Hated By All Men for Jesus’ Name Sake

And ye shall be hated of all men for my name’s sake: but he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved (Mark 13:13). Jesus said the world would hate His followers because the world first hated Him (John 15:18-25).

 

The word translated “hated” is the Greek word miseo which can also mean detest. God’s perspective is:

 

Blessed are ye, when men shall hate you, and when they shall separate you [from their company], and shall reproach [you], and cast out your name as evil, for the Son of man’s sake. Rejoice ye in that day, and leap for joy: for, behold, your reward [is] great in heaven: for in the like manner did their fathers unto the prophets (Luke 6:22-23).