Parallel Verses

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.

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 [absolutely] that anyone born of God does not [deliberately and knowingly] practice committing sin, but the One Who was begotten of God carefully watches over and protects him [Christ's divine presence within him preserves him against the evil], and the wicked one does not lay hold (get a grip) on him or 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.

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.

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;

Jubilee 2000 Bible

We know that whoever is born of God does not sin; but he that is begotten of God keeps himself, and the wicked one does not touch him.

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.

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 unrighteousness is sin: and there is a sin not unto death. 18 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. 19 And we know that we are of God, and the whole world lies in wickedness.


Cross References

James 1:27

Pure religion and undefiled before God the Father is this, To visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep himself unspotted from the world.

1 John 3:9

Whosoever is born of God does not commit sin; for his nature remains in him: and he cannot sin, because he is born of God.

Jude 1:21

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

Psalm 17:4

Concerning the works of men, by the word of your lips I have kept myself from the paths of the destroyer.

Psalm 18:23

I was also upright before him, and I kept myself from my iniquity.

Psalm 39:1

[To the Chief Musician. To Jeduthun. A Psalm of David.] I said, I will take heed to my ways, that I sin not with my tongue: I will keep my mouth with a bridle, while the wicked are before me.

Psalm 119:101

I have refrained my feet from every evil way, that I might keep your word.

Proverbs 4:23

Keep your heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life.

John 1:13

Who were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.

John 3:2-5

The same came to Jesus by night, and said unto him, Rabbi, we know that you are a teacher come from God: for no man can do these miracles that you do, except God be with him.

John 14:30

Hereafter I will not talk much with you: for the prince of this world comes, and has nothing in me.

John 15:4

Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; no more can you, except you abide in me.

John 15:7

If you abide in me, and my words abide in you, you shall ask what you will, and it shall be done unto you.

John 15:9

As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you: continue you in my love.

Acts 11:23

Who, when he came, and had seen the grace of God, was glad, and exhorted them all, that with purpose of heart they would cling unto the Lord.

James 1:18

Of his own will begat he us with the word of truth, that we should be a kind of firstfruits of his creatures.

1 Peter 1:23

Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which lives and abides forever.

1 John 2:13-14

I write unto you, fathers, because you have known him who is from the beginning. I write unto you, young men, because you have overcome the wicked one. I write unto you, little children, because you have known the Father.

1 John 2:29

If you know that he is righteous, you know that everyone that does righteousness is born of him.

1 John 3:3

And every man that has this hope in him purifies himself, even as he is pure.

1 John 3:12

Not as Cain, who was of that wicked one, and slew his brother. And why slew he him? Because his own works were evil, and his brother's righteous.

1 John 4:6

We are of God: he that knows God hears us; he that is not of God hears not us. By this we know the spirit of truth, and the spirit of error.

1 John 5:1

Whosoever believes that Jesus is the Christ is born of God: and everyone that loves him that begat loves him also that is begotten of him.

1 John 5:4

For whoever is born of God overcomes the world: and this is the victory that overcomes the world, even our faith.

1 John 5:21

Little children, keep yourselves from idols. Amen.

Jude 1:24

Now unto him who is able to keep you from falling, and to present you faultless before the presence of his glory with exceeding joy,

Revelation 2:13

I know your works and where you dwell, even where Satan's throne is: and you hold fast my name, and have not denied my faith, even in those days when Antipas was my faithful martyr, who was slain among you, where Satan dwells.

Revelation 3:8-10

I know your works: behold, I have set before you an open door, and no man can shut it: for you have a little strength, and have kept my word, and have not denied my name.

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