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

  • BSP
    Verse 20: Jesus warned his disciples that if he had to face persecution then they could also expect to face persecution.
  • Steve morrow
    JOHN 15:14 YOU ARE MY FRIENDS --IF YOU DO--WHATSOEVER I COMMAND YOU
    GENESIS 26:4 AND I WILL MAKE THY SEED TO MULTIPLY AS THE STARS IN HEAVEN AND WILL GIVE UNTO THY SEED ALL THESE COUNTRIES AND IN THY SEED SHALL ALL NATIONS OF THE EARTH BE BLESSED --26:5--BECAUSE THAT ABRAHAM --- OBEYED MY VOICE --- AND KEPT MY CHARGE --- MY COMMANDMENTS ---MY STATUTES --- AND MY LAWS
  • Librarygal143
    Thank you God, Amen.
  • V N Ndlela
    Our Lord Jesus Christ demonstrated His unconditional love for humanity by death on the cross in order for us to be reconciled to the Almighty. What remains is for us to emulate His good example and we can fulfill our side of the bargain by loving God back through showing love one to another. Loving one another should not be a once off arrangement but rather a continued way of life. As children of God, the world will get to know who we exactly are if we love and continue in love.
  • Steve morrow
    TITUS 2:11 FOR THE GRACE OF GOD THAT BRINGETH SALVATION HATH APPEARED TO ALL MEN --2:12--TEACHING US THAT DENYING UNGODLINESS AND WORLDLY LUSTS WE SHOULD LIVE SOBERLY RIGHTEOUSLY AND GODLY IN THIS --- PRESENT WORLD ---
  • A disciple
    John 15:9 "As the Father hath loved me, so have I loved you: continue ye in my love." Does the Father love the Lord Jesus Christ more than anyone else or any thing? So does the Lord Jesus love us who believe in Him. "AS the Father loves Jesus" according as He finds in Him all that is good and truly the perfect reflection of Himself: in like manner does the the Lord Jesus think about us. Father God sees in Jesus His Son and Jesus sees in us His little children with all the capacity and hope of growing up into a man after God's own heart, and everything a friend, a brother, or sister, should be. Someone who thinks about the other with reciprocal love and the same mind, and the same likes and dislikes one who has the same family traits. This love is what moves Him to release us of our debts, and never mention them again to us, when we're really sorry, and change for the better. This is the love that stays true and faithful when others raise a slander against you, and seek to humiliate and destroy you Jesus stays a true and faithful friend, and sticks up for you. If the Lord thinks likes this about us who believe in Him, and want with all our hearts to be pleasing and useful to Him how much should we also consider one another in the same way that we want Him to think about us! "Love wasn't put in your heart to stay love isn't love until you give it away!"