XX. Ordination of the Seventy
78. The Ordination Address
1The Lord appointed seventy others, and sent them on ahead of him, two by two, into every town and place where he himself was about to come.
2And he said to them, “The harvest is indeed plentiful, but the laborers are few; pray therefore the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest. 3I send you forth as lambs among wolves. 4Carry neither purse nor bag.a And salute no one on the road. 5Whatever house you enter, first say: 'Peace be to this house.' 6If there is anyone there who loves peace, your peace shall rest upon him; but if not it shall return to you.b 7And remain in the same house, eating and drinking what they provide, for the laborer is worthy of his hire. Do not go from house to house. 9Minister to the sick. 10But whenever you enter a town and they do not receive you, say, even as you leave, 11'Nevertheless, know this, that the kingdom of God has come near you.' 16He who hears you hears me. And he who rejects youc rejects me. And he who rejects me rejects him who sent me.”
(Lk. 10:1–7, 9–11, 16)
a “Carry neither purse nor bag.”—Carry neither money nor extra clothing.
b “your peace shall rest upon him; but if not it shall not return to you.”—You shall stay there or depart for another house.
c “he who rejects you”—He who rejects your gospel message.
Lk. 10:1 The / After this the (RSV)
Lk. 10:2 is indeed plentiful, / is plentiful, (RSV)
Lk. 10:3 I / behold I (RSV) • you forth as (KJV) / you out as (RSV) • lambs among wolves. (KJV) / lambs in the midst of wolves. (RSV)
Lk. 10:4 Carry neither purse (KJV) / Carry no purse (RSV) • purse nor bag. (KJV) / purse, no bag, no sandals; (RSV)
Lk. 10:6 If there is anyone there who loves peace, your (Gspd) / And if a son of peace is there, your (RSV)
Lk. 10:7 laborer is worthy of his hire. (KJV) / laborer deserves his wages. (RSV)
Lk. 10:9 Minister to the / Heal the (RSV) • sick. / sick in it and say to them, 'The kingdom of God has come near to you.' (RSV)
Lk. 10:10 you, say, even as you leave, / you, go into its streets and say, (RSV)
Lk. 10:11 near you. (KJV) / near. (RSV) (163:1/1800–1)