"I tell you, my friends, do not fear those who kill the body, and after that can do nothing more.
But I will warn you whom to fear: fear him who, after he has killed, has authority to cast into hell. Yes, I tell you, fear him!
Are not five sparrows sold for two pennies? Yet not one of them is forgotten in God's sight.
But even the hairs of your head are all counted. Do not be afraid; you are of more value than many sparrows.
"And I tell you, everyone who acknowledges me before others, the Son of Man also will acknowledge before the angels of God;
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