Christ sendeth out his twelve Apostles, enabling them with power to do miracles,
Matthew 10:1 And when hee had called vnto him his twelue disciples, he gaue them power [against] vncleane spirits, to cast them out, and to heale all maner of sickenesse, and all maner of disease. Matthew 10:2 Now the names of the twelue Apostles are these: The first, Simon, who is called Peter, and Andrew his brother, Iames the sonne of Zebedee, and Iohn his brother: Matthew 10:3 Philip, and Bartholomew, Thomas, and Matthew the Publicane, Iames the sonne of Alpheus, and Lebbeus, whose surname was Thaddeus: Matthew 10:4 Simon the Canaanite, and Iudas Iscariot, who also betrayed him.
giveth them their charge, teacheth them,
Matthew 10:5 These twelue Iesus sent foorth, and commanded them, saying, Goe not into the way of the Gentiles, and into [any] city of the Samaritans enter ye not: Matthew 10:6 But goe rather to the lost sheepe of the house of Israel. Matthew 10:7 And as yee goe, preach, saying, The kingdome of heauen is at hand: Matthew 10:8 Heale the sicke, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out deuils: freely ye haue receiued, freely giue. Matthew 10:9 Prouide neither gold, nor siluer, nor brasse in your purses: Matthew 10:10 Nor scrippe for your iourney, neither two coats, neither shooes, nor yet staues: (for the workeman is worthy of his meat.) Matthew 10:11 And into whatsoeuer city or towne ye shall enter, inquire who in it is worthy, and there abide till yee goe thence. Matthew 10:12 And when ye come into an house, salute it. Matthew 10:13 And if the house be worthy, let your peace come vpon it: but if it be not worthy, let your peace returne to you. Matthew 10:14 And whosoeuer shall not receiue you, nor heare your words: when yee depart out of that house, or city, shake off the dust of your feete. Matthew 10:15 Uerely I say vnto you, it shall be more tolerable for the land of Sodom and Gomorrha in the day of iudgment, then for that citie.
comforteth them against persecutions:
Matthew 10:16 Behold, I send you foorth as sheepe in the middest of wolues: be yee therefore wise as serpents, and harmelesse as doues. Matthew 10:17 But beware of men: for they will deliuer you vp to the Councils, and they will scourge you in their Synagogues, Matthew 10:18 And yee shall be brought before Gouernours and Kings for my sake, for a testimonie against them, and the Gentiles. Matthew 10:19 But when they deliuer you vp, take no thought, how or what ye shall speake, for it shall bee giuen you in that same houre what ye shall speake. Matthew 10:20 For it is not yee that speake, but the Spirit of your Father, which speaketh in you. Matthew 10:21 And the brother shall deliuer vp the brother to death, and the father the childe: and the children shall rise vp against their parents, and cause them to be put to death. Matthew 10:22 And yee shall be hated of all men for my Names sake: but he that endureth to the end, shalbe saued. Matthew 10:23 But when they persecute you in this citie, flee ye into another: for verely I say vnto you, ye shall not haue gone ouer the cities of Israel, till the Sonne of man be come. Matthew 10:24 The disciple is not aboue his master, nor the seruant aboue his lord. Matthew 10:25 It is enough for the disciple that he be as his master, and the seruant as his Lord: If they haue called the Master of the house Beelzebub, how much more shall they call them of his household? Matthew 10:26 Feare them not therefore: for there is nothing couered, that shall not be reueiled; and hidde, that shall not be knowen. Matthew 10:27 What I tell you in darkenesse, [that] speake yee in light: and what yee heare in the eare, that preach yee vpon the house tops. Matthew 10:28 And feare not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soule: but rather feare him which is able to destroy both soule and body in hell. Matthew 10:29 Are not two Sparrowes solde for a farthing? And one of them shall not fall on the ground without your Father. Matthew 10:30 But the very haires of your head are all numbred. Matthew 10:31 Feare yee not therefore, ye are of more value then many Sparrowes. Matthew 10:32 Whosoeuer therefore shall confesse mee before men, him will I confesse also before my Father which is in heauen. Matthew 10:33 But whosoeuer shall deny me before men, him will I also deny before my Father which is in heauen. Matthew 10:34 Thinke not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword. Matthew 10:35 For I am come to set a man at variance against his father, & the daughter against her mother, and the daughter in law against her mother in law. Matthew 10:36 And a mans foes [shalbe] they of his owne houshold. Matthew 10:37 He that loueth father or mother more then me, is not worthy of me: and he that loueth sonne or daughter more then me, is not worthy of me. Matthew 10:38 And he that taketh not his crosse, and followeth after me, is not worthy of me. Matthew 10:39 He that findeth his life, shall lose it: and he that loseth his life for my sake, shall find it.
and promiseth a blessing to those that receive them.
Matthew 10:40 He that receiueth you, receiueth me: and he that receiueth mee, receiueth him that sent me. Matthew 10:41 He that receiueth a Prophet in the name of a Prophet, shall receiue a Prophets reward: and he that receiueth a righteous man, in the name of a righteous man, shal receiue a righteous mans reward. Matthew 10:42 And whosoeuer shall giue to drinke vnto one of these litle ones, a cup of cold water onely, in the name of a disciple, verily I say vnto you, hee shall in no wise lose his reward.