Luke 10:1-11

Jesus Sends Out the Seventy-Two

1 After this the Lord appointed seventy-two[a] others and sent them two by two ahead of him to every town and place where he was about to go.
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! I am sending you out like lambs among wolves.
4 Do 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.’
6 If someone who promotes peace is there, your peace will rest on them; if not, it will return to you.
7 Stay there, eating and drinking whatever they give you, for the worker deserves his wages. Do not move around from house to house.
8 “When you enter a town and are welcomed, eat what is offered to you.
9 Heal the sick who are there and tell them, ‘The kingdom of God has come near to you.’
10 But when you enter a town and are not welcomed, go into its streets and say,
11 ‘Even the dust of your town we wipe from our feet as a warning to you. Yet be sure of this: The kingdom of God has come near.’

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Cross References 11

  • 1. S Luke 7:13
  • 2. Lk 9:1,2,51,52
  • 3. Mark 6:7
  • 4. Matthew 10:1
  • 5. Matthew 9:37,38; John 4:35
  • 6. Matthew 10:16
  • 7. Matthew 10:10; 1 Corinthians 9:14; S 1 Timothy 5:18
  • 8. 1 Corinthians 10:27
  • 9. S Matthew 3:2; Matthew 10:7
  • 10. S Matthew 10:14; Mark 6:11
  • 11. ver 9

Footnotes 1

  • [a]. Some manuscripts "seventy" ; also in verse 17
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