John 15:18-20 The Passion Translation (TPT)
True Disciples Can Expect Persecution
18 “Just remember, when the unbelieving world hates you, they first hated me. 19 If you were to give your allegiance to the world, they would love and welcome you as one of their own. But because you won’t align yourself with the values of this world, they will hate you. I have chosen you and taken you out of the world to be mine. 20 So remember what I taught you, that a servant isn’t superior to his master.[a] And since they persecuted me, they will also persecute you. And if they obey my teachings, they will also obey yours.