1 John

1 John 5:20

And we know that the Son of God has come and has given us an understanding, that we may know Him who is true; and we are in Him who is true, in His Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God and eternal life.



The Son of God has come and has given us understanding, so that we may know Him who is true.
The Son of God has actually come to this world, and has given us understanding and insight so that we may progressively and personally know Him who is true.

And we are in Him who is true by being in His Son Jesus Christ.
And we are in Him who is true—in His Son Jesus Christ.

He is the true God and eternal life.

1 John 5:14-15

14 Now this is the confidence that we have in Him, that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. 15 And if we know that He hears us, whatever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we have asked of Him.



This is the confidence we have in approaching God:
This is the remarkable degree of confidence which we as believers are entitled to have before God:

If we ask anything according to His will, He hears us.
If we ask anything according to His will, consistent with His plan and purpose, He hears us.

1 John 5:12

He who has the Son has life; he who does not have the Son of God does not have life.



Whoever has the Son has life.
Whoever has the Son by receiving Him as Lord and Savior has the life that is eternal.

Whoever does not have the Son of God does not have life.
Whoever does not have the Son of God by personal faith does not have the life.

1 John 5:5

Who is he who overcomes the world, but he who believes that Jesus is the Son of God?



Who is it that overcomes the world?
Who is the one who is victorious and overcomes the world?

Only the one who believes that Jesus is the Son of God.
It is the one who believes and recognizes the fact that Jesus is the Son of God.

1 John 5:4

For whatever is born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world—our faith.



Everyone born of God overcomes the world.
Everyone born of God is victorious and overcomes the world.

This is the victory that has overcome the world, even our faith.
This is the victory that has conquered and overcome the world—our continuing, persistent faith in Jesus the Son of God.