Wednesday, May 20, 2020

The Evangeliad (15:32-36)

(Click here for an introduction and previous installments of the Evangeliad)

Section 15:32-36 (corresponding to Luke 10:16-20)

Turning again to the ones he would send,
Jesus continued commissioning them:
"If people hear you, or if they refuse,
They do so to God and the one who sends you."

Later those seventy returned unto Christ,
After their journey, filled with delight.
"Lord, even the demons submit unto us
All through the pow'r of the name of Jesus!"

He answered, "Like lightning I saw Satan fall;
No strength has he against the kingdom's call!
Behold, I'm giving you authority--
Over snakes, scorpions, and the enemy:

Yes, down you can tread them all underfoot;
None of their powers can truly harm you.
But don't just rejoice in your strength over them:
Rejoice that your names are written in heaven!"

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