Bible: Matthew 10:16-23

Persecution of Disciples

10:16I 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.

10:21Brother 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.

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