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Last Activities in Galilee

Few Workers

MAT 9:35 And Jesus was going about all the cities and the villages, teaching in their synagogues, and proclaiming the gospel of the kingdom, and healing every kind of disease and every kind of sickness.
MAT 9:36 And seeing the multitudes, He felt compassion for them, because they were distressed and downcast like sheep without a shepherd.
MAT 9:37 Then He said to His disciples, "The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few.
MAT 9:38 "Therefore beseech the Lord of the harvest to send out workers into His harvest."
MAR 6:6b And He was going around the villages teaching.

Apostles Sent Out

MAT 10:1 And having summoned His twelve disciples, He gave them authority over unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to heal every kind of disease and every kind of sickness.
MAT 10:2 Now the names of the twelve apostles are these: The first, Simon, who is called Peter, and Andrew his brother; and James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother;
MAT 10:3 Philip and Bartholomew; Thomas and Matthew the tax-gatherer; James the son of Alphaeus, and Thaddaeus;
MAT 10:4 Simon the Zealot, and Judas Iscariot, the one who betrayed Him.
MAT 10:5 These twelve Jesus sent out after instructing them, saying, "Do not go in the way of the Gentiles, and do not enter any city of the Samaritans;
MAT 10:6 but rather go to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.
MAT 10:7 "And as you go, preach, saying, 'The kingdom of heaven is at hand.'
MAT 10:8 "Heal the sick, raise the dead, cleanse the lepers, cast out demons; freely you received, freely give.
MAT 10:9 "Do not acquire gold, or silver, or copper for your money belts,
MAT 10:10 or a bag for your journey, or even two tunics, or sandals, or a staff; for the worker is worthy of his support.
MAT 10:11 "And into whatever city or village you enter, inquire who is worthy in it; and abide there until you go away.
MAT 10:12 "And as you enter the house, give it your greeting.
MAT 10:13 "And if the house is worthy, let your greeting of peace come upon it; but if it is not worthy, let your greeting of peace return to you.
MAT 10:14 "And whoever does not receive you, nor heed your words, as you go out of that house or that city, shake off the dust of your feet.
MAT 10:15 "Truly I say to you, it will be more tolerable for the land of Sodom and Gomorrah in the day of judgment, than for that city.
MAR 6:7 And He summoned the twelve and began to send them out in pairs; and He was giving them authority over the unclean spirits;

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MAR 6:8 and He instructed them that they should take nothing for their journey, except a mere staff; no bread, no bag, no money in their belt;
MAR 6:9 but to wear sandals; and He added, "Do not put on two tunics."

MAR 6:10 And He said to them, "Wherever you enter a house, stay there until you leave town.

 

 

 

MAR 6:11 "And any place that does not receive you or listen to you, as you go out from there, shake off the dust from the soles of your feet for a testimony against them."

LUK 9:1 And He called the twelve together, and gave them power and authority over all the demons, and to heal diseases.
LUK 9:2 And He sent them out to proclaim the kingdom of God, and to perform healing.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LUK 9:3 And He said to them, "Take nothing for your journey, neither a staff, nor a bag, nor bread, nor money; and do not even have two tunics apiece.

 

LUK 9:4 "And whatever house you enter, stay there, and take your leave from there.

 

 

 

 

LUK 9:5 "And as for those who do not receive you, as you go out from that city, shake off the dust from your feet as a testimony against them."

Instructions to Apostles (continued) - Matthew 10:16-42

Apostles go out

MAT 11:1 And it came about that when Jesus had finished giving instructions to His twelve disciples, He departed from there to teach and preach in their cities.
MAR 6:12 And they went out and preached that men should repent.
MAR 6:13 And they were casting out many demons and were anointing with oil many sick people and healing them.
LUK 9:6 And departing, they began going about among the villages, preaching the gospel, and healing everywhere.

Herod Antipas Wonders about Jesus

MAT 14:1 At that time Herod the tetrarch heard the news about Jesus,
MAT 14:2 and said to his servants, "This is John the Baptist; he has risen from the dead; and that is why miraculous powers are at work in him."
MAR 6:14 And King Herod heard of it, for His name had become well known; and people were saying, "John the Baptist has risen from the dead, and that is why these miraculous powers are at work in Him."
MAR 6:15 But others were saying, "He is Elijah." And others were saying, "He is a prophet, like one of the prophets of old."
MAR 6:16 But when Herod heard of it, he kept saying, "John, whom I beheaded, has risen!"
LUK 9:7 Now Herod the tetrarch heard of all that was happening; and he was greatly perplexed, because it was said by some that John had risen from the dead,
LUK 9:8 and by some that Elijah had appeared, and by others, that one of the prophets of old had risen again.
LUK 9:9 And Herod said, "I myself had John beheaded; but who is this man about whom I hear such things?" And he kept trying to see Him.

Remembering (Earlier) Fate of John the Baptist

MAT 14:3 For when Herod had John arrested, he bound him, and put him in prison on account of Herodias, the wife of his brother Philip.
MAT 14:4 For John had been saying to him, "It is not lawful for you to have her."
MAT 14:5 And although he wanted to put him to death, he feared the multitude, because they regarded him as a prophet.

 

 

 

 

MAT 14:6 But when Herod's birthday came, the daughter of Herodias danced before them and pleased Herod.
MAT 14:7 Thereupon he promised with an oath to give her whatever she asked.

 

 

 

MAT 14:8 And having been prompted by her mother, she said, "Give me here on a platter the head of John the Baptist."
MAT 14:9 And although he was grieved, the king commanded it to be given because of his oaths, and because of his dinner guests.
MAT 14:10 And he sent and had John beheaded in the prison.
MAT 14:11 And his head was brought on a platter and given to the girl; and she brought it to her mother.
MAT 14:12 And his disciples came and took away the body and buried it; and they went and reported to Jesus.

MAR 6:17 For Herod himself had sent and had John arrested and bound in prison on account of Herodias, the wife of his brother Philip, because he had married her.
MAR 6:18 For John had been saying to Herod, "It is not lawful for you to have your brother's wife."
MAR 6:19 And Herodias had a grudge against him and wanted to put him to death and could not do so;
MAR 6:20 for Herod was afraid of John, knowing that he was a righteous and holy man, and kept him safe. And when he heard him, he was very perplexed; but he used to enjoy listening to him.
MAR 6:21 And a strategic day came when Herod on his birthday gave a banquet for his lords and military commanders and the leading men of Galilee;
MAR 6:22 and when the daughter of Herodias herself came in and danced, she pleased Herod and his dinner guests; and the king said to the girl, "Ask me for whatever you want and I will give it to you."
MAR 6:23 And he swore to her, "Whatever you ask of me, I will give it to you; up to half of my kingdom."
MAR 6:24 And she went out and said to her mother, "What shall I ask for?" And she said, "The head of John the Baptist."
MAR 6:25 And immediately she came in haste before the king and asked, saying, "I want you to give me right away the head of John the Baptist on a platter."
MAR 6:26 And although the king was very sorry, yet because of his oaths and because of his dinner guests, he was unwilling to refuse her.
MAR 6:27 And immediately the king sent an executioner and commanded him to bring back his head. And he went and had him beheaded in the prison,
MAR 6:28 and brought his head on a platter, and gave it to the girl; and the girl gave it to her mother.
MAR 6:29 And when his disciples heard about this, they came and took away his body and laid it in a tomb.

Workers Return

MAR 6:30 And the apostles gathered together with Jesus; and they reported to Him all that they had done and taught. LUK 9:10a And when the apostles returned, they gave an account to Him of all that they had done.