He called his twelve disciples to him and gave them authority to drive out evil spirits1 and to heal every disease and sickness.2
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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;
Philip and Bartholomew; Thomas and Matthew the tax collector; James son of Alphaeus, and Thaddaeus;
Simon the Zealot and Judas Iscariot, who betrayed him.3
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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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Go rather to the lost sheep of Israel.5
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As you go, preach this message: 'The kingdom of heaven6 is near.'
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Heal the sick, raise the dead, cleanse those who have leprosy, drive out demons. Freely you have received, freely give.
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Do not take along any gold or silver or copper in your belts;7
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