From: Wade Smith (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Tue 12 Nov 2002 - 18:00:55 GMT
On Tuesday, November 12, 2002, at 11:40 , Scott Chase wrote:
> And what was the context then?
[The quote supplied is at 34. This chapter is as much of a 'war-cry' as
Jesus was ever reported to have made. It ain't St. Crispin's Day, that's
Jesus Sends Out the Twelve
1He called his twelve disciples to him and gave them authority to drive
out evil spirits and to heal every disease and sickness.
2These are the names of the twelve apostles: first, Simon (who is called
Peter) and his brother Andrew; James son of Zebedee, and his brother
John; 3Philip and Bartholomew; Thomas and Matthew the tax collector;
James son of Alphaeus, and Thaddaeus; 4Simon the Zealot and Judas
Iscariot, who betrayed him.
5These twelve Jesus sent out with the following instructions: "Do not go
among the Gentiles or enter any town of the Samaritans. 6Go rather to
the lost sheep of Israel. 7As you go, preach this message: 'The kingdom
of heaven is near.' 8Heal the sick, raise the dead, cleanse those who
have leprosy, drive out demons. Freely you have received, freely
give. 9Do not take along any gold or silver or copper in your belts;
10take no bag for the journey, or extra tunic, or sandals or a staff;
for the worker is worth his keep.
11"Whatever town or village you enter, search for some worthy person
there and stay at his house until you leave. 12As you enter the home,
give it your greeting. 13If the home is deserving, let your peace rest
on it; if it is not, let your peace return to you. 14If anyone will not
welcome you or listen to your words, shake the dust off your feet when
you leave that home or town. 15I tell you the truth, it will be more
bearable for Sodom and Gomorrah on the day of judgment than for that
town. 16I am sending you out like sheep among wolves. Therefore be as
shrewd as snakes and as innocent as doves.
17"Be on your guard against men; they will hand you over to the local
councils and flog you in their synagogues. 18On my account you will be
brought before governors and kings as witnesses to them and to the
Gentiles. 19But when they arrest you, do not worry about what to say or
how to say it. At that time you will be given what to say, 20for it
will not be you speaking, but the Spirit of your Father speaking through
21"Brother will betray brother to death, and a father his child;
children will rebel against their parents and have them put to death.
22All men will hate you because of me, but he who stands firm to the end
will be saved. 23When you are persecuted in one place, flee to another.
I tell you the truth, you will not finish going through the cities of
Israel before the Son of Man comes.
24"A student is not above his teacher, nor a servant above his master.
25It is enough for the student to be like his teacher, and the servant
like his master. If the head of the house has been called Beelzebub,
how much more the members of his household!
26"So do not be afraid of them. There is nothing concealed that will not
be disclosed, or hidden that will not be made known. 27What I tell you
in the dark, speak in the daylight; what is whispered in your ear,
proclaim from the roofs. 28Do not be afraid of those who kill the body
but cannot kill the soul. Rather, be afraid of the One who can destroy
both soul and body in hell. 29Are not two sparrows sold for a
penny ? Yet not one of them will fall to the ground apart from the
will of your Father. 30And even the very hairs of your head are all
numbered. 31So don't be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows.
32"Whoever acknowledges me before men, I will also acknowledge him
before my Father in heaven. 33But whoever disowns me before men, I will
disown him before my Father in heaven.
34"Do not suppose that I have come to bring peace to the earth. I did
not come to bring peace, but a sword. 35For I have come to turn
" 'a man against his father,
a daughter against her mother,
a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law--
36a man's enemies will be the members of his own household.' 37"Anyone who loves his father or mother more than me is not worthy of me; anyone who loves his son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me; 38and anyone who does not take his cross and follow me is not worthy of me. 39Whoever finds his life will lose it, and whoever loses his life for my sake will find it. 40"He who receives you receives me, and he who receives me receives the one who sent me. 41Anyone who receives a prophet because he is a prophet will receive a prophet's reward, and anyone who receives a righteous man because he is a righteous man will receive a righteous man's reward. 42And if anyone gives even a cup of cold water to one of these little ones because he is my disciple, I tell you the truth, he will certainly not lose his reward."
1. 10:1 Greek unclean
2. 10:8 The Greek word was used for various diseases affecting the
skin--not necessarily leprosy.
3. 10:25 Greek Beezeboul or Beelzeboul
4. 10:29 Greek an assarion
5. 10:36 Micah 7:6
> Wade, you'd never cut context in your conciseness would you ;-)?
Not when it's a mouseclick away, nope. On the other hand, I do tend to
erase those who don't cut context in this forum.
It's a matter of courtesy, IMHO, _not_ to include the entire bloody post
every time. But I grew up on 2400 baud modems.
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