Matthew 24:9-14International Standard Version (ISV)
Future Persecution, Apostasy, and Evangelism
9 “Then they’ll hand you over to suffer[a]and will kill you, and you’ll be hated by all the nations[b]on account of my name.10 Then many people will fall away, will betray one another, and will hate one another.11 Many false prophets will appear and deceive many people,12 and because lawlessness will increase, the love of many people will grow cold.13 But the person who endures to the end will be saved.14 And this gospel of the kingdom will be proclaimed throughout the inhabited world as a testimony to all nations,[c]and then the end will come.”
9 “As for yourselves, be on your guard! People[a]will hand you over to local councils, and you will be beaten in their synagogues. You will stand before governors and kings in order to testify to them because of me.10 But first, the gospel must be proclaimed to all nations.[b]11 When they take you away and hand you over for trial, don’t worry ahead of time about what you will say. Instead, say whatever is given to you at that time, because it won’t be you speaking, but the Holy Spirit.12 Brother will betray brother to death, and a father his child. Children will rebel against their parents and have them put to death.13 You will be hated continuously by everyone on account of my name. But the person who endures to the end will be saved.”
12 “But before all these things, people[a]will arrest you and persecute you. They will hand you over to synagogues and prisons, and you will be brought before kings and governors for my name’s sake,13 in order to give you an opportunity to testify.14 So purpose in your hearts not to prepare your defense ahead of time,15 because I will give you the ability to speak, along with wisdom, that none of your opponents will be able to resist or refute. 16 You will be betrayed even by parents, brothers, relatives, and friends, and they will put some of you to death.17 You will be hated continuously by everyone on account of my name.18 And yet not a hair on your head will be lost.19 But the person who endures to the end will be saved.”
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