John 15:18-27 Reading the Passage

Two Reasons Why You May Expect the World’s Hatred – John 15:18-27

15 (18) If the world hates you, know that it has hated me before you. (19) If you belonged to the world, the world would love its own; but because you do not belong to the world, but I chose you out of the world, therefore the world hates you. (20) Remember what I told you, A servant is not greater than his master. If they persecuted me, they will also persecute you; if they kept my word, they will keep yours also. (21) But they will do all these things to you for my name’s sake, because they do not know the one who sent me. (22) If I had not come and spoken to them, they would not have had sin; but now they have no excuse for their sin. (23) He who hates me hates my Father also. (24) If I had not done among them the works which no one else did, they would not have had sin; but now they have both seen and hated both me and my Father. (25) But this has occurred so that the word that is written in their law may be fulfilled, “They hated me without a just cause.” (26) But when the Comforter has come, whom I will send to you from the Father—the Spirit of truth, the one who comes from the Father—he shall testify about me. (27) And you also shall testify, because you have been with me from the beginning.

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