when he had called unto him his twelve disciples, he gave them power against unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to heal
all manner of sickness and all manner of disease.
the names of the twelve apostles are these; The first, Simon, who is called Peter, and Andrew his brother; James the son of
Zebedee, and John his brother;
Bartholomew; Thomas, and Matthew the publican; James the son of Alphaeus, and Lebbaeus, whose surname was Thaddaeus;
4Simon the Canaanite, and Judas Iscariot, who also betrayed him.
5These twelve Jesus sent forth, and commanded them, saying, Go not into the way
of the Gentiles, and into any city of the Samaritans enter ye not:
6But go rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.
7And as ye go, preach, saying, The kingdom of heaven is at hand.
8Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out devils: freely ye
have received, freely give.
gold, nor silver, nor brass in your purses,
scrip for your journey, neither two coats, neither shoes, nor yet staves: for the workman is worthy of his meat.
11And into whatsoever city or town ye shall enter, enquire who in it is worthy;
and there abide till ye go thence.
ye come into an house, salute it.
the house be worthy, let your peace come upon it: but if it be not worthy, let your peace return to you.
14And whosoever shall not receive you, nor hear your words, when ye depart out
of that house or city, shake off the dust of your feet.
I say unto you, It shall be more tolerable for the land of Sodom and Gomorrha in the day of judgment, than for that city.
16Behold, I send you forth as sheep in the
midst of wolves: be ye therefore wise as serpents, and harmless as doves.
17But beware of men: for they will deliver you up to the councils, and they will scourge you in their
18And ye shall be brought before
governors and kings for my sake, for a testimony against them and the Gentiles.
19But when they deliver you up, take no thought how or what ye shall speak: for it shall be given you
in that same hour what ye shall speak.
it is not ye that speak, but the Spirit of your Father which speaketh in you.
21And the brother shall deliver up the brother to death, and the father the child: and the children
shall rise up against their parents, and cause them to be put to death.
22And ye shall be hated of all men for my name's sake: but he that endureth to the end shall be saved.
23But when they persecute you in this city,
flee ye into another: for verily I say unto you, Ye shall not have gone over the cities of Israel, till the Son of man be
24The disciple is not above his master,
nor the servant above his lord.
25It is enough
for the disciple that he be as his master, and the servant as his lord. If they have called the master of the house Beelzebub,
how much more shall they call them of his household?
them not therefore: for there is nothing covered, that shall not be revealed; and hid, that shall not be known.
27What I tell you in darkness, that speak ye in light: and what ye hear in the
ear, that preach ye upon the housetops.
fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul
and body in hell.
29Are not two sparrows sold
for a farthing? and one of them shall not fall on the ground without your Father.
30But the very hairs of your head are all numbered.
31Fear ye not therefore, ye are of more value than many sparrows.
32Whosoever therefore shall confess me before men, him will I confess also before
my Father which is in heaven.
shall deny me before men, him will I also deny before my Father which is in heaven.
34Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword.
35For I am come to set a man at variance against his father, and the daughter against
her mother, and the daughter in law against her mother in law.
a man's foes shall be they of his own household.
that loveth father or mother more than me is not worthy of me: and he that loveth son or daughter more than me is not worthy
38And he that taketh not his cross,
and followeth after me, is not worthy of me.
that findeth his life shall lose it: and he that loseth his life for my sake shall find it.
40He that receiveth you receiveth me, and he that receiveth me receiveth him that
41He that receiveth a prophet in
the name of a prophet shall receive a prophet's reward; and he that receiveth a righteous man in the name of a righteous man
shall receive a righteous man's reward.
whosoever shall give to drink unto one of these little ones a cup of cold water only in the name of a disciple, verily I say
unto you, he shall in no wise lose his reward.