Bible: Matt 10:5-15; 16:21; 26:17-19
10:5 Jesus sent out these twelve, instructing them as follows: 1 “Do not go to Gentile regions 2 and do not enter any Samaritan town. 3 10:6 Go 4 instead to the lost sheep of the house of Israel. 10:7 As you go, preach this message: ‘The kingdom of heaven is near!’ 10:8 Heal the sick, raise the dead, 5 cleanse lepers, cast out demons. Freely you received, freely give. 10:9 Do not take gold, silver, or copper in your belts, 10:10 no bag 6 for the journey, or an extra tunic, 7 or sandals or staff, 8 for the worker deserves his provisions. 10:11 Whenever 9 you enter a town or village, 10 find out who is worthy there 11 and stay with them 12 until you leave. 10:12 As you enter the house, give it greetings. 13 10:13 And if the house is worthy, let your peace come on it, but if it is not worthy, let your peace return to you. 14 10:14 And if anyone will not welcome you or listen to your message, shake the dust off 15 your feet as you leave that house or that town. 10:15 I tell you the truth, 16 it will be more bearable for the region of Sodom and Gomorrah 17 on the day of judgment than for that town!
The Birth of Ishmael
26:19 When Isaac’s servants dug in the valley and discovered a well with fresh flowing 8 water there,