Modern Literal Version
[Luke 10]

     {Luk 10:1-24; Probably Judea, Oct., 29 AD; no parallel.}

     10:1 Now after these things, the Lord also delegated seventy others, and sent them two apiece{i.e. two by two} into every city and place before his face, where he himself was about to go. 10:2Therefore he said to them, The harvest is indeed large, but the workers are few, therefore beseech* the Lord of the harvest, *that he should put out workers into his harvest.10:3Proceed*away, behold, I am sending you* forth like lambs in the midst of wolves.10:4Bear* no money-bag, no knapsack, nor shoes, and greet no one down the road. 10:5Now into whatever house you* enter, say* first, Peace is to this house. 10:6And if a son of peace is there, your* peace will rest upon it, otherwise it will revisit you*. 10:7Now abide* in that same house, eating and drinking from their things; for* the worker is worthy of his wages. Do* not go-away from house to house.

     10:8And into whatever city you* enter, and if they accept you*, eat* such things as are placed beside you*;10:9and heal* the sick who are in it and say* to them, The kingdom of God has drawn near to you*.10:10But into whatever city you* enter, and if they do not accept you*, after you havegone out into its streets, say*, 10:11Even the dust from your* city, that was stuck to us, we wipe off at you*. However, know* this, that the kingdom of God has drawn near to you*. 10:12I say to you*, It will be more tolerable in that day for Sodom, than for that city.

     10:13Woe to you, Chorazin! Woe to you, Bethsaida! Because if the miracles which happened in Tyre and Sidon, which have happened in you*, they would have repented long-ago, sitting in sackcloth and ashes. 10:14However it will be more tolerable for Tyre and Sidon in the judgment, than for you*.10:15And you, Capernaum, who was exalted to heaven. You will be descending to Hades. 10:16He who hears you*, hears me; and he who is rejecting you*, rejects me; and he who rejects me, rejects the one who sent me.

     10:17 Now the seventy returned with joy, saying, Lord, even the demons are subject to us in your name.

     10:18 But he said to them, I was viewing the Adversary, having fallen like lightning from heaven. 10:19 Behold, I am giving you* authority to trample down serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and you* should never be hurt by anything. 10:20However, do*not rejoice in this, that the spirits are subject to you*, but rejoice* that your* names are written in the heavens.

     10:21 Jesus was glad in the spirit in that same hour, and said, I profess you, O Father, Lord of the heaven and the earth, because you hid these things from the wise and intelligent, and revealed them to infants. Yes Father, because thus it became a delight before you.

     10:22 And having turned to the disciples, he said, All things were given 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 he to whomever the Son wills to reveal him.

     10:23 And having turned to the disciples, he said privately, The eyes which see what you* see are fortunate.10:24For* I say to you*, that many prophets and kings wished to see the things which you* are seeing and did not see them, and to hear the things which you* are hearing and did not hear them.

     {Luk 10:25-37; Probably Judea; no parallel.}

     10:25 And behold, a certain professor of the law stood up, testing him and saying, Teacher, byhaving practiced what, will I be inheriting everlasting life?

     10:26 But he said to him, What has been written in the law? How do you read it?

     10:27 But he answered and said, 'You will love* the Lord your God from your whole heart and from your whole soul and from your whole strength and from your whole mind, and your neighbor like yourself.' {Deu 6:5 & Lev 19:18}

     10:28 But he said to him, You answered correctly. Do* this and you will live.

     10:29 But he, wishing to make himself righteous, said to Jesus, And who is my neighbor?

     10:30 But Jesus, having taken it in, said, A certain man was going-down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and he fell among robbers, who both stripped him and laid wounds on him. They went away, and left him, being half dead. 10:31But a certain priest was going-down on that road according to {i.e. by} coincidence, and having seen him, he evaded him.10:32Now likewise, a Levite also happened to be in the place, when he came and saw him, he evaded him too. 10:33But a certain traveling Samaritan came to him, and having seen him, had compassion.10:34And having gone to him, he bound up his various traumas, pouring on them oil and wine. And having mounted him upon his own animal, he led him to an inn and cared for him.10:35And upon the next-day, after he went out, having put out two denarii, he gave them to the innkeeper and said, Care for him, and if you spend anything over that, I will be repaying you, while* I am coming back through again. 10:36Therefore, who of these three seems to you to have become a neighbor to the one who fell among the robbers?

     10:37 Now he said, He who does*an act of mercy with him.

     Therefore, Jesus said to him, Travel, and you, do likewise!

     {Luk 10:38-42; Bethany, near Jerusalem; no parallel.}

     10:38 But it happened while* they were also traveling, he entered into a certain village, and a certain woman, Martha by name, accepted him into her house. 10:39 And she was a sister to her,the one called Mary, who also sat beside the feet of Jesus and was hearing his word. 10:40 But Martha was being distracted concerning much service to them, and having stood by him, she said, Lord, do you not care that my sister left me to serve alone? Therefore speak to her in order that she may jointly help me.

     10:41 But Jesus answered and said to her, Martha, Martha, you are anxious and disturbed concerning many things,10:42but there is need of one thing, and Mary has chosen for herself the good part, which will not be taken away from her.

Modern Literal Version Preface & Appendix , copyright 1987, 1999, 2013 by G. Allen Walker for the MLV New Testament Committee.
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