Jesus Sends Out the Twelve Apostles

Matthew 10

5 u These twelve Jesus sent out, instructing them, "Go nowhere among the Gentiles and enter no town of z the Samaritans, 6 a but go rather to b the lost sheep of c the house of Israel. 7 And proclaim as you go, saying, d 'The kingdom of heaven is at hand.' 8 e Heal the sick, raise the dead, cleanse lepers, 1 cast out demons. f You received without paying; give without pay. 9 g Acquire no gold nor silver nor copper for your belts, 10 no bag for your journey, nor two tunics 2 nor sandals nor a staff, for h the laborer deserves his food. 11 And whatever town or village you enter, find out who is worthy in it and stay there until you depart. 12 As you enter the house, i greet it. 13 And if the house is j worthy, let i your peace come upon it, but if it is not worthy, let i your peace return to you. 14 And if anyone will not receive you or listen to your words, l shake off the dust from your feet when you leave that house or town. 15 Truly, I say to you, m it will be more bearable on the day of judgment for n the land of Sodom and Gomorrah than for that town.

  1. Cross References
    Matthew 10:1
    And he called to him his twelve disciples and gave them authority over unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to heal every disease and every affliction.
  2. Cross References
    2 Kings 17:24
    And the king of Assyria brought people from Bab...
    Ezra 4:10
    And the rest of the nations whom the great and ...
    Luke 9:52
    And he sent messengers ahead of him, who went a...
    Luke 10:33
    But a Samaritan, as he journeyed, came to where...
    Luke 17:16
    And he fell on his face at Jesus' feet, giving ...
    John 4:9
    The Samaritan woman said to him, "How is it tha...
    John 4:39 - 40
    Many Samaritans from that town believed in him ...
    John 8:48
    The Jews answered him, "Are we not right in say...
    Acts 8:25
    Now when they had testified and spoken the word...
    Acts 1:8
    But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit...
  3. Cross References
    Matthew 15:24
    He answered, "I was sent only to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.
    Acts 3:25 - 26
    You are the sons of the prophets and of the covenant that God made with your fathers, saying to Abraham, 'And in your offspring shall all the families of the earth be blessed.
    Acts 13:46
    And Paul and Barnabas spoke out boldly, saying, "It was necessary that the word of God be spoken first to you. Since you thrust it aside and judge yourselves unworthy of eternal life, behold, we are turning to the Gentiles.
  4. Cross References
    Psalms 119:176
    I have gone astray like a lost sheep; seek your servant, for I do not forget your commandments.
    Isaiah 53:6
    All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned - every one - to his own way; and the Lord has laid on him the iniquity of us all.
    Jeremiah 50:6
    My people have been lost sheep. Their shepherds have led them astray, turning them away on the mountains. From mountain to hill they have gone. They have forgotten their fold.
    Matthew 9:36
    When he saw the crowds, he had compassion for them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd.
    Matthew 18:12
    What do you think? If a man has a hundred sheep, and one of them has gone astray, does he not leave the ninety-nine on the mountains and go in search of the one that went astray?
  5. Cross References
    Acts 2:36
    Let all the house of Israel therefore know for certain that God has made him both Lord and Christ, this Jesus whom you crucified.
    Acts 7:42
    But God turned away and gave them over to worship the host of heaven, as it is written in the book of the prophets: "'Did you bring to me slain beasts and sacrifices, during the forty years in the wilderness, O house of Israel?
    Hebrews 8:8
    For he finds fault with them when he says: "Behold, the days are coming, declares the Lord, when I will establish a new covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah.
    Hebrews 8:10
    For this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, declares the Lord: I will put my laws into their minds, and write them on their hearts, and I will be their God, and they shall be my people.
  6. Cross References
    Matthew 3:2
    "Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand."
    Matthew 4:17
    From that time Jesus began to preach, saying, "Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.
    Luke 10:9
    Heal the sick in it and say to them, 'The kingdom of God has come near to you.
  7. Cross References
    Matthew 11:5
    The blind receive their sight and the lame walk, lepers are cleansed and the deaf hear, and the dead are raised up, and the poor have good news preached to them.
  8. Cross References
    Isaiah 55:1
    Come, everyone who thirsts, come to the waters; and he who has no money, come, buy and eat! Come, buy wine and milk without money and without price.
    Acts 3:6
    But Peter said, "I have no silver and gold, but what I do have I give to you. In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, rise up and walk!
    Acts 20:33
    I coveted no one's silver or gold or apparel.
    Acts 20:35
    In all things I have shown you that by working hard in this way we must help the weak and remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he himself said, 'It is more blessed to give than to receive.'
  9. Cross References
    Matthew 10:9 - 15
    Acquire no gold nor silver nor copper for your belts.
    Mark 6:8 - 11
    He charged them to take nothing for their journey except a staff - no bread, no bag, no money in their belts -
    Luke 9:3 - 5
    And he said to them, "Take nothing for your journey, no staff, nor bag, nor bread, nor money; and do not have two tunics.
    Luke 10:4 - 12
    Carry no moneybag, no knapsack, no sandals, and greet no one on the road.
    Luke 22:35
    And he said to them, "When I sent you out with no moneybag or knapsack or sandals, did you lack anything?" They said, "Nothing.
  10. Cross References
    Matthew 10:9 - 15
    Acquire no gold nor silver nor copper for your belts.
    Mark 6:8 - 11
    He charged them to take nothing for their journey except a staff - no bread, no bag, no money in their belts -
    Luke 9:3 - 5
    And he said to them, "Take nothing for your journey, no staff, nor bag, nor bread, nor money; and do not have two tunics.
  11. Cross References
    1 Timothy 5:18
    For the Scripture says, "You shall not muzzle an ox when it treads out the grain," and, "The laborer deserves his wages.
    1 Corinthians 9:4
    Do we not have the right to eat and drink?
    1 Corinthians 9:7 - 14
    Who serves as a soldier at his own expense? Who plants a vineyard without eating any of its fruit? Or who tends a flock without getting some of the milk?
  12. Cross References
    1 Samuel 25:6
    And thus you shall greet him: 'Peace be to you, and peace be to your house, and peace be to all that you have.
    1 Chronicles 12:18
    Then the Spirit clothed Amasai, chief of the thirty, and he said, "We are yours, O David, and with you, O son of Jesse! Peace, peace to you, and peace to your helpers! For your God helps you." Then David received them and made them officers of his troops.
  13. Cross References
    Matthew 8:8
    But the centurion replied, "Lord, I am not worthy to have you come under my roof, but only say the word, and my servant will be healed.
    Acts 16:15
    And after she was baptized, and her household as well, she urged us, saying, "If you have judged me to be faithful to the Lord, come to my house and stay." And she prevailed upon us.
  14. Cross References
    Matthew 10:12
    As you enter the house, greet it.
  15. Cross References
    Matthew 10:12
    As you enter the house, greet it.
  16. Cross References
    Acts 13:51
    But they shook off the dust from their feet against them and went to Iconium.
    Nehemiah 5:13
    I also shook out the fold of my garment and said, "So may God shake out every man from his house and from his labor who does not keep this promise. So may he be shaken out and emptied." And all the assembly said "Amen" and praised the Lord. And the people did as they had promised.
    Acts 18:6
    And when they opposed and reviled him, he shook out his garments and said to them, "Your blood be on your own heads! I am innocent. From now on I will go to the Gentiles.
  17. Cross References
    Matthew 11:24
    But I tell you that it will be more tolerable on the day of judgment for the land of Sodom than for you.
  18. Cross References
    Genesis 18:20
    Then the Lord said, "Because the outcry against Sodom and Gomorrah is great and their sin is very grave.
    Genesis 19:28
    And he looked down toward Sodom and Gomorrah and toward all the land of the valley, and he looked and, behold, the smoke of the land went up like the smoke of a furnace.
    2 Peter 2:6
    If by turning the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah to ashes he condemned them to extinction, making them an example of what is going to happen to the ungodly.
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