9 But when you hear of iwars and commotions, do not be terrified; for these things must come to pass first, but the end will not come immediately.”
10 jThen He said to them, “Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. 11 And there will be great kearthquakes in various places, and famines and pestilences; and there will be fearful sights and great signs from heaven. 12 lBut before all these things, they will lay their hands on you and persecute you, delivering you up to the synagogues and mprisons. nYou will be brought before kings and rulers ofor My name’s sake. 13 But pit will turn out for you as an occasion for testimony. 14 qTherefore settle it in your hearts not to meditate beforehand on what you will 6answer; 15 for I will give you a mouth and wisdom rwhich all your adversaries will not be able to contradict or 7resist. 16 sYou will be betrayed even by parents and brothers, relatives and friends; and they will put tsome of you to death. 17 And uyou will be hated by all for My name’s sake. 18 vBut not a hair of your head shall be lost. 19 By your patience possess your souls.
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