Luke 12:1-8 NIV

Warnings and Encouragements

12:2-9pp -- Mt 10:26-33

1 Meanwhile, when a crowd of many thousands had gathered, so that they were trampling on one another, Jesus began to speak first to his disciples, saying: "Be on your guard against the yeast of the Pharisees, which is hypocrisy.1

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2 There is nothing concealed that will not be disclosed, or hidden that will not be made known.2

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3 What you have said in the dark will be heard in the daylight, and what you have whispered in the ear in the inner rooms will be proclaimed from the roofs.
4 "I tell you, my friends,3 do not be afraid of those who kill the body and after that can do no more.

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5 But I will show you whom you should fear: Fear him who, after the killing of the body, has power to throw you into hell. Yes, I tell you, fear him.4

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6 Are not five sparrows sold for two penniesa ? Yet not one of them is forgotten by God.

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    • a 12:6 - Greek "two assaria"
      7 Indeed, the very hairs of your head are all numbered.5 Don't be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows.6

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      8 "I tell you, whoever acknowledges me before men, the Son of Man will also acknowledge him before the angels of God.7

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