After this the Lord appointed seventy a others and sent them on ahead of him in pairs to every town and place where he himself intended to go.
He said to them, "The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few; therefore ask the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest.
Go on your way. See, I am sending you out like lambs into the midst of wolves.
Carry no purse, no bag, no sandals; and greet no one on the road.
Whatever house you enter, first say, "Peace to this house!'
And if anyone is there who shares in peace, your peace will rest on that person; but if not, it will return to you.
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