1 Now after these things the Lord appointed seventy others, and sent them two and two before his face into every city and place, whither he himself was about to come. 2 And he said unto them, The harvest indeed is plenteous, but the laborers few: pray therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he send forth laborers into his :harvest. 3 Go. Lo, I send you forth as lambs amidst wolves. 4 Carry no purse, no wallet, no shoes; and salute no one on the way. 5 And into whatever house ye shall enter first say, Peace to this :house. 6 And if a son of peace be there, your :peace shall rest upon him: but if not, it shall return upon you. 7 And in the same house remain, eating and drinking such as they have: for the laborer is worthy of his :hire. Go not from house to house. 8 And into whatever city ye enter, and they receive you, eat what are set before you: 9 and cure the sick therein, and say to them, The kingdom of :God is come nigh unto you. 10 But into whatever city ye shall enter, and they receive you not, go out into the streets thereof and say, 11 Even the dust from your :city, that cleaveth to our :feet, we wipe off against you: nevertheless know this, that the kingdom of :God is come nigh. 12 I say unto you, It shall be more tolerable in that :day for Sodom, than for that :city. 13 Woe to thee, Chorazin! woe to thee, Bethsaida! for if the mighty :works had been done in Tyre and Sidon, which were done in you, they would have repented long ago, sitting in sackcloth and ashes. 14 Nevertheless it shall be more tolerable for Tyre and Sidon in the judgment, than for you. 15 And, Capernaum, shalt THOU be exalted unto heaven? thou shalt come down unto :Hades. 16 Who heareth you heareth me; and who rejecteth you rejecteth me; but who rejecteth me rejecteth him that sent me. 17 Now the seventy returned with joy, saying, Lord, even the demons are subject to us in thy :name. 18 And he said to them, I beheld :Satan fallen as lightning from :heaven. 19 Lo, I have given you the authority to :tread upon serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall in any wise hurt you. 20 Nevertheless in this rejoice not, that the spirits are subject to you; but rejoice that your :names are written in the heavens. 21 In that same :hour he rejoiced in the :Holy Spirit, and said, I †thank thee, Father, Lord of :heaven and :earth, that thou didst hide these things from the wise and understanding, and didst reveal them to babes: yea, :Father; for so it was well pleasing in thy sight. 22 All things have been delivered to me of my :Father: and no one knoweth who the Son is, save the Father; and who the Father is, save the Son, and he to whomsoever the Son willeth to reveal him. 23 And turning unto the disciples, he said privately, Blessed the eyes which see what things ye see: 24 for I say unto you, that many prophets and kings desired to see what things ye see, and saw not; and to hear what things ye hear, and heard not.
25 And lo, a certain lawyer stood up and made trial of him, saying, Teacher, what shall I do to inherit eternal life? 26 And he said unto him, What is written in the law? how readest thou? 27 And he answering said, Thou shalt love the Lord thy :God from thy whole heart, and with thy whole :soul, and with thy whole :strength, and with thy whole :mind; and thy :neighbor as thyself. 28 And he said to him, Thou hast answered right: this do, and thou shalt live. 29 But he, desiring to justify himself, said unto :Jesus, And who is my neighbor? 30 :Jesus made answer and said, A certain man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and fell among robbers, who both stripped him and beat him, and departed, leaving him half dead. 31 And by chance a certain priest was going down on that :road: and seeing him, he passed by on the other side. 32 And likewise a Levite also, coming to the place, and seeing him, passed by on the other side. 33 But a certain Samaritan, as he journeyed, came where he was: and seeing him, had pity, 34 and came to him, and bound up his :wounds, pouring on oil and wine; and he set him on his own :beast, and brought him to an inn, and took care of him. 35 And on the morrow he took out two shillings, and gave to the innkeeper, and said, Take care of him; and whatever thou spendest more, I, when I come back again, will repay thee. 36 Which of these :three, thinkest thou, proved neighbor unto him that fell among the robbers? 37 And he said, He who showed :mercy on him. And :Jesus said to him, Go, and do THOU likewise.
38 Now as they :went on, HE entered into a certain village: and a certain woman, Martha by name, received him into the house. 39 And SHE had a sister called Mariam, who also sat at the feet of the Lord, and heard his :word. 40 But Martha was distracted with much serving; and she came up, and said, Lord, dost thou not care that my :sister did leave me to serve alone? bid her therefore that she help me. 41 But the Lord answered and said to her, Martha, Martha, thou art anxious and troubled about many things: 42 but few are needful, or one: for Mariam hath chosen the good part, which shall not be taken from her.