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Matthew 10 CEB/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 He called his twelve disciples and gave them authority over unclean spirits to throw them out and to heal every disease and every sickness. 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 Here are the names of the twelve apostles: first, Simon, who is called 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 collector; 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 Cananaean; and Judas, who betrayed Jesus. 4 Simon the Zealot and Judas Iscariot, who betrayed him.
5 Jesus sent these twelve out and commanded them, “Don't go among the Gentiles or into a Samaritan city. 5 These twelve Jesus sent out with the following instructions: "Do not go among the Gentiles or enter any town of the Samaritans.
6 Go instead to the lost sheep, the people of Israel. 6 Go rather to the lost sheep of Israel.
7 As you go, make this announcement: ‘The kingdom of heaven has come near.' 7 As you go, preach this message: 'The kingdom of heaven is near.'
8 Heal the sick, raise the dead, cleanse those with skin diseases, and throw out demons. You received without having to pay. Therefore, give without demanding payment. 8 Heal the sick, raise the dead, cleanse those who have leprosy, drive out demons. Freely you have received, freely give.
9 Workers deserve to be fed, so don't gather gold or silver or copper coins for your money belts to take on your trips. 9 Do not take along any gold or silver or copper in your belts;
10 Don't take a backpack for the road or two shirts or sandals or a walking stick. 10 take no bag for the journey, or extra tunic, or sandals or a staff; for the worker is worth his keep.
11 Whatever city or village you go into, find somebody in it who is worthy and stay there until you go on your way. 11 "Whatever town or village you enter, search for some worthy person there and stay at his house until you leave.
12 When you go into a house, say, ‘Peace!' 12 As you enter the home, give it your greeting.
13 If the house is worthy, give it your blessing of peace. But if the house isn't worthy, take back your blessing. 13 If the home is deserving, let your peace rest on it; if it is not, let your peace return to you.
14 If anyone refuses to welcome you or listen to your words, shake the dust off your feet as you leave that house or city. 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 I assure you that it will be more bearable for the land of Sodom and Gomorrah on Judgment Day than it will be for that city. 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 “Look, I'm sending you as sheep among wolves. Therefore, be wise as snakes and innocent as doves. 16 I am sending you out like sheep among wolves. Therefore be as shrewd as snakes and as innocent as doves.
17 Watch out for people—because they will hand you over to councils and they will beat you in their synagogues. 17 "Be on your guard against men; they will hand you over to the local councils and flog you in their synagogues.
18 They will haul you in front of governors and even kings because of me so that you may give your testimony 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 Whenever they hand you over, don't worry about how to speak or what you will say, because what you can say will be given to you at that moment. 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 You aren't doing the talking, but the Spirit of my Father is doing the talking through you. 20 for it will not be you speaking, but the Spirit of your Father speaking through you.
21 Brothers and sisters will hand each other over to be executed. A father will turn his child in. Children will defy their parents and have them executed. 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 Everyone will hate you on account of my name. But whoever stands firm until the end will be saved. 22 All men will hate you because of me, but he who stands firm to the end will be saved.
23 Whenever they harass you in one city, escape to the next, because I assure that you will not go through all the cities of Israel before the Human One 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 “Disciples aren't greater than their teacher, and slaves aren't greater than their master. 24 "A student is not above his teacher, nor a servant above his master.
25 It's enough for disciples to be like their teacher and slaves like their master. If they have called the head of the house Beelzebul, it's certain that they will call the members of his household by even worse names. 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 “Therefore, don't be afraid of those people because nothing is hidden that won't be revealed, and nothing secret that won't be brought out into the open. 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 darkness, tell in the light; and what you hear whispered, announce from the rooftops. 27 What I tell you in the dark, speak in the daylight; what is whispered in your ear, proclaim from the roofs.
28 Don't be afraid of those who kill the body but can't kill the soul. Instead, be afraid of the one who can destroy both body and soul 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 Aren't two sparrows sold for a small coin? But not one of them will fall to the ground without your Father knowing about it already. 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 Even the hairs of your head are all counted. 30 And even the very hairs of your head are all numbered.
31 Don't be afraid. You are worth more than many sparrows. 31 So don't be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows.
32 “Therefore, everyone who acknowledges me before people, I also will acknowledge before my Father who is in heaven. 32 "Whoever acknowledges me before men, I will also acknowledge him before my Father in heaven.
33 But everyone who denies me before people, I also will deny before my Father who is in heaven. 33 But whoever disowns me before men, I will disown him before my Father in heaven.
34 “Don't think that I've come to bring peace to the earth. I haven't come to bring 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 I've come to turn a man against his father, a daughter against her mother, and a 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 People's enemies are members of their own households. 36 a man's enemies will be the members of his own household.'
37 “Those who love father or mother more than me aren't worthy of me. Those who love son or daughter more than me aren't worthy of 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 Those who don't pick up their crosses and follow me aren't worthy of me. 38 and anyone who does not take his cross and follow me is not worthy of me.
39 Those who find their lives will lose them, and those who lose their lives because of me will find them. 39 Whoever finds his life will lose it, and whoever loses his life for my sake will find it.
40 "Those who receive you are also receiving me, and those who receive me are receiving the one who sent me. 40 "He who receives you receives me, and he who receives me receives the one who sent me.
41 Those who receive a prophet as a prophet will receive a prophet's reward. Those who receive a righteous person as a righteous person will receive a righteous person'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 I assure you that everybody who gives even a cup of cold water to these little ones because they are my disciples will certainly be rewarded." 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."