A Hard Road before Them
16 “aBehold, I send you out as sheep in the midst of wolves; so 1be bshrewd as serpents and cinnocent as doves.
17 “But beware of men, for they will hand you over to the acourts and scourge you bin their synagogues;
18 and you will even be brought before governors and kings for My sake, as a testimony to them and to the Gentiles.
19 “aBut when they hand you over, bdo not worry about how or what you are to say; for it will be given you in that hour what you are to say.
20 “For ait is not you who speak, but it is the Spirit of your Father who speaks in you.
21 “aBrother will betray brother to death, and a father his child; and bchildren will rise up against parents and 1cause them to be put to death.
22 “aYou will be hated by all because of My name, but bit is the one who has endured to the end who will be saved.
23 “But whenever they apersecute you in 1one city, flee to 2the next; for truly I say to you, you will not finish going through the cities of Israel buntil the Son of Man comes.