John 15:20-21

The Hatred of the World

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. 21 But j all these things they will do to you k on account of my name, l because they do not know him who sent me.

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Cross References
    John 16:3
    And they will do these things because they have not known the Father, nor me.
  5. Cross References
    Matthew 10:22
    And you will be hated by all for my name's sake...
    Matthew 24:9
    Then they will deliver you up to tribulation an...
    Revelation 2:3
    I know you are enduring patiently and bearing u...
    Acts 5:41
    Then they left the presence of the council, rej...
    1 Peter 4:14
    If you are insulted for the name of Christ, you...
    1 Peter 4:16
    Yet if anyone suffers as a Christian, let him n...
  6. Cross References
    Acts 3:17
    And now, brothers, I know that you acted in ignorance, as did also your rulers.
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