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Matthew 9:36-10:8


But when He saw the multitudes, He was moved with compassion for them, because they were weary and scattered, like sheep having no shepherd.


Then He said to His disciples, "The harvest truly is plentiful, but the laborers are few.


Therefore pray the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into His harvest.


And when He had called His twelve disciples to Him, He gave them power over unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to heal all kinds of sickness and all kinds of disease.


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


Philip and Bartholomew; Thomas and Matthew the tax collector; James the son of Alphaeus, and Lebbaeus, whose surname was Thaddaeus;


Simon the Cananite, and Judas Iscariot, who also betrayed Him.


These twelve Jesus sent out and commanded them, saying: "Do not go into the way of the Gentiles, and do not enter a city of the Samaritans.


But go rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.


And as you go, preach, saying, 'The kingdom of heaven is at hand.'


Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out demons. Freely you have received, freely give.


Therefore gird up the loins of your mind, be sober, and rest your hope fully upon the grace that is to be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ;


as obedient children, not conforming yourselves to the former lusts, as in your ignorance;


but as He who called you is holy, you also be holy in all your conduct,


because it is written, "Be holy, for I am holy."


And if you call on the Father, who without partiality judges according to each one's work, conduct yourselves throughout the time of your stay here in fear;


knowing that you were not redeemed with corruptible things, like silver or gold, from your aimless conduct received by tradition from your fathers,


but with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot.

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