Matthew 10


Authority Given to the Twelve Disciples

1And having called on [2twelve 3disciples 1his], he gave to them authority [2spirits 1of unclean], so as to cast them out, and to cure every disease and every infirmity. 2And of the twelve apostles, the names are these; first Simon the one being called Peter, and Andrew his brother; James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother; 3Philip and Bartholomew; Thomas, and Matthew the tax collector; James the son of Alphaeus, and Lebbaeus the one called Thaddaeus; 4Simon the Canaanite, and Judas Iscariot, the one also having delivered him up. 5These twelve Jesus sent, exhorting them, saying, Unto the way of the nations you should not go forth, and unto a city of Samaritans you should not enter.

Jesus Sends the Twelve

6But you go rather to the [2sheep 1lost] of the house of Israel! 7And going, proclaim! saying that, [5approaches 1The 2kingdom 3of the 4heavens]. 8Ones being weak cure! Dead raise up! Leprous cleanse! Demons cast out! Freely you received, freely you give! 9You should not acquire gold, nor silver, nor brass coin in your belts, 10nor a provision bag for the way, nor two inner garments, nor sandals, nor rods; [5worth 1for 2the 3worker 6his provision 4is]. 11And into whatever city or town you should enter, inquire diligently who in it is worthy, and there remain until whenever you should go forth! 12And entering into the house, greet it! 13And if indeed [3might be 1the 2house] worthy, let [2come 1your peace] upon it! But if it might not be worthy, [2your peace 4to 5you 1let 3return]! 14And who ever should not receive you, nor should hear your words, in going forth from the residence or that city, shake off the dust of your feet! 15Amen I say to you, More endurable will it be to the land of Sodom and Gomorrah in the day of judgment, than to that city.

Sheep among Wolves

16Behold, I send you as sheep in the midst of wolves. Be then skilled as the serpents, and unmixed as the doves! 17And take heed of the men! for they shall deliver you unto sanhedrins, and in their synagogues they shall whip you. 18And before governors also and kings you shall be led because of me, for a testimony to them and to the nations. 19And whenever they deliver you, be not anxious how or what you should speak; for it shall be given to you in that hour what you should speak; 20[4not 1for 2you 3are] the ones speaking, but the spirit of your father, the one speaking in you. 21[3shall deliver up 1But 2brother] brother unto death, and a father a child. And [2shall rise up 1children] against parents, and shall put them to death. 22And you will be detested by all on account of my name. But the one remaining unto completion, this one shall be delivered. 23But whenever they should persecute you in this city, flee unto the other! For amen I say to you, In no way should you finish the cities of Israel, until whenever [4should come 1the 2son 3of man]. 24[3not 2is 1A disciple] above the teacher, nor a servant above his master. 25Sufficient to the disciple that he should become as his teacher, and the servant as his master. If [3the 4master of the house 2Beelzebub 1they invoked], how much more the ones of his house? 26You should not then fear them; for nothing is being covered, which shall not be uncovered; and hidden, which shall not be known. 27What I say to you in the darkness, you speak in the light! and what in the ear you hear, proclaim upon the roofs!

Fear God

28And fear not of the ones killing the body, [5the 1but 6soul 2not 3being able 4to kill]! But you fear rather the one being able both the soul and body to destroy in Gehenna! 29Are not two sparrows [2an assarion 1sold for]? and one of them shall not fall upon the earth without your father. 30But you, even the hairs of the head [2all 3counted 1are]. 31Do not then fear! [2than many 3sparrows 1you differ]. 32Every one then whoever shall acknowledge being mine before men, I shall acknowledge, even myself, him before my father, of the one in heavens. 33And whoever should deny me before the men, I shall deny him, even myself, before my father, the one in the heavens. 34You should not think that I came to cast peace upon the earth; I came not to cast peace, but a sword. 35For I came to cleave a man against his father, and a daughter against her mother, and a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law; 36and the enemies of the man are the ones of his own house. 37The one being fond of a father or mother above me, is not worthy of me; and the one being fond of a son or daughter above me, is not worthy of me. 38And the one who does not take his cross and follow after me, is not worthy of me. 39The one finding his life, shall lose it; and the one losing his life, because of me, shall find it. 40The one receiving you, receives me; and the one receiving me, receives the one sending me. 41The one receiving a prophet in the name of a prophet, [2a wage 3of a prophet 1shall receive]; and the one receiving a just one in the name of a just one, [2a wage 3of a just one 1shall receive]. 42And who ever shall give a drink to one of these small ones a cup of cold water only in the name of a disciple, amen I say to you, In no way shall he lose his wage.
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