Christ sendeth out his twelve Apostles, enabling them with power to do miracles,
Matthew 10:1 And hee called his twelue disciples vnto him, and gaue them power against vncleane spirits, to cast them out, and to heale euery sickenesse, and euery disease. Matthew 10:2 Nowe the names of the twelue Apostles are these. The first is Simon, called Peter, and Andrewe his brother: Iames the sonne of Zebedeus, and Iohn his brother. Matthew 10:3 Philippe and Bartlemewe: Thomas, and Matthewe that Publicane: Iames the sonne of Alpheus, & Lebbeus whose surname was Thaddeus: Matthew 10:4 Simon the Cananite, and Iudas Iscariot, who also betraied him.
giveth them their charge, teacheth them,
Matthew 10:5 These twelue did Iesus send forth, & commaunded them, saying, Goe not into the way of of the Gentiles, and into the cities of the Samaritans enter yee not: Matthew 10:6 But goe rather to the lost sheepe of the house of Israel. Matthew 10:7 And as ye goe, preach, saying, The kingdome of heauen is at hand. Matthew 10:8 Heale the sicke: cleanse the lepers: raise vp the dead: cast out the deuils. Freely ye haue receiued, freely giue. Matthew 10:9 Possesse not golde, nor siluer, nor money in your girdels, Matthew 10:10 Nor a scrippe for the iourney, neither two coates, neither shoes, nor a staffe: for the workeman is worthie of his meate. Matthew 10:11 And into whatsoeuer citie or towne ye shall come, enquire who is worthy in it, and there abide till yee goe thence. Matthew 10:12 And when yee come into an house, salute the same. Matthew 10:13 And if the house be worthy, let your peace come vpon it: but if it be not worthie, let your peace returne to you. Matthew 10:14 And whosoeuer shall not receiue you, nor heare your woordes, when yee depart out of that house, or that citie, shake off the dust of your feete. Matthew 10:15 Truely I say vnto you, it shall be easier for them of the lande of Sodom and Gomorrha in the day of iudgement, then for that citie.
comforteth them against persecutions:
Matthew 10:16 Behold, I send you as sheepe in the middes of the wolues: be yee therefore wise as serpents, and innocent as doues. Matthew 10:17 But beware of men, for they will deliuer you vp to the Councils, and will scourge you in their Synagogues. Matthew 10:18 And ye shal be brought to the gouernours and Kings for my sake, in witnes to them, and to the Gentiles. Matthew 10:19 But when they deliuer you vp, take no thought howe or what ye shall speake: for it shall be giuen you in that houre, what ye shall say. Matthew 10:20 For it is not yee that speake, but the spirite of your father which speaketh in you. Matthew 10:21 And the brother shall betray the brother to death, and the father the sonne, and the children shal rise against their parents, and shall cause them to die. Matthew 10:22 And yee shall be hated of all men for my Name: but he that endureth to the end, he shall be saued. Matthew 10:23 And when they persecute you in this citie, flee into another: for verely I say vnto you, yee shall not goe ouer all 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 ynough for the disciple to bee as his master is, and the seruaunt as his Lorde. If they haue called the master of the house Beel-zebub, howe much more them of his housholde? Matthew 10:26 Feare them not therefore: for there is nothing couered, that shall not be disclosed, nor hid, 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 on the houses. Matthew 10:28 And feare yee not them which kill the bodie, but are nor able to kill the soule: but rather feare him, which is able to destroy both soule and bodie in hell. Matthew 10:29 Are not two sparrowes sold for a farthing, and one of them shal not fal on the ground without your Father? Matthew 10:30 Yea, and all the heares of your head are nombred. Matthew 10:31 Feare ye not therefore, yee are of more value then many sparowes. Matthew 10:32 Whosoeuer therefore shall confesse me before men, him will I confesse also before my Father which is in heauen. Matthew 10:33 But whosoeuer shall denie me before me, him will I also denie before my Father which is in heauen. Matthew 10:34 Thinke not that I am come to sende peace into the earth: I came not to send peace, but the sworde. Matthew 10:35 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 lawe. Matthew 10:36 And a mans enemies shall be they of his owne housholde. Matthew 10:37 He that loueth father or mother more then me, is not worthie of me; he that loueth sonne, or daughter more then mee, is not worthie of me. Matthew 10:38 And hee that taketh not his crosse, and followeth after me, is not worthie of me. Matthew 10:39 He that will finde his life, shall lose it: & he that loseth his life for my sake, shal finde it.
and promiseth a blessing to those that receive them.
Matthew 10:40 He that receiueth you, receiueth me: and hee that receiueth mee, receiueth him that hath sent me. Matthew 10:41 Hee that receiueth a Prophet in the name of a Prophet, shall receiue a Prophetes rewarde: and hee that receiueth a righteous man, in the name of a righteous man, shall receiue the rewarde of a righteous man. Matthew 10:42 And whosoeuer shall giue vnto one of these litle ones to drinke a cuppe of colde water onely, in the name of a disciple, verely I say vnto you, he shall not lose his rewarde.