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Matthew 10 GW/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Jesus called his twelve disciples and gave them authority to force evil spirits out of people and to cure every disease and 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 These are the names of the twelve apostles: first and foremost, Simon (who is called Peter) and his brother Andrew; James and his brother John, the sons of Zebedee; 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; 3 Philip and Bartholomew; Thomas and Matthew the tax collector; James son of Alphaeus, and Thaddaeus;
4 Simon the Zealot and Judas Iscariot, who later betrayed Jesus. 4 Simon the Zealot and Judas Iscariot, who betrayed him.
5 Jesus sent these twelve out with the following instructions: "Don't go among people who are not Jewish or into any 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 Instead, go to the lost sheep of the nation of Israel. 6 Go rather to the lost sheep of Israel.
7 As you go, spread this message: 'The kingdom of heaven is near.' 7 As you go, preach this message: 'The kingdom of heaven is near.'
8 Cure the sick, bring the dead back to life, cleanse those with skin diseases, and force demons out of people. Give these things without charging, since you received them without paying. 8 Heal the sick, raise the dead, cleanse those who have leprosy, drive out demons. Freely you have received, freely give.
9 "Don't take any gold, silver, or even copper coins in your pockets. 9 Do not take along any gold or silver or copper in your belts;
10 Don't take a traveling bag for the trip, a change of clothes, sandals, or a walking stick. After all, the worker deserves to have his needs met. 10 take no bag for the journey, or extra tunic, or sandals or a staff; for the worker is worth his keep.
11 "When you go into a city or village, look for people who will listen to you there. Stay with them until you leave [that place]. 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, greet the family. 12 As you enter the home, give it your greeting.
13 If it is a family that listens to you, allow your greeting to stand. But if it is not receptive, take back your greeting. 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 doesn't welcome you or listen to what you say, leave that house or city, and shake its dust off 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 I can guarantee this truth: Judgment day will be better for Sodom and Gomorrah than 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 "I'm sending you out like sheep among wolves. So be as cunning as snakes but as 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 who will hand you over to the Jewish courts and whip 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 Because of me you will even be brought in front of governors and kings to testify to them and to everyone in the world. 18 On my account you will be brought before governors and kings as witnesses to them and to the Gentiles.
19 When they hand you over [to the authorities], don't worry about what to say or how to say it. When the time comes, you will be given what to say. 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 Indeed, you're not the ones who will be speaking. The Spirit of your Father will be speaking through you. 20 for it will not be you speaking, but the Spirit of your Father speaking through you.
21 "Brother will hand over brother to death; a father will hand over his child. Children will rebel against their parents and kill them. 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 because you are committed to me. But the person who patiently endures to 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 So when they persecute you in one city, flee to another. I can guarantee this truth: Before you have gone through every city in Israel, the Son of Man will come. 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 student is not better than his teacher. Nor is a slave better than his owner. 24 "A student is not above his teacher, nor a servant above his master.
25 It is enough for a student to become like his teacher and a slave like his owner. If they have called the owner of the house Beelzebul, they will certainly call the family members the same name. 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 So don't be afraid of them. Nothing has been covered that will not be exposed. Whatever is secret will be made known. 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 Tell in the daylight what I say to you in the dark. Shout from the housetops what you hear whispered. 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 cannot kill the soul. Instead, fear 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 penny? Not one of them will fall to the ground without your Father's permission. 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 Every hair on your head has been 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 "So I will acknowledge in front of my Father in heaven that person who acknowledges me in front of others. 32 "Whoever acknowledges me before men, I will also acknowledge him before my Father in heaven.
33 But I will tell my Father in heaven that I don't know the person who tells others that he doesn't know me. 33 But whoever disowns me before men, I will disown him before my Father in heaven.
34 "Don't think that I came to bring peace to earth. I didn't come to bring peace but conflict. 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 came to turn a man against his father, a daughter against her mother, 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 A person's enemies will be the members of his own family. 36 a man's enemies will be the members of his own household.'
37 "The person who loves his father or mother more than me does not deserve to be my disciple. The person who loves a son or daughter more than me does not deserve to be my disciple. 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 Whoever doesn't take up his cross and follow me doesn't deserve to be my disciple. 38 and anyone who does not take his cross and follow me is not worthy of me.
39 The person who tries to preserve his life will lose it, but the person who loses his life for me will preserve it. 39 Whoever finds his life will lose it, and whoever loses his life for my sake will find it.
40 "The person who welcomes you welcomes me, and the person who welcomes me welcomes the one who sent me. 40 "He who receives you receives me, and he who receives me receives the one who sent me.
41 The person who welcomes a prophet as a prophet will receive a prophet's reward. The person who welcomes 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 can guarantee this truth: Whoever gives any of my humble followers a cup of cold water because that person is my disciple will certainly never lose 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."