New International Version
Who is it that overcomes the world? Only the one who believes that Jesus is the Son of God.
King James Bible
Who is he that overcometh the world, but he that believeth that Jesus is the Son of God?
Darby Bible Translation
Who is he that gets the victory over the world, but he that believes that Jesus is the Son of God?
World English Bible
Who is he who overcomes the world, but he who believes that Jesus is the Son of God?
Young's Literal Translation
who is he who is overcoming the world, if not he who is believing that Jesus is the Son of God?
1 John 5:5 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
He that believeth that Jesus is the Son of God? - That he is the promised Messiah, that he came by a supernatural generation; and, although truly man, came not by man, but by the power of the Holy Ghost in the womb of the Virgin Mary. The person who believes this has the privilege of applying to the Lord for the benefits of the incarnation and passion of Jesus Christ, and receives the blessings which the Jews cannot have, because they believe not the Divine mission of Christ.
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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
"'If you can'?" said Jesus. "Everything is possible for one who believes."
1 John 4:15
If anyone acknowledges that Jesus is the Son of God, God lives in them and they in God.
1 John 5:1
Everyone who believes that Jesus is the Christ is born of God, and everyone who loves the father loves his child as well.
1 John 5:20
We know also that the Son of God has come and has given us understanding, so that we may know him who is true. And we are in him who is true by being in his Son Jesus Christ. He is the true God and eternal life.
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