Matthew 10:1-7 NIV

Jesus Sends Out the Twelve

10:2-4pp -- Mk 3:16-19; Lk 6:14-16; Ac 1:13 10:9-15pp -- Mk 6:8-11; Lk 9:3-5; 10:4-12 10:19-22pp -- Mk 13:11-13; Lk 21:12-17 10:26-33pp -- Lk 12:2-9 10:34,35pp -- Lk 12:51-53

1 He called his twelve disciples to him and gave them authority to drive out evila spirits1 and to heal every disease and sickness.2

References for Matthew 10:1

    • a 10:1 - Greek "unclean"
      2 These are the names of the twelve apostles: first, Simon (who is called Peter) and his brother Andrew; James son of Zebedee, and his brother John;
      3 Philip and Bartholomew; Thomas and Matthew the tax collector; James son of Alphaeus, and Thaddaeus;
      4 Simon the Zealot and Judas Iscariot, who betrayed him.3

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      5 These twelve Jesus sent out with the following instructions: "Do not go among the Gentiles or enter any town of the Samaritans.4

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      6 Go rather to the lost sheep of Israel.5

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      7 As you go, preach this message: 'The kingdom of heaven6 is near.'

      References for Matthew 10:7