9 Then aHe called His twelve disciples together and bgave them power and authority over all demons, and to cure diseases. 2 cHe sent them to preach the kingdom of God and to heal the sick. 3 dAnd He said to them, “Take nothing for the journey, neither staffs nor bag nor bread nor money; and do not have two tunics apiece.
4 e“Whatever house you enter, stay there, and from there depart. 5 fAnd whoever will not receive you, when you go out of that city, gshake off the very dust from your feet as a testimony against them.”
6 hSo they departed and went through the towns, preaching the gospel and healing everywhere.
7 iNow Herod the tetrarch heard of all that was done by Him; and he was perplexed, because it was said by some that John had risen from the dead, 8 and by some that Elijah had appeared, and by others that one of the old prophets had risen again. 9 Herod said, “John I have beheaded, but who is this of whom I hear such things?” jSo he sought to see Him.
10 kAnd the apostles, when they had returned, told Him all that they had done. lThen He took them and went aside privately into a deserted place belonging to the city called Bethsaida. 11 But when the multitudes knew it, they followed Him; and He received them and spoke to them about the kingdom of God, and healed those who had need of healing.
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