AHC A NAB Ordinary 12 - Hebrew Catholics

Association of

Hebrew Catholics

New Zealand Branch

 Matthew 10: 24 — 33

Ordinary 12 Sunday          Year A


24    No disciple is above his teacher, no slave above his master.

25    It is enough for the disciple that he become like his teacher, for the
        slave that he become like his master. If they have called the master of
        the house Beelzebul, (12) how much more those of his household!

26    “Therefore do not be afraid of them. Nothing is concealed that will not
        be revealed, nor secret that will not be known. (13)

27    What I say to you in the darkness, speak in the light; what you hear
        whispered, proclaim on the housetops.

28    And do not be afraid of those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul;
        rather, be afraid of the one who can destroy both soul and body in

29    Are not two sparrows sold for a small coin? Yet not one of them falls to
        the ground without your Father’s knowledge.

30    Even all the hairs of your head are counted.

31    So do not be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows.

32    (14) Everyone who acknowledges me before others I will acknowledge
        before my heavenly Father.

33    But whoever denies me before others, I will deny before my heavenly

(12) [25] Beelzebul: see ⇒ Matthew 9:34 for the charge linking Jesus with “the prince of demons,” who is named
Beelzebul in ⇒ Matthew 12:24. The meaning of the name is uncertain; possibly, “lord of the house.”

(13) [26] The concealed and secret coming of the kingdom is to be proclaimed by them, and no fear must be
allowed to deter them from that proclamation.

(14) [32-33] In the Q parallel # (⇒ Luke 12:8-9), the Son of Man will acknowledge those who have acknowledged
Jesus, and those who deny him will be denied (by the Son of Man) before the angels of God at the judgment.
Here Jesus and the Son of Man are identified, and the acknowledgment or denial will be before his heavenly Father.

Note:  #  Q parallel — from the word “quelle” = source. Reference to the “Q” Source means the evangelists
were possibly drawing from the same source of material. Thus their texts appear as parallel.

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