i[See ver. 1 above]
w[See ver. 12 above]
x[See ver. 12 above]
ag[See ver. 17 above]
ai[See ver. 17 above]
bl[See ver. 34 above]

Matthew 10

The Twelve Apostles

1 a  And he called to him his twelve disciples and gave them authority over unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to heal every disease and every affliction. 2 b  The names of the twelve apostles are these: first, Simon c  who is called Peter, and d  Andrew his brother; e  James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother; 3Philip and Bartholomew; Thomas and f  Matthew the tax collector; James the son of Alphaeus, and Thaddaeus;
Some manuscripts Lebbaeus, or Lebbaeus called Thaddaeus
4Simon the Zealot
Greek kananaios, meaning zealot
and Judas Iscariot, who betrayed him.

Jesus Sends Out the Twelve Apostles

5 i  These twelve Jesus sent out, instructing them, Go nowhere among the Gentiles and enter no town of j  the Samaritans, 6 k  but go rather to l  the lost sheep of m  the house of Israel. 7And proclaim as you go, saying n  ‘The kingdom of heaven is at hand.’ 8 o  Heal the sick, raise the dead, cleanse lepers
Leprosy was a term for several skin diseases; see Leviticus 13
cast out demons. q  You received without paying; give without pay.
9 r  Acquire no gold or silver or copper for your belts, 10no bag for your journey, or two tunics
Greek chiton, a long garment worn under the cloak next to the skin
or sandals or a staff, for t  the laborer deserves his food.
11And whatever town or village you enter, find out who is worthy in it and stay there until you depart. 12As you enter the house u  greet it. 13And if the house is v  worthy, let w  your peace come upon it, but if it is not worthy, let x  your peace return to you. 14And if anyone will not receive you or listen to your words y  shake off the dust from your feet when you leave that house or town. 15Truly, I say to you z  it will be more bearable on the day of judgment for aa  the land of Sodom and Gomorrah than for that town.

Persecution Will Come

16 ab  Behold, I am sending you out as sheep in the midst of wolves, so be ac  wise as serpents and ad  innocent as doves. 17Beware of men, for ae  they will deliver you over to courts and flog you af  in their synagogues, 18 ag  and you will be dragged before governors and kings for my sake ah  to bear witness before them and the Gentiles. 19 ai  When aj  they deliver you over, ak  do not be anxious how you are to speak or what you are to say, for al  what you are to say will be given to you in that hour. 20 am  For it is not you who speak, but an  the Spirit of your Father speaking through you. 21 ao  Brother will deliver brother over to death, and the father his child, and children will rise against parents and have them put to death, 22 ap  and you will be hated by all for my name’s sake. aq  But the one who endures to the end will be saved. 23When they ar  persecute you in one town as  flee to the next, for truly, I say to you, you will not have gone through all the towns of Israel at  before the Son of Man comes.

24 au  “A disciple is not above his teacher, nor a servant
Greek bondservant; also verse 25
above his master.
25It is enough for the disciple to be like his teacher, and the servant like his master. aw  If they have called the master of the house Beelzebul, how much more will they malign
Greek lacks  will they malign
those of his household.

Have No Fear

26So have no fear of them ay  for nothing is covered that will not be revealed, or hidden that will not be known. 27What I tell you in the dark, say in the light, and what you hear whispered, proclaim on az  the housetops. 28And ba  do not fear those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. Rather fear him bb  who can destroy both soul and body in hell.
Greek Gehenna
29Are not two sparrows sold for a penny?
Greek assarion, Roman copper coin (Latin quadrans) worth about 1/16 of a denarius (which was a day’s wage for a laborer)
And not one of them will fall to the ground apart from your Father.
30But be  even the hairs of your head are all numbered. 31Fear not, therefore; bf  you are of more value than many sparrows. 32 bg  So everyone who acknowledges me before men, I also will acknowledge before my Father who is in heaven, 33but bh  whoever denies me before men bi  I also will deny before my Father who is in heaven.

Not Peace, but a Sword

34 bj  “Do not think that I have come to bring peace to the earth. bk  I have not come to bring peace, but a sword. 35 bl  For I have come bm  to set a man against his father, and a daughter against her mother, and a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law. 36 bn  And a person’s enemies will be those of his own household. 37 bo  Whoever loves father or mother more than me is not worthy of me, and whoever loves son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me. 38And bp  whoever does not take his cross and bq  follow me is not worthy of me. 39 br  Whoever finds his life will lose it, and whoever loses his life for my sake will find it.

Rewards

40 bs  “Whoever receives you receives me, and bt  whoever receives me receives him who sent me. 41 bu  The one who receives a prophet because he is a prophet will receive a prophet’s reward, and the one who receives a righteous person because he is a righteous person will receive a righteous person’s reward. 42And bv  whoever gives one of bw  these little ones even a cup of cold water because he is a disciple, truly, I say to you, he will by no means lose his reward.”

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