10Jesus called his twelve disciples together and gave them authority to cast out evil spirits and to heal every kind of disease and illness.G2532G4341G846G1427G3101G1325G846G1849G169G4151G5620G1544G846G1544G2532G2323G3956G3554G2532G3956G3119 2Here are the names of the twelve apostles: first, Simon (also called Peter), then Andrew (Peter's brother), James (son of Zebedee), John (James's brother),G1161G3686G1427G652G2076G5023G4413G4613G3588G3004G4074G2532G406G846G80G2385G3588G2199G2532G2491G846G80 3Philip, Bartholomew, Thomas, Matthew (the tax collector), James (son of Alphaeus), Thaddaeus,G5376G2532G918G2381G2532G3156G5057G2385G3588G256G2532G3002G1941G2280 4Simon (the zealot), Judas Iscariot (who later betrayed him).G4613G2581G2532G2455G2469G3588G2532G3860G846 5Jesus sent out the twelve apostles with these instructions: "Don't go to the Gentiles or the Samaritans,G5128G1427G2424G649G3853G846G3004G565G3361G1519G3598G1484G2532G1519G4172G4541G1525G3361 6but only to the people of Israel—God's lost sheep.G1161G4198G3123G4314G622G4263G3624G2474 7Go and announce to them that the Kingdom of Heaven is near.G1161G4198G2784G3004G3754G932G3772G1448 8Heal the sick, raise the dead, cure those with leprosy, and cast out demons. Give as freely as you have received!G2323G770G2511G3015G1453G3498G1544G1140G1432G2983G1432G1325 9"Don't take any money in your money belts—no gold, silver, or even copper coins.G2932G3361G5557G3366G696G3366G5475G1519G5216G2223 10Don't carry a traveler's bag with a change of clothes and sandals or even a walking stick. Don't hesitate to accept hospitality, because those who work deserve to be fed.G3361G4082G1519G3598G3366G1417G5509G3366G5266G3366G4464G1063G2040G2076G514G846G5160 11"Whenever you enter a city or village, search for a worthy person and stay in his home until you leave town.G1161G1519G302G3739G4172G2228G2968G1525G1833G5101G1722G846G2076G514G2546G3306G302G2193G1831 12When you enter the home, give it your blessing.G1161G1525G1519G3614G782G846 13If it turns out to be a worthy home, let your blessing stand; if it is not, take back the blessing.G2532G1437G3303G3614G5600G514G5216G1515G2064G1909G846G1161G3362G5600G3362G514G5216G1515G1994G4314G5209 14If any household or town refuses to welcome you or listen to your message, shake its dust from your feet as you leave.G2532G3739G1209G3362G1209G5209G3366G191G5216G3056G1831G1565G3614G2228G4172G1621G2868G5216G4228 15I tell you the truth, the wicked cities of Sodom and Gomorrah will be better off than such a town on the judgment day.G281G3004G5213G2071G414G1093G4670G2532G1116G1722G2250G2920G2228G1565G4172 16"Look, I am sending you out as sheep among wolves. So be as shrewd as snakes and harmless as doves.G2400G1473G649G5209G649G5613G4263G1722G3319G3074G1096G3767G5429G5613G3789G2532G185G5613G4058 17But beware! For you will be handed over to the courts and will be flogged with whips in the synagogues.G1161G4337G575G444G1063G3860G5209G3860G1519G4892G2532G3146G5209G1722G846G4864 18You will stand trial before governors and kings because you are my followers. But this will be your opportunity to tell the rulers and other unbelievers about me.G2532G71G1909G2232G2532G1161G935G1752G1700G1519G3142G846G2532G1484 19When you are arrested, don't worry about how to respond or what to say. God will give you the right words at the right time.G1161G3752G3860G5209G3860G3309G3361G3309G4459G2228G5101G2980G1063G1325G5213G1722G1565G5610G5101G2980 20For it is not you who will be speaking—it will be the Spirit of your Father speaking through you.G1063G2075G3756G5210G2980G235G4151G5216G3962G3588G2980G1722G5213 21"A brother will betray his brother to death, a father will betray his own child, and children will rebel against their parents and cause them to be killed.G1161G80G3860G80G1519G2288G2532G3962G5043G2532G5043G1881G1909G1118G2532G2289G846G2289 22And all nations will hate you because you are my followers. But everyone who endures to the end will be saved.G2532G2071G3404G5259G3956G1223G3450G3686G1161G3778G5278G1519G5056G4982 23When you are persecuted in one town, flee to the next. I tell you the truth, the Son of Man will return before you have reached all the towns of Israel.G1161G3752G1377G5209G1722G5026G4172G5343G1519G243G1063G281G3004G5213G5055G3364G5055G4172G2474G2193G5207G444G302G2064 24"Students are not greater than their teacher, and slaves are not greater than their master.G3101G2076G3756G5228G1320G3761G1401G5228G846G2962 25Students are to be like their teacher, and slaves are to be like their master. And since I, the master of the household, have been called the prince of demons, the members of my household will be called by even worse names!G713G3101G2443G1096G5613G846G1320G2532G1401G5613G846G2962G1487G2564G3617G954G4214G3123G846G3615 26"But don't be afraid of those who threaten you. For the time is coming when everything that is covered will be revealed, and all that is secret will be made known to all.G5399G846G3361G3767G1063G2076G3762G2572G3739G601G3756G601G2532G2927G3739G1097G3756G1097 27What I tell you now in the darkness, shout abroad when daybreak comes. What I whisper in your ear, shout from the housetops for all to hear!G3739G3004G5213G1722G4653G2036G1722G5457G2532G3739G191G1519G3775G2784G1909G1430 28"Don't be afraid of those who want to kill your body; they cannot touch your soul. Fear only God, who can destroy both soul and body in hell.G2532G5399G575G3361G3588G615G4983G1161G1410G3361G1410G615G5590G1161G3123G5399G3588G1410G622G2532G5590G2532G4983G1722G1067 29What is the price of two sparrows—one copper coin? But not a single sparrow can fall to the ground without your Father knowing it.G4453G3780G1417G4765G4453G787G2532G1520G1537G846G4098G3756G4098G1909G1093G427G5216G3962 30And the very hairs on your head are all numbered.G1161G2532G2359G5216G2776G1526G3956G705 31So don't be afraid; you are more valuable to God than a whole flock of sparrows.G5399G3361G3767G5210G1308G4183G4765 32"Everyone who acknowledges me publicly here on earth, I will also acknowledge before my Father in heaven.G3956G3748G3767G3670G1722G1698G1715G444G1722G846G3670G2504G1715G3450G3962G3588G1722G3772 33But everyone who denies me here on earth, I will also deny before my Father in heaven.G1161G3748G302G720G3165G1715G444G846G2504G720G1715G3450G3962G3588G1722G3772 34"Don't imagine that I came to bring peace to the earth! I came not to bring peace, but a sword.G3543G3361G3754G2064G906G1515G1909G1093G2064G3756G906G1515G235G3162 35'I have come to set a man against his father, a daughter against her mother, and a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law.G1063G2064G1369G444G1369G2596G846G3962G2532G2364G2596G846G3384G2532G3565G2596G846G3994 36Your enemies will be right in your own household!'G2532G444G2190G846G3615 37"If you love your father or mother more than you love me, you are not worthy of being mine; or if you love your son or daughter more than me, you are not worthy of being mine.G5368G3962G2228G3384G5228G1691G2076G3756G514G3450G2532G5368G5207G2228G2364G5228G1691G2076G3756G514G3450 38If you refuse to take up your cross and follow me, you are not worthy of being mine.G2532G3739G2983G3756G846G4716G2532G190G3694G3450G2076G3756G514G3450 39If you cling to your life, you will lose it; but if you give up your life for me, you will find it.G2147G846G5590G622G846G2532G622G846G5590G1700G1752G2147G846 40"Anyone who receives you receives me, and anyone who receives me receives the Father who sent me.G1209G5209G1209G1691G2532G1209G1691G1209G649G3165 41If you receive a prophet as one who speaks for God, you will be given the same reward as a prophet. And if you receive righteous people because of their righteousness, you will be given a reward like theirs.G1209G4396G1519G3686G4396G2983G4396G3408G2532G2983G1342G1519G3686G1342G1209G1342G3408 42And if you give even a cup of cold water to one of the least of my followers, you will surely be rewarded."G2532G3739G1437G4222G1520G5130G3398G4221G5593G3440G1519G3686G3101G281G3004G5213G3364G622G846G3408
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