Luke 21:15-16

For I will give you the words along with the wisdom that none of your adversaries will be able to withstand or contradict.  You will be betrayed even by parents, brothers, relatives, and friends, and they will have some of you put to death.

For I will give you words and wisdom that none of your adversaries will be able to resist or contradict.  You will be betrayed even by parents, brothers and sisters, relatives and friends, and they will put some of you to death.

for I will give you a mouth and wisdom which all your adversaries will not be able to contradict or resist.  You will be betrayed even by parents and brothers, relatives and friends; and they will put some of you to death.

for I will give you the right words and such wisdom that none of your opponents will be able to reply or refute you!  Even those closest to you—your parents, brothers, relatives, and friends—will betray you. They will even kill some of you.

For I will give you a mouth and wisdom, which all your adversaries shall not be able to gainsay nor resist.  And ye shall be betrayed both by parents, and brethren, and kinsfolks, and friends; and some of you shall they cause to be put to death.


Believing in Christ does not mean you get a great relationship with everyone in your life. If you experience many great relationships, remember that you are greatly blessed and be grateful. Christ speaks of betrayal by family and friends – even to the point of death. This brings to mind when Jesus said “For whoever does the will of my Father in heaven is my brother and sister and mother.” Authentically representing Christ is difficult in the face of this truth. Seek God and depend on Him for strength and courage. Live trusting him and speak the gospel boldly.