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.
Woe to you when all men speak well of you, for their fathers used to treat the false prophets in the same way.
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.
1 John 4:5
They are from the world; therefore they speak as from the world, and the world listens to them.
“If the world hates you, you know that it has hated Me before it hated you.
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.
“But he who sins against me injures himself;
All those who hate me love death.”
Thus says the Lord, the Redeemer of Israel and its Holy One,
To the despised One,
To the One abhorred by the nation,
To the Servant of rulers,
“Kings will see and arise,
Princes will also bow down,
Because of the Lord who is faithful, the Holy One of Israel who has chosen You.”
Then I annihilated the three shepherds in one month, for my soul was impatient with them, and their soul also was weary of me.
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,
1 John 3:12
not as Cain, who was of the evil one and slew his brother. And for what reason did he slay him? Because his deeds were evil, and his brother’s were righteous.
This is the judgment, that the Light has come into the world, and men loved the darkness rather than the Light, for their deeds were evil.
1 Kings 21:20
Ahab said to Elijah, “Have you found me, O my enemy?” And he answered, “I have found you, because you have sold yourself to do evil in the sight of the Lord.
1 Kings 22:8
The king of Israel said to Jehoshaphat, “There is yet one man by whom we may inquire of the Lord, but I hate him, because he does not prophesy good concerning me, but evil. He is Micaiah son of Imlah.” But Jehoshaphat said, “Let not the king say so.”
He who corrects a scoffer gets dishonor for himself,
And he who reproves a wicked man gets insults for himself.
A scoffer does not love one who reproves him,
He will not go to the wise.
Who cause a person to be indicted by a word,
And ensnare him who adjudicates at the gate,
And defraud the one in the right with meaningless arguments.
For each time I speak, I cry aloud;
I proclaim violence and destruction,
Because for me the word of the Lord has resulted
In reproach and derision all day long.
Thus He showed me, and behold, the Lord was standing by a vertical wall with a plumb line in His hand.
“Then I will draw near to you for judgment; and I will be a swift witness against the sorcerers and against the adulterers and against those who swear falsely, and against those who oppress the wage earner in his wages, the widow and the orphan, and those who turn aside the alien and do not fear Me,” says the Lord of hosts.
But the Lord said to him, “Now you Pharisees clean the outside of the cup and of the platter; but inside of you, you are full of robbery and wickedness.
saying, “We gave you strict orders not to continue teaching in this name, and yet, you have filled Jerusalem with your teaching and intend to bring this man’s blood upon us.”
“You men who are stiff-necked and uncircumcised in heart and ears are always resisting the Holy Spirit; you are doing just as your fathers did.
And if anyone wants to harm them, fire flows out of their mouth and devours their enemies; so if anyone wants to harm them, he must be killed in this way.