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Matt 10:17–20

10:17–20 These verses anticipate a later, more extensive mission than the immediate occasion of v. 5 (10:5–11:1 note). Persecution will occur at the hands of both Jewish (v. 17) and Gentile (v. 18) authorities. But disciples are not to respond to this as pagans do, by hiring professional orators to defend them in court. The Holy Spirit will provide their defense (Acts 4:8).