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22 You will be hated by all because of my name, but whoever endures to the end[a] will be saved.

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Footnotes

  1. 10:22 To the end: the original meaning was probably “until the parousia.” But it is not likely that Matthew expected no missionary disciples to suffer death before then, since he envisages the martyrdom of other Christians (Mt 10:21). For him, the end is probably that of the individual’s life (see Mt 10:28).

33 But whoever denies me before others, I will deny before my heavenly Father.(A)

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But whoever denies me before others will be denied before the angels of God.(A)

Sayings About the Holy Spirit.[a]

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  1. 12:10–12 The sayings about the holy Spirit are set in the context of fearlessness in the face of persecution (Lk 12:2–9; cf. Mt 12:31–32). The holy Spirit will be presented in Luke’s second volume, the Acts of the Apostles, as the power responsible for the guidance of the Christian mission and the source of courage in the face of persecution.

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