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John 15:18–16:4

The Relationship of Believers to the World

18 wIf the world hates you, you know that it hated Me before it hated you. 19 xIf you were of the world, the world would love its own. Yet ybecause you are not of the world, but I chose you out of the world, therefore the world hates you. 20 Remember the word that I said to you, zA servant is not greater than his master.’ If they persecuted Me, they will also persecute you. aIf they kept My word, they will keep yours also. 21 But ball these things they will do to you for My name’s sake, because they do not know Him who sent Me. 22 cIf I had not come and spoken to them, they would have no sin, dbut now they have no excuse for their sin. 23 eHe who hates Me hates My Father also. 24 If I had not done among them fthe works which no one else did, they would have no sin; but now they have gseen and also hated both Me and My Father. 25 But this happened that the word might be fulfilled which is written in their law, hThey hated Me without a cause.’

The Promise of the Holy Spirit

26 iBut when the 3Helper comes, whom I shall send to you from the Father, the Spirit of truth who proceeds from the Father, jHe will testify of Me. 27 And kyou also will bear witness, because lyou have been with Me from the beginning.

16 These things I have spoken to you, that you ashould not be made to stumble. bThey will put you out of the synagogues; yes, the time is coming cthat whoever kills you will think that he offers God service. And dthese things they will do 1to you because they have not known the Father nor Me. But these things I have told you, that when 2the time comes, you may remember that I told you of them.

And these things I did not say to you at the beginning, because I was with you.

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