New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update

Mark 6:7–13

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The Twelve Sent Out

7 aAnd bHe * summoned the twelve and began to send them out cin pairs, and gave them authority over the unclean spirits;

8 aand He instructed them that they should take nothing for their journey, except a mere staff—no bread, no 1bag, no money in their belt—

9 but 1to wear sandals; and He added, “Do not put on two 2tunics.”

10 And He said to them, “Wherever you enter a house, stay there until you 1leave town.

11 “Any place that does not receive you or listen to you, as you go out from there, ashake the dust 1off the soles of your feet for a testimony against them.”

12 aThey went out and 1preached that men should repent.

13 And they were casting out many demons and awere anointing with oil many sick people and healing them.

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A star (*) is used to mark verbs that are historical presents in the Greek which have been translated with an English past tense in order to conform to modern usage. The translators recognized that in some contexts the present tense seems more unexpected and unjustified to the English reader than a past tense would have been. But Greek authors frequently used the present tense for the sake of heightened vividness, thereby transporting their readers in imagination to the actual scene at the time of occurence. However, the translators felt that it would be wise to change these historical presents to English past tenses.


Or knapsack or beggar’s bag


Lit being shod with


Or inner garments


Lit go out from there


Lit under your feet


Or proclaimed as a herald