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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CommentaryClarke'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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Now is the time for judgment on this world; now the prince of this world will be driven out.
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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