1After these things the Lord designated seventy others and sent them forth by twos in advance of him into every city and place to which he himself was going to come.2Then he began to say to them: “The harvest, indeed, is great, but the workers are few. Therefore beg the Master of the harvest to send out workers into his harvest.3Go forth. Look! I am sending YOU forth as lambs in among wolves.4Do not carry a purse, nor a food pouch, nor sandals, and do not embrace anybody in greeting along the road.5Wherever YOU enter into a house say first, ‘May this house have peace.’6And if a friend of peace is there, YOUR peace will rest upon him. But if there is not, it will turn back to YOU.7So stay in that house, eating and drinking the things they provide, for the worker is worthy of his wages. Do not be transferring from house to house.
8“Also, wherever YOU enter into a city and they receive YOU, eat the things set before YOU,9and cure the sick ones in it, and go on telling them, ‘The kingdom of God has come near to YOU.’10But wherever YOU enter into a city and they do not receive YOU, go out into its broad ways and say,11‘Even the dust that got stuck to our feet from YOUR city we wipe off against YOU. Nevertheless, keep this in mind, that the kingdom of God has come near.’12I tell YOU that it will be more endurable for Sod′om in that day than for that city.
13“Woe to you, Cho‧ra′zin! Woe to you, Beth‧sa′i‧da! because if the powerful works that have taken place in YOU had taken place in Tyre and Si′don, they would long ago have repented sitting in sackcloth and ashes.14Consequently it will be more endurable for Tyre and Si′don in the judgment than for YOU.15And you, Ca‧per′na‧um, will you perhaps be exalted to heaven? Down to Ha′des you will come!
16“He that listens to YOU listens to me [too]. And he that disregards YOU disregards me [too]. Moreover, he that disregards me disregards [also] him that sent me forth.”
17Then the seventy returned with joy, saying: “Lord, even the demons are made subject to us by the use of your name.”18At that he said to them: “I began to behold Satan already fallen like lightning from heaven.19Look! I have given YOU the authority to trample underfoot serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing will by any means do YOU hurt.20Nevertheless, do not rejoice over this, that the spirits are made subject to YOU, but rejoice because YOUR names have been inscribed in the heavens.”21In that very hour he became overjoyed in the holy spirit and said: “I publicly praise you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because you have carefully hidden these things from wise and intellectual ones, and have revealed them to babes. Yes, O Father, because to do thus came to be the way approved by you.22All things have been delivered to me by my Father, and who the Son is no one knows but the Father; and who the Father is, no one [knows] but the Son, and he to whom the Son is willing to reveal him.”
23With that he turned to the disciples by themselves and said: “Happy are the eyes that behold the things YOU are beholding.24For I say to YOU, Many prophets and kings desired to see the things YOU are beholding but did not see them, and to hear the things YOU are hearing but did not hear them.”
25Now, look! a certain man versed in the Law rose up, to test him out, and said: “Teacher, by doing what shall I inherit everlasting life?”26He said to him: “What is written in the Law? How do you read?”27In answer he said: “‘You must love Jehovah your God with your whole heart and with your whole soul and with your whole strength and with your whole mind,’ and, ‘your neighbor as yourself.’”28He said to him: “You answered correctly; ‘keep on doing this and you will get life.’”
29But, wanting to prove himself righteous, the man said to Jesus: “Who really is my neighbor?”30In reply Jesus said: “A certain man was going down from Jerusalem to Jer′i‧cho and fell among robbers, who both stripped him and inflicted blows, and went off, leaving him half‐dead.31Now, by coincidence, a certain priest was going down over that road, but, when he saw him, he went by on the opposite side.32Likewise, a Levite also, when he got down to the place and saw him, went by on the opposite side.33But a certain Sa‧mar′i‧tan traveling the road came upon him and, at seeing him, he was moved with pity.34So he approached him and bound up his wounds, pouring oil and wine upon them. Then he mounted him upon his own beast and brought him to an inn and took care of him.35And the next day he took out two de‧nar′i‧i, gave them to the innkeeper, and said, ‘Take care of him, and whatever you spend besides this, I will repay you when I come back here.’36Who of these three seems to you to have made himself neighbor to the man that fell among the robbers?”37He said: “The one that acted mercifully toward him.” Jesus then said to him: “Go your way and be doing the same yourself.”
38Now as they were going their way he entered into a certain village. Here a certain woman named Martha received him as guest into the house.39This woman also had a sister called Mary, who, however, sat down at the feet of the Lord and kept listening to his word.40Martha, on the other hand, was distracted with attending to many duties. So, she came near and said: “Lord, does it not matter to you that my sister has left me alone to attend to things? Tell her, therefore, to join in helping me.”41In answer the Lord said to her: “Martha, Martha, you are anxious and disturbed about many things.42A few things, though, are needed, or just one. For her part, Mary chose the good portion, and it will not be taken away from her.”