Luke 9:1-6

Jesus Sends Out the Twelve Apostles

1 1And he called the twelve together and gave them power and authority over all demons and to cure diseases,
2 2and he sent them out to 3proclaim the kingdom of God and to heal.
3 4And he said to them, "Take nothing for your journey, 5no staff, nor bag, nor bread, nor money; and do not have two tunics.[a]
4 And whatever house you enter, stay there, and from there depart.
5 And wherever they do not receive you, when you leave that town 6shake off the dust from your feet 7as a testimony 8against them."
6 9And they departed and went through the villages, preaching the gospel and healing everywhere.

Luke 9:1-6 In-Context

1 And he called the twelve together and gave them power and authority over all demons and to cure diseases,
2 and he sent them out to proclaim the kingdom of God and to heal.
3 And he said to them, "Take nothing for your journey, no staff, nor bag, nor bread, nor money; and do not have two tunics.
4 And whatever house you enter, stay there, and from there depart.
5 And wherever they do not receive you, when you leave that town shake off the dust from your feet as a testimony against them."
6 And they departed and went through the villages, preaching the gospel and healing everywhere.
7 Now Herod the tetrarch heard about all that was happening, and he was perplexed, because it was said by some that John had been raised from the dead,
8 by some that Elijah had appeared, and by others that one of the prophets of old had risen.
9 Herod said, "John I beheaded, but who is this about whom I hear such things?" And he sought to see him.
10 On their return the apostles told him all that they had done. And he took them and withdrew apart to a town called Bethsaida.

Cross References 9

  • 1. Matthew 10:1; Mark 3:13-15; Mark 6:7
  • 2. Matt. 10:5, 7, 8; [ver. 11; Luke 10:1, 9]
  • 3. ver. 11, 60; See Luke 4:43
  • 4. For ver. 3-5, see Matthew 10:9-14; Mark 6:8-11; [Luke 10:4-11; Luke 22:35]
  • 5. [Mark 6:8]
  • 6. Acts 13:51; [Nehemiah 5:13; Acts 18:6]
  • 7. See Mark 1:44
  • 8. James 5:3
  • 9. Mark 6:12

Footnotes 1

  • [a]. Greek chiton, a long garment worn under the cloak next to the skin
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