New International Version
But he continued, "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.
Darby 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.
World English Bible
He said to them, "You are from beneath. I am from above. You are of this world. I am not of this world.
Young's Literal 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;
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Ye are from beneath - Ye are capable of murder, and of self-murder too, because ye have nothing of God in you. Ye are altogether earthly, sensual, and devilish. They verified this character in murdering the Lord Jesus; and many of them afterwards, to escape famine, etc., put an end to their own lives.
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Eversley. Chester Cathedral. 1872. St John viii. 58. "Before Abraham was, I am." Let us consider these words awhile. They are most fit for our thoughts on this glorious day, on which the Lord Jesus ascended to His Father, and to our Father, to His God, and to our God, that He might be glorified with the glory which He had with the Father before the making of the world. For it is clear that we shall better understand Ascension Day, just as we shall better understand Christmas or Eastertide, …
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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.
I have given them your word and the world has hated them, for they are not of the world any more than I am of the world.
They are not of the world, even as I am not of it.
1 John 4:5
They are from the world and therefore speak from the viewpoint of the world, and the world listens to them.
1 John 4:6
We are from God, and whoever knows God listens to us; but whoever is not from God does not listen to us. This is how we recognize the Spirit of truth and the spirit of falsehood.
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