Bible: Luke 21:8-19

21:8 He 1  said, “Watch out 2  that you are not misled. For many will come in my name, saying, ‘I am he,’ 3  and, ‘The time is near.’ Do not follow them! 21:9 And when you hear of wars and rebellions, 4  do not be afraid. 5  For these things must happen first, but the end will not come at once.” 6 

Persecution of Disciples

21:10 Then he said to them, “Nation will rise up in arms 7  against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. 21:11 There will be great earthquakes, and famines 8  and plagues in various places, and there will be terrifying sights 9  and great signs 10  from heaven. 21:12 But before all this, 11  they will seize 12  you and persecute you, handing you over to the synagogues 13  and prisons. You 14  will be brought before kings and governors because of my name. 21:13 This will be a time for you to serve as witnesses. 15  21:14 Therefore be resolved 16  not to rehearse 17  ahead of time how to make your defense. 21:15 For I will give you the words 18  along with the wisdom 19  that none of your adversaries will be able to withstand or contradict. 21:16 You will be betrayed even by parents, 20  brothers, relatives, 21  and friends, and they will have some of you put to death. 21:17 You will be hated by everyone because of my name. 22  21:18 Yet 23  not a hair of your head will perish. 24  21:19 By your endurance 25  you will gain 26  your lives. 27 

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