37 “Anyone who loves their father or mother more than me is not worthy of me; anyone who loves their son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me.(A) 38 Whoever does not take up their cross and follow me is not worthy of me.(B) 39 Whoever finds their life will lose it, and whoever loses their life for my sake will find it.(C)

40 “Anyone who welcomes you welcomes me,(D) and anyone who welcomes me welcomes the one who sent me.(E) 41 Whoever welcomes a prophet as a prophet will receive a prophet’s reward, and whoever welcomes a righteous person as a righteous person will receive a righteous person’s reward. 42 And if anyone gives even a cup of cold water to one of these little ones who is my disciple, truly I tell you, that person will certainly not lose their reward.”(F)

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Jesus and John the Baptist(A)

11 After Jesus had finished instructing his twelve disciples,(B) he went on from there to teach and preach in the towns of Galilee.[a]

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Footnotes

  1. Matthew 11:1 Greek in their towns

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