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  • PARALLEL BIBLE - 1 John 4:5

    CHAPTERS: 1 John 1, 2, 3, 4, 5     

    VERSES: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21




    King James Bible - 1 John 4:5

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

    World English Bible

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

    Douay-Rheims - 1 John 4:5

    They are of the world: therefore of the world they speak, 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.

    Greek Textus Receptus

    846 εκ 1537 του 3588 κοσμου 2889 εισιν 1526 5748 δια 1223 τουτο 5124 εκ 1537 του 3588 κοσμου 2889 λαλουσιν 2980 5719 και 2532 ο 3588 κοσμος 2889 αυτων 846 ακουει 191 5719

    Treasury of Scriptural Knowledge

    VERSE (5) -
    Ps 17:4 Lu 16:8 Joh 3:31; 7:6,7; 8:23; 15:19,20; 17:14,16 Re 12:9

    SEV Biblia, Chapter 4:5

    Ellos son del mundo, por eso hablan del mundo, y el mundo los oye.

    John Gill's Bible Commentary

    Ver. 5. They are of the
    world , &c.] That is, the false prophets and teachers that were gone into the world, and had the spirit of antichrist in them; these were as they were when they came into the world, under the pollution, guilt, and dominion of sin, in a state of unregeneracy, carnality, and darkness; they properly belonged unto it, and walked after the course of it, and were under the influence of the god of it, who led them into error; and were sensual, and indulged themselves in worldly lusts, and were seeking after worldly things; supposed that gain was godliness, and had men's persons in admiration because of advantage; their nature and disposition, their principles and practices, and their ends and views, were worldly; and were quite different from Christ and his apostles, ( John 17:14,16), therefore speak they of the world ; they speak the wisdom of the world, or that in which the world thinks wisdom lies, and cry up for true knowledge, and right principles; and this they do with the enticing words of man's wisdom, or in words which man's wisdom teacheth; speaking great swelling words of vanity, which take with vain and carnal minds; and preach doctrines suited to their own taste, and the taste of others, as carnal and worldly men; such as the purity of human nature, in its first conception and birth, its freedom from any original corruption, and from any concern with the sin of Adam, only with actual sin of its own; and the power of it to do that which is good, keep the law of God, and obtain his favour; the nonnecessity of any internal work of efficacious grace, a reformation of life and manners being thought sufficient to render a man acceptable to God, and prepare him for eternal happiness; the doctrine of justification and salvation by works; all which are pleasing to carnal men: hence it follows, and the world heareth them ; the wicked of the world; worldly and unregenerate men attend on their ministry, approve of what they deliver, and receive it with pleasure, and believe it: this expresses both the quality of the hearers of false teachers, that they are that part of the world, the worse part of it, which lies in wickedness; and the quantity of them, the greater part of the world, as it was foretold by Christ, and his apostles, that they should deceive many, that many should follow their pernicious ways, and that they should draw many disciples after them; wherefore the numbers that attend such persons, as it need not be wondered at, since both preachers and hearers, and the doctrines preached and heard, are all alike, they are of the world, so it should not be stumbling to the people of God.

    Matthew Henry Commentary

    Verses 1-6 -
    Christians who are well acquainted with the Scriptures, may, in humbl dependence on Divine teaching, discern those who set forth doctrine according to the apostles, and those who contradict them. The sum of revealed religion is in the doctrine concerning Christ, his person an office. The false teachers spake of the world according to its maxim 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 tru 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 spiri should cleave to those who are like themselves, and suit their scheme and discourses to their corrupt taste?

    Greek Textus Receptus

    846 εκ 1537 του 3588 κοσμου 2889 εισιν 1526 5748 δια 1223 τουτο 5124 εκ 1537 του 3588 κοσμου 2889 λαλουσιν 2980 5719 και 2532 ο 3588 κοσμος 2889 αυτων 846 ακουει 191 5719

    Vincent's NT Word Studies

    5. Of the
    world (ek tou kosmou). Proceeding from, as their source (ek). Different from ejk thv ghv from the earth (John iii. 31), as marking the whole worldly economy morally considered.

    Speak they of the world (ejk tou kosmou lalousin) An ambiguous rendering, which might readily be interpreted "they speak concerning the world." Literally it is: "they speak out of the world; i.e., the character of their utterances corresponds to their origin. Rev., "speak they as of the world." The position of the world in the sentence is emphatic: "it is out of the world that they speak."

    CHAPTERS: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
    VERSES: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21


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