John 15:18-20

The Hatred of the World

18 d "If the world hates you, know that it has hated me before it hated you. 19 e If you were of the world, the world would love you as its own; but because f you are not of the world, but I chose you out of the world, therefore the world hates you. 20 Remember the word that I said to you: g 'A servant is not greater than his master.' If they persecuted me, h they will also persecute you. i If they kept my word, they will also keep yours.

  1. Cross References
    John 7:7
    The world cannot hate you, but it hates me because I testify about it that its works are evil.
    1 John 3:13
    Do not be surprised, brothers, that the world hates you.
    John 15:23 - 24
    Whoever hates me hates my Father also.
  2. Cross References
    1 John 4:5
    They are from the world; therefore they speak from the world, and the world listens to them.
  3. Cross References
    John 17:14
    I have given them your word, and the world has hated them because they are not of the world, just as I am not of the world.
    John 17:16
    They are not of the world, just as I am not of the world.
    Luke 6:26
    Woe to you, when all people speak well of you, for so their fathers did to the false prophets.
    Galatians 1:4
    Who gave himself for our sins to deliver us from the present evil age, according to the will of our God and Father.
    James 4:4
    You adulterous people! Do you not know that friendship with the world is enmity with God? Therefore whoever wishes to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of God.
  4. Cross References
    John 13:16
    Truly, truly, I say to you, a servant is not greater than his master, nor is a messenger greater than the one who sent him.
    Matthew 10:24
    A disciple is not above his teacher, nor a servant above his master.
    John 15:15
    No longer do I call you servants, for the servant does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends, for all that I have heard from my Father I have made known to you.
  5. Cross References
    John 16:33
    I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.
    1 Corinthians 4:12
    And we labor, working with our own hands. When reviled, we bless; when persecuted, we endure.
    2 Corinthians 4:9
    Persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed.
    1 Thessalonians 2:15
    Who killed both the Lord Jesus and the prophets, and drove us out, and displease God and oppose all mankind
    2 Timothy 3:12
    Indeed, all who desire to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted.
  6. Cross References
    Ezekiel 3:7
    But the house of Israel will not be willing to listen to you, for they are not willing to listen to me: because all the house of Israel have a hard forehead and a stubborn heart.
    John 8:51
    Truly, truly, I say to you, if anyone keeps my word, he will never see death.
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