1 Now after these things the Lord appointed seventy others; and sent them away, two and two, before His face, into every city and place, whither He Himself was about to come. 2 And He said to them, "The harvest, indeed, is great, but the laborers few. Pray ye, therefore, the Lord of the harvest, that He urge forth laborers into His harvest. 3 Go your ways; behold, I am sending you forth as lambs in the midst of wolves. 4 Carry no purse, nor wallet, nor sandals; and salute no one by the way. 5 And into whatsoever house ye enter, first say, 'Peace be to this house.' 6 And, if the son of peace be there, your peace shall rest upon it; but, if not, it will return to you. 7 And in the same house abide, eating and drinking the things supplied by them; for the laborer is worthy of his hire. Go not from house to house. 8 And into whatsoever city ye enter, and they receive you, eat such things as are set before you; 9 and heal the sick therein, and say to them, 'The Kingdom of God has come near to you.' 10 But into whatsoever city ye enter, and they receive you not, going forth into the streets thereof, say, 11 'Even the dust from your city, that cleaves to our feet, we wipe off against you; nevertheless, know this, that the Kingdom of God has come nigh.' 12 I say to you, it will be more tolerable in that day for Sodom, than for that city.
13 "Woe to you, Chorazin! Woe to you Bethsaida! because, if the mighty works done in you had been done in Tyre and Sidon, they would have repented long ago, sitting in sackcloth and ashes. 14 But it will be more tolerable for Tyre and Sidon in the judgment than for you. 15 And you, Capernaum, shall you be exalted to Heaven? You shall be thrust down to Hades! 16 "He who hears you hears Me; and he who rejects you rejects Me; and he who rejects Me rejects Him Who sent Me."
17 And the seventy returned with joy, saying, "Lord, even the demons are subject to us in Thy name!"
18 And He said to them, "I was beholding Satan fallen as lightning out of the heavens. 19 Behold, 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 harm you. 20 Notwithstanding, rejoice not in this, that the spirits are subject to you; but rejoice, because your names have been written in Heaven."
21 In that same hour He exulted in the Holy Spirit, and said, "I thank Thee, O Father Lord of Heaven and earth, because Thou didst hide these things from the wise and discerning, and didst reveal them to babes: yea, Father, because it was well-pleasing in Thy sight. 22 "All things were delivered up 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 purposeth to reveal Him."
23 And, turning to the disciples, He said, privately, "Happy the eyes that behold what ye are beholding! 24 for I say to you, that many prophets and kings desired to see what ye are beholding, and did not see them; and to hear what ye are hearing, and heard them not."
25 And, behold, a certain lawyer stood up, tempting Him, saying, "Teacher, by doing what shall I inherit eternal life?"
27 And he, answering, 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."
30 And Jesus, answering, said, "A certain man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and fell among robbers; who, both stripping him and inflicting blows, went away, leaving him half dead. 31 And by chance, a certain priest was going down that way; and, seeing him, he passed by on the opposite side. 32 And, in like manner, a Levite also, coming to the place, and seeing him, passed by on the opposite side. 33 But a certain Samaritan, going on his way, came down to him; and, seeing him, he was moved with compassion; 34 and, coming to him, he bound up his wounds, pouring on oil and wine; and, setting him on his own beast, he brought him to an inn, and took care of him. 35 And, on the morrow, taking out two denaries, he gave them to the host, and said, 'Take care of him; and whatsoever you expend additional, I, when I return, will repay you.'
36 Which, therefore, of these three seems to you to have become neighbor of him who fell among the robbers?"
37 And he said, "He that dealt kindly with him." And Jesus said to him, "Go, and do likewise."
38 Now, as they were going on their way, He entered into a certain village; and a certain woman, Martha by name, received Him into her house. 39 And she had a sister called Mary, who, also seated at the Lord's feet, was hearing His word. 40 But Martha was being distracted about much serving; and, coming up suddenly, she said, "Lord, carest Thou not that my sister left me to serve alone? Speak to her, therefore, that she assist me!"