| 1 And he called unto him his twelve disciples, and gave them
authority over unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to heal all manner of
disease and all manner of sickness.|
2 Now the names of the twelve apostles are these: The first, Simon, who is
called Peter, and Andrew his brother; James the son of Zebedee, and
John his brother; 3 Philip, and Bartholomew; Thomas, and Matthew the
publican; James the son of Alphaeus, and Thaddaeus; 4 Simon the
Cananaean, and Judas Iscariot, who also betrayed him.
5 These twelve Jesus sent forth, and charged them, saying, Go not into
any way of the Gentiles, and enter not into any city of the
Samaritans: 6 but go rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.
7 And as ye go, preach, saying, The kingdom of heaven is at hand.
8 Heal the sick, raise the dead, cleanse the lepers, cast out demons:
freely ye received, freely give. 9 Get you no gold, nor silver, nor brass
in your purses; 10 no wallet for your journey, neither two coats,
nor shoes, nor staff: for the laborer is worthy of his food. 11 And into
whatsoever city or village ye shall enter, search out who in it is worthy;
and there abide till ye go forth. 12 And as ye enter into the house,
salute it. 13 And if the house be worthy, let your peace come upon it: but
if it be not worthy, let your peace return to you. 14 And whosoever shall
not receive you, nor hear your words, as ye go forth out of that house or
that city, shake off the dust of your feet. 15 Verily I say unto you, It
shall be more tolerable for the land of Sodom and Gomorrah in the day of
judgment, than for that city.
16 Behold, I send you forth as sheep in the midst of wolves: be ye
therefore wise as serpents, and harmless as doves. 17 But beware of men:
for they will deliver you up to councils, and in theirs synagogues they will
scourge you; 18 yea and before governors and kings shall ye be brought for
my sake, for a testimony to them and to the Gentiles. 19 But when they
deliver you up, be not anxious how or what ye shall speak: for it shall be
given you in that hour what ye shall speak. 20 For it is not ye that
speak, but the Spirit of your Father that speaketh in you. 21 And brother
shall deliver up brother to death, and the father his child: and children
shall rise up against parents, and cause them to be put to death. 22 And
ye shall be hated of all men for my name's sake: but he that endureth to the
end, the same shall be saved. 23 But when they persecute you in this city,
flee into the next: for verily I say unto you, Ye shall not have gone through
the cities of Israel, till the Son of man be come.
24 A disciple is not above his teacher, nor a servant above his lord.
25 It is enough for the disciple that he be as his teacher, and the
servant as his lord. If they have called the master of the house Beelzebub,
how much more them of his household! 26 Fear them not therefore: for there
is nothing covered, that shall not be revealed; and hid, that shall not be
known. 27 What I tell you in the darkness, speak ye in the light; and what
ye hear in the ear, proclaim upon the house-tops. 28 And be not afraid of
them that kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear
him who is able to destroy both soul and body in hell. 29 Are not two
sparrows sold for a penny? and not one of them shall fall on the ground
without your Father: 30 but the very hairs of your head are all numbered.
31 Fear not therefore: ye are of more value than many sparrows.
32 Every one therefore who shall confess me before men, him will I also
confess before my Father who is in heaven. 33 But whosoever shall deny me
before men, him will I also deny before my Father who is in heaven.
34 Think not that I came to send peace on the earth: I came not to send
peace, but a sword. 35 For I came 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 a man's foes shall be they of his own
household. 37 He 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 And he that doth not take his cross and follow after me, is not worthy
of me. 39 He that findeth his life shall lose it; and he that loseth his
life for my sake shall find it.
40 He that receiveth you receiveth me, and he that receiveth me receiveth
him that sent me. 41 He that 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 And
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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