The Return of the Seventy-Two
u The seventy-two returned with joy, saying, "Lord, v even the demons are subject to us in your name!"
And he said to them, w "I saw Satan x fall like lightning from heaven.
Behold, I have given you authority y to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of z the enemy, and a nothing shall hurt you.
b Nevertheless, do not rejoice in this, that the spirits are subject to you, but rejoice that c your names are written in heaven."
English Standard Version (ESV) The Holy Bible, English Standard Version Copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a division of Good News Publishers.
After this the Lord appointed seventy-two others and sent them on ahead of him, two by two, into every town and place where he himself was about to go.
And these signs will accompany those who believe: in my name they will cast out demons; they will speak in new tongues.
Now is the judgment of this world; now will the ruler of this world be cast out.
Concerning judgment, because the ruler of this world is judged.
He disarmed the rulers and authorities and put them to open shame, by triumphing over them in him.
Revelation 12:8 - 9
But he was defeated, and there was no longer any place for them in heaven.
How you are fallen from heaven, O Day Star, son of Dawn! How you are cut down to the ground, you who laid the nations low!
And the fifth angel blew his trumpet, and I saw a star fallen from heaven to earth, and he was given the key to the shaft of the bottomless pit.
You will tread on the lion and the adder; the young lion and the serpent you will trample underfoot.
They will pick up serpents with their hands; and if they drink any deadly poison, it will not hurt them; they will lay their hands on the sick, and they will recover.
He, however, shook off the creature into the fire and suffered no harm.
And the enemy who sowed them is the devil. The harvest is the close of the age, and the reapers are angels.
But not a hair of your head will perish.
And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.
Nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Matthew 7:22 - 23
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?
Exodus 32:32 - 33
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