New International Version
Do not be surprised, my brothers and sisters, if the world hates you.
King James Bible
Marvel not, my brethren, if the world hate you.
Darby Bible Translation
Do not wonder, brethren, if the world hate you.
World English Bible
Don't be surprised, my brothers, if the world hates you.
Young's Literal Translation
Do not wonder, my brethren, if the world doth hate you;
1 John 3:13 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Marvel not - if the world hate you - Expect no better treatment from unconverted Jews and Gentiles than Abel received from his wicked and cruel brother. This was a lesson to the Church, preparatory to martyrdom. Expect neither justice nor mercy from the men who are enemies of God. They are either full of malice and envy, hateful, hating one another, or they are specious, hollow, false, and deceitful.
"A foe to God was ne'er true friend to Man."
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Ecclesiastes 5:8 If you see the oppression of the poor, and violent perverting of judgment and justice in a province, marvel not at the matter...
John 3:7 Marvel not that I said to you, You must be born again.
Acts 3:12 And when Peter saw it, he answered to the people, You men of Israel, why marvel you at this? or why look you so earnestly on us...
Revelation 17:7 And the angel said to me, Why did you marvel? I will tell you the mystery of the woman, and of the beast that carries her...
Matthew 10:22 And you shall be hated of all men for my name's sake: but he that endures to the end shall be saved.
Matthew 24:9 Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and you shall be hated of all nations for my name's sake.
Mark 13:13 And you shall be hated of all men for my name's sake: but he that shall endure to the end, the same shall be saved.
Luke 6:22 Blessed are you, when men shall hate you, and when they shall separate you from their company, and shall reproach you...
Luke 21:17 And you shall be hated of all men for my name's sake.
John 7:7 The world cannot hate you; but me it hates, because I testify of it, that the works thereof are evil.
John 15:18,19 If the world hate you, you know that it hated me before it hated you...
John 16:2,33 They shall put you out of the synagogues: yes, the time comes, that whoever kills you will think that he does God service...
John 17:14 I have given them your word; and the world has hated them, because they are not of the world, even as I am not of the world.
Romans 8:7 Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be.
2 Timothy 3:12 Yes, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution.
James 4:4 You adulterers and adulteresses, know you not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God?...
LibraryThe Purifying Hope
Eversley, 1869. Windsor Castle, 1869. 1 John iii. 2. "Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is. And every man that hath this hope in him purifieth himself, even as he is pure." Let us consider this noble text, and see something, at least, of what it has to tell us. It is, like all God's messages, all God's laws, ay, like God's world in which we live and breathe, …
Charles Kingsley—All Saints' Day and Other Sermons
The Love that Calls us Sons
'Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God....'--1 John iii. 1. One or two points of an expository character will serve to introduce what else I have to say on these words. The text is, I suppose, generally understood as if it pointed to the fact that we are called the sons of God as the great exemplification of the wonderfulness of His love. That is a perfectly possible view of the connection and meaning of the text. But if we are to …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture Ephesians, Peter,John
The End of Christ's Coming
"For this purpose was the Son of God manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil." 1 John 3:8. 1. Many eminent writers, heathen as well as Christian, both in earlier and later ages, have employed their utmost labour and art in painting the beauty of virtue. And the same pains they have taken to describe, in the liveliest colours, the deformity of vice; both of vice in general, and of those particular vices which were most prevalent in their respective ages and countries. With equal care …
John Wesley—Sermons on Several Occasions
The Great Privilege of those that are Born of God
"Whosoever is born of God doth not commit sin." 1 John 3:9. 1. It has been frequently supposed, that the being born of God was all one with the being justified; that the new birth and justification were only different expressions, denoting the same thing: It being certain, on the one hand, that whoever is justified is also born of God; and, on the other, that whoever is born of God is also justified; yea, that both these gifts of God are given to every believer in one and the same moment. In one …
John Wesley—Sermons on Several Occasions