26 “If anyone comes to me(A) and does not hate(B) his own father and mother, wife and children, brothers and sisters—yes, and even his own life—he cannot be my disciple.

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25 The one who loves his life will lose it,(A) and the one who hates(B) his life(C) in this world will keep it for eternal life.

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32 And what more can I say? Time is too short for me to tell about Gideon, Barak, Samson, Jephthah,(A) David, Samuel, and the prophets,(B) 33 who by faith conquered kingdoms,(C) administered justice, obtained promises, shut the mouths of lions,(D) 34 quenched the raging of fire, escaped the edge of the sword, gained strength in weakness, became mighty in battle, and put foreign armies to flight.(E) 35 Women received their dead, raised to life again. Other people were tortured, not accepting release, so that they might gain a better resurrection. 36 Others experienced mockings and scourgings, as well as bonds and imprisonment.(F) 37 They were stoned,[a](G) they were sawed in two, they died by the sword, they wandered about in sheepskins, in goatskins,(H) destitute, afflicted, and mistreated.

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Footnotes

  1. 11:37 Other mss add they were tempted,

10 Don’t be afraid of what you are about to suffer. Look, the devil(A) is about to throw some of you into prison to test you, and you will experience affliction for ten days.(B) Be faithful to the point of death,(C) and I will give you the crown[a] of life.(D)

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Footnotes

  1. 2:10 Or wreath

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