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.