Sending Out the Seventy

10 After this, the Lord appointed 70[a] others, and He sent them ahead of Him in pairs to every town and place where He Himself was about to go. He told them:(A) “The harvest(B) is abundant, but the workers(C) are few. Therefore, pray to the Lord of the harvest to send out workers into His harvest.(D) Now go; I’m sending you out like lambs among wolves.(E) Don’t carry a money-bag,(F) traveling bag,(G) or sandals;(H) don’t greet anyone along the road. Whatever house you enter, first say, ‘Peace(I) to this household.’ If a son of peace[b] is there, your peace(J) will rest on him; but if not, it will return to you. Remain in the same house, eating and drinking what they offer, for the worker is worthy of his wages.(K) Don’t be moving from house to house.

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Footnotes

  1. Luke 10:1 Other mss read 72
  2. Luke 10:6 A peaceful person; one open to the message of the kingdom

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