THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO
Christ instructs, empowers, and sends the Twelve Apostles forth to preach, minister, and heal the sick—Those who receive them, receive the Lord.
when he had acalled
disciples, he gave them cpower against dunclean
spirits, to cast them out, and to eheal
all manner of fsickness
and all manner of disease.
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;
Philip, and Bartholomew; Thomas, and Matthew the apublican
; James the son
of Alphaeus, and Lebbaeus, whose surname was Thaddaeus;
Simon the Canaanite, and Judas Iscariot, who also abetrayed
These twelve Jesus asent
forth, and commanded them, saying, Go not into the way of the Gentiles, and into any
city of the bSamaritans
enter ye not:
But go rather to the alost bsheep
of the house of Israel.
And as ye go, preach, saying, The kingdom of heaven ais
Provide neither gold, nor silver, nor brass in your apurses
journey, neither two coats, neither shoes, nor yet staves: for the workman is bworthy
of his cmeat
And into whatsoever city or town ye shall aenter
, enquire who in it is worthy; and there abide till ye go thence.
And when ye come into an house, salute 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.
And whosoever shall not receive you, nor hear your words, when ye depart out of that house or city, shake off the adust
of your bfeet
Verily I say unto you, It shall be more tolerable for the land of aSodom
and Gomorrha in the day of judgment, than for that city.
¶ Behold, I send you forth as asheep
in the midst of wolves: be ye therefore bwise
as serpents, and charmless
But beware of men: for they will deliver you up to the councils, and they will scourge you in their synagogues;
And ye shall be brought before governors and akings bfor
my sake, for a ctestimony
against them and the Gentiles.
But when they deliver you up, atake
no thought how or what ye shall speak: for it shall be given you in that same hour what ye shall bspeak
For it is not ye that speak, but the aSpirit
of your Father which speaketh in you.
And 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 to be put to death.
And ye shall be ahated
of all men bfor
’s sake: but he that dendureth
to the end shall be saved.
But when 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 be come.
is not above his
master, nor the servant above his lord.
It is enough for the disciple athat
he be as his master, and the servant as his lord. If they have called the master of the house Beelzebub, how much more shall they call
them of his household?
Fear them not therefore: for there is nothing acovered
, 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 in the ear, that preach ye upon the housetops.
not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather bfear
him which is able to cdestroy
and body in ehell
Are not two asparrows
sold for a farthing? and one of them shall not fall on the ground without your Father.
But the very ahairs
of your head are all numbered.
Fear ye not therefore, ye are of more avalue
than many bsparrows
Whosoever therefore shall aconfess
me before men, him will I confess also before my Father which is in heaven.
But whosoever shall adeny
me before men, him will I also deny before my Father which is in heaven.
Think not that I am come to send apeace
on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword.
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.
He that aloveth
father or mother bmore
than me is not worthy of me: and he that cloveth
son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me.
And he that taketh not his across
, and followeth after me, is not bworthy
that findeth his life shall blose
it: and he that closeth
for my sake shall find it.
¶ He that areceiveth
me, and he that receiveth me receiveth him that sent me.
He that areceiveth
a prophet in the name of a prophet shall receive a prophet’s breward
; and he that receiveth a righteous man in the name of a righteous man shall receive a righteous man’s reward.
And whosoever shall give to drink unto one of these little ones a cup of cold water
only in the aname
of a disciple, verily I say unto you, he shall in no wise blose