Jesus 1summoned His twelvedisciples and gave them authority over uncleanspirits, to cast them out, and to 2healeverykind of disease and everykind of sickness.
23Now the names of the twelveapostles are these: The first, 4Simon, who is calledPeter, and 5Andrew his brother; and a6James the son of Zebedee, and bJohn his brother;
37Philip and cBartholomew; 8Thomas and 9Matthew the taxcollector; d10James the son of Alphaeus, and 11Thaddaeus;
4Simon the eZealot, and 12JudasIscariot, the one who betrayed Him.
513ThesetwelveJesussent out after instructing them: "Do not fgogin the way of the Gentiles, and do not enter any city of the 14Samaritans;6but rathergo to 15the lostsheep of the house of Israel.7"And as you go, hpreach, saying, '16The kingdom of heaveniis at hand.'8"Heal the sick, raise the dead, cleanse the lepers, cast out demons. Freely you received, freelygive.9"17Do not acquiregold, orsilver, orcopper for your moneybelts,10or a jbag for your journey, oreventwokcoats, orsandals, or a staff; for 18the worker is worthy of his lsupport.11"And whatevercityorvillage you enter, inquirewho is worthy in it, and staymat his houseuntil you leave that city.12"As you enter the nhouse, 19give it your ogreeting.13"If the house is worthy, pgive it your blessing of peace. But if it is not worthy, qtakeback your blessing of peace.14"Whoever does not receive you, norheed your words, as you go out of that houseor that city, 20shake the dustoff your feet.15"Truly I say to you, 21it will be moretolerable for the land of 22Sodom and Gomorrah in 23the day of judgmentthan for that city.
16"24Behold, I send you out as sheep in the midst of wolves; sorbe 25shrewd as serpents and 26innocent as doves.17"But beware of men, for they will hand you over to the 27courts and scourge you 28in their synagogues;18and you will even be broughtbeforegovernors and kings for My sake, as a testimony to them and to the Gentiles.19"29But when they hand you over, 30do not worry about howorwhat you are to say; for it will be given you in that hourwhat you are to say.20"For 31it is not you who speak, but it is the Spirit of your Father who speaks in you.21"32Brother will betraybrother to death, and a father his child; and 33children will rise up againstparents and scause them to be put to death.22"34You will be hated by allbecause of My name, but 35it is the one who has endured to the end who will be saved.23"But whenever they 36persecute you in tonecity, flee to uthe next; for truly I say to you, you will not finish going through the cities of Israel37until the Son of Mancomes.
24"38A vdisciple is not above his teacher, nor a slaveabove his master.25"It is enough for the disciple that he becomelike his teacher, and the slavelike his master. 39If they have called the head of the housew40Beelzebul, howmuchmore will they malign the members of his household!26"Therefore do not 41fear them, 42for there is nothingconcealed that will not be revealed, orhidden that will not be known.27"43What I tell you in the darkness, speak in the light; and what you hear whispered in your ear, proclaim44upon the housetops.28"Do not fearthose who kill the body but are unable to kill the soul; but rather45fear Him who is able to destroybothsoul and body in x46hell.29"47Are not twosparrowssold for a ycent? And yet not one of them will fall to the groundapart from your Father.30"But 48the veryhairs of your head are allnumbered.31"So do not fear; 49you are morevaluable than manysparrows.32"Therefore50everyonewhozconfesses Me beforemen, I will alsoconfessaahim before My Father who is in heaven.33"But 51whoeverbbdenies Me beforemen, I will alsodeny him before My Father who is in heaven.34"52Do not think that I came to ccbringpeace on the earth; I did not come to bringpeace, but a sword.35"For I came to 53SET A MANAGAINST HIS FATHER, AND A DAUGHTERAGAINST HER MOTHER, AND A DAUGHTER-IN-LAWAGAINST HER MOTHER-IN-LAW;36and 54A MAN'SENEMIES WILL BE THE MEMBERS OF HIS HOUSEHOLD.37"55He who lovesfatherormothermorethan Me is not worthy of Me; and he who lovessonordaughtermorethan Me is not worthy of Me.38"And 56he who does not take his cross and followafter Me is not worthy of Me.39"57He who has found his ddlife will lose it, and he who has lost his eelife for My sake will find it.
40"58He who receives you receives Me, and 59he who receives Me receives Him who sent Me.41"60He who receives a prophet in the name of a prophet shall receive a prophet'sreward; and he who receives a righteousman in the name of a righteousman shall receive a righteousman'sreward.42"And 61whoever in the name of a disciplegives to one of thesefflittleoneseven a cup of cold water to drink, truly I say to you, he shall not lose his reward."