Matthew 10

1And hee called his twelue disciples vnto him, and gaue them power against vncleane spirits, to cast them out, and to heale euery sickenesse, and euery disease.

2Nowe the names of the twelue Apostles are these. The first is Simon, called Peter, and Andrew his brother: Iames the sonne of Zebedeus, and Iohn his brother.

3Philippe and Bartlemewe: Thomas, and Matthewe that Publicane: Iames the sonne of Alpheus, and Lebbeus whose surname was Thaddeus:

4Simon the Cananite, and Iudas Iscariot, who also betraied him.

5These twelue did Iesus send forth, and commanded them, saying, Goe not into the way of of the Gentiles, and into the cities of the Samaritans enter yee not:

6But goe rather to the lost sheepe of the house of Israel.

7And as ye goe, preach, saying, The kingdome of heauen is at hand.

8Heale the sicke: cleanse the lepers: raise vp the dead: cast out the deuils. Freely ye haue receiued, freely giue.

9Possesse not golde, nor siluer, nor money in your girdels,

10Nor a scrippe for the iourney, neither two coates, neither shoes, nor a staffe: for the workeman is worthie of his meate.

11And into whatsoeuer citie or towne ye shall come, enquire who is worthy in it, and there abide till yee goe thence.

12And when yee come into an house, salute the same.

13And if the house be worthy, let your peace come vpon it: but if it be not worthie, let your peace returne to you.

14And whosoeuer shall not receiue you, nor heare your woordes, when yee depart out of that house, or that citie, shake off the dust of your feete.

15Truely I say vnto you, it shall be easier for them of the lande of Sodom and Gomorrha in the day of iudgement, then for that citie.

16Behold, I send you as sheepe in the middes of the wolues: be yee therefore wise as serpents, and innocent as doues.

17But beware of men, for they will deliuer you vp to the Councils, and will scourge you in their Synagogues.

18And ye shall be brought to the gouernours and Kings for my sake, in witnes to them, and to the Gentiles.

19But when they deliuer you vp, take no thought howe or what ye shall speake: for it shall be giuen you in that houre, what ye shall say.

20For it is not yee that speake, but the spirite of your father which speaketh in you.

21And the brother shall betray the brother to death, and the father the sonne, and the children shall rise against their parents, and shall cause them to die.

22And yee shall be hated of all men for my Name: but he that endureth to the end, he shall be saued.

23And when they persecute you in this citie, flee into another: for verely I say vnto you, yee shall not goe ouer all the cities of Israel, till the Sonne of man be come.

24The disciple is not aboue his master, nor the seruant aboue his Lord.

25It is ynough for the disciple to bee as his master is, and the seruaunt as his Lord. If they haue called the master of the house Beel-zebub, howe much more them of his housholde?

26Feare them not therefore: for there is nothing couered, that shall not be disclosed, nor hid, that shall not be knowen.

27What I tell you in darkenesse, that speake yee in light: and what yee heare in the eare, that preach yee on the houses.

28And feare yee not them which kill the bodie, but are nor able to kill the soule: but rather feare him, which is able to destroy both soule and bodie in hell.

29Are not two sparrowes sold for a farthing, and one of them shall not fal on the ground without your Father?

30Yea, and all the heares of your head are nombred.

31Feare ye not therefore, yee are of more value then many sparowes.

32Whosoeuer therefore shall confesse me before men, him will I confesse also before my Father which is in heauen.

33But whosoeuer shall denie me before me, him will I also denie before my Father which is in heauen.

34Thinke not that I am come to sende peace into the earth: I came not to send peace, but the sworde.

35For I am come to set a man at variance against his father, and the daughter against her mother, and the daughter in law against her mother in lawe.

36And a mans enemies shall be they of his owne housholde.

37He that loueth father or mother more then me, is not worthie of me. And he that loueth sonne, or daughter more then mee, is not worthie of me.

38And hee that taketh not his crosse, and followeth after me, is not worthie of me.

39He that will finde his life, shall lose it: and he that loseth his life for my sake, shall finde it.

40He that receiueth you, receiueth me: and hee that receiueth mee, receiueth him that hath sent me.

41Hee that receiueth a Prophet in the name of a Prophet, shall receiue a Prophetes rewarde: and hee that receiueth a righteous man, in the name of a righteous man, shall receiue the rewarde of a righteous man.

42And whosoeuer shall giue vnto one of these litle ones to drinke a cuppe of colde water onely, in the name of a disciple, verely I say vnto you, he shall not lose his rewarde.

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