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,