10:1 And he called to him his twelve disciples, and gave them authority over unclean spirits so that they could cast them out, and cure every disease and every infirmity.
2 But the names of the twelve apostles are these: the first, Simon, who is called Peter, and Andrew his brother; and James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother;
3 Philip and Bartholomew, Thomas and Matthew the publican; James the son of Alphaeus, and Lebbeus;
4 Simon the Canaanite, and Judas Iscariot who also delivered him up.
5 These twelve Jesus sent forth after he had charged them, saying: Into the road to the Gentiles go not, and into a city of the Samaritans enter not;
6 but go rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.
7 And as you go, preach saying: The kingdom of the heavens is at hand.
8 Cure the sick, raise the dead, cleanse the lepers, cast out the demons: freely you received, freely give.
9 Provide not gold, neither silver, nor brass in your girdles;
10 no bag for the journey, neither two coats, nor sandals, nor a staff; for the laborer is worthy of his support.
11 Into whatever city or village you enter, inquire who in it is worthy; and there abide till you go forth.
12 And when you enter a house, salute 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 whoever shall not receive you, nor hear your words, when you go out of that house or city, shake off the dust from your feet.
15 Verily, I say to you, it shall be more tolerable for the land of Sodom and Gomorrah, in the day of judgment, than for that city.
16 Behold, I send you forth as sheep in the midst of wolves: be come therefore wise as serpents, and guileless as doves.
17 But beware of men; for they will deliver you up to councils, and in their synagogues they will scourge you;
18 and before governors also and kings shall you be brought for my sake, for a testimony to them and the Gentiles.
19 But when they deliver you up, be not anxious how or what you shall speak; for there shall be given you in that hour what you shall speak;
20 for you are not the speakers, but it is the Spirit of my Father that speaks in you.
21 And brother shall deliver up brother to death, and the father the child; and children shall rise up against parents and cause them to be put to death.
22 And you shall be hated by all because of my name; but he that endures to the end shall be saved.
23 But when they persecute you in this city, flee into the other for verily I say to you, you shall not have made the circuit of the cities of Israel, till the Son of man shall have come.
24 A disciple is not above the teacher, nor a servant above his lord.
25 It is enough for the disciple that he become as his teacher, and the servant as his lord. If they have surnamed the master of the house Beelzebub, how much more those of his household.
26 Be not then afraid of them; for nothing is concealed that shall not be revealed, and hid that shall not be known.
27 What I tell you in darkness, speak in the light; and what you hear in the ear, proclaim on the housetops.
28 And be not afraid of them that kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul; but rather fear him who is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.
29 Are not two sparrows sold for a farthing? And yet not one of them shall fall to the ground without your Father.
30 But even the hairs of your head are all numbered.
31 Fear not therefore: you are of more value than many sparrows.
32 Every one therefore that shall confess me before men, him will I also confess before my Father who is in the heavens.
33 But whoever 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 send peace on the earth, I came not to send peace, but a sword.
35 For I came to set a man in opposition to his father, and a daughter to her mother, and a daughter-in-law to her mother-in-law;
36 and a man’s enemies shall be those of his household.
37 He that loves father or mother more than me, is not worthy of me, and he that loves son or daughter more than me, is not worthy of me;
38 and he that does not take his cross and follow after me, is not worthy of me.
39 He that finds his life shall lose it, and he that loses his life for my sake shall find it.
40 He that receives you receives me, and he that receives me receives him that sent me.
41 He that receives a prophet because he is a prophet, shall receive a prophet’s reward; and he that receives a righteous man because he is a righteous man, shall receive a righteous man’s reward.
42 And whoever shall give one of these little ones only a cup of cold water to drink, because he is a disciple, verily I say to you, he shall not lose his reward.