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John 15:25

    John 15:25 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    But this cometh to pass, that the word might be fulfilled that is written in their law, They hated me without a cause.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    But this comes to pass, that the word might be fulfilled that is written in their law, They hated me without a cause.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    But this cometh to pass , that the word may be fulfilled that is written in their law, They hated me without a cause.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    This comes about so that the writing in their law may be made true, Their hate for me was without cause.

    Webster's Revision

    But this cometh to pass , that the word may be fulfilled that is written in their law, They hated me without a cause.

    World English Bible

    But this happened so that the word may be fulfilled which was written in their law, 'They hated me without a cause.'

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    But this cometh to pass, that the word may be fulfilled that is written in their law, They hated me without a cause.

    Definitions for John 15:25

    Without - Outside.

    Clarke's Commentary on John 15:25

    Written in their law - See on John 10:34 (note). These words are taken from Psalm 69:4. This psalm is applied to Christ, John 2:17; John 19:28; to the vengeance of God against Judea, Acts 1:20. The psalm seems entirely prophetic of Christ. His deep abasement is referred to, Psalm 69:2-5; his prayer for his disciples and followers, Psalm 69:6; that for himself, in the garden of Gethsemane, Psalm 69:15-19; his crucifixion, Psalm 69:20-22; the vengeance of God against the Jews, from Psalm 69:23-29; the glorious manner in which he gets out of all his sufferings, Psalm 69:30; the abolition of the Mosaic rites and ceremonies, Psalm 69:31, compared with Isaiah 66:3; and, finally, the establishment of the Gospel through the whole world, in Psalm 69:33 and following verses. The reader will do well to consult the psalm before he proceeds.

    Barnes' Notes on John 15:25

    In their law - Psalm 35:19. All the Old Testament was sometimes called the law. The meaning here is that the same thing happened to him which did to the psalmist. The same words which David used respecting his enemies would express, also, the conduct of the Jews and their treatment of the Messiah. In both cases it was without cause. Jesus had broken no law, he had done no injury to his country or to any individual. It is still true that sinners hate him in the same way. He injures no one, but, amid all their hatred, he seeks their welfare; and, while they reject him in a manner for which they "can give no reason in the day of judgment," he still follows them with mercies and entreats them to return to him. Who has ever had any reason to hate the Lord Jesus? What injury has he ever done to any one of the human race? What evil has he ever said or thought of any one of them? What cause or reason had the Jews for putting him to death? What reason has the sinner for hating him now? What reason for neglecting him? No one can give a reason for it that will satisfy his own conscience, none that has the least show of plausibility. Yet no being on earth has ever been more hated, despised, or neglected, and in every instance it has been "without a cause." Reader, do you hate him? If so, I ask you why? Wherein has he injured you? or why should you think or speak reproachfully of the benevolent and pure Redeemer?

    Wesley's Notes on John 15:25

    15:25 Psa 69:4.