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Luke 12:46-56 (New American Standard)

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46 the master of that slave will come on a day when he does not expect him and at an hour he does not know, and will cut him in pieces, and assign him a place with the unbelievers. 47 "And that slave who knew his master's will and did not get ready or act in accord with his will, will 1receive many lashes, 48 but the one who did not 2know it, and committed deeds worthy of aa flogging, will receive but few. 3From everyone who has been given much, much will be required; and to whom they entrusted much, of him they will ask all the more.

Christ Divides Men

49 "I bhave come to cast fire upon the earth; and chow I wish it were already kindled! 50 "But I have a 4baptism to dundergo, and how distressed I am until it is accomplished! 51 "5Do you suppose that I came to grant peace on earth? I tell you, no, but rather division; 52 for from now on five members in one household will be divided, three against two and two against three. 53 "They will be divided, 6father against son and son against father, mother against daughter and daughter against mother, mother-in-law against daughter-in-law and daughter-in-law against mother-in-law." 54 And He was also saying to the crowds, "7When you see a cloud rising in the west, immediately you say, 'A shower is coming,' and so it turns out. 55 "And when you see a south wind blowing, you say, 'It will be a 8hot day,' and it turns out that way. 56 "You hypocrites! 9You know how to analyze the appearance of the earth and the sky, but ewhy do you not analyze this present time?
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