The world would love its own (o kosmo an to idion epilei). Conclusion of second-class condition (determined as unfulfilled), regular idiom with an and imperfect indicative in present time. But because ye are not of the world (oti de ek tou kosmou ouk este). Definite and specific reason for the world's hatred of real Christians whose very existence is a reproach to the sinful world. Cf. John 7:7 ; John 17:14 ; 1 John 3:13 . Does the world hate us? If not, why not? Has the world become more Christian or Christians more worldly?