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Matthew 10 NIRV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Jesus called for his 12 disciples to come to him. He gave them authority to drive out evil spirits and to heal every illness 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 Here are the names of the 12 apostles. First are Simon Peter and his brother Andrew. Then come James, son of Zebedee, and his brother John. 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 Next are Philip and Bartholomew, and also Thomas and Matthew the tax collector. Two more are James, son of Alphaeus, and Thaddaeus. 3 Philip and Bartholomew; Thomas and Matthew the tax collector; James son of Alphaeus, and Thaddaeus;
4 The last are Simon the Zealot and Judas Iscariot. Judas is the one who was later going to hand Jesus over to his enemies. 4 Simon the Zealot and Judas Iscariot, who betrayed him.
5 Jesus sent these 12 out with the following orders. "Do not go among those who aren't Jews," he said. "Do not enter any town of the Samaritans. 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 people of Israel. They are like sheep that have become lost. 6 Go rather to the lost sheep of Israel.
7 As you go, preach this message, 'The kingdom of heaven is near.' 7 As you go, preach this message: 'The kingdom of heaven is near.'
8 Heal those who are sick. Bring those who are dead back to life. Make those who have skin diseases 'clean' again. Drive out demons. You have received freely, so give freely. 8 Heal the sick, raise the dead, cleanse those who have leprosy, drive out demons. Freely you have received, freely give.
9 "Do not take along any gold, silver or copper in your belts. 9 Do not take along any gold or silver or copper in your belts;
10 Do not take a bag for the journey. Do not take extra clothes or sandals or walking sticks. A worker should be given what he needs. 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 enter a town or village, look for someone who is willing to welcome you. Stay at that person's house until you leave. 11 "Whatever town or village you enter, search for some worthy person there and stay at his house until you leave.
12 As you enter the home, greet those who live there. 12 As you enter the home, give it your greeting.
13 If that home welcomes you, give it your blessing of peace. If it does not, don't bless it. 13 If the home is deserving, let your peace rest on it; if it is not, let your peace return to you.
14 "Some people may not welcome you or listen to your words. If they don't, shake the dust off your feet when you leave that home or town. 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 What I'm about to tell you is true. On judgment day it will be easier for Sodom and Gomorrah 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 "I am sending you out like sheep among wolves. So be as wise as snakes and as harmless 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! Men will hand you over to the local courts. They will 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 You will be brought to governors and kings because of me. You will be witnesses to them and to those who aren't Jews. 18 On my account you will be brought before governors and kings as witnesses to them and to the Gentiles.
19 "But when they arrest you, don't worry about what you will say or how you will say it. At that time you will be given the right words 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 It will not be you 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 "Brothers will hand over brothers to be killed. Fathers will hand over their children. Children will rise up against their parents and have them put 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 Everyone will hate you because of me. But anyone who stands firm 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 "When people attack you in one place, escape to another. What I'm about to tell you is true. You will not finish going through the cities 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 student is not better than his teacher. A servant is not better than his master. 24 "A student is not above his teacher, nor a servant above his master.
25 It is enough for the student to be like his teacher. And it is enough for the servant to be like his master. If the head of the house has been called Beelzebub, what can the others who live there expect? 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 your enemies. Everything that is secret will be brought out into the open. Everything that is hidden will be uncovered. 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 tell you in the dark, speak in the daylight. What is whispered in your ear, shout 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 Do not be afraid of those who kill the body but can't kill the soul. Instead, be afraid of the One who can destroy both soul and body 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 only a penny? But not one of them falls to the ground without your Father knowing it. 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 He even counts every hair on your head! 30 And even the very hairs of your head are all numbered.
31 So 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 "What about someone who says in front of others that he knows me? I will also say in front of my Father who is in heaven that I know him. 32 "Whoever acknowledges me before men, I will also acknowledge him before my Father in heaven.
33 But what about someone who says in front of others that he doesn't know me? I will say in front of my Father who is in heaven that I don't know him. 33 But whoever disowns me before men, I will disown him before my Father in heaven.
34 "Do not think that I came to bring peace to the earth. I didn't come to bring peace. I came to bring 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 have come to turn " 'sons against their fathers. Daughters will refuse to obey their mothers. Daughters-in-law will be against their mothers-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 man's enemies will be the members of his own family.' #1(Micah 7:6)#2 36 a man's enemies will be the members of his own household.'
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. 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 anyone who does not pick up his cross and follow me is not worthy of me. 38 and anyone who does not take his cross and follow me is not worthy of me.
39 If anyone finds his life, he will lose it. If anyone loses his life because of me, he will find it. 39 Whoever finds his life will lose it, and whoever loses his life for my sake will find it.
40 "Anyone who welcomes you welcomes me. And anyone 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 Suppose someone welcomes a prophet as a prophet. That one will receive a prophet's reward. And suppose someone welcomes a godly person as a godly person. That one will receive a godly 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 Suppose someone gives even a cup of cold water to a little one who follows me. What I'm about to tell you is true. That one 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."