For as moche as many haue taken in hande to set forth the declaracion of those
thinges, which are most surely to be beleued amonge vs,
2 euen as they delyuered them vnto vs, whych from the begyndyng sawe them them
selues with their eyes, and were ministers of the thinges that they declared:
3 I determyned also (as sone as I had searched out dyligently all thinges from
the begynnyng) that then I wolde wryte vnto şe, good Theophilus:
4 that thou myghtest knowe the certente of those thinges wherof thou hast bene
5 There was in şe dayes of Herode the Kynge of Iurie, a certayne Preste named
Zacharias of the course of Abia. And his wyfe was of the daughters of Aaron: and
her name was
6 they were, both ryghteous before God, and walked in all the lawes and
ordynaunces of the Lorde, that no man coulde fynde fawte with them.
7 And they had no chylde, because that
was barren, and they booth were now well stricken in age.
8 And it came to passe, şt whan Zachary executed the Preastes offyce before
God, as hys course came
9 (accordyng to the custome of the prestes office) hys lot fell to burne incence.
10 And he went into the temple of the Lorde, & the whoale multitude of şe
people were without in prayer, whill the incense was a burninge.
11 And ther appeared vnto him an Angell of the Lorde, standynge on the ryght
syde of the aultare of incense.
12 And when Zacharias sawe him, he was abashed, & feare cam on him.
13 But the Angell sayde vnto him: feare not Zachary, for thy prayer is hearde.
And thy wyfe
shall beare the a sonne, and thou shalt call his name Iohn,
14 and thou shalt haue ioye and gladnes, and many shall reioyce at his byrth.
15 For he shalbe greate in the syght of the Lorde, and shall nether drincke wyne
ner stronge drincke. And he shalbe fylled with the holy goost, euen from his
16 and many of the chyldren of
shall tourne to their Lord God.
17 And he shall go before him in the sprite & power of Helias to tourne the
hertes of the fathers to the children, and the vnbeleuers to the wysdome of the
iuste men, to make readye a perfecte people for the Lorde.
18 And Zacharias sayde vnto the angell: by what token shall I knowe this? For I
am olde, and my wyfe well strycken in yeres.
19 And şe angell answered, and sayd vnto him. I am Gabriel, that stande in the
presens of God, and am sent to speake vnto the: and to shewe the these glad
20 And beholde it shall come to passe, that thou shalt be domme, and not be
hable to speake, vntill the daye that these thinges be performed, because thou
beleuedst not my wordes, which shalbe fulfylled in their season.
21 And the people wayted for Zacharias, and merueyled that he taryed in the
22 And when he came out, he coulde not speke vnto them. And they perceaued, that
he had sene a visyon in the temple. And he beckened vnto them, and remayned
23 And it fortuned, that as sone as the dayes of his office were out, he
departed into his awne house.
24 And after those dayes, his wyfe
conceaued, & hid her selfe fyue monethes, sayinge:
25 Thys wyse hath God dealte with me, in the dayes wherin he hath loked on me,
to take from me my rebuke amonge men.
26 And in the syxt moneth the angell Gabriel was sent from God vnto a cytie of
Galile, named Nazareth,
27 to a virgin spoused to a man, whose name was Ioseph, of the house of Dauid,
and the virgins name was Mary.
28 And the angell went in vnto her, and sayde. Hayle full of grace, the Lorde is
with the: blessed art thou amonge wemen.
29 When she sawe him, she was abasshed at his sayinge: and cast in her mynde,
what maner of salutacion that shulde be.
30 And the angell sayde vnto her: feare not Mary: for thou hast founde grace
31 Behold, thou shalt conceaue in thy wombe, & beare a sonne, & shalt
call his name Iesus.
32 He shalbe greate, & shalbe called the sonne of the hyest. And the Lorde
God shall geue vnto him the seate of his father Dauid
33 and he shall raygne ouer the house of Iacob for euer, and of his kyngdome
there shalbe none ende.
34 Then sayde Mary vnto the angell: How shall this be, seynge I knowe not a man?
35 And the angell answered, & sayde vnto her. The holy goost shall come vpon
şe, and the power of the hyest shall ouer shaddowe the. Therfore also that holy
thynge which shalbe borne, shalbe called the sonne of God.
36 And beholde, thy cosyn
, she hath also conceaued a sonne in her age. And this is her syxt moneth, which
was called barren:
37 for with God shall nothinge be vnpossible.
38 And Mary sayde: beholde the hande mayden of şe Lorde, be it vnto me
according to thy worde, And the angell departed from her.
39 And Mary arose in those dayes, & went into the mountayns with haste into
the cytie of Iewrie,
40 and entred into the house of Zachary, and saluted
41 And it fortuned, that whan
hearde the salutacyon of Mary, the babe sprange in her wombe. And
was fylled with the holy ghost,
42 & cried with a loude voyce, and sayde: Blessed art thou among wemen, and
blessed is the frute of thy wombe.
43 And whence happeneth this to me, that şe mother of my Lorde shulde come to
44 For lo, as sone as the voyce of thy salutacion sownded in myne eares, the
babe sprange in my wombe for ioye.
45 And blessed art thou that hast beleued: for those thinges shalbe performed,
which were tolde the from the Lorde.
46 And Mary sayde. My soule magnifieth the Lord.
47 And my sprete hath reioysed in God my sauyour
48 For he hath loked on the lowe degre of hys hande mayden: for lo: now from
hence forth shall all generacions call me blessed.
49 Because he that is myghty, hath done to me greate thinges, & holye is his
50 And his mercy is on them that feare him, from generacion to generacion.
51 He hath shewed strength with his arme, he hath scattered them that are proude
in the ymaginacyon of their herte.
52 He hath putte downe the myghty from theyr seates, and exalted them of lowe
53 He hath fylled the hongrye with good thynges: and sent awaye the ryche emptye.
54 He hath helped hys seruaunt
, in remembraunce of hys mercye.
55 Euen as he promysed to oure fathers, Abraham, and to his seede for euer.
56 And Mary abode with her aboute a .iij. monethes, and retourned agayne to her
tyme came that she shulde be delyuered, and she brought forth a sonne.
58 And her neyghboures and her cosyns hearde howe the Lorde had shewed greate
mercy vpon her, and they reioysed with her.
59 And it fortuned that in şe eyght daye, they came to circumcyse the chylde:
and called his name Zacharias, after şe name of hys father.
60 And his mother answered and sayde: not so but he shalbe called Iohn.
61 And they sayd vnto her: Ther is none in thy kynred, that is named with this
62 And they made sygnes to his father, howe he wolde haue him called.
63 And he asked for wrytinge tables, and wrote, saying: his name is Iohn. And
they maruelled all.
64 And hys mouth was opened immediatly, & his tonge also, & he spake,
and praysed God.
65 And feare came on all them that dwelt nye vnto them. And all these sayinges
were noysed abroade throughout all şe hyll countre of Iurie:
66 and all they that herde them layde them vp in their hertes, saying: What
maner of chylde shall this be? And the hande of the Lorde was with him:
67 And his father Zacharias was filled with the holy goost, and prophisyed
68 Praysed be the Lord God of
, for he hath visited and redemed his people:
69 And hath raysed vp an horne of saluacion vnto vs, in the house of his
70 Euen as he promysed by the mouth of his holy prophetes, which were sens the
71 That we shulde be saued from oure enemies, and from the hande of all that
72 That he wolde deale mercifully with oure fathers, and remember his holy
73 And that he wolde performe the oothe, which he sware to oure father Abraham,
74 for to geue vs. That we deliuered oute of the handes of oure enemies, might
serue him with out feare,
75 all the dayes of oure lyfe, in such holynes and rightewesnes as are accept
76 And thou chylde shalt be called the Prophet of the hiest: for thou shalt go
before the face of the Lorde, to prepare his wayes:
77 to geue knowlege of saluacyon vnto his people for the remission of synnes.
78 Through the tender mercy of oure God, wherby the daye springe from an hye
hath visited vs.
79 To geue light to them şt sate in darcknes & in the shadowe of deathe, to
gyde oure fete into the waye of peace.
80 And the child grewe and wexed strong in sprete, and was in wildernes, tyll
the daye came, when he shulde shewe him selfe vnto the Israelites.
And it chaunced in those dayes: that ther went oute a commaundement from
Augustus the Emperour, şt all the world shulde be taxed.
2 And thys taxinge was the fyrst, & executed when Syrenius was leftenaunt in
3 And euery man went vnto his awne cytie to be taxed.
4 And Ioseph also ascended from Galile, out of a cytie called
, into Iewry: vnto the cytie of Dauid, which is called
, because he was of the house and lynage of Dauid,
5 to be taxed with Mary his spoused wyfe, which was with childe.
6 And it fortuned that while they were there, her tyme was come that she shulde
7 And she broughte forth her fyrst begotten sonne, & wrapped him in
swadlinge clothes, and layde him in a maunger, because ther was no rowme for
them in the ynne.
8 And ther were in the same region shepherdes, watchynge and kepinge their
flocke by night.
9 And lo, the angell of the Lorde stode harde by them, and the brightnes of the
Lorde shone rounde aboute them, & they were sore afrayed.
10 And the angell sayde vnto them: Be not afrayed. For beholde, I bringe you
tydinges of greate ioye, that shall come to all people:
11 for vnto you is borne this daye in the cytie of Dauid, a saueoure which is
Christ şe Lord.
12 And take this for a sygne: ye shall fynde the childe wrapped in swadlinge
clothes, & layed in a manger.
13 And streyght waye ther was with the angel a multitude of heauenly sowdyers,
praysing God: & sayinge:
14 Glory to God on hye, and peace on the erth, & vnto men a good wyll.
15 And it fortuned, as sone as şe angels were gone awaye from them into heauen,
The shepherdes sayde one to another: let vs go now euen vnto Bethlehem, and se
this thing that we heare saye is happened, which the Lorde hath shewed vnto vs.
16 And they came wt hast, & founde Mary and Ioseph & the babe layde in a
17 And when they had sene it, they publisshed a brode the sayinge, which was
tolde them of that chylde.
18 And all they that hearde it, wondred at those thynges which were tolde them
of the shepherdes.
19 But Mary kepte all those saienges, and pondered them in her hert.
20 And the shepherdes retourned, praysynge and laudinge God for all the thinges
that they had herde and sene, euen as it was tolde vnto them.
21 And when the eyght daye was come şt the childe shulde be circuncised his
name was called Iesus which was named of şe Angell, before he was conceaued in
22 And when the tyme of their purificacion (after the lawe of Moses) was come,
they brought him to Hierusalem, to present him to the Lorde
23 (as it is wrytten in the lawe of the Lorde euery man chylde that fyrst
openeth şe matrix, shalbe called holy to şe Lord)
24 and to offer (as it is sayde in the lawe of the Lorde) a payre of turtle
doues, or two yonge pigions.
25 And beholde, ther was a man in Hierusalem whose name was Simeon. And the same
man was iuste & godly, & loked for the consolacion of
, and the holy goost was in him.
26 And an answer had he receaued of the holy goost şt he shulde not se deeth,
excepte he fyrst sawe the Lordes Christ.
27 And he came by inspiracion into the temple. And when the father & mother
brought in the chylde Iesus: to do for him after şe custome of the lawe,
28 then toke he him vp in his armes, & sayd:
29 Lorde, now lettest şu thy seruaunt departe in peace, accordynge to thy
30 For myne eyes haue sene şe saluacion:
31 which thou hast prepared before the face of all people
32 A lyght to lighten şe gentyls, & the glory of thy people
33 And his father & mother: meruylled at those thinges, whych were spoken of
34 And Simeon blessed them, and sayde vnto Mary his mother: beholde, this chyld
is sett to be şe fall and vprising agayne of many in
, & for a sygne which is spoken agaynst.
35 And moreouer, the swearde shall pearce thy soule that the thoughtes of
manyhertes maye be opened.
36 And ther was a Prophetisse, one Anna, şe daughter of Phanuel of the trybe of
Aser: which was of a greate age, & had lyued with an husbande .vij. yeres
from her virginite.
37 And she had bene a wedowe aboute .iiij. scoore & .iiij. yere, which
departed not from the temple, but serued God with fastinges and prayers nyght
38 And she came forth şt same houre, and praysed the Lorde, & spake of him,
to all them that loked for redempcyon in Hierusalem.
39 And whan they had perfourmed all thinges accordyng to the lawe of the Lorde,
they returned into Galile, to their awne citie
40 And the chylde grewe, and wexed stronge in sprete, & was fylled with
wysdome, & the grace of God was vpon him.
41 And his father & mother went to Hierusalem euery yere at the feaste of
42 And when he was .xij. yere olde, they went vp to Hierusalem after the custome
of the feast daye.
43 And when they had fulfylled the dayes: as they returned home, the chylde
Iesus a bode styll in Ierusalem, & hys father & mother knewe not of it:
44 but they supposyng him to haue bene in the company, came a dayes iorney &
sought him amonge their kynsfolke & acquayntaunce.
45 And when they founde him not, they went backe agayne to Hierusalem, and
46 And it fortuned that after .iij. dayes, they founde him in the temple,
syttynge in the middes of the doctours, hearyng them, & posynge them
47 And all that hearde him, were astonnyed at his vnderstonding & answers.
48 And when they sawe him, they marueyled. And his mother sayde vnto him: sonne,
why hast thou thus dealt with vs? Beholde, thy father & I haue sought the,
49 And he sayde vnto them: how is it şt ye sought me? Wist ye not, that I must
goo aboute my fathers busynes?
50 And they vnderstode not that sayinge which he spake vnto them.
51 And he went downe wt them, & came to
, & was obedient vnto them. But his mother kept all these sayenges together
in her hert.
52 And Iesus prospered in wysdome & age, and in fauoure, with God & men.
In the fyfteneth yere of the raygne of Tyberius the Emperoure, Pontius Pylate
beynge leftenaunt of Iewrie, and Herode beinge Tetrach of Galile, and his
brother Philip Tetrach of Iturea & of the region of the Traconites, &
Lysaniath the Tetrach of Abyline
2 (when Anna and Cayphas were the hye prestes) şe worde of the Lorde came vnto
Iohn the sonne of Zacharias in the wyldernes.
3 And he came in to all the coastes aboute Iordan, preaching şe baptyme of
repentaunce for the remission of synnes,
4 as it is wrytten in the boke of şe wordes of Esayas the prophet, sayenge: The
voyce of a cryar in wyldernes: prepare ye şe waye of the Lord, make his pathes
5 Euery valley shalbe fylled, & euery mountayne & hyll shalbe brought
lowe. And thinges that be croked, shalbe made streyght: & şe rough wayes
shalbe made playne:
6 & all flesshe shall se the Saluacion of God.
7 Then sayde he to the people, that were come forth to be baptysed of him. O ye
generacion of vypers, who hath taught you to flye from the wrath to come?
8 Brynge forth therfore due frutes of repentaunce, & begyn not to saye wyth
in youre selues: we haue Abraham to oure father. For I saye vnto you. God is
able of these stones to reyse vp chyldren vnto Abraham.
9 Now also is the axe leyde vnto the rote of the trees: euery tree therfore
which bryngeth not forth good frute, is hewen doune, & cast into the fyre.
10 And şe people asked him, sayinge: what shall we do then?
11 He answereth and sayeth, vnto them: He that hath two coates? lett him parte
wyth hym that hath none, & he şt hath meate, let him do lyke wyse.
12 Then cam şe publicans also to be baptised, & sayde vnto him: Master,
what shal we do?
13 And he sayde vnto them: requyre no more, then that which is appoynted vnto
14 The soudyoures lykewyse demaunded of him, sayinge: and what shall we do? And
he sayde vnto them: hurt no man: nether trouble eny man wrongfully: and be
content with youre wages.
15 As the people were in a doute, and all men musyd in their hertes of Iohn,
whether he were very Christ,
16 Iohn answered & sayde vn them all: I baptise you wyth water, but one
stronger then I shall come after me, whose shoo latchet I am not worthy to
vnlowse: he shall baptyse you with the holy goost, & wt fyre:
17 which hath hys fanne in hys hande, & wyll pourge his floore, and gather
the corne into his barne: but the chaffe wyll he burne with fyre that neuer
18 And many other thinges in his exhortacion preached he vnto the people.
19 Then Herode the Tetrach when he was rebuked of hym for Herodias his brother
Philippes wyfe, & for all şe euyls which Herode dyd:
20 added this aboue all, and layed Iohn in preson.
21 And it fortuned that whan all the people receaued baptime (& when Iesus
was baptised and dyd praye) the heauen was opened,
22 and the holy goost cam downe in a bodely shape lyke a doue vpon him, and a
voyce came from heauen, which sayde: Thou arte my beloued sonne, in the do I
23 And Iesus him selfe beganne to be aboute thirty yere of age, so that he was
supposed to be the sonne of Ioseph: whych was şe sonne of Hely:
24 whych was the sonne of Mathat whych was the sonne of Leui: whych was şe
sonne of Melchi: whych was the sonne of Ianna: whych was the sonne of Ioseph:
25 whych was the sonne of Matatthias: which was the sonne of Amos: which was şe
sonne of Naum: whych was the sonne of Hesty: which was the sonne of Nagge.
26 which was the sonne of Maath: which was the sonne of Matathias: which was şe
sonne of Semei: which was the sonne of Ioseph: which was the sonne of Iuda:
27 which was the sonne of Ioanna: whych was the sonne of Rhesa: whych was the
sonne of Zorobabel: whych was the sonne of Salathiel: which was the sonne of
28 which was the sonne of Melchi: whych was the sonne of Addi: whych was the
sonne of Coosam: which was şe sonne of Helmadan: whych was the sonne of Her:
29 which was şe sonne of Ieso: which was the sonne of Heliezer: which was the
sonne of Iozam: which was the sonne of Mattha: which was the sonne of Leui:
30 which was the sonne of Simeon: which was the sonne of Iuda: which was the
sonne of Ioseph: which was the sonne of Ionam: which was the sonne of Heliachim:
31 which was the sonne of Melcha: which was şe sonne of Menan: which was the
sonne of Mathatha: which was the sonne of Nathan: which was the sonne of Dauid:
32 which was the sonne of Iesse: which was the sonne of Obed: which was the
sonne of Boos: which was şe sonne of Salmon: which was şe sonne of Naassan:
33 which was the sonne of Aminadab: which was şe sonne of Aran: which was şe
sonne of Esron: which was şe sonne of Phares: which was the sonne of Iuda:
34 which was şe sonne of Iacob: which was şe sonne of Isaac: which was the
sonne of Abraham: which was the sonne of Tharra: which was şe sonne of Nachor:
35 which was the sonne of Saruch: which was the sonne of Ragau: which was şe
sonne of Phalec: which was the sonne of Heber: which was the sonne of Sala:
36 which was şe sonne of Cainam: which was the sonne of Arphaxat: which was the
sonne of Sem: which was the sonne of Noe: which was the sonne of Lameth:
37 which was the sonne of Mathusala: which was the sonne of Enoch: which was the
sonne of Iareth: which was şe sonne of Malaleel: which was the sonne of Cainam:
38 which was the sonne of Enos. which was şe sonne of Seth: which was the sonne
of Adam: which was the sonne of God.
Iesus beynge full of the holy goost, returned from Iordan and was led by the
sprete into wildernes,
2 and was .xl. dayes tempted of the deuyll. And in those dayes dyd he eate
nothynge. And when they were ended, he afterwarde hongred.
3 And the deuyll sayde vnto him: yf thou be the sonne of God commaunde this
stone that it be breed.
4 And Iesus answered hym, saying: It is written man shall not lyue by breed
only, but by euery worde of God.
5 And the deuyll toke him into an hye mountayne, and shewed him all the kyngdoms
of the worlde, euen in the twincklyng of an eye.
6 And the deuyll sayde vnto him: all this power will I geue the euery whit,
& şe glory of them: for they are delyuered vnto me, and to whomsoeuer I
wyll, I geue it.
7 If şu therfore wyll falt downe before me & worshyp me, they shalbe all
8 Iesus answered and sayde vnto him: hence from me Satan. For it is wrytten Thou
shalt worshyp şe Lorde thy God, and him onely shalt şu serue.
9 And he caryed him to Ierusalem, and set him on a pynacle of the temple, and
sayd vnto him: Yf thou be the sonne of God, cast thy selfe downe from hens.
10 For it is wrytten: he shall geue his Angels charge ouer the, to kepe the,
11 and in their handes they shall beare the vp, that thou dasshe not thy fote
agaynst a stone.
12 And Iesus answered, and sayde vnto hym, it is sayd: thou shalt not tempte the
Lorde thy God.
13 And as sone as all the tentacion was ended, the deuell departed from him for
14 And Iesus returned by the power of the sprete, into Galile, and there went a
fame of him thorow out all the region.
15 And he taught in theyr synagoges and was commended of all men.
16 And he came to
where he was noursed and (as hys custome was) he went into the synagoge on the
Saboth daye, and stode vp for to reade.
17 And there was delyuered vnto hym the boke of the prophete Esayas. And when he
had opened the boke, he founde the place, where it was wryten.
18 The sprete of the Lord vpon me, because he hath annoynted me: to preache the
Gospell to the pore he hath sent me: to heale the broken harted, to preach
delyueraunce to the captyue, & syght to the blynde: frely to set at liberte
them that are brosed,
19 and to preach the acceptable yeare of the Lorde.
20 And he closed the boke, and gaue it agayne to the minyster, and sate downe.
And the eyes of all them that were in the synagoge, were fastened on him.
21 And he began to saye vnto them: Thys daye is thys scripture fulfylled in your
22 And all bare hym wytnes and wondred at the gracious wordes, which proceaded
out of of hys mouth, and they sayde: Is not thys Iosephs sonne?
23 And he sayd vnto them: Ye wyll vtterly saye vnto me this prouerbe: Phisicion,
heale thy selfe. Whatsoeuer we haue heard done in
, do the same here lykewise in thyne awne countre.
24 And he sayde: Uerely I saye vnto you: No prophete is accepted in hys awne
25 But I tell you of a treuth: many weddowes were in
in the daies of Helias when heauen was shut thre yeares and syxe monethes, when
greate famyshment was throughout all the lande,
26 and vnto no one of them was Helias sent, saue into Sarepta besydes
, vnto a woman that was a wedowe.
27 And many lepers were in Israell in the tyme of Helyseus the prophete: &
none of them was clensed, sauyng Naaman the Syrian.
28 And all they in the synagoge (when they herde these thinges) were filled with
29 and rose vp, and thrust him out of the cyte, & ledd him euen vnto the
edge of the hyll (where on theyr cytie was bylte) şe they myght cast him downe
30 But he departed, and went hys waye euen thorow the myddes of them.
31 And came downe to
, (a cytie of Galile) and there taught them on the saboth dayes.
32 And they were astonyed at his doctryne: for his preaching was with power.
33 And in the synagoge there was a man which had an vncleane sprete of a deuyll,
and cryed with a loude voyce,
34 sayenge: let me alone, what hast thou to do with vs, thou Iesus of Nazareth?
Art thou come to destroye vs? I knowe the what thou art, euen the holy of God.
35 And Iesus rebuked him, sayinge: holde thy peace, and come out of hym. And
whan the deuyll had throwen hym in the myddes, he came out of him, and hurt him
36 And feare cam on them all, and they spake among them selues, sayinge: what
maner a thing is thys? For with auctorite & power he commaundeth the foules
spretes, and they come oute?
37 And the fame of hym was spred abrode thorowe out euery place of the countre
38 And whan he was rysen vp & come out of the synagoge, he entred into
Simons house. And Simons mother in lawe was taken with a great feuer, and they
made intercession to hym for her.
39 And he stode ouer her, and rebuked the feuer, and the feuer left her. And
immedyatly she arose, and mynistred vnto them.
40 When the sonne was downe, all they that had syck, taken with diuers diseases,
brought them vnto hym: and he layde hys handes on euery one of them, and healed
41 And deuyls also came out of many, crying & saieng: thou art Christ the
sonne of God. And he rebuked them, and suffered them not to speake: for they
knewe that he was Christ.
42 As sone as it was daye, he departed, and went into a desert place, & the
people sought him, and came to hym, and kept hym that he shulde not departe from
43 And he sayde vnto them: I must preach the kyngdome of God to other cyties
also: for therfore am I sent.
44 And he preached in the synagoges of Galile.
It came to passe that (whan şe people preassed vpon him, to heare the word of
God) he stode by the lake of Genezareth:
2 and sawe two shyppes stande by the lake syde, but the fishermen were gone oute
of them, and were wasshyng their nettes
3 And he entred into one of the shyppes, (which perteyned to Simon) and prayed
him that he wold thrust oute a lytell from the lande. And he sate downe, and
taught the people out of the shyp.
4 When he had lefte speakynge, he sayde vnto Simon: Launche out into the depe,
and let slyppe youre nettes to make a draught.
5 And Simon answered, and sayd vnto hym: Master, we haue laboured all night, and
haue taken nothynge. Neuerthesse, at thy commaundement I wyll lose forth the
6 And when they had this done, they in closed a greate multitude of fysshes. But
theyr net brake,
7 & they beckened to theyr felowes (which were in the other shyp) that they
shulde come, and helpe them. And they came: and fylled both the shyppes, that
they soncke agayne.
8 When Simon Peter sawe thys, he fell downe at Iesus knees, saying: Lord, go
from me, for I am a sinful man.
9 For he was astonnyed & all şt were with hym, at the draught of fysshes
which they had taken:
10 and so was also Iames and Iohn the sonnes of Zebede, which were parteners
with Symon. And Iesus sayde vnto Symon: feare not, from hence forth thou shalt
11 And they brought the shyppes to lande, and forsoke all, and folowed hym.
12 And it fortuned that whan he was in a certen cytie: behold, ther was a man
ful of leprosy, & when he had spyed Iesus, he fell flat on hys face, and
besought him, saieng: Lord, yf thou wylt, thou canst make me clene.
13 And he stretched forth his hand, and touched him saying: I will, be thou
clene. And immediatly the leprosy departed from hym.
14 And he charged him, şt he shuld tell no man: but go (saith he) and shewe thy
selfe to the preste, & offer for thy clensyng accordyng, as Moses commaunded,
for a wytnes vnto them.
15 But so moch the more went there a fame abrode of hym, and moch people came
together to heare, & to be healed of hym from theyr infirmityes.
16 And he kepte hym oute of the waye in the wildernesses, and gaue him selfe to
17 And it happened on a certen daye: that he taught: and ther sate the Pharises
and doctours of lawe, which were come out of all the townes of Galile and Iewrye,
and Ierusalem. And the power of the Lord was present, to heale them.
18 And behold, men brought in a bed, a man which was taken with a palsie: and
they sought meanes to bring him in, and to laye him before hym.
19 And when they coulde not fynde on what syde they myghte bring hym in (because
of the prease) they went vp on the toppe of the house & let him downe
thorowe the tylyng, beed and all, euen in the myddes before Iesus.
20 When he sawe theyr fayth he sayd vnto him: man, thy synnes be forgeuen the,
21 And the scribes and the pharises began to thincke, saying: What felowe is
this, which speaketh blasphemye? who can forgeue synnes but God only?
22 But when Iesus perceaued their thoughtes, he answered, and said vnto them:
What thyncke ye in your hertes?
23 Whether is easier to saye thy synnes be forgeuen the, or to saye: ryse vp,
24 But şt ye maye knowe that the sonne of man hath power to forgeue synne on
earth, he sayd vnto the sycke of the palsye: I saye vnto şe: aryse, take vp thy
bed, and go vnto thy house.
25 And immediatly he rose vp before them, and toke vp hys bedd, (wher on he laye)
and departed to hys awne house, praysing God.
26 And they were all amased, and they gaue the glory vnto God. And were fylled
with feare, saying: We haue sene straunge thynges to daye.
27 And after this, he went forth, and sawe a publican named Leuy, syttynge at
the receyte of custome, & he sayd vnto him: folowe me.
28 And he left all, and rose vp, and folowed him:
29 And Leuy made hym a greate feaste in his awne house. And ther was a great
companye of publicans and of other that sate at meate, with them.
30 And the scribes and pharises murmured against his disciples, saying: Why do
ye eate and drincke with publicans and sinners?
31 And Iesus answered, and sayd vnto them: They that are whole, nede not the
phisicion: but they that are sycke.
32 I came not to call the ryghtewes, but synners to repentaunce.
33 And they sayde vnto hym: Why do the disciples of Iohn fast often, and praye,
& the disciples of the pharises also: but thyne eate and dryncke?
34 He sayde vnto them: Can ye make the chyldren of the wedding fast, whyle the
brydgrome is with them?
35 The dayes wyll come, when the brydgrome also shalbe taken awaye from them:
then shall they fast in those dayes.
36 He spake also vnto them a similitude. No man putteth a pece of a newe
garment, into an old vesture, for yf he do, then breaketh he the newe, and the
pece that was taken out of the newe, agreeth not with the olde.
37 And no man powreth newe wyne into olde bottels. For yf he do, the newe wyne
wyll burst the bottels, and runne out it self, and the bottels shall perysh.
38 But newe wyne must be put into newe bottels, and both are preserued.
39 No man also that dryncketh old wyne, straight waye can awaye with newe: for
he sayeth the olde is better.
It happened on an after pryncipall Saboth, that he went thorow the corne felde,
and hys discyples plucked the eares of corne, and dyd eate, and rubbed them in
2 And certayn of the pharises said vnto them: Why do ye that, which is not
lawfull to do on the Saboth dayes?
3 And Iesus answered them, and sayde: Haue ye not redde what Dauid dyd, when he
him selfe was an hungred, and they which were with hym:
4 howe he went into the house of God, and dyd take and eate the shew bread, and
gaue also to them that were with hym: which are not lawfull to eate, but for the
5 And he sayde vnto them: The sonne of man is Lorde also of the Saboth daye.
6 And it fortuned in another Sabboth also, that he entred into the synagoge,
& taught. And ther was a man, whose right hande was dryed vp.
7 And the scribes & pharises watched hym whether he wolde heale on the
sabboth daye, that they myght fynde how to accuse him.
8 But he knewe their thoughtes, and sayd to the man which had şe wythred hand:
Ryse vp, and stande forth in the myddes. And he arose & stode forth.
9 Then sayd Iesus vnto them: I wyll aske you a question: Whether is it lawfull
on the sabboth dayes to do good, or to do euil? to saue ones life, or to
10 And he behelde them al in compasse, and sayd vnto the man: Stretch forth thy
hand. And he dyd so: & hys hande was restored agayne as whole as the other.
11 And they were fylled with madnes, and communed together amonge them selues,
what they myght do to Iesu.
12 And it fortuned in those dayes şt he went out into a mountayne for to praye,
& contynued all nyght in prayer to God.
13 And as sone at it was daye, he called hys disciples, & of them he chose .xij.
whom also he called apostles.
14 Symon whom he also named Peter, & Andrew hys brother, Iames and Iohn,
Philip & Bartholomew,
15 Mathew & Thomas, Iames the sonne of Alpheus, and Symon which is called
16 and Iudas Iames sonne, and Iudas Iscarioth, the same that was the traytour.
17 And he came downe with them, & stode in the playne felde, and the company
of hys disciples and a greate multitude of people (out of all Iewrye and
Ierusalem, & from the see coast of Tyre and Sidon) which came to heare him,
and to be healed of their dyseases
18 and they şt were vexed with foule spretes and they were healed.
19 And al şe people preased to touche him, for ther went vertue oute of hym,
and healed them all.
20 And he lyft vp his eyes vpon the disciples and sayd: Blessed be ye pore, for
yours is the kingdome of God.
21 Blessed are ye that honger now, for ye shalbe satisfyed. Blessed are ye şt
wepe now, for ye shall laugh.
22 Blessed shall ye be, when men hate you, & thrust you out of their
company, and rayle on you, and abhorre your names as an euyll thing, for the
sonne of mannes sake.
23 Reioyse ye in şt daye, and be glad: for beholde, your rewarde is greate in
heauen. For thus dyd theyr fathers vnto the prophetes.
24 But wo vnto you that are ryche: for ye haue your consolacion.
25 Wo vnto you that are full: for ye shall honger. Wo vnto you şt now laugh:
for ye shall wayle & wepe.
26 Wo vnto you when all men prayse you: for so dyd theyr fathers to the false
27 But I saye vnto you which heare. Loue youre enemyes. Do good to them which
28 Besse them that curse you. And praye for them which wrongfullye trouble you.
29 And vnto hym that smyteth the on the one cheke, offer also the other. And him
that taketh awaye thy gowne, forbyd not to take thy cote also.
30 Geue to euery man that asketh of the. And of him şt taketh a waye thy goodes,
aske them not agayne.
31 And as ye wolde that men shuld do to you, do ye also to them lykewyse.
32 And yf ye loue them which loue you, what thanke haue ye? For synners also
loue theyr louers.
33 And yf ye do good for them which do good for you, what thanke haue ye? For
synners also do euen the same.
34 And yf ye lende to them of whom ye hope to receaue: what thanke haue ye? for
synners also lende to synners, to receaue soch lyke agayne.
35 But loue ye youre enemyes, and do good, and lende, lokynge for nothynge
agayne: and your reward shalbe greate, and ye shalbe the chyldren of the hyest:
for he is kynde vnto the vnkynde and to the euyll.
36 Be ye therfore mercyfull, as your father also is mercyfull.
37 Iudge not, and ye shall not be iudged: Condempne not, and ye shall not be
condempned. Forgeue, and ye shalbe forgeuen.
38 Geue, and it shalbe geuen vnto you: good measure and pressed downe, and
shaken together and runnyng ouer, shall men geue into youre bosomes. For with
the same measure that ye mete withall, shall other men mete to you agayne.
39 And he put forth a similitude vnto them Can the blynde leade the blynde? Do
they not both fall into the dyche?
40 The disciple is not aboue his master. Euery man shalbe perfecte, euen as hys
41 Why seest thou a moate in thy brothers eye, but consyderest not the beame
that is in thyne awne eye?
42 Ether howe cannest thou saye to thy brother. Brother, let me pull out the
moate that is in thyne eye, when thou seest not the beame that is in thyne awne
eye. Thou ypocrite cast out the beame out of thyne awne eye fyrst, & then
shalt thou se perfectly, to pull oute the moate that is in thy brothers eye.
43 For it is not a good tree, that bringeth forth euyll frute: nether is that an
euyll tree, that bringeth forth good frute.
44 For euery tre is knowen by hys frute. For of thornes do not men gather fygges,
nor of busshes gather they grapes.
45 A good man out of şe good treasure of hys herte, bryngeth forth that which
is good. And an euyll man, out of the euyll treasure of his hert, bringeth forth
that which is euyll. For of the aboundance of the hert, hys mouth speaketh.
46 Why call ye me Lord Lord, and do not as I byd you:
47 whosouer commeth to me & heareth my sayinges, and doth the same, I wyl
shewe you to whom he is like.
48 He is lyke a man which bylt an house, and dygged depe, and layde the
foundacion on a rock. When the waters arose, the flud bet vpon that house, &
coulde not moue it. For it was grounded vpon a rocke.
49 But he that heareth and doth not, is lyke a man that without foundacyon bylt
an house vpon the earth, against which şe floud dyd beat: and it fell
immediatly. And the fal of that house was greate.
When he had ended all hys saienges in the audience of şe people, he entred into
2 And a certen Centurions seruaunt which was deare vnto hym laye syck, and was
in parell of death.
3 And whan he heard of Iesu, he sent vnto him the elders of the Iewes,
besechinge him that he wold come, & heale his seruaunte.
4 And whan they came to Iesus, they besought him instantly, saying: He is worthy
that thou shuldest do this for hym.
5 For he loueth oure nacion, and hath buylt vs a synagoge.
6 And Iesus went with them. And whan he was now, not farre from the house, the
Centurion sent frendes to hym, sayinge vnto hym: Lorde, trouble not thy self:
for I am not worthy: that thou shuldest enter vnder my roffe.
7 Wherfore I thought not my self worthy to come vnto şe: but saye thou the
word, & my seruaunt shalbe whole.
8 For I also am a man set vnder power, and haue vnder me soudiers, and I saye
vnto one go, and he goeth, & to another, come, & he cometh: and to my
seruaunt, do this, & he doth it.
9 When Iesus heard thys, he meruayled at him, and turned hym about, and sayde to
the people that folowed him: I saye vnto you, I haue not founde so great faith,
no, not in
10 And they that were sent, turned backe home agayne and founde the seruaunt
whole that had bene sycke.
11 And it fortuned after this, şt he went into a cytie which is called Naim,
& many of his disciples went with him, and moch people.
12 When he came nye to the gate of the cytie: behold, ther was a deed man caryed
out, which was the onely sonne of his mother, & she was a wedowe, & moch
people of the cytie was with her.
13 And when the Lord sawe her, he had compassion on her, and sayde vnto her:
14 And he came nye, & touched the coffyn: and they that bare him stode styl.
And he sayde: Yonge man, I saye vnto the, aryse.
15 And he that was deed, sat vp, & began to speake. And he delyuered him to
16 And ther came a feare on them al. And they gaue the glory vnto God, sayinge:
A great prophete is rysen vp among vs, & God hath visited his people.
17 And thys rumor of him went forth throughout al Iury, and thorow out all the
regions which lye rounde about.
18 And the disciples of Iohn shewed him of all these thinges.
19 And Iohn called vnto him two of his disciples, & sent them to Iesus,
saying: Art thou he that shuld come: or shall we looke for another?
20 When the men were come vnto him, they sayde: Iohn baptiste sent vs vnto the,
saying: Art thou he şt shulde come? or shall we wayte for another?
21 And in that same houre he cured many of their infyrmites and plages, and of
euyll spretes, and vnto many şt were blynd he gaue sight.
22 And he answered, & sayd vnto them: Go your waye and bring worde agayne to
Iohn, what thinges ye haue sene & heard, how şt the blynde se, the halt go,
the lepers are clensed, the deaff heare, the dead ryse agayne: to the poore is
şe glad tydinges preached,
23 and happy is he that is not offended at me.
24 And when the messengers of Iohn were departed, he began to speake vnto şe
people concerninge Iohn. What went ye out into şe wildernes for to se? a rede
shaken wt the wind?
25 But what went ye out for to se? A man clothed in soft rayment? Behold, they
which are gorgeously apparelled, and lyue delicatly, are in kynges courtes.
26 But what wente ye forth to se? A prophete? Yee, I saye to you, & more
then a prophet.
27 This is he, of whom it is writen: Beholde, I sende myne angell before thy
face which shall prepare thy waye before şe.
28 For I saye vnto you, amonge wemens children, is ther not a greater prophete
then Iohn baptiste. Neuerthelesse, he tha is lesse, in şe
is greater then he.
29 And all the people, and the publicans that heard him, iustified God, and were
baptised with the baptyme of Iohn.
30 But the pharises and lawers despised the councell of God agaynst them selues,
and were not baptised of hym.
31 And the Lorde sayd: wherunto shall I lyken the men of this generacion: and
what thing are they like?
32 They are like vnto children sytting in the market place, & cryeng one to
another, and saying: We haue pyped vnto you, & ye haue not daunsed: we haue
mourned to you, and ye haue not wepte.
33 For Iohn baptist came, nether eatyng bread, ner drinkynge wyne, and ye saye:
he hath the deuyll.
34 The sonne of man is come, and eateth & drincketh, & ye saye: behold a
gloutonous man, and an vnmeasurable dryncker of wyne, a frend of publicans and
35 And wysdom is iustifyed of all her children.
36 And one of the pharises desired hym şt he wolde eate with hym. And he went
into the pharises house, and sat downe to meate.
37 And behold a woman in that cytie (which was a synner) as sone as she knewe
that Iesus sat at meat in the pharises house, she brought an alablaster boxe of
38 & stode at his fete behinde him wepyng, & beganne to wasshe hys fete
wt teares, and dyd wype them with şe heares of her head, & kyssed his fete,
& anoynted them with the oyntment.
39 When the pharise (which had bidden him) sawe, he spake within hym selfe,
sayinge: If thys man were a prophete, he wolde surely knowe who, and what maner
of woman thys is that touched hym, for she is a synner.
40 And Iesus answered, and sayd vnto him: Simon, I haue some what to saye vnto
the. And he sayd: master, saye on.
41 There was a certayne lender which had two detters, the one ought fyue hundred
pence, and the other fyfty.
42 When they had nothynge to paye, he forgaue them both. Tell me therfore, which
of them wyll loue hym most?
43 Simon answered and sayd: I suppose that he to whom he forgaue most. And he
sayde vnto hym: Thou hast truly iudged.
44 And he turned to the woman, & sayd vnto Simon: Seest thou this woman. I
entred into thy house, thou gauest me no water for my fete: but she hath wesshed
my fete with teares, and wyped them with the heares of her head.
45 Thou gauest me no kysse: but she, sence the tyme I came in, hath not ceased
to kysse my fete.
46 Myne head wt oyle thou didest not anoynte: but she hath anoynted my fete with
47 Wherfore, I saye vnto the: many synnes are forgeuen her, for she loued moch.
To whom lesse is forgeuen, the same doeth lesse loue.
48 And he sayde vnto her: thy synnes are forgeuen the.
49 And they that sate at meat wt him, beganne to saye within them selues. Who is
this which forgeueth synnes also?
50 And he sayd to the woman: Thy faith hath saued the. Go in peace.
And it fortuned afterwarde, that he hym selfe also wente through oute cyties and
townes: preachinge, and shewynge the kyngdome of God, and the twelue with hym.
2 And also certayne women, which were healed of euell spretes, and infirmytes.
Mary which is called Magdalen (oute of whom wente seuen deuyls)
3 and Ioanna the wyfe of Chusa. Herodes stewarde, and Susanna, and many other,
which minystred vnto hym of theyr substaunce.
4 When moch people were gathered together, and were come to him out of all cytes,
he spake by a similytude.
5 The sower wente out to sowe hys seede: and as he sowed, some fell by the waye
syde, & it was troden downe, and the foules of the ayre deuoured it vp.
6 And some fell on stone, and as sone as it was spronge vp, it withred awaye
because it lacked moystnes.
7 And some fell amonge thornes, and the thornes sprange vp with it, and choked
8 And some fel on good grounde, and sprange vp, and bare frute, an hundred folde.
And as he sayd these thinges, he cryed: He that hath eares to heare, let hym
9 And his disciples asked hym sayenge: what maner of simylytude is thys?
10 And he sayd: vnto you is it geuen to knowe the secretes of the kingdome of
God: but to other by parables, şt when they se, they shuld not se: & when
they heare, they shuld not vnderstande.
11 The parable is this. The seed is şe worde of God.
12 Those that are besyde the waye, are they that heare, then commeth the deuyll,
and taketh a waye the worde out of their hertes, lest they shulde beleue and be
13 They on the stones, are they which when they heare, receaue the word with
ioye, and these haue no rotes: which for a whyle beleue, and in tyme of
temptacyon go awaye.
14 And that which fell amonge thornes, are they which whan they haue heard, go
forth, and are choked with cares and ryches, and volupteous lyuinge, and brynge
forth no frute.
15 That which fell in the good grounde, are they, which with a pure and good
herte heare the worde, and kepe it, and brynge forth frute thorow pacyence.
16 No man, whan he lyghteth a candell, couereth it with a vessel, or putteth it
vnder a table, but setteth it on a candelsticke, that they which enter in, maye
se the light.
17 Nothing is in secret, şt shal not come abrode. Nether any thynge hydd, that
shall not be knowen, and come to lyghte.
18 Take hede therfore, howe ye heare. For whosoeuer hath, to hym shalbe geuen:
And whosoeuer hath not, from him shalbe taken: euen that same which he supposeth
that he hath.
19 Then came to him his mother & his brethren, and coulde not come at him
20 And it was tolde hym, and sayde: Thy mother and thy brethren stande without,
and wold se the.
21 He answered and said vnto them: my mother and my brethren are these, which
heare the worde of God, and do it.
22 And it chaunsed on a certayne daye, şt he went into a shyp, and his
disciples also, & he sayde vnto them: Let vs go ouer vnto the other side of
the lake. And they launched forth
23 But as they sayled, he fell a slepe and there arose a storme of wynde in the
lake, & they were fylled wt water, and were in ieopardy.
24 And they came to hym, and awoke hym saying: Master master, we are loost. Then
he arose, and rebuked the wynde and the tempest of water, and they ceased, and
it wexed calme.
25 And he sayde vnto them: where is youre fayth? They feared, and wondred amonge
them selues, saying: what (thynke ye) is thys? for he commaundeth both the
windes & water, and they obey hym?
26 And they sayled vnto the region of the Gederenites, which is ouer agaynst
27 And whan he went out to land, ther met him out of the cytie a certayne man,
which had a deuyll longe tyme, and ware no clothes, nether abode in eny house:
but in graues.
28 When he sawe Iesus & had cryed, he fell downe before him, & wt a
loude voyce sayde. What haue I to do with the Iesus, şu sonne of the God moost
hyest? I beseche the torment me not:
29 for he commaunded the foule sprete to come oute of the man. For ofte tymes he
had caught hym, and he was bounde with chaynes, and kepte with fetters: and he
brake the bondes, and was caryed of the fende into wyldernes.
30 And Iesus asked him saieng: What is thy name? And he sayde: Legion, because
many deuyls were entred into hym.
31 And they besought hym that he wolde not commaunde them, to go out into the
32 And there was there, an heard of many swyne, feding on an hyll: and they
besought him, that he wold suffre them to enter into them. And he suffred them.
33 Then went the deuels out of the man, & entred into the swyne. And the
heard ranne heedlyng with violence into the lake, and were choked.
34 When the herdmen sawe what had chaunsed, they fled, and tolde it in the cytie
& in the villages.
35 And they came out to se what was done: and came to Iesus, & founde the
man (out of whom the deuyls were departed) sittyng at the fete of Iesus:
clothed, & in his right mynde, and they were afrayed.
36 They also which sawe it, tolde them by what meanes he (that was possessed of
the deuyl) was healed.
37 And all şe multitude of the Gederenites, besought him, that he wold departe
from them: for they were taken with great feare. And he gate him vp into the
shyp, and returned backe agayne.
38 Then the man (out of whom the deuyls were departed) besought hym that he
myght be with hym. But Iesus sent him awaye, sayinge:
39 Go home agayne to thyne awne house, and shewe what thinges soeuer God hath
done for şe. And he went his waye, and preached thorow out all the cytie, what
thinges soeuer Iesus had done vnto him.
40 And it fortuned that when Iesus was come agayne, the people receaued him. For
they all wayted for him.
41 And beholde, there came a man named Iairus (& he was a ruler of the
synagoge) & he fell downe at Iesus fete praying him, şt he wold come into
42 for he had but one daughter onely, vpon a .xij. yeare of age, and she laye a
dying. But as he went, the people thronged hym.
43 And a woman, hauing an issue of bloud .xij. yeres (which had spent all her
substaunce vpon phisicions, nether coulde be holpen of eny)
44 came behynd him, & touched the hem of his rayment: & immediatly her
issue of bloud staunched.
45 And Iesus sayd: who is it şt touched me? When euery man denyed, Peter (and
they şt were wt hym) sayd: Master, the people thrust the & vexe the, &
sayest thou who touched me?
46 And Iesus sayd: Some body hath touched me. For I perceaue, that vertue is
gone out of me.
47 When the woman sawe that she was not hyd, she came trymbling, and fell at hys
fete, and tolde hym before all the people, for what cause she had touched him,
and how she was healed immediatly.
48 And he sayd vnto her: Daughter, be of good comforte. Thy fayth hath saued
the, go in peace.
49 Whyle he yet spake, ther came one from the rulers of the synagoges house,
which sayd to hym: thy daughter is deed, desease not şe Master.
50 But when Iesus hearde that worde, he answered the father of the damosell.
Feare not, beleue onely, and she shalbe made whole.
51 And when he came to the house, he suffred no man to go in with hym, saue
Peter, Iames, and Iohn, and the father and the mother of the mayden.
52 Euery body weept, and sorowed for her. And he said: Wepe not. The damosel is
not deed, but slepeth.
53 And they laught hym to scorne, knowyng that she was deed.
54 And he thrust them all out, and caught her by the hand, and cryed, sayinge:
55 And her sprete came agayne, and she rose straight waye. And he commaunded to
geue her meat.
56 And the father & the mother of her were astonyed. But he warned them, şt
they shuld tell no man what was done.
Iesus called the twelue together, and gaue them power, and auctorite ouer all
deuyls, and that they might heale diseases.
2 And he sent them to preache the kyngdome of God, and to heale the syck.
3 And he sayd vnto them: Take nothing to your iourney: nether staffe, nor scrype,
nether bread, nether money, nether haue two coates.
4 And whatsoeuer house ye enter into, there abyde, and thence departe.
5 And whosoeuer wyll not receaue you, when ye go out of the citie, shake of the
very dust from youre fete, for a testimonye agaynst them.
6 And they departed and went thorow the tounes, preaching the gospell and
healinge euery where.
7 And Herode the Tetrarch heard of al şt was done by him, & he douted,
because that it was sayde of some, that Iohn was rysen agayne from death:
8 and of some, that Helias had appeared, and of some, that one of the olde
prophetes was rysen agayne.
9 And Herode sayde: Iohn haue I beheaded: but who is this of whom I heare such
thinges. And he desyred to se him.
10 And the apostles returned: & tolde him all that they had done. And he
toke them, & went asyde into a solitary place nye vnto the cytie that is
11 Which whan şe people knewe, they folowed him. And he receaued them, &
spake vnto them of the kyngdome of God, & healed them şt had nede to be
12 And when the daye beganne to weare awaye, then came the .xij. and sayd vnto
him: send the people awaye, that they maye go into the townes and next villages
& lodge, and get meate, for we are here in a place of wyldernes.
13 But he sayd vnto them: Geue ye them to eate. And they sayd: we haue no mo but
.v. loaues and two fysshes, except we shulde go and bye meate for all this
14 And they were about a .v.M. men. And he sayd to his disciples: Cause them to
sit downe by fyfties in a companye.
15 And they dyd so, and made them al to syt downe.
16 And he toke the fyue loaues and the two fisshes, and loked vp to heauen: and
blessed them, and brake, and gaue to the disciples, to seet before the people.
17 And they all dyd eat, & were satisfyed. And there was taken vp of that
remayned to them, twelue baskettes full of broken meate.
18 And it fortuned as he was alone praying, his disciples were with him, and he
asked them sayeng: who saye the people that I am?
19 They answered, and sayd: Iohn Baptist: Some saye Helias, and some saye that
one of the olde prophetes is rysen.
20 He sayd vnto them: But who saye ye that I am? Simon Peter answered, &
sayde: thou art şe Christ of God.
21 And he warned and commaunded them that they shuld tell no man that thing,
22 saying: the sonne of man must suffre many thinges, and be reproued of the
elders, and of the hye prestes, and scribes, and be slayne, and ryse agayne the
23 And he sayd to them all, yf eny man will come after me, let him denye him
self, & take vp his crosse dayly, & folowe me.
24 For whosoeuer wyll saue hys lyfe shall lose it. But whosoeuer doth lose his
lyfe for my sake, the same shall saue it.
25 For what auauntageth it a man, yf he wynne the whole worlde, and lose him
selfe, or runne in dammmage of hym selfe?
26 For whoso is ashamed of me, and of my wordes, of him shall the sonne of man
be ashamed, when he commeth in his maiestye, and in the maiestye of his father,
and of the holy angels.
27 I tell you of a treuth: There be some standinge here, which shall not tast of
death, tyll they se the kyngdome of God.
28 And it fortuned şt about an .viij. dayes after these saienges, he toke Peter
and Iohn and Iames, & went vp into a mountayne to praye.
29 And as he prayed, the fassyon of hys countenaunce was chaunged, & his
garment was whyte, & shone.
30 And behold, there talked with him two men which were Moses and Helias,
31 şt appeared in the maiesty, & spake of his departyng, which be shulde
ende at Ierusalem.
32 But Peter and they that were with him, were heuy with slepe. And when they
awoke, they sawe his maiesty, and two men standinge with him.
33 And it chaunsed as they departed from him, Peter sayde vnto Iesus: Master, it
is good beynge here for vs. Let vs make also thre tabernacles, one for the, and
one for Moses, and one for Helias (and wist not what he sayd.)
34 While he thus spake, there came a cloude and ouershadowed them, and they
feared when they were come into şe cloude.
35 And there came a voyce out of the cloude saying: This is my deare sonne,
36 And as soone as the voyce was past, Iesus was founde alone. And they kept it
cloose: & tolde no man in those dayes, any of those thinges which they had
37 And it chaunsed that on the nexte daye (as they came downe from the hyll)
moche people met him.
38 And beholde, a man of the company cried oute, sayenge: Master, I beseche the
behold my sonne, for he is all that I haue:
39 and se, a sprete taketh him, and sodenly he cryeth, and tereth hym, that he
fometh agayne, and with moch payne departeth from him, when he hath rent him,
40 and I besought thy disciples to cast him out, & they coulde not,
41 Iesus answered and sayde: O faythles, and croked nacion, howe longe shall I
be with you? & shal suffre you? Bring thy sonne hither.
42 As he was yet a comming, the fende rent him, and tare him. And Iesus rebuked
the vncleane sprete, and healed the chyld, and deliuered him to his father.
43 And they were all amased at the myghtye power of God. But whyle they wondered
euery one at all thinges which he dyd, he sayde vnto hys disciples:
44 Lett these sayinges sinke downe into your eares. For it will come to passe:
that the sonne of man shalbe deliuered into the handes of men.
45 But they wist not what şe worde meant, and it was hyd from them, şt they
vnderstode it not. And they feared to aske him of that sayinge.
46 And there entred a thought among them which of them shulde be the greatest.
47 When Iesus perceaued the thought of their hertes he toke a chyld, and set him
hard by hym,
48 & sayd vnto them: Whosoeuer receaueth this child in my name, receaueth
me. And whosoeuer receaueth me, receaueth him that sent me. For he that is lest
among you all, the same shalbe greate.
49 And Iohn answered, and sayde: Master. we sawe one castinge oute deuyls in thy
name, and we forbade him, because he foloweth not with vs.
50 And Iesus sayd vnto him: forbyd ye him not. For he that is not agaynst vs, is
51 And it fortuned when the tyme was come that he shulde be receaued vp, he set
hys face to go to Ierusalem,
52 and sent messengers before him. And they went and entred into a cytie of the
Samaritans, to make ready for him.
53 And they wold not receaue him, because his face was as though he wold go to
54 When his disciples, Iames & Iohn sawe this, they sayde: Lorde, wilt thou
that we commaunde fyre to come downe from heauen and consume them, euen as
55 Iesus turned about, and rebuked them, saying: ye wote not what maner spret ye
56 For the sonne of man is not come to destroye mennes lyues, but to saue them.
And they went to another towne.
57 And it chaunsed that as they were walking in the waye, a certayne man sayd
vnto him. I wyll folowe the whithersoeuer thou goo.
58 Iesus sayde vnto him: foxes haue holes, and byrdes of the ayer haue nestes:
but the sonne of man hath not where to laye his head.
59 And he sayde vnto another: folowe me. And the same sayde: Lorde, suffre me
first to go and bury my father.
60 Iesus sayde vnto him: Let the deed bury their deed: but go şu, and preach
the kyngdome of God.
61 And an other sayde: Lorde, I wyll folowe the: but let me first go byd them
fare well, which are at home at my house.
62 Iesus sayde vnto hym: No man that putteth hys handes to the plowe, and loketh
backe, is apte to the kyngdome of God.
After these thynges, the Lorde appoynted other .lxx. also, and sent them two and
two before hym into euery cytie & place, whyther he him selfe wolde come.
2 Therfore sayd he vnto them: the haruest is great, but the labourers are fewe.
Praye ye therfore şe lord of the haruest, to sende forth labourers into his
Go your wayes: behold, I sende you forth as
lambes among wolues.
no wallet, nether scryp, nor shoes, & salute no man by the waye.
whatsoeuer house ye enter, fyrst saye: Peace be to thys house.
yf the sonne of peace be there, your peace shall rest vpon him: yf not, it shall
turne to you agayne.
in the same house tary styll, eatyng and drinckyng soch as they geue: For the
labourer is worthy of hys rewarde. Go not from house to house,
into whatsoeuer cytie ye entre, & they receaue you, eate soch thynges as are
set before you,
heale the sicke that are therin, and saye vnto them: the kingdome of God is come
nye vpon you
into whatsoeuer citie ye enter, & they receaue you not, go your wayes out
into the stretes of the same, & saye:
the very dust of youre cytie (which cleaueth on vs) do we wype of agaynst you:
Not withstanding, be ye sure of thys, that the kyngdome of God was come nye vpon
saye vnto you: şt it shalbe easier in that daye for Zodome, then for that cytie.
vnto the Chorazin: wo vnto the
. For yf şe miracles had bene done in
, which haue bene done in you, they had (a greate whyle ago) repented of theyr
synnes, syttyng in heercloth and asshes.
it shalbe easier for
, at the iudgement, then for you.
(which art exalted to heauen) shalt be thrust downe to hell.
şt heareth you, heareth me: and he that despyseth you, despyseth me: and he
that despyseth me; despyseth him that sent me.
the .lxx. turned agayne wt ioye, sayeng: Lorde, euen şe very deuels are subdued
to vs thorow thy name.
he sayd vnto them: I sawe Satan (as it had bene lightening) falling downe from
I geue vnto you power, to treade on serpentes, and scorpions, and ouer all maner
power of the enemy, and nothing shull hurte you.
in this reioyse not, şt şe spretes are subdued vnto you: but reioyse, that
youre names are wryten in heauen.
same houre reioysed Iesus in ghost, and sayd: I thanke the, O father. Lorde of
heauen and earth, that thou hast hyd these thinges from the wyse and prudent,
and hast opened them vnto babes. Euen so father, for so pleased it the.
thinges are geuen me of my father. No man knoweth who the sonne is, but the
father: and who the father is, but the sonne, & he to whom şe sonne wyll
he turned to his disciples, and sayde secretly: Happy are the eyes, which se şe
thinges that ye se.
I tell you, that many prophetes and kinges haue desired to se those thinges
which ye se, and haue not sene them: and to heare those thynges which ye heare,
and haue not hearde them.
behold a certayne lawyer stode vp, & tempted him, saying. Master, what shall
I do, to inheret eternall lyfe?
sayde vnto him: What is written in the lawe? How redest thou?
he answered and sayde: loue the Lorde thy God, with all thy hert, & with all
thy soule, & with all thy strength, & with all thy mynde: and thy
neyghbour as thy selfe.
he sayde vnto him: Thou hast answered right. This do, and thou shalt lyue.
he wyllinge to iustifie him selfe, sayde vnto Iesus: And who is my neyghbour?
answered, & sayde, A certayne man descended from Hierusalem to Hierico,
& fell among theues, which robbed him of his rayment & wounded him, and
departed, leuynge him halfe deed.
it chaunced, that ther came downe a certayne Preste şt same waye, & when he
sawe him, he passed by.
lyke wyse a Leuite, when he went nye to şe place, came and loked on him, &
a certayne Samaritane, as he iorneyed, came vnto hym: and when he sawe him, he
had compassion on him
went to, and bounde vp his woundes, & poured in oyle & wyne, and set him
on his awne beaste, and brought him to a commen ynne, and made prouision for
on the morow, when he departed, he toke out .ij. pence, & gaue them to şe
host, & sayd vnto him. Take cure of him & whatsoeuer şu spendest moare,
when I come agayne I will recompence the.
now of these thre thynkest şu, was neyghbour vnto him şt fell among the theues?
he sayd: he that shewed mercy on him. Then sayde Iesus vnto him: Go, and do thou
fortuned that as they went, he entred into a certayne towne. And a certayne
woman named Martha receaued him into her house.
this woman had a syster called Mary, which also sate at Iesus fete, & heard
Martha was combred aboute moch seruynge, & stode & sayde: lorde, doest
şu not care, that my syster hath left me to serue alone? Byd her therfore, şt
she helpe me.
Iesus answered, & sayde vnto her: Martha, Martha, thou art carefull, &
troubled about many thinges:
one is nedefull. Mary hath chosen the good parte, which shall not be taken awaye
And it fortuned as he was prayinge in a
certayne place: when he ceased, one of his disciples sayde vnto hym: Lorde,
teache vs to praye, as Iohn also taught hys disciples.
he sayde vnto them: when ye praye, saye. O oure father which art in heauen,
halowed be thy name. Thy kyngdome come. Thy will be fulfilled, euen in erth also
as it is in heauen.
dayly breed geue vs this daye.
forgeue vs our synnes: For euen we forgeue euery man that treapaseth vs. And
Leade vs not into temptacion But deliuer vs from euyll.
he sayd vnto them: yf any of you shall haue a frend, & shall go to him at
mydnight, and saye vnto him, frende: lende me thre loaues,
a frende of myne is come out of the waye to me, and I haue nothynge to set
he within answere, and saye: trouble me not, the dore is now shut, and my
chyldren are with me in the chamber, I cannot ryse and geue the.
saye vnto you, though he wyll not arise and geue him, because he is his frende:
yet because of his importunite he will rise, and geue him as many as he nedeth.
I saye vnto you: aske, and it shalbe geuen you. Seke, and ye shall fynde: Knocke,
and it shalbe opened vnto you.
euery one şt asketh, receaueth: and he that seketh, fyndeth: & to him şt
knocketh, shall it be opened.
şe sonne shall aske breed of eny of you that is a father, wyll he geue him a
stone? Or yf he aske fishe, wyll he for fysshe geue him a serpent?
yf he aske an egge, will he offer him a scorpion?
ye then beyng euyll, can geue good giftes vnto youre children, how moch moare
shall your father of heauen geue the holy sprete to them, that desyre it of him?
he was castinge out a deuyll, and the same was domme. And when he had cast out
the deuill, the domme spake, & the people wondred.
some of them sayde: he casteth out deuyls thorowe Beelzebub the chefe of the
other tempted him and requyred of him a signe from heauen.
he knowing their thoughtes, sayd vnto them: Euery kyngdome deuided agaynst it
selfe, is desolate: and one house doth fall vpon another.
Satan also, be deuyded agaynst him selfe, how shall his kyngdome endure? Because
ye saye, that I cast out deuyls thorow Beelzebub.
I, by the helpe of Beelzebub cast out deuyls, by whose helpe do youre chyldren
cast them out. Therfore shall they be your iudges.
yf I, with the fynger of God cast out deuyls, no doute the kyngdome of God is
come vpon you.
a stronge man armed watcheth his house: the thinges that he possesseth are in
when a stronger then he commeth vpon him, and ouercommeth him, he taketh from
him all his harnes (wherin he trusted) and deuideth his goodes.
that is not with me, is against me. And he that gathereth not with me,
the vnclene spryte is gone out of a man, he walketh through drie places, sekynge
reest. And when he fyndeth none, he sayeth: I will returne agayne vnto my
houses, whence I came out.
when he commeth, he fyndeth it swept and garnisshed.
goeth he and taketh to him seuen other spretes worse then him selfe: and they
enter in, & dwell there. And the ende of that man, is worse then the
it fortuned that as he spake these thynges, a certayne woman of the company
lyfte vp her voyce, and sayd vnto him. Happy is the wombe that bare the, and the
pappes which gaue the sucke.
he sayde: Yee, happy are they that heare the worde of God and kepe it.
the people were gathered thicke together, he began to saye. This is an euyll
nacion. they seke a sygne, and ther shall no sygne be geuen them, but the sygne
of Ionas the prophet.
as Ionas was a sygne to the Niniuytes, so shall also the sonne of man be to thys
quene of the south shall ryse at the iudgement, with the men of this nacion, and
condempne them: for she came from the vttemost partes of the erth, to heare the
wisdome of Salomon. And beholde a greater then Salomon is here.
men of Niniue shall ryse at the iudgement with this nacyon: and shall condempne
them: for they were brought to repentaunce by şe preachynge of Ionas. And
beholde, a greater then Ionas is here.
man lyghteth a candell, and putteth it in a preuy place, nether vnder a busshell:
but on a candelstycke, that they which come in, maye se the light.
lyght of the body is the eye. Therfore, when thyne eye is syngle, all thy body
also shalbe full of lyght. But yf thyne eye be euill, thy body also shalbe full
hede therfore, that the lyght which is in the, be not darcknes.
all thy body therfore be cleare, hauynge no parte darcke: then shal it all be
full of light, euen as when a candell doeth lyght the with bryghtnes.
as he spake, a certayne Pharyse besought him, to dyne with him, and Iesus went
in, and sate doune to meate.
the Pharyse sawe it, he marueyled, that he had not fyrst wesshed before dyner.
şe Lorde sayde vnto him: Now do ye Pharises, make clene the out syde of the
cup, and the platter: but youre inwarde parte is full of rauenynge and wyckednes.
fooles, dyd not he (that made that which is without) make that which is within
geue almose of that ye haue, and behold, all thinges are cleane vnto you.
wo vnto you Pharises, for ye tythe mynt and rewe, and all manner erbes, and
passe ouer iudgement and the loue of God. These ought ye to haue done, and yet
not to leaue the other vndone.
vnto you Pharises: for ye loue the vppermost seates in the sinagoges, and
gretinges in the market.
vnto you scrybes and Pharises, ye ypocrites, for ye are as graues which appeare
not, and the men that walke ouer them, are not ware of them.
answered one of the lawears, and sayde vnto him: Master, thus saying thou
puttest vs to rebuke also.
he sayde: wo vnto you also ye lawers: for ye lade men with burthens which they
be not not able to beare: and ye youre selues touche not the packes with one of
vnto you: ye buylde the sepulchres of the Prophetes, and youre fathers kylled
ye beare witnes, that ye alowe the dedes of youre fathers: for they kylled them,
and ye buylde their sepulchres.
sayde the wisdome of God, I will send them Prophetes and Apostles and some of
them they shall slaye and persecute:
the bloude of all Prophetes (which is shed from the begynninge of the worlde)
maye be required of this generacion,
the bloude of Abell, vnto the bloud of Zachary, which perished betwene the
aulter and the temple. Uerely I saye vnto you: it shalbe required of this nacion.
vnto you lawears: for ye haue taken awaye the keye of knowledge, ye entred not
in youre selues, and them that came in, ye forbad.
he thus spake vnto them, the lawears and the Pharises began to wexe busye aboute
him, and capciously to aske him many thinges,
wayte for him, and sekynge to catche some thinge of his mouth, wherby they might
As ther gathered together an innumerable
multitude of people (in so moche that they trood one another) he began to saye
vnto his disciples: fyrst of all be warre of the leuen of the Pharises which is
ther is nothynge couered, that shall not be vncouered: nether hyd, that shall
not be knowen.
what thinges ye haue spoken in darknes, shalbe hearde in the light. And that
which ye haue spoken into the eare, euen in secrete places, shalbe preached on
the toppe of the houses.
saye vnto you my frendes: be not afrayde of them that kyll the body, and after
that haue no moare, that they can do.
I will shewe you, whom ye shall feare. Feare him, which after he hath kylled,
hath power to cast into hell. Yee, I saye vnto you: feare him.
not fyue sparowes bought for two farthinges? And not one of them is forgoten of
euen şe very heeres of youre heed are all nombred. Feare not therfore: ye are
moare of value then many sparowes.
saye vnto you euery one: whosoeuer confesseth me before men, him shal şe sonne
of man knowledge also before şe angels of God
he that denyeth me before men, shalbe denied before şe angels of God.
whosoeuer speaketh a worde agaynst şe sonne of man, it shalbe forgeuen him. But
vnto him şt blasphemeth the holy goost, it shall not be forgeuen.
they bringe you vnto the sinagoges, and vnto the rulers and officers, take ye no
thought, how or what thinge ye shall answer, or what ye shall speake.
the holy goost shall teache you in the same houre, what ye ought to saye.
of the company sayde vnto him: Master, speake to my brother, that he deuide the
enheritaunce with me.
he sayde vnto him: Man, who made me a iudge or a deuider, ouer you?
he sayde vnto them: take hede, and be warre of couetousnes. For no mannes lyfe
standeth in the aboundance of the thinges which he possesseth.
he put forth a simylytude vnto them sayinge: The grounde of a certaine riche man
brought forth plentifull frutes,
he thought within him selfe sayinge: what shall I do? because I haue no roume
where to bestowe my frutes?
he sayd: This will I do. I will destroye my barnes, and bylde greater, and
therin will I gather all my goodes that are growen vnto me:
I will saye to my soule: Soule thou hast moche goodes layd vp in stoore for many
yeares, take thyne ease: eate, drincke, be mery.
God sayd vnto him. Thou fole, this nyght will they fetche awaye thy soule agayne
from the. Then whose shall those thynges be, which thou hast prouided?
is it with him that gathereth riches to him selfe, and is not riche towarde God.
he spake vnto his disciples: Therfore I saye vnto you. Take no thought for youre
lyfe, what ye shall eate: nether for the body, what ye shall put on.
life is moare then meate, and the body is moare then rayment.
the rauens, for they nether sowe nor repe, which nether haue stoore house ner
barne, and God fedeth them. How moche are ye better then fethered foules?
of you (with his takinge thought) can adde to his stature one cubit?
ye then be not able to do that thinge which is least: why take ye thought for
the lylies how they growe: They laboure not: they spyn not: and yet I saye vnto
you, that Salomon in all his royalte, was not clothed lyke one of these.
God so clothe the
(which is to daye in the felde, and to morow is cast into the fornace) how
moche more wyll he cloth you, O ye of lytle fayth?
aske not ye what ye shall eate, or what ye shall drincke, nether clime ye vp an
all soche thinges do the hethen people of the worlde seke for.
father knoweth, that ye haue neade of soche thinges. Wherfore, seke ye after the
kyngdome of God, and all these thinges shalbe ministred vnto you.
not lytell flocke, for it is youre fathers pleasure, to geue you the kyngdome.
that ye haue, and geue almes. And prepare you bagges, which wexe not olde, euen
a treasure that fayleth not in heauen, where no thefe commeth, nether moth
where youre treasure is, there will youre herte be also.
youre loynes be gerd about, & your lightes brenning
ye youre selues lyke vnto men that wayte for theyr Lorde, when he will returne
from the weddinge: that whan he commeth and knocketh they maye open vnto him
are those seruauntes, whom the Lorde (when he commeth) shall fynde wakynge.
Uerely I saye vnto you, that he shall gyrde hym selfe and make them to syt downe
to meate, and walke by, and minister vnto them.
yf he come in the seconde watch, yee, yf he come in the thirde watch, and fynde
them so, happy are those seruauntes.
vnderstond, that yf the good man of the house knewe, what houre the thefe wolde
come, he wolde suerly watch, and not suffer hys housse to be broken vp.
ye therfore ready also: for the sonne of man will come at an houre when ye
sayde vnto him: Master, tellest thou this similitude vnto vs, or to all men?
the Lorde sayde: who is a faythfull and wise stewarde, whom his Lorde shall make
ruler ouer his housholde, to geue them their duetie of meat in due season:
is that seruaunt, whom his Lorde when he commeth; shall fynde so doing.
a trueth I saye vnto you, that he will make him ruler ouer all that he hath.
and yf the seruaunt saye in his herte. My Lorde will deferre his comminge (and
shall beginne to smite seruauntes and maydens, and to eate and drincke, and to
Lorde of that seruaunt will come in a daye when he thinketh not, and at an houre
when he is not ware, and will hewe him in peces, and geue him his rewarde with
seruaunt that knewe his masters will and prepared not him selfe, nether dyd
accordinge to hys wyll, shalbe beaten with many strypes.
he that knewe not, and dyd commytte thynges worthy of strypes, shalbe beaten
with fewe strypes. For vnto whomsoeuer moch is geuen, of him shalbe moche
requyred. And to whom men haue committed moch: of him wyll they aske şe more.
am come to sende fyer on erth: & what is my desier, but şt it were all
withstandynge I must be baptysed wt a baptime: and how am I payned, tyll it be
ye, that I am come to sende peace on erth? I tell you naye, but rather dyuysyon.
from hence forth ther shalbe fyue in one housse deuided, thre against two, and
two agaynst thre.
father shalbe deuided agaynst the sonne, and the sonne agaynst the father. The
mother agaynst the daughter, and the daughter agaynst the mother. The mother in
lawe agaynst hyr daughter in lawe, and şe daughter in lawe, agaynst hyr mother
sayde also to the people: when ye se a cloude ryse out of the west, strayght
waye ye saye: ther commeth a shower, and so it is.
when ye se the south wynde blowe, ye saye: it will be hote, and it commeth to
ypocrytes, ye can discerne the outwarde appearaunce of the skye and of the erthe:
but how happeneth it, that ye cannot skyll of this tyme?
and why iudge ye not of youre selues what is ryght.
thou goest with thyne aduersary to the ruler, as thou arte in the waye, geue
diligence that thou mayst be deliuered from him, least he brynge the to the
iudge, and the iudge delyuer the to the iaylar, and the iaylar cast the into
tell the, thou shalt not departe thence, tyll thou haue made good the vtmost
Ther were present at the same season,
certayne men that shewed him of the Galyleans, whose bloude Pylate had myngled
with theyr awne sacryfyce.
Iesus answered, and sayde vnto them: Suppose ye that these. Galyleans were
greater synners then all the other Galyleans, because they suffred suche
tell you naye: but except ye repent: ye shall all lyke wyse perysshe.
those .xviij. vpon which the toure in Syloe fell, and slewe them, thynke ye,
that they were synners aboue all men that dwelt in Ierusalem?
tell you naye: But excepte ye repent, ye all shall lyke wyse perysshe.
tolde also this similitude: a certayne man had a fygge tree planted in his
vineyarde & he came and sought frute theron, and founde none.
sayde he to the dresser of his vineyarde: beholde, this thre yeare haue I come
and sought frute in this fygge tree, and fynde none: cut it doune: why combreth
it the ground?
he answered & sayd vnto him: Lorde, let it alone this yeare also, tyll I
dygge rounde aboute it, and donge it,
se whether it will beare frute: and yf it beare not then, after that shalt şu
cut it doune.
he taught in one of their synagoges on the Saboth dayes.
beholde, ther was a woman, which had a sprete of infirmite .xviij. yeares: and
was bowed together, and coulde in no wyse lifte vp her heade.
Iesus sawe her, he called her to him, and sayde vnto her woman, thou art
deliuered from thy disease.
he layde his handes on her, and immediatly, she was made strayght, and glorified
the ruler of the synagoge answered with indignacion (because that Iesus had
healed on the Saboth daye) and sayde vnto the people. Ther are syxe dayes in
which men ought to worke, in them come, that ye maye be healed, and not on the
the Lorde answered him and sayde: Thou ypocryte, doth not each one of you on the
Saboth daye lowse his oxe or his asse from the stall, and leade him to the
ought not this daughter of Abraham, whom Satan hath bounde (lo .xviij. yeares)
be lowsed from this bonde on the Saboth daye?
when he thus sayde, all hys aduersaries were ashamed, and all the people
reioysed on all the excellent dedes, that were done by him.
sayde he: what is the kyngdome of God like? or wherto shall I compare it?
is like a grayne of mustarde seede, which a man toke, and sowed in his garden:
and it grewe and wexed a greate tree, and the foules of the ayer made nestes in
the braunches of it.
agayne he sayde: wher vnto shall I lyken the kyngdome of God?
is like leuen, which a woman toke, and hyd in thre peckes of meele, tyll all was
he went thorow all cities and townes, teachynge, and iorneyinge towardes
sayde one vnto him: Lorde, are ther feaw that be saued? And he sayde vnto him:
to enter in at şe strayte gate; for many (I saye vnto you) will seke to enter
in, and shall not be able.
the good man of the house is rysen vp, and hath shutt to the dore, and ye
beginne to stonde without, and to knocke at the dore sayinge: Lorde, Lord, open
vnto vs, and he answer and saye vnto you. (I knowe you not whence ye are)
shall ye begyn to saye: we haue eaten & dronken in thy presence, & thou
hast taught in oure stretes.
he shall saye: I tell you, I knowe you not whence ye are: departe from me all ye
şt worke iniquite.
shalbe wepinge & gnasihinge of teth, when ye shall se Abraham and Isaac and
Iacob, and all the Prophetes in şe kyngdome of God, and ye youre selues thrust
they shall come from the east and from the west, and from şe north and from the
south, and shall syt downe in şe kyngdome of God.
beholde, there are last, which shalbe fyrst. And ther are fyrst, which shalbe
same daye came there certayne of the Pharises, and sayde vnto him. get the out
of the waye, and departe hence: for Herode will kyl the.
he sayde vnto them: Go ye, and tell that foxe, beholde, I cast out deuyls and
heale the people to daye and to morowe, and the thyrde daye I make an ende.
I must walke to daye and to morow, and the daye folowyng: for it cannot be that
a Prophet perisshe eny other where, saue at Ierusalem.
Ierusalem, Ierusalem, which killest Prophetes, and stonest them that are sent
vnto the: how ofte wolde I haue gathered thy children together, as a byrde doth
gather her yonge vnder her wynges, and ye wolde not?
habitacion is left vnto you desolate. I tell you, ye shall not se me, vntyll the
tyme come that ye shall saye blessed is he that commeth in the name of the Lorde.
And it chaunsed, that he went into the house
of one of the chefe Pharyses to eate breed on a Saboth daye: and they watched
beholde, ther was a certayne man before him which had the dropsye.
Iesus answered and spake vnto the lawers and Pharyses, sayinge: is it laufull to
heale on the Saboth daye?
they helde theyr peace. And he toke him and healed him, and let him go:
answered them, sayinge, which of you shall haue an asse or an oxe fallen into a
pytt and wyll not strayght waye pull him out on the Saboth daye?
they coulde not answere him agayne to these thinges.
put forth also a symilitude to the gestes, when he marked how they preased to şe
hyest roumes, and sayde vnto them:
şu art bydden of anye man to a weddynge, syt not downe in the hyest rowme, lest
a more honorable man then thou be bydden of him,
he (that bade him and the) come, and saye to the: geue this man rowme, and thou
then beginne wt shame to take the lowest rowme.
rather when thou art bydden, go and syt in the lowest rowme: that when he that
bade the, commeth, he maye saye vnto the: frende syt vp hyer. Then shalt şu
haue worshipp in the presence of them that syt at meate with the.
whosoeuer exalteth him self, shalbe brought lowe. And he that humbleth hym selfe,
sayde he also to hym, that had desired him to dyner: When thou makest a diner or
a supper, call not thy frendes, nor thy brethren, nether thy kynsmen ner thy
ryche neyghbours: lest they also bydde the agayne, and a recompence be made the.
when thou makest a feast, call the poore, the feble, the lame, and the blynde,
thou shalt be happy, for they can not recompence the But thou shalt be
recompensed at the resurreccyon of the iuste men.
one of them (that sat at meate also) hearde these thynges, he sayd vnto him:
happy is he that eateth bread in the kyngdome of God.
sayde he vnto him. A certayne man ordened a greate supper, and bade many,
sent his seruaunt at supper tyme, to saye to them that were bydden, come: for
all thinges are now ready.
they all atonce beganne to make excuse. The fyrst sayde vnto him: I haue bought
a farme, and I must nedes go, & se it, I praye the haue me excused.
another sayde: I haue bought fyue yooke of oxen, and I go to proue them, I praye
the, haue me excused.
another sayde: I haue maried a wyfe, and therfore I cannot come.
the seruaunt returned and brought his master worde agayne therof. Then was the
good man of the house displeased, and sayde to his seruaunt: Goo out quickly
into the stretes and quarters of the cytie, and bring in hyther the poore, and
the feble, and the halt and the blynde.
the seruaunt sayd: Lorde, it is done as thou hast commaunded, and yet there is
şe Lorde sayd to the seruaunt: Go out vnto the hye wayes and hedges, and
compell them to come in, that my house maye be fylled,
I saye vnto you, şt none of those men which were bydden, shall tast of my
went a greate company with hym, and he turned, and sayd vnto them:
a man come to me, and hate not hys father and mother, and wyfe and chyldren, and
brethren, and systers, yee, and his awne lyfe also, he cannot be my disciple.
whosoeuer doth not beare his crosse, and come after me, cannot be my disciple.
of you disposed to buylde a toure, sytteth not downe before, and counteth the
cost, whether he haue sufficient to performe it?
after he hath layde the foundacyon, and is not able to performe it, all that
beholde it, begynne to mocke hym,
this man beganne to buylde, & was not able to make an ende?
what kyng goinge to make batayle agaynst another kinge, sytteth not downe fyrst,
and casteth in his mynde, whether he be able with ten thousande, to mete him,
that commeth agaynst him with .xx. thousande?
els while the other is yet a greate waye of he sendeth ambassatoures, and
lykewyse, whosoeuer he be of you that forsaketh not all that he hath, he cannot
be my disciple.
is good, but yf salt haue loste the saltnes, what shal be seasoned ther with?
is nether good for the lande, nor yet for the donge hill, but men cast it out at
the dores. He that hath eares to heare, let him heare.
Then resorted vnto him all the publicans and
synners, for to heare him.
the Pharises and Scribes murmured, sayinge. He receaueth synners, and eateth
he put forth this parable vnto them, saieng.
man of you hauynge an hundred shepe (yf he lose one of them) doth not leaue
nynty and nyne in the wildernes, and go after that which is lost, vntill he
when he hath founde it, he laieth it on his shulders with ioye.
assone as he cometh home, he calleth together his louers and neyghbours, saying
vnto them: Reioyse with me for I haue founde my shepe, which was loost.
say vnto you, that like wyse ioye shalbe in heauen ouer one synner that
repenteth, more then ouer nynty and nyne iuste persons, which nede no
what woman (hauynge ten grotes, yf she loose one) doth not light a candell, and
swepe the housse, and seke diligently tyll she fynde it?
when she hath founde it, she calleth her louers and her neyghbours together,
sayinge: Reioyce with me, for I haue founde the grote which I had lost.
I saye vnto you, shall ther be ioye in the presence of the angels of God, ouer
one synner that repenteth.
he sayd: A certayne man had two sonnes,
the yonger of them sayde vnto the father: father, geue me the porcion of the
goodes, şt to me belongeth. And he deuided vnto them his substance.
not longe after, whan the yonger sonne had gathered all that he had together, he
toke his iorney into a far countreye, and there he wasted his goodes with
when he had spent all, ther arose a greate derth in all that land, and he began
went, and came to a citesyn of the same countre: and he sent him to his farme,
to kepe swyne.
he wolde fayne haue fylled his bely with the coddes şt the swyne dyd eate:
& no man gaue vnto him.
he came to him selfe, and sayd: how many hyred seruauntes at my fathers haue
breed ynough? and I perishe with honger.
wyll aryse, and go to my father, and will saye vnto him: father, I haue synned
agaynst heauen, and before the,
am no more worthy to be called thy sonne, make me as one of thy hyred seruauntes.
he arose, & came to his father. But when he was yet a greate waye of, his
father sawe him, and had compassion, and ran, and fell on his neck, and kyssed
the sonne sayde vnto him: father, I haue synned agaynst heauen, and in thy syght,
& am nomore worthy to be called thy sonne.
the father sayd to his seruauntes: brynge forth the best garment, and put it on
him, and put a rynge on his hande, and shoes on his fete.
brynge hyther that fatt caulfe, and kyll it, and let vs eate and be mery:
this my sonne was deed, and is alyue agayne, he was loste, and is founde. And
they began to be merye.
elder brother was in the felde: and when he came and drewe nye to the housse, he
herde mynstrelsy & daunsynge,
called one of his seruauntes, and asked, what those thynges meante.
he sayd vnto him: thy brother is come, and thy father hath kylled the fatt
caulfe, because he hath receaued him safe and sounde.
he was angry, and wolde not go in. Then came hys father out, and entreated him.
answered and sayde to his father: Lo, these many yeares haue I done the seruice,
nether brake at any tyme thy commaundement, and yet gauest thou me neuer a kid,
to make mery with my frendes:
assone as this thy sonne was come (which hath deuoured thy goodes with harlotes)
thou haste for his pleasure kylled the fatt caulfe.
he sayde vnto him: Sonne, thou art euer with me, and all that I haue is thyne:
was mete that we shulde make mery and be glad: for this thy brother was deed,
and is alyue agayne: and was loste, and is founde.
And he sayde also vnto his disciples. Ther
was a certayn ryche man, whichhad a stewarde, and the same was accused vnto hym,
that he had wasted hys goodes.
he called him, and sayde vnto him: How is it, that I heare thys of the? Geue
acomptes of thy stewardshype: For thou mayste be no longer steward.
stewarde sayde with in him selfe: what shall I do? for my Master taketh awaye
from me the stewardeshypp. I cannot dygge, and to begge I am ashamed.
wote what to do, şt when I am put out of the stewardship, they maye receaue me
into their houses.
whan he had called all hys masters detters together, he sayde vnto the fyrst:
how moch owest thou vnto my master?
he sayd: an hundred tonnes of oyle. And he sayde vnto him: take thy byll, &
syt doune quyckly and wryte fyftye.
sayd he to another: how moch owest thou? And he sayde: an hondred quarters of
wheate. He sayde vnto him. Take thy byll, and wryte foure scoore.
the Lorde commended the vniust stewarde, because he had done wysly. For the
chyldren of this worlde are in theyr nacion, wyser then the chyldren of lyght.
I saye vnto you: make you frendes of the vnryghteous mammon, that when ye shall
haue nede they may receaue you into euerlastyng habitacyons.
that is faythfull in that which is least, is faythfull also in moch. And he that
is vnryghteous in the least: is vnryghteous also in moch.
then, yf ye haue not ben faythfull in the vnryghteous mammon, who wyll beleue
you in that which is true?
yf ye haue not bene faythfull in another mannes busynes, who shal geue you şt
which is your awne?
seruaunt can serue two masters: for ether he shall hate the one, and loue the
other: or els he shall leane to şe one, & despyse the other. Ye cannot
serue God & mammon.
these thynges herde the Pharyses also, which were couetous, and they mocked him.
he sayd vnto them: Ye are they which iustifye youre selues before men: but God
knoweth youre hertes. For that which is hyghlye estemed amonge men, is
abhominable in the syght of God.
lawe and the Prophetes raygned vntyll Iohn: and sence that tyme, the kyngdome of
God is preached, and euery man stryueth to go in.
is it for heauen and erth to peryshe, then one tytle of the lawe to fayll.
forsaketh hys wyfe, and marieth another, committeth aduoutrye. And he which
marieth her that is deuorsed from her husbande, committeth aduoutry also.
was a certayne ryche man, which was clothed in purple and fyne whyte, and fared
deliciously euery dyae:
there was a certayne begger named Lazarus, which laye at his gate full of sores,
to be refresshed with the cromes, which fell from the ryche mannes borde. The
dogges came also, and lycked his sores,
it fortuned, that the begger died, and was caryed by the angelles into Abrahams
bosome. The riche man also dyed, and was buryed.
beynge in hell in tormentes, he lyfte vp hys eyes and sawe Abraham a farre of
and Lazarus in hys bosome,
he cryed and sayde: father Abraham: haue mercy on me, and sende Lazarus, that he
maye dyppe the typpe of hys fynger in water, and cole my tonge: for I am
tormented in this flame.
Abraham sayde: Sonne remember that thou in thy lyfe tyme, receauedst thy
pleasure, & contrary wyse, Lazarus receaued payne. But now is he conforted,
and thou art punisshed.
all this, betwene vs and you ther is a greate space set, so şt they which wolde
go from hence to you, cannot: nether maye come from thence to vs.
he sayd: I praye the therfore father, sende him to my fathers house.
I haue fyue brethren) for to warne them, lest they also come into this place of
sayde vnto him: they haue Moses and the Prophetes, let them heare them.
he sayde: naye father Abraham, but yf one come vnto them from the deed, they
sayde vnto him: If they heare not Moses and the Prophetes, nether wyll they
beleue, though one rose from deeth agayne.
He sayde vnto the disciples: it cannot be:
but offences wyll come. Neuerthelesse wo vnto hym thorow whom they come.
were better for him that a mylstone were hanged aboute his neck, and he cast
into the see, then that he shulde offende one of these lytleons.
hede to youre selues. If thy brother trespas agaynst the, rebuke hym:
yf he repent, forgeue hym. And though he synne agaynst the seuen tymes in a daye,
and seuen tymes in a daye tourne agayne to the, sayinge: it repenteth me, thou
shalt forgeue hym.
the Apostles sayde vnto the Lorde: increase oure fayth.
the Lorde sayde: yf ye had fayth lyke a grayne of mustarde sede, & shuld
saye vnto this Sycamyne tree, plucke thy selfe vp by the rootes, and plant thy
selfe in the see: it shulde obey you.
is it of you; yf he had a seruaunte plowynge or fedynge catell, that wyll saye
vnto hym when he commeth from the felde: Go quyckly, and syt downe to meat,
sayth not rather vnto him, dresse, wherwt I maye supp, & gyrde vp thy selfe,
and serue me, tyll I haue eaten and droncken: and afterward, eate thou, and
he thanke that seruaunt, because he dyd the thynges that were commaunded vnto
him? I trowe not.
lyke wyse ye, when ye haue done all those thynges which are commaunded you, saye:
we are vnprofitable seruauntes. We haue done that, which was oure duety to do.
it chaunsed as he went to Ierusalem, that he passed thorow
as he entred into a certayne towne, ther met him ten men that were lepers. Which
stode a farre of,
put forth theyr voyces and sayde: Iesu master, haue mercy on vs.
he sawe them he sayd vnto them: Go, shewe youre selues vnto the Prestes. And it
came to passe, that as they went, they were clensed
one of them, when he sawe that he was clensed, turned backe agayne, & with a
loude voyce praysed God,
fell doune on hys face at hys fete, and gaue hym thankes. And the same was a
Iesus answered, & sayde: are ther not ten clensed? But where are those nyne?
are not founde that returned agayne, to geue God prayse, saue only this
he sayd vnto him: aryse, go thy waye, thy fayth hath made the whoale.
he was demaunded of the Pharises, when the kyngdome of God shulde come, he
answered them and sayd: The kyngdome of God shall not come with wayting for,
shal they saye. Lo here, Or lo there: For beholde the kyngdome of God is within
he sayde vnto the disciples: şe dayes wyll come, when ye shall desyre to se one
daye of the sonne of man, and ye shall not se it.
they shall saye to you: Se here, Se there. Go not after them, nor folowe them:
as the lyghtenynge that apereth out of the one parte that is vnder heauen, &
shyneth vnto the other parte which is vnder heauen, so shall the sonne of man be
in hys dayes.
fyrst must he suffre many thynges & be refused of this nacion.
as it happened in şe dayes of Noe: so shall it be also in the dayes of the
sonne of man.
dyd eate & dryncke, they maryed wyues and were maried, euen vnto that same
daye that Noe went into the Arke: and the floude cam, and destroyed them all.
also as it chaunced in the dayes of
. They dyd eate, they drancke, they bought, they solde they planted, they
euen the same daye that
went out of Zodom, it rayned with fyre and brymstone from heauen, &
destroyed them all.
thus, shall it be in the daye, when the sonne of man shall appere.
that daye he that is on şe house topp, and his stuffe in the house: let him not
come downe to take it out. And let not him that is in the felde, turne backe
agayne to şe thinges that he lefte behinde.
wyll go aboute to saue his lyfe, shal lose it: and whosoeuer shall lose his lyfe,
shall saue it.
tell you: in that night ther shalbe two in one bed, the one shalbe receaued, the
other shalbe forsaken:
shalbe agryndynge together: the one shalbe receaued, and the other forsaken.
they answered, and sayd to him, where Lorde. He sayde vnto them: whersoeuer the
body shalbe, thyther wyll also that Egles be gathered together.
And he put forth a parable vnto them,
signifying that men ought all wayes to praye and not to be wery,
Ther was in a certayne cytie a iudge, which feared not God, nether regarded man.
ther was a certayne wedowe in the same cytye, and she came vnto hym, sayinge:
auenge me of myne aduersary.
he wolde not for a whyle. But after warde he sayd within him selfe: though I
feare not God, nor care for man,
because thys wedowe is importune vpon me, I wyll auenge her, lest she come at
the last and rayle on me.
the Lorde sayde, heare what the vnryghtewes Iudge sayeth.
shal not God auenge his electe, which crye daye and nyght vnto him, yee, though
he deferre them?
tell you that he will auenge them, & that quickly. Neuerthelesse, when the
sonne of man commeth, shall he fynde fayth on the erth?
he tolde this parable, vnto certayne which trusted in them selues that they were
perfecte, and despysed other
men went vp into the temple to praye: the one a Pharise, and the other a
Pharyse stode and prayed thus with hym selfe: God, I thancke the, that I am not
as other men are, extorsioners, vniuste, aduoutrers, or as this publycan.
fast twyse in the weke. I geuetythe of all that I possesse.
the publican stondyng a farre of, wolde not lyfte vp his eyes to heauen, but
smote vpon hys
, saying: God be mercyfull to me a synner:
tell you: thys man departed home to hys house iustyfyed, more then the other.
For euery one that exalteth him self, shalbe brought lowe: And he that humbleth
him selfe, shalbe exalted.
brought vnto him also yong children, that he shulde touche them. When hys
dysciples sawe it, they rebuked them.
Iesus (whan he had called them vnto hym) sayde: Suffre children to come vnto me,
and forbyd them not. For of soch is the kyngdome of God.
I saye vnto you: whosoeuer receaueth not the kyngdome of God as a chylde, shall
not enter therin.
a certayne ruler asked him, sayinge: good master, what ought I to do, to obtaine
sayd vnto him: Why callest thou me good? None is good, saue God onely.
knowest the commaundementes: Thou shalt not commit aduoutry: şu shalt not kyll:
thou shalt not steale, thou shalt not beare false wytnes: honoure thy father
& thy mother.
he sayde: all these haue I kept from my youth vp.
Iesus hearde that, he sayd vnto hym: Yet lackest thou one thynge. Sell all şt
thou hast, and distrybute vnto the poore, and thou shalt haue treasure in heauen,
and come, folowe me.
he hearde thys, he was sory: for he was very ryche.
Iesus sawe şt he was sory, he sayde wyth what difficulte shall they that haue
mony, enter into the kingdome of God?
is easyer for a camell to go thorow a nedles eye, then for a ryche man to enter
into the kyngdome of God.
they that hearde it: sayd. And who can then be saued?
he sayde: The thynges which are vnpossyble wt men, are possyble wyth God.
Peter sayde. Lo, we haue forsaken all, and folowed the.
sayde vnto them: Uerely I saye vnto you: ther is no man that hath forsaken
house, ether father or mother, ether brethren, or wyfe, or chyldren (for the
kyngdome of Goddes sake)
shall not receaue moch more in this worlde, and in the worlde to come, lyfe
toke vnto him the twelue, & sayd vnto them: Beholde, we go vp to Ierusalem,
and all shalbe fulfylled, that are wrytten by the Prophetes, of the sonne of
he shalbe delyuered vnto the gentyls, & shalbe mocked, and despytfully
entreated, & spytted on:
when they haue scourged him, they wyll put hym to deeth, and the thyrd daye he
shall aryse agayne.
they vnderstode none of these thynges. And this saying was hyd from them, so
that they perceaued not the thynges which were spoken.
it came to passe, that as he was come nye vnto Hierico, a certayne blynde man
sate by the waye syde, beggynge.
when he hearde the people passe by, he asked what it meant.
they sayde vnto hym, that Iesus of Nazareth passed by.
he cryed, sayinge: Iesu thou sonne of Dauid, haue mercy on me.
they whych went before, rebuked hym, that he shulde holde his peace. But he
cryed so moch the more: thou sonne of Dauid, haue mercy on me.
Iesus stode styll, and commaunded hym to be brought vnto hym. And when he was
come neare, he asked hym,
what wilt thou that I do vnto the? And he sayde: Lorde, that I maye receaue my
Iesus sayd vnto hym: receaue thy syght: thy fayth, hath saued the.
immediatly he receaued his syght, and folowed hym, praysynge God. And all the
people, when they sawe it, gaue prayse vnto God.
And he entred in, & went thorow Hierico.
behold, ther was a man named Zacheus, whych was a ruler amonge the Publicans,
and was ryche also.
he sought meanes to se Iesus, what he shuld be: and coulde not for the preace,
because he was lytle of stature.
he ran before, and clymed vp into a wylde fygge tree, to se him: for he was to
come that waye.
when Iesus cam to the place, he looked vp, and sawe hym, and sayd vnto him:
Zache, come downe atonce, for to daye I must abyde at thy house.
he came downe hastelye, and receaued hym ioyfully.
when they sawe it, they all grudged, sayinge: He is gone in to tary with a man
that is a synner.
Zache stode forth, and sayd vnto the Lorde: beholde Lorde, the halfe of my
goodes I geue to the poore: and yf I haue done eny man wronge, I restore him
sayde vnto him: this daye is health happened vnto thys house, because that he
also is become the chylde of Abraham:
the sonne of man is come to seke, and to saue that whych was loste.
they hearde these thynges, he added therto a parable, because he was nye to
Ierusalem, and because they thought, that the kyngdome of God shulde shortly
sayde therfore: a certayne noble man went into a farre countre, to receaue hym a
kyngdome, and to come agayne.
he called hys ten seruauntes, and delyuered them ten pounde, sayinge vnto them:
Occupye, tyll I come.
hys cytesens hated hym, & sent a message after him, sayinge: we will not
haue thys man to raygne ouer vs.
it came to passe, that when he had receaued his kingdome, he returned, &
commaunded these seruauntes to be called vnto hym (to whom he had geuen the
money) to wete how moch euery man had done.
came şe fyrst, saying: Lorde, thy pounde hath gayned ten pounde.
he sayd vnto hym: Well thou good seruaunt: because thou hast bene faythfull in a
very lytell thynge, haue thou auctoryte ouer ten cyties.
another came, sayinge: Lorde, thy pounde hath made fyue pounde.
to the same he sayde: be thou also ruler ouer fyue cyties.
another came, saying: Lorde, beholde here is thy pounde, whych I haue kepte in a
I feared the, because thou art a strayte man: thou takest vp that thou laydest
not downe, and reapest that thou dyddest not sowe.
sayeth vnto hym: Of thyne awne mouth, wyll I iugde the, thou euyll seruaunt.
Knewest thou that I am a strayte man, takynge vp that I layde not downe, &
reapynge that I dyd not sowe?
wherfore gauest not thou my money into the banke, and at my commynge I myght
haue required myne awne wyth vauntage?
he sayd vnto them that stode by, take from hym that pounde, and geue it hym that
hath ten pounde.
they sayde vnto hym: Lorde, he hath ten pounde.
I saye vnto you, that vnto euery one which hath, shalbe geuen & from him
that hath not shalbe taken awaye, euen that whych he hath.
those myne enemyes, (whych wolde not şt I shuld raygne ouer them) brynge hyther,
and slee them before me.
when he had thus spoken, he proceaded forth, takynge hys iourney, to go vp to
it fortuned, when he was come nye to Bethphage &
, besydes şe mounte whych is called Olyuete, he sent two of hys discyples
go ye into şe towne, which is ouer agaynst you: Into the whych assone as ye are
come, ye shall fynde an asses coltetyed, wheron yet neuer man sate. Loose him,
and bringe hym hyther.
yf eny man aske you, why do ye loose him? thus shall ye saye vnto hym: the Lorde
hath nede therof.
that were sent, went their waye, and founde, euen as he had sayd vnto them.
as they were a lossynge the colte, the owners therof sayd vnto them, why loose
ye the colte?
they sayde: for the Lorde hath nede of hym.
they brought him to Iesus, and cast their rayment on the colte, and sett Iesus
as he went, they spredde theyr clothes in the waye.
when he was now come nye to hye goyng downe of the mounte Olyuete, the whole
multitude of the discyples began to reioyce, & to prayse God with a loude
voyce, for all the myracles that they had sene,
blessed be the kynge that commeth in the name of the Lorde: peace in heauen, and
glory in the hyest:
some of şe Pharyses of the company sayd vnto hym: Master, rebuke the disciples.
sayd vnto them: I tell you, şt yf these holde theyr peace, then shall the
when he was come neare, he behelde the cytie, and wept on it,
If thou haddest knowen those thynges whych belonge vnto thy peace, euen in thys
thy daye, şu woldst take hede. But now are they hydde from thyne eyes.
the dayes shall come vpon the, that thy enemyes also shall cast a banke aboute
the, and compasse şe rounde, and kepe the in on euery syde,
make the euen wyth the grounde, and thy chyldren which are in the. And they
shall not leaue in şe one stone vpon another, because thou knowest not the tyme
of thy visitacyon.
he went into the temple, and beganne to cast out them that solde therin, and
them that bought,
vnto them: It is written: my house is the house of prayer: but ye haue made it a
den of theues:
he taught dayly in the temple. But the hye Prestes & the scrybes and the
chefe of the people went aboute to destroye hym:
coulde not fynde what to do. For all şe people stacke by hym, whan they hearde
And it fortuned in one of those dayes (as he
taught the people in the temple and preached the gospell) the hye Prestes and
the Sribes came together wyth the elders,
spake vnto him sayinge: Tell vs: by what auctorite doest thou these thynges?
Ether who is he, şt gaue the thys auctorite?
answered & sayd vnto them: I also will aske you one thyng, & answer me.
baptyme of Iohn: was it from heauen or of men?
they thought wyth in them selues sayinge: yf we saye from heauen, he will saye:
why then beleued ye hym not?
& yf we saye: of men, all şe people wyll stone vs. For they be perswaded,
that Iohn is a Prophete.
they answered, that they coulde not tell whence it was.
Iesus sayd vnto them: nether tell I you, by what auctoryte I do these thynges.
beganne he to put forth to the people thys parable: A certayne man planted a
vyneyarde, and let it forth to husband men, and went hym selfe into a straunge
countre for a greate season.
when the tyme was come, he sent a seruaunt to the husband men, that they shulde
geue hym of the frute of the vineyarde. And they bet hym, and sent hym, awaye
agayne, he sent yet another seruaunt. And hym they dyd beat, and entreated hym
shamefully, and sent hym awaye emptye.
he sent the thyrde also, and hym they wounded, and cast hym out.
sayd the Lord of the vineyarde: what shall I do? I wyll sende my deare sonne:
peraduenture they will stande in awe of him, when they se hym.
when şe husbandmen sawe hym, they thought within them selues, sayinge: this is
the heyre, come, let vs kyll hym, that the enheritaunce maye be oures.
they cast him out of şe vineyarde, & kylled him. What shall the Lord of şe
vineiarde therfore do vnto them?
shall come, & destroye these husbandmen, & shall let out hys vineyarde
to other. When they hearde thys, they sayde: God forbyd.
he behelde them, and sayde: what is thys then that is wrytten: the stone that
the buylders refused, the same is become the heed of the corner?
doth stomble vpon şe stone, shalbe broken: but on whosoeuer it falleth, it wyll
grynde him to powder.
the hye prestes and the Scrybes the same houre went about to laye handes on hym,
and they feared the people. For they perceaued that he had spoken thys
symilitude agaynst them.
they watched hym, & sent forth spies, which shuld fayne them selues
ryghteous men, to take him in hys wordes, and to delyuer him vnto şe power
& auctorite of the debyte.
they asked hym, saying: Master, we knowe that thou sayest and teachest ryght,
nether consyderest şu the outward appearaunce of eny man, but teachest the waye
of God truly.
it laufull for vs to geue trybute vnto Cesar, or no?
perceaued theyr craftines, and sayde vnto them: why tempt ye me?
me a peny. Whose ymage & superscripcion hath it? They answered and sayde:
he sayde vnto them: geue then vnto Cesar, the thynges whych belonge vnto Cesar:
& to God the thynges that pertayne vnto God.
they coulde not reproue his sayinge before the people: & they maruayled at
his answer, and helde their peace.
came to hym certayne of the Saduces, which denye that ther is eny resurreccion.
And they asked him
Master, Moses wrote vnto vs, yf eny mannes brother dye hauing a wyfe, & he
dye without chyldren, that then hys brother shulde take hys wyfe, and rayse vp
seede vnto hys brother.
were therfore seuen brethren, and the fyrste toke a wyfe, & dyed without
the seconde toke her, and he dyed chyldelesse.
the thyrde toke her: and in lykewise the residue of the seuen, and left no
chyldren behynde them, and dyed.
of all the woman dyed also.
in the resurreccion, whose wyfe of them shall she be? For seuen had her to wyfe.
answered and sayd vnto them. The chyldren of this worlde mary wyues, and are
they whych shalbe counted worthy of that worlde and the resurreccion from the
deed, do not mary wyues, nether are maryed,
yet can dye eny more, For they are equall vnto the angels, and are the sonnes of
God, in as moch as they are chyldren of şe resurreccion.
that the deed shall ryse agayne: Moses also sheweth besides the busshe, when he
calleth: the Lord, the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of
he is not a God of deed, but of lyuynge. For all lyue vnto him.
certayne of the Pharises answered, annd sayd: Master, thou hast wel sayd.
after that durst they not aske him eny question at all.
he sayde vnto them: how saye they that Chryst is Dauids sonne?
Dauid him selfe sayeth in the boke of şe Psalmes: The Lorde sayde vnto my Lorde:
syt thou on my ryght hande,
I make thyne enemyes thy fote stole.
therfore calleth hym Lord: and how is he then hys sonne?
in the audyence of all the people, he sayde vnto his disciples:
of şe Scribes, whych wyll go in longe clothynge: & loue gretynges in the
markets, and the hyest seates in the synagoges, and the chefe rowmes at feastes,
deuoure wyddowes houses, faynyng longe prayers: the same shall receaue greater
As he behelde, he sawe the ryche men, whych
cast in their offeringes into the treasury.
sawe also a certyane poore wyddowe, whych cast in thyther two mytes.
he sayde: of a trueth I saye vnto you, that thys poore wyddow hath put in moare
then they all.
they all haue of theyr superfluyte added vnto the offerynges of God: but she, of
her penury hath cast in all the substaunce that she had.
vnto some that spake of the temple, how it was garnysshed with goodly stones and
Iewels, he sayde.
dayes wyll come, in the which (of these thynges which ye se) there shall not be
lefte one stone vpon another, şt shall not be thorowen doune.
they asked hym sayinge: Master, when shall these thynges be, and what sygne wyll
ther be when soch thynges come to passe?
he sayde: take hede, that ye be not deceaued. For many shall come in my name,
and saye that they are Chryst: and the tyme draweth neare. Folowe ye not them
when ye heare of warres and sedicions, be not afrayed. For these thynges must
first come to passe, but the ende foloweth not by and by.
sayde he vnto them: Nacion shall ryse agaynst nacion, & kyngdome agaynst
greate erthquakes shalbe in all places, and honger, and pestilence, &
fearfull thinges. And greate sygnes shall ther be from heauen.
before all these, they shall laye handes on you, and persecute you, delyuerynge
you vp to the Synagoges & into presons, & shall bringe you vnto kynges
& rulers for my names sake.
thys shall chaunce you for a testimoniall.
at a sure point therfore in your hertes, not to study before, what ye shal
I wyll geue you a mouth & wysdome, where agaynste, all your aduersaries
shall not be able to speake nor resist.
ye shalbe betrayd of your fathers and mothers & brethren, & kynsfolke
& frendes, and some of you shall they put to deeth.
hated shall ye be of all men for my names sake,
ther shall not one herre of youre head perysshe.
ye youre soule by pacience.
when ye se Ierusalem beseged wyth an hoste, then be sure that the desolacyon, of
the same is nye.
let them which are in Iewrye, flye to the mountaynes. And let them whych are in
the myddes of it, departe out. And let not them that are in other countreyes,
these be the dayes of vengeaunce, that all thynges which are wrytten, maye be
wo vnto them that be with chylde, & to them that geue sucke in those dayes:
for there shalbe greate trouble in the lande, and wrath ouer all this people.
they shall fall thorow the edge of the swearde, and shalbe ledd awaye captyue
into all nacions. And Ierusalem shalbe troden downe of the gentyls, vntyll the
tyme of the gentyls be fulfylled.
ther shalbe sygnes in the Sonne, and in the Moone, and in the starres: and in
the erth the people shalbe at their wyttes ende, thorow dispayre. The see and
the water shall roare,
mennes hertes shall fayle them for feare, and for lokynge after those thynges
which shall come on the erth. For the powers of heauen shall moue.
then shall they se the sonne of man come in a cloude with power and greate
these thynges begynne to come to passe: then loke vp, and lyfte vp youre heades,
for youre redempcyon draweth nye.
he shewed them a symilitude: beholde the fygge tree, and all the trees,
they shoot forth their buddes, ye se and knowe of youre awne selues, şt sommer
is then nye at hand.
lykewyse ye also (when ye se these thynges come to passe) be sure, that the
kyngdome of God is nye.
I saye vnto you: this generacion shall not passe, tyll all be fulfylled.
and erth shall passe: but my wordes shall not passe.
hede to your selues, lest at anye tyme youre hertes be ouercome with surfettynge
and dronkennes and cares of thys lyfe, and so the daye come vpon you vnwares.
as a snare shall it come on all them that dwell on the face of the whole erth.
ye therfore contynually, and praye, that ye maye escape all these thynges that
shall come, and that ye maye stande before the sonne of man.
the daye tyme, he taught in the temple: and at nyght, he went out, and abode in
the mount that is called Olyuete.
all the people came in the mornynge to hym in the temple, for to heare hym.
The feast of swete breed drue nye, which is
the hye Prestes, and Scrybes sought how they myght kyll him, for they feared the
entred Satan into Iudas, whose syr name was Iscarioth (which was of the nombre
of the twelue)
he went his waye and communed with the hye prestes and officers, how he myght
betraye him to them.
they were glad & promysed to geue hym money.
he consented, and sought oportunyte to betraye hym vnto them, when the people
came the daye of swete breed, when of necessyte Passeouer must be offered.
he sent Peter & Iohn, sayinge: go & prepare vs the Passeouer, that we
sayde vnto him. Where wilt thou, şt we prepare?
he sayd vnto them: Beholde, when ye entre into the cytie, ther shall a man mete
you, bearynge a pytcher of water, him folowe into the same house that he entreth
ye shall saye vnto the good man of the house: The master sayeth vnto the: where
is şe gest chamber, where I shall eate Passeouer wt my disciples?
he shall shewe you a greate parloure paued. Ther make ready.
they went and founde as he had sayd vnto them, and they made ready the Passeouer.
when the houre was come, he sate downe, & the .xij. Apostles wyth hym.
he sayde vnto them: I haue inwardly desyred to eate thys Passeouer wyth you,
before that I suffre.
I saye vnto you: hence forth I wyll not eate of it eny more, vntyll it be
fulfilled in the kyngdome of God.
he toke the cup, and gaue thankes, and sayd: Take thys, and deuyde it amonge
I saye vnto you: I wyll not dryncke of the frute of the vyne, vntyll the
kyngdome of God come.
he toke breed, and whan he had geuen thankes, he brake it, and gaue vnto them,
sayinge: Thys is my body, whych is geuen for you. Thys do, in the remembraunce
also, when he had supped, he toke the cup, sayinge: Thys cup is the new
testament in my bloude, whych is shedd for you.
beholde, şe hande of hym that betrayeth me, is wyth me on the table.
trulye the sonne of man goeth, as it is apoynted: But wo vnto that man, by whom
he is betrayed.
they began to enquyre amonge them selues, whych of them it was, şt shulde do
ther was a stryfe amonge them, whych of them shuld seme to be the greatest.
he sayde vnto them: the kynges of nacyons raygne ouer them: and they that haue
auctoryte vpon them, are called gracious lordes.
ye shall not be so. But he that is greatest amonge you, shalbe as the younger:
and he that is chefe, shalbe as he that doth mynister.
whether is greater, he that sytteth at meate, or he that serueth? Is not he şt
sytteth at meate? But I am amonge you, as he şt mynistreth.
are they, whych haue bydden wyth me in my temptacyons.
I apoynt vnto you a kyngdom, as my father hath apoynted to me:
ye maye eate and dryncke at my table in my kyngdome, & syt on seates,
iudgynge the twelue trybes of Israell.
the Lord sayde: Symon, Simon, beholde, Satan hath desyred to syfte you, as it
I haue prayed for the, that thy fayth fayle not. And when thou arte conuerted,
strength thy brethren.
he sayde vnto hym: Lorde, I am ready to go wyth the into preson, and to deeth.
he sayd: I tell the Peter, the cocke shall not crowe thys daye, tyll thou haue
thryse denyed that thou knewest me.
he sayde vnto them: when I sent you wythout wallet and scryppe and shoes lacked
ye eny thynge? And they sayde, no.
he sayde vnto them: but now he that hath a wallet, let hym take it vp, and
lykewyse hys scrippe. And he şt hath no swearde, let hym sell hys coate, and
I saye vnto you, that yet the same whych is wrytten, must be performed in me:
euen among the wycked was he reputed. For those thynges whych are wrytten of me,
haue an ende.
they sayde: Lorde, beholde, here are two sweardes. And he sayde vnto them: it is
he came out, and went (as he was wonte) to mounte Olyuete. And the discyples
when he came to the place, he sayd vnto them: praye, lest ye fall into
he gate hym selfe from them, about a stones cast, and kneled downe, and prayed,
Father, yf thou wylt, remoue thys cup from me. Neuerthelesse, not my wyll, but
thyne be fulfylled.
ther appeared an angell vnto hym from heauen, confortynge hym.
he was in an agoyne, and prayed the longer. And hys sweate was lyke droppes of
bloud, trycklynge downe to şe grounde.
whan he rose vp from prayer and was come to hys discyples, he founde them
slepynge for heuynesse,
sayde vnto them: why slepe ye? Ryse, and praye, lest ye fall into temptacyon.
he yet spake: beholde, ther came a company, and he that was called Iudas one of
the twelue, went before them, and preased nye vnto Iesus, to kysse hym.
Iesus sayde vnto hym: Iudas, betrayest thou the sonne of man wyth a kysse?
they which were about hym, sawe what wolde folow, they sayde vnto him: Lorde,
shall we smyte with swearde.
one of them smote a seruaunt of the hye preste, & stroke of his ryght eare.
answered & sayde: suffre ye thus farre forth. And whan he touched hys eare
he healed hym.
Iesus sayde vnto the hye prestes and rulers of the temple and the elders, whych
were come to hym. Ye be come out, as vnto a thefe, wyth sweardes and staues.
I was dayly wyth you in the temple, ye stretched forth no handes agaynst me. But
thys is euen youre very houre, and the power of darcknes.
toke they hym, and ledde hym, and brought hym to the hye Preastes house. But
Peter folowed a farre of
when they had kyndled a fyre in the myddes of the palace, and were set downe
together. Peter also sate downe amonge them.
whan one of the wenches behelde hym, as he sate by the fyer (and loked vp on hym)
she sayde: thys same felow was also wyth hym.
he denyed hym, saying: woman: I knowe hym not.
after a lytell whyle, another sawe hym, and sayd, thou art also of them. And
Peter sayd: man I am not.
about the space of an houre after, another affyrmed, sayinge: verely thys felowe
was wyth hym also, for he is of Galile.
Peter sayde: man I wote not what thou sayest. And immediatly whyll he yet spake,
şe cocke crew.
the Lorde tourned backe, and loked vpon Peter. And Peter remembred the worde of
the Lord, how he had sayd vnto hym: before the cocke crowe, thou shalt deuye me
Peter went out, and wepte byttrely.
the men that toke Iesus, mocked him, and smote him:
whan they had blyndfolded him, they stroke hym on the face, & asked hym,
saying: arede, who is it that smote the?
many other thynges despytfullye sayd they agaynst hym.
assone as it was daye, the elders of the people and the hye Prestes and Scrybes,
came together, and ledde hym into their councell, sayinge:
thou very Chryst? tell vs. And he sayde vnto them: yf I tell you, ye wyll not
yf I aske you, ye wyll not answere me, nor let me go:
after shall the sonne of man syt on the ryght hand of the power of God.
sayde they all: art thou then the sonne of God? He sayd: ye saye that I am.
they sayde: what nede we eny further wytnes? For we oure selues haue herde of
hys awne mouth.
And şe whole multitude of them arose, and
led hym vnto Pylate.
they beganne to accuse him, sayinge: we founde thys felowe peruertinge the
people, and forbyddynge to paye tribute to Cesar: sayinge, that he is Chryst a
Pylate apposed him, sayinge: art thou the kynge of the Iewes? He answered hym,
and sayde: thou sayest it.
sayde Pylate to the hye Prestes, and to the people: I fynde no faute in this
they were the more fearce, sayinge: He moueth the people, teachyng thorow out
all Iewry, and beganne at Galile, euen to thys place.
Pylate hearde mencyon of Galile, he asked, whether the man were of Galile.
assone as he knewe that he belonged vnto Herodes iurisdiccyon, he sent him to
Herode, whych was also at Ierusalem at that tyme.
when Herode sawe Iesus, he was exceadyng glad, For he was desyrous to se hym of
a longe season, because he had hearde many thynges of hym, and he trusted to
haue sene some myracle done by hym.
he questyoned with him many wordes. But he answered hym nothyng.
hye Prestes & Scrybes, stode forth, accused hym straytly.
Herod wyth hys men of warre, despysed hym: and whan he had mocked hym, he arayed
hym in whyte clothyng, and sent hym agayne to Pylate.
the same daye Pylate and Herod were made frendes together. For before, they were
Pylate called together şe hye Prestes and the rulers, and the people,
sayde vnto them: ye haue brought thys man vnto me, as one that peruerteth the
people. And beholde, I examyn hym before you, and fynde no faute in thys man, of
those thynges where of ye accuse hym:
nor yet Herode. For I sent you to hym: and lo, nothynge worthy of deeth is done
wyll therfore chasten hym, and let hym losse.
of necessyte, he must haue let one losse vnto them at the feast.
all the people cryed at once, sayinge: awaye wyth hym, and delyuer to vs
for a certayne insurreccyon made in şe cytie and for morther, was cast in
spake agayne to them wyllynge to let Iesus losse,
they cryed, sayinge: Crucifye hym, Crucifye hym.
sayde vnto them şe thyrde tyme: What euyll hath he done? I fynde no cause of
deeth in him. I wyll therfore chasten him, & let him go.
they cryed wyth loude voyces, requiryng that he myght be crucyfyed. And the
voyces: of them and of the hye Prestes preuayled.
Pylate gaue sentence, that it shuld be as they requyred
he let losse vnto them, hym that (for insurreccyon & morther) was cast into
preson, whom they had desyred, and he delyuered vnto them Iesus, to do wt hym
what they wolde.
as they ledde hym awaye, they caught one Symon of Syren, commynge out of the
felde: and on hym layde they the crosse, that he myght beare it after Iesus.
there folowed hym a greate company of people, and of wemen whych bewayled and
Iesus turned backe vnto them, and sayd: Ye daughters of Ierusalem, wepe not for
me: but wepe for youre selues, and for youre chyldren.
beholde, the dayes wyl come, in the which they shall saye: happy are the baren
and the wombes that neuer bare, and the pappes which neuer gaue sucke.
shall they begynne to saye to the mountaynes: fall on vs: and to the hylles,
yf they do thys in a grene tree, what shalbe done in the drye?
ther were two euyll doers ledde wt hym to be slayne.
after that they were come to the place (which is called Caluary) ther they
crucifyed him, & the euyl doers, one on the ryght hande, and the other on
sayd Iesus: father forgeue them, for they wote not what they do. And they parted
his rayment, and cast lottes.
the people stode, and behelde. And the rulers mocked him wyth them, saying: he
saued other men, let him saue him selfe, yf he be very Christ, the chosen of
soudyers also mocked hym, and came, and offred hym veneger,
sayd: yf thou be the kynge of şe Iewes, saue thy selfe.
a superscripcyon was wrytten ouer hym, wt lettres of Greke, & Latin, and
Hebrew: This is the kynge of the Iewes.
one of the euyll doers whych were hanged, rayled on him, sayinge: If şu be
Chryst, saue thy selfe and vs.
the other answered & rebuked him, sayinge: Fearest thou not God, seynge thou
art in the same dampnacyon?
are ryghteously punysshed, for we receaue accordynge to oure dedes: But thys man
hath done nothynge amysse.
he sayde vnto Iesus. Lorde, remember me, when thou commest into thy kyngdome.
Iesus sayde vnto hym: Uerely I saye vnto the: to daye shalt thou be wyth me in
it was about the syxte houre. And ther was darcknes ouer all the earth, vntyll
the nynth houre,
the sonne was darckned. And the vayle of the
rent, euen thorow the myddes.
whan Iesus had cryed with a loude voyce, he sayd: Father, into thy handes I
commende my sprete. And when he thus had sayd, he gaue vp the goost.
the Centuryon sawe what had happened, he gloryfyed God sayinge. Uerely, this was
a righteous man.
all the people şt came together to that syght, & sawe the thynges whych had
happened, smote theyr brestes, and returned.
all hys acquayntaunce and the wemen that folowed hym from Galile, stode a farre
of, beholdynge these thynges.
beholde ther was a man (named Ioseph) a councellour, and he was a good man and a
same had not consented to the counsell & dede of them, whych was of
Aramathia, a cytie of the Iewes, whych same also wayted for the kyngdome of God:
went vnto Pylate, and begged the boddy of Iesus,
toke it downe and wrapped it in a lynnen clooth, and layed it in a sepulchre
that was hewen in stone, wherin neuer man before was layed.
that daye was the preparyng of the Sabboth, and the Sabboth drue on.
wemen that folowed after, whych had come wyth hym from Galile, behelde the
sepulcre, and how his body was layed.
they returned and prepared swete odoures and oyntmentes: but rested the Sabboth
daye, accordynge to the commaundement.
But vpon the fyrst daye of the Sabbothes,
very early in the mornynge, they came vnto the sepulcre, and brought the swete
odoures whych they had prepared, and other wemen wyth them.
they founde the stone rowled awaye from the sepulcre,
they went in: but founde not the body of the Lorde Iesu.
it happened, as they were amased therat, Beholde, two men stode by them in
as they were afrayde, and bowed doune theyr faces to the erth, they sayde vnto
them: why seke ye the lyuynge amonge the deed?
is not here: but is rysen. Remember, how he spake vnto you, when he was yet in
that the sonne of man must be delyuered into the handes of synfull men, and be
crucyfyed, and the thyrde daye ryse agayne.
they remembred hys wordes,
returned from the sepulcre, & tolde all these thynges vnto those eleuen,
& to all the remnaunt.
was Mary Magdalen, & Ioanna, and Mary Iacobi, and other that were wyth them,
whych tolde these thynges vnto the Apostles.
theyr wordes semed vnto them fayned thynges, nether beleued they them.
arose Peter and ran vnto the sepulchre, and loked in, and sawe the lynnen
clothes layde by them selfe, and departed, wondrynge in hym selfe at that whych
beholde, two of them went that same daye to a towne (called Emaus) which was
from Ierusalem about thre skore forlonges,
they talked together of all these thynges that had happened.
it chaunsed, that whyle they communed together and reasoned, Iesus hym selfe
drue neare, and went wyth them.
theyr eyes were holden, şt they shulde not knowe hym.
he sayde vnto them: What maner of communycacyons are these that ye haue one to
another, as ye walke, and are sadd?
the one of them (whose named was Cleophas) answered, and sayde to hym: art thou
onely a straunger in Ierusalem, and hast not knowen the thynges whych haue
chaunsed there, in these dayes?
sayde vnto them: what thynges? And they sayd vnto hym: of Iesus of Nazareth,
whych was a Prophet, myghtye in dede and worde before God and all the people:
how the hye Prestes, and oure rulers delyuered hym to be condempned to deeth:
& haue crucyfyed hym.
we trusted that it had bene he whych shuld haue redemed
. And as touchynge all these thynges, to daye is euen the thyrd daye, that they
and certayne wemen also of oure company made vs astonnyed, which came early vnto
founde not hys body: and came, sayinge, that they had sene a visyon of angels,
whych sayd that he was alyue.
certayne of them whych were wyth vs, went to the sepulchre, and founde it euen
so as the wemen had sayde: but hym they sawe not.
he sayde vnto them: O fooles & slowe of herte, to beleue all that the
Prophetes haue spoken.
not Chryst to haue suffred these thynges, and to enter into hys glory?
he began at Moses, and all the Prophetes, & interpreted vnto them in all
scriptures whych were wrytten of hym.
they drue nye vnto the towne, whych they went vnto. And he made, as though he
wold haue gone further.
they constrayned hym sayinge: abyde wyth vs, for it draweth towardes nyght, and
the daye is farre passed. And he went into tary wyth them.
it came to passe, as he sate at meate wyth them, he toke bread, and blessed it,
and brake, and gaue to them.
their eyes were opened, and they knewe hym: and he vanysshed out of their syght.
they sayd betwene them selues: dyd not oure hertes burne wyth in vs, whyll he
talked wyth vs by the waye, and opened to vs the scryptures?
they rose vp, the same houre, and returned agayne to Ierusalem, and founde the
eleuen gathered together, and them that were wyth them,
the Lorde is rysen in dede, & hath apered to Symon.
they tolde, what thynges were done in the waye, and how they knewe hym, in
breakynge of bread.
they thus spake Iesus hym selfe stode in the myddes of them, and sayeth vnto
them: peace be vnto you.
they were abasshed and afrayde, & supposyd that they had sene a sprete.
he sayde vnto them: why are ye troubled, and why do thoughtes aryse in youre
my handes and my fete, that it is euen I my selfe. Handle me and se: for a
sprete hath not flesshe and bones, as ye se me haue.
when he had thus spoken, he shewed them hys handes and hys fete.
whyll they yet beleued not for ioye, and wondred, he sayd vnto them: Haue ye
here eny meate?
they offred hym a pece of a broyled fysshe, and of an hony combe.
he toke it, and dyd eate before them.
he sayde vnto them. These are the wordes whych I spake vnto you, whyll I was yet
with you: that all must nedes be fulfylled, whych were wrytten of me in the lawe
of Moses and in the Prophetes, and in the Psalmes.
opened he theyr wyttes, that they myght vnderstand the scryptures,
sayde vnto them: Thus is it wrytten, and thus it behoued Christ to suffre, and
to ryse agayne from deeth the thyrde daye,
that repentaunce and remyssyon of synnes shulde be preached in hys name amonge
all nacyons, and must begynne at Ierusalem.
ye are wytnesses of these thynges.
beholde, I will sende the promes of my father vpon you. But tary ye in the cytie
of Ierusalem, vntyll ye be endewed wyth power from an hye.
he led them out into
, and lyfte vp hys handes, and blessed them.
it cam to passe, as he blessed them, he departed from them, and was caryed vp
they worshypped hym, and returned to Ierusalem wyth greate ioye,
were contynually in the temple praysynge & laudynge God, Amen.