16 You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you(A) so that you might go and bear fruit(B)—fruit that will last—and so that whatever you ask in my name the Father will give you.(C) 17 This is my command: Love each other.(D)

The World Hates the Disciples

18 “If the world hates you,(E) keep in mind that it hated me first. 19 If you belonged to the world, it would love you as its own. As it is, you do not belong to the world, but I have chosen you(F) out of the world. That is why the world hates you.(G)

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