Jesus Sends the Seventy-Two
1 After this, the Lord appointed seventy-two a others and sent them two by two ahead of Him to every town and place He was about to visit.
2 And He told them,
5 Whatever house you enter, begin by saying, ‘Peace to this house.’ 6 If a man of peace is there, your peace will rest on him; if not, it will return to you. 7 Stay at the same house, eating and drinking whatever you are offered. For the worker is worthy of his wages. b Do not move around from house to house.
10 But if you enter a town and they do not welcome you, go into the streets and declare, 11 ‘Even the dust of your town that clings to our feet, we wipe off as a testimony against you. Yet be sure of this: The kingdom of God is near.’ 12 I tell you, it will be more bearable on that day for Sodom than for that town.
Woe to the Unrepentant
13 Woe to you, Chorazin! Woe to you, Bethsaida! For if the miracles that were performed in you had been performed in Tyre and Sidon, they would have repented long ago, sitting in sackcloth and ashes. 14 But it will be more bearable for Tyre and Sidon at the judgment than for you.
15 And you, Capernaum, will you be lifted up to heaven? No, you will be brought down to Hades!
16 Whoever listens to you listens to Me;whoever rejects you rejects Me; and whoever rejects Me rejects the One who sent Me.”
The Joyful Return
17 The seventy-two returned with joy and said, “Lord, even the demons submit to us in Your name.”
18 So He told them,
Jesus’ Prayer of Thanksgiving
21 At that time Jesus rejoiced in the Holy Spirit and declared,
22 All things have been entrusted to Me by My Father. No one knows who the Son is except the Father, and no one knows who the Father is except the Son and those to whom the Son chooses to reveal Him.”
23 Then Jesus turned to the disciples and said privately,
The Parable of the Good Samaritan
25 One day an expert in the law stood up to test Him. “Teacher,” he asked, “what must I do to inherit eternal life?”
29 But wanting to justify himself, he asked Jesus, “And who is my neighbor?”
30 Jesus took up this question and said,
31 Now by chance a priest was going down the same road, but when he saw him, he passed by on the other side.
32 So too, when a Levite came to that spot and saw him, he passed by on the other side.
33 But when a Samaritan on a journey came upon him, he looked at him and had compassion. 34 He went to him and bandaged his wounds, pouring on oil and wine. Then he put him on his own animal, brought him to an inn, and took care of him.
36 Which of these three do you think was a neighbor to the man who fell into the hands of robbers?”
37 “The one who showed him mercy,” replied the expert in the law.
Then Jesus told him,
Martha and Mary
38 As they traveled along, Jesus entered a village where a woman named Martha welcomed Him into her home. 39 She had a sister named Mary, who sat at the Lord’s feet listening to His message. 40 But Martha was distracted by all the preparations to be made. She came to Jesus and said, “Lord, do You not care that my sister has left me to serve alone? Tell her to help me!”
1 a NE, BYZ, and TR seventy ; also in verse 17
7 b See Leviticus 19:13 and Deuteronomy 24:14–15; cited in 1 Timothy 5:18.
27 c Deuteronomy 6:5
27 d Leviticus 19:18
35 e A denarius was customarily a day’s wage for a laborer; see Matthew 20:2.