John 15:18

If the world hate you, ye know that it hated me before it hated you.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

If the world hate you, yee know that it hated me before it hated you.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"If the world hates you, you know that it has hated Me before {it hated} you.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

If the world hateth you, ye know that it hath hated me before `it hated' you.
- American Standard Version (1901)

If you are hated by the world, keep in mind that I was hated by the world before you.
- Basic English Bible

If the world hate you, know that it has hated me before you.
- Darby Bible

If the world hateth you, ye know that it hated me before it hated you.
- Webster's Bible

If the world hates you, remember that it has first had me as the fixed object of its hatred.
- Weymouth Bible

If the world hates you, you know that it has hated me before it hated you.
- World English Bible

If the world hatith you, wite ye, that it hadde me in hate rather than you.
- Wycliffe Bible

if the world doth hate you, ye know that it hath hated me before you;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

People's Bible Notes for John 15:18


Joh 15:18 If the world hate you. "The world" is the unregenerate portion of mankind. It hated and slew the Lord. It has never loved his disciples. Satan is its prince.

Discussion for John 15

  • Irene123
    V. 13 - " ... that a man (woman) lay down his life for his friends". To 'lay down' our life is to repent, be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ, and receive the gift (Free) of the Holy Ghost, Acts 2:38. This is the only way our life for ourselves can be seen to be dead to our friends. Because the H. G. will effect a VISIBLE change they can see of new life.
  • Steve morrow
    JOHN 15:5 I AM THE VINE YOU ARE THE BRANCHES HE THAT ABIDETH IN ME AND I IN HIM THE SAME BRINGETH FORTH MUCH FRUIT --- FOR WITHOUT ME YOU CAN DO NOTHING
    JOHN 14:14 IF YOU SHALL ASK ANYTHING IN MY NAME I WILL DO IT 14:15 IF YOU LOVE ME KEEP MY COMMANDMENTS I JOHN 3:22 AND WHATSOEVER WE ASK WE RECEIVE OF HIM BECAUSE WE --- KEEP HIS COMMANDMENTS AND DO THOSE THINGS THAT ARE PLEASEING IN HIS SIGHT
  • Steve morrow
    JOHN 15:13 GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN THAN THIS THAT A MAN LAY DOWN HIS LIFE FOR HIS FRIENDS --- 15:14 YOU ARE MY FRIENDS IF YOU DO WHATSOEVER I COMMAND YOU --- MARK 8:35 FOR WHOSOEVER WILL SAVE HIS LIFE SHALL LOSE IT BUT WHOSOEVER SHALL LOSE HIS LIFE FOR MY SAKE AND THE GOSPELS THE SAME SHALL SAVE IT
  • Lilian
    Ye have not chosen me I have chosen you and ordained you that ye should go and bring fort fruit. This fruit should remain in you that everything you ask to my Father in my name you shall receive. Thank you Jesus for your words you are faithful to your promises thank you for the blessings you have given me praise God hallelujah
  • Elizabeth Ryder
    The chapter in context -key: in me(Jesus) - deals with (believers, The Saved) Love, Abide and Fruit Bearing, vs 6. fruit(work) shall burn if we don't abide it becomes wood, hay, and stubble(1 Cor 3:11-15)..Fruit (Gal 5:22-23) Love then encompasses all Joy and Peace in us, (next three) with our brethren, (last three) with God. God's work thru us.. Faith in Jesus Christ and love for the brethren.
  • A disciple
    "..but I have called you friends; for all things that I have heard of my Father I have made known unto you." Do you ever think about why God had His Prophets write the Bible so large? We have to understand that God DOES INDEED intend us to know all things, but He waits for us to be able to bear it. There is no need, and absolutely no allowance for guessing, if we are true and sincere His friends!