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Matthew 10 NAS/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Jesus summoned His twelve disciples and gave them authority over unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to heal every kind of disease and every kind of 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 Now the names of the twelve apostles are these: The first, Simon, who is called Peter, and Andrew his brother; and 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 Zealot, and Judas Iscariot, the one who betrayed Him. 4 Simon the Zealot and Judas Iscariot, who betrayed him.
5 These twelve Jesus sent out after instructing them: "Do not go in the way of the Gentiles, and do not enter any city 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 but rather go to the lost sheep of the house of Israel. 6 Go rather to the lost sheep of Israel.
7 "And as you go, preach, saying, 'The kingdom of heaven is at hand.' 7 As you go, preach this message: 'The kingdom of heaven is near.'
8 "Heal the sick, raise the dead, cleanse the lepers, cast out demons. Freely you received, freely give. 8 Heal the sick, raise the dead, cleanse those who have leprosy, drive out demons. Freely you have received, freely give.
9 "Do not acquire gold, or silver, or copper for your money belts, 9 Do not take along any gold or silver or copper in your belts;
10 or a bag for your journey, or even two coats, or sandals, or a staff; for the worker is worthy of his support. 10 take no bag for the journey, or extra tunic, or sandals or a staff; for the worker is worth his keep.
11 "And whatever city or village you enter, inquire who is worthy in it, and stay at his house until you leave that city. 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 house, give it your greeting. 12 As you enter the home, give it your greeting.
13 "If the house is worthy, give it your blessing of peace. But if it is not worthy, take back your blessing of peace. 13 If the home is deserving, let your peace rest on it; if it is not, let your peace return to you.
14 "Whoever does not receive you, nor heed your words, as you go out of that house or that city, shake the 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 "Truly I say to you, it will be more tolerable for the land of Sodom and Gomorrah in the day of judgment 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 "Behold, I send you out as sheep in the midst of wolves; so be shrewd as serpents 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 "But beware of men, for they will hand you over to the courts and scourge 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 and you will even be brought before governors and kings for My sake, as a 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 "But when they hand you over, do not worry about how or what you are to say; for it will be given you in that hour what you are 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 "For it is not you who speak, but it is the Spirit of your Father who speaks in you. 20 for it will not be you speaking, but the Spirit of your Father speaking through you.
21 "Brother will betray brother to death, and a father his child; and children will rise up against parents and cause them to be 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 "You will be hated by all because of My name, but it is the one who has endured to the end who will be saved. 22 All men will hate you because of me, but he who stands firm to the end will be saved.
23 "But whenever they persecute you in one city, flee to the next; for truly I say to you, you will not finish going through the cities of Israel until 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 above his teacher, nor a slave above his master. 24 "A student is not above his teacher, nor a servant above his master.
25 "It is enough for the disciple that he become like his teacher, and the slave like his master. If they have called the head of the house Beelzebul, how much more will they malign the members of his household! 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 do not fear them, for there is nothing concealed that will not be revealed, or hidden that will not be 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 "What I tell you in the darkness, speak in the light; and what you hear whispered in your ear, proclaim upon the housetops. 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 fear those who kill the body but are unable to kill the soul; but rather fear Him who is able to 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 "Are not two sparrows sold for a cent? And yet not one of them will fall to the ground apart from 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 very hairs of your head are all numbered. 30 And even the very hairs of your head are all numbered.
31 "So do not fear; you are more valuable than many sparrows. 31 So don't be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows.
32 "Therefore everyone who confesses Me before men, I will also confess him 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 whoever denies Me before men, I will also deny him before My Father who is in heaven. 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 on the earth; I did not 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 "For I came to SET A MAN AGAINST HIS FATHER, AND 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 and A MAN'S ENEMIES WILL BE THE MEMBERS OF HIS HOUSEHOLD. 36 a man's enemies will be the members of his own household.'
37 "He who loves father or mother more than Me is not worthy of Me; and he who loves 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 he who does not take his cross and follow after Me is not worthy of Me. 38 and anyone who does not take his cross and follow me is not worthy of me.
39 "He who has found his life will lose it, and he who has lost his life for My sake will find it. 39 Whoever finds his life will lose it, and whoever loses his life for my sake will find it.
40 "He who receives you receives Me, and he who receives Me receives 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 receives a prophet in the name of a prophet shall receive a prophet's reward; and he who receives a righteous man in the name of a righteous man shall receive a righteous 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 in the name of a disciple gives to one of these little ones even a cup of cold water to drink, truly I say to you, he shall not 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."