Aren't sparrows sold for next to nothing, two for an assarion? Yet not one of them will fall to the ground without your Father's consent.
As for you, every hair on your head has been counted.
So do not be afraid, you are worth more than many sparrows.
"Whoever acknowledges me in the presence of others I will also acknowledge in the presence of my Father in heaven.
But whoever disowns me before others I will disown before my Father in heaven.
"Don't suppose that I have come to bring peace to the Land. It is not peace I have come to bring, but a sword!
For I have come to set
a man against his father, a daughter against her mother, a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law, so that a man's enemies will be the members of his own household.
Whoever loves his father or mother more than he loves me is not worthy of me; anyone who loves his son or daughter more than he loves me is not worthy of me.
And anyone who does not take up his execution-stake and follow me is not worthy of me.
Whoever finds his own life will lose it, but the person who loses his life for my sake will find it.