King James VersionMatthew10


1 And when he had called unto him his twelve dis­ci­ples, he gave them pow­er against un­clean spir­its, to cast them out, and to heal all man­ner of sick­ness and all man­ner of dis­ease. 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; 3 Philip, and Bartholomew; Thomas, and Matthew the pub­li­can; James the son of Al­phaeus, and Leb­baeus, whose sur­name was Thad­daeus; 4 Si­mon the Canaan­ite, and Ju­das Is­car­i­ot, who also be­trayed him. 5 These twelve Je­sus sent forth, and com­mand­ed them, say­ing, Go not into the way of the Gen­tiles, and into any city of the Samar­i­tans en­ter ye not: 6 But go rather to the lost sheep of the house of Is­rael. 7 And as ye go, preach, say­ing, The king­dom of heav­en is at hand. 8 Heal the sick, cleanse the lep­ers, raise the dead, cast out dev­ils: freely ye have re­ceived, freely give. 9 Pro­vide nei­ther gold, nor sil­ver, nor brass in your purs­es, 10 Nor scrip for your jour­ney, nei­ther two coats, nei­ther shoes, nor yet staves: for the work­man is wor­thy of his meat. 11 And into what­so­ev­er city or town ye shall en­ter, en­quire who in it is wor­thy; and there abide till ye go thence. 12 And when ye come into an 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 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. 15 Ver­i­ly I say unto you, It shall be more tol­er­a­ble for the land of Sodom and Go­m­or­rha in the day of judg­ment, than for that city. 16 Be­hold, I send you forth as sheep in the midst of wolves: be ye there­fore wise as ser­pents, and harm­less as doves. 17 But be­ware of men: for they will de­liv­er you up to the coun­cils, and they will scourge you in their syn­a­gogues; 18 And ye shall be brought be­fore gov­er­nors and kings for my sake, for a tes­ti­mo­ny against them and the Gen­tiles. 19 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. 20 For it is not ye that speak, but the Spir­it of your Fa­ther which speaketh in you. 21 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. 22 And ye shall be hat­ed of all men for my name's sake: but he that en­dureth to the end shall be saved. 23 But when they per­se­cute you in this 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. 24 The dis­ci­ple is not above his mas­ter, nor the ser­vant above his lord. 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? 26 Fear them not there­fore: for there is noth­ing cov­ered, that shall not be re­vealed; and hid, that shall not be known. 27 What I tell you in dark­ness, that speak ye in light: and what ye hear in the ear, that preach ye upon the house­tops. 28 And fear not 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. 29 Are not two spar­rows sold for a far­thing? and one of them shall not fall on the ground with­out your Fa­ther. 30 But the very hairs of your head are all num­bered. 31 Fear ye not there­fore, ye are of more val­ue than many spar­rows. 32 Whoso­ev­er there­fore shall con­fess me be­fore men, him will I con­fess also be­fore my Fa­ther which is in heav­en. 33 But whoso­ev­er shall deny me be­fore men, him will I also deny be­fore my Fa­ther which is in heav­en. 34 Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword. 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 law. 36 And a man's foes shall be they of his own house­hold. 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. 38 And he that taketh not his cross, and fol­loweth af­ter me, is not wor­thy of me. 39 He that find­eth his life shall lose it: and he that los­eth his life for my sake shall find it. 40 He that re­ceiveth you re­ceiveth me, and he that re­ceiveth me re­ceiveth him that sent me. 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. 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.