Bible: Luke 21:9-19

21:9 And when you hear of wars and rebellions, 1  do not be afraid. 2  For these things must happen first, but the end will not come at once.” 3 

Persecution of Disciples

21:10 Then he said to them, “Nation will rise up in arms 4  against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. 21:11 There will be great earthquakes, and famines 5  and plagues in various places, and there will be terrifying sights 6  and great signs 7  from heaven. 21:12 But before all this, 8  they will seize 9  you and persecute you, handing you over to the synagogues 10  and prisons. You 11  will be brought before kings and governors because of my name. 21:13 This will be a time for you to serve as witnesses. 12  21:14 Therefore be resolved 13  not to rehearse 14  ahead of time how to make your defense. 21:15 For I will give you the words 15  along with the wisdom 16  that none of your adversaries will be able to withstand or contradict. 21:16 You will be betrayed even by parents, 17  brothers, relatives, 18  and friends, and they will have some of you put to death. 21:17 You will be hated by everyone because of my name. 19  21:18 Yet 20  not a hair of your head will perish. 21  21:19 By your endurance 22  you will gain 23  your lives. 24 

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