1And he called to him his twelve disciples and gave them authority over unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to heal every disease and every affliction. (Mr 3:13; Mr 6:7; Lu 6:13; Lu 9:1)2The names of the twelve apostles are these: first, Simon, who is called Peter, and Andrew his brother; James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother; (Mt 4:18; Mt 4:21; Mt 16:18; Mr 3:16; Lu 6:14; Joh 1:42; Ac 1:13)3Philip and Bartholomew; Thomas and Matthew the tax collector; James the son of Alphaeus, and Thaddaeus; (Mt 9:9)4Simon the Zealot, and Judas Iscariot, who betrayed him.
26“So have no fear of them, for nothing is covered that will not be revealed, or hidden that will not be known. (Mr 4:22; Lu 8:17; Lu 12:2; 1Ti 5:25)27What I tell you in the dark, say in the light, and what you hear whispered, proclaim on the housetops. (Lu 5:19)28And do not fear those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. Rather fear him who can destroy both soul and body in hell. (Isa 8:12; Isa 51:12; Jer 1:8; Jas 4:12; 1Pe 3:14)29Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? And not one of them will fall to the ground apart from your Father.30But even the hairs of your head are all numbered. (1Sa 14:45)31Fear not, therefore; you are of more value than many sparrows. (Mt 6:26; Mt 12:12)32So everyone who acknowledges me before men, I also will acknowledge before my Father who is in heaven, (Ro 10:9; Heb 10:35; Re 3:5)33but whoever denies me before men, I also will deny before my Father who is in heaven. (Mt 7:23; Mt 25:12; Mr 8:38; Lu 13:25; 2Ti 2:12; 2Pe 2:1; 1Jo 2:23)