But this is to fulfil what is written in their Law: ‘They hated me without reason.’
"But they have done this to fulfill the word that is written in their Law, ‘THEY HATED ME WITHOUT A CAUSE.’
This has fulfilled what the Scriptures said: ‘They hated me without cause.’
Interesting--they have verified the truth of their own Scriptures where it is written, 'They hated me for no good reason.'
This comes about so that the writing in their law may be made true, Their hate for me was without cause.
It was to fulfill the word that is written in their law, ‘They hated me without a cause.’
"But this happened that the word might be fulfilled which is written in their law, ‘They hated Me without a cause.’
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1 tn The words “this happened” are not in the Greek text but are supplied to complete an ellipsis.
2 sn A quotation from Ps 35:19 and Ps 69:4. As a technical term law (νόμος, nomos) is usually restricted to the Pentateuch (the first five books of the OT), but here it must have a broader reference, since the quotation is from Ps 35:19 or Ps 69:4. The latter is the more likely source for the quoted words, since it is cited elsewhere in John’s Gospel (2:17 and 19:29, in both instances in contexts associated with Jesus’ suffering and death).