10 And awhen he had called unto him his twelve disciples, he gave them power ||against unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to heal all manner of sickness and all manner of disease. 2 bNow the names of the twelve apostles are these; The first, Simon, cwho is called Peter, and dAndrew his brother; eJames the son of Zebedee, and John his brother; 3 Philip, and Bartholomew; Thomas, and fMatthew the publican; James the son of Alphaeus, and Lebbaeus, whose surname was Thaddaeus; 4 Simon gthe Canaanite, and Judas hIscariot, who also betrayed him. 5 These twelve Jesus sent forth, and commanded them, saying, Go not into ithe way of the Gentiles, and into any city of kthe Samaritans enter ye not: 6 lBut go rather to the mlost sheep of the house of Israel. 7 nAnd as ye go, preach, saying, oThe kingdom of heaven is at hand. 8 Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out devils: pfreely ye have received, freely give. 9 q||Provide neither gold, nor silver, nor rbrass in your purses, 10 Nor sscrip for your journey, neither two coats, neither shoes, nor yet ||staves: tfor the workman is worthy of his meat. 11 And into whatsoever city or town ye shall enter, inquire who in it is uworthy; and there abide till ye go thence. 12 And when ye come into an house, wsalute it. 13 And if the house be worthy, let your peace come upon it: but if it be not uworthy, let your peace xreturn to you. 14 And whosoever shall not receive you, nor hear your words, when ye depart out of that house or city, yshake off the dust of your feet. 15 zVerily I say unto you, It shall be more tolerable for the land of Sodom and Gomorrha in the day of judgment, than for that city.
16 aBehold, I send you forth as sheep in the midst of wolves: be ye therefore bwise as serpents, and ||harmless as doves. 17 But beware of men: for cthey will deliver you up to the dgcouncils, and ethey will scourge you in their gsynagogues; 18 And ye shall be brought before fgovernors and kings for my sake, fffor a testimony against them and the Gentiles. 19 gBut when they deliver you up, htake no thought how or what ye shall speak: ifor it shall be given you in that same hour what ye shall speak. 20 kFor it is not ye that speak, but the Spirit of your Father which speaketh in you. 21 lAnd the brother shall deliver up the brother to death, and the father the child: and the children shall rise up against their parents, and cause them to be put to death. 22 mAnd ye shall be hated of all men for my name’s sake: nbut he that endureth to the end shall be saved. 23 But when they nnpersecute you in this city, oflee ye into another: for verily I say unto you, Ye shall not ||have gone over the cities of Israel, ptill the Son of man be come. 24 qThe disciple is not above his master, nor the servant above his lord. 25 It is enough for the disciple that he be as his master, and the servant as his lord. rIf they have called the master of the house †Beelzebub, how much more shall they call them of his household? 26 Fear them not therefore: sfor there is nothing covered, that shall not be revealed; and hid, that shall not be known. 27 What I tell you in darkness, that speak ye in light: and what ye hear in the ear, that preach ye upon the housetops. 28 And tfear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather ufear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in xhell. 29 Are not two sparrows sold for a ||farthing? and one of them shall not fall on the ground without your Father. 30 But ythe very hairs of your head are all numbered. 31 Fear ye not therefore, zye are of more value than many sparrows. 32 Whosoever therefore shall aconfess me before men, bhim will I confess also before cmy Father which is in heaven. 33 But whosoever shall ddeny me before men, him will I also deny before cmy Father which is in heaven.
34 eThink not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword. 35 For I am come to set a man at variance against his father, and the daughter against her mother, and the daughter in law against her mother in law. 36 And fa man’s foes shall be they of his own household. 37 gHe that loveth father or mother more than me is not worthy of me: and he that loveth son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me. 38 hAnd he that taketh not his cross, and followeth after me, is not worthy of me. 39 iHe that findeth his life shall lose it: and he that loseth his life for my sake shall find it.
40 kHe that receiveth you receiveth me, and lhe that receiveth me receiveth him that sent me. 41 He mthat receiveth a prophet in the name of a prophet shall receive a prophet’s reward; and he that receiveth a righteous man in the name of a righteous man shall receive a righteous man’s reward. 42 nAnd whosoever shall give to drink unto one of these little ones a cup of cold water only in the name of a disciple, verily I say unto you, he shall in no wise lose his reward.
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