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1 John 5:5 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— And who is he that overcometh the world, but he that believeth that Jesus is the Son of God?
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— Who is he that overcometh the world, but he that believeth that Jesus is the Son of God?
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— Who is the one who overcomes the world, but he who believes that Jesus is the Son of God?
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— Who is he that overcometh the world, but he that believeth that Jesus is the Son of God?
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— Who is he that gets the victory over the world, but he that believes that Jesus is the Son of God?
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— [And] who is he that overcometh the world, save he that believeth that, Jesus, is the Son of God?
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— who is he who is overcoming the world, if not he who is believing that Jesus is the Son of God?
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— Who is he that overcometh the world, but he that believeth that Jesus is the Son of God?
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Who is he that ouercommeth the world, but he that beleeueth that Iesus is the Sonne of God?
John Etheridge Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1849)
— For who (is he) that overcometh the world, but he who believeth that Jeshu is the Son of Aloha?
James Murdock Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1852)
— For who is he that overcometh the world, but he that believeth that Jesus is the Son of God?

Strong's Numbers & Red-LettersGreek New TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
Who 5101
{5101} Prime
τίς
tis
{tis}
Probably emphatic of G5100; an interrogitive pronoun, who, which or what (in direct or indirect questions).
is 2076
{2076} Prime
ἐστί
esti
{es-tee'}
Third person singular present indicative of G1510; he (she or it) is; also (with neuter plural) they are.
z5748
<5748> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - No Voice Stated (See G5799)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 1612
he that overcometh 3528
{3528} Prime
νικάω
nikao
{nik-ah'-o}
From G3529; to subdue (literally or figuratively).
z5723
<5723> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Participle (See G5796)
Count - 2549
the x3588
(3588) Complement

ho
{ho}
The masculine, feminine (second) and neuter (third) forms, in all their inflections; the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom).
world, 2889
{2889} Prime
κόσμος
kosmos
{kos'-mos}
Probably from the base of G2865; orderly arrangement, that is, decoration; by implication the world (in a wide or narrow sense, including its inhabitants, literally or figuratively [morally]).
but 1508
{1508} Prime
εἴ μή
ei me
{i may}
From G1487 and G3361; if not.
he that believeth 4100
{4100} Prime
πιστεύω
pisteuo
{pist-yoo'-o}
From G4102; to have faith (in, upon, or with respect to, a person or thing), that is, credit; by implication to entrust (especially one's spiritual well being to Christ).
z5723
<5723> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Participle (See G5796)
Count - 2549
that 3754
{3754} Prime
ὅτι
hoti
{hot'-ee}
Neuter of G3748 as conjugation; demonstrative that (sometimes redundant); causatively because.
Jesus 2424
{2424} Prime
Ἰησοῦς
Iesous
{ee-ay-sooce'}
Of Hebrew origin [H3091]; Jesus (that is, Jehoshua), the name of our Lord and two (three) other Israelites.
is 2076
{2076} Prime
ἐστί
esti
{es-tee'}
Third person singular present indicative of G1510; he (she or it) is; also (with neuter plural) they are.
z5748
<5748> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - No Voice Stated (See G5799)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 1612
the x3588
(3588) Complement

ho
{ho}
The masculine, feminine (second) and neuter (third) forms, in all their inflections; the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom).
Son 5207
{5207} Prime
υἱός
huios
{hwee-os'}
Apparently a primary word; a 'son' (sometimes of animals), used very widely of immediate, remote or figurative kinship.
of God? 2316
{2316} Prime
θεός
theos
{theh'-os}
Of uncertain affinity; a deity, especially (with G3588) the supreme Divinity; figuratively a magistrate; by Hebraism very.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

1 John 5:5

_ _ Who — “Who” else “but he that believeth that Jesus is the Son of God:” “the Christ” (1 John 5:1)? Confirming, by a triumphant question defying all contradiction, as an undeniable fact, 1 John 5:4, that the victory which overcomes the world is faith. For it is by believing: that we are made one with Jesus the Son of God, so that we partake of His victory over the world, and have dwelling in us One greater than he who is in the world (1 John 4:4). “Survey the whole world, and show me even one of whom it can be affirmed with truth that he overcomes the world, who is not a Christian, and endowed with this faith” [Episcopius in Alford].

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on 1 John 5:1-5.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

1 John 5:5

Who is he that overcometh the world — That is superior to all worldly care, desire, fear? Every believer, and none else. 1 John 5:7 (usually so reckoned) is a brief recapitulation of all which has been before advanced concerning the Father, the Son, and the Spirit. It is cited, in conjunction with 1 John 5:6 and 1 John 5:8 by Tertullian, Cyprian, and an uninterrupted train of Fathers. And, indeed, what the sun is in the world, what the heart is in a man, what the needle is in the mariner's compass, this verse is in the epistle. By this 1 John 5:6, and 1 John 5:8-9 are indissolubly connected; as will be evident, beyond all contradiction, when they are accurately considered.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

1 John 5:5

(7) Who is he that overcometh the world, but he that believeth that Jesus is the Son of God?

(7) Moreover he declares two things, the one, what true faith is, that is, that which rests on Jesus Christ the Son of God alone: on which follows the other, that is, that this strength is not proper to faith, but by faith as an instrument is drawn from Jesus Christ the Son of God.

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1 John 5:1 Whosoever believeth that Jesus is the Christ is born of God: and every one that loveth him that begat loveth him also that is begotten of him.
1 John 4:15 Whosoever shall confess that Jesus is the Son of God, God dwelleth in him, and he in God.
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