8 And commanded them that they should take nothing for their journey, save a staff only; no scrip, no bread, no money money: the word signifieth a piece of brass money, in value somewhat less than a farthing in their purse:
English Standard Version
8 He charged them to take nothing for their journey except a staff--no bread, no bag, no money in their belts--
8 He sent them off with these instructions: "Don't think you need a lot of extra equipment for this. You are the equipment. No special appeals for funds. Keep it simple.
New King James Version
8 He commanded them to take nothing for the journey except a staff--no bag, no bread, no copper in their money belts--
New Living Translation
8 He told them to take nothing for their journey except a walking stick-no food, no traveler's bag, no money.
Though the apostles were conscious to themselves of great weakness, and expected no wordly advantage, yet, in obedience to their Master, and in dependence upon his strength, they went out. They did not amuse people with curious matters, but told them they must repent of their sins, and turn to God. The servants of Christ may hope to turn many from darkness unto God, and to heal souls by the power of the Holy Ghost.