This is the half way point! Hallelujah!
Verses to review today: 1 John 3:1-3:12
New Verse: 1 John 3:13
Do not be surprised, brothers, that the world hates you. (ESV)
Marvel not, my brethren, if the world hate you. (KJV)
Greek: Mὴ θαυμάζετε, ἀδελφοί, εἰ μισεῖ ὑμᾶς ὁ κόσμος.
Transliterated Greek: Mē thaumazete, adelphoi, ei misei hymas ho kosmos.
Literal Word for Word Translation: do not marvel, brothers, if the world hates you!
Vocab: θαυμάζετε, thaumazete, you marvel!; μισεῖ, μισεῖ, he/she/it hates; κόσμος, kosmos, world.
Commentary: Just as was the case with Cain, our actions shine light on the works of those who live in the darkness. They do not like to be exposed, and Satan, their father, encourages them to respond in hate!