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17 Then[a] the seventy-two[b] returned with joy, saying, “Lord, even the demons submit to[c] us in your name!”[d]

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  1. Luke 10:17 tn Here δέ (de) has been translated as “then” to indicate the implied sequence of events within the narrative.
  2. Luke 10:17 tc See the tc note on the number “seventy-two” in Luke 10:1.
  3. Luke 10:17 tn Or “the demons obey”; see L&N 36.18.
  4. Luke 10:17 tn The prepositional phrase “in your name” indicates the sphere of authority for the messengers’ work of exorcism.