John 7:7
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.

Berean Study Bible
The world cannot hate you, but it hates Me, because I testify that its works are evil.

Berean Literal Bible
The world is not able to hate you; but it hates Me, because I bear witness concerning 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.

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

Contemporary English Version
The people of this world cannot hate you. They hate me, because I tell them that they do evil things.

Good News Translation
The world cannot hate you, but it hates me, because I keep telling it that its ways are bad.

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.

New Heart English Bible
The world cannot hate you, but it hates me, because I testify about it, that its works 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.

New American Standard 1977
“The world cannot hate you; but it hates Me because I testify of it, that its deeds are 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.
Study Bible
Jesus Teaches at the Feast
6Therefore Jesus told them, “Although your time is always at hand, My time has not yet come. 7The world cannot hate you, but it hates Me, because I testify that its works are evil. 8Go up to the feast on your own. I am not going up to this feast, because My time has not yet come.”…
Cross References
Psalm 109:5
They repay me evil for good, and hatred for my love.

John 3:19
And this is the verdict: The Light has come into the world, but men loved the darkness rather than the Light, because their deeds were evil.

John 15:18
If the world hates you, understand 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 ye were of the world, the world would love his own: but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you.

Luke 6:26
Woe unto you, when all men shall speak well of you! for so did their fathers to the false prophets.

James 4:4
Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God.

but.

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

John 17:14
I have given them thy word; and the world hath hated them, because they are not of the world, even as I am not of the world.

Proverbs 8:36
But he that sinneth against me wrongeth his own soul: all they that hate me love death.

because.

John 3:19
And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil.

1 Kings 21:20
And Ahab said to Elijah, Hast thou found me, O mine enemy? And he answered, I have found thee: because thou hast sold thyself to work evil in the sight of the LORD.

1 Kings 22:8
And the king of Israel said unto Jehoshaphat, There is yet one man, Micaiah the son of Imlah, by whom we may inquire of the LORD: but I hate him; for he doth not prophesy good concerning me, but evil. And Jehoshaphat said, Let not the king say so.







Lexicon
The
(ho)
Article - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

world
κόσμος (kosmos)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 2889: Probably from the base of komizo; orderly arrangement, i.e. Decoration; by implication, the world (morally).

cannot
δύναται (dynatai)
Verb - Present Indicative Middle or Passive - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1410: (a) I am powerful, have (the) power, (b) I am able, I can. Of uncertain affinity; to be able or possible.

hate
μισεῖν (misein)
Verb - Present Infinitive Active
Strong's Greek 3404: To hate, detest, love less, esteem less. From a primary misos; to detest; by extension, to love less.

you,
ὑμᾶς (hymas)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Accusative 2nd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 4771: You. The person pronoun of the second person singular; thou.

but
δὲ (de)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 1161: A primary particle; but, and, etc.

it hates
μισεῖ (misei)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 3404: To hate, detest, love less, esteem less. From a primary misos; to detest; by extension, to love less.

Me,
ἐμὲ (eme)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Accusative 1st Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1473: I, the first-person pronoun. A primary pronoun of the first person I.

because
ὅτι (hoti)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 3754: Neuter of hostis as conjunction; demonstrative, that; causative, because.

I
ἐγὼ (egō)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Nominative 1st Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1473: I, the first-person pronoun. A primary pronoun of the first person I.

testify
μαρτυρῶ (martyrō)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 1st Person Singular
Strong's Greek 3140: To witness, bear witness, give evidence, testify, give a good report. From martus; to be a witness, i.e. Testify.

that
ὅτι (hoti)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 3754: Neuter of hostis as conjunction; demonstrative, that; causative, because.

its
αὐτοῦ (autou)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive Masculine 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 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.

works
ἔργα (erga)
Noun - Nominative Neuter Plural
Strong's Greek 2041: From a primary ergo; toil; by implication, an act.

are
ἐστιν (estin)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1510: I am, exist. The first person singular present indicative; a prolonged form of a primary and defective verb; I exist.

evil.
πονηρά (ponēra)
Adjective - Nominative Neuter Plural
Strong's Greek 4190: Evil, bad, wicked, malicious, slothful.
(7) The world cannot hate you.--Because they were of the world. To have hated them, would have been to have hated itself. (Comp. John 3:19-20.)

But me it hateth, because I testify . . .--He had placed Himself in a position of antagonism to it, and must necessarily do so. His words and acts must be a witness against the evil of its deeds. This is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men love darkness rather than light, because their deeds are evil. But men who love darkness must also hate light. Its very presence makes the darkness visible; and nothing cuts to the very quick, like that which makes the heart condemn itself.

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." 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.
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