The World Hates the Disciples
18“If the world hates you, keep in mind that it hated me first.
19If 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 out of the world. That is why the world hates you.
20Remember what I told you: ‘A servant is not greater than his master.’ John 13:16 If they persecuted me, they will persecute you also. If they obeyed my teaching, they will obey yours also.
21They will treat you this way because of my name, for they do not know the one who sent me.
22If I had not come and spoken to them, they would not be guilty of sin; but now they have no excuse for their sin.
23Whoever hates me hates my Father as well.
24If I had not done among them the works no one else did, they would not be guilty of sin. As it is, they have seen, and yet they have hated both me and my Father.
25But this is to fulfill what is written in their Law: ‘They hated me without reason.’ Psalms 35:19; 69:4
The Work of the Holy Spirit
26“When 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.
27And you also must testify, for you have been with me from the beginning.
1“All this I have told you so that you will not fall away.
2They will put you out of the synagogue; in fact, the time is coming when anyone who kills you will think they are offering a service to God.
3They will do such things because they have not known the Father or me.
4I have told you this, so that when their time comes you will remember that I warned you about them. I did not tell you this from the beginning because I was with you,
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