Luke 10:1-12, 17-20
1 Then, after these things, the Lord also designated another seventy-two. And he sent them in pairs before his face, into every city and place where he was to arrive.
2 And he said to them: "Certainly the harvest is great, but the workers are few. Therefore, ask the Lord of the harvest to send workers into his harvest.
3 Go forth. Behold, I send you out like lambs among wolves.
4 Do not choose to carry a purse, nor provisions, nor shoes; and you shall greet no one along the way.
5 Into whatever house you will have entered, first say, 'Peace to this house.'
6 And if a son of peace is there, your peace will rest upon him. But if not, it will return to you.
7 And remain in the same house, eating and drinking the things that are with them. For the worker is worthy of his pay. Do not choose to pass from house to house.
8 And into whatever city you have entered and they have received you, eat what they set before you.
9 And cure the sick who are in that place, and proclaim to them, 'The kingdom of God has drawn near to you.'
10 But into whatever city you have entered and they have not received you, going out into its main streets, say:
11 'Even the dust which clings to us from your city, we wipe away against you. Yet know this: the kingdom of God has drawn near.'
12 I say to you, that in that day, Sodom will be forgiven more than that city will be.
17 Then the seventy-two returned with gladness, saying, "Lord, even the demons are subject to us, in your name."
18 And he said to them: "I was watching as Satan fell like lightning from heaven.
19 Behold, I have given you authority to tread upon serpents and scorpions, and upon all the powers of the enemy, and nothing shall hurt you.
20 Yet truly, do not choose to rejoice in this, that the spirits are subject to you; but rejoice that your names are written in heaven."
14 But far be it from me to glory, except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom the world is crucified to me, and I to the world.
15 For in Christ Jesus, neither circumcision nor uncircumcision prevails in any way, but instead there is a new creature.
16 And whoever follows this rule: may peace and mercy be upon them, and upon the Israel of God.
17 Concerning other matters, let no one trouble me. For I carry the stigmata of the Lord Jesus in my body.
18 May the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit, brothers. Amen.
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