Bible: Luke 9:51-11:13

Rejection in Samaria

9:51 Now when 1  the days drew near 2  for him to be taken up, 3  Jesus 4  set out resolutely 5  to go to Jerusalem. 6  9:52 He 7  sent messengers on ahead of him. 8  As they went along, 9  they entered a Samaritan village to make things ready in advance 10  for him, 9:53 but the villagers 11  refused to welcome 12  him, because he was determined to go to Jerusalem. 13  9:54 Now when his disciples James and John saw this, they said, “Lord, do you want us to call fire to come down from heaven and consume 14  them? 15  9:55 But Jesus 16  turned and rebuked them, 17  9:56 and they went on to another village.

Challenging Professed Followers

9:57 As 18  they were walking 19  along the road, someone said to him, “I will follow you wherever you go.” 20  9:58 Jesus said to him, “Foxes have dens and the birds in the sky 21  have nests, but the Son of Man has no place to lay his head.” 22  9:59 Jesus 23  said to another, “Follow me.” But he replied, 24 Lord, first let me go and bury my father.” 9:60 But Jesus 25  said to him, “Let the dead bury their own dead, 26  but as for you, go and proclaim the kingdom of God.” 27  9:61 Yet 28  another said, “I will follow you, Lord, but first let me say goodbye to my family.” 29  9:62 Jesus 30  said to him, “No one who puts his 31  hand to the plow and looks back 32  is fit for the kingdom of God.” 33 

The Mission of the Seventy-Two

10:1 After this 34  the Lord appointed seventy-two 35  others and sent them on ahead of him two by two into every town 36  and place where he himself was about to go. 10:2 He 37  said to them, “The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few. Therefore ask the Lord of the harvest 38  to send out 39  workers into his harvest. 10:3 Go! I 40  am sending you out like lambs 41  surrounded by wolves. 42  10:4 Do not carry 43  a money bag, 44  a traveler’s bag, 45  or sandals, and greet no one on the road. 46  10:5 Whenever 47  you enter a house, 48  first say, ‘May peace 49  be on this house!’ 10:6 And if a peace-loving person 50  is there, your peace will remain on him, but if not, it will return to you. 51  10:7 Stay 52  in that same house, eating and drinking what they give you, 53  for the worker deserves his pay. 54  Do not move around from house to house. 10:8 Whenever 55  you enter a town 56  and the people 57  welcome you, eat what is set before you. 10:9 Heal 58  the sick in that town 59  and say to them, ‘The kingdom of God 60  has come upon 61  you!’ 10:10 But whenever 62  you enter a town 63  and the people 64  do not welcome 65  you, go into its streets 66  and say, 10:11 Even the dust of your town 67  that clings to our feet we wipe off 68  against you. 69  Nevertheless know this: The kingdom of God has come.’ 70  10:12 I tell you, it will be more bearable on that day for Sodom 71  than for that town! 72 

10:13Woe to you, Chorazin! 73  Woe to you, Bethsaida! For if 74  the miracles 75  done in you had been done in Tyre 76  and Sidon, 77  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, 78  will you be exalted to heaven? 79  No, you will be thrown down to Hades! 80 

10:16The one who listens 81  to you listens to me, 82  and the one who rejects you rejects me, and the one who rejects me rejects 83  the one who sent me.” 84 

10:17 Then 85  the seventy-two 86  returned with joy, saying, “Lord, even the demons submit to 87  us in your name! 88  10:18 So 89  he said to them, “I saw 90  Satan fall 91  like lightning 92  from heaven. 10:19 Look, I have given you authority to tread 93  on snakes and scorpions 94  and on the full force of the enemy, 95  and nothing will 96  hurt you. 10:20 Nevertheless, do not rejoice that 97  the spirits submit to you, but rejoice 98  that your names stand written 99  in heaven.”

10:21 On that same occasion 100  Jesus 101  rejoiced 102  in the Holy Spirit and said, “I praise 103  you, Father, Lord 104  of heaven and earth, because 105  you have hidden these things from the wise 106  and intelligent, and revealed them to little children. Yes, Father, for this was your gracious will. 107  10:22 All things have been given to me by my Father. 108  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 109  to reveal him.”

10:23 Then 110  Jesus 111  turned 112  to his 113  disciples and said privately, “Blessed 114  are the eyes that see what you see! 10:24 For I tell you that many prophets and kings longed to see 115  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 116  an expert in religious law 117  stood up to test Jesus, 118  saying, “Teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life? 119  10:26 He said to him, “What is written in the law? How do you understand it? 120  10:27 The expert 121  answered, “Love 122  the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your strength, and with all your mind, 123  and love your neighbor as yourself.” 124  10:28 Jesus 125  said to him, “You have answered correctly; 126  do this, and you will live.”

10:29 But the expert, 127  wanting to justify 128  himself, said to Jesus, “And who is my neighbor? 10:30 Jesus replied, 129 A man was going down 130  from Jerusalem 131  to Jericho, 132  and fell into the hands of robbers, who stripped him, beat 133  him up, and went off, leaving him half dead. 134  10:31 Now by chance 135  a priest was going down that road, but 136  when he saw the injured man 137  he passed by 138  on the other side. 139  10:32 So too a Levite, when he came up to 140  the place and saw him, 141  passed by on the other side. 10:33 But 142  a Samaritan 143  who was traveling 144  came to where the injured man 145  was, and when he saw him, he felt compassion for him. 146  10:34 He 147  went up to him 148  and bandaged his wounds, pouring oil 149  and wine on them. Then 150  he put him on 151  his own animal, 152  brought him to an inn, and took care of him. 10:35 The 153  next day he took out two silver coins 154  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.’ 155  10:36 Which of these three do you think became a neighbor 156  to the man who fell into the hands of the robbers? 10:37 The expert in religious law 157  said, “The one who showed mercy 158  to him.” So 159  Jesus said to him, “Go and do 160  the same.”

Jesus and Martha

10:38 Now as they went on their way, Jesus 161  entered a certain village where a woman named Martha welcomed him as a guest. 162  10:39 She 163  had a sister named Mary, who sat 164  at the Lord’s feet 165  and listened to what he said. 10:40 But Martha was distracted 166  with all the preparations she had to make, 167  so 168  she came up to him and said, “Lord, don’t you care 169  that my sister has left me to do all the work 170  alone? Tell 171  her to help me.” 10:41 But the Lord 172  answered her, 173 Martha, Martha, 174  you are worried and troubled 175  about many things, 10:42 but one thing 176  is needed. Mary has chosen the best 177  part; it will not be taken away from her.”

Instructions on Prayer

11:1 Now 178  Jesus 179  was praying in a certain place. When 180  he stopped, one of his disciples said to him, “Lord, teach us to pray, just as John 181  taught 182  his disciples.” 11:2 So he said to them, “When you pray, 183  say:

Father, 184  may your name be honored; 185 

may your kingdom come. 186 

11:3 Give us each day our daily bread, 187 

11:4 and forgive us our sins,

for we also forgive everyone who sins 188  against us.

And do not lead us into temptation.” 189 

11:5 Then 190  he said to them, “Suppose one of you 191  has a friend, and you go to him 192  at midnight and say to him, ‘Friend, lend me three loaves of bread, 193  11:6 because a friend of mine has stopped here while on a journey, 194  and I have nothing to set before 195  him.’ 11:7 Then 196  he will reply 197  from inside, ‘Do not bother me. The door is already shut, and my children and I are in bed. 198  I cannot get up and give you anything.’ 199  11:8 I tell you, even though the man inside 200  will not get up and give him anything because he is his friend, yet because of the first man’s 201  sheer persistence 202  he will get up and give him whatever he needs.

11:9So 203  I tell you: Ask, 204  and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and the door 205  will be opened for you. 11:10 For everyone who asks 206  receives, and the one who seeks finds, and to the one who knocks, the door 207  will be opened. 11:11 What father among you, if your 208  son asks for 209  a fish, will give him a snake 210  instead of a fish? 11:12 Or if he asks for an egg, will give him a scorpion? 211  11:13 If you then, although you are 212  evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will the heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit 213  to those who ask him!

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