New American Standard Bible
"If the world hates you, you know that it has hated Me before it hated you.
King James Bible
If the world hate you, ye know that it hated me before it hated you.
Darby Bible Translation
If the world hate you, know that it has hated me before you.
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;
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
If the world hate you - The friendship of the world they were not to expect, but they were not to be deterred from their work by its hatred. They had seen the example of Jesus. No opposition of the proud, the wealthy, the learned, or the men of power, no persecution or gibes, had deterred him from his work. Remembering this, and having his example steadily in the eye, they were to labor not less because wicked men should oppose and deride them. It is enough for the disciple to be as his Master, and the servant as his Lord, Matthew 10:25.
LibraryFebruary 8 Morning
Henceforth I call you not servants; for the servant knoweth not what his lord doeth: but I have called you friends.--JOHN 15:15. The Lord said, shall I hide from Abraham that thing which I do?--It is given unto you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven.--God hath revealed them unto us by his Spirit: for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God.--Even the hidden wisdom, which God ordained before the world unto our glory. Blessed is the man whom thou choosest, and causest …
Anonymous—Daily Light on the Daily Path
June 13 Morning
August 20. "Herein is My Father Glorified" (John xv. 8).
March 15. "Continue Ye in My Love" (John xv. 9).
An unjust man is abominable to the righteous, And he who is upright in the way is abominable to the wicked.
Hear the word of the LORD, you who tremble at His word: "Your brothers who hate you, who exclude you for My name's sake, Have said, 'Let the LORD be glorified, that we may see your joy.' But they will be put to shame.
"You will be hated by all because of My name, but it is the one who has endured to the end who will be saved.
"Then they will deliver you to tribulation, and will kill you, and you will be hated by all nations because of My name.
"The world cannot hate you, but it hates Me because I testify of it, that its deeds are evil.
"These things I have spoken to you so that you may be kept from stumbling.
"These things I have spoken to you, so that in Me you may have peace. In the world you have tribulation, but take courage; I have overcome the world."
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