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1 John 3:13


Therefore do not be surprised, brothers and sisters, 1  if the world hates you. 2 


Ec 5:8; Mt 10:22; Mt 24:9; Mr 13:13; Lu 6:22; Lu 21:17; Joh 3:7; Joh 7:7; Joh 15:18,19; Joh 16:2,33; Joh 17:14; Ac 3:12; Ro 8:7; 2Ti 3:12; Jas 4:4; Re 17:7

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tn Grk “brothers,” but the Greek word may be used for “brothers and sisters” or “fellow Christians” as here (cf. BDAG 18 s.v. ἀδελφός 1, where considerable nonbiblical evidence for the plural ἀδελφοί [adelfoi] meaning “brothers and sisters” is cited). Since the author is addressing his readers directly at this point, “brothers and sisters” (suggesting a degree of familial endearment) has been employed in the translation at this point, while elsewhere the less direct “fellow Christians” has been used (cf. v. 14).

sn Cf. John 15:18, where this phrase also occurs.

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