22 He stayed there in Galilee. His brethren went up to the feast, not openly, but in secret. The Jews sought Him, but He was not there for them to find, but enjoyed the feast where He was, for He knew He tormented them greatly.

Chapter Forty-Two

After these things Jesus appointed seventy, as He had done before, sent them out in twos, into every city and place, wherever He, Himself, would come.
2 At their departing He instructed them, "The Harvest truly is great, but the laborers are few. Pray you, therefore, that my Father, who oversees the harvest, sends forth laborers unto His harvest.
3 Go your way, for I sent you as lambs among the wolves. Carry neither purse nor strap nor shoe and salute no man by the way.
4 Wherever you are invited therein, say unto them there, 'Peace and Glory be to this house.'
5 If The Son Of Peace be there, your peace shall rest upon it. If not, it shall turn to you again.
6 In some houses eat and drink that that is given you. For the laborer is worthy of his hire. Go not from house to house if they serve you better.
7 Into whatever city you enter and they receive you, eat whatever is sat before you, even if it is not your custom.
8 Heal the sick that are there, and say to them 'The Kingdom Of God is come. It is here among you.'
9 But into whatever city you enter and they receive you not, go you outside of its streets and say, 'The very dust of your city which covers us do we wipe off. For you have refused The Kingdom Of God and you shall be as dust.'"
10 For I say to you, it shall be for them worse than it was for Soddom and Gommorrah. Better that they slay their own children now, than have them endure what is to come.
11 Woe to them that refuse you, woe to Chorazin, woe to Bethasida, for the mighty works that were done in Tyre and Sidon which should have been done in you.
12 They have repented their sins and sat in sackcloth in ashes. When the terrible time comes, they will be judged lightly, but you which should have been exhalted to Heaven will be thrust down to Hell and men shall wonder among themselves where the bones of your children lie.
13 You that hear me hear me well. He that despises you despises me. He that despises me despises Him that has sent me. Go you forth and do Your Father's Will."
14 When the seventy returned to the places that He was preaching the reports they brought were glorious! Demons fled from them, the lame walked, and the blind were given sight.
15 Jesus praised them with a great cry....."Behold! I have seen the Dark One fall from Heaven as a thunderbolt, and lay upon the ground, weeping. I give you Power to tread on the serpents and the scorpions. I give you Power over the enemy and nothing shall be of any means to hurt you.
16 Not withstanding, do not rejoice because the demons are subject to you. Rather, rejoice with every joy because your names are written in Heaven."
17 In that hour Jesus rejoiced in Spirit, saying, "I thank you, Oh, Father, Lord Of Heaven and Earth, that You have hid these things from the wise, the prudent, and have revealed them unto babes.
18 Even so, Father, for so it is good for you to do, all things are delivered unto me of my Father. No man knows who The Son is but The Father, and who The Father is but The Son; and He to whom The Son has revealed Him."
19 Jesus turned to His apostles and said in privacy, "Blessed are the eyes that see the things you see. For I tell you that the prophets and the kings have desired to see the things that you have seen, and seen them not, to hear the things that you have heard, and have heard them not. Surely this is the age of Blessings!"

Chapter Forty-Three

Jesus went down to Jerusalem and stayed at The Mount Of Olives. Early in the morning he came into the temple, and the people sat down at His feet, that He might teach them.
2 The Scribes and the Pharisees brought unto Him a woman taken in adultery. When they had her knelt before Him they cried, "Rabbi, this woman was taken in adultery in the very act. Now Moses in the Law commanded us that such should be stoned. What do you say?"
3 Now, Jesus knew they were tempting Him in the hopes that He might say something for which they could accuse Him.
4 He stooped down and began to write on the ground with His finger, as if He had not heard them. That which He wrote made no sense to the apostles, but Demetrius understood the meaning of it.
5 When a Scribe demanded of Him an answer, Jesus looked up and told them, "Let him that is among you who has not gone into a whore, let him be the first to pick up a stone and cast it against her."
6 His eyes fell on every man there and they were open to Him. All men there understood. He knew them truly. Again Jesus knelt and continued to write.

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