21:12 But before all this, 1 they will seize 2 you and persecute you, handing you over to the synagogues 3 and prisons. You 4 will be brought before kings and governors because of my name.
21:16 You will be betrayed even by parents, 5 brothers, relatives, 6 and friends, and they will have some of you put to death. 21:17 You will be hated by everyone because of my name. 7
1 sn But before all this. Another note of timing is present, this one especially important in understanding the sequence in the discourse. Before the things noted in vv. 8-11 are the events of vv. 12-19.
2 tn Grk “will lay their hands on you.”
4 tn Because of the length and complexity of the Greek sentence, a new sentence was started here in the translation.
5 sn To confess Christ might well mean rejection by one’s own family, even by parents.
6 tn Grk “and brothers and relatives,” but καί (kai) has not been translated twice here since English normally uses a coordinating conjunction only between the last two elements in a series of three or more.