17 These things I command you, cso that you will love one another.
The Hatred of the World
18 d“If the world hates you, know that it has hated me before it hated you. 19 eIf you wereof the world, the world would love you as its own; but because fyou are not of the world,but I chose you out of the world, therefore the world hates you. 20 Remember the wordthat I said to you: g‘A servant is not greater than his master.’ If they persecuted me, htheywill also persecute you. iIf they kept my word, they will also keep yours. 21 But jall thesethings they will do to you kon account of my name, lbecause they do not know him whosent me. 22 If I had not come and spoken to them, mthey would not have been guilty ofsin,2 but now they have no excuse for their sin. 23 nWhoever hates me hates my Fatheralso. 24 oIf I had not done among them the works that no one else did, mthey would not beguilty of sin, but now they have pseen and hated both me and my Father. 25 But qthe wordthat is written in their Law must be fulfilled: r‘They hated me without a cause.’
26 “But swhen the Helper comes, whom I will send to you from the Father, the Spirit oftruth, who proceeds from the Father, the will bear witness about me. 27 And uyou also willbear witness, vbecause you have been with me wfrom the beginning.
16 “I have said all these things to you to keep you from falling away. 2 xThey will putyou out of the synagogues. Indeed, ythe hour is coming when zwhoever kills youwill think he is offering service to God. 3 And they will do these things abecause they havenot known the Father, nor me. 4 But bI have said these things to you, that when ctheirhour comes you may remember that I told them to you.