16 I am sending you out like sheep among wolves.
Therefore be as shrewd as snakes and as innocent as doves.
17 “Be on your guard against men; they will hand you over to the local councils
and flog you in their synagogues. 18 On my account, you will be brought before
governors and kings as witnesses to them and to the Gentiles.
19 But when they arrest you, do not worry about what to say
or how to say it. At that time you will be given what to say,
20 for it will not be you speaking,
but the Spirit of your Father
speaking through you.