Sending Out the Seventy

1 After this, the Lord appointed 70a others, and He sent them ahead of Him in pairs to every town and place where He Himself was about to go.
References for Luke 10:1
    • a 10:1 - Other mss read 72
      2 He told them: "The harvest is abundant, but the workers are few. Therefore, pray to the Lord of the harvest to send out workers into His harvest.
      3 Now go; I'm sending you out like lambs among wolves.
      4 Don't carry a money-bag, traveling bag, or sandals; don't greet anyone along the road.
      5 Whatever house you enter, first say, 'Peace to this household.'
      6 If a son of peace b is there, your peace will rest on him; but if not, it will return to you.
      References for Luke 10:6
        • b 10:6 - A peaceful person; one open to the message of the kingdom
          7 Remain in the same house, eating and drinking what they offer, for the worker is worthy of his wages. Don't be moving from house to house.
          8 When you enter any town, and they welcome you, eat the things set before you.
          9 Heal the sick who are there, and tell them, 'The kingdom of God has come near you.'
          10 When you enter any town, and they don't welcome you, go out into its streets and say,
          11 'We are wiping off [as a witness] against you even the dust of your town that clings to our feet. Know this for certain: the kingdom of God has come near.'
          12 I tell you, on that day it will be more tolerable for Sodom than for that town.

          Unrepentant Towns

          13 "Woe to you, Chorazin! Woe to you, Bethsaida! For if the miracles that were done in you had been done in Tyre and Sidon, they would have repented long ago, sitting in sackcloth and ashes!
          References for Luke 10:13
              14 But it will be more tolerable for Tyre and Sidon at the judgment than for you.
              15 And you, Capernaum, will you be exalted to heaven? No, you will go down to Hades! c
              References for Luke 10:15
                • c 10:15 - Isaiah 14:12-15
                  16 Whoever listens to you listens to Me. Whoever rejects you rejects Me. And whoever rejects Me rejects the One who sent Me."

                  The Return of the Seventy

                  17 The Seventyd returned with joy, saying, "Lord, even the demons submit to us in Your name."
                  References for Luke 10:17
                    • d 10:17 - Other mss read The Seventy-two
                      18 He said to them, "I watched Satan fall from heaven like a lightning flash.
                      19 Look, I have given you the authority to trample on snakes and scorpions e and over all the power of the enemy; nothing will ever harm you.
                      References for Luke 10:19
                        • e 10:19 - Gn 3:15; Dt 8:15; Ps 91:13
                          20 However, don't rejoice that f the spirits submit to you, but rejoice that your names are written in heaven."
                          References for Luke 10:20
                            • f 10:20 - Lit don't rejoice in this, that

                              The Son Reveals the Father

                              21 In that same hour Heg rejoiced in the Holyh Spirit and said, "I praise i You, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because You have hidden these things from the wise and the learned and have revealed them to infants. Yes, Father, because this was Your good pleasure. j
                              References for Luke 10:21
                                • g 10:21 - Other mss read Jesus
                                • h 10:21 - Other mss omit Holy
                                • i 10:21 - Or thank, or confess
                                • j 10:21 - Lit was well-pleasing in Your sight
                                  22 All things have k been entrusted to Me by My Father. No one knows who the Son is except the Father, and who the Father is except the Son, and anyone to whom the Son desires l to reveal Him."
                                  References for Luke 10:22
                                    • k 10:22 - Other mss read And turning to the disciples, He said, "Everything has
                                    • l 10:22 - Or wills, or chooses
                                      23 Then turning to His disciples He said privately, "The eyes that see the things you see are blessed!
                                      24 For I tell you that many prophets and kings wanted to see the things you see yet didn't see them; to hear the things you hear yet didn't hear them."