After this the Lord appointed 1seventy-two others and 2sent them on ahead of him, two by two, into every town and place where he himself was about to go.
3And 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.
Go your way; 5behold, I am sending you out as lambs in the midst of wolves.
6Carry no moneybag, no knapsack, no sandals, and 7greet no one on the road.
Whatever house you enter, first say, 8'Peace be to this house!'
And if a son of peace is there, your peace will rest upon him. But if not, 9it will return to you.