1 John 5:19
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English Standard Version
We know that we are from God, and the whole world lies in the power of the evil one.

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

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

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.

Webster's Bible Translation
And we know that we are of God, and the whole world lieth in wickedness.

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

1 John 5:19 Parallel
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Vincent's Word Studies

We are of God (ἐκ τοῦ Θεοῦ ἐσμέν)

For the phrase εἷναι ἐκ to be from, see on John 1:46. For ἐσμέν we are, see on 1 John 3:1. John expresses the relation of believers to God by the following phrases: To be born or begotten of God, γεννηθῆναι ἐκ τοῦ Θεοῦ (1 John 5:1; 1 John 2:29; 1 John 4:7): denoting the initial communication of the new life. To be of God, εἷναι ἐκ τοῦ Θεοῦ (John 8:47; 1 John 3:10; 1 John 4:6): denoting the essential connection in virtue of the new life. Child of God, τέκνον Θεοῦ (John 1:12; 1 John 3:1, 1 John 3:10): denoting the relation established by the new life.

World (κόσμος)

See on John 1:9.

Lieth (κεῖται)

The word is stronger than ἐστι is, indicating the passive, unprogressive state in the sphere of Satan's influence. "While we are from God, implying a birth and a proceeding forth, and a change of state, the κόσμος the world, all the rest of mankind, remains in the hand of the evil one" (Alford).

In wickedness (ἐν τῷ πονηρῷ)

Rev., better, in the evil one. The expression to lie in has a parallel in Sophocles' "Antigone:"

ἐν ὑμῖν γὰρ ὡς Θεῷ

κείμεθα τλάμονες

"Wretched we lie in you as in a god" (247).

1 John 5:19 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

we know.

1 John 5:10,13,20 He that believes on the Son of God has the witness in himself: he that believes not God has made him a liar...

1 John 3:14,24 We know that we have passed from death to life, because we love the brothers. He that loves not his brother stays in death...

1 John 4:4-6 You are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world...

Romans 8:16 The Spirit itself bears witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God:

2 Corinthians 1:12 For our rejoicing is this, the testimony of our conscience, that in simplicity and godly sincerity, not with fleshly wisdom...

2 Corinthians 5:1 For we know that if our earthly house of this tabernacle were dissolved, we have a building of God, an house not made with hands...

2 Timothy 1:12 For the which cause I also suffer these things: nevertheless I am not ashamed: for I know whom I have believed...

and the.

1 John 4:4,5 You 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, you 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...

Romans 3:9-18 What then? are we better than they? No, in no wise: for we have before proved both Jews and Gentiles, that they are all under sin...

Galatians 1:4 Who gave himself for our sins, that he might deliver us from this present evil world, according to the will of God and our Father:

Titus 3:3 For we ourselves also were sometimes foolish, disobedient, deceived, serving divers lusts and pleasures, living in malice and envy...

James 4:4 You adulterers and adulteresses, know you not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God?...

in wickedness.

1 John 5:18 We know that whoever is born of God sins not; but he that is begotten of God keeps himself, and that wicked one touches 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 comes, and has nothing in me.

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

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...

Revelation 12:9 And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceives the whole world...

Revelation 13:7,8 And it was given to him to make war with the saints, and to overcome them: and power was given him over all kindreds, and tongues...

Revelation 20:3,7,8 And cast him into the bottomless pit, and shut him up, and set a seal on him, that he should deceive the nations no more...

Cross References
Luke 4:6
and said to him, "To you I will give all this authority and their glory, for it has been delivered to me, and I give it to whom I will.

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

John 17:15
I do not ask 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 deliver 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. By this we know the Spirit of truth and the spirit of error.

1 John 5:15
And if we know that he hears us in whatever we ask, we know that we have the requests that we have asked of him.

1 John 5:18
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.

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