Matthew 10 ©
1 Christ gives His apostles power to work miracles. 2 Their names. 5 Sends them to preach amongst the people of Israel. 8 Instructs them how to fit themselves for the journey, and how to carry themselves towards those who receive them, and who receive them not. 16 What troubles they shall meet, and what they have to comfort themselves withal in them all. 32 Teaches what reward they have to expect, who confess Him constantly. 40 And are bountiful towards His servants.
AND when he had called unto him hisa twelve disciples, he gave them 1power 2against unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to heal all manner of sickness and all manner of disease.
Now the names of the twelve apostles are these; The 3first, Simon, who is called Peter, and Andrew his brother; James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother;
Philip, and Bartholomew; Thomas, and Matthew 4the publican; James the son of Alphaeus, and Lebbaeus, whose surname was 5Thaddæus;
Simon 6the Canaanite, and Judas 7Iscariot, who also 8betrayed him.
These twelve Jesus sent forth, and commanded them, saying, Go not into the way of the Gentiles, and into any city of the 9Samaritans enter ye not:
Butb go rather to the lost sheep of the house 10of Israel.
And as ye go, preach,c saying, The kingdom of heaven is at hand.
Heald the 11sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out devils: freely yee have received, freely give.
12Providef neither gold,g nor silver, nor brass in your 13purses,
Nor scriph for your journey, neither 14two coats, neither shoes, nor yet staves:i forj the workman is worthy of his meat.
Andk into whatsoever city or town ye shall enter, enquire who in it is 15worthy; and there abide till ye go 16thence.
And when ye come into an house, 17salute it.
And if the house be worthy, let your peace come upon it: but if it be not worthy, let your peace return to you.
Andl whosoever shall not receive you, nor hear your words, when ye depart out of that house or city, shakem off the 18dust of your feet.
Verilyn I say unto you, It shall be more tolerable for 19the land of Sodom and Gomorrha in the day of judgment, than for that city.
¶Behold,o I send you forth as sheep in the midst of wolves: be ye therefore wise as serpents, and 20harmless as doves.
But beware of men: forp they will deliver you up to the 21councils, and they will scourge you in their synagogues;
Andq ye shall be brought before 22governors and kings for my sake, for a testimony against them and the Gentiles.
Butr when they deliver you up, take no 23thought how or what ye shall speak: for it shall be given you in that same hour what ye shall speak.
For it is not ye that speak, but the Spirit of your Father which speaketh in you.
Ands the brother shall deliver up the brother to death, and the father the child: and the children shall rise up against their parents, and cause them 24to be put to death.
And ye shall be hated of all men for my name's sake: butt he that endureth to the end shall be saved.
But whenu they persecute you in this city, flee ye into another: for verily I say unto you, Ye shall not have gone over the cities of Israel, till the Son of man 25be come.
Thev disciple is not above his master, nor the servant above his lord.
It is enough for the disciple that he be as his master, and the servant as his lord. Ifw they have called the master of the house 26Beelzebub, how much more shall they call them of his household?
Fearx them not therefore: fory there is nothing covered, that shall not be revealed; and hid, that shall not be known.
What I tell you in darkness, that speak ye in light: and what ye hear 27in the ear, that preach ye 28upon the housetops.
Andz fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.
Are not two 29sparrows sold for 30a farthing?aa and one of them shall not fall on the ground without your Father.
Butab the very hairs of your head are all numbered.
Fear ye not therefore, ye are of more value than many sparrows.
Whosoeverac therefore shall confess me before men, him will I 31confess also before my Father which is in heaven.
But whosoever shall deny me before men, him will I also deny before my Father which is in heaven.
Thinkad not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a 32sword.
Forae I am come to set a man at variance against his father, and the daughter against her mother, and the 33daughter in law against her mother in law.
Andaf a man’s foes shall be they of his own household.
Heag 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.
Andah he that taketh not his cross, and followeth after me, is not worthy of me.
Heai that findeth his 34life shall lose it: and he that loseth his life for my sake shall find it.
¶Heaj that receiveth you receiveth me, and he that receiveth me receiveth him that sent me.
Heak that receiveth a prophet 35in 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.
Andal whosoever shall give to drink unto one of these 36little ones 37a cup of cold water only in the name of a disciple, verily I say unto you, he shall in no wise lose his reward.