1 And he called to him his twelve :disciples, and gave them authority over unclean spirits, so as to cast them out, and to heal every sickness and every infirmity. 2 Now the names of the twelve apostles are these: The first, Simon, :called Peter, and Andrew his :brother; and James the son of :Zebedee, and John his :brother; 3 Philip, and Batholomew; Thōmas, and Matthew the publican; James the son of :Alphæus, and †Thaddæus; 4 Simon the Cananæan, and Judas :Iscariōt, who also delivered him up. 5 These :twelve :Jesus sent forth, and charged them, saying, Go not into the way of the nations, and enter not into a city of Samaritans: 6 but go rather to the :lost :sheep of the house of Israel. 7 And as ye go, preach, saying [that] The kingdom of the heavens is at hand. 8 Heal the sick, raise the dead, cleanse lepers, cast out demons: freely ye received, freely give. 9 Get no gold, nor silver, nor brass in your :purses; 10 no wallet for your journey, neither two coats, nor shoes, nor staff: for the laborer is worthy of his :food. 11 And into whatever city or village ye enter, search out who in it is worthy; and there abide till ye go forth. 12 And as ye enter into the house, greet it. 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. 14 And whoso receive you not, nor hear your :words, as ye go forth out of the house or that :city, shake off the dust of your :feet. 15 Amen I say unto you, It shall be more tolerable for the land of Sodom and Gomorrah on judgment day than for that city. 16 Lo, I send you forth as sheep amidst wolves: become therefore wise as the serpents, and harmless as the doves. 17 But beware of :men: for they will deliver you up to †councils, and in their :synagogues they will scourge you; 18 yea before governors and kings shall ye be brought for my sake, for a witness to them and to the nations. 19 But when they deliver you up, be not anxious how or what ye shall speak: for it shall be given you in that :hour what ye shall speak. 20 For it is not ye that speak, but the Spirit of your :Father that speaketh in you. 21 And brother shall deliver up brother unto death, and a father his child: and children shall rise up against parents, and put them to death. 22 And ye shall be hated of all for my :name’s sake: but who endureth to the end, the same shall be saved. 23 But when they persecute you in this :city, flee into the other: for Amen I say unto you, Ye shall in nowise †go through the cities of :Israel, till the Son of :man be come. 24 A disciple is not above the teacher, nor a bondman above his :lord. 25 Enough for the disciple that he become as his :teacher, and the bondman as his :lord. If they have called the house-master Beelzebul, how much rather them of his household! 26 Fear not therefore them: for nothing is covered, that shall not be revealed, and hid, that shall not be known. 27 What I tell you in the darkness, speak in the light: and what ye hear in the ear, proclaim upon the housetops. 28 And fear not them that kill the body, but cannot kill the soul: but rather fear him who can destroy both soul and body in geenna. 29 Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? and not one of them shall fall to the ground without your :Father: 30 but of you, the very hairs of the head are all numbered. 31 Fear not therefore; ye are of more value than many sparrows. 32 Every one therefore who shall confess in me before :men, in him will I also confess before my :Father who is in the heavens. 33 But whosoever shall deny me before :men, him will I also deny before my :Father who is in the heavens. 34 Think not that I came to bring peace on the earth: I came not to bring peace, but a sword. 35 For I came to set a man at variance against his :father, and a daughter against her :mother, and a bride against her :mother-in-law: 36 and the man’s foes are they of his household. 37 Who loveth father or mother more than me is not worthy of me: and who loveth son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me. 38 And who taketh not his :cross and followeth after me, is not worthy of me. 39 Who †findeth his :life shall lose it; and who †loseth his :life for my sake shall find it. 40 Who receiveth you receiveth me, and who receiveth me receiveth him that sent me. 41 Who receiveth a prophet unto a prophet’s name shall receive a prophet’s reward; and who receiveth a righteous man unto a righteous man’s name shall receive a righteous man’s reward. 42 And whoso shall give to drink to one of these :little ones a cup of cold water only, unto a disciple’s name, Amen I say unto you, he shall in nowise lose his :reward.