Jesus Sends Out the Seventy-Two1 After this the Lord appointed a seventy-two ▼
▼ Some manuscripts seventy; also verse 17others and c sent them on ahead of him, two by two, into every town and place where he himself was about to go. 2 d And he said to them, “The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few. e Therefore pray earnestly to the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest. 3 Go your way; f behold, I am sending you out as lambs in the midst of wolves. 4 g Carry no moneybag, no knapsack, no sandals, and h greet no one on the road. 5 Whatever house you enter, first say i ‘Peace be to this house!’ 6 And if a son of peace is there, your peace will rest upon him. But if not j it will return to you. 7 And remain in the same house, eating and drinking what they provide, for k the laborer deserves his wages. Do not go from house to house. 8 Whenever you enter a town and they receive you, eat what is set before you. 9 Heal the sick in it and say to them l ‘The kingdom of God has come near to you.’ 10 But whenever you enter a town and they do not receive you, go into its streets and say, 11 m ‘Even the dust of your town that clings to our feet we wipe off against you. Nevertheless know this, that n the kingdom of God has come near.’ 12 I tell you, o it will be more bearable on p that day for Sodom than for that town.
Woe to Unrepentant Cities13 q “Woe to you, Chorazin! Woe to you, Bethsaida! For if the mighty works done in you had been done in r Tyre and Sidon, they would have repented long ago, sitting in sackcloth and ashes. 14 s But it will be more bearable in the judgment for t Tyre and Sidon than for you. 15 And you, Capernaum u will you be exalted to heaven? You shall be brought down to v Hades. 16 w “The one who hears you hears me, and x the one who rejects you rejects me, and y the one who rejects me rejects him who sent me.”
The Return of the Seventy-Two17 z The seventy-two returned with joy, saying, “Lord aa even the demons are subject to us in your name!” 18 And he said to them, ab “I saw Satan ac fall like lightning from heaven. 19 Behold, I have given you authority ad to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of ae the enemy, and af nothing shall hurt you. 20 ag Nevertheless, do not rejoice in this, that the spirits are subject to you, but rejoice that ah your names are written in heaven.”
Jesus Rejoices in the Father’s Will21 ai In that same hour aj he rejoiced ak in the Holy Spirit and said, “I thank you, Father al Lord of heaven and earth, that am you have hidden these things from the wise and understanding and an revealed them to little children; yes, Father, for ao such was your gracious will. ▼
▼ Or for so it pleased you well22 aq All things have been handed over to me by my Father, and no one knows who the Son is ar except the Father, or who the Father is as except the Son and anyone at to whom the Son chooses to reveal him.” 23 Then turning to the disciples he said privately, au “Blessed are the eyes that see what you see! 24 For I tell you av that many prophets and kings desired to see what you see, and did not see it, and to hear what you hear, and did not hear it.”
The Parable of the Good Samaritan25 aw And behold, a ax lawyer stood up to ay put him to the test, saying, “Teacher, what shall I do to az inherit eternal life?” 26 He said to him, “What is written in the Law? How do you read it?” 27 And he answered ba “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind, and bb your neighbor as yourself.” 28 And he said to him, “You have answered correctly; bc do this, and you will live.” 29 But he, bd desiring to justify himself, said to Jesus, “And who is my neighbor?” 30 Jesus replied, “A man be was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and he fell among robbers, who stripped him and beat him and departed, leaving him half dead. 31 Now by chance a bf priest was going down that road, and when he saw him he passed by on the other side. 32 So likewise bg a Levite, when he came to the place and saw him, passed by on the other side. 33 But a bh Samaritan, as he journeyed, came to where he was, and when he saw him, he had compassion. 34 He went to him and bi bound up his wounds, pouring on bj oil and wine. Then he set him on his own animal and brought him to an inn and took care of him. 35 And the next day he took out two bk denarii ▼
▼ A denarius was a day’s wage for a laborerand gave them to the innkeeper, saying, ‘Take care of him, and whatever more you spend, I will repay you when I come back.’ 36 Which of these three, do you think, proved to be a neighbor to the man who fell among the robbers?” 37 He said, “The one who showed him mercy.” And Jesus said to him, “You go, and do likewise.”
Martha and Mary38 Now as they went on their way, Jesus ▼
▼ Greek heentered a village. And a woman named bn Martha bo welcomed him into her house. 39 And she had a sister called bp Mary, who bq sat at the Lord’s feet and listened to his teaching. 40 But Martha was distracted with much serving. And she went up to him and said, “Lord, do you not care that my sister has left me to serve alone? Tell her then to help me.” 41 But the Lord answered her, “Martha, Martha, you are br anxious and troubled about many things, 42 but one thing is necessary. ▼
▼ Some manuscripts few things are necessary, or only oneMary has chosen bt the good portion, which will not be taken away from her.”
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