The Hatred of the World
w "If the world hates you, you know that it hated Me before it hated you.
x "If you were of the world, the world would love its own. Yet y because you are not of the world, but I chose you out of the world, therefore the world hates you.
"Remember the word that I said to you, z 'A servant is not greater than his master.' If they persecuted Me, they will also persecute you. a If they kept My word, they will keep yours also.
"But b all these things they will do to you for My name's sake, because they do not know Him who sent Me.
c "If I had not come and spoken to them, they would have no sin, d but now they have no excuse for their sin.
e "He who hates Me hates My Father also.
"If I had not done among them f the works which no one else did, they would have no sin; but now they have g seen and also hated both Me and My Father.
"But this happened that the word might be fulfilled which is written in their law, h 'They hated Me without a cause.'
i "But when the Helper comes, whom I shall send to you from the Father, the Spirit of truth who proceeds from the Father, j He will testify of Me.
"And k you also will bear witness, because l you have been with Me from the beginning.
"These things I have spoken to you, that you a should not be made to stumble.
b "They will put you out of the synagogues; yes, the time is coming c that whoever kills you will think that he offers God service.
"And d these things they will do to you because they have not known the Father nor Me.
New King James Version (NKJV) Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc.
The world cannot hate you, but it hates Me because I testify of it that its works are evil.
1 John 3:13
Do not marvel, my brethren, if the world hates you.
1 John 4:5
They are of the world. Therefore they speak as of the world, and the world hears them.
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.
A disciple is not above his teacher, nor a servant above his master.
Most assuredly, I say to you, a servant is not greater than his master; nor is he who is sent greater than he who sent him.
But the house of Israel will not listen to you, because they will not listen to Me; for all the house of Israel are impudent and hard-hearted.
And you will be hated by all for My name's sake. But he who endures to the end will be saved.
Then they will deliver you up to tribulation and kill you, and you will be hated by all nations for My name's sake.
1 Peter 4:14
If you are reproached for the name of Christ, blessed are you, for the Spirit of glory and of God rests upon you. On their part He is blasphemed, but on your part He is glorified.
And you have persevered and have patience, and have labored for My name's sake and have not become weary.
Jesus said to them, "If you were blind, you would have no sin; but now you say, 'We see.' Therefore your sin remains.
If I had not done among them the works which no one else did, they would have no sin; but now they have seen and also hated both Me and My Father.
For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead, so that they are without excuse.
Therefore, to him who knows to do good and does not do it, to him it is sin.
1 John 2:23
Whoever denies the Son does not have the Father either; he who acknowledges the Son has the Father also.
This man came to Jesus by night and said to Him, "Rabbi, we know that You are a teacher come from God; for no one can do these signs that You do unless God is with him.
Jesus said to him, "Have I been with you so long, and yet you have not known Me, Philip? He who has seen Me has seen the Father; so how can you say, 'Show us the Father'?
Let them not rejoice over me who are wrongfully my enemies; Nor let them wink with the eye who hate me without a cause.
Those who hate me without a cause Are more than the hairs of my head; They are mighty who would destroy me, Being my enemies wrongfully; Though I have stolen nothing, I still must restore it.
Psalms 109:3 - 5
They have also surrounded me with words of hatred, And fought against me without a cause.
"Behold, I send the Promise of My Father upon you; but tarry in the city of Jerusalem until you are endued with power from on high."
The Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees Him nor knows Him; but you know Him, for He dwells with you and will be in you.
And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.
Therefore being exalted to the right hand of God, and having received from the Father the promise of the Holy Spirit, He poured out this which you now see and hear.
1 John 5:6
This is He who came by water and blood - Jesus Christ; not only by water, but by water and blood. And it is the Spirit who bears witness, because the Spirit is truth.
And you are witnesses of these things.
1 Peter 5:1
The elders who are among you I exhort, I who am a fellow elder and a witness of the sufferings of Christ, and also a partaker of the glory that will be revealed:
2 Peter 1:16
For we did not follow cunningly devised fables when we made known to you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but were eyewitnesses of His majesty.
And John tried to prevent Him, saying, "I need to be baptized by You, and are You coming to me?
Just as those who from the beginning were eyewitnesses and ministers of the word delivered them to us.
1 John 1:1
That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked upon, and our hands have handled, concerning the Word of life -
"And blessed is he who is not offended because of Me."
His parents said these things because they feared the Jews, for the Jews had agreed already that if anyone confessed that He was Christ, he would be put out of the synagogue.
Now Saul was consenting to his death. At that time a great persecution arose against the church which was at Jerusalem; and they were all scattered throughout the regions of Judea and Samaria, except the apostles.
Then they said to Him, "Where is Your Father?" Jesus answered, "You know neither Me nor My Father. If you had known Me, you would have known My Father also.
But all these things they will do to you for My name's sake, because they do not know Him who sent Me.
For those who dwell in Jerusalem, and their rulers, because they did not know Him, nor even the voices of the Prophets which are read every Sabbath, have fulfilled them in condemning Him.
For I bear them witness that they have a zeal for God, but not according to knowledge.