New Living Translation
Those people belong to this world, so they speak from the world's viewpoint, 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.
Darby Bible Translation
They are of the world; for this reason they speak as of the world, and the world hears them.
World English Bible
They are of the world. Therefore they speak of the world, and the world hears them.
Young's Literal Translation
They -- of the world they are; because of this from the world they speak, and the world doth hear them;
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
4:5 They - Those false prophets. Are of the world - Of the number of those that know not God. Therefore speak they of the world - From the same principle, wisdom, spirit; and, of consequence, the world heareth them - With approbation.
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"Herein is our love made perfect." --1 JOHN iv. 11-21. How? By dwelling in God and God in us. Love is not a manufacture; it is a fruit. It is not born of certain works; it springs out of certain relations. It does not come from doing something; it comes from living with Somebody. "Abide in Me." That is how love is born, for "love is of God, and God is love." How many people are striving who are not abiding. They live in a manufactory, they do not live in a home. They are trying to make something …
John Henry Jowett—My Daily Meditation for the Circling Year
A Psalm of Remembrance
"He has come from above and is greater than anyone else. We are of the earth, and we speak of earthly things, but he has come from heaven and is greater than anyone else.
Jesus continued, "You are from below; I am from above. You belong to this world; I do not.
The world would love you as one of its own if you belonged to it, but you are no longer part of the world. I chose you to come out of the world, so it hates you.
I have given them your word. And the world hates them because they do not belong to the world, just as I do not belong to the world.
They do not belong to this world any more than I do.
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