And after these things, the Lord did appoint also other seventy, and sent them by twos before his face, to every city and place whither he himself was about to come,
then said he unto them, `The harvest indeed [is] abundant, but the workmen few; beseech ye then the Lord of the harvest, that He may put forth workmen to His harvest.
`Go away; lo, I send you forth as lambs in the midst of wolves;
carry no bag, no scrip, nor sandals; and salute no one on the way;
and into whatever house ye do enter, first say, Peace to this house;
and if indeed there may be there the son of peace, rest on it shall your peace; and if not so, upon you it shall turn back.
`And in that house remain, eating and drinking the things they have, for worthy [is] the workman of his hire; go not from house to house,
and into whatever city ye enter, and they may receive you, eat the things set before you,
and heal the ailing in it, and say to them, The reign of God hath come nigh to you.
`And into whatever city ye do enter, and they may not receive you, having gone forth to its broad places, say,
And the dust that hath cleaved to us, from your city, we do wipe off against you, but this know ye, that the reign of God hath come nigh to you;
and I say to you, that for Sodom in that day it shall be more tolerable than for that city.
`Wo to thee, Chorazin; wo to thee, Bethsaida; for if in Tyre and Sidon had been done the mighty works that were done in you, long ago, sitting in sackcloth and ashes, they had reformed;
but for Tyre and Sidon it shall be more tolerable in the judgment than for you.
`And thou, Capernaum, which unto the heaven wast exalted, unto hades thou shalt be brought down.
`He who is hearing you, doth hear me; and he who is putting you away, doth put me away; and he who is putting me away, doth put away Him who sent me.'
And the seventy turned back with joy, saying, `Sir, and the demons are being subjected to us in thy name;'
and he said to them, `I was beholding the Adversary, as lightning from the heaven having fallen;
lo, I give to you the authority to tread upon serpents and scorpions, and on all the power of the enemy, and nothing by any means shall hurt you;
but, in this rejoice not, that the spirits are subjected to you, but rejoice rather that your names were written in the heavens.'
In that hour was Jesus glad in the Spirit, and said, `I do confess to thee, Father, Lord of the heaven and of the earth, that Thou didst hide these things from wise men and understanding, and didst reveal them to babes; yes, Father, because so it became good pleasure before Thee.
`All things were delivered up to me by my Father, and no one doth know who the Son is, except the Father, and who the Father is, except the Son, and he to whom the Son may wish to reveal [Him].'
And having turned unto the disciples, he said, by themselves, `Happy the eyes that are perceiving what ye perceive;
for I say to you, that many prophets and kings did wish to see what ye perceive, and did not see, and to hear what ye hear, and did not hear.'