17 “This aI command you, that you love one another.
Disciples’ Relation to the World
18 “aIf the world hates you, 1you know that it has hated Me before it hated you.
19 “If you were of the world, the world would love its own; but because you are not of the world, but aI chose you out of the world, bbecause of this the world hates you.
20 “Remember the word that I said to you, ‘aA slave is not greater than his master.’ If they persecuted Me, bthey will also persecute you; if they ckept My word, they will keep yours also.
21 “But all these things they will do to you afor My name’s sake, bbecause they do not know the One who sent Me.
22 “aIf I had not come and spoken to them, they would not have 1sin, but now they have no excuse for their sin.
23 “He who hates Me hates My Father also.