24 (A)“A disciple is not above his teacher, nor a servant above his master. 25 It is enough for a disciple that he be like his teacher, and a servant like his master. If (B)they have called the master of the house [a]Beelzebub, how much more will they call those of his household! 26 Therefore do not fear them. (C)For there is nothing covered that will not be revealed, and hidden that will not be known.

Jesus Teaches the Fear of God(D)

27 “Whatever I tell you in the dark, (E)speak in the light; and what you hear in the ear, preach on the housetops. 28 (F)And do not fear those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. But rather (G)fear Him who is able to destroy both soul and body in [b]hell. 29 Are not two (H)sparrows sold for a [c]copper coin? And not one of them falls to the ground apart from your Father’s will. 30 (I)But the very hairs of your head are all numbered. 31 Do not fear therefore; you are of more value than many sparrows.

Confess Christ Before Men(J)

32 (K)“Therefore whoever confesses Me before men, (L)him I will also confess before My Father who is in heaven. 33 (M)But whoever denies Me before men, him I will also deny before My Father who is in heaven.

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  1. Matthew 10:25 NU, M Beelzebul; a Philistine deity, 2 Kin. 1:2, 3
  2. Matthew 10:28 Gr. Gehenna
  3. Matthew 10:29 Gr. assarion, a coin worth about 1⁄16 of a denarius

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