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And he called unto him the twelve, and began to send them forth by two and two; and gave them power over unclean spirits; (Mark:6:7)


Power over — privilege that is (subjectively) force capacity; competency freedom or (objectively) mastery (concretely magistrate superhuman; potentate token of control) delegated influence: — authority jurisdiction liberty power right strength.


And commanded them that they should take nothing for their journey, save a staff only; no scrip, no bread, no money in their purse: (Mark:6:8)


Scrip — a wallet or leather pouch for food.


But be shod with sandals; and not put on two coats. (Mark:6:9)


Shod — bind under one´ s feet that is put on shoes or sandals: — bind on (be) shod.


And he said unto them, In what place soever ye enter into an house, there abide till ye depart from that place. (Mark:6:10)


And whosoever shall not receive you, nor hear you, when ye depart thence, shake off the dust under your feet for a testimony against them. Verily I say unto you, It shall be more tolerable for Sodom and Gomorrha in the day of judgment, than for that city. (Mark:6:11)


Sodom — to scorch; burnt (that {is} volcanic or bituminous) district; {Sedom} a place near the Dead Sea; place in Palestine.

Gomorrha — a (ruined) heap; Gomorrha (that is Amorah) a place near the Dead Sea.


Using the information found in verses ten and eleven, the word, “Place” is referring to a “City.”


Therefore, the phrase, “In what place soever ye enter into an house, there abide till ye depart from that place,” is translated, “In what, “City” soever ye enter into an house, there abide till ye depart from that “City.”


And they went out, and preached that men should repent. (Mark:6:12)


Repent — to think differently or afterwards that is reconsider (morally to feel compunction): — repent.


In the meaning of the word, “Repent” found in the Strong’s Concordance, the meaning is followed by, “Morally to feel compunction,” in parentheses.


The words in parentheses, is only the “Opinion” of the editor, who was probably a “Christian.”


And they cast out many devils, and anointed with oil many that were sick, and healed them. (Mark:6:13)


Anointed — (G218) From the base of G3045; to oil (with perfume): — anoint.

G3045 — (grease); fat that is (figuratively) sumptuous: — dainty.


The phrase, “And anointed with oil many that were sick,” the word, “Anointed,” with the reference number G218 means the “Twelve” went around putting, “Perfume” on the sick.


Unless putting perfume on sick people was a way to heal folks, someone used the wrong word.


Matthew


And when he had called unto him his twelve disciples, he gave them power against unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to heal all manner of sickness and all manner of disease. (Matthew:10:1)


In the Gospel of Mark:


And he called unto him the twelve, and began to send them forth by two and two; and gave them power over unclean spirits; (Mark:6:7)


The power was given, “Over” unclean spirits, not against.


Now the names of the twelve apostles are these; The first, Simon, who is called Peter, and Andrew his brother; James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother; (Matthew:10:2)


Philip, and Bartholomew; Thomas, and Matthew the publican; James the son of Alphaeus, and Lebbaeus, whose surname was Thaddaeus; (Matthew:10:3)


Simon the Canaanite, and Judas Iscariot, who also betrayed him. (Matthew:10:4)


These twelve Jesus sent forth, and commanded them, saying, Go not into the way of the Gentiles, and into any city of the Samaritans enter ye not: (Matthew:10:5)


Gentiles — a race (as of the same habit) that is a tribe; specifically, a foreign (non-Jewish) one (usually by implication pagan): — Gentile heathen nation people.

Samaritans — watch station; {Shomeron} a place in Palestine; a Samarite that is inhabitants of Samaria.


The phrase, “Go not into the way of the Gentiles,” is unique to the Gospel of Matthew which means the character Jesus probably didn’t say it.


But go rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel. (Matthew:10:6)


And as ye go, preach, saying, The kingdom of heaven is at hand. (Matthew:10:7)


The phrase, “The kingdom of heaven is at hand,” is found three times in the entire King James Version of the Holy Bible.


All three times the phrase, “The kingdom of heaven is at hand,” is found, it’s found in the Gospel of Matthew, which means the kingdom of heaven was probably not at hand or a real place.


Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out devils: freely ye have received, freely give. (Matthew:10:8)


In the Gospel of Mark, the disciples of the character Jesus did this:


And they went out, and preached that men should repent. (Mark:6:12)


The, “Kingdom of heaven being at hand,” never came up, neither did, “Raising the dead.”


Provide neither gold, nor silver, nor brass in your purses, (Matthew:10:9)


Nor scrip for your journey, neither two coats, neither shoes, nor yet staves: for the workman is worthy of his meat. (Matthew:10:10)


The phrase, “The workman is worthy of his meat,” is also unique to the Gospel of Matthew which means the character Jesus probably didn’t say that either.


And into whatsoever city or town ye shall enter, enquire who in it is worthy; and there abide till ye go thence. (Matthew:10:11)


Enquire — (to examine); to test thoroughly (by questions) that is ascertain or interrogate: — ask enquire search.


And when ye come into an house, salute it. (Matthew:10:12)


And if the house be worthy, let your peace come upon it: but if it be not worthy, let your peace return to you. (Matthew:10:13)


And whosoever shall not receive you, nor hear your words, when ye depart out of that house or city, shake off the dust of your feet. (Matthew:10:14)


Verily I say unto you, It shall be more tolerable for the land of Sodom and Gomorrha in the day of judgment, than for that city. (Matthew:10:15)


It boggles my mind, every time I use the “Pertinent Words and Names Method of Interpreting the Bible,” when I come across whole sections of Scripture where someone deliberately changed what the author of Mark wrote to create a narrative for their own agenda.


For example, the words, “Enquire and Worthy.”


Compare the Gospel of Matthew chapter ten verses eleven through fifteen, above, to the Gospel of Mark chapter six verses ten and eleven, below.


In the Gospel of Mark:


And he said unto them, In what place soever ye enter into an house, there abide till ye depart from that place. (Mark:6:10)


And whosoever shall not receive you, nor hear you, when ye depart thence, shake off the dust under your feet for a testimony against them. Verily I say unto you, It shall be more tolerable for Sodom and Gomorrha in the day of judgment, than for that city. (Mark:6:11)


The obvious agenda of the author of the Gospel of Matthew is to create division by writing the phrase, “Whatsoever city or town ye shall enter, enquire who in it is worthy!”


Luke


Then he called his twelve disciples together, and gave them power and authority over all devils, and to cure diseases. (Luke:9:1)


Devils — a daemonic being by extension a deity: — devil god.


In the Gospel of Mark:


And he called unto him the twelve and began to send them forth by two and two; and gave them power over unclean spirits.


The author, “Authors” or “Authorities” of the Gospel of Luke would have its audience believe that the “Twelve Disciples” were given power” and authority over all devils, which, if one believed that, they’d be in big trouble if ever confronted by a “Devil god!”


The phrase, “Authority over all devils,” is unique to the Gospel of Luke which means the character Jesus probably didn’t say it.


And he sent them to preach the kingdom of God, and to heal the sick. (Luke:9:2)


The author of the Gospel of Luke or whoever, is sending out a totally different message from the message being communicated by the author of the Gospel of Mark.


The Gospel of Mark says, “They went out, and preached that men should repent,” that is, to “Think Differently,” that is, “Reconsider.”


Not to, simply, preach the kingdom of God and heal the sick.


And he said unto them, Take nothing for your journey, neither staves, nor scrip, neither bread, neither money; neither have two coats apiece. (Luke:9:3)


And whatsoever house ye enter into, there abide, and thence depart. (Luke:9:4)


And whosoever will not receive you, when ye go out of that city, shake off the very dust from your feet for a testimony against them. (Luke:9:5)


In the Gospel of Mark:


And he said unto them, In what place soever ye enter into an house, there abide till ye depart from that place. (Mark:6:10)


And whosoever shall not receive you, nor hear you, when ye depart thence, shake off the dust under your feet for a testimony against them. Verily I say unto you, It shall be more tolerable for Sodom and Gomorrha in the day of judgment, than for that city. (Mark:6:11)


The author of the Gospel of Luke would have the disciples go door to door, “Judging Individual Households” whereas, the author of the Gospel of Mark is referring to “Cities!”


And they departed, and went through the towns, preaching the gospel, and healing every where. (Luke:9:6)

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