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Matthew 10 :: Legacy Standard Bible (LSB)

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Jesus Appoints the Twelve

(Mar 3:13–19; Luk 6:12–16 )
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 10:1 -

And summoning His twelve disciples, Jesus gave them authority over unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to heal every kind of disease and every kind of sickness.

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 10:2 -

Now the names of the twelve apostles are these: The first, Simon, who is called Peter, and Andrew his brother; and James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother;

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 10:3 - Philip and [fn]Bartholomew; Thomas and Matthew the tax collector; James the son of Alphaeus, and Thaddaeus;
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 10:4 - Simon the [fn]Zealot, and Judas Iscariot, the one who betrayed Him.

The Twelve Disciples Sent Out

(Mar 6:7–13; Luk 9:1–6 )
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 10:5 -

These twelve Jesus sent out after instructing them, saying, “Do not [fn]go [fn]in the way of the Gentiles, and do not enter any city of the Samaritans;

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 10:6 - but rather go to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 10:7 - “And as you go, [fn]preach, saying, ‘The kingdom of heaven [fn]is at hand.’
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 10:8 - “Heal the sick, raise the dead, cleanse the lepers, cast out demons. Freely you received, freely give.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 10:9 - “Do not acquire gold, or silver, or copper for your money belts,
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 10:10 - or a [fn]bag for your journey, or even two [fn]tunics, or sandals, or a staff; for the worker is worthy of his [fn]support.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 10:11 - “And whatever city or village you enter, inquire who is worthy in it, and stay there until you leave.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 10:12 - “Now as you enter the [fn]house, give it your [fn]greeting.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 10:13 - “And if the house is worthy, let your peace come upon it. But if it is not worthy, let your peace return to you.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 10:14 - “And whoever does not receive you, nor heed your words, as you leave that house or that city, shake the dust off your feet.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 10:15 - “Truly I say to you, it will be more tolerable for the land of Sodom and Gomorrah in the day of judgment than for that city.

The Promise of Persecution

(Mar 13:9–13; Luk 21:12–17 )
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“Behold, I send you out as sheep in the midst of wolves; so [fn]be shrewd as serpents and innocent as doves.

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 10:17 - “But beware of men, for they will deliver you over to the courts and flog you in their synagogues;
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 10:18 - and you will even be brought before governors and kings for My sake, as a testimony to them and to the Gentiles.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 10:19 - “But when they deliver you over, do not worry about how or what you are to say; for it will be given to you in that hour what you are to say.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 10:20 - “For it is not you who speak, but the Spirit of your Father who speaks in you.
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“And brother will betray brother to death, and a father his child; and children will rise up against parents and [fn]cause them to be put to death.

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 10:22 - “And you will be hated by all because of My name, but it is the one who has endured to the end who will be saved.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 10:23 -

“But whenever they persecute you in this city, flee to [fn]the next; for truly I say to you, you will not finish going through the cities of Israel until the Son of Man comes.

The Meaning of Discipleship

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“A [fn]disciple is not above his teacher, nor a slave above his master.

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 10:25 - “It is enough for the disciple that he become like his teacher, and the slave like his master. If they have called the head of the house [fn]Beelzebul, how much more the members of his household!
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 10:26 -

“Therefore do not fear them, for there is nothing concealed that will not be revealed, and hidden that will not be known.

(Luk 12:3–7 )
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 10:27 - “What I tell you in the darkness, speak in the light; and what you hear whispered in your ear, proclaim upon the housetops.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 10:28 - “And do not fear those who kill the body but are unable to kill the soul; but rather fear Him who is able to destroy both soul and body in [fn]hell.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 10:29 - “Are not two sparrows sold for an [fn]assarion? And yet not one of them will fall to the ground apart from your Father.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 10:30 - “But the very hairs of your head are all numbered.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 10:31 - “So do not fear; you are more valuable than many sparrows.
(Luk 12:8, 9 )
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 10:32 -

“Therefore everyone who [fn]confesses Me before men, I will also confess [fn]him before My Father who is in heaven.

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 10:33 - “But whoever [fn]denies Me before men, I will also deny him before My Father who is in heaven.
(Luk 12:51–53; 14:26, 27 )
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“Do not think that I came to [fn]bring peace on the earth; I did not come to bring peace, but a sword.

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 10:37 -

“He who loves father or mother more than Me is not worthy of Me; and he who loves son or daughter more than Me is not worthy of Me.

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 10:38 - “And he who does not take his cross and follow after Me is not worthy of Me.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 10:39 - “He who has found his [fn]life will lose it, and he who has lost his [fn]life for My sake will find it.

The Reward of Service

(Mar 9:41 )
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“He who receives you receives Me, and he who receives Me receives Him who sent Me.

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 10:41 - “He who receives a prophet in the name of a prophet shall receive a prophet’s reward; and he who receives a righteous man in the name of a righteous man shall receive a righteous man’s reward.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 10:42 - “And whoever in the name of a disciple gives to one of these [fn]little ones even a cup of cold water to drink, truly I say to you, he shall not lose his reward.”
LSB Footnotes
Son of Talmai (Aram)
Or Cananaean
Or go off
Or on the road of
Or proclaim
Lit has come near
Or knapsack, beggar’s bag
Gr khiton, the garment worn next to the skin
Lit nourishment
Or household
The familiar Heb blessing, “Peace be to this house!”
Or show yourselves to be
Lit put them to death
Lit the other
Or student
Ruler of demons; or Beezebul
Gr Gehenna
A Roman copper coin, approx. 1/16 of a laborer’s daily wage
Lit will confess in Me
Lit in him
Lit will deny
Lit cast
Or soul
Or soul
Possibly someone of low social standing

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