16 u "Behold, I send you out as sheep in the midst of wolves. v Therefore be wise as serpents and w harmless 1 as doves. 17 "But beware of men, for x they will deliver you up to councils and y scourge you in their synagogues. 18 z "You will be brought before governors and kings for My sake, as a testimony to them and to the Gentiles. 19 a "But when they deliver you up, do not worry about how or what you should speak. For b it will be given to you in that hour what you should speak; 20 c "for it is not you who speak, but the Spirit of your Father who speaks in you. 21 d "Now brother will deliver up brother to death, and a father his child; and children will rise up against parents and cause them to be put to death. 22 "And e you will be hated by all for My name's sake. f But he who endures to the end will be saved. 23 g "When they persecute you in this city, flee to another. For assuredly, I say to you, you will not have h gone through the cities of Israel i before the Son of Man comes.
24 j "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 k they have called the master of the house 2 Beelzebub, how much more will they call those of his household!New King James Version (NKJV) Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc.