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Book 49 Luke
THE HOLY GOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST ACCORDING TO ST. LUKE
St. Luke was a native of Antioch, the capital of Syria. He was by
Luke Chapter 1
The conception of John the Baptist, and of Christ. The visitation and
1:1. Forasmuch as many have taken in hand to set forth in order a
1:2. According as they have delivered them unto us, who from the
1:3. It seemed good to me also, having diligently attained to all things
1:4. That thou mayest know the verity of those words in which thou hast
1:5. There was in the days of Herod, the king of Judea, a certain priest
Of the course of Abia... that is, of the rank of Abia, which word in the
1:6. And they were both just before God, walking in all the commandments
1:7. And they had no son, for that Elizabeth was barren: and they both
1:8. And it came to pass, when he executed the priestly function in the
1:9. According to the custom of the priestly office, it was his lot to
1:10. And all the multitude of the people was praying without, at the
1:11. And there appeared to him an angel of the Lord, standing on the
1:12. And Zachary seeing him, was troubled: and fear fell upon him.
1:13. But the angel said to him: Fear not, Zachary, for thy prayer is
1:14. And thou shalt have joy and gladness: and many shall rejoice in
1:15. For he shall be great before the Lord and shall drink no wine nor
1:16. And he shall convert many of the children of Israel to the Lord
1:17. And he shall go before him in the spirit and power of Elias: that
1:18. And Zachary said to the angel: Whereby shall I know this? For I
1:19. And the angel answering, said to him: I am Gabriel, who stand
1:20. And behold, thou shalt be dumb and shalt not be able to speak
1:21. And the people were waiting for Zachary: and they wondered that he
1:22. And when he came out, he could not speak to them: and they
1:23. And it came to pass, after the days of his office were
1:24. And after those days, Elizabeth his wife conceived and hid herself
1:25. Thus hath the Lord dealt with me in the days wherein he hath had
1:26. And in the sixth month, the angel Gabriel was sent from God into a
1:27. To a virgin espoused to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house
1:28. And the angel being come in, said unto her: Hail, full of grace,
1:29. Who having heard, was troubled at his saying and thought with
1:30. And the angel said to her: Fear not, Mary, for thou hast found
1:31. Behold thou shalt conceive in thy womb and shalt bring forth a
1:32. He shall be great and shall be called the Son of the Most High.
1:33. And of his kingdom there shall be no end.
1:34. And Mary said to the angel: How shall this be done, because I know
1:35. And the angel answering, said to her: The Holy Ghost shall come
1:36. And behold thy cousin Elizabeth, she also hath conceived a son in
1:37. Because no word shall be impossible with God.
1:38. And Mary said: Behold the handmaid of the Lord: be it done to me
1:39. And Mary rising up in those days, went into the hill country with
1:40. And she entered into the house of Zachary and saluted Elizabeth.
1:41. And it came to pass that when Elizabeth heard the salutation of
1:42. And she cried out with a loud voice and said: Blessed art thou
1:43. And whence is this to me that the mother of my Lord should come to
1:44. For behold as soon as the voice of thy salutation sounded in my
1:45. And blessed art thou that hast believed, because those things
1:46. And Mary said: My soul doth magnify the Lord.
1:47. And my spirit hath rejoiced in God my Saviour.
1:48. Because he hath regarded the humility of his handmaid: for behold
Shall call me blessed... These words are a prediction of that honour
1:49. Because he that is mighty hath done great things to me: and holy
1:50. And his mercy is from generation unto generations, to them that
1:51. He hath shewed might in his arm: he hath scattered the proud in
1:52. He hath put down the mighty from their seat and hath exalted the
1:53. He hath filled the hungry with good things: and the rich he hath
1:54. He hath received Israel his servant, being mindful of his mercy.
1:55. As he spoke to our fathers: to Abraham and to his seed for ever.
1:56. And Mary abode with her about three months. And she returned to
1:57. Now Elizabeth's full time of being delivered was come: and she
1:58. And her neighbors and kinsfolks heard that the Lord had shewed his
1:59. And it came to pass that on the eighth day they came to circumcise
1:60. And his mother answering, said: Not so. But he shall be called
1:61. And they said to her: There is none of thy kindred that is called
1:62. And they made signs to his father, how he would have him called.
1:63. And demanding a writing table, he wrote, saying: John is his name.
1:64. And immediately his mouth was opened and his tongue loosed: and he
1:65. And fear came upon all their neighbours: and all these things were
1:66. And all they that had heard them laid them up in their heart,
1:67. And Zachary his father was filled with the Holy Ghost. And he
1:68. Blessed be the Lord God of Israel: because he hath visited and
1:69. And hath raised up an horn of salvation to us, in the house of
Horn of salvation... That is, A powerful salvation, as Dr. Witham
1:70. As he spoke by the mouth of his holy prophets, who are from the
1:71. Salvation from our enemies and from the hand of all that hate us.
1:72. To perform mercy to our fathers and to remember his holy
1:73. The oath, which he swore to Abraham our father, that he would
1:74. That being delivered from the hand of our enemies, we may serve
1:75. In holiness and justice before him, all our days.
1:76. And thou, child, shalt be called the prophet of the Highest: for
1:77. To give knowledge of salvation to his people, unto the remission
1:78. Through the bowels of the mercy of our God, in which the Orient
The Orient... It is one of the titles of the Messias, the true light of
1:79. To enlighten them that sit in darkness and in the shadow of death:
1:80. And the child grew and was strengthened in spirit: and was in the
Luke Chapter 2
The birth of Christ. His presentation in the temple. Simeon's prophecy.
2:1. And it came to pass that in those days there went out a decree from
2:2. This enrolling was first made by Cyrinus, the governor of Syria.
2:3. And all went to be enrolled, every one into his own city.
2:4. And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth,
2:5. To be enrolled with Mary his espoused wife, who was with child.
2:6. And it came to pass that when they were there, her days were
2:7. And she brought forth her first born son and wrapped him up in
Her firstborn... The meaning is, not that she had afterward any other
2:8. And there were in the same country shepherds watching and keeping
2:9. And behold an angel of the Lord stood by them and the brightness of
2:10. And the angel said to them: Fear not; for, behold, I bring you
2:11. For, this day is born to you a Saviour, who is Christ the Lord, in
2:12. And this shall be a sign unto you. You shall find the infant
2:13. And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly
2:14. Glory to God in the highest: and on earth peace to men of good
2:15. And it came to pass, after the angels departed from them into
2:16. And they came with haste: and they found Mary and Joseph, and the
2:17. And seeing, they understood of the word that had been spoken to
2:18. And all that heard wondered: and at those things that were told
2:19. But Mary kept all these words, pondering them in her heart.
2:20. And the shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all
2:21. And after eight days were accomplished, that the child should be
2:22. And after the days of her purification, according to the law of
2:23. As it is written in the law of the Lord: Every male opening the
2:24. And to offer a sacrifice, according as it is written in the law of
2:25. And behold there was a man in Jerusalem named Simeon: and this man
2:26. And he had received an answer from the Holy Ghost, that he should
2:27. And he came by the Spirit into the temple. And when his parents
2:28. He also took him into his arms and blessed God and said
2:29. Now thou dost dismiss thy servant, O Lord, according to thy word
2:30. Because my eyes have seen thy salvation,
2:31. Which thou hast prepared before the face of all peoples:
2:32. A light to the revelation of the Gentiles and the glory of thy
2:33. And his father and mother were wondering at those things which
2:34. And Simeon blessed them and said to Mary his mother: Behold this
For the fall, etc... Christ came for the salvation of all men; but here
2:35. And thy own soul a sword shall pierce, that, out of many hearts
2:36. And there was one Anna, a prophetess, the daughter of Phanuel, of
2:37. And she was a widow until fourscore and four years: who departed
2:38. Now she, at the same hour, coming in, confessed to the Lord: and
2:39. And after they had performed all things according to the law of
2:40. And the child grew and waxed strong, full of wisdom: and the grace
2:41. And his parents went every year to Jerusalem, at the solemn day of
2:42. And when he was twelve years old, they going up into Jerusalem,
2:43. And having fulfilled the days, when they returned, the child Jesus
2:44. And thinking that he was in the company, they came a day's journey
2:45. And not finding him, they returned into Jerusalem, seeking him.
2:46. And it came to pass, that, after three days, they found him in the
2:47. And all that heard him were astonished at his wisdom and his
2:48. And seeing him, they wondered. And his mother said to him: Son,
2:49. And he said to them: How is it that you sought me? Did you not
2:50. And they understood not the word that he spoke unto them.
2:51. And he went down with them and came to Nazareth and was subject to
2:52. And Jesus advanced in wisdom and age and grace with God and men.
Luke Chapter 3
John's mission and preaching. Christ is baptized by him.
3:1. Now in the fifteenth year of the reign of Tiberius Caesar, Pontius
3:2. Under the high priests Anna and Caiphas: the word of the Lord was
3:3. And he came into all the country about the Jordan, preaching the
3:4. As it was written in the book of the sayings of Isaias the prophet:
3:5. Every valley shall be filled and every mountain and hill shall be
3:6. And all flesh shall see the salvation of God.
3:7. He said therefore to the multitudes that went forth to be baptized
3:8. Bring forth therefore fruits worthy of penance: and do not begin to
3:9. For now the axe is laid to the root of the trees. Every tree
3:10. And the people asked him, saying: What then shall we do?
3:11. And he answering, said to them: He that hath two coats, let him
3:12. And the publicans also came to be baptized and said to him:
3:13. But he said to them: Do nothing more than that which is appointed
3:14. And the soldiers also asked him, saying: And what shall we do? And
3:15. And as the people were of opinion, and all were thinking in their
3:16. John answered, saying unto all: I indeed baptize you with water:
3:17. Whose fan is in his hand: and he will purge his floor and will
3:18. And many other things exhorting did he preach to the people.
3:19. But Herod the tetrarch, when he was reproved by him for Herodias,
3:20. He added this also above all and shut up John in prison.
3:21. Now it came to pass, when all the people were baptized, that Jesus
3:22. And the Holy Ghost descended in a bodily shape, as a dove, upon
3:23. And Jesus himself was beginning about the age of thirty years:
Who was of Heli... St. Joseph, who by nature was the son of Jacob, (St.
3:24. Who was of Levi, who was of Melchi. who was of Janne, who was of
3:25. Who was of Mathathias, who was of Amos, who was of Nahum, who was
3:26. Who was of Mahath, who was of Mathathias, who was of Semei, who
3:27. Who was of Joanna, who was of Reza, who was of Zorobabel, who was
3:28. Who was of Melchi, who was of Addi, who was of Cosan, who was of
3:29. Who was of Jesus, who was of Eliezer, who was of Jorim, who was of
3:30. Who was of Simeon, who was of Judas, who was of Joseph, who was of
3:31. Who was of Melea, who was of Menna, who was of Mathatha, who was
3:32. Who was of Jesse, who was of Obed, who was of Booz, who was of
3:33. Who was of Aminadab, who was of Aram, who was of Esron, who was of
3:34. Who was of Jacob, who was of Isaac, who was of Abraham, who was of
3:35. Who was of Sarug, who was of Ragau, who was of Phaleg, who was of
3:36. Who was of Cainan, who was of Arphaxad, who was of Sem, who was Of
3:37. Who was of Mathusale, who was of Henoch, who was of Jared, who was
3:38. Who was of Henos, who was of Seth, who was of Adam, who was of
Luke Chapter 4
Christ's fasting and temptation. He is persecuted in Nazareth. His
4:1. And Jesus being full of the Holy Ghost, returned from the Jordan
4:2. For the space of forty days, and was tempted by the devil. And he
4:3. And the devil said to him: If thou be the Son of God, say to this
4:4. And Jesus answered him: is written that Man liveth not by bread
4:5. And the devil led him into a high mountain and shewed him all the
4:6. And he said to him: To thee will I give all this power and the
4:7. If thou therefore wilt adore before me, all shall be thine.
4:8. And Jesus answering said to him. It is written: Thou shalt adore
4:9. And he brought him to Jerusalem and set him on a pinnacle of the
4:10. For it is written that He hath given his angels charge over thee
4:11. And that in their hands they shall bear thee up, lest perhaps thou
4:12. And Jesus answering, said to him: It is said: Thou shalt not tempt
4:13. And all the temptation being ended, the devil departed from him
4:14. And Jesus returned in the power of the spirit, into Galilee: and
4:15. And he taught in their synagogues and was magnified by all.
4:16. And he came to Nazareth, where he was brought up: and he went into
4:17. And the book of Isaias the prophet was delivered unto him. And as
4:18. The spirit of the Lord is upon me. Wherefore he hath anointed me
4:19. To preach deliverance to the captives and sight to the blind, to
4:20. And when he had folded the book, he restored it to the minister
4:21. And he began to say to them: This day is fulfilled this scripture
4:22. And all gave testimony to him. And they wondered at the words of
4:23. And he said to them: Doubtless you will say to me this similitude:
4:24. And he said: Amen I say to you that no prophet is accepted in his
4:25. In truth I say to You, there were many widows in the days of Elias
4:26. And to none of them was Elias sent, but to Sarepta of Sidon, to a
4:27. And there were many lepers in Israel in the time of Eliseus the
4:28. And all they in the synagogue, hearing these things, were filled
4:29. And they rose up and thrust him out of the city: and they brought
4:30. But he passing through the midst of them, went his way.
4:31. And he went down into Capharnaum, a city of Galilee: and there he
4:32. And they were astonished at his doctrine: for his speech was with
4:33. And in the synagogue there was a man who had an unclean devil: and
4:34. Saying: Let us alone. What have we to do with thee, Jesus of
4:35. And Jesus rebuked him, saying: Hold thy peace and go out of him.
4:36. And there came fear upon all; and they talked among themselves,
4:37. And the fame of him was published into every place of the country.
4:38. And Jesus rising up out of the synagogue, went into Simon's house.
4:39. And standing over her, he commanded the fever: and it left her.
4:40. And when the sun was down, all they that had any sick with divers
4:41. And devils went out from many, crying out and saying: Thou art the
4:42. And when it was day, going out he went into a desert place: and
4:43. To whom he said: To other cities also I must preach the kingdom of
4:44. And he was preaching in the synagogues of Galilee.
Luke Chapter 5
The miraculous draught of fishes. The cure of the leper and of the
5:1. And it came to pass, that when the multitudes pressed upon him to
5:2. And saw two ships standing by the lake: but the fishermen were gone
5:3. And going into one of the ships that was Simon's, he desired him to
5:4. Now when he had ceased to speak, he said to Simon: Launch out into
5:5. And Simon answering said to him: Master, we have laboured all the
5:6. And when they had done this, they enclosed a very great multitude
5:7. And they beckoned to their partners that were in the other ship,
5:8. Which when Simon Peter saw, he fell down at Jesus' knees, saying:
5:9. For he was wholly astonished, and all that were with him, at the
5:10. And so were also James and John, the sons of Zebedee, who were
5:11. And having brought their ships to land, leaving all things, they
5:12. And it came to pass, when he was in a certain city, behold a man
5:13. And stretching forth his hand, he touched him, saying: I will. Be
5:14. And he charged him that he should tell no man, but: Go, shew
5:15. But the fame of him went abroad the more: and great multitudes
5:16. And he retired into the desert; and prayed.
5:17. And it came to pass on a certain day, as he sat teaching, that
5:18. And behold, men brought in a bed a man who had the palsy: and they
5:19. And when they could not find by what way they might bring him in,
5:20. Whose faith when he saw, he said: Man, thy sins are forgiven thee.
5:21. And the scribes and Pharisees began to think, saying: Who is this
5:22. And when Jesus knew their thoughts, answering he said to them:
5:23. Which is easier to say: Thy sins are forgiven thee; or to say:
5:24. But that you may know that the Son of man hath the power on earth
5:25. And immediately rising up before them, he took up the bed on which
5:26. And all were astonished: and they glorified God. And they were
5:27. And after these things, he went forth and saw a publican named
5:28. And leaving all things, he rose up and followed him.
5:29. And Levi made him a great feast in his own house: And there was a
5:30. But the Pharisees and scribes murmured, saying to his disciples:
5:31. And Jesus answering, said to them: They that are whole need not
5:32. I came not to call the just, but sinners to penance.
5:33. And they said to him: Why do the disciples of John fast often and
5:34. To whom he said: Can you make the children of the bridegroom fast
5:35. But the days will come when the bridegroom shall be taken away
5:36. And he spoke also a similitude to them: That no man putteth a
5:37. And no man putteth new wine into old bottles: otherwise the new
5:38. But new wine must be put into new bottles: and both are preserved.
5:39. And no man drinking old hath presently a mind to new: for he
Luke Chapter 6
Christ excuses his disciples. He cures upon the sabbath day, chooses the
6:1. And it came to pass on the second first sabbath that, as he went
The second first sabbath... Some understand this of the sabbath of
6:2. And some of the Pharisees said to them: Why do you that which is
6:3. And Jesus answering them, said: Have you not read so much as this,
6:4. How he went into the house of God and took and ate the bread of
6:5. And he said to them: The Son of man is Lord also of the sabbath.
6:6. And it came to pass also, on another sabbath, that he entered into
6:7. And the scribes and Pharisees watched if he would heal on the
6:8. But he knew their thoughts and said to the man who had the withered
6:9. Then Jesus said to them: I ask you, if it be lawful on the sabbath
6:10. And looking round about on them all, he said to the man: Stretch
6:11. And they were filled with madness: and they talked one with
6:12. And it came to pass in those days, that he went out into a
6:13. And when day was come, he called unto him his disciples: and he
6:14. Simon, whom he surnamed Peter, and Andrew his brother, James and
6:15. Matthew and Thomas, James the son of Alpheus, and Simon who is
6:16. And Jude the brother of James, and Judas Iscariot, who was the
6:17. And coming down with them, he stood in a plain place: and the
6:18. Who were come to hear him and to be healed of their diseases. And
6:19. And all the multitude sought to touch him: for virtue went out
6:20. And he, lifting up his eyes on his disciples, said: Blessed are ye
6:21. Blessed are ye that hunger now: for you shall be filled. Blessed
6:22. Blessed shall you be when men shall hate you, and when they shall
6:23. Be glad in that day and rejoice: for behold, your reward is great
6:24. But woe to you that are rich: for you have your consolation.
6:25. Woe to you that are filled: for you shall hunger. Woe to you that
6:26. Woe to you when men shall bless you: for according to these things
6:27. But I say to you that hear: Love your enemies. Do good to them
6:28. Bless them that curse you and pray for them that calumniate you.
6:29. And to him that striketh thee on the one cheek, offer also the
6:30. Give to every one that asketh thee: and of him that taketh away
6:31. And as you would that men should do to you, do you also to them in
6:32. And if you love them that love you, what thanks are to you? For
6:33. And if you do good to them who do good to you, what thanks are to
6:34. And if you lend to them of whom you hope to receive, what thanks
6:35. But love ye your enemies: do good, and lend, hoping for nothing
6:36. Be ye therefore merciful, as your Father also is merciful.
6:37. Judge not: and you shall not be judged. Condemn not: and you shall
6:38. Give: and it shall be given to you: good measure and pressed down
6:39. And he spoke also to them a similitude: Can the blind lead the
6:40. The disciple is not above his master: but every one shall be
6:41. And why seest thou the mote in thy brother's eye: but the beam
6:42. Or how canst thou say to thy brother: Brother, let me pull the
6:43. For there is no good tree that bringeth forth evil fruit: nor an
6:44. For every tree is known by its fruit. For men do not gather figs
6:45. A good man out of the good treasure of his heart bringeth forth
6:46. And why call you me, Lord, Lord; and do not the things which I
6:47. Every one that cometh to me and heareth my words and doth them, I
6:48. He is like to a man building a house, who digged deep and laid the
6:49. But he that heareth and doth not is like to a man building his
Luke Chapter 7
Christ heals the centurion's servant. He raises the widow's son to life,
7:1. And when he had finished all his words in the hearing of the
7:2. And the servant of a certain centurion who was dear to him, being
7:3. And when he had heard of Jesus, he sent unto him the ancients of
7:4. And when they came to Jesus, they besought him earnestly, saying to
7:5. For he loveth our nation: and he hath built us a synagogue.
7:6. And Jesus went with them. And when he was now not far from the
7:7. For which cause neither did I think myself worthy to come to thee:
7:8. For I also am a man subject to authority, having under me soldiers:
7:9. Which Jesus hearing, marvelled: and turning about to the multitude
7:10. And they who were sent, being returned to the house, found the
7:11. And it came to pass afterwards that he went into a city that is
7:12. And when he came nigh to the gate of the city, behold a dead man
7:13. Whom when the Lord had seen, being moved with mercy towards her,
7:14. And he came near and touched the bier. And they that carried it
7:15. And he that was dead sat up and begun to speak. And he gave him to
7:16. And there came a fear upon them all: and they glorified God
7:17. And this rumour of him went forth throughout all Judea and
7:18. And John's disciples told him of all these things.
7:19. And John called to him two of his disciples and sent them to
7:20. And when the men were come unto him, they said: John the Baptist
7:21. (And in that same hour, he cured many of their diseases and hurts
7:22. And answering, he said to them: Go and relate to John what you
7:23. And blessed is he whosoever shall not be scandalized in me.
7:24. And when the messengers of John were departed, he began to speak
7:25. But what went you out to see? A man clothed in soft garments?
7:26. But what went you out to see? A prophet? Yea, I say to you, and
7:27. This is he of whom it is written: Behold I send my angel before
7:28. For I say to you: Amongst those that are born of men, there is not
7:29. And all the people hearing, and the publicans, justified God,
Justified God... that is, praised the justice of God, feared and
7:30. But the Pharisees and the lawyers despised the counsel of God
7:31. And the Lord said: Whereunto then shall I liken the men of this
7:32. They are like to children sitting in the marketplace and speaking
7:33. For John the Baptist came neither eating bread nor drinking wine.
7:34. The Son of man is come eating and drinking. And you say: Behold a
7:35. And wisdom is justified by all her children.
7:36. And one of the Pharisees desired him to eat with him. And he went
One of the Pharisees: that is, Simon.
7:37. And behold a woman that was in the city, a sinner, when she knew
7:38. And standing behind at his feet she began to wash his feet with
7:39. And the Pharisee, who had invited him, seeing it, spoke within
7:40. And Jesus answering, said to him: Simon, I have somewhat to say to
7:41. A certain creditor had two debtors: the one owed five hundred
7:42. And whereas they had not wherewith to pay, he forgave them both.
7:43. Simon answering, said: I suppose that he to whom he forgave most.
7:44. And turning to the woman, he said unto Simon: Dost thou see this
7:45. Thou gavest me no kiss. But she, since she cane in, hath not
7:46. My head with oil thou didst not anoint. But she with ointment hath
7:47. Wherefore, I say to thee: Many sins are forgiven her, because she
Many sins are forgiven her, because she hath loved much... In the
7:48. And he said to her: Thy sins are forgiven thee.
7:49. And they that sat at meat with him began to say within themselves:
7:50. And he said to the woman: Thy faith hath made thee safe. Go in
Luke Chapter 8
The parable of the seed. Christ stills the storm at sea, casts out the
8:1. And it came to pass afterwards he travelled through the cities and
8:2. And certain women who had been healed of evil spirits and
8:3. And Joanna the wife of Chusa, Herod's steward, and Susanna and many
8:4. And when a very great multitude was gathered together and hastened
8:5. The sower went out to sow his seed. And as he sowed, some fell by
8:6. And other some fell upon a rock. And as soon as it was sprung up,
8:7. And other some fell among thorns. And the thorns growing up with
8:8. And other some fell upon good ground and, being sprung up, yielded
8:9. And his disciples asked him what this parable might be.
8:10. To whom he said: To you it is given to know the mystery of the
Seeing they may not see... See the annotation, Mark 4. 12.
8:11. Now the parable is this: The seed is the word of God.
8:12. And they by the way side are they that hear: then the devil cometh
8:13. Now they upon the rock are they who when they hear receive the
8:14. And that which fell among thorns are they who have heard and,
8:15. But that on the good ground are they who in a good and perfect
8:16. Now no man lighting a candle covereth it with a vessel or putteth
8:17. For there is not any thing secret that shall not be made manifest,
8:18. Take heed therefore how you hear. For whosoever hath, to him shall
8:19. And his mother and brethren came unto him: and they could not come
8:20. And it was told him: Thy mother and thy brethren stand without,
8:21. Who answering, said to them: My mother and my brethren are they
8:22. And it came to pass on a certain day that he went into a little
8:23. And when they were sailing, he slept. And there came down a storm
8:24. And they came and awaked him, saying: Master, we perish. But he
8:25. And he said to them: Where is your faith? Who being afraid,
8:26. And they sailed to the country of the Gerasens, which is over
8:27. And when he was come forth to the land, there met him a certain
8:28. And when he saw Jesus, he fell down before him. And crying out
8:29. For he commanded the unclean spirit to go out of the man. For
8:30. And Jesus asked him, saying: What is thy name? But he said:
8:31. And they besought him that he would not command them to go into
8:32. And there was there a herd of many swine feeding on the mountain:
8:33. The devils therefore went out of the man and entered into the
8:34. Which when they that fed them saw done, they fled away and told it
8:35. And they went out to see what was done. And they came to Jesus and
8:36. And they also that had seen told them how he had been healed from
8:37. And all the multitude of the country of the Gerasens besought him
8:38. Now the man out of whom the devils were departed besought him that
8:39. Return to thy house and tell how great things God hath done to
8:40. And it came to pass that when Jesus was returned, the multitude
8:41. And behold there came a man whose name was Jairus: and he was a
8:42. For he had an only daughter, almost twelve years old, and she was
8:43. And there was a certain woman having an issue of blood twelve
8:44. She came behind him and touched the hem of his garment: and
8:45. And Jesus said: Who is it that touched me? And all denying, Peter
8:46. And Jesus said: Somebody hath touched me; for I know that virtue
8:47. And the woman seeing that she was not hid, came trembling and fell
8:48. But he said to her: Daughter, thy faith hath made thee whole. Go
8:49. As he was yet speaking, there cometh one to the ruler of the
8:50. And Jesus hearing this word, answered the father of the maid: Fear
8:51. And when he was come to the house, he suffered not any man to go
8:52. And all wept and mourned for her. But he said: Weep not. The maid
8:53. And they laughed him to scorn, knowing that she was dead.
8:54. But he taking her by the hand, cried out, saying: Maid, arise.
8:55. And her spirit returned: and she arose immediately. And he bid
8:56. And her parents were astonished, whom he charged to tell no man
Luke Chapter 9
Christ sends forth his apostles, feeds five thousand with five loaves,
9:1. Then calling together the twelve apostles, he gave them power and
9:2. And he sent them to preach the kingdom of God and to heal the sick.
9:3. And he said to them: Take nothing for your journey, neither staff,
9:4. And whatsoever house you shall enter into, abide there and depart
9:5. And whosoever will not receive you, when ye go out of that city,
9:6. And going out, they went about through the towns, preaching the
9:7. Now Herod, the tetrarch, heard of all things that were done by him.
9:8. By some that John was risen from the dead: but by other some, that
9:9. And Herod said: John I have beheaded. But who is this of whom I
9:10. And the apostles, when they were returned, told him all they had
9:11. Which when the people knew, they followed him: and he received
9:12. Now the day began to decline. And the twelve came and said to him:
9:13. But he said to them: Give you them to eat. And they said: We have
9:14. Now there were about five thousand men. And he said to his
9:15. And they did so and made them all sit down.
9:16. And taking the five loaves and the two fishes, he looked up to
9:17. And they did all eat and were filled. And there were taken up of
9:18. And it came to pass, as he was alone praying, his disciples also
9:19. But they answered and said: John the Baptist; but some say Elias:
9:20. And he said to them: But whom do you say that I am? Simon Peter
9:21. But he strictly charging them, commanded they should tell this to
9:22. Saying: The Son of man must suffer many things and be rejected by
9:23. And he said to all: If any man will come after me, let him deny
9:24. For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: for he that shall
9:25. For what is a man advantaged, if he gain the whole world and lose
9:26. For he that shall be ashamed of me and of my words, of him the Son
9:27. But I tell you of a truth: There are some standing here that shall
9:28. And it came to pass, about eight days after these words, that he
9:29. And whilst he prayed, the shape of his countenance was altered and
9:30. And behold two men were talking with him. And they were Moses and
9:31. Appearing in majesty. And they spoke of his decease that he should
9:32. But Peter and they that were with him were heavy with sleep. And
9:33. And it came to pass that, as they were departing from him, Peter
9:34. And as he spoke these things, there came a cloud and overshadowed
9:35. And a voice came out of the cloud; saying: This is my beloved son.
9:36. And whilst the voice was uttered Jesus was found alone. And they
9:37. And it came to pass the day following, when they came down from
9:38. And behold a man among the crowd cried out, saying: Master, I
9:39. And lo, a spirit seizeth him, and he suddenly crieth out, and he
9:40. And I desired thy disciples to cast him out: and they could not.
9:41. And Jesus, answering, said: O faithless and perverse generation,
9:42. And as he was coming to him, the devil threw him down and tore
9:43. And Jesus rebuked the unclean spirit and cured the boy and
9:44. And all were astonished at the mighty power of God. But while all
9:45. But they understood not this word: and it was hid from them, so
9:46. And there entered a thought into them, which of them should be
9:47. But Jesus seeing the thoughts of their hearts, took a child and
9:48. And said to them: Whosoever shall receive this child in my name
9:49. And John, answering, said: Master, we saw a certain man casting
9:50. And Jesus said to him: Forbid him not: for he that is not against
9:51. And it came to pass, when the days of his assumption were
9:52. And he sent messengers before his face: and going, they entered
9:53. And they received him not, because his face was of one going to
9:54. And when his disciples, James and John, had seen this, they said:
9:55. And turning, he rebuked them, saying: you know not of what spirit
9:56. The Son of man came not to destroy souls, but to save. And they
9:57. And it came to pass, as they walked in the way, that a certain man
9:58. Jesus said to him: The foxes have holes, and the birds of the air
9:59. But he said to another: Follow me. And he said: Lord, suffer me
9:60. And Jesus said to him: Let the dead bury their dead: but go thou
9:61. And another said: I will follow thee, Lord; but let me first take
9:62. Jesus said to him: No man putting his hand to the plough and
Luke Chapter 10
Christ sends forth and instructs his seventy-two disciples. The good
10:1. And after these things, the Lord appointed also other seventy-two.
10:2. And he said to them: The harvest indeed is great, but the
10:3. Go: Behold I send you as lambs among wolves.
10:4. Carry neither purse, nor scrip, nor shoes: and salute no man by
10:5. Into whatever house you enter, first say: Peace be to this house.
10:6. And if the son of peace be there, your peace shall rest upon him:
10:7. And in the same house, remain, eating and drinking such things as
10:8. And into what city soever you enter, and they receive you, eat
10:9. And heal the sick that are therein and say to them: The kingdom of
10:10. But into whatsoever city you enter, and they receive you not,
10:11. Even the very dust of your city that cleaveth to us, we wipe off
10:12. I say to you, it shall be more tolerable at that day for Sodom
10:13. Woe to thee, Corozain! Woe to thee, Bethsaida! For if in Tyre and
10:14. But it shall be more tolerable for Tyre and Sidon at the judgment
10:15. And thou, Capharnaum, which art exalted unto heaven, thou shalt
10:16. He that heareth you heareth me: and he that despiseth you
10:17. And the seventy-two returned with joy, saying: Lord, the devils
10:18. And he said to them: I saw Satan like lightning falling from
10:19. Behold, I have given you power to tread upon serpents and
10:20. But yet rejoice not in this, that spirits are subject unto you:
10:21. In that same hour, he rejoiced in the Holy Ghost and said: I
He rejoiced in the Holy Ghost... That is, according to his humanity he
10:22. All things are delivered to me by my Father. And no one knoweth
10:23. And turning to his disciples, he said: Blessed are the eyes that
10:24. For I say to you that many prophets and kings have desired to see
10:25. And behold a certain lawyer stood up, tempting him and saying,
10:26. But he said to him: What is written in the law? How readest thou?
10:27. He answering, said: Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with thy
10:28. And he said to him: Thou hast answered right. This do: and thou
10:29. But he willing to justify himself, said to Jesus: And who is my
10:30. And Jesus answering, said: A certain man went down from Jerusalem
10:31. And it chanced, that a certain priest went down the same way: and
10:32. In like manner also a Levite, when he was near the place and saw
10:33. But a certain Samaritan, being on his journey, came near him: and
10:34. And going up to him, bound up his wounds, pouring in oil and
10:35. And the next day he took out two pence and gave to the host and
10:36. Which of these three, in thy opinion, was neighbour to him that
10:37. But he said: He that shewed mercy to him. And Jesus said to him:
10:38. Now it came to pass, as they went, that he entered into a certain
10:39. And she had a sister called Mary. who, sitting also at the Lord's
10:40. But Martha was busy about much serving. Who stood and said: Lord,
10:41. And the Lord answering, said to her: Martha, Martha, thou art
10:42. But one thing is necessary. Mary hath chosen the best part, which
Luke Chapter 11
Christ teaches his disciples to pray. He casts out a dumb devil,
11:1. And it came to pass that as he was in a certain place praying,
11:2. And he said to them: When you pray, say: Father, hallowed be thy
11:3. Give us this day our daily bread.
11:4. And forgive us our sins, for we also forgive every one that is
11:5. And he said to them: Which of you shall have a friend and shall go
11:6. Because a friend of mine is come off his journey to me and I have
11:7. And he from within should answer and say: Trouble me not; the door
11:8. Yet if he shall continue knocking, I say to you, although he will
11:9. And I say to you: Ask, and it shall be given you: seek, and you
11:10. For every one that asketh receiveth: and he that seeketh findeth:
11:11. And which of you, if he ask his father bread, will he give him a
11:12. Or if he shall ask an egg, will he reach him a scorpion?
11:13. If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your
11:14. And he was casting out a devil: and the same was dumb. And when
11:15. But some of them said: He casteth out devils by Beelzebub, the
11:16. And others tempting, asked of him a sign from heaven.
11:17. But he seeing their thoughts, said to them: Every kingdom divided
11:18. And if Satan also be divided against himself, how shall his
11:19. Now if I cast out devils by Beelzebub, by whom do your children
11:20. But if I by the finger of God cast out devils, doubtless the
11:21. When a strong man armed keepeth his court, those things are in
11:22. But if a stronger than he come upon him and overcome him, he will
11:23. He that is not with me is against me; and he that gathereth not
11:24. When the unclean spirit is gone out of a man, he walketh through
11:25. And when he is come, he findeth it swept and garnished.
11:26. Then he goeth and taketh with him seven other spirits more wicked
11:27. And it came to pass, as he spoke these things, a certain woman
11:28. But he said: Yea rather, blessed are they who hear the word of
11:29. And the multitudes running together, he began to say: This
11:30. For as Jonas was a sign to the Ninivites; so shall the Son of man
11:31. The queen of the south shall rise in the judgment with the men of
11:32. The men of Ninive shall rise in the judgment with this generation
11:33. No man lighteth a candle and putteth it in a hidden place, nor
11:34. The light of thy body is thy eye. If thy eye be single, thy whole
11:35. Take heed therefore that the light which is in thee be not
11:36. If then thy whole body be lightsome, having no part of darkness:
11:37. And as he was speaking, a certain Pharisee prayed him that he
11:38. And the Pharisee began to say, thinking within himself, why he
11:39. And the Lord said to him: Now you, Pharisees, make clean the
11:40. Ye fools, did not he that made that which is without make also
11:41. But yet that which remaineth, give alms: and behold, all things
11:42. But woe to you, Pharisees, because you tithe mint and rue and
11:43. Woe to you, Pharisees, because you love the uppermost seats in
11:44. Woe to you, because you are as sepulchres that appear not: and
11:45. And one of the lawyers answering, saith to him: Master, in saying
11:46. But he said: Woe to you lawyers also, because you load men with
Woe to you lawyers... He speaks of the doctors of the law of Moses,
11:47. Woe to you who build the monuments of the prophets: and your
Woe to you who build, etc... Not that the building of the monuments of
11:48. Truly you bear witness that you consent to the doings of your
11:49. For this cause also the wisdom of God said: I will send to them
11:50. That the blood of all the prophets which was shed from the
11:51. From the blood of Abel unto the blood of Zacharias, who was slain
11:52. Woe to you lawyers, for you have taken away the key of knowledge.
11:53. And as he was saying these things to them, the Pharisees and the
11:54. Lying in wait for him and seeking to catch something from his
Luke Chapter 12
Christ warns us against hypocrisy, the fear of the world and
12:1. And when great multitudes stood about him, so that they trod one
12:2. For there is nothing covered that shall not be revealed: nor
12:3. For whatsoever things you have spoken in darkness shall be
12:4. And I say to you, my friends: Be not afraid of them who kill the
12:5. But I will shew you whom you shall fear: Fear ye him who, after he
12:6. Are not five sparrows sold for two farthings, and not one of them
12:7. Yea, the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear not
12:8. And I say to you: Whosoever shall confess me before men, him shall
12:9. But he that shall deny me before men shall be denied before the
12:10. And whosoever speaketh a word against the Son of man, it shall be
12:11. And when they shall bring you into the synagogues and to
12:12. For the Holy Ghost shall teach you in the same hour what you must
12:13. And one of the multitude said to him: Master, speak to my brother
12:14. But he said to him: Man, who hath appointed me judge or divider
12:15. And he said to them: Take heed and beware of all covetousness:
12:16. And he spoke a similitude to them, saying: The land of a certain
12:17. And he thought within himself, saying: What shall I do, because I
12:18. And he said: This will I do: I will pull down my barns and will
12:19. And I will say to my soul: Soul, thou hast much goods laid up for
12:20. But God said to him: Thou fool, this night do they require thy
12:21. So is he that layeth up treasure for himself and is not rich
12:22. And he said to his disciples: Therefore I say to you: Be not
12:23. The life is more than the meat: and the body is more than the
12:24. Consider the ravens, for they sow not, neither do they reap,
12:25. And which of you by taking thought can add to his stature one
12:26. If then ye be not able to do so much as the least thing, why are
12:27. Consider the lilies, how they grow: they labour not, neither do
12:28. Now, if God clothe in this manner the grass that is to-day in the
12:29. And seek not what you shall eat or what you shall drink: and be
12:30. For all these things do the nations of the world seek. But your
12:31. But seek ye first the kingdom of God and his justice: and all
12:32. Fear not, little flock, for it hath pleased your Father to give
12:33. Sell what you possess and give alms. Make to yourselves bags
12:34. For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.
12:35. Let your loins be girt and lamps burning in your hands.
12:36. And you yourselves like to men who wait for their lord, when he
12:37. Blessed are those servants whom the Lord, when he cometh, shall
12:38. And if he shall come in the second watch or come in the third
12:39. But this know ye, that if the householder did know at what hour
12:40. Be you then also ready: for at what hour you think not the Son of
12:41. And Peter said to him: Lord, dost thou speak this parable to us,
12:42. And the Lord said: Who thinkest thou is the faithful and wise
12:43. Blessed is that servant whom, when his lord shall come, he shall
12:44. Verily I say to you, he will set him over all that he possesseth.
12:45. But if that servant shall say in his heart: My Lord is long a
12:46. The lord of that servant will come in the day that he hopeth not,
12:47. And that servant, who knew the will of his lord and prepared not
12:48. But he that knew not and did things worthy of stripes shall be
12:49. I am come to cast fire on the earth. And what will I, but that it
12:50. And I have a baptism wherewith I am to be baptized. And how am I
12:51. Think ye, that I am come to give peace on earth? I tell you, no;
12:52. For there shall be from henceforth five in one house divided:
12:53. The father shall be divided against the son and the son against
12:54. And he said also to the multitudes: When you see a cloud rising
12:55. And when ye see the south wind blow, you say: There will heat.
12:56. You hypocrites, you know how to discern the face of the heaven
12:57. And why, even of yourselves, do you not judge that which is just?
12:58. And when thou goest with thy adversary to the prince, whilst thou
12:59. I say to thee, thou shalt not go out thence until thou pay the
Luke Chapter 13
The necessity of penance. The barren fig tree. The cure of the infirm
13:1. And there were present, at that very time, some that told him of
13:2. And he answering, said to them: Think you that these Galileans
13:3. No, I say to you: but unless you shall do penance, you shall all
13:4. Or those eighteen upon whom the tower fell in Siloe and slew them:
13:5. No, I say to you: but except you do penance, you shall all
13:6. He spoke also this parable: A certain man had a fig tree planted
13:7. And he said to the dresser of the vineyard: Behold, for these
13:8. But he answering, said to him: Lord, let it alone this year also,
13:9. And if happily it bear fruit: but if not, then after that thou
13:10. And he was teaching in their synagogue on their sabbath.
13:11. And behold there was a woman who had a spirit of infirmity
13:12. Whom when Jesus saw, he called her unto him and said to her:
13:13. And he laid his hands upon her: and immediately she was made
13:14. And the ruler of the synagogue being angry that Jesus had healed
13:15. And the Lord answering him, said: Ye hypocrites, doth not every
13:16. And ought not this daughter of Abraham, whom Satan hath bound,
13:17. And when he said these things, all his adversaries were ashamed:
13:18. He said therefore: To what is the kingdom of God like, and
13:19. It is like to a grain of mustard seed, which a man took and cast
13:20. And again he said: Whereunto shall I esteem the kingdom of God to
13:21. It is like to leaven, which a woman took and hid in three
13:22. And he went through the cities and towns teaching and making his
13:23. And a certain man said to him: Lord, are they few that are saved?
13:24. Strive to enter by the narrow gate: for many, I say to you, shall
Shall seek, etc... Shall desire to be saved; but for want of taking
13:25. But when the master of the house shall be gone in and shall shut
13:26. Then you shall begin to say: We have eaten and drunk in thy
13:27. And he shall say to you: I know you not, whence you are. Depart
13:28. There shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth; when you shall see
13:29. And there shall come from the east and the west and the north and
13:30. And behold, they are last that shall be first: and they are first
13:31. The same day, there came some of the Pharisees, saying to him:
13:32. And he said to them: Go and tell that fox: Behold, I cast out
13:33. Nevertheless, I must walk to-day and to-morrow and the day
13:34. Jerusalem, Jerusalem, that killest the prophets; and stonest them
13:35. Behold your house shall be left to you desolate. And I say to you
Luke Chapter 14
Christ heals the dropsical man. The parable of the supper. The necessity
14:1. And it came to pass, when Jesus went into the house of one of the
14:2. And behold, there was a certain man before him that had the
14:3. And Jesus answering, spoke to the lawyers and Pharisees, saying:
14:4. But they held their peace. But he taking him, healed him and sent
14:5. And answering them, he said: Which of you shall have an ass or an
14:6. And they could not answer him to these things.
14:7. And he spoke a parable also to them that were invited, marking how
14:8. When thou art invited to a wedding, sit not down in the first
14:9. And he that invited thee and him, come and say to thee: Give this
14:10. But when thou art invited, go, sit down in the lowest place; that
14:11. Because every one that exalteth himself shall be humbled: and he
14:12. And he said to him also that had invited him: When thou makest a
14:13. But when thou makest a feast, call the poor, the maimed, the lame
14:14. And thou shalt be blessed, because they have not wherewith to
14:15. When one of them that sat at table with him had heard these
14:16. But he said to him: A certain man made a great supper and invited
14:17. And he sent his servant at the hour of supper to say to them that
14:18. And they began all at once to make excuse. The first said to him:
14:19. And another said: I have bought five yoke of oxen and I go to try
14:20. And another said: I have married a wife; and therefore I cannot
14:21. And the servant returning, told these things to his lord. Then
14:22. And the servant said: Lord, it is done as thou hast commanded;
14:23. And the Lord said to the servant: Go out into the highways and
14:24. But I say unto you that none of those men that were invited shall
14:25. And there went great multitudes with him. And turning, he said to
14:26. If any man come to me, and hate not his father and mother and
Hate not, etc... The law of Christ does not allow us to hate even our
14:27. And whosoever doth not carry his cross and come after me cannot
14:28. For which of you, having a mind to build a tower, doth not first
14:29. Lest, after he hath laid the foundation and is not able to finish
14:30. Saying: This man began to build and was not able to finish.
14:31. Or, what king, about to go to make war against another king, doth
14:32. Or else, while the other is yet afar off, sending an embassy, he
14:33. So likewise every one of you that doth not renounce all that he
14:34. Salt is good. But if the salt shall lose its savour, wherewith
14:35. It is neither profitable for the land nor for the dunghill: but
Luke Chapter 15
The parables of the lost sheep and of the prodigal son.
15:1. Now the publicans and sinners drew near unto him to hear him.
15:2. And the Pharisees and the scribes murmured, saying: This man
15:3. And he spoke to them this parable, saying:
15:4. What man of you that hath an hundred sheep, and if he shall lose
15:5. And when he hath found it, lay it upon his shoulders, rejoicing?
15:6. And coming home, call together his friends and neighbours, saying
15:7. I say to you that even so there shall be joy in heaven upon one
15:8. Or what woman having ten groats, if she lose one groat, doth not
15:9. And when she hath found it, call together her friends and
15:10. So I say to you, there shall be joy before the angels of God upon
Before the angels... By this it is plain that the spirits in heaven have
15:11. And he said: A certain man had two sons.
15:12. And the younger of them said to his father: Father, give me the
15:13. And not many days after, the younger son, gathering all together,
15:14. And after he had spent all, there came a mighty famine in that
15:15. And he went and cleaved to one of the citizens of that country.
15:16. And he would fain have filled his belly with the husks the swine
15:17. And returning to himself, he said: How many hired servants in my
15:18. I will arise and will go to my father and say to him: Father, I
15:19. I am not worthy to be called thy son: make me as one of thy hired
15:20. And rising up, he came to his father. And when he was yet a great
15:21. And the son said to him: Father: I have sinned against heaven and
15:22. And the father said to his servants: Bring forth quickly the
15:23. And bring hither the fatted calf, and kill it: and let us eat and
15:24. Because this my son was dead and is come to life again, was lost
15:25. Now his elder son was in the field and when he came and drew nigh
15:26. And he called one of the servants, and asked what these things
15:27. And he said to him: Thy brother is come and thy father hath
15:28. And he was angry and would not go in. His father therefore coming
15:29. And he answering, said to his father: Behold, for so many years
15:30. But as soon as this thy son is come, who hath devoured his
15:31. But he said to him: Son, thou art always with me; and all I have
15:32. But it was fit that we should make merry and be glad: for this
Luke Chapter 16
The parable of the unjust steward and of the rich man and Lazarus.
16:1. And he said also to his disciples: There was a certain rich man
16:2. And he called him and said to him: How is it that I hear this of
16:3. And the steward said within himself: What shall I do, because my
16:4. I know what I will do, that when I shall be removed from the
16:5. Therefore, calling together every one of his lord's debtors, he
16:6. But he said: An hundred barrels of oil. And he said to him: Take
16:7. Then he said to another: And how much dost thou owe? Who said: An
16:8. And the lord commended the unjust steward, forasmuch as he had
16:9. And I say to you: Make unto you friends of the mammon of iniquity:
Mammon of iniquity... Mammon signifies riches. They are here called the
16:10. He that is faithful in that which is least is faithful also in
16:11. If then you have not been faithful in the unjust mammon, who will
16:12. And if you have not been faithful in that which is another's, who
16:13. No servant can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one
16:14. Now the Pharisees, who were covetous, heard all these things: and
16:15. And he said to them: you are they who justify yourselves before
16:16. The law and the prophets were until John. From that time the
16:17. And it is easier for heaven and earth to pass than one tittle of
16:18. Every one that putteth away his wife and marrieth another
16:19. There was a certain rich man who was clothed in purple and fine
16:20. And there was a certain beggar, named Lazarus, who lay at his
16:21. Desiring to be filled with the crumbs that fell from the rich
16:22. And it came to pass that the beggar died and was carried by the
Abraham's bosom... The place of rest, where the souls of the saints
16:23. And lifting up his eyes when he was in torments, he saw Abraham
16:24. And he cried and said: Father Abraham, have mercy on me and send
16:25. And Abraham said to him: Son, remember that thou didst receive
16:26. And besides all this, between us and you, there is fixed a great
16:27. And he said: Then, father, I beseech thee that thou wouldst send
16:28. That he may testify unto them, lest they also come into this
16:29. And Abraham said to him: They have Moses and the prophets. Let
16:30. But he said: No, father Abraham: but if one went to them from the
16:31. And he said to him: If they hear not Moses and the prophets,
Luke Chapter 17
Lessons of avoiding scandal and of the efficacy of faith. The ten
17:1. And he said to his disciples: It is impossible that scandals
17:2. It were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck
17:3. Take heed to yourselves. If thy brother sin against thee, reprove
17:4. And if he sin against thee seven times in a day, and seven times
17:5. And the apostles said to the Lord: Increase our faith.
17:6. And the Lord said: If you had faith like to a grain of mustard
17:7. But which of you, having a servant ploughing or feeding cattle,
17:8. And will not rather say to him: Make ready my supper and gird
17:9. Doth he thank that servant for doing the things which he commanded
17:10. I think not. So you also, when you shall have done all these
Unprofitable servants... Because our service is of no profit to our
17:11. And it came to pass, as he was going to Jerusalem, he passed
17:12. And as he entered into a certain town, there met him ten men that
17:13. And lifted up their voice, saying: Jesus, Master, have mercy on
17:14. Whom when he saw, he said: Go, shew yourselves to the priests.
17:15. And one of them, when he saw that he was made clean, went back,
17:16. And he fell on his face before his feet, giving thanks. And this
17:17. And Jesus answering, said: Were not ten made clean? And where are
17:18. There is no one found to return and give glory to God, but this
17:19. And he said to him: Arise, go thy way; for thy faith hath made
17:20. And being asked by the Pharisees when the kingdom of God should
17:21. Neither shall they say: Behold here, or behold there. For lo, the
17:22. And he said to his disciples: The days will come when you shall
17:23. And they will say to you: See here, and see there. Go ye not
17:24. For as the lightning that lighteneth from under heaven shineth
17:25. But first he must suffer many things and be rejected by this
17:26. And as it came to pass in the days of Noe, so shall it be also in
17:27. They did eat and drink, they married wives and were given in
17:28. Likewise as it came to pass in the days of Lot. They did eat and
17:29. And in the day that Lot went out of Sodom, it rained fire and
17:30. Even thus shall it be in the day when the Son of man shall be
17:31. In that hour, he that shall be on the housetop, and his goods in
17:32. Remember Lot's wife.
17:33. Whosoever shall seek to save his life shall lose it: and
17:34. I say to you: In that night there shall be two men in one bed.
17:35. Two women shall be grinding together. The one shall be taken and
17:36. They answering, say to him: Where, Lord?
17:37. Who said to them: Wheresoever the body shall be, thither will the
Luke Chapter 18
We must pray always. The Pharisee and the publican. The danger of
18:1. And he spoke also a parable to them, that we ought always to pray
18:2. Saying: There was a judge in a certain city, who feared not God
18:3. And there was a certain widow in that city; and she came to him,
Avenge... That is, do me justice. It is a Hebraism.
18:4. And he would not for a long time. But afterwards he said within
18:5. Yet because this widow is troublesome to me, I will avenge her,
18:6. And the Lord said: Hear what the unjust judge saith.
18:7. And will not God revenge his elect who cry to him day and night?
18:8. I say to you that he will quickly revenge them. But yet the Son of
18:9. And to some who trusted in themselves as just and despised others,
18:10. Two men went up into the temple to pray: the one a Pharisee and
18:11. The Pharisee standing, prayed thus with himself: O God, I give
18:12. I fast twice in a week: I give tithes of all that I possess.
18:13. And the publican, standing afar off, would not so much as lift up
18:14. I say to you, this man went down into his house justified rather
18:15. And they brought unto him also infants, that he might touch them.
18:16. But Jesus, calling them together, said: Suffer children to come
18:17. Amen, I say to you: Whosoever shall not receive the kingdom of
18:18. And a certain ruler asked him, saying: Good master, what shall I
18:19. And Jesus said to him: Why dost thou call me good? None is good
18:20. Thou knowest the commandments: Thou shalt not kill. Thou shalt
18:21. Who said: All these things have I kept from my youth.
18:22. Which when Jesus had heard, he said to him: Yet one thing is
18:23. He having heard these things, became sorrowful: for he was very
18:24. And Jesus seeing him become sorrowful, said: How hardly shall
18:25. For it is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle
18:26. And they that heard it said: Who then can be saved?
18:27. He said to them: The things that are impossible with men are
18:28. Then Peter said: Behold, we have left all things and have
18:29. Who said to them: Amen, I say to you, there is no man that hath
18:30. Who shall not receive much more in this present time, and in the
18:31. Then Jesus took unto him the twelve and said to them: Behold, we
18:32. For he shall be delivered to the Gentiles and shall be mocked and
18:33. And after they have scourged him, they will put him to death. And
18:34. And they understood none of these things, and this word was hid
18:35. Now it came to pass, when he drew nigh to Jericho, that a certain
18:36. And when he heard the multitude passing by, he asked what this
18:37. And they told him that Jesus of Nazareth was passing by.
18:38. And he cried out, saying: Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me.
18:39. And they that went before rebuked him, that he should hold his
18:40. And Jesus standing, commanded him to be brought unto him. And
18:41. Saying; What wilt thou that I do to thee? But he said: Lord, that
18:42. And Jesus said to him: Receive thy sight: thy faith hath made
18:43. And immediately he saw and followed him, glorifying God. And all
Luke Chapter 19
Zacheus entertains Christ. The parable of the pounds. Christ rides upon
19:1. And entering he walked through Jericho.
19:2. And behold, there was a man named Zacheus, who was the chief of
19:3. And he sought to see Jesus who he was: and he could not for the
19:4. And running before, he climbed up into a sycamore tree, that he
19:5. And when Jesus was come to the place, looking up, he saw him and
19:6. And he made haste and came down and received him with joy.
19:7. And when all saw it, they murmured, saying, that he was gone to be
19:8. But Zacheus standing, said to the Lord: Behold, Lord, the half of
19:9. Jesus said to him: This day is salvation come to this house,
19:10. For the Son of man is come to seek and to save that which was
19:11. As they were hearing these things, he added and spoke a parable,
19:12. He said therefore: a certain nobleman went into a far country, to
19:13. And calling his ten servants, he gave them ten pounds and said to
He gave them ten pounds... In the original, what is here translated a
19:14. But his citizens hated him and they sent an embassage after him,
19:15. And it came to pass that he returned, having received the
19:16. And the first came saying: Lord, thy pound hath gained ten
19:17. And he said to him: Well done, thou good servant, because thou
19:18. And the second came, saying: Lord, thy pound hath gained five
19:19. And he said to him: Be thou also over five cities.
19:20. And another came, saying: Lord, behold here is thy pound, which I
19:21. For I feared thee, because thou art an austere man: thou takest
19:22. He saith to him: Out of thy own mouth I judge thee, thou wicked
19:23. And why then didst thou not give my money into the bank, that at
19:24. And he said to them that stood by: Take the pound away from him
19:25. And they said to him: Lord, he hath ten pounds.
19:26. But I say to you that to every one that hath shall be given, and
19:27. But as for those my enemies, who would not have me reign over
19:28. And having said these things, he went before, going up to
19:29. And it came to pass, when he was come nigh to Bethphage and
19:30. Saying: Go into the town which is over against you, at your
19:31. And if any man shall ask you: Why do you loose him? You shall say
19:32. And they that were sent went their way and found the colt
19:33. And as they were loosing the colt, the owners thereof said to
19:34. But they said: Because the Lord hath need of him.
19:35. And they brought him to Jesus. And casting their garments on the
19:36. And as he went, they spread their clothes underneath in the way.
19:37. And when he was now coming near the descent of Mount Olivet, the
19:38. Saying: Blessed be the king who cometh in the name of the Lord!
19:39. And some of the Pharisees, from amongst the multitude, said to
19:40. To whom he said: I say to you that if these shall hold their
19:41. And when he drew near, seeing the city, he wept over it, saying:
19:42. If thou also hadst known, and that in this thy day, the things
19:43. For the days shall come upon thee: and thy enemies shall cast a
19:44. And beat thee flat to the ground, and thy children who are in
19:45. And entering into the temple, he began to cast out them that sold
19:46. Saying to them: It is written: My house is the house of prayer.
19:47. And he was teaching daily in the temple. And the chief priests
19:48. And they found not what to do to him: for all the people were
Luke Chapter 20
The parable of the husbandmen. Of paying tribute to Caesar and of the
20:1. And it came to pass that on one of the days, as he was teaching
20:2. And spoke to him, saying: Tell us, by what authority dost thou
20:3. And Jesus answering, said to them: I will also ask you one thing.
20:4. The baptism of John, was it from heaven, or of men?
20:5. But they thought within themselves, saying: If we shall say, From
20:6. But if we say, of men: the whole people will stone us. For they
20:7. And they answered that they knew not whence it was.
20:8. And Jesus said to them: Neither do I tell you by what authority I
20:9. And he began to speak to the people this parable: A certain man
20:10. And at the season he sent a servant to the husbandmen, that they
20:11. And again he sent another servant. But they beat him also and,
20:12. And again he sent the third: and they wounded him also and cast
20:13. Then the lord of the vineyard said: What shall I do? I will send
20:14. Whom, when the husbandmen saw, they thought within themselves,
20:15. So casting him out of the vineyard, they killed him. What
20:16. He will come and will destroy these husbandmen and will give the
20:17. But he looking on them, said: What is this then that is written,
20:18. Whosoever shall fall upon that stone shall be bruised: and upon
20:19. And the chief priests and the scribes sought to lay hands on him
20:20. And being upon the watch, they sent spies, who should feign
20:21. And they asked him, saying: Master, we know that thou speakest
20:22. Is it lawful for us to give tribute to Caesar, or no?
20:23. But he, considering their guile, said to them: Why tempt you me?
20:24. Shew me a penny. Whose image and inscription hath it? They
20:25. And he said to them: Render therefore to Caesar the things, that
20:26. And they could not reprehend his word before the people: and
20:27. And there came to him some of the Sadducees, who deny that there
20:28. Saying: Master, Moses wrote unto us: If any man's brother die,
20:29. There were therefore seven brethren: and the first took a wife
20:30. And the next took her to wife: and he also died childless.
20:31. And the third took her. And in like manner, all the seven: and
20:32. Last of all the woman died also.
20:33. In the resurrection therefore, whose wife of them shall she be?
20:34. And Jesus said to them: The children of this world marry and are
20:35. But they that shall be accounted worthy of that world and of the
20:36. Neither can they die any more for they are equal to the angels
20:37. Now that the dead rise again, Moses also shewed at the bush, when
20:38. For he is not the God of the dead, but of the living: for all
20:39. And some of the scribes answering, said to him: Master, thou hast
20:40. And after that they durst not ask him any more questions.
20:41. But he said to them: How say they that Christ is the son of
20:42. And David himself saith in the book of Psalms: The Lord said to
20:43. Till I make thy enemies thy footstool.
20:44. David then calleth him Lord. And how is he his son?
20:45. And in the hearing of all the people, he said to his disciples:
20:46. Beware of the scribes, who desire to walk in long robes and love
20:47. Who devour the houses of widows, feigning long prayer. These
Luke Chapter 21
The widow's mites. The signs that should forerun the destruction of
21:1. And looking on, he saw the rich men cast their gifts into the
21:2. And he saw also a certain poor widow casting in two brass mites.
21:3. And he said: Verily, I say to you that this poor widow hath cast
21:4. For all these have of their abundance cast into the offerings of
21:5. And some saying of the temple that it was adorned with goodly
21:6. These things which you see, the days will come in which there
21:7. And they asked him, saying: Master, when shall these things be?
21:8. Who said: Take heed you be not seduced: for many will come in my
21:9. And when you shall hear of wars and seditions, be not terrified.
21:10. Then he said to them: Nation shall rise against nation, and
21:11. And there shall be great earthquakes in divers places and
21:12. But before all these things, they will lay their hands on you and
21:13. And it shall happen unto you for a testimony.
21:14. Lay it up therefore in your hearts, not to meditate before how
21:15. For I will give you a mouth and wisdom, which all your
21:16. And you shall be betrayed by your parents and brethren and
21:17. And you shall be hated by all men for my name's sake.
21:18. But a hair of your head shall not perish.
21:19. In your patience you shall possess your souls.
21:20. And when you shall see Jerusalem compassed about with an army,
21:21. Then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains: and those
21:22. For these are the days of vengeance, that all things may be
21:23. But woe to them that are with child and give suck in those days:
21:24. And they shall fall by the edge of the sword and shall be led
21:25. And there shall be signs in the sun and in the moon and in the
21:26. Men withering away for fear and expectation of what shall come
21:27. And then they shall see the Son of man coming in a cloud, with
21:28. But when these things begin to come to pass, look up and lift up
21:29. And he spoke to them a similitude. See the fig tree and all the
21:30. When they now shoot forth their fruit, you know that summer is
21:31. So you also, when you shall see these things come to pass, know
21:32. Amen, I say to you, this generation shall not pass away till all
21:33. Heaven and earth shall pass away: but my words shall not pass
21:34. And take heed to yourselves, lest perhaps your hearts be
21:35. For as a snare shall it come upon all that sit upon the face of
21:36. Watch ye, therefore, praying at all times, that you may be
21:37. And in the daytime, he was teaching in the temple: but at night
21:38. And all the people came early in the morning to him in the
Luke Chapter 22
The treason of Judas. The last supper. The first part of the history of
22:1. Now the feast of unleavened bread, which is called the pasch, was
22:2. And the chief priests and the scribes sought how they might put
22:3. And Satan entered into Judas, who was surnamed Iscariot, one of
22:4. And he went and discoursed with the chief priests and the
22:5. And they were glad and covenanted to give him money.
22:6. And he promised. And he sought opportunity to betray him in the
22:7. And the day of the unleavened bread came, on which it was
22:8. And he sent Peter and John, saying: Go, and prepare for us the
22:9. But they said: Where wilt thou that we prepare?
22:10. And he said to them: Behold, as you go into the city, there shall
22:11. And you shall say to the goodman of the house: The master saith
22:12. And he will shew you a large dining room, furnished. And there
22:13. And they going, found as he had said to them and made ready the
22:14. And when the hour was come, he sat down: and the twelve apostles
22:15. And he said to them: With desire I have desired to eat this pasch
22:16. For I say to you that from this time I will not eat it, till it
22:17. And having taken the chalice, he gave thanks and said: Take and
22:18. For I say to you that I will not drink of the fruit of the vine,
22:19. And taking bread, he gave thanks and brake and gave to them,
Do this for a commemoration of me... This sacrifice and sacrament is to
22:20. In like manner, the chalice also, after he had supped, saying:
22:21. But yet behold: the hand of him that betrayeth me is with me on
22:22. And the Son of man indeed goeth, according to that which is
22:23. And they began to inquire among themselves, which of them it was
22:24. And there was also a strife amongst them, which of them should
22:25. And he said to them: The kings of the Gentiles lord it over them;
22:26. But you not so: but he that is the greater among you, let him
22:27. For which is greater, he that sitteth at table or he that
22:28. And you are they who have continued with me in my temptations:
22:29. And I dispose to you, as my Father hath disposed to me, a
22:30. That you may eat and drink at my table, in my kingdom: and may
22:31. And the Lord said: Simon, Simon, behold Satan hath desired to
22:32. But I have prayed for thee, that thy faith fail not: and thou,
22:33. Who said to him: Lord, I am ready to go with thee, both into
22:34. And he said: I say to thee, Peter, the cock shall not crow this
22:35. When I sent you without purse and scrip and shoes, did you want
22:36. But they said: Nothing. Then said he unto them: But now he that
22:37. For I say to you that this that is written must yet be fulfilled
22:38. But they said: Lord, behold, here are two swords. And he said to
22:39. And going out, he went, according to his custom, to the Mount of
22:40. And when he was come to the place, he said to them: Pray, lest ye
22:41. And he was withdrawn away from them a stone's cast. And kneeling
22:42. Saying: Father, if thou wilt, remove this chalice from me: but
22:43. And there appeared to him an angel from heaven, strengthening
22:44. And his sweat became as drops of blood, trickling down upon the
22:45. And when he rose up from prayer and was come to the disciples, he
22:46. And he said to them: Why sleep you? Arise: pray: lest you enter
22:47. As he was yet speaking, behold a multitude; and he that was
22:48. And Jesus said to him: Judas, dost thou betray the Son of man
22:49. And they that were about him, seeing what would follow, said to
22:50. And one of them struck the servant of the high priest and cut off
22:51. But Jesus answering, said: Suffer ye thus far. And when he had
22:52. And Jesus said to the chief priests and magistrates of the temple
22:53. When I was daily with you in the temple, you did not stretch
22:54. And apprehending him, they led him to the high priest's house.
22:55. And when they had kindled a fire in the midst of the hall and
22:56. Whom when a certain servant maid had seen sitting at the light
22:57. But he denied him, saying: Woman, I know him not.
22:58. And after a little while, another seeing him, said: Thou also art
Another, etc... Observe here, in order to reconcile the four
22:59. And after the space, as it were of one hour, another certain man
22:60. And Peter said: Man, I know not what thou sayest. And
22:61. And the Lord turning looked on Peter. And Peter remembered the
22:62. And Peter going out, wept bitterly.
22:63. And the men that held him mocked him and struck him.
22:64. And they blindfolded him and smote his face. And they asked him
22:65. And blaspheming, many other things they said against him.
22:66. And as soon as it was day, the ancients of the people and the
22:67. And he saith to them: If I shall tell you, you will not believe
22:68. And if I shall also ask you, you will not answer me, nor let me
22:69. But hereafter the Son of man shall be sitting on the right hand
22:70. Then said they all: Art thou then the Son of God? Who said: You
22:71. And they said: What need we any further testimony? For we
Luke Chapter 23
The continuation of the history of the passion.
23:1. And the whole multitude of them, rising up, led him to Pilate.
23:2. And they began to accuse him, saying: We have found this man
23:3. And Pilate asked him, saying: Art thou the king of the Jews? But
23:4. And Pilate said to the chief priests and to the multitudes: I find
23:5. But they were more earnest, saying: He stirreth up the people,
23:6. But Pilate hearing Galilee, asked if the man were of Galilee?
23:7. And when he understood that he was of Herod's jurisdiction, he
23:8. And Herod seeing Jesus, was very glad: for he was desirous of a
23:9. And he questioned him in many words. But he answered him nothing.
23:10. And the chief priests and the scribes stood by, earnestly
23:11. And Herod with his army set him at nought and mocked him, putting
23:12. And Herod and Pilate were made friends, that same day: for before
23:13. And Pilate, calling together the chief priests and the
23:14. Said to them: You have presented unto me this man as one that
23:15. No, nor Herod neither. For, I sent you to him: and behold,
23:16. I will chastise him therefore and release him.
23:17. Now of necessity he was to release unto them one upon the feast
23:18. But the whole multitude together cried out, saying: Away with
23:19. Who, for a certain sedition made in the city and for a murder,
23:20. And Pilate again spoke to them, desiring to release Jesus.
23:21. But they cried again, saying: Crucify him, Crucify him.
23:22. And he said to them the third time: Why, what evil hath this man
23:23. But they were instant with loud voices, requiring that he might
23:24. And Pilate gave sentence that it should be as they required.
23:25. And he released unto them him who for murder and sedition had
23:26. And as they led him away, they laid hold of one Simon of Cyrene,
23:27. And there followed him a great multitude of people and of women,
23:28. But Jesus turning to them, said: Daughters of Jerusalem, weep not
23:29. For behold, the days shall come, wherein they will say: Blessed
23:30. Then shall they begin to say to the mountains: Fall upon us. And
23:31. For if in the green wood they do these things, what shall be done
23:32. And there were also two other malefactors led with him to be put
23:33. And when they were come to the place which is called Calvary,
23:34. And Jesus said: Father, forgive them, for they know not what they
23:35. And the people stood beholding. And the rulers with them derided
23:36. And the soldiers also mocked him, coming to him and offering him
23:37. And saying: If thou be the king of the Jews, save thyself.
23:38. And there was also a superscription written over him in letters
23:39. And one of those robbers who were hanged blasphemed him, saying:
23:40. But the other answering, rebuked him, saying: Neither dost thou
23:41. And we indeed justly: for we receive the due reward of our deeds.
23:42. And he said to Jesus: Lord, remember me when thou shalt come into
23:43. And Jesus said to him: Amen I say to thee: This day thou shalt be
In paradise... That is, in the happy state of rest, joy, and peace
23:44. And it was almost the sixth hour: and there was darkness over all
23:45. And the sun was darkened, and the veil of the temple was rent in
23:46. And Jesus crying with a loud voice, said: Father, into thy hands
23:47. Now, the centurion, seeing what was done, glorified God, saying:
23:48. And all the multitude of them that were come together to that
23:49. And all his acquaintance and the women that had followed him from
23:50. And behold there was a man named Joseph who was a counsellor, a
23:51. (The same had not consented to their counsel and doings) of
23:52. This man went to Pilate and begged the body of Jesus.
23:53. And taking him down, he wrapped him in fine linen and laid him in
23:54. And it was the day of the Parasceve: and the sabbath drew on.
Parasceve... That is, the eve, or day of preparation for the sabbath.
23:55. And the women that were come with him from Galilee, following
23:56. And returning, they prepared spices and ointments: and on the
Luke Chapter 24
Christ's resurrection and manifestation of himself to his disciples.
24:1. And on the first day of the week, very early in the morning, they
24:2. And they found the stone rolled back from the sepulchre.
24:3. And going in, they found not the body of the Lord Jesus.
24:4. And it came to pass, as they were astonished in their mind at
24:5. And as they were afraid and bowed down their countenance towards
24:6. He is not here, but is risen. Remember how he spoke unto you, when
24:7. Saying: The Son of man must be delivered into the hands of sinful
24:8. And they remembered his words.
24:9. And going back from the sepulchre, they told all these things to
24:10. And it was Mary Magdalen and Joanna and Mary of James and the
24:11. And these words seemed to them as idle tales: and they did not
24:12. But Peter rising up, ran to the sepulchre and, stooping down, he
24:13. And behold, two of them went, the same day, to a town which was
24:14. And they talked together of all these things which had happened.
24:15. And it came to pass that while they talked and reasoned with
24:16. But their eyes were held, that they should not know him.
24:17. And he said to them: What are these discourses that you hold one
24:18. And the one of them, whose name was Cleophas, answering, said to
24:19. To whom he said: What things? And they said: Concerning Jesus of
24:20. And how our chief priests and princes delivered him to be
24:21. But we hoped that it was he that should have redeemed Israel. And
24:22. Yea and certain women also of our company affrighted us who,
24:23. And not finding his body, came, saying that they had all seen a
24:24. And some of our people went to the sepulchre and found it so as
24:25. Then he said to them: O foolish and slow of heart to believe in
24:26. Ought not Christ to have suffered these things and so, to enter
24:27. And beginning at Moses and all the prophets, he expounded to them
24:28. And they drew nigh to the town whither they were going: and he
24:29. But they constrained him, saying: Stay with us, because it is
24:30. And it came to pass, whilst he was at table with them, he took
24:31. And their eyes were opened: and they knew him. And he vanished
24:32. And they said one to the other: Was not our heart burning within
24:33. And rising up, the same hour, they went back to Jerusalem: and
24:34. Saying: The Lord is risen indeed and hath appeared to Simon.
24:35. And they told what things were done in the way: and how they knew
24:36. Now, whilst they were speaking these things, Jesus stood in the
24:37. But they being troubled and frightened, supposed that they saw a
24:38. And he said to them: Why are you troubled, and why do thoughts
24:39. See my hands and feet, that it is I myself. Handle, and see: for
24:40. And when he had said this, he shewed them his hands and feet.
24:41. But while they yet believed not and wondered for joy, he said:
24:42. And they offered him a piece of a broiled fish and a honeycomb.
24:43. And when he had eaten before them, taking the remains, he gave to
24:44. And he said to them: These are the words which I spoke to you
24:45. Then he opened their understanding, that they might understand
24:46. And he said to them: Thus it is written, and thus it behoved
24:47. And that penance and remission of sins should be preached in his
24:48. And you are witnesses of these things.
24:49. And I send the promise of my Father upon you: but stay you in the
The promise of my Father... that is, the Holy Ghost, whom Christ had
24:50. And he led them out as far as Bethania: and lifting up his hands,
24:51. And it came to pass, whilst he blessed them, he departed from
24:52. And they adoring went back into Jerusalem with great joy.
24:53. And they were always in the temple, praising and blessing God.
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