John 15:20
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English Standard Version
Remember the word that I said to you: ‘A servant is not greater than his master.’ If they persecuted me, they will also persecute you. If they kept my word, they will also keep yours.

King James Bible
Remember the word that I said unto you, The servant is not greater than his lord. If they have persecuted me, they will also persecute you; if they have kept my saying, they will keep yours also.

American Standard Version
Remember the word that I said unto you, A servant is not greater than his lord. If they persecuted me, they will also persecute you; if they kept my word, they will keep yours also.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Remember my word that I said to you: The servant is not greater than his master. If they have persecuted me, they will also persecute you: if they have kept my word, they will keep yours also.

English Revised Version
Remember the word that I said unto you, A servant is not greater than his lord. If they persecuted me, they will also persecute you; if they kept my word, they will keep yours also.

Webster's Bible Translation
Remember the word that I said to you, The servant is not greater than his lord. If they have persecuted me, they will also persecute you: if they have kept my saying, they will keep yours also.

Weymouth New Testament
Bear in mind what I said to you, 'A servant is not superior to his master.' If they have persecuted me, they will also persecute you: if they have obeyed my teaching, they will obey yours also.

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Vincent's Word Studies

Persecuted (ἐδίωξαν)

The verb means originally to put to flight; thence to run swiftly in order to overtake or attain, as the goal or the competitor in the race. Thus Sophocles ("Electra," 738): "He urged his swift steeds vehemently with shouts that pierced their ears, and makes for him (διώκει)." Compare I follow after (διώκω, Philippians 3:12). Hence to pursue with hostile intent, and, generally, to molest, harass, persecute. Persecute is from the equivalent Latin persequor, to follow up, and is used earlier, in the sense of pursue, while pursue, in turn, is used in the sense of persecute. Thus Wyc, Matthew 5:44, for men pursuing you. Sir Thomas More ("Utopia"), "Whiles their enemies rejoicing in the victory have persecuted (i.e., pursued) them."

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word.

John 5:16 And therefore did the Jews persecute Jesus, and sought to slay him, because he had done these things on the sabbath day.

John 7:32 The Pharisees heard that the people murmured such things concerning him...

John 8:59 Then took they up stones to cast at him: but Jesus hid himself, and went out of the temple, going through the middle of them...

John 10:31 Then the Jews took up stones again to stone him.

John 11:57 Now both the chief priests and the Pharisees had given a commandment, that, if any man knew where he were, he should show it...

John 13:16 Truly, truly, I say to you, The servant is not greater than his lord; neither he that is sent greater than he that sent him.

Matthew 10:24 The disciple is not above his master, nor the servant above his lord.

Luke 2:34 And Simeon blessed them, and said to Mary his mother, Behold, this child is set for the fall and rising again of many in Israel...

Luke 6:40 The disciple is not above his master: but every one that is perfect shall be as his master.

Acts 4:27-30 For of a truth against your holy child Jesus, whom you have anointed, both Herod, and Pontius Pilate, with the Gentiles...

Acts 7:52-60 Which of the prophets have not your fathers persecuted? and they have slain them which showed before of the coming of the Just One...

1 Thessalonians 2:15 Who both killed the Lord Jesus, and their own prophets, and have persecuted us; and they please not God, and are contrary to all men:

if they have kept.

1 Samuel 8:7 And the LORD said to Samuel, Listen to the voice of the people in all that they say to you: for they have not rejected you...

Isaiah 53:1-3 Who has believed our report? and to whom is the arm of the LORD revealed...

Ezekiel 3:7 But the house of Israel will not listen to you; for they will not listen to me...

Cross References
Matthew 10:24
"A disciple is not above his teacher, nor a servant above his master.

Luke 6:40
A disciple is not above his teacher, but everyone when he is fully trained will be like his teacher.

John 8:51
Truly, truly, I say to you, if anyone keeps my word, he will never see death."

John 8:52
The Jews said to him, "Now we know that you have a demon! Abraham died, as did the prophets, yet you say, 'If anyone keeps my word, he will never taste death.'

John 13:16
Truly, truly, I say to you, a servant is not greater than his master, nor is a messenger greater than the one who sent him.

Acts 14:22
strengthening the souls of the disciples, encouraging them to continue in the faith, and saying that through many tribulations we must enter the kingdom of God.

1 Corinthians 4:12
and we labor, working with our own hands. When reviled, we bless; when persecuted, we endure;

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