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1 And he got together his twelve disciples and gave them the power of driving out unclean spirits, and of making well all sorts of disease and pain. 1 He called his twelve disciples to him and gave them authority to drive out evil spirits and to heal every disease and sickness.
2 Now the names of the twelve are these: The first, Simon, who is named Peter, and Andrew, his brother; James, the son of Zebedee, and John, his brother; 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-farmer; James, the son of Alphaeus, and Thaddaeus; 3 Philip and Bartholomew; Thomas and Matthew the tax collector; James son of Alphaeus, and Thaddaeus;
4 Simon the Zealot, and Judas Iscariot, who was false to him. 4 Simon the Zealot and Judas Iscariot, who betrayed him.
5 These twelve Jesus sent out and gave them orders, saying, Do not go among the Gentiles, or into any town of Samaria, 5 These twelve Jesus sent out with the following instructions: "Do not go among the Gentiles or enter any town of the Samaritans.
6 But go to the wandering sheep of the house of Israel, 6 Go rather to the lost sheep of Israel.
7 And, on your way, say, The kingdom of heaven is near. 7 As you go, preach this message: 'The kingdom of heaven is near.'
8 Make well those who are ill, give life to the dead, make lepers clean, send evil spirits out of men; freely it has been given to you, freely give. 8 Heal the sick, raise the dead, cleanse those who have leprosy, drive out demons. Freely you have received, freely give.
9 Take no gold or silver or copper in your pockets; 9 Do not take along any gold or silver or copper in your belts;
10 Take no bag for your journey and do not take two coats or shoes or a stick: for the workman has a right to his food. 10 take no bag for the journey, or extra tunic, or sandals or a staff; for the worker is worth his keep.
11 And into whatever town or small place you go, make search there for someone who is respected, and make his house your resting-place till you go away. 11 "Whatever town or village you enter, search for some worthy person there and stay at his house until you leave.
12 And when you go in, say, May peace be on this house. 12 As you enter the home, give it your greeting.
13 And if the house is good enough, let your peace come on it: but if not, let your peace come back to you. 13 If the home is deserving, let your peace rest on it; if it is not, let your peace return to you.
14 And whoever will not take you in, or give ear to your words, when you go out from that house or that town, put off its dust from your feet. 14 If anyone will not welcome you or listen to your words, shake the dust off your feet when you leave that home or town.
15 Truly I say to you, It will be better for the land of Sodom and Gomorrah in the day of God's judging than for that town. 15 I tell you the truth, it will be more bearable for Sodom and Gomorrah on the day of judgment than for that town.
16 See, I send you out as sheep among wolves. Be then as wise as snakes, and as gentle as doves. 16 I am sending you out like sheep among wolves. Therefore be as shrewd as snakes and as innocent as doves.
17 But be on the watch against men: for they will give you up to the Sanhedrins, and in their Synagogues they will give you blows; 17 "Be on your guard against men; they will hand you over to the local councils and flog you in their synagogues.
18 And you will come before rulers and kings because of me, for a witness to them and to the Gentiles. 18 On my account you will be brought before governors and kings as witnesses to them and to the Gentiles.
19 But when you are given up into their hands, do not be troubled about what to say or how to say it: for in that hour what you are to say will be given to you; 19 But when they arrest you, do not worry about what to say or how to say it. At that time you will be given what to say,
20 Because it is not you who say the words, but the Spirit of your Father in you. 20 for it will not be you speaking, but the Spirit of your Father speaking through you.
21 And brother will give up brother to death, and the father his child: and children will go against their fathers and mothers, and put them to death. 21 "Brother will betray brother to death, and a father his child; children will rebel against their parents and have them put to death.
22 And you will be hated by all men because of my name: but he who is strong to the end will have salvation. 22 All men will hate you because of me, but he who stands firm to the end will be saved.
23 But when they are cruel to you in one town, go in flight to another: for truly, I say to you, You will not have gone through the towns of Israel before the Son of man comes. 23 When you are persecuted in one place, flee to another. I tell you the truth, you will not finish going through the cities of Israel before the Son of Man comes.
24 A disciple is not greater than his master, or a servant than his lord. 24 "A student is not above his teacher, nor a servant above his master.
25 It is enough for the disciple that he may be as his master, and the servant as his lord. If they have given the name Beelzebub to the master of the house, how much more to those of his house! 25 It is enough for the student to be like his teacher, and the servant like his master. If the head of the house has been called Beelzebub, how much more the members of his household!
26 Have, then, no fear of them: because nothing is covered which will not come to light, or secret which will not be made clear. 26 "So do not be afraid of them. There is nothing concealed that will not be disclosed, or hidden that will not be made known.
27 What I say to you in the dark, say in the light: and what comes to your ear secretly, say publicly from the house-tops. 27 What I tell you in the dark, speak in the daylight; what is whispered in your ear, proclaim from the roofs.
28 And have no fear of those who put to death the body, but are not able to put to death the soul. But have fear of him who has power to give soul and body to destruction in hell. 28 Do not be afraid of those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. Rather, be afraid of the One who can destroy both soul and body in hell.
29 Are not sparrows two a farthing? and not one of them comes to an end without your Father: 29 Are not two sparrows sold for a penny ? Yet not one of them will fall to the ground apart from the will of your Father.
30 But the hairs of your head are all numbered. 30 And even the very hairs of your head are all numbered.
31 Then have no fear; you are of more value than a flock of sparrows. 31 So don't be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows.
32 To everyone, then, who gives witness to me before men, I will give witness before my Father in heaven. 32 "Whoever acknowledges me before men, I will also acknowledge him before my Father in heaven.
33 But if anyone says before men that he has no knowledge of me, I will say that I have no knowledge of him before my Father in heaven. 33 But whoever disowns me before men, I will disown him before my Father in heaven.
34 Do not have the thought that I have come to send peace on the earth; I came not to send peace but a sword. 34 "Do not suppose that I have come to bring peace to the earth. I did not come to bring peace, but a sword.
35 For I have come to put a man against his father, and the daughter against her mother, and the daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law: 35 For I have come to turn " 'a man against his father, a daughter against her mother, a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law--
36 And a man will be hated by those of his house. 36 a man's enemies will be the members of his own household.'
37 He who has more love for his father or mother than for me is not good enough for me; he who has more love for son or daughter than for me is not good enough for me. 37 "Anyone who loves his father or mother more than me is not worthy of me; anyone who loves his son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me;
38 And he who does not take his cross and come after me is not good enough for me. 38 and anyone who does not take his cross and follow me is not worthy of me.
39 He who has the desire to keep his life will have it taken from him, and he who gives up his life because of me will have it given back to him. 39 Whoever finds his life will lose it, and whoever loses his life for my sake will find it.
40 He who gives honour to you gives honour to me; and he who gives honour to me gives honour to him who sent me. 40 "He who receives you receives me, and he who receives me receives the one who sent me.
41 He who gives honour to a prophet, in the name of a prophet, will be given a prophet's reward; and he who gives honour to an upright man, in the name of an upright man, will be given an upright man's reward. 41 Anyone who receives a prophet because he is a prophet will receive a prophet's reward, and anyone who receives a righteous man because he is a righteous man will receive a righteous man's reward.
42 And whoever gives to one of these little ones a cup of cold water only, in the name of a disciple, truly I say to you, he will not go without his reward. 42 And if anyone gives even a cup of cold water to one of these little ones because he is my disciple, I tell you the truth, he will certainly not lose his reward."