Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

They are from the world; therefore they speak as from the world, and the world listens to them.

King James Version

They are of the world: therefore speak they of the world, and the world heareth them.

Holman Bible

They are from the world. Therefore what they say is from the world, and the world listens to them.

International Standard Version

These people belong to the world. That is why they speak from the world's perspective, and the world listens to them.

A Conservative Version

They are of the world. Because of this they speak of the world, and the world hears them.

American Standard Version

They are of the world: therefore speak they as of the world, and the world heareth them.

Amplified

They proceed from the world and are of the world; therefore it is out of the world [its whole economy morally considered] that they speak, and the world listens (pays attention) to them.

An Understandable Version

These [false teachers] are part of the world, so [naturally] they speak [a message endorsed] by the world and the world listens to them.

Anderson New Testament

They are of the world: there fore, they speak of the world, and the world hears them.

Bible in Basic English

They are of the world, so their talk is the world's talk, and the world gives ear to them.

Common New Testament

They are of the world and therefore speak as of the world, and the world listens to them.

Daniel Mace New Testament

they are of the world: therefore their doctrine is worldly, and the world are their disciples.

Darby Translation

They are of the world; for this reason they speak as of the world, and the world hears them.

Emphatic Diaglott Bible

They are of the world; therefore they speak from the world, and the world hearkens to them.

Godbey New Testament

They are of the world: on this account they speak of the world, and the world hears them.

Goodspeed New Testament

They are children of the world; that is why they speak as the world directs, and the world listens to them.

John Wesley New Testament

They are of the world; therefore speak they of the world, and the world heareth them.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

They are of the world; therefore, they speak of the world, and the world hears them.

Julia Smith Translation

They are of the world: for this they speak of the world, and the world hears them.

King James 2000

They are of the world: therefore they speak of the world, and the world hears them.

Lexham Expanded Bible

They are from the world; {therefore} they speak from the world and the world listens to them.

Modern King James verseion

They are of the world, therefore they speak of the world, and the world hears them.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

They be of the world, and therefore speak they of the world, and the world attendeth unto them.

Moffatt New Testament

They belong to the world, therefore they speak as inspired by the world, and the world listens to them:

Montgomery New Testament

They are of the world, and for this reason they speak as of the world, and the world listens to them.

NET Bible

They are from the world; therefore they speak from the world's perspective and the world listens to them.

New Heart English Bible

They are of the world. Therefore they speak of the world, and the world hears them.

Noyes New Testament

They are of the world; therefore they speak of the world, and the world heareth them.

Sawyer New Testament

They are of the world; therefore they speak of the world and the world hears them.

The Emphasized Bible

They, are, of the world: For this cause, of the world, they speak, and the world, unto them, doth hearken.

Thomas Haweis New Testament

They are of the world, therefore speak they as of the world, and the world heareth them.

Twentieth Century New Testament

Those men belong to the world; and therefore they speak as the world speaks, and the world listens to them.

Webster

They are of the world: therefore they speak from the world, and the world heareth them.

Weymouth New Testament

They are the world's children, and so their language is that of the world, and the world listens to them. We are God's children.

Williams New Testament

They are children of the world; this is why they speak what the world inspires, and why the world listens to them.

World English Bible

They are of the world. Therefore they speak of the world, and the world hears them.

Worrell New Testament

They are of the world; for this cause they speak of the world, and the world hears them.

Worsley New Testament

They are of the world; therefore they speak as men of the world, and the world heareth them.

Youngs Literal Translation

They -- of the world they are; because of this from the world they speak, and the world doth hear them;

Verse Picture

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage

him , his , their , he , her , they , same , himself ,
Usage: 0

are
εἰσί 
Eisi 
are , be , were , have , not tr ,
Usage: 97

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

the world
κόσμος 
Kosmos 
κόσμος 
Kosmos 
κόσμος 
Kosmos 
Usage: 109
Usage: 109
Usage: 109

διά 
Dia 
by , through , with , for , for ... sake , therefore , for this cause , because ,
Usage: 527

λαλέω 
Laleo 
speak , say , tell , talk , preach , utter , , vr speak
Usage: 235

and

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

ἀκούω 
Akouo 
Usage: 313

Devotionals

Devotionals about 1 John 4:5

References

Images 1 John 4:5

Context Readings

How To Recognize The Spirit Of God

4 You are from God, little children, and have overcome them; because greater is He who is in you than he who is in the world. 5 They are from the world; therefore they speak as from the world, and the world listens to them. 6 We are from God; he who knows God listens to us; he who is not from God does not listen to us By this we know the spirit of truth and the spirit of error.


Cross References

John 17:14

"I have given them Your word; and the world has hated them, because they are not of the world, even as I am not of the world.

John 3:31

"He who comes from above is above all, he who is of the earth is from the earth and speaks of the earth He who comes from heaven is above all.

John 8:23

And He was saying to them, "You are from below, I am from above; you are of this world, I am not of this world.

John 17:16

"They are not of the world, even as I am not of the world.

Psalm 17:4

As for the deeds of men, by the word of Your lips I have kept from the paths of the violent.

Isaiah 30:10-11

Who say to the seers, "You must not see visions"; And to the prophets, "You must not prophesy to us what is right, Speak to us pleasant words, Prophesy illusions.

Jeremiah 5:31

The prophets prophesy falsely, And the priests rule on their own authority; And My people love it so! But what will you do at the end of it?

Jeremiah 29:8

"For thus says the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel, 'Do not let your prophets who are in your midst and your diviners deceive you, and do not listen to the dreams which they dream.

Micah 2:11

"If a man walking after wind and falsehood Had told lies and said, 'I will speak out to you concerning wine and liquor,' He would be spokesman to this people.

Luke 16:8

"And his master praised the unrighteous manager because he had acted shrewdly; for the sons of this age are more shrewd in relation to their own kind than the sons of light.

John 7:6-7

So Jesus said to them, "My time is not yet here, but your time is always opportune.

John 15:19-20

"If you were of the world, the world would love its own; but because you are not of the world, but I chose you out of the world, because of this the world hates you.

2 Timothy 4:3

For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but wanting to have their ears tickled, they will accumulate for themselves teachers in accordance to their own desires,

2 Peter 2:2-3

Many will follow their sensuality, and because of them the way of the truth will be maligned;

Revelation 12:9

And the great dragon was thrown down, the serpent of old who is called the devil and Satan, who deceives the whole world; he was thrown down to the earth, and his angels were thrown down with him.

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