Persecutions Predicted

16 “Look, I’m sending you out like sheep among wolves. Therefore be as shrewd as serpents and as innocent as doves.(A)

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But I fear that, as the serpent(A) deceived(B) Eve(C) by his cunning, your minds may be seduced from a sincere and pure[a] devotion to Christ.(D)

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Footnotes

  1. 11:3 Other mss omit and pure

So the great dragon was thrown out—the ancient serpent,(A) who is called the devil and Satan,(B) the one who deceives the whole world.(C) He was thrown to earth, and his angels with him.(D)

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He seized the dragon, that ancient serpent who is the devil and Satan,[a](A) and bound(B) him for a thousand years.

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Footnotes

  1. 20:2 Other mss add who deceives the whole world

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