1 John 5:4

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

1 John 5:4 in Other Translations

KJV
4 For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith.
ESV
4 For everyone who has been born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world--our faith.
NLT
4 For every child of God defeats this evil world, and we achieve this victory through our faith.
MSG
4 Every God-begotten person conquers the world's ways. The conquering power that brings the world to its knees is our faith.
CSB
4 because whatever has been born of God conquers the world. This is the victory that has conquered the world: our faith.

1 John 5:4 Meaning and Commentary

1 John 5:4

For whatsoever is born of God
Which may be understood either of persons born; of God; or of the new creature, or principle of grace wrought in them, particularly faith hereafter mentioned, which is an heaven born grace, the gift of God, and the operation of his Spirit: this

overcometh the world;
the god of the world, Satan; the lusts which are in the world; false prophets gone forth into the world; and the wicked men of the world, who by temptations, snares, evil doctrines, threatenings, promises, and ill examples, would avert regenerate ones from observing the commands of God; but such are more than conquerors over all these, through Christ that has loved them:

and this is the victory that overcometh the world, [even] our faith.
The Arabic and Ethiopic versions read, "your faith"; great things, heroic actions, and wonderful victories, are ascribed to faith; see ( Hebrews 11:33 Hebrews 11:34 ) ; which must not be understood of the grace itself, as separately considered, but of Christ the object of it, as supported, strengthened, assisted, and animated by him: and then it does wonders, when it is enabled to hold Christ, its shield, in its hand, against every enemy that opposes.

1 John 5:4 In-Context

2 This is how we know that we love the children of God: by loving God and carrying out his commands.
3 In fact, this is love for God: to keep his commands. And his commands are not burdensome,
4 for everyone born of God overcomes the world. This is the victory that has overcome the world, even our faith.
5 Who is it that overcomes the world? Only the one who believes that Jesus is the Son of God.
6 This is the one who came by water and blood—Jesus Christ. He did not come by water only, but by water and blood. And it is the Spirit who testifies, because the Spirit is the truth.

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