New International Version
for everyone born of God overcomes the world. This is the victory that has overcome the world, even 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.
Darby Bible Translation
For all that has been begotten of God gets the victory over the world; and this is the victory which has gotten the victory over the world, 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;
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Whatsoever is born of God - Παν το γεγεννημενον· Whatsoever (the neuter for the masculine) is begotten of God: overcometh the world. "I understand by this," says Schoettgen, "the Jewish Church, or Judaism, which is often termed עולם הזה olam hazzeh, this world. The reasons which induce me to think so are,
1. Because this κοσμος, world, denied that the Messiah was come; but the Gentiles did not oppose this principle.
2. Because he proves the truth of the Christian religion against the Jews, reasoning according to the Jewish manner; whence it is evident that he contends, not against the Gentiles, but against the Jews. The sense therefore is, he who possesses the true Christian faith can easily convict the Jewish religion of falsity."
That is, He can show the vanity of their expectations, and the falsity of their glosses and prejudices. Suppose we understand by the world the evil principles and practices which are among men, and in the human heart; then the influence of God in the soul may be properly said to overcome this; and by faith in the Son of God a man is able to overcome all that is in the world, viz., the desire of the flesh, the desire of the eye, and the pride of life.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
whatsoever. See on ver.
LibraryThe World Our Enemy.
"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
The Blessing of Full Assurance
1 John 5:4-5. victory
children born not of natural descent, nor of human decision or a husband's will, but born of God.
Jesus replied, "Very truly I tell you, no one can see the kingdom of God unless they are born again."
1 Corinthians 15:57
But thanks be to God! He 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.
1 John 2:29
If you know that he is righteous, you know that everyone who does what is right has been born of him.
1 John 3:9
No one who is born of God will continue to sin, because God's seed remains in them; they cannot go on sinning, because they have been born of God.
1 John 4:4
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.
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