John 15:23

23 Whoever hates me hates my Father as well.

John 15:23 in Other Translations

23 He that hateth me hateth my Father also.
23 Whoever hates me hates my Father also.
23 Anyone who hates me also hates my Father.
23 Hate me, hate my Father - it's all the same.
23 The one who hates Me also hates My Father.

John 15:23 Meaning and Commentary

John 15:23

He that hateth me, hateth my Father also.
] The hatred the world bears to the followers of Christ, is interpretatively hatred to Christ himself; and hatred to Christ himself, is no other than hatred to his Father; and indeed, all the hatred that is shown by the men of the world to Christ, to his Gospel, and to his faithful ministers and followers, originally arises from that enmity, that is naturally in the heart of every unregenerate man against God: now since not only Christ, but the Father also, is hated by the world, the children of God and disciples of Christ may sit easier under all the resentment, frowns, and malice of the world.

John 15:23 In-Context

21 They will treat you this way because of my name, for they do not know the one who sent me.
22 If I had not come and spoken to them, they would not be guilty of sin; but now they have no excuse for their sin.
23 Whoever hates me hates my Father as well.
24 If I had not done among them the works no one else did, they would not be guilty of sin. As it is, they have seen, and yet they have hated both me and my Father.
25 But this is to fulfill what is written in their Law: ‘They hated me without reason.’
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