If the world hates you, remember that it has first had me as the fixed object of its hatred.
If you belonged to the world, the world would love its own property. But because you do not belong to the world, and I have chosen you out of the world--for that reason the world hates you.
Bear in mind what I said to you, `A servant is not superior to his master.' If they have persecuted me, they will also persecute you: if they have obeyed my teaching, they will obey yours also.
But they will inflict all this suffering upon you on account of your bearing my name--because they do not know Him who sent me.
"If I had not come and spoken to them, they would have had no sin; but as the case stands they are without excuse for their sin.
He who hates me hates my Father also.
If I had not done among them, as I have, such miracles as no one else ever did, they would have had no sin; but they have in fact seen and also hated both me and my Father.
But this has been so, in order that the saying may be fulfilled which stands written in their Law, `They have hated me without any reason.'