Do not be afraid of those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. Rather, be afraid of the One1 who can destroy both soul and body in hell.
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Are not two sparrows sold for a penny ? Yet not one of them will fall to the ground apart from the will of your Father.
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And even the very hairs of your head are all numbered.2
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So don't be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows.3
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"Whoever acknowledges me before men,4 I will also acknowledge him before my Father in heaven.
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But whoever disowns me before men, I will disown him before my Father in heaven.5
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"Do not suppose that I have come to bring peace to the earth. I did not come to bring peace, but a sword.
For I have come to turn " 'a man against his father, a daughter against her mother, a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law6--
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a man's enemies will be the members of his own household.'7
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"Anyone who loves his father or mother more than me is not worthy of me; anyone who loves his son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me;8
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and anyone who does not take his cross and follow me is not worthy of me.9
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