"These things I have spoken to you so that you may be kept from stumbling.
"And blessed is he who does not take offense at Me."
yet he has no firm root in himself, but is only temporary, and when affliction or persecution arises because of the word, immediately he falls away.
Then Jesus said to them, "You will all fall away because of Me this night, for it is written, 'I WILL STRIKE DOWN THE SHEPHERD, AND THE SHEEP OF THE FLOCK SHALL BE SCATTERED.'
"If the world hates you, you know that it has hated Me before it hated you.
"But these things I have spoken to you, so that when their hour comes, you may remember that I told you of them These things I did not say to you at the beginning, because I was with you.
It is good not to eat meat or to drink wine, or to do anything by which your brother stumbles.
so that you may approve the things that are excellent, in order to be sincere and blameless until the day of Christ;
and, "A STONE OF STUMBLING AND A ROCK OF OFFENSE"; for they stumble because they are disobedient to the word, and to this doom they were also appointed.
And they took offense at Him But Jesus said to them, "A prophet is not without honor except in his hometown and in his own household."
"At that time many will fall away and will betray one another and hate one another.
"These things I have spoken to you so that My joy may be in you, and that your joy may be made full.
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