After they set out from Rephidim,(A) they entered the Desert of Sinai, and Israel camped there in the desert in front of the mountain.(B)

Then Moses went up to God,(C) and the Lord called(D) to him from the mountain and said, “This is what you are to say to the descendants of Jacob and what you are to tell the people of Israel: ‘You yourselves have seen what I did to Egypt,(E) and how I carried you on eagles’ wings(F) and brought you to myself.(G) Now if you obey me fully(H) and keep my covenant,(I) then out of all nations you will be my treasured possession.(J) Although the whole earth(K) is mine, you[a] will be for me a kingdom of priests(L) and a holy nation.’(M) These are the words you are to speak to the Israelites.”

So Moses went back and summoned the elders(N) of the people and set before them all the words the Lord had commanded him to speak.(O) The people all responded together, “We will do everything the Lord has said.”(P) So Moses brought their answer back to the Lord.

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  1. Exodus 19:6 Or possession, for the whole earth is mine. You

The Workers Are Few

35 Jesus went through all the towns and villages, teaching in their synagogues, proclaiming the good news of the kingdom and healing every disease and sickness.(A) 36 When he saw the crowds, he had compassion on them,(B) because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd.(C) 37 Then he said to his disciples, “The harvest(D) is plentiful but the workers are few.(E) 38 Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field.”

Jesus Sends Out the Twelve(F)(G)(H)(I)(J)

10 Jesus called his twelve disciples to him and gave them authority to drive out impure spirits(K) and to heal every disease and sickness.(L)

These are the names of the twelve apostles: first, Simon (who is called Peter) and his brother Andrew; James son of Zebedee, and his brother John; Philip and Bartholomew; Thomas and Matthew the tax collector; James son of Alphaeus, and Thaddaeus; Simon the Zealot and Judas Iscariot, who betrayed him.(M)

These twelve Jesus sent out with the following instructions: “Do not go among the Gentiles or enter any town of the Samaritans.(N) Go rather to the lost sheep of Israel.(O) As you go, proclaim this message: ‘The kingdom of heaven(P) has come near.’ Heal the sick, raise the dead, cleanse those who have leprosy,[a] drive out demons. Freely you have received; freely give.


  1. Matthew 10:8 The Greek word traditionally translated leprosy was used for various diseases affecting the skin.

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