The New International Version

John 15:18–16:4

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The World Hates the Disciples

18 “If the world hates you,q keep in mind that it hated me first. 19 If 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 your out of the world. That is why the world hates you.s 20 Remember what I told you: ‘A servant is not greater than his master.’b t If they persecuted me, they will persecute you also.u If they obeyed my teaching, they will obey yours also. 21 They will treat you this way because of my name,v for they do not know the one who sent me.w 22 If I had not come and spoken to them,x they would not be guilty of sin; but now they have no excuse for their sin.y 23 Whoever hates me hates my Father as well. 24 If I had not done among them the works no one else did,z they would not be guilty of sin.a As it is, they have seen, and yet they have hated both me and my Father. 25 But this is to fulfill what is written in their Law:b ‘They hated me without reason.’c c

The Work of the Holy Spirit

26 “When the Advocated comes, whom I will send to you from the Fathere—the Spirit of truthf who goes out from the Father—he will testify about me.g 27 And you also must testify,h for you have been with me from the beginning.i

16 “All thisj I have told you so that you will not fall away.k They will put you out of the synagogue;l in fact, the time is coming when anyone who kills you will think they are offering a service to God.m They will do such things because they have not known the Father or me.n I have told you this, so that when their time comes you will remembero that I warned you about them. I did not tell you this from the beginning because I was with you,p

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