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He called the twelve disciples together and sent them out two by two. He gave them authority over the evil spirits and ordered them, “Don't take anything with you on the trip except a walking stick—no bread, no beggar's bag, no money in your pockets. Wear sandals, but don't carry an extra shirt.” 10 He also told them, “Wherever you are welcomed, stay in the same house until you leave that place. 11 (A)If you come to a town where people do not welcome you or will not listen to you, leave it and shake the dust off your feet. That will be a warning to them!”

12 So they went out and preached that people should turn away from their sins. 13 (B)They drove out many demons, and rubbed olive oil on many sick people and healed them.

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Jesus Sends Out the Twelve Disciples(A)

Jesus called the twelve disciples together and gave them power and authority to drive out all demons and to cure diseases. Then he sent them out to preach the Kingdom of God and to heal the sick, after saying to them, “Take nothing with you for the trip: no walking stick, no beggar's bag, no food, no money, not even an extra shirt. Wherever you are welcomed, stay in the same house until you leave that town; (B)wherever people don't welcome you, leave that town and shake the dust off your feet as a warning to them.”

The disciples left and traveled through all the villages, preaching the Good News and healing people everywhere.

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