Jesus Sends Out the Seventy-Two
After this the Lord appointed x seventy-two others and y sent them on ahead of him, two by two, into every town and place where he himself was about to go.
z And he said to them, "The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few. a Therefore pray earnestly to the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest.
Go your way; b behold, I am sending you out as lambs in the midst of wolves.
c Carry no moneybag, no knapsack, no sandals, and d greet no one on the road.
Whatever house you enter, first say, e 'Peace be to this house!'
And if a son of peace is there, your peace will rest upon him. But if not, f it will return to you.
And remain in the same house, eating and drinking what they provide, for g the laborer deserves his wages. Do not go from house to house.
Whenever you enter a town and they receive you, eat what is set before you.
Heal the sick in it and say to them, h 'The kingdom of God has come near to you.'
But whenever you enter a town and they do not receive you, go into its streets and say,
i 'Even the dust of your town that clings to our feet we wipe off against you. Nevertheless know this, that j the kingdom of God has come near.'
I tell you, k it will be more bearable on l that day for Sodom than for that town.
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Then he said to Moses, "Come up to the Lord, you and Aaron, Nadab, and Abihu, and seventy of the elders of Israel, and worship from afar.
Then Moses and Aaron, Nadab, and Abihu, and seventy of the elders of Israel went up.
Then the Lord said to Moses, "Gather for me seventy men of the elders of Israel, whom you know to be the elders of the people and officers over them, and bring them to the tent of meeting, and let them take their stand there with you.
And he sent them out to proclaim the kingdom of God and to heal.
And he sent messengers ahead of him, who went and entered a village of the Samaritans, to make preparations for him.
Matthew 9:37 - 38
Then he said to his disciples, "The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few.
Do you not say, 'There are yet four months, then comes the harvest'? Look, I tell you, lift up your eyes, and see that the fields are white for harvest.
2 Thessalonians 3:1
Finally, brothers, pray for us, that the word of the Lord may speed ahead and be honored, as happened among you.
Behold, I am sending you out as sheep in the midst of wolves, so be wise as serpents and innocent as doves.
As you sent me into the world, so I have sent them into the world.
Luke 10:4 - 12
Carry no moneybag, no knapsack, no sandals, and greet no one on the road.
Luke 9:1 - 5
And he called the twelve together and gave them power and authority over all demons and to cure diseases.
And he said to them, "When I sent you out with no moneybag or knapsack or sandals, did you lack anything?" They said, "Nothing.
Matthew 10:9 - 15
Acquire no gold nor silver nor copper for your belts.
Mark 6:8 - 11
He charged them to take nothing for their journey except a staff - no bread, no bag, no money in their belts -
2 Kings 4:29
He said to Gehazi, "Tie up your garment and take my staff in your hand and go. If you meet anyone, do not greet him, and if anyone greets you, do not reply. And lay my staff on the face of the child.
1 Samuel 25:6
And thus you shall greet him: 'Peace be to you, and peace be to your house, and peace be to all that you have.
But I, when they were sick - I wore sackcloth; I afflicted myself with fasting; I prayed with head bowed on my chest.
1 Timothy 5:18
For the Scripture says, "You shall not muzzle an ox when it treads out the grain," and, "The laborer deserves his wages.
'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.'
"Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand."
But they shook off the dust from their feet against them and went to Iconium.
I also shook out the fold of my garment and said, "So may God shake out every man from his house and from his labor who does not keep this promise. So may he be shaken out and emptied." And all the assembly said "Amen" and praised the Lord. And the people did as they had promised.
And when they opposed and reviled him, he shook out his garments and said to them, "Your blood be on your own heads! I am innocent. From now on I will go to the Gentiles.
Heal the sick in it and say to them, 'The kingdom of God has come near to you.
Truly, I say to you, it will be more bearable on the day of judgment for the land of Sodom and Gomorrah than for that town.
On that day many will say to me, 'Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and cast out demons in your name, and do many mighty works in your name?
Luke 10:13 - 15
Woe to you, Chorazin! Woe to you, Bethsaida! 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.
Matthew 11:21 - 24
Woe to you, Chorazin! Woe to you, Bethsaida! For if the mighty works done in you had been done in Tyre and Sidon, they would have repented long ago in sackcloth and ashes.