The World’s Hatred
18 “If the world hates you, be aware that it hated Me first.
19 If you belonged to the world, the world would love you as its own. However, because you do not belong to the world, but I chose you out of the world, for this reason the world hates you.
20 Remember what I told you, ‘A slave is not greater than his master.’ If they persecuted Me, they will also persecute you. If they obeyed My word, they will obey yours too.
21 But they will do all these things to you on account of My name, because they do not know the one who sent Me.
22 If I had not come and spoken to them, they would not be guilty of sin. But they no longer have any excuse for their sin.
23 The one who hates Me hates My Father too.