1After these things the Lord appointed seventy others also, and sent them two by two before his face into every city and place, where he himself would come.
2Therefore said he unto them,
The harvest truly is great, but the laborers are few: pray you therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he would send forth laborers into his harvest.
3Go your ways: behold, I send you forth as lambs among wolves.
4Carry neither purse, nor bag, nor shoes: and greet no man by the way.
5And into whatsoever house you enter, first say, Peace be to this house.
6And if the son of peace be there, your peace shall rest upon it: if not, it shall turn to you again.
7And in the same house remain, eating and drinking such things as they give: for the laborer is worthy of his hire. Go not from house to house.
8And into whatsoever city you enter, and they receive you, eat such things as are set before you:
9And heal the sick that are therein, and say unto them, The kingdom of God is come near unto you.
10But into whatsoever city you enter, and they receive you not, go your ways out into the streets of the same, and say,
11Even the very dust of your city, which cleaves on us, we do wipe off against you: nevertheless be sure of this, that the kingdom of God has come near unto you.
12But I say unto you, that it shall be more tolerable in that day for Sodom, than for that city.
13Woe unto you, Chorazin! woe unto you, Bethsaida! for if the mighty works had been done in Tyre and Sidon, which have been done in you, they would have a great while ago repented, sitting in sackcloth and ashes.
14But it shall be more tolerable for Tyre and Sidon at the judgment, than for you.
15And you, Capernaum, which are exalted to heaven, shall be thrust down to hades.
16He that hears you hears me; and he that despises you despises me; and he that despises me despises him that sent me.
17And the seventy returned again with joy, saying, Lord, even the demons are subject unto us through your name.
18And he said unto them,
I beheld Satan as lightning fall from heaven.
19Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you.
20Nevertheless in this rejoice not, that the spirits are subject unto you; but rather rejoice, because your names are written in heaven.
21In that hour Jesus rejoiced in spirit, and said,
I thank you, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that you have hid these things from the wise and prudent, and have revealed them unto babes: even so, Father; for so it seemed good in your sight.
22All things are delivered to me by my Father: and no man knows who the Son is, but the Father; and who the Father is, but the Son, and he to whom the Son will reveal him.
23And he turned to his disciples, and said privately,
Blessed are the eyes which see the things that you see:
24For I tell you, that many prophets and kings have desired to see those things which you see, and have not seen them; and to hear those things which you hear, and have not heard them.
25And, behold, a certain lawyer stood up, and tested him, saying, Teacher, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?
26He said unto him,
What is written in the law? how read you?
27And 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.
28And he said unto him,
You have answered right: this do, and you shall live.
29But he, willing to justify himself, said unto Jesus, And who is my neighbor?
30And Jesus answering said,
A certain man went down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and fell among thieves, who stripped him of his clothing, and wounded him, and departed, leaving him half dead.
31And by chance there came down a certain priest that way: and when he saw him, he passed by on the other side.
32And likewise a Levite, when he was at the place, came and looked on him, and passed by on the other side.
33But a certain Samaritan, as he journeyed, came where he was: and when he saw him, he had compassion on him,
34And went to him, and bound up his wounds, pouring in oil and wine, and set him on his own beast, and brought him to an inn, and took care of him.
35And on the next day when he departed, he took out two pence, and gave them to the innkeeper, and said unto him, Take care of him; and whatsoever you spend more, when I come again, I will repay you.
36Which now of these three, think you, was neighbor unto him that fell among the thieves?
37And he said, He that showed mercy on him. Then said Jesus unto him,
Go, and do you likewise.
38Now it came to pass, as they went, that he entered into a certain village: and a certain woman named Martha received him into her house.
39And she had a sister called Mary, who also sat at Jesus' feet, and heard his word.
40But Martha was cumbered about with much serving, and came to him, and said, Lord, do you not care that my sister has left me to serve alone? bid her therefore that she help me.
41And Jesus answered and said unto her,
Martha, Martha, you are anxious and troubled about many things:
42But one thing is needful: and Mary has chosen that good part, which shall not be taken away from her.
Commentaries for Luke 10:0