Bible: Matthew 10:16-23
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.
10:21 “Brother 11 will hand over brother to death, and a father his child. Children will rise against 12 parents and have them put to death. 10:22 And you will be hated by everyone because of my name. But the one who endures to the end will be saved. 10:23 Whenever 13 they persecute you in one place, 14 flee to another. I tell you the truth, 15 you will not finish going through all the towns 16 of Israel before the Son of Man comes.