Cross-references Explore similar Bible verses on 1 John 4:5 in English Standard Version "They are from the world; therefore they speak from the world, and the world listens to them." Joh 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. Joh 8:23 He said to them, “You are from below; I am from above. You are of this world; I am not of this world. Joh 15:19 If you were of the world, the world would love you as its own; but because you are not of the world, but I chose you out of the world, therefore the world hates you.