1These twelve Jesus sent out, instructing them, "Go nowhere among the Gentiles and enter no town of 2the Samaritans,
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3but go rather to 4the lost sheep of 5the house of Israel.
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And proclaim as you go, saying, 6'The kingdom of heaven is at hand.'
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7Heal the sick, raise the dead, cleanse lepers, cast out demons. 8You received without paying; give without pay.
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9Acquire no gold nor silver nor copper for your belts,
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no bag for your journey, nor two tunics nor sandals nor a staff, for 10the laborer deserves his food.
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And whatever town or village you enter, find out who is worthy in it and stay there until you depart.
As you enter the house, 11greet it.
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And if the house is 12worthy, let 13your peace come upon it, but if it is not worthy, let 14your peace return to you.
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And if anyone will not receive you or listen to your words, 15shake off the dust from your feet when you leave that house or town.
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Truly, I say to you, 16it will be more bearable on the day of judgment for 17the land of Sodom and Gomorrah than for that town.
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