9 “Butwatch out for yourselves, for they will deliver you up to councils, and you will be beaten in the synagogues. You will[a]be brought before rulers and kings for My sake, for a testimony to them.10 Andthe gospel must first be preached to all the nations.11 But when they arrest you and deliver you up, do not worry beforehand,[b]or premeditate what you will speak. But whatever is given you in that hour, speak that; for it is not you who speak,but the Holy Spirit.12 Nowbrother will betray brother to death, and a father his child; and children will rise up against parents and cause them to be put to death.13 And you will be hated by all for My name’s sake. Buthe who[c]endures to the end shall be saved.
12 But before all these things, they will lay their hands on you and persecute you, delivering you up to the synagogues andprisons.You will be brought before kings and rulersfor My name’s sake.13 Butit will turn out for you as an occasion for testimony.14 Therefore settle it in your hearts not to meditate beforehand on what you will[a]answer;15 for I will give you a mouth and wisdomwhich all your adversaries will not be able to contradict or[b]resist.16 You will be betrayed even by parents and brothers, relatives and friends; and they will putsome of you to death.17 Andyou will be hated by all for My name’s sake.
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