You adulteresses, do you not know that friendship with the world is hostility toward God? Therefore whoever wishes to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of God.
If you were of the world, the world would love its own; but because you are not of the world, but I chose you out of the world, because of this the world hates you.
because the mind set on the flesh is hostile toward God; for it does not subject itself to the law of God, for it is not even able to do so,
And I will put enmity Between you and the woman, And between your seed and her seed; He shall bruise you on the head, And you shall bruise him on the heel.”
Your hand will find out all your enemies; Your right hand will find out those who hate you.
“When you see a thief, you are pleased with him, And you associate with adulterers.
For, behold, those who are far from You will perish; You have destroyed all those who are unfaithful to You.
“But come here, you sons of a sorceress, Offspring of an adulterer and a prostitute.
“Go and proclaim in the ears of Jerusalem, saying, ‘Thus says the Lord, “I remember concerning you the devotion of your youth, The love of your betrothals, Your following after Me in the wilderness, Through a land not sown.
Oh that I had in the desert A wayfarers’ lodging place; That I might leave my people And go from them! For all of them are adulterers, An assembly of treacherous men.
Then the Lord said to me, “Go again, love a woman who is loved by her husband, yet an adulteress, even as the Lord loves the sons of Israel, though they turn to other gods and love raisin cakes.”
“ No one can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and wealth.
But He answered and said to them, “ An evil and adulterous generation craves for a sign; and yet no sign will be given to it but the sign of Jonah the prophet;
And He left them and went away. An evil and adulterous generation seeks after a sign; and a sign will not be given it, except the sign of Jonah.”
But these enemies of mine, who did not want me to reign over them, bring them here and slay them in my presence.”
The world cannot hate you, but it hates Me because I testify of it, that its deeds are evil.
He who hates Me hates My Father also.
I have given them Your word; and the world has hated them, because they are not of the world, even as I am not of the world.
For if while we were enemies we were reconciled to God through the death of His Son, much more, having been reconciled, we shall be saved by His life.
For am I now seeking the favor of men, or of God? Or am I striving to please men? If I were still trying to please men, I would not be a bond-servant of Christ.
Pure and undefiled religion in the sight of our God and Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their distress, and to keep oneself unstained by the world.
Do not love the world nor the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him.