35 Then Jesus began going about all their cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing every type of disease and every ailment. 26 And when He saw the multitudes, He was moved with compassion toward them, because they were distressed and scattered, like sheep not having a shepherd. 37 Then He said to His disciples, The harvest is great, but the laborers are few. 38 Pray, therefore, the Lord of the harvest that He send forth laborers into His harvest.
10 Then He called His twelve disciples and gave to them authority over unclean spirits, so that they could cast them out, and heal every sickness and every ailment.
2 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 taxcollector; James, the son of Alphseus, and Thaddseus; 4 Simon the Canaanite, and Judas Iscariot, the one who betrayed Him.
5 These twelve Jesus sent forth, charging them, saying, Do not go into a way of the Gentiles, and do not enter into a city of the Samaritans, 6 but go rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel. 7 And as you go, preach, saying that the kingdom of heaven has come near. 8 Keep on healing the sick, raising the dead, cleansing the lepers, casting out demons. You received without payment; give without payment. 9 Do not accept any gold, silver, or copper money for your purses, 10 nor a bag for the way, nor two tunics, nor sandals, nor staff; for worthy is the worker of his food. 11 Into whatever city or village you enter, seek diligently who in it is worthy, and there stay until you go forth. 12 When you enter a house, salute it; 13 and, if the house is worthy, let your peace come upon it; but, if it is not worthy, let your peace return to you. 14 And whoever does not receive you, nor hear your words, as you go forth out of the house or that city, shake off the dust from your feet. 15 In solemn truth I am telling you, it will be more tolerable for the land of Sodom and Gomorrah in the day of judgment than for that city.
16 Behold, I am sending you forth as sheep in the midst of wolves; be, therefore, wise as serpents and harmless as the doves. 17 And beware of men; for they will deliver you up to the courts; and they will scourge you in their synagogues; 18 and you will be brought before governors and kings because of me, for a testimony to them and to the Gentiles. 19 Whenever they deliver you up, do not begin to worry about how or what you will speak, for it will be given to you in that hour what you will say, 20 for you are not the ones speaking, but the Spirit of your Father will be the one speaking in you. 21 And brother will deliver up brother to death; and father, child; and children will rise up against parents and will put them to death. 22 And you will be hated by all on account of my name, but the one enduring to the end, this one shall be saved. 23 And whenever they persecute you in this city, flee unto the other, for in solemn truth I am telling you, you will not complete covering the cities of Israel until the Son of man comes.
24 The disciple is not above his teacher, nor the servant above his lord. 25 It is sufficient for the disciple that he be as his teacher, and the servant as his master. If they call the master of the house Beelzebub, how much more those of his household! 26 Do not begin to be afraid of them, for nothing has been covered which will not be uncovered, and secret which will not be made known. 27 What I am telling you in the darkness, speak in the light, and what you hear in the ear, proclaim upon the housetops. 28 And stop fearing those who can kill the body, but are unable to kill the soul; rather fear him who is able to destroy both soul and body in Gehenna. 29 Are not two sparrows sold for a farthing? and one of them will not fall to the ground without your Father. 30 But even the hairs of your head have all been numbered. 31 Now stop fearing, therefore; you are of greater value than many sparrows. 32 Every one, therefore, who will acknowledge Me before men, I shall acknowledge him before My Father who is in heaven; 33 and whoever denies Me in the presence of men, I will also deny him in the presence of My Father who is in heaven.
34 Do not begin to think that I came to bring peace upon the earth; I did not come to bring peace, but a sword. 35 For I came to set a man at variance against his father, and daughter against her mother, and daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law; 36 And enemies of the man will be the members of his household. 37 The one who loves father or mother above Me is not worthy of Me, and the one loving son or daughter above Me is not worthy of Me, 38 and whoever does not take up his cross and follow Me is not worthy of Me. 39 The one who finds his life will lose it, and the one losing his life on account of Me will find it.
40 The one who receives you receives Me, and the one who receives Me receives Him who sent Me. 41 The one receiving a prophet in the name of a prophet will receive a prophet's reward. The one receiving a righteous man in the name of a righteous man will receive a righteous man's reward. 42 Whoever gives to drink to one of the least of My disciples a cup of cold water only, in the name of a disciple, in solemn truth I am telling you he will not lose his reward.
11 And it came to pass, when Jesus had finished charging his twelve disciples, He went from there to teach and to preach in their cities.