Luke 10

The Seventy Sent Out

Now after this a the Lord appointed
Some mss read seventy-two
seventy c others, and sent them d in pairs ahead of Him to every city and place where He Himself was going to come.
And He was saying to them, e The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few; therefore beseech the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into His harvest. Go; f behold, I send you out as lambs in the midst of wolves. g Carry no money belt, no
Or knapsack or beggar’s bag
bag, no shoes; and greet no one on the way.
Whatever house you enter, first say, ‘Peace be to this house.’ If a
Lit son of peace; i.e. a person inclined toward peace
man of peace is there, your peace will rest on him; but if not, it will return to you.
Stay in
Lit the house itself
that house, eating and drinking
Lit the things from them
what they give you; for l the laborer is worthy of his wages. Do not keep moving from house to house.
Whatever city you enter and they receive you, m eat what is set before you; and heal those in it who are sick, and say to them, ‘ n The kingdom of God has come near to you.’ 10 But whatever city you enter and they do not receive you, go out into its streets and say, 11 o Even the dust of your city which clings to our feet we wipe off in protest against you; yet
Lit know
be sure of this, that q the kingdom of God has come near.’
12 I say to you, r it will be more tolerable in that day for s Sodom than for that city.

13  t Woe to you, u Chorazin! Woe to you, v Bethsaida! For if the
Or works of power
miracles had been performed in x Tyre and Sidon which occurred in you, they would have repented long ago, sitting in
I.e. symbols of mourning
z sackcloth and ashes.
14 But it will be more tolerable for aa Tyre and Sidon in the judgment than for you. 15 “And you, ab Capernaum, will not be exalted to heaven, will you? You will be brought down to Hades!

16  ac The one who listens to you listens to Me, and ad the one who rejects you rejects Me; and he who rejects Me rejects the One who sent Me.”

The Happy Results

17 The
Some mss read seventy-two
seventy returned with joy, saying, “Lord, even af the demons are subject to us in Your name.”
18 And He said to them, I was watching ag Satan fall from heaven like lightning. 19 Behold, I have given you authority to ah tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing will injure you. 20 Nevertheless do not rejoice in this, that the spirits are subject to you, but rejoice that ai your names are recorded in heaven.”

21  aj At that very
Lit hour
time He rejoiced greatly in the Holy Spirit, and said, “I
Or acknowledge to You
praise You, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that You have hidden these things from the wise and intelligent and have revealed them to infants. Yes, Father, for this way was well-pleasing in Your sight.
22  am All things have been handed over to Me by My Father, and an no one knows who the Son is except the Father, and who the Father is except the Son, and anyone to whom the Son wills to reveal Him.”

23  ao Turning to the disciples, He said privately, Blessed are the eyes which see the things you see, 24 for I say to you, that many prophets and kings wished to see the things which you see, and did not see them, and to hear the things which you hear, and did not hear them.”

25  ap And a
I.e. an expert in the Mosaic Law
ar lawyer stood up and put Him to the test, saying, “Teacher, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?”
26 And He said to him, What is written in the Law?
Lit How do you read?
How does it read to you?”
27 And he answered at 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 your neighbor as yourself.” 28 And He said to him, You have answered correctly; au  do this and you will live.” 29 But wishing av to justify himself, he said to Jesus, “And who is my neighbor?”

The Good Samaritan

30 Jesus replied and said, A man was aw going down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and fell among robbers, and they stripped him and
Lit laid blows upon
beat him, and went away leaving him half dead.
31 And by chance a priest was going down on that road, and when he saw him, he passed by on the other side. 32 Likewise a Levite also, when he came to the place and saw him, passed by on the other side. 33 “But a ay Samaritan, who was on a journey, came upon him; and when he saw him, he felt compassion, 34 and came to him and bandaged up his wounds, pouring oil and wine on them; and he put him on his own beast, and brought him to an inn and took care of him. 35 On the next day he took out two
The denarius was equivalent to a day’s wages
denarii and gave them to the innkeeper and said, ‘Take care of him; and whatever more you spend, when I return I will repay you.’
36 Which of these three do you think proved to be a neighbor to the man who fell into the robbers’ hands?” 37 And he said, “The one who showed mercy toward him.” Then Jesus said to him, Go and do
Or likewise
the same.”

Martha and Mary

38 Now as they were traveling along, He entered a village; and a woman named bb Martha welcomed Him into her home. 39 She had a sister called bc Mary, who was bd seated at the Lord’s feet, listening to His word. 40 But be Martha was distracted with
Lit much service
all her preparations; and she came up to Him and said, “Lord, do You not care that my sister has left me to do all the serving alone? Then tell her to help me.”
41 But the Lord answered and said to her, bg Martha, Martha, you are bh worried and bothered about so many things; 42  bi but only one thing is necessary, for bj Mary has chosen the good part, which shall not be taken away from her.”
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