The Mission of the Twelve
Matthew10:5 Jesus sent these twelve, instructing them, saying: “Do not travel by the way of the Gentiles, and do not enter into the city of the Samaritans,
Matthew10:6 but instead go to the sheep who have fallen away from the house of Israel.
Matthew10:7 And going forth, preach, saying: ‘For the kingdom of heaven has drawn near.’
Matthew10:8 Cure the infirm, raise the dead, cleanse lepers, cast out demons. You have received freely, so give freely.
Matthew10:9 Do not choose to possess gold, nor silver, nor money in your belts,
Matthew10:10 nor provisions for the journey, nor two tunics, nor shoes, nor a staff. For the laborer deserves his portion.
Matthew10:11 Now, into whatever city or town you will enter, inquire as to who is worthy within it. And stay there until you depart.
Matthew10:12 Then, when you enter into the house, greet it, saying, ‘Peace to this house.’
Matthew10:13 And if, indeed, that house is worthy, your peace will rest upon it. But if it is not worthy, your peace will return to you.
Matthew10:14 And whoever has neither received you, nor listened to your words, departing from that house or city, shake off the dust from your feet.
Matthew10:15 Amen 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.