Matthew 10:1-20 Darby’s Translation

Jesus Chooses the Twelve

10 1  And having called to [him] his twelve disciples, he gave them power over unclean spirits, so that they should cast them out, and heal every disease and every bodily weakness. 2  Now the names of the twelve apostles are these: first, Simon, who was called Peter, and Andrew his brother; James the [son] of Zebedee, and John his brother; 3  Philip and Bartholomew; Thomas, and Matthew the tax-gatherer; James the [son] of Alphaeus, and Lebbaeus, who was surnamed Thaddaeus; 4  Simon the Cananaean, and Judas the Iscariote, who also delivered him up.

The Mission of the Twelve

5  These twelve Jesus sent out when he had charged them, saying, Go not off into [the] way of [the] nations, and into a city of Samaritans enter ye not; 6  but go rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel. 7  And as ye go, preach, saying, The kingdom of the heavens has drawn nigh. 8  Heal [the] infirm, [raise the dead], cleanse lepers, cast out demons: ye have received gratuitously, give gratuitously. 9  Do not provide yourselves with gold, or silver, or brass, for your belts, 10  nor scrip for the way, nor two body coats, nor sandals, nor a staff: for the workman is worthy of his nourishment. 11  But into whatsoever city or village ye enter, inquire who in it is worthy, and there remain till ye go forth. 12  And as ye enter into a house salute it. 13  And if the house indeed be worthy, let your peace come upon it; but if it be not worthy, let your peace return to you. 14  And whosoever shall not receive you, nor hear your words, as ye go forth out of that house or city, shake off the dust of your feet. 15  Verily I say unto you, It shall be more tolerable for the land of Sodom and Gomorrha in judgment-day than for that city.

Coming Persecutions

16  Behold, I send you as sheep in the midst of wolves; be therefore prudent as the serpents, and guileless as the doves. 17  But beware of men; for they will deliver you up to sanhedrims, and scourge you in their synagogues; 18  and ye shall be brought before rulers and kings for my sake, for a testimony to them and to the nations. 19  But when they deliver you up, be not careful how or what ye shall speak; for it shall be given to you in that hour what ye shall speak. 20  For ye are not the speakers, but the Spirit of your Father which speaks in you.

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