Hate without a cause (Jn 15:25-15:25)

“It was to fulfil

The word

That is written

In their law.

‘They hated me

Without a cause.’”

ἀλλ’ ἵνα πληρωθῇ ὁ λόγος ὁ ἐν τῷ νόμῳ αὐτῶν γεγραμμένος ὅτι Ἐμίσησάν με δωρεάν.

John uniquely indicated that Jesus said that this hatred was to fulfil (ἀλλ’ ἵνα πληρωθῇ) the word (ὁ λόγος) that was written (γεγραμμένος) in their law (ὁ ἐν τῷ νόμῳ αὐτῶν) that they hated him without a cause or freely (ὅτι Ἐμίσησάν με δωρεάν).  Once again, Jesus and John expanded the meaning of the law to imply what David had said in the Psalms, not just in the Torah Pentateuch.  They were hating him and his followers as it was written in Psalm 35:19, where it said that people hated David without cause.  They were winking their eyes, as David’s treacherous enemies rejoiced over his troubles.  They hated him without a good cause.  They did not speak of peace, but only with deceitful words against the quiet peacemakers of the land.  They opened their mouths against David.  They claimed that they saw his evil with their own evil eyes.  Psalm 69:5 was once again against David, when it said the people who hated David without cause were more numerous than the hairs of his head, since there were a lot of people who wanted to destroy David.  These numerous haters of David did so without cause, since they made false accusations against him.  Jesus assumed the role of David in the Psalms as being falsely accused and hated without any real good reason.  Has someone hated you without a good cause?

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