Christ sendeth out at once seventy disciples to work miracles, and to preach:
Luke 10:1 And after these things, the Lord did appoint also other seventy, and sent them by twos before his face, to every city and place whither he himself was about to come, Luke 10:2 then said he unto them, 'The harvest indeed [is] abundant, but the workmen few; beseech ye then the Lord of the harvest, that He may put forth workmen to His harvest. Luke 10:3 'Go away; lo, I send you forth as lambs in the midst of wolves; Luke 10:4 carry no bag, no scrip, nor sandals; and salute no one on the way; Luke 10:5 and into whatever house ye do enter, first say, Peace to this house; Luke 10:6 and if indeed there may be there the son of peace, rest on it shall your peace; and if not so, upon you it shall turn back. Luke 10:7 'And in that house remain, eating and drinking the things they have, for worthy [is] the workman of his hire; go not from house to house, Luke 10:8 and into whatever city ye enter, and they may receive you, eat the things set before you, Luke 10:9 and heal the ailing in it, and say to them, The reign of God hath come nigh to you. Luke 10:10 'And into whatever city ye do enter, and they may not receive you, having gone forth to its broad places, say, Luke 10:11 And the dust that hath cleaved to us, from your city, we do wipe off against you, but this know ye, that the reign of God hath come nigh to you; Luke 10:12 and I say to you, that for Sodom in that day it shall be more tolerable than for that city. Luke 10:13 'Woe to thee, Chorazin; woe to thee, Bethsaida; for if in Tyre and Sidon had been done the mighty works that were done in you, long ago, sitting in sackcloth and ashes, they had reformed; Luke 10:14 but for Tyre and Sidon it shall be more tolerable in the judgment than for you. Luke 10:15 'And thou, Capernaum, which unto the heaven wast exalted, unto hades thou shalt be brought down. Luke 10:16 'He who is hearing you, doth hear me; and he who is putting you away, doth put me away; and he who is putting me away, doth put away Him who sent me.'
admonisheth them to be humble, and wherein to rejoice:
Luke 10:17 And the seventy turned back with joy, saying, 'Sir, and the demons are being subjected to us in thy name;' Luke 10:18 and he said to them, 'I was beholding the Adversary, as lightning from the heaven having fallen; Luke 10:19 lo, I give to you the authority to tread upon serpents and scorpions, and on all the power of the enemy, and nothing by any means shall hurt you; Luke 10:20 but, in this rejoice not, that the spirits are subjected to you, but rejoice rather that your names were written in the heavens.'
thanketh his Father for his grace:
Luke 10:21 In that hour was Jesus glad in the Spirit, and said, 'I do confess to thee, Father, Lord of the heaven and of the earth, that Thou didst hide these things from wise men and understanding, and didst reveal them to babes; yes, Father, because so it became good pleasure before Thee. Luke 10:22 'All things were delivered up to me by my Father, and no one doth know who the Son is, except the Father, and who the Father is, except the Son, and he to whom the Son may wish to reveal [Him].'
magnifieth the happy estate of his Church:
Luke 10:23 And having turned unto the disciples, he said, by themselves, 'Happy the eyes that are perceiving what ye perceive; Luke 10:24 for I say to you, that many prophets and kings did wish to see what ye perceive, and did not see, and to hear what ye hear, and did not hear.'
teacheth the lawyer how to attain eternal life, and to take every one for his neighbour that needeth his mercy:
Luke 10:25 And lo, a certain lawyer stood up, trying him, and saying, 'Teacher, what having done, life age-during shall I inherit?' Luke 10:26 And he said unto him, 'In the law what hath been written? how dost thou read?' Luke 10:27 And he answering said, 'Thou shalt love the Lord thy God out of all thy heart, and out of all thy soul, and out of all thy strength, and out of all thy understanding, and thy neighbour as thyself.' Luke 10:28 And he said to him, 'Rightly thou didst answer; this do, and thou shalt live.' Luke 10:29 And he, willing to declare himself righteous, said unto Jesus, 'And who is my neighbour?' Luke 10:30 and Jesus having taken up [the word], said, 'A certain man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and fell among robbers, and having stripped him and inflicted blows, they went away, leaving [him] half dead. Luke 10:31 'And by a coincidence a certain priest was going down in that way, and having seen him, he passed over on the opposite side; Luke 10:32 and in like manner also, a Levite, having been about the place, having come and seen, passed over on the opposite side. Luke 10:33 'But a certain Samaritan, journeying, came along him, and having seen him, he was moved with compassion, Luke 10:34 and having come near, he bound up his wounds, pouring on oil and wine, and having lifted him up on his own beast, he brought him to an inn, and was careful of him; Luke 10:35 and on the morrow, going forth, taking out two denaries, he gave to the innkeeper, and said to him, Be careful of him, and whatever thou mayest spend more, I, in my coming again, will give back to thee. Luke 10:36 'Who, then, of these three, seemeth to thee to have become neighbour of him who fell among the robbers?' Luke 10:37 and he said, 'He who did the kindness with him,' then Jesus said to him, 'Be going on, and thou be doing in like manner.'
Luke 10:38 And it came to pass, in their going on, that he entered into a certain village, and a certain woman, by name Martha, did receive him into her house, Luke 10:39 and she had also a sister, called Mary, who also, having seated herself beside the feet of Jesus, was hearing the word, Luke 10:40 and Martha was distracted about much serving, and having stood by him, she said, 'Sir, dost thou not care that my sister left me alone to serve? say then to her, that she may partake along with me.'
reprehendeth Martha, and commendeth Mary her sister.
Luke 10:41 And Jesus answering said to her, 'Martha, Martha, thou art anxious and disquieted about many things, Luke 10:42 but of one thing there is need, and Mary the good part did choose, that shall not be taken away from her.'