1 John 4:5
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English Standard Version
They are from the world; therefore they speak from the world, and the world listens to them.

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

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

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

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

Webster's Bible Translation
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.

1 John 4:5 Parallel
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Vincent's Word Studies

Of the world (ἐκ τοῦ κόσμου)

Proceeding from, as their source (ἐκ). Different from ἐκ τῆς γῆς from the earth (John 3:31), as marking the whole worldly economy morally considered.

Speak they of the world (ἐκ τοῦ κόσμου λαλοῦσιν)

An ambiguous rendering, which might readily be interpreted "they speak concerning the world." Literally it is: "they speak out of the world; i.e., the character of their utterances corresponds to their origin. Rev., "speak they as of the world." The position of the world in the sentence is emphatic: "it is out of the world that they speak."

1 John 4:5 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

are.

Psalm 17:4 Concerning the works of men, by the word of your lips I have kept me from the paths of the destroyer.

Luke 16:8 And the lord commended the unjust steward, because he had done wisely...

John 3:31 He that comes from above is above all: he that is of the earth is earthly, and speaks of the earth...

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 were of the world, the world would love his own: but because you are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world...

John 17:14,16 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...

Revelation 12:9 And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceives the whole world...

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Isaiah 30:10,11 Which say to the seers, See not; and to the prophets, Prophesy not to us right things, speak to us smooth things, prophesy deceits...

Jeremiah 5:31 The prophets prophesy falsely, and the priests bear rule by their means; and my people love to have it so...

Jeremiah 29:8 For thus said the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel; Let not your prophets and your diviners, that be in the middle of you, deceive you...

Micah 2:11 If a man walking in the spirit and falsehood do lie, saying, I will prophesy to you of wine and of strong drink...

John 15:19 If you were of the world, the world would love his own: but because you are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world...

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.

2 Timothy 4:3 For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers...

2 Peter 2:2,3 And many shall follow their pernicious ways; by reason of whom the way of truth shall be evil spoken of...

Cross References
John 3:31
He who comes from above is above all. He who is of the earth belongs to the earth and speaks in an earthly way. He who comes from heaven is above all.

John 8:23
He said to them, "You are from below; I am from above. You are of this world; I am not of this world.

John 15:19
If you were of the world, the world would love you as its own; but because you are not of the world, but I chose you out of the world, therefore the world hates you.

John 17:14
I have given them your word, and the world has hated them because they are not of the world, just as I am not of the world.

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

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