Calling the Twelve to him,(A) he began to send them out two by two(B) and gave them authority over impure spirits.(C)

These were his instructions: “Take nothing for the journey except a staff—no bread, no bag, no money in your belts. Wear sandals but not an extra shirt. 10 Whenever you enter a house, stay there until you leave that town. 11 And if any place will not welcome you or listen to you, leave that place and shake the dust off your feet(D) as a testimony against them.”

12 They went out and preached that people should repent.(E) 13 They drove out many demons and anointed many sick people with oil(F) and healed them.

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43 Everyone was filled with awe at the many wonders and signs performed by the apostles.(A)

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When all the people(A) saw him walking and praising God, 10 they recognized him as the same man who used to sit begging at the temple gate called Beautiful,(B) and they were filled with wonder and amazement at what had happened to him.

Peter Speaks to the Onlookers

11 While the man held on to Peter and John,(C) all the people were astonished and came running to them in the place called Solomon’s Colonnade.(D) 12 When Peter saw this, he said to them: “Fellow Israelites, why does this surprise you? Why do you stare at us as if by our own power or godliness we had made this man walk?

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