Now after these things, the Lord also appointed seventy others, and sent them two by two ahead of him into every city and place where he was about to come.
Then he said to them, “The harvest is indeed plentiful, but the laborers are few. Pray therefore to the Lord of the harvest that he may send out laborers into his harvest… go your ways. Behold, I send you out as lambs among wolves. Carry no purse, nor wallet, nor sandals… greet no one on the way… into whatever house you enter, first say, ‘Peace be to this house.’ If a son of peace is there, your peace will rest on him… but if not, it will return to you. Remain in that same house, eating and drinking the things they give – for the laborer is worthy of his wages. Don’t go from house to house. Into whatever city you enter (and they receive you), eat the things that are set before you. Heal the sick who are therein, and tell them, ‘God’s Kingdom has come near to you.’
“But into whatever city you enter (and they don’t receive you), go out into its streets and say, ‘Even the dust from your city that clings to us – we wipe off against you. Nevertheless, know this, that God’s Kingdom has come near to you.’
“I tell you it will be more tolerable in that day for Sodom than for that city. Woe to you, Chorazin! Woe to you, Bethsaida! For if the mighty works had been done in Tyre and Sidon which were done in you, they would have repented long ago – sitting in sackcloth and ashes. But it will be more tolerable for Tyre and Sidon in the judgment than for you. You, Capernaum, who are exalted to heaven… will be brought down to Hades.
“Whoever listens to you listens to me, and whoever rejects you rejects me. Whoever rejects me rejects him who sent me.”
Source Text Prioritization:
- Luke 10:1-16