“They are of the world: therefore speak they of the world, and the world heareth them.”
King James Version (KJV)
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.
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.