(A)These twelve Jesus sent out after instructing them, saying, “Do not go on a road [a]to Gentiles, and do not enter a city of (B)Samaritans; but rather go to (C)the lost sheep of the house of Israel. And as you go, [b]preach, saying, ‘(D)The kingdom of heaven [c]has come near.’ Heal the sick, raise the dead, cleanse those with leprosy, cast out demons. Freely you received, freely give. (E)Do not acquire gold, or silver, or copper for your money belts, 10 or a [d]bag for your journey, or even two [e]tunics, or sandals, or a staff; for (F)the worker is deserving of his [f]support. 11 And whatever city or village you enter, inquire who is worthy in it, and stay [g]at his house until you leave that city. 12 As you enter the [h]house, (G)give it your [i]greeting. 13 If the house is worthy, see that your blessing of peace comes upon it. But if it is not worthy, [j]take back your blessing of peace. 14 And whoever does not receive you nor listen to your words, as you leave that house or city, (H)shake the dust off your feet. 15 Truly I say to you, (I)it will be more tolerable for the land of (J)Sodom and Gomorrah on (K)the day of judgment, than for that city.

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  1. Matthew 10:5 Lit of
  2. Matthew 10:7 Or proclaim
  3. Matthew 10:7 Or is at hand
  4. Matthew 10:10 Or knapsack; or beggar’s bag
  5. Matthew 10:10 A long shirt worn next to the skin
  6. Matthew 10:10 Lit nourishment
  7. Matthew 10:11 Lit there until
  8. Matthew 10:12 Or household
  9. Matthew 10:12 I.e., the familiar Heb blessing, “Peace be to this house!”
  10. Matthew 10:13 Lit your peace is to return to you

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