Parallel Verses

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.

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.

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 [who teach twisted doctrine] are of the world and belong to it; therefore they speak from the [viewpoint of the] world [with its immoral freedom and baseless theories—demanding compliance with their opinions and ridiculing the values of the upright], and the [gullible one of the] world listens closely and 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.

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;

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage

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 
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

Prayers for 1 John 4:5

Context Readings

How To Recognize The Spirit Of God

4 Little children, you belong to God and have overcome them, because the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world. 5 These people belong to the world. That is why they speak from the world's perspective, and the world listens to them. 6 We belong to God. The person who knows God listens to us. Whoever does not belong to God does not listen to us. This is how we know the Spirit of truth and the spirit of deceit.


Cross References

John 17:14

I have given them your word, and the world has hated them, because they do not belong to the world, just as I don't belong to the world.

John 3:31

The one who comes from above is superior to everything. The one who is of the earth belongs to the earth and speaks about earthly things. The one who comes from heaven is superior to everything.

John 8:23

He told them, "You are from below, I'm from above. You are of this world, but I'm not of this world.

John 17:16

They don't belong to the world, just as I don't belong to the world.

Psalm 17:4

As for the ways of mankind, I have, according to the words of your lips, avoided the ways of the violent.

Isaiah 30:10-11

They say to the seers, "Don't see visions,' and to the prophets, "Don't give us visions of what is right! Instead, tell us welcome things, prophesy illusions,

Jeremiah 5:31

The prophets prophesy falsely, the priests rule by their own authority, and my people love it this way. But what will you do in the end?"

Jeremiah 29:8

For this is what the LORD of the Heavenly Armies, the God of Israel, says: "Don't let the prophets and diviners who are among you deceive you, and don't listen to them when they tell you their dreams.

Micah 2:11

Suppose a man who keeps company with a deceiving spirit prophesies like this: "Drink wine and strong drink!' Won't the people accept him as a prophet?"

Luke 16:8

The master praised the dishonest servant manager for being so clever, because worldly people are more clever than enlightened people in dealing with their own.

John 7:6-7

Jesus told them, "My time has not yet come, but your time is always here.

John 15:19-20

If you belonged to the world, the world would love you as one of its own. But because you do not belong to the world and I have chosen you out of it, the world hates you.

2 Timothy 4:3

For the time will come when people will not tolerate healthy doctrine, but with itching ears will surround themselves with teachers who cater to their people's own desires.

2 Peter 2:2-3

Many people will follow their immoral ways, and because of them the way of truth will be maligned.

Revelation 12:9

The huge dragon was hurled down. That ancient serpent, called the Devil and Satan, the deceiver of the whole world, was hurled down to the earth, along with its angels.

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