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

  • Lilian
    Ye are God's little Children and have overcome them because Greater is He That is in you than He is in this world. Lord Jesus i believe you Lord you are the only great on this earth nothing else Thank you Father for your love grace and mercy all the days of my life I will praise you and worship you alone for you are worthy Amen halellujiah
  • Ross
    There is some truth to the old adage, "Familiarity breeds contempt". I find it much easier to love most people in short bursts, from a distance, or while they're quiet or sleeping. Considering that love is provoked, I suggest we work on being more lovable. I also find prayer and meditation to help.
  • Joel
    Every comment on the page following 1john4 was more of a complete and total judgement.Maddens critical Which pedestal of religion are you on. If you want to judge throw the rocks at yourself. The truth is the truth. Everyone sins. No one's better than anyone else. Segregation in religions start like that.You represent God by criticizing Him!
  • Lilian
    There is no fear in love. But perfect love casteth out of fear. Because fear have torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love. Thank you Jesus for loving us. We've love because you first love us Amen
  • Dorcas
    it so powerful word so touching
  • Steve morrow
    1 john 2:15 love not the world neither the things that are in the world if any man love the world the love of the father is not in him 2:16 for all that is in the world the lust of the flesh and the lust of the eyes and the pride of life is not of the father but is of the world JAMES 3:17 BUT THE WISDOM THAT IS FROM ABOVE IS FIRST PURE THEN PEACEABLE GENTLE AND EASY TO BE INTREATED FULL OF MERCY AND GOOD FRUITS WITHOUT PARTIALITY AND WITHOUT HYPOCRISY 3:18 AND THE FRUIT OF RIGHTEOUSNESS IS SOWN IN PEACE OF THEM THAT MAKE PEACE EPHESIANS 5:9 FOR THE FRUIT OF THE SPIRIT IS IN ALL GOODNESS AND RIGHTEOUSNESS AND TRUTH - 1 JOHN 3:10 IN THIS THE CHILDREN OF GOD ARE MANIFEST AND THE CHILDREN OF THE devil --- WHOSOEVER DOETH NOT RIGHTEOUSNESS IS NOT OF GOD NIETHER HE THAT LOVETH NOT HIS BROTHER 1 JOHN 2:9 HE THAT SAITH HE IS IN THE LIGHT AND HATETH HIS BROTHER IS IN DARKNESS EVEN UNTIL NOW 2:10 HE THAT LOVETH HIS BROTHER ABIDETH IN THE LIGHT AND THERE IS NONE OCCASION OF STUMBLING IN HIM

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