Thematic Bible

Matthew 10:1 (show verse)

Then He called His twelve disciples to Him, and gave them authority over foul spirits, so that they could drive them out, and so that they could cure any disease or ailment.

Matthew 10:2 (show verse)

Here are the names of the twelve apostles: first, Simon, who was named Peter, and his brother Andrew, James the son of Zebedee and his brother John,

Matthew 10:3 (show verse)

Philip and Bartholomew, Thomas and Matthew the tax-collector, James the son of Alpheus, and Thaddeus,

Matthew 10:4 (show verse)

Simon the zealot, and Judas Iscariot, who afterward betrayed Him.

Matthew 10:5 (show verse)

Jesus sent these twelve out, after giving them the following charge: "Do not go to the heathen, or to any Samaritan town,

Matthew 10:6 (show verse)

but rather to the lost sheep of Israel's house.

Matthew 10:7 (show verse)

And as you go continue to preach, 'The kingdom of heaven is near.'

Matthew 10:8 (show verse)

Keep on curing the sick, raising the dead, healing lepers, and driving out demons. You received and gave no pay; you must give and take none.

Matthew 10:9 (show verse)

Do not accept gold or silver or even copper money for your purse,

Matthew 10:10 (show verse)

and do not take a bag for your journey, nor two shirts, nor any shoes, nor a staff, for the workman deserves his support.

Matthew 10:11 (show verse)

Into whatever town or village you go, inquire for some deserving person, and stay at his house until you leave the place.

Matthew 10:12 (show verse)

As you go into his house, wish it well,

Matthew 10:13 (show verse)

and if the house should prove deserving, may your good wish for peace upon it come true, but if not, may your good wish bring peace to yourselves.

Matthew 10:14 (show verse)

And whoever will not welcome you, or listen to your words, on leaving that place shake off from your feet its very dust.

Matthew 10:15 (show verse)

I tell you, the punishment on the day of judgment will be lighter for the land of Sodom and Gomorrah than for that town.

Matthew 10:16 (show verse)

"Listen! I am sending you out as sheep surrounded by wolves. So you must be sensible like serpents and guileless like doves.
Afflictions » Christians being afflicted
Aim in life » Mission, life's » The disciples sent forth to their work
Alertness » What to be aware of
Alliance and society with the enemies of God » Saints should be circumspect when undesignedly thrown into
Animals » Lions » Wolves, a type of the wicked
Apostles » Persecutions and sufferings of
Birds » Names of » Doves, a type of purity
Christian ministers » Charge delivered to
Christian ministers » Responsibility of
Christian conduct » Harmlessness
Disciples/apostles » What disciples should be aware of
Doves » Characterized by » Simplicity
turtle Dove » Harmlessness of, typical of Christ's gentleness
Doves » Doves, a type of purity
Symbols of the Holy Spirit » Dove » Gentle
Endurance » Those that endure
Evangelism » Jesus Christ sending forth disciples to preach
God » Remember » Sheep of
Good and evil adjacent » In the field of Christian work
Hate » Who the world hates
Mission » Life's » The disciples sent forth to their work
Missionary-work by ministers » Requires wisdom and meekness
Persecution » Who shall face persecution
Prudence » Saints should especially exercise, in their intercourse with unbelievers
Serpent » Subtlety of
Serpents » Characterized as subtle
Sheep » Figurative » Of the defenselessness of servants of God (greek: diakonoi)
God's Sheep » God's people are his sheep
Wolf » Figurative » Of the enemies of the righteous
Wolves » Illustrative » Of the wicked
Wolves » Wolves, a type of the wicked
World » Who the world hates

Matthew 10:17 (show verse)

Be on your guard against men, for they will turn you over to the courts and will flog you in their synagogues,

Matthew 10:18 (show verse)

and you will be brought before governors and kings for my sake, to bear witness to them and the heathen.

Matthew 10:19 (show verse)

But when they turn you over to the courts, you must not worry at all about how or what you ought to speak, for it will be given you at that hour what you ought to speak.

Matthew 10:20 (show verse)

For it is not you who are speaking, but the Spirit of your Father that is speaking through you.

Matthew 10:21 (show verse)

One brother will turn another over to death, and a father his child, and children will take a stand against their parents, and will have them put to death.

Matthew 10:22 (show verse)

And you will be hated by all men, because you bear my name, but whoever bears up to the end will be saved.

Matthew 10:23 (show verse)

But whenever they persecute you in one town, flee to a different one. For I solemnly say to you, you will not cover all the towns of Israel before the Son of Man returns.

Matthew 10:24 (show verse)

No pupil is better than his teacher, and no slave is better than his master.

Matthew 10:25 (show verse)

The pupil should be satisfied to become like his teacher, and the slave should be satisfied to become like his master. If men have called the Head of the house Beelzebub, how much worse names will they heap upon the members of His family!

Matthew 10:26 (show verse)

So you must never be afraid of them, for there is nothing covered that will not be uncovered, nor a secret that will not be known.

Matthew 10:27 (show verse)

What I speak to you in the dark, tell in the light, and what you hear whispered in your ears, you must proclaim from housetops.

Matthew 10:28 (show verse)

You must never be afraid of those who kill the body, but cannot kill the soul. But rather you must keep on fearing Him who can destroy both soul and body in the pit.
Anger of God » To be dreaded
Apostles » Warned against a timid profession of Christ
Christian ministers » Charge delivered to
Christian ministers » Responsibility of
eternal Death » God alone can inflict
Eternal » For punishments, ancient modes of hell » Greek, gehenna), the place of punishment
Eternal » Wicked words of Christ concerning » Other references of Christ to
Everlasting » For punishments, ancient modes of hell » Greek, gehenna), the place of punishment
Everlasting » Future state of the wicked words of Christ concerning » Other references of Christ to
Fear » Who not to fear
Gehenna » Greek, the place of punishment
Hades » The unseen world, translated "hell" in av, but in the r. V. The word "hades" is retained
Hell » Gehenna
Hell » In the rv the greek word "gehenna" is translated "hell" in the following scriptures
Hell » The body suffers in
Hell » The soul suffers in
Immortality » Of the soul
Man's » Immortality » Of the soul
Martyrdom » Saints » Should not fear
Ministers » Should preach » With boldness
Power » Of God » Feared
God, Power of » Should be » Feared
Punishment » Eternal
Punishment » Future state of the wicked words of Christ concerning » Other references of Christ to
Soul » Immortal
the future » Punishment » Future state of the wicked » Hell » Greek, gehenna), the place of punishment
the future » Punishment future state of the wicked » Other references of Christ to
Words of Christ » Concerning the future state of the wicked » Other references of Christ to

Matthew 10:29 (show verse)

Do not sparrows sell for a cent apiece? And yet not one of them can fall to the ground without your Father's notice.

Matthew 10:30 (show verse)

Even the very hairs on your head have all been counted by God.

Matthew 10:31 (show verse)

So stop being afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows.

Matthew 10:32 (show verse)

Therefore, everyone who will own me before men I will own before my Father in heaven,

Matthew 10:33 (show verse)

but anyone who disowns me before men I will disown before my Father in heaven.

Matthew 10:34 (show verse)

"Do not suppose that I have come to bring peace to the earth. I have not come to bring peace but a sword.

Matthew 10:35 (show verse)

For I have come to set a man against his father, and a daughter against her mother, and a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law,

Matthew 10:36 (show verse)

and a man's enemies will be members of his own family.

Matthew 10:37 (show verse)

Anybody who loves father or mother more than he loves me is not worthy of me,

Matthew 10:38 (show verse)

and nobody is worthy of me who does not take up his cross and follow me.

Matthew 10:39 (show verse)

Anybody who gains his lower life will lose the higher life, and anybody who loses his lower life for my sake will gain the higher life.

Matthew 10:40 (show verse)

"Whoever welcomes you welcomes me, and whoever welcomes me welcomes Him who sent me.

Matthew 10:41 (show verse)

Whoever welcomes a prophet as a prophet will receive the same reward as a prophet, and whoever welcomes an upright man as such will receive the same reward as the upright man.

Matthew 10:42 (show verse)

And I solemnly say to you, no one who gives a cup of cold water to one of the least of my disciples, because he is a disciple, will ever fail to get his reward."