Matthew 10:16-23New American Standard Bible (NASB)
A Hard Road before Them
16 “Behold, I send you out as sheep in the midst of wolves; so [a]be shrewd as serpents and innocent as doves.17 But beware of men, for they will hand you over to thecourts and scourge you in their synagogues;18 and you will even be brought before governors and kings for My sake, as a testimony to them and to the Gentiles.19 But when they hand you over, do not worry about how or what you are to say; for it will be given you in that hour what you are to say.20 For it is not you who speak, but it is the Spirit of your Father who speaks in you.
21 “Brother will betray brother to death, and a father his child; and children will rise up against parents and [b]cause them to be put to death.22 You will be hated by all because of My name, but it is the one who has endured to the end who will be saved.
23 “But whenever they persecute you in [c]one city, flee to [d]the next; for truly I say to you, you will not finish going through the cities of Israel until the Son of Man comes.
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