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Twelve Apostles are sent out.

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Matthew 10:1-16...40-42 Mark 6:7-13....30-32 Luke 9:1-6...10-11
1And when He had called to Him His twelve disciples, He gave them authority over unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to heal all kinds of sickness and all kinds of disease. 2And 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; 3Philip and Bartholomew; Thomas and Matthew the tax-collector; James the son of Alpheus, and Lebbeus, whose surname was Thaddeus; 4Simon the Canaanite, and Judas Iscariot, who also betrayed Him. 5Jesus sent out these twelve, commanding them, saying, Do not go into the way of the nations, and do not enter into any city of the Samaritans. 6But rather go to the lost sheep of the house of Israel. 7And as you go, proclaim, saying, The kingdom of Heaven is at hand. 8Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out demons. You have received freely, freely give. 9Do not provide gold nor silver, nor copper in your purses, 10nor a bag for the journey, nor two coats, nor sandals, nor staves. For the workman is worthy of his food. 11And into whatever city or village you enter, inquire who within it is worthy. And there abide until you go away from there. 12And when you come into a house, greet it. 13And if the house is worthy, let your peace come on it. But if it is not worthy, let your peace return to you. 14And whoever shall not receive you, nor hear your words, when you depart out of that house or city, shake off the dust of your feet. 15Truly I say to you, It shall be more tolerable for the land of Sodom and Gomorrah in the day of judgment than for that city. 16Behold, I send you out as sheep in the midst of wolves. Therefore be as wise as serpents and as harmless as doves.
Skipping verses 17-39
various warnings
40He who receives you receives Me, and he who receives Me receives Him who sent Me. 41He who receives a prophet in the name of a prophet shall receive a prophet's reward. And he who receives a just one in the name of a just one will receive a just one's reward. 42And whoever shall give to one of these little ones a cup of cold water to drink, only in the name of a disciple, truly I say to you, He shall in no way lose his reward.
MKJV
7And He called the Twelve and began to send them out by two and two. And He gave them authority over unclean spirits, 8and commanded them that they take nothing in the way, except only a staff; no bag, no bread, no copper in the belt, 9but tying on sandals, and not to put on two tunics. 10And He said to them, Wherever you enter into a house, abide there until you depart from that place. 11And whoever shall not receive you, nor hear you, when you depart from there, shake off the dust under your feet for a testimony against them. Truly I say to you, It shall be more tolerable for Sodom and Gomorrah in the day of judgment than for that city. 12And they went out and proclaimed that men should repent. 13And they cast out many demons, and anointed many who were sick with oil, and healed them.
The 12 return
30And the apostles gathered themselves to Jesus and told Him all things, both what they had done and what they had taught. 31And He said to them, Come aside into a deserted place and rest a little. For there were many coming and going, and they had no opportunity even to eat.
MKJV
1And He called His twelve disciples together and gave them power and authority over all demons and to cure diseases. 2And He sent them to proclaim the kingdom of God and to heal the sick. 3And He said to them, Take nothing for your journey, neither staff nor a bag, nor bread, nor money, nor each to have two tunics. 4And whatever house you enter into, abide there and depart from there. 5And whoever will not receive you, when you go out of that city shake off the very dust from your feet for a testimony against them. 6And they departed and went through the towns, proclaiming the gospel and healing everywhere.
The 12 return
10And returning, the apostles told Him all that they had done. And He took them and went aside privately into a deserted place of a city called Bethsaida. 11But knowing this, the crowds followed Him. And He received them and spoke to them of the kingdom of God, and He healed those who had need of healing.
MKJV
Insights
  • They were sent out by faith, Take nothing for the journey, not bread or money.
  • They were to, inquire who in the city is worthy, and stay there, Psalm 1:1
  • They were sent out, two by two. (team work, encouragement one for another), no man is an island, "It is not good for man to be alone", Genesis 2:18.
  • They were sent out to heal the sick, not to pray for the sick.
  • They came back speaking of the things they had done.