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

New Living Translation
For every child of God defeats this evil world, and we achieve this victory through our faith.

English Standard Version
For everyone who has been born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world—our faith.

Berean Study Bible
because everyone born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world: our faith.

Berean Literal Bible
For everyone having been born of God overcomes the world; and this is the victory having overcome the world: our faith.

King James Bible
For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith.

New King James Version
For whatever is born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world— our faith.

New American Standard Bible
For whoever has been born of God overcomes the world; and this is the victory that has overcome the world: our faith.

NASB 1995
For whatever is born of God overcomes the world; and this is the victory that has overcome the world— our faith.

NASB 1977
For whatever is born of God overcomes the world; and this is the victory that has overcome the world—our faith.

Amplified Bible
For everyone born of God is victorious and overcomes the world; and this is the victory that has conquered and overcome the world—our [continuing, persistent] faith [in Jesus the Son of God].

Christian Standard Bible
because everyone who has been born of God conquers the world. This is the victory that has conquered the world: our faith.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
because whatever has been born of God conquers the world. This is the victory that has conquered the world: our faith.

American Standard Version
For whatsoever is begotten of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that hath overcome the world, even our faith.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Because everyone who is born from God conquers the universe; and this is the victory that conquers the universe - our faith.

Contemporary English Version
Every child of God can defeat the world, and our faith is what gives us this victory.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For whatsoever is born of God, overcometh the world: and this is the victory which overcometh the world, our faith.

English Revised Version
For whatsoever is begotten of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that hath overcome the world, even our faith.

Good News Translation
because every child of God is able to defeat the world. And we win the victory over the world by means of our faith.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
because everyone who has been born from God has won the victory over the world. Our faith is what wins the victory over the world.

International Standard Version
because everyone who is born from God has overcome the world. Our faith is the victory that overcomes the world.

Literal Standard Version
because everyone who is begotten of God overcomes the world, and this is the victory that overcame the world—our faith.

NET Bible
because everyone who has been fathered by God conquers the world. Testimony About the Son This is the conquering power that has conquered the world: our faith.

New Heart English Bible
For whatever is born of God overcomes the world. This is the victory that has overcome the world: our faith.

Weymouth New Testament
For every child of God overcomes the world; and the victorious principle which has overcome the world is our faith.

World English Bible
For whatever is born of God overcomes the world. This is the victory that has overcome the world: your faith.

Young's Literal Translation
because every one who is begotten of God doth overcome the world, and this is the victory that did overcome the world -- our faith;

Additional Translations ...
Context
Overcoming the World
3For this is the love of God, that we keep His commandments. And His commandments are not burdensome, 4because everyone born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world: our faith. 5Who then overcomes the world? Only he who believes that Jesus is the Son of God.…

Cross References
John 1:13
children born not of blood, nor of the desire or will of man, but born of God.

John 3:3
Jesus replied, "Truly, truly, I tell you, no one can see the kingdom of God unless he is born again."

1 Corinthians 15:57
But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ!

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 have written to you, children, because you know the Father.

1 John 2:29
If you know that He is righteous, you also know that everyone who practices righteousness has been born of Him.

1 John 3:9
Anyone born of God refuses to practice sin, because God's seed abides in him; he cannot go on sinning, because he has been born of God.

1 John 4:4
You, little children, are from God and have overcome them, because greater is He who is in you than he who is in the world.


Treasury of Scripture

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

whatsoever.

1 John 5:1
Whosoever believeth that Jesus is the Christ is born of God: and every one that loveth him that begat loveth him also that is begotten of him.

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

overcometh.

1 John 5:5
Who is he that overcometh the world, but he that believeth that Jesus is the Son of God?

1 John 2:13-17
I write unto you, fathers, because ye have known him that is from the beginning. I write unto you, young men, because ye have overcome the wicked one. I write unto you, little children, because ye have known the Father…

1 John 4:4
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.









Verse 4. - Reason for the preceding statement: the opposition which causes the difficulty is already overcome. Nothing, however, is gained by transferring the full stop from the end of verse 3 to the middle of verse 4, any more than from the end of verse 2 to the middle of verse 3. The punctuation of the Authorized Version and the Revised Version is to be preferred. It is the world that hinders obedience to God's commandments and makes them seem grievous. But everywhere God's children πᾶν τὸ γεγεννημένον, as in John 6:37, 39; John 17:2) conquer the world, and that by means of faith. The aorist ἡ νικήσασα marks the victory as already won and complete: "the victory that hath vanquished the world is this - our faith."

Parallel Commentaries ...


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

everyone
πᾶν (pan)
Adjective - Nominative Neuter Singular
Strong's 3956: All, the whole, every kind of. Including all the forms of declension; apparently a primary word; all, any, every, the whole.

born
γεγεννημένον (gegennēmenon)
Verb - Perfect Participle Middle or Passive - Nominative Neuter Singular
Strong's 1080: From a variation of genos; to procreate; figuratively, to regenerate.

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.

overcomes
νικᾷ (nika)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 3528: To conquer, be victorious, overcome, prevail, subdue. From nike; to subdue.

the
τὸν (ton)
Article - Accusative 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.

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

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

this
αὕτη (hautē)
Demonstrative Pronoun - Nominative Feminine Singular
Strong's 3778: This; he, she, it.

is
ἐστὶν (estin)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 1510: I am, exist. The first person singular present indicative; a prolonged form of a primary and defective verb; I exist.

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

victory
νίκη (nikē)
Noun - Nominative Feminine Singular
Strong's 3529: Victory, a victorious principle. Apparently a primary word; conquest, i.e. the means of success.

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

has overcome
νικήσασα (nikēsasa)
Verb - Aorist Participle Active - Nominative Feminine Singular
Strong's 3528: To conquer, be victorious, overcome, prevail, subdue. From nike; to subdue.

the
τὸν (ton)
Article - Accusative 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.

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

our
ἡμῶν (hēmōn)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive 1st Person Plural
Strong's 1473: I, the first-person pronoun. A primary pronoun of the first person I.

faith.
πίστις (pistis)
Noun - Nominative Feminine Singular
Strong's 4102: Faith, belief, trust, confidence; fidelity, faithfulness.


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