THE NEW TESTAMENT (Tyndale, Rogers, Coverdale, Cranmer) : Luke
The first English New Testament from the original tongues ( W. T. )
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The gospell off S. Luke.

The first Chapter.

Forasmuch{For as much} as many have taken in hand to compile a treatise of those things, which are surely known among us,
even as they declared them unto us, which from the beginning saw them with their eyes,{saw their selves} and were ministers at the doing:
I determined also, as soon as I had searched out diligently all things from the beggining, that then I would write|write the same orderly| unto thee, good Theophilus,
that thou mightest know the certainty of those things, whereof thou art informed.
In the time of Herod {the} king of Jewry, there was a certain priest named Zacharias, of the course of Abie. And his wife was of the daughters of Aaron: And her name was Elizabeth.
Both were perfect|righteous| before God, and walked in all the laws and ordinances|commandments and statutes| of the Lord that no man could find fault with them.|unreproveably|
And they had no child, because that Elizabeth was barren; And both were well stricken in age.
{And} It came to pass, as he executed the priest's office, before God as his course came
(according to the custom of the priest's office) his lot was to burn odoures.{incense.} And {he} went into the temple of the Lord,
and all the{whole} multitude of {the} people were without in their prayers while the odoures were{the incense was} a burning.
{And} There appeared unto him the Lord's angel,{an angel of the Lorde} standing on the right side of the altar of odoures.{incense.}
And when Zacharias saw him, he was abashed, and fear came on him.
{And} The angel said unto him: fear not Zacary, for thy prayer is heard: And thy wife Helizabeth shall bear thee a son, and thou shalt call his name John:
And thou shalt have joy and gladness: And many shall rejoice at his birth.
For he shall be great in the sight of God,{the Lord} and shall neither drink wine nor{ner} strong drink. And he shall be filled with the holy ghost, even in his mother's womb:
and many of the children of Israel shall he turn to their Lord God.|the LORDE their God|
And he shall go before him in the spirit and power of Helias to turn the hearts of the fathers to their children, and the unbelievers|unfaithful| to the wisdom of the just men:|righteous| to make the people ready for the Lord.
And Zacary said unto the angel: Whereby shall I know this? seeing that I am old, and my wife well stricken in years.|age|
And the angel answered, and said unto him: I am Gabriel that stand in the presence of God,|stand before God| and am sent to speak unto thee: and to shew thee this{these} glad tidings.
And take heed{behold} thou shalt be dumb, and not able to speak until the time that these things be performed, because thou believedst not my words, which shall be fulfilled in their season.
And the people waited for Zacharias and marveled that he tarried in the temple.
{And} When he came out, he could not speak unto them. And{Whereby} they perceived, that he had seen some vision in the temple. And he beckoned unto them, and remained speechless.
And it fortuned, as soon as the time of his office was out, he departed home into his own house. And after those days,
his wife Elizabeth conceived, and hid herself five months, saying:
This wise hath God dealt with me in the days when he looked on me, to take from me the rebuke that I suffered among men.
And in the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from (by) God unto a city of Galilee, named Nazareth,
to a virgin spoused to a man, whose name was Joseph, of the house of David, and the virgin's name was Mary.
And the angel went in unto her, and said: Hail full of grace, the Lord is with thee: blessed art thou among women.
When she saw him, she was abashed at his saying: and cast in her mind|thought| what manner of salutation that should be.
And the angel said unto her: fear not Mary,{for} thou hast found grace with God.
Lo: thou shalt conceive in thy womb, and shalt bear a child,{son} and shalt call his name Jesus.
He shall be great, and shall be called the son of the highest.{Hyest} And the Lord God shall give unto him the seat of his father David:
And he shall reign over the house of Jacob for ever, and of his kingdom shall be none end.
Then said Mary unto the angel: How shall this be, seeing I know not a man?
And the angel answered, and said unto her: The holy ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the highest{Hyest} shall overshadow thee. Therefore also that holy thing which shall be born, shall be called the son of God.
And mark,{behold} thy cousin Elizabeth, {she} hath also conceived a son in her old age. And this is the{her} sixth month to her, which was{though she be} called barren,|which is reported to be barren|
for with God shall{can} nothing be unpossible.
{And} Mary said: behold the handmaiden of the Lord, be it unto me even as thou hast said. And the angel departed from her.
{And} Mary arose in those days, and went into the mountains with haste into a city of Jewry,{Iurie}
and entered into the house of Zachary, and saluted Elizabeth:
And it fortuned, as Elizabeth heard the salutation of Mary, the babe sprang in her belly.|womb| And Elizabeth was filled with the holy ghost,
and cried with a loud voice, and said: Blessed art thou among the women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb.
And whence happeneth this to me, that the mother of my Lord should come to me?
{For} Lo, as soon as the voice of thy salutation sounded in mine ears, the babe sprang in my belly for joy.
And blessed art thou that believedst: For those things shall be performed which were told thee from the Lord.
And Mary said: My soul magnifieth the Lord.
And my spirit rejoiceth in God my saviour:
For he hath looked on the poor degree of his handmaiden. Behold now from hence forth shall all generations call me blessed.
For he that is mighty hath done to me great things, and blessed{holy} is his name.
And his mercy is always|endureth| on them that fear him thorowout all generations.
He hath shewed{sheweth} strength with his arm, he hath scattered{scattereth} them that are proud in the imagination of their hearts.
He hath put{putteth} Down the mighty from their seats, and hath exalted them of low degree.
He hath filled the hungry with good things: And hath sent{sendeth} away the rich empty.
He hath remembered{remembereth} mercy: and hath holpen{helpeth} his servant Israel.
Even as he promised to our fathers, Abraham and to his seed for ever.
And Mary abode with her about a three months; And returned home again.{to her own house.}
Elizabeth's time was come that she should be delivered; And she brought forth a son.
And her neighbours and her cousins|kinsfolks| heard tell how, the Lord had magnified his{shewed great} mercy upon her, and they rejoiced with her.
And it fortuned the eighth day: they came to circumcise the child: and called his name Zacari after the name of his father,
and{Howbeit} his mother answered, and said: not so, but he shall be called John.
And they said unto her: There is none of thy kin, that is named with this name.
And they made signs to his father, how he would have him called.
And he asked for writing tables and wrote saying: his name is John. And they marveled all.
And his mouth{mought} was opened immediately, and his tongue, {also} and he spake lauding God.
And fear came on all them that dwelt nigh: {unto them.} And all these sayings were noised abroad throughout all the hill country of Jewry:{Iurie}
and all they that heard them laid them up in their hearts, saying: What manner child shall this be? And the hand of God{the Lorde} was with him.
And his father Zacharias was filled with the holy ghost, and prophesied saying:
Blessed be the Lord God of Israel, for he hath visited and redeemed his people.
And hath raised up an horn of salvation unto us, in the house of his servant David.
Even as he promised by the mouth of his holy prophets which were since the world began.
That we should be saved from our enemies: And from the hands of all that hate us:
To shew mercy towards{To fulfil the mercy promised to} our fathers; And to remember his holy promise.{covenant.}
That is to say{And to perform} the oath, which he sware to our father Abraham, for to give us.
That we delivered out of the hands of our enemies, might serve him without fear:
all the days of our life, in such holiness and righteousness that are accept before him.
And thou child, shalt be called the prophet of the highest, for thou shalt go before the face of the Lord, to prepare his ways:
And to give knowledge of health{salvation} unto his people, for the remission of sins:
Through the tender mercy of our Lord,{God, whereby} wherewith hath visited us the day spring from on high:
To give light to them that sat in darkness, and in shadow of death, and to guide our feet into the way of peace.
And the child increased{grew} and waxed strong in spirit, and was in wilderness, till the day came, when he should shew himself unto the Israhelites.

The second Chapter.

It followed{And it chanced} in those days: that there went out a commandment from August the Emperor, that all the world should be valued.{taxed.}
{And} This taxing was {the} first executed {and} when Syrenus was leftenant in Syria.
And every man went into{unto} his own shire town,{city} there to be taxed.
And Joseph also ascended from Galilee, out of a city called Nazareth, into Jewry:{Iurie:} into{unto} the city of David, which is called Bethlehem, because he was of the house and lineage of David
to be taxed with Mary his wedded{spoused} wife, which was with child.
And it fortuned while they were there, her time was come that she should be delivered.
And she brought forth her first begotten son. And wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger, because there was no room for them within, in the hostry.{inn.}
And there were in the same region shepherds abiding in the field, and watching their flock by night.
And lo: the angel of the Lord stood hard by them, and the brightness of the Lord shone round about them, and they were sore afraid.
And {But} the angel said unto them: Be not afraid: {For} Behold I bring you tidings of great joy, that shall come to all the people:
for unto you is born this day in the city of David a saviour, which is Christ the Lord.
And take this for a sign: ye shall find the child|babe| swaddled, and laid in a manger.
And straight way there was with the angel a multitude of heavenly soldiers,|hosts| lauding|which praised| God, and saying:
Glory to God on high,{an hye} and peace on the earth: and unto men rejoicing.|a good will|
And it fortuned, as soon as the angels were gone away {from them} into heaven, the shepherds said one to another: let us go even unto Bethlehem, and see this thing that is happened, which the Lord hath shewed unto us.
And they came with haste, and found Mary and Joseph, and the babe laid in a manger.
And when they had seen it, they published abroad the saying, which was told them of that child.
And all that heard it wondered, at those things|words| which were told them of the shepherds.
But Mary kept all those sayings, and pondered them in her heart.
And the shepherds returned, praising and lauding God for all that they had heard and seen, even as it was told unto them.
And when the eighth day was come that the child should be circumcised, his name was called Jesus, which was named of the angel before he was conceived in the mother's womb.
And when the time of their(her) purification (after the law of Moses) was come they brought him to Hierusalem, to present him to the Lord
(As it is written in the law of the Lord: every man child that first openeth the matrix, shall be called holy to the Lord)
and to offer (as it is said in the law of the Lord) a pair of turtle doves, or two young pigeons.
And behold there was a man in Hierusalem, whose name was Simeon. And the same man was just and feared God, and longed for the consolation of Israel, and the holy ghost was in him.
And an answer was given him of the holy ghost, that he should not see death, before he had seen the Lord's Christ.
And he came by inspiration into the temple. And as{when} the father and mother|elders| brought in the child Jesus, to do for him after the custom of the law.
Then took he him up in his arms |and praised God| and said:
Lord Now lettest thou thy servant depart in peace according to thy promise.
For mine eyes have seen the saviour sent from thee:
Which thou hast prepared before the face of all people.
A light to lighten the gentiles, and the glory|and for the praise| of thy people Israel.
And his father and mother marveled at those things, which were spoken of him:
And Simeon blessed them, and said unto Mary his mother: behold, this child shall be the fall, and resurrection|and to an uprising again| of many in Israel: And a sign|and for a token| which shall be spoken against.
And moreover the sword shall pierce the very heart of thee,{thy soul} that the thoughts of many hearts may be opened.
And there was {one} Anna, a prophetess, the daughter of Phanuel of {the} tribe of Aser. And she{which} was of a great age, and had lived with an husband seven year from her virginity.
And this{she had been a} widow about four score and four year of age, which went never out of the temple, but served {God} there with fasting and prayer night and day.
And she{the same} came forth that same hour, and praised God,{the Lord} and spake of him to all that looked for redemption in Hierusalem.
And as soon as they had performed all things according to the law of the Lord, they returned into Galilee into{to} their own city Nazareth.
And the child grew and waxed strong in spirit, and was full of{filled with} wisdom, and the favour{grace} of God was with him.
And his father and mother went to Hierusalem every year at the feast of ester.
And when he was twelve year old, they went up to Hierusalem after the custom of the feast.
And when they had fulfilled the days, as they returned home, the child Jesus bode still in Hierusalem, unknowing to his father and mother.
For they supposed|thought| he had been in the company. They{and therefore} came a day's journey, and sought him among their kinsfolk and acquaintance,
and{when they} found him not They went back again to Hierusalem, and sought him.
And it fortuned after three days, {that} they found him in the temple sitting in the midst of the doctors, both hearing them, and posing|opposing| them.
And all that heard him marveled at his wit|understanding| and answers.
And when they saw him, they were astonied. And his mother said unto him: son why hast thou thus dealt with us? Behold thy father and I have sorowed and sought thee.{sorrowing}
And he said unto them: how is it that ye sought me? wist ye not that I must go about my father's business?
And they understood not the saying that he spake to them.
And he went with them, and came to Nazareth, and was obedient to them. {But} His mother kept all these things in her heart.
And Jesus increased in wisdom and age, and in favour with God and man.

The .iij. Chapter.

In the fifteenth year of the reign of Tiberius the Emperor, Pontius Pilate being leftenant of Jewry,{Iurie} and Herod being Tetrarch of Galilee, and his brother Philip Tetrarch in Iturea, and in the region of Traconitis, and Lysanias the Tetrarch of Abyline:
When Anna and Cayphas were the high priests: The commandment{word} of God was published{came} unto John the son of Zacharias in the wilderness.
And he came into all the coasts about Jordan, preaching the baptism of repentance for the remission of sins,
as it is written in the book of the sayings of Esayas the prophet, which sayeth: The voice of a crier in wilderness, prepare the way of the Lord, make his paths straight.
Every valley shall be filled, and every mountain and hill shall be brought low: And crooked things shall be made straight: and the rough ways shall be made smooth.
And all flesh shall see the saviour sent of God.
Then said he to the people, that were come to be baptised of him. O generation of vipers: who hath shewed the craft{taught you} to fly {away} from {the} wrath to come?|who hath certified you, that ye shal escape ye wrath to come?|
Bring forth due fruits of repentance; And begin not to say in yourselves, we have Abraham to our father. For I say unto you: God is able of these stones to raise up children unto Abraham.
Now also is the axe laid unto the root{rote} of the trees. {So that}|axe put unto the tree allready| Every tree therefore, which bringeth not forth good fruit, shall be hewn down, and cast into the fire.
And the people asked him, saying: What shall we do then.
He answered and said unto them: He that hath two coats, let him part with him that hath none: And he that hath meat, let him do likewise.
Then came there publicans to be baptised, and said unto him: Master, what shall we do?
He answered{And he said} unto them: require no more than that, which is appointed unto you.
The soldiers likewise demanded of|asked| him, saying: and what shall we do? And he said to them: Do violence to no man: neither trouble any man wrongfully: And{but} be content with your wages.
As the people were in a doubt, and all men disputed|thought| in their hearts of John: Whether he were very Christ;
John answered and said to them all: I baptise you with water, but a stronger then{than I} cometh, {after me} whose shoe latchet I am not worthy to unloose: he will baptise you with the holy ghost, and with fire,
which hath his fan in his hand, and will purge his floor, and will gather his{the} corn into his barn: And{but} the chaff will he burn with fire that never shall be quenched.|unquenchable fire.|
And many other things in his exhortation preached he unto the people.
Then Herod the Tetrach (when he was rebuked of him for Herodias his brother Philip's wife, and for all the evils which Herod had done)
added this above all, and laid John prison.
And it fortuned as all the people received baptism (And when Jesus was baptised and did pray) that heaven was opened,
and the holy ghost came down in a bodily shape like a dove upon him; And a voice came from heaven, saying: Thou art my dear son; In thee do I delight.(Thou art my Son in whom I delight, This day have I from everlasting begotten thee.)
And Jesus himself was about thirty year of age when he began, being as men supposed{And he was taken for} the son of Joseph: which Joseph was the son of Heli:
which was the son of Mathat: which was the son of Levi: which was the son of Melchi: which was the son of Janna: which was the son of Joseph:
which was the son of Matatthias: which was the son of Amos: which was the son of Nahum: which was the son of Esli: which was the son of Nagge:
which was the son of Maath: which was the son of Matathias: which was the son of Semei: which was the son of Joseph: which was the son of Juda:
which was the son of Johanna: which was the son of Rhesya: which was the son of Zorobabel: which was the son of Salathiel: which was the son of Neri:
which was the son of Melchi: which was the son of Addi: which was the son of Cosam:
which was the son of Helmadam: which was the son of Her: which was the son of Jeso: which was the son of Helieser: which was the son of Joram: which was the son of Mattha: which was the son of Levi:
which was the son of Simeon: which was the son of Juda: which was the son of Joseph: which was the son of Jonam: which was the son of Heliacim:
which was the son of Melea: which was the son of Menam: which was the son of Matathan: which was the son of Nathan: which was the son of David:
which was the son of Jesse: which was the son of Obed: which was the son of Boos: which was the son of Salmon: which was the son of
Naason: which was the son of Aminadab: which was the son of Aram: which was the son of Esrom: which was the son of Phares: which was the son of Juda:
which was the son of Jacob: which was the son of Ysaac: which was the son of Abraham: which was the son of Tharra: which was the son of Nachor:
which was the son of Saruch: which was the son of Ragau: which was the son of Phalec: which was the son of Heber: which was the son of Sala:
which was the son of Cainan: which was the son of Arphaxad: which was the son of Sem: which was the son of Noe: which was the son of Lameth:
which was the son of Mathusala: which was the son of Enoch: which was the son of Jareth: which was the son of Malalehel: which was the son of Cainan:
which was the son of Enos: which was the son of Seth: which was the son of Adam: which was the son of God.

The .iiij. Chapter.

Jesus then full of the holy ghost, returned from Jordan, and was carried of the spirit into a wilderness,
and was forty days tempted of the devil. And in those days ate he nothing: And when they were ended, he afterward hungered.
And the devil said unto him: if thou be the son of God, command this stone that he{it} be bread.
And Jesus answered him, saying: It is written: man shall not live by bread only, but by every word of God.
And the devil took him up into an high mountain, and shewed him all the kingdoms of the earth,{world} even in the twinkling of an eye.
And the devil said unto him: all this power will I give thee every whit, and the glory of them (for that is delivered to me, and to whosoever I will I give it)
If thou therefore wilt worship me, they shall be all thine.
Jesus answered {him} and said unto him: hence|Avoid| from me Satan. For it is written. Thou shalt honour thy Lord God,{the LORD thy God} and him only serve.
And he carried him to Jerusalem, and set him on a pinnacle of the temple, and said unto him: If thou be the son of God, cast thyself down from hence.
For it is written, he shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee,
and with their hands they shall stay thee up, that thou hurt{dash} not thy foot against a stone.
Jesus answered and said unto{to} him, it is said, thou shalt not tempt thy Lord God.{the LORD thy God.}
And as soon as the devil had ended all his temptations, he departed from him for a season.
And Jesus returned by the power of the spirit into Galilee, and the fame of him went|was noised| thorow out all the region round about.
And he taught in their synagogues, and was commended of all men.
And he came to Nazareth where he was nursed, and as his custom was, went into the synagogue on the Sabbath days, and stood up for to read.
And there was delivered unto him the book of the prophet Esaias. And when he had opened(touched) the book, he found the place, where it was written:
The spirit of the Lord upon me, because he hath anointed me; To preach the gospel{gospell} to the poor he hath sent me; And to heal which are troubled in their hearts:{broken hearted:} To preach deliverance to the captive; And sight to the blind; And freely to set at liberty them that are bruised;
And to preach the acceptable year of the Lord.
And he closed the book, and gave it again to the minister, and sat down. And the eyes of all that were in the synagogue, were fastened on him.
And he began to say unto them. This day is this scripture fulfilled in your ears.
And all they bare him witness, and wondered at the gracious words, which proceeded out of his mouth, and said: Is not this Joseph's son?
And he said unto them: Ye may very well say unto me this proverb. Physician, heal thyself. Whatsoever we have heard done in Capernaum, do the same {here} likewise in thine own country.
And he said: Verily I say unto you: No prophet is accepted in his own country.
But I tell you of a truth, Many widows were in Israel in the days of Helyas, when heaven was shut three year and six months, when great famishment was throughout all the land;
And unto none of them was Helyas sent, save into Sarepta besides Sydon unto a woman that was a widow.
And many lepers were in Israel in the time of Heliseus the prophet, and yet none of them was healed, saving|cleansed, save only| Naaman of Siria.
And as many as were in the synagogue when they heard that, were filled with wrath
and rose up, and thrust him out of the city, and led him even unto the edge of the hill, whereon their city was built, to cast him down headlong.
But he went his way even thorow the midst of them:
and came into Capernaum a city of Galilee, and there taught them on the Sabbath days.
And they were astonied at his doctrine: for his preaching was with power.
And in the synagogue there was a man, which had a foul spirit within him,{a spirit of an unclean devil} and cried with a loud voice,
saying: let me alone, what hast thou to do with us, thou Jesus of Nazareth? Art thou come to destroy us? I know thee what thou art, thou art{even} the holy man of God.
And Jesus rebuked him, saying: hold thy peace, and come out of him. And the devil threw him in the midst of them and came out of him, and hurt him not.
And fear came on them all; And they spake among themselves, saying: what manner a thing is this? For with authority and power he commandeth the foul spirits and they come out?
And the fame of him spread abroad|was noised| thorow out all places of the country round about.
And he rose up and came out of the synagogue, and entered into Simon's house. And Simon's mother-in-law was taken with a great fever; And they made intercession to him for her.
And he stood over her, and rebuked the fever: and it left her. And immediately she {a} rose and ministered unto them.
When the son was down, all they that had sick, taken with divers diseases, brought them unto him: and he laid his hands on every one of them, and healed them.|made them whole|
And devils also came out of many of them, crying and saying: thou art Christ the son of God. And he rebuked them, and suffered them not to speak, for they knew that he was Christ.
As soon as it was day, he departed and went away into a desert place, and the people sought him and came to him, and kept him that he should not depart from them.
And he said unto them: I must to other cities also preach the word|the Gospell of the kingdom| of God, for therefore am I sent.
And he preached in the synagogues of Galilee.

The .v. Chapter.

It came to pass as the people pressed upon him, to hear the word of God, that he stood by the lake of Genazareth:
and saw two ships stand by the lakeside, for{but} the fishermen were gone out of them, and were washing their nets.
Jesus{And he} entered into one of the ships, which pertained to Simon, and prayed him, that he would carry him{thrust out} a little from the land. And he sat down and taught the people out of the ship.
When he had left speaking, he said unto Simon: Carry us{Launch out} into the deep, and let slip thy net{your nets} to make a draught.
And Simon answered, and said to him: Master we have laboured all night, and have taken nothing. Yet now{Neverthelater} at thy word I will loose forth the net.
And when they had so done, they inclosed|took| a great multitude of fishes. And the{their} net brake:
and{but} they made signs to their fellows which were in the other ship, that they should come and help them. And they came, and they filled both the ships, that they sunk again.
When Simon Peter saw that, he fell down at Jesus' knees saying: Lord go from me, for I am a sinful man.
For he was utterly astonied, and all that were with him at the draught of fish which they took:
and so was also James and John the sons of Zebedei, which were partakers{partners} with Simon. And Jesus said unto Simon: fear not, from henceforth thou shalt catch men.
And they brought the ships to land, and forsook|left| all, and followed him.
And it fortuned as he was in a certain city, and behold there was a man full of leprosy: and when he had spied Jesus, he fell on his face and besought him saying: Lord if thou wilt, thou canst make me clean.
And he stretched forth his{the} hand, and touched him saying: I will, be thou clean. And immediately the leprosy departed from him.
And he warned him, that he should tell no man: but that he should go and shew himself to the priest, and offer for his cleansing according as Moses commandment was, for a witness unto them.
But his name{fame} spread {so much} the more abroad, and the{much} people came together to hear, and to be healed of him, of {their} infirmities.
And he kept himself apart in the wildernesses, and gave himself to prayer.
And it happened on a certain day, that he taught, and there sat the pharisees, and doctors of law, which were come out of all the towns of Galilee, Jewry,{Iurie} and Jerusalem, and the power of the Lord was to heal them.
And behold, men brought a man lying in his bed, which was taken with a palsy, and they sought means to bring him in, and to lay him before him.
And when they could not find by what way they might bring him in, because of the press, they went up on|climbed up| the top of the house, and let him down thorow the tiling, bed and all in the midst|among them| before Jesus.
When he saw their faith he said unto him: man thy sins are forgiven thee.
And the scribes, and the pharisees, began to think saying: What fellow is this: which speaketh blasphemy? Who can forgive sins, but God only?
When Jesus perceived their thoughts, he answered and said unto them: What think ye in your hearts?
Whether is easier to say, thy sins are forgiven thee, or to say: Rise and walk?
{But} That ye may know that the son of man hath power to forgive sins on earth, he said unto the sick of the palsy: I say to thee, arise, take up thy bed and go home to thy house.
And immediately he rose up before them all, and took up his bed whereon he lay, and departed to his own house praising God.
And they were ail amazed, and they lauded God, and were filled with fear, saying: We have seen strange|marvelous| things today.
And after that he went forth, and saw a publican, named Levi, sitting at the receipt of custom, and said unto him: follow me.
And he left all, rose up, and followed him.
And that same Levi made him a great feast at home in his own house. And there was a great company of publicans, and of other that sat at meat with him.
And the scribes and pharisees murmured against his disciples, saying: Why eat ye and drink ye, with publicans and sinners?
Jesus answered and said unto them: They that are whole, need not of the physician: but they that are sick.
I came not to call the righteous to repentance: but the sinners.{to repentance.}
{Then} They said unto him: Why do the disciples of John fast often and pray: and the disciples of the pharisees also: and thine eat and drink?
To whom he said:{And he said unto them:} Can ye make the Children of the wedding fast, as long as the bridegroom is present with them?
The days will come, when the bridegroom shall be taken away from them, then shall they fast in those days.
{Then} He spake unto them in a similitude: No man putteth a piece of a new garment, into an old vesture: for if he do, then breaketh|renteth| he the new and the piece that was taken out of the new, agreeth not with the old.
Also no man poureth new wine into old vessels, {For} if he do, the new wine breaketh the vessels, and runneth out itself, and the vessels perish:
But new wine must be poured into new vessels, and both are preserved.
Also no man that drinketh old wine, straightway can away with new, for he sayeth: the old is pleasanter.

The .vj. Chapter.

It happened on an after|after principal| Sabbath, they{that he} went thorow the corn field, and {that} his disciples plucked the ears of corn, and ate them, and rubbed them in their hands.
{And} Certain of the pharisees said unto them: Why do ye that which is not lawful to be done on the Sabbath days?
{And} Jesus answered them and said: Have ye not read what David did, when he himself was an hungered,|was hungry| and they which were with him:
how he went into the house of God, and took and ate the loaves of hallowed bread,|shewbread| and gave also to them which were with him: which was not lawful to eat, but for the priests only.
And he said unto them: The son of man is Lord even of the Sabbath day. (* On the same day seeing one working on the sabbath, he said unto him, Man, If thou knowest what thou doest, thou art blessed: But if thou dost not know, thou art cursed: and art a transgressor of the law.)
And it fortuned in another Sabbath also, that he entered into the synagogue and taught. And there was a man, whose right hand was dried up.|withered|
{And} The scribes, and pharisees watched him, to see whether he would heal on the Sabbath day or not, that they might find an accusation|occasion| against him.
But he knew|perceived| their thoughts, and said to the man which had the withered hand: Rise up, and stand forth in the midst. {And} He arose, and stepped forth.
Then said Jesus unto them: I will ask you a question: Whether is it lawful on the Sabbath days to do good, or to do evil? to save life or for to destroy it?
And he beheld them all in compass, and said unto the man: Stretch forth thy hand. {And} He did so, and his hand was restored, and made as whole as the other. (* And he said unto them, that the son of man is Lord also of the sabbath.)
And they were filled full of madness, and communed one with another, what they might do to Jesu.
{And} It fortuned in those days, {that} he went out into a mountain for to pray, and continued all night in prayer to God.
And as soon as it was day, he called his disciples, and of them he chose twelve, which also he called his apostles.
Simon, whom also he named Peter: and Andrew his brother, James and John, Philip and Bartlemew;
Matthew and Thomas, James the son of Alpheus and Simon called Zelotes,
and Judas James' son, and Judas Iscariot, which same was the traitor.
And he came down with them and stood in the plain field with the company of his disciples, and a great multitude of people out of all parts of Jury{Iurie} and Jerusalem, and from the sea coast of Tyre and Sidon, which came to hear him, and to be healed of their diseases,
and they also that were vexed with foul spirits, and they were healed.
And all the people pressed|sought| to touch him: for there went virtue out of him, and healed them all.
And he lifted up his eyes upon the disciples, and said: Blessed are{be} ye poor: for yours is the kingdom of God.
Blessed are ye that hunger: {now} for ye shall be satisfied. Blessed are ye that weep: {now} for ye shall laugh.
Blessed are ye when men hate you, and thrust you out of their company, and rail on|revile| you, and abhor your name, as an evil thing, for the son of man's sake.
Rejoice ye then, and be glad: for behold your reward is great in heaven. After this manner their fathers entreated the prophets.
But woe be to you that are rich: for ye have therein your consolation.
Woe be to you that are full: for ye shall hunger. Woe be to you that now laugh: for ye shall wail, and weep.
Woe be to you when all men praise you: for so did their fathers to the false prophets.
But I say unto you which hear: Love your enemies. Do good to them which hate you.
Bless them that curse you. And pray for them which wrongfully trouble you.
And unto him that smiteth thee on the one cheek, offer also the other. And him that taketh away thy gown, forbid not to take thy coat also.
Give to every man that asketh of thee. And if any man{of him that taketh} that take away thy goods, ask them not again.
And as ye would that men should do to you: so do ye to them likewise.
If ye love them which love you: what thank are ye worthy of? seeing that{For} the very sinners love their lovers.
And if ye do for them which do for you: what thank are ye worthy of? For the very sinners do even the same.
If ye lend to them of whom ye hope to receive: what thank shall ye have: for the very sinners, lend to sinners, to receive as much again.
{Wherefore,} Love ye your enemies, do good, and lend, looking for nothing again: and your reward shall be great, and ye shall be the children of the highest: for he is kind unto the unkind,|unthankful| and to the evil.
Be ye therefore merciful, as your father is merciful.
Judge not and ye shall not be judged. Condemn not: and ye shall not be condemned. Forgive, and ye shall be forgiven.
Give, and it shall be given unto you: good measure, pressed down, shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosoms. For with what measure ye mete, with the same shall men mete|shall it be measured| to you again.
And he put forth a similitude unto them: Can the blind lead the blind? Do they not both then fall into the ditch?
The disciple is not above his master. Every man shall be perfect, even as his master is.
Why seest thou a mote in thy brother's eye, and considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye?
Other{Either} how canst thou say to thy brother: Brother let me pull out the mote that is in thine eye: when thou perceivest not the beam that is in thine own eye? Hypocrite, cast out the beam out of thine own eye first, and then shalt thou see perfectly,|clearly| to pull out the mote out of thy brother's eye.
It is not a good tree that bringeth forth evil fruit: Neither is that an evil tree, that bringeth forth good fruit.
For every tree is known by his fruit. Neither of thorns gather men figs, nor of bushes gather they grapes.
A good man out of the good treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is good. And the{an} evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart, bringeth forth that which is evil. For of the abundance of the heart, the{his} mouth{mought} speaketh.
Why call ye me Master, Master: and do not as I bid you?
whosoever cometh to me, and heareth my sayings, and doth the same, I will shew you to whom he is like.
He is like a man which built an house: which{and} digged deep, and laid the foundation on a rock. When the waters arose, the flood beat upon that house, and could not move it. For it was grounded upon a rock.
But he that heareth and doth not, is like a man, that without foundation built an house upon the earth, against which, the flood{did} beat: and it fell by and by. And the fall of that house was great.

The .vij. Chapter.

When he had ended all his sayings in the audience of the people, he entered into Capernaum.
And the servant of a certain Centurion was sick, and ready to die, whom he made much of.
And when he heard of Jesu, he sent unto him the seniors{elders} of the jews, beseeching him that he would come and heal his servant.
And they came to Jesus and besought him instantly, saying: He is worthy that thou shouldest do this for him.
For he loveth our nation,|people| and hath built us a synagogue.
And Jesus went with them. And when he was not far from the house, the Centurion sent to him his friends, saying unto him: Lord trouble not thyself, for I am not worthy that thou shouldest enter into my house.{under my roof.}
Wherefore I thought not myself worthy to come unto thee: but say the word and my servant shall be whole.
For I likewise am a man under power,|subject to the higher authority| and have under me soldiers, and I say unto one, go: and he goeth. And to another, come: and he cometh. And to my servant, do this: and he doeth it.
When Jesus heard this, he marveled at him, and turned him about and said to the people that followed him: I say unto you, I have not found so great faith, no not in Israel, certainly.
And they that were sent, turned back home again, and found the servant that was sick whole.
And it fortuned after that, {that} he went into a city called Naym, and {many of} his disciples went with him, and a great number of{much} people.
When he came nigh to the gate of the city, behold, there was a dead man carried out, which was the only son of his mother, and she was a widow, and much people of the city was with her.
And {when} the Lord saw her, and{he} had compassion on her, and said unto her: weep not.
And {he} went and touched the coffin, and they that bare him stood still. And he said: Young man, I say unto thee, arise.
And the dead sat up, and began to speak. And he delivered him to his mother.
And there came a fear on them all. And they glorified|praised| God saying: a great prophet is risen among us, and God hath visited his people.
And this rumor|fame| of him went forth throughout|was noised in| all Jewry,{Iurie} and thorowout all the regions which lie round about.
And unto John shewed his disciples{the disciples of John shewed him} of all these things.
And John called unto him two of his disciples, and sent them to Jesus saying: Art thou he that shall come: or shall we look for another?
When the men were come unto him, they said: John baptist sent us unto thee saying: Art thou he that shall come: or shall we wait for another?
{And} At that{the} same time, he cured many of their infirmities|healed he many from sicknesses| and plagues; And of evil spirits, and unto many that were blind, he gave sight.
And he{Iesu} answered, and said unto them: Go your ways and shew John, what things ye have heard and seen: how that the blind see, the halt go, the lepers are cleansed, the deaf hear, the dead arise: To the poor is the gospel{glad tidings} preached,
and happy|blessed| is he that falleth not, by reason of me.{is not offended by me}
When the messengers of John were departed, he began to speak unto the people of John: What went ye out for to see into the desert?{wilderness?} went ye to see a reed shaken with the wind?
But what went ye out for to see? A man clothed in soft raiment? Behold they which are gorgeously apparelled, and live delicately, are in kings' courts.
But what went ye forth to see? A prophet? Yea I say to you, and more than a prophet.
This is he of whom it is written: Behold I send my messenger before thy face, to prepare thy way before thee.
{For} I say unto you: a greater prophet than John, among women's children, is there none. Nevertheless one that is less in the kingdom of God, is greater than he.
And all the people that heard, and the publicans justified God, which{and} were baptised in{with} the baptism of John.
But the pharisees and scribes despised the counsel of God, against themselves, and were not baptised of him.
And the Lord said: Whereunto shall I liken the men of this generation, and what thing are they like?
They are like unto children sitting in the market place, and crying one to another, and saying: We have piped unto you, and ye have not danced: We have mourned to you, and ye have not wept.
For John baptist came unto you neither{nether} eating bread, nor{ner} drinking wine, and ye say: he hath the devil.
The son of man is come and eateth and drinketh, and ye say: behold a man which is a glutton, and a drinker of wine, the{a} friend of publicans and sinners.
And{Yet is} wisdom justified of all her children.
And one of the pharisees desired him that he would eat with him. And he went into the pharisee's house, and sat down to meat.
And behold a woman in that city, which was a sinner, as soon as she knew that Jesus sat at meat in the pharisee's house, she brought an alabaster box of ointment,
and she stood at his feet behind him weeping, and began to wash his feet, with tears, and did wipe them with the hairs of her head, and kissed his feet, and anointed them with ointment.
When the pharisee which bade him to his house, saw that, he spake within himself: saying: If this man were a prophet, he would surely have known who and what manner woman this is which toucheth him, for she is a sinner.
And Jesus answered, and said unto him: Simon I have somewhat to say unto thee. And he said: Master say on. (Iesus said unto him.)
There was a certain lender, which had two debtors, the one ought five hundred pence, and the other fifty.
When they had nothing to pay, he forgave them both. Which of them tell me, will love him most?
Simon answered, and said: I suppose that he to whom he forgave most. And he said unto him: Thou hast truly judged.|judged right|
And he turned to the woman, and said unto Simon: Seest thou this woman? I entered into thy house, and thou gavest me no water to my feet: but she hath washed my feet with tears, and wiped them with the hairs of her head.
Thou gavest me no kiss: but she, since the time I(she) came in, hath not ceased to kiss my feet.
Mine head with oil thou didst not anoint: but she hath anointed my feet with ointment.
Wherefore I say unto thee: many sins are forgiven her, because{for} she loved much. To whom less is forgiven, the same doeth less love.
And he said unto her thy sins are forgiven thee.
And they that sat at meat|the table| with him, began to say within themselves: Who is this which forgiveth sins also?
And he said to the woman: Thy faith hath saved thee; Go in peace.

The .viij. Chapter.

And it fortuned after that, {that} he himself went throughout cities and towns, preaching, and shewing the kingdom of God, and the twelve with him.
And also certain women, which were healed of evil spirits, and infirmities: Mary called Magdalen, out of whom went seven devils,
and Joanna the wife of Chusa, Herod's steward; And Susanna; And many other: which ministered unto him{them} of their substance.
When much people were gathered together,{to gether} and were come to him out of the{all} cities, he spake by a similitude:
A sower went out to sow his seed, and as he sowed, some fell by the way side, and it was trodden under feet, and the fowls of the air devoured it up.
And some fell on stone, and as soon as it was sprung up, it withered away, because it lacked moistness.
And some fell among thorns, and the thorns sprang up with it, and choked it.
And some fell on good ground, and sprang up and bare fruit, an hundred fold. And as he said these things, he cried: He that hath ears to hear, let him hear.
And his disciples asked him, saying: what manner similitude this should be.{is this?}
And he said: unto you is it given to know the secrets of the kingdom of God: but to other in similitudes, that when they see, they should not see, and when they hear they should not understand.
The similitude is this. The seed is the word of God.
Those that are beside the way, are they that hear, and afterward cometh the devil, and taketh away the word out of their hearts, lest they should believe and be saved.
They on the stones, are they which when they hear the word receive it{,receive the word} with joy. And{But} these have no roots, which for a while believe, and in time of temptation go|they fall| away.
{And} That which fell among thorns, are they which hear, and go forth, and are choked with cares and {with} riches, and voluptuous living, and bring forth no fruit.
That in the good ground, are they which with a good and pure heart, hear the word, and keep it, and bring forth fruit with patience.
No man lighteth a candle, and covereth it under a vessel, neither putteth it under the table: but setteth it on a candlestick, that they that enter in, may see {the} light.
No thing is in secret,|hid| that shall not come abroad:|not be openly shewed| Neither any thing hid,|secret| that shall not be known, and come to light.
Take heed therefore how ye hear. For whosoever hath, to him shall be given: And whosoever hath not, from him shall be taken, even that same which he supposeth that he hath.
Then came to him his mother and his brethren, and could not come at him for press.
And they told him saying: Thy mother and thy brethren, stand without, and would see thee.
He answered, and said unto them: my mother and my brethren are these which hear the word of God, and do it.
{And} It chanced on a certain day that he went into a ship, and his disciples also, and he said unto them: Let us go over unto the other side of the lake. And they launched forth.|they thrust off from the land|
And as they sailed, he fell asleep, and there arose a storm of wind in the lake, and they were filled with water, and were in jeopardy.|waves fell upon them, and they stood in great jeopardy|
And they went to him and awoke him, saying: Master, Master, we are lost. {Then} He arose and rebuked the wind, and the tempest of water, and they ceased, and it waxed calm.
And he said unto them: where is your faith? They feared and wondered, saying one to another: what fellow is this? for he commandeth both the winds and water, and they obey him?
And they sailed unto the region of the Gaderens, which is over against Galilee.
{And} As he went out of the ship to land, there met him a certain man out of the city, which had a devil long time, and ware no clothes, neither abode in any house: but among graves.
When he saw Jesus, he cried, and fell down before him, and with a loud voice said: What have I to do with thee Jesus the son of the God most highest? I beseech thee torment me not.
Then he commanded(was commanding) the foul spirit to come out of the man. For often times he caught him, and he was bound with chains, and kept with fetters: and he brake the bonds, and was carried of the fiend,|devil| into wilderness.
{And} Jesus asked him saying: what is thy name? And he said: Legion, because many devils were entered into him.
And they (he) besought him, that he would not command them to go out into the deep.
{And} There was there by an herd of many swine, feeding on an hill, and they prayed{besought} him, that he would suffer them to enter into them. And he suffered them.
Then went the devils out of the man, and entered into the swine: And the herd took their course, and ran headlong|rushed headlings with a storm| into the lake, and were choked.|drowned|
When the herdmen saw what had chanced, they fled, and told it in the city and in the villages.
And they came out to see what was done. And came to Jesus, and found the man, out of whom the devils were departed, sitting at the feet of Jesus clothed, and in his right mind, and they were afraid.
They also which saw it told them by what means he that was possessed of the devil, was healed.
And all the whole multitude of the {country of the} Gaderens, besought him, that he would depart from them: for they were taken with great fear. And he gat him into the ship and returned back again.
Then the man out of whom the devils were departed, besought him, that he might be with him: But Jesus sent him away, saying:
Go home again into thine own house, and shew what {great} things God hath done to thee. And he went his way, and preached thorow out all the city what {great} things Jesus had done unto him.
{And} It fortuned that when Jesus was come again, {that} the people received him. For they all longed{waited} for him.
And behold there came a man named Jairus (and he was a ruler of the synagogue) and he fell down at Jesus' feet, and besought him that he would come into his house,
for he had but a daughter only, of{upon a} twelve year of age, and she lay a dying. {And} As he went the people thronged him.
And a woman having an issue of blood twelve year (which had spent all her substance among Physicians, neither could be helped of any)
came behind him, and touched the hem of his garment, and immediately her issue of blood staunched.
And Jesus said: Who is it that touched me? when every man denied, Peter and they that were with him, said: Master, the people thrust thee and vex thee: and thou sayest, who touched me?
And Jesus said: Somebody touched me. For I perceive that virtue is gone out of me.
When the woman saw, that she was not hid from him, she came trembling, and fell at his feet, and told him before all the people, for what cause she had touched him, and how she was healed immediately.
And he said unto her: Daughter be of good comfort. Thy faith hath made thee safe,{whole} go in peace.
While he yet spake, there came one from the rulers of the synagogi's house, which said to him: Thy daughter is dead, disease not the master.
When Jesus heard that; He answered to the maidens father saying: Fear not, believe only, and she shall be made whole.
And when he came to the house, he suffered no man to go in with him, save Peter, James and John, and the father and the mother of the maiden.
Every body wept and sorrowed for her. And he said Weep not: for she is not dead, but sleepeth.
And they laughed him to scorn. For they knew that she was dead.
And he thrust them all out at the doors, and caught her by the hand, and cried saying: Maid arise.
And her spirit came again, and she rose straightway. And he commanded to give her meat.
And the father and the mother of her|her elders| were astonied. But he warned {them} that they should tell no man, what was done.

The .ix. Chapter.

Then called he the twelve together,{to gether} and gave them power, and authority, over all devils. And that they might heal diseases.
And he sent them to preach the kingdom of God, and to cure the sick.
And he said to them: Take no thing to succor you by the way: neither staff, nor scrip, neither bread neither money, neither have two coats.
And whatsoever house ye enter into there abide, and thence depart.
And whosoever will not receive you, when ye depart from{go out of} that city, shake off the very dust from your feet, for a testimony against|witness over| them.
{And} They went forth,{out} and went thorow the towns, preaching the gospel,{gospell} and healing everywhere.
{And} Herod the tetrarch heard of all that by him was done,{was done of him} and doubted because that it was said of some, that John was risen again from death.
And of some that Helias had appeared. And of other{some} that one of the old prophets was risen again.
And Herod said: John have I beheaded: who {then} is this of whom I hear such things? And he desired to see him.
And the apostles returned,|came again| and told him all that{what great things} they had done. And he took them and went aside into a solitary place, nigh to a|by the| city called Bethsaida.
{And} The people knew of it, and followed him. And he received them, and spake unto them of the kingdom of God. And healed them that had need to be healed.
{And when} The day began to wear away. Then came the twelve, and said unto him: send the people away, that they may go into the towns, and villages roundabout, and lodge, and get meat, for we are here in a place of wilderness.
Then said he{But he said} unto them: Give ye them to eat. And they said: We have no more but five loaves and two fishes, except we should go and buy meat for all this people.
And they were about a five thousand men. {And} He said unto his disciples: Cause them to sit down by fifties in a company.
And they did so, and made them all sit down.
{And} He took the five loaves, and the two fishes, and looked up to heaven, and blessed them, and brake, and gave to his {the} disciples, to set before the people.
And they all ate, and were{all} satisfied. And there was taken up of that remained to them, twelve baskets full of broken meat.
{And} It fortuned as he was alone praying, his disciples were with him, and he asked them saying: Who say the people that I am?
They answered and said: John baptist. Some say Helias. And some say, one of the old prophets is risen again.
{And} He said unto them: Who say ye that I am? Peter answered and said: thou art the Christ of God.
{And} He warned|charged them straitly| and commanded them, that they should tell no man that thing,
saying: That the son of man must suffer many things, and be reproved of the seniors,{elders} and of the high priests and scribes, and be slain, and the third day rise again.
And he said to them all, if any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take {up} his cross on him daily, and follow me.
Whosoever will save his life, shall lose it. And whosoever shall lose his life, for my sake, the same shall save it.
For what shall it advantage a man, to win the whole world, if he lose himself: or run in damage of himself?
For whosoever is ashamed of me, and of my sayings: of him shall the son of man be ashamed, when he cometh in his own majesty,{glory} and in the majesty{glory} of his father, and of the holy angels.
{And} I tell you of a surety: Some there are{be} of them that here stand, which shall not taste of death till they see the kingdom of God.
And it followed about an eight days after those sayings, {that} he took Peter, James, and John, and went up into a mountain to pray.
And as he prayed, the fashion of his countenance was changed, and his garment was white and shone.
And behold, two men talked with him, and they were Moses and Helias,
which appeared gloriously, and spake of his departing, which he should end|fulfill| at Jerusalem.
Peter and they that were with him, were heavy{with} asleep. And when they woke, they saw his majesty,{glory} and two men standing with him.
And it chanced as they departed from him, Peter said unto Jesus: Master, it is good being here for us. Let us make three tabernacles, one for thee, and one for Moses, and one for Helias. And wist not what he said.
While he thus spake there came a cloud and shadowed them and they feared when they entered into{were come under} the cloud.
And there came a voice out of the cloud saying: This is my dear son, hear him.
And as soon as the voice was past, Jesus was found alone. And they kept it close: and told no man in those days any of those things, which they had seen.
{And} It chanced on the next day as they came down from the hill, much people came and met him.
And behold a man of the company cried out saying: Master, I beseech thee behold my son, for he is all that I have:
and see, a spirit taketh him, and suddenly he crieth, and he teareth him that he foameth again, and unethe{with much pain} departeth he from him, when he hath rent him:
And I have besought thy disciples to cast him out, and they could not.
Jesus answered, and said: O generation without faith,|unfaithful| and crooked: how long shall I be with you? And shall suffer you? Bring thy son hither.
As he yet was a coming, the fiend rent him, and tare him. {And} Jesus rebuked the unclean spirit, and healed the child, and delivered him to his father.
And they were all amazed at the mighty power of God. While they wondered every one at all things which he did: He said unto his disciples:
Let these sayings sink down into|Comprehend these sayings in| your ears. The time will come, when the son of man shall be delivered into the hands of men.
But they wist not what that word meant, and it was hid from them that they understood it not. And they feared to ask him of that saying.|word|
Then there arose a disputation among them, who should be the greatest.
When Jesus perceived the thoughts of their hearts, he took a child, and set him hard by him,
and said unto them: Whosoever receiveth this child in my name, receiveth me. And whosoever receiveth me, receiveth him that sent me. For he that amongst you, is the least,{For he that is least among you all} the same shall be great.
{And} John answered and said: Master we saw one casting out devils in thy name, and we forbade him, because he followeth not with us.
And Jesus said unto him: forbid ye him not. For he that is not against you,{us} is with you.{us}
And it followed when the time was come that he should be received up and that he determined himself{up, then he set his face} to go to Jerusalem:
and sent messengers before him. And they went, and entered into a city of the Samaritans to make ready|prepare lodging| for him.
And{But} they would not receive him, because his face was as though he would go to Jerusalem.
When his disciples, James, and John, saw that, they said: Lord, wilt thou that we command, that fire come down from heaven, and consume them, even as Helias did?
Jesus turned about, and rebuked them saying: ye wot not what manner spirit ye are of.|Know ye not, what maner of spirit ye are of?|
The son of man is not come to destroy men's lives, but to save them. And they went to another town.
{And} It chanced as he went on their journey,{in the way} a certain man said unto him: I will follow thee whithersoever thou go.
Jesus said unto him: foxes have holes, and birds of the air have nests: but the son of man hath not whereon to lay his head.
And he said unto another: follow me. And the same said: Lord suffer me|Sir, give me leave| first to go and bury my father.
Jesus said unto him. Let the dead, bury their dead: but go thou and preach the kingdom of God.
And another said: I will follow thee Lord: But let me first go bid them farewell, which are at home at my house.
Jesus said unto him: No man that putteth his hand to the plough, and looketh back, is apt to|mete for| the kingdom of God.

The .x. Chapter.

After that,{these things} the Lord appointed other seventy (and two) also, and sent them, two and two, before his face,{him} into every city, and place, whither he himself would come.
And {he} said unto them: the harvest is great: but the laborers are few. Pray therefore the Lord of the harvest, to send forth laborers into his harvest.
Go your ways. Behold, I send you forth as lambs among wolves.
Bear no wallet, neither scrip, nor shoes, and salute no man by the way.
In {to} whatsoever house ye enter in, first say: Peace be to this house.
And if the son of peace be there, your peace shall rest upon him, if not, it shall return to you again.
And in the same house tarry still eating and drinking, such as they have. For the laborer is worthy of his reward. Go not from house to house:
and into whatsoever city ye enter, if they receive you, eat whatsoever is{such things as are} set before you,
and heal the sick that are there, and say unto them: the kingdom of God is come nigh upon you.
But into whatsoever city ye shall enter, if they receive you not, go your ways out into the streets of the same, and say:
even the very dust, which cleaveth on us of your city, we wipe off against you: Notwithstanding, mark this, that the kingdom of God was come nigh upon you.
Yea and I say unto you: that it shall be easier in that day, for Sodom than for that city.
Woe be to thee Chorazin: woe be to thee Bethsaida. For if the miracles had been done in Tyre and Sidon, which have been done in you, they had a great while agone repented, sitting in hair|sackcloth| and ashes.
Nevertheless it shall be easier for Tyre and Sidon, at the judgement, than for you.
And thou Capernaum which art exalted to heaven, shalt be thrust down to hell;
whosoever{He that} heareth you, heareth me: And whosoever{he that} despiseth you, despiseth me. And he that despiseth me, despiseth him that sent me.
{And} The seventy returned again with joy saying: Lord even the very devils are subdued to us thorow thy name.
And he said unto them: I saw sathan, as it had been lightning, fall down from heaven.
Behold I give unto you power to tread on serpents, and scorpions, and upon{over} all manner power of the enemy, and nothing shall hurt you.
Nevertheless, in this rejoice not, that the spirits are under your power:|subdued unto you| But rejoice because your names are written in heaven.
That same time rejoiced Jesus in the spirit,{holy ghost} and said: I praise{confess unto} thee father Lord of heaven and earth, because{that} thou hast hid these things from the wise and prudent, and hast opened them to the foolish.{babes.} Even so father, for so pleased it thee.
All things are given me of my father. And no man knoweth who the son is, but the father: neither who the father is, save the son, and he to whom the son will shew him.
And he turned to his disciples, and said secretly: Happy|said in especial: Blessed| are the eyes, which see that ye see.
For I tell you that many prophets and kings have desired to see those things which ye see, and have not seen them: And to hear those things which ye hear, and have not heard them:
And mark;{behold} A certain lawyer|scribe| stood up, and tempted him saying: Master what shall I do, to inherit eternal|everlasting| life?
He said unto him: What is written in the law? How readest thou?
And he answered and said: Thou shalt love thy Lord God, with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy strength, and with all thy mind: and thy neighbor as thyself.
And he said unto him: Thou hast answered right. This do and thou shalt live.
He willing to justify himself, said unto Jesus: Who is then my neighbor?
Jesus answered and said: A certain man descended from Jerusalem{Ierusalem} into Jericho;{Herico} And fell into the hands of thieves,|among murthurers| which robbed him of his raiment|clothes| and wounded him, and departed leaving him half dead.
And it{by} chanced that there came a certain priest that same way, and{when he} saw him, and{he} passed by.
And likewise a levite, when he was come nigh to the place, went and looked on him, and passed by.
Then a certain Samaritan, as he journeyed, came nigh unto him, and beheld{when he saw} him, and had compassion on him,
and came{went} to him, and bound up his wounds, and poured in wine, and oil, and laid{put} him on his {own} beast, and brought him to a common hostry,{inn} and drest{made provision for} him.
And on the morrow when he departed, he took out two pence, and gave them to the host and said unto him: Take care of him, and whatsoever thou spendest above this,{more} when I come again I will recompense|pay it| thee.
Which now of these three, thinkest thou was neighbor unto him that fell into the thieves|among murtherers| hands?
And he answered:{said:} he that shewed mercy on him. Then said Jesus unto him. Go and do thou likewise.
It fortuned as they went, that he entered into a certain town. And a certain woman named Martha, received him into her house.
And this woman had a sister called Mary, which sat at Jesus' feet, and heard Jesus{his} preaching:|hearkened unto his word|
{And} Martha was cumbered about much serving, and stood and said: Master, dost thou not care, that my sister hath left me to minister alone? Bid her therefore, that she help me.
And Jesus answered, and said unto her: Martha, Martha, thou art busied,{carest} and troublest thyself,{art troubled} about many things:
verily one is needful, Mary hath chosen her a{that} good part, which shall not be taken away from her.

The .xj. Chapter.

And it fortuned as he was praying in a certain place: when he ceased, one of his disciples said unto him: Master|LORDE| teach us to pray; As John taught his disciples.
And he said unto them: When ye pray, say: {O} Our father which art in heaven, hallowed by thy name. Let thy kingdom come.(Thy reign come upon us and cleanse us.) Thy will, be fulfilled, even in earth as it is in heaven.
Our daily bread give us this day.{evermore.}
And forgive us our sins: For even we forgive every man that trespasseth us,|forgive all them that are debters unto us| and lead us not into temptation; But deliver us from evil Amen.
And he said unto them: which of you shall have a friend and shall{if any of you should have a friend, and should} go to him at midnight, and say unto him: friend lend me four{three} loaves
for a friend of mine is come out of the way to me, and I have nothing to set before him:
And he within should answer and say: Trouble me not, now is the door shut, and my servants|children| are with me in the chamber, I cannot rise and give them to thee.
I say unto you: though he would not arise and give him, because he is his friend: Yet because of his importunity|unshamefast begging| he would rise and give him as many as he needeth.{needed.}
And I say unto you: ask, and it shall be given you. Seek, and ye shall find. Knock, and it shall be opened unto you.
For every one that asketh, receiveth: and he that seeketh, findeth: and to him that knocketh shall it be opened.
If the son shall ask bread of any of you which{that} is his{a} father: will he proffer{give} him a stone? Or if he ask fish, will he {for a fish} give him a serpent?
Or if he ask an egg: will he proffer{offer} him a scorpion?
If ye then which are evil, know how to{can} give good gifts unto your children? How much more shall your{the} father celestial,{of heaven} give a good{an holy} spirit to them, that desire it of him.
And he was a casting out a devil, which was dumb. And it followed when the devil was gone out, the dumb spake, and the people wondered.
{But} Some of them said: he casteth out devils by the power of Belzebub, the chief of the devils.
And other tempted him seeking of him a sign|token| from heaven.
{But} He knew their thoughts, and said unto them: Every kingdom, at debate{devided} within itself shall be desolate: and one house shall fall upon another.
So if Satan be at variance{divided} within himself: how shall his kingdom endure? Be cause ye say that I cast out devils by the power of Belzebub?
If I by the power of Belzebub cast out devils: by whose power,{whom} do your children cast them out? Therefore shall they be your judges.
But if I with the finger of God cast out devils, no doubt, the kingdom of God is come upon you.
When a strong man armed watcheth his house: That he possesseth, is in peace.
But when a stronger than he cometh upon him, and overcometh him: he taketh from him, his harness,|weapons| wherein he trusted, and divideth his goods.|the spoil|
He that is not with me is against me. And he that gathereth not with me scattereth.
When the unclean spirit is gone out of a man, he walketh through waterless|dry| places seeking rest. And when he findeth none, he sayeth: I will return again unto my house whence I came out.
And when he cometh, he findeth it swept and garnished.
Then goeth he and taketh seven other spirits with{to} him worse than himself, and they enter in, and dwell there. And the end of that man, is worse than the beginning.
{And} It fortuned as he thus spake, {those things} a certain woman of the company lifted up her voice, and said unto him: Happy|Blessed| is the womb that bare thee and the paps, which gave thee suck.
But he said: {Yea,} Happy|Blessed| are they that hear the word of God, and keep it.
When the people were gathered thick together:{togeder} He began to say: This is an evil nation. They seek a sign, and there shall no sign be given them, but the sign of Jonas the prophet.
For as Jonas was a sign to the Ninivites, so shall the son of man be to this nation. (And as Jonas was in the belly of the great fish three days and three nights so shall also the Son of Man be in the Earth.)
The queen of the south shall rise at the judgement, with the men of this generation, and condemn them. For she came from the end of the world, to hear the wisdom of Solomon: and behold a greater than Solomon is here.
The men of Nineveh shall rise at the judgement, with this generation, and shall condemn them: for they repented at the preaching of Jonas: And behold, a greater than Jonas is here.
No man lighteth a candle, and putteth it in a privy place, neither under a bushel: But on a candlestick, that they that come in, may see the light.
The light of thy body is the eye. Therefore, when thine eye is single: then is all thy body full of light. But if thine eye be evil: then shall all thy body also be full of darkness.
Take heed therefore that the light which is in thee, be not darkness.
For if all thy body shall be light, having no part dark: then shall all be full of light, even as when a candle doeth light thee with his brightness.
And as he spake, a certain pharisee besought him to dine with him: and Jesus {he} went in, and sat down to meat.|at the table|
When the pharisee saw that he marveled that he had not first washed before dinner.
And the Lord said to him: Now do ye; O pharisees, make clean the outside of the cup, and of the platter: but your inward parts are full of ravening|robbery| and wickedness.
Ye fools did not he that made that which is without: make that which is within also?|is a thing made clean within, because the outside is cleansed?|
Nevertheless ye give {almose} of that ye have, and behold all is clean to you.
But woe be to you pharisees, for ye tithe the mint, and rue, and all manner herbs, and pass over judgement, and the love of God. These ought ye to have done, and {yet} not to have left the other undone.
Woe be to you pharisees: for ye love the uppermost seats in the synagogues, and greetings in the markets.
Woe be to you scribes and pharisees hypocrites, for ye are as graves which appear not;|like covered sepulcres| And {the} men that walk over them, are not ware of them.
Then answered one of the lawyers,|scribes| and said unto him: Master, thus saying,|with these words| thou puttest us to rebuke also.
Then he said: Woe be to you also ye lawyers:|scribes| for ye lade men with burdens grievous to be born,|untollerable burthens| and ye yourselves touch not the packs with one of your fingers.
Woe be to you that build the sepulchers of the prophets: for your fathers killed them:
Truly|Doubtless| ye bear witness, that ye allow|consent unto| the deeds of your fathers: for they killed|slew| them, and ye build their sepulchers.
Therefore said the wisdom of God: I will send them prophets and apostles, and of them they shall slay|put to death| and persecute:(ex-communicate)
That the blood of all prophets, which was shed from the beginning|since the foundation| of the world, may be required of this generation,
from the blood of Abel unto the blood of Zacary, which perished between the altar and the temple. Verily|Yea| I say unto you: it shall be required of this nation.
Woe be to you lawyers:|scribes| for ye have taken away the key of knowledge, ye entered not in yourselves, and them that came in ye forbade.
When he thus spake unto them, the lawyers,|scribes| and the pharisees, began to wax busy about|press sore upon| him and to stop his mouth with many questions;
Laying wait for him, and seeking to catch|hunt out| something of his mouth,{mought} whereby they might accuse him.

The .xij. Chapter.

As there gathered together{togedther} an innumerable multitude of people (insomuch that they trod one another) he began to say unto his disciples: First of all beware of the leaven of the pharisees, which is hypocrisy.
For there is nothing covered,|hid| that shall not be uncovered:|discovered| neither hid,|secret| that shall not be known.
Wherefore{For} whatsoever ye have spoken in darkness: that same shall be heard in light. And that which ye have spoken in the ear, even in secret places,|the chambers| shall be preached even on the top of the houses.
I say unto you my friends: fear ye not{Be not afraid of} them that kill the body, and after that have nothing{no more} that he{they} can more do.
{But} I will shew you, whom ye shall fear. Fear him which after he hath killed, hath power to cast into hell. Yea I say unto you, him fear.
Are not five sparrows bought for two farthings? and none{yet not one} of them is forgotten of God.
Yea{Also even} the very hairs of your heads are numbered. Fear not therefore: Ye are more of value, than many sparrows.
I say unto you: Whosoever confesseth|knowledgeth| me before men, even him shall the son of man confess|knowledge| also before the angels of God.
And he that denieth me before men: shall be denied before the angels of God.
And whosoever speaketh a word against the son of man it shall be forgiven him. But unto him that blasphemeth the holy ghost, it shall not be forgiven.
When they bring you unto their{the} synagogues, and unto their{the} rulers, and officers, take no thought how or what thing ye shall answer, or what ye shall speak.
For the holy ghost shall teach you in the same hour, what ye ought to say.
One of the company|people| said unto him: Master, bid my brother divide the inheritance with me.
And he said unto him: Man, who made me a judge, or a divider|heritage parter| over you?
Wherefore he said unto them: take heed, and beware of covetousness. For no man's life standeth in the abundance of the things which he possesseth.|goods|
And he put forth a similitude unto them saying: The lands{ground} of a certain {rich} man brought forth fruits plenteously,
and he thought in himself saying: what shall I do? because I have no room where to bestow|gather| my fruits?
And he said: This will I do. I will destroy|break down| my barns, and build greater, and therein will I gather all my fruits,|mine increase| and my goods:
and I will say to my soul: Soul thou hast much goods laid up in store for many years, take thine ease: eat, drink and be merry.
But God said unto him: Thou fool, this night will they fetch away|require| thy soul again from thee. Then whose shall those things be which thou hast provided?|prepared|
So is it with him that gathered riches,|treasure for himself| and is not rich in God.
And he spake unto his disciples: Therefore I say unto you: Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat: Neither for your body, what ye shall put on.
The life is more than meat, and the body is more than raiment.
Mark well{Consider} the ravens, for they neither{nether} sow, nor reap, which neither have storehouse nor{ner} barn, and yet God feedeth them. How much are ye better than the fowls.
Which of you with taking thought can add to his stature one cubit?
If ye then be not able to do that thing which is least: why take ye thought for the remnant?
Consider the lilies how they grow: They labor not: They spin not: and {yet} I say unto you, {that} Solomon in all his{this} royalty was not clothed like unto{to} one of these.
If God then so clothe the grass which is to day in the fields, and tomorrow shall be cast into the furnace:{,God so clothe} how much more will he clothe you, o ye endued with|of| little faith?
And ask not what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink, neither climb ye up on high:
for all such things the heathen people of the world seek for. Your father knoweth that ye have need of such things.
Wherefore seek ye after the kingdom of heaven,{God} and all these things shall be ministered unto you.
Fear not little flock, for it is your father's pleasure, to give you a kingdom.
Sell that ye have, and give alms. And make you bags, which wax not old, and treasure that faileth not in heaven, where no thief cometh, neither moth corrupteth.
For where your treasure is; There will your hearts be also.
Let your loins be girded about, and your lights burning,
and ye yourselves, like unto men, that watch{wait} for their master when he will return from a wedding: that as soon as he cometh and knocketh, they may |straightway| open unto him.
Happy|Blessed| are those servants, which their Lord, when he cometh, shall find walking; Verily I say unto you, he will gird himself about, and make them sit down to meat,|at the table| and walk|shall go| by them, and minister unto them.
And if he come in the second watch, ye if he come in the third watch, and shall find them so, happy|blessed| are those servants.
This shall ye understand, that if the good man of the house, had known{knew} what hour the thief would have come, he would surely have watched: and not have suffered{suffer} his house to have been{be} broken up.
Be ye prepared therefore for the son of man will come at an hour when ye think, not.
Then Peter said unto him: Master tellest thou this similitude unto us, or to all men?
And the Lord said: who is a{If there be any} faithful steward,{servant} and a discreet,{wise} whom his lord shall make ruler over his household, to give them their duty of meat, at due season.
Happy|Blessed| is that servant, whom his master when he cometh shall find so doing.
Of a truth|Verily| I say unto you: that he will make him ruler over all that he hath.
But and if the evil servant shall say in his heart: My master will defer his coming, and shall begin to smite the servants, and maidens, and to eat and drink, and to be drunken:
the lord of that servant will come in a day, when he thinketh not, and at an hour when he is not ware, and will divide him,|when he looketh not for him, and in an hour that he is not aware of, and shall hew him in pieces| and will give him his reward, with the unbelievers.
The servant that knew his master's will, and prepared not himself, neither did according to his will, shall be beaten with many stripes.
But he that knew not, and hath committed{yet did commit} things worthy of stripes, shall be beaten with few stripes. For unto whom much is given: of him shall be much required. And to whom men much commit, the more of him will they ask.
I am come to send fire on earth: and what is my desire but that it were already kindled?
Notwithstanding I must be baptised with a baptism. And how am I pained till it be ended?
Suppose|Think| ye that I am come to send|bring| peace on earth? I tell you, nay: but rather debate.
For henceforth there shall be five in one house divided,|at variance| three against two, and two against three.
The father shall be divided against the son, and the son against the father. The mother against the daughter, and the daughter against the mother. The mother-in-law against the{her} daughter-in-law, and the daughter-in-law against the{her} mother-in-law.
Then said he to the people: when ye see a cloud rise out of the west straightway ye say: we shall have|there cometh| a shower, and so it is.
And when ye se the south wind blow, ye say: we shall have heat, and it cometh to pass.
Hypocrites, ye can skill of|discern| the fashion of the earth, and of the sky: but what is the cause, that ye cannot skill of this time?|Why can ye not discern this time also?|
Yea and why judge ye not of yourselves, that which is rightwise?{what is right?}
While thou goest with thine adversary to the ruler:|prince| as thou art in the way, give diligence that thou mayest be delivered from|quite of| him, least he bring thee to the judge, and the judge deliver thee to the jailer, and the jailer cast thee into prison.
I tell thee thou departest not|shalt not come out| thence, till thou have made good|pay| the utmost farthing.{mite.}

The .xiij. Chapter.

There were present at the same season, that shewed him of the Galileans, whose blood Pilate mingled with their own sacrifice.
And Jesus answered, and said unto them: Suppose ye that these Galileans, were greater sinners than all the other Galileans because they suffered such punishment?
I tell you nay: but except ye repent,|amend your selves| ye shall all {in} likewise perish.
Or think ye that those eighteen upon whom{which} the tower in Siloe fell and slew them,{think ye that they} were sinners above all men that dwell in Jerusalem?
I tell you nay: But except ye repent,|amend your selves| ye all shall likewise perish.
He put forth this similitude; A certain man had a fig tree {planted} in his vineyard, and he came and sought fruit thereon, and found none.
Then said he to the dresser of his vineyard: Behold this three year|three year long| have I come and sought fruit in this fig tree, and find none, cut it down: why cumbereth|hindereth| it the ground?
And he answered and said unto him: Lord let it alone this year also, till I dig round about it, and dung it,
to see whether it will bear|bring forth| fruit: {and} if {it bear} not, then after that, cut it down.
{And} He taught in one of their synagogues on the Sabbath days.
And behold there was a woman which had a spirit of infirmity eighteen years: and was bowed together,{to gether}|crooked| and could not well lift up herself.{and could not lift up her self at all}
When Jesus saw her, he called her to him, and said to her: woman, thou art|be| delivered from thy disease.
And he laid his hands on her, and immediately she was made straight, and glorified|praised| God.
{And} The ruler of the synagogue answered with indignation (because that Jesus had healed on the Sabbath day) And said unto the people: There are six days in the week, in which men ought to work, in them come and be healed, and not on the Sabbath day.
Then answered him the Lord and said: Hypocrite, doth not each one of you on the Sabbath day, loose his ox, or his ass, from the stall, and lead him to the water?
And ought not this daughter of Abraham, be loosed from this bond on the Sabbath day, whom Sathan hath bound lo, eighteen years?
And when he thus said, all his adversaries were ashamed, and all the people rejoiced on all the excellent deeds, that were done by him.
Then said he: What is the kingdom of God like? or whereto shall I compare it?
It is like a grain of mustard seed, which a man took and sowed in his garden: and it grew, and waxed a great tree, and the fowls of the air built{made nests} in|dwelt among| the branches of it.
And again he said: whereunto shall I liken the kingdom of God?
It is like leaven, which a woman took, and hid in three bushels|mixed it among three pecks| of flour, till all was thorow leavened.
And he went thorow {all manner of} cities and towns teaching, and took his journey{journeying} towards Jerusalem.
Then said one unto him: Lord, are there few that shall be saved? And he said unto them:
strive with your selves to enter in at the strait gate: For many I say unto you, will seek to enter in, and shall not be able.
When the goodman of the house is risen up, and hath shut fast{to} the door, and ye {shall} begin to stand without, and to knock at the door saying: Lord, Lord, open unto us: and he shall answer and say unto you: I know {you} not whence ye are.
Then shall ye begin to say: We have eaten, and drunk in thy presence, and thou hast taught in our streets.
And he shall say: I tell you, I know you not whence ye are: depart from me all ye workers of iniquity.
There shall be weeping, and gnashing of teeth: when ye shall see Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob, and all the prophets in the kingdom of God, and yourselves thrust out a doors.
And they shall come from the east, and from the west, and from the north, and from the south, and shall rest{sit down} in the kingdom of God.
And behold, there are last, which shall be first: And there are first which shall be last.
The same day there came certain of the pharisees, and said unto him: Get thee out of the way, and depart hence: for Herod will kill thee.
And he said unto them: Go ye and tell that fox, behold I cast out devils, and heal the people to day and tomorrow, and the third day I make an end.
Nevertheless, I must walk today and tomorrow, and the day following: For it cannot be, that a prophet perish any other where, save at Jerusalem.
O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, which killest prophets, and stonest them that are sent to thee: how often would I have gathered thy children together, as the hen {gathereth} her nest under her wings, but thou wouldest{ye would} not.
Behold your habitation shall be left unto you desolate. For I tell you, ye shall not see me until the time come that ye shall say, blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord.

The .xiiij. Chapter.

And it chanced that he went into the house of one of the chief pharisees to eat bread, on a Sabbath day: and they watched him.
And behold there was a man before him, which had the dropsy.
And Jesus answered and spake unto the lawyers|scribes| and pharisees, saying: is it lawful to heal on the Sabbath day?
And they held their peace. {And} He took the man{him} and healed him, and let him go:
And answered them saying: which of you shall have an ass, or an ox, fallen into a pit, and will not straightway pull him out on the Sabbath day?
And they could not answer him again to that.
He put forth|told| a similitude to the guests, when he marked how they pressed to the highest rooms,|chose the hyest seats| and said unto them:
When thou art bidden to a wedding of any man, sit not down in the highest room, lest a more honorable man than thou be bidden of him,
and he that bade both him and thee, come and say to thee: give this man room. And thou then begin with shame to take the lowest room.
But rather when thou art bidden, go and sit in the lowest room, that when he that bade thee cometh, he may say unto thee: friend sit up higher. Then shalt thou have praise{worship} in the presence of them that sit at meat with thee.|at the table|
For whosoever exalteth himself, shall be brought low. And he that humbleth himself, shall be exalted.
Then said he also to him that had desired to him to dinner: When thou makest a dinner, or a supper: call not thy friends, nor thy brethren, neither thy kinsmen, nor yet rich neighbours: lest they bid thee again, and make thee recompense.{and a recompense be made thee.}
But when thou makest a feast, call the poor, the maimed,|cripple| the lame, and the blind,
and thou shalt be happy:|blessed| For they cannot recompense thee. But thou shalt be recompensed at the resurrection of the just men.|righteous|
When one of them that sat at meat also heard that, he said unto him: happy|Blessed| is he that eateth bread in the kingdom of God.
Then said he to him: A certain man ordained|made| a great supper, and bade many,|called many thereto|
and sent his servant at supper time, to say to them that were bidden, come: for all things are now ready.
And they all at once began to make excuse. The first said unto him: I have bought a farm, and I must needs go and see it, I pray thee have me excused.
And another said: I have bought five yoke of oxen, and I must go to prove them, I pray thee have me excused.
The third said: I have married a wife, and therefore I cannot come.
And the servant went again, and brought his master word thereof. Then was the good man of the house displeased, and said to his servant: Go out quickly into the streets and quarters of the city, and bring in hither the poor, and the maimed,|cripple| and the halt,|lame| and the blind.
And the servant said: lord it is done as thou commandedst, and yet there is room.
And the lord said to the servant: Go out into the highways and hedges, and compel them to come in, that my house may be filled.
For I say unto you, that none of those men which were bidden, shall taste of my supper.
There went a great company|much people| with him, and he turned and said unto them:
If a man come to me, and hate not his father and mother, and wife, and children, and brethren, and sisters, moreover and his own life, he cannot be my disciple.
And whosoever bear not his cross, and come after|followeth| me cannot be my disciple.
Which of you is he that is disposed to build a tower, and sitteth not down before|first| and counteth the cost: Whether he have sufficient to perform it?
lest after he hath laid the foundation, and is not able to perform it, all that behold it, begin to mock him|laugh him to scorn|
saying: This man began to build, and was not able to make an end.|perform it|
{Or} What king goeth to make battle against another king, and sitteth not down first, and casteth in his mind, whether he be able with ten thousand to meet him that cometh against him with twenty thousand,
or else while the other is yet a great way off, he will send ambassadors, and desire peace.
So likewise, none of you that forsaketh not all that he hath, can be my disciple.
Salt is good, but if salt be corrupt,{have lost her saltiness}|unsavory| what shall be seasoned therewith?|withall|
It is neither good for the land, nor yet for the dunghill, {but} men cast it out at the doors.|but shall be cast away| He that hath ears to hear, let him hear.

The .xv. Chapter.

Then resorted unto him all the publicans and sinners, for to hear him.
And the pharisees, and scribes grudged{murmured} saying: He received to his company sinners, and eateth with them.
Then put he forth this similitude to them saying:
What man of you having an hundred sheep, if he lose one of them doth not leave ninety and nine in the wilderness, and go after him{that} which is lost, until he find him?
And when he hath found him, he putteth him on his shoulders with joy:
And as soon as he cometh home he calleth together his lovers,|friends| and neighbours saying unto them: rejoice with me for I have found my sheep which was lost.
I say unto you, that likewise joy shall be in heaven over one sinner that repenteth, more than over ninety and nine just persons,|righteous| which need no repentance.
Other{Either} what woman having ten groats, if she lose one, doth not light a candle, and sweep the house, and seek diligently, till she find it?
And when she hath found it she calleth her lovers,|friends| and her neighbours saying: Rejoice with me, for I have found the groat which I had lost.
Likewise I say unto you, joy shall be{is made} in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner that repenteth.
And he said: a certain man had two sons,
and the younger of them said to his father: father give me my part|portion| of the goods that to me belongeth. And he divided unto them his substance.
And not long after, the younger son gathered all that he had together, and took his journey into a far country, and there he wasted his goods with riotous living.
And when he had spent all that he had, there rose a great dearth thorowout all that same land. And he began to lack.
And he went, and clave to a citizen of that same country, which sent him to his field, to keep his swine.
And he would fain have filled his belly with the cods, that the swine ate: and no man gave him.
Then he came to himself and said: how many hired servants at my father's have bread enough, and I die for|perish of| hunger.
I will arise, and go to my father, and will say unto him: father, I have sinned against heaven and before thee,
now{and} am I not{no more} worthy to be called thy son, make me as one of thy hired servants.
And he arose, and came{went} to his father. {And} When he was yet a great way off, his father saw him, and had compassion, and ran unto him, and fell on his neck, and kissed him.
And the son said unto him: father I have sinned against heaven, and in thy sight, neither am I{and am no more} worthy henceforth to be called thy son.
Then said the father{But his father said} to his servants: bring forth that best garment, and put it on him, and put a ring on his hand, and shoes on his feet.
And bring hither that fatted calf, and kill him, and let us eat and be merry:
for this my son was dead, and is alive again. He was lost, and is now found. And they began to make good chear.{be merry.}
The elder brother|son| was in the field, and when he came and drew nigh to the house, he heard minstrelsy, and dancing,
and called one of his servants, and asked what those things meant.
{And} He said unto him: thy brother is come, and thy father had killed the fatted|hath slain a fed| calf, because he hath received him safe and sound.
And he was angry, and would not go in. Then came his father out, and entreated|prayed| him,
he answered and said to his father: Lo these many years have I done thee service, neither brake at any time thy commandment, and yet gavest thou me never so much as a kid to make merry with my lovers:|friends|
but as soon as this thy son was come, which hath devoured thy goods with harlots, thou hast for his pleasure killed the fatted calf.|hast slain a fed calf|
And he said unto him: Son, thou wast ever|alway| with me, and all that I have is thine:
it was meet that we should make merry and be glad: for this thy brother was dead, and is alive again: and was lost, and is found.

The .xvj. Chapter.

{And} He said also unto his disciples. There was a certain rich man, which had a steward, that was accused unto him that he had wasted his goods.
And he called him, and said unto him: How is it, that I hear this of thee? Give accounts{acomptes} of thy stewardship. For thou mayest be no longer my steward.
The steward said within himself: what shall I do? for my master will take away from me the stewardship. I cannot dig, and to beg, I am ashamed.
I wot what to do, that when I am put out of my{the} stewardship, they may receive me into their houses.
Then called he all his master's debtors, and said unto the first: how much owest thou unto my master?
And he said: an hundred tuns of oil, and he said to him: take thy bill, and sit down quickly, and write fifty.
Then said he to another: what owest thou? And he said: an hundred quarters of wheat. He said to him: Take thy bill, and write fourscore.
And the lord commended the unjust steward, because he had done wisely. For the children of this world, are in their kind, wiser than the children of light.
And I say also unto you: make you friends of the wicked mammon, that when ye shall have need{depart} they may receive you into everlasting habitations.|tabernacles|
He that is faithful in that which is least: the same is faithful in much. {And he that is unfaithful in the least: is unfaithful also in much.}
So then if ye have not been faithful in the wicked mammon? who will believe you in that which is true?
and if ye have not been faithful in another man's business: who shall give you your own?
No servant can serve two masters, for either he shall hate the one and love the other, or else he shall lean to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God, and mammon.
All these things heard the pharisees also which were covetous. And they mocked him,
and he said unto them: Ye are they, which justify yourselves before men: but God knoweth your hearts. For that which men magnify,{is highly esteemed among men} is abominable|an abomination| in the sight of God.
The law, and the prophets reigned until the time of John: {and} Since that time, the kingdom of God is preached, and every man striveth to go in.
Sooner shall heaven and earth perish, than one tittle of the law shall perish.
Whosoever forsaketh|putteth away| his wife, and marrieth another, breaketh matrimony. And every man which marrieth her that is divorced from her husband committeth advoutry|breaketh wedlock| also.
There was a certain rich man, which was clothed in purple, and fine rayons,{byss}|costly linnen| and fared deliciously every day.
And there was a certain beggar, named Lazarus, which lay at his gate full of sores
desiring to be refreshed with the crumbs which fell from the rich man's board. (and no man gave unto him) Nevertheless, the dogs came, and licked his sores.
And it fortuned that the beggar died, and was carried by the angels into Abraham's bosom: The rich man also died, and was buried in hell.
When he lift up his eyes, as he was in torments, he saw Abraham{And being in hell in torments, he lift up his eyes and saw Abraham} afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom;
And {he} cried and said: father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus that he may dip the tip of his finger in water, and cool my tongue, for I am tormented in this flame.
{But} Abraham said unto him: Son remember, that thou in thy lifetime receivedst thy pleasure, and contrariwise Lazarus pain. Now therefore is he comforted, and thou art punished.|tormented|
Beyond all this between you and us there is a great space set, so that they which would go from hence to you, cannot: neither from thence come hither.{neither may come from thence to us.}
And{Then} he said: I pray thee therefore father, send him to my father's house.
For I have five brethren: for to warn them, lest they also come into this place of torment.
Abraham said unto him: they have Moses and the prophets, let them hear them.
And he said: nay father Abraham, but if one from the dead came unto them{but if one came unto them from the dead} they would repent.
He said unto him: If they hear not Moses and the prophets, neither will they believe, though one rose from death again.

The .xvij. Chapter.

Then said he to his{the} disciples, it cannot be avoided, but that occasions of evil{offenses will} come. Nevertheless woe be to him thorow whom they come.
It were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and that he were cast into the sea, rather than {that} he should offend one of these little ones.
Take heed to your selves, if thy brother trespass against thee, rebuke him: and if he repent,|amend| forgive him.
And though he sin against thee seven times in one{a} day, and seven times in a day turn again to thee saying: it repenteth me, forgive him.
And the apostles said unto the Lord: increase our faith.
{And} The Lord said: if ye had faith like a grain of mustard seed, and should say unto this sycamine|mulberry| tree, pluck thyself up by the roots, and plant thyself in the sea: he should obey you.
Which{Who is it} of you having{if he had} a servant a plowing, or feeding cattle, {that} would say unto him when he were come from the field: Go quickly and sit down to meat.
And rather sayeth not{would not rather say} to him, dress wherewith I may sup, and appoint{gird up} thyself and serve me, till I have eaten and drunk: and afterward, eat thou, and drink thou?
Doeth he thank that servant because he did that which was commanded unto him? I trow not.
So likewise ye, when ye have done all those things which are commanded unto you: say, we are unprofitable servants. We have done that which was our duty to do.
And it chanced as he went to Jerusalem, that he passed thorow Samaria and Galilee.
And as he entered into a certain town, there met him ten men, that were lepers, which stood afar off,
and put forth their voices, and said: Jesu master, have mercy on us.
When he saw them, he said unto them: Go and shew yourselves to the priests. And it chanced as they went, they were cleansed.
And one of them, when he saw that he was cleansed, turned back again, and with a loud voice praised God,
and fell down on his face at his feet, and gave him thanks. And the same was a Samaritan.
{And} Jesus answered and said: Are there not ten cleansed? But where are those nine?
There are not found that returned again, to give God praise, save only this stranger.
And he said unto him: Arise, and go thy way, thy faith hath saved thee.{made thee whole.}
When he was demanded of the pharisees, when the kingdom of God should come: he answered them and said: The kingdom of God cometh not with waiting for.|outward appearance|
Neither shall men say: Lo here, lo there. For behold, the kingdom of God is within|inward in| you.
And he said unto the disciples: The days will|time shall| come, when ye shall desire to see one day of the son of man, and ye shall not see it.
And they shall say to you: See here; See there. Go not after them, nor follow them,
for as the lightning that appeareth out of the one part of the heaven, and shineth unto the other part of heaven.|lightening shineth above from the heaven, and lighteth over all that is under the heaven,| So shall the son of man be in his days.
But first must he suffer many things, and be reproved{refused} of this nation.
As it happened|came to pass| in the time of Noe So shall it be in the time of the son of man.
They ate, they drank, they married wives and were married even unto the same day that Noe went into the ark, and the flood came, and destroyed them all.
Likewise also, as it chanced|came to pass| in the days of Lot. They ate, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they built.
And even the same day that Lot went out of Zodom, it rained fire and brimstone from heaven, and destroyed them all.
After these ensamples, shall the day be,{it be in the day}|After this manner also shall it go| when the son of man shall appear.
At that day he that is on the house top,|roof| and his stuff in the house: let him not come down to take it out. And likewise let not him that is in the fields, turn back again to that he left behind.
Remember Lot's wife.
Whosoever will go about to save his life, shall lose it: And whosoever shall lose his life, shall quicken{save} it.
I tell you: In that night, there shall be two in one bed, the{that} one shall be received, and the other shall be forsaken.
Two shall be also a grinding together: the one shall be received, and the other forsaken.
Two in the field, the one shall be received, and the other forsaken.
And they answered, and said to him: where Lord? And he said unto them: wheresoever The body shall be, thither will the eagles resort.|Where so ever the dead carcase is there will the Aegles be gathered together|

The .xviij. Chapter.

He put forth a similitude unto them, signifying that men ought always to pray, and not to be weary,
saying: There was a Judge in a certain city, which feared not God neither regarded man.|and stood in awe of no man|
And there was a certain widow in the same city, which came unto him saying: Avenge me of|Deliver me from| mine adversary.
And a great while he would not.{And he would not for a while.} {But} Afterward he said unto himself: Though I fear not God, nor care for man,
yet because this widow troubleth|is so importune upon| me, I will avenge|deliver| her, lest at the last she come, and rail{hag} on me.
And the Lord said: hear what the unrighteous judge sayeth.
And shall not God avenge his elect,|also deliver his chosen| which cry night and day unto him? Yea though he defer them:
I tell you, he will avenge|shall deliver| them, and that quickly. Nevertheless, when the son of man cometh, suppose ye, that he shall find faith on {the} earth.
And he put forth this similitude, unto certain which trusted in themselves, that they were perfect, and despised other.
Two men went up into the temple to pray: the one a pharisee, and the other a publican.
The pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself. God I thank thee that I am not as other {men} are, extortioners,|robbers| unjust, advoutrers, and even as the publican is.{or as this publican.}
I fast twice in the week.{Sabbath} I give tithe of all that I possess.|have|
And the publican stood afar off, and would not lift up his eyes to heaven, but smote his breast, saying: God be mercyfull to me a sinner.
I tell you: this man departed home to his house justified more than the other. For every man that exalteth himself, shall be brought low: And he that humbleth himself, shall be exalted.
They brought unto him also babes,|young children| that he should touch them. When his{the} disciples saw that, they rebuked them.
But Jesus called them unto him, and said: Suffer children to come unto me, and forbid them not. For unto{of} such, belongeth the kingdom of God.
Verily I say unto you: whosoever receiveth not the kingdom of God, as a child: he shall not enter therein.
And a certain ruler asked him: saying: Good Master: what ought I to do, to obtain eternal life?|inherit everlasting life?|
Jesus said unto him: Why callest thou me good? No man{None} is good, save|but| God only.
Thou knowest the commandments: Thou shalt not commit advoutry,|not break wedlock| thou shalt not kill, thou shalt not steal, thou shalt not bear false witness; Honour thy father, and thy mother.
And he said: All {of} these have I kept from my youth.
When Jesus heard that, he said unto him: Yet lackest thou one thing. Sell all that thou hast, and distribute|give| it unto the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven, and come, and follow me.
When he heard that, he was heavy, for he was {very} rich.
When Jesus saw him mourn, he said: with what difficulty shall they that have riches, enter into the kingdom of God:
Easier it is for a camel to pass{go} thorow a needles eye, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God.
Then said they that heard that: And who shall then be saved?
{And} He said: Things which are unpossible with men: are possible with God.
Then Peter said: Lo we have forsaken{left} all, and have followed thee.
{And} He said unto them: Verily I say unto you, there is no man that forsaketh{leaveth} house, other father and mother,|elders| other brethren, or wife, or children, for the kingdom of God's{Goddes} sake,
which same shall not receive much more in this world:|time| and in the world to come, life everlasting.
He took unto him twelve, and said unto them: Lo{Behold} we go up to Jerusalem, and all shall be fulfilled that are written by the prophets of the son of man.
He shall be delivered unto the gentiles, and shall be mocked, and shall be despitefully entreated, and shall be spitted on:
and when they have scourged him, they will put him to death, and the third day, shall he arise again.
{But} They understood none of these things. And this saying was hid from them. And they perceived not the things which were spoken.
{And} It came to pass, as they were{he was} come nigh unto Jericho,{Hericho} a certain blind man sat by the way side begging.
And when he heard the people pass by, he asked what it meant.
{And} They said unto him that Jesus of Nazareth, went{passed} by.
And he cried, saying: Jesus the son of David, have {thou} mercy on me.
And they which went before rebuked him, because{that} he should hold his peace. And{But} he much the more {so} cried; The{Thou} son of David, have mercy on me.
{And} Jesus stood still, and commanded him, to be brought unto him. And when he was come near, he asked him
saying: What wilt thou, that I do unto thee? And he said: Lord, that I may receive my sight.
Jesus said unto him: Receive thy sight: Thy faith hath saved thee.
And immediately he saw, and followed him, praising God. And all the people, when they saw it, gave laud to God.

The .xix. Chapter.

And he entered in, and went thorow Jericho.{Hericho}
And behold, there was a man named Zacheus, which was a ruler among the publicans, and {was} rich also.
And he made means|and desired| to see Jesus, what he should be: and he could not for the press, because he was of a low stature.
And{Wherefore} he ran before, and ascended{climbed} up, into a sycomore tree,{wild fig tree} to see him. For he would{should} come that same way.
And when Jesus came to the place, he looked up, and saw him, and said unto him: Zache, at once come down,{come down at once} for today I must abide at thy house.
And hastily he came down, and received him joyfully.
And when they saw that, they all grudged|murmured| saying: He is gone, into tarry with a man that is a sinner.
{And} Zache stood forth and said unto the Lord: Behold Lord, the half of my goods I give to the poor, and if I have done any man wrong, I will restore him four fold.
{And} Jesus said to him: This day is health come unto this house, forasmuch as it{he} also is become the child of Abraham.
For the son of man is come to seek, and to save that which was lost.
As they heard these things,|hearkened| he added thereto a similitude, because he was nigh to Jerusalem;{Herusalem} And because also, they thought that the kingdom of God should shortly appear.
He said therefore: A certain noble man, went into a far country, to receive {him} a kingdom, and then to come again.
{And} He called his ten servants, and delivered them ten pounds saying unto them: Buy and sell|Occupy| till I come:
But his citizens hated him, and sent messengers|a message| after him, saying: We will not have this man to reign over us.
And it came to pass, when he was come again and had received his kingdom, he commanded his{these} servants, to be called to him (to whom he gave his money) to wit what every man had done.
Then came the first saying: Lord, thy pound hath increased ten pounds.
And he said unto him: Well good servant, because thou wast faithful in a very little thing; Take thou authority over ten cities.
And the other came saying: Lord thy pound, hath increased five pounds.
And to the same he said: And be thou also ruler over five cities.
And the third came, and said: Lord, behold here thy pound, which I have kept in a napkin,
for I feared thee, because thou art a strait man: thou takest up that thou laidst not down; And reapest that thou didst not sow.
And he said unto him: Of thine own mouth judge I thee thou evil servant. Knewest thou that I am a strait man, taking up that I laid not down, and reaping that I did not sow?
Wherefore then gavest not thou my money into the bank? And then{that} at my coming should I{might} have required mine own, with vantage.
And he said to them that stood by: Take from him that pound, and give it him that hath ten pounds.
And they said unto him: Lord he hath ten pounds.
I say unto you, that unto all them that have, it shall be given: (and he shall have abundance) and from him that hath not, even that he hath shall be taken away.{from him.}
Moreover those mine enemies, which would not, that {I} should reign over them, bring hither, and slay them before me.
And when he had thus spoken, he proceeded forth before them, and went{ascending} up to Jerusalem.
And it fortuned, when he was come nigh to Bethphage and Bethany, besides mount Olivete, he sent two of his disciples
saying: Go ye in to the town which is over against you. In the which as soon as ye are come, ye shall find a colt tied, whereon, yet never man sat. Loose him and bring him hither.
And if any man ask you, why that ye loose him: thus say unto him; The Lord hath need of him.
They that were sent went their way, and found, even as he had said unto them.
And as they were a loosing the colt, the owners said unto them: why loose ye the colt?
And they said: for the Lord hath need of him.
And they brought him to Jesus. And they cast their raiment on the colt, and set Jesus thereon.
And as he went they spread their clothes in the way.
{And} When he was {now} come where he should go down from the mount Olivete, the whole multitude of the disciples began to rejoice, and to laud God|began joyfully to praise God| with a loud voice, for all the miracles that they had seen,
saying: Blessed be the King that cometh in the name of the Lord: Peace in heaven, and glory in the highest.|praise in the height|
And some of the pharisees of the company,|among the people| said unto him: Master rebuke thy disciples.
He answered, and said unto them: I tell you, if these {should} hold their peace, the stones will{would} cry.
And when he was come near, he beheld the city, and wept on it
saying: If thou hadst known those things which belong unto thy peace, even at this day?{thy time?} But now are they hid from thine eyes.
For the days shall come upon thee; And{that thy} thine enemies shall compass thee about with a bank. And shall besiege thee round about,{cast a bank about thee, and compass thee round} and keep thee in on every side;
And make thee even with the ground, with thy children which are in thee. And they shall not leave in thee one stone upon another, because thou knewest not the time of thy visitation.|hast not known the time, wherein thou has been visited|
And he went into the temple, and began to cast out them that sold therein, and them that bought
saying unto them; It is written, my house is the house of prayer: But ye have made it a den of thieves.|murthurers|
And he taught daily in the temple. The high priests and the scribes and the chief of the people, went about to destroy him:
But could not find what to do. For all the people stuck by him. And gave him audience.

The .xx. Chapter.

And it fortuned in one of those days; As he taught the people in the temple; And preached the gospel.{gospell} The high priests and the scribes came unto him with the seniors;{elders}
And spake unto him, saying: Tell us by what authority thou doest these things? Other{Either} who is he that gave thee this authority?
He answered and said unto them: I also will ask you a question,|ask you a word also| and answer me:
was the baptism of John,{The baptism of John: was it} from heaven, or of men?
{And} They thought within themselves saying: If we shall say from heaven: he will say: Why then believed ye him not?
But and if we shall say of men, all the people will stone us. For they surely believe{be persuaded} that John was{is} a prophet.
And they answered that they could not tell whence it was.
And Jesus said unto them: Neither tell I you by what authority I do these things.
Then began he to put forth to|tell| the people, this similitude: A certain man planted a vineyard, and let it forth to farmers,|out unto husbandmen| and went himself into a strange country for a great season.
And when the time came,{was come} he sent a servant to his tenants|husbandmen| that they should give him of the fruits, of the vineyard. {And} The tenants|husbandmen| {did} beat him: and sent him away empty.
And {again} he ceased not thereby but sent yet another servant. And they {did} beat him, and foul|shamefully| entreated him also, and sent him away empty.
Moreover, he sent the third Also;{too} And him they wounded, and cast him out.
Then said the lord of the vineyard: what shall I do? I will send my dear son, him peradventure they will reverence,|stand in awe of him| when they see him.
{But} When the farmers saw him,|husbandmen saw the son| they thought in themselves, saying: this is the heir, come let us kill him, that the inheritance may be ours.
And they cast him out of the vineyard, and killed him. Now what shall the lord of the vineyard do unto them?
He will come and destroy those farmers,|husbandmen| and will let out his vineyard to other. When they heard that, they said: God forbid.
{And} He beheld them and said: what meaneth this then that is written: The stone that the builders refused, {the same} is made|become| the head cornerstone?
whosoever stumble at that|falleth upon this| stone, shall be bruised:{broken:}|broken in sunder| but on whosoever it fall, {upon} it will also break him.{grind him to powder.}
And the high priests and the scribes, the same hour went about to lay hands on him, but they feared the people. For they perceived that he had spoken this similitude against them.
And they watched him, and sent forth spies, which should feign themselves perfect, to|that they might| take him in his words, and to deliver him unto the power, and authority of the president.{debite.}
And they asked him saying: Master, we know that thou sayest, and teachest right, neither considerest thou any man's degree,|regardest the outward appearance of no man| but teachest the way of God truly.
Is it lawful for us to give Cesar|the Emperour| tribute, or no?
He perceived their craftiness, and said unto them: Why tempt ye me?
Shew me a penny. Whose image and superscription hath it? They answered and said: Cesar's.|the Emperour's|
And he said unto them: Give then unto Cesar,|the Emperour| that which belongeth unto Cesar:|the Eperour| And to God, that which pertaineth to God.
And they could not reprove his saying before the people. And{But} they marveled at his answer, and held their peace.
Then came to him certain of the sadducees which deny that there is any resurrection. And they asked him
saying: Master Moses wrote unto us, if any man's brother die having a wife; And the same die without issue: that then his brother should take his wife, and raise up seed unto his brother.
There were seven brethren, and the first took a wife, and died without children.
And the second took the wife, and he died childless.
And the third took her, and in like wise the residue of the seven; And left no children behind them, and died.
Last of all the woman died also.
Now at the resurrection whose wife of them shall she be? for seven had her to wife.
Jesus answered and said unto them: The children of this world marry wives, and are married,
but they which shall be {made} worthy of{to enjoy} that world, and the resurrection from death, neither marry wives, neither are married,
nor yet can die any more. For they are equal unto the angels: and are the sons of God, inasmuch as they are the children of the resurrection.
And that the dead shall rise again, even Moses signified besides the bush, when he said:|called| the Lord God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob.
For he is not the God of the dead, but of them which live.|the living| For all live in him.|live all unto him|
{Then} Certain of the pharisees answered and said: Master, thou hast well said.
And after that durst they not ask him any question at all.
Then said he unto them: how say they that Christ is David's son?
And David him self saith in the book of the Psalms: The Lord said unto my Lord: Sit on my right hand,
till I make thine enemies thy foot stool.
{Seeing} David then calleth him Lord: How is he also {then} his son?
Then in the audience of all the people, he said unto his disciples,
beware of the scribes, which desire to go in long clothing: and love greetings in the markets, and the highest seats in the synagogues, and chief rooms at feasts,
which devour widows' houses, and pray long under a colour:{that under a colour of long praying:} The same shall receive greater damnation.

The .xxj. Chapter.

As he beheld, he saw the rich men, how they cast in their offerings into the treasury.
{And} He saw also a certain poor widow, which cast in thither two mites.
And he said: of a truth|Verily| I say unto you, this poor widow hath put in more than they all.
For they all have of their superfluity added|of their excess put in| unto the offering of God: But she, of her penury,|poverty| hath cast in all the substance|put in all her living| that she had.
As some spake of the temple, how it was garnished with goodly stones, and jewels, he said:
The days will|time shall| come, when of these things which ye see, shall not be left stone upon stone that shall not be thrown|broken| down.
And they asked him, saying: Master when shall these things be. And what signs will there be, when such things shall come to pass.
And he said: take heed, that ye be not deceived. For many will come in my name, saying of themselves, I am he. And the time draweth near.|is come hard by| Follow ye not them therefore.
But when ye hear of war, and of dissension:|wars and insurrections| be not afraid, for these things must first come:|such must come to pass| but the end followeth not by and by.|the end is not yet there so soon|
Then said he unto them: Nation|One people| shall rise against nation,|another| and kingdom against kingdom,|one realm against another|
and great earthquakes shall be in all quarters,|here and there| and hunger,|dearth| and pestilence, and fearful things (terrifying sights) and great signs shall there be from heaven.
But before all these, they shall lay their hands on you, and persecute you, delivering you up, to the synagogues, and into prison, and bring you before kings: And rulers for my name's sake.
And this shall chance you for a testimonial.|happen unto you for a witness|
Let it stick therefore fast in your hearts, not once to study before, what ye shall answer for yourselves:|take no thought, how ye shall answer|
For I will give you a mouth and wisdom, where against, all your adversaries shall not be able to speak nor resist.
Yea and ye shall be betrayed of your fathers and mothers,|delivered up even of your elders| and of your brethren, and kinsmen, and lovers.|friends| And some of you shall they put to death.
And hated shall ye be of all men for my name's sake.
Yet there shall not one hair of your heads perish.
With your patience, possess your souls.|Hold fast your souls with patience|
And when ye see Jerusalem besieged with an host, then understand, that the desolation of the same is nigh.
Then let them which are in Jewry fly to the mountains. And let them which are in the midst of it, depart out. And let not them that are in other countries, enter{come} therein.
For these be the days of vengeance, to fulfil all that are written.
But woe be to them that be with child, and to them that give suck in those days, for there shall be great trouble in the land:|upon earth| and wrath over all this people.
And they shall fall on the edge of the sword. And they shall be led captive into all nations. And Jerusalem shall be trodden underfoot of the gentiles, until the time of the gentiles be fulfilled.
And there shall be signs, in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars: and in the earth the people shall be in such perplexity, that they shall not tell which way to turn themselves. The sea and the waves{waters} shall roar,
and men's hearts shall fail them|men shall pine away| for fear, and for looking after those things which shall come on the earth. For the powers of heaven shall move.
And then shall they see the son of man come in a cloud with power and great glory.
When these things begin to come to pass: then look up, and lift up your heads, for your redemption draweth nigh.
And he shewed|told| them a similitude: behold the fig tree, and all other trees,
when they shoot forth their buds, ye see and know of your own selves|ye see by them, and perceive| that summer is then nigh at hand.
So likewise ye (when ye see these things come to pass) understand,|be sure| that the kingdom of God is nigh.
Verily I say unto you: this generation shall not pass, till all be fulfilled.
Heaven and earth shall pass: but my words shall not pass.
Take heed to yourselves, lest your hearts be overcome, with surfeiting and drunkenness, and cares of this world: and that, that day come on you unawares.|that your hearts be not overladden with excess of eating and with drunkenness, and with taking of though for living, and so this day come upon you unawares|
For as a snare shall it come on all them that sit on the face of the|dwell upon| earth.
Watch therefore continually and pray, that ye may scape{obtain grace to fly} all this that shall come. And that ye may stand before the son of man.
In the day time taught he in the temple, and at night, he went out, and had abiding in the mount Olivete.
And all the people came in the morning to|gat them up early unto| him in the temple, for to hear him.

The .xxij. Chapter.

The feast of sweet bread drew nigh which is called ester,
and the high priests, and scribes sought how to kill Jesus,{him} but they feared the people.
Then entered Satan into Judas, whose sur name was Iscariot (which was of the number of the twelve)
and he went his way, and communed with the high priests and officers, how he would{might} betray him to them.
And they were glad: and promised to give him money.
And he consented, and sought opportunity to betray him unto them, when the people were away.
Then came the day of sweet bread, when of necessity|wherein| the ester lamb must be offered.
And he sent Peter, and John saying: Go and prepare us the ester lamb, that we may eat.
They said to him. Where wilt thou, that we prepare?
And he said unto them. Behold as ye enter{when ye be entered} into the city, there shall a man meet you bearing a pitcher of water, him follow into the same house that he entereth in,
and ye shall say unto the good man of the house. The master sayeth: {unto thee} Where is the guest chamber,|guesthouse| where I shall eat mine ester lamb with my disciples?
And he shall shew you a great parlour paved. There make ready.
{And} They went and found, as he had said unto them: and made ready the ester lamb.
And when the hour came,{was come} he sat down and the twelve apostles with him.
And he said unto them: I have inwardly|heartedly| desired to eat this ester lamb with you before that I suffer.
For I say unto you: henceforth, I will not eat of it any more, until it be fulfilled in the kingdom of God.
And he took the cup, and gave thanks, and said: Receive{Take} this, and divide it among you.
For I say unto you: I will not drink of the fruit of the vine, until the kingdom of God be come.
And he took bread, gave thanks, and brake it, and gave it unto them, saying: This is my body which is given for you. This do in the remembrance of me.
Likewise also, when they had supped, he took the cup saying: This is the cup,{This cup is} the new testament, in my blood, which shall for you be shed.
Yet behold, the hand of him that betrayeth me, is with me on the table.
And the son of man goeth as it is appointed: But woe be to that man by whom he is betrayed.
And they began to enquire|ask| among themselves, which of them it should be, that should do that.
And there was a strife among them, which of them should seem{be taken for the} greatest.
And he said unto them: The kings of the gentiles reign over them;|kings of the world have dominion over the people| And they that bear rule over them, are called gracious lords.
But ye shall not be so. But he that is greatest among you, shall be as the youngest: And he that is chief, shall be as the minister.|and the chiefest, as a servant|
For whether is greater, he that sitteth at meat:|the table| or he that serveth? Is not he that sitteth at meat?|the table| And I am among you, as he that ministereth.
Ye are they which have bidden with me in my temptations.
And I appoint unto you a kingdom, as my father hath appointed to me:
that ye may eat, and drink at my table in my kingdom and sit on seats, and judge the twelve tribes of Israel.
And the Lord said: Simon, Simon, behold Satan hath desired you, to sift you, as it were wheat:
But I have prayed for thee that thy faith fail not. And when thou art converted, strengthen thy brethren.
And he said unto him. Lord, I am ready to go with thee into prison, and to death.
And he said: I tell thee Peter, the cock shall not crow this day, till thou have thrice denied that thou knewest me.
And he said unto them: when I sent you without wallet, and scrip, and shoes, lacked ye anything? And they said, nothing.{no.}
And he said to them: But now he that hath a wallet let him take it, {up} and likewise his scrip. And he that hath no sword, let him sell his coat and buy one.
{For} I say unto you that yet, that which is written must be performed in|fulfilled on| me (Even with the wicked was he numbered) for those things which are written of me have an end.
And they said: Lord, behold here are two swords. And he said unto them: it is enough.
And he came out, and went as he was wont to mount Olivete. And the disciples followed him.
And when he came to the place, he said to them: Pray lest ye fall into temptation.
And he gat himself from them, about a stone's cast, and kneeled down, and prayed,
saying: Father if thou wilt, withdraw this cup from me. Nevertheless, not my will; But thine be fulfilled.
And there appeared an angel unto him from heaven, comforting him.
And he was in agony, and prayed somewhat longer.|And it came so, that he wrestled with death and prayed the longer| And his sweat was like drops of blood, trickling|running| down to the ground.
And he rose up from prayer, and came to his disciples, and found them sleeping for sorrow,|heaviness|
and said unto them: Why sleep ye? Rise, and pray lest ye fall into temptation.|rise up and pray, that ye fall not into temptation|
While he yet spake: behold, there came a company,|multitude| and he that was called Judas, one of the twelve, went before them, and pressed nigh unto Jesus to kiss him.
{And} Jesus said unto him: Judas betrayest thou the son of man with a kiss?
When they which were about him saw what would follow, they said unto him. Lord, shall we smite with a sword.
And one of them smote a servant of him which was the chief{hiest} priest of all, and smote off his right ear.
{And} Jesus answered and said: Suffer ye thus far forth. And he touched his ear, and healed him.
{Then} Jesus said unto the high priests and rulers of the temple and the seniors{elders} which were come to him. Be ye come out, as unto a thief with swords and staves?
When I was daily with you in the temple, ye stretched not forth hands against me. But this is even your very hour, and the power of darkness.
Then took they him, and led him, and brought him to the high priest's house. And Peter followed afar off.
When they had kindled a fire in the midst of the palace, and were set down together, Peter also sat down among them.
And one of the wenches, as he sat, beheld him by the light{fire} and set good eyesight on him, and said: This same was also with him.
Then he denied him saying: Woman I know him not.
And after a little while, another saw him and said: Thou art also of them. And Peter said: Man I am not.
And about the space of an hour after another affirmed saying: Verily even this fellow was with him, for he is of Galilee;
{And} Peter said: Man I wot not what thou sayest. And immediately while he yet spake, the cock crew.
And the Lord turned back and looked upon Peter. And Peter remembered the words of the Lord, how he said unto him, before the cock crow thou shalt deny me thrice.
And Peter went out, and wept bitterly.
And the men that stood about Jesus, mocked him, and smote|stroke| him,
and blindfolded him, and smote his face. And asked him saying: Areed|Prophecy| who it is that smote thee?
And many other things despitefully|blasphemies| said they against him.
And as soon as it was day, the seniors{elders} of the people, and the high priests and scribes, came together, and led him into their council saying:
Art thou very Christ? tell us. And he said unto them: if I shall tell you, ye will not believe.
And if also I ask you, ye will not answer me. Neither{or} let me go.
Hereafter shall the son of man sit on the right hand of the power of God.
Then said they all: Art thou then the son of God? He said: {to them} ye say that I am.
Then said they: What need we any further witness? We ourselves have heard of his own mouth.

The .xxiij. Chapter.

And the whole multitude of them arose, and led him unto Pilate.
And they began to accuse him saying: We have found his fellow, perverting the people, and forbidding to pay tribute to Cesar:|the Emperour| And sayeth{saying} that he is Christ a King.
And Pilate opposed|asked| him saying: Art thou the King of the Jews? He answered him, and said: thou sayest. {it}
Then said Pilate to the high priests, and to the people: I find no fault in this man.
And they were the more fierce, saying: He moveth the people teaching thorow out Jewry, and began at Galilee, even to this place.
When Pilate heard mention of Galilee, he asked whether the man were of Galilee.
And as soon as he knew|perceived| that he was of Herod's jurisdiction, he sent him to Herod, which was at that time in Jerusalem also.{which was also at Jerusalem in those days.}
{And} When Herod saw Jesus, he was marvelously{exceedingly} glad. For he was desirous to see him of a long season, because he had heard many things of him, and trusted to have seen some miracle done by him.
Then questioned he with him of many things: But he answered him not one word.
The high priests and scribes, stood forth and accused him straitly.|sore|
And Herod, with his men of war, despised him, and mocked him; And arrayed him in white, and sent him again to Pilate.
And the same day Pilate, and Herod were made friends together. For before, they were at variance.
{And} Pilate called together the high priests, and {the} rulers, and the people,
and said unto them: Ye have brought this man unto me, as one that perverted the people. And lo{behold} I {have} examined him before you, and have found no fault in this man, of those things whereof ye accuse him.
No nor yet Herod. For I sent you to him: and lo no thing worthy of death is done to him.
I will therefore chasten him and let him loose.
For of necessity, he must have let one loose unto them at that feast.|after the custom of the feast|
And all the people|multitude| cried at once, saying: away with him, and deliver to us Barabbas.
(which for insurrection made in the city, and murder, was cast into prison)
Pilate spake again to them willing to let Jesus loose.
And they cried, saying: Crucify him; Crucify him.
He said unto them the third time: What harm {evil} hath he done? I find no cause of death in him. I will therefore chasten him, and let him go loose.
And they cried with loud voice,|lay still upon him with great cry| and required that he might be crucified. And the crying{voice of them and} of the high priests prevailed.
And Pilate gave sentence that it should be as they required,
and let loose unto them, him that for insurrection, and murder was cast into prison, whom they desired: and delivered Jesus to do with him what they would.
And as they led him away, they caught one Simon of Syrene, coming out of the field: And on him laid they the cross to bear it after Jesus.
{And} There followed him a great company|multitude| of people, and of women, which women bewailed, and lamented him.
{But} Jesus turned back unto them, and said: Daughters of Jerusalem, weep not for me: but weep for yourselves, and for your children.
For mark,{behold} the days|time| will come, when men shall say: happy|blessed| are the barren and the wombs that never bare, and the paps which never gave suck.
Then shall they begin to say to the mountains: fall on us; and to the hills cover us.
For if they do this to a green tree: what shall be done, to the dry?
{And} There were two evil doers|misdoers| led with him to be slain.
And when they were come to the place, which is called Calvary, there they crucified him, and the evil doers,|misdoers| one on right hand, and the other on the left hand.
Then said Jesus: Father forgive them, for they wot not what they do. And they parted his raiment, and cast lots.
And the people stood and beheld. And the rulers mocked him with them saying: He help other men, let him help himself if he be Christ the chosen of God.
The soldiers also mocked him, and came and gave him vinegar
and said: if thou be that King of the Jews, save thyself.
{And} His superscription was written over him, in greek, latin, and hebrew letters: This is the King of the Jews.
The{And} one of the malefactors{evil doers} which hanged, railed on him, saying: If thou be Christ save thyself and us.
The other answered and rebuked him saying: Neither fearest thou God because thou art in the same damnation?
We are righteously punished, for we receive according to our deeds: But this man hath done no thing amiss.
And he said unto Jesus: Lord remember me when thou comest into thy kingdom.
And Jesus said unto him: Verily I say unto thee, today shalt thou be with me in paradise.
And it was about the sixth hour. And there came a darkness over all the land, until the ninth hour,
and the sun was darkened. And the veil of the temple {did} rent even thorow the midst.
And Jesus cried with a great voice and said: Father, into thy hands I commend my spirit. And when he thus had said, he gave up the ghost.
When the Centurion|Captain| saw, what had happened, he glorified|praised| God saying: Of a surety this man was perfect.|Verily this was a just man|
And all the people that came together to that sight, beholding the things which were done: smote their breasts, and returned home.
And all his acquaintance stood afar off, and the women, which followed him from Galilee, beholding these things.{And all his acquaintance, and the women, that followed him from Galile, stood afar off beholding these things.}
And behold there was a man named Joseph a senator,{a councillor} which{and} was a good man and a just;
He{and} did not consent to their{the} counsel and deed, {of them} which was of Aramathia, a city of the jews. Which same also, waited for the kingdom of God:
he went unto Pilate, and begged the body of Jesus.
And took it down, and wrapped it in a linen cloth, and laid it in an hewn tomb, wherein was never man before laid.
And that day was the Sabbath even;|day of preparing| And the Sabbath drew on.
The women that followed after which came with him from Galilee, beheld the sepulchre and how his body was laid. (And it was the day before the Sabbath, and two women followed, who came from Galilee together, and beheld his sepulchre.)
And they returned, and prepared odours,|spices| and ointments; And{but rested} the Sabbath day they rested, according to the commandment.|law|

The .xxiiij. Chapter.

On the morrow after the Sabbath,|Upon one [or first] of the Sabbaths very| early in the morning, they came unto the tomb and brought the odours|spices| which they had prepared, and other women with them.
And they found the stone rolled away from the sepulchre,
and went in: but found not the body of the Lord Jesu.
And it happened, as they were amazed thereat: lo{behold} two men stood by them, in shining vestures.
And as they were afraid, and bowed down their faces to the earth: they said to them: why seek ye the living among the dead?
He is not here: but is risen. Remember how he spake unto you, when he was yet with you in Galilee,
saying: that the son of man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men, and be crucified, and the third day rise again.
And they remembered his words,
and returned from the sepulchre, and told all these things unto the eleven, and to all other.{the remnant.}
It was Mary Magdalene and Joanna, and Mary Jacobi; And other that were with them, which told these things unto the apostles,
and their words seemed unto them feigned things, neither believed they them.
Then arose Peter and ran unto the sepulchre, and stooped in; And saw the linen clothes laid by themself. And departed wondering in himself at that which had happened.
And behold, two of them went that same day to a town, which was from Jerusalem about three score furlongs, called Emaus:
and they talked together of all these things that had happened.
And it chanced, as they communed together, and reasoned,|were thus talking and reasoning together| that Jesus himself drew near,|nigh| and went with them.
But their eyes were holden, that they could not know him.
And he said unto them: What manner of communications are these that ye have one to another as ye walk, and are sad?
And the one of them named Cleopas, answered, and said unto him: art thou only a stranger in Jerusalem, and hast not known the things which have chanced|come to pass| therein in these days?
To whom he said: what things? And they said unto him: of Jesus of Nazareth which was a prophet, mighty in deed, and word, before God, and all the people.
And how the high priests, and our rulers delivered him to be condemned to death: and have crucified him.
{But} We trusted that it should have been he that should have delivered Israel. And as touching all these things, today is even the third day, that they were done.
Yea and certain women also of our company made us astonied, which came early unto the sepulchre,
and found not his body. And came saying, that they had seen visions{a vision} of angels which said that he was alive.
And certain of them which were with us, went their way to the sepulchre, and found it even so as the women had said: but him they saw not.
And he said unto them: O fools, and slow of heart to believe all that the prophets have spoken.
Ought not Christ to have suffered these things, and to enter into his glory?
And he began at Moses, and at all the prophets, and interpreted|expounded| unto them, in all scriptures which were written|that were spoken| of him.
And they drew nigh unto the town which they went to. And he made, as though he would have gone further.
And{But they} constrained|compelled| him, saying: Abide with us for it draweth towards night, and the day is far passed. And he went in to tarry with them.
And it came to pass as he sat at meat|the table| with them, he took bread and blessed it,|gave thanks| and brake it and gave it unto them.
And their eyes were opened. And they knew him. And he vanished out of their sight,
and they said between themselves: did not our hearts burn within us, while he talked with us by the way, and{as he} opened to us the scriptures?
And they rose up the same hour, and returned again to Jerusalem, and found the eleven gathered together, and them that were with them,
saying:{which said:} The Lord is risen in deed, and hath appeared to Simon.
And they told what things was done in the way, and how they knew him, by the{in} breaking of bread.
As they thus spake, Jesus himself stood in the midst of them, and said unto them: peace be with you. (It is I, fear not)
And they were abashed, and afraid, supposing that they had seen a spirit.(phantasma)
And he said unto them: Why are ye troubled?|abashed| and why do thoughts arise in your hearts?
Behold my hands and my feet. For{that} it is even I myself. Handle me and see. For spirits(bodiless ghosts) have not flesh and bones, as ye see me have.
And when he had thus spoken, he shewed them his hands, and his feet.
And while they yet believed not for joy, and wondered, he said unto them: Have ye here any meat?|any thing here to eat|
and they gave him a piece of a broiled fish, and of an honeycomb.
And he took it, and ate it before them.
And he said unto them: These are the words, which I spake unto you, while I was yet with you: that all must be fulfilled which were written of me in the law of Moses, and in the Prophets, and in the Psalms.
Then opened he their wits,|understanding| that they might understand the scriptures,
and said unto them: Thus is it written, and thus it behooved Christ to suffer, and to rise again from death the third day.
And that repentance, and remission of sins, should be preached in his name among all nations. And the beginning must be{And must begin} at Jerusalem.
And ye are witnesses of these things.
And behold, I will send the promise of my father upon you. But tarry ye in the city of Jerusalem, until ye be endued with power from on high.|above|
And he led them out into Bethany, and lift up his hands, and blest{blessed} them.
And it came to pass, as he blessed them, he departed from them, and was carried up into heaven.
And they worshipped him, and returned to Jerusalem with great joy.
And were continually in the temple, praising, and lauding(eulogizing) God.|Giving praise and thanks unto God| {Amen.}

Here endeth the Gospell off Sainct Luke.

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William Tyndale 1526 {1535}