1 Afterward, the Lord appointed seventy others, also, and sent them, two and two, before him, into every city and place whither he intended to go.
2 And he said to them, The harvest is plentiful, but the reapers are few: pray, therefore, the Lord of the harvest, that he would send laborers to reap it.
3 Go, then; behold, I send you forth as lambs amongst wolves.
4 Carry no purse, nor bag, nor shoes; and salute no person by the way.
5 Whatever house you enter, say, first, Peace be to this house.
6 And if a son of peace be there, your peace shall rest upon him; if not, it shall return upon itself.
7 But remain in the same house, eating and drinking such things as it affords; for the workman is worthy of his wages; go not from house to house.
8 And whatever city you enter, if they receive you, eat such things as are set before you;
9 cure the sick, and say to them, The Reign of God comes upon you.
10 But whatever city you enter, if they do not receive you, go out into the streets, and say,
11 The very dirt of your streets, which cleaves to us, we wipe off against you; know, however, that the Reign of God draws nigh to you.
12 I assure you, that the condition of Sodom shall be more tolerable on that day, than the condition of that city.
13 Alas, for thee, Chorazin! Alas, for thee, Bethsaida! For if the miracles which have been performed in you, had been performed in Tyre and Sidon, they had reformed long ago, sitting in sackcloth and ashes.
14 Wherefore, the condition of Tyre and Sidon shall be more tolerable, in the judgment, than yours.
15 And thou, Capernaum, which has been exalted in heaven, shall be thrown down to hades.
16 He that hears you, hears me; and he that rejects you, rejects me; and he that rejects me, rejects him who sent me.
17 And the seventy returned with joy, saying, Master, even the demons are subject to us, through your name.
18 He said to them, I beheld Satan fall like lightning from heaven.
19 Lo! I empowered you to turn on serpents, and scorpions, and all the might of the enemy, and nothing shall hurt you.
20 Nevertheless, rejoice not in this, that the spirits are subject to you; but rejoice that your names are enrolled in heaven.
21 At that time, Jesus was joyful in spirit, and said, I adore thee, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth; because, having hid these things from sages, and the learned, thou hast revealed them to babes. Yes, Father, because such is thy pleasure.
22 My Father has imparted everything to me; and none knows who the Son is, but the Father; nor who the Father is, but the Son, and he to whom the Son will reveal him.
23 Then, turning apart, he said to his disciples: Blessed are the eyes which see what you see.
24 For I assure you, that many prophets and kings have wished to see the things which you see; but have not seen them: and to hear the things which you hear; but have not heard them.
25 Then a lawyer stood up, and said, trying him, Rabbi, what must I do to obtain eternal life?
26 Jesus said to him, What does the law prescribe? What do you read there?
27 «He answered,» '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 Jesus replied, You have answered right. Do this, and you shall live.
29 But he, desirous to appear blameless, said to Jesus, Who is my neighbor?
30 Jesus said, in return, A man of Jerusalem, traveling to Jericho, fell among robbers; who, having stripped and wounded him, went away, leaving him half dead.
31 A priest, accidentally going that way, and seeing him, passed by on the father side.
32 Likewise a Levite, on the road, when he came near the place, and saw him, passed by on the farther side.
33 But a certain Samaritan, as he journeyed, came where he was, and when he saw him, he had compassion,
34 and went up to him; and having poured wine and oil into his wounds, he bound them up. Then he set him on his own beast, brought him to an inn, and took care of him.
35 On the morrow, when he was going away, he took out two denarii, and giving them to the host, said, Take care of this man, and whatever you spend more, when I return I will repay you.
36 Now which of these three, do you think, was neighbor to him who fell among the robbers?
37 The lawyer answered, He who took pity upon him. Then said Jesus, Go you and do in like manner.
38 And, as he traveled, he went into a village, where a woman named Martha entertained him at her house.
39 She had a sister called Mary, who sat at the feet of Jesus, listening to his discourse:
40 but Martha, who was much cumbered about serving, came to him and said, Master, do you not care that my sister leaves me to serve alone? Bid her, therefore, assist me.
41 Jesus answering, said to her, Martha, Martha, you are anxious, and trouble yourself about many things.
42 One thing only is necessary. And Mary has chosen the good part, which shall not be taken from her.