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Luke 10:5-12 meaning

Verses covered in this passage:

  • Luke 10:5
  • Luke 10:6
  • Luke 10:7
  • Luke 10:8
  • Luke 10:9
  • Luke 10:10
  • Luke 10:11
  • Luke 10:12

Jesus instructs the seventy how to respond when a town receives them favorably and how to respond when a town receives them unfavorably.

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Biblical Text

5 Whatever house you enter, first say, ‘Peace be to this house.’ If a man of peace is there, your peace will rest on him; but if not, it will return to you. Stay in that house, eating and drinking 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 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.

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