John 15:22-27

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.’[a]
26 “When the Advocate comes, whom I will send to you from the Father—the Spirit of truth who goes out from the Father—he will testify about me.
27 And you also must testify, for you have been with me from the beginning.

John 15:22-27 In-Context

20 Remember what I told you: ‘A servant is not greater than his master.’If they persecuted me, they will persecute you also. If they obeyed my teaching, they will obey yours also.
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.’
26 “When the Advocate comes, whom I will send to you from the Father—the Spirit of truth who goes out from the Father—he will testify about me.
27 And you also must testify, for you have been with me from the beginning.

Cross References 12

  • 1. Ezekiel 2:5; Ezekiel 3:7
  • 2. John 9:41; Romans 1:20; Romans 2:1
  • 3. John 5:36
  • 4. John 9:41
  • 5. S John 10:34
  • 6. Psalms 35:19; Psalms 69:4; Psalms 109:3
  • 7. John 14:16
  • 8. John 14:26; John 16:7
  • 9. S John 14:17
  • 10. 1 John 5:7
  • 11. S Luke 24:48; John 21:24; 1 John 1:2; 1 John 4:14
  • 12. S Luke 1:2

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