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; 3 Philip and Bartholomew; Thomas and Matthew the tax collector; James the son of Alphaeus, and [a]Lebbaeus, whose surname was Thaddaeus; 4 Simon the [b]Cananite, and Judas Iscariot, who also betrayed Him.
Sending Out the Twelve
5 These twelve Jesus sent out and commanded them, saying: “Do not go into the way of the Gentiles, and do not enter a city ofthe Samaritans.6 But go rather to thelost sheep of the house of Israel.7 And as you go, preach, saying,‘The kingdom of heaven[c]is at hand.’8 Heal the sick,[d]cleanse the lepers,[e]raise the dead, cast out demons.Freely you have received, freely give.9 Provide neither gold nor silver norcopper in your money belts,10 nor bag for your journey, nor two tunics, nor sandals, nor staffs;for a worker is worthy of his food.
11 “Now whatever city or town you enter, inquire who in it is worthy, and stay there till you go out.
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