Matt. 10:16-20 16 “Listen! I am sending you, and you…
16 “Listen! I am sending you, and you will be like sheep among wolves. So be smart like snakes. But also be like doves and don’t hurt anyone.
17 Be careful! There are people who will arrest you and take you to be judged. They will whip you in their synagogues.
18 You will be taken to stand before governors and kings. People will do this to you because you follow me. You will tell about me to those kings and governors and to the non-Jewish people.
19 When you are arrested, don’t worry about what to say or how you should say it. At that time you will be given the words to say.
20 It will not really be you speaking; the Spirit of your Father will be speaking through you.