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LUKE

 

Chapter 1 Chapter 6 Chapter 11 Chapter 16 Chapter 21
Chapter 2 Chapter 7 Chapter 12 Chapter 17 Chapter 22
Chapter 3 Chapter 8 Chapter 13 Chapter 18 Chapter 23
Chapter 4 Chapter 9 Chapter 14 Chapter 19 Chapter 24
Chapter 5 Chapter 10 Chapter 15 Chapter 20  

 

 

CHAPTER 1

 

1 For asmuche as manye haue taken in hande to compyle a treatyse of those thynges which are surelye knowen amonge vs,
2 euen as they declared them vnto vs, which from the begynnynge sawe theim their selues, and were ministers at the doyinge,
3 I determined also, assone as I had searched out dylygentlye all thinges from the beginning, that then I would write vnto the, good Theophilus:
4 that thou mightest knowe the certaintye of those thynges wherof thou art enfourmed.
5 Ther was in the dayes of Herode kynge of Iurye, a certaine prieste named Zacharias, of the course of Abaia. And his wyfe was of the doughters of Aaron and her name was Elizabeth.
6 Both were perfect before God, and walked in al the lawes and ordinaunces of the Lorde, that no man coulde fynde faute with them.
7 And they had no childe: because that Elyzabeth was barren, and both were well striken in age.
8 And it came to passe, as he executed the priestes office before God, as his course came
9 (accordinge to the custome of the pryestes offyce) his lot was to bourne incense.
10 And wente into the tempell of the Lorde and the whole multytude of the people were without in prayer while incense was a burninge.
11 And ther appeared vnto hym an Aungell of the Lorde standynge on the ryght syde of the altare of incense.
12 And when Zacharias sawe him, he was abashed, and feare came on him.
13 And the aungel sayde vnto him: feare not Zacharye, for thy prayer is heard: And thy wyfe Elysabeth shall beare the a sonne, & thou shalt call his name Iohn,
14 and thou shalt haue ioye and gladnes, and manye shall reioyce at his birth.
15 For he shalbe greate in the syght of the Lorde, and shall neyther drinke wyne nor stronge drinke. And he shalbe fylled with the holy ghost, euen in his mothers wombe:
16 and manye of the children of Israel shal he turne to their Lorde God.
17 And he shall go before hym in the spryte of power of Helyas, to turne the hertes of the fathers to the chyldren and the vnbeleuers to the wisdome of the iust men, to make the people redy for the Lord.
18 And Zacharias sayde vnto the aungel: wherby shal I knowe this? seyinge that I am olde and my wyfe well stricken in yeares.
19 And the aungell aunswered and sayed vnto hym. I am Gabryel that stande in the presence of God, and am sente to speake to the: & shewe the these glad tidinges.
20 And behold thou shalt be dombe, and not able to speake vnto the tyme that these thinges be performed, because thou beleuest not my wordes whiche shalbe fulfylled in their ceason.
21 And the people wayted for Zacharias, and maruayled that he taryed in the temple.
22 And when he came out he coulde not speake to them. Wherby they perceyued that he had sene some vysyon in the temple. And he beckened vnto them, and remayned speacheles.
23 And it fortuned assone as the time of his offyce was out, he departed home into his owne house.
24 And after those dayes his wyfe Elyzabeth conceyued and hid hir selfe .v. monethes, sayinge.
25 This wyfe hath God dealt with me in the dayes when he loked on me, to take from me the rebuke that I suffred amonge men.
26 And in the .vi. moneth the aungell Gabriel was sent from God, vnto a citye of Galile, named Nazareth,
27 to a vyrgin spoused to a man whose name was Ioseph, of the house of Dauid, and the virgins name was Mary.
28 And the aungel wente in vnto her, & sayde Hayle full of grace, the Lorde is with the: blessed art thou amonge women.
29 When she sawe hym, she was abashed at his sayinge: and caste in her mynde what maner of salutacion that shoulde be.
30 And the aungell sayed vnto her: feare not Mary: for thou haste founde grace wyth God.
31 Lo: thou shalt conceyue in thy wombe & shalt beare a sonne, and shalt call his name Iesus.
32 He shalbe greate, and shalbe called the sonne of the hiest. And the Lorde God shal geue to hym the seat of his father Dauid,
33 and he shall raigne ouer the house of Iacob for euer, & of his kingdome shall be no ende.
34 Then sayde Mary to the aungell. How shall this be, seyinge I knowe not a man?
35 And the aungell aunswered and sayd vnto her: The holye ghoste shall come vnto the, and the power of the hyest shall ouer shadowe the. Therfore also that holye thynge whiche shall be borne shalbe called the sonne of God.
36 And beholde thy cosyn Elyzabeth hath also conceyued a sonne in her age: & thys is her syxt moneth though she be called barren:
37 for with God can nothing be vnpossyble.
38 And Marye sayde: beholde the hande mayden of şe Lord, be it vnto me euen as şu haste said. And the aungel departed from her.
39 And Mary arose in those dayes, & went into the mountaines with hast, into a cytye of Iurye,
40 and entred into the house of Zachary, and saluted Elisabeth.
41 And it fortuned as Elysabeth hearde the salutacion of Marye, the babe spronge in her belly. And Elizabeth was fylled with the holye ghost,
42 and cryed wyth a loude voice, and sayde: Blessed art thou among women, and blessed is the frute of thy wombe.
43 And whence happeneth this to me that the mother of my Lorde shoulde come to me?
44 For lo, assone as the voice of thy salutacion sounded in myne eares, the babe sprange in my bellye for ioye.
45 And blessed art thou that beleuedest: for those thinges shall be performed, whiche were tolde the from the Lorde.
46 And Marye sayde: My soule magnifyed the Lorde.
47 And my sprete reioyceth in God my sauiour.
48 For he hath loked on the poore degre of his hande maiden. Beholde now from henceforth shall all generacions cal me blessed.
49 For he that is mightye hath done to me great thinges, and holy is his name.
50 And his mercy is on them that feare hym thorowe out all generacions.
51 He sheweth strength with his arme, he scattereth them that are proude in the ymagynacion of their hertes.
52 He putteth doune the mightye from their seates, and exalteth them of low degre.
53 He fylleth the hongry with good thinges, & sendeth away the ryche empty.
54 He remembreth mercye, and helpeth his sernaunte Israell.
55 Euen as he promysed to our fathers Abraham and to his sede for euer.
56 And Marye abode with her aboute a .iij. moneths, and retourned againe to her owne house.
57 Elyzabeths time was come şt she should be delyuered, and she brought forth a sonne.
58 And her neighbours and her cosyne harde tell howe the Lorde had shewed great mercye vpon her, And they reioyceth with her.
59 And it fortuned the .viij. daye, they came to circuncyse the childe, and called his name Zacharias, after the name of his father.
60 How be it his mother aunswered, and sayde: not so, but he shalbe called Ihon.
61 And they saide vnto her: There is none of thy kinne that is named with this name.
62 And they made sygnes to his father: howe he woulde haue him called.
63 And he axeth for writtyng tables, and wrote sayinge: his name is Ihon. And they maruayled al.
64 And his mouthe was opened immediatlye, and his tonge also, and he spake laudinge God.
65 And feare came on all them that dwelt nye vnto them. And all these sayinges were noysed abrode throughout al the hyll country of Iury,
66 and all that hearde them laide them vp in their hartes sayinge: What maner chylde shall this be? And the hande of the Lorde was with him.
67 And his father Zacharias was fylled with the holye ghost, and prophecied sayinge:
68 Blessed be the Lorde God of Israel, for he hath visyted and redemed his people.
69 And hath reysed vp an horne of saluacion vnto vs in the house of his seruaunt Dauid.
70 Euen as he promised by the mouthe of his holye prophetes which were sence the worlde began.
71 That we shoulde be saued from oure enemyes, & from the power of all that hath vs.
72 To fulfyll the mercy promysed to oure fathers, and to remember his holye couenaunt.
73 And to performe the othe which he sware to oure father Abraham,
74 for to geue vs. That we delyuered out of the power of oure enemyes, might serue him without feare
75 all the dayes of our lyfe, in such holynes and ryghtuousnes as are accept before hym.
76 And thou chylde shalt be called şe prophete of the hiest: for thou shalt go before the face of the Lorde to prepare his wayes.
77 And to geue knowledge of saluacion vnto his people for the remissyon of synnes.
78 Through the tender mercye of our God, wherby the daye sprynge from on hye hath vysyted vs.
79 To geue lyght to them that sate in darcknes & in shadowe of death, and to guyde oure fete into the waye of peace.
80 And the chylde grewe and wexed stronge in spirite and was in wyldernes tyll the daye came when he shoulde shewe him selfe vnto the Israelytes.

 

CHAPTER 2

 

1 And it chaunced in those dayes: that there wente out a commaundemente from Auguste the Emperour, that al the worlde should be taxed.
2 And this taxynge was the fyrste, and executed when Syrenius was lieftenaunt in Siria.
3 And euerye man wente into his owne citye to be taxed.
4 And Ioseph also ascended from Galyle: out of a cytye called Nazareth, into Iury: vnto the citye of Dauid which is called Bethleem, because he was of the house and lynage of Dauid,
5 to be taxed with Marye his spoused wyfe whiche was with childe.
6 And it fortuned whyle they were there, her tyme was come that she shoulde be deliuered.
7 And she brought forth her first begotten sonne, and wrapped him in swadlynge clothes, and layed him in a maunger, because ther was no roume for them within the ynne.
8 And there were in the same region shepherdes abydinge in the fyelde, and watchinge theyr flocke by night.
9 And lo: the aungel of the Lord stode harde by them, and the brightnes of the Lord shone round about them, and they were sore afrayed.
10 But the aungel sayde vnto them: Be not afrayed. For beholde, I bringe you tydinges of greate ioye that shall come to al the people:
11 for vnto you is borne this day in the citye of Dauid, a sauioure whiche is Christe the Lorde.
12 And take this for a sygne: ye shall fynde the chylde swadled and layed in a maunger.
13 And strayght waye there was with the aungel a multitude of heauenly souldiours, laudinge God and sayinge:
14 Glory to God on hye, and peace on the earth: and vnto men reioysynge.
15 And it fortuned, assone as the aungels were gone awaye from them into heauen, the shepherdes sayed one to another: let vs go euen vnto Bethleem & se this thing that is happened which the Lorde hath shewed vnto vs.
16 And they came with haste: and founde Mary and Ioseph and the babe layed in a maunger.
17 And when they had sene it, they published abroade the sayinge which was tolde them of that chylde.
18 And all that heard it, wondered at those thinges whiche were tolde them of the shepherdes.
19 But Mary kept all those sayinges, and pondered them in her herte.
20 And the shepherdes retourned, praisynge and lauding God for all that they had hearde and sene, euen as it was tolde vnto them.
21 And when the eyght daye was come, that the chylde shoulde be circuncysed, his name was called Iesus, which was named of the aungell before he was conceyued in the wombe.
22 And when the tyme of their puryfycacion (after the lawe of Moyses) was come, they brought him to Ierusalem, to presente hym to the Lorde
23 (as it is wryttem in the lawe of the Lorde: euerye male that fyrst openeth the mattrix, shall be called holye to the Lord)
24 and to offer (as it is sayde in the lawe of the Lorde) a payre of turtel doues or two yonge pygyons.
25 And beholde ther was a man in Hierusalem whose name was Symeon. And the same man was iuste and feared God, and longed for the consolacion of Israel and the holye ghost was in him.
26 And an aunswere was geuen him of the holye ghost, that he shoulde not se death, before he had sene the Lordes Christe.
27 And he came by inspiration into the tempell. And when the father and mother broughte in the childe Iesus, to do for him after the custome of the lawe,
28 then toke he him vp in hys armes and sayed.
29 Lorde. Nowe lettest thou thy seruaunt departe in peace, accordinge to thy promes.
30 For mine eyes haue sene the sauiour sent from the.
31 Which thou hast prepare before the face of all people.
32 A lyght to lighten the gentils and the glorye of thy people Israel.
33 And his father and mother meruayled at those thinges which were spoken of him.
34 And Symon blessed them, & sayd vnto Mary his mother: beholde, this chylde shalbe the fal and resurrection of manye in Israel, & sygne which shalbe spoken againste.
35 And moreouer the swearde shall pearce thy soule, that the thoughtes of manye hertes maye be opened.
36 And ther was a prophetesse, one Anna the doughter of Phanuell of the trybe of Aser which was of a great age, and had liued with her housbande .vij. yeares from her virginitie.
37 And she had bene a weddowe aboute .iiij. score and .iiij. yeares, which went neuer out of the temple, but serued God with fastinge and prayer night & daye.
38 And the same came forth that same houre and praysed the Lorde and spake of him to all that loked for redempcion in Ierusalem.
39 And assone as they had perfourmed al thynges accordynge to the lawe of the Lorde they retourned into Galyle to their owne cytye Nazareth.
40 And the chylde grewe & waxed stronge in spyryte, and was fylled wyth wisdome, & the grace of God was with him.
41 And his father and mother went to Hierusalem euerye yeare at the feaste of easter.
42 And when he was .xij. yeare olde, they went vp to Ierusalem after the custome of the feaste.
43 And when they had fulfilled the dayes, as they returned home, the chylde Iesus bode styll in Ierusalem vnknowinge to his father and mother.
44 For they supposed he had bene in the company, and therfore came a dayes iorneye and sought him amonge their kinsfolke and acquaintaunce.
45 And when thei founde him not, they went backe againe to Ierusalem, & sought hym.
46 And it fortuned after thre dayes that they founde him in the tempell, syttynge in the middes of the doctours, both hearynge them and posynge them.
47 And all that hearde him, meruaylled at his wit and aunswers.
48 And when they sawe him, they were astonyed. And his mother sayde vnto him: sonne, why hast thou thus dealt with vs? Beholde thy father and I haue sought the, sorowing.
49 And he sayed vnto them: howe is it that ye sought me? Wyst ye not that I must go about my fathers busynes?
50 And they vnderstode not the sayinge that he spake to them.
51 And he went with them, and came to Nazareth, and was obedient to them: But his mother kepte al these sayinges in her herte.
52 And Iesus increased in wisdome and age, and in fauoure with God and man.

 

CHAPTER 3

 

1 And in şe .xv. yeare of the raygne of Tiberius the Emperoure, Pontius Pilate beiynge lieftenaunte of Iury, and Herode beyinge Tethrarch of Galyle, and hys brother Philippe Tethrarchin Iturea & in the region of Traconytes, and Lysanyas the Tetrarche of Abilene,
2 when Anna and Cayphas were the hye pryestes: the word of God came vuto Iohn the sonne of Zacharias in the wildernes.
3 And he came into all the costes about Iordan, preaching the baptisme of repentaunce for the remissyon of synnes,
4 as it is written in the boke of şe sayinges of Esaias the prophete which sayeth. The voyce of a cryer in wildernes, prepare the waye of the Lorde, make hys pathes strayght.
5 Euerye valley shall be fylled, and euerye mountayne and hyll shall be brought lowe. And croked thinges shalbe made straight: and the rough wayes shalbe made smoth:
6 and all fleshe shall se the sauioure sent of God.
7 Then sayde he to the people that were come to be baptysed of him. O generacion of vipers, who hath taught you to flye from the wrath to come?
8 Bringe forth due frutes of repentaunce, and begin not to saye in your selues, we haue Abraham to our father: For I say vnto you God is able of these stones to rayse vp chyldren vnto Abraham.
9 Now also is the axe lyed vnto şe rote of the trees, so that euery tree which bringeth not forth good frute shall be hewen doune, and cast into the fyre.
10 And the people axed him sayinge: What shall we do then?
11 He aunswered and sayd vnto theim: He that hath two cotes, let him parte with him that hath none, & he that hath meate let him do lykewyse.
12 Then came there publicans to be baptysed, and sayde vnto hym: Maister, what shall we do?
13 And he sayde vnto them: require nomore then that which is appointed vnto you.
14 The souldioures lykewyse demaunded of him saiynge: and what shall we do? And he sayde to them: Do violence to no man: neither trouble any man wrongfullye: but be content with your wages.
15 As the people were in a doubte, and all men disputed in their hertes of Iohn, whither he were very Christ,
16 Iohn aunswered and sayde to them all: I baptyse you with water, but a stronger then I cometh after me, whose shoe latchet I am not worthy to vnlouse: he wyll baptyse you with the holye ghost, and with fyre.
17 Which hath his fanne in his hande, and wyll purge his floore, and wyll gather the corne into his barne, but şe chaffe wil he burne with fyre şt neuer shalbe quenched.
18 And many other thinges in his exhortacion preached he vnto the people.
19 Then Herode the Tetrarche (when he was rebuked of him for Herodias his brothers wyfe and for al the euyls, which Herode had done)
20 added this aboue al, and laied Ihon in prison.
21 And it fortuned as all the people receyued baptisme (And when Iesus was baptised and did praye) that heauen was opened,
22 and the holye ghost came doune in a bodelye shape lyke a done vpon him, and a voyce came from heauen saiynge: thou art my deare sonne, in the do I delyte.
23 And Iesus him selfe was entring the thirthy yeare of his age as men supposed hym to be the sonne of Ioseph. which was the sonne of Hely,
24 which was the sonne of Mathat, which was the sonne of Leui, which was the sonne of Melchi. which was the sonne of Ianna, which was the sonne of Ioseph,
25 which was the sonne of Mattathias, which was the sonne of Amos, which was the sonne of Nasum, which was the sonne of Esli, which was the sonne of Nagge,
26 which was the sonne of Maath, which was the sonne of Matathias, which was the sonne of Semei, which was the sonne of Iosech, which was the sonne of Iuda,
27 which was the sonne of Ioanna, which was the sonne of Rhesia, which was the sonne of Zorobabel, which was the sonne of Salathiel, which was the sonne of Neri,
28 which was the sonne of Melchi, which was the sonne of Addi, which was the sonne of Cosan, which was the sonne of Helmadam, which was the sonne of Hir,
29 which was the sonne of Ieso, which was the sonne of Heliasar, which was the sonne of Ioram, which was the sonne of Mattha, which was the sonne of Leuy,
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 Melca, which was the sonne of Menam, which was the sonne of Mathathan, 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 the sonne of Salmon, which was the sonne of Naason,
33 which was the sonne of Aminadab, which was the sonne of Aram, which was the sonne of Esrom, which was the sonne of Phares, which was the sonne of Iuda,
34 which was the sonne of Iacob, which was the sonne of Isaac, which was the sonne of Abraham, which was the sonne of Tharra, which was the sonne of Nachor,
35 which was the sonne of Saruch, which was the sonne of Ragan, which was the sonne of Phalec, which was the sonne of Heber, which was the sonne of Sala,
36 which was the sonne of Cainan, 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 Mathusalem, which was the sonne of Enoch, which was the sonne of Iareth, which was the sonne of Malalehel, which was the sonne of Cainan,
38 which was the sonne of Enos, which was the sonne of Seth, which was the sonne of Adam, which was the sonne of God,

 

CHAPTER 4

 

1 Iesus then full of the holye ghost returned from Iordan & was caried of the spyrite into wildernes,
2 and was .xl. dayes tempted of the deuil. And in those dayes eate he nothinge. And when they were ended he afterwarde hungred.
3 And the deuyll sayde vnto him: If thou be the sonne of God, commaunde this stone that it be bread.
4 And Iesus aunswered hym saiynge: It is written, man shall not lyue by bread onlye, but of euerye worde of God.
5 And şe deuyl toke him vp into an hye mountayne, and shewed him all the kyngdomes of the worlde euen in the twincklinge of an eye.
6 And the deuyl sayde vnto hym: al this power wyll I geue the euerye whit and the glorye of them for that is delyuered to me & to whomsoeuer I wyl, I geue it:
7 If thou therfore wilt worship me, they shalbe al thine.
8 Iesus aunswered him and sayde. Hence from me Sathan. For it is written: Thou shall honoure the Lord thy God and him onlye serue.
9 And he caryed hym to Ierusalem, and set him on a pynacle of the tempel, and sayde vnto him. If thou be the sonne of God caste thy selfe doune from hence:
10 For it is wrytten. He shall geue his aungels charge ouer the to kepe the
11 and wyth their handes they shal sley the vp that thou dashe not thy fote agaynst a stone.
12 Iesus aunswered and sayde to hym, it is sayde: Thou shalt not tempt the Lorde thy God.
13 Assone as the deuyll had ended all his temptacion, he departed from him for a season.
14 And Iesus retourned by the power of the spyryte into Galile, and there went a fame of hym throughout all the regyon rounde about.
15 And he taught in their synagoges, and was commended of all men.
16 And he came to Nazareth wher he was nourished: and as his custome was, went into the synagoge on the. Sabboth dayes, & stode vp 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 wher it was written:
18 The spyryte of the Lorde vpon me, because he hath anointed me: to preache the gospell to the poore he hath sent me, and to heale the broken herted, to preache deliueraunce to the captiue, and syght to the blynde, and frely to set at lyberte them that are brused,
19 and to preache the acceptable yeare of the Lorde.
20 And he closed the boke, and gaue it againe to the mynister, and sate doune. And the eyes of all that were in the synagoge were fastened on him.
21 And he began to saye vnto them. This daye is this scripture fulfylled in youre eares.
22 And all bare him witnes, and wondred at the gracious wordes which proceded out of his mouthe, and saide: Is not this Iosephs sonne?
23 And he sayde vnto them: Ye maye very wel saye vnto me these prouerbe: Phisicon, heale thy selfe. Whatsoeuer we haue hearde done in Capernaum, do the same here lykewyse in thine owne countrye.
24 And he sayed: verely I saye vnto you. No prophete is accepted in his owne countrye.
25 But I tell you of a truthe, manye wydowes were in Israel in şe dayes of Helias, when heauen was shut thre yeares & syxe moneths when great fanishment was through out all the lande,
26 and vnto none of them was Helias sent, saue vnto Sarepta besydes Sydon vnto a woman that was a wydowe.
27 And manye lepers were in Israel in the tyme of Helyseus the prophet, and yet none of them was healed, sauinge Naman of Siria.
28 And as many as were in şe synagoge when they hearde that, were fylled with wrath:
29 and rose vp, and thrust him out of the citye, & ledde him euen vnto the edge of the hyll, where on their cytye was bult, to cast hym doune hedlynge.
30 But he wente his way euen through şe myddes of them.
31 And came into Capernaum a cytye of Galyle, and there taught them on the saboth dayes.
32 And they were astonyed at his doctryne, for his preachinge was wyth power.
33 And in the synagoge ther was a man which had a spyryte of an vncleane deuyll, and cried with a loude voyce
34 saiyng: let me alone, what hast thou to do with vs, thou Iesus of Nazareth? Art thou come to destroye? I knowe the what thou arte, euen the holye of God.
35 And Iesus rebuked him saiynge: holde thy peace & come out of hym. And the deuyll throwe hym in the myddes of them and came out of hym and hurte hym not.
36 And feare come on them all and they spake amonge them selues saiynge what maner of thinge is this? For with authoryte and power he commaundeth the foule spirites, and they come out.
37 And the fame of him spread abroade through out all places of the country rounde aboute.
38 And he arose vp & came out of the synagoge, and entred into Simons house. And Simons mother in lawe was taken with a great feuer and they made intercessyon to hym for her.
39 And he stode ouer her, and rebuked the feuer, and it left her. And immediatly she arose and mynystred vnto them.
40 When the sunne was doune, all they that had sicke, taken with diuerse dyseases, brought them vnto hym, and he layde hys handes on euery one of them, and healed them.
41 And deuyls also came oute of many of them cryinge and saiyng: thou arte Christ şe sonne of God. And he rebuked them, and suffered them not to speake: for they knewe that he was Christe.
42 Assone as it was daye, he departed & went awaye into a desert place, & the people sought hym and came to hym, and kept hym that he shoulde not departe from them.
43 And he sayed vnto them: I muste to other cityes also preache the kyngdome of God: For therfore am I sent.
44 And he preached in the synagoges of Galyle.

 

CHAPTER 5

 

1 It came to passe as the people preased vpon him to heare the worde of God, that he stode by the lake of Genezareth:
2 and sawe two shyppes stande by the lake syde, but the fisher men were gone out of them, and were washynge their nettes.
3 And he entred into one of the shyppes, which pertayned to Symon, and prayed him, that he woulde thruste out a lytle from the lande. And he sat doune and taught the people out of the shyppe.
4 When he had left speakynge, he sayed vnto Simon: launce out into the depe, and let slip your nettes to make a draught.
5 And Simon aunswered and sayed vnto hym: Mayster, we haue laboured all nyght, and haue taken nothynge. Neuerthelater at thy worde I wyll lose forth the net.
6 And when they had so done, they enclosed a greate multytude of fyshes. And their net brake:
7 but they made sygnes to their fellowes which were in the other shyp that they shoulde come and helpe them. And they came and fylled both the shyppes that they sonke againe.
8 When Simon Peter sawe that, he fell doune at Iesus knees saiynge: Lorde go
9 from me for I am a synfull man. For he was vtterlye astonyed and all that were with hym at the draughte of fyshe, which they toke:
10 and so was Iames and Iohn the sonnes of Zebede, which were parteners with Symon. And Iesus sayed vnto Simon: feare not, from hence forth thou shalt catche men.
11 And they brought the shyppes to lande, and forsoke all and folowed hym.
12 And it fortuned as he was in a certayne citye: beholde, there was a man full of leprosye: and when he had spyed Iesus, he fell on his face, and besought him saiynge: Lorde, if thou wylt thou canst make me cleane.
13 And he stretthed forth the hande and touched him saiynge: I wyl, be thou cleane. And immediatlye the leprosye departed from him.
14 And he warned hym that he shoulde tell no man but that he should go and shewe him selfe to the pryeste and offer for his clensyng, accordinge as Moyses commaundement was, for a witnes vnto them.
15 But so much the more went there a fame abroad of him, & much people came together to heare and to be healed of him, of their infirmyties.
16 And he kepte him selfe aparte in the wyldernesse, and gaue him selfe to prayer.
17 And it happened on a certayne daye, that he taught, and there sate the phariseis and the doctours of lawe, which were come out of all the tounes of Galyle, Iurye, and Hierusalem. And the power of the Lorde was to heale them.
18 And beholde men brought a man liynge in his bedde which was taken with a palsey: & sought meanes to brynge him in, and to laye him before him.
19 And when they could not finde by what way they might bring him in, because of the prease, they went vp on the toppe of şe house, and let him doune thorowe the tyling, bedde & all in the middest before Iesus.
20 When he sawe their faith, he sayed to him: man, thy sinnes are forgeuen the.
21 And the scribes and pharyseis began to thinke saiynge: What felowe is this which speaketh blasphemy? who can forgeue synnes but God onlye?
22 When Iesus perceiued their thoughtes, he aunswered and sayd vnto them: What thinke ye in your hertes?
23 Whether is it easyer to say, thy synnes are forgeuen the, or to saye: ryse & walke?
24 But that ye may knowe that the sonne of man hath power to forgeue sinnes on earth, he said to the sycke of the paulsye, I say to the, aryse, take vp thy bed & go home to thy house.
25 And immediatlye he rose vp before them, and toke vp his bed wheron he laye, and departed to his owne house praysyng God.
26 And they were all amased, and they lauded God & were filled with fear saiyng: We haue sene straung thinges to daye.
27 And after that he wente forth and sawe a Publican named Leui, sittinge at the receite of custome and saide vnto him: folowe me.
28 And he left al, rose vp and folowed him.
29 And the same Leui made him a great feaste at home in his owne house. And ther was a great companye of publicans and of other that sate at meat with him.
30 And the scribes and pharyseis murmured againste his disciples saiynge: Why eate ye, and drinke ye with publicans and sinners?
31 Iesus aunswered and sayde vnto them: They that are whole nede not of the phisician: but thei that are sicke.
32 I am not come to cal the rightuous, but synners to repentaunce.
33 Then they sayed vnto him: Why do the disciples of Ihon faste often and praye, and the disciples of the phariseis also: and thyne eate and drinke?
34 And he sayed vnto them: Can ye make the children of the weddinge faste, as longe as the bridgrome is present with them?
35 The dayes will come, when the bridgrome shall be taken awaye from them: Then shall they faste in those dayes.
36 Then spake he vnto them in a symylytude. No man putteth a pece of a newe garmente, into an olde vesture: for if he do, then breaketh he the newe and the pece that was taken out of the newe agreeth not with the olde.
37 Also no man poureth newe wine into olde vessels. For if he do, the newe wyne breaketh the vessels, and runneth out it selfe, and the vessels perishe:
38 But newe wyne muste be poured into newe vessels, and both are preserued.
39 Also no man that drinketh olde wyne, strayght waye can awaye with newe, for he sayeth the olde is pleasaunter.

 

CHAPTER 6

 

1 It happened on an after saboth, that he wente through the corne fyelde, and that his disciples plucked the eares of corne and eate, and rubbed them in their handes.
2 And certayne of the pharyseis sayde vnto them: Why do ye that whiche is not lawfull to do on the saboth dayes?
3 And Iesus aunswered them and sayde: Haue ye not read what Dauid did when he him selfe was an hongred, and they which were with hym:
4 how he wente into the house of God and toke and eate the loues of halowed breade, & gaue also to them which were with him, which was not lawfull to eate, but for the priestes onlye.
5 And he sayed vnto them: The sonne of man is Lorde of the saboth daye.
6 And it fortuned in another saboth also, that he entred into the synagoge and taught. And there was a man whose righthande was dried vp.
7 And the scrybes and pharyseis watched him, to see whether he would heale on the saboth daye, that they myght fynde an accusacion against him.
8 But he knewe their thoughtes, and sayde to the man which had the withered hande: Rise vp and stande forth in the middes. And he arose and stepped forth.
9 Then sayde Iesus vnto them: I wyll axe you a question: Whither is it lawfull on the saboth dayes to do good or to do euyl? to saue lyfe, or for to destroye it?
10 And he behelde them al in compasse, and sayde vnto the manye: Stretche forth thy hande. And he dyd so: & his hande was restored, and made as whole as the other.
11 And thei were fylled full of madnes, and communed one with another, what they might do to Iesus.
12 And it furtuned in those dayes that he went out into a mountaine for to praye, and contynued all night in prayer to God.
13 And assone as it was daye, he called his disciples, and of them he chose .xij. whiche also he called Apostles:
14 Symon whom he named Peter, & Andrewe his brother, Iames and Ihon, Philippe and Bartelmewe,
15 Mathewe and Thomas, Iames the sonne of Alpheus, and Simon called Zelotes,
16 and Iudas Iames sonne, and Iudas Iscarioth which same was the traytour.
17 And he came doune with them & stode in the playne fyelde with the companye of hys discyples, and a great multytude of people out of all partyes of Iurye and Ierusalem & from the sea coste of Tyre and Sydon, which came to heare hym, and to be healed of their disceases,
18 and they also that were vexed with foule spyrytes, and they were healed.
19 And all the people preased to touche hym, for there wente vertue out of hym, and healed them all.
20 And he lyfte vp his eye vpon the disciples, and sayde: Blessed be ye pore: for yours is the kyngdome of God.
21 Blessed are ye that honger nowe: for ye shalbe satisfyed. Blessed are ye that wepe nowe for ye shall laughe.
22 Blessed are ye when men hate you, and thruste you out of their companye, and rayle, & abhorre youre name as an euill thinge, for the sonne of mans sake.
23 Reioyse then, and be glad: for behold your reward is great in heauen. After this maner their father entreated the prophetes.
24 But wo be to you that are riche: for ye haue therin your consolacion.
25 Wo be to you that are full: for ye shal honger. Wo be to you that nowe laugh: for ye shall wayle and wepe.
26 Wo be to you when all men prayse you: for so dyd their fathers to the false prophetes.
27 But I say vnto you which heare: loue your enemyes. Do good to them which hate you.
28 Blesse them that coursse you. And praye for them which wrongfully trouble you.
29 And vnto hym that smiteth the on the one cheke, offer also the other. And him that taketh awaye thy gonne, forbyd not to take thy cote also.
30 Giue euerye man that axeth of the. And of hym that taketh awaye thy goodes, axe them not again.
31 And as ye woulde that men should do to you: so do ye to them likewyse.
32 Yf ye loue them which loue you, what thanke are ye worthy of? For the verye synners loue their louers.
33 And if ye do for them which do for you, what thanke are ye worthye of? For the verye synners do euen the same.
34 If ye lende to them of whom ye hope to receiue, what thanke shall ye haue: for the very synners lende to synners to receiue much againe.
35 Wherfore, loue ye your enemyes, do good and lende, lokinge for nothynge againe, and your rewarde shall be greate, and ye shalbe the children of the hyest for he is kinde vnto the vnkinde and to the euyll.
36 Be ye therfore mercifull, as your father is mercyfull.
37 Iudge not and ye shall not be iudged. Condemne not, and ye shall not be condemned. Forgeue you, ye shalbe forgeuen.
38 Geue, and it shalbe geuen vnto you: good measure, pressed doune, shaken together and runninge ouer, shal men geue vnto your bosomes. For with what measure ye mete with the same shall men mete to you agayne.
39 And he putteth forth a symylytude vnto them: Can the blinde leade the blinde? Do they not both then fall into the dyche?
40 The discyple is not aboue his maister. Euery man shalbe perfecte if he be as his mayster is.
41 Why seist thou a moote in thy brothers eye, and consyderest not the beame that is in thyne owne eye?
42 Either howe canst thou saye to thy brother? Brother, let me pul out the moote that is thine eye: When thou perceyuest not the beame that is in thine owne eye? Ypocryte, cast out the beame that is in thine owne eye fyrst, and then shalt thou se perfectlye to pul out the mote out of thy brothers eye.
43 It is not a good tre that bryngeth forth euyll frute: neither is that au euil tre that bringeth forth good frute.
44 For euery tre is knowen by his fruite. Neyther of thornes gather men fygges, nor of bushes gather they grapes.
45 A good man out of the good treasure of his hert bringeth forth that which is good. And an euil man out of the euyll treasure of his herte bringeth forth that which is euyl. For of the aboundaunce of the herte, his mouth speaketh.
46 Why call ye me Maister Maister, and do not as I byd you?
47 whosoeuer commeth to me, and heareth my saiynges, and doth the same, I wyll shewe you to whom he is lyke.
48 He is lyke a man which builde an house and digged depe and layde the foundacion on a rocke. When the waters arose, the floud bet vpon that house, and coulde not moue it for it was grounded vpon a rocke.
49 But he that heareth and doeth not, is lyke a man that without foundacion bylt an house vpon the earth, against which the floude dyd beate and it fell by and by, and the fall of that house was greate.

 

CHAPTER 7

 

1 When he had ended al his saynges in the audience of şe people, he entred into Capernaum.
2 And a certayne Centuryons seruaunt was sycke and redye to dye, whom he made much of.
3 And when he heard of Iesu, he sent vnto hym the elders of the Iewes, besechinge hym that he woulde come & heale his seruaunte.
4 And they came to Iesus and besought hym instauntlye saiynge: He is worthye that thou shouldest do this for hym.
5 For he loueth oure nacion, and hath bylt vs a synagoge.
6 And Iesus went with them. And when he was not farre from the house the Centurion sent frendes to him saiynge vnto him: Lorde trouble not thy selfe, for I am not worthy that thou shouldest enter vnder my roffe.
7 Wherfore I thought not my selfe worthy to come vnto the: but saye the worde and my seruaunte shalbe whole.
8 For I lykewise am a man vnder power, and haue vnder me souldiers, and I saye vnto one, go: and he goeth. And to an other, come: and he cometh. And to my seruaunte, do this: and he doeth it.
9 When Iesus harde this, he maruailed at him, & tourned him about & saide to şe people that folowed hym: I say vnto you, I haue not founde so greate fayth, no, not in Israel.
10 And they that were sent, turned backe home againe, and founde the seruaunte that was sycke, whole.
11 And it fortnned after that, that he wente into a cytye called Naim, and manye of hys disciples went with him and much people.
12 When he came nye to the gate of the cytye, beholde there was a dead man caryed out which was the onlye sonne of his mother and she was a wydowe, and much people of the cytye was with her.
13 And when the Lorde sawe her, he had compassyon on her and saide vnto her, wepe not.
14 And he went and touched the coffin, and they that bare hym, stode styll. And he sayde: Yonge man, I say vnto the, aryse.
15 And the dead sate vp, and began to speake. And he delyuered him to his mother.
16 And there came a feare on them all. And they glorifyed God saiynge: a greate Prophete is rysen among vs, and God hath visyted his people.
17 And this rumore of hym wente forth throughout all Iurye, and thoroweout all the regions which lye rounde about.
18 And the discyples of Ihon shewed hym of all these thinges.
19 And Ihon called vnto him two of his discyples, and sente them to Iesus saiynge: Arte thou he that shall come? or shall we loke for another?
20 When the men were come vnto him they sayde: Ihon Baptiste sent vs vnto the saiynge. Art thou he that shall come, or shall we wayte for an other?
21 And at that same tyme he cured manye of their infyrmytyes and plages and of euyll spirites, and vnto manye that were blinde he gaue syght.
22 And Iesus aunswered and saide vnto them: Go your wayes and shewe Ihon what thinges ye haue seane and hearde: howe that the blynd se, the halt go, the lepers are clensed, the deafe heare, the dead aryse, to the poore is glad tydinges preached,
23 and happye is he that is not offended by me.
24 When the messengers of Ihon were departed, he began to speake vnto the people of Ihon. What went ye out into the wildernes for to se? Went ye to se a rede shaken with the winde?
25 But what went ye out for to se? a man clothed in softe raiment? Beholde they which are gorgeouslye apparilled, and lyue delicatly are in kinges courtes.
26 But what went ye forth to se? a Prophete, yea I saye vnto you, and more then a prophete.
27 This is he of whom it is written: Behold I sende my messenger before thy face, to prepare thy waye before the
28 For I saye vnto you: a greater Prophete then Ihon, amonge womens children is ther none. Neuerthelesse one that is lesse in the kingdome of God, is greater then he.
29 And all the people that hearde and the publicans iustifyed God, and were baptysed with the baptime of Ihon.
30 But the Phariseis and scribes despised the counsel of God againste them selues, and were not baptysed of him.
31 And the Lorde sayed: Wherunto shall I lyken the men of this generacion, and what thinge are they?
32 They are lyke vnto chyldrin syttyng in the marcked place, & cryenge one to an other, and saiynge: We haue pyped vnto you and ye haue not daunsed: we mourned to you, & ye haue not wept.
33 For Ihon Baptyste came, neyther eatinge breade nor drincking wyne, and ye saye: he hath the deuyll.
34 The sonne of man is come and eateth and drincked, and ye saye: beholde a man which is a glotten, and a drincker of wine, a frende of publicans and synners.
35 Yet is wysdome iustyfyed of all her chyldren.
36 And one of the pharyseis desyred hym that he wolde eate with him. And he wente into the pharyseis house and sate doune to meate.
37 And beholde a woman in that citye which was a synner, assone as she knewe that Iesus sate at mete in the phariseis house, she brought an alabaster boxe of ointment,
38 and she stode at his fete behinde him wepinge, and began to washe his fete with teares, and dyd wype them wyth the heares of her head, and kyshed his fete, and annoynted them with oyntment.
39 When the pharysey which bade him, sawe that he speake within him selfe saiyng. If this man were a Prophete, he woulde surely haue knowen who and what maner woman this is which toucheth him, for she is a synner.
40 And Iesus aunswered and sayde vnto him: Simon I haue some what to saye vnto the. And he sayed: Maister 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 nothinge to paye, he forgaue them both. Which of them tell me, wyll loue him most.
43 Simon aunswered and saide: I suppose, that he to whom he forgaue moste. And he sayde vnto hym: Thou haste truly iudged.
44 And he turned to the woman, and sayde vnto Symon: Seist thou this woman? I entred into thy house, and thou gauest me no water to my fete, but she hath washed my fete with teares and wyped them wyth the heyres of her head.
45 Thou gauest me no kisse: but she, sence the tyme I came in, hath not ceased to kisse my fete.
46 Myne head with oyle thou dyddest not anoynte, but she hath annointed my fete with oyntmente.
47 Wherfore I saye vnto the manye synnes are forgeuen her, for she loued much. To whom lesse is forgeuen, the same doth lesse loue.
48 And he sayde vnto her, thy synnes are forgeuen the.
49 And they that sate at meate with him, began to saye with in them selues: Who is this which forgeueth synnes also?
50 And he sayde to the woman. Thy fayth hath saued the. Go in peace.

 

CHAPTER 8

 

1 And it fortuned after that, that he him selfe went thorowe out cyties and tounes preachinge and shewinge the kingdome of God, and the .xij. with hym.
2 And also certaine women, which were healed of euyll spretes and infyrmytyes: Marye called Magdalene, out of whom went seuen deuyls,
3 and Ioanna the wyfe of Chusa Herodes stewarde, and Susanna, and manye other: which ministred to them of their substaunce.
4 When much people were gathered together, and were come to hym out of all cytyes, he spake by a symilitude.
5 A sower went out to sowe his sede: and as he sowed, some fel by the waye syde: and it was troden vnder fete, and the foules of the ayre deuoured it vp.
6 And some fell on the stone, and assone as it was spronge vp, it withered awaye because it lacked moistnes.
7 And some fell amonge thornes, and the thornes spronge vp with it, and choked it.
8 And some fell on good grounde and spronge vp and bare fruite an hundred folde. And as he sayed these thinges he cryed: He that hath eares to heare, let hym heare.
9 And his discyples axed him saiynge: what maner of symylytude is this?
10 And he sayed vnto you is it geuen to knowe the secretes of the kingdome of God: but to other in symylytudes, that when they se, they shoulde not vnderstande.
11 The symylytude is this. The sede is the worde of God.
12 Those that are besyde the waye, are they that heare, and afterwarde commeth the deuyll and taketh awaye the worde out of their hertes leste they should beleue & be saued.
13 Thei on şe stones, are thei which when they heare, receiue the worde with ioye. But these haue no rotes, whiche for a whyle beleue, & in tyme of temptacion go awaye.
14 And that whiche fell amonge thornes, are thei which heare, and go forth, and are choked with cares and with ryches, and voluptuouse liuinge, and bringe forth no fruite.
15 That in the good grounde, are they whyche with a good and pure herte, heare the worde and kepe it, and brynge forth fruyte wyth pacience.
16 No man lighteth a candell, and couereth it vnder a vessell, neither putteth it vnder a table, but setteth it on a candelstike, that thei that enter in, maye se the lyghte.
17 Nothinge in secrete, that shall not come abrode: Neyther any thynge hyd that shall not be knowen, and come to light.
18 Take hede therfore how ye heare. For who soeuer hath, to hym shall be geuen: And whosoeuer hath not, from hym shal be taken, euen that same which he supposeth that he hath.
19 Then came to hym his mother and his brethren and coulde not come at hym for preace.
20 And they tolde him sayinge: Thy mother and thy brethren stande without, and woulde se the.
21 He aunswered and sayde vnto them: my mother and my brethren are these which heare the worde of God and do it.
22 And it chaunsed on a certaine daye that he went into a shippe, and his disciples also, and he sayed vnto them: Let vs go ouer to the other syde of the lake. And they lanched forth.
23 And as they sayled he fell on slepe, and there arose a storme of winde in the lake, and they were fylled with water, and were in ieopardy.
24 And they went to him and awoke him saiyng: Maister Maister we are loste. Then he rose & rebuked the winde & the tempeste of the water, & they ceased, & it wexed calme.
25 And he sayed vnto them: Wher is your faythe? They feared and woundered saiynge one to another, what felowe is this: for he commaundeth both şe windes & water, & they obey him?
26 And they sayled vnto the region of the Gaderenites, which is ouer against Galile.
27 And as he went out to lande, there mete him a certaine man out of the citie, which had a deuil long time, & ware no clothes, neither abode in anye house: but amonge graues.
28 When he sawe Iesus he cried and fel doune before him, and with a loud voice saied: What haue I to do with the Iesus the sonne of the God moste hiest? I besech the tormente me not.
29 Then he commaunded the foule sprete to come out of the man. For oft times he caughte him, and he was bounde with chaines, and kept with fetters, and he brake the bondes, and was caried of and the fende, into wildernes.
30 And Iesus axed him saiynge: what is thy name? And he saied Legion, because many deuils were entred into him.
31 And they besought him, that he woulde not commaunde them to go out into the depe.
32 And there was therby an hearde of manie swine, feadinge on an hyl: and they besought him, that he woulde suffer them to enter into them. And he suffred.
33 Then wente the deuyls out of the man, and entred into the swine: and the hearde toke their course, and ranne headlinge into the lake, and were choked.
34 When the heardmen sawe what had chaunsed, they fled and tolde it in the cytye, and in the villages.
35 And they came out to se what was done: and came to Iesus, and founde the man out of whom the deuyls were departed syttynge at the fete of Iesus, clothed and in his ryghte mynde, and they were afrayed.
36 They also which sawe it tolde them by what meanes he that was possessed of the deuyll, was healed.
37 And all the whole multitude of the Gaderenites, besought hym that he woulde departe from them: for they were taken with greate feare. And he gate him into the shyppe, and retourned backe againe.
38 Then the man out of whom the deuils were departed, besought him that he myght be with him. But Iesus sent hym awaye saiynge.
39 Go home againe into thine owne house, and shewe what greate thinges God hath done to the. And he wente his waye, and preached thorow out all the cytye what great thinges Iesus hath done vnto him.
40 And it fortuned when Iesus was come againe that the people receiued him. For they all wayted for hym.
41 And beholde there came a man named Iairus (and he was a ruler of the synagoge) and he fell doune at Iesus fete, and besought hym that he woulde come into his house,
42 for he had but a doughter only vpon a twelwe yere of age, and she lay a diynge. As he wente the people thronged hym.
43 And a woman hauinge an yssue of bloude twelue yeares (whiche hath spent all her substaunce amonge phisycions, neyther coulde be holpen of anye)
44 came behinde him, and touched the heme of his garment and immediatlye her yssue of bloude staunched.
45 And Iesus sayde: Who is it that touched me? When euerye man denyed, Peter and they that were with him, saide: Mayster, the people thruste the and vexe the, and sayest thou who touched me?
46 And Iesus saide: Some bodye touched me. For I perceyue that vertue is gone out of me.
47 When the woman sawe that she was not hyd, she came trimblynge, and fell at his fete, and tolde hym before all the people for what cause she had touched him, and howe she was healed immediatlye.
48 And he sayde vnto her: Doughter be of good comfort. Thy faith hath made the whole, go in peace.
49 Whyle he yet spake, there came on from the rulers of the synagoges house, which said to hym thy doughter is dead, dysease not the maister.
50 When Iesus hearde that. He aunswered the father saiynge: Feare not beleue onelye, and she shalbe made whole.
51 And when he came to the house he suffered no man to go in with him, saue Peter, Iames, and Iohn, and the father and mother of the mayden.
52 Euerye bodye wepe and sorowed for her. And he sayd: Wepe not: for she is not dead but slepeth.
53 And they laughte hym to scorne. For they knewe that she was dead.
54 And he thruste them all out, and caught her by the hand, and cried saiynge: Mayde aryse.
55 And her spiryte came againe, and she arose straight waye. And he commaundeth to geue her meate.
56 And the father and the mother of her were astonied. But he warned theim that they shoulde tell no man, what was done.

 

CHAPTER 9

 

1 Then called he the .xij. together, and gaue them power, and authoryte ouer all Deuyls, and that they myght heale diseases.
2 And he sent them to preache the kyngdome of God, and to cure the sycke.
3 And he sayed to them: Take nothinge to sucker you by the waye neither staffe, nor scrype, neyther bread neyther money, neither haue .ij. cotes.
4 And whatsoeuer house ye enter into, there abyde and thence departe:
5 And whosoeuer wyll not receyue you, when ye go out of that cytye shake of the verye dust from your fete, for a testimonye against them.
6 And they went out, and went through the tounes, preachyng the gospell: and healynge euerye wher.
7 And Herode the Tetrarch hearde of al that was done by hym, and doubted, because that it was sayde of some, that Iohn was rysen agayne from death,
8 and of some that Helyas had appeared: and of other that one of the olde prophetes was rysen agayne.
9 And Herode sayde: Ihon haue I beheaded: who then is this of whom I hearde such thinges? And he desyred to se hym.
10 And the Apollels retourned, and told him what great thinges thei had done. And he toke them and wente a syde into a solitary place nye to a cytye called Bethsayda.
11 And the people knew of it, & folowed him. And he receiued them and spake vnto them of the kingdome of God, and healed them that had nede to be healed.
12 And when the daye began to weare away then came the twelue and sayde vnto hym, sende the people awaye, that they maye go into the tounes and villages rounde aboute and lodge, and get meate, for we are here in a solytarye place or wyldernes.
13 But he sayed vnto them: Geue ye them to eate. And they sayde: We haue nomore but fyue loues and two fyshes, excepte we should goo & by meate, for al this people.
14 And they were about a fyue thousande men. And he sayd to his discyples: Cause them to syt doune by fyftyes in a company.
15 And they dyd so, and made them all syt doune.
16 And he toke the fiue loues and the two fishes, and loked vp to heauen: and blessed them, and brake, and gaue to the discyples, to set before the people.
17 And they eate, and were all satisfyed. And there was taken vp of that remained of them, twelue baskettes full of broken meate.
18 And it fortuned as he was alone praiynge: his disciples were with him, and he axed them saiyng: Who saye the people that I am?
19 They aunswered and sayd: Iohn Baptiste. Some saye, Helyas. And some saye, one of the olde prophetes is risen agayne.
20 He sayde vnto them: who saye ye that I am? Peter aunswered and sayde: thou arte the Christe of God.
21 And he warned and commaunded them that they shoulde tell no man that thynge
22 saiynge: that the sonne of man muste suffer manye thinges, and be reproued of the elders, and of the hye pryestes and scrybes and be slayne, & the thirde daye ryse agayne.
23 And he sayed to them all, if anye man wyll come after me, let him denye hym selfe, & take vp his crosse dayly, and folowe me.
24 Whosoeuer wyll saue his lyfe, shall lose it. And whosoeuer shall lose his lyfe for my sake, the same shall saue it.
25 For what auauntageth it a man to winne the whole worlde if he lose him selfe, or runne in damage of him selfe.
26 For whosoeuer is ashamed of me, and of my saiynges: of hym shall the sonne of man be ashamed, when he cometh in his owne glory, & the glory of his father, and of the holye aungels.
27 And I tell you of a surtye. Ther be some of them that stande here, which shall not taste of death, tyll they se the kingdome of God.
28 And it folowed about an .viij. dayes after those saiynge: that he toke Peter, Iames, and Iohn, and went vp into a mountaine to pray.
29 And as he prayed, the fashion of his countenaunce was chaunged, and his garment was white and shone.
30 And beholde, two men talked with him, and they were Moyses & Helias,
31 which appeared gloriouslye, and spake of his departinge, which he shoulde ende at Ierusalem,
32 Peter & they that were with him were heauy with slepe. And when they awoke, they sawe his glory, and two men standinge wyth hym.
33 And it chaunsed as they departed from him, Peter sayd vnto him: Maister, it is good beynge here for vs. Let vs make thre tabernacles, one for the, and one for Moyses, & one for Helyas, & wist not what the sayde.
34 Whyle he thus spake, ther came a cloude & shadowed them, and they feared when they were come vnder the cloude.
35 And ther came a voice out of the cloude saiynge. This is my deare sonne, heare hym.
36 And assone as the voyce was paste Iesus was founde alone. And they kept it close and tolde no man in those dayes anye of those thinges which they had sene.
37 And it chaunched on the nexte dayes as they came doune from the hill, much peopel mete hym.
38 And beholde a man of the company cried out saiyng: Maister, I beseche şe beholde my sonne, for he is all that I haue:
39 and se, a sprete taketh him, and sodenlye he cryeth, and he teareth him that he fometh agayne, and wyth much payne departeth from hym, when he hath rent hym,
40 and I besought thy dyscyples to cast him out, and they coulde not.
41 Iesus aunswered and sayde: O generacyon without fayth, and croked, howe longe shall I be wyth you? & shall suffer you? Bringe thy sonne hyther.
42 As he yet was a commyng, the fende rent hym, and tare hym. And Iesus rebuked the vncleane spirite and healed the chyld, and delyuered hym to hys father.
43 And they were all amased at the myghtye power of God. Whyle they wondred euerye one at al thinges, whiche he dyd, he sayde vnto hys discyples:
44 Let these sayinges sinke doune into your eares. The tyme wil come, when the sonne of man shalbe delyuered into the handes of men.
45 But they wiste not what the worde meante, & it was hyd from them, that they vnderstode it not. And they feared to axe him of that sayinge.
46 Then there arose disputacyon amonge them: who should be the greatest.
47 When Iesus perceyued the thoughtes of theyr hertes, he toke a chylde, and set hym harde by hym,
48 & sayde vnto them. Whosoeuer receyueth thys chylde in my name receyueth me. And whosoeuer receyueth me, receyueth hym that sent me. For he that is least among you all the same shalbe great.
49 And Iohn aunswered and sayeth: Mayster we sawe one castyng out deuils in thy name, and we forbad hym, because he foloweth not with vs.
50 And Iesus sayed vnto hym: forbyd ye hym not. For he that is not agaynste vs: is with vs.
51 And it folowed when the tyme was come, that he shoulde be receyued vp, then he set his face to go to Ierusalem,
52 and sent messengers before hym. And they went and entred into a citye of the Samaritans: to make readye for hym.
53 But they woulde not receyue hym, because hys face was as thoughe he woulde go to Ierusalem.
54 When his disciples Iames and Iohn sawe that, they sayde: Lorde, wilte thou that we commaunde that fyre come doune from heauen and consume them, euen as Helyas dyd?
55 Iesus turned aboute, and rebuked them sayinge: ye wote not what maner spirite ye are of.
56 The sonne of man is not come to destroye mennes lyues, but to saue them. And they wente to another toune.
57 And it chaunsed as he went in the waye a certayne man sayde vnto hym: I wyl folowe the, whyther soeuer thou go.
58 Iesus sayd vnto him: foxes haue holes, and byrddes of the ayre haue nestes, but the sonne of man hathe not wheron to laye hys heade.
59 And he sayed vnto another: folow me. And the same sayde: Lorde suffer me fyrste to go & burye my father,
60 Iesus sayde vnto him. Let the dead burye her dead: but go thou & preach the kyngedome of God.
61 And another sayed: I wyll folowe şe Lord but let me fyrste go byd them fare wel, which are at home at my house.
62 Iesus sayed vnto hym. No man that putteth hys hande to the plough, and loketh backe, is apte to the kyngdome of God.

 

CHAPTER 10

 

1 After these thynges, the Lord appoynted other seuentye also: and sent them, two & two before him into euery citie and place, whyther he hym selfe woulde come.
2 And he sayed vnto them, the haruest is great, but the laborers are fewe. Praye therfore the Lorde of the harueste, to sende forth laborers into hys haruest.
3 Go youre wayes: beholde, I sende you forth as lambes among wolues.
4 Beare no wallet neyther scryppe, nor shues, and salute no man by the way.
5 Into whatsoeuer house ye enter, fyrste saye: Peace be to thys house.
6 And yf the sonne of peace be there your peace shal reste vpon hym: yf not, it shal returne to you agayne.
7 And in the same house tary styll, eatynge and drinckynge suche as they haue. For the labourer is worthy of thys rewarde. Go not from house to house,
8 & into whatsoeuer citie ye enter, yf they receyue you, eate suche thynges as are set before you,
9 and heale the sycke that are there, and say vnto them: the kyngedome of God is come nye vnto you.
10 But into whatsoeuer citie ye shall enter, yf they receyue you not, go youre wayes out into the streates of the same and saye:
11 euen the very duste, whiche cleaueth on vs of your citie, we wype of agaynste you. Notwithstandynge marke this that the kyngdome of God was come nye vpon you.
12 Yea, and I saye to you, that it shalbe easier in that daye for Zodome then for that citie.
13 Wo be to the Chorazim, wo be to the Bethsaida. For yf the myracles had bene done in Tyre and Sidon, whiche haue bene done in you, they had a great whyle a gone repented, sittynge in hayre and ashes.
14 Neuerthelesse, it shalbe easyer for Tyre and Sidon at the iudgement, then for you.
15 And thou Capernaum, which arte exalted to heauen, shalt be thruste doune to hell.
16 He that heareth you, heareth me, and he that dispyseth you, despyseth me: & he that despyseth me, despiseth hym that sente me.
17 And the seuenty returned againe with ioye saiynge. Lorde euen the very deuyls are subdued to vs throughe thy name.
18 And he sayde vnto them: I sawe Sathan, as it had bene lyghtenynge, fall doune from heauen.
19 Beholde, I geue vnto you power to treade on serpentes & scorpions, & ouer all maner power of the enemye, and nothynge shall hurte you.
20 Neuerthelesse, in thys reioyse not that the spirites are vnder youre power: but reioyse because your names are written in heauen.
21 That same time reioysed Iesus in the spirite, and sayde: I confesse vnto the father, Lorde of heauen and earth, that thou haste hyd these thynges from the wyse and prudente, and hast opened them to the babes. Euen so father for so pleased it the.
22 All thynges are geuen me of my father. And no man knoweth who the sonne is, but the father: neyther who şe father is, saue the sonne, and he to whom the sonne wyll shewe hym.
23 And he turned to hys discyples, and sayed secretely: Happy are the eyes, which se that ye se.
24 For I tell you that many prophetes and kinges haue desyred to se those thinges which ye se, and haue not sene them, and to heare those thynges whiche ye heare and haue not hearde them.
25 And beholde a certaine lawyer stode vp, & tempted hym, saiynge: Mayster what shall I do to enherite eternall lyfe?
26 He sayed vnto him: What is writen in the law? how redest thou?
27 And he aunswered and sayde: Loue thy Lorde God with all thy hert, and with al thy soule, and with all thy mynde, and thy neyghboure as thy selfe.
28 And he sayed to hym: Thou haste aunswered ryght. Thys do and thou shalte lyue.
29 He wyllinge to iustifye hym self, sayde vnto Iesus. Who is then my neyghboure?
30 Iesus aunswered, and sayde: A certayne man descended from Ierusalem into Hierico, and fell into the handes of theues, which robbed hym of hys rayment, and wounded him, and departed leuynge him halfe dead.
31 And by chance there came a certayne priest that same waye, and when he sawe hym, he passed by.
32 And lykewyse a Leuite, when he was come nye to the place, went and loked on hym, and passed by.
33 Then a certayne Samaritayne, as he iournyed, came nye vnto hym, and when he sawe hym, he had compassion on hym,
34 and went to, and bounde vp hys woundes, & poureth in oyle and wyne, and put hym on hys owne beaste, and broughte him to a common ynne, and made prouysion for him.
35 And on şe morowe when he departed, he toke oute two pence, and gaue them to the hoste, and sayde vnto hym: Take cure of him, and whatsoeuer thou spendest more, when I come agayne, I wyll recompence the.
36 Whiche nowe of these thre thinkest thou, was neyghboure vnto him that fell into the theues handes?
37 And he sayd: he that shewed mercy on hym. Then sayd Iesus vnto hym: Go, & do thou lykewyse.
38 It fortuned as they went, that he entred into a certayne toune. And a certayne woman named Martha, receyued hym into her house.
39 And this woman had a syster called Marye whiche sate at Iesus fete, and hearde his preachynge.
40 And Martha was combred aboute muche seruynge, and stode and sayed: Mayster doest thou not care, that my syster hath lefte me to mynister alone? Byd her therfore, that she helpe me.
41 And Iesu aunswered & said vnto her: Martha, Martha, thou carest, and arte troubled aboute manye thinges,
42 verelye one is nedefull. Marye hath chosen her that good part whiche shall not be taken away from her.

 

CHAPTER 11

 

1 And it fortuned as he was praiynge in a certayne place: when he ceased, one of hys discyples said vnto hym: Mayster, teache vs to praye, as Iohn taught his disciples.
2 And he sayde vnto them: When ye pray saye: O oure father whiche arte in heauen, halowed be thy name. Thy kyngedome come. They will be fulfylled euen in earthe as it is in heauen.
3 Geue vs oure daylye breade euermore.
4 And forgeue vs oure synnes: For euen we forgeue euery man that trespasseth vs: And ledde vs not into temptacyon. But deliuer vs from euyll.
5 And he sayde vnto them: Yf any of you shoulde haue a frende, and shoulde go to hym at midnight, and saye vnto hym: frende lende me thre loues,
6 for a frende of myne is come out of the waye to me, and I haue nothinge to set before him:
7 and he within shoulde aunswere & saye: trouble me not, the dore is now shut, and my seruauntes are with me in the chamber, I cannot ryse, and geue them to the.
8 I saye vnto you, thoughe he woulde not arise and geue him, because he is hys frende: yet because of hys importunitie he wold ryse, and geue him as many as he neded.
9 And I saye vnto you: axe and it shalbe geuen you. Seke, and ye shal finde. Knocke, and it shalbe opened vnto you.
10 For euery one that axeth, receyueth: and he that seketh, findeth: & to hym that knocketh shall it be opened
11 Yf şe sonne shall axe bread of any of you that is a father, will he geue him a stone? Or yf he axe fishe, will he for a fishe geue hym a serpente?
12 Or yf he axe an egge, wyl he offer hym a scorpion?
13 Yf ye then which are euill, can geue good gyftes vnto youre chyldren, howe much more shall the father of heauen geue an holy spirite to them that desyre it of hym?
14 And he was castynge oute a deuyll, which was domme. And it folowed when the deuyl was gone out, the domme spake, & the people wondred.
15 But some of them sayed: he casteth out deuyls by the power of Belzebub şe chief of the deuyls.
16 And other tempted hym, seking of him a signe from heauen.
17 But he knew their thoughtes, and sayd vnto them: Euery kingdome deuyded within it selfe, shalbe desolate: and one house shall fall vpon another:
18 So yf Satan be deuyded with in him selfe: how shal hys kyngdome endure? Because ye saye that I caste oute deuils by the power of Belzebub
19 If I by the power of Belzebub caste oute deuyls: by whom do youre chyldren caste them oute? Therefore shall they be youre iudges.
20 But yf I with the finger of God caste oute deuyls, no doubte the kyngedome of God is come.
21 When a strong man armed, watched hys house, that he possesseth is in peace.
22 But when a stronger then he cometh vpon hym & ouercommeth hym: he taketh from hym his harnes, wherin he trusted and deuydeth hys goodes.
23 He that is not with me, is agaynste me. And he that gadereth not with me, scatereth.
24 When the vncleane spirite is gone oute of a man, he walketh through waterles places, sekynge reste. And when he fyndeth none, he sayeth, I wyll returne agayne vnto my house whence I came out.
25 And when he cometh, he findeth it swepte and garnyshed.
26 Then goeth he and taketh to him seuen other spirites worse then hym selfe: and they enter in, and dwell there. And the ende of that man, is worsse then the begynnynge.
27 And it fortuned as he spake those thinges, a certayne woman of the companye lyft vp her voyce, and sayde vnto hym: Happy is the wombe that bare the, and the pappes whiche gaue the sucke.
28 But he sayde: Yea, happye are they that heare the worde of God, and kepe it.
29 When the people were gathered thycke together: he began to saye: Thys is an euyll nacyon: they seke a signe, and there shal no signe be geuen them, but the signe of Ionas the prophet.
30 For as Ionas was a signe to the Niniuites, so shall the sonne of man be to thys nacion.
31 The quene of the south shall ryse at iudgement with the men of thys generation: & condempne them: for she came from the ende of the world to heare the wysdome of Salomon. And beholde a greater then Salomon is here.
32 The men of Niniue shall ryse at the iudgement wt thys generacyon, and condempne them: for they repented at the preaching of Ionas. And beholde a greater then Ionas is here.
33 No man lyghteth a candell, & putteth in a pryuy place, neyther vnder a bushell: but on a candelsticke, that they that come in, maye se the lyght.
34 The lyght of thy body is the eye Therfor when thyne eye is single: then is al thy body full of lyghte. But yf thyne eye be euyll: then shall thy bodye also be ful of darknes.
35 Take hede therfore that the lyght whiche is in the, be not darcknes.
36 For yf all thy body shalbe lyght, hauyng no parte darke, then shal all be full of lyght, euen as when a candell doth lyght the with hys brightnes.
37 And as he spake, a certayne Pharisey besought hym to done with hym, and he wente in, & sat doune.
38 When the Pharisei sawe that he marueyled that he had not fyrste weshed before dyner.
39 And the Lorde sayde to hym: Now do ye pharyses make cleane the outsyde of the cup, and of the platter: but your inward parties are full of rauenyng and wickednes.
40 Ye foles, dyd not he that made that which is without: make that whiche is within also?
41 Neuerthelesse geue almose of that ye haue, and beholde all is cleane to you.
42 But wo be to you Pharyses: for the tyth şe mint and rew, and al maner herbes, and passe ouer iudgement and the loue of God. These ought ye to haue lefte the other vndone.
43 Wo be to you Pharises, for ye loue the vppermost seates in the synagoges, and gretynges in the markettes.
44 Wo be to you scribes and pharyses, hypocrites, for ye are as graues which appere not, and the men that walke ouer them, are not ware of them.
45 Then aunswered one of the lawyers, and sayed vnto hym: Mayster, thus saiyng, thou puttest vs to rebuke also.
46 Then he sayde: Wo be to you also ye lawyars, for ye lade men wt burthens greuous to be borne, and ye youre selues touche not the packes with one of your fyngers.
47 Wo be to you: ye buylde the sepulchres of of the Prophetes, and youre fathers kylled them,
48 truelye ye beare witnes, that ye alowe the deedes of youre fathers: for they kylled them, and ye buylde theyr sepulchres.
49 Therfore sayde the wysdome of God: I wyll send them Prophetes and Apostles, and of them they shall slea and persecute,
50 that the bloude of all Prophetes which was shede from the beginnynge of the worlde, maye be requyred of thys generacion
51 from the bloude of Abell vnto the bloude of Zacharye, whiche peryshed betwene the aulter and the temple. Verelye I saye vnto you, it shalbe requyred of thys nacyon.
52 Wo be to you lawyers: for ye haue taken away the keye of knoweledge, ye entred not in your selues, and them that came in, ye forbade.
53 When he thus spake vnto them, the lawyers, and the Pharyses began to wexe busye aboute hym, and to stop hys mouthe with manye questyons,
54 layinge wayte for hym, and sekynge to catche some thynge of hys mouthe, whereby they myghte accuse hym.

 

CHAPTER 12

 

1 As there gathered together an innumerable multitude of people (in so muche that they trode one another) he began to saye vnto hys discyples: Fyrste of all beware of the leuen of the Phariseis, which is hypocrisye.
2 For there is nothynge couered şe shall not be vncouered: neyther hydde, that shall not be knowen.
3 For whatsoeuer ye haue spoken in darknes: that same shall be hearde in lyghte. And that whiche ye haue spoken in the eare, euen in secrete places, shall be preached euen on the toppe of the housses.
4 I saye vnto you my frendes: Be not afrayde of them that kyll the bodye, and after that haue no more that they can do.
5 But I wil shew you whom ye shall feare. Feare hym whiche after he hath kylled, hath power to caste into hell. Yea I saye vnto you, hym feare.
6 Are not fyue sparrowes bought for .ij. farthynges? And yet not one of them is forgotten of God.
7 Also euen the very heares of your heades are numbred. Feare not therfore: Ye are more of value then many sparowes.
8 I saye vnto you whosoeuer confesseth me before men, euen hym shall the sonne of man confesse also before the Angels of God.
9 And he that denyeth me before men, shalbe denied before the Angels of God.
10 And whosoeuer speaketh a worde agaynste the sonne of man it shall be forgeuen hym. But vnto hym, that blasphemeth the holy ghost, it shall not be forgeuen.
11 When they brynge you vnto the synagoges and vnto the rulers and offycers take no thoughte, how or what thynge ye shall aunswere or what ye shall speake.
12 For the holye ghost shal teache you in the same houre, what ye ought to saye.
13 One of the companye sayde vnto hym: Mayster byd my brother deuyde the enherytaunce with me.
14 And he sayde vnto hym: Man who made me a iudge or deuyder ouer you?
15 Wherfore, he sayde vnto them: take hede, and beware of coueteousnes. For no mannes lyfe standeth in the abundaunce of the thynges whiche he possesseth.
16 And he put forth a simylitude vnto them, sayinge. The grounde of a certayne ryche man brought forth frutes plenteouslye,
17 and he thoughte in hym selfe sayinge: what shall I do? because I haue no roume where to bestowe my frutes?
18 And he sayed: Thys will I do. I wyl destroy my barnes, and buylde greater, and therein wyll I gather all my frutes, and my goodes,
19 and I wyll saye to my soule: Soule thou hast muche goodes layde vp in store for many yeares: take thyne ease, eate, drinke, and be mery.
20 But God sayed vnto hym: Thou fole, thys nyghte wyll they fetche awaye thy soule agayne from the. Then whose shall these thinges be which thou haste prouyded?
21 So is it with hym that gathereth ryches, and is not ryche in God.
22 And he spake vnto hys disciples: Therfor I saye vnto you: Take no thoughte for youre lyfe, what ye shal eate, neyther for your body what ye shal put on.
23 The lyfe is more then meate, and the bodye is more then raymente.
24 Consyder the rauens, for they neyther sowe, nor repe, which neyther haue store house nor barne, and yet God fedeth them. Howe muche are ye better then the fowles.
25 Which of you with takynge thoughte can adde to hys stature one cubyte?
26 Yf ye then be not able to do that thyng whiche is least: why take ye thoughte for the remnaunt?
27 Consyder the lylyes howe they growe. They laboure not, they spin not, and yet I saye vnto you: şt Salomon in all hys royaltte, was not clothed lyke to one of these.
28 If the grasse whiche is to daye in the fielde and to morowe shalbe caste into the fornace, God so cloth: howe muche more wyl he clothe you, o ye endued with lytell faythe.
29 And are not what ye shall eate, or what ye shall drinke, neyther climme ye vp an hye:
30 for all suche thynges the heathen people of the worlde seke for. Your father knoweth that ye haue nede of suche thinges.
31 Wherfore seke ye after the kyngdome of God, and all these thynges shall be ministred vnto you.
32 Feare not litel flocke, for it is your fathers pleasure, to geue you a kingdom.
33 Sell that ye haue, and geue almes. And make you bagges whiche were not old, and treasure that faileth not in heauen, where no these cometh, neyther mothe corrupteth.
34 For where youre treasure is there wyll youre hertes be also.
35 Let youre loynes be gerdde aboute, & your lyghtes brennynge,
36 and ye youre selues lyke vnto men, that wayte for theyr maister, when he wyll returne from a weddyng: that assone as he commeth and knocketh, they may open vnto hym.
37 Happye are those seruauntes, whom the Lorde when he commeth, shall fynde wakynge: Verely I saye vnto you, he wyll girde hym selfe aboute, and make them sytte doune to meate, & walke by, & mynyster vnto them.
38 And yf he come in the seconde watche, yea yf he come in the thyrd watche, and shal fynd them so: happye are those seruauntes.
39 Thys vnderstande, that yf the good man of the house knewe what houre şt these would come, he woulde surely watche, and not suffer hys house to be broken vp.
40 Be ye prepared therfore: for the sonne of man will come at an houre, when ye thynke not.
41 Then Peter sayd vnto hym: Mayster tellest thou thys similitude vnto vs, or to al men?
42 And the Lorde sayd: Yf there be any faithful seruaunte and wyse, whom hys Lorde shall make ruler ouer hys housholde, to geue them theyr dutye of meate at due season:
43 happy is that seruaunt: whom hys mayster when he commeth, shall fynde so doinge.
44 Of a truth I say vnto you: that he wyl make hym ruler ouer all that he hath:
45 But and yf şe euyll seruaunte shall saye in hys herte. My mayster wyll deferre hys commynge, & shall begynne to smyte the seruauntes, & maydens and to eate and drynke and to be droncken:
46 the lorde of that seruaunte wyll come in a daye when he thynketh not: and at an houre when he is not ware, and wyll deuyde hym, & wyll geue hym hys rewarde with the vnbeleuers.
47 The seruaunt that knewe hys maysters wyl, and prepared not hym selfe, neyther dyd accordynge to his will, shalbe beaten with many strypes.
48 But he that knewe not, & yet dyd commytte thynges worthye of strypes, shalbe beaten with fewe stripes. For vnto whome muche is geuen, of him shalbe muche requyred. And to whom men muche committe, the more of hym will they axe.
49 I am come to sende fyre on earth, & what is my desyre but that it were all ready kyndled?
50 Notwithstandyng I muste be baptysed with a baptisme, and howe am I payned tyll it be ended?
51 Suppose ye that I am come to sende peace on earth? I tell you naye, but rather debate.
52 For from henceforth there shalbe fyue in one house deuyded, thre againste two, and two agaynst thre.
53 The father shalbe deuyded agaynste the sonne, and the sonne agaynst the father. The mother agaynst her doughter, and the doughter agaynst the mother. The motherelawe agaynst her doughter lawe, and the doughterelawe agaynste her motherlawe.
54 Then sayde he to the people: when ye se a cloude ryse out of the west, strayght waye ye saye. We shall haue a sower, and so it is.
55 And when ye se the southe wynde blowe, ye saye: we shall haue heate, and it commeth to passe.
56 Hypocrites, ye can skyll of the fashyon of the earth, and of the skye, but what is the cause şt ye can not skyll of thys tyme?
57 Ye and why iudge ye not of yourselues, what is ryghte?
58 Whyle thou goest with thyne aduersarye to the ruler, as thou arte in the waye, geue dyligence that thou mayest be delyuered from hym, leaste he brynge the to the iudge, and the iudge deliuer the to the iayler, & the iayler cast the into pryson.
59 I tell the, thou departest not thence, tyll thou haue made good the vttermoste myte.

 

CHAPTER 13

 

1 There were presente at the same season, that shewed hym of the Galileans, whose bloud Pilate mengled with theyr owne sacrifice.
2 And Iesus aunswered, and sayde vnto them: Suppose ye that these Galileans were greater synnes then all the other Galileans, because they suffred suche punishment?
3 I tell you naye: but excepte ye repente, ye shall all lykewyse peryshe.
4 Or those .xviij. vpon whome the towre in Siloe fell, & slewe them, thinke ye that they were sinners aboue all men that dwell in Hierusalem?
5 I tell you naye: But excepte ye repente, ye shal al lykewyse peryshe.
6 He put forth this similitude: A certayne man had a fygge tree planted in hys vyneyarde, & he came and sought frute theron, and founde none.
7 Then sayde he to the dresser of hys vyneyard: Beholde thys thre yeare haue I come and sought frute in thys fygge tre, and fynde none, cut it doune: why comvreth it the grounde.
8 And he aunswered, & sayde vnto hym: Lorde let it alone thys yeare also, tyll I digge rounde aboute it, and dounge it,
9 to se whether it wyl beare frute, and yf it beare not then, after that cut it doune.
10 And he taughte in one of theyr synagoges on the Saboth dayes.
11 And beholde there was a woman which had a spirite of infirmytye .xviij. yeares, and was bowed together, and coulde not lyfte vp her selfe at all.
12 When Iesus sawe her, he called her to hym, and sayed to her: woman thou arte delyuered from thy dysease.
13 And he layde hys handes on her, and immediatly she was made strayght, and gloryfyed God.
14 And the ruler of the synagoge aunswered with indignacion (because that Iesus had healed on the Saboth daye) & sayed vnto the people. There are .vi. dayes, in whiche men oughte to worke, in them come and be healed, & not on şe Saboth daye.
15 Then aunswered hym the Lorde, and said: Hypocryte, doth not eache one of you on the saboth daye, lowse hys oxe or hys asse from şe stall, and leade hym to the water
16 And ought not thys doughter of Abraham, whome Satan hath bounde lo .xviij. yeares, be lowsed from thys bonde on the Saboth daye?
17 And when he thus sayde, al hys aduersaryes were ashamed, and all the people reioysed on all the excellent dedes, that were done by hym.
18 Then sayde he: what is the kyngedome of God lyke? or whereto shall I compare it?
19 It is lyke a grayne of mustarde seede, whiche a man toke and sowed in hys garden: & it grew and wexed a greate tree, and the foules of the ayre made nestes in the braunches of it.
20 And agayne he sayed, where vnto shall I lyken the kyngedome of God?
21 it is lyke leuen, which a woman toke, and hyd in thre bushels of floure, tyll all was thorowe leuended.
22 And he went thorowe all maner of cities & tounes teachynge and iorneynge towardes Hierusalem.
23 Then sayde one vnto hym: Lorde, are ther fewe that shalbe saued? And he sayde vnto them:
24 stryue with your selues to enter in at şe strayte gate: For manye I saye vnto you wyl seke to enter in, & shal not be able.
25 When the good man of the house is rysen vp, and hathe shut to the dore, ye shall begynne to stande without, and to knocke at the dore, saiynge: Lorde Lorde open to vs: and he shall aunswere and saye vnto you: I knowe you not whence ye are.
26 Then shal ye begyn to say: We haue eaten, in thy presence and dronke, and thou haste taught in oure stretes.
27 And he shall saye: I tell you I knowe you not whence ye are: departe frome me all ye workers of iniquitie.
28 There shalbe wepynge and gnashing of teth, when ye shall se Abraham and Isaac and Iacob, and all the Prophetes in the kingdome of God, and your selues thruste oute at dores.
29 And they shall come from the easte & from the west, and from the northe, and from the southe, and shall sit doune in the kyngdom of God.
30 And beholde there are laste whiche shalbe fyrste. And there are fyrste which shal be laste.
31 The same daye there came certayne of the Pharises and sayde to him: Get the out of the waye, and departe hence: For Herode wyl kil the.
32 And he sayed vnto them, Go ye and tell that foxe, beholde I caste oute deuyls, & heale the people to day and to morowe, and şe third daye I make an ende.
33 Neuertheles, I must walke to daye and to morowe and the daye folowynge. For it can not be, that a prophet perysh any other wher, saue at Hierusalem
34 O Hierusalem, Hierusalem, whiche killest Prophetes, and stonest them that are sent to the: howe often woulde I haue gathered thy chyldren together, as the hen gathered her neste vnder her wynges, but ye would not.
35 Beholde your habitacion shall be lefte vnto you desolate. For I tell you, ye shal not se me vntyll the tyme come that ye shall say, blessed is he that commeth in the name of the Lorde.

 

CHAPTER 14

 

1 And it chaunsed that he went into the house of one of the chiefe Phariseis to eate breade, on a Saboth daye: and they watched hym.
2 And beholde there was a man before hym whiche had the dropsye.
3 And Iesus aunswered and spake vnto the lawyars and Pharyseis sayinge: is it lawfull to heale on the Saboth daye?
4 And they helde theyr peace: And he toke hym, and healed him, and let hym go:
5 and aunswered them saying, which of you shall haue an asse, or an oxe fallen into a pytte, and wyll not straighte waye pul him out on the Saboth daye?
6 And they coulde not aunswere hym agayne to that.
7 He put forth a similitude to the gestes, when he marked howe they preased to the hyest roumes, and sayed vnto them:
8 When thou arte bydden to a weddynge of anye man, sit not downe in the hyest roume, least a more honorable man then thou be bydden of hym,
9 & he that bade both hym and the, come and saye to the: geue thys man roume, and thou then begynne with shame to take the lowest roume.
10 But rather when thou arte bydden, go and sit in the lowest roume, that when he that bade the, commeth, he maye saye vnto the frende sit vp hyer. Then shalte thou haue worshyppe in the preseuce of them that sitte at meat with the.
11 For whosoeuer exalteth him selfe, shalbe broughte lowe. And he that humbleth him selfe, shalbe exalted.
12 Then sayde he also to hym that had desyered hym to dyner. When thou makest a dyner or a supper: call not thy frendes, nor thy brethren, neyther thy kynsmen nor yet ryche neyghboures: least they byd the agayne, and a recompence be made the.
13 But when thou makest a feaste, call the poore the maymed, the lame, and the blynde,
14 & thou shalte be happy, for they can not recompence the. But thou shalte be recompensed at the resurreccyon of the iust men.
15 When one of them that sate at meate also hearde that, he sayed vnto hym: happye is he that eateth breade in the kyngdom of God.
16 Then sayde he to hym. A certayne man ordeyned a greate supper, and bade manye,
17 & sente hys seruaunte at supper tyme to saye to them that were bydden, come, for all thynges are nowe readye.
18 And they all at once began to make excuse. The fyrste sayed vnto him: I haue boughte a ferme, and muste nedes go, & se it, I pray the haue me excused.
19 And another sayed: I haue bought fyue yocke of oxen, and I go to proue them, I praye the haue me excused.
20 The thyrde sayed: I haue maryed a wyfe and therfore I can not come.
21 And the seruaunt went and brought his mayster worde therof. Then was the good man of the house displeased, and sayed to hys seruaunt: Go oute quickly into the streates and quarters of the citie, and brynge in hyther the poore, and the maymed and the halte and the blynde.
22 And şe seruaunt sayde: Lorde it is done as thou commaundest, and yet there is roume.
23 And the Lorde sayd to the seruaunt: Go oute into the hygh waies, and hedges and compel them to come in, that my house may be filled.
24 For I saye vnto you that none of those men which were bydden, shall tast of my supper.
25 There went a great companye with him, and he turned and sayde vnto them:
26 If a man come to me, and hate not hys father and mother, and wyfe, and chyldren and brethren & systers, moreouer and hys owne lyfe, he can not be my disciple.
27 And whosoeuer beare not his crosse, and come after me can not be my disciple.
28 Which of you disposed to buylde a tower, sitteth not doune before, & counteth the costes whether he haue sufficient to performe it,
29 leste after he hath layde the foundacion, and is not able to performe it, all that beholde it beginne to mocke hym,
30 saiyng: this man beganne to buylde, and was not able to make an end.
31 Or what kynge goeth to make batayle agaynste another kynge, & sytteth not doune fyrste, and casteth in hys mynd, whyther he be able with ten thousande to mete hym that cometh against him with twentye thousande.
32 Or els whyle şe other is yet a great waye of, he wyll send embassetours, and desire peace.
33 So likewise none of you that forsaketh not all that he hath, can be my discyple.
34 Salt is good, but yf salt haue loste her saltnes, what shall be seasoned therwith?
35 It is neyther good for the lande nor yet for şe doung hyll, but men caste it out at the dores. He that hath eares to heare, let hym heare.

 

CHAPTER 15

 

1 Then resorted vnto hym all the Publycans and synners for to heare hym.
2 And the Pharises & Scribes murmured saiyng. He receyued to hys company synners, and eateth with them.
3 Then put he forth thys similytude to them. saying:
4 What man of you hauynge an hundred shepe, yf he loose one of them, doth not leaue nynty and nyne in the wildernes, and go after that which is lost vntyl he fynde hym?
5 And when he hath found hym, he putteth hym on hys shoulders wyth ioye.
6 And assone as he cometh home, he calleth together his louers and neyghboures, saiyng vnto them: reioyse with me, for I haue found my shepe whiche was lost.
7 I saye vnto you, that lykewyse ioye shalbe in heauen ouer one synner, that repenteth, more then ouer nyntye and nyne iust persons whiche nede no repentaunce.
8 Eyther what woman hauyng .x. grotes yf she loose one, doth not lyght a candell, and swepe the house, and seke diligentlye, tyll she fynde it?
9 And when she hath founde it, she calleth her louers and her neyghboures, saiyng: Reioyse with me, for I haue founde the grote which I had lost.
10 Lykewyse I saye vnto you ioye is made in the presence of the Angels of God ouer one synner that repenteth.
11 And he sayde: A certayne man had two sonnes,
12 and the yonger of them sayde to hys father: geue me my parte of the goodes that to me belongeth. And he deuyded vnto them hys substaunce.
13 And not longe after, the yonger sonne gathered all that he had together, & toke hys iorneye into a farre countrye, & there he wasted hys goodes with ryetous liuing.
14 And when he had spent all that he had, there arose a great dearth throughout all that same lande, & he began to lacke.
15 And he wente and claue to a citesyn of the same countrye, whiche sent hym to hys fielde, to kepe hys swyne.
16 And he woulde fayne haue fylled hys bellye with the codes that swyne eate. And no man gaue hym.
17 Then he came to hym selfe, and sayed: Howe many hyred seruauntes at my fathers haue breade ynough, and I dye for honger,
18 I wyll aryse, and go to my father, and will say vnto hym: father I haue synned agaynst heauen and before the,
19 and am no more worthye to be called thy sonne, make me as one of thy hyred seruauntes.
20 And he arose and wente to his father. And when he was yet a great way of, hys father sawe hym, and had compassyon and ran and fell on hys necke, & kyssed hym.
21 And the sonne sayed vnto him: father, I haue synned agaynst heauen in thy syghte, & am no more worthy to be called thy sonne.
22 But hys father sayed to hys seruauntes: brynge forthe that beste garmentes, & put it on hym, and put a rynge on hys hande, & showes on hys fete.
23 And brynge hyther the fatted caulfe and kyll hym, and let vs eate and be merye:
24 for thys my sonne was dead, and is alyue agayne, he was lost and is nowe founde. And they beganne to be mery.
25 The elder brother was in the fielde, & when he came, & drewe nye to the house, he hearde minstrelcy and daunsynge,
26 and called one of hys seruauntes, and axed what those thinges meant.
27 And he sayed vnto him: thy brother is come, & thy father hath killed şe fatted caulfe, because he hath receyued hym safe and sound.
28 And he was angrye, and woulde not go in. Then came hys father out, and intreated him
29 He aunswered and sayde to his father: Loo this many yeares haue I done şe seruice, neyther brake at any tyme thy commaundement, & yet gauest thou me neuer so muche as a kyd to make mery with my louers:
30 but assone as this thy sonne was come, which hath deuoured thy goodes with harlotes, thou hast for his pleasure kylled the fatted caulfe.
31 And he sayde vnto hym: sonne thou wast euer with me, and all that I haue, is thyne.
32 It was mete that we shoulde make merye, and be glad: for this thy brother was dead, and is aliue again and was loste, and is founde.

 

CHAPTER 16

 

1 And he sayed also vnto his disciples. There was a certayne ryche man which had a steward that was accused vnto him: that he wasted hys goodes.
2 And he called hym, and sayde vnto hym: Howe is it, that I heare thys of the? Geue a comptes of thy stewardshyppe. For thou mayest be no longer stewarde.
3 The stewarde sayde within hym selfe, what shall I do? for my mayster wyll take away from me the stewardshyppe. I can not dygge, and to begge, I am ashamed.
4 I wote what to do, that when I am put oute of stewardshyppe, they maye receyue me into theyr houses.
5 Then called he all hys maysters detters, & sayed vnto the first, how much owest thou vnto my mayster?
6 And he sayed: an hundred tonnes of oyle. And he sayed to hym: take thy bil and sit doune quicklye, and wryte fyftye.
7 Then sayed he to another: what owest thou? And he sayed: an hundred quarters of wheate. He said to hym: Take thy byll, and write foure scoore.
8 And the Lord commended the vniust steward because he had done wyslye. For the chyldren of thys worlde are in theyr kynde, wyser then the chyldren of lyght,
9 And I saye also vnto you: make you frendes, of the wycked mammon, that when ye shall depart, they maye receyue you into euerlastynge habitacyons.
10 He that is faythfull in that whiche is least, the same is faythfull in muche. And he that is vnfaythfull in the least, is vnfaythfull also in muche.
11 So then yf ye haue not ben faythfull in the wycked Mammon: who wyll beleue you in that which is true?
12 And yf ye haue not bene faythfull in another mannes busynes, who shall geue you your owne?
13 No seruaunte can serue two maysters, for other he shal hate the one and loue the other, or els he shall leane to the one, and despyse the other. Ye can not serue God and Mammon.
14 All these thynges hearde the phariseis also which were couetous, and they mocked hym.
15 And he sayde vnto them: Ye are they whiche iustifye your selues before men: but God knoweth your hertes. For that which is highly estemed amonge men, is abhominable in şe syght of God.
16 The lawe and the Prophetes raygned vntyll the tyme of Iohn: and sence that tyme the kyngdom of God is preached, and euery man stryueth to go in.
17 Soner shall heauen & earthe peryshe, then one title of the lawe shal perish.
18 Whosoeuer forsaketh his wyfe and maryeth another, breaketh matrimony. And euery man which maryeth her that is deforsed from her husbande comitteth aduoutrye also.
19 There was a certayne ryche man, whiche was clothed in purple and fyne bysse, & fared delyciously euery daye,
20 And there was a certayne begger named Lazarus, whiche laye at hys gate full of sores,
21 desierynge to be refresshed with the cromes which fell from şe riche mans bourde. Neuerthelesse the dogges came and lycked hys sores.
22 And it fortuned that the begger dyed, and was caryed by the Angels into Abrahams bosome. The ryche man also dyed and was buryed.
23 And beynge in hell in tormentes, he lyfte vp hys eyes, and sawe Abraham a farre of, & Lazarus in his bosome,
24 and he cryed & sayed: father Abraham haue mercy on me, and send Lazarus that he maye dyppe the typpe of his fynger in water, and cole my tonge, for I am tormented in this flamme.
25 But Abraham sayd vnto hym. Sonne, remembre that thou in thy lyfe tyme, receyuedest thy pleasure, and contrarywyse Lazarus payne. Nowe therfore is he conforted, and thou arte punyshed.
26 Beyonde all thys, betwene you and vs there is a great space set, so that they whiche would go from hence to you can not, neyther maye come from thence to vs.
27 Then he sayed: I praye the therfore father, sende hym to my fathers house.
28 For I haue fyue brethren, for to warne them lest they also come into thys place of tormente.
29 Abraham said vnto hym: they haue Moyses and the Prophetes: let them heare them.
30 And he sayd: nay father Abraham, but yf one came vnto them from the dead, they woulde repent.
31 He sayed vnto hym: yf they heare not Moyses, and the Prophetes, neyther wyll they beleue, though one rose from death agayne.

 

CHAPTER 17

 

1 Then sayde he to the disciples, it cannot be auoyded but that offences will come. Neuerthelesse wo be to hym: through whome they come.
2 It were better for him that a mylstone were hanged about his necke. and that he were cast into the sea, then that he shoulde offende one of these litelons.
3 Take hede to youre selues. Yf thy brother trespasse agaynst the, rebuke hym,
4 and yf he repent, forgeue hym. And thoughe he synne agaynst the seuen tymes in a day, & seuen tymes in a day tourne agayne to the saiyng: it repenteth me, forgeue hym.
5 And the Apostles sayed vnto şe Lorde: encrease oure fayth.
6 And the Lorde sayde: yf ye had fayth lyke a grayne of mustarde seede, and shoulde say vnto thys sycamine tree, plucke thy selfe vp by şe rootes, and plante thy selfe in the sea: he should obeye you.
7 Who is it of you, yf he had a seruaunt plowyng or fedynge catell, that woulde say vnto hym when he were come from the fielde. Go quickly, and sit doune to meate,
8 and woulde not rather say to him: dresse, wherwith I may suppe, and gyrde vp thy selfe, and serue me, til I haue eaten and droncken, & afterwarde eate thou, and drinke thou:
9 Doth he thanke that seruaunte, because he dyd that whiche was commaunded to hym? I trowe not.
10 So lykewyse ye, when ye haue done al those thinges: which are commaunded you, saye: we are vnprofytable seruauntes. We haue done that whiche was oure duetye to do.
11 And it chaunsed as he wente to Ierusalem that he passed through Samaria and Galile.
12 And as he entred into a certayne toune: there met hym .x. that were lepers. Whiche stode a farre
13 & put forth theyr voyces and sayde: Iesu maister, haue mercy on vs.
14 When he saw them he saide vnto them: Go and shew your selues to the priestes. And it chaunsed as they went, they were clensed.
15 And one of them when he sawe that he was clensed, turned backe agayn and with a loude voyce praysed God
16 and fel doune on his face at hys fete, & gaue him thankes. And the same was a Samaritane.
17 And Iesus aunswered and sayed: are there not ten clensed? But where are those nyne?
18 There are not founde that returned agayne to geue GOD prayse, saue only thys straunger.
19 And he said vnto him: aryse, and go thy waye, thy faythe hath made the whole.
20 When he was demaunded of the Pharises when the kyngdom of God shoulde come: he aunswered them, and sayd: The kingdome of God cometh not with waytyng for.
21 Neyther shal men saye: Lo here, lo there. For beholde the kyngdom of God is within you.
22 And he sayed to hys disciples: The dayes wyll come, when ye shall desyre to se one daye of the sonne of man, & ye shall not se it.
23 And they shall saye to you. Se here. Se there. Go not after them, nor folowe them,
24 for as the lyghtenynge that appeareth out of the one part of the heauen, and shyneth vnto the other parte of heauen: So shall the sonne of man be in his daye.
25 But fyrste muste he suffer manye thynges, and be refused of thys nacyon.
26 As it happened in the tyme of Noe: So shal it be in the tyme of the sonne of man.
27 They ate, they dranke, they maryed wyues, and were maryed euen vnto the same daye that Noe wente into the arke, and the floude came & destroyed them all.
28 Lykewyse also, as it chaunsed in the dayes of Lot. They ate, they dranke they bought, they solde, they planted, they buylte.
29 And euen the same daye that Lot went out of Zodome, it rayned fyre and brymstone from heauen, and destroyed them.
30 After these ensamples, shal it be in the daye when the sonne of man shall appeare.
31 At that daye he that is on the house toppe, and hys stuffe in the house: let him not come doune to take it out. And lykewyse let not him şt is in the fielde turne backe agayne to that he lefte behynde.
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33 Whosoeuer wyll go about to saue his lyfe, shal lose it. And whosoeuer shal lose hys lyfe, shall saue it.
34 I tel you: In that nyght there shalbe two in one bed, the one shalbe receyued, & the other shal be forsaken.
35 Two shalbe also a grinding together, the one shalbe receyued, and şe other shalbe forsaken.
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37 And they aunswered, & sayde to hym: where Lorde? And he sayed vnto them: wheresoeuer the body shalbe, thyther wyl the egles resorte.

 

CHAPTER 18

 

1 And he put forth a similitude vnto them signifyeng that men ought alwaies to pray, & not to be werye,
2 saiynge. There was a Iudge in a certayne cytye, whiche feared not God, neyther regarded man.
3 And there was a certaine wedowe in the same citie whiche came vnto hym saiynge: auenge of myne aduersarye.
4 And he woulde not for a whyle. But afterwarde he sayde to hym selfe, though I feare not God, nor care for man,
5 yet because thys wedowe troubleth me. I wil auenge her least at şe least she come and hagge on me.
6 And the Lord sayed: heare what the vnrightuous iudge sayeth.
7 And shall not God aduenge his electe, which crye daye and nyghte vnto hym, ye though he defarre them?
8 I tell you, he wil auenge them, and that quickly. Neuerthelesse when the sonne of man commeth, suppose ye, that he shall fynde fayth on earth?
9 And he put forth thys similytude vnto certayne, which thrusted in them selues that they were perfecte, and despyseth other.
10 Two men went vp into the temple to praye, the one a pharise and the other a publican.
11 The Pharyse stode and prayed thus with hym selfe: God I thanke the, that I am not as other men are, extorsioners, vniust, aduouterers, or as this publican,
12 I faste twyse in the weke, I geue tythe of all şt I possesse.
13 And the Publicane stode a farre of, and woulde not lyft vp his eyes to heauen, but smote his brest, saiynge: God be mercifull to me a synner.
14 I tell you: this man departed home to hys house iustifyed more then the other. For euerye man that exalteth hym selfe, shalbe brought lowe. And he that humbleth hym selfe, shalbe exalted.
15 They broughte vnto hym also babes: that he shoulde touche them. When hys disciples saw that they rebuked them.
16 But Iesus called them vnto hym, and sayed: Suffer children to come vnto me, and forbyd them not. For of suche is the kyngdome of God.
17 Verely I say vnto you: whosoeuer receyueth not the kyngdome of God, as a chylde, he shall not enter therin.
18 And a certayne ruler axed him, saiyng: Good Maister, what ought I to do, to obtayne eternall lyfe?
19 Iesus sayde vnto hym: Why callest thou me good? No man is good, saue God onlye.
20 Thou knowest the commaundementes: Thou shalte not committe aduoutrye. Thou shalte not kyll. Thou shalt not steale. Thou shalte not beare false wytnesse: Honoure thy father and mother.
21 And he sayed: al these haue I kepte from my youth.
22 When Iesus hearde that, he sayed vnto hym. Yet lackeste thou one thynge. Sell all that thou haste, and distrybute it vnto şe poore, and thou shalt haue treasure in heauen, and come, & folowe me.
23 When he hearde, that he was heauy: for he was very ryche.
24 When Iesus sawe hym morne, he sayed: with what difficultye shall they that haue ryches, enter into the kyngedome of God:
25 it is easyer for a camel to go thorowe a nedels eye then for a ryche man to enter into the kyngdom of God.
26 Then sayed they that hearde that: And who shall then be saued?
27 And he sayed: Thynges which are vnpossyble with men are possyble with God.
28 Then sayed Peter: Loo we haue lefte al, & folowed the.
29 And he sayed vnto them: Verelye I saye vnto you, there is no man that leaueth house, other father or mother, other brethren or wyfe or children, for the kyngdom of Goddes sake,
30 which same shall not receyue much more in thys worlde: and in the world to come, lyfe euerlastynge.
31 He toke vnto hym twelue, and sayed vnto them. Beholde we go vp to Hierusalem, & all shal be fulfylled that are wryten by şe Prophetes of the sonne of man.
32 He shalbe deliuered vnto the gentils, and shalbe mocked, and shalbe dispytefully entreated, and shalbe spitted on,
33 and when they haue scourged him, they wyll put hym to death, and the thyrde daye he shall ryse agayn.
34 But they vnderstode none of these thynges. And this saiyng was hyd from them. And they perceyued not the thynges whiche were spoken.
35 And it came to passe, as he was come nye vnto Hierico, a certayne blynde man sat by şe waye syde begginge.
36 And when he harde the people passe by, he axed what it meante:
37 And they sayed to him, that Iesus of Nazareth passed by.
38 And he cryed, saiynge: Iesus the sonne of Dauid, haue thou mercye on me.
39 And they whiche wente before, rebuked hym, that he shoulde holde his peace. But he cryed so much şe more, şu sonne of Dauid haue mercy on me.
40 And Iesus stode still, and commaunded hym to be brought vnto hym. And when he was come neare, Iesus axed hym,
41 saiyng: What wilt thou that I do vnto the? And he sayde: Lorde that I maye receyue my syght.
42 Iesus sayde vnto hym: receyue thy syght: thy fayth hath saued the.
43 And immediatly he sawe, & folowed hym, praysyng God. And all the people when they sawe it, gaue laude to God.

 

CHAPTER 19

 

1 And he entred in and went thorowe Hierico.
2 And behold, ther was a man named Zacheus, which was a ruler amonge the Publicans, and was riche also.
3 And he made meanes to se Iesus, what he shulde be, and coulde not for the prease, because he was of a lowe stature.
4 Wherfore he ran before and ascended vp into a wylde figge tree, to se him: for he should come şt same way.
5 And when Iesu came to the place, he loked vp and sawe hym, and sayed vnto hym: Zache, attonce come doune, for to daye I must abyde at thy house.
6 And he came doune hastelye & receyued hym ioyfullye.
7 And when they sawe that, they al groundged saiyng: He is gone into tarye with a man that is a synner.
8 And Zache stode forthe and sayed vnto şe Lord, beholde Lord, the haulfe of my goodes I geue to the pore, and yf I haue done anye man wronge, I wyl restore hym foure folde:
9 And Iesus sayed to him: this daye is healthe come vnto thys house, for as muche as it also is become the chyld of Abraham.
10 For şe sonne of man is come to seke, and to saue that which was loste.
11 As they hearde these thynges, he added therto a similitude, because he was nye to Hierusalem, and because also they thoughte that the kyngdome of God should shortly appere.
12 He sayde therfore: a certayne noble man wente into a farre countre, to receyue him a kyngdome, and then to come agayne.
13 And he called hys ten seruauntes, & deliuered them ten pounde saiynge vnto them? by and sell tyll I come.
14 But hys citisens hated hym, and sente messengers after hym, saiynge: we will not haue thys man to reygne ouer vs.
15 And it came to passe, when he was come agayne, and had receyued hys kyngdome, he commaunded these seruauntes, to be called to him (to whom he gaue hys money) to wyt what euery man had done.
16 Then came the fyrste saiynge: Lorde, thy pounde hath encreased ten pounde.
17 And he sayde vnto hym. Well good seruaunte, because thou waste faythful in a very lytell thynge, take thou authoritye ouer ten cities.
18 And the other came, saying: Lorde thy pounde hath encreased fyue pound.
19 And to the same he sayde, and be thou also ruler ouer .v. cities.
20 And the .iij. came & sayde: Lorde, behold here thy pounde, whiche I haue kept in a napkyn,
21 for I feared the, because thou art a strayt man, thou takest vp that thou laydest not doune, and reapest that thou dyddest not sowe.
22 And he sayde to him: Of thyne owne mouthe iudge I the thou euil seruaunt. Knowest thou şt I am a strayte man takyng vp that I layde not doune, and reapyng that I did not sowe?
23 Wherfore then gauest not thou my money into the banke, that at my commynge I mighte haue requyred myne owne with vauntage.
24 And he sayed to them that stode by: take from hym that pounde, and geue it hym that hath ten pounde.
25 And they sayde vnto him: Lorde, he hath ten pounde.
26 I saye vnto you, that vnto all them that haue, it shalbe geuen: and from hym that hath not, euen that he hath shalbe taken from hym.
27 Moreouer those myne enemyes which woulde not that I should raigne ouer them, brynge hyther, and slea them before me.
28 And when he had thus spoken, he proceded forthe ascendyng vp to Ierusalem.
29 And it fortuned, when he was come nye Bethphage and Bethanye, besydes mounte oliuete, he sente two of hys disciples,
30 saiynge: Go ye into the toune whiche is ouer againste you, In the whiche assone as ye are come, ye shall fynde a colt tyed, whereon yet neuer man sate. Lewse him, and bring him hither.
31 And yf anye man axe you, why that ye lewse him: thus say vnto him: şe Lorde hath nede of hym.
32 They that were sente, wente theyr waye, & founde as he had sayed vnto them.
33 And as they were alewsynge the colte, the owners sayed vnto them: why lewse ye the colte?
34 And they sayed: for the Lorde hath nede of hym.
35 And they broughte hym to Iesus. And they caste theyr raymente on the colte, and set Iesus theron.
36 And as he wente, they sprede theyr clothes in the waye.
37 And when he was nowe come, where he shoulde go doune from the mount Oliuete, the whole multitude of the discyples beganne to reioyce, and to laude God with a loude voyce for all the myracles that they had sene,
38 saying: Blessed be the kyng that cometh in the name of the Lorde: peace in heauen, and glorye in şe hyest.
39 And some of the Phariseis of the companye sayde vnto him: Mayster rebuke thy disciples.
40 He aunswered and sayed vnto them: I tell you, yf these shoulde holde theyr peace, şe stones woulde crye.
41 And when he was come neare, he behelde the citie, and wept on it,
42 saiyng: Yf thou haddest knowen those thynges which belong vnto thy peace, euen at thys thy tyme. But now are they hydde from thyne eyes.
43 For şe dayes shall come vpon the, that thyne enemyes shal cast a banke aboute the, & compasse the round and kepe the on euerye syde,
44 and make the euen with the grounde, with children whiche are in the. And they shall not leaue in the one stone vpon another, because thou knowest not the tyme of thy visitacyon.
45 And he went into the temple, and beganne to cast oute them that solde therin, and them that boughte,
46 saiyng vnto them, it is wryten: my house is the house of prayer, but ye haue made it a den of theues.
47 And he taught daily in the temple. The hye Priestes and the Scribes and the chiefe of the people wente about to destroye hym,
48 but coulde not fynde what to do. For all the people stacke by hym, and gaue hym audience.

 

CHAPTER 20

 

1 And it fortuned in one of those dayes as he taught şe people in the temple, & preached şe gospel: şe hye priestes & the scribes came with the elders,
2 and spake vnto hym saiyng: Tell vs by what authoritie thou doest these thynges? Eyther who is he that gaue the this authoritie?
3 He aunswered & said vnto them: I also will axe you a question: and aunswere me.
4 The baptysine of Iohn, was it from heauen or of men?
5 And they thought wtin them selues, saiyng: yf we shal say, from heauen, he wil say: why then beleued ye him not?
6 But and yf we shall saye of men, all the people wyll stone vs. For they be perswaded şt Iohn is a Prophet.
7 And they aunswered that they coulde not tell whence it was.
8 And Iesus sayde to them: neyther tell I you by what authorite I do these thinges.
9 Then beganne he to put forthe to the people, thys similitude. A certayne man planted a vineyarde, and let it forthe to fermers, and went hym selfe into a straunge countre for a greate season.
10 And when the tyme was come, he sente a seruaunt to hys tenauntes that they shoulde geue hym of the fruytes of the vyneyarde. And the tenauntes dyd beate hym, & sent him awaye empty.
11 And agayne he sent yet another seruaunt. And they dyd beate him, & foule entreated hym also, & sent hym awaye emptye.
12 Moreouer, he sent the third to, & hym they wounded, and cast out.
13 Then sayde the Lorde of the vineyarde: what shall I do? I wil sende my deare sonne, hym peraduenture they wyll reuerence, when they se hym.
14 But when the fermers sawe hym, they thoughte in them selues sayinge: thys is the hyre, come let vs kyl him, that the inheritaunce maye be oures.
15 And they cast hym out of the vineyarde, & kylled him. Now what shall the Lorde of the vyneyarde do vnto them?
16 He wyll come and destroye those fermers, and wyl let out his vineyarde to other: When they heard that, they sayde: God forbyd.
17 And he behelde them, and sayde: what meaneth this then that is wryten. The stone that the buylders refused, the same is made şe head corner stone?
18 Whosoeuer stomble at that stone shalbe broken: but on whomesoeuer it fal vpon it wyll grynde hym to powder.
19 And the hye priestes and the scrybes the same houre wente aboute to laye handes on him, but they feared the people. For they perceiued that he had spoken thys similitude against them.
20 And they watched hym, and sent forthe spyes whiche shoulde fayne them selues perfect, to take him in his wordes, and to delyuer him vnto the power and authoritie of the debitie.
21 And they axed him, saiynge: Mayster, we knowe that thou sayest and teachest right, neyther consyderest thou any mans degree, but teachest the waye of God truely.
22 Is it laufull for vs to geue Cesar tribute or no?
23 He perceyued theyr craftynes, and sayde vnto them. Why tempt ye me?
24 shewe me a peny. Whose ymage and superscription hath it? They aunswered and sayde: Cesars.
25 And he sayed vnto them: Geue then vnto Cesar, that which belongeth vnto Cesar: and to God şt which partayneth to God.
26 And they coulde not reproue his saiynge before the people. But they maruayled at hys aunswere, and helde theyr peace.
27 Then came to him certaine of the Saduces which denye that there is anye resurreccyon. And they axed him,
28 saiynge: Maister, Moyses wrote vnto vs, yf anye mans brother dye hauyng a wyfe, and the same dye without yssue şt then his brother shoulde take his wyfe, and rayse vp seede vnto hys brother.
29 There were .vij. brethren, and the fyrst toke a wyfe, & dyed without chyldren.
30 And the seconde toke the wyfe, and he dyed childlesse:
31 And the third toke her, and in likewyse the residue of şe seuen. and left no chyldren behynde them, and died.
32 Laste of all the woman dyed also.
33 Nowe at şe resurreccyon whose wife of them shal she be? For seuen had her to wyfe.
34 Iesus aunswered, & sayde vnto them. The chyldren of this world mary wyues, & are maryed.
35 But they which shalbe made worthy to enioye that worlde and the resurreccyon from death, neyther marye wyues, neyther are maryed,
36 nor yet can dye anye more. For they are equal vnto the angels, & are the sonnes of god in as muche as they are the chyldren of the resurreccion.
37 And that the dead shal ryse agayne euen. Moises signifyed besides the bushe, when he sayed: The Lord God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Iacob.
38 For he is not the God of the dead, but of them which lyue. For al lyue in him.
39 Then certayne of the Pharises aunswered and sayd: Mayster thou haste wel sayde.
40 And after that durst they not axe him any question at all.
41 Then sayde he vnto them: how saye they, that Christe is Dauides sonne?
42 And Dauid hym selfe sayth in the boke of the Psalmes. The Lorde sayde vnto my Lorde, sitte on my ryghte hande,
43 tyll I make thyne enemyes thy fote stole.
44 Seynge Dauid called hym Lorde: howe is he then hys sonne?
45 Then in the audience of all the people, he sayed vnto hys disciples,
46 beware of the Scribes, whiche desyre to go in longe clothyng, & loue gretinges in the markettes, and the hyest seates in the synagoges, & chiefe roumes at feastes,
47 whiche deuoure wydowes houses, & that vnder a coloure of long praying: the same shall receyue greater damnacion.

 

CHAPTER 21

 

1 As he behelde, he sawe the ryche men how they cast in theyr offerynges into the treasurye,
2 And he sawe a certayne poore wydowe, whiche caste in thyther two mytes.
3 And he sayde: of a truethe I saye vnto you: this poore widow hath put in more then they all.
4 For they all haue of theyr superfluite added vnto the offering of god: but, she, of her penurye hath caste in all the substaunce that she had.
5 As some spake of the tempell, howe it was garnished wyth goodly stones and yewels, he sayde:
6 The dayes will come, when of these thinges which ye se shal not be left stone vpon stone, that shall not be throwen doune.
7 And they axed him saiynge: Maister when shall these thinges be, and what sygne wyll ther be, when such thinges shall come to passe.
8 And he sayd: take hede that ye be not deceiued. For manye wyll come in my name saiynge: I am he and the tyme draweth neare. Folowe not them therfore.
9 But when ye heare of warre and dissencion, be not afrayed. For these thinges muste fyrste come: but şe ende foloweth not by & by.
10 Then sayd he vnto them: Nacion shall ryse against nacion, and kingdom against kingdom,
11 and great earthquakes shall be in all quarters and honger, and pestilence and fearfull thinges. And great sygnes shall ther be from heauen.
12 But before all these, they shall laye their handes on you and persecute you, delyueringe you vp to the Synagoges & into pryson, and bringe you before kinges and rulers for my names sake.
13 And this shall chaunce you for a testimoniall.
14 Let it stycke therfore faste in your hertes, not once to studye before what ye shall aunswere:
15 For I wyll geue you a mouthe and wisdome, where against all youre aduersaries shall not be able to speake nor resyste.
16 Yea and ye shalbe betrayed of your fathers and mothers, and of your brethren, and kinsmen and louers, and some of you shal they put to death.
17 And hated shall ye be of all men for my names sake.
18 Yet there shal not one heare of your heades perishe.
19 With your pacience possesse your soules.
20 And when ye se Ierusalem beseged with an hoste, then vnderstande that the solacion of the same is nye.
21 Then let them which are in Iwrye fly şe to mountaines. And let them which are in the middes of it depart out. And let not them that are in other countries, enter therin.
22 For these be the dayes of vengeaunce, to fulfil all that are written.
23 But wo be to them that be with chylde, and to them that geue sucke in those dayes: for ther shalbe great trouble in the lande, and wrath ouer all this people.
24 And they shall fall on the edge of the swearde, and shalbe lead captyue into all nacyons. And Ierusalem shalbe troden vnder fote of the gentyls vntyll the tyme of şe gentyls be fulfylled.
25 And ther shalbe signes in the sunne, and in the mone, and in the starres: & in the earth, the people shalbe in such perplexitye, that they shall not tel which waye to turne them selues. The sea and the waters shall roore,
26 and mens hertes shall fayle them for feare, & for lokinge after those thinges whiche shall come on the earth. For the powers of heauen shal moue.
27 And then shall they se the sonne of man come in a cloude with power and great glory.
28 When these thynges beginne to come to passe then loke vp, and lift vp your heades, for youre redempcion draweth nye.
29 And he sheweth them a symilytude: behold the fygge tre, and all other trees,
30 when they shut forth their buddes, ye se and knowe of your owne selues that sommer is then nye at hande.
31 So likewyse ye (when ye se these thinges come to passe) vnderstande that the kingdome of God is nye.
32 Verelye I saye vnto you this generacion shall not passe tyll all be fulfylled.
33 Heauen and earth shall passe: but my wordes shall not passe.
34 Take hede to your selues, lest youre hertes be ouercome with surfetinge and dronkenes and cares of this worlde: and that that day come not on you vnwares.
35 For as a snare shall it come on all them that syt on the earth.
36 Watche therfore contynuallye and praye, that ye may obtayne grace to flye all this that shal come, and that ye may stande before the sonne of man.
37 In the daye tyme, he taught in the tempell and at night, he went out and had abiding in the mounte Oliuete.
38 And all the people came in the morninge to hym in the tempell, for to heare hym.

 

CHAPTER 22

 

1 The feast of swete bread drue nye whiche is called easter,
2 and the hye pryestes and scribes sought how to kyl hym, but they feared the people.
3 Then entred Sathan into Iudas whose syr name was Iscaryot (whych was of the number of the twelue)
4 and he went his waye and communed with the hygh Priestes and offycers how he myght betraye him to them.
5 And they were glad, and promysed to geue him money.
6 And he consented, and sought oportunitye to betray him vnto them when the people were awaye.
7 Then came the daye of swete bread when necessyte the easterlambe muste be offered.
8 And he sent Peter and Ihon saiynge: go & prepare vs the easterlambe, that we may eate.
9 They said to hym: Where wilt thou that we prepare?
10 And he sayed vnto them: Behold when ye be entred into the citye, ther shall a man mete you bearinge a picher of water, him folowe into the same house that he entreth in,
11 & saye vnto the good man of the house: The mayster sayeth vnto the: wher is the geste chamber, where I shall eate myne easterlambe with my disciples?
12 And he shall shewe you a great parloure paued. There make redy.
13 And they went and founde as he had sayde vnto them, and made redy the easterlambe.
14 And when the houre was come, he sate doune and the twelue Apostles with him.
15 And sayde vnto them: I haue inwardlye desyred to eate this easterlambe with you, before that I suffer.
16 For I saye vnto you: henceforth I wyll not eate of it anye more, vntill it be fulfylled in the kingdome of God.
17 And he toke the cuppe and gaue thankes, and sayde: Take this and deuide it amonge you.
18 For I say vnto you: I wyll not drinke of the frute of the vyne vntyll the kyngdome of God be come.
19 And he toke bread, gaue thankes brake it, & gaue it to them, saiynge: This is my body which is geuen for you. This is the remembraunce of me.
20 Lykewyse also, when they had supped he toke the cup saiynge: This cup is the newe testamente in my bloude, whiche shall for you be shed.
21 Yet beholde, the hande of him that betrayeth me, is with me on on the table.
22 And the sonne of man goeth as it is appointed. But wo be to that man by whome he is betrayed.
23 And they beganne to enquire amonge them selues which of them it shoulde be, that shoulde do that.
24 And ther was a stryfe amonge them, which of them shoulde be taken for the greatest.
25 And he sayde vnto them: the kinges of the gentyls raigne ouer them, and they that beare rule ouer them, are called gracious Lordes.
26 But ye shall not be so. But he that is greatest amonge you, shalbe as the yongest: and he that is chiefe shal be as the minister.
27 For whether is greater, he that sytteth at meate: or he that serueth? Is not he that sytteth at meate? And I am amonge you, as he that ministreth.
28 Ye are they whiche haue bydden with me in my temptacions.
29 And I appointe vnto you a kyngdome, as my father hath appointed to me,
30 that ye maye eate and drinke at my table in my kingdome, and syt on seates, and iudge the twelue tribes of Israel.
31 And the Lorde sayde: Simon Simon beholde, Sathan hath desyred you, to syfte you, as it were wheate,
32 but I haue prayed for the, that thy faith fayle not. And when thou arte conuerted, strengthe thy brethren.
33 And he said vnto him: Lorde I am redye to go with the into prison, and to death.
34 And he saide: I tell the Peter, the cocke shal crowe this daye, tyl thou haue thrise denied that thou knowest me.
35 And he sayde vnto them: when I sente you without wallet and scrip and shoes? lacked ye any thinge? And they saide no.
36 And he sayde vnto them: but nowe he that hath a wallet let him take it vp and lykewyse his scrip. And he that hath no swerde, let him sell his cote and bye one.
37 For I saye vnto you: that yet that which is written, must be perfourmed in me: euen with the wicked was he numbred. For tose thinges which are written of me, haue an ende.
38 And they sayde: Lorde beholde here are two sweardes. And he sayde vnto them: it is ynough.
39 And he came out, and went as he was wont to mounte Oliuete. And the disciples folowed hym.
40 And when he came to the place, he sayde to them: praye, least ye fall into the temptacion.
41 And he gate him selfe from them, about a stones cast, & kneled doune, & prayed
42 saiynge: Father if thou wylt, wythdrawe this cup from me. Neuertheles, not my wyll, but thyne be fulfylled.
43 And ther appered an aungell vnto him from heauen, confortinge him.
44 And he was in agonye, and praied some what longer. And his sweate was lyke droppes of bloude trycklinge doune to the grounde.
45 And he rose vp from prayer, and came to his disciples, and founde them slepinge for sorowe,
46 and sayde vnto them: Why slepe ye? Ryse and praye, leste ye fall into temptacion.
47 Whyle he yet spake: beholde there came a company, and he that was called Iudas, one of the twelue, wente before them, and preased nyghe vnto Iesus to kysse him
48 and Iesus said vnto hym: Iudas, betrayest thou the sonne of man with a kysse?
49 When they whiche were aboute him sawe what woulde folowe, they sayed vnto him: Lorde, shall we smite with swearde?
50 And one of them smote a seruaunte of the hiest prieste of all, & smote of his righte eare.
51 And Iesus aunswered and saide: Suffer ye thus farre forth. And he touched his eare and healed him.
52 Then Iesus sayed vnto the hye pryestes and rulers of şe temple, and the elders which were come to him. Be ye come out as vnto a thefe with sweardes and staues?
53 When I was dayly with you in temple, ye stretched not forth handes agaynste me. But this is euen youre verye houre, and the power of darcknes.
54 Then toke they him, and ledde him and brought him to the hye priestes house. And Peter folowed a farre of.
55 When they had kindled a fyre in the myddes of the palaice, and were set doune together: Peter also sate doune amonge them:
56 And one of the wenches, behelde hym as he sate by the fyre and set good eye syght on him and sayde: this same was also with him.
57 Then he denyed hym saiynge: woman I knowe him not.
58 And after a lytle while another sawe him and said: thou arte also of them. And Peter sayed: man I am not.
59 And about the space of an houre after, another affyrmed saiynge: verelye euen this felowe was with him, for he is of Galile,
60 and Peter sayed: man I wote not what thou sayest. And immediatlye whyle he yet spake, that cocke crewe.
61 And the Lorde tourned backe and loked vpon Peter. And Peter remembred the wordes of the Lorde, howe he sayed vnto him, before the cocke crowe, thou shalt denye me thryse.
62 And Peter wente out, and wepte betterlye.
63 And the men that stode about Iesus mocked hym and smote him,
64 and blindfolded him, and smote his face. And axed him, saiynge arede who it is that smote the?
65 And manye other thinges despitfully sayed they against him.
66 And assone as it was daye the elders of the people and the hyghe priestes an scribes came together, and ledde him into their counsell saiynge:
67 are thou verye Christe? tell vs. And he sayde vnto them: If I shall tell you, ye wyl not beleue.
68 And if also I axe you, ye wyll not aunswere me or let me go.
69 Hereafter shall the sonne of man syt on the ryghthande of the power of God.
70 Then saide they all: Arte thou then the sonne of God? He sayde to them: ye say that I am.
71 Then sayde they: what nede we anye further wytnes? We our selues haue hearde of his owne mouthe.

 

CHAPTER 23

 

1 And the whole multytude of them arose, & ledde him vnto Pilate.
2 And they began to accuse hym saiynge: We haue founde thys felowe peruertinge the people & forbiddinge to paye tribute to Cesar, saiynge: that he is Christ a kinge.
3 And Pylate apposed him saiynge: art thou the kynge of the Iewes? He aunswered him and sayde: thou sayest it.
4 Then said Pilate to şe hye pryestes, & to the people: I fynde no faute in this man.
5 And they were the more fearce saiynge. He moueth the people, teachinge thorowout all Iewrye, and began at Galyle, euen to this place.
6 When Pilate hearde mencion of Galyle, he axed whether the man were of Galyle.
7 And as sone as he was knewen that he was of Herodes iurisdiccion he sent him to Herode, which was also at Ierusalem in those dayes:
8 And when Herode sawe Iesus, he was excedinglye gladde. For he was desyrous to se hym of a long season, because he had heard many thinges of him, and trusted to haue sene some miracles done by hym.
9 Then questioned he with hym of manye thinges. But he aunswered him not one worde.
10 The hye priestes and scribes, stode forth and accused him straightlye.
11 And Herode with his men of warre despysed him and mocked him, and arayed him in white, and sent him again to Pilate.
12 And the same daye Pylate and Herode were made frendes together. For before they were at variaunce.
13 And Pilate called together the hye priestes and the rulers, and the people,
14 and sayed vnto them. Ye haue brought this man vnto me, as one that peruerted the people. And beholde I haue examined him before you, & haue founde no faute in this man of those thinges wherof ye accuse him:
15 no nor yet Herode. For I sent you to him, and lo nothinge worthy of death is done of him.
16 I wil therfore chasten him and let him louse.
17 For of necessyte he muste haue let one louse vnto them at that feaste.
18 And all the people cryed at once saiynge: awaye with him and delyuer to vs Barrabas
19 which for insurreccion made in the cytye, and morther, was cast into prison,
20 Pilate spake agayne to them willinge to let Iesus louse.
21 And they cryed saiynge: Crucifye him, crucyfye him.
22 He saide vnto them the thirde tyme. What euill hath he done? I fynde no cause of death in him. I will therfore chasten him, & let him louse.
23 And they cryed with loude voice, & required that he might be crucyfyed. And the voice of them and of the hie priestes preuailed.
24 And Pilate gaue sentence that it should be as they required,
25 and let louse vnto them him that for insurreccion and morther, was cast into prison whom they desyreth, and deliuered Iesus to do with him what they woulde.
26 And as they led him awaye: they caught one Simon of Syren, coming out of the fielde and on him laide they the crosse, to beare it after Iesu.
27 And there folowed him a great companye of the people and of women, whiche women bewailed and lamented him.
28 But Iesus turned backe vnto them, and sayed: Doughters of Ierusalem, wepe not for me: but wepe for your selues and for your chyldren.
29 For beholde the dayes wyll come, when men shall saye: Happye are the baren and the wombes that neuer bare, and the pappes that neuer gaue sucke.
30 Then shall they beginne to say to the mountaynes fal on vs: to the hilles, couer vs.
31 For if they do this to a grene tre, what shalbe done to the drye?
32 And there were two euyll doers led with him to be slayne.
33 And when they were to the place which is called Caluarye, ther thei crucyfyed him and the euill doers, one on the right hande, and the other on the lifte.
34 Then said Iesus: father forgeue them, for they wote not what they do. And they parted his rayment, and cast lottes.
35 And the people stode and behelde. And the rulers mocked him with them saiyng: he holpe other men let him helpe him selfe, if he be Christ the chosen of God.
36 The souldiers also mocked him and came and gaue him vineger
37 and sayed: if thou be that kinge of the Iewes, saue thy selfe.
38 And his superscription was wrytten ouer him, in greke in latine and in Hebrew: This is the kinge of the Iewes:
39 And one of the euyll doers which hanged, rayled on him saiynge. If thou be Christ saue thy selfe and vs.
40 The other aunswered and rebuked him saiyng. Neither fearest thou God, because thou art in the same damnacion?
41 We are ryghtuously punished, for we receyued accordinge to our dedes. But this man hath done nothinge amisse.
42 And he sayd vnto Iesus: Lord remembre me when thou commeste into thy kyngdome.
43 And Iesus sayd vnto him: Verely I saye vnto the: to daye shalt thou be with me in Paradise.
44 And it was about the syxte houre. And there came a darcknes ouer all the lande, vntyl the ninthe houre,
45 and the sonne was darckened. And the vaile of the temple dyd rent euen through the myddes.
46 And Iesus cryed with a great voyce, and said: Father, into thy handes I commende my spirite. And when he thus had sayd: he gaue vp the ghoste.
47 When the Centurion sawe what had happened, he gloryfyed God saiynge: Of a suretye this man was perfecte.
48 And all the people that came together to the syght beholdinge the thinges which were done: smote their brestes, and returned home.
49 And all his acquantaunce, and the women that folowed him from Galyle, stode a farre of beholdinge these thinges.
50 And beholde there was a man named Ioseph, a counselloure, and was a good man and a iuste,
51 and did not consente to the counsell and dede of them which was of Aramathia, a citye of the Iewes: which same also waited for the kingdome of God:
52 he wente vnto Pilate, and begged the bodye of Iesus,
53 and toke it doune, and wrapped it in a lynnen clothe, and layed it in a hewen tombe, wher in was neuer man before layed.
54 And that same day was the Saboth euen, and the Saboth drwe on.
55 The women that folowed after, which came with him from Galyle, behelde the sepulchre, and how his bodye was layed.
56 And they returned and prepared odours and ointmentes: but rested the Saboth daye, accordinge to the commaundemente.

 

CHAPTER 24

 

1 On the morowe after the Saboth, early in the morninge, they came vnto the toumbe and brought the odoures which they had prepared and other women with them.
2 And they founde the stone rouled awaye from the sepulchre,
3 and wente in, but founde not the bodye of the Lorde Iesu.
4 And it happened, as they were amased thereat. Behold two men stode by them in shinninge vestures.
5 And as they were afrayed, and bowed doune their faces on the earth: they sayed to them: Why seke ye the lyuinge amonge the dead?
6 he is not here, but is rysen. Remember howe he spake vnto you, when he was yet with you in Galile,
7 saiynge: that the sonne of man must be delyuered into the handes of synfull men, and be crucifyed, and the thirde daye ryse againe.
8 And they remembred his wordes,
9 and returned from the sepulchre, and tolde all these thinges vnto the eleuen, and to al the remnaunte.
10 It was Mary Magdalene, and Ioanna, and Mary Iacobi, and other that were with them which tolde these thinges vnto the Apostles,
11 & their wordes semed vnto them fained thinges, neyther beleued they them.
12 Then arose Peter and ranne vnto the sepulchre, and stouped in & sawe the linnen clothes layde by them selfe, & departed wondringe in him selfe at that which had happened.
13 And beholde, two of them went that same daye to a toune which was from Ierusalem about threscore forlonges called Emaus,
14 and they talketh together of all these thinges that had happened.
15 And it chaunsed as they communed together and reasoned, that Iesus him selfe drue neare, and went with them.
16 But their eyes were holden that they coulde not knowe him.
17 And he sayed vnto them: What maner of communicacions are these that ye haue one to another as ye walke, and are sadde.
18 And the one of them named Cleophas, aunswered and sayed vnto him art thou only a straunger in Ierusalem, and hast not knowen the thinges which haue chaunsed therin in these dayes?
19 To whom he sayde: what thinges? And they sayde vnto him: of Iesus of Nazareth which was a Prophete, mighty in dede and worde before God, and all the people.
20 And howe the hye priestes and oure rulers delyuered him to be condempned to death: and haue crucifyed him.
21 But we trusted that it shoulde haue bene he, that shoulde haue delyuered Israell. And as touchinge all these thinges, to daye is euen the thirde daye, that they were done.
22 Yea and certayne women also of our companye made vs astonied, whiche come earlye vnto the sepulchre,
23 and founde not his bodye: and came saiynge, that they had sene a visyon of aungels, whiche saide that he was aliue.
24 And certaine of them which were with vs went their waye to the sepulchre, and founde it euen so as the women had sayde: but hym they sawe not.
25 And he sayed vnto them: O fooles and slowe of hert to beleue all that the Prophetes haue spoken.
26 Ought not Christ to haue suffred these thinges and to enter into his glorye?
27 And he began at Moyses, and at all the Prophetes, & interpreted vnto them in all scryptures, which were written of hym.
28 And they drue me vnto the toune which they wente to. And he made as though he woulde haue gone further?
29 But they constrayned him saiynge, abyde with vs, for it draweth towardes nyght, and the daye is farre passed. And he wente into tarye wyth them.
30 And it came to passe as he sate at meate with them, he toke breade, blessed it, brake and gaue to them.
31 And their eyes were opened and they knewe him: and he vanyshed out of their sight.
32 And they sayde betwene them selues: did not our hertes burne within vs whyle he talked with vs by the waye, and as he opened to vs the scryptures?
33 And they rose vp the same houre, and returned agayne to Ierusalem and founde the eleuen gathered together, and them that were with them,
34 which sayde: The Lorde is rysen in dede, and hath appeared to Simon.
35 And they tolde what thinges were done in the waye, and howe they knewe him in breakinge of breade.
36 As they thus spake. Iesus him selfe stode in the middes of them, and saide: Peace be with you.
37 And thei were abashed and afraied, supposynge that they had sene a spirite.
38 And he sayde vnto them: Why are ye troubled, and why do thoughtes aryse in your hertes?
39 Beholde my handes and & my fete, that it is euen my selfe. Handle me & se: for spyrytes haue not flesh and bones as ye se me haue.
40 And when he had thus spoken, he shewed them his handes and his fete.
41 And while they yet beleued not for ioye, and wondred, he said vnto them: haue ye here anye meate?
42 And they gaue him a pece of broiled fyshe, and of an hony combe.
43 And he toke it, and eate it before them.
44 And he sayde vnto them: These are the wordes which I spake vnto you, whyle I was yet with you: that al muste be fulfilled which was written of me in lawe of Moyses and in the prophetes and in the Psalmes.
45 Then opened he their wittes, that they myght vnderstande the scriptures,
46 and sayde vnto them: Thus is it written, and thus it behoued Christ to suffer: and to ryse agayne from death the thirde day,
47 and that repentaunce and remissyon of synnes shoulde be preached in his name amonge all nacions. And must begynne at Ierusalem.
48 And ye are witnesses of these thinges.
49 And beholde, I wyl sende the promes of my father vpon you. But tary ye in the citye of Ierusalem, vntyll ye be endewed with power from an hye.
50 And he led them out into Bethany, and lift vp his handes, & blessed them.
51 And it came to passe, as he blessed them, he departed from them, and was caryed vp into heauen.
52 And they worshipped him, and returned to Ierusalem, with great ioye,
53 and were contynuallye in the temple, praysynge and laudinge God. AMEN.