Day 10

Matthew 10


10:1 He called to himself his twelve disciples, and gave them authority over unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to heal every disease and every sickness. 

10:2 Now the names of the twelve apostles are these. The first, Simon, who is called Peter; Andrew, his brother; James the son of Zebedee; John, his brother; 

10:3 Philip; Bartholomew; Thomas; Matthew the tax collector; James the son of Alphaeus; Lebbaeus, whose surname was{NU omits "Lebbaeus, whose surname was"} Thaddaeus; 

10:4 Simon the Canaanite; and Judas Iscariot, who also betrayed him. 

10:5 Jesus sent these twelve out, and commanded them, saying, "Don't go among the Gentiles, and don't enter into any city of the Samaritans. 

10:6 Rather, go to the lost sheep of the house of Israel. 

10:7 As you go, preach, saying, 'The Kingdom of Heaven is at hand!' 

10:8 Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers{TR adds ", raise the dead"}, and cast out demons. Freely you received, so freely give. 

10:9 Don't take any gold, nor silver, nor brass in your money belts. 

10:10 Take no bag for your journey, neither two coats, nor shoes, nor staff: for the laborer is worthy of his food. 

10:11 Into whatever city or village you enter, find out who in it is worthy; and stay there until you go on. 

10:12 As you enter into the household, greet it. 

10:13 If the household is worthy, let your peace come on it, but if it isn't worthy, let your peace return to you. 

10:14 Whoever doesn't receive you, nor hear your words, as you go out of that house or that city, shake off the dust from your feet. 

10:15 Most certainly I tell you, it will be more tolerable for the land of Sodom and Gomorrah in the day of judgment than for that city. 

10:16 "Behold, I send you out as sheep in the midst of wolves. Therefore be wise as serpents, and harmless as doves. 

10:17 But beware of men: for they will deliver you up to councils, and in their synagogues they will scourge you. 

10:18 Yes, and you will be brought before governors and kings for my sake, for a testimony to them and to the nations. 

10:19 But when they deliver you up, don't be anxious how or what you will say, for it will be given you in that hour what you will say. 

10:20 For it is not you who speak, but the Spirit of your Father who speaks in you. 

10:21 "Brother will deliver up brother to death, and the father his child. Children will rise up against parents, and cause them to be put to death. 

10:22 You will be hated by all men for my name's sake, but he who endures to the end will be saved. 

10:23 But when they persecute you in this city, flee into the next, for most certainly I tell you, you will not have gone through the cities of Israel, until the Son of Man has come. 

10:24 "A disciple is not above his teacher, nor a servant above his lord. 

10:25 It is enough for the disciple that he be like his teacher, and the servant like his lord. If they have called the master of the house Beelzebul, how much more those of his household! 

10:26 Therefore don't be afraid of them, for there is nothing covered that will not be revealed; and hidden that will not be known. 

10:27 What I tell you in the darkness, speak in the light; and what you hear whispered in the ear, proclaim on the housetops. 

10:28 Don't be afraid of those who kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul. Rather, fear him who is able to destroy both soul and body in Gehenna.{or, Hell.} 

10:29 "Aren't two sparrows sold for an assarion coin{An assarion is a small coin worth one tenth of a drachma or a sixteenth of a denarius. An assarion is approximately the wages of one half hour of agricultural labor.}? Not one of them falls on the ground apart from your Father's will, 

10:30 but the very hairs of your head are all numbered. 

10:31 Therefore don't be afraid. You are of more value than many sparrows. 

10:32 Everyone therefore who confesses me before men, him I will also confess before my Father who is in heaven. 

10:33 But whoever denies me before men, him I will also deny before my Father who is in heaven. 

10:34 "Don't think that I came to send peace on the earth. I didn't come to send peace, but a sword. 

10:35 For I came to set a man at odds against his father, and a daughter against her mother, and a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law. 

10:36 A man's foes will be those of his own household.{Micah 7:6} 

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 isn't worthy of me. 

10:38 He who doesn't take his cross and follow after me, isn't worthy of me. 

10:39 He who seeks his life will lose it; and he who loses his life for my sake will find it. 

10:40 He who receives you receives me, and he who receives me receives him who sent me. 

10:41 He who receives a prophet in the name of a prophet will receive a prophet's reward. He who receives a righteous man in the name of a righteous man will receive a righteous man's reward. 

10:42 Whoever gives one of these little ones just a cup of cold water to drink in the name of a disciple, most certainly I tell you he will in no way lose his reward." 


 

Acts 19


19:1 It happened that, while Apollos was at Corinth, Paul, having passed through the upper country, came to Ephesus, and found certain disciples. 

19:2 He said to them, "Did you receive the Holy Spirit when you believed?" They said to him, "No, we haven't even heard that there is a Holy Spirit." 

19:3 He said, "Into what then were you baptized?" They said, "Into John's baptism." 

19:4 Paul said, "John indeed baptized with the baptism of repentance, saying to the people that they should believe in the one who would come after him, that is, in Jesus." 

19:5 When they heard this, they were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus. 

19:6 When Paul had laid his hands on them, the Holy Spirit came on them, and they spoke with other languages and prophesied. 

19:7 They were about twelve men in all. 

19:8 He entered into the synagogue, and spoke boldly for a period of three months, reasoning and persuading about the things concerning the Kingdom of God. 

19:9 But when some were hardened and disobedient, speaking evil of the Way before the multitude, he departed from them, and separated the disciples, reasoning daily in the school of Tyrannus. 

19:10 This continued for two years, so that all those who lived in Asia heard the word of the Lord Jesus, both Jews and Greeks. 

19:11 God worked special miracles by the hands of Paul, 

19:12 so that even handkerchiefs or aprons were carried away from his body to the sick, and the evil spirits went out. 

19:13 But some of the itinerant Jews, exorcists, took on themselves to invoke over those who had the evil spirits the name of the Lord Jesus, saying, "We adjure you by Jesus whom Paul preaches." 

19:14 There were seven sons of one Sceva, a Jewish chief priest, who did this. 

19:15 The evil spirit answered, "Jesus I know, and Paul I know, but who are you?" 

19:16 The man in whom the evil spirit was leaped on them, and overpowered them, and prevailed against them, so that they fled out of that house naked and wounded. 

19:17 This became known to all, both Jews and Greeks, who lived at Ephesus. Fear fell on them all, and the name of the Lord Jesus was magnified. 

19:18 Many also of those who had believed came, confessing, and declaring their deeds. 

19:19 Many of those who practiced magical arts brought their books together and burned them in the sight of all. They counted the price of them, and found it to be fifty thousand pieces of silver.{The 50,000 pieces of silver here probably referred to 50,000 drachmas. If so, the value of the burned books was equivalent to about 160 man-years of wages for agricultural laborers} 

19:20 So the word of the Lord was growing and becoming mighty. 

19:21 Now after these things had ended, Paul determined in the spirit, when he had passed through Macedonia and Achaia, to go to Jerusalem, saying, "After I have been there, I must also see Rome." 

19:22 Having sent into Macedonia two of those who served him, Timothy and Erastus, he himself stayed in Asia for a while. 

19:23 About that time there arose no small stir concerning the Way. 

19:24 For a certain man named Demetrius, a silversmith, who made silver shrines of Artemis, brought no little business to the craftsmen, 

19:25 whom he gathered together, with the workmen of like occupation, and said, "Sirs, you know that by this business we have our wealth. 

19:26 You see and hear, that not at Ephesus alone, but almost throughout all Asia, this Paul has persuaded and turned away many people, saying that they are no gods, that are made with hands. 

19:27 Not only is there danger that this our trade come into disrepute, but also that the temple of the great goddess Artemis will be counted as nothing, and her majesty destroyed, whom all Asia and the world worships." 

19:28 When they heard this they were filled with anger, and cried out, saying, "Great is Artemis of the Ephesians!" 

19:29 The whole city was filled with confusion, and they rushed with one accord into the theater, having seized Gaius and Aristarchus, men of Macedonia, Paul's companions in travel. 

19:30 When Paul wanted to enter in to the people, the disciples didn't allow him. 

19:31 Certain also of the Asiarchs, being his friends, sent to him and begged him not to venture into the theater. 

19:32 Some therefore cried one thing, and some another, for the assembly was in confusion. Most of them didn't know why they had come together. 

19:33 They brought Alexander out of the multitude, the Jews putting him forward. Alexander beckoned with his hand, and would have made a defense to the people. 

19:34 But when they perceived that he was a Jew, all with one voice for a time of about two hours cried out, "Great is Artemis of the Ephesians!" 

19:35 When the town clerk had quieted the multitude, he said, "You men of Ephesus, what man is there who doesn't know that the city of the Ephesians is temple keeper of the great goddess Artemis, and of the image which fell down from Zeus? 

19:36 Seeing then that these things can't be denied, you ought to be quiet, and to do nothing rash. 

19:37 For you have brought these men here, who are neither robbers of temples nor blasphemers of your goddess. 

19:38 If therefore Demetrius and the craftsmen who are with him have a matter against anyone, the courts are open, and there are proconsuls. Let them press charges against one another. 

19:39 But if you seek anything about other matters, it will be settled in the regular assembly. 

19:40 For indeed we are in danger of being accused concerning this day's riot, there being no cause. Concerning it, we wouldn't be able to give an account of this commotion." 

19:41 When he had thus spoken, he dismissed the assembly. 


 

Acts 20


20:1 After the uproar had ceased, Paul sent for the disciples, took leave of them, and departed to go into Macedonia. 

20:2 When he had gone through those parts, and had encouraged them with many words, he came into Greece. 

20:3 When he had spent three months there, and a plot was made against him by Jews as he was about to set sail for Syria, he determined to return through Macedonia. 

20:4 These accompanied him as far as Asia: Sopater of Beroea; Aristarchus and Secundus of the Thessalonians; Gaius of Derbe; Timothy; and Tychicus and Trophimus of Asia. 

20:5 But these had gone ahead, and were waiting for us at Troas. 

20:6 We sailed away from Philippi after the days of Unleavened Bread, and came to them at Troas in five days, where we stayed seven days. 

20:7 On the first day of the week, when the disciples were gathered together to break bread, Paul talked with them, intending to depart on the next day, and continued his speech until midnight. 

20:8 There were many lights in the upper chamber where we{TR reads "they" instead of "we"} were gathered together. 

20:9 A certain young man named Eutychus sat in the window, weighed down with deep sleep. As Paul spoke still longer, being weighed down by his sleep, he fell down from the third story, and was taken up dead. 

20:10 Paul went down, and fell upon him, and embracing him said, "Don't be troubled, for his life is in him." 

20:11 When he had gone up, and had broken bread, and eaten, and had talked with them a long while, even until break of day, he departed. 

20:12 They brought the boy in alive, and were greatly comforted. 

20:13 But we who went ahead to the ship set sail for Assos, intending to take Paul aboard there, for he had so arranged, intending himself to go by land. 

20:14 When he met us at Assos, we took him aboard, and came to Mitylene. 

20:15 Sailing from there, we came the following day opposite Chios. The next day we touched at Samos and stayed at Trogyllium, and the day after we came to Miletus. 

20:16 For Paul had determined to sail past Ephesus, that he might not have to spend time in Asia; for he was hastening, if it were possible for him, to be in Jerusalem on the day of Pentecost. 

20:17 From Miletus he sent to Ephesus, and called to himself the elders of the assembly. 

20:18 When they had come to him, he said to them, "You yourselves know, from the first day that I set foot in Asia, how I was with you all the time, 

20:19 serving the Lord with all humility, with many tears, and with trials which happened to me by the plots of the Jews; 

20:20 how I didn't shrink from declaring to you anything that was profitable, teaching you publicly and from house to house, 

20:21 testifying both to Jews and to Greeks repentance toward God, and faith toward our Lord Jesus.{TR adds "Christ"} 

20:22 Now, behold, I go bound by the Spirit to Jerusalem, not knowing what will happen to me there; 

20:23 except that the Holy Spirit testifies in every city, saying that bonds and afflictions wait for me. 

20:24 But these things don't count; nor do I hold my life dear to myself, so that I may finish my race with joy, and the ministry which I received from the Lord Jesus, to fully testify to the Good News of the grace of God. 

20:25 "Now, behold, I know that you all, among whom I went about preaching the Kingdom of God, will see my face no more. 

20:26 Therefore I testify to you this day that I am clean from the blood of all men, 

20:27 for I didn't shrink from declaring to you the whole counsel of God. 

20:28 Take heed, therefore, to yourselves, and to all the flock, in which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers, to shepherd the assembly of the Lord and{TR, NU omit "the Lord and"} God which he purchased with his own blood. 

20:29 For I know that after my departure, vicious wolves will enter in among you, not sparing the flock. 

20:30 Men will arise from among your own selves, speaking perverse things, to draw away the disciples after them. 

20:31 Therefore watch, remembering that for a period of three years I didn't cease to admonish everyone night and day with tears. 

20:32 Now, brothers, I entrust you to God, and to the word of his grace, which is able to build up, and to give you the inheritance among all those who are sanctified. 

20:33 I coveted no one's silver, or gold, or clothing. 

20:34 You yourselves know that these hands served my necessities, and those who were with me. 

20:35 In all things I gave you an example, that so laboring you ought to help the weak, and to remember the words of the Lord Jesus, that he himself said, 'It is more blessed to give than to receive.'" 

20:36 When he had spoken these things, he knelt down and prayed with them all. 

20:37 They all wept a lot, and fell on Paul's neck and kissed him, 

20:38 sorrowing most of all because of the word which he had spoken, that they should see his face no more. And they accompanied him to the ship.