Robertson's Word Pictures of the New Testament1 John 4:4
- Have overcome them (nenikhkate autouv).
- Perfect active indicative of nikaw, calm confidence of final victory as in 2:13; John 16:33. The reference in autouv (them) is to the false prophets in 1 John 4:1.
- Because (oti).
- The reason for the victory lies in God, who abides in them (3:20,24; John 14:20; 15:4). God is greater than Satan, "he that is in the world" (o en twi kosmwi), the prince of this world (John 12:31; 14:30), the god of this age (2 Corinthians 4:4), powerful as he seems.