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; Philip, and Bartholomew; Thomas, and Matthew the publican; James the son of Alpheus; and Lebbeus, whose surname was Thaddeus; Simon the Canaanite; and Judas Iscariot, who also betrayed him. [Mrk3:14; Luk6:14]
3 These twelve Jesus sent forth, and commanded them, saying,
4 Go not into the way of the Gentiles, and enter ye not into any city of the Samaritans.
5 But rather go to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.
6 And as ye go, preach, saying, The kingdom of heaven is at hand.
7 Heal the sick; cleanse the lepers; raise the dead; cast out devils; freely ye have received, freely give.
8 Provide neither gold, nor silver, nor brass in your purses.
9 Nor scrip for your journey, neither two coats, neither shoes, nor yet staves; for the workman is worthy of his meat. [Deu25:4]
10 And into whatsoever town or city ye shall enter, inquire who in it is worthy, and there abide till ye go thence.
11 And when ye come into a house, salute it; and if the house be worthy, let your peace come upon it; but if it be not worthy, let your peace return to you.
12 And whosoever shall not receive you, nor hear your words, when ye depart out of that house, or city, shake off the dust of your feet for a testimony against them.
13 And, 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.
14 Behold, I send you forth as sheep in the midst of wolves; be ye therefore wise servants, and as harmless as doves.
15 But, beware of men; for they will deliver you up to the councils, and they will scourge you in their synagogues.
16 And ye shall be brought before governors and kings for my sake, for a testimony against them and the Gentiles.
17 But when they deliver you up, take no thought how or what ye shall speak; for it shall be given you in that same hour what ye shall speak; for it is not ye that speak, but the Spirit of your Father which speaketh in you.
18 And the brother shall deliver up the brother to death, and the father the child; and the children shall rise up against their parents and cause them to be put to death.
19 And ye shall be hated of all the world for my name's sake; but he that endureth to the end shall be saved.
20 But when they persecute you in one city, flee ye into another; for verily, I say unto you, Ye shall not have gone over the cities of Israel, till the Son of Man be come.
22 If they have called the master of the house Beelzebub, how much more shall they call them of his household.
23 Fear them not, therefore; for there is nothing covered, that shall not be revealed; and hid, that shall not be known.
24 What I tell you in darkness, preach ye in light; and what ye hear in the ear, preach ye upon the housetops.
25 And fear not them who are able to 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.
26 Are not two sparrows sold for a farthing? And one of them shall not fall on the ground without your Father knoweth it.
27 And the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear ye not, therefore; ye are of more value than many sparrows.
28 Whosoever, therefore, shall confess me before men, him will I confess also before my Father who is in heaven.
29 But whosoever shall deny me before men, him will I also deny before my Father who is in heaven.
30 Think not, that I am come to send peace on earth; I came not to send peace, but a sword.
31 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-law; and a man's foes shall be they of his own household. [Mic7:6]
32 He who loveth father and mother more than me, is not worthy of me; and he who loveth son or daughter more than me, is not worthy of me.
33 And he who taketh not his cross and followeth after me, is not worthy of me.
34 He who seeketh to save his life shall lose it; and he who loseth his life for my sake shall find it.
35 He who receiveth you, receiveth me; and he who receiveth me, receiveth him who sent me.
36 He that receiveth a prophet, in the name of a prophet, shall receive a prophet's reward.
37 He that receiveth a righteous man, in the name of a righteous man, shall receive a righteous man's reward.
38 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.