|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.
|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.
|Go forth. Behold, I send you out like lambs among wolves.
|Do not choose to carry a purse, nor provisions, nor shoes; and you shall greet no one along the way.
|Into whatever house you will have entered, first say, ‘Peace to this house.’
|And if a son of peace is there, your peace will rest upon him. But if not, it will return to you.
|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.
|And into whatever city you have entered and they have received you, eat what they set before you.
|And cure the sick who are in that place, and proclaim to them, ‘The kingdom of God has drawn near to you.’
|But into whatever city you have entered and they have not received you, going out into its main streets, say:
|‘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.’
|I say to you, that in that day, Sodom will be forgiven more than that city will be.