John 15:21
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New International Version
They will treat you this way because of my name, for they do not know the one who sent me.

New Living Translation
They will do all this to you because of me, for they have rejected the one who sent me.

English Standard Version
But all these things they will do to you on account of my name, because they do not know him who sent me.

New American Standard Bible
"But all these things they will do to you for My name's sake, because they do not know the One who sent Me.

King James Bible
But all these things will they do unto you for my name's sake, because they know not him that sent me.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
But they will do all these things to you on account of My name, because they don't know the One who sent Me.

International Standard Version
They will do all these things to you on account of my name, because they do not know the one who sent me.

NET Bible
But they will do all these things to you on account of my name, because they do not know the one who sent me.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“They will do all these things among you because of my name, because they do not know him who has sent me.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Indeed, they will do all this to you because you are committed to me, since they don't know the one who sent me.

Jubilee Bible 2000
But they will do all these things unto you for my name's sake, because they do not know him that sent me.

King James 2000 Bible
But all these things will they do unto you for my name's sake, because they know not him that sent me.

American King James Version
But all these things will they do to you for my name's sake, because they know not him that sent me.

American Standard Version
But all these things will they do unto you for my name's sake, because they know not him that sent me.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But all these things they will do to you for my name's sake: because they know not him who sent me.

Darby Bible Translation
But they will do all these things to you on account of my name, because they have not known him that sent me.

English Revised Version
But all these things will they do unto you for my name's sake, because they know not him that sent me.

Webster's Bible Translation
But all these things will they do to you for my name's sake, because they know not him that sent me.

Weymouth New Testament
But they will inflict all this suffering upon you on account of your bearing my name--because they do not know Him who sent me.

World English Bible
But all these things will they do to you for my name's sake, because they don't know him who sent me.

Young's Literal Translation
but all these things will they do to you, because of my name, because they have not known Him who sent me;
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

15:18-25 How little do many persons think, that in opposing the doctrine of Christ as our Prophet, Priest, and King, they prove themselves ignorant of the one living and true God, whom they profess to worship! The name into which Christ's disciples were baptized, is that which they will live and die by. It is a comfort to the greatest sufferers, if they suffer for Christ's name's sake. The world's ignorance is the true cause of its hatred to the disciples of Jesus. The clearer and fuller the discoveries of the grace and truth of Christ, the greater is our sin if we do not love him and believe in him.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 21. - But all these things will they do unto you. By way of consolation, he added, in view of the antagonism which the world would deliberately pursue towards them, For my Name's sake. Many suppose that the consolatory element is emphasized in this clause. However, the idea contained in the διὰ τὸ ὀνομά μου has been already expressed in the previous verses, and the whole of the verse so far merely gathers it up for a new and suggestive explanation. For the Name of Christ these disciples will not only pray, labor, suffer, and die, but in the power of it they will transmute their sorrows into raptures, their tribulations into glory. Because they know not him that sent me. If they had known the heart and nature of the Sender, they would have understood the mission of the Savior, and would neither have hated him nor his representations. (Here Lucke, Hengstenberg, Luthardt, and Lange are preferable to Meyer and Godet.) It is utter grief to Jesus that the world has been ignorant of the Father. This ignorance explains its antagonism to the representatives of Christ, and is the most appalling witness to its own depravation. No fact is more patent in the entire history of human thoughts about God than this, that "the world by wisdom knows him not," nay, it travesties his Name, misrepresents his character, distrusts, fears, and flees from the face of God. It was left to Christ to reveal the Father. In many different mental tendencies even Christendom has obscured or denied the Fatherhood.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

But all these things will they do unto you,.... Christ here signifies, that all the hatred and persecutions raised against his people by the world, would not be on their own account, for any evil actions done by them; they would not suffer as thieves, murderers, and evildoers, but as Christians; or as he says,

for my name's sake: because they were called by his name, and called upon his name; because they professed his name, and confessed him to be the Messiah and Redeemer; because they loved his name Jesus, a Saviour, believed in his name, and hoped in him for eternal life; and also preached him, and in his name salvation, and encouraged others to believe in him; and therefore they had no reason to be ashamed, but rather to rejoice; as they afterwards did, that they were counted worthy to suffer shame for his name: besides, this malice and hatred of theirs arose from ignorance of the Father of Christ:

because they know not him that sent me; they did not know that Jesus was the Christ, and sent of God; they did not acknowledge him to be so, or the Father to be the sender of him; and because Christ and his disciples asserted this, therefore they were the objects of their hatred.



John 15:21 Additional Commentaries
Context
The Hatred of the World
20"Remember the word that I said to you, 'A slave is not greater than his master.' If they persecuted Me, they will also persecute you; if they kept My word, they will keep yours also. 21"But all these things they will do to you for My name's sake, because they do not know the One who sent Me. 22"If I had not come and spoken to them, they would not have sin, but now they have no excuse for their sin.…
Cross References
Matthew 10:22
You will be hated by everyone because of me, but the one who stands firm to the end will be saved.

Matthew 24:9
"Then you will be handed over to be persecuted and put to death, and you will be hated by all nations because of me.

Mark 13:13
Everyone will hate you because of me, but the one who stands firm to the end will be saved.

Luke 21:12
"But before all this, they will seize you and persecute you. They will hand you over to synagogues and put you in prison, and you will be brought before kings and governors, and all on account of my name.

Luke 21:17
Everyone will hate you because of me.

John 8:19
Then they asked him, "Where is your father?" "You do not know me or my Father," Jesus replied. "If you knew me, you would know my Father also."

John 8:55
Though you do not know him, I know him. If I said I did not, I would be a liar like you, but I do know him and obey his word.

John 15:24
If I had not done among them the works no one else did, they would not be guilty of sin. As it is, they have seen, and yet they have hated both me and my Father.

John 16:3
They will do such things because they have not known the Father or me.

John 17:25
"Righteous Father, though the world does not know you, I know you, and they know that you have sent me.

Acts 3:17
"Now, fellow Israelites, I know that you acted in ignorance, as did your leaders.

Acts 4:17
But to stop this thing from spreading any further among the people, we must warn them to speak no longer to anyone in this name."

Acts 5:41
The apostles left the Sanhedrin, rejoicing because they had been counted worthy of suffering disgrace for the Name.

Acts 9:14
And he has come here with authority from the chief priests to arrest all who call on your name."

Acts 26:9
"I too was convinced that I ought to do all that was possible to oppose the name of Jesus of Nazareth.

1 Peter 4:14
If you are insulted because of the name of Christ, you are blessed, for the Spirit of glory and of God rests on you.

1 John 3:1
See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are! The reason the world does not know us is that it did not know him.

3 John 1:7
It was for the sake of the Name that they went out, receiving no help from the pagans.

Revelation 2:3
You have persevered and have endured hardships for my name, and have not grown weary.
Treasury of Scripture

But all these things will they do to you for my name's sake, because they know not him that sent me.

all.

John 16:3 And these things will they do to you, because they have not known …

Psalm 69:7 Because for your sake I have borne reproach; shame has covered my face.

Isaiah 66:5 Hear the word of the LORD, you that tremble at his word; Your brothers …

Matthew 5:11 Blessed are you, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and …

Matthew 10:18,22,39 And you shall be brought before governors and kings for my sake, …

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

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

Acts 9:16 For I will show him how great things he must suffer for my name's sake.

1 Peter 4:13 But rejoice, inasmuch as you are partakers of Christ's sufferings; …

because.

John 8:19,54 Then said they to him, Where is your Father? Jesus answered, You …

Acts 17:23 For as I passed by, and beheld your devotions, I found an altar with …

Acts 28:25-27 And when they agreed not among themselves, they departed, after that …

Romans 1:28 And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God …

1 Corinthians 2:8 Which none of the princes of this world knew: for had they known …

1 Corinthians 15:34 Awake to righteousness, and sin not; for some have not the knowledge …

2 Corinthians 4:3-6 But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost…

2 Thessalonians 1:8 In flaming fire taking vengeance on them that know not God, and that …

1 John 2:3,4 And hereby we do know that we know him, if we keep his commandments…

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