"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-law1--
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a man's enemies will be the members of his own household.'2
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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;3
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and anyone who does not take his cross and follow me is not worthy of me.4
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Whoever finds his life will lose it, and whoever loses his life for my sake will find it.5
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"He who receives you receives me,6 and he who receives me receives the one who sent me.7
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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.
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."8
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