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Luke 10:1-42

10*  And after this the Lord designated seventy-two others and sent them out ahead of him two by two to every city and place where he himself was going to come. 2  And he said to them “The harvest is great, but the workers are few; so beg the owner of the harvest to send out workers to his harvest. 3  Go; here I am sending you out like lambs among wolves. 4  Carry no purse, no wallet, no shoes, and salute no one on the road. 5  And whatever house you enter, first say ‘Peace to this house’; 6  and if there be a man for peace there, your peace shall rest upon him, but if not it shall come back to you. 7  And stay in that same house, eating and drinking what they furnish, for a worker deserves his pay. Do not move from house to house. 8  And whatever city you come into and they receive you, eat what is set before you, 9  and cure the sick in it, and say to them ‘The Reign of God is almost upon you.’ 10  And whatever city you come into and they do not receive you, come out into its main streets and say 11  ‘We wipe off the very dust that has stuck to our feet out of your city; know this though, that the Reign of God is almost here.’ 12  I tell you it will be more bearable for Sodom in that day than for that city. 13  Woe to you, Chorazin! woe to you, Bethsaida! because if the miracles that have been done in you had been done in Tyre and Sidon they would have repented long ago, sitting in sackcloth and ashes; 14  it will be more bearable for Tyre and Sidon at the judgment, though, than for you. 15*  And you, Capernaum, are you to be lifted up to heaven? you are to go down to the world of the dead.— 16*  He who listens to you is listening to me, and he who disregards you is disregarding me; and he who disregards me is disregarding him who sent me.” 17  And the seventy-two returned with joy, saying “Sir, even the demons submit to us at your name.” 18  But he said to them “I saw Satan fall from heaven like lightning. 19  Lo, I have empowered you to tread upon snakes and scorpions and on all the Enemy’s power, and nothing shall injure you. 20  Do not rejoice at this, though, that the spirits submit to you; but rejoice because your names are enrolled in heaven.” 21  At that same time he exulted in the Holy Spirit and said “I give thee praise, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that thou didst conceal these things from the wise and discerning and disclose them to infants; yes, Father, because such was thy pleasure. 22  Everything has been committed to me by my Father; and no one knows who the Son is except the Father, nor who the Father is except the Son and he to whom the Son chooses to disclose him.” 23  And he turned to his disciples and said to them by themselves “Happy are the eyes that see what you see; 24  for I tell you many prophets and kings wanted to see what you see and to hear what you hear, and did not.” 25*  And up stood a legist to put him to a test, saying “Teacher, what should I do to inherit eternal life?” 26  And he said to him “What is written in the law? what do you read?” 27  And he answered “You shall love the Lord your God out of 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 answered him “You have answered right: do this and you shall live.” 29  But he, wanting to vindicate himself, said to Jesus “And who is my neighbor?” 30  Jesus rejoined “Once upon a time a man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and he fell among robbers; who stripped him and gave him a clubbing, and went off leaving him half dead. 31  And by chance a certain priest was going down by that road, and saw him and went past on the other side. 32  And similarly a Levite came to the place and saw and went past on the other side. 33  But a certain wayfaring Samaritan came where he was, and saw him and was moved to pity, 34  and went up to him and bandaged his wounds, pouring on oil and wine; and he set him on his own beast and brought him to an inn and took care of him. 35  And in the morning he pulled out two denarii and gave them to the landlord and said ‘Take care of him, and what more you spend I will pay you when I am coming back.’ 36  Which of these three do you think showed himself neighbor to the man who had fallen among the robbers?” 37  And he said “The one that did him the kindness.” And Jesus said to him “Go and do like that yourself.” 38  And once while they were traveling along he had come into a village, and a woman, Martha by name, had taken him into her house; 39  and this woman had a sister named Mary, who had seated herself at the Lord’s feet and was listening to his words; 40  but Martha was having to bustle this way and that with a great deal to be done for the guests. And she came and stood before him and said “Sir, do you not care that my sister has left me to attend to things alone? so tell her to take hold and help me.” 41*  But the Lord answered her “Martha, Martha, you are fretting and getting worried about many things, 42*  but what is wanted is only a few, or one. For Mary has chosen the good portion, which will not be taken away from her.”

Footnotes

10:1 and 17 Var. seventy
10:15 Var. are to be brought down
10:16 (disregards, four times) Or discredits
10:25 Lit. by doing what shall I
10:41-42 Var. Martha, Martha, you are fretting and getting worries about many things, but one is needed. But Mary has Var. Martha, Martha, are you disturbed? Mary has Var. Martha, Martha, Mary has
10:42 Or best portion