1 John 4:5

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

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

They are of the world: therefore speake they of the world, and the world heareth them.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

They are from the world; therefore they speak {as} from the world, and the world listens to them.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

They are of the world: therefore speak they `as' of the world, and the world heareth them.
- American Standard Version (1901)

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

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

They are of the world: therefore they speak from the world, and the world heareth them.
- Webster's Bible

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.
- Weymouth Bible

They are of the world. Therefore they speak of the world, and the world hears them.
- World English Bible

Thei ben of the world, therfor thei speken of the world, and the world herith hem.
- Wycliffe Bible

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

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 John 4:5


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.


People's Bible Notes for 1 John 4:5


1Jo 4:5 They are of the world. The false teachers. They are not of God. The world heareth them because they are of its spirit and speak of it.

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