New International Version
We know that we are children of God, and that the whole world is under the control of the evil one.
King James Bible
And we know that we are of God, and the whole world lieth in wickedness.
Darby Bible Translation
We know that we are of God, and the whole world lies in the wicked [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;
1 John 5:19 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
We know that we are of God - Have the fullest proof of the truth of Christianity, and of our own reconciliation to God through the death of his Son.
The whole world lieth in wickedness - Εν τῳ πονηρῳ κειται· Lieth in the wicked one - is embraced in the arms of the devil, where it lies fast asleep and carnally secure, deriving its heat and power from its infernal fosterer. What a truly awful state! And do not the actions, tempers, propensities, opinions and maxims of all worldly men prove and illustrate this? "In this short expression," says Mr. Wesley, "the horrible state of the world is painted in the most lively colors; a comment on which we have in the actions, conversations, contracts, quarrels and friendships of worldly men." Yes, their Actions are opposed to the law of God; their Conversations shallow, simulous, and false; their Contracts forced, interested, and deceitful; their Quarrels puerile, ridiculous, and ferocious; and their Friendships hollow, insincere, capricious, and fickle: - all, all the effect of their lying in the arms of the wicked one; for thus they become instinct with his own spirit: and because they are of their father the devil, therefore his lusts they will do.
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"We know that we are of God, and the whole world lieth in wickedness."--1 John v. 19. Few words are of more frequent occurrence in the language of religion than "the world;" Holy Scripture makes continual mention of it, in the way of censure and caution; in the Service for Baptism it is described as one of three great enemies of our souls, and in the ordinary writings and conversation of Christians, I need hardly say, mention is made of it continually. Yet most of us, it would appear, have very …
John Henry Newman—Parochial and Plain Sermons, Vol. VII
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1 John 5:4-5. victory
And he said to him, "I will give you all their authority and splendor; it has been given to me, and I can give it to anyone I want to.
Now is the time for judgment on this world; now the prince of this world will be driven out.
My prayer is not that you take them out of the world but that you protect them from the evil one.
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, 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 5:15
And if we know that he hears us--whatever we ask--we know that we have what we asked of him.
1 John 5:18
We know that anyone born of God does not continue to sin; the One who was born of God keeps them safe, and the evil one cannot harm them.
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