Things to Come

10 Then He continued by saying to them, "Nation will rise against nation and kingdom against kingdom,
11 and there will be great earthquakes, and in various places plagues and famines; and there will be terrors and great signs from heaven.
12 "But before all these things, 1they will lay their hands on you and will persecute you, delivering you to the synagogues and prisons, bringing you before kings and governors for My name's sake.
13 "2It will lead to an opportunity for your testimony.
14 "3So make up your minds not to prepare beforehand to defend yourselves;
15 for 4I will give you utterance and wisdom which none of your opponents will be able to resist or refute.
16 "But you will be betrayed even by parents and brothers and relatives and friends, and they will put some of you to death,
17 and you will be hated by all because of My name.
18 "Yet 5not a hair of your head will perish.
19 "6By your endurance you will gain your lives.
21 "Then those who are in Judea must flee to the mountains, and those who are in the midst of the city must leave, and 8those who are in the country must not enter the city;
22 because these are 9days of vengeance, so that all things which are written will be fulfilled.
23 "Woe to those who are pregnant and to those who are nursing babies in those days; for 10there will be great distress upon the land and wrath to this people;
24 and they will fall by 11the edge of the sword, and will be led captive into all the nations; and 12Jerusalem will be 13trampled under foot by the Gentiles until 14the times of the Gentiles are fulfilled.