The World's Hatred
18 If the world hate you, ye know that it hated me before you.19 If ye were of the world, the world would love his own; but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you. 20 Remember the word that I said unto you, The servant is not greater than his master. If they have persecuted me, they will persecute you also; if they have kept my word, they will also keep yours. 21 But all these things will they do unto you for my Name's sake, because they have not known him that sent me. 22 If I had not come and spoken unto them, they should not have had sin, but now have they no cloak for their sin. 23 He that hateth me, hateth my Father also. 24 If I had not done works among them which none other man did, they had not had sin; but now have they both seen, and have hated both me, and my Father. 25 But it is that the word might be fulfilled, that is written in their Law, They hated me without a cause. 26 But when that Comforter shall come, whom I will send unto you from the Father, even the Spirit of truth, which proceedeth of the Father, he shall testify of me. 27 And ye shall witness also, because ye have been with me from the beginning. 16:1 These things have I said unto you, that ye should not be offended. 2 They shall excommunicate you, yea the time shall come, that whosoever killeth you, will think that he doth God service. 3 And these things will they do unto you, because they have not known the Father, nor me. 4 But these things have I told you, that when the hour shall come, ye might remember, that I told you them. And these things said I not unto you from the beginning, because I was with you. 5 But now I go my way to him that sent me, and none of you asketh me, Whither goest thou? 6 But because I have said these things unto you, your hearts are full of sorrow.
7 Yet I tell you the truth, It is expedient for you that I go away; for if I go not away, that Comforter will not come unto you; but if I depart, I will send him unto you. 8 And when he is come, he will reprove the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment. 9 Of sin, because they believed not in me; 10 Of righteousness, because I go to my Father, and ye shall see me no more. 11 Of judgment, because the prince of this world is judged. 12 I have yet many things to say unto you, but ye cannot bear them now. 13 Howbeit, when he is come which is the Spirit of truth, he will lead you into all truth; for he shall not speak of himself, but whatsoever he shall hear, shall he speak, and he will shew you the things to come. 14 He shall glorify me, for he shall receive of mine, and shall shew it unto you. 15 All things that the Father hath, are mine; therefore said I, that he shall take of mine, and shew it unto you. 16 A little while, and ye shall not see me; and again a little while, and ye shall see me; for I go to the Father. 17 Then said some of his disciples among themselves, What is this that he saith unto us, A little while, and ye shall not see me, and again a little while, and ye shall see me, and, For I go to the Father. 18 They said therefore, What is this that he saith, A little while? We know not what he saith. 19 Now Jesus knew that they would ask him, and said unto them, Do ye enquire among yourselves, of that I said, A little while, and ye shall not see me, and again, a little while, and ye shall see me? 20 Verily, verily I say unto you, that ye shall weep and lament, and the world shall rejoice, and ye shall sorrow, but your sorrow shall be turned to joy. 21 A woman when she travaileth hath sorrow because her hour is come; but as soon as she is delivered of the child, she remembereth no more the anguish, for joy that a man is born into the world. 22 And ye now therefore are in sorrow; but I will see you again, and your hearts shall rejoice, and your joy shall no man take from you. 23 And in that day shall ye ask me nothing. Verily, verily, I say unto you, whatsoever ye shall ask the Father in my Name, he will give it you. 24 Hitherto have ye asked nothing in my Name; ask, and ye shall receive, that your joy may be full. 25 These things have I spoken unto you in parables; but the time will come, when I shall no more speak to you in parables, but I shall shew you plainly of the Father. 26 At that day shall ye ask in my Name, and I say not unto you, that I will pray unto the Father for you; 27 For the Father himself loveth you, because ye have loved me, and have believed that I came out from God. 28 I am come out from the Father, and came into the world; again I leave the world, and go to the Father. 29 His disciples said unto him, Lo, now speakest thou plainly, and thou speakest no parable. 30 Now know we that thou knowest all things, and needest not that any man should ask thee. By this we believe, that thou art come out from God. 31 Jesus answered them, Do you believe now? 32 Behold, the hour cometh, and is already come, that ye shall be scattered every man into his own, and shall leave me alone; but I am not alone, for the Father is with me. 33 These things have I spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have affliction, but be of good comfort; I have overcome the world.
1 Corinthians 14:8
And also if the trumpet give an uncertain sound, who shall prepare himself to battle?
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