After this, the Lord chose seventy-twon others and sent them out in pairs ahead of him into every town and place where he planned to go.
He said to them, "There are a great many people to harvest, but there are only a few workers. So pray to God, who owns the harvest, that he will send more workers to help gather his harvest.
Go now, but listen! I am sending you out like sheep among wolves.
Don't carry a purse, a bag, or sandals, and don't waste time talking with people on the road.
Before you go into a house, say, 'Peace be with this house.'
If peaceful people live there, your blessing of peace will stay with them, but if not, then your blessing will come back to you.