After these things, the Lord commissioned seventy-two others and sent them on ahead in pairs to every city and place he was about to go.
He said to them, “The harvest is bigger than you can imagine, but there are few workers. Therefore, plead with the Lord of the harvest to send out workers for his harvest. 3Go! Be warned, though, that I'm sending you out as lambs among wolves. 4Carry no wallet, no bag, and no sandals. Don't even greet anyone along the way. 5Whenever you enter a house, first say, ‘May peace be on this house.' 6If anyone there shares God's peace, then your peace will rest on that person. If not, your blessing will return to you. 7Remain in this house, eating and drinking whatever they set before you, for workers deserve their pay. Don't move from house to house. 8Whenever you enter a city and its people welcome you, eat what they set before you. 9Heal the sick who are there, and say to them, ‘God's kingdom has come upon you.' 10Whenever you enter a city and the people don't welcome you, go out into the streets and say, 11‘As a complaint against you, we brush off the dust of your city that has collected on our feet. But know this: God's kingdom has come to you.' 12I assure you that Sodom will be better off on Judgment Day than that city.