The selection and sending out of the workers
He called His 1twelve
disciples to Him
and gave them 2authority
over unclean spirits, so that they would cast them out and bheal
every disease and every sickness.
the names of the twelve 1apostles
are these: first, bSimon
, who is called Peter, and Andrew his brother; and cJames
of Zebedee, and John his brother;
and Bartholomew; bThomas
collector; James the son
of Alphaeus, and 3Thaddaeus
Simon the 1Cananaean
, and Judas 2aIscariot
, who also 3betrayed
The way to spread the gospel of the kingdom to the house of Israel
These twelve Jesus asent
forth, charging them, saying, Do not go into the way of the 1bGentiles
, and do not enter into any city of the cSamaritans
But go rather to the lost asheep
of the house of bIsrael
And as you go, proclaim, saying, The akingdom
of the heavens has 1drawn
the sick, raise the dead, cleanse the lepers, cast out demons. bFreely
you have received; freely give.
acquire for yourselves gold nor silver nor copper for your belts;
No bag for the journey nor two tunics nor sandals nor a staff; for the aworker
is worthy of his food.
And into whatever city or village you enter, find out who in it is worthy; and there remain until you depart.
And as you enter into the house, greet it.
And if the house is worthy, let your peace come upon it; but if it is not worthy, let your peace return to you.
And whoever does not receive you nor hear your words, as you go out of that house or city, ashake
off the dust from your feet.
Truly I say to you, It will be 1more
tolerable for the land of aSodom
and Gomorrah in the day of judgment than for that city.
Persecution and the way to meet it
Behold, I send you forth as asheep
in the midst of bwolves
. Be therefore 1prudent
and guileless as ddoves
of men, for they will 1deliver
you up to 2bsanhedrins
, and in their synagogues they will cscourge
And you will also be brought before 1governors
for My sake, for a btestimony
to them and to the Gentiles.
when they deliver you up, do not be banxious
about how or what you should speak, for it will be given to you in that hour what you should speak;
For you are not the ones speaking, but the 1aSpirit
of your Father is the One speaking in you.
will deliver up brother to death, and father his
child; and achildren
will rise up against their
parents and put them to death.
And you will be ahated
by all because of My name. But he who has bendured
to the end, this one shall be 1saved
And when they persecute you in this acity
into another. For truly I say to you, You shall by no means 1finish
the cities of Israel until the cSon
of Man comes.
is not 1above
the teacher, nor a bslave
above his master.
It is sufficient for the disciple that he become like his teacher, and the slave like his master. If they have called the Master of the house 1aBeelzebul
, how much more those of His household!
do not fear them; for there is nothing bcovered
which will not be revealed, and chidden
which will not be made known.
What I say to you in the darkness, speak in the light; and what you hear in the ear, proclaim on the ahousetops
And do not afear
those who kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul; but rather bfear 1Him
who is able to cdestroy
both soul and body in 2dGehenna
Are not two sparrows sold for an 1assarion
? And not one of them will fall to the earth apart from your Father.
But even the ahairs
of your head are all numbered.
Therefore do not fear; you are of amore
value than many sparrows.
Every one therefore who will aconfess 1in
Me before men, I also will bconfess 2in
him before My Father who is in the heavens;
But whoever will 1adeny
Me before men, I also will deny him before My Father who is in the heavens.
The disturbance brought in by the King and the way of the cross to follow Him
not think that I have come to bring peace on the earth; I have not 1come
to bring peace, but a sword.
For I have come to set men
at variance: a man against his afather
, and a daughter against her mother, and a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law;
And a man's aenemies
will be those of his 1household
He who loves afather
or mother 1above
Me is not worthy of Me; and he who loves son or daughter above Me is not worthy of Me;
And he who does not 1take
after Me is not worthy of Me.
He who finds his asoul
-life shall 1lose
it, and he who loses his soul-life for My sake shall find it.
The King's identification with the sent ones
He who 1areceives
you receives Me, and he who breceives
Me receives Him who has sent Me.
He who 1areceives
a prophet in the name of a prophet shall receive a prophet's reward, and he who receives a 2righteous
man in the name of a righteous man shall receive a righteous man's reward.
And whoever gives to one of these alittle
ones only a bcup
of cold water to drink in the name of a disciple, truly I say to you, he shall by no means lose his 1reward