Jesus Chooses the Twelve
10 1 Jesus summoned His twelve disciples and gave them authority over unclean spirits , to cast them out, and to heal every kind of disease and every kind of sickness . 2 Now the names of the twelve apostles are these : The first , Simon , who is called Peter , and Andrew his brother ; and James the son of Zebedee , and John his brother ; 3 Philip and Bartholomew ; Thomas and Matthew the tax collector ; James the son of Alphaeus , and Thaddaeus ; 4 Simon the Zealot , and Judas Iscariot , the one who betrayed Him.
The Mission of the Twelve
5 These twelve Jesus sent out after instructing them: "Do not go in the way of the Gentiles , and do not enter any city of the Samaritans ; 6 but rather go to the lost sheep of the house of Israel . 7 "And as you go , preach , saying , ' The kingdom of heaven is at hand .' 8 "Heal the sick , raise the dead , cleanse the lepers , cast out demons . Freely you received , freely give . 9 " Do not acquire gold , or silver , or copper for your money belts , 10 or a bag for your journey , or even two coats , or sandals , or a staff ; for the worker is worthy of his support . 11 "And whatever e city or village you enter , inquire who is worthy in it, and stay at his house until you leave that city. 12 "As you enter the house , give it your greeting . 13 "If the house is worthy , give it your blessing of peace . But if it is not worthy , take back your blessing of peace . 14 "Whoever does not receive you, nor heed your words , as you go out of that house or that city , shake the dust off your feet . 15 "Truly I say to you, it will be more tolerable for the land of Sodom and Gomorrah in the day of judgment than for that city .
16 " Behold , I send you out as sheep in the midst of wolves ; so be shrewd as serpents and innocent as doves . 17 "But beware of men , for they will hand you over to the courts and scourge you in their synagogues ; 18 and you will even be brought before governors and kings for My sake , as a testimony to them and to the Gentiles . 19 " But when they hand you over, do not worry about how or what you are to say ; for it will be given you in that hour what you are to say . 20 "For it is not you who speak , but it is the Spirit of your Father who speaks in you.