1 John 5:19
New International Version
We know that we are children of God, and that the whole world is under the control of the evil one.

New Living Translation
We know that we are children of God and that the world around us is under the control of the evil one.

English Standard Version
We know that we are from God, and the whole world lies in the power of the evil one.

Berean Study Bible
We know that we are of God, and that the whole world is under the power of the evil one.

Berean Literal Bible
We know that we are of God, and the whole world lies in the evil one.

King James Bible
And we know that we are of God, and the whole world lieth in wickedness.

New King James Version
We know that we are of God, and the whole world lies under the sway of the wicked one.

New American Standard Bible
We know that we are of God, and that the whole world lies in the power of the evil one.

NASB 1995
We know that we are of God, and that the whole world lies in the power of the evil one.

NASB 1977
We know that we are of God, and the whole world lies in the power of the evil one.

Amplified Bible
We know [for a fact] that we are of God, and the whole world [around us] lies in the power of the evil one [opposing God and His precepts].

Christian Standard Bible
We know that we are of God, and the whole world is under the sway of the evil one.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
We know that we are of God, and the whole world is under the sway of the evil one.

American Standard Version
We know that we are of God, and the whole world lieth in the evil one.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
We know that we are from God, and the whole world lies in The Evil One.

Contemporary English Version
We are certain we come from God and the rest of the world is under the power of the devil.

Douay-Rheims Bible
We know that we are of God, and the whole world is seated in wickedness.

English Revised Version
We know that we are of God, and the whole world lieth in the evil one.

Good News Translation
We know that we belong to God even though the whole world is under the rule of the Evil One.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
We know that we are from God, and that the whole world is under the control of the evil one.

International Standard Version
We know that we are from God and that the whole world lies under the control of the evil one.

Literal Standard Version
we have known that we are of God, and the whole world lies [under the power] of the evil [one];

NET Bible
We know that we are from God, and the whole world lies in the power of the evil one.

New Heart English Bible
We know that we are of God, and the whole world lies in the power of the evil one.

Weymouth New Testament
We know that we are children of God, and that the whole world lies in the power of the Evil one.

World English Bible
We know that we are of God, and the whole world lies in the power of the evil one.

Young's Literal Translation
we have known that of God we are, and the whole world in the evil doth lie;

Additional Translations ...
Context
Concluding Remarks
18We know that anyone born of God does not keep on sinning; the One who was born of God protects him, and the evil one cannot touch him. 19We know that we are of God, and that the whole world is under the power of the evil one. 20And we know that the Son of God has come and has given us understanding, so that we may know Him who is true; and we are in Him who is true—in His Son Jesus Christ. He is the true God and eternal life.…

Cross References
Luke 4:6
"I will give You authority over all these kingdoms and all their glory," he said. "For it has been relinquished to me, and I can give it to anyone I wish.

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

John 17:15
I am not asking that You take them out of the world, but that You keep them from the evil one.

Galatians 1:4
who gave Himself for our sins to rescue us from the present evil age, according to the will of our God and Father,

1 John 4:6
We are from God. Whoever knows God listens to us; whoever is not from God does not listen to us. That is how we know the Spirit of truth and the spirit of deception.

1 John 5:15
And if we know that He hears us in whatever we ask, we know that we already possess what we have asked of Him.

1 John 5:18
We know that anyone born of God does not keep on sinning; the One who was born of God protects him, and the evil one cannot touch him.


Treasury of Scripture

And we know that we are of God, and the whole world lies in wickedness.

we know.

1 John 5:10,13,20
He that believeth on the Son of God hath the witness in himself: he that believeth not God hath made him a liar; because he believeth not the record that God gave of his Son…

1 John 3:14,24
We know that we have passed from death unto life, because we love the brethren. He that loveth not his brother abideth in death…

1 John 4:4-6
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…

and the.

1 John 4:4,5
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…

John 15:18,19
If the world hate you, ye know that it hated me before it hated you…

Romans 1:28-32
And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient; …

in wickedness.

1 John 5:18
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.

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 cometh, and hath nothing in me.









Verse 19. - Omit the "and" before "we know." There is no καί or δέ in the true text; and the asyndeton is impressive. The whole world lieth in the evil one. This is the second great fact of which Christians have certainty. They, as children of God, and preserved from the evil one by his Son, have nothing to do with the world, which still lies in the power of the evil one. That "the evil" τῷ πονηρῷ is here not neuter but masculine is evident from the context, as well as from 1 John 2:13, 14; 1 John 4:4. "By saying that it lieth in the evil one (in maligno) he represents it as being under the dominion of Satan. There is, therefore, no reason why we should hesitate to shun the world, which contemns God and delivers up itself into the bondage of Satan; nor is there any reason why we should fear its enmity, because it is alienated from God" (Calvin).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Greek
We know
οἴδαμεν (oidamen)
Verb - Perfect Indicative Active - 1st Person Plural
Strong's 1492: To know, remember, appreciate.

that
ὅτι (hoti)
Conjunction
Strong's 3754: Neuter of hostis as conjunction; demonstrative, that; causative, because.

we are
ἐσμεν (esmen)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 1st Person Plural
Strong's 1510: I am, exist. The first person singular present indicative; a prolonged form of a primary and defective verb; I exist.

of
ἐκ (ek)
Preposition
Strong's 1537: From out, out from among, from, suggesting from the interior outwards. A primary preposition denoting origin, from, out.

God,
Θεοῦ (Theou)
Noun - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's 2316: A deity, especially the supreme Divinity; figuratively, a magistrate; by Hebraism, very.

and [that]
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's 2532: And, even, also, namely.

the
(ho)
Article - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

whole
ὅλος (holos)
Adjective - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 3650: All, the whole, entire, complete. A primary word; 'whole' or 'all', i.e. Complete, especially as noun or adverb.

world
κόσμος (kosmos)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 2889: Probably from the base of komizo; orderly arrangement, i.e. Decoration; by implication, the world (morally).

is under the power
κεῖται (keitai)
Verb - Present Indicative Middle or Passive - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 2749: To lie, recline, be placed, be laid, set, specially appointed, destined. Middle voice of a primary verb; to lie outstretched.

of
ἐν (en)
Preposition
Strong's 1722: In, on, among. A primary preposition denoting position, and instrumentality, i.e. A relation of rest; 'in, ' at, on, by, etc.

the
τῷ (tō)
Article - Dative Masculine Singular
Strong's 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

evil [one].
πονηρῷ (ponērō)
Adjective - Dative Masculine Singular
Strong's 4190: Evil, bad, wicked, malicious, slothful.


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