1 John 3:13
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New International Version
Do not be surprised, my brothers and sisters, if the world hates you.

New Living Translation
So don't be surprised, dear brothers and sisters, if the world hates you.

English Standard Version
Do not be surprised, brothers, that the world hates you.

New American Standard Bible
Do not be surprised, brethren, if the world hates you.

King James Bible
Marvel not, my brethren, if the world hate you.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Do not be surprised, brothers, if the world hates you.

International Standard Version
So do not be surprised, brothers, if the world hates you.

NET Bible
Therefore do not be surprised, brothers and sisters, if the world hates you.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Do not be surprised, my brethren, if the world hates you.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Brothers and sisters, don't be surprised if the world hates you.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Marvel not, my brethren, if the world hates you.

King James 2000 Bible
Marvel not, my brethren, if the world hates you.

American King James Version
Marvel not, my brothers, if the world hate you.

American Standard Version
Marvel not, brethren, if the world hateth you.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Wonder not, brethren, if the world hate you.

Darby Bible Translation
Do not wonder, brethren, if the world hate you.

English Revised Version
Marvel not, brethren, if the world hateth you.

Webster's Bible Translation
Marvel not, my brethren, if the world hate you.

Weymouth New Testament
Do not be surprised, brethren, if the world hates you.

World English Bible
Don't be surprised, my brothers, if the world hates you.

Young's Literal Translation
Do not wonder, my brethren, if the world doth hate you;
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

3:11-15 We should love the Lord Jesus, value his love, and therefore love all our brethren in Christ. This love is the special fruit of our faith, and a certain sign of our being born again. But none who rightly know the heart of man, can wonder at the contempt and enmity of ungodly people against the children of God. We know that we are passed from death to life: we may know it by the evidences of our faith in Christ, of which love to our brethren is one. It is not zeal for a party in the common religion, or affection for those who are of the same name and sentiments with ourselves. The life of grace in the heart of a regenerate person, is the beginning and first principle of a life of glory, whereof they must be destitute who hate their brother in their hearts.

Pulpit Commentary

Verses 13-24. - Hate and death contrasted with love and life (verses 13-15); generous love, which has its pattern in the self-sacrifice of Christ (verses 16, 17); sincere love, which is the ground of our boldness toward God, who has commanded us to love (verses 18-24). Verse 13. - Human nature is the same as of old. There is still a Cain, the world, hating its Abel, the Church. Therefore marvel not, brethren, if the world hateth you. Here only does St. John use the address, "brethren," which is appropriate to the subject of brotherly love. Elsewhere his readers are "children" or "beloved." The "if" (εἰ with indicative) expresses no doubt as to the fact, but states it gently and conditionally.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Marvel not, my brethren, if the world hate you. By "the world" is meant the inhabitants of the world, the wicked part of them; these hate the saints, though without a cause, any just cause, and for no other reason, but because they are chosen and called out of the world, and do not live the wicked life they do: and this hatred of theirs is not at all to be wondered at; so it was from the beginning, and has been in all ages since; immediately upon the fall there was enmity between the seed of the woman and the seed of the serpent, which showed itself in Cain, the instance just given, who hated and murdered his righteous brother; Ishmael, that was born after the flesh, persecuted Isaac, that was born after the Spirit; and as it was then, it is now, the Jews persecuted the prophets of old, and hated Christ and his apostles. This is the common lot of all the saints, of all that will live godly in Christ Jesus; and therefore it should not be reckoned a strange and unusual thing; it always was so, even from the beginning, as soon as ever there were two sorts of persons, good and bad, righteous and wicked. This is a corollary or conclusion drawn from the above instance of Cain.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

13. Marvel not—The marvel would be if the world loved you.

the world—of whom Cain is the representative (1Jo 3:12).

hate you—as Cain hated even his own brother, and that to the extent of murdering him. The world feels its bad works tacitly reproved by your good works.

1 John 3:13 Additional Commentaries
Context
Love One Another
12not as Cain, who was of the evil one and slew his brother. And for what reason did he slay him? Because his deeds were evil, and his brother's were righteous. 13Do not be surprised, brethren, if the world hates you. 14We know that we have passed out of death into life, because we love the brethren. He who does not love abides in death.…
Cross References
Proverbs 29:27
The righteous detest the dishonest; the wicked detest the upright.

John 15:18
"If the world hates you, keep in mind that it hated me first.

John 17:14
I have given them your word and the world has hated them, for they are not of the world any more than I am of the world.
Treasury of Scripture

Marvel not, my brothers, if the world hate you.

Marvel not.

Ecclesiastes 5:8 If you see the oppression of the poor, and violent perverting of …

John 3:7 Marvel not that I said to you, You must be born again.

Acts 3:12 And when Peter saw it, he answered to the people, You men of Israel, …

Revelation 17:7 And the angel said to me, Why did you marvel? I will tell you the …

if.

Matthew 10:22 And you shall be hated of all men for my name's sake: but he that …

Matthew 24:9 Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: …

Mark 13:13 And you shall be hated of all men for my name's sake: but he that …

Luke 6:22 Blessed are you, when men shall hate you, and when they shall separate …

Luke 21:17 And you shall be hated of all men for my name's sake.

John 7:7 The world cannot hate you; but me it hates, because I testify of …

John 15:18,19 If the world hate you, you know that it hated me before it hated you…

John 16:2,33 They shall put you out of the synagogues: yes, the time comes, that …

John 17:14 I have given them your word; and the world has hated them, because …

Romans 8:7 Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject …

2 Timothy 3:12 Yes, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution.

James 4:4 You adulterers and adulteresses, know you not that the friendship …

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