Jesus looks out over the crowds gathered to hear him speak. But instead of speaking to the masses, Jesus turns back to his disciples. He encourages them for the journey ahead. He assures them that they are blessed when people hate them, reject them, insult them, and say that they are evil because they follow Jesus. He encourages them to be happy and dance for joy when that happens. Because there will be great reward in heaven for them. And He reminds them that their ancestors acted the same way toward prophets.