Cross-references Explore similar Bible verses on John 8:23 in 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." 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 8:44 You are of your father the devil, and your will is to do your father’s desires. He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks out of his own character, for he is a liar and the father of lies. Joh 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. Joh 17:16 They are not of the world, just as I am not of the world. 1Jo 4:5 They are from the world; therefore they speak from the world, and the world listens to them.