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Mission of the Seventy

10 After these things the Lord appointed 1seventy others also, and asent them two by two before His face into every city and place where He Himself was about to go. Then He said to them, b“The harvest truly is great, but the laborers are few; therefore cpray the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into His harvest. Go your way; dbehold, I send you out as lambs among wolves. eCarry neither money bag, knapsack, nor sandals; and fgreet no one along the road. gBut whatever house you enter, first say, ‘Peace to this house.’ And if a son of peace is there, your peace will rest on it; if not, it will return to you. hAnd remain in the same house, ieating and drinking such things as they give, for jthe laborer is worthy of his wages. Do not go from house to house. Whatever city you enter, and they receive you, eat such things as are set before you. kAnd heal the sick there, and say to them, l‘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 m‘The very dust of your city which clings to 2us we wipe off against you. Nevertheless know this, that the kingdom of God has come near you.’ 12 3But I say to you that nit will be more tolerable in that Day for Sodom than for that city.

13 o“Woe to you, Chorazin! Woe to you, Bethsaida! pFor if the mighty works which were done in you had been done in Tyre and Sidon, they would have repented long ago, sitting in sackcloth and ashes. 14 But it will be more tolerable for Tyre and Sidon at the judgment than for you. 15 qAnd you, Capernaum, 4who are rexalted to heaven, swill be brought down to Hades. 16 tHe who hears you hears Me, uhe who rejects you rejects Me, and vhe who rejects Me rejects Him who sent Me.”


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The New King James Version is a total update of the 1611 King James Version, also known as the "Authorized Version." Every attempt has been made to maintain the beauty of the original version while updating the English grammar to contemporary style and usage. The result is much better "readability." It is noteworthy that the NKJV is one of the few modern translations still based on the "Western" or "Byzantine" manuscript tradition. This makes the New King James Version an invaluable aid to comparative English Bible study.


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