10:1 And when he had called to [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.
10:2 Now 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;
10:3 Philip, and Bartholomew; Thomas, and Matthew the publican;
James [the son] of Alpheus, and Lebbeus, whose surname was
10:4 Simon the Canaanite, and Judas Iscariot, who also betrayed
10:5 These twelve Jesus sent forth, and commanded them, saying,
Go not into the way of the Gentiles, and enter ye not into
[any] city of the Samaritans.
10:6 But go rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.
10:7 And as ye go, proclaim, saying, The kingdom of heaven is at
10:8 Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out
demons: freely ye have received, freely give.
10:9 Provide neither gold, nor silver, nor brass in your purses;
10:10 Nor bag for your journey, neither two coats, neither
shoes, nor a staff: for the workman is worthy of his food.
10:11 And into whatever city or town ye shall enter, inquire who
in it is worthy, and there abide till ye go thence.
10:12 And when ye come into a house, salute it.
10:13 And if the house be worthy, let your peace come upon it:
but if it be not worthy, let your peace return to you.
10:14 And whoever shall not receive you, nor hear your words,
when ye depart from that house, or city, shake off the dust of
10:15 Verily, I say to you, It shall be more tolerable for the
land of Sodom and Gomorrah, in the day of judgment, than for
10:16 Behold, I send you forth as sheep in the midst of wolves:
be ye therefore wise as serpents, and harmless as doves.
10:17 But beware of men: for they will deliver you to the
councils, and they will scourge you in their synagogues.
10:18 And ye will be brought before governors and kings for my
sake, for a testimony against them and the Gentiles.
10:19 But when they deliver you up, be not anxious how or what
ye shall speak, for it shall be given to you in that same hour
what ye shall speak.
10:20 For it is not ye that speak, but the Spirit of your Father
which speaketh in you.
10:21 And the brother will deliver up the brother to death, and
the father the child: and the children will rise up against
[their] parents, and cause them to be put to death.
10:22 And ye will be hated by all [men] for my name's sake: but
he that endureth to the end shall be saved.
10:23 But when they persecute you in this city, flee ye into
another: for verily I say to you, Ye shall not have gone over
the cities of Israel till the Son of man shall have come.
10:24 The disciple is not above [his] teacher, nor the servant
above his lord.
10:25 It is enough for the disciple that he should be as his
teacher, and the servant as his lord: if they have called the
master of the house Beelzebub, how much more [will they call]
them of his household?
10:26 Fear them not therefore: for there is nothing covered,
that shall not be revealed; and hid, that shall not be known.
10:27 What I tell you in darkness, [that] speak ye in light: and
what ye hear in the ear, [that] publish ye upon the house-tops.
10:28 And fear not them who kill the body, but are not able to
kill the soul: but rather fear him who is able to destroy both
soul and body in hell.
10:29 Are not two sparrows sold for a farthing? and not one of
them shall fall on the ground without your Father.
10:30 But the very hairs of your head are all numbered.
10:31 Fear ye not therefore, ye are of more value than many
10:32 Whoever therefore shall confess me before men, him will I
also confess before my Father who is in heaven.
10:33 But whoever shall deny me before men, him will I also deny
before my Father who is in heaven.
10:34 Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came
not to send peace, but a sword.
10:35 For 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.
10:36 And a man's foes [will be] they of his own household.
10:37 He 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 of me.
10:38 And he that taketh not his cross, and followeth me, is not
worthy of me.
10:39 He that findeth his life shall lose it: and he that loseth
his life for my sake, shall find it.
10:40 He that receiveth you, receiveth me, and he that receiveth
me, receiveth him that sent me.
10:41 He 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.
10:42 And whoever shall give to drink to one of these little
ones, a cup of cold [water] only, in the name of a disciple,
verily, I say to you, he shall in no wise lose his reward.