John 17:16
New International Version
They are not of the world, even as I am not of it.

New Living Translation
They do not belong to this world any more than I do.

English Standard Version
They are not of the world, just as I am not of the world.

Berean Study Bible
They are not of the world, just as I am not of the world.

Berean Literal Bible
They are not of the world, as I am not of the world.

King James Bible
They are not of the world, even as I am not of the world.

New King James Version
They are not of the world, just as I am not of the world.

New American Standard Bible
They are not of the world, just as I am not of the world.

NASB 1995
"They are not of the world, even as I am not of the world.

NASB 1977
“They are not of the world, even as I am not of the world.

Amplified Bible
They are not of the world, just as I am not of the world.

Christian Standard Bible
They are not of the world, just as I am not of the world.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
They are not of the world, as I am not of the world.

American Standard Version
They are not of the world even as I am not of the world.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“For they are not from the world, even as I am not from the world.”

Contemporary English Version
They don't belong to this world, and neither do I.

Douay-Rheims Bible
They are not of the world, as I also am not of the world.

English Revised Version
They are not of the world, even as I am not of the world.

Good News Translation
Just as I do not belong to the world, they do not belong to the world.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
They don't belong to the world any more than I belong to the world.

International Standard Version
They don't belong to the world, just as I don't belong to the world.

Literal Standard Version
They are not of the world, as I am not of the world;

NET Bible
They do not belong to the world just as I do not belong to the world.

New Heart English Bible
They are not of the world even as I am not of the world.

Weymouth New Testament
They do not belong to the world, just as I do not belong to the world.

World English Bible
They are not of the world even as I am not of the world.

Young's Literal Translation
'Of the world they are not, as I of the world am not;

Additional Translations ...
Context
Prayer for the Disciples
15I am not asking that You take them out of the world, but that You keep them from the evil one. 16They are not of the world, just as I am not of the world. 17Sanctify them by the truth; Your word is truth.…

Cross References
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 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.

1 John 4:5
They are of the world. That is why they speak from the world's perspective, and the world listens to them.


Treasury of Scripture

They are not of the world, even as I am not of the world.









(16) They are not of the world.--These words are repeated from John 17:14. The thought of their being still in the world leads on to their mission in the world, and the prayer passes from the thought of preservation to that of their sanctification for their work. Their fitness for this is prominent in this verse. Already they are not of the world, even as He is not of the world.

Verse 16. - They are not of the world, even as of the world I am not. This verse simply repeats, with alteration of order, the clause of Ver. 14 as the basis of the next great petition. Ver. 14 draws the comparison between Christ and the disciples; Ver. 16 lays, by a transposition of words, the greater emphasis on "the world." Alas that this great utterance should so often be utterly ignored! How often in our own days, is other-worldliness and unworldliness derided as a pestilent heresy, and "a man of the world," instinct with its purpose and saturated with its spirit, lauded as the true man and ideal leader of a Christian state!

Parallel Commentaries ...


Greek
They are
εἰσὶν (eisin)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 3rd Person Plural
Strong's 1510: I am, exist. The first person singular present indicative; a prolonged form of a primary and defective verb; I exist.

not
οὐκ (ouk)
Adverb
Strong's 3756: No, not. Also ouk, and ouch a primary word; the absolute negative adverb; no or not.

of
ἐκ (ek)
Preposition
Strong's 1537: From out, out from among, from, suggesting from the interior outwards. A primary preposition denoting origin, from, out.

the
τοῦ (tou)
Article - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

world,
κόσμου (kosmou)
Noun - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's 2889: Probably from the base of komizo; orderly arrangement, i.e. Decoration; by implication, the world (morally).

just as
καθὼς (kathōs)
Adverb
Strong's 2531: According to the manner in which, in the degree that, just as, as. From kata and hos; just as, that.

I
ἐγὼ (egō)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Nominative 1st Person Singular
Strong's 1473: I, the first-person pronoun. A primary pronoun of the first person I.

am
εἰμὶ (eimi)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 1st Person Singular
Strong's 1510: I am, exist. The first person singular present indicative; a prolonged form of a primary and defective verb; I exist.

not
οὐκ (ouk)
Adverb
Strong's 3756: No, not. Also ouk, and ouch a primary word; the absolute negative adverb; no or not.

of
ἐκ (ek)
Preposition
Strong's 1537: From out, out from among, from, suggesting from the interior outwards. A primary preposition denoting origin, from, out.

the
τοῦ (tou)
Article - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

world.
κόσμου (kosmou)
Noun - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's 2889: Probably from the base of komizo; orderly arrangement, i.e. Decoration; by implication, the world (morally).


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