Matthew 10:11-21 (New International Version)

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11 "Whatever town or village you enter, search for some worthy person there and stay at his house until you leave. 12 As you enter the home, give it your greeting.1 13 If the home is deserving, let your peace rest on it; if it is not, let your peace return to you. 14 If anyone will not welcome you or listen to your words, shake the dust off your feet2 when you leave that home or town. 15 I tell you the truth, it will be more bearable for Sodom and Gomorrah3 on the day of judgment4 than for that town.5 16 I am sending you out like sheep among wolves.6 Therefore be as shrewd as snakes and as innocent as doves.7 17 "Be on your guard against men; they will hand you over to the local councils8 and flog you in their synagogues.9 18 On my account you will be brought before governors and kings10 as witnesses to them and to the Gentiles. 19 But when they arrest you, do not worry about what to say or how to say it.11 At that time you will be given what to say, 20 for it will not be you speaking, but the Spirit of your Father12 speaking through you. 21 "Brother will betray brother to death, and a father his child; children will rebel against their parents13 and have them put to death.14
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