Matthew 10:32-42 NIV

32 "Whoever acknowledges me before men,1 I will also acknowledge him before my Father in heaven.

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33 But whoever disowns me before men, I will disown him before my Father in heaven.2

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34 "Do not suppose that I have come to bring peace to the earth. I did not come to bring peace, but a sword.
35 For I have come to turn " 'a man against his father, a daughter against her mother, a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law3--

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      36 a man's enemies will be the members of his own household.'a4

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      37 "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;5

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      38 and anyone who does not take his cross and follow me is not worthy of me.6

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      39 Whoever finds his life will lose it, and whoever loses his life for my sake will find it.7

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      40 "He who receives you receives me,8 and he who receives me receives the one who sent me.9

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      41 Anyone who receives a prophet because he is a prophet will receive a prophet's reward, and anyone who receives a righteous man because he is a righteous man will receive a righteous man's reward.
      42 And if anyone gives even a cup of cold water to one of these little ones because he is my disciple, I tell you the truth, he will certainly not lose his reward."10

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