New American Standard Bible

Luke 10

The Seventy Sent Out

1Now after this the Lord appointed [a]seventy others, and sent them in pairs ahead of Him to every city and place where He Himself was going to come. And He was saying to them, “The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few; therefore beseech the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into His harvest. Go; behold, I send you out as lambs in the midst of wolves. Carry no money belt, no [b]bag, no shoes; and greet no one on the way. Whatever house you enter, first say, ‘Peace be to this house.’ If a [c]man of peace is there, your peace will rest on him; but if not, it will return to you. Stay in [d]that house, eating and drinking [e]what they give you; for the laborer is worthy of his wages. Do not keep moving from house to house. Whatever city you enter and they receive you, eat what is set before you; and heal those in it who are sick, and say to them, ‘The kingdom of God has come near to you.’ 10 But whatever city you enter and they do not receive you, go out into its streets and say, 11 ‘Even the dust of your city which clings to our feet we wipe off in protest against you; yet [f]be sure of this, that the kingdom of God has come near.’ 12 I say to you, it will be more tolerable in that day for Sodom than for that city.

13 “Woe to you, Chorazin! Woe to you, Bethsaida! For if the [g]miracles had been performed in Tyre and Sidon which occurred in you, they would have repented long ago, sitting in [h]sackcloth and ashes. 14 But it will be more tolerable for Tyre and Sidon in the judgment than for you. 15 And you, Capernaum, will not be exalted to heaven, will you? You will be brought down to Hades!

16 “The one who listens to you listens to Me, and the one who rejects you rejects Me; and he who rejects Me rejects the One who sent Me.”

The Happy Results

17 The [i]seventy returned with joy, saying, “Lord, even the demons are subject to us in Your name.” 18 And He said to them, “I was watching Satan fall from heaven like lightning. 19 Behold, I have given you authority to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing will injure you. 20 Nevertheless do not rejoice in this, that the spirits are subject to you, but rejoice that your names are recorded in heaven.”

21 At that very [j]time He rejoiced greatly in the Holy Spirit, and said, “I [k]praise You, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that You have hidden these things from the wise and intelligent and have revealed them to infants. Yes, Father, for this way was well-pleasing in Your sight. 22 All things have been handed over to Me by My Father, and no one knows who the Son is except the Father, and who the Father is except the Son, and anyone to whom the Son wills to reveal Him.”

23 Turning to the disciples, He said privately, “Blessed are the eyes which see the things you see, 24 for I say to you, that many prophets and kings wished to see the things which you see, and did not see them, and to hear the things which you hear, and did not hear them.”

25 And a [l]lawyer stood up and put Him to the test, saying, “Teacher, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?” 26 And He said to him, “What is written in the Law? [m]How does it read to you?” 27 And he answered, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your strength, and with all your mind; and your neighbor as yourself.” 28 And He said to him, “You have answered correctly; do this and you will live.” 29 But wishing to justify himself, he said to Jesus, “And who is my neighbor?”

The Good Samaritan

30 Jesus replied and said, “A man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and fell among robbers, and they stripped him and [n]beat him, and went away leaving him half dead. 31 And by chance a priest was going down on that road, and when he saw him, he passed by on the other side. 32 Likewise a Levite also, when he came to the place and saw him, passed by on the other side. 33 But a Samaritan, who was on a journey, came upon him; and when he saw him, he felt compassion, 34 and came to him and bandaged up his wounds, pouring oil and wine on them; and he put him on his own beast, and brought him to an inn and took care of him. 35 On the next day he took out two [o]denarii and gave them to the innkeeper and said, ‘Take care of him; and whatever more you spend, when I return I will repay you.’ 36 Which of these three do you think proved to be a neighbor to the man who fell into the robbers’ hands?” 37 And he said, “The one who showed mercy toward him.” Then Jesus said to him, “Go and do [p]the same.”

Martha and Mary

38 Now as they were traveling along, He entered a village; and a woman named Martha welcomed Him into her home. 39 She had a sister called Mary, who was seated at the Lord’s feet, listening to His word. 40 But Martha was distracted with [q]all her preparations; and she came up to Him and said, “Lord, do You not care that my sister has left me to do all the serving alone? Then tell her to help me.” 41 But the Lord answered and said to her, “Martha, Martha, you are worried and bothered about so many things; 42 but only one thing is necessary, for Mary has chosen the good part, which shall not be taken away from her.”

Footnotes

  1. Luke 10:1 Some mss read seventy-two
  2. Luke 10:4 Or knapsack or beggar’s bag
  3. Luke 10:6 Lit son of peace; i.e. a person inclined toward peace
  4. Luke 10:7 Lit the house itself
  5. Luke 10:7 Lit the things from them
  6. Luke 10:11 Lit know
  7. Luke 10:13 Or works of power
  8. Luke 10:13 I.e. symbols of mourning
  9. Luke 10:17 Some mss read seventy-two
  10. Luke 10:21 Lit hour
  11. Luke 10:21 Or acknowledge to You
  12. Luke 10:25 I.e. an expert in the Mosaic Law
  13. Luke 10:26 Lit How do you read?
  14. Luke 10:30 Lit laid blows upon
  15. Luke 10:35 The denarius was equivalent to a day’s wages
  16. Luke 10:37 Or likewise
  17. Luke 10:40 Lit much service

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Lukas 10

Jesus udsender 70 disciple

1Jesus udvalgte nu 70[a] andre disciple, som han ville sende i forvejen, to og to, til de landsbyer, han selv senere ville besøge. Han gav dem følgende instrukser: „Høsten er stor, men arbejderne er få. Bed derfor høstens herre sende flere arbejdere ud til sin høst. Tag af sted nu. Jeg sender jer som lam blandt ulve. Tag hverken penge eller oppakning med og heller ikke ekstra sko. Spild ikke tiden ved at falde i snak med dem, I møder undervejs. Når I kommer ind i et hus, skal I straks velsigne det ved at sige: ‚Fred være med hjemmet her!’ Hvis der bor nogen, som vil tage imod jeres fredshilsen, vil de nyde godt af velsignelsen. Hvis ikke, vil velsignelsen vende tilbage til jer selv.

7-8 Når I kommer ind i en landsby, hvor de tager imod jer, skal I ikke flytte rundt fra hus til hus. Bliv på ét sted og spis og drik det, som sættes frem for jer. En arbejder er sin løn værd. Helbred de syge i byen og sig til dem: ‚Nu er Guds rige kommet til jer.’ 10 Men hvis en by ikke tager imod jer, så gå gennem dens gader og råb: 11 ‚Vi ryster støvet fra jeres by af vores fødder for at advare jer om Guds dom. Vi har sagt jer det: Guds rige er kommet nær!’ 12 Jeg siger jer, at det gudløse Sodoma vil stå sig bedre på dommens dag end sådan en by.”

Dommen over de byer, der har forkastet Jesus

13 Jesus fortsatte: „Ve dig, Horazin! Ve dig, Betsajda! Hvis de undere, som jeg udførte i jeres gader, var sket i Tyrus og Sidon, så ville de for længe siden have angret deres ondskab. 14 Ja, Tyrus og Sidon vil slippe billigere på dommens dag end jer. 15 Og du, Kapernaum, mon du skal ophøjes til Himlen? Nej, du skal sendes ned i Dødsriget!”

16 Derefter sagde han til disciplene: „De, der lytter til jer, lytter til mig, og de, der forkaster jer, forkaster mig, og dermed forkaster de også ham, der sendte mig.”

Den rette grund til glæde

17 Da de 70 disciple vendte tilbage, fortalte de glædestrålende: „Herre, selv de onde ånder adlyder os, når vi bruger den autoritet, vi har fået fra dig.”

18 Jesus svarede: „Jeg så Satan falde ned fra himlen som et lyn. 19 Jeg har givet jer magt til at træde på ‚slanger’ og ‚skorpioner’—ja, magt over hele fjendens hær—og han vil ikke kunne skade jer. 20 Men det afgørende er ikke, at de onde ånder adlyder jer. Nej, glæd jer hellere over, at jeres navne er indskrevet i Himlen.”

De, der ser Jesus som Guds Søn, er velsignede

21 I det samme blev Jesus fyldt af glæde ved Helligånden, og han udbrød: „Jeg priser dig, Far, himlens og jordens Herre, fordi du har skjult det her for de overlegne og selvkloge. I stedet har du åbenbaret det for de ydmyge. Ja, Far, det var din vilje, at det skulle være sådan.”

22 Så fortsatte han: „Alt, hvad jeg har, det har jeg fået fra min himmelske Far. Han alene kender mig fuldt ud, og jeg alene kender ham fuldt ud. Men den, som jeg åbenbarer Faderen for, får også lov at kende ham.”

23 Derpå sagde han til sine disciple: „Velsignede er de, som ser det, I ser! 24 Mange profeter og konger har længtes efter at se det, I ser, og høre det, I hører, men de opnåede det ikke.”

Den barmhjertige samaritaner

25 En dag kom en jødisk skriftlærd for at sætte Jesus på prøve. „Mester, hvad skal jeg gøre for at få del i det kommende liv?” spurgte han.

26 „Hvad siger Toraen?” var Jesu svar.

27 „Den siger: ‚Du skal elske Herren din Gud af hele dit hjerte, med liv og sjæl, med al din styrke og med alle dine tanker,’ ” svarede den skriftlærde. „Og den siger også: ‚Du skal elske din næste som dig selv.’ ”

28 „Rigtigt svaret,” sagde Jesus. „Gør det, så skal du få del i livet.”

29 Men manden ville retfærdiggøre sig selv, og derfor spurgte han: „Jamen, hvem er så min næste?”

30 „Lad mig fortælle dig en historie,” svarede Jesus. „En mand var på vej fra Jerusalem til Jeriko. Pludselig blev han overfaldet af røvere. De rev tøjet af ham, slog ham til jorden og lod ham ligge halvdød i vejkanten. 31 Tilfældigvis kom en præst gående ned ad den samme vej. Da han så manden ligge der, gik han over i den modsatte side af vejen og fortsatte. 32 Senere kom en tempeltjener til det samme sted. Da han fik øje på manden, gik også han forbi i den modsatte side af vejen. 33 Til sidst kom der en samaritaner[b] forbi, ridende på sit æsel, for han var på en lang rejse. Da han så manden ligge der, fik han medlidenhed med ham, 34 så han stod af sit æsel og gik derhen. Han rensede og behandlede mandens sår med olivenolie og vin og forbandt dem. Derefter anbragte han manden på sit æsel og bragte ham til en landevejskro, hvor han fortsat selv plejede ham. 35 Dagen efter gav han kroværten to denarer og bad ham tage sig af manden. ‚Kommer det til at koste mere, skal jeg nok betale det på tilbagevejen,’ sagde han.

36 Hvem af de tre, synes du, har handlet som den overfaldnes næste?”

37 „Ham, der viste barmhjertighed,” svarede den skriftlærde.

„Så gør du, som han gjorde!” sagde Jesus.

Jesus besøger Marta og Maria

38 Jesus og hans disciple fortsatte nu deres vandring mod Jerusalem. Undervejs kom de til en landsby, hvor en kvinde, der hed Marta, tog imod dem i sit hjem. 39 Hendes søster Maria satte sig ved Jesu fødder og blev siddende der for at høre, hvad han fortalte. 40 Marta var travlt optaget af at sørge for gæsterne, og hun sagde til Jesus: „Herre, er du ligeglad med, at min søster har overladt alt arbejdet til mig? Sig dog til hende, at hun skal komme og hjælpe mig.”

41 „Kære Marta,” sagde Jesus, „du er rastløs og gør dig en masse bekymringer! 42 Men noget er vigtigere end andet, og Maria har valgt det væsentlige. Det skal ikke tages fra hende.”

Footnotes

  1. 10,1 Nogle håndskrifter taler om 72 disciple, men det rigtige tal er 70, da dette var det symbolske tal for samtlige fremmede folkeslag. Denne udsendelse, som kommer efter udsendelsen af de 12 apostle, symboliserer, at budskabet om Jesus først skal forkyndes for jøderne og derefter for alle folkeslag.
  2. 10,33 Jøderne og samaritanerne havde normalt kun foragt tilovers for hinanden.