Christ sendeth out his twelve Apostles, enabling them with power to do miracles,
Matthew 10:1 And he called his .xii. disciples vnto hym and gave them power over vnclene sprites to cast them oute and to heale all maner of sicknesses and all maner of deseases. Matthew 10:2 The names of the .xii. Apostles are these. The fyrst Simon called also Peter: and Andrew his brother. Iames the sonne of zebede aud Ihon his brother. Matthew 10:3 Philip and Bartlemew. Thomas and Mathew the Publican. Iames the sonne of Alphe and Lebbeus otherwyse called Taddeus. Matthew 10:4 Simon of Cane and Iudas Iscarioth which also betrayed hym.
giveth them their charge, teacheth them,
Matthew 10:5 These .xii. sent Iesus and comaunded them sayinge: Go not in to ye wayes yt leade to the gentyls and in to ye cities of ye Samaritans enter ye not. Matthew 10:6 But go rather to ye lost shepe of the housse of Israel. Matthew 10:7 Go and preach sayinge: yt the kyngdome of heve is at hande. Matthew 10:8 Heale the sicke clense the lepers rayse the deed caste oute the devils. Frely ye have receved frely geve agayne. Matthew 10:9 Posses not golde nor silver nor brassse yn youre gerdels Matthew 10:10 nor yet scrip towardes your iorney: nether two cotes nether shues nor yet a staffe. For the workma is worthy to have his meate. Matthew 10:11 In to whatsoever cite or toune ye shall come enquyre who ys worthy yn it and there abyde till ye goo thence. Matthew 10:12 And whe ye come in to an housse salute ye same. Matthew 10:13 And yf the housse be worthy youre peace shall come apon it. But yf it be not worthy youre peace shall retourne to you agayne. Matthew 10:14 And whosoever shall not receave you nor will heare youre preachynge: when ye departe oute of yt housse or that cite shake of the duste of youre fete. Matthew 10:15 Truly I say vnto you: it shalbe easier for the londe of zodoma and Gomorra in the daye of iudgement then for that cite.
comforteth them against persecutions:
Matthew 10:16 Beholde I sende you forthe as shepe amoge wolves. Be ye therfore wyse as serpetes and innocent as doves. Matthew 10:17 Beware of men for they shall deliver you vp to ye cousels and shall scourge you in their synagoges. Matthew 10:18 And ye shall be brought to the heed rulers and kynges for my sake in witnes to them and to the gentyls. Matthew 10:19 But when they delyver you vp take no thought how or what ye shall speake for yt shalbe geve you eve in that same houre what ye shall saye. Matthew 10:20 For it is not ye that speke but ye sprite of your father which speaketh in you. Matthew 10:21 The brother shall betraye the brother to deeth and the father the sonne. And the chyldre shall aryse agaynste their fathers and mothers and shall put them to deethe: Matthew 10:22 and ye shall be hated of all me for my name. But he that endureth to the ende shalbe saved. Matthew 10:23 When they persecute you in one cite flye in to another. I tell you for a treuth ye shall not fynysshe all yt cities of Israel tyll ye sonne of man be come. Matthew 10:24 The disciple ys not above hys master: nor yet ye servaut above his lorde. Matthew 10:25 It is ynough for the disciple to be as hys master ys and that the servaunt be as his lorde ys. yf they have called the lorde of the housse beelzebub: how moche more shall they call them of his housholde so? Matthew 10:26 Feare the not therfore. There is no thinge so close that shall not be openned and no thinge so hyd that shall not be knowen. Matthew 10:27 What I tell you in dercknes that speake ye in lyght. And what ye heare in the eare that preache ye on the housse toppes. Matthew 10:28 And feare ye not them which kyll the body and be not able to kyll the soule. But rather feare hym which is able to destroye bothe soule and body into hell. Matthew 10:29 Are not two sparowes solde for a farthinge? And none of them dothe lyght on the grounde with out youre father. Matthew 10:30 And now are all the heeris of youre heedis numbred. Matthew 10:31 Feare ye not therfore: ye are of more value then many sparowes. Matthew 10:32 Who soever therfore shall knowledge me before men hym will I knowledge also before my father which is in heuen. Matthew 10:33 But whoso ever shall denye me before men hym will I also denye before my father which is in heven. Matthew 10:34 Thynke not that I am come to sende peace into the erth. I came not to send peace but a swearde. Matthew 10:35 For I am come to set a man at varyaunce ageynst hys father and the doughter ageynst hyr mother and the doughterlawe ageynst her motherlawe: Matthew 10:36 And a mannes fooes shalbe they of hys owne housholde. Matthew 10:37 He that lovith hys father or mother more then me is not mete for me. And he that loveth his sonne or doughter more then me is not mete for me. Matthew 10:38 And he yt taketh not his crosse and foloweth me ys not mete for me. Matthew 10:39 He that fyndeth hys lyfe shall lose it: and he that losith hys lyfe for my sake shall fynde it.
and promiseth a blessing to those that receive them.
Matthew 10:40 He that receavith you receavith me: and he that receavith me receavith him that sent me. Matthew 10:41 He that receavith a prophet in ye name of a prophet shall receave a prophetes rewarde. And he that receavith a righteous man in the name of a righteous man shall receave the rewarde of a righteous man. Matthew 10:42 And whosoever shall geve vnto one of these lytle ones to drincke a cuppe of colde water only in the name of a disciple: I tel you of a trueth he shall not lose his rewarde.