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Jesus Warns His Disciples

16 “I have told you this so that you would not surrender to confusion or doubt.[a] For you will be excommunicated from the synagogues, and a time is coming when you will be put to death by misguided ones who will presume to be doing God a great service by putting you to death.[b] And they will do these things because they don’t know anything about the Father or me.

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  1. John 16:1 Or “so that you won’t have a trap laid for you.” The Aramaic is translated “so that you will not be crushed.”
  2. John 16:2 The Aramaic is “those who kill you will think they are presenting a holy offering to God.”