c. The Vine and the Branches, Separated from the World,
Being Hated and Persecuted by the Religious World
18 If the world ahates you, know that it has bhated Me before you.
19 If you were 1of the world, the world would love its own; but because you are anot 1of the world, but I chose you out of the world, therefore the world hates you.
20 Remember the word which I said to you, A slave is not agreater than his master. If they have bpersecuted Me, they will cpersecute you also; if they have kept My word, they will keep yours also.
21 But all these things they will do to you because of My aname, because they do bnot know Him who sent Me.
22 If I had not come and spoken to them, they would not have asin; but now they have no excuse for their sin.
23 He who ahates Me hates My Father also.
24 If I did not do among them the aworks which no one else has done, they would not have bsin; but now they have both seen and hated both Me and My Father.
25 But it is so that the word written in their law may be fulfilled, a"They hated Me without cause.''
26 But when the aComforter comes, whom I will bsend to you 1cfrom the Father, the dSpirit of reality, who proceeds 1from the Father, He will etestify concerning Me;
27 And ayou testify also, because from the beginning you have been with Me.
1 These things I have spoken to you so that you would not be astumbled.
2 They will aput you out of the synagogues; but an hour is coming for every one who 1bkills you to think that he is offering service to God.
3 And these things they will do abecause they have not known the Father nor Me.
4 But these things I have spoken to you that awhen their hour comes you may remember them, that I told you of them. Now these things I have not said to you from the beginning, because I was with you.