After this the Lord1 appointed seventy-twoa others2 and sent them two by two3 ahead of him to every town and place where he was about to go.42
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.53Go! I am sending you out like lambs among wolves.64Do not take a purse or bag or sandals; and do not greet anyone on the road.5"When you enter a house, first say, 'Peace to this house.'6If the head of the house loves peace, your peace will rest on that house; if not, it will return to you.