21"1Brother will betraybrother to death, and a father his child; and 2children will rise up againstparents and acause them to be put to death.22"3You will be hated by allbecause of My name, but 4it is the one who has endured to the end who will be saved.23"But whenever they 5persecute you in bonecity, flee to cthe next; for truly I say to you, you will not finish going through the cities of Israel6until the Son of Mancomes.
24"7A ddisciple is not above his teacher, nor a slaveabove his master.25"It is enough for the disciple that he becomelike his teacher, and the slavelike his master. 8If they have called the head of the housee9Beelzebul, howmuchmore will they malign the members of his household!26"Therefore do not 10fear them, 11for there is nothingconcealed that will not be revealed, orhidden that will not be known.27"12What I tell you in the darkness, speak in the light; and what you hear whispered in your ear, proclaim13upon the housetops.28"Do not fearthose who kill the body but are unable to kill the soul; but rather14fear Him who is able to destroybothsoul and body in f15hell.29"16Are not twosparrowssold for a gcent? And yet not one of them will fall to the groundapart from your Father.30"But 17the veryhairs of your head are allnumbered.31"So do not fear; 18you are morevaluable than manysparrows.32"Therefore19everyonewhohconfesses Me beforemen, I will alsoconfessihim before My Father who is in heaven.33"But 20whoeverjdenies Me beforemen, I will alsodeny him before My Father who is in heaven.34"21Do not think that I came to kbringpeace on the earth; I did not come to bringpeace, but a sword.35"For I came to 22SET A MANAGAINST HIS FATHER, AND A DAUGHTERAGAINST HER MOTHER, AND A DAUGHTER-IN-LAWAGAINST HER MOTHER-IN-LAW;36and 23A MAN'SENEMIES WILL BE THE MEMBERS OF HIS HOUSEHOLD.37"24He who lovesfatherormothermorethan Me is not worthy of Me; and he who lovessonordaughtermorethan Me is not worthy of Me.38"And 25he who does not take his cross and followafter Me is not worthy of Me.39"26He who has found his llife will lose it, and he who has lost his mlife for My sake will find it.
40"27He who receives you receives Me, and 28he who receives Me receives Him who sent Me.41"29He who receives a prophet in the name of a prophet shall receive a prophet'sreward; and he who receives a righteousman in the name of a righteousman shall receive a righteousman'sreward.42"And 30whoever in the name of a disciplegives to one of thesenlittleoneseven a cup of cold water to drink, truly I say to you, he shall not lose his reward."