Christ sendeth out his twelve Apostles, enabling them with power to do miracles,
Matthew 10:1 And he called unto him his twelve disciples, and gave them authority over unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to heal all manner of disease and all manner of sickness. Matthew 10:2 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; Matthew 10:3 Philip, and Bartholomew; Thomas, and Matthew the publican; James the [son] of Alphaeus, and Thaddaeus; Matthew 10:4 Simon the Cananaean, and Judas Iscariot, who also betrayed him.
giveth them their charge, teacheth them,
Matthew 10:5 These twelve Jesus sent forth, and charged them, saying, Go not into [any] way of the Gentiles, and enter not into any city of the Samaritans: Matthew 10:6 but go rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel. Matthew 10:7 And as ye go, preach, saying, The kingdom of heaven is at hand. Matthew 10:8 Heal the sick, raise the dead, cleanse the lepers, cast out devils: freely ye received, freely give. Matthew 10:9 Get you no gold, nor silver, nor brass in your purses; Matthew 10:10 no wallet for [your] journey, neither two coats, nor shoes, nor staff: for the labourer is worthy of his food. Matthew 10:11 And into whatsoever city or village ye shall enter, search out who in it is worthy; and there abide till ye go forth. Matthew 10:12 And as ye enter into the house, salute it. Matthew 10:13 And if the house be worthy, let your peace come upon it: but if it be not worthy, let your peace return to you. Matthew 10:14 And whosoever shall not receive you, nor hear your words, as ye go forth out of that house or that city, shake off the dust of your feet. Matthew 10:15 Verily I say unto you, It shall be more tolerable for the land of Sodom and Gomorrah in the day of judgment, than for that city.
comforteth them against persecutions:
Matthew 10:16 Behold, I send you forth as sheep in the midst of wolves: be ye therefore wise as serpents, and harmless as doves. Matthew 10:17 But beware of men: for they will deliver you up to councils, and in their synagogues they will scourge you; Matthew 10:18 yea and before governors and kings shall ye be brought for my sake, for a testimony to them and to the Gentiles. Matthew 10:19 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. Matthew 10:20 For it is not ye that speak, but the Spirit of your Father that speaketh in you. Matthew 10:21 And brother shall deliver up brother to death, and the father his child: and children shall rise up against parents, and cause them to be put to death. Matthew 10:22 And ye shall be hated of all men for my name's sake: but he that endureth to the end, the same shall be saved. Matthew 10:23 But when they persecute you in this city, flee into the next: for verily I say unto you, Ye shall not have gone through the cities of Israel, till the Son of man be come. Matthew 10:24 A disciple is not above his master, nor a servant above his lord. Matthew 10:25 It is enough for the disciple that 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! Matthew 10:26 Fear them not therefore: for there is nothing covered, that shall not be revealed; and hid, that shall not be known. Matthew 10:27 What I tell you in the darkness, speak ye in the light: and what ye hear in the ear, proclaim upon the housetops. Matthew 10:28 And be not afraid of 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. Matthew 10:29 Are not two sparrows sold for a farthing? and not one of them shall fall on the ground without your Father: Matthew 10:30 but the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Matthew 10:31 Fear not therefore; ye are of more value than many sparrows. Matthew 10:32 Every one therefore who shall confess me before men, him will I also confess before my Father which is in heaven. Matthew 10:33 But whosoever shall deny me before men, him will I also deny before my Father which is in heaven. Matthew 10:34 Think not that I came to send peace on the earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword. Matthew 10:35 For I came 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: Matthew 10:36 and a man's foes [shall be] they of his own household. Matthew 10:37 He 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. Matthew 10:38 And he that doth not take his cross and follow 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 receiveth you receiveth me, and he that receiveth me receiveth him that sent me. Matthew 10:41 He that receiveth a prophet in 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. Matthew 10:42 And whosoever shall give to drink unto one of these little ones a cup of cold water only, in the name of a disciple, verily I say unto you, he shall in no wise lose his reward.