John 7:7
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New International Version
The world cannot hate you, but it hates me because I testify that its works are evil.

New Living Translation
The world can't hate you, but it does hate me because I accuse it of doing evil.

English Standard Version
The world cannot hate you, but it hates me because I testify about it that its works are evil.

New American Standard Bible
"The world cannot hate you, but it hates Me because I testify of it, that its deeds are evil.

King James Bible
The world cannot hate you; but me it hateth, because I testify of it, that the works thereof are evil.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The world cannot hate you, but it does hate Me because I testify about it--that its deeds are evil.

International Standard Version
The world cannot hate you, but it hates me because I testify against it that its actions are evil.

NET Bible
The world cannot hate you, but it hates me, because I am testifying about it that its deeds are evil.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“The world cannot hate you, but it hates me because I am testifying about it, that its servants are evil.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The world cannot hate you, but it hates me because I say that what everyone does is evil.

Jubilee Bible 2000
The world cannot hate you, but it hates me because I testify of it that its works are evil.

King James 2000 Bible
The world cannot hate you; but me it hates, because I testify of it, that the works thereof are evil.

American King James Version
The world cannot hate you; but me it hates, because I testify of it, that the works thereof are evil.

American Standard Version
The world cannot hate you; but me it hateth, because I testify of it, that its works are evil.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The world cannot hate you; but me it hateth: because I give testimony of it, that the works thereof are evil.

Darby Bible Translation
The world cannot hate you, but me it hates, because I bear witness concerning it that its works are evil.

English Revised Version
The world cannot hate you; but me it hateth, because I testify of it, that its works are evil.

Webster's Bible Translation
The world cannot hate you; but me it hateth, because I testify concerning it, that its works are evil.

Weymouth New Testament
It is impossible for the world to hate you; but me it does hate, because I give testimony concerning it that its conduct is evil.

World English Bible
The world can't hate you, but it hates me, because I testify about it, that its works are evil.

Young's Literal Translation
the world is not able to hate you, but me it doth hate, because I testify concerning it that its works are evil.
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

7:1-13 The brethren or kinsmen of Jesus were disgusted, when they found there was no prospect of worldly advantages from him. Ungodly men sometimes undertake to counsel those employed in the work of God; but they only advise what appears likely to promote present advantages. The people differed about his doctrine and miracles, while those who favoured him, dared not openly to avow their sentiments. Those who count the preachers of the gospel to be deceivers, speak out, while many who favour them, fear to get reproach by avowing regard for them.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 7. - The world cannot hate you; but it hateth me, because I bear witness concerning it, that its works are evil. The "world" is here used in the current Johannine sense of "humanity unregenerate, humanity without grace, or apart from God." The hatred of the world to Christ was pressing down upon his spirit like an intolerable load. He admitted that, from its own standpoint, there was some justification for the feeling. The world hates its censor; it repels the judgment passed upon it. It is satisfied with itself and its own idea of righteousness. It is satisfied with its own standards and cries and professions, so that to be accused of wrongful notions, of a depravity under the clothing of Pharisaic propriety, of a hidden leprosy which is eating into its vitals, rouses all its animosity. If Christ were to go, he must deliver his soul. Already the thunder peal of Matthew 22-25, to be shortly delivered after full assertion of the nature of his work, and in the metropolis of the theocracy, was hurtling in his soul, and he foresaw the outburst of maddened rage which would follow; but with melancholy and some gentle irony he said, "The world against which I have to deliver my prophetic burden cannot (οὐ δύναται, moral impossibility) hate you! Your aim is to fall in with its demands, to realize its corrupt and unspiritual dreams. You are violating none of its cherished fancies; you are abasing none of its idols; your time is always ready; my time is not yet come."

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

The world cannot hate you,.... Because they were of the world, belonged to it; they were like unto it, and every like loves its like; and they were the world's own, and therefore instead of being hated, were loved by it; and they walked according to the course of it; and wicked men not only take pleasure in sin, but in them that do it:

but me it hateth; though without a cause; that is, without a just cause, or reason; a cause there was, and it follows:

because I testify of it, that the works thereof are evil; even those works of it, which were reckoned good works; Christ bore his testimony of these, that they were evil; being done either not according to the command of God, but the traditions of the elders; or not from a right principle, as of faith and love, nor to a right end, as the glory of God; but only to be seen of men: and very severely did he inveigh against the pride, covetousness, hypocrisy, and uncleanness of the Scribes and Pharisees: and so he continued to do, and this drew upon him their hatred and ill will.



John 7:7 Additional Commentaries
Context
Jesus Teaches at the Feast
6So Jesus said to them, "My time is not yet here, but your time is always opportune. 7"The world cannot hate you, but it hates Me because I testify of it, that its deeds are evil. 8"Go up to the feast yourselves; I do not go up to this feast because My time has not yet fully come."…
Cross References
Psalm 109:5
They repay me evil for good, and hatred for my friendship.

John 3:19
This is the verdict: Light has come into the world, but people loved darkness instead of light because their deeds were evil.

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

The world cannot hate you; but me it hates, because I testify of it, that the works thereof are evil.

world.

John 15:19 If you were of the world, the world would love his own: but because …

Luke 6:26 Woe to you, when all men shall speak well of you! for so did their …

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

1 John 4:5 They are of the world: therefore speak they of the world, and the …

but.

John 15:18,19,23-25 If the world hate you, you know that it hated me before it hated you…

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

Proverbs 8:36 But he that sins against me wrongs his own soul: all they that hate …

Isaiah 49:7 Thus said the LORD, the Redeemer of Israel, and his Holy One, to …

Zechariah 11:8 Three shepherds also I cut off in one month; and my soul loathed …

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

1 John 3:12,13 Not as Cain, who was of that wicked one, and slew his brother. And …

because.

John 3:19 And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, …

1 Kings 21:20 And Ahab said to Elijah, Have you found me, O my enemy? And he answered, …

1 Kings 22:8 And the king of Israel said to Jehoshaphat, There is yet one man, …

Proverbs 9:7,8 He that reproves a scorner gets to himself shame: and he that rebukes …

Proverbs 15:12 A scorner loves not one that reproves him: neither will he go to the wise.

Isaiah 29:21 That make a man an offender for a word, and lay a snare for him that …

Jeremiah 20:8 For since I spoke, I cried out, I cried violence and spoil; because …

Amos 7:7-13 Thus he showed me: and, behold, the LORD stood on a wall made by …

Malachi 3:5 And I will come near to you to judgment; and I will be a swift witness …

Luke 11:39-54 And the Lord said to him, Now do you Pharisees make clean the outside …

Acts 5:28-33 Saying, Did not we straightly command you that you should not teach …

Acts 7:51-54 You stiff necked and uncircumcised in heart and ears, you do always …

Galatians 4:16 Am I therefore become your enemy, because I tell you the truth?

Revelation 11:5-11 And if any man will hurt them, fire proceeds out of their mouth, …

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