The Gospel According to St Luke

Chapter 10

Jesus calls, empowers, and instructs the Seventy—They preach and heal—Those who receive Christ’s disciples receive Christ—The Father is revealed by the Son—Jesus gives the parable of the good Samaritan.

 After these things the Lord aappointed other bseventy also, and sent them ctwo and two before his face into every city and place, whither he himself would come.

 Therefore said he unto them, The aharvest truly is great, but the labourers are few: pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he would send forth labourers into his harvest.

 Go your ways: behold, I send you forth as alambs among wolves.

 Carry neither apurse, nor scrip, nor shoes: and bsalute no man by the way.

 And into whatsoever house ye enter, first say, aPeace be to this house.

 And if the son of peace be there, your peace shall rest upon it: if not, it shall turn to you again.

 And in the same house remain, eating and drinking such things as they give: for the alabourer is worthy of his bhire. Go not from house to house.

 And into whatsoever city ye enter, and they areceive you, eat such things as are set before you:

 And heal the sick that are therein, and say unto them, The akingdom of God is come nigh unto you.

 10 But into whatsoever city ye enter, and they receive you not, go your ways out into the streets of the same, and say,

 11 Even the very adust of your city, which cleaveth on us, we do wipe off against you: notwithstanding be ye sure of this, that the kingdom of God is come nigh unto you.

 12 But I say unto you, that 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 works had been done in Tyre and Sidon, which have been done in you, they had a great while ago repented, sitting in sackcloth and ashes.

 14 But it shall be more tolerable for Tyre and Sidon at the judgment, than for you.

 15 And thou, Capernaum, which art exalted to heaven, shalt be thrust down to hell.

 16 aHe that bheareth you heareth me; and he that cdespiseth you ddespiseth me; and he that edespiseth me despiseth him that sent me.

 17 ¶And the aseventy returned again with joy, saying, Lord, even the devils are subject unto us through thy name.

 18 And he said unto them, I beheld aSatan as lightning fall from heaven.

 19 Behold, I give unto you apower to btread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means churt you.

 20 Notwithstanding in this arejoice not, that the spirits are subject unto you; but rather brejoice, because your names are cwritten in heaven.

 21 ¶In that hour Jesus arejoiced in spirit, and said, I thank thee, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that thou hast hid these things bfrom the wise and cprudent, and hast revealed them unto dbabes: even so, Father; for so it seemed good in thy sight.

 22 All things are adelivered to me of my Father: and no man knoweth bwho the Son is, but the Father; and who the Father is, but the Son, and he to whom the Son will creveal him.

 23 ¶And he turned him unto his disciples, and said privately, Blessed are the aeyes which see the things that ye see:

 24 For I tell you, that many aprophets and bkings have desired to see those things which ye see, and have not seen them; and to hear those things which ye hear, and have not heard them.

 25 ¶And, behold, a certain lawyer stood up, and tempted him, saying, Master, what shall I do to inherit aeternal life?

 26 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 all thy aheart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy strength, and with all thy mind; and thy neighbour as thyself.

 28 And he said unto him, Thou hast answered right: this do, and thou shalt alive.

 29 But he, willing to ajustify himself, said unto Jesus, And who is my bneighbour?

 30 And Jesus answering said, A certain man went down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and fell among thieves, which stripped him of his raiment, and awounded him, and departed, leaving him half dead.

 31 And by chance there came down a certain priest that way: and when he saw him, he passed by on the other side.

 32 And likewise a Levite, when he was at the place, came and looked on him, and passed by on the other side.

 33 But a certain aSamaritan, as he journeyed, came where he was: and when he saw him, he had bcompassion on him,

 34 And went to him, and bound up his wounds, pouring in oil and wine, and set him on his own beast, and brought him to an inn, and took acare of him.

 35 And on the morrow when he departed, he took out two pence, and gave them to the ahost, and said unto him, Take care of him; and whatsoever thou spendest more, when I come again, I will repay thee.

 36 Which now of these three, thinkest thou, was neighbour unto him that fell among the thieves?

 37 And he said, He that shewed mercy on him. Then said Jesus unto him, Go, and do thou likewise.

 38 ¶Now it came to pass, as they went, that he entered into a certain village: and a certain woman named aMartha received him into her house.

 39 And she had a sister called Mary, which also sat at Jesus’ feet, and heard his word.

 40 But Martha was cumbered about much serving, and came to him, and said, Lord, dost thou not care that my sister hath left me to serve alone? bid her therefore that she help me.

 41 And Jesus answered and said unto her, Martha, Martha, thou art acareful and troubled about many things:

 42 But one thing is needful: and Mary hath achosen that good part, which shall not be taken away from her.