"So have no fear of them; for nothing is covered that will not
be revealed, or hidden that will not be known. What I tell you in
the dark, utter in the light; and what you hear whispered, proclaim upon
the housetops. And do not fear those who kill the body but cannot
kill the soul; rather fear him who can destroy both soul and body in hell.
Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? And not one of them will fall
to the ground without your Father's will. But even the hairs of your
head are all numbered. Fear not, therefore; you are of more value
than many sparrows. So every one who acknowledges me before men, I
also will acknowledge before my Father who is in heaven; but whoever
denies me before men, I also will deny before my Father who is in heaven.
"Do not think that I have come to bring peace on earth; I have
not come to bring peace, but a sword. For I have come to set a man
against his father, and a daughter against her mother, and a
daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law; and a man's foes will be
those of his own household. He who loves father or mother more than
me is not worthy of me; and he who loves son or daughter more than me is
not worthy of me; and he who does not take his cross and follow me
is not worthy of me. He who finds his life will lose it, and he who
loses his life for my sake will find it.