John 15:18-25 CSB

Persecutions Predicted

18 "If the world hates you, understand that it hated Me before it hated you.

References for John 15:18

      19 If you were of the world, the world would love [you as] its own. However, because you are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of it, the world hates you.
      20 Remember the word I spoke to you: 'A slave is not greater than his master.' a If they persecuted Me, they will also persecute you. If they kept My word, they will also keep yours.

      References for John 15:20

          21 But they will do all these things to you on account of My name, because they don't know the One who sent Me.
          22 If I had not come and spoken to them, they would not have sin. b Now they have no excuse for their sin.

          References for John 15:22

            • d 15:22 - To have sin is an idiom that refers to guilt caused by sin.
              23 The one who hates Me also hates My Father.
              24 If I had not done the works among them that no one else has done, they would not have sin. Now they have seen and hated both Me and My Father.
              25 But [this happened] so that the statement written in their law might be fulfilled: c They hated Me for no reason. d

              References for John 15:25

                • e 15:25 - Jn 12:38; 13:18; 17:12
                • f 15:25 - Ps 69:4