After this the Lord appointed 1seventy-twoa others and 2sent them on ahead of him, two by two, into every town and place where he himself was about to go.
23And he said to them, "The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few. 4Therefore pray earnestly to the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest.3Go your way; 5behold, I am sending you out as lambs in the midst of wolves.46Carry no moneybag, no knapsack, no sandals, and 7greet no one on the road.5Whatever house you enter, first say, 8'Peace be to this house!'6And if a son of peace is there, your peace will rest upon him. But if not, 9it will return to you.7And remain in the same house, eating and drinking what they provide, for 10the laborer deserves his wages. Do not go from house to house.8Whenever you enter a town and they receive you, eat what is set before you.9Heal the sick in it and say to them, 11'The kingdom of God has come near to you.'10But whenever you enter a town and they do not receive you, go into its streets and say,1112'Even the dust of your town that clings to our feet we wipe off against you. Nevertheless know this, that 13the kingdom of God has come near.'12I tell you, 14it will be more bearable on 15that day for Sodom than for that town.