The Seventy Sent Out

1 Now after this 1the Lord appointed seventy 2others, and sent them 3in pairs ahead * of Him to every city and place where He Himself was going to come.
2 And He was saying to them, "4The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few; therefore beseech the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into His harvest.
3 "Go; 5behold, I send you out as lambs in the midst of wolves.
4 "6Carry no money belt, no bag, no shoes; and greet no one on the way.
6 "If a man of peace is there, your peace will rest on him; but if not, it will return to you.
7 "Stay in that house, eating and drinking what they give you; for 7the laborer is worthy of his wages. Do not keep moving from house to house.
8 "Whatever city you enter and they receive you, 8eat what is set before you;
9 and heal those in it who are sick, and say to them, '9The kingdom of God has come near to you.'
10 "But whatever * city you enter and they do not receive you, go out into its streets and say,
11 '10Even the dust of your city which clings to our feet we wipe off in protest against you; yet be sure of this, that 11the kingdom of God has come near.'
12 "I say to you, 12it will be more tolerable in that day for 13Sodom than for that city.
13 "14Woe to you, 15Chorazin! Woe to you, 16Bethsaida! For if the miracles had been performed in 17Tyre and Sidon which occurred in you, they would have repented long ago, sitting in 18sackcloth and ashes.
14 "But it will be more tolerable for 19Tyre and Sidon in the judgment than for you.
15 "And you, 20Capernaum, will not be exalted to heaven, will you? You will be brought down to Hades!
16 "21The one who listens to you listens to Me, and 22the one who rejects you rejects Me; and he who rejects Me rejects the One who sent Me."

The Happy Results

17 The seventy returned with joy, saying, "Lord, even 23the demons are subject to us in Your name."
18 And He said to them, "I was watching 24Satan fall from heaven like lightning.
19 "Behold, I have given you authority to 25tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing will injure you.
20 "Nevertheless do not rejoice in this, that the spirits are subject to you, but rejoice that 26your names are recorded in heaven."
21 27At that very time He rejoiced greatly in the Holy Spirit, and said, "I praise You, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that You have hidden these things from the wise and intelligent and have revealed them to infants. Yes, Father, for this way was well-pleasing in Your sight.
22 "28All things have been handed over to Me by My Father, and 29no one knows who the Son is except the Father, and who the Father is except the Son, and anyone to whom the Son wills to reveal Him."
23 30Turning to the disciples, He said privately *, "Blessed are the eyes which see the things you see,
24 for I say to you, that many prophets and kings wished to see the things which you see, and did not see them, and to hear the things which you hear, and did not hear them."