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1 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. 1 After this the Lord appointed seventy-two others and sent them two by two ahead of him to every town and place where he was about to go.
2 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. 2 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.
3 Go now, but listen! I am sending you out like sheep among wolves. 3 Go! I am sending you out like lambs among wolves.
4 Don't carry a purse, a bag, or sandals, and don't waste time talking with people on the road. 4 Do not take a purse or bag or sandals; and do not greet anyone on the road.
5 Before you go into a house, say, 'Peace be with this house.' 5 "When you enter a house, first say, 'Peace to this house.'
6 If peaceful people live there, your blessing of peace will stay with them, but if not, then your blessing will come back to you. 6 If a man of peace is there, your peace will rest on him; if not, it will return to you.
7 Stay in the peaceful house, eating and drinking what the people there give you. A worker should be given his pay. Don't move from house to house. 7 Stay in that house, eating and drinking whatever they give you, for the worker deserves his wages. Do not move around from house to house.
8 If you go into a town and the people welcome you, eat what they give you. 8 "When you enter a town and are welcomed, eat what is set before you.
9 Heal the sick who live there, and tell them, 'The kingdom of God is near you.' 9 Heal the sick who are there and tell them, 'The kingdom of God is near you.'
10 But if you go into a town, and the people don't welcome you, then go into the streets and say, 10 But when you enter a town and are not welcomed, go into its streets and say,
11 'Even the dirt from your town that sticks to our feet we wipe off against you. But remember that the kingdom of God is near.' 11 'Even the dust of your town that sticks to our feet we wipe off against you. Yet be sure of this: The kingdom of God is near.'
12 I tell you, on the Judgment Day it will be better for the people of Sodomn than for the people of that town. 12 I tell you, it will be more bearable on that day for Sodom than for that town.
13 "How terrible for you, Korazin! How terrible for you, Bethsaida! If the miracles I did in you had happened in Tyre and Sidon, those people would have changed their lives long ago. They would have worn rough cloth and put ashes on themselves to show they had changed. 13 "Woe to you, Korazin! Woe to you, Bethsaida! For if the miracles that were performed in you had been performed in Tyre and Sidon, they would have repented long ago, sitting in sackcloth and ashes.
14 But on the Judgment Day it will be better for Tyre and Sidon than for you. 14 But it will be more bearable for Tyre and Sidon at the judgment than for you.
15 And you, Capernaum, will you be lifted up to heaven? No! You will be thrown down to the depths! 15 And you, Capernaum, will you be lifted up to the skies? No, you will go down to the depths.
16 "Whoever listens to you listens to me, and whoever refuses to accept you refuses to accept me. And whoever refuses to accept me refuses to accept the One who sent me." 16 "He who listens to you listens to me; he who rejects you rejects me; but he who rejects me rejects him who sent me."
17 When the seventy-twon came back, they were very happy and said, "Lord, even the demons obeyed us when we used your name!" 17 The seventy-two returned with joy and said, "Lord, even the demons submit to us in your name."
18 Jesus said, "I saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven. 18 He replied, "I saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven.
19 Listen, I have given you power to walk on snakes and scorpions, power that is greater than the enemy has. So nothing will hurt you. 19 I have given you authority to trample on snakes and scorpions and to overcome all the power of the enemy; nothing will harm you.
20 But you should not be happy because the spirits obey you but because your names are written in heaven." 20 However, do not rejoice that the spirits submit to you, but rejoice that your names are written in heaven."
21 Then Jesus rejoiced in the Holy Spirit and said, "I praise you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because you have hidden these things from the people who are wise and smart. But you have shown them to those who are like little children. Yes, Father, this is what you really wanted. 21 At that time Jesus, full of joy through the Holy Spirit, said, "I praise you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because you have hidden these things from the wise and learned, and revealed them to little children. Yes, Father, for this was your good pleasure.
22 "My Father has given me all things. No one knows who the Son is, except the Father. And no one knows who the Father is, except the Son and those whom the Son chooses to tell." 22 "All things have been committed to me by my Father. No one knows who the Son is except the Father, and no one knows who the Father is except the Son and those to whom the Son chooses to reveal him."
23 Then Jesus turned to his followers and said privately, "You are blessed to see what you now see. 23 Then he turned to his disciples and said privately, "Blessed are the eyes that see what you see.
24 I tell you, many prophets and kings wanted to see what you now see, but they did not, and they wanted to hear what you now hear, but they did not." 24 For I tell you that many prophets and kings wanted to see what you see but did not see it, and to hear what you hear but did not hear it."
25 Then an expert on the law stood up to test Jesus, saying, "Teacher, what must I do to get life forever?" 25 On one occasion an expert in the law stood up to test Jesus. "Teacher," he asked, "what must I do to inherit eternal life?"
26 Jesus said, "What is written in the law? What do you read there?" 26 "What is written in the Law?" he replied. "How do you read it?"
27 The man answered, "Love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, all your strength, and all your mind." Also, "Love your neighbor as you love yourself." 27 He answered: " '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, 'Love your neighbor as yourself.' "
28 Jesus said to him, "Your answer is right. Do this and you will live." 28 "You have answered correctly," Jesus replied. "Do this and you will live."
29 But the man, wanting to show the importance of his question, said to Jesus, "And who is my neighbor?" 29 But he wanted to justify himself, so he asked Jesus, "And who is my neighbor?"
30 Jesus answered, "As a man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho, some robbers attacked him. They tore off his clothes, beat him, and left him lying there, almost dead. 30 In reply Jesus said: "A man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho, when he fell into the hands of robbers. They stripped him of his clothes, beat him and went away, leaving him half dead.
31 It happened that a Jewish priest was going down that road. When he saw the man, he walked by on the other side. 31 A priest happened to be going down the same road, and when he saw the man, he passed by on the other side.
32 Next, a Leviten came there, and after he went over and looked at the man, he walked by on the other side of the road. 32 So too, a Levite, when he came to the place and saw him, passed by on the other side.
33 Then a Samaritann traveling down the road came to where the hurt man was. When he saw the man, he felt very sorry for him. 33 But a Samaritan, as he traveled, came where the man was; and when he saw him, he took pity on him.
34 The Samaritan went to him, poured olive oil and winen on his wounds, and bandaged them. Then he put the hurt man on his own donkey and took him to an inn where he cared for him. 34 He went to him and bandaged his wounds, pouring on oil and wine. Then he put the man on his own donkey, took him to an inn and took care of him.
35 The next day, the Samaritan brought out two coins, gave them to the innkeeper, and said, 'Take care of this man. If you spend more money on him, I will pay it back to you when I come again.'" 35 The next day he took out two silver coins and gave them to the innkeeper. 'Look after him,' he said, 'and when I return, I will reimburse you for any extra expense you may have.'
36 Then Jesus said, "Which one of these three men do you think was a neighbor to the man who was attacked by the robbers?" 36 "Which of these three do you think was a neighbor to the man who fell into the hands of robbers?"
37 The expert on the law answered, "The one who showed him mercy." Jesus said to him, "Then go and do what he did." 37 The expert in the law replied, "The one who had mercy on him." Jesus told him, "Go and do likewise."
38 While Jesus and his followers were traveling, Jesus went into a town. A woman named Martha let Jesus stay at her house. 38 As Jesus and his disciples were on their way, he came to a village where a woman named Martha opened her home to him.
39 Martha had a sister named Mary, who was sitting at Jesus' feet and listening to him teach. 39 She had a sister called Mary, who sat at the Lord's feet listening to what he said.
40 But Martha was busy with all the work to be done. She went in and said, "Lord, don't you care that my sister has left me alone to do all the work? Tell her to help me." 40 But Martha was distracted by all the preparations that had to be made. She came to him and asked, "Lord, don't you care that my sister has left me to do the work by myself ? Tell her to help me!"
41 But the Lord answered her, "Martha, Martha, you are worried and upset about many things. 41 "Martha, Martha," the Lord answered, "you are worried and upset about many things,
42 Only one thing is important. Mary has chosen the better thing, and it will never be taken away from her." 42 but only one thing is needed. Mary has chosen what is better, and it will not be taken away from her."