X. After these things the Lord appointed also seventy others, and sent them two and two before his face, into every city and place, whither he himself was about to come.
2And he said to them: The harvest indeed is great, but the laborers are few. Pray therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he will send forth laborers into his harvest.
3Go your ways; behold, I send you forth as lambs among wolves.
4Carry neither purse, nor bag, nor sandals; and salute no one by the way.
5And into whatever house ye enter, first say: Peace be to this house.
6And if a son of peace be there, your peace shall rest upon it; and if not, it shall return to you.
7And in that house remain, eating and drinking such things as they give; for the laborer is worthy of his hire. Go not from house to house.
8And into whatever city ye enter and they receive you, eat what is set before you;
9and heal the sick that are therein, and say to them: The kingdom of God has come nigh unto you.
10But into whatever city ye enter and they receive you not, go out into the streets of the same, and say:
11Even the dust of your city that cleaves to our feet, we wipe off to you; yet know this, that the kingdom of God has come nigh.
12I say to you, that it will be more tolerable in that day for Sodom, than for that city.
13Woe to thee, Chorazin! Woe to thee, Bethsaida! For if the miracles had been done in Tyre and Sidon, which were done in you, they would long ago have repented, sitting in sackcloth and ashes.
14But it will be more tolerable for Tyre and Sidon in the judgment, than for you.
15And thou, Capernaum, that art exalted to heaven, shalt be brought down to the underworld.
16He that hears you, hears me; and he that rejects you, rejects me; and he that rejects me, rejects him who sent me.
17And the seventy returned with joy, saying: Lord, even the demons are subjected to us in thy name.
18And he said to them: I beheld Satan fall as lightning from heaven.
19Behold, I have given you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy; and nothing shall hurt you.
20But yet, rejoice not in this, that the spirits are subjected to you; but rejoice, that your names are written in heaven.
21In that hour he rejoiced in spirit, and said: I thank thee, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that thou didst hide these things from the wise and discerning, and reveal them to babes; yea, O Father, that so it seemed good in thy sight.
22All things were 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 whom the Son is pleased to reveal him.
23And turning to the disciples, he said privately: Happy are the eyes that behold what ye are beholding.
24For I say to you, that many prophets and kings desired to see what ye are beholding, and saw not, and to hear what ye are hearing, and heard not.
25And, behold, a certain lawyer stood up, tempting him, saying: Teacher, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?
26He said to him: What is written in the law? How readest thou?
27And he answering said: Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy strength, and with all thy mind; and thy neighbor as thyself.
28And he said to him: Thou answeredst rightly. This do, and thou shalt live.
29But he, desiring to justify himself, said to Jesus: Who then is my neighbor?
30And Jesus answering said: A certain man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and fell among robbers, who stripped him of his raiment, and wounded him, and departed, leaving him half dead.
31And by chance a certain priest was going down that way; and seeing him, he passed by on the other side.
32And in like manner also a Levite, arriving at the place, came and saw, and passed by on the other side.
33And a certain Samaritan, as he was journeying, came where he was, and seeing him had compassion;
34and coming to him, bound up his wounds, pouring in oil and wine; and setting him on his own beast, he brought him to an inn, and took care of him.
35And on the morrow when he departed, he took out two denáries and gave to the host, and said: Take care of him; and whatever thou spendest more, when I come again, I will repay thee.
36Which now of these three, thinkest thou, was neighbor to him that fell among the robbers?
37And he said: He that had mercy on him. And Jesus said to him: Go, and do thou likewise.
38And it came to pass, as they were going, that he entered into a certain village; and a certain woman named Martha received him into her house.
39And she had a sister called Mary, who also sat at the feet of Jesus, and heard his word.
40But Martha was encumbered with much serving; and she came to him, and said: Lord, dost thou not care that my sister left me to serve alone? Bid her therefore that she help me.
41And Jesus answering said to her: Martha, Martha, thou art anxious and troubled about many things.
42But one thing is needful; and Mary chose the good part, which shall not be taken away from her.