1Nowafterthis1the Lordappointedaseventy2others, and sent them 3in pairsahead of Him to everycity and placewhere He Himself was going to come.
And He was saying to them, "4The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few; thereforebeseech the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into His harvest.3"Go; 5behold, I send you out as lambs in the midst of wolves.4"6Carrynomoneybelt, nobbag, noshoes; and greetnoone on the way.5"Whateverhouse you enter, firstsay, 'Peace be to thishouse.'6"If a cman of peace is there, your peace will rest on him; but if not, it will return to you.7"Stay in dthat house, eating and drinkingewhat they give you; for 7the laborer is worthy of his wages. Do not keep moving from house to house.8"Whatevercity you enter and they receive you, 8eat what is setbefore you;9and healthose in it who are sick, and say to them, '9The kingdom of God has comenear to you.'10"But whatevercity you enter and they do not receive you, go out into its streets and say,11'10Even the dust of your city which clings to our feet we wipeoff in protest against you; yetfbe sure of this, that 11the kingdom of God has comenear.'12"I say to you, 12it will be moretolerable in that day for 13Sodomthan for that city.13"14Woe to you, 15Chorazin! Woe to you, 16Bethsaida! For if the gmiracles had been performed in 17Tyre and Sidonwhichoccurred in you, they would have repentedlongago, sitting in h18sackcloth and ashes.14"But it will be moretolerable for 19Tyre and Sidon in the judgmentthan for you.15"And you, 20Capernaum, will not be exalted to heaven, will you? You will be broughtdown to Hades!16"21The one who listens to you listens to Me, and 22the one who rejects you rejects Me; and he who rejects Me rejects the One who sent Me."
The iseventyreturned with joy, saying, "Lord, even23the demons are subject to us in Your name."
And He said to them, "I was watching24Satanfall from heavenlikelightning.19"Behold, I have given you authority to 25tread on serpents and scorpions, and overall the power of the enemy, and nothing will injure you.20"Nevertheless do not rejoice in this, that the spirits are subject to you, but rejoice that 26your names are recorded in heaven."2127At that veryjtime He rejoicedgreatly in the HolySpirit, and said, "I kpraise You, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that You have hiddenthesethings from the wise and intelligent and have revealed them to infants. Yes, Father, for thisway was well-pleasing in Your sight.22"28Allthings have been handedover to Me by My Father, and 29nooneknowswho the Son is except the Father, and who the Father is except the Son, and anyone to whom the Sonwills to reveal Him."2330Turning to the disciples, He saidprivately , "Blessed are the eyes which see the things you see,24for I say to you, that manyprophets and kingswished to see the things which you see, and did not see them, and to hear the things which you hear, and did not hear them."2531And a l32lawyerstood up and put Him to the test, saying, "Teacher, what shall I do to inheriteternallife?"
And He said to him, "What is written in the Law? mHow does it read to you?"27
And he answered, "33YOU SHALL LOVE THE LORD YOUR GOD WITH ALL YOUR HEART, AND WITH ALL YOUR SOUL, AND WITH ALL YOUR STRENGTH, AND WITH ALL YOUR MIND; AND YOUR NEIGHBOR AS YOURSELF."
And He said to him, "You have answeredcorrectly; 34DOTHIS AND YOU WILL LIVE."29
But wishing35to justifyhimself, he said to Jesus, "And who is my neighbor?"
30Jesusreplied and said, "A man was 36goingdown from Jerusalem to Jericho, and fellamongrobbers, and they stripped him and nbeat him, and wentawayleaving him halfdead.31"And by chance a priest was goingdown on that road, and when he saw him, he passed by on the otherside.32"Likewise a Levitealso, when he came to the place and saw him, passed by on the otherside.33"But a 37Samaritan, who was on a journey, came upon him; and when he saw him, he feltcompassion,34and came to him and bandaged up his wounds, pouringoil and wine on them; and he put him on his ownbeast, and brought him to an inn and tookcare of him.35"On the nextday he took out twoodenarii and gave them to the innkeeper and said, 'Takecare of him; and whatevermore you spend, when I return I will repay you.'36"Which of thesethree do you thinkproved to be a neighbor to the man who fell into the robbers' hands?"37
And he said, "The one who showedmercytoward him." ThenJesussaid to him, "Go and dopthe same."
38Now as they were traveling along, He entered a village; and a womannamed38Marthawelcomed Him into her home.
She had a sistercalled39Mary, who was 40seated at the Lord'sfeet, listening to His word.
But 41Martha was distracted with qall her preparations; and she came up to Him and said, "Lord, do You not care that my sister has left me to do all the servingalone? Thentell her to help me."
But the Lordanswered and said to her, "42Martha, Martha, you are 43worried and botheredabout so manythings;4244but only onething is necessary, for 45Mary has chosen the goodpart, which shall not be takenaway from her."