So many thousands of people had gathered that they were stepping on each other. Jesus spoke first to his followers, saying, "Beware of the yeast of the Pharisees, because they are hypocrites.
Everything that is hidden will be shown, and everything that is secret will be made known.
What you have said in the dark will be heard in the light, and what you have whispered in an inner room will be shouted from the housetops.
"I tell you, my friends, don't be afraid of people who can kill the body but after that can do nothing more to hurt you.
I will show you the one to fear. Fear the one who has the power to kill you and also to throw you into hell. Yes, this is the one you should fear.
"Five sparrows are sold for only two pennies, and God does not forget any of them.
But God even knows how many hairs you have on your head. Don't be afraid. You are worth much more than many sparrows.