Jesus Warns Against Hypocrisy and Exhorts
Interwoven Gospels

During these events, when tens of thousands of the multitude were gathered together, so that they trod upon one another, Jesus began to say in the first place to His disciples, "Guard yourselves from the leaven of the Pharisees, which is hypocrisy. But there is nothing covered up, that shall not be uncovered; and hidden that shall not be known. Wherefore, whatsoever ye said in the darkness shall be heard in the light; and what ye spake in the ear in the private chambers shall be proclaimed from the housetops. But I say to you, My friends, fear not because of those who kill the body, and after that are not able to do anything more. But I will show you Whom ye should fear: fear Him Who, after He hath killed, hath power to cast into hell; yea, I say to you, fear Him.

"Are not five sparrows sold for two pence? And not one of them is forgotten in the sight of God. But even the hairs of your head have all been numbered. Fear not; ye are of more value than many sparrows. And I say to you, every one that shall confess Me before men, him also shall the Son of man confess before the angels of God; but he that hath denied Me in the presence of men, shall be denied before the angels of God. And every one that shall speak a word against the Son of man, it shall be forgiven him; but to him that blasphemeth against the Holy Spirit, it shall not be forgiven. And when they bring you before the synagogues and the rulers and the authorities, be not anxious how or what ye shall answer, or what ye shall say; for the Holy Spirit shall teach you in that very hour what ye ought to say."

Adapted from The Interwoven Gospels © Books for Living, Inc. Digital Edition by V. Gilbert Beers, © 2009 Bible Studio, LLC. Used by Permission.

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