Bible: Matthew 10:16-20
Persecution of Disciples
10:16 “I 1 am sending you out like sheep surrounded by wolves, 2 so be wise as serpents and innocent as doves. 10:17 Beware 3 of people, because they will hand you over to councils 4 and flog 5 you in their synagogues. 6 10:18 And you will be brought before governors and kings 7 because of me, as a witness to them and the Gentiles. 10:19 Whenever 8 they hand you over for trial, do not worry about how to speak or what to say, 9 for what you should say will be given to you at that time. 10 10:20 For it is not you speaking, but the Spirit of your Father speaking through you.