Search the Bible
* powered by Bible Study Tools

John 15:21

    John 15:21 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    But all these things will they do unto you for my name's sake, because they know not him that sent me.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    But all these things will they do to you for my name's sake, because they know not him that sent me.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    But all these things will they do unto you for my name's sake, because they know not him that sent me.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    They will do all this to you because of my name--because they have no knowledge of him who sent me.

    Webster's Revision

    But all these things will they do unto you for my name's sake, because they know not 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.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    But all these things will they do unto you for my name's sake, because they know not him that sent me.

    Clarke's Commentary on John 15:21

    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.

    Barnes' Notes on John 15:21

    My name's sake - On my account. Because you are my followers and possess my spirit. See the notes at John 14:13.

    Because they know not him that sent me - They will not believe that God has sent me. They do not so understand his character, his justice, or his law, as to see that it was fit that he should send his Son to die. They are so opposed to it, so filled with pride and opposition to a plan of salvation that is so humbling to people, as to be resolved not to believe it, and thus they persecute me, and will also you.

    Wesley's Notes on John 15:21

    15:21 All these things will they do to you, because they know not him that sent me - And in all ages and nations they who know not God will, for this cause, hate and persecute those that do.