1 John 4:4
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New International Version
You, dear children, are from God and have overcome them, because the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world.

King James Bible
Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world.

Darby Bible Translation
*Ye* are of God, children, and have overcome them, because greater is he that [is] in you than he that [is] in the world.

World English Bible
You are of God, little children, and have overcome them; because greater is he who is in you than he who is in the world.

Young's Literal Translation
Ye -- of God ye are, little children, and ye have overcome them; because greater is He who is in you, than he who is in the world.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Ye are of God - Ye are under the influence of the Divine Spirit, and have overcome them - your testimony, proceeding from the Spirit of Christ, has invalidated theirs which has proceeded from the influence of Satan; for greater is the Holy Spirit which is in you, than the spirit which is in the world.

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are.

1 John 4:6,16 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...

1 John 3:9,10 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 5:19 And we know that we are of God, and the whole world lies in wickedness.

and have.

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

1 John 5:4 For whatever is born of God overcomes the world: and this is the victory that overcomes the world, even our faith.

Romans 8:37 No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us.

Ephesians 6:10,13 Finally, my brothers, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might...

Revelation 12:11 And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives to the death.

greater.

1 John 4:13,16 Hereby know we that we dwell in him, and he in us, because he has given us of his Spirit...

1 John 3:24 And he that keeps his commandments dwells in him, and he in him. And hereby we know that he stays in us...

John 10:28-30 And I give to them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand...

John 14:17-23 Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it sees him not, neither knows him: but you know him...

John 17:23 I in them, and you in me, that they may be made perfect in one; and that the world may know that you have sent me, and have loved them...

Romans 8:10,11 And if Christ be in you, the body is dead because of sin; but the Spirit is life because of righteousness...

1 Corinthians 6:13 Meats for the belly, and the belly for meats: but God shall destroy both it and them. Now the body is not for fornication...

2 Corinthians 6:16 And what agreement has the temple of God with idols? for you are the temple of the living God; as God has said, I will dwell in them...

Ephesians 3:17 That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that you, being rooted and grounded in love,

than.

1 John 5:19 And we know that we are of God, and the whole world lies in wickedness.

*Gr:

John 12:31 Now is the judgment of this world: now shall the prince of this world be cast out.

John 14:30 Hereafter I will not talk much with you: for the prince of this world comes, and has nothing in me.

John 16:11 Of judgment, because the prince of this world is judged.

1 Corinthians 2:12 Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the spirit which is of God...

2 Corinthians 4:4 In whom the god of this world has blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ...

Ephesians 2:2 Wherein in time past you walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air...

Ephesians 6:12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers...

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Love of God and Man
FIRST SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY. Eversley. Chester Cathedral, 1872. 1 John iv. 16, 21. "God is love; and he that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God, and God in him. . . . And this commandment have we from Him, That he who loveth God love his brother also." This is the first Sunday after Trinity. On it the Church begins to teach us morals,--that is, how to live a good life; and therefore she begins by teaching us the foundation of all morals,--which is love,--love to God and love to man. But which
Charles Kingsley—All Saints' Day and Other Sermons

The Servant as his Lord
'... As He is, so are we in this world.'--1 John iv. 17. Large truths may be spoken in little words. Profundity is often supposed to be obscurity, but the deepest depth is clear. John, in his gospel and epistles, deals with the deepest realities, and with all things in their eternal aspects, but his vocabulary is the simplest in the New Testament. God and the world, life and death, love and hate, light and darkness, these are the favourite words round which his thoughts gather. Here are nine little
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture Ephesians, Peter,John

"And if Christ be in You, the Body is Dead Because of Sin; but the Spirit is Life Because of Righteousness. "
Rom. viii. 10.--"And if Christ be in you, the body is dead because of sin; but the Spirit is life because of righteousness." God's presence is his working. His presence in a soul by his Spirit is his working in such a soul in some special manner, not common to all men, but peculiar to them whom he hath chosen. Now his dwelling is nothing else but a continued, familiar and endless working in a soul, till he hath conformed all within to the image of his Son. The soul is the office house, or workhouse,
Hugh Binning—The Works of the Rev. Hugh Binning

"For what the Law could not Do, in that it was Weak Though the Flesh, God Sending his Own Son,"
Rom. viii. 3.--"For what the law could not do, in that it was weak though the flesh, God sending his own Son," &c. Of all the works of God towards man, certainly there is none hath so much wonder in it, as the sending of his Son to become man; and so it requires the exactest attention in us. Let us gather our spirits to consider of this mystery,--not to pry into the secrets of it curiously, as if we had no more to do but to satisfy our understandings; but rather that we may see what this concerns
Hugh Binning—The Works of the Rev. Hugh Binning

Cross References
John 12:31
Now is the time for judgment on this world; now the prince of this world will be driven out.

Romans 8:31
What, then, shall we say in response to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?

1 John 2:1
My dear children, I write this to you so that you will not sin. But if anybody does sin, we have an advocate with the Father--Jesus Christ, the Righteous One.

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.

1 John 3:20
If our hearts condemn us, we know that God is greater than our hearts, and he knows everything.

1 John 4:6
We are from God, and whoever knows God listens to us; but whoever is not from God does not listen to us. This is how we recognize the Spirit of truth and the spirit of falsehood.

1 John 5:4
for everyone born of God overcomes the world. This is the victory that has overcome the world, even our faith.

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