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And hee called his twelue disciples vnto him, and gaue them power against vncleane spirits, to cast them out, and to heale euery sickenesse, and euery disease.
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Nowe the names of the twelue Apostles are these.
The first is Simon, called Peter, and Andrewe his brother: Iames the sonne of Zebedeus, and Iohn his brother.
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Philippe and Bartlemewe: Thomas, and Matthewe that Publicane: Iames the sonne of Alpheus, & Lebbeus whose surname was Thaddeus:
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Simon the Cananite, and Iudas Iscariot, who also betraied him.
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These twelue did Iesus send forth, & commaunded them, saying, Goe not into the way of of the Gentiles, and into the cities of the Samaritans enter yee not:
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But goe rather to the lost sheepe of the house of Israel.
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And as ye goe, preach, saying, The kingdome of heauen is at hand.
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Heale the sicke: cleanse the lepers: raise vp the dead: cast out the deuils.
Freely ye haue receiued, freely giue.
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Possesse not golde, nor siluer, nor money in your girdels,
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Nor a scrippe for the iourney, neither two coates, neither shoes, nor a staffe: for the workeman is worthie of his meate.
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And into whatsoeuer citie or towne ye shall come, enquire who is worthy in it, and there abide till yee goe thence.
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And when yee come into an house, salute the same.
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And if the house be worthy, let your peace come vpon it: but if it be not worthie, let your peace returne to you.
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And whosoeuer shall not receiue you, nor heare your woordes, when yee depart out of that house, or that citie, shake off the dust of your feete.
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Truely I say vnto you, it shall be easier for them of the lande of Sodom and Gomorrha in the day of iudgement, then for that citie.
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Behold, I send you as sheepe in the middes of the wolues: be yee therefore wise as serpents, and innocent as doues.
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But beware of men, for they will deliuer you vp to the Councils, and will scourge you in their Synagogues.
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And ye shal be brought to the gouernours and Kings for my sake, in witnes to them, and to the Gentiles.
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But when they deliuer you vp, take no thought howe or what ye shall speake: for it shall be giuen you in that houre, what ye shall say.
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For it is not yee that speake, but the spirite of your father which speaketh in you.
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And the brother shall betray the brother to death, and the father the sonne, and the children shal rise against their parents, and shall cause them to die.
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And yee shall be hated of all men for my Name: but he that endureth to the end, he shall be saued.
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And when they persecute you in this citie, flee into another: for verely I say vnto you, yee shall not goe ouer all the cities of Israel, till the Sonne of man be come.
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The disciple is not aboue his master, nor the seruant aboue his Lord.
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It is ynough for the disciple to bee as his master is, and the seruaunt as his Lorde.
If they haue called the master of the house Beel-zebub, howe much more them of his housholde?
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Feare them not therefore: for there is nothing couered, that shall not be disclosed, nor hid, that shall not be knowen.
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What I tell you in darkenesse, that speake yee in light: and what yee heare in the eare, that preach yee on the houses.
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And feare yee not them which kill the bodie, but are nor able to kill the soule: but rather feare him, which is able to destroy both soule and bodie in hell.
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Are not two sparrowes sold for a farthing, and one of them shal not fal on the ground without your Father?
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Yea, and all the heares of your head are nombred.
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Feare ye not therefore, yee are of more value then many sparowes.
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Whosoeuer therefore shall confesse me before men, him will I confesse also before my Father which is in heauen.
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But whosoeuer shall denie me before me, him will I also denie before my Father which is in heauen.
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Thinke not that I am come to sende peace into the earth: I came not to send peace, but the sworde.
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For I am come to set a man at variance against his father, and the daughter against her mother, and the daughter in law against her mother in lawe.
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And a mans enemies shall be they of his owne housholde.
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He that loueth father or mother more then me, is not worthie of me;
he that loueth sonne, or daughter more then mee, is not worthie of me.
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And hee that taketh not his crosse, and followeth after me, is not worthie of me.
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He that will finde his life, shall lose it: & he that loseth his life for my sake, shal finde it.
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He that receiueth you, receiueth me: and hee that receiueth mee, receiueth him that hath sent me.
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Hee that receiueth a Prophet in the name of a Prophet, shall receiue a Prophetes rewarde: and hee that receiueth a righteous man, in the name of a righteous man, shall receiue the rewarde of a righteous man.
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And whosoeuer shall giue vnto one of these litle ones to drinke a cuppe of colde water onely, in the name of a disciple, verely I say vnto you, he shall not lose his rewarde.