Matthew 10:34-39

The Days of Trouble (Great Tribulation)

Matthew 10:34: "Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword."

Matthew 10:35: "For I am come to set a man at variance against his father, and the daughter against her mother, and the daughter in law against her mother in law."

Matthew 10:36: "And a man's foes shall be they of his own household."

Matthew 10:37: "He that loveth father or mother more than me is not worthy of me: and he that loveth son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me."

Matthew 10:38: "And he that taketh not his cross, and followeth after me, is not worthy of me."

Matthew 10:39: "He that findeth his life shall lose it: and he that loseth his life for my sake shall find it."

2 Esdras 16:70-76

2 Esdras 16:70: "For there shall be in every place, and in the next cities, a great insurrection upon those that fear the Lord."

2 Esdras 16:71: "They shall be like mad men, sparing none, but still spoiling and destroying those that fear the Lord."

2 Esdras 16:72: "For they shall waste and take away their goods, and cast them out of their houses."

2 Esdras 16:73: "Then shall they be known, who are my chosen; and they shall be tried as the gold in the fire."

2 Esdras 16:74: "Hear, O ye my beloved, saith the Lord: behold, the days of trouble are at hand, but I will deliver you from the same."

2 Esdras 16:75: "Be ye not afraid neither doubt; for God is your guide,"

2 Esdras 16:76: "And the guide of them who keep my commandments and precepts, saith the Lord God: let not your sins weigh you down, and let not your iniquities lift up themselves."