Persecution Will Come

Matthew 10

16 u "Behold, I send you out as sheep in the midst of wolves. v Therefore be wise as serpents and w harmless 1 as doves. 17 "But beware of men, for x they will deliver you up to councils and y scourge you in their synagogues. 18 z "You will be brought before governors and kings for My sake, as a testimony to them and to the Gentiles. 19 a "But when they deliver you up, do not worry about how or what you should speak. For b it will be given to you in that hour what you should speak; 20 c "for it is not you who speak, but the Spirit of your Father who speaks in you. 21 d "Now brother will deliver up brother to death, and a father his child; and children will rise up against parents and cause them to be put to death. 22 "And e you will be hated by all for My name's sake. f But he who endures to the end will be saved. 23 g "When they persecute you in this city, flee to another. For assuredly, I say to you, you will not have h gone through the cities of Israel i before the Son of Man comes.

24 j "A disciple is not above his teacher, nor a servant above his master. 25 "It is enough for a disciple that he be like his teacher, and a servant like his master. If k they have called the master of the house 2 Beelzebub, how much more will they call those of his household!

  1. Cross References
    Luke 10:3
    Go your way; behold, I send you out as lambs among wolves.
  2. Cross References
    2 Corinthians 12:16
    But be that as it may, I did not burden you. Nevertheless, being crafty, I caught you by cunning!
    Ephesians 5:15
    See then that you walk circumspectly, not as fools but as wise.
    Colossians 4:5
    Walk in wisdom toward those who are outside, redeeming the time.
  3. Cross References
    Philippians 2:14 - 16
    Do all things without complaining and disputing.
  4. Cross References
    Matthew 23:34
    Therefore, indeed, I send you prophets, wise men, and scribes: some of them you will kill and crucify, and some of them you will scourge in your synagogues and persecute from city to city.
    Mark 13:9
    But watch out for yourselves, for they will deliver you up to councils, and you will be beaten in the synagogues. You will be brought before rulers and kings for My sake, for a testimony to them.
    Luke 12:11
    Now when they bring you to the synagogues and magistrates and authorities, do not worry about how or what you should answer, or what you should say.
  5. Cross References
    Acts 5:40
    And they agreed with him, and when they had called for the apostles and beaten them, they commanded that they should not speak in the name of Jesus, and let them go.
    Acts 22:19
    So I said, 'Lord, they know that in every synagogue I imprisoned and beat those who believe on You.
    Acts 26:11
    And I punished them often in every synagogue and compelled them to blaspheme; and being exceedingly enraged against them, I persecuted them even to foreign cities.
  6. Cross References
    Acts 12:1
    Now about that time Herod the king stretched out his hand to harass some from the church.
    2 Timothy 4:16
    At my first defense no one stood with me, but all forsook me. May it not be charged against them.
  7. Cross References
    Mark 13:11
    But when they arrest you and deliver you up, do not worry beforehand, or premeditate what you will speak. But whatever is given you in that hour, speak that; for it is not you who speak, but the Holy Spirit.
    Luke 12:11
    Now when they bring you to the synagogues and magistrates and authorities, do not worry about how or what you should answer, or what you should say.
    Luke 12:12
    "For the Holy Spirit will teach you in that very hour what you ought to say."
    Luke 21:14
    Therefore settle it in your hearts not to meditate beforehand on what you will answer.
    Luke 21:15
    For I will give you a mouth and wisdom which all your adversaries will not be able to contradict or resist.
  8. Cross References
    Exodus 4:12
    "Now therefore, go, and I will be with your mouth and teach you what you shall say."
    Jeremiah 1:7
    But the LORD said to me: "Do not say, 'I am a youth,' For you shall go to all to whom I send you, And whatever I command you, you shall speak.
  9. Cross References
    2 Samuel 23:2
    The Spirit of the LORD spoke by me, And His word was on my tongue.
    2 Timothy 4:17
    But the Lord stood with me and strengthened me, so that the message might be preached fully through me, and that all the Gentiles might hear. Also I was delivered out of the mouth of the lion.
  10. Cross References
    Micah 7:6
    For son dishonors father, Daughter rises against her mother, Daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law; A man's enemies are the men of his own household.
    Luke 21:16
    You will be betrayed even by parents and brothers, relatives and friends; and they will put some of you to death.
  11. Cross References
    Matthew 24:9
    Then they will deliver you up to tribulation and kill you, and you will be hated by all nations for My name's sake.
    Luke 21:17
    And you will be hated by all for My name's sake.
    John 15:18
    If the world hates you, you know that it hated Me before it hated you.
  12. Cross References
    Daniel 12:12
    Blessed is he who waits, and comes to the one thousand three hundred and thirty-five days.
    Matthew 24:13
    But he who endures to the end shall be saved.
    Mark 13:13
    And you will be hated by all for My name's sake. But he who endures to the end shall be saved.
  13. Cross References
    Matthew 2:13
    Now when they had departed, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream, saying, "Arise, take the young Child and His mother, flee to Egypt, and stay there until I bring you word; for Herod will seek the young Child to destroy Him.
    Acts 8:1
    Now Saul was consenting to his death. At that time a great persecution arose against the church which was at Jerusalem; and they were all scattered throughout the regions of Judea and Samaria, except the apostles.
  14. Cross References
    Matthew 24:14
    And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in all the world as a witness to all the nations, and then the end will come.
    Mark 13:10
    And the gospel must first be preached to all the nations.
  15. Cross References
    Matthew 16:28
    "Assuredly, I say to you, there are some standing here who shall not taste death till they see the Son of Man coming in His kingdom."
  16. Cross References
    Luke 6:40
    A disciple is not above his teacher, but everyone who is perfectly trained will be like his teacher.
    John 15:20
    Remember the word that I said to you, 'A servant is not greater than his master.' If they persecuted Me, they will also persecute you. If they kept My word, they will keep yours also.
  17. Cross References
    Mark 3:22
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    Luke 11:15
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    Luke 11:18
    If Satan also is divided against himself, how w...
    Luke 11:19
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    John 8:48
    Then the Jews answered and said to Him, "Do we ...
    John 8:52
    Then the Jews said to Him, "Now we know that Yo...
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