Parallel Verses

Bible in Basic English

We are certain that one who is a child of God will do no sin, but the Son of God keeps him so that he is not touched by the Evil One.

New American Standard Bible

We know that no one who is born of God sins; but He who was born of God keeps him, and the evil one does not touch him.

King James Version

We know that whosoever is born of God sinneth not; but he that is begotten of God keepeth himself, and that wicked one toucheth him not.

Holman Bible

We know that everyone who has been born of God does not sin, but the One who is born of God keeps him, and the evil one does not touch him.

International Standard Version

We know that the person who has been born from God does not go on sinning. Rather, the Son of God protects them, and the evil one cannot harm them.

A Conservative Version

We know that every man who has been begotten from God does not sin, but he who was begotten from God keeps himself, and the evil does not touch him.

American Standard Version

We know that whosoever is begotten of God sinneth not; but he that was begotten of God keepeth himself, and the evil one toucheth him not.

Amplified

We know [with confidence] that anyone born of God does not habitually sin; but He (Jesus) who was born of God [carefully] keeps and protects him, and the evil one does not touch him.

An Understandable Version

We know that every person who has been [spiritually] conceived [by God and eventually born] does not continue in [a life of] sin, but God's one and only conceived [Son] keeps him [from continuing to sin], and the evil one [i.e., Satan] does not continue to touch him [i.e., continue to control his life].

Anderson New Testament

We know that whoever has been begotten of God, does not sin: but he that is begotten of God, keeps himself, and the wicked one touches him not.

Common New Testament

We know that anyone born of God does not sin; but he who was born of God keeps him, and the evil one does not touch him.

Daniel Mace New Testament

we know that a true christian will not commit such a sin, for he that is the child of God keeps upon his guard, so that the wicked spirit does not approach him.

Darby Translation

We know that every one begotten of God does not sin, but he that has been begotten of God keeps himself, and the wicked one does not touch him.

Emphatic Diaglott Bible

We know that whoever has been begotten by God, does not sin; but he who is begotten by God, guards himself, and the wicked on does not lay hold on him.

Godbey New Testament

We know that every one who has been born of God, sins not; but the one having been born of God keeps himself, and the evil one does not touch him.

Goodspeed New Testament

We know that no child of God commits sin, but the fact that he is God's child protects him, and the evil one cannot touch him.

John Wesley New Testament

We know that whosoever is born of God sinneth not;

Julia Smith Translation

We know that every one born of God sins not; but he born of God keeps himself, and evil touches him not.

King James 2000

We know that whosoever is born of God sins not; but he that is begotten of God keeps himself, and that wicked one touches him not.

Lexham Expanded Bible

We know that everyone who is fathered by God does not sin, but the one fathered by God, he protects him, and the evil one does not touch him.

Modern King James verseion

We know that everyone who has been born of God does not continue to sin, but the one born of God guards himself, and the evil one does not touch him.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

We know that all that are born of God, sin not: but he that is born of God keepeth himself, and that wicked toucheth him not.

Moffatt New Testament

We know that anyone who is born of God does not sin; He who was born of God preserves him, and the evil One never catches him.

Montgomery New Testament

We know that whoever is a child of God is not habitually committing sin; but he who is God's child guards himself, and the Evil One never touches him.

NET Bible

We know that everyone fathered by God does not sin, but God protects the one he has fathered, and the evil one cannot touch him.

New Heart English Bible

We know that whoever is born of God does not sin, but he who was born of God protects him, and the evil one does not touch him.

Noyes New Testament

We know that whoever hath been born of God sinneth not; but he that is born of God keepeth himself, and the Evil One toucheth him not.

Sawyer New Testament

We know that every one who has been born of God does not sin, but he that has been born of God keeps himself, and the evil one does not touch him.

The Emphasized Bible

We know that, whosoever hath been born of God, is not committing sin, - Nay, he that hath been born of God, He keepeth him, and, the wicked one, doth not touch him.

Thomas Haweis New Testament

We know that every one who is born of God sinneth not; but he that is born of God preserveth himself, and the wicked one toucheth him not.

Twentieth Century New Testament

We know that no one who has received the new Life from God lives in sin. No, he who has received the new Life from God keeps the thought of God in his heart, and then the Evil One does not touch him.

Webster

We know that whoever is born of God, sinneth not; but he that is begotten of God, keepeth himself, and that wicked one toucheth him not.

Weymouth New Testament

We know that no one who is a child of God lives in sin, but He who is God's Child keeps him, and the Evil one cannot touch him.

Williams New Testament

We know that no one who is born of God makes a practice of sinning, but the Son who was born of God continues to keep him, and the evil one cannot touch him.

World English Bible

We know that whoever is born of God doesn't sin, but he who was born of God keeps himself, and the evil one doesn't touch him.

Worrell New Testament

We know that every one who has been begotten of God sins not; but he who was begotten of God keeps himself, and the evil one touches him not.

Worsley New Testament

We know that whosoever is born of God, doth not practise sin: but keepeth himself from it, and the wicked one doth not touch him.

Youngs Literal Translation

We have known that every one who hath been begotten of God doth not sin, but he who was begotten of God doth keep himself, and the evil one doth not touch him;

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
We know
εἴδω 
Eido 
Usage: 519

ὅτι 
Hoti 

that, for, because, how that, how,
which, who, the things, the son,
Usage: 764
Usage: 0

πᾶς 
Pas 
Usage: 704

is born
γεννάω 
Gennao 
Usage: 84

of
ἐκ ἐξ 
Ek 
ἐκ ἐξ 
Ek 
of, from, out of, by, on, with,
of, from, out of, by, on, with,
Usage: 709
Usage: 709

God
θεός 
theos 
θεός 
theos 
Usage: 1151
Usage: 1151

ἁμαρτάνω 
Hamartano 
Usage: 35

not
οὐ 
Ou 
not, no, cannot ,
Usage: 1032

but
ἀλλά 
Alla 
but, yea, yet, nevertheless, howbeit, nay, therefore, save, not tr,
Usage: 461

he that is begotten
γεννάω 
Gennao 
Usage: 84

τηρέω 
Tereo 
Usage: 49

ἑαυτοῦ 
heautou 
Usage: 249

and

and, also, even, both, then, so, likewise, not tr., , vr and
Usage: 0

πονηρός 
Poneros 
Usage: 36

ἅπτομαι 
Haptomai 
Usage: 32

him

Usage: 0

Images 1 John 5:18

Prayers for 1 John 5:18

Context Readings

Our Assurance Of Eternal Life

17 All evil-doing is sin: but death is not the punishment for every sort of sin. 18 We are certain that one who is a child of God will do no sin, but the Son of God keeps him so that he is not touched by the Evil One. 19 We are certain that we are of God, but all the world is in the power of the Evil One.


Cross References

James 1:27

The religion which is holy and free from evil in the eyes of our God and Father is this: to take care of children who have no fathers and of widows who are in trouble, and to keep oneself untouched by the world.

1 John 3:9

Anyone who is a child of God does no sin, because he still has God's seed in him; he is not able to be a sinner, because God is his Father.

Jude 1:21

Keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for life eternal through the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Jude 1:21

Keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for life eternal through the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Psalm 18:23

And I was upright before him, and I kept myself from sin.

Psalm 39:1

I said, I will give attention to my ways, so that my tongue may do no wrong; I will keep my mouth under control, while the sinner is before me.

Psalm 119:101

I have kept back my feet from all evil ways, so that I might be true to your word.

Proverbs 4:23

And keep watch over your heart with all care; so you will have life.

John 1:13

Whose birth was from God and not from blood, or from an impulse of the flesh and man's desire.

John 3:2-5

He came to Jesus by night and said to him, Rabbi, we are certain that you have come from God as a teacher, because no man would be able to do these signs which you do if God was not with him.

John 14:30

After this I will not say much to you, because the ruler of this world comes: and he has no power over me;

John 15:4

Be in me at all times as I am in you. As the branch is not able to give fruit of itself, if it is not still on the vine, so you are not able to do so if you are not in me.

John 15:7

If you are in me at all times, and my words are in you, then anything for which you make a request will be done for you.

John 15:9

Even as the Father has given me his love, so I have given my love to you: be ever in my love.

Acts 11:23

Who, when he came and saw the grace of God, was glad; and he made clear to them the need of keeping near the Lord with all the strength of their hearts:

James 1:18

Of his purpose he gave us being, by his true word, so that we might be, in a sense, the first-fruits of all the things which he had made.

1 Peter 1:23

Because you have had a new birth, not from the seed of man, but from eternal seed, through the word of a living and unchanging God.

1 John 2:13-14

I am writing to you, fathers, because you have knowledge of him who was from the first. I am writing to you, young men, because you have overcome the Evil One. I have sent a letter to you, children, because you have knowledge of the Father.

1 John 2:29

If you have knowledge that he is upright, it is clear to you that everyone who does righteousness is his offspring.

1 John 3:3

And everyone who has this hope in him makes himself holy, even as he is holy.

1 John 3:12

Not being of the Evil One like Cain, who put his brother to death. And why did he put him to death? Because his works were evil and his brother's works were good.

1 John 4:6

We are of God: he who has the knowledge of God gives ear to us; he who is not of God does not give ear to us. By this we may see which is the true spirit, and which is the spirit of error.

1 John 5:1

Everyone who has faith that Jesus is the Christ is a child of God: and everyone who has love for the Father has love for his child.

1 John 5:4

Anything which comes from God is able to overcome the world: and the power by which we have overcome the world is our faith.

1 John 5:21

My little children, keep yourselves from false gods.

Jude 1:24

Now to him who is able to keep you from falling, and to give you a place in his glory, free from all evil, with great joy,

Revelation 2:13

I have knowledge that your living-place is where Satan has his seat: and you are true to my name, and were not turned away from your faith in me, even in the days of Antipas, my true witness, who was put to death among you, where Satan has his place.

Revelation 3:8-10

I have knowledge of your works (see, I have put before you an open door which may be shut by no one), and that you have a little strength, and have kept my word, and have been true to my name.

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