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Matthew 10:1-42

Jesus Sends Out the Twelve

1Jesus called his twelve disciples to him and gave them authority to drive out impure 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, proclaim this message: ‘The kingdom of heaven has come near.’ 8Heal the sick, raise the dead, cleanse those who have leprosy,10:8 The Greek word traditionally translated leprosy was used for various diseases affecting the skin. drive out demons. Freely you have received; freely give.

9“Do not get any gold or silver or copper to take with you in your belts— 10no bag for the journey or extra shirt or sandals or a staff, for the worker is worth his keep. 11Whatever town or village you enter, search there for some worthy person and stay at their 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, leave that home or town and shake the dust off your feet. 15Truly I tell you, it will be more bearable for Sodom and Gomorrah on the day of judgment than for that town.

16“I am sending you out like sheep among wolves. Therefore be as shrewd as snakes and as innocent as doves. 17Be on your guard; you will be handed over to the local councils and be flogged in the 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 you.

21“Brother will betray brother to death, and a father his child; children will rebel against their parents and have them put to death. 22You will be hated by everyone because of me, but the one who stands firm to the end will be saved. 23When you are persecuted in one place, flee to another. Truly I tell you, you will not finish going through the towns of Israel before the Son of Man comes.

24“The student is not above the teacher, nor a servant above his master. 25It is enough for students to be like their teachers, and servants like their masters. If the head of the house has been called Beelzebul, how much more the members of his household!

26“So do not be afraid of them, for 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 outside your Father’s care.10:29 Or will; or knowledge 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 others, I will also acknowledge before my Father in heaven. 33But whoever disowns me before others, I will disown 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.’10:36 Micah 7:6

37“Anyone who loves their father or mother more than me is not worthy of me; anyone who loves their son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me. 38Whoever does not take up their cross and follow me is not worthy of me. 39Whoever finds their life will lose it, and whoever loses their life for my sake will find it.

40“Anyone who welcomes you welcomes me, and anyone who welcomes me welcomes the one who sent me. 41Whoever welcomes a prophet as a prophet will receive a prophet’s reward, and whoever welcomes a righteous person as a righteous person will receive a righteous person’s reward. 42And if anyone gives even a cup of cold water to one of these little ones who is my disciple, truly I tell you, that person will certainly not lose their reward.”

Akuapem Twi Contemporary Bible

Mateo 10:1-42

Yesu Soma Asuafo Dumien No

1Yesu frɛɛ nʼasuafo dumien no baa ne nkyɛn, na ɔmaa wɔn tumi sɛ wontu ahonhommɔne na wɔnsa nyarewa ne ahoɔmmerɛw nyinaa.

2Yesu asuafo dumien no din ni:

Simon a ne din baako ne Petro ne ne nua Andrea;

Yakobo ne ne nua Yohane a wɔyɛ Sebedeo mma no,

3Filipo ne Bartolomeo,

Toma ne towgyefo Mateo,

Yakobo, Alfeo ba ne Tadeo,

4Simon a ofi Kana ne Yuda Iskariot a akyiri no, oyii Yesu mae no.

5Yesu somaa asuafo dumien no hyɛɛ wɔn se, “Monnkɔ nea amanamanmufo wɔ anaa Samariafo kurow biara mu, 6na mmom monkɔ Onyankopɔn nguan a wɔwɔ Israel a wɔayera no nkyɛn. 7Monkɔka nkyerɛ wɔn se, ‘Onyankopɔn Ahenni no abɛn!’ 8Monsa ayarefo yare, munnyan awufo, momma akwatafo ho mfi, na muntu ahonhommɔne. Sɛnea munyaa no kwa no, saa ara na mo nso na momfa mma kwa.

9“Mommmfa sikakɔkɔɔ, dwetɛ anaa kɔbere biara mmɔ mo ho. 10Mommmfa akwantukotoku anaa ntade anaa mpaboa anaa pema. Ɛsɛ sɛ odwumayɛni didi. 11Kurow biara a mobɛkɔ mu anaa akuraa biara a mobɛkɔ ase no, monhwehwɛ onipa a onyamesuro wɔ ne mu akyi kwan na montena ne nkyɛn kosi da a mubefi hɔ akɔ baabi foforo. 12Sɛ mokɔ ofi bi mu a, munkyia wɔn se, ‘Asomdwoe nka mo!’ 13Sɛ saa ofi no mufo gye mo fɛw so a, munhyira wɔn, na sɛ wɔannye mo de a, momfa mo asomdwoe. 14Sɛ morefi ofi anaa kurow biara a wɔannye mo wɔ mu no mu akɔ a, momporoporow ofi no anaa kurow no mu mfutuma a ɛwɔ mo nan ase no ngu hɔ.10.14 Eyi yɛ nea Farisifo yɛ bere a wofi baabiara a wobu sɛ amanamanmufo atena hɔ nti ɛhɔ agu fi no. Ɛyɛ kɔkɔbɔ a emu yɛ den ma wɔn a wɔpo Awurade asɛm no. 15Nokware ni, atemmuda no, Sodom ne Gomora mpo benya baabi agyina wɔ Onyankopɔn anim sen saa kurow no.

16“Monkae sɛ meresoma mo sɛ nguan akɔ mpataku mu. Monyɛ anifere sɛ awɔ na munnwo sɛ mmorɔnoma. 17Nanso monhwɛ yiye wɔ nnipa ho! Wɔbɛkyere mo adi mo asɛm, abɔ mo mmaa wɔ wɔn asɔredan mu. 18Me nti, wɔde mo bɛkɔ atumfo ne ahene anim. Eyi bɛma moanya kwan aka asɛmpa no akyerɛ wɔn ne amanamanmufo no. 19Sɛ wɔkyere mo a, munnnwinwen asɛm a mobɛka de ayi mo ho ano ho. Wɔde asɛm a mobɛka no bɛma mo bere a ɛsɛ mu. 20Asɛm a mobɛka no remfi mo, na mmom, mo ɔsoro Agya no honhom na ɔnam mo so bɛkasa.

21“Onua beyi onua ama na wɔakum no. Saa ara na agyanom nso beyi wɔn mma ama. Mma bɛsɔre atia wɔn awofo ama wɔakum wɔn. 22Me nti, nnipa nyinaa bɛtan mo. Nanso nea obetumi agyina pintinn akosi awiei no na wobegye no nkwa. 23Sɛ wɔtaa mo kurow baako mu a, munguan nkɔ kurow foforo mu. Mereka nokware akyerɛ mo se morenwie Israel nkurow nyinaa mu adwumayɛ ansa na Onipa Ba no aba.

24“Osuani nsen ne kyerɛkyerɛfo, na akoa nso nsen ne wura. 25Osuani sua ne kyerɛkyerɛfo, na akoa nso sua ne wura. Enti sɛ me a meyɛ ofi no ti no wɔfrɛ me ‘Ɔbonsam’ a, dɛn din na wɔremfa mfrɛ mo!

26“Munnsuro wɔn. Mmere bi bɛba a nokware no bɛda adi. Nea wɔyɛ no kokoa mu no nyinaa bɛda adi. 27Nea mereka akyerɛ mo wɔ sum mu yi, monka wɔ hann mu. Nea mereka agu mo asom yi, mompae mu nka wɔ adan atifi. 28Munnsuro wɔn a wobetumi akum mo nipadua nanso wɔrentumi nkum mo kra no. Onyankopɔn a obetumi akum onipadua no ne ɔkra wɔ amanehunu kurom no nko ara na munsuro no. 29Wɔtɔn akasanoma gye ahe? Nkasanoma abien bo nyɛ sika kakraa bi pɛ? Nanso akasanoma biara nni hɔ a obewu a mo Agya no nnim ho biribi. 30Mo tinwi mpo, wɔakan ne nyinaa. 31Enti munnsuro! Mosom bo ma Onyankopɔn sen nkasanoma.

32“Obiara a ɔbɛka se onim me wɔ nnipa anim no, me nso mɛka se minim no mʼagya a ɔwɔ ɔsoro no anim. 33Na obiara a ɔbɛka se onnim me wɔ nnipa anim no, me nso mɛka se minnim no wɔ mʼagya a ɔwɔ ɔsoro no anim.

Ɛnyɛ Asomdwoe, Ɛyɛ Ɔko

34“Munnsusuw sɛ mede asomdwoe na ɛbaa asase yi so! Ɛnyɛ asomdwoe na mmom afoa na mede bae. 35Maba sɛ mɛma,

“ ‘ɔbabarima asɔre atia nʼagya,

na ɔbabea asɔre atia ne na,

na ɔbea warefo nso asɔre atia nʼasebea.

36Obiara tamfo a ne ho yɛ hu no befi nʼankasa ne fi.’

37“Nea ɔdɔ nʼagya anaa ne na kyɛn me no rentumi nyɛ me de. Saa ara na nea ɔdɔ ne babarima anaa ne babea kyɛn me no rentumi nyɛ me de ara ne no. 38Sɛ obi amfa nʼasennua na wammedi mʼakyi a, ɔrentumi nyɛ me de. 39Sɛ woma wo kra som wo bo a, wobɛhwere wo kra no, nanso sɛ me nti wohwere wo kra a, wo nsa bɛka.

40“Obiara a ogye mo no gye me, na nea ogye me no nso gye Onyankopɔn a ɔsomaa me no. 41Sɛ wugye odiyifo bi sɛ ɔyɛ Onyankopɔn nipa nti a, wobetua wo so ka sɛ odiyifo no ara pɛ. Na sɛ wugye nnipa trenee a, wubenya akatua sɛ onipa trenee. 42Na obiara a ɔbɛma mʼakyidifo yi mu akumaa bi nsu anom no, onii no akatua remmɔ no da.”