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Matthew 10

NIRV 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. NIV 1 He called his twelve disciples to him and gave them authority to drive out evil spirits and to heal every disease and sickness. NIRV 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. NIV 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; NIRV 3 Next are Philip and Bartholomew, and also Thomas and Matthew the tax collector. Two more are James, son of Alphaeus, and Thaddaeus. NIV 3 Philip and Bartholomew; Thomas and Matthew the tax collector; James son of Alphaeus, and Thaddaeus; NIRV 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. NIV 4 Simon the Zealot and Judas Iscariot, who betrayed him. NIRV 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. NIV 5 These twelve Jesus sent out with the following instructions: "Do not go among the Gentiles or enter any town of the Samaritans. NIRV 6 Instead, go to the people of Israel. They are like sheep that have become lost. NIV 6 Go rather to the lost sheep of Israel. NIRV 7 As you go, preach this message, 'The kingdom of heaven is near.' NIV 7 As you go, preach this message: 'The kingdom of heaven is near.' NIRV 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. NIV 8 Heal the sick, raise the dead, cleanse those who have leprosy, drive out demons. Freely you have received, freely give. NIRV 9 "Do not take along any gold, silver or copper in your belts. NIV 9 Do not take along any gold or silver or copper in your belts; NIRV 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. NIV 10 take no bag for the journey, or extra tunic, or sandals or a staff; for the worker is worth his keep. NIRV 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. NIV 11 "Whatever town or village you enter, search for some worthy person there and stay at his house until you leave. NIRV 12 As you enter the home, greet those who live there. NIV 12 As you enter the home, give it your greeting. NIRV 13 If that home welcomes you, give it your blessing of peace. If it does not, don't bless it. NIV 13 If the home is deserving, let your peace rest on it; if it is not, let your peace return to you. NIRV 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. NIV 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. NIRV 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. NIV 15 I tell you the truth, it will be more bearable for Sodom and Gomorrah on the day of judgment than for that town. NIRV 16 "I am sending you out like sheep among wolves. So be as wise as snakes and as harmless as doves. NIV 16 I am sending you out like sheep among wolves. Therefore be as shrewd as snakes and as innocent as doves. NIRV 17 "Watch out! Men will hand you over to the local courts. They will whip you in their synagogues. NIV 17 "Be on your guard against men; they will hand you over to the local councils and flog you in their synagogues. NIRV 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. NIV 18 On my account you will be brought before governors and kings as witnesses to them and to the Gentiles. NIRV 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. NIV 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, NIRV 20 It will not be you speaking. The Spirit of your Father will be speaking through you. NIV 20 for it will not be you speaking, but the Spirit of your Father speaking through you. NIRV 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. NIV 21 "Brother will betray brother to death, and a father his child; children will rebel against their parents and have them put to death. NIRV 22 Everyone will hate you because of me. But anyone who stands firm to the end will be saved. NIV 22 All men will hate you because of me, but he who stands firm to the end will be saved. NIRV 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. NIV 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. NIRV 24 "A student is not better than his teacher. A servant is not better than his master. NIV 24 "A student is not above his teacher, nor a servant above his master. NIRV 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? NIV 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! NIRV 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. NIV 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. NIRV 27 What I tell you in the dark, speak in the daylight. What is whispered in your ear, shout from the rooftops. NIV 27 What I tell you in the dark, speak in the daylight; what is whispered in your ear, proclaim from the roofs. NIRV 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. NIV 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. NIRV 29 "Aren't two sparrows sold for only a penny? But not one of them falls to the ground without your Father knowing it. NIV 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. NIRV 30 He even counts every hair on your head! NIV 30 And even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. NIRV 31 So don't be afraid. You are worth more than many sparrows. NIV 31 So don't be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows. NIRV 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. NIV 32 "Whoever acknowledges me before men, I will also acknowledge him before my Father in heaven. NIRV 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. NIV 33 But whoever disowns me before men, I will disown him before my Father in heaven. NIRV 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. NIV 34 "Do not suppose that I have come to bring peace to the earth. I did not come to bring peace, but a sword. NIRV 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. NIV 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-- NIRV 36 A man's enemies will be the members of his own family.' (Micah 7:6) NIV 36 a man's enemies will be the members of his own household.' NIRV 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. NIV 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; NIRV 38 And anyone who does not pick up his cross and follow me is not worthy of me. NIV 38 and anyone who does not take his cross and follow me is not worthy of me. NIRV 39 If anyone finds his life, he will lose it. If anyone loses his life because of me, he will find it. NIV 39 Whoever finds his life will lose it, and whoever loses his life for my sake will find it. NIRV 40 "Anyone who welcomes you welcomes me. And anyone who welcomes me welcomes the One who sent me. NIV 40 "He who receives you receives me, and he who receives me receives the one who sent me. NIRV 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. NIV 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. NIRV 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." NIV 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."