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Hecalledto himself histwelvedisciples, andgavethemauthorityover unclean spirits, tocastthemout, andtohealeverydiseaseandeverysickness. Nowthenamesofthetwelve apostles arethese. Thefirst, Simon, whoiscalledPeter; Andrew, his brother; Jamesthe son ofZebedee; John, his brother; Philip; Bartholomew; Thomas; Matthewthetaxcollector; Jamesthe son of Alphaeus; Lebbaeus, whowasalsocalledNU omits “Lebbaeus, who was also called”Thaddaeus; SimontheZealot; andJudasIscariot, whoalsobetrayedhim.
Jesussentthesetwelveoutandcommandedthem, saying, “Don’tgo amongst theGentiles, and don’tenterintoanycityoftheSamaritans. Rather, gotothe lost sheepofthehouseofIsrael. Asyougo, preach, saying, ‘The Kingdom ofHeavenisathand!’ Healthe sick, cleansethelepers,TR adds “raise the dead,”andcastoutdemons. Freelyyoureceived, so freelygive. Don’ttakeanygold, silver, orbrassinyourmoneybelts. 10 Take nobagforyourjourney, neithertwocoats, norsandals, norstaff: forthelaboureris worthy ofhisfood. 11 Intowhatevercityorvillageyouenter, find outwhoinitis worthy, andstaythereuntilyougoon. 12 Asyouenterintothehousehold, greet it. 13 Ifthehouseholdis worthy, letyourpeacecomeonit, butifit isn’t worthy, letyourpeacereturntoyou. 14 Whoever doesn’treceiveyouor hear yourwords, asyougooutofthathouseorthatcity, shakethedustoffyourfeet. 15 Most certainlyItellyou, itwillbemore tolerable forthelandofSodomandGomorrahinthedayof judgement thanforthatcity.
16 “Behold, I send yououtassheep amongst wolves. Thereforebewiseasserpentsand harmless asdoves. 17 Butbewareofmen, fortheywilldeliveryouuptocouncils, andintheirsynagoguestheywillscourgeyou. 18 Yes, andyouwillbebroughtbeforegovernorsandkingsformysake, foratestimonytothemandtothenations. 19 Butwhentheydeliveryouup, don’tbeanxioushoworwhatyouwillsay, foritwillbegivenyouinthathourwhatyouwillsay. 20 Foritisnotyouwhospeak, buttheSpiritofyourFatherwhospeaksinyou.
21 “Brother willdeliverup brother todeath, andthefatherhischild. Childrenwillriseupagainstparentsandcausethemtobeputtodeath. 22 Youwillbehatedbyallmenformyname’s sake, buthewhoendurestotheendwillbesaved. 23 Butwhentheypersecuteyouinthiscity, fleeintothenext, for most certainlyItellyou, youwillnothave gone throughthecitiesofIsraeluntiltheSonofManhascome.
24 “Adiscipleisnotabovehisteacher, noraservantabovehislord. 25 Itis enough forthedisciplethathebelikehisteacher, andtheservantlikehislord. Iftheyhavecalledthemasterofthehouse Beelzebul,§Literally, Lord of the Flies, or the devilhowmuchmorethoseofhishousehold! 26 Therefore don’t beafraidofthem, forthereisnothingcoveredthatwillnotbe revealed, orhiddenthatwillnotbeknown. 27 WhatItellyouinthedarkness, speakinthelight; andwhatyou hear whispered intheear, proclaimonthehousetops. 28 Don’tbeafraidofthosewho kill thebody, butarenotableto kill thesoul. Rather, fearhimwhoisableto destroy bothsoulandbodyin Gehenna.or, Hell.
29 “Aren’ttwosparrowssoldforan assarion coin?An assarion is a small coin worth one tenth of a drachma or a sixteenth of a denarius. An assarion is approximately the wages of one half hour of agricultural labour.Notoneofthemfallstotheground apart fromyourFather’s will. 30 Buttheveryhairsofyourheadareall numbered. 31 Therefore don’t beafraid. Youareofmore value thanmanysparrows. 32 Everyonethereforewhoconfessesmebeforemen, IwillalsoconfesshimbeforemyFatherwhoisinheaven. 33 Butwhoever denies mebeforemen, IwillalsodenyhimbeforemyFatherwhoisinheaven.
34 “Don’tthinkthatIcameto send peaceontheearth. I didn’tcometo send peace, butasword. 35 ForIcametoseta man at odds againsthisfather, andadaughteragainsthermother, andadaughter-in-lawagainsthermother-in-law. 36 A man’s foeswillbethoseofhis own household.*Micah 7:6 37 Hewholovesfatherormothermorethanmeisnot worthy ofme; andhewholovessonordaughtermorethanme isn’t worthy ofme. 38 Hewho doesn’ttakehiscrossandfollowafterme isn’t worthy ofme. 39 Hewho seeks hislifewill lose it; andhewho loses hislifeformysakewillfindit.
40 “Hewhoreceivesyoureceivesme, andhewhoreceivesmereceiveshimwhosentme. 41 Hewhoreceivesaprophetinthenameofaprophetwillreceiveaprophet’s reward. Hewhoreceivesarighteousmaninthenameofarighteousmanwillreceivearighteousman’s reward. 42 Whoevergivesoneoftheselittleonesjustacupofcoldwatertodrinkinthenameofadisciple, most certainlyItellyou, hewillinnoway lose hisreward.”

10:3: NU omits “Lebbaeus, who was also called”

10:8: TR adds “raise the dead,”

§10:25: Literally, Lord of the Flies, or the devil

10:28: or, Hell.

10:29: An assarion is a small coin worth one tenth of a drachma or a sixteenth of a denarius. An assarion is approximately the wages of one half hour of agricultural labour.

*10:36: Micah 7:6