John 15:18-27 CEB

If the world hates you

18 “If the world hates you, know that it hated me first.

References for John 15:18

      19 If 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.
      20 Remember 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.
      21 The 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.
      23 Whoever hates me also hates the Father.
      24 If 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.
      25 This fulfills the word written in their Law, They hated me without a reason.a

      References for John 15:25

        • ’ 15:25 - Pss 35:19; 69:4
          26 “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.

          References for John 15:26

            • “ 15:26 - Or <i>Advocate</i>
              27 You will testify too, because you have been with me from the beginning.