16 “Whoever listens to you listens to me; whoever rejects you rejects me; but whoever rejects me rejects him who sent me.”(A)

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

18 He replied, “I saw Satan(D) fall like lightning from heaven.(E) 19 I have given you authority to trample on snakes(F) and scorpions and to overcome all the power of the enemy; nothing will harm you. 20 However, do not rejoice that the spirits submit to you, but rejoice that your names are written in heaven.”(G)

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