John 15:18
New International Version
"If the world hates you, keep in mind that it hated me first.

New Living Translation
“If the world hates you, remember that it hated me first.

English Standard Version
“If the world hates you, know that it has hated me before it hated you.

Berean Study Bible
If the world hates you, understand that it hated Me first.

Berean Literal Bible
If the world hates you, you know that it has hated Me before you.

King James Bible
If the world hate you, ye know that it hated me before it hated you.

New King James Version
“If the world hates you, you know that it hated Me before it hated you.

New American Standard Bible
“If the world hates you, you know that it has hated Me before it hated you.

NASB 1995
"If the world hates you, you know that it has hated Me before it hated you.

NASB 1977
“If the world hates you, you know that it has hated Me before it hated you.

Amplified Bible
“If the world hates you [and it does], know that it has hated Me before it hated you.

Christian Standard Bible
“If the world hates you, understand that it hated me before it hated you.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
"If the world hates you, understand that it hated Me before it hated you.

American Standard Version
If the world hateth you, ye know that it hath hated me before it hated you.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“And if the world hates you, know that it hated me before you.”

Contemporary English Version
If the people of this world hate you, just remember that they hated me first.

Douay-Rheims Bible
If the world hate you, know ye, that it hath hated me before you.

English Revised Version
If the world hateth you, ye know that it hath hated me before it hated you.

Good News Translation
"If the world hates you, just remember that it has hated me first.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"If the world hates you, realize that it hated me before it hated you.

International Standard Version
"If the world hates you, you should realize that it hated me before you.

Literal Standard Version
if the world hates you, you know that it has hated Me before you;

NET Bible
"If the world hates you, be aware that it hated me first.

New Heart English Bible
If the world hates you, you know that it has hated me before it hated you.

Weymouth New Testament
If the world hates you, remember that it has first had me as the fixed object of its hatred.

World English Bible
If the world hates you, you know that it has hated me before it hated you.

Young's Literal Translation
if the world doth hate you, ye know that it hath hated me before you;

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Hatred of the World
17This is My command to you: Love one another. 18If the world hates you, understand that it hated Me first. 19If you were of the world, it would love you as its own. Instead, the world hates you, because you are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world.…

Cross References
Proverbs 29:27
An unjust man is detestable to the righteous, and one whose way is upright is detestable to the wicked.

Isaiah 66:5
You who tremble at His word, hear the word of the LORD: "Your brothers who hate you and exclude you because of My name have said, 'Let the LORD be glorified that we may see your joy!' But they will be put to shame."

Matthew 10:22
You will be hated by everyone because of My name, but the one who perseveres to the end will be saved.

Matthew 24:9
Then they will deliver you over to be persecuted and killed, and you will be hated by all nations because of My name.

John 7:7
The world cannot hate you, but it hates Me, because I testify that its works are evil.

John 16:1
"I have told you these things so that you will not fall away.

John 16:33
I have told you these things so that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take courage; I have overcome the world!"

Acts 14:22
strengthening the souls of the disciples and encouraging them to continue in the faith. "We must endure many hardships to enter the kingdom of God," they said.

1 John 3:1
Behold what manner of love the Father has given to us, that we should be called children of God. And that is what we are! The reason the world does not know us is that it did not know Him.

1 John 3:13
So do not be surprised, brothers, if the world hates you.


Treasury of Scripture

If the world hate you, you know that it hated me before it hated you.

John 15:23-25
He that hateth me hateth my Father also…

John 3:20
For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved.

John 7:7
The world cannot hate you; but me it hateth, because I testify of it, that the works thereof are evil.









(18) If the world hate you.--He has spoken of their close union with Himself, and of their love to each other. He proceeds in the remainder of the chapter to speak of their relation to the world. There is a striking contrast between the "love" in the last verse, and the "hatred" in this. There was the more need for them to be close bound to each other, and to their Lord, on account of the hatred which awaited them in the world.

Ye know that it hated me before it hated you.--It is better to take the first word as an imperative, "Know that it hated . . ." The very hatred, then, is a bond of union with their Master, and this thought should supply strength to meet it, and joy even when suffering from it (John 15:11). (Comp. 1Peter 4:12-13.)

Verse 18. - You need net be surprised if the world hate you. "The world," κόσμος (five times used in strongly emphatic manner), is humanity apart from grace. This world will despise and hate your mutual love, will scorn your love to itself for my sake; will detest the higher and unworldly standard which you will set up. But here is some consolation. Know (γινώσκετε imperative, as μνημονεύετε in Ver. 20) that it has hated me before (it hated) you. "Me first, me most" (Lange). "The superlative contains the comparative" (Tholuck). "This hatred is a community of destiny with me" (Meyer). You know how it has hated me, and hunted me from Bethlehem to Egypt, from Nazareth to Capernaum, from Gergesa to Jerusalem. Be not surprised if it hate you.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Greek
If
Εἰ (Ei)
Conjunction
Strong's 1487: If. A primary particle of conditionality; if, whether, that, etc.

the
(ho)
Article - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

world
κόσμος (kosmos)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 2889: Probably from the base of komizo; orderly arrangement, i.e. Decoration; by implication, the world (morally).

hates
μισεῖ (misei)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 3404: To hate, detest, love less, esteem less. From a primary misos; to detest; by extension, to love less.

you,
ὑμᾶς (hymas)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Accusative 2nd Person Plural
Strong's 4771: You. The person pronoun of the second person singular; thou.

understand
γινώσκετε (ginōskete)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 2nd Person Plural
Strong's 1097: A prolonged form of a primary verb; to 'know' in a great variety of applications and with many implications.

that
ὅτι (hoti)
Conjunction
Strong's 3754: Neuter of hostis as conjunction; demonstrative, that; causative, because.

it hated
μεμίσηκεν (memisēken)
Verb - Perfect Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 3404: To hate, detest, love less, esteem less. From a primary misos; to detest; by extension, to love less.

Me
ἐμὲ (eme)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Accusative 1st Person Singular
Strong's 1473: I, the first-person pronoun. A primary pronoun of the first person I.

[first].
πρῶτον (prōton)
Adverb - Superlative
Strong's 4412: First, in the first place, before, formerly. Neuter of protos as adverb; firstly.


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