10 After these things the Lord appointed [a]seventy others also, and sent them two by two before His face into every city and place where He Himself was about to go. 2 Then He said to them, “The harvest truly is great, but the laborers are few; thereforepray the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into His harvest.3 Go your way;behold, I send you out as lambs among wolves.4 Carry neither money bag, knapsack, nor sandals; andgreet no one along the road.5 But whatever house you enter, first say, ‘Peace to this house.’6 And if a son of peace is there, your peace will rest on it; if not, it will return to you.7 And remain in the same house,eating and drinking such things as they give, forthe laborer is worthy of his wages. Do not go from house to house.8 Whatever city you enter, and they receive you, eat such things as are set before you.9 And heal the sick there, and say to them,‘The kingdom of God has come near to you.’10 But whatever city you enter, and they do not receive you, go out into its streets and say,11 ‘The very dust of your city which clings to[b]us we wipe off against you. Nevertheless know this, that the kingdom of God has come near you.’12 [c]But I say to you thatit will be more tolerable in that Day for Sodom than for that city.
Woe to the Impenitent Cities
13 “Woe to you, Chorazin! Woe to you, Bethsaida!For if the mighty works which were done in you had been done in Tyre and Sidon, they would have repented long ago, sitting in sackcloth and ashes.14 But it will be more tolerable for Tyre and Sidon at the judgment than for you.15 And you, Capernaum,[d]who areexalted to heaven,will be brought down to Hades.16 He who hears you hears Me,he who rejects you rejects Me, andhe who rejects Me rejects Him who sent Me.”
The Seventy Return with Joy
17 Then the [e]seventy returned with joy, saying, “Lord, even the demons are subject to us in Your name.”
18 And He said to them, “I saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven.19 Behold,I give you the authority to trample on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall by any means hurt you.20 Nevertheless do not rejoice in this, that the spirits are subject to you, but[f]rather rejoice becauseyour names are written in heaven.”
Jesus Rejoices in the Spirit
21 In that hour Jesus rejoiced in the Spirit and said, “I thank You, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that You have hidden these things from the wise and prudent and revealed them to babes. Even so, Father, for so it seemed good in Your sight.22 All[g]things have been delivered to Me by My Father, andno one knows who the Son is except the Father, and who the Father is except the Son, and the one to whom the Son wills to reveal Him.”
23 Then He turned to His disciples and said privately, “Blessed are the eyes which see the things you see;24 for I tell youthat many prophets and kings have desired to see what you see, and have not seen it, and to hear what you hear, and have not heard it.”
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