1 AfterThe seventy are sent as the second forewarners of the coming of Christ.these things the Lord appointed other seventy also, and sent them two and two before his face into every city and place, whither he himself would come.
2 And he said vnto them, The haruest is great, but the labourers are fewe: pray therefore the Lord of the haruest to sende foorth labourers into his haruest.
3 The faithful ministers of the word are in this world as lambs among wolves: but if they are diligent to do their duty, he who sent them will also preserve them.Go your ways: behold, I send you forth as lambs among wolves.
4 Carry neither purse, nor scrip, nor shoes: and saluteThis is spoken figuratively, which manner of speech men use when they put down more in words than is meant. This is usual among the Hebrews when they command a thing to be done speedily without delay, as is found in (2Ki_4:29); for in any other case courteous and gentle salutations are matters of Christian duty: as for the calling, it was only for a limited time.no man by the way.
5 And into whatsoeuer house ye enter, first say, Peace be to this house.
6 And ifSo say the Hebrews: that is, he that favours the doctrine of peace and embraces it.the son of peace be there, your peace shall rest upon it: if not, it shall turn to you again.
7 And in the same houseTake up your lodging in that house which you enter into first, that is, do not be concerned about comfortable lodging, as men do who plan to stay in a place a long time: for here that solemn preaching of the gospel, which was used afterward when the Churches were settled, is not instituted: but these are sent abroad to all the coasts of Judea to show them that the last jubilee is at hand.remain, eating and drinking such things as they give: for the labourer is worthy of his hire. Go not from house to house.
8 And into whatsoever city ye enter, and they receive you,Be content with the food that is set before you.eat such things as are set before you:
9 And heale the sicke that are there, and say vnto them, The kingdome of God is come neere vnto you.
10 God is a most severe avenger of the ministry of his gospel.But into whatsoever city ye enter, and they receive you not, go your ways out into the streets of the same, and say,
11 Euen the very dust, which cleaueth on vs of your citie, we wipe off against you: notwithstanding knowe this, that the kingdome of God was come neere vnto you.
12 For I say to you, that it shall be easier in that day for them of Sodom, then for that citie.
13 Woe be to thee, Chorazin: woe be to thee, Beth-saida: for if the miracles had bene done in Tyrus and Sidon, which haue bene done in you, they had a great while agone repented, sitting in sackecloth and ashes.
14 Therefore it shall be easier for Tyrus, and Sidon, at the iudgement, then for you.
15 And thou, Capernaum, which art exalted to heauen, shalt be thrust downe to hell.
16 He that heareth you, heareth me: and he that despiseth you, despiseth me: and he that despiseth me, despiseth him that sent me.
17 Neither the gift of miracles, neither any other excellent gift, but only our election gives us an occasion of true joy. And only the publishing of the gospel is the destruction of Satan.And the seventy returned again with joy, saying, Lord, even the devils are subject unto usFor Christ's disciples used no absolute authority, but performed the miracles they did by calling upon Christ's name.through thy name.
18 And he said unto them, I beheld Satan as lightningPaul writes that the location of the devil and his angels is in the air, as is found in (Eph_6:12), and he is said to be cast down from there by force, when his power is abolished by the voice of the Gospel.fall from heaven.
19 Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any meansWill do you wrong.hurt you.
20 Neuerthelesse, in this reioyce not, that the spirits are subdued vnto you: but rather reioyce, because your names are written in heauen.
21 The Church is contemptible, if we consider its outward appearance, but the wisdom of God is most marvellous in it.In that hour Jesus rejoiced in spirit, and said, I thank thee, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that thou hast hid these things from theOf this world.wise and prudent, and hast revealed them unto babes: even so, Father; for so it seemed good in thy sight.
22 Whoever seeks the Father without the Son wanders out of the way.All things are delivered to me of my Father: and no man knoweth who the Son is, but the Father; and who the Father is, but the Son, and [he] to whom the Son will reveal [him].
23 The difference between the Old Testament and the New consists in the measure of revelation.And he turned him unto [his] disciples, and said privately, Blessed [are] the eyes which see the things that ye see:
24 For I tell you that many Prophets and Kings haue desired to see those things, which ye see, and haue not seene them: and to heare those things which ye heare, and haue not heard them.
25 Faith does not take away but establishes the doctrine of the law.And, behold,One of those who proclaimed himself to be learned in the rites and laws of Moses.a certain lawyer stood up, and tempted him, saying, Master, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?
26 And he saide vnto him, What is written in the Lawe? Howe readest thou?
27 And he answered, and saide, Thou shalt loue thy Lord God with all thine heart, and with all thy soule, and with all thy strength, and with all thy thought, and thy neighbour as thy selfe.
28 Then he said vnto him, Thou hast answered right: this doe, and thou shalt liue.
29 The law defines our neighbour as anyone at all that we may help.But he, willingThat is, to vouch his righteousness, or show that he was just, that is, void of all faults: and (Jam. 5:1-20) uses the word of justification in this sense.to justify himself, said unto Jesus, And who is my neighbour?
30 And Iesus answered, and saide, A certaine man went downe from Hierusalem to Iericho, and fell among theeues, and they robbed him of his raiment, and wounded him, and departed, leauing him halfe dead.
31 Nowe so it fell out, that there came downe a certaine Priest that same way, and when he sawe him, he passed by on the other side.
32 And likewise also a Leuite, when he was come neere to the place, went and looked on him, and passed by on the other side.
33 Then a certaine Samaritane, as he iourneyed, came neere vnto him, and when he sawe him, he had compassion on him,
34 And went to him, & bound vp his wounds, and powred in oyle and wine, and put him on his owne beast, and brought him to an Inne, and made prouision for him.
35 And on the morowe when he departed, he tooke out two pence, and gaue them to the hoste, and said vnto him, Take care of him, and whatsoeuer thou spendest more, when I come againe, I will recompense thee.
36 Which nowe of these three, thinkest thou, was neighbour vnto him that fell among the theeues?
37 And he saide, He that shewed mercie on him. Then said Iesus vnto him, Goe, and do thou likewise.
38 Christ does not desire to be waited upon in a delicate manner, but to be heard diligently; this is that which he especially requires.Now it came to pass, as they went, that he entered into a certain village: and a certain woman named Martha received him into her house.
39 And she had a sister called Marie, which also sate at Iesus feete, and heard his preaching.
40 But Martha was combred about much seruing, and came to him, and saide, Master, doest thou not care that my sister hath left me to serue alone? bid her therefore, that she helpe me.
41 And Iesus answered, and said vnto her, Martha, Martha, thou carest, and art troubled about many things:
42 But one thing is needefull, Marie hath chosen the good part, which shall not be taken away from her.