Mark 6:7-13

Jesus Sends Out the Twelve Apostles

7 1And he called the twelve and began to send them out two by two, and gave them authority over the unclean spirits.
8 He charged them to take nothing for their journey except a staff--no bread, no bag, no money in their belts--
9 but to 2wear sandals and not put on two tunics.[a]
10 And he said to them, "Whenever you enter a house, stay there until you depart from there.
11 And if any place will not receive you and they will not listen to you, when you leave, 3shake off the dust that is on your feet 4as a testimony against them."
12 5So they went out and 6proclaimed 7that people should repent.
13 8And they cast out many demons and 9anointed with oil many who were sick and healed them.

Mark 6:7-13 In-Context

5 And he could do no mighty work there, except that he laid his hands on a few sick people and healed them.
6 And he marveled because of their unbelief. And he went about among the villages teaching.
7 And he called the twelve and began to send them out two by two, and gave them authority over the unclean spirits.
8 He charged them to take nothing for their journey except a staff--no bread, no bag, no money in their belts--
9 but to wear sandals and not put on two tunics.
10 And he said to them, "Whenever you enter a house, stay there until you depart from there.
11 And if any place will not receive you and they will not listen to you, when you leave, shake off the dust that is on your feet as a testimony against them."
12 So they went out and proclaimed that people should repent.
13 And they cast out many demons and anointed with oil many who were sick and healed them.
14 King Herod heard of it, for Jesus' name had become known. Some said, "John the Baptist has been raised from the dead. That is why these miraculous powers are at work in him."
15 But others said, "He is Elijah." And others said, "He is a prophet, like one of the prophets of old."

Cross References 9

  • 1. Mark 3:13-15; For ver. 7-11, see Matt. 10:1, 5, 9-14; Luke 9:1, 3-5; [Luke 10:4-11; Luke 22:35]
  • 2. Acts 12:8
  • 3. Acts 13:51; [Nehemiah 5:13; Acts 18:6]
  • 4. See Mark 1:44
  • 5. Luke 9:6
  • 6. Matthew 10:7, 8
  • 7. Matthew 3:2; Matthew 4:17
  • 8. [See ver. 12 above]
  • 9. James 5:14

Footnotes 1

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