20. Sending the Twelve Apostles
to Spread His Ministry
1 And He acalled together the 1twelve and gave them power and 2bauthority over all the demons and to heal diseases.
2 And He asent them to proclaim the 1bkingdom of God and to cheal the sick.
3 And He said to them, aTake nothing for the journey, neither a staff nor a bag 1nor bread nor money, nor have two tunics apiece.
4 And into whatever house you enter, remain there and from there go out.
5 And as many as do not receive you, as you go out from that city, ashake off the dust from your feet for a btestimony against them.
6 And they went out and passed through village after village, announcing the gospel and healing everywhere.
7 And aHerod the tetrarch bheard of all that was happening and was utterly perplexed, because it was said by some that John had been raised from the dead,
8 And by some that aElijah had appeared, and by others that a certain prophet of the ancients had risen up.
9 And Herod said, John I 1abeheaded, but who is this concerning whom I hear such things? And he bsought to see Him.