I am sending you out like sheep among wolves

Scripture references

Matthew 10:16 (ASV)

16Behold, I send you forth as sheep in the midst of wolves: be ye therefore wise as serpents, and harmless as doves.

Luke 10:3 (ASV)

3Go your ways; behold, I send you forth as lambs in the midst of wolves.


A crowd gathered to beat and lynch a congregation. Although helpless and without any tool for self-defense, the brethren knelt in prayer, raising their voices to God as their only hope. The crowd dispersed on its own without attacking the congregation.