an Matt 7:22; 11:22, 24; 12:36; Acts 17:31; 1 Thess 5:4; Heb 10:25; 2 Pet 2:9; 3:7; 1 Jhn.4.17; Jude 6
The Twelve Disciples; Instructions for Service1 Jesus a summoned His twelve disciples and gave them authority over unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to b heal every kind of disease and every kind of sickness. 2 c Now the names of the twelve apostles are these: The first d Simon, who is called Peter, and e Andrew his brother; and ▼
▼ Or Jacob; James is the Eng form of Jacob, g James the son of Zebedee, and ▼
▼ Gr Joannes, Heb JohananJohn his brother; 3 i Philip and ▼
▼ I.e. son of Talmai (Aram)Bartholomew; k Thomas and l Matthew the tax collector; ▼
▼ Or Jacob, n James the son of Alphaeus, and o Thaddaeus; 4 Simon the ▼
▼ Or CananaeanZealot, and q Judas Iscariot, the one who betrayed Him. 5 r These twelve Jesus sent out after instructing them: “Do not ▼
▼ Or go offgo ▼
▼ Or on the road of (Gr hodos: way or road)in the way of the Gentiles, and do not enter any city of the u Samaritans; 6 but rather go to v the lost sheep of the house of Israel. 7 “And as you go, ▼
▼ Or proclaimpreach, saying, ‘ x The kingdom of heaven ▼
▼ Lit has come nearis at hand.’ 8 “Heal the sick, raise the dead, cleanse the lepers, cast out demons. Freely you received, freely give. 9 z “Do not acquire gold, or silver, or copper for your money belts, 10 or a ▼
▼ Or knapsack, or beggar’s bagbag for your journey, or even two ▼
▼ Or inner garmentscoats, or sandals, or a staff; for ac the worker is worthy of his ▼
▼ Lit nourishmentsupport. 11 “And whatever city or village you enter, inquire who is worthy in it, and stay ▼
▼ Lit there untilat his house until you leave that city. 12 “As you enter the ▼
▼ Or householdhouse, ag give it your ▼
▼ I.e. the familiar Heb blessing, “Peace be to this house!”greeting. 13 “If the house is worthy, ▼
▼ Lit your peace is to come upon itgive it your blessing of peace. But if it is not worthy, ▼
▼ Lit your peace is to return to youtake back your blessing of peace. 14 “Whoever does not receive you, nor heed your words, as you go out of that house or that city, ak shake the dust off your feet. 15 “Truly I say to you, al it will be more tolerable for the land of am Sodom and Gomorrah in an the day of judgment than for that city.
A Hard Road before Them16 ao “Behold, I send you out as sheep in the midst of wolves; so ▼
▼ Or show yourselves to bebe aq shrewd as serpents and ar innocent as doves. 17 “But beware of men, for they will hand you over to the as courts and scourge you at in their synagogues; 18 and you will even be brought before governors and kings for My sake, as a testimony to them and to the Gentiles. 19 au “But when they hand you over, av do not worry about how or what you are to say; for it will be given you in that hour what you are to say. 20 “For aw it is not you who speak, but it is the Spirit of your Father who speaks in you. 21 ax “Brother will betray brother to death, and a father his child; and ay children will rise up against parents and ▼
▼ Lit put them to deathcause them to be put to death. 22 ba “You will be hated by all because of My name, but bb it is the one who has endured to the end who will be saved. 23 “But whenever they bc persecute you in ▼
▼ Lit thisone city, flee to ▼
▼ Lit the otherthe next; for truly I say to you, you will not finish going through the cities of Israel bf until the Son of Man comes.
The Meaning of Discipleship24 bg “A ▼
▼ Or studentdisciple is not above his teacher, nor a slave above his master. 25 “It is enough for the disciple that he become like his teacher, and the slave like his master. bi If they have called the head of the house ▼
▼ Or Beezebul: ruler of demons, bk Beelzebul, how much more will they malign the members of his household! 26 “Therefore do not bl fear them, bm for there is nothing concealed that will not be revealed, or hidden that will not be known. 27 bn “What I tell you in the darkness, speak in the light; and what you hear whispered in your ear, proclaim bo upon the housetops. 28 “Do not fear those who kill the body but are unable to kill the soul; but rather bp fear Him who is able to destroy both soul and body in ▼
▼ Gr Gehenna, br hell. 29 bs “Are not two sparrows sold for a ▼
▼ Gr assarion, the smallest copper coincent? And yet not one of them will fall to the ground apart from your Father. 30 “But bu the very hairs of your head are all numbered. 31 “So do not fear; bv you are more valuable than many sparrows. 32 “Therefore bw everyone who ▼
▼ Lit will confess in Meconfesses Me before men, I will also confess ▼
▼ Lit in himhim before My Father who is in heaven. 33 “But bz whoever ▼
▼ Lit will denydenies Me before men, I will also deny him before My Father who is in heaven. 34 cb “Do not think that I came to ▼
▼ Lit castbring peace on the earth; I did not come to bring peace, but a sword. 35 “For I came to cd set a man against his father, and a daughter against her mother, and a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law; 36 and ce a man’ s enemies will be the members of his household. 37 cf “He who loves father or mother more than Me is not worthy of Me; and he who loves son or daughter more than Me is not worthy of Me. 38 “And cg he who does not take his cross and follow after Me is not worthy of Me. 39 ch “He who has found his ▼
▼ Or soullife will lose it, and he who has lost his ▼
▼ Or soullife for My sake will find it.
The Reward of Service40 ck “He who receives you receives Me, and cl he who receives Me receives Him who sent Me. 41 cm “He who receives a prophet in the name of a prophet shall receive a prophet’s reward; and he who receives a righteous man in the name of a righteous man shall receive a righteous man’s reward. 42 “And cn whoever in the name of a disciple gives to one of these ▼
▼ I.e. humblelittle ones even a cup of cold water to drink, truly I say to you, he shall not lose his reward.”
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