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17 When the 70[a] completed their mission and returned to report on their experiences, they were elated.

Seventy: It’s amazing, Lord! When we use Your name, the demons do what we say!

Jesus: 18 I know. I saw Satan falling from above like a lightning bolt. 19 I’ve given you true authority. You can smash vipers and scorpions under your feet.[b] You can walk all over the power of the enemy. You can’t be harmed.

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Footnotes

  1. 10:17 Other early manuscripts read “72.”
  2. 10:19 Psalm 91:13

17 The seventy-two(A) returned with joy and said, “Lord, even the demons submit to us in your name.”(B)

18 He replied, “I saw Satan(C) fall like lightning from heaven.(D) 19 I have given you authority to trample on snakes(E) and scorpions and to overcome all the power of the enemy; nothing will harm you.

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