Luke 10:1-42, NLT
Jesus Sends Out His Disciples
1The Lord now chose seventy-two*10:1 Some manuscripts read seventy; also in 10:17. other disciples and sent them ahead in pairs to all the towns and places he planned to visit.
5“Whenever you enter someone’s home, first say, ‘May God’s peace be on this house.’
8“If you enter a town and it welcomes you, eat whatever is set before you.
13“What sorrow awaits you, Korazin and Bethsaida! For if the miracles I did in you had been done in wicked Tyre and Sidon, their people would have repented of their sins long ago, clothing themselves in burlap and throwing ashes on their heads to show their remorse.
16Then he said to the disciples, “Anyone who accepts your message is also accepting me. And anyone who rejects you is rejecting me. And anyone who rejects me is rejecting God, who sent me.”
17When the seventy-two disciples returned, they joyfully reported to him, “Lord, even the demons obey us when we use your name!”
18“Yes,” he told them, “I saw Satan fall from heaven like lightning!
Jesus’ Prayer of Thanksgiving
21At that same time Jesus was filled with the joy of the Holy Spirit, and he said, “O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, thank you for hiding these things from those who think themselves wise and clever, and for revealing them to the childlike. Yes, Father, it pleased you to do it this way.
22“My Father has entrusted everything to me. No one truly knows the Son except the Father, and no one truly knows the Father except the Son and those to whom the Son chooses to reveal him.”
23Then when they were alone, he turned to the disciples and said, “Blessed are the eyes that see what you have seen.
The Most Important Commandment
25One day an expert in religious law stood up to test Jesus by asking him this question: “Teacher, what should I do to inherit eternal life?”
26Jesus replied, “What does the law of Moses say? How do you read it?”
27The man answered, “‘You must love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, all your strength, and all your mind.’ And, ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’”*10:27 Deut 6:5; Lev 19:18.
28“Right!” Jesus told him. “Do this and you will live!”
29The man wanted to justify his actions, so he asked Jesus, “And who is my neighbor?”
Parable of the Good Samaritan
30Jesus replied with a story: “A Jewish man was traveling from Jerusalem down to Jericho, and he was attacked by bandits. They stripped him of his clothes, beat him up, and left him half dead beside the road.
31“By chance a priest came along. But when he saw the man lying there, he crossed to the other side of the road and passed him by.
33“Then a despised Samaritan came along, and when he saw the man, he felt compassion for him.
36“Now which of these three would you say was a neighbor to the man who was attacked by bandits?” Jesus asked.
37The man replied, “The one who showed him mercy.”
Then Jesus said, “Yes, now go and do the same.”
Jesus Visits Martha and Mary
38As Jesus and the disciples continued on their way to Jerusalem, they came to a certain village where a woman named Martha welcomed him into her home.
41But the Lord said to her, “My dear Martha, you are worried and upset over all these details!