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Matthew 10:13-23 (New International Version)

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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 feet1 when you leave that home or town. 15 I tell you the truth, it will be more bearable for Sodom and Gomorrah2 on the day of judgment3 than for that town.4 16 I am sending you out like sheep among wolves.5 Therefore be as shrewd as snakes and as innocent as doves.6 17 "Be on your guard against men; they will hand you over to the local councils7 and flog you in their synagogues.8 18 On my account you will be brought before governors and kings9 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.10 At that time you will be given what to say, 20 for it will not be you speaking, but the Spirit of your Father11 speaking through you. 21 "Brother will betray brother to death, and a father his child; children will rebel against their parents12 and have them put to death.13 22 All men will hate you because of me,14 but he who stands firm to the end will be saved.15 23 When you are persecuted in one place, flee to another. I tell you the truth, you will not finish going through the cities of Israel before the Son of Man comes.16
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