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21 “A brother will betray his brother unto death—even a father his child! Children will rise up against their parents and have them put to death. 22 Expect to be hated by all because of my name, but be faithful to the end and you will experience life and deliverance.[a] 23 And when they persecute you in one town, flee to another. But I promise you this: you will not deliver all the cities and towns of Israel until the Son of Man will have made his appearance.[b]

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  1. Matthew 10:22 There is found here one of the agrapha, quoted from an earlier gospel manuscript that has been lost, which reads, “As often as you fall, rise up, and you will be saved.” Akolouthia of Confession (Evans, The Historical Jesus; 2004, supra, at 213).
  2. Matthew 10:23 As translated from the Aramaic, which can also be translated “Those who believe [in hope] until the end will live.” The Greek is somewhat ambiguous and reads, “You will not finish going through all the towns of Israel before the Son of Man comes.”