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Matthew 10:18

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10:18 And you will be brought before governors and kings 1  because of me, as a witness to them and the Gentiles.

Matthew 10:28

Context
10:28 Do 2  not be afraid of those who kill the body 3  but cannot kill the soul. Instead, fear the one who is able to destroy both soul and body in hell. 4 

1 sn These statements look at persecution both from a Jewish context as the mention of courts and synagogues suggests, and from a Gentile one as the reference to governors and kings suggests. Some fulfillment of Jewish persecution can be seen in Acts.

2 tn Here καί (kai) has not been translated.

3 sn Judaism had a similar exhortation in 4 Macc 13:14-15.

4 sn See the note on the word hell in 5:22.



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