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24 If I had not done works among them that no one else ever did, they would not have sin; but as it is, they have seen and hated both me and my Father.(A) 25 But in order that the word written in their law[a] might be fulfilled, ‘They hated me without cause.’(B)

26 “When the Advocate comes whom I will send[b] you from the Father, the Spirit of truth that proceeds from the Father, he will testify to me.(C)

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Footnotes

  1. 15:25 In their law: law is here used as a larger concept than the Pentateuch, for the reference is to Ps 35:19 or Ps 69:5. See notes on Jn 10:34; 12:34. Their law reflects the argument of the church with the synagogue.
  2. 15:26 Whom I will send: in Jn 14:16, 26, the Paraclete is to be sent by the Father, at the request of Jesus. Here the Spirit comes from both Jesus and the Father in mission; there is no reference here to the eternal procession of the Spirit.

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