"Whatever town or village you enter, search for some worthy person there and stay at his house until you leave.
As you enter the home, give it your greeting.1
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If the home is deserving, let your peace rest on it; if it is not, let your peace return to you.
If anyone will not welcome you or listen to your words, shake the dust off your feet2 when you leave that home or town.
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I tell you the truth, it will be more bearable for Sodom and Gomorrah3 on the day of judgment4 than for that town.5
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I am sending you out like sheep among wolves.6 Therefore be as shrewd as snakes and as innocent as doves.7
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"Be on your guard against men; they will hand you over to the local councils8 and flog you in their synagogues.9
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On my account you will be brought before governors and kings10 as witnesses to them and to the Gentiles.
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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,
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for it will not be you speaking, but the Spirit of your Father12 speaking through you.
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"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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