New International Version
They will treat you this way because of my name, for they do not know the one who sent me.
King James Bible
But all these things will they do unto you for my name's sake, because they know not him that sent me.
Darby Bible Translation
But they will do all these things to you on account of my name, because they have not known him that sent me.
World English Bible
But all these things will they do to you for my name's sake, because they don't know him who sent me.
Young's Literal Translation
but all these things will they do to you, because of my name, because they have not known Him who sent me;
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Because they know not him that sent me - This is the foundation of all religious persecution: those who are guilty of it, whether in Church or state, know nothing about God. If God tolerates a worship which professes to have him for its object, and which does not disturb the quiet or peace of society, no man has the smallest right to meddle with it; and he that does fights against God. His letting it pass is at least a tacit command that all should treat it as he has done.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Eversley. Sunday after Ascension Day. 1868. St John xv. 26. "When the Comforter is come, whom I will send unto you from the Father, even the Spirit of truth, which proceedeth from the Father, he shall testify of me." Some writers, especially when they are writing hymns, have fallen now-a- days into a habit of writing of the Holy Spirit of God, in a tone of which I dare not say that it is wrong or untrue; but of which I must say, that it is one-sided. And if there are two sides to a matter, …
Charles Kingsley—All Saints' Day and Other Sermons
December 16 Evening
May 13. "Abide in Me" (John xv. 4).
February 25. "I am the vine, Ye are the Branches" (John xv. 5).
You will be hated by everyone because of me, but the one who stands firm to the end will be saved.
"Then you will be handed over to be persecuted and put to death, and you will be hated by all nations because of me.
Everyone will hate you because of me, but the one who stands firm to the end will be saved.
"But before all this, they will seize you and persecute you. They will hand you over to synagogues and put you in prison, and you will be brought before kings and governors, and all on account of my name.
Everyone will hate you because of me.
Then they asked him, "Where is your father?" "You do not know me or my Father," Jesus replied. "If you knew me, you would know my Father also."
Though you do not know him, I know him. If I said I did not, I would be a liar like you, but I do know him and obey his word.
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