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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.’
Berean Study Bible
But this is to fulfill what is written in their Law: ‘They hated Me without reason.’
Berean Literal Bible
But this is that the word having been written in their Law may be fulfilled: 'They hated Me without 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.
New King James Version
But this happened that the word might be fulfilled which is written in their law, ‘They hated Me without a cause.’
New American Standard Bible
But this has happened so that the word that is written in their Law will be fulfilled: ‘THEY HATED ME FOR NO REASON.’
“But they have done this to fulfill the word that is written in their Law, ‘THEY HATED ME WITHOUT A CAUSE.’
“But they have done this in order that the word may be fulfilled that is written in their Law, ‘THEY HATED ME WITHOUT A CAUSE.’
But [this is so] that the word which has been written in their Law would be fulfilled, ‘THEY HATED ME WITHOUT A CAUSE.’
Christian Standard Bible
But this happened so that the statement written in their law might be fulfilled: They hated me for no reason.
Holman Christian Standard Bible
But this happened so that the statement written in their scripture might be fulfilled: They hated Me for no reason.
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.
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.”
Contemporary English Version
This is why the Scriptures are true when they say, "People hated me for no reason."
But that the word may be fulfilled which is written in their law: They hated me without 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.
Good News Translation
This, however, was bound to happen so that what is written in their Law may come true: 'They hated me for no reason at all.'
GOD'S WORD® Translation
In this way what is written in their Scriptures has come true: 'They hate 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.'
Literal Standard Version
but—that the word may be fulfilled that was written in their law—They hated Me without a cause.
Now this happened to fulfill the word that is written in their law, 'They hated me without reason.'
New Heart English Bible
But this happened so that the word may be fulfilled which 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.
Additional Translations ...
ContextThe Hatred of the World
…24If I had not done among them the works that no one else did, they would not be guilty of sin; but now they have seen and hated both Me and My Father. 25But this is to fulfill what is written in their Law: ‘They hated Me without reason.’ 26When the Advocate comes, whom I will send to you from the Father—the Spirit of truth who proceeds from the Father—He will testify about Me.…
Let not my enemies gloat over me without cause, nor those who hate me without reason wink in malice.
Those who hate me without cause outnumber the hairs of my head; many are those who would destroy me--my enemies for no reason. Though I did not steal, I must repay.
They surround me with hateful words and attack me without cause.
Jesus replied, "Is it not written in your Law: 'I have said you are gods'?
I am not speaking about all of you; I know whom I have chosen. But this is to fulfill the Scripture: 'The one who shares My bread has lifted up his heel 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.
John 10:34 Jesus answered them, Is it not written in your law, I said, Ye are gods?
John 19:36 For these things were done, that the scripture should be fulfilled, A bone of him shall not be broken.
Luke 24:44 And he said unto them, These are the words which I spake unto you, while I was yet with you, that all things must be fulfilled, which were written in the law of Moses, and in the prophets, and in the psalms, concerning me.
Psalm 7:4 If I have rewarded evil unto him that was at peace with me; (yea, I have delivered him that without cause is mine enemy:)
Psalm 35:19 Let not them that are mine enemies wrongfully rejoice over me: neither let them wink with the eye that hate me without a cause.
Psalm 69:4 They that hate me without a cause are more than the hairs of mine head: they that would destroy me, being mine enemies wrongfully, are mighty: then I restored that which I took not away.
Matthew 10:8 Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out devils: freely ye have received, freely give.
Romans 3:24 Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus:
2 Corinthians 11:7 Have I committed an offence in abasing myself that ye might be exalted, because I have preached to you the gospel of God freely?
But this cometh to pass, that the word might be fulfilled . . .--The words in italics are not found in the original, but they rightly complete the sense. For the phrase, "might be fulfilled," comp. Notes on John 12:38; John 13:18.
That is written in their law.--Comp. Note on John 10:34.
They hated me without a cause.--The passage immediately referred to is probably that of the Messianic Psalm (69:4). The words are found also in Psalm 35:19 (see marg. ref.), and less distinctly in Psalm 109:3; Psalm 119:161. (Comp. especially Note on the quotation from this same Psalm in John 2:17.) . . .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.
Parallel Commentaries ...
GreekBut [this is]
Strong's 235: But, except, however. Neuter plural of allos; properly, other things, i.e. contrariwise.
Strong's 2443: In order that, so that. Probably from the same as the former part of heautou; in order that.
Verb - Aorist Subjunctive Passive - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 4137: From pleres; to make replete, i.e. to cram, level up, or to furnish, satisfy, execute, finish, verify, etc.
Noun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 3056: From lego; something said; by implication, a topic, also reasoning or motive; by extension, a computation; specially, the Divine Expression.
Verb - Perfect Participle Middle or Passive - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 1125: A primary verb; to 'grave', especially to write; figuratively, to describe.
Strong's 1722: In, on, among. A primary preposition denoting position, and instrumentality, i.e. A relation of rest; 'in, ' at, on, by, etc.
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive Masculine 3rd Person Plural
Strong's 846: He, she, it, they, them, same. From the particle au; the reflexive pronoun self, used of the third person, and of the other persons.
Noun - Dative Masculine Singular
Strong's 3551: From a primary nemo; law, genitive case, specially, (including the volume); also of the Gospel), or figuratively.
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 3rd Person Plural
Strong's 3404: To hate, detest, love less, esteem less. From a primary misos; to detest; by extension, to love less.
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Accusative 1st Person Singular
Strong's 1473: I, the first-person pronoun. A primary pronoun of the first person I.
Strong's 1432: As a free gift, without payment, freely. Accusative case of dorea as adverb; gratuitously.
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