Micah 7:6

Hebrew Bible

4 The best of them is like a thorn; their godly are like a thornbush. Woe to your watchmen; your appointed punishment is on the way. The time of their confusion is now. 5 Do not rely on a friend; do not trust a companion! Even with the one who lies in your arms, do not share secrets! 6 For a son thinks his father is a fool, a daughter challenges her mother, and a daughter-in-law her mother-in-law; a man’s enemies are his own family. 7 But I will keep watching for the Lord; I will wait for the God who delivers me. My God will listen to me. 8 My enemies, do not gloat over me! Though I have fallen, I will get up. Though I sit in darkness, the Lord will be my light.

Matthew 10:21

New Testament

19 Whenever they hand you over for trial, do not worry about how to speak or what to say, for what you should say will be given to you at that time. 20 For it is not you speaking, but the Spirit of your Father speaking through you. 21Brother will hand over brother to death, and a father his child. Children will rise against parents and have them put to death. 22 And you will be hated by everyone because of my name. But the one who endures to the end will be saved! 23 Whenever they persecute you in one town, flee to another! I tell you the truth, you will not finish going through all the towns of Israel before the Son of Man comes.

 Notes and References

"... Assuming a narrative and transitional introduction (Matthew 9:36−10:5) and conclusion (Matthew 11:1), Hagner identifies the natural breaks in the mission discourse as follows: Matthew 10:5−15, 16−23, 24−25, 26−31, 32−33, 34−39 and 40−42. Davies and Allison identify the same breaks, albeit via three major sections (Matthew 10:5−25, 26−31, 32−42), with each section viewed as triadic (thus 5-15, 16−23 and 24−25; 26−31 with its three arguments, and then 32−33, 34−39, 40−42). France divides the discourse into three sections, namely Matthew 10:5−15, 16−23 and 24−42. The breaks between Matthew 10:15 and 16 as well as between verse 23 and 24 need no elaboration. The statements in Matthew 10:24−25 explain why the disciples can expect persecution – leading to three encouragements not to fear (verses 26−31) and a reminder why it is imperative that they hold firmly to their confession (verses 32−33). The allusion to Micah 7:6 in Matthew 10:21 and its further quotation in 10:35−36 provide a basis for viewing 10:16−23 and 10:34−39 as chiastic parallels. The reception or rejection of the messengers of the King, first mentioned in Matthew 10:11−15, is used to conclude this mission discourse (10:40−42) ..."

Scholtz, J.J. The Kingdom of Heaven and Matthew 10 (pp. 1-8) die Skriflig 48(1), 2014

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