Now after these things the Lord appointed seventy others, and sent them two and two before his face into every city and place, whither he himself was about to come.
And he said unto them, The harvest indeed is plenteous, but the laborers are few: pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he send forth laborers into his harvest.3Go your ways; behold, I send you forth as lambs in the midst of wolves.4Carry no purse, no wallet, no shoes; and salute no man on the way.5And into whatsoever house ye shall enter, first say, Peace [be] to this house.6And if a son of peace be there, your peace shall rest upon him: but if not, it shall turn to you again.7And in that same house remain, eating and drinking such things as they give: for the laborer is worthy of his hire. Go not from house to house.8And into whatsoever city ye enter, and they receive you, eat such things as are set before you:9and heal the sick that are therein, and say unto them, The kingdom of God is come nigh unto you.10But into whatsoever city ye shall enter, and they receive you not, go out into the streets thereof and say,11Even the dust from your city, that cleaveth to our feet, we wipe off against you: nevertheless know this, that the kingdom of God is come nigh.12I say unto you, it shall be more tolerable in that day for Sodom, than for that city.13Woe unto thee, Chorazin! woe unto thee, Bethsaida! for if the mighty works had been done in Tyre and Sidon, which were done in you, they would have repented long ago, sitting in sackcloth and ashes.14But it shall be more tolerable for Tyre and Sidon in the judgment, than for you.15And thou, Capernaum, shalt thou be exalted unto heaven? thou shalt be brought down unto Hades.16He that heareth you heareth me; and he that rejecteth you rejecteth me; and he that rejecteth me rejecteth him that sent me.17
And the seventy returned with joy, saying, Lord, even the demons are subject unto us in thy name.
And he said unto them, I beheld Satan fallen as lightning from heaven.19Behold, I have given you authority to tread upon serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall in any wise hurt you.20Nevertheless in this rejoice not, that the spirits are subject unto you; but rejoice that your names are written in heaven.21
In that same hour he rejoiced in the Holy Spirit, and said, I thank thee, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that thou didst hide these things from the wise and understanding, and didst reveal them unto babes: yea, Father; for so it was well-pleasing in thy sight.22All things have been delivered unto me of my Father: and no one knoweth who the Son is, save the Father; and who the Father is, save the Son, and he to whomsoever the Son willeth to reveal [him].23
And turning to the disciples, he said privately, Blessed [are] the eyes which see the things that ye see:24for I say unto you, that many prophets and kings desired to see the things which ye see, and saw them not; and to hear the things which ye hear, and heard them not.