Luke 21:14

14 Make up your minds not to prepare your defense in advance.

Luke 21:14 Meaning and Commentary

Luke 21:14

Settle it therefore in your hearts
Resolve on this in your minds, and let it be a rule never to be departed from: not to meditate before what you shall answer;
not to sit down, and study a form of words, and scheme of things, what to reply to the ensnaring questions, that may be thought would be asked, by kings and rulers, or any of the judges before whom they should be brought; it being natural for persons, especially of a low life, to be timorous and fearful, to appear before such great personages, and to be thoughtful and solicitous what to say to any question that may be asked them; (See Gill on Matthew 10:19).

Luke 21:14 In-Context

12 But before all this occurs, they will take you into custody and harass you because of your faith. They will hand you over to synagogues and prisons, and you will be brought before kings and governors because of my name.
13 This will provide you with an opportunity to testify.
14 Make up your minds not to prepare your defense in advance.
15 I'll give you words and wisdom that none of your opponents will be able to counter or contradict.
16 You will be betrayed by your parents, brothers and sisters, relatives, and friends. They will execute some of you.
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