The Gospel According to Luke. The Harvard Classics. 190914.
[ 1] N OW after these things the Lord appointed seventy others, 1 and sent them two and two before his face into every city and place, whither he himself was about to come.
[ 2] And he said unto them, The harvest indeed is plenteous, but the laborers are few: pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he send forth laborers into his harvest.
[ 3] Go your ways; behold, I send you forth as lambs in the midst of wolves.
[ 4] Carry no purse, no wallet, no shoes; and salute no man on the way.
[ 5] And into whatsoever house ye shall enter, 2 first say, Peace be to this house.
[ 6] And if a son of peace be there, your peace shall rest upon him: 3 but if not, it shall turn to you again.
[ 7] And in that same house remain, eating and drinking such things as they give: for the laborer is worthy of his hire. Go not from house to house.
[ 8] And into whatsoever city ye enter, and they receive you, eat such things as are set before you:
[ 9] and heal the sick that are therein, and say unto them, The kingdom of God is come nigh unto you.
[ 10] But into whatsoever city ye shall enter, and they receive you not, go out into the streets thereof and say,
[ 11] Even the dust from your city, that cleaveth to our feet, we wipe off against you: nevertheless know this, that the kingdom of God is come nigh.
[ 12] I say unto you, It shall be more tolerable in that day for Sodom, than for that city.
[ 13] Woe unto thee, Chorazin! woe unto thee, Bethsaida! for if the mighty 4 works had been done in Tyre and Sidon, which were done in you, they would have repented long ago, sitting in sackcloth and ashes.
[ 14] But it shall be more tolerable for Tyre and Sidon in the judgment, than for you.
[ 15] And thou, Capernaum, shalt thou be exalted unto heaven? thou shalt be brought down unto Hades.
[ 16] He that heareth you heareth me; and he that rejecteth you rejecteth me; and he that rejecteth me rejecteth him that sent me.
[ 17] And the seventy returned with joy, saying, Lord, even the demons are subject unto us in thy name.
[ 18] And he said unto them, I beheld Satan fallen as lightning from heaven.
[ 19] Behold, I have given you authority to tread upon serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall in any wise hurt you.
[ 20] Nevertheless in this rejoice not, that the spirits are subject unto you; but rejoice that your names are written in heaven.
[ 21] In that same hour he rejoiced in 5 the Holy Spirit, and said, I thank 6 thee, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that thou didst hide these things from the wise and understanding, and didst reveal them unto babes: yea, Father; for 7 so it was well-pleasing in thy sight.
[ 22] All things have been delivered unto me of my Father: and no one knoweth who the Son is, save the Father; and who the Father is, save the Son, and he to whomsoever the Son willeth to reveal him.
[ 23] And turning to the disciples, he said privately, Blessed are the eyes which see the things that ye see:
[ 24] for I say unto you, that many prophets and kings desired to see the things which ye see, and saw them not; and to hear the things which ye hear, and heard them not.
[ 25] And behold, a certain lawyer stood up and made trial of him, saying, Teacher, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?
[ 26] And he said unto him, What is written in the law? how readest thou?
[ 27] And he answering said, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with 8 all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy strength, and with all thy mind; and thy neighbor as thyself.
[ 28] And he said unto him, Thou hast answered right: this do, and thou shalt live.
[ 29] But he, desiring to justify himself, said unto Jesus, And who is my neighbor?
[ 30] Jesus made answer and said. A certain man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho; and he fell among robbers, who both stripped him and beat him, and departed, leaving him half dead.
[ 31] And by chance a certain priest was going down that way: and when he saw him, he passed by on the other side.
[ 32] And in like manner a Levite also, when he came to the place, and saw him, passed by on the other side.
[ 33] But a certain Samaritan, as he journeyed, came where he was: and when he saw him, he was moved with compassion,
[ 34] and came to him, and bound up his wounds, pouring on them oil and wine; and he set him on his own beast, and brought him to an inn, and took care of him.
[ 35] And on the morrow he took out two shillings, 9 and gave them to the host, and said, Take care of him; and whatsoever thou spendest more, I, when I come back again, will repay thee.
[ 36] Which of these three, thinkest thou, proved neighbor unto him that fell among the robbers?
[ 37] And he said, He that showed mercy on him. And Jesus said unto him, Go, and do thou likewise.
[ 38] Now as they went on their way, he entered into a certain village: and a certain woman named Martha received him into her house.
[ 39] And she had a sister called Mary, who also sat at the Lords feet, and heard his word.
[ 40] But Martha was cumbered 10 about much serving; and she came up to him, and said, Lord, dost thou not care that my sister did leave me to serve alone? bid her therefore that she help me.
[ 41] But the Lord answered and said unto her, Martha, 11 Martha, thou art anxious and troubled about many things:
[ 42] but 12 one thing is needful: for Mary hath chosen the good part, which shall not be taken away from her.