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   The Gospel According to Luke.
The Harvard Classics.  1909–14.
[1]    NOW 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 Lord’s 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.
Note 1. Many ancient authorities add and two: and so in ver. 17. [back]
Note 2. Or, enter first, say. [back]
Note 3. Or, it. [back]
Note 4. Gr. powers. [back]
Note 5. Or, by. [back]
Note 6. Or, praise. [back]
Note 7. Or, that. [back]
Note 8. Gr. from. [back]
Note 9. See marginal note on ch. 7. 41. [back]
Note 10. Gr. distracted. [back]
Note 11. A few ancient authorities read Martha, Martha, thou art troubled; Mary hath chosen &c. [back]
Note 12. Many ancient authorities read but few things are needful, or one. [back]


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