John 8:23
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English Standard Version
He said to them, “You are from below; I am from above. You are of this world; I am not of this world.

King James Bible
And he said unto them, Ye are from beneath; I am from above: ye are of this world; I am not of this world.

American Standard Version
And he said unto them, Ye are from beneath; I am from above: ye are of this world; I am not of this world.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And he said to them: You are from beneath, I am from above. You are of this world, I am not of this world.

English Revised Version
And he said unto them, Ye are from beneath; I am from above: ye are of this world; I am not of this world.

Webster's Bible Translation
And he said to them, Ye are from beneath; I am from above: ye are of this world; I am not of this world.

Weymouth New Testament
"You," He continued, "are from below, I am from above: you are of this present world, I am not of this present world.

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Vincent's Word Studies

Ye are from beneath (ἐκ τῶν κάτω ἐστὲ)

A phrase peculiar to John and to his Gospel. Jesus states the radical antagonism between His opposers and Himself, as based upon difference of origin and nature. They spring from the lower, sensual, earthly economy; He from the heavenly. Compare James 3:15 sqq.

From above (ἐκ τῶν ἄνω)

Also peculiar to John's Gospel. Compare Colossians 3:1. On the phrase to be of (εἶναι ἐκ) see on John 1:46.

Ye are of this world (ἐκ τοῦ κόσμου τούτου ἐστὲ)

Peculiar to John, and occurring in the First Epistle. On κόσμου, world, see on John 1:9. Ye are of this earthly order or economy.

John 8:23 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Ye are from.

John 1:14 And the Word was made flesh, and dwelled among us, (and we beheld his glory...

John 3:13,31 And no man has ascended up to heaven, but he that came down from heaven, even the Son of man which is in heaven...

Psalm 17:4 Concerning the works of men, by the word of your lips I have kept me from the paths of the destroyer.

Romans 8:7,8 Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be...

1 Corinthians 15:47,48 The first man is of the earth, earthy; the second man is the Lord from heaven...

Philippians 3:19-21 Whose end is destruction, whose God is their belly, and whose glory is in their shame, who mind earthly things.)...

James 3:15-17 This wisdom descends not from above, but is earthly, sensual, devilish...

1 John 2:15,16 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...

ye are of.

John 15:18,19 If the world hate you, you know that it hated me before it hated you...

John 17:14,16 I have given them your word; and the world has hated them, because they are not of the world, even as I am not of the world...

James 4:4 You adulterers and adulteresses, know you not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God?...

1 John 2:15,16 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...

1 John 4:5,6 They are of the world: therefore speak they of the world, and the world hears them...

1 John 5:19,20 And we know that we are of God, and the whole world lies in wickedness...

Cross References
John 3:31
He who comes from above is above all. He who is of the earth belongs to the earth and speaks in an earthly way. He who comes from heaven is above all.

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

1 John 4:5
They are from the world; therefore they speak from the world, and the world listens to them.

1 John 4:6
We are from God. Whoever knows God listens to us; whoever is not from God does not listen to us. By this we know the Spirit of truth and the spirit of error.

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