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Luke 10

The Mission of the Seventy-Two

1 Now after these [things] the Lord commissioned another seventy1 and sent them by twos before his face into every city and place where he was [about] to come. 2 But he was saying to them: On the one hand the harvest is great, but on the other the workers are few. Ask therefore of the Lord of the harvest that he throw workers to his harvest. 3 Be departing, Behold I send you as sheep in the midst of wolves. 4 Be not taking purse, nor knapsack, nor sandal, and greet no one on the road. 5 But into whatever house you enter, first be saying: Peace to this house. 6 And if the son of peace be there, your peace will rest upon it, but if not, it will return to you. 7 But in that house be abiding, eating and drinking from them, for [a] worker is worthy of his reward. Be not moving from house to house. 8 And into whatever city you enter and they receive you, be eating what they set before you, 9 and be healing those in weakness, and be saying to them: The kingdom of God is at hand upon you. 10 But into whatever city you enter and they receive you not, going out into the streets of it say: 11 Even the dust having clung to us from your city to [our] feet do we wipe off to you. Nevertheless this you know, that the kingdom is at hand. 12 I say to you that it will be more tolerable in that day for Sodom than that city.

13 Woe to you, Chorazin, woe to you, Bethsaida; for if in Tyre and Sidon had come to pass the powers that came to pass among you, long ago having sat in sackcloth and ashes would they have repented. 14 Nevertheless for Tyre and Sidon will it be more tolerable in the judgment than for you. 15 And you, Capernaum, Not until heaven is exalted? Until Hades2 is brought low.

16 The [one] hearing [of you] hears of me, and the [one] rejecting you rejects me; but the [one] rejecting me rejects the [one] having sent me.

17 Now the seventy3 returned with joy saying: Lord, even the demons were subject to us in your name. 18 So he said to them: I have beheld Satan as lightning having fallen from heaven. 19 Behold to you twelve [is] the authority to trample over snakes and scorpions, and upon all the power of the enemy, and NOTHING will do you any injustice. 20 Nevertheless in this be not glorying that the spirits are subordinate to you, but be rejoicing that your names are written4 in the heavens.

21 In that hour he exulted in the Holy Spirit and said: I confess to5 you, father Lord of heaven and [the] earth, that you have hidden these [things] from the wise and intelligent, and have revealed these [things] to children; Yes, O father, that thus [your] good pleasure comes to pass before you. 22 These [things] have been delivered up to me by my father, and no one knows who is the son except the father, and [no one knows] who is the father except the son, and to whom the son intends to reveal.

23 And having turned to the disciples privately he said: Blessed [are] the eyes seeing what you see. 24 For I say to you that many prophets and kings desired to see what you see, and they did not see, and to hear what you hear, and they did not hear.

The Parable of the Good Samaritan

25 And behold [a] certain lawyer stood up testing him saying: Having done what will I inherit eternal zoe-life6 ? 26 But he said to him: What is written in the law? How do you read [it]? 27 So answering he said: You will agape-love the Lord your God in your whole heart and in your whole psyche-life7 and in your whole strength and in your whole mind, and your neighbor as yourself. 28 So he said to him: You have answered correctly. Do this8 and you will zoe-live6. 29 But he wishing to justify himself said to Jesus: And who is my neighbor?

30 Replying Jesus said: A certain man came down from Jerusalem to Jericho and fell among thieves, who stripped him and having laid blows they departed leaving him half dead. 31 Now by chance [a] certain priest came down in that road, and seeing him passed by on the opposite side. 32 And likewise also [a] Levite having come by the place and seeing him passed by on the other side. 33 Now [a] certain Samaritan journeying came by him and seeing [him] had compassion, 34 and having come to him bound his wounds, pouring upon [them] olive oil and wine, and having put him on his own beast brought him to [an] inn and cared for him. 35 And upon the morrow having taken out two denarii he gave [them] to the inn keeper and said: Care for him, and whatever you spend in addition I when I return will repay you. 36 Who of these three seems to you to have become neighbor of the [one] having fallen among the thieves? 37 So he said: The [one] having done mercy to him. Jesus said to him: Be going and you be doing likewise.

Jesus and Martha

38 Now when they proceeded he entered into [a] certain village, and [a] certain woman, Martha by name, received him into her house. 39 Now there was this sister being called Mariam, who having sat at his feet heard his word. 40 Now Martha was overburdened concerning much service. So having stood [before him] she said: Lord, doesn't it matter to you that my only sister abandons me to the serving? Speak therefore to her that she help me. 41 But answering the Lord said to her: Martha, Martha, You are anxious and troubled concerning many [things]. 42 But one is needful, and Mariam has chosen the good portion, which will not be taken from her.

1"seventy" ℵWH K most; "seventy-two" p75 BD vg

2"Hades" (αδης ), the Greek underworld.

3"seventy" ℵW HK most; "seventy-two" p45,75 BD vg

4or "have been written"

5or "admit to," "agree with"

6from ZOE "ZOH-ay" (ζωη)—Life 'collectively', interdependent, interconnected. Although it means 'life' in the conventional sense (for example: Matt.9:18, Matt.27:63, Luke.2:36, Acts.25:24, Rom.7:2, 2Cor.1:8, 1Thes.4:17, 1Tim.5:10, Rev.19:20), Jesus uses ZOE exclusively of 'life eternal' (with the possible exceptions of Luke.15:13, Luke.16:25). The other N.T. writers use ZOE in both senses—temporal and eternal, generally clear from the context. The Father is the 'zoe-living God' (see Matt.16:16). The Septuagint (LXX) in Gen.2:7 has "...[God] breathed into his nostrils the breath of zoe-life, and the man became a zoe-living psyche-life" (and see 1Cor.15:45); and Gen.3:20 (LXX) "And Adam called his wife's name ZOE, because she was the mother of all zoe-living." Contrast PSYCHE (ψυχη): an individual manifestation of life/consciousness. See John.12:25 where both ZOE and PSYCHE occur. Greek also has the word BIOS (βιoς ) for 'life' in the sense of biological processes.

7from PSYCHE (ψυχη): an individual manifestation of life/consciousness. Animals have PSYCHEs as well as humans. Contrast ZOE (ζωη)—Life 'collectively', interdependent, interconnected.