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Matthew 10 :: Christian Standard Bible (CSB)

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Commissioning the Twelve
(Mar 3:13–19; Luk 6:12–16 )
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Summoning his twelve disciples, he gave them authority over unclean spirits, to drive them out and to heal every[fn] disease and sickness.[fn]

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These are the names of the twelve apostles: First, Simon, who is called Peter, and Andrew his brother; James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother;

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Philip and Bartholomew; Thomas and Matthew the tax collector; James the son of Alphaeus, and Thaddaeus;[fn]

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Simon the Zealot,[fn] and Judas Iscariot, who also betrayed him.

(Mar 6:7–13; Luk 9:1–6 )
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Jesus sent out these twelve after giving them instructions: “Don’t take the road that leads to the Gentiles, and don’t enter any Samaritan town.

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“Instead, go to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.

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“As you go, proclaim, ‘The kingdom of heaven has come near.’

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“Heal the sick, raise the dead, cleanse those with leprosy,[fn] drive out demons. Freely you received, freely give.

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“Don’t acquire gold, silver, or copper for your money-belts.

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“Don’t take a traveling bag for the road, or an extra shirt, sandals, or a staff, for the worker is worthy of his food.

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“When you enter any town or village, find out who is worthy, and stay there until you leave.

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“Greet a household when you enter it,

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“and if the household is worthy, let your peace be on it; but if it is unworthy, let your peace return to you.

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“If anyone does not welcome you or listen to your words, shake the dust off your feet when you leave that house or town.

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“Truly I tell you, it will be more tolerable on the day of judgment for the land of Sodom and Gomorrah than for that town.

Persecutions Predicted
(Mar 13:9–13; Luk 21:12–17 )
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“Look, I’m sending you out like sheep among wolves. Therefore be as shrewd as serpents and as innocent as doves.

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“Beware of them, because they will hand you over to local courts[fn] and flog you in their synagogues.

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“You will even be brought before governors and kings because of me, to bear witness to them and to the Gentiles.

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“But when they hand you over, don’t worry about how or what you are to speak. For you will be given what to say at that hour,

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“because it isn’t you speaking, but the Spirit of your Father is speaking through you.

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“Brother will betray brother to death, and a father his child. Children will rise up against parents and have them put to death.

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“You will be hated by everyone because of my name. But the one who endures to the end will be saved.

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“When they persecute you in one town, flee to another. For truly I tell you, you will not have gone through the towns of Israel before the Son of Man comes.

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“A disciple[fn] is not above his teacher, or a slave above his master.

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“It is enough for a disciple to become like his teacher and a slave like his master. If they called the head of the house ‘Beelzebul,’ how much more the members of his household!

Fear God
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“Therefore, don’t be afraid of them, since there is nothing covered that won’t be uncovered and nothing hidden that won’t be made known.

(Luk 12:3–7 )
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“What I tell you in the dark, speak in the light. What you hear in a whisper,[fn] proclaim on the housetops.

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“Don’t fear those who kill the body but are not able to kill the soul; rather, fear him who is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.

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“Aren’t two sparrows sold for a penny?[fn] Yet not one of them falls to the ground without your Father’s consent.[fn]

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“But even the hairs of your head have all been counted.

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“So don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows.

Acknowledging Christ
(Luk 12:8, 9 )
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“Therefore, everyone who will acknowledge me before others, I will also acknowledge him before my Father in heaven.

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“But whoever denies me before others, I will also deny him before my Father in heaven.

(Luk 12:51–53; 14:26, 27 )
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“Don’t assume that I came to bring peace on the earth. I did not come to bring peace, but a sword.

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“For I came to turn

a man against his father,

a daughter against her mother,

a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law;

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“and a man’s enemies will be

the members of his household.

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“The one who loves a father or mother more than me is not worthy of me; the one who loves a son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me.

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“And whoever doesn’t take up his cross and follow me is not worthy of me.

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“Anyone who finds his life will lose it, and anyone who loses his life because of me will find it.

A Cup of Cold Water
(Mar 9:41 )
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“The one who welcomes you welcomes me, and the one who welcomes me welcomes him who sent me.

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“Anyone who welcomes a prophet because he is a prophet[fn] will receive a prophet’s reward. And anyone who welcomes a righteous person because he’s righteous[fn] will receive a righteous person’s reward.

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“And whoever gives even a cup of cold water to one of these little ones because he is a disciple,[fn] truly I tell you, he will never lose his reward.”

CSB Footnotes
Or every kind of
Or physical ailment
Other mss read and Lebbaeus, whose surname was Thaddaeus
Lit the Cananaean
Gk lepros ; a term for various skin diseases; see Lv 13–14
Or sanhedrins
Or student
Lit in the ear
Gk assarion, a small copper coin
Lit ground apart from your Father
Lit prophet in the name of a prophet
Lit person in the name of a righteous person
Lit little ones in the name of a disciple

Christian Standard Bible®, Copyright © 2017, 2020 by Holman Bible Publishers.

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For more information on this translation, see the CSB Preface.

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