John 15:25
New International Version
But this is to fulfill what is written in their Law: 'They hated me without reason.'

New Living Translation
This fulfills what is written in their Scriptures: 'They hated me without cause.'

English Standard Version
But the word that is written in their Law must be fulfilled: ‘They hated me without a cause.’

Berean Study Bible
But this is to fulfill what is written in their Law: ‘They hated Me without reason.’

Berean Literal Bible
But this is that the word having been written in their Law may be fulfilled: 'They hated Me without cause.'

New American Standard Bible
"But they have done this to fulfill the word that is written in their Law, 'THEY HATED ME WITHOUT A CAUSE.'

King James Bible
But this cometh to pass, that the word might be fulfilled that is written in their law, They hated me without a cause.

Christian Standard Bible
But this happened so that the statement written in their law might be fulfilled: They hated me for no reason.

Contemporary English Version
This is why the Scriptures are true when they say, "People hated me for no reason."

Good News Translation
This, however, was bound to happen so that what is written in their Law may come true: 'They hated me for no reason at all.'

Holman Christian Standard Bible
But this happened so that the statement written in their scripture might be fulfilled: They hated Me for no reason.

International Standard Version
But this happened so that what has been written in their Law might be fulfilled: 'They hated me for no reason.'

NET Bible
Now this happened to fulfill the word that is written in their law, 'They hated me without reason.'

New Heart English Bible
But this happened so that the word may be fulfilled which is written in their law, 'They hated me without a cause.'

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
That the word which is written in their law maybe fulfilled: 'They hated me for nothing.' But now they have seen and hated me and my Father also.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
In this way what is written in their Scriptures has come true: 'They hate me for no reason.'

New American Standard 1977
“But they have done this in order that the word may be fulfilled that is written in their Law, ‘THEY HATED ME WITHOUT A CAUSE.’

Jubilee Bible 2000
But this comes to pass that the word might be fulfilled that is written in their law, They hated me without a cause.

King James 2000 Bible
But this comes to pass, that the word might be fulfilled that is written in their law, They hated me without a cause.

American King James Version
But this comes to pass, that the word might be fulfilled that is written in their law, They hated me without a cause.

American Standard Version
But this cometh to pass , that the word may be fulfilled that is written in their law, They hated me without a cause.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But that the word may be fulfilled which is written in their law: They hated me without cause.

Darby Bible Translation
But that the word written in their law might be fulfilled, They hated me without a cause.

English Revised Version
But this cometh to pass, that the word may be fulfilled that is written in their law, They hated me without a cause.

Webster's Bible Translation
But this cometh to pass, that the word might be fulfilled that is written in their law, They hated me without a cause.

Weymouth New Testament
But this has been so, in order that the saying may be fulfilled which stands written in their Law, 'They have hated me without any reason.'

World English Bible
But this happened so that the word may be fulfilled which was written in their law, 'They hated me without a cause.'

Young's Literal Translation
but -- that the word may be fulfilled that was written in their law -- They hated me without a cause.
Study Bible
The Hatred of the World
24If I had not done among them the works that no one else did, they would not be guilty of sin; but now they have seen and hated both Me and My Father. 25But this is to fulfill what is written in their Law: ‘They hated Me without reason.’ 26When the Advocate comes, whom I will send to you from the Father—the Spirit of truth who goes out from the Father—He will testify about Me.…
Cross References
Psalm 35:19
Let not my enemies gloat over me without cause, or those who hate me without reason wink in malice.

Psalm 69:4
Those who hate me without cause outnumber the hairs of my head; many are those who would destroy me--my enemies without cause. Though I did not steal, I must repay.

Psalm 109:3
They surround me with hateful words and attack me without cause.

John 10:34
Jesus replied, "Is it not written in your Law: 'I have said you are gods'?

John 13:18
I am not speaking about all of you; I know whom I have chosen. But this is to fulfill the Scripture: 'The one who eats bread with Me has lifted up his heel against Me.'

Treasury of Scripture

But this comes to pass, that the word might be fulfilled that is written in their law, They hated me without a cause.

the.

John 10:34
Jesus answered them, Is it not written in your law, I said, Ye are gods?

John 19:36
For these things were done, that the scripture should be fulfilled, A bone of him shall not be broken.

Luke 24:44
And he said unto them, These are the words which I spake unto you, while I was yet with you, that all things must be fulfilled, which were written in the law of Moses, and in the prophets, and in the psalms, concerning me.

They.

Psalm 7:4
If I have rewarded evil unto him that was at peace with me; (yea, I have delivered him that without cause is mine enemy:)

Psalm 35:19
Let not them that are mine enemies wrongfully rejoice over me: neither let them wink with the eye that hate me without a cause.

Psalm 69:4
They that hate me without a cause are more than the hairs of mine head: they that would destroy me, being mine enemies wrongfully, are mighty: then I restored that which I took not away.

without.

Matthew 10:8
Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out devils: freely ye have received, freely give.

Romans 3:24
Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus:

2 Corinthians 11:7
Have I committed an offence in abasing myself that ye might be exalted, because I have preached to you the gospel of God freely?







Lexicon
But [this is]
ἀλλ’ (all’)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 235: But, except, however. Neuter plural of allos; properly, other things, i.e. contrariwise.

to
ἵνα (hina)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 2443: In order that, so that. Probably from the same as the former part of heautou; in order that.

fulfill
πληρωθῇ (plērōthē)
Verb - Aorist Subjunctive Passive - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 4137: From pleres; to make replete, i.e. to cram, level up, or to furnish, satisfy, execute, finish, verify, etc.

[what]
λόγος (logos)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3056: From lego; something said; by implication, a topic, also reasoning or motive; by extension, a computation; specially, the Divine Expression.

is written
γεγραμμένος (gegrammenos)
Verb - Perfect Participle Middle or Passive - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 1125: A primary verb; to 'grave', especially to write; figuratively, to describe.

in
ἐν (en)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 1722: In, on, among. A primary preposition denoting position, and instrumentality, i.e. A relation of rest; 'in, ' at, on, by, etc.

their
αὐτῶν (autōn)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive Masculine 3rd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 846: He, she, it, they, them, same. From the particle au; the reflexive pronoun self, used of the third person, and of the other persons.

Law:
νόμῳ (nomō)
Noun - Dative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3551: From a primary nemo; law, genitive case, specially, (including the volume); also of the Gospel), or figuratively.

‘They hated
Ἐμίσησάν (Emisēsan)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 3rd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 3404: To hate, detest, love less, esteem less. From a primary misos; to detest; by extension, to love less.

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

without reason.’
δωρεάν (dōrean)
Adverb
Strong's Greek 1432: As a free gift, without payment, freely. Accusative case of dorea as adverb; gratuitously.
(25) But this cometh to pass, that the word might be fulfilled . . .--The words in italics are not found in the original, but they rightly complete the sense. For the phrase, "might be fulfilled," comp. Notes on John 12:38; John 13:18.

That is written in their law.--Comp. Note on John 10:34.

They hated me without a cause.--The passage immediately referred to is probably that of the Messianic Psalm (69:4). The words are found also in Psalm 35:19 (see marg. ref.), and less distinctly in Psalm 109:3; Psalm 119:161. (Comp. especially Note on the quotation from this same Psalm in John 2:17.)

The words, "without a cause," rightly express the meaning of the Hebrew word in the Psalm. The Greek follows the LXX., which expresses the thought "to no purpose," or "in vain." This is, however, not the idea of the context here. They had no reason for their sin, and therefore they hated Him without a cause. True were these words of many an earlier sufferer; but they were in their fulness true, they were "fulfilled," only in the one sinless Sufferer.

Verse 25. - Strange is it that even here the ancient psalmist, in portraying the ideal Sufferer (Psalm 69:4; Psalm 35:19), bad seized this feature, and thus anticipated the treatment of the Son of God. But this cometh to pass (some clause of this kind must be introduced to give true force to ἀλλὰ and ἵνα) that the word might be fulfilled that has been written in their Law. Not only here but elsewhere Jesus speaks of the Psalms as a part of the Law (see note, John 10:34). Other passages may, from their similarity, have been in Christ's mind, as receiving fulfillment or abundant illustration in their conduct. The use of the expression, "the Law," has been pressed by many as proof that the writer of this Gospel did not regard himself as a Jew at all. Such numerous indications occur of the opposite conclusion, that this expression must receive the more rational interpretation - the Law in which they pride themselves, the Law which is ever in their mouths, the Law which itself contains the portraiture of their spirit: They hated me gratuitously; causelessly. The true Christ was, when he came, the object of reason-less, causeless hate and opposition. Jesus knew, when he claimed to be the Christ, that he would have to complete and fulfill the solemn portraiture of the suffering, burden-bearing, and rejected Christ, as well as that of the triumphant Christ and King. 15:18-25 How little do many persons think, that in opposing the doctrine of Christ as our Prophet, Priest, and King, they prove themselves ignorant of the one living and true God, whom they profess to worship! The name into which Christ's disciples were baptized, is that which they will live and die by. It is a comfort to the greatest sufferers, if they suffer for Christ's name's sake. The world's ignorance is the true cause of its hatred to the disciples of Jesus. The clearer and fuller the discoveries of the grace and truth of Christ, the greater is our sin if we do not love him and believe in him.
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