Jesus is speaking to His disciples, listing things that will happen in Jerusalem and in the earth before the end. We will pick it up at verse 11 of Luke chapter 21. "And there will be great earthquakes in various places, and famines and pestilences; and there will be fearful sights and great signs from heaven. " "But before all these things, they will lay their hands on you and persecute you; delivering you up to the synagogues and prisons. You will be brought before kings and rulers for My name's sake. "But it will turn out for you as an occasion for testimony. "Therefore settle it in your hearts not to meditate beforehand on what you will answer; for I will give you a mouth and wisdom which all your adversaries will not be able to contradict or resist. You will be betrayed even by parents and brothers, relatives and friends; and they will put some of you to death. "And you will be hated by all for My name's sake. "But not a hair of your head shall be lost. "By your patience possess your souls."
In closing; "Here is the patience of the saints; here are those who keep the commandments of God and the faith of Jesus." Revelation 14:12
God Bless. e.c.