The Life and Teachings
of Jesus
A Restatement of the Gospels

81. The Return of the Seventy

        17The seventy returned with joy, saying, “Lord, even the demons are subject to us in your name!”
        18And he said to them, “I beheld Satan fall like lightning from heaven. 20Nevertheless do not rejoice in this, that the spirits are subject to you; but rather rejoice that your names are written in heaven.”
        21In that same hour he rejoiced in the Holy Spirit and said, “I thank you, my Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that you have hidden these thingsa from the wise and men of understanding and revealed them to the children of the kingdom. Yea, Father, so it was well pleasing before you. 22Everything has been put into my hands and no one knows who the Son is except you, or who you are except the Son, and anyone to whom the Son chooses to reveal you.”
        23Then turning to the disciples he said privately, “Blessed are the eyes which see what you see. 24For I tell you that many prophets and kingsb desired to see what you now see, and did not see it, and to hear what you hear, and did not hear it.”
        13“But woe to you Chorazin, Bethsaida, and Capernaum!c If the mighty works done in you had been done in Tyre and Sidon, they would have repented long ago in sackcloth and ashes. 14It shall indeed be more tolerable for Tyre and Sidon at the judgment than for you.”
        (Lk. 10:17–18, 20–24, 13–14)

a   “these things”—the gospel of the kingdom.

b   “prophets and kings”—great men of past ages.

c   “Chorazin, Bethsaida, and Capernaum.”—Probably the cities that did not well receive the gospel message of the seventy.

Lk. 10:18  I beheld Satan (KJV) / I saw Satan (RSV)
Lk. 10:20  but rather rejoice / but rejoice (RSV)
Lk. 10:21  thank you, my Father, / thank thee, Father, (RSV) • that you have hidden / that thou hast hidden (RSV) • to the children of the kingdom. / to babes. (RSV) • before you. / before thee. (RSV)
Lk. 10:22  Everything has been put into my hands and (Phi) / All things have been delivered to me by my Father; and (RSV) • except you, or / except the Father, or (RSV) • who you are except / who the Father is except (RSV) • reveal you.” / reveal him.” (RSV)
Lk. 10:13  But woe to / Woe to (RSV) • Chorazin, Bethsaida, / Chorazin! Woe to you, Bethsaida! (RSV) • Bethsaida, and Capernaum! If (Lk. 10:15) / Bethsaida! For if (RSV) • ago in / ago sitting in (RSV)
Lk. 10:14   (KJV) • It / But it (KJV) • shall indeed be / shall be (RSV)   (163:6/1806–8)