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John 7:7

    John 7:7 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    The world cannot hate you; but me it hateth, because I testify of it, that the works thereof are evil.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    The world cannot hate you; but me it hates, because I testify of it, that the works thereof are evil.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    The world cannot hate you; but me it hateth, because I testify of it, that its works are evil.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    It is not possible for you to be hated by the world; but I am hated by it, because I give witness that what it does is evil.

    Webster's Revision

    The world cannot hate you; but me it hateth, because I testify of it, that its works are evil.

    World English Bible

    The world can't hate you, but it hates me, because I testify about it, that its works are evil.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    The world cannot hate you; but me it hateth, because I testify of it, that its works are evil.

    Clarke's Commentary on John 7:7

    The world cannot hate you - The Jews will not persecute you, because ye are in their sentiments and interests. Ye also expect a worldly Messiah.

    But me it hateth - Because I condemn its injustice, its pride, its ambition, and its maxims, by my life and doctrine. It is very likely that the term world means here the Jewish people only: this is an acceptation in which ὑ κοσμος frequently occurs in this Gospel. See on John 17 (note).

    Barnes' Notes on John 7:7

    The world cannot hate you - You profess no principles in opposition to the world. You do not excite its envy, or rouse against you the civil rulers. As you possess the same spirit and principles with the men of the world, they cannot be expected to hate you.

    I testify of it - I bear witness against it. This was the main cause of the opposition which was made to him. He proclaimed that men were depraved, and the result was that they hated him. We may expect that all who preach faithfully against the wickedness of men will excite opposition. Yet this is not to deter us from doing our duty, and, after the example of Jesus, from proclaiming to men their sins, whatever may be the result.

    Wesley's Notes on John 7:7

    7:7 The world cannot hate you - Because ye are of the world. But me it hateth - And all that bear the same testimony.
    Book: John