1 John 4:5
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New International Version
They are from the world and therefore speak from the viewpoint of the world, and the world listens to them.

New Living Translation
Those people belong to this world, so they speak from the world's viewpoint, and the world listens to them.

English Standard Version
They are from the world; therefore they speak from the world, and the world listens to them.

Berean Study Bible
They are of the world. That is why they speak from the world's perspective, and the world listens to them.

Berean Literal Bible
They are of the world; because of this they speak from out of the world, and the world listens to them.

New American Standard Bible
They are from the world; therefore they speak as from the world, 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.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
They are from the world. Therefore what they say is from the world, and the world listens to them.

International Standard Version
These people belong to the world. That is why they speak from the world's perspective, and the world listens to them.

NET Bible
They are from the world; therefore they speak from the world's perspective and the world listens to them.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And these are from the world, therefore they speak from the world and the world listens to them.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
These people belong to the world. That's why they speak the thoughts of the world, and the world listens to them.

New American Standard 1977
They are from the world; therefore they speak as from the world, and the world listens to them.

Jubilee Bible 2000
They are of the world; therefore, they speak of the world, and the world hears them.

King James 2000 Bible
They are of the world: therefore they speak of the world, and the world hears them.

American King James Version
They are of the world: therefore speak they of the world, and the world hears them.

American Standard Version
They are of the world: therefore speak they as of the world, and the world heareth them.

Douay-Rheims Bible
They are of the world: therefore of the world they speak, 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.

English Revised Version
They are of the world: therefore speak they as of the world, and the world heareth them.

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

Weymouth New Testament
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.

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;
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
4:1-6 Christians who are well acquainted with the Scriptures, may, in humble dependence on Divine teaching, discern those who set forth doctrines according to the apostles, and those who contradict them. The sum of revealed religion is in the doctrine concerning Christ, his person and office. The false teachers spake of the world according to its maxims and tastes, so as not to offend carnal men. The world approved them, they made rapid progress, and had many followers such as themselves; the world will love its own, and its own will love it. The true doctrine as to the Saviour's person, as leading men from the world to God, is a mark of the spirit of truth in opposition to the spirit of error. The more pure and holy any doctrine is, the more likely to be of God; nor can we by any other rules try the spirits whether they are of God or not. And what wonder is it, that people of a worldly spirit should cleave to those who are like themselves, and suit their schemes and discourses to their corrupt taste?
Study Bible
Testing the Spirits
4You, little children, are from God and have overcome them, because greater is He who is in you than he who is in the world. 5They are of the world. That is why they speak from the world’s perspective, and the world listens to them. 6We are from God. Whoever knows God listens to us; whoever is not from God does not listen to us. That is how we know the Spirit of truth and the spirit of deception.…
Cross References
John 3:31
The One who comes from above is above all. The one who is from the earth belongs to the earth and speaks as one from the earth. The One who comes from heaven is above all.

John 8:23
Then He told them, "You are from below; I am from above. You are of this world; I am not of this world.

John 15:19
If you were of the world, it would love you as its own. Instead, the world hates you, because you are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world.

John 17:14
I have given them Your word and the world has hated them; for they are not of the world, just as I am not of the world.

John 17:16
They are not of the world, just as I am not of the world.
Treasury of Scripture

They are of the world: therefore speak they of the world, and the world hears them.

are.

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Luke 16:8 And the lord commended the unjust steward, because he had done wisely…

John 3:31 He that comes from above is above all: he that is of the earth is …

John 7:6,7 Then Jesus said to them, My time is not yet come: but your time is …

John 8:23 And he said to them, You are from beneath; I am from above: you are …

John 15:19,20 If you were of the world, the world would love his own: but because …

John 17:14,16 I have given them your word; and the world has hated them, because …

Revelation 12:9 And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, …

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Isaiah 30:10,11 Which say to the seers, See not; and to the prophets, Prophesy not …

Jeremiah 5:31 The prophets prophesy falsely, and the priests bear rule by their …

Jeremiah 29:8 For thus said the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel; Let not your …

Micah 2:11 If a man walking in the spirit and falsehood do lie, saying, I will …

John 15:19 If you were of the world, the world would love his own: but because …

John 17:14 I have given them your word; and the world has hated them, because …

2 Timothy 4:3 For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; …

2 Peter 2:2,3 And many shall follow their pernicious ways; by reason of whom the …

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