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