Disciples’ Relation to the World

18 (A)If the world hates you, [a]you know that it has hated Me before it hated you. 19 If you were of the world, the world would love you as its own; but because you are not of the world, but (B)I chose you out of the world, (C)because of this the world hates you. 20 Remember the word that I said to you, ‘(D)A slave is not greater than his master.’ If they persecuted Me, (E)they will persecute you as well; if they (F)followed My word, they will follow yours also. 21 But all these things they will do to you (G)on account of My name, (H)because they do not know the One who sent Me. 22 (I)If I had not come and spoken to them, they would not have [b]sin; but now they have no excuse for their sin. 23 The one who hates Me hates My Father also. 24 (J)If I had not done among them (K)the works which no one else did, they would not have [c]sin; but now they have both seen and hated Me and My Father as well. 25 But this has happened so that the word that is written in their (L)Law will be fulfilled: ‘(M)They hated Me for no reason.’

26 “When the [d](N)Helper comes, (O)whom I will send to you from the Father, namely, (P)the Spirit of truth who comes from the Father, (Q)He will testify about Me, 27 and [e](R)you are testifying as well, because you have been with Me (S)from the beginning.

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Footnotes

  1. John 15:18 Or (command) know that
  2. John 15:22 I.e., guilt
  3. John 15:24 I.e., responsibility for their sin
  4. John 15:26 Or Comforter, Advocate, Intercessor
  5. John 15:27 Or (command) testify, you as well