After this the Lord 1 appointed seventy-two others2 and sent them two by two3 ahead of him to every town and place where he was about to go.4
He told them, "The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field.5
Go! I am sending you out like lambs among wolves.6
Do not take a purse or bag or sandals; and do not greet anyone on the road.
"When you enter a house, first say, 'Peace to this house.'
If a man of peace is there, your peace will rest on him; if not, it will return to you.
Stay in that house, eating and drinking whatever they give you, for the worker deserves his wages.7 Do not move around from house to house.