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.

Discussion for 1 John 4

  • Steve morrow
    1 CORINTHIANS 15:28 AND WHEN ALL THINGS SHALL BE SUBDUED UNTO HIM THEN SHALL THE SON --- ALSO HIMSELF BE SUBJECT --- UNTO HIM THAT PUT ALL THINGS UNDER HIM --- THAT GOD MAY BE ALL IN ALL
  • Sherrell shepard
    Dont agree with angies comment, they know Jesus came in the flesh as Jesus, but do they know he was and is God himself when he came. Also the other comment about as long as they believe that Jesus came in the flesh is of God no matter thier religious belief. Budda cant believe this and others like him cannot believe what they believe and believe that Jesus is God i strongly disagree.
  • Sherrell shepard
    I Dont agree with Angie's comment, they know Jesus came in the flesh as Jesus, but do they know he was and is God himself when he came
  • Jerome
    Knowing that greater is HE that is in me bring a sense of power in my life. It means that I am one with GOD and Jesus thru the Holy Spirit.
  • Brenda
    2 Chronicles 7:14 - If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven, and forgive their sins, and heal their land.
  • Lu2677
    Fredscanlan,You ask"where is this love he speaks of?" answer is in His Word.Romans 11:36"For of him, and through him, and to him are all things, to whom be glory forever." ALL THINGS. Ecc.8:5, Ecc.9:3, Luke 6:45, etc.Seek God He is Love!
    After he saved me this is one of the 1st verse that he gave me understanding of,Romans 11:36. And Fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom. Amen

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