7 The world cannot hate you, but it hates Me because I testify of it that its works are evil.
7 The world [system] cannot hate you [Jesus’ brothers],
The reason the world did not hate Jesus’ brothers was that they were part of the world. The brothers were under the influence of the world system.
but it hates Me because I testify of it that its works are evil.
The world hated Jesus because His ministry bore witness to its evil works. He testified or made known the reality of evil in the world. The world does not like to be exposed for what it is.
Knowing Jesus lays bare what is in men.
Perfection always irritates imperfection. Confrontation with Jesus lays bare the darkness that is in men. He unmasks who they are. This is especially true when it comes to believing that Jesus is God Almighty and that He became incarnate to save the world from its sin.