Luke 10




1 And after these things the Lord designated seventy others also, and sent them out, two by two, before his face, into every city and place where he was about to come.
2 And he said to them, The harvest indeed is great, but the laborers few; pray, therefore, the Lord of the harvest to thrust out laborers into his harvest.
3 Go; behold I send you as lambs in the midst of wolves.
4 Carry neither a purse, nor provision sack, nor sandals; and salute no one by the way.
5 And into whatever house you enter, first say, Peace to this house!
6 And if a son of peace is there, your peace shall rest upon him; but if not, it shall return to you.
7 And in the same house remain, eating and drinking the things with them; for the laborer is worthy of his reward. Go not about from house to house.
8 And into whatever city you enter, and they receive you, eat what is set before you;
9 and cure the sick in it, and say to them, The kingdom of God has come nigh to you.
10 And into whatever city you enter, and they receive you not, going out into its streets, say,
11 Even the dust of your city which adheres to our feet we wipe off for you; but know this, that the kingdom of God is at hand.
12 I tell you, it shall be more tolerable for Sodom in that day than for that city.
13 Woe to you, Chorazin! Woe to you, Bethsaida! For if the mighty works had been done in Tyre and Sidon which have been done in you, they would long ago have changed their minds, sitting in sackcloth and ashes.
14 But it shall be more tolerable for Tyre and Sidon in the judgment, than for you.
15 And you, Capernaum, even to heaven will you be exalted? even to hades shall you be cast down.
16 He that hears you, hears me; and he that rejects you, rejects me; and he that rejects me, rejects him that sent me.
17 And the seventy returned with joy, saying, Lord, even the demons are subject to us by your name.
18 And he said to them, I saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven.
19 Behold, I give you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and on all the power of the enemy; and nothing shall by any means injure you;
20 but in this rejoice not, that the spirits are subject to you, but rejoice that your names are written in heaven.
21 In the same hour he rejoiced in spirit, and said, I thank thee Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that thou hast hid these things from the wise and intelligent, and revealed them to babes. Yes, Father, for so it has seemed good in thy sight.
22 And turning to his disciples, he said, All things are delivered to me by my Father; and no one knows who the Son is, but the Father; and who the Father is but the Son, and he to whomsoever the Son will reveal him.
23 And turning around to his disciples he said privately, Blessed are the eyes which see what you see!
24 For I tell you that many prophets and kings have desired to see the things which you see, and have not seen them, and to hear the things which you hear, and have not heard them.
25 AND behold, a certain lawyer stood up to try him, saying, Teacher, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?
26 And he said to him, What is written in the law? how do you read?
27 And he answered and said, You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your strength, and with all your mind, and your neighbor as yourself.
28 And he said to him, You have answered well; do this, and you shall live.
29 But he, wishing to justify himself, said to Jesus, And who is my neighbor?
30 And Jesus replied and said, A certain man went down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and fell among robbers, who both stripped him and inflicted blows upon him, and went away leaving him half dead.
31 And, providentially, a certain priest went down that way, and seeing him passed by on the other side.
32 And in like manner a Levite also, being at the place, came and saw him, and passed by on the other side.
33 But a certain Samaritan, on a journey, came where he was, and seeing him had compassion on him;
34 and he came and bound up his wounds, pouring on oil and wine; and putting him on his own beast, brought him to a khan, and took care of him.
35 And on the next day, putting out two denarii [28 cents], he gave them to the khan-keeper, and said, Take care of him, and whatever you expend more, when I return I will pay you.
36 Which of these three think you was a neighbor to him who fell among the robbers?
37 And he said, He that had mercy on him. Then said Jesus to him, Do you go and do likewise.
38 And as they were pursuing their journey he entered into a certain village. And a woman by the name of Martha received him into her house.
39 And she had a sister called Mary, and she sat at the feet of the Lord and heard his word.
40 But Martha was distracted with much serving, and came and said, Lord, do you not care that my sister has left me to serve alone? Tell her, therefore, to help me.
41 And the Lord answered and said to her, Martha, Martha, you are anxious and disturbed about many things,
42 but of one thing there is need; and Mary has chosen the good part, which shall not be taken away from her.