The Return of the Seventy-Two

17 (A)The seventy-two returned with joy, saying, “Lord, (B)even the demons are subject to us in your name!” 18 And he said to them, (C)“I saw Satan (D)fall like lightning from heaven. 19 Behold, I have given you authority (E)to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of (F)the enemy, and (G)nothing shall hurt you. 20 (H)Nevertheless, do not rejoice in this, that the spirits are subject to you, but rejoice that (I)your names are written in heaven.”

Jesus Rejoices in the Father's Will

21 (J)In that same hour (K)he rejoiced (L)in the Holy Spirit and said, “I thank you, Father, (M)Lord of heaven and earth, that (N)you have hidden these things from the wise and understanding and (O)revealed them to little children; yes, Father, for (P)such was your gracious will.[a] 22 (Q)All things have been handed over to me by my Father, and no one knows who the Son is (R)except the Father, or who the Father is (S)except the Son and anyone (T)to whom the Son chooses to reveal him.”

23 Then turning to the disciples he said privately, (U)“Blessed are the eyes that see what you see! 24 For I tell you (V)that many prophets and kings desired to see what you see, and did not see it, and to hear what you hear, and did not hear it.”

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Footnotes

  1. Luke 10:21 Or for so it pleased you well

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