Matthew Chapter 10
1 And when he had called unto him his twelve discipleshe gavethem power against unclean spiritsto cast them outand toheal all manner of sickness and all manner of disease.
2 Now the names of the twelve apostles are theseThe firstSimonwho is called Peterand Andrew his brotherJames theson of Zebedeeand John his brother
3 Philipand BartholomewThomasand Matthew the publicanJames the son of Alphaeusand Lebbaeuswhose surname wasThaddaeus
4 Simon the Canaaniteand Judas Iscariotwho also betrayedhim.
5 These twelve Jesus sent forthand commanded themsayingGonot into the way of the Gentilesand into any city of theSamaritans enter ye not
6 But go rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.
7 And as ye gopreachsayingThe kingdom of heaven is athand.
8 Heal the sickcleanse the lepersraise the deadcast outdevilsfreely ye have receivedfreely give.
9 Provide neither goldnor silvernor brass in your purses
10 Nor scrip for your journeyneither two coatsneither shoesnor yet stavesfor the workman is worthy of his meat.
11 And into whatsoever city or town ye shall enterenquire whoin it is worthyand there abide till ye go thence.
12 And when ye come into an housesalute it.
13 And if the house be worthylet your peace come upon itbutif it be not worthylet your peace return to you.
14 And whosoever shall not receive younor hear your wordswhenye depart out of that house or cityshake off the dust ofyour feet.
15 Verily I say unto youIt shall be more tolerable for the landof Sodom and Gomorrha in the day of judgmentthan for thatcity.
16 BeholdI send you forth as sheep in the midst of wolvesbeye therefore wise as serpentsand harmless as doves.
17 But beware of menfor they will deliver you up to thecouncilsand they will scourge you in their synagogues
18 And ye shall be brought before governors and kings for mysakefor a testimony against them and the Gentiles.
19 But when they deliver you uptake no thought how or what yeshall speakfor it shall be given you in that same hour whatye shall speak.
20 For it is not ye that speakbut the Spirit of your Fatherwhich speaketh in you.
21 And the brother shall deliver up the brother to deathand thefather the childand the children shall rise up against theirparentsand cause them to be put to death.
22 And ye shall be hated of all men for my name s sakebut hethat endureth to the end shall be saved.
23 But when they persecute you in this cityflee ye intoanotherfor verily I say unto youYe shall not have goneover the cities of Israeltill the Son of man be come.
24 The disciple is not above his masternor the servant abovehis lord.
25 It is enough for the disciple that he be as his masterandthe servant as his lord. If they have called the master of thehouse Beelzebubhow much more shall they call them of hishousehold
26 Fear them not thereforefor there is nothing coveredthatshall not be revealedand hidthat shall not be known.
27 What I tell you in darknessthat speak ye in lightand whatye hear in the earthat preach ye upon the housetops.
28 And fear not them which kill the bodybut are not able tokill the soulbut rather fear him which is able to destroyboth soul and body in hell.
29 Are not two sparrows sold for a farthingand one of themshall not fall on the ground without your Father.
30 But the very hairs of your head are all numbered.
31 Fear ye not thereforeye are of more value than manysparrows.
32 Whosoever therefore shall confess me before menhim will Iconfess also before my Father which is in heaven.
33 But whosoever shall deny me before menhim will I also denybefore my Father which is in heaven.
34 Think not that I am come to send peace on earthI came not tosend peacebut a sword.
35 For I am come to set a man at variance against his fatherandthe daughter against her motherand the daughter in lawagainst her mother in law.
36 And a man s foes shall be they of his own household.
37 He that loveth father or mother more than me is not worthy ofmeand he that loveth son or daughter more than me is notworthy of me.
38 And he that taketh not his crossand followeth after meisnot worthy of me.
39 He that findeth his life shall lose itand he that loseth hislife for my sake shall find it.
40 He that receiveth you receiveth meand he that receiveth mereceiveth him that sent me.
41 He that receiveth a prophet in the name of a prophet shallreceive a prophet s rewardand he that receiveth a righteousman in the name of a righteous man shall receive a righteousman s reward.
42 And whosoever shall give to drink unto one of these littleones a cup of cold water only in the name of a discipleverily I say unto youhe shall in no wise lose his reward.