He was amazed at their lack of faith.

Jesus Sends Out the Twelve(A)

Then Jesus went around teaching from village to village.(B) Calling the Twelve to him,(C) he began to send them out two by two(D) and gave them authority over impure spirits.(E)

These were his instructions: “Take nothing for the journey except a staff—no bread, no bag, no money in your belts.

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He told them: “Take nothing for the journey—no staff, no bag, no bread, no money, no extra shirt.(A) Whatever house you enter, stay there until you leave that town. If people do not welcome you, leave their town and shake the dust off your feet as a testimony against them.”(B)

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Do not take a purse or bag or sandals; and do not greet anyone on the road.

“When you enter a house, first say, ‘Peace to this house.’ If someone who promotes peace is there, your peace will rest on them; if not, it will return to you. Stay there, eating and drinking whatever they give you, for the worker deserves his wages.(A) Do not move around from house to house.

“When you enter a town and are welcomed, eat what is offered to you.(B) Heal the sick who are there and tell them, ‘The kingdom of God(C) has come near to you.’ 10 But when you enter a town and are not welcomed, go into its streets and say, 11 ‘Even the dust of your town we wipe from our feet as a warning to you.(D) Yet be sure of this: The kingdom of God has come near.’(E) 12 I tell you, it will be more bearable on that day for Sodom(F) than for that town.(G)

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