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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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

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

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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