1 After these things the Lord appointed seventy others also, and sent them two by two
before His face into every city and place where He Himself was about to come.
2 And He said to them, The harvest truly is great, but the laborers are few; therefore pray the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into His harvest.
3 Go your way; behold, I send you out as lambs in the midst of wolves.
4 Carry neither money bag, knapsack, nor sandals; and greet no one along the road.
5 And whatever house you enter, first say, Peace to this house.
6 And if a son of peace is there, your peace will rest on it; if not, it will return to you.
7 And remain in the same house, eating and drinking such things as they give, for the
laborer is worthy of his wages. Do not go from house to house.
8 Whatever city you enter, and they receive you, eat such things as are set before you.
9 And heal the sick there, and say to them, 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
11 The very dust of your city which clings to us we wipe off against you. Nevertheless
know this, that the kingdom of God has come near to you.
12 But I say to you that it will be more tolerable in that Day for Sodom than for that city.
13 Woe to you, Chorazin! Woe to you, Bethsaida! For if the mighty works which were
done in you had been done in Tyre and Sidon, they would have repented long ago, sitting
in sackcloth and ashes.
14 But it will be more tolerable for Tyre and Sidon at the judgment than for you.
15 And you, Capernaum, who are exalted to the heavens, will be thrust down to Hades.
16 He who hears you hears Me, he who rejects you rejects Me, and he who rejects Me
rejects Him who sent Me.
17 Then the seventy returned with joy, saying, Lord, even the demons are subject to us
in Your name.
18 And He said to them, I saw Satan fall like lightning from Heaven.
19 Behold, I give you authority to tread over serpents and scorpions, and upon all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall by any means hurt you.
20 Nevertheless do not rejoice in this, that the spirits are subject to you, but rather
rejoice because your names are written in Heaven.
21 In that hour Jesus rejoiced in the Spirit and said, I praise You, Father, Lord of Heaven and earth, that You have hidden these things from the wise and intelligent and have revealed them to babes. Even so, Father, for so it was pleasing in Your sight.
22 All things have been delivered to Me by My Father, and no one knows who the Son is except the Father, and who the Father is except the Son, and the one to whom the Son wills to reveal Him.
23 Then He turned to His disciples and said privately, Blessed are the eyes which see the
things you see;
24 for I tell you that many prophets and kings have desired to see what you see, and have
not seen it, and to hear what you hear, and have not heard it.
25 And behold, a certain lawyer stood up and tested Him, saying, Teacher, what shall I
do to inherit eternal life?
26 He said to him, What is written in the Law? How do you read it?
27 So he answered and said, You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart,
with all your soul, with all your strength, and with all your mind, and your neighbor as
28 And He said to him, You have answered rightly; do this and you will live.
29 But he, wanting to justify himself, said to Jesus, And who is my neighbor?
30 Then Jesus answered and said: A certain man went down from Jerusalem to Jericho,
and fell among thieves, who stripped him of his clothing, wounded him, and departed,
leaving him half dead.
31 Now by chance a certain priest came down that road. And when he saw him, he
passed by on the other side.
32 And likewise a Levite, when he arrived at the place, came and looked, and passed by
on the other side.
33 But a certain Samaritan, as he journeyed, came where he was. And when he saw him,
he had compassion.
34 So he went to him and bound up his wounds, pouring on oil and wine; and he set him
on his own animal, brought him to an inn, and took care of him.
35 And on the next day, when he departed, he took out two denarii, gave them to the innkeeper, and said to him, Take care of him; and whatever more you spend, when I come back, I will repay you.
36 So which of these three do you suppose was neighbor to him who fell among the
37 And he said, He who showed mercy on him. Then Jesus said to him, Go and you do
38 Now it happened as they went that He entered a certain village; and a certain woman
named Martha received Him into her house.
39 And she had a sister called Mary, who also sat at Jesus' feet and heard His Word.
40 But Martha was distracted with much serving, and she came to Him and said, Lord,
do You not care that my sister has left me to serve alone? Therefore tell her to help me.
41 And Jesus answered and said to her, Martha, Martha, you are anxious and troubled
about many things.
42 But one thing is needed, and Mary has chosen that good part, which will not be taken
away from her.