AFTER these things, Jesus selected from his disciples seventy others, and sent them two by two before him to every place and city to which he was to go.
And he said to them, The harvest is great and the laborers are few;
ask therefore the owner of the harvest to bring out laborers to his harvest.
Go forth;
behold, I send you as lambs among wolves.
Do not carry purses nor bags nor shoes;
and do not salute any man on the road.
And to whatever house you enter, first say, Peace be to this house.
And if a man of peace is there, let your peace rest upon him;
and if not, your peace will return to you.
Remain in that house, eating and drinking of what they have;
for a laborer is worthy of his wages.
Do not keep moving from house to house.
And into whatever city you enter, and they receive you, eat whatever they set before you;
And heal those who are sick in it, and say to them, The kingdom of God is come near to you.
But into whatever city you enter, and they do not receive you, go out into the street and say,
Even the sand of your city which cleaves to our feet we shake off to you;
but know this that the kingdom of God has come near to you.
I say to you that it will be much easier for Sodom in that day than for that city.
Woe to you, Chorazin!
Woe to you, Bethsaida!
If the mighty works which were done in you had been done in Tyre and Sidon, perhaps they might have repented in sackcloth and ashes.
But, it will be easier for Tyre and Sidon at the judgment day than for you.
And you, Capernaum, which have exalted yourself up to heaven, you will be brought down to Sheol.
He who hears you hears me;
and he who oppresses you oppresses me;
and he who oppresses me oppresses him who sent me.
¶ So the seventy whom he had sent returned with great joy, and they said to him, Our Lord, even the demons have submitted to us in your name.
He said to them, I saw Satan falling like lightning from heaven.
Behold, I give you power to tread on snakes and scorpions, and overcome the power of the enemy;
and nothing shall harm you.
But do not rejoice in this that the demons submit to you;
but rejoice because your names are written in heaven.
At that very hour, Jesus rejoiced in the Holy Spirit and said, I thank thee, O my Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because thou didst hide these things from the wise and men of understanding, and revealed them to children;
yes, my Father, for so it was well pleasing in thy presence.
And he turned to his disciples and said to them, Everything has been entrusted to me by my Father;
and no man knows who is the Son except the Father;
and who is the Father except the Son, and to whomever the Son wishes to reveal him.
Then he turned to his disciples alone and said, Blessed are the eyes which see what you see.
For I say to you that many prophets and kings desired to see what you see, and did not see it;
and to hear what you hear, and did not hear it.
¶ And behold, a scribe stood up to test him, and he said, Teacher, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?
Jesus said to him, What is written in the law?
How do you read it?
He answered, saying to him, You must 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.
Jesus said to him, You spoke the truth;
do this and you shall live.
But as he wanted to justify himself, he said to him, And who is my neighbor?
Jesus said to him, There was a man who went down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and bandits attacked him and robbed him and beat him and left him with little life remaining in him, and they went away.
And it chanced a priest was going down that road;
and he saw him and passed on.
And likewise a Levite came and arrived at that place, and saw him and passed on.
But a Samaritan, as he journeyed, came where he was, and when he saw him, he had compassion on him.
And he came to him and bound up his wounds and poured on them wine and oil;
and he put him on his own ass and brought him to the inn and took care of him.
And in the morning, he took out two pennies and gave them to the innkeeper, and said to him, Take care of him;
and whatever you spend more, when I return, I will give it to you.
Who therefore of these three, as it appears to you, became neighbor to him who fell into the hands of the bandits?
He said, The one who had compassion on him.
Jesus said to him, You go also, and do likewise.
¶ And it came to pass while they were journeying, he entered into a village;
and a woman named Martha received him into her house.
And she had a sister whose name was Mary, and she came and sat at the feet of our Lord and listened to his words.
But Martha was busy with many household cares, and she came and said to him, My Lord, you do not seem to care that my sister has left me to serve alone?
Tell her to help me.
Jesus answered and said to her, Martha, Martha, you are worried and excited about many things;
But one thing is more important;
and Mary has chosen the good portion for herself, which shall not be taken away from her.