Jesus Sends Out the Twelve Apostles

Luke 9

1 Then a He called His twelve disciples together and b gave them power and authority over all demons, and to cure diseases. 2 c He sent them to preach the kingdom of God and to heal the sick. 3 d And He said to them, "Take nothing for the journey, neither staffs nor bag nor bread nor money; and do not have two tunics apiece. 4 e "Whatever house you enter, stay there, and from there depart. 5 f "And whoever will not receive you, when you go out of that city, g shake off the very dust from your feet as a testimony against them." 6 h So they departed and went through the towns, preaching the gospel and healing everywhere.

  1. Cross References
    Matthew 10:1
    And when He had called His twelve disciples to Him, He gave them power over unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to heal all kinds of sickness and all kinds of disease.
    Matthew 10:2
    Now the names of the twelve apostles are these: first, Simon, who is called Peter, and Andrew his brother; James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother.
    Mark 3:13
    And He went up on the mountain and called to Him those He Himself wanted. And they came to Him.
    Mark 6:7
    And He called the twelve to Himself, and began to send them out two by two, and gave them power over unclean spirits.
  2. Cross References
    Mark 16:17
    And these signs will follow those who believe: In My name they will cast out demons; they will speak with new tongues.
    Mark 16:18
    "they will take up serpents; and if they drink anything deadly, it will by no means hurt them; they will lay hands on the sick, and they will recover."
    John 14:12
    Most assuredly, I say to you, he who believes in Me, the works that I do he will do also; and greater works than these he will do, because I go to My Father.
  3. Cross References
    Matthew 10:7
    "And as you go, preach, saying, 'The kingdom of heaven is at hand.'
    Matthew 10:8
    Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out demons. Freely you have received, freely give.
    Mark 6:12
    So they went out and preached that people should repent.
    Luke 10:1
    After these things the Lord appointed seventy others also, and sent them two by two before His face into every city and place where He Himself was about to go.
    Luke 10:9
    "And heal the sick there, and say to them, 'The kingdom of God has come near to you.'
  4. Cross References
    Matthew 10:9 - 15
    Provide neither gold nor silver nor copper in your money belts.
    Mark 6:8 - 11
    He commanded them to take nothing for the journey except a staff - no bag, no bread, no copper in their money belts -
    Luke 10:4 - 12
    Carry neither money bag, knapsack, nor sandals; and greet no one along the road.
    Luke 22:35
    And He said to them, "When I sent you without money bag, knapsack, and sandals, did you lack anything?" So they said, "Nothing.
  5. Cross References
    Matthew 10:11
    Now whatever city or town you enter, inquire who in it is worthy, and stay there till you go out.
    Mark 6:10
    Also He said to them, "In whatever place you enter a house, stay there till you depart from that place.
  6. Cross References
    Matthew 10:14
    And whoever will not receive you nor hear your words, when you depart from that house or city, shake off the dust from your feet.
  7. Cross References
    Luke 10:11
    'The very dust of your city which clings to us we wipe off against you. Nevertheless know this, that the kingdom of God has come near you.'
    Acts 13:51
    But they shook off the dust from their feet against them, and came to Iconium.
  8. Cross References
    Mark 6:12
    So they went out and preached that people should repent.
    Luke 8:1
    Now it came to pass, afterward, that He went through every city and village, preaching and bringing the glad tidings of the kingdom of God. And the twelve were with Him.
New King James Version (NKJV) Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc.
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