Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God.
When you see a thief, you join him; you associate with men who are unfaithful to their wives.
Yes, look! Those far from you die; you destroy everyone who is unfaithful to you.
But approach, you sons of omen readers, you offspring of adulteresses and prostitutes!
I wish I had a lodging place in the desert where I could spend some time like a weary traveler. Then I would desert my people and walk away from them because they are all unfaithful to God, a congregation of people that has been disloyal to him.
The Lord said to me, "Go, show love to your wife again, even though she loves another man and continually commits adultery. Likewise, the Lord loves the Israelites although they turn to other gods and love to offer raisin cakes to idols."
But he answered them, "An evil and adulterous generation asks for a sign, but no sign will be given to it except the sign of the prophet Jonah.
A wicked and adulterous generation asks for a sign, but no sign will be given to it except the sign of Jonah." Then he left them and went away.
The world cannot hate you, but it hates me, because I am testifying about it that its deeds are evil.
If you belonged to the world, the world would love you as its own. However, because you do not belong to the world, but I chose you out of the world, for this reason the world hates you.
I have given them your word, and the world has hated them, because they do not belong to the world, just as I do not belong to the world.
1 John 2:15
Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him,
And I will put hostility between you and the woman and between your offspring and her offspring; her offspring will attack your head, and you will attack her offspring's heel."
because the outlook of the flesh is hostile to God, for it does not submit to the law of God, nor is it able to do so.
Am I now trying to gain the approval of people, or of God? Or am I trying to please people? If I were still trying to please people, I would not be a slave of Christ!
You prevail over all your enemies; your power is too great for those who hate you.
But as for these enemies of mine who did not want me to be their king, bring them here and slaughter them in front of me!'"
The one who hates me hates my Father too.
For if while we were enemies we were reconciled to God through the death of his Son, how much more, since we have been reconciled, will we be saved by his life?