10. Warning to Beware of the Pharisees' Hypocrisy
and concerning the Denial of the Man-Savior
1 1Meanwhile, when the myriads of the crowd were gathered together so that they trampled on one another, He began to say to His disciples first, Beware of the aleaven of the Pharisees, which is bhypocrisy.
2 But there is nothing acovered up which will not be revealed, and bhidden which will not be known.
3 Therefore what you have said in the darkness will be heard in the light, and what you have spoken in the ear in the private rooms will be proclaimed on the ahousetops.
4 And I say to you My afriends, Do not bfear those who kill the body and afterward have nothing more that they can do.
5 But I will 1show you whom you should fear: fear 2Him who, after killing, has authority to acast into 3Gehenna; yes, I tell you, fear this One.
6 Are not five sparrows sold for two 1assaria? And not one of them is forgotten before God.
7 But even the ahairs of your head have all been numbered. Do not be afraid; you are of bmore value than many csparrows.
8 Moreover, I tell you, Everyone who aconfesses 1in Me before men, the bSon of Man will also cconfess 2in him before the dangels of God;
9 But he who adenies Me before men will be 1bdenied before the angels of God.
10 And everyone who will say a word against the aSon of Man, it will be forgiven him; but he who 1blasphemes against the bHoly Spirit will not be forgiven.
11 And when they bring you before the asynagogues and the brulers and the authorities, do not be canxious about how or what you should reply in defense, or what you should say;
12 For the Holy 1Spirit will teach you in that hour what should be said.