B. From Galilee to Jerusalem
1. Rejected by the Samaritans
51 And as the days were being fulfilled for Him to be ataken up, He steadfastly set His face to go to 1bJerusalem.
52 And He sent messengers abefore His face. And they went and entered into a village of the bSamaritans to prepare for Him.
53 And they did not receive Him, because His aface was set to go to Jerusalem.
54 And seeing this, the disciples James and John said, Lord, do You want us to 1command afire to come down from heaven and consume 2them?
55 But turning, He rebuked them 1and said, 2You do not know of what kind of spirit you are.
56 1The Son of Man has not come to destroy men's 2lives but to save them. And they went into another village.
2. Instructing People How to Follow Him
57 And as they went along the road, 1someone said to Him, I will afollow You wherever You go.
58 And Jesus said to him, The foxes have holes, and the birds of heaven have roosts, but the Son of Man does 1not have a place where He may lay His head.
59 And He said to 1another, Follow Me. But he said, Lord, permit me to go first and bury my father.
60 But He said to him, Let the 1dead bury their own dead, but you go and 2announce the akingdom of God everywhere.
61 And 1another also said, I will follow You, Lord; but first apermit me to say farewell to those in my house.
62 But Jesus said to him, No one who puts his hand on the 1plow and looks abehind is fit for the bkingdom of God.
3. Appointing Seventy Disciples
to Spread His Ministry
1 Now after these things, the Lord appointed 1seventy others and asent them 2two by two before His face into every city and place where He Himself was about to come.
2 And He said to them, The aharvest is great, but the workers few; therefore, 1beseech the Lord of the harvest that He would thrust out workers 2into His harvest.
3 Go; behold, I send you as alambs in the midst of wolves.
4 Do 1anot carry a purse, nor a bag, nor sandals; and greet bno one on the way.
5 And into whatever house you enter, first say, aPeace to this house.
6 And if a 1son of peace is there, your peace shall rest upon 2it; but if not, it shall areturn upon you.
7 And in that house aremain, beating and drinking the things from them, for the cworker is worthy of his wages. Do not move from house to house.
8 And into whatever city you enter and they receive you, eat what is aset before you;
9 And aheal the sick who are in it and say to them, The 1bkingdom of God has drawn near to you.
10 But into whatever city you enter and they do not receive you, go out into its streets and say,
11 Even the adust from your city which clings to our feet, we wipe off against you; yet know this, that the kingdom of God has drawn near.
12 I say to you that it will be 1more tolerable for aSodom in that day than for that city.
13 Woe to you, aChorazin! Woe to you, Bethsaida! For if the bworks of power which took place in you had taken place in cTyre and Sidon, they would have repented long ago, sitting in dsackcloth and ashes.
14 Yet it will be more tolerable for Tyre and Sidon in the judgment than for you.
15 And you, Capernaum, who have been aexalted to heaven, to 1bHades you will be cbrought down.
16 He who hears you hears Me, and he who arejects you rejects Me, and he who rejects Me rejects Him who bsent Me.
17 And the seventy returned with joy, saying, Lord, even the demons are subject to us ain Your name.
18 And He said to them, I was watching Satan 1fall like lightning out of heaven.
19 Behold, I have given you the 1aauthority to tread upon 2bserpents and 2scorpions and over all the 1power of the enemy, and nothing shall by any means hurt you.
20 However do not rejoice in this, that the aspirits are subject to you, but rejoice that your names are brecorded in the heavens.
21 1In that hour He exulted in the Holy Spirit and asaid, I extol You, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because You have hidden these things from the bwise and intelligent and have revealed them to cbabes. Yes, Father, for thus it has been dwell pleasing in Your sight.
22 aAll things have been delivered to Me by My Father; and no one knows who the Son is except the Father, and who the Father is bexcept the Son and him to whom the Son wills to creveal Him.
23 And turning to the disciples, He said privately, aBlessed are the eyes which see the things that you see.
24 For I tell you that many aprophets and kings have wanted to bperceive the things that you see, and have not perceived them, and to hear the things that you hear, and have not heard them.
4. Portraying Himself as the Good Samaritan
with the Highest Morality
25 And behold, a certain lawyer stood up and put Him to the 1test, asaying, Teacher, 2what should I do to 3inherit eternal life?
26 And He said to him, What is written in the law? How do you read it?
27 And he answered and said, a"You shall love the Lord your God from your whole heart and 1with your whole soul and 1with your whole strength and 1with your whole mind, and byour neighbor as yourself.''
28 And He said to him, You have answered correctly; ado this, and you shall have life.
29 But he, wanting to 1justify himself, said to Jesus, And who is my neighbor?
30 Jesus, taking up the question, said, A 1certain man was going 2down from 3Jerusalem to 3aJericho, and he fell among 4robbers, who having both 5stripped him and 6beaten him, went away, 7leaving him half dead.
31 And by coincidence a certain 1priest was going down on that road; and when he saw him, he passed by on the opposite side.
32 And likewise also a 1Levite, when he came to the place and saw him, passed by on the opposite side.
33 But a certain 1aSamaritan, who was journeying, came upon him; and when he saw him, he was moved with bcompassion;
34 And he came to him and 1abound up his wounds and poured oil and wine on them. And placing him on his own beast, he brought him to an inn and took care of him.
35 And on the next day he took out two 1adenarii and gave them to the innkeeper and said, Take care of him; and whatever you spend in addition to this, when I return, I will repay you.
36 Which of these three, does it seem to you, has 1become a neighbor to him who fell into the hands of the robbers?
37 And he said, 1The one who showed mercy to him. And Jesus said to him, Go, and you do likewise.
5. Received by Martha
38 Now as they went, He entered into a certain 1village, and a certain woman named 2aMartha breceived Him into her home.
39 And she had a sister called 1Mary, who also sat at the Lord's afeet and was listening to His word.
40 But Martha was 1abeing drawn about with much serving, and she came up to Him and said, Lord, does it not matter to You that my sister has left me to serve alone? Tell her then to do her part with me.
41 But the Lord answered and said to her, Martha, Martha, you are aanxious and troubled about many things;
42 But there is need of aone thing, for Mary has chosen the 1bgood part, which shall not be taken away from her.
6. Teaching concerning Prayer
1 And while He was in a certain place praying, when He ceased, a certain one of His disciples said to Him, Lord, teach us to pray, even as John also taught his disciples.
2 And He said to them, aWhen you 1pray, say, 2bFather, Your name be csanctified; Your dkingdom come.
3 Give us each day our daily abread.
4 And aforgive us our sins, for we also forgive everyone bindebted to us. And do not bring us into ctemptation.
5 And He said to them, Who among you will have a friend and will go to him at midnight and say to him, Friend, lend me three loaves,
6 Since a friend of mine has come to me from a journey and I have nothing to set before him;
7 And that one, from inside, will answer and say, Do not trouble me; the door is already shut and my children are with me in bed; I cannot rise up and give you anything?
8 I say to you, Even though he will not rise up and give him anything because he is his friend, surely because of his shameless persistence he will rise and give him what he needs.
9 1aAnd I say to you, bAsk and it shall be given to you; cseek and you shall find; knock and it shall be opened to you.
10 For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it shall be opened.
11 But what father among you 1whose son shall ask for a fish will instead of a fish hand him a snake?
12 Or if he shall also ask for an egg will hand him a scorpion?
13 If you then being aevil know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will the Father who is from heaven give the 1bHoly Spirit to those who 2ask Him!
7. Rejected by the Evil Generation
14 1And once He was acasting out a demon, and it was dumb. And when the demon had gone out, the dumb man spoke, and the crowds marveled.
15 But some of them said, By 1aBeelzebul, the ruler of the demons, He casts out the demons.
16 And others, atempting Him, bsought from Him a sign out of heaven.
17 1But aHe, bknowing their 2thoughts, said to them, Every kingdom divided against itself becomes desolate, and a house divided against a house falls.
18 And if Satan also is divided against himself, how shall his kingdom stand? For you say that it is by Beelzebul that I cast out the demons.
19 But if I by Beelzebul acast out the demons, by whom do your sons cast them out? Therefore they shall be your judges.
20 But if I by the 1finger of God cast out the demons, then the akingdom of God has come upon you.
21 When the astrong man, fully armed, guards his own 1homestead, his possessions are in peace.
22 But when one 1stronger than he comes upon him and aovercomes him, he takes away his whole armor in which he had trusted and bdistributes his spoil.
23 1He who is not with Me is against Me, and he who does not gather with Me scatters.
24 1When the unclean aspirit goes out from the man, it roams through waterless places, seeking rest, and not finding it, it says, I will return to my house from which I came out.
25 And it comes and finds it swept and decorated.
26 Then it goes and takes along other spirits more evil than itself, seven of them, and they enter and settle down there. And the last state of that man becomes aworse than the first.
27 And as He said these things, a certain woman out of the crowd lifted up her voice and said to Him, aBlessed is the womb that bore You and the breasts at which You nursed.
28 But He said, Blessed rather are those who ahear the word of God and keep it.
29 1And as the crowds were thronging together, He began to say, aThis generation is an evil generation; it bseeks a sign, and a sign shall not be given to it except the sign of cJonah.
30 For even as Jonah became a sign to the Ninevites, so also will the Son of Man be to this generation.
31 The aqueen of the south will rise up in the judgment with the men of this generation and will bcondemn them, because she came from the ends of the earth to hear the cwisdom of Solomon, and behold, something dmore than Solomon is here.
32 aNinevite men will stand up in the judgment with this generation and will condemn it, because they brepented at the preaching of Jonah, and behold, something more than Jonah is here.
8. Warning Not to Remain in Darkness
33 No one, after lighting a 1alamp, puts it in the cellar or under the 2bushel, but on the 3lampstand, in order that those who enter in may see the light.
34 The alamp of the body is your eye. When your eye is 1single, your whole body also is 2full of light; but when it is 3bevil, your body also is dark.
35 Watch out therefore that the 1light which is in you is not darkness.
36 If therefore your whole body is full of light and does not have any dark part, the whole will be full of light as when the lamp with its rays illuminates you.
9. Rebuking the Pharisees and Lawyers
37 Now as He spoke, a Pharisee asked Him to have the 1morning ameal with him; and He went in and reclined at table.
38 But the Pharisee, seeing it, marveled that He had not first 1awashed before the meal.
39 But the Lord said to him, Again, you Pharisees acleanse the outside of the cup and of the platter, but your inside is full of extortion and wickedness.
40 aFoolish ones! Did not He who made the outside make the inside also?
41 But agive the things which are 1within as alms, and behold, all things are bclean to you.
42 But woe to you, Pharisees! For you agive a tenth of the bmint and the rue and every herb, and pass by 1cjustice and love for God. But these you should have done and 2not passed by the others.
43 Woe to you, Pharisees! For you love the achief seat in the synagogues and the greetings in the bmarketplaces.
44 Woe to you! For you are like the unseen atombs, and the men who walk over them do not know it.
45 And one of the alawyers answered and said to Him, Teacher, by saying these things, you 1insult us also.
46 And He said, Woe to you lawyers also! For you burden men with burdens ahard to bear, yet you yourselves do not 1touch the burdens with one of your fingers.
47 Woe to you! For you abuild up the 1tombs of the prophets, and your fathers bkilled them.