Passage: Luke 10:1-17 (RSV)

Luke 10

1After this the Lord appointed seventy others, and sent them on ahead of him, two by two, into every town and place where he himself was about to come.
2And he said to them, "The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few; pray therefore the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest.
3Go your way; behold, I send you out as lambs in the midst of wolves.
4Carry no purse, no bag, no sandals; and salute no one on the road.
5Whatever house you enter, first say, `Peace be to this house!'
6And if a son of peace is there, your peace shall rest upon him; but if not, it shall return to you.
7And remain in the same house, eating and drinking what they provide, for the laborer deserves his wages; do not go from house to house.
8Whenever you enter a town and they receive you, eat what is set before you;
9heal the sick in it and say to them, `The kingdom of God has come near to you.'
10But whenever you enter a town and they do not receive you, go into its streets and say,
11`Even the dust of your town that clings to our feet, we wipe off against you; nevertheless know this, that the kingdom of God has come near.'
12I tell you, it shall be more tolerable on that day for Sodom than for that town.
13"Woe to you, Chora'zin! woe to you, Beth-sa'ida! for if the mighty works done in you had been done in Tyre and Sidon, they would have repented long ago, sitting in sackcloth and ashes.
14But it shall be more tolerable in the judgment for Tyre and Sidon than for you.
15And you, Caper'na-um, will you be exalted to heaven? You shall be brought down to Hades.
16"He who hears you hears me, and he who rejects you rejects me, and he who rejects me rejects him who sent me."
17The seventy returned with joy, saying, "Lord, even the demons are subject to us in your name!"

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