1Jesus called the Twelve together and he gave them power and authority over all demons and to heal sicknesses. 2He sent them out to proclaim God’s kingdom and to heal the sick. 3He told them, "Take nothing for the journey—no walking stick, no bag, no bread, no money, not even an extra shirt. 4 Whatever house you enter, remain there until you leave that place. 5 Wherever they don’t welcome you, as you leave that city, shake the dust off your feet as a witness against them."