Hear the word of the Lord,
    you who tremble at his word:(A)
“Your own people who hate(B) you,
    and exclude you because of my name, have said,
‘Let the Lord be glorified,
    that we may see your joy!’
    Yet they will be put to shame.(C)

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The world cannot hate you, but it hates me(A) because I testify that its works are evil.(B)

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13 Do not be surprised, my brothers and sisters,[a] if the world hates you.(A)

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Footnotes

  1. 1 John 3:13 The Greek word for brothers and sisters (adelphoi) refers here to believers, both men and women, as part of God’s family; also in verse 16.