Sending Out the Seventy-Two
1After this, the Lord appointed seventy-two10:1 Other mss read seventy others, and he sent them ahead of him in pairs to every town and place where he himself was about to go.
2He told them,10:2 Mt 9:37–38; Jn 4:35 “The harvest10:2 Rv 14:15 is abundant, but the workers10:2 Mt 20:1 are few. Therefore, pray to the Lord of the harvest to send out workers into his harvest.10:2 2Th 3:1
4Don’t carry a money-bag,10:4 Lk 12:33; 22:35–36 traveling bag,10:4 Mk 6:8; Lk 9:3; 22:35–36 or sandals; 10:4 Mt 10:9–10 don’t greet anyone along the road.
6If a person of peace is there, your peace10:6 Lk 7:50; 8:48; 24:36; Jn 20:19; Ac 15:33; 1Co 16:11; Jms 2:16 will rest on him; but if not, it will return to you.
7Remain in the same house, eating and drinking what they offer, for the worker is worthy of his wages.10:7 Mt 10:10; 1Tm 5:18; 2Pt 2:13 Don’t move from house to house.
9Heal the sick10:9 Mt 10:8; 1Th 5:14 who are there, and tell them, ‘The kingdom of God10:9 Mt 12:28; Lk 11:20; 17:20 has come near10:9 Mt 10:7; Mk 1:15; 1Pt 4:7 you.’
10When you enter any town, and they don’t welcome you, go out into its streets and say,
11‘We are wiping off even the dust of your town that clings to our feet as a witness against you.10:11 Mt 10:14; Mk 6:11; Lk 9:5; Ac 13:51; 18:6 Know this for certain: The kingdom of God has come near.’
13 “Woe 10:13–15 Mt 11:20–24 to you,10:13 Ezk 16:23; Mt 23:13–16; Lk 6:24; Rv 9:12 Chorazin!10:13 Mt 11:21 Woe to you, Bethsaida!10:13 Jn 12:21 For if the miracles10:13 Ex 3:20; Lk 19:37; Ac 2:22 that were done in you had been done in Tyre and Sidon,10:13 Ezr 3:7; Jr 25:22; 47:4; Jl 3:4; Lk 6:17 they would have repented long ago, sitting in sackcloth and ashes.10:13 Est 4:1,3; Dn 9:3; Jnh 3:6
14But it will be more tolerable for Tyre and Sidon at the judgment10:14 Ps 1:5; Mt 12:41 than for you.
15And you, Capernaum,10:15 Mt 4:13; Lk 4:23,31; 7:1 will you be exalted to heaven?10:15 Ac 2:33 No, you will go down to Hades.10:15 Is 14:12–15; Ac 2:27
The Return of the Seventy-Two
18He said to them, “I watched Satan10:18 Mt 4:1,10; Ac 13:10; Rv 12:9 fall from heaven like lightning.10:18 Mt 28:3; Col 2:15
19Look, I have given you the authority10:19 Mk 1:22 to trample10:19 Lk 21:24; Rv 11:2 on snakes10:19 Gn 3:16; Mt 23:33; Rv 9:19 and scorpions10:19 Lk 11:12; Rv 9:3 and over all the power of the enemy; 10:19 Mt 13:39; 1Co 15:25 nothing at all will harm you.10:19 Ps 91:13; Mk 16:18; Ac 28:5
The Son Reveals the Father
21At that time10:21–24 Mt 11:25–27; 13:16–17 he10:21 Other mss read Jesus rejoiced in the Holy10:21 Other mss omit Holy Spirit10:21 Lk 2:27; 4:1; 19:21; Ac 2:4 and said, “I praise10:21 Or thank, or confess you, Father,10:21 Mt 7:21; Lk 23:34,46; Jn 8:42; 11:41; 12:27–28; 17:1–25 Lord of heaven and earth,10:21 Gn 14:19; Ac 17:24 because you have hidden these things from the wise and intelligent10:21 Is 44:25; Jr 8:9; Ac 13:7; 1Co 1:19–27; 3:19–20 and revealed them to infants.10:21 Ps 8:2; Mt 21:16 Yes, Father, because this was your good pleasure.10:21 Lit was well-pleasing in your sight10:21 Lk 2:14
22All things have10:22 Other mss read And turning to the disciples, he said, “Everything has been entrusted to me by my Father. No one knows who the Son is except the Father, and who the Father is except the Son, and anyone to whom the Son desires10:22 Or wills, or chooses to reveal him.”10:22 Jn 1:18; 6:46; 7:29; 8:19; 10:15; 17:25–26
23Then turning to his disciples he said privately, “Blessed are the eyes that see the things you see!
The Parable of the Good Samaritan
26 “What is written in the law?” he asked him. “How do you read it?”
30Jesus took up the question and said, “A man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho and fell into the hands of robbers. They stripped him, beat him up, and fled, leaving him half dead.
31A priest happened to be going down that road. When he saw him, he passed by on the other side.
32In the same way, a Levite, when he arrived at the place and saw him, passed by on the other side.
33But a Samaritan10:33 Mt 10:5; Lk 9:52; Ac 1:8 on his journey came up to him, and when he saw the man, he had compassion.10:33 Lk 7:13; 15:20
34He went over to him and bandaged his wounds, pouring on olive oil10:34 Is 1:6; Jms 5:14 and wine. Then he put him on his own animal, brought him to an inn, and took care of him.
35The next day10:35 Other mss add as he was leaving he took out two denarii,10:35 A denarius = one day’s wage. gave them to the innkeeper, and said, ‘Take care of him. When I come back I’ll reimburse you for whatever extra you spend.’
36 “Which of these three do you think proved to be a neighbor to the man who fell into the hands of the robbers?”
Then Jesus told him, “Go and do the same.”
Martha and Mary
38While they were traveling, he entered a village, and a woman named Martha10:38 Jn 11:1,19–20; 12:2–3 welcomed him into her home.10:38 Other mss omit into her home
39She had a sister named Mary, who also sat at the Lord’s10:39 Other mss read at Jesus’s feet10:39 Lk 8:35; Ac 22:3 and was listening to what he said.10:39 Lit to his word or message
41The Lord10:41 Other mss read Jesus answered her, “Martha, Martha, you are worried and upset about many things,10:41 Lk 12:22; 1Co 7:32; Php 4:6
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