Chapter 10
Now after these things, the Domina also appointed seventy others, and sent them two by two ahead of her into every city and place, where she was about to come.
Then she said to them, "The harvest is indeed plentiful, but the laborers are few. Pray therefore to the Domina of the harvest, that she may send out laborers into her harvest.
Go your ways. Behold, I send you out as lambs among wolves.
Carry no purse, nor wallet, nor sandals. Greet no one on the way.
Into whatever house you enter, first say, 'Peace be to this house.'
If a daughter of peace is there, your peace will rest on her; but if not, it will return to you.
Remain in that same house, eating and drinking the things they give, for the laborer is worthy of her wages. Don't go from house to house.
Into whatever city you enter, and they receive you, eat the things that are set before you.
Heal the sick who are therein, and tell them, 'The Kingdom of God has come near to you.'
But into whatever city you enter, and they don't receive you, go out into the streets of it and say,
'Even the dust from your city that clings to us, we wipe off against you. Nevertheless know this, that the Kingdom of God has come near to you.'
I tell you, it will be more tolerable in that day for Sodom than for that city.
"Woe to you, Chorazin! Woe to you, Bethsaida! For if the mighty works had been done in Tyre and Sidon which were done in you, they would have repented long ago, sitting in sackcloth and ashes.
But it will be more tolerable for Tyre and Sidon in the judgment than for you.
You, Capernaum, who are exalted to heaven, will be brought down to Hades.
Whoever listens to you listens to me, and whoever rejects you rejects me. Whoever rejects me rejects her who sent me."
The seventy returned with joy, saying, "Domina, even the demons are subject to us in your name!"
She said to them, "I saw Satan having fallen like lightning from heaven.
Behold, I give you authority to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy. Nothing will in any way hurt you.
Nevertheless, don't rejoice in this, that the spirits are subject to you, but rejoice that your names are written in heaven."
In that same hour Jesus rejoiced in the Holy Spirit, and said, "I thank you, O Mother, Domina of heaven and earth, that you have hidden these things from the wise and understanding, and revealed them to little children. Yes, Mother, for so it was well-pleasing in your sight."
Turning to the disciples, she said, "All things have been delivered to me by my Mother. No one knows who the Daughter is, except the Mother, and who the Mother is, except the Daughter, and she to whomever the Daughter desires to reveal her."
Turning to the disciples, she said privately, "Blessed are the eyes which see the things that you see,
for I tell you that many prophets and queens desired to see the things which you see, and didn't see them, and to hear the things which you hear, and didn't hear them."
Behold, a certain lawyer stood up and tested her, saying, "Teacher, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?"
She said to her, "What is written in the law? How do you read it?"
She answered, "You shall love the Domina your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your strength, and with all your mind;{Deuteronomy 6:5} and your neighbor as yourself."
She said to her, "You have answered correctly. Do this, and you will live."
But she, desiring to justify herself, asked Jesus, "Who is my neighbor?"
Jesus answered, "A certain woman was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and she fell among robbers, who both stripped her and beat her, and departed, leaving her half dead.
By chance a certain priestess was going down that way. When she saw her, she passed by on the other side.
In the same way a Levite also, when she came to the place, and saw her, passed by on the other side.
But a certain Samaritan, as she traveled, came where she was. When she saw her, she was moved with compassion,
came to her, and bound up her wounds, pouring on oil and wine. She set her on her own animal, and brought her to an inn, and took care of her.
On the next day, when she departed, she took out two denarii, and gave them to the host, and said to her, 'Take care of her. Whatever you spend beyond that, I will repay you when I return.'
Now which of these three do you think seemed to be a neighbor to her who fell among the robbers?"
She said, "She who showed mercy on her." Then Jesus said to her, "Go and do likewise."
It happened as they went on their way, she entered into a certain village, and a certain man named Martha received her into his house.
He had a brother called Mary, who also sat at Jesus' feet, and heard her word.
But Martha was distracted with much serving, and he came up to her, and said, "Domina, don't you care that my brother left me to serve alone? Ask him therefore to help me."
Jesus answered him, "Martha, Martha, you are anxious and troubled about many things,
but one thing is needed. Mary has chosen the good part, which will not be taken away from him."