John 15:25
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New International Version
But this is to fulfill what is written in their Law: 'They hated me without reason.'

New Living Translation
This fulfills what is written in their Scriptures: 'They hated me without cause.'

English Standard Version
But the word that is written in their Law must be fulfilled: ‘They hated me without a cause.’

New American Standard Bible
"But they have done this to fulfill the word that is written in their Law, 'THEY HATED ME WITHOUT A CAUSE.'

King James Bible
But this cometh to pass, that the word might be fulfilled that is written in their law, They hated me without a cause.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
But this happened so that the statement written in their scripture might be fulfilled: They hated Me for no reason.

International Standard Version
But this happened so that what has been written in their Law might be fulfilled: 'They hated me for no reason.'

NET Bible
Now this happened to fulfill the word that is written in their law, 'They hated me without reason.'

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
That the word which is written in their law maybe fulfilled: 'They hated me for nothing.' But now they have seen and hated me and my Father also.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
In this way what is written in their Scriptures has come true: 'They hate me for no reason.'

Jubilee Bible 2000
But this comes to pass that the word might be fulfilled that is written in their law, They hated me without a cause.

King James 2000 Bible
But this comes to pass, that the word might be fulfilled that is written in their law, They hated me without a cause.

American King James Version
But this comes to pass, that the word might be fulfilled that is written in their law, They hated me without a cause.

American Standard Version
But this cometh to pass , that the word may be fulfilled that is written in their law, They hated me without a cause.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But that the word may be fulfilled which is written in their law: They hated me without cause.

Darby Bible Translation
But that the word written in their law might be fulfilled, They hated me without a cause.

English Revised Version
But this cometh to pass, that the word may be fulfilled that is written in their law, They hated me without a cause.

Webster's Bible Translation
But this cometh to pass, that the word might be fulfilled that is written in their law, They hated me without a cause.

Weymouth New Testament
But this has been so, in order that the saying may be fulfilled which stands written in their Law, 'They have hated me without any reason.'

World English Bible
But this happened so that the word may be fulfilled which was written in their law, 'They hated me without a cause.'

Young's Literal Translation
but -- that the word may be fulfilled that was written in their law -- They hated me without a cause.
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 25. - Strange is it that even here the ancient psalmist, in portraying the ideal Sufferer (Psalm 69:4; Psalm 35:19), bad seized this feature, and thus anticipated the treatment of the Son of God. But this cometh to pass (some clause of this kind must be introduced to give true force to ἀλλὰ and ἵνα) that the word might be fulfilled that has been written in their Law. Not only here but elsewhere Jesus speaks of the Psalms as a part of the Law (see note, John 10:34). Other passages may, from their similarity, have been in Christ's mind, as receiving fulfillment or abundant illustration in their conduct. The use of the expression, "the Law," has been pressed by many as proof that the writer of this Gospel did not regard himself as a Jew at all. Such numerous indications occur of the opposite conclusion, that this expression must receive the more rational interpretation - the Law in which they pride themselves, the Law which is ever in their mouths, the Law which itself contains the portraiture of their spirit: They hated me gratuitously; causelessly. The true Christ was, when he came, the object of reason-less, causeless hate and opposition. Jesus knew, when he claimed to be the Christ, that he would have to complete and fulfill the solemn portraiture of the suffering, burden-bearing, and rejected Christ, as well as that of the triumphant Christ and King.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

But this cometh to pass,.... This hatred against Christ, and which is pointed at his people for his sake, and reaches to the Father also on his account, is suffered to be, and therefore should be patiently borne:

that the word might be fulfilled which is written in their law: either in Psalm 35:19, or rather in Psalm 69:4; which is a psalm of Christ, as appears by citations out of it in the New Testament, or references to it; see John 2:17. The whole Scripture is sometimes called the law, as here; for not the law of Moses is meant, or the five books of Moses, but the writings of the Old Testament; which the Jews had in their hands, to them being committed the oracles of God; and sometimes are so called, when the book of Psalms is particularly referred to as now; see John 10:34; the words cited are,

they hated me without a cause; without any reason for it, Christ having given them no provocation, or just cause of offence, anger, or hatred. This sin of hating without a cause, is represented by the Jews as a very heinous one, and as the reason of the destruction of the second temple; under which they observe, that men studied in the law, and in the commandments, and in doing of good; and therefore ask why it was destroyed? the answer is, because there was under it, , "hatred without a cause": to teach us, that hatred without a cause is equal to the three (capital) transgressions, idolatry, adultery, and murder, for which they say the first temple was destroyed (w). This is a tacit acknowledgment that the sin here mentioned was a reigning one, or that it much abounded in the time of Christ.

(w) T. Bab, Yoma, fol. 9. 2. Hieros. Yoma, fol. 38. 3.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

25. that the word might be fulfilled … They hated me without a cause—quoted from the Messianic Ps 69:4, applied also in the same sense in Joh 2:17; Ac 1:20; Ro 11:9, 10; 15:3.

John 15:25 Additional Commentaries
Context
The Hatred of the World
24"If I had not done among them the works which no one else did, they would not have sin; but now they have both seen and hated Me and My Father as well. 25"But they have done this to fulfill the word that is written in their Law, 'THEY HATED ME WITHOUT A CAUSE.' 26"When the Helper comes, whom I will send to you from the Father, that is the Spirit of truth who proceeds from the Father, He will testify about Me,…
Cross References
Psalm 35:19
Do not let those gloat over me who are my enemies without cause; do not let those who hate me without reason maliciously wink the eye.

Psalm 69:4
Those who hate me without reason outnumber the hairs of my head; many are my enemies without cause, those who seek to destroy me. I am forced to restore what I did not steal.

Psalm 109:3
With words of hatred they surround me; they attack me without cause.

John 10:34
Jesus answered them, "Is it not written in your Law, 'I have said you are "gods"'?

John 13:18
"I am not referring to all of you; I know those I have chosen. But this is to fulfill this passage of Scripture: 'He who shared my bread has turned against me.'
Treasury of Scripture

But this comes to pass, that the word might be fulfilled that is written in their law, They hated me without a cause.

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John 10:34 Jesus answered them, Is it not written in your law, I said, You are gods?

John 19:36 For these things were done, that the scripture should be fulfilled, …

Luke 24:44 And he said to them, These are the words which I spoke to you, while …

Romans 3:19 Now we know that what things soever the law said, it said to them …

They.

Psalm 7:4 If I have rewarded evil to him that was at peace with me; (yes, I …

Psalm 35:19 Let not them that are my enemies wrongfully rejoice over me: neither …

Psalm 69:4 They that hate me without a cause are more than the hairs of my head: …

Psalm 109:3 They compassed me about also with words of hatred; and fought against …

without.

Matthew 10:8 Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out devils: …

Romans 3:24 Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is …

2 Corinthians 11:7 Have I committed an offense in abasing myself that you might be exalted, …

Galatians 2:21 I do not frustrate the grace of God: for if righteousness come by …

2 Thessalonians 3:8 Neither did we eat any man's bread for nothing; but worked with labor …

Revelation 21:6 And he said to me, It is done. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning …

Revelation 22:17 And the Spirit and the bride say, Come. And let him that hears say, …

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