10:1 But after these things the Lord appointed seventy others also, and sent them two and two before his face into every city and place whither he himself was about to come.
2 And he said to them: The harvest indeed is great, but the laborers are few: pray therefore the Lord of the harvest that he send laborers into his harvest.
3 Go; behold, I send you forth as lambs in the midst of wolves.
4 Carry no purse, no bag, no sandals: salute no one by the way.
5 Whatever house you enter, first say: Peace to this house.
6 And if a son of peace be there, your peace shall rest upon it; but if not, it shall return upon you.
7 And abide in the same house, eating and drinking such things as they have; for the laborer is worthy of his hire. Go not from house to house.
8 And whatever city you enter and they receive you, eat what is set before you,
9 and cure those in it that are sick, and say to them: The kingdom of God has come near to you,
10 But whatever city you enter, and they receive you not, go out into the streets of it and say:
11 Even the dust of your city that cleaves to us on our feet we wipe off against you: yet know this that the kingdom of God is near.
12 And I say to you that it shall be more tolerable for Sodom in that day than for that city.
13 Alas for thee, Chorazin; alas for thee, Bethsaida; for if the mighty works which have been done in you had been done in Tyre and Sidon, they would have repented long ago, sitting in sackcloth and ashes.
14 Furthermore, it shall be more tolerable for Tyre and Sidon in the judgment, than for you.
15 And thou, Capernaum, shalt thou be exalted to heaven? Thou shalt be brought down to hades.
16 He that hears you hears me; and he that rejects you rejects me; and he that rejects me rejects him that sent me.
17 And the seventy returned with joy, saying: Lord, even the demons are subjected to us in thy name.
18 And he said to them: I beheld Satan like lightning from heaven fallen.
19 Behold, I have given you authority to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall in any way hurt you.
20 Yet in this rejoice not, that the spirits are subjected to you; but rejoice that your names are written in the heavens.
21 In that hour he rejoiced in the Holy Spirit and said: I give thee thanks, Father, Lord of heaven and of earth, because thou hast concealed these things from the wise and prudent, and hast revealed them to babes; yes, Father, for so it seemed good in thy sight.
22 And turning to the disciples, he said: All things have been delivered to me by my Father, and no one knows who the Son is but the Father, and who the Father is but the Son, and he to whomever the Son will reveal him.
23 And turning to the disciples he said privately: Blessed are the eyes that see what you see.
24 For I say to you that many prophets and kings desired to see what you see, and did not see, and to hear what you hear, and did not hear.
25 And behold, a lawyer stood up tempting him, saying: Teacher, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?
26 And he said to him: What is written in the law? How readest thou?
27 And he answered and said: Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with thy whole heart, and with thy whole soul, and with thy whole strength, and with thy whole mind, and thy neighbor as thyself.
28 And he said to him: Thou hast rightly answered: do this, and thou shalt live.
29 But he, willing to justify himself, said to Jesus: And who is my neighbor?
30 Jesus replying said: A man went down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and fell among robbers, who stripped him and wounded him, and went away, leaving him half dead.
31 And by chance a priest went down on that road, and seeing him, passed by on the other side.
32 And in like manner also a Levite, having come to the place, went and looked on and passed by on the other side.
33 But a Samaritan on a journey came opposite to him, and seeing him, was moved with pity;
34 and going to him, he bound up his wounds, pouring on oil and wine; and setting him on his own beast, took him to an inn and took care of him.
35 And on the morrow, taking out two denarii, he gave them to the innkeeper and said: Take care of him, and whatever thou spendest more. I on my return will repay thee.
36 Which of these three, thinkest thou, was neighbor to him that fell among the robbers?
37 He replied: He that showed mercy to him. And Jesus said to him: Go, and do thou in like manner.
38 And it came to pass as they journeyed that he went into a certain village; and a certain woman named Martha received him into her house.
39 And she had a sister called Mary, who also sat at the feet of the Lord and heard his word.
40 But Martha was perplexed about much service; and she stood by him and said: Lord, carest thou not that my sister has left me to serve alone? Bid her therefore that she help me.
41 But the Lord answered and said to her: Martha, Martha, thou art anxious and troubled about many things;
42 of one however there is need; for Mary has chosen the good part, which shall not be taken away from her.