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.
Darby Bible Translation
The world cannot hate you, but me it hates, because I bear witness concerning it that its works are 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.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
The world cannot hate you - You profess no principles in opposition to the world. You do not excite its envy, or rouse against you the civil rulers. As you possess the same spirit and principles with the men of the world, they cannot be expected to hate you.
I testify of it - I bear witness against it. This was the main cause of the opposition which was made to him. He proclaimed that men were depraved, and the result was that they hated him. We may expect that all who preach faithfully against the wickedness of men will excite opposition. Yet this is not to deter us from doing our duty, and, after the example of Jesus, from proclaiming to men their sins, whatever may be the result.
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Nicodemus . . . he that came to Jesus by night.--JOHN 7:50. Peter followed him afar off.--Among the chief rulers also many believed on him; but because of the Pharisees they did not confess him, lest they should be put out of the synagogue: for they loved the praise of men more than the praise of God.--The fear of man bringeth a snare: but whoso putteth his trust in the Lord shall be safe. Him that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out.--A bruised reed shall he not break, and the smoking flax shall …
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Thus they have repaid me evil for good And hatred for my love.
"This is the judgment, that the Light has come into the world, and men loved the darkness rather than the Light, for their deeds were evil.
"If the world hates you, you know that it has hated Me before it hated you.
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