"And I tell you that every man who shall have acknowledged me before men, the Son of Man will also acknowledge before the angels of God.
But he who disowns me before men will be disowned before the angels of God.
"Moreover every one who shall speak against the Son of Man, may obtain forgiveness; but he who blasphemes the Holy Spirit will never obtain forgiveness.
And when they are bringing you before synagogues and magistrates and governors, do not anxiously ponder the manner or matter of your defence, nor what you are to say;
for the Holy Spirit shall teach you at that very moment what you must say."
Just then a man in the crowd appealed to Him. "Rabbi," he said, "tell my brother to give me a share of the inheritance."
"Man," He replied, "who has constituted me a judge or arbitrator over you?"
And to the people He said, "Take care, be on your guard against all covetousness, for no one's life consists in the superabundance of his possessions."
And He spoke a parable to them. "A certain rich man's lands," He said, "yielded abundant crops,
and he debated within himself, saying, "`What am I to do? for I have no place in which to store my crops.'
"And he said to himself, "`This is what I will do: I will pull down my barns and build larger ones, and in them I will store up all my harvest and my wealth;