So then, even though I wrote to you, it was not on account of the one who did wrong, or on account of the one who was wronged, but to reveal to you your eagerness on our behalf 1 before God.
“Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to them.
And you will be brought before governors and kings 1 because of me, as a witness to them and the Gentiles.
For this reason a man will leave his father and mother, 1
Jesus said, “I tell you the truth, 1 there is no one who has left home or brothers or sisters or mother or father or children or fields for my sake and for the sake of the gospel
As it is written, “For your sake we encounter death all day long; we were considered as sheep to be slaughtered.” 1
“Blessed are you when people 1 insult you and persecute you and say all kinds of evil things about you falsely 2 on account of me.
Whoever finds his life 1 will lose it, 2 and whoever loses his life because of me 3 will find it.
For whoever wants to save his life 1 will lose it, 2 but whoever loses his life for my sake will find it.
“You must watch out for yourselves. You will be handed over 1 to councils 2 and beaten in the synagogues. 3 You will stand before governors and kings 4 because of me, as a witness to them.
For whoever wants to save his life will lose it, 1 but whoever loses his life for my sake will save it.
So for this reason I have asked to see you and speak with you, for I am bound with this chain because of the hope of Israel.” 1
Do not destroy the work of God for the sake of food. For although all things are clean, 1 it is wrong to cause anyone to stumble by what you eat.
And whoever has left houses or brothers or sisters or father or mother or children or fields for my sake will receive a hundred times as much 1 and will inherit eternal life.
For whoever wants to save his life 1 will lose it, 2 but whoever loses his life for my sake and for the gospel will save it.
Then 1 Jesus 2 said to them, “I tell you the truth, 3 there is no one who has left home or wife or brothers 4 or parents or children for the sake of God’s kingdom
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.