But the one who does not know and does things deserving punishment will be beaten with few blows.1 From everyone who has been given much, much will be demanded; and from the one who has been entrusted with much, much more will be asked.
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"I have come to bring fire on the earth, and how I wish it were already kindled!
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But I have a baptism2 to undergo, and how distressed I am until it is completed!3
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Do you think I came to bring peace on earth? No, I tell you, but division.
From now on there will be five in one family divided against each other, three against two and two against three.
They will be divided, father against son and son against father, mother against daughter and daughter against mother, mother-in-law against daughter-in-law and daughter-in-law against mother-in-law."4
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He said to the crowd: "When you see a cloud rising in the west, immediately you say, 'It's going to rain,' and it does.5
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And when the south wind blows, you say, 'It's going to be hot,' and it is.
Hypocrites! You know how to interpret the appearance of the earth and the sky. How is it that you don't know how to interpret this present time?6
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"Why don't you judge for yourselves what is right?
As you are going with your adversary to the magistrate, try hard to be reconciled to him on the way, or he may drag you off to the judge, and the judge turn you over to the officer, and the officer throw you into prison.7
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