18“If the world hates you, know that it hated me first. 19If you belonged to the world, the world would love you as its own. However, I have chosen you out of the world, and you don't belong to the world. This is why the world hates you. 20Remember what I told you, ‘Servants aren't greater than their master.' If the world harassed me, it will harass you too. If it kept my word, it will also keep yours. 21The world will do all these things to you on account of my name, because it doesn't know the one who sent me. 22“If I hadn't come and spoken to the people of this world, they wouldn't be sinners. But now they have no excuse for their sin. 23Whoever hates me also hates the Father. 24If I hadn't done works among them that no one else had done, they wouldn't be sinners. But now they have seen and hated both me and my Father. 25This fulfills the word written in their Law, They hated me without a reason.a26“When the Companionb comes, whom I will send from the Father—the Spirit of Truth who proceeds from the Father—he will testify about me. 27You will testify too, because you have been with me from the beginning.