1 John 4:5
Good News Translation
Those false prophets speak about matters of the world, and the world listens to them because they belong to the world.

Contemporary English Version
These enemies belong to this world, and the world listens to them, because they speak its language.

Douay-Rheims Bible
They are of the world. Therefore of the world they speak: and the world heareth them.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

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

are.

Psalm 17:4 That my mouth may not speak the works of men: for the sake of the words of thy lips, I have kept hard ways.

Luke 16:8 And the lord commended the unjust steward, forasmuch as he had done wisely: for the children of this world are wiser in their generation than the children of light.

John 3:31 He that cometh from above is above all. He that is of the earth, of the earth he is, and of the earth he speaketh. He that cometh from heaven is above all.

John 7:6,7 Then Jesus said to them: My time is not yet come; but your time is always ready. . . .

John 8:23 And he said to them: You are from beneath: I am from above. You are of this world: I am not of this world.

John 15:19,20 If you had been of the world, the world would love its own: but because you are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you. . . .

John 17:14,16 I have given them thy word, and the world hath hated them: because they are not of the world, as I also am not of the world. . . .

Revelation 12:9 And that great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, who is called the devil and Satan, who seduceth the whole world. And he was cast unto the earth: and his angels were thrown down with him.

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Isaiah 30:10,11 Who say to the seers: See not: and to them that behold: Behold not for us those things that are right: speak unto us pleasant things, see errors for us. . . .

Jeremiah 5:31 The prophets prophesied falsehood, and the priests clapped their hands: and my people loved such things: what then shall be done in the end thereof?

Jeremiah 29:8 For thus saith the Lord of hosts the God of Israel: Let not your prophets that are in the midst of you, and your diviners deceive you: and give no heed to your dreams which you dream:

Micah 2:11 Arise ye, and depart, for there is no rest here for you. For that uncleanness of the land, it shall be corrupted with a grievous corruption.

John 15:19 If you had been of the world, the world would love its own: but because you are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you.

John 17:14 I have given them thy word, and the world hath hated them: because they are not of the world, as I also am not of the world.

2 Timothy 4:3 For there shall be a time when they will not endure sound doctrine but, according to their own desires, they will heap to themselves teachers having itching ears:

2 Peter 2:2,3 And many shall follow their riotousness, through whom the way of truth shall be evil spoken of. . . .

Context
Testing the Spirits
4You are of God, little children, and have overcome him. Because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world. 5They are of the world. Therefore of the world they speak: and the world heareth them. 6We are of God. He that knoweth God heareth us. He that is not of God heareth us not. By this we know the spirit of truth and the spirit of error.…
Cross References
John 3:31
He that cometh from above is above all. He that is of the earth, of the earth he is, and of the earth he speaketh. He that cometh from heaven is above all.

John 8:23
And he said to them: You are from beneath: I am from above. You are of this world: I am not of this world.

John 15:19
If you had been of the world, the world would love its own: but because you are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you.

John 17:14
I have given them thy word, and the world hath hated them: because they are not of the world, as I also am not of the world.

John 17:16
They are not of the world, as I also am not of the world.

Additional Translations
They are of the world. That is why they speak from the world’s perspective, and the world listens to them.

They are of the world; because of this they speak from out of the world, and the world listens to them.

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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