Bible: Lk 10

The Mission of the Seventy-Two

10:1 After this 1  the Lord appointed seventy-two 2  others and sent them on ahead of him two by two into every town 3  and place where he himself was about to go. 10:2 He 4  said to them, “The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few. Therefore ask the Lord of the harvest 5  to send out 6  workers into his harvest. 10:3 Go! I 7  am sending you out like lambs 8  surrounded by wolves. 9  10:4 Do not carry 10  a money bag, 11  a traveler’s bag, 12  or sandals, and greet no one on the road. 13  10:5 Whenever 14  you enter a house, 15  first say, ‘May peace 16  be on this house!’ 10:6 And if a peace-loving person 17  is there, your peace will remain on him, but if not, it will return to you. 18  10:7 Stay 19  in that same house, eating and drinking what they give you, 20  for the worker deserves his pay. 21  Do not move around from house to house. 10:8 Whenever 22  you enter a town 23  and the people 24  welcome you, eat what is set before you. 10:9 Heal 25  the sick in that town 26  and say to them, ‘The kingdom of God 27  has come upon 28  you!’ 10:10 But whenever 29  you enter a town 30  and the people 31  do not welcome 32  you, go into its streets 33  and say, 10:11 Even the dust of your town 34  that clings to our feet we wipe off 35  against you. 36  Nevertheless know this: The kingdom of God has come.’ 37  10:12 I tell you, it will be more bearable on that day for Sodom 38  than for that town! 39 

10:13Woe to you, Chorazin! 40  Woe to you, Bethsaida! For if 41  the miracles 42  done in you had been done in Tyre 43  and Sidon, 44  they would have repented long ago, sitting in sackcloth and ashes. 10:14 But it will be more bearable for Tyre and Sidon in the judgment than for you! 10:15 And you, Capernaum, 45  will you be exalted to heaven? 46  No, you will be thrown down to Hades! 47 

10:16The one who listens 48  to you listens to me, 49  and the one who rejects you rejects me, and the one who rejects me rejects 50  the one who sent me.” 51 

10:17 Then 52  the seventy-two 53  returned with joy, saying, “Lord, even the demons submit to 54  us in your name! 55  10:18 So 56  he said to them, “I saw 57  Satan fall 58  like lightning 59  from heaven. 10:19 Look, I have given you authority to tread 60  on snakes and scorpions 61  and on the full force of the enemy, 62  and nothing will 63  hurt you. 10:20 Nevertheless, do not rejoice that 64  the spirits submit to you, but rejoice 65  that your names stand written 66  in heaven.”

10:21 On that same occasion 67  Jesus 68  rejoiced 69  in the Holy Spirit and said, “I praise 70  you, Father, Lord 71  of heaven and earth, because 72  you have hidden these things from the wise 73  and intelligent, and revealed them to little children. Yes, Father, for this was your gracious will. 74  10:22 All things have been given to me by my Father. 75  No one knows who the Son is except the Father, or who the Father is except the Son and anyone to whom the Son decides 76  to reveal him.”

10:23 Then 77  Jesus 78  turned 79  to his 80  disciples and said privately, “Blessed 81  are the eyes that see what you see! 10:24 For I tell you that many prophets and kings longed to see 82  what you see but did not see it, and to hear what you hear but did not hear it.”

The Parable of the Good Samaritan

10:25 Now 83  an expert in religious law 84  stood up to test Jesus, 85  saying, “Teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life? 86  10:26 He said to him, “What is written in the law? How do you understand it? 87  10:27 The expert 88  answered, “Love 89  the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your strength, and with all your mind, 90  and love your neighbor as yourself.” 91  10:28 Jesus 92  said to him, “You have answered correctly; 93  do this, and you will live.”

10:29 But the expert, 94  wanting to justify 95  himself, said to Jesus, “And who is my neighbor? 10:30 Jesus replied, 96 A man was going down 97  from Jerusalem 98  to Jericho, 99  and fell into the hands of robbers, who stripped him, beat 100  him up, and went off, leaving him half dead. 101  10:31 Now by chance 102  a priest was going down that road, but 103  when he saw the injured man 104  he passed by 105  on the other side. 106  10:32 So too a Levite, when he came up to 107  the place and saw him, 108  passed by on the other side. 10:33 But 109  a Samaritan 110  who was traveling 111  came to where the injured man 112  was, and when he saw him, he felt compassion for him. 113  10:34 He 114  went up to him 115  and bandaged his wounds, pouring oil 116  and wine on them. Then 117  he put him on 118  his own animal, 119  brought him to an inn, and took care of him. 10:35 The 120  next day he took out two silver coins 121  and gave them to the innkeeper, saying, ‘Take care of him, and whatever else you spend, I will repay you when I come back this way.’ 122  10:36 Which of these three do you think became a neighbor 123  to the man who fell into the hands of the robbers? 10:37 The expert in religious law 124  said, “The one who showed mercy 125  to him.” So 126  Jesus said to him, “Go and do 127  the same.”

Jesus and Martha

10:38 Now as they went on their way, Jesus 128  entered a certain village where a woman named Martha welcomed him as a guest. 129  10:39 She 130  had a sister named Mary, who sat 131  at the Lord’s feet 132  and listened to what he said. 10:40 But Martha was distracted 133  with all the preparations she had to make, 134  so 135  she came up to him and said, “Lord, don’t you care 136  that my sister has left me to do all the work 137  alone? Tell 138  her to help me.” 10:41 But the Lord 139  answered her, 140 Martha, Martha, 141  you are worried and troubled 142  about many things, 10:42 but one thing 143  is needed. Mary has chosen the best 144  part; it will not be taken away from her.”

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