I have given them Thy word, and the world hated them, because they are not of the world, even as I am not of the world.
And He said to them, "Ye are from beneath; I am from above. Ye are of this world; I am not of this world.
"A disciple is not above the teacher, nor a servant above his lord.
The world cannot hate you; but Me it hates, because I testify concerning it, that its works are evil.
If the world hates you, ye know that it has hated Me before it hated you.
at which they are surprised, since ye run not with them to the same excess of riot, speaking evil of you;
not as Cain who was of the evil one, and slew his brother. And wherefore did he slay him? Because his own works were evil, and his brother's righteous.
They are of the world; for this cause they speak of the world, and the world hears them.
We know that we are of God, and the whole world is lying in the evil one.