The seventy-two returned joyously, saying, "Lord, even the demons submit themselves to us in your name."
Jesus replied, "I saw Satan fall from heaven like lightning.19 Look, I have given you authority to crush snakes and scorpions underfoot. I have given you authority over all the power of the enemy. Nothing will harm you.20 Nevertheless, don't rejoice because the spirits submit to you. Rejoice instead that your names are written in heaven."
At that very moment, Jesus overflowed with joy from the Holy Spirit and said, "I praise you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because you've hidden these things from the wise and intelligent and shown them to babies. Indeed, Father, this brings you happiness.22 My Father has handed all things over to me. No one knows who the Son is except the Father, or who the Father is except the Son and anyone to whom the Son wants to reveal him."
Turning to the disciples, he said privately, "Happy are the eyes that see what you see.24 I assure you that many prophets and kings wanted to see what you see and hear what you hear, but they didn't."