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John 17:14

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.
New American Standard Version

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Concordances:
Nave's Topical Bible - Hatred;   Jesus Continued;   Persecution;   Prayer;   Word of God;   Thompson Chain Reference - Ask;   Christ;   Christ's;   Church;   Family;   Hated, Saints;   Hatred;   Importunity;   Love-Hatred;   Prayer;   Saints;   Secret Prayer;   United Prayer;   Unwise Prayers;   Wicked, the;   The Topic Concordance - Belief;   Declaration;   Disciples/apostles;   Giving and Gifts;   Glory;   Hate;   Jesus Christ;   Knowledge;   Love;   Manifestation;   Sanctification;   Sending and Those Sent;   Truth;   Unity;   Word of God;   World;   Torrey's Topical Textbook - Christ, the Prophet;   Pilgrims and Strangers;   Prayer, Intercessory;  
Dictionaries:
Bridgeway Bible Dictionary - Hatred;   Priest;   World;   Baker Evangelical Dictionary of Biblical Theology - Mediator, Mediation;   Obedience;   Suffering;   World;   Charles Buck Theological Dictionary - Commentary;   Covenant;   Intercession of Christ;   Pre-Existence of Jesus Christ;   Predestination;   CARM Theological Dictionary - Hypostatic union;   Holman Bible Dictionary - Hate, Hatred;   John, the Gospel of;   Security of the Believer;   Unity;   World, the;   Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Children (Sons) of God;   Ephesians, Epistle to;   John, Theology of;   Prayer;   World;   Hastings' Dictionary of the New Testament - Communion (2);   Dependence;   Force;   Hating, Hatred;   Love;   Love (2);   Mental Characteristics;   Old Testament (I. Christ as Fulfilment of);   Prayer (2);   Prophet;   Sanctify, Sanctification;   Worldliness (2);   Morrish Bible Dictionary - 14 Word Words;   The Hawker's Poor Man's Concordance And Dictionary - Body;  
Encyclopedias:
Condensed Biblical Cyclopedia - Jesus of Nazareth;   Twelve Apostles, the;   International Standard Bible Encyclopedia - Prayers of Jesus;   Word;  
Devotionals:
Daily Light on the Daily Path - Devotion for July 10;   Every Day Light - Devotion for October 10;  

Adam Clarke Commentary

I have given them thy word - Or, thy doctrine - τον λογον σου . In this sense the word λογος is often used by St. John.

And the world hath hated them - The Jewish rulers, etc., have hated them. - Why? Because they received the doctrine of God, the science of salvation, and taught it to others. They knew Jesus to be the Messiah, and as such they proclaimed him: our Lord speaks prophetically of what was about to take place. How terrible is the perversion of human nature! Men despise that which they should esteem, and endeavor to destroy that without which they must be destroyed themselves!

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Albert Barnes' Notes on the Whole Bible

I have given them … - See John 17:8.

The world hath hated them … - John 15:18-21.

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The Biblical Illustrator

John 17:14

I hath given them Thy Word, and the world hath hated them.

The believer’s position in the world

It was one distinguished by

I. SPIRITUAL PRIVILEGE. “I hath given them Thy Word.”

1. These terms are comprehensive of the revelation of Divine grace and truth as a whole, which Christ Jesus taught as they were able to bear it. Who at this time, in the whole world, knew the Word of God as did these Galilean fishermen?

2. To receive the Word of God

3. And since with every privilege responsibility is involved, these disciples were invested with a trust which required them to be kept with Divine power. All disciples now, in a sense, share in this privilege and responsibility.

II. MORAL SEPARATION.

1. They were not of the world

2. This separation exposed them to social persecution--“The world hath hated them,” &c. The only world of which they knew anything by experience as yet was their own country, and it hated them. And if this was their experience up to now how signally in a wider sphere did it come to be so afterwards (1 Corinthians 4:13). The Saviour’s spotless purity rebuked the looseness of the age, His benevolence its selfishness, His piety its worldliness. Therefore it hated Him, and the disciples shared in the hostility which was heaped upon the Master.

3. Christ was the model of this separation. “Even as I am not of the world.” Jesus had not come out of the world as His disciples had done, for He was never of it, as they were. He was not of the world, although He came to the world, lived in the world, mixed with the men of the world, and in the scenes of the world, He was holy, harmless, undefiled, and separate from sinners, and His disciples accepted His principles, and gradually became assimilated to His character. To be like Christ, and to be “unspotted from the world “is the only true and abiding glory of human character. What does the world care for saints? It has not a good opinion of them, nor a good word for them; its spirit is entirely opposed to them, and it is not slow to call them fools. (J. Spence, D. D.)

Christians not of the world

Let us

I. EXPLAIN AND ESTABLISH THE TRUTH OF THE ASSERTION. Christians are not of the world

1. Because they are not attached to its party.

(a) The authority of God forbids it. “Come out from among them and ye separate,” &c.

(b) The peace of his fellow Christians. Such bold intimacies with the world would grieve the strong, and throw a stumbling-block in the way of the weak.

(c) The welfare of his own soul. “Can a man take fire in his bosom and not be burned?” My young friends, beware of wicked company! Cultivate no friendships that will end in everlasting ruin.

2. They are not actuated by the spirit of the world. Everything else is vain without this. Your forsaking the world in profession, your leaving it in appearance, by your apparel, your discourse, your manner of life, is nothing unless it be animated by internal principle. And when the heart is detached from the world, these two advantages flow from it:

(a) Then you will not be governed by the maxims and opinions of the world. You will not ask what are the sentiments of the multitude, but what says the Scripture?

(b) You will not be attached to its amusements and dissipations. The sun arising conceals the stars--not by spreading gloom, but by diffusing lustre. It is a poor thing to be dragged out of the dissipations of the world, against inclination, while we still look back with Lot’s wife. But it is a glorious thing to leave these diversions from the discovery and possession of superior entertainment and sublimer joys.

(c) You will not be led by the conversation of the world; for speech is governed by affection; “and out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh.”

3. They are not natives of the world. Our Lord said to the Jews, “Ye are from beneath, I am from above; ye are of this world, I am not of this world.” Now the believer may adopt the same language. He is here only as “a stranger, and a foreigner,” not a native; he derives his being from heaven. And as he is born from above, no wonder that he “seeks those things which are above.”

4. They do not choose their portion here. Hence the Christian learns in whatsoever state he is, therewith to be content. This never can be the case with the man who makes the world his portion. A Christian feels worldly trials, but he is not miserable. He is thankful for temporal indulgencies, but he is not exalted above measure.

II. WHAT DOES THIS TRUTH TEACH US?

1. It enables us easily to account for the world’s persecution of real Christians. They are not willing indeed to acknowledge what our Lord alleges as the cause of their hatred. “It is not for your holiness we condemn you, but for your pride, your censoriousness, your hypocrisy.” But how is it that the most holy and zealous Christians have been the most obnoxious to the men of the world? And a much stronger case: how was it that the Lord was more abhorred than His followers? Was He proud, censorious, false? And what our Saviour said to the Jews will apply to many Christians--falsely so called now--“The world cannot hate you”--you are somuch like it--“but Me”--Me “it hateth because I testify of it that the works thereof are evil.” Bear the same decisive testimony by your words and actions, and be assured a portion of the same rancour will follow. The case is plain. Resemblance is a ground of affection; but unsuitableness, of dislike. “Hence,” say the Apostle, “all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution” of one kind or another. It began early. Cain slew his brother Abel; “and wherefore slew he him”? It prevailed also in the family of Abraham; “and as it was then, so it is now; he that was born after the flesh persecuted Him that was born after the Spirit.” “Marvel not therefore,” says our Saviour, “if the world hate you.” Do not murmur; you suffer in the noblest company, and your enemies can neither hinder your present peace, nor destroy your future happiness.

2. If the distinguishing badge of a Christian is this--that he is “not of the world”--then are there few real Christians to be found. Judge yourselves by this test. Ask yourselves wherein you differ from the men of the world.

3. See how little we should be affected with the charge of preciseness and singularity. You would not be afraid of being peculiarly wise, or beautiful, or wealthy. Why then wish to escape the praise of being singular in religion? What wisdom, what beauty, what riches can be compared to this?

4. If Christians are not of the world, no wonder they are more than reconciled to a withdrawment from it. No wonder they love solitude and enter their closets. There they exchange the world for God. No wonder they prize the Sabbath--it is a day of retreat, it is an emblem of heavenly rest. No wonder if death be no longer formidable--it is leaving a vain, vexing, defiling world. (W. Jay.)

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Exell, Joseph S. "Commentary on "John 17:14". The Biblical Illustrator. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tbi/john-17.html. 1905-1909. New York.

Coffman Commentaries on the Bible

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.

Thy word ... The frequent use of the singular noun where the divine word is concerned is significant. Though consisting of many words (John 17:8), the word of God is nevertheless one. It is one in that it is a single composite corpus of teaching. It is one in authority, trustworthiness, and saving efficacy, it is the one word delivered by God to Christ, by Christ to the apostles, and by the apostles to all mankind by means of their book, the New Testament. It is one word in the sense that no human teaching may be mixed with it or added to it. It is one word in the sense that "every word" of it is a necessary part of the whole, making it imperative that nothing be added to or taken from the teaching of God (Revelation 22:18,19).

The world hated them ... Jesus' heart is moved by the bitter trials he foresees falling upon the beloved apostles. Their task will not be easy. "The world hated them" is prophetic. Jesus had already warned them; but it was still a matter of acute concern to Jesus who poured out his heart for them in this prayer.

Because they are not of the world ... Jesus added the words "even as" he was not of the world; but, of course, there was a difference. Jesus was not of the world in the sense of his having been before the world was. The disciples were not of the world in the sense of their having accepted Christ's teachings which required the rejection of the world's value-judgments, the repudiation of its standards, and the denial of lordship to the world's prince, Satan. This was more than enough to justify Jesus' statement that the apostles were not of this world.

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John Gill's Exposition of the Whole Bible

I have given them thy word,.... The Gospel, and a commission and abilities to preach it, and which is a reason of what follows, namely, the world's hatred of them; because this word is not of men, nor agreeably to carnal reason; it magnifies the grace of God, and destroys boasting in men; it is against the carnal interest, worldly views and lusts of men:

and the world hath hated them; the inhabitants of the world, worldly men, such as are what they were when they first came into the world; are under the influence of the god of the world, and led by the spirit of it, and are wholly taken up with the things thereof: the unbelieving Jews are chiefly designed, who bore an implacable hatred to Christ and his apostles; and the same fate do the faithful ministers of Christ and his members share, in all ages and places, more or less: the men of the world gnash their teeth at them, secretly plot against them, and inwardly curse them; rejoice at any evil that befalls them; greedily catch at anything to reproach them; stick not to say all manner of evil of them, and to do all manner of evil to them:

because they are not of the world; they were of the world by their natural birth, and had their conversation with the men of it, whilst in a state of unregeneracy; but now they were called out of it, and were guided and led by another spirit; and were separate from the world in their lives and conversations, and which brought the hatred of the world upon them; inasmuch as they had been of them, but now had left them, and professed they did not belong to them; and because their religious lives put a distinguishing mark on them, and reproved and condemned them:

even as I am not of the world; not that Christ and his people are alike in their original; they are of the earth earthly, he is the Lord from heaven; nor are they so perfect in their walk and conversation in the world, and separation from it as he; yet there is some likeness between him and them, and some conformity in them to him, which makes the world hate them.

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Robertson's Word Pictures in the New Testament

Not of the world (ουκ εκ του κοσμουouk ek tou kosmou). They are “in the world” (εν τωι κοσμωιen tōi kosmōi John 17:13) still and Christ sends them “into the world” (εις τον κοσμονeis ton kosmon John 17:18), but they must not be like the world nor get their spirit, standards, and message “out of the world,” else they can do the world no good. These John 17:14-19 picture the Master‘s ideal for believers and go far towards explaining the failure of Christians in winning the world to Christ. Too often the world fails to see the difference or the gain by the change.

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The Fourfold Gospel

I have given them thy word; and the world hated them, because they are not of the world1, even as I am not of the world2.

  1. I have given them thy word; and the world hated them, because they are not of the world. An additional reason for the Father's care is here presented. The reception of the Father's word had brought upon them the hatred of the world, thereby increasing their need of a heavenly blessing, as a counter-balance to the curse of the world.

  2. Even as I am not of the world. Jesus as advocate gives potency to his petitions as to the sufferings of his disciples by suggesting that he has himself shared them (Hebrews 2:10-18).

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Calvin's Commentary on the Bible

Я передал им слово Твое. Христос и другими словами препоручает учеников заботе Отца. Ведь им нужна Его помощь из-за ненависти к ним мира. Одновременно Он указывает на причину этой ненависти: они приняли Слово Божие, которого не может выносить мир. Христос как бы говорит: Тебе прилежит защищать тех, кто стал ненавистен для мира из-за Твоего Слова. Надо также помнить и то, что мы недавно читали: цель этой молитвы – усовершить в нас Христову радость. Итак, всякий раз когда против нас воспламенятся ярость мира, и кажется, что мы вот-вот погибнем, надо сразу же выставлять перед собой этот щит. Бог никогда не покинет тех, кто страдает ради Евангелия. Христос говорит, что ученики не от мира, на том основании, что все, кого Он возрождает Своим Духом, отделены от мира. Итак, Бог не позволит, чтобы Его овцы бродили среди волков, Он всегда пребудет их Пастырем.

 

 

 

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Scofield's Reference Notes

world

kosmos = world-system. John 18:36; John 7:7, (See Scofield "Revelation 13:8").

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John Trapp Complete Commentary

14 I have given them thy word; and the world hath hated them, because they are not of the world, even as I am not of the world.

Ver. 14. I have given them thy word, &c.] I have put my word into their mouth, therefore the world hateth them; Persecution being the black angel (as Calvin said) that dogs the gospel. When our Saviour preached at Nazareth, so long as he was opening his text, they admired him; but when he came to apply it close to their consciences, they pulled him out of the pulpit, and would have broken his neck down the hill, Luke 4:29. The book that the angel gave John to eat "was sweet in his mouth, but bitter in his belly," Revelation 10:9; to note that the knowledge of divine truths is pleasant, but the publishing of them, whereby the fruit thereof might come to the rest of the members (like the concoction and distribution of meat digested in the stomach), is full of trouble.

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Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament

I have given them thy word, partly by external revelation, and partly by internal illumination; and for thy word's sake the world hates them, as also because they are not of the world.

Learn, 1. That Christians, especially ministers to whom Christ has given his word, must expect the world's hatred. Few of the prophets or apostles died a natural death: as their calling is eminent, so must their sufferings be exemplary. The best ministers, and the best men, are usually most hated. There is an antipathy against the power of godliness; or a cruel, causeless, implacable, and irreconcilable hatred against the saints, because of their strictness in religion, and contrariety to the world.

2. That it is to the honour of believers that they are like unto Christ, in being the object of the world's hatred: The world hates them, because they are not of the world, as I am not of the world.

This Christ adds both for information and consolation; for information, that they should look for such hatred, misery, and trouble, as they saw him grapple with; and for consolation, to think that the world can never hate us so bad as it hated Christ.

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Johann Albrecht Bengel's Gnomon of the New Testament

John 17:14. καὶ, and) The things connected are, to receive the word of God, and, to be hated by the world.

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Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible

I take more to be understood here, by Christ’s giving his word unto his disciples, than his preaching the gospel in their ears: otherwise Christ had no more given these his disciples his word, than he had given it to many thousands of others who were yet in the world, and whom the world hated not. The sense therefore is, I have not only preached thy word in their ears, but I have opened their hearts to receive and believe it and bowed their wills to a compliance with it; so as the word dwelleth in their hearts, is ingrafted in them, and they are turned into the likeness of it. And here it is observable, that when any soul is given to Christ by his Father, Christ will most certainly, first or last, give unto that soul his word in that sense; that is, so as it shall receive, believe it, and be turned into the likeness of it. And for this

the world hath hated them, for thy word hath made them to be of another spirit from carnal, loose, and worldly men; they have other affections, other inclinations, other designs and studies;

they are not of the world in that respect

as I am not of the world: though in other respects not so; for Christ, as to his original, was not of the world, which they were, of the earth, earthy.

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Justin Edwards' Family Bible New Testament

There is a great difference between the spirit of the world and the spirit of Christ. One leads us to seek our chief good in earthly things, the other to seek it in learning and doing the will of God.

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Whedon's Commentary on the Bible

14.The world hath hated them—See notes on John 15:18-25.

 

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Expository Notes of Dr. Thomas Constable

The revelations and teachings that Jesus had given the Eleven would be the basis for their remaining loyal, safe, and joyful. Nevertheless the world would hate them because they were no longer of the world even as the world hated Jesus because He was not of the world. The idea is not so much that the disciples" outlook was different from the world"s but that their origin and character were since they had believed in Jesus. [Note: Morris, p646.] Jesus spoke of the Father and the world as opposing loyalties (cf. 1 John 2:15).

Jesus was apparently saying some of these things in prayer for the disciples" benefit, as He had earlier prayed with the onlookers at Lazarus" tomb in view (cf. John 11:42).

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Schaff's Popular Commentary on the New Testament

John 17:14. 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. The prayer for preservation is over: our Lord now speaks of the work of His disciples in the world. In John 17:8 He had said ‘the words (or sayings) which Thou gavest me I have given them,’ and the statement had been immediately followed by a declaration of their personal faith. Here He says ‘I have given them Thy word,’ and the statement is followed by a declaration that the world hated them. We see at once the advance of thought. The disciples have received the Father’s word for utterance; and, as a natural consequence, the world, which might have known nothing of them had they only nourished their faith in secret, becomes their persecutor. How closely are they again identified by Jesus with Himself: they have not only His peace, His joy, but His work,—the very peace, the very joy that filled His soul, the very work in which He died.

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The Expositor's Greek Testament

John 17:14. . Additional reason for soliciting in behalf of the disciples the protection of the Father consists in this, that the world hates them because they have received the revelation of God in Christ, and are thereby separated from the world as their Teacher was not of the world. Cf.John 17:6.

 

 

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George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary

tells his Father the reason why the world hated them, because they were not of the world. By generation, indeed, they were of the world; but by regeneration, they were not of the world. Thus they became like to himself, being born again of that Holy Spirit, by whose all powerful operation, he took upon himself the form of a servant. But although they were not of the world, still was it necessary that they should remain in the world; therefore he continues, I ask not that thou wouldst take them out of the world. (St. Augustine, tract. 107. in Joan.)

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E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes

Thy word. In John 17:6 the word is "kept", here it is "given"; in John 17:17 its character is stated, "truth".

hath hated = hated.

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Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged

I have given them thy word; and the world hath hated them, because they are not of the world, even as I am not of the world.

I have given them thy word; and the world hath hated them, [ emiseesen (G3404), 'the world hated them,'] because they are not of the world, even as I am not of the world. See the notes at John 15:18-21.

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Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers

(14) I have given them thy word; and the world hath hated them.—The terms “I” and ‘“the world” are opposed to each other. The world’s hatred followed necessarily from the fact that Christ had given them God’s word, and that by it they had been separated from the world. (Comp. Note on John 17:6.)

Because they are not of the world.—Comp. Note on John 15:18.

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Ellicott, Charles John. "Commentary on John 17:14". "Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/ebc/john-17.html. 1905.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

I have given them thy word; and the world hath hated them, because they are not of the world, even as I am not of the world.
given
the world
7:7; 15:18-21; Genesis 3:15; Proverbs 29:27; Zechariah 11:8; Matthew 10:24,25; 1 Peter 4:4,5; 1 John 3:12
they
16; 8:23; 1 John 4:5,6; 5:19,20
Reciprocal: Genesis 37:5 - and they;  1 Kings 22:8 - but I hate him;  Psalm 17:14 - men of;  Matthew 10:22 - shall be hated;  Mark 10:39 - Ye;  Mark 13:13 - ye;  Luke 6:22 - when men;  Luke 21:17 - ye;  John 7:16 - My;  John 13:1 - having;  John 15:19 - because;  John 17:6 - the men;  John 17:11 - but;  Romans 12:2 - be not;  Galatians 1:4 - from;  Colossians 2:20 - living;  2 Timothy 3:12 - shall;  Titus 2:12 - this;  James 1:27 - to keep;  James 4:4 - the friendship;  1 John 3:13 - if

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on John 17:14". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/john-17.html.

Calvin's Commentary on the Bible

14.I have given them thy word. He employs a different argument in pleading with the Father on behalf of the disciples. It is, because they need his assistance on account of the hatred of the world. He likewise declares the cause of that hatred to be, that they have embraced the word of God, which the world cannot receive; as if he had said, “It belongs to thee to protect those who, on account of thy word, are hated by the world.” We must now keep in remembrance what we have lately heard, that the end of this prayer is, that Christ’s joy may be fulflled in us As often, therefore, as the rage of the world is kindled against us to such an extent that we think we are very near destruction, let us learn suddenly to ward it off by this shield, that God will never forsake those who labor in defense of the Gospel.

Because they are not of the world. He says that his disciples are not of the world, because all those whom he regenerates by his Spirit are separated from the world God will not suffer his sheep to wander among wolves, without showing himself to be their shepherd.

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Calvin, John. "Commentary on John 17:14". "Calvin's Commentary on the Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/cal/john-17.html. 1840-57.