10 Those who are persecuted for righteousness are blessed,
for the kingdom of heaven(A) is theirs.

11 “You are blessed when they insult and persecute you and falsely say every kind of evil against you because of Me. 12 Be glad and rejoice, because your reward is great in heaven. For that is how they persecuted(B) the prophets who were before you.(C)

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10 Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness,(A)
    for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.(B)

11 “Blessed are you when people insult you,(C) persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me.(D) 12 Rejoice and be glad,(E) because great is your reward in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you.(F)

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22 You will be hated by everyone because of My name.(A) But the one who endures to the end will be delivered.[a](B)

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Footnotes

  1. Matthew 10:22 Or saved

22 You will be hated by everyone because of me,(A) but the one who stands firm to the end will be saved.(B)

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34 “You were born entirely in sin,”(A) they replied, “and are you trying to teach us?” Then they threw him out.[a](B)

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Footnotes

  1. John 9:34 = they banned him from the synagogue; v. 22

34 To this they replied, “You were steeped in sin at birth;(A) how dare you lecture us!” And they threw him out.(B)

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Persecutions Predicted

18 “If the world hates(A) you, understand that it hated Me before it hated you. 19 If you were of the world, the world would love you as its own. However, because you are not of the world, but I have chosen(B) you out of it, the world hates you. 20 Remember the word I spoke to you: ‘A slave is not greater than his master.’(C) If they persecuted Me, they will also persecute you. If they kept My word,(D) they will also keep yours.

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The World Hates the Disciples

18 “If the world hates you,(A) keep in mind that it hated me first. 19 If you belonged to the world, it would love you as its own. As it is, you do not belong to the world, but I have chosen you(B) out of the world. That is why the world hates you.(C) 20 Remember what I told you: ‘A servant is not greater than his master.’[a](D) If they persecuted me, they will persecute you also.(E) If they obeyed my teaching, they will obey yours also.

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Footnotes

  1. John 15:20 John 13:16

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