The Seventy Sent Out
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 go.
2 Then 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 among wolves.
neither money bag, knapsack, nor sandals; and greet no
one along the road.
whatever house you enter, first say, ‘Peace to this
And if a son of peace is there, your peace will rest on
it; if not, it will return to you.
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.
Whatever city you enter, and they receive you, eat such
things as are set before you.
heal the sick there, and say to them, ‘The kingdom of
God has come near to you.’
whatever city you enter, and they do not receive you, go
out into its streets and say,
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 you.’
12 But I
say to you that it will be more tolerable in that Day
for Sodom than for that city.
Woe to the
“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.
you, Capernaum, who are exalted to heaven, will be
brought 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.”
The Seventy Return with Joy
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
Behold, I give you the authority to trample on serpents
and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and
nothing shall by any means hurt you.
Nevertheless do not rejoice in this, that the spirits
are subject to you, but rather rejoice because your
names are written in heaven.”
in the Spirit
21 In that hour Jesus rejoiced in the Spirit and
said, “I thank You, Father, Lord of heaven and earth,
that You have hidden these things from the wise
and prudent and revealed them to babes. Even so, Father,
for so it seemed good in Your sight.
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.”
He turned to His disciples and said privately,
“Blessed are the eyes which see the things you
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.”
The Parable of the Good Samaritan
25 And behold, a certain lawyer stood up and
tested Him, saying, “Teacher, what shall I do to inherit
said to him, “What is written in the law? What is your
reading of 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 yourself.’”
28 And He
said to him, “You have answered rightly; do this and you
he, wanting to justify himself, said to Jesus, “And who
is my neighbor?”
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.
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 bandaged 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 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 again, I will repay you.’
which of these three do you think was neighbor to him
who fell among the thieves?”
37 And he
said, “He who showed mercy on him.”
Then Jesus said to him, “Go and do likewise.”
Mary and Martha Worship and Serve
Now it happened as they went that He entered a certain
village; and a certain woman named Martha welcomed Him
into her house.
39 And she had a sister called Mary, who also sat
at Jesus’ feet and heard His word.
Martha was distracted with much serving, and she
approached Him and said, “Lord, do You not care that my
sister has left me to serve alone? Therefore tell her to
answered and said to her, “Martha, Martha, you are
worried and troubled about many things.
one thing is needed, and Mary has chosen that good part,
which will not be taken away from her.”