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.
10:2 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
10:3 Philip, and Bartholomew; Thomas, and Matthew
the publican; James the son of Alphaeus, and
Lebbaeus, whose surname was Thaddaeus;
10:4 Simon the Canaanite, and Judas Iscariot, who
also betrayed him.
10:5 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:
10:6 But go rather to the lost sheep of the house of
10:7 And as ye go, preach, saying, The kingdom of
heaven is at hand.
10:8 Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the
dead, cast out devils: freely ye have received,
10:9 Provide neither gold, nor silver, nor brass in
10:10 Nor scrip for your journey, neither two coats,
neither shoes, nor yet staves: for the workman is
worthy of his meat.
10:11 And into whatsoever city or town ye shall
enter, enquire who in it is worthy; and there abide
till ye go thence.
10:12 And when ye come into an house, salute it.
10:13 And if the house be worthy, let your peace
come upon it: but if it be not worthy, let your
peace return to you.
10:14 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.
10:15 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.
10:16 Behold, I send you forth as sheep in the midst
of wolves: be ye therefore wise as serpents, and
harmless as doves.
10:17 But beware of men: for they will deliver you
up to the councils, and they will scourge you in
10:18 And ye shall be brought before governors and
kings for my sake, for a testimony against them and
10:19 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.
10:20 For it is not ye that speak, but the Spirit of
your Father which speaketh in you.
10:21 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.
10:22 And ye shall be hated of all men for my name's
sake: but he that endureth to the end shall be
10:23 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.
10:24 The disciple is not above his master, nor the
servant above his lord.
10:25 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?
10:26 Fear them not therefore: for there is nothing
covered, that shall not be revealed; and hid, that
shall not be known.
10:27 What I tell you in darkness, that speak ye in
light: and what ye hear in the ear, that preach ye
upon the housetops.
10:28 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.
10:29 Are not two sparrows sold for a farthing? and
one of them shall not fall on the ground without
10:30 But the very hairs of your head are all
10:31 Fear ye not therefore, ye are of more value
than many sparrows.
10:32 Whosoever therefore shall confess me before
men, him will I confess also before my Father which
is in heaven.
10:33 But whosoever shall deny me before men, him
will I also deny before my Father which is in
10:34 Think not that I am come to send peace on
earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword.
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 law.
10:36 And a man's foes shall be they of his own
10:37 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.
10:38 And he that taketh not his cross, and
followeth after me, is not worthy of me.
10:39 He that findeth his life shall lose it: and he
that loseth his life for my sake shall find it.
10:40 He that receiveth you receiveth me, and he
that receiveth me receiveth him that sent me.
10:41 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
10:42 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.
The Book of Matthew, Verses of Chapter 10