
No one born of God makes a practice of sinning, for God's seed abides in him; and he cannot keep on sinning, because he has been born of God.

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