And he was amazed(A) at their unbelief.(B) He was going around the villages teaching.(C)

Commissioning the Twelve

He(D) summoned(E) the Twelve(F) and began to send(G) them out in pairs and gave them authority over unclean(H) spirits.(I) He instructed them to take nothing for the road except a staff—no bread, no traveling bag,(J) no money in their belts,

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“Take nothing for the road,”(A) he told them, “no staff,(B) no traveling bag, no bread, no money; and don’t take an extra shirt. Whatever house you enter, stay there and leave from there. If they do not welcome you, when you leave that town, shake off the dust from your feet as a testimony against them.”(C)

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Don’t carry a money-bag,(A) traveling bag,(B) or sandals; (C) don’t greet anyone along the road. Whatever house you enter, first say, ‘Peace(D) to this household.’ If a person of peace is there, your peace(E) will rest on him; but if not, it will return to you. Remain in the same house, eating and drinking what they offer, for the worker is worthy of his wages.(F) Don’t move from house to house. When you enter any town, and they welcome you, eat the things set before you.(G) Heal the sick(H) who are there, and tell them, ‘The kingdom of God(I) has come near(J) you.’ 10 When you enter any town, and they don’t welcome you, go out into its streets and say, 11 ‘We are wiping off even the dust of your town that clings to our feet as a witness against you.(K) Know this for certain: The kingdom of God has come near.’ 12 I tell you, on that day(L) it will be more tolerable for Sodom(M) than for that town.(N)

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