Bible: John 15:17-27

15:17 This 1  I command you – to love one another.

The World’s Hatred

15:18If the world hates you, be aware 2  that it hated me first. 3  15:19 If you belonged to the world, 4  the world would love you as its own. 5  However, because you do not belong to the world, 6  but I chose you out of the world, for this reason 7  the world hates you. 8  15:20 Remember what 9  I told you, ‘A slave 10  is not greater than his master.’ 11  If they persecuted me, they will also persecute you. If they obeyed 12  my word, they will obey 13  yours too. 15:21 But they will do all these things to you on account of 14  my name, because they do not know the one who sent me. 15  15:22 If I had not come and spoken to them, they would not be guilty of sin. 16  But they no longer have any excuse for their sin. 15:23 The one who hates me hates my Father too. 15:24 If I had not performed 17  among them the miraculous deeds 18  that no one else did, they would not be guilty of sin. 19  But now they have seen the deeds 20  and have hated both me and my Father. 21  15:25 Now this happened 22  to fulfill the word that is written in their law, ‘They hated me without reason.’ 23  15:26 When the Advocate 24  comes, whom I will send you from the Father – the Spirit of truth who goes out from the Father – he 25  will testify about me, 15:27 and you also will testify, because you have been with me from the beginning.

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