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The Cost of Following Jesus(A)
57 As they were walking along the road,(B) a man said to him, “I will follow you wherever you go.”
58 Jesus replied, “Foxes have dens and birds have nests, but the Son of Man(C) has no place to lay his head.”
59 He said to another man, “Follow me.”(D)
But he replied, “Lord, first let me go and bury my father.”
60 Jesus said to him, “Let the dead bury their own dead, but you go and proclaim the kingdom of God.”(E)
61 Still another said, “I will follow you, Lord; but first let me go back and say goodbye to my family.”(F)
62 Jesus replied, “No one who puts a hand to the plow and looks back is fit for service in the kingdom of God.”
10 After this the Lord(J) appointed seventy-two[a] others(K) and sent them two by two(L) ahead of him to every town and place where he was about to go.(M) 2 He told them, “The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field.(N) 3 Go! I am sending you out like lambs among wolves.(O) 4 Do not take a purse or bag or sandals; and do not greet anyone on the road.
5 “When you enter a house, first say, ‘Peace to this house.’ 6 If someone who promotes peace is there, your peace will rest on them; if not, it will return to you. 7 Stay there, eating and drinking whatever they give you, for the worker deserves his wages.(P) Do not move around from house to house.
8 “When you enter a town and are welcomed, eat what is offered to you.(Q) 9 Heal the sick who are there and tell them, ‘The kingdom of God(R) has come near to you.’ 10 But when you enter a town and are not welcomed, go into its streets and say, 11 ‘Even the dust of your town we wipe from our feet as a warning to you.(S) Yet be sure of this: The kingdom of God has come near.’(T) 12 I tell you, it will be more bearable on that day for Sodom(U) than for that town.(V)
13 “Woe to you,(W) 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(X) and ashes. 14 But it will be more bearable for Tyre and Sidon at the judgment than for you. 15 And you, Capernaum,(Y) will you be lifted to the heavens? No, you will go down to Hades.[b]
16 “Whoever listens to you listens to me; whoever rejects you rejects me; but whoever rejects me rejects him who sent me.”(Z)