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 beseechĎ the Lord of the harvest, *that he should put out workers into his harvest.10:3GoĎ, behold, I am sending youĎ forth like lambs in the midst of wolves.10:4BearĎ no money-bag, no knapsack, no shoes, and greet no one on the road. 10:5Now into whatever house youĎ enter, sayĎ first, Peaceis to this house. 10:6And if a son of peace is there, yourĎ peace will rest upon it, otherwise it will revisit youĎ. 10:7Now abideĎ in that same house, eating and drinking from their things; for* the worker is worthy of his wages. DoĎ not proceed from house to house.

     10:8And into whatever city youĎ enter, and if they accept youĎ, eatĎ such things as are placed beside youĎ;10:9and healĎ the sick who are in it and sayĎ to them, The kingdom of God has drawn near to youĎ.10:10But into whatever city youĎ enter, and if they do not accept youĎ, when* you have gone out into its streets, sayĎ, 10:11Even the dust from yourĎ city, that was stuck to us, we wipe off at youĎ. However, knowĎ this, that the kingdom of God has drawn near to youĎ. 10:12I say to youĎ, 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 had happened in Tyre and Sidon, which have happened in youĎ, 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 youĎ.10:15And you, Capernaum, who has been exalted to heaven. You will be stepping down to Hades. 10:16He who hears youĎ, hears me; and he who is rejecting youĎ, 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 falling like lightning from heaven. 10:19Behold, I am giving youĎ authority to trample down serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and youĎ may never* be hurt by anything. 10:20However, doĎ not rejoice in this, that the spirits are subject to youĎ, but rejoiceĎ that yourĎ 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 have been 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 youĎ see are fortunate.10:24For* I say to youĎ, that many prophets and kings wished to see the things which youĎ are seeing and did not see them, and to hear the things which youĎ 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, by having done 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 have 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, leaving him, being half dead. 10:31But by coincidence, a certain priest was going down on that road, and when* he saw him, he evaded him.10:32Now likewise, a Levite also happened to bein 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 come near to him, he bound up his trauma, pouring on them oil and wine, and having mounted him upon his own animal, led him to an inn and cared for him.10:35And upon the next-day, going out, he took out two denarii and gave them to the innkeeper and said, Care for him, and if you spend anything over that, I will be repaying you when* I come back again. 10:36Therefore, which one of these three seems to have become a neighbor to the one who fell among the robbers?

     10:37 Now he said, He who did 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 onecalled 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 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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