THE HOLY GOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST ACCORDING TO ST. LUKE
St. Luke was a native of Antioch, the capital of Syria. He
was by profession a physician; and some ancient writers
say, that he was very skillful in painting. He was
converted by St. Paul and became his disciple and companion
in his travels, and fellow-labourer in the ministry of the
Gospel. He wrote in Greek, about twenty-four years after
our Lord's Ascension.
Luke Chapter 1
The conception of John the Baptist, and of Christ. The
visitation and canticle of the Blessed Virgin. The birth of
the Baptist and the canticle of Zachary.
1:1. Forasmuch as many have taken in hand to set forth in
order a narration of the things that have been accomplished
1:2. According as they have delivered them unto us, who
from the beginning were eyewitnesses and ministers of the
1:3. It seemed good to me also, having diligently attained
to all things from the beginning, to write to thee in
order, most excellent Theophilus,
1:4. That thou mayest know the verity of those words in
which thou hast been instructed.
1:5. There was in the days of Herod, the king of Judea, a
certain priest named Zachary, of the course of Abia: and
his wife was of the daughters of Aaron, and her name
Of the course of Abia... that is, of the rank of Abia,
which word in the Greek is commonly put for the employment
of one day: but here for the functions of a whole week.
For, by the appointment of David, 1 Par. 24., the
descendants from Aaron were divided into twenty-four
families, of which the eighth was Abia, from whom descended
this Zachary, who at this time was in the week of his
1:6. And they were both just before God, walking in all the
commandments and justifications of the Lord without blame.
1:7. And they had no son, for that Elizabeth was barren:
and they both were well advanced in years.
1:8. And it came to pass, when he executed the priestly
function in the order of his course before God,
1:9. According to the custom of the priestly office, it was
his lot to offer incense, going into the temple of the
1:10. And all the multitude of the people was praying
without, at the hour of incense.
1:11. And there appeared to him an angel of the Lord,
standing on the right side of the altar of incense.
1:12. And Zachary seeing him, was troubled: and fear fell
1:13. But the angel said to him: Fear not, Zachary, for thy
prayer is heard: and thy wife Elizabeth shall bear thee a
son. And thou shalt call his name John.
1:14. And thou shalt have joy and gladness: and many shall
rejoice in his nativity.
1:15. For he shall be great before the Lord and shall drink
no wine nor strong drink: and he shall be filled with the
Holy Ghost, even from his mother's womb.
1:16. And he shall convert many of the children of Israel
to the Lord their God.
1:17. And he shall go before him in the spirit and power of
Elias: that he may turn the hearts of the fathers unto the
children and the incredulous to the wisdom of the just, to
prepare unto the Lord a perfect people.
1:18. And Zachary said to the angel: Whereby shall I know
this? For I am an old man, and my wife is advanced in
1:19. And the angel answering, said to him: I am Gabriel,
who stand before God and am sent to speak to thee and to
bring thee these good tidings.
1:20. And behold, thou shalt be dumb and shalt not be able
to speak until the day wherein these things shall come to
pass: because thou hast not believed my words, which shall
be fulfilled in their time.
1:21. And the people were waiting for Zachary: and they
wondered that he tarried so long in the temple.
1:22. And when he came out, he could not speak to them: and
they understood that he had seen a vision in the temple.
And he made signs to them and remained dumb.
1:23. And it came to pass, after the days of his office
were accomplished, he departed to his own house.
1:24. And after those days, Elizabeth his wife conceived
and hid herself five months, saying:
1:25. Thus hath the Lord dealt with me in the days wherein
he hath had regard to take away my reproach among men.
1:26. And in the sixth month, the angel Gabriel was sent
from God into a city of Galilee, called Nazareth,
1:27. To a virgin espoused to a man whose name was Joseph,
of the house of David: and the virgin's name was Mary.
1:28. And the angel being come in, said unto her: Hail,
full of grace, the Lord is with thee: blessed art thou
1:29. Who having heard, was troubled at his saying and
thought with herself what manner of salutation this should
1:30. And the angel said to her: Fear not, Mary, for thou
hast found grace with God.
1:31. Behold thou shalt conceive in thy womb and shalt
bring forth a son: and thou shalt call his name Jesus.
1:32. He shall be great and shall be called the Son of the
Most High. And the Lord God shall give unto him the throne
of David his father: and he shall reign in the house of
Jacob for ever.
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 not man?
1:35. And the angel answering, said to her: The Holy Ghost
shall come upon thee and the power of the Most High shall
overshadow thee. And therefore also the Holy which shall be
born of thee shall be called the Son of God.
1:36. And behold thy cousin Elizabeth, she also hath
conceived a son in her old age: and this is the sixth month
with her that is called barren.
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 according to thy word. And the angel departed
1:39. And Mary rising up in those days, went into the hill
country with haste into a city of Juda.
1:40. And she entered into the house of Zachary and saluted
1:41. And it came to pass that when Elizabeth heard the
salutation of Mary, the infant leaped in her womb. And
Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Ghost.
1:42. And she cried out with a loud voice and said: Blessed
art thou among women and blessed is the fruit of thy womb.
1:43. And whence is this to me that the mother of my Lord
should come to me?
1:44. For behold as soon as the voice of thy salutation
sounded in my ears, the infant in my womb leaped for joy.
1:45. And blessed art thou that hast believed, because
those things shall be accomplished that were spoken to thee
by the Lord.
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 from henceforth all generations shall
call me blessed.
Shall call me blessed... These words are a prediction of
that honour which the church in all ages should pay to the
Blessed Virgin. Let Protestants examine whether they are
any way concerned in this prophecy.
1:49. Because he that is mighty hath done great things to
me: and holy is his name.
1:50. And his mercy is from generation unto generations, to
them that fear him.
1:51. He hath shewed might in his arm: he hath scattered
the proud in the conceit of their heart.
1:52. He hath put down the mighty from their seat and hath
exalted the humble.
1:53. He hath filled the hungry with good things: and the
rich he hath sent empty away.
1:54. He hath received Israel his servant, being mindful of
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 her own house.
1:57. Now Elizabeth's full time of being delivered was
come: and she brought forth a son.
1:58. And her neighbors and kinsfolks heard that the Lord
had shewed his great mercy towards her: and they
congratulated with her.
1:59. And it came to pass that on the eighth day they came
to circumcise the child: and they called him by his
father's name Zachary.
1:60. And his mother answering, said: Not so. But he shall
be called John.
1:61. And they said to her: There is none of thy kindred
that is called by this name.
1:62. And they made signs to his father, how he would have
1:63. And demanding a writing table, he wrote, saying: John
is his name. And they all wondered.
1:64. And immediately his mouth was opened and his tongue
loosed: and he spoke, blessing God.
1:65. And fear came upon all their neighbours: and all
these things were noised abroad over all the hill country
1:66. And all they that had heard them laid them up in
their heart, saying: What an one, think ye, shall this
child be? For the hand of the Lord was with him.
1:67. And Zachary his father was filled with the Holy
Ghost. And he prophesied, saying:
1:68. Blessed be the Lord God of Israel: because he hath
visited and wrought the redemption of his people.
1:69. And hath raised up an horn of salvation to us, in the
house of David his servant.
Horn of salvation... That is, A powerful salvation, as Dr.
Witham translates it. For in the Scripture, by horn is
generally understood strength and power.
1:70. As he spoke by the mouth of his holy prophets, who
are from the beginning.
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
1:73. The oath, which he swore to Abraham our father, that
he would grant to us.
1:74. That being delivered from the hand of our enemies, we
may serve him without fear:
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 thou shalt, go before the face of the Lord to
prepare his ways:
1:77. To give knowledge of salvation to his people, unto
the remission of their sins.
1:78. Through the bowels of the mercy of our God, in which
the Orient from on high hath visited us:
The Orient... It is one of the titles of the Messias, the
true light of the world, and the sun of justice.
1:79. To enlighten them that sit in darkness and in the
shadow of death: to direct our feet into the way of peace.
1:80. And the child grew and was strengthened in spirit:
and was in the deserts until the day of his manifestation
Luke Chapter 2
The birth of Christ. His presentation in the temple.
Simeon's prophecy. Christ at twelve years of age, is found
amongst the doctors.
2:1. And it came to pass that in those days there went out
a decree from Caesar Augustus that the whole world should
2:2. This enrolling was first made by Cyrinus, the governor
2:3. And all went to be enrolled, every one into his own
2:4. And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city
of Nazareth, into Judea, to the city of David, which is
called Bethlehem: because he was of the house and family of
2:5. To be enrolled with Mary his espoused wife, who was
2:6. And it came to pass that when they were there, her
days were accomplished that she should be delivered.
2:7. And she brought forth her first born son and wrapped
him up in swaddling clothes and laid him in a manger:
because there was no room for them in the inn.
Her firstborn... The meaning is, not that she had afterward
any other child; but it is a way of speech among the
Hebrews, to call them also the firstborn, who are the only
children. See annotation Matt. 1. 25.
2:8. And there were in the same country shepherds watching
and keeping the night watches over their flock.
2:9. And behold an angel of the Lord stood by them and the
brightness of God shone round about them: and they feared
with a great fear.
2:10. And the angel said to them: Fear not; for, behold, I
bring you good tidings of great joy that shall be to all
2:11. For, this day is born to you a Saviour, who is Christ
the Lord, in the city of David.
2:12. And this shall be a sign unto you. You shall find the
infant wrapped in swaddling clothes and laid in a manger.
2:13. And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of
the heavenly army, praising God and saying:
2:14. Glory to God in the highest: and on earth peace to
men of good will.
2:15. And it came to pass, after the angels departed from
them into heaven, the shepherds said one to another: Let us
go over to Bethlehem and let us see this word that is come
to pass, which the Lord hath shewed to us.
2:16. And they came with haste: and they found Mary and
Joseph, and the infant lying in the manger.
2:17. And seeing, they understood of the word that had been
spoken to them concerning this child.
2:18. And all that heard wondered: and at those things that
were told them by the shepherds.
2:19. But Mary kept all these words, pondering them in her
2:20. And the shepherds returned, glorifying and praising
God for all the things they had heard and seen, as it was
told unto them.
2:21. And after eight days were accomplished, that the
child should be circumcised, his name was called JESUS,
which was called by the angel before he was conceived in
2:22. And after the days of her purification, according to
the law of Moses, were accomplished, they carried him to
Jerusalem, to present him to the Lord:
2:23. As it is written in the law of the Lord: Every male
opening the womb shall be called holy to the Lord:
2:24. And to offer a sacrifice, according as it is written
in the law of the Lord, a pair of turtledoves or two young
2:25. And behold there was a man in Jerusalem named Simeon:
and this man was just and devout, waiting for the
consolation of Israel. And the Holy Ghost was in him.
2:26. And he had received an answer from the Holy Ghost,
that he should not see death before he had seen the Christ
of the Lord.
2:27. And he came by the Spirit into the temple. And when
his parents brought in the child Jesus, to do for him
according to the custom of the law,
2:28. He also took him into his arms and blessed God and
2:29. Now thou dost dismiss thy servant, O Lord, according
to thy word in peace:
2:30. Because my eyes have seen thy salvation,
2:31. Which thou hast prepared before the face of all
2:32. A light to the revelation of the Gentiles and the
glory of thy people Israel.
2:33. And his father and mother were wondering at those
things which were spoken concerning him.
2:34. And Simeon blessed them and said to Mary his mother:
Behold this child is set for the fall and for the
resurrection of many in Israel and for a sign which shall
For the fall, etc... Christ came for the salvation of all
men; but here Simeon prophesies what would come to pass,
that many through their own wilful blindness and obstinacy
would not believe in Christ, nor receive his doctrine,
which therefore would be ruin to them: but to others a
resurrection, by their believing in him, and obeying his
2:35. And thy own soul a sword shall pierce, that, out of
many hearts thoughts may be revealed.
2:36. And there was one Anna, a prophetess, the daughter of
Phanuel, of the tribe of Aser. She was far advanced in
years and had lived with her husband seven years from her
2:37. And she was a widow until fourscore and four years:
who departed not from the temple, by fastings and prayers
serving night and day.
2:38. Now she, at the same hour, coming in, confessed to
the Lord: and spoke of him to all that looked for the
redemption of Israel.
2:39. And after they had performed all things according to
the law of the Lord, they returned into Galilee, to their
2:40. And the child grew and waxed strong, full of wisdom:
and the grace of God was in him.
2:41. And his parents went every year to Jerusalem, at the
solemn day of the pasch.
2:42. And when he was twelve years old, they going up into
Jerusalem, according to the custom of the feast,
2:43. And having fulfilled the days, when they returned,
the child Jesus remained in Jerusalem. And his parents knew
2:44. And thinking that he was in the company, they came a
day's journey and sought him among their kinsfolks and
2:45. And not finding him, they returned into Jerusalem,
2:46. And it came to pass, that, after three days, they
found him in the temple, sitting in the midst of the
doctors, hearing them and asking them questions.
2:47. And all that heard him were astonished at his wisdom
and his answers.
2:48. And seeing him, they wondered. And his mother said to
him: Son, why hast thou done so to us? Behold thy father
and I have sought thee sorrowing.
2:49. And he said to them: How is it that you sought me?
Did you not know that I must be about my father's business?
2:50. And they understood not the word that he spoke unto
2:51. And he went down with them and came to Nazareth and
was subject to them. And his mother kept all these words in
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 Pilate being governor of Judea, and Herod
being tetrarch of Galilee, and Philip his brother tetrarch
of Iturea and the country of Trachonitis, and Lysanias
tetrarch of Abilina:
3:2. Under the high priests Anna and Caiphas: the word of
the Lord was made unto John, the son of Zachary, in the
3:3. And he came into all the country about the Jordan,
preaching the baptism of penance for the remission of sins.
3:4. As it was written in the book of the sayings of Isaias
the prophet: A voice of one crying in the wilderness:
Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make straight his paths.
3:5. Every valley shall be filled and every mountain and
hill shall be brought low: and the crooked shall be made
straight, and the rough ways plain.
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 by him: Ye offspring of vipers, who hath shewed
you to flee from the wrath to come?
3:8. Bring forth therefore fruits worthy of penance: and do
not begin to say, We have Abraham for our father. For I say
unto you that God is able of these stones, to raise up
children to Abraham.
3:9. For now the axe is laid to the root of the trees.
Every tree therefore that bringeth not forth good fruit
shall be cut down and cast into the fire.
3:10. And the people asked him, saying: What then shall we
3:11. And he answering, said to them: He that hath two
coats, let him give to him that hath none; and he that hath
meat, let him do in like manner.
3:12. And the publicans also came to be baptized and said
to him: Master, what shall we do?
3:13. But he said to them: Do nothing more than that which
is appointed you.
3:14. And the soldiers also asked him, saying: And what
shall we do? And he said to them: Do violence to no man,
neither calumniate any man; and be content with your pay.
3:15. And as the people were of opinion, and all were
thinking in their hearts of John, that perhaps he might be
3:16. John answered, saying unto all: I indeed baptize you
with water: but there shall come one mightier than I, the
latchet of whose shoes I am not worthy to loose. He shall
baptize you with the Holy Ghost and with fire;
3:17. Whose fan is in his hand: and he will purge his floor
and will gather the wheat into his barn: but the chaff he
will burn with unquenchable fire.
3:18. And many other things exhorting did he preach to the
3:19. But Herod the tetrarch, when he was reproved by him
for Herodias, his brother's wife, and for all the evils
which Herod had done:
3:20. He added this also above all and shut up John in
3:21. Now it came to pass, when all the people were
baptized, that Jesus also being baptized and praying,
heaven was opened.
3:22. And the Holy Ghost descended in a bodily shape, as a
dove, upon him. And a voice came from heaven: Thou art my
beloved Son. In thee I am well pleased.
3:23. And Jesus himself was beginning about the age of
thirty years: being (as it was supposed) the son of Joseph,
who was of Heli, who was of Mathat,
Who was of Heli... St. Joseph, who by nature was the son of
Jacob, (St. Matt. 1. 16,) in the account of the law, was
son of Heli. For Heli and Jacob were brothers, by the same
mother; and Heli, who was the elder, dying without issue,
Jacob, as the law directed, married his widow: in
consequence of such marriage, his son Joseph was reputed in
the law the son of Heli.
3:24. Who was of Levi, who was of Melchi. who was of Janne,
who was of Joseph,
3:25. Who was of Mathathias, who was of Amos, who was of
Nahum, who was of Hesli, who was of Nagge,
3:26. Who was of Mahath, who was of Mathathias, who was of
Semei, who was of Joseph, who was of Juda,
3:27. Who was of Joanna, who was of Reza, who was of
Zorobabel, who was of Salathiel, who was of Neri,
3:28. Who was of Melchi, who was of Addi, who was of Cosan,
who was of Helmadan, who was of Her,
3:29. Who was of Jesus, who was of Eliezer, who was of
Jorim, who was of Mathat, who was of Levi,
3:30. Who was of Simeon, who was of Judas, who was of
Joseph, who was of Jona, who was of Eliakim,
3:31. Who was of Melea, who was of Menna, who was of
Mathatha, who was of Nathan, who was of David,
3:32. Who was of Jesse, who was of Obed, who was of Booz,
who was of Salmon, who was of Naasson,
3:33. Who was of Aminadab, who was of Aram, who was of
Esron, who was of Phares, who was of Judas,
3:34. Who was of Jacob, who was of Isaac, who was of
Abraham, who was of Thare, who was of Nachor,
3:35. Who was of Sarug, who was of Ragau, who was of
Phaleg, who was of Heber, who was of Sale,
3:36. Who was of Cainan, who was of Arphaxad, who was of
Sem, who was Of Noe, who was of Lamech,
3:37. Who was of Mathusale, who was of Henoch, who was of
Jared, who was of Malaleel, who was of Cainan,
3:38. Who was of Henos, who was of Seth, who was of Adam,
who was of God.
Luke Chapter 4
Christ's fasting and temptation. He is persecuted in
Nazareth. His miracles in Capharnaum.
4:1. And Jesus being full of the Holy Ghost, returned from
the Jordan and was led the by the spirit into the desert,
4:2. For the space of forty days, and was tempted by the
devil. And he ate nothing in those days. And when they
were ended, he was hungry.
4:3. And the devil said to him: If thou be the Son of God,
say to this stone that it be made bread.
4:4. And Jesus answered him: is written that Man liveth not
by bread alone, but by every word of God.
4:5. And the devil led him into a high mountain and shewed
him all the kingdoms of the world in a moment of time.
4:6. And he said to him: To thee will I give all this power
and the glory of them. For to me they are delivered: and to
whom I will, I give them.
4:7. If thou therefore wilt adore before me, all shall be
4:8. And Jesus answering said to him. It is written: Thou
shalt adore the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou
4:9. And he brought him to Jerusalem and set him on a
pinnacle of the temple and said to him: If thou be the Son
of God, cast thyself from hence.
4:10. For it is written that He hath given his angels
charge over thee that they keep thee.
4:11. And that in their hands they shall bear thee up, lest
perhaps thou dash thy foot against a stone.
4:12. And Jesus answering, said to him: It is said: Thou
shalt not tempt the Lord thy God.
4:13. And all the temptation being ended, the devil
departed from him for a time.
4:14. And Jesus returned in the power of the spirit, into
Galilee: and the fame of him went out through the whole
4:15. And he taught in their synagogues and was magnified
4:16. And he came to Nazareth, where he was brought up: and
he went into the synagogue, according to his custom, on the
sabbath day: and he rose up to read.
4:17. And the book of Isaias the prophet was delivered unto
him. And as he unfolded the book, he found the place where
it was written:
4:18. The spirit of the Lord is upon me. Wherefore he hath
anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor, he hath sent
me to heal the contrite of heart,
4:19. To preach deliverance to the captives and sight to
the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised, to
preach the acceptable year of the Lord and the day of
4:20. And when he had folded the book, he restored it to
the minister and sat down. And the eyes of all in the
synagogue were fixed on him.
4:21. And he began to say to them: This day is fulfilled
this scripture in your ears.
4:22. And all gave testimony to him. And they wondered at
the words of grace that proceeded from his mouth. And they
said: Is not this the son of Joseph?
4:23. And he said to them: Doubtless you will say to me
this similitude: Physician, heal thyself. As great things
as we have heard done in Capharnaum, do also here in thy
4:24. And he said: Amen I say to you that no prophet is
accepted in his own country.
4:25. In truth I say to You, there were many widows in the
days of Elias in Israel, when heaven was shut up three
years and six months, when there was a great famine
throughout all the earth.
4:26. And to none of them was Elias sent, but to Sarepta of
Sidon, to a widow woman.
4:27. And there were many lepers in Israel in the time of
Eliseus the prophet: and none of them was cleansed but
Naaman the Syrian.
4:28. And all they in the synagogue, hearing these things,
were filled with anger.
4:29. And they rose up and thrust him out of the city: and
they brought him to the brow of the hill whereon their city
was built, that they might cast him down headlong.
4:30. But he passing through the midst of them, went his
4:31. And he went down into Capharnaum, a city of Galilee:
and there he taught them on the sabbath days.
4:32. And they were astonished at his doctrine: for his
speech was with power.
4:33. And in the synagogue there was a man who had an
unclean devil: and he cried out with a loud voice,
4:34. Saying: Let us alone. What have we to do with thee,
Jesus of Nazareth? Art thou come to destroy us? I know thee
who thou art, the holy one of God.
4:35. And Jesus rebuked him, saying: Hold thy peace and go
out of him. And when the devil had thrown him into the
midst, he went out of him and hurt him not at all.
4:36. And there came fear upon all; and they talked among
themselves, saying: What word is this, for with authority
and power he commandeth the unclean spirits, and they go
4:37. And the fame of him was published into every place of
4:38. And Jesus rising up out of the synagogue, went into
Simon's house. And Simon's wife's mother was taken with a
great fever: and they besought him for her.
4:39. And standing over her, he commanded the fever: and it
left her. And immediately rising, she ministered to them.
4:40. And when the sun was down, all they that had any sick
with divers diseases brought them to him. But he, laying
his hands on every one of them, healed them.
4:41. And devils went out from many, crying out and saying:
Thou art the son of God. And rebuking them he suffered them
not to speak; for they knew that he was Christ.
4:42. And when it was day, going out he went into a desert
place: and the multitudes sought him, and came unto him.
And they stayed him that should not depart from them.
4:43. To whom he said: To other cities also I must preach
the kingdom of God: for therefore am I sent.
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 paralytic. The call of Matthew.
5:1. And it came to pass, that when the multitudes pressed
upon him to hear the word of God, he stood by the lake of
5:2. And saw two ships standing by the lake: but the
fishermen were gone out of them and were washing their
5:3. And going into one of the ships that was Simon's, he
desired him to draw back a little from the land. And
sitting, he taught the multitudes out of the ship.
5:4. Now when he had ceased to speak, he said to Simon:
Launch out into the deep and let down your nets for a
5:5. And Simon answering said to him: Master, we have
laboured all the night and have taken nothing: but at thy
word I will let down the net.
5:6. And when they had done this, they enclosed a very
great multitude of fishes: and their net broke.
5:7. And they beckoned to their partners that were in the
other ship, that they should come and help them. And they
came and filled both the ships, so that they were almost
5:8. Which when Simon Peter saw, he fell down at Jesus'
knees, saying: Depart from me, for I am a sinful man, O
5:9. For he was wholly astonished, and all that were with
him, at the draught of the fishes which they had taken.
5:10. And so were also James and John, the sons of Zebedee,
who were Simon's partners. And Jesus saith to Simon: Fear
not: from henceforth thou shalt catch men.
5:11. And having brought their ships to land, leaving all
things, they followed him.
5:12. And it came to pass, when he was in a certain city,
behold a man full of leprosy who, seeing Jesus and falling
on his face, besought him saying: Lord, if thou wilt, thou
canst make me clean.
5:13. And stretching forth his hand, he touched him,
saying: I will. Be thou cleansed. And immediately the
leprosy departed from him.
5:14. And he charged him that he should tell no man, but:
Go, shew thyself to the priest and offer for thy cleansing
according as Moses commanded, for a testimony to them.
5:15. But the fame of him went abroad the more: and great
multitudes came together to hear and to be healed by him of
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 there were also Pharisees and doctors of the
law sitting by, that were come out of every town of Galilee
and Judea and Jerusalem: and the power of the Lord was to
5:18. And behold, men brought in a bed a man who had the
palsy: and they sought means to bring him in and to lay him
5:19. And when they could not find by what way they might
bring him in, because of the multitude, they went up upon
the roof and let him down through the tiles with his bed
into the midst before Jesus.
5:20. Whose faith when he saw, he said: Man, thy sins are
5:21. And the scribes and Pharisees began to think, saying:
Who is this who speaketh blasphemies? Who can forgive sins,
but God alone?
5:22. And when Jesus knew their thoughts, answering he said
to them: What is it you think in your hearts?
5:23. Which is easier to say: Thy sins are forgiven thee;
or to say: Arise and walk?
5:24. But that you may know that the Son of man hath the
power on earth to forgive sins (he saith to the sick of the
palsy), I say to thee to: Arise, take up thy bed and go
into thy house.
5:25. And immediately rising up before them, he took up the
bed on which he lay: and he went away to his own house,
5:26. And all were astonished: and they glorified God. And
they were filled with fear, saying: We have seen wonderful
5:27. And after these things, he went forth and saw a
publican named Levi, sitting at the receipt of custom: and
he said to him: Follow me.
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 great company of publicans and of others that
were at table with them.
5:30. But the Pharisees and scribes murmured, saying to his
disciples: Why do you eat and drink with publicans and
5:31. And Jesus answering, said to them: They that are
whole need not the physician: but they that are sick.
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 make prayers, and the disciples of the
Pharisees in like manner; but thine eat and drink?
5:34. To whom he said: Can you make the children of the
bridegroom fast whilst the bridegroom is with them?
5:35. But the days will come when the bridegroom shall be
taken away from them: then shall they fast in those days.
5:36. And he spoke also a similitude to them: That no man
putteth a piece from a new garment upon an old garment:
otherwise he both rendeth the new, and the piece taken from
the new agreeth not with the old.
5:37. And no man putteth new wine into old bottles:
otherwise the new wine will break the bottles; and it will
be spilled and the bottles will be lost.
5:38. But new wine must be put into new bottles: and both
5:39. And no man drinking old hath presently a mind to new:
for he saith: The old is better.
Luke Chapter 6
Christ excuses his disciples. He cures upon the sabbath
day, chooses the twelve and makes a sermon to them.
6:1. And it came to pass on the second first sabbath that,
as he went through the corn fields, his disciples plucked
the ears and did eat, rubbing them in their hands.
The second first sabbath... Some understand this of the
sabbath of Pentecost, which was the second in course among
the great feasts: others, of a sabbath day that immediately
followed any solemn feast.
6:2. And some of the Pharisees said to them: Why do you
that which is not lawful on the sabbath days?
6:3. And Jesus answering them, said: Have you not read so
much as this, what David did, when himself was hungry and
they that were with him:
6:4. How he went into the house of God and took and ate the
bread of proposition and gave to them that were with him,
which is not lawful to eat but only for the priests?
6:5. And he said to them: The Son of man is Lord also of
6:6. And it came to pass also, on another sabbath, that he
entered into the synagogue and taught. And there was a man
whose right hand was withered.
6:7. And the scribes and Pharisees watched if he would heal
on the sabbath: that they might find an accusation against
6:8. But he knew their thoughts and said to the man who had
the withered hand: Arise and stand forth in the midst. And
rising he stood forth.
6:9. Then Jesus said to them: I ask you, if it be lawful on
the sabbath days to do good or to do evil? To save life or
6:10. And looking round about on them all, he said to the
man: Stretch forth thy hand. And he stretched it forth. And
his hand was restored.
6:11. And they were filled with madness: and they talked
one with another, what they might do to Jesus.
6:12. And it came to pass in those days, that he went out
into a mountain to pray: and he passed the whole night in
the prayer of God.
6:13. And when day was come, he called unto him his
disciples: and he chose twelve of them (whom also he named
6:14. Simon, whom he surnamed Peter, and Andrew his
brother, James and John, Philip and Bartholomew,
6:15. Matthew and Thomas, James the son of Alpheus, and
Simon who is called Zelotes,
6:16. And Jude the brother of James, and Judas Iscariot,
who was the traitor.
6:17. And coming down with them, he stood in a plain place:
and the company of his disciples and a very great multitude
of people from all Judea and Jerusalem and the sea coast,
both of Tyre and Sidon,
6:18. Who were come to hear him and to be healed of their
diseases. And they that were troubled with unclean spirits
6:19. And all the multitude sought to touch him: for virtue
went out from him and healed all.
6:20. And he, lifting up his eyes on his disciples, said:
Blessed are ye poor: for yours is the kingdom of God.
6:21. Blessed are ye that hunger now: for you shall be
filled. Blessed are ye that weep now: for you shall laugh.
6:22. Blessed shall you be when men shall hate you, and
when they shall separate you and shall reproach you and
cast out your name as evil, for the Son of man's sake.
6:23. Be glad in that day and rejoice: for behold, your
reward is great in heaven, For according to these things
did their fathers to the prophets.
6:24. But woe to you that are rich: for you have your
6:25. Woe to you that are filled: for you shall hunger. Woe
to you that now laugh: for you shall mourn and weep.
6:26. Woe to you when men shall bless you: for according to
these things did their fathers to the false prophets.
6:27. But I say to you that hear: Love your enemies. Do
good to them that hate you.
6:28. Bless them that curse you and pray for them that
6:29. And to him that striketh thee on the one cheek, offer
also the other. And him that taketh away from thee thy
cloak, forbid not to take thy coat also.
6:30. Give to every one that asketh thee: and of him that
taketh away thy goods, ask them not again.
6:31. And as you would that men should do to you, do you
also to them in like manner.
6:32. And if you love them that love you, what thanks are
to you? For sinners also love those that love them.
6:33. And if you do good to them who do good to you, what
thanks are to you? For sinners also do this.
6:34. And if you lend to them of whom you hope to receive,
what thanks are to you? For sinners also lend to sinners,
for to receive as much.
6:35. But love ye your enemies: do good, and lend, hoping
for nothing thereby: and your reward shall be great, and
you shall be the sons of the Highest. For he is kind to the
unthankful and to the evil.
6:36. Be ye therefore merciful, as your Father also is
6:37. Judge not: and you shall not be judged. Condemn not:
and you shall not be condemned. Forgive: and you shall be
6:38. Give: and it shall be given to you: good measure and
pressed down and shaken together and running over shall
they give into your bosom. For with the same measure that
you shall mete withal, it shall be measured to you again.
6:39. And he spoke also to them a similitude: Can the blind
lead the blind? Do they not both fall into the ditch?
6:40. The disciple is not above his master: but every one
shall be perfect, if he be as his master.
6:41. And why seest thou the mote in thy brother's eye: but
the beam that is in thy own eye thou considerest not?
6:42. Or how canst thou say to thy brother: Brother, let me
pull the mote out of thy eye, when thou thyself seest not
the beam in thy own eye? Hypocrite, cast first the beam out
of thy own eye: and then shalt thou see clearly to take out
the mote from thy brother's eye.
6:43. For there is no good tree that bringeth forth evil
fruit: nor an evil tree that bringeth forth good fruit.
6:44. For every tree is known by its fruit. For men do not
gather figs from thorns: nor from a bramble bush do they
gather the grape.
6:45. A good man out of the good treasure of his heart
bringeth forth that which is good: and an evil man out of
the evil treasure bringeth forth that which is evil. For
out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh.
6:46. And why call you me, Lord, Lord; and do not the
things which I say?
6:47. Every one that cometh to me and heareth my words and
doth them, I will shew you to whom he is like.
6:48. He is like to a man building a house, who digged deep
and laid the foundation upon a rock. And when a flood came,
the stream beat vehemently upon that house: and it could
not shake it: for it was founded on a rock.
6:49. But he that heareth and doth not is like to a man
building his house upon the earth without a foundation:
against which the stream beat vehemently. And immediately
it fell: and the ruin of that house was great.
Luke Chapter 7
Christ heals the centurion's servant. He raises the widow's
son to life, answers the messengers sent by John and
absolves the penitent sinner.
7:1. And when he had finished all his words in the hearing
of the people, he entered into Capharnaum.
7:2. And the servant of a certain centurion who was dear to
him, being sick, was ready to die.
7:3. And when he had heard of Jesus, he sent unto him the
ancients of the Jews, desiring him to come and heal his
7:4. And when they came to Jesus, they besought him
earnestly, saying to him: He is worthy that thou shouldest
do this for him.
7:5. For he loveth our nation: and he hath built us a
7:6. And Jesus went with them. And when he was now not far
from the house, the centurion sent his friends to him,
saying: Lord, trouble not thyself; for I am not worthy that
thou shouldst enter under my roof.
7:7. For which cause neither did I think myself worthy to
come to thee: but say the word, and my servant shall be
7:8. For I also am a man subject to authority, having under
me soldiers: and I say to one, Go, and he goeth: and to
another, Come, and he cometh; and to my servant, Do this,
and he doth it.
7:9. Which Jesus hearing, marvelled: and turning about to
the multitude that followed him, he said: Amen I say to
you, I have not found so great faith, not even in Israel.
7:10. And they who were sent, being returned to the house,
found the servant whole who had been sick.
7:11. And it came to pass afterwards that he went into a
city that is called Naim: and there went with him his
disciples and a great multitude.
7:12. And when he came nigh to the gate of the city, behold
a dead man was carried out, the only son of his mother: and
she was a widow. And a great multitude of the city was with
7:13. Whom when the Lord had seen, being moved with mercy
towards her, he said to her: Weep not.
7:14. And he came near and touched the bier. And they that
carried it stood still. And he said: Young man, I say to
7:15. And he that was dead sat up and begun to speak. And
he gave him to his mother.
7:16. And there came a fear upon them all: and they
glorified God saying: A great prophet is risen up among us:
and, God hath visited his people.
7:17. And this rumour of him went forth throughout all
Judea and throughout all the country round about.
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 Jesus, saying: Art thou he that art to come? Or
look we for another?
7:20. And when the men were come unto him, they said: John
the Baptist hath sent us to thee, saying: Art thou he that
art to come? Or look we for another?
7:21. (And in that same hour, he cured many of their
diseases and hurts and evil spirits: and to many that were
blind he gave sight.)
7:22. And answering, he said to them: Go and relate to John
what you have heard and seen: the blind see, the lame walk,
the lepers are made clean, the deaf hear, the dead rise
again, to the poor the gospel is preached.
7:23. And blessed is he whosoever shall not be scandalized
7:24. And when the messengers of John were departed, he
began to speak to the multitudes concerning John. What went
ye out into the desert to see? A reed shaken with the wind?
7:25. But what went you out to see? A man clothed in soft
garments? Behold they that are in costly apparel and live
delicately are in the houses of kings.
7:26. But what went you out to see? A prophet? Yea, I say
to you, and more than a prophet.
7:27. This is he of whom it is written: Behold I send my
angel before thy face, who shall prepare thy way before
7:28. For I say to you: Amongst those that are born of men,
there is not a greater prophet than John the Baptist. But
he that is the lesser in the kingdom of God is greater than
7:29. And all the people hearing, and the publicans,
justified God, being baptized with John's baptism.
Justified God... that is, praised the justice of God,
feared and worshipped God, as just and merciful.
7:30. But the Pharisees and the lawyers despised the
counsel of God against themselves, being not baptized by
7:31. And the Lord said: Whereunto then shall I liken the
men of this generation? And to what are they like?
7:32. They are like to children sitting in the marketplace
and speaking one to another and saying: We have piped to
you, and you have not danced: we have mourned, and you have
7:33. For John the Baptist came neither eating bread nor
drinking wine. And you say: He hath a devil.
7:34. The Son of man is come eating and drinking. And you
say: Behold a man that is a glutton and a drinker of wine,
a friend of publicans and sinners.
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 into the house of the Pharisee and sat down to
One of the Pharisees: that is, Simon.
7:37. And behold a woman that was in the city, a sinner,
when she knew that he sat at meat in the Pharisee's house,
brought an alabaster box of ointment.
7:38. And standing behind at his feet. she began to wash
his feet with tears and wiped them with the hairs of her
head and kissed his feet and anointed them with the
7:39. And the Pharisee, who had invited him, seeing it,
spoke within himself, saying: This man, if he were if a
prophet, would know surely who and what manner of woman
this is that toucheth him, that she is a sinner.
7:40. And Jesus answering, said to him: Simon, I have
somewhat to say to thee. But he said: Master, say it.
7:41. A certain creditor had two debtors: the one owed five
hundred pence and the other fifty.
7:42. And whereas they had not wherewith to pay, he forgave
them both. Which therefore of the two loveth him most?
7:43. Simon answering, said: I suppose that he to whom he
forgave most. And he said to him: Thou hast judged rightly.
7:44. And turning to the woman, he said unto Simon: Dost
thou see this woman? I entered into thy house: thou gavest
me no water for my feet. But she with tears hath washed my
feet; and with her hairs hath wiped them.
7:45. Thou gavest me no kiss. But she, since she cane in,
hath not ceased to kiss my feet.
7:46. My head with oil thou didst not anoint. But she with
ointment hath anointed my feet.
7:47. Wherefore, I say to thee: Many sins are forgiven her,
because she hath loved much. But to whom less is forgiven,
he loveth less.
Many sins are forgiven her, because she hath loved much...
In the scripture an effect sometimes seems attributed to
one only cause, when there are divers other concurring
dispositions; for the sins of this woman, in this verse,
are said to be forgiven, because she loved much: but (ver.
50) Christ tells her, Thy faith hath made thee safe. Hence
in a true conversion are joined faith, hope, love, sorrow
for sin, and other pious dispositions.
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: Who is this that forgiveth sins also?
7:50. And he said to the woman: Thy faith hath made thee
safe. Go in peace.
Luke Chapter 8
The parable of the seed. Christ stills the storm at sea,
casts out the legion, heals the issue of blood and raises
the daughter of Jairus to life.
8:1. And it came to pass afterwards he travelled through
the cities and towns, preaching and evangelizing the
kingdom of God: and the twelve with him:
8:2. And certain women who had been healed of evil spirits
and infirmities: Mary who is called Magdalen, out of whom
seven devils were gone forth,
8:3. And Joanna the wife of Chusa, Herod's steward, and
Susanna and many others who ministered unto him of their
8:4. And when a very great multitude was gathered together
and hastened out of the cities, unto him, he spoke by a
8:5. The sower went out to sow his seed. And as he sowed,
some fell by the way side. And it was trodden down: and the
fowls of the air devoured it.
8:6. And other some fell upon a rock. And as soon as it was
sprung up, it withered away, because it had no moisture.
8:7. And other some fell among thorns. And the thorns
growing up with it, choked it.
8:8. And other some fell upon good ground and, being sprung
up, yielded fruit a hundredfold. Saying these things, he
cried out: He that hath ears to hear, let him hear.
8:9. And his disciples asked him what this parable might
8:10. To whom he said: To you it is given to know the
mystery of the kingdom of God; but to the rest in parables,
that seeing they may not see and hearing may not
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 and taketh the word out of their heart, lest
believing they should be saved.
8:13. Now they upon the rock are they who when they hear
receive the word with joy: and these have no roots: for
they believe for a while and in time of temptation they
8:14. And that which fell among thorns are they who have
heard and, going their way, are choked with the cares and
riches and pleasures of this life and yield no fruit.
8:15. But that on the good ground are they who in a good
and perfect heart, hearing the word, keep it and bring
forth fruit in patience.
8:16. Now no man lighting a candle covereth it with a
vessel or putteth it under a bed: but setteth it upon a
candlestick, that they who come in may see the light.
8:17. For there is not any thing secret that shall not be
made manifest, nor hidden that shall not be known and come
8:18. Take heed therefore how you hear. For whosoever hath,
to him shall be given: and whosoever hath not, that also
which he thinketh he hath shall be taken away from him.
8:19. And his mother and brethren came unto him: and they
could not come at him for the crowd.
8:20. And it was told him: Thy mother and thy brethren
stand without, desiring to see thee.
8:21. Who answering, said to them: My mother and my
brethren are they who hear the word of God and do it.
8:22. And it came to pass on a certain day that he went
into a little ship with his disciples. And he said to them:
Let us go over to the other side of the lake. And they
8:23. And when they were sailing, he slept. And there came
down a storm of wind upon the lake: and they were filled
and were in danger.
8:24. And they came and awaked him, saying: Master, we
perish. But he arising, rebuked the wind and the rage of
the water. And it ceased: and there was a calm.
8:25. And he said to them: Where is your faith? Who being
afraid, wondered, saying one to another: Who is this (think
you), that he commandeth both the winds and the sea: and
they obey him?
8:26. And they sailed to the country of the Gerasens, which
is over against Galilee.
8:27. And when he was come forth to the land, there met him
a certain man who had a devil now a very long time. And he
wore no clothes: neither did he abide in a house, but in
8:28. And when he saw Jesus, he fell down before him. And
crying out with a loud voice, he said: What have I to do
with thee, Jesus, Son of the most high God? I beseech thee,
do not torment me.
8:29. For he commanded the unclean spirit to go out of the
man. For many times it seized him: and he was bound with
chains and kept in fetters: and breaking the bonds, he was
driven by the devil into the deserts.
8:30. And Jesus asked him, saying: What is thy name? But he
said: Legion. Because many devils were entered into him.
8:31. And they besought him that he would not command them
to go into the abyss.
8:32. And there was there a herd of many swine feeding on
the mountain: and they besought him that he would suffer
them to enter into them. And he suffered them.
8:33. The devils therefore went out of the man and entered
into the swine. And the herd ran violently down a steep
place into the lake and were stifled.
8:34. Which when they that fed them saw done, they fled
away and told it in the city and in the villages.
8:35. And they went out to see what was done. And they came
to Jesus and found the man out of whom the devils were
departed, sitting at his feet, clothed and in his right
mind. And they were afraid.
8:36. And they also that had seen told them how he had been
healed from the legion.
8:37. And all the multitude of the country of the Gerasens
besought him to depart from them: for they were taken with
great fear. And he, going up into the ship, returned back
8:38. Now the man out of whom the devils were departed
besought him that he might be with him. But Jesus sent him
8:39. Return to thy house and tell how great things God
hath done to thee. And he went through the whole city,
publishing how great things Jesus had done to him.
8:40. And it came to pass that when Jesus was returned, the
multitude received him: for they were all waiting for him.
8:41. And behold there came a man whose name was Jairus:
and he was a ruler of the synagogue. And he fell down at
the feet of Jesus, beseeching him that he would come into
8:42. For he had an only daughter, almost twelve years old,
and she was dying. And it happened as he went that he was
thronged by the multitudes.
8:43. And there was a certain woman having an issue of
blood twelve years, who had bestowed all her substance on
physicians and could not be healed by any.
8:44. She came behind him and touched the hem of his
garment: and immediately the issue of her blood stopped.
8:45. And Jesus said: Who is it that touched me? And all
denying, Peter and they that were with him said: Master,
the multitudes throng and press thee; and dost thou say,
who touched me?
8:46. And Jesus said: Somebody hath touched me; for I know
that virtue is gone out from me.
8:47. And the woman seeing that she was not hid, came
trembling and fell down before his feet and declared before
all the people for what cause she had touched him, and how
she was immediately healed.
8:48. But he said to her: Daughter, thy faith hath made
thee whole. Go thy way in peace.
8:49. As he was yet speaking, there cometh one to the ruler
of the synagogue, saying to him: Thy daughter is dead:
trouble him not.
8:50. And Jesus hearing this word, answered the father of
the maid: Fear not. Believe only: and she shall be safe.
8:51. And when he was come to the house, he suffered not
any man to go in with him, but Peter and James and John,
and the father and mother of the maiden.
8:52. And all wept and mourned for her. But he said: Weep
not. The maid is not dead, but sleepeth.
8:53. And they laughed him to scorn, knowing that she was
8:54. But he taking her by the hand, cried out, saying:
8:55. And her spirit returned: and she arose immediately.
And he bid them give her to eat.
8:56. And her parents were astonished, whom he charged to
tell no man what was done.
Luke Chapter 9
Christ sends forth his apostles, feeds five thousand with
five loaves, is transfigured and casts out a devil.
9:1. Then calling together the twelve apostles, he gave
them power and authority over all devils and to cure
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, nor scrip, nor bread, nor money; neither
have two coats.
9:4. And whatsoever house you shall enter into, abide there
and depart not from thence.
9:5. And whosoever will not receive you, when ye go out of
that city, shake off even the dust of your feet, for a
testimony against them.
9:6. And going out, they went about through the towns,
preaching the gospel and healing every where.
9:7. Now Herod, the tetrarch, heard of all things that were
done by him. And he was in a doubt, because it was said
9:8. By some that John was risen from the dead: but by
other some, that Elias had appeared: and by others, that
one of the old prophets was risen again.
9:9. And Herod said: John I have beheaded. But who is this
of whom I hear such things? And he sought to see him.
9:10. And the apostles, when they were returned, told him
all they had done. And taking them, he went aside into a
desert place, apart, which belongeth to Bethsaida.
9:11. Which when the people knew, they followed him: and he
received them and spoke to them of the kingdom of God and
healed them who had need of healing.
9:12. Now the day began to decline. And the twelve came and
said to him: Send away the multitude, that, going into the
towns and villages round about, they may lodge and get
victuals; for we are here in a desert place.
9:13. But he said to them: Give you them to eat. And they
said: We have no more than five loaves and two fishes;
unless perhaps, we should go and buy food for all this
9:14. Now there were about five thousand men. And he said
to his disciples: Make them sit down by fifties in a
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 heaven and blessed them: and he broke and
distributed to his disciples, to set before the multitude.
9:17. And they did all eat and were filled. And there were
taken up of fragments that remained to them, twelve
9:18. And it came to pass, as he was alone praying, his
disciples also were with him: and he asked them, saying:
Whom do the people say that I am?
9:19. But they answered and said: John the Baptist; but
some say Elias: and others say that one of the former
prophets is risen again.
9:20. And he said to them: But whom do you say that I am?
Simon Peter answering, said: The Christ of God.
9:21. But he strictly charging them, commanded they should
tell this to no man.
9:22. Saying: The Son of man must suffer many things and be
rejected by the ancients and chief priests and scribes and
be killed and the third day rise again.
9:23. And he said to all: If any man will come after me,
let him deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow
9:24. For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: for
he that shall lose his life for my sake shall save it.
9:25. For what is a man advantaged, if he gain the whole
world and lose himself and cast away himself?
9:26. For he that shall be ashamed of me and of my words,
of him the Son of man shall be ashamed, when he shall come
in his majesty and that of his Father and of the holy
9:27. But I tell you of a truth: There are some standing
here that shall not taste death till they see the kingdom
9:28. And it came to pass, about eight days after these
words, that he took Peter and James and John and went up
into a mountain to pray.
9:29. And whilst he prayed, the shape of his countenance
was altered and his raiment became white and glittering.
9:30. And behold two men were talking with him. And they
were Moses and Elias,
9:31. Appearing in majesty. And they spoke of his decease
that he should accomplish in Jerusalem.
9:32. But Peter and they that were with him were heavy with
sleep. And waking, they saw his glory and the two men that
stood with him.
9:33. And it came to pass that, as they were departing from
him, Peter saith to Jesus: Master, it is good for us to be
here: and let us make three tabernacles, one for thee, and
one for Moses; and one for Elias: not knowing what he said.
9:34. And as he spoke these things, there came a cloud and
overshadowed them. And they were afraid when they entered
into the cloud.
9:35. And a voice came out of the cloud; saying: This is my
beloved son. Hear him.
9:36. And whilst the voice was uttered Jesus was found
alone. And they held their peace and told no man in those
days any of these things which they had seen.
9:37. And it came to pass the day following, when they came
down from the mountain, there met him a great multitude.
9:38. And behold a man among the crowd cried out, saying:
Master, I beseech thee, look upon my son, because he is my
9:39. And lo, a spirit seizeth him, and he suddenly crieth
out, and he throweth him down and teareth him, so that he
foameth; and bruising him, he hardly departeth from him.
9:40. And I desired thy disciples to cast him out: and they
9:41. And Jesus, answering:, said: O faithless and perverse
generation, how long shall I be with you and suffer you?
Bring hither thy son.
9:42. And as he was coming to him, the devil threw him down
and tore him.
9:43. And Jesus rebuked the unclean spirit and cured the
boy and restored him to his father.
9:44. And all were astonished at the mighty power of God.
But while all wondered at all the things he did, he said to
his disciples: Lay you up in your hearts these words, for
it shall come to pass that the Son of man shall be
delivered into the hands of men.
9:45. But they understood not this word: and it was hid
from them, so that they perceived it not. And they were
afraid to ask him concerning this word.
9:46. And there entered a thought into them, which of them
should be greater.
9:47. But Jesus seeing the thoughts of their hearts, took a
child and set him by him,
9:48. And said to them: Whosoever shall receive this child
in my name receiveth me; and whosoever shall receive me
receiveth him that sent me. For he that is the lesser among
you all, he is the greater.
9:49. And John, answering, said: Master, we saw a certain
man casting out devils in thy name: and we forbade him,
because he followeth not with us.
9:50. And Jesus said to him: Forbid him not: for he that is
not against you is for you.
9:51. And it came to pass, when the days of his assumption
were accomplishing, that he steadfastly set his face to go
9:52. And he sent messengers before his face: and going,
they entered into a city of the Samaritans, to prepare for
9:53. And they received him not, because his face was of
one going to Jerusalem.
9:54. And when his disciples, James and John, had seen
this, they said: Lord, wilt thou that we command fire to
come down from heaven and consume them?
9:55. And turning, he rebuked them, saying: you know not of
what spirit you are.
9:56. The Son of man came not to destroy souls, but to
save. And they went into another town.
9:57. And it came to pass, as they walked in the way, that
a certain man said to him: I will follow thee whithersoever
9:58. Jesus said to him: The foxes have holes, and the
birds of the air nests: but the Son of man hath not where
to lay his head.
9:59. But he said to another: Follow me. And he said: Lord,
suffer me first to go and to bury my father.
9:60. And Jesus said to him: Let the dead bury their dead:
but go thou and preach the kingdom of God.
9:61. And another said: I will follow thee, Lord; but let
me first take my leave of them that are at my house.
9:62. Jesus said to him: No man putting his hand to the
plough and looking back is fit for the kingdom of God.
Luke Chapter 10
Christ sends forth and instructs his seventy-two disciples.
The good Samaritan.
10:1. And after these things, the Lord appointed also other
seventy-two. And he sent them two and two before his face
into every city and place whither he himself was to come.
10:2. And he said to them: The harvest indeed is great, but
the labourers are few. Pray ye therefore the Lord of the
harvest that he send labourers into his harvest.
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 the way.
10:5. Into whatever house you enter, first say: Peace be to
10:6. And if the son of peace be there, your peace shall
rest upon him: but if not, it shall return to you.
10:7. And in the same house, remain, eating and drinking
such things as they have: for the labourer is worthy of his
hire. Remove not from house to house.
10:8. And into what city soever you enter, and they receive
you, eat such things as are set before you.
10:9. And heal the sick that are therein and say to them:
The kingdom of God is come nigh unto you.
10:10. But into whatsoever city you enter, and they receive
you not, going forth into the streets thereof, say:
10:11. Even the very dust of your city that cleaveth to us,
we wipe off against you. Yet know this, that the kingdom of
God is at hand.
10:12. I say to you, it shall be more tolerable at that day
for Sodom than for that city.
10:13. Woe to thee, Corozain! Woe to thee, Bethsaida! For
if in Tyre and Sidon had been wrought the mighty works that
have been wrought in you, they would have done penance long
ago, sitting in sackcloth and ashes.
10:14. But it shall be more tolerable for Tyre and Sidon at
the judgment than for you.
10:15. And thou, Capharnaum, which art exalted unto heaven,
thou shalt be thrust down to hell.
10:16. He that heareth you heareth me: and he that
despiseth you despiseth me: and he that despiseth me
despiseth him that sent me.
10:17. And the seventy-two returned with joy, saying: Lord,
the devils also are subject to us in thy name.
10:18. And he said to them: I saw Satan like lightning
falling from heaven.
10:19. Behold, I have given you power to tread upon
serpents and scorpions and upon all the power of the enemy:
and nothing shall hurt you.
10:20. But yet rejoice not in this, that spirits are
subject unto you: but rejoice in this, that your names are
written in heaven.
10:21. In that same hour, he rejoiced in the Holy Ghost and
said: I confess to thee, O Father, Lord of heaven and
earth, because thou hast hidden these things from the wise
and prudent and hast revealed them to little ones. Yea,
Father, for so it hath seemed good in thy sight.
He rejoiced in the Holy Ghost... That is, according to his
humanity he rejoiced in the Holy Ghost, and gave thanks to
his eternal Father.
10:22. All things are delivered to me by my Father. And no
one knoweth who the Son is, but the Father: and who the
Father is, but the Son and to whom the Son will reveal him.
10:23. And turning to his disciples, he said: Blessed are
the eyes that see the things which you see.
10:24. For I say to you that many prophets and kings have
desired to see the things that you see and have not seen
them; and to hear the things that you hear and have not
10:25. And behold a certain lawyer stood up, tempting him
and saying, Master, what must I do to possess eternal life?
10:26. But he said to him: What is written in the law? How
10:27. He answering, said: Thou shalt love the Lord thy God
with thy whole heart and with thy whole soul and with all
thy strength and with all thy mind: and thy neighbour as
10:28. And he said to him: Thou hast answered right. This
do: and thou shalt live.
10:29. But he willing to justify himself, said to Jesus:
And who is my neighbour?
10:30. And Jesus answering, said: A certain man went down
from Jerusalem to Jericho and fell among robbers, who also
stripped him and having wounded him went away, leaving him
10:31. And it chanced, that a certain priest went down the
same way: and seeing him, passed by.
10:32. In like manner also a Levite, when he was near the
place and saw him, passed by.
10:33. But a certain Samaritan, being on his journey, came
near him: and seeing him, was moved with compassion:
10:34. And going up to him, bound up his wounds, pouring in
oil and wine: and setting him upon his own beast, brought
him to an inn and took care of him.
10:35. And the next day he took out two pence and gave to
the host and said: Take care of him; and whatsoever thou
shalt spend over and above, I, at my return, will repay
10:36. Which of these three, in thy opinion, was neighbour
to him that fell among the robbers?
10:37. But he said: He that shewed mercy to him. And Jesus
said to him: Go, and do thou in like manner.
10:38. Now it came to pass, as they went, that he entered
into a certain town: and a certain woman named Martha
received him into her house.
10:39. And she had a sister called Mary. who, sitting also
at the Lord's feet, heard his word.
10:40. But Martha was busy about much serving. Who stood
and said: Lord, hast thou no care that my sister hath left
me alone to serve? Speak to her therefore, that she help
10:41. And the Lord answering, said to her: Martha, Martha,
thou art careful and art troubled about many things:
10:42. But one thing is necessary. Mary hath chosen the
best part, which shall not be taken away from her.
Luke Chapter 11
Christ teaches his disciples to pray. He casts out a dumb
devil, confutes the Pharisees, and pronounces woes against
them for their hypocrisy.
11:1. And it came to pass that as he was in a certain place
praying, when he ceased, one of his disciples said to him:
Lord, teach us to pray, as John also taught his disciples.
11:2. And he said to them: When you pray, say: Father,
hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come.
11:3. Give us this day our daily bread.
11:4. And forgive us our sins, for we also forgive every
one that is indebted to us. And lead us not into
11:5. And he said to them: Which of you shall have a friend
and shall go to him at midnight and shall say to him:
Friend, lend me three loaves,
11:6. Because a friend of mine is come off his journey to
me and I have not what to set before him.
11:7. And he from within should answer and say: Trouble me
not; the door is now shut, and my children are with me in
bed. I cannot rise and give thee.
11:8. Yet if he shall continue knocking, I say to you,
although he will not rise and give him because he is his
friend; yet, because of his importunity, he will rise and
give him as many as he needeth.
11:9. And I say to you: Ask, and it shall be given you:
seek, and you shall find: knock, and it shall be opened to
11:10. For every one that asketh receiveth: and he that
seeketh findeth: and to him that knocketh it shall be
11:11. And which of you, if he ask his father bread, will
he give him a stone? Or a fish, will he for a fish give him
11:12. Or if he shall ask an egg, will he reach him a
11:13. If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts
to your children, how much more will your Father from
heaven give the good Spirit to them that ask him?
11:14. And he was casting out a devil: and the same was
dumb. And when he had cast out the devil, the dumb spoke:
and the multitudes, were in admiration at it.
11:15. But some of them said: He casteth out devils by
Beelzebub, the prince of devils.
11:16. And others tempting, asked of him a sign from
11:17. But he seeing their thoughts, said to them: Every
kingdom divided against itself shall be brought to
desolation; and house upon house shall fall.
11:18. And if Satan also be divided against himself, how
shall his kingdom stand? Because you say that through
Beelzebub I cast out devils.
11:19. Now if I cast out devils by Beelzebub, by whom do
your children cast them out? Therefore, they shall be your
11:20. But if I by the finger of God cast out devils,
doubtless the kingdom of God is come upon you.
11:21. When a strong man armed keepeth his court, those
things are in peace which he possesseth.
11:22. But if a stronger than he come upon him and overcome
him, he will take away all his armour wherein he trusted
and will distribute his spoils.
11:23. He that is not with me is against me; and he that
gathereth not with me scattereth.
11:24. When the unclean spirit is gone out of a man, he
walketh through places without water, seeking rest: and not
finding, he saith: I will return into my house whence I
11:25. And when he is come, he findeth it swept and
11:26. Then he goeth and taketh with him seven other
spirits more wicked than himself: and entering in they
dwell there. And the last state of that man becomes worse
than the first.
11:27. And it came to pass, as he spoke these things, a
certain woman from the crowd, lifting up her voice, said to
him: Blessed is the womb that bore thee and the paps that
gave thee suck.
11:28. But he said: Yea rather, blessed are they who hear
the word of God and keep it.
11:29. And the multitudes running together, he began to
say: This generation is a wicked generation. It asketh a
sign: and a sign shall not be given it, but the sign of
Jonas the prophet.
11:30. For as Jonas was a sign to the Ninivites; so shall
the Son of man also be to this generation.
11:31. The queen of the south shall rise in the judgment
with the men of this generation and shall condemn them:
because she came from the ends of the earth to hear the
wisdom of Solomon. And behold more than Solomon here.
11:32. The men of Ninive shall rise in the judgment with
this generation and shall condemn it; Because they did
penance at the preaching of Jonas. And behold more than
11:33. No man lighteth a candle and putteth it in a hidden
place, nor under a bushel: but upon a candlestick, that
they that come in may see the light.
11:34. The light of thy body is thy eye. If thy eye be
single, thy whole body will be lightsome: but if it be
evil, thy body also will be darksome.
11:35. Take heed therefore that the light which is in thee
be not darkness.
11:36. If then thy whole body be lightsome, having no part
of darkness: the whole shall be lightsome and, as a bright
lamp, shall enlighten thee.
11:37. And as he was speaking, a certain Pharisee prayed
him that he would dine with him. And he going in, sat down
11:38. And the Pharisee began to say, thinking within
himself, why he was not washed before dinner.
11:39. And the Lord said to him: Now you, Pharisees, make
clean the outside of the cup and of the platter: but your
inside is full of rapine and iniquity.
11:40. Ye fools, did not he that made that which is without
make also that which is within?
11:41. But yet that which remaineth, give alms: and behold,
all things are clean unto you.
11:42. But woe to you, Pharisees, because you tithe mint
and rue and every herb and pass over judgment and the
charity of God. Now these things you ought to have done,
and not to leave the other undone.
11:43. Woe to you, Pharisees, because you love the
uppermost seats in the synagogues and salutations in the
11:44. Woe to you, because you are as sepulchres that
appear not: and men that walk over are not aware.
11:45. And one of the lawyers answering, saith to him:
Master, in saying these things, thou reproachest us also.
11:46. But he said: Woe to you lawyers also, because you
load men with burdens which they cannot bear and you
yourselves touch not the packs with one of your fingers.
Woe to you lawyers... He speaks of the doctors of the law
of Moses, commonly called the scribes.
11:47. Woe to you who build the monuments of the prophets:
and your fathers killed them.
Woe to you who build, etc... Not that the building of the
monuments of the prophets was in itself blameworthy, but
only the intention of these unhappy men, who made use of
this outward shew of religion and piety, as a means to
carry on their wicked designs against the prince of
11:48. Truly you bear witness that you consent to the
doings of your fathers. For they indeed killed them: and
you build their sepulchres.
11:49. For this cause also the wisdom of God said: I will
send to them prophets and apostles: and some of them they
will kill and persecute.
11:50. That the blood of all the prophets which was shed
from the foundation of the world may be required of this
11:51. From the blood of Abel unto the blood of Zacharias,
who was slain between the altar and the temple. Yea I say
to you: It shall be required of this generation.
11:52. Woe to you lawyers, for you have taken away the key
of knowledge. You yourselves have not entered in: and those
that were entering in, you have hindered.
11:53. And as he was saying these things to them, the
Pharisees and the lawyers began violently to urge him and
to oppress his mouth about many things,
11:54. Lying in wait for him and seeking to catch something
from his mouth, that they might accuse him.
Luke Chapter 12
Christ warns us against hypocrisy, the fear of the world
and covetousness. He admonishes all to watch.
12:1. And when great multitudes stood about him, so that
they trod one upon another, he began to say to his
disciples: Beware ye of the leaven of the Pharisees, which
12:2. For there is nothing covered that shall not be
revealed: nor hidden that shall not be known.
12:3. For whatsoever things you have spoken in darkness
shall be published in the light: and that which you have
spoken in the ear in the chambers shall be preached on the
12:4. And I say to you, my friends: Be not afraid of them
who kill the body and after that have no more that they can
12:5. But I will shew you whom you shall fear: Fear ye him
who, after he hath killed, hath power to cast into hell.
Yea, I say to you: Fear him.
12:6. Are not five sparrows sold for two farthings, and not
one of them is forgotten before God?
12:7. Yea, the very hairs of your head are all numbered.
Fear not therefore: you are of more value than many
12:8. And I say to you: Whosoever shall confess me before
men, him shall the Son of man also confess before the
angels of God.
12:9. But he that shall deny me before men shall be denied
before the angels of God.
12:10. And whosoever speaketh a word against the Son of
man, it shall be forgiven him: but to him that shall
blaspheme against the Holy Ghost, it shall not be forgiven.
12:11. And when they shall bring you into the synagogues
and to magistrates and powers, be not solicitous how or
what you shall answer, or what you shall say.
12:12. For the Holy Ghost shall teach you in the same hour
what you must say.
12:13. And one of the multitude said to him: Master, speak
to my brother that he divide the inheritance with me.
12:14. But he said to him: Man, who hath appointed me judge
or divider over you?
12:15. And he said to them: Take heed and beware of all
covetousness: for a man's life doth not consist in the
abundance of things which he possesseth.
12:16. And he spoke a similitude to them, saying: The land
of a certain rich man brought forth plenty of fruits.
12:17. And he thought within himself, saying: What shall I
do, because I have no room where to bestow my fruits?
12:18. And he said: This will I do: I will pull down my
barns and will build greater: and into them will I gather
all things that are grown to me and my goods.
12:19. And I will say to my soul: Soul, thou hast much
goods laid up for many years. Take thy rest: eat, drink,
make good cheer.
12:20. But God said to him: Thou fool, this night do they
require thy soul of thee. And whose shall those things be
which thou hast provided?
12:21. So is he that layeth up treasure for himself and is
not rich towards God.
12:22. And he said to his disciples: Therefore I say to
you: Be not solicitous for your life, what you shall eat,
nor for your body, what you shall put on.
12:23. The life is more than the meat: and the body is more
than the raiment.
12:24. Consider the ravens, for they sow not, neither do
they reap, neither have they storehouse nor barn, and God
feedeth them. How much are you more valuable than they?
12:25. And which of you by taking thought can add to his
stature one cubit?
12:26. If then ye be not able to do so much as the least
thing, why are you solicitous for the rest?
12:27. Consider the lilies, how they grow: they labour not,
neither do they spin. But I say to you, not even Solomon in
all his glory was clothed like one of these.
12:28. Now, if God clothe in this manner the grass that is
to-day in the field and to-morrow is cast into the oven:
how much more you, O ye of little faith?
12:29. And seek not what you shall eat or what you shall
drink: and be not lifted up on high.
12:30. For all these things do the nations of the world
seek. But your Father knoweth that you have need of these
12:31. But seek ye first the kingdom of God and his
justice: and all these things shall be added unto you.
12:32. Fear not, little flock, for it hath pleased your
Father to give you a kingdom.
12:33. Sell what you possess and give alms. Make to
yourselves bags which grow not old, a treasure in heaven
which faileth not: where no thief approacheth, nor moth
12:34. For where your treasure is, there will your heart be
12:35. Let your loins be girt and lamps burning in your
12:36. And you yourselves like to men who wait for their
lord, when he shall return from the wedding; that when he
cometh and knocketh, they may open to him immediately.
12:37. Blessed are those servants whom the Lord, when he
cometh, shall find watching. Amen I say to you that he will
gird himself and make them sit down to meat and passing
will minister unto them.
12:38. And if he shall come in the second watch or come in
the third watch and find them so, blessed are those
12:39. But this know ye, that if the householder did know
at what hour the thief would come, he would surely watch
and would not suffer his house to be broken open.
12:40. Be you then also ready: for at what hour you think
not the Son of man will come.
12:41. And Peter said to him: Lord, dost thou speak this
parable to us, or likewise to all?
12:42. And the Lord said: Who thinkest thou is the faithful
and wise steward, whom his lord setteth over his family, to
give them their measure of wheat in due season?
12:43. Blessed is that servant whom, when his lord shall
come, he shall find so doing.
12:44. Verily I say to you, he will set him over all that
12:45. But if that servant shall say in his heart: My Lord
is long a coming; and shall begin to strike the
men-servants and maid-servants, and to eat and to drink and
12:46. The lord of that servant will come in the day that
he hopeth not, and at the hour that he knoweth not: and
shall separate him and shall appoint him his portion with
12:47. And that servant, who knew the will of his lord and
prepared not himself and did not according to his will,
shall be beaten with many stripes.
12:48. But he that knew not and did things worthy of
stripes shall be beaten with few stripes. And unto
whomsoever much is given, of him much shall be required:
and to whom they have committed much, of him they will
demand the more.
12:49. I am come to cast fire on the earth. And what will
I, but that it be kindled?
12:50. And I have a baptism wherewith I am to be baptized.
And how am I straitened until it be accomplished?
12:51. Think ye, that I am come to give peace on earth? I
tell you, no; but separation.
12:52. For there shall be from henceforth five in one house
divided: three against two, and two against three.
12:53. The father shall be divided against the son and the
son against his father: the mother against the daughter and
the daughter against her mother: the mother-in-law against
the daughter-in-law and the daughter-in-law law against her
12:54. And he said also to the multitudes: When you see a
cloud rising from the west, presently you say: A shower is
coming. And so it happeneth.
12:55. And when ye see the south wind blow, you say: There
will heat. And it cometh to pass.
12:56. You hypocrites, you know how to discern the face of
the heaven and of the earth: but how is it that you do not
discern this time?
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 art in the way, endeavour to be
delivered from him: lest perhaps he draw thee to he judge,
and the judge deliver thee to the exacter, and the exacter
cast thee into prison.
12:59. I say to thee, thou shalt not go out thence until
thou pay the very last mite.
Luke Chapter 13
The necessity of penance. The barren fig tree. The cure of
the infirm woman. The journey to Jerusalem.
13:1. And there were present, at that very time, some that
told him of the Galileans, whose blood Pilate had mingled
with their sacrifices.
13:2. And he answering, said to them: Think you that these
Galileans were sinners above all the men of Galilee,
because they suffered such things?
13:3. No, I say to you: but unless you shall do penance,
you shall all likewise perish.
13:4. Or those eighteen upon whom the tower fell in Siloe
and slew them: think you that they also were debtors above
all the men that dwelt in Jerusalem?
13:5. No, I say to you: but except you do penance, you
shall all likewise perish.
13:6. He spoke also this parable: A certain man had a fig
tree planted in his vineyard: and he came seeking fruit on
it and found none.
13:7. And he said to the dresser of the vineyard: Behold,
for these three years I come seeking fruit on this fig tree
and I find none. Cut it down therefore. Why cumbereth it
13:8. But he answering, said to him: Lord, let it alone
this year also, until I dig about it and dung it.
13:9. And if happily it bear fruit: but if not, then after
that thou shalt cut it down.
13:10. And he was teaching in their synagogue on their
13:11. And behold there was a woman who had a spirit of
infirmity eighteen years. And she was bowed together:
neither could she look upwards at all.
13:12. Whom when Jesus saw, he called her unto him and said
to her: Woman, thou art delivered from thy infirmity.
13:13. And he laid his hands upon her: and immediately she
was made straight and glorified God.
13:14. And the ruler of the synagogue being angry that
Jesus had healed on the sabbath answering, said to the
multitude: Six days there are wherein you ought to work. In
them therefore come and be healed: and not on the sabbath
13:15. And the Lord answering him, said: Ye hypocrites,
doth not every one of you, on the sabbath day, loose his ox
or his ass from the manger and lead them to water?
13:16. And ought not this daughter of Abraham, whom Satan
hath bound, lo, these eighteen years, be loosed from this
bond on the sabbath day?
13:17. And when he said these things, all his adversaries
were ashamed: and all the people rejoiced for all the
things that were gloriously done by him.
13:18. He said therefore: To what is the kingdom of God
like, and whereunto shall I resemble it?
13:19. It is like to a grain of mustard seed, which a man
took and cast into his garden: and it grew and became a
great tree, and the birds of the air lodged in the branches
13:20. And again he said: Whereunto shall I esteem the
kingdom of God to be like?
13:21. It is like to leaven, which a woman took and hid in
three measures of meal, till the whole was leavened.
13:22. And he went through the cities and towns teaching
and making his journey to Jerusalem.
13:23. And a certain man said to him: Lord, are they few
that are saved? But he said to them:
13:24. Strive to enter by the narrow gate: for many, I say
to you, shall seek to enter and shall not be able.
Shall seek, etc... Shall desire to be saved; but for want
of taking sufficient pains, and being thoroughly in
earnest, shall not attain to it.
13:25. But when the master of the house shall be gone in
and shall shut the door, you shall begin to stand without;
and knock at the door, saying: Lord, open to us. And he
answering, shall say to you: I know you not, whence you
13:26. Then you shall begin to say: We have eaten and drunk
in thy presence: and thou hast taught in our streets.
13:27. And he shall say to you: I know you not, whence you
are. Depart from me, all ye workers of iniquity.
13:28. There shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth; when
you shall see Abraham and Isaac and Jacob and all the
prophets, in the kingdom of God: and you yourselves thrust
13:29. And there shall come from the east and the west and
the north and the south: and shall sit down in the kingdom
13:30. And behold, they are last that shall be first: and
they are first that shall be last.
13:31. The same day, there came some of the Pharisees,
saying to him: Depart, and get thee hence, for Herod hath a
mind to kill thee.
13:32. And he said to them: Go and tell that fox: Behold, I
cast out devils and do cures, to-day and to-morrow, and the
third day I am consummated.
13:33. Nevertheless, I must walk to-day and to-morrow and
the day following, because it cannot be that a prophet
perish, out of Jerusalem.
13:34. Jerusalem, Jerusalem, that killest the prophets; and
stonest them that are sent to thee, how often would I have
gathered thy children as the bird doth her brood under her
wings, and thou wouldest not?
13:35. Behold your house shall be left to you desolate. And
I say to you that you shall not see me till the time come
when you shall say: Blessed is he that cometh in the name
of the Lord.
Luke Chapter 14
Christ heals the dropsical man. The parable of the supper.
The necessity of renouncing all to follow Christ.
14:1. And it came to pass, when Jesus went into the house
of one of the Pharisees, on the sabbath day, that they
14:2. And behold, there was a certain man before him that
had the dropsy.
14:3. And Jesus answering, spoke to the lawyers and
Pharisees, saying: Is it lawful to heal on the sabbath day?
14:4. But they held their peace. But he taking him, healed
him and sent him away.
14:5. And answering them, he said: Which of you shall have
an ass or an ox fall into a pit and will not immediately
draw him out, on the sabbath day?
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 they chose the first seats at the
table, saying to them:
14:8. When thou art invited to a wedding, sit not down in
the first place, lest perhaps one more honourable than thou
be invited by him:
14:9. And he that invited thee and him, come and say to
thee: Give this man place. And then thou begin with shame
to take the lowest place.
14:10. But when thou art invited, go, sit down in the
lowest place; that when he who invited thee cometh, he may
say to thee: Friend, go up higher. Then shalt thou have
glory before them that sit at table with thee.
14:11. Because every one that exalteth himself shall be
humbled: and he that humbleth himself shall be exalted.
14:12. And he said to him also that had invited him: When
thou makest a dinner or a supper, call not thy friends nor
thy brethren nor thy kinsmen nor thy neighbours who are
rich; lest perhaps they also invite thee again, and a
recompense be made to thee.
14:13. But when thou makest a feast, call the poor, the
maimed, the lame and the blind.
14:14. And thou shalt be blessed, because they have not
wherewith to make thee recompense: for recompense shall be
made thee at the resurrection of the just.
14:15. When one of them that sat at table with him had
heard these things, he said to him: Blessed is he that
shall eat bread in the kingdom of God.
14:16. But he said to him: A certain man made a great
supper and invited many.
14:17. And he sent his servant at the hour of supper to say
to them that were invited, that they should come: for now
all things are ready.
14:18. And they began all at once to make excuse. The first
said to him: I have bought a farm and I must needs go out
and see it. I pray thee, hold me excused.
14:19. And another said: I have bought five yoke of oxen
and I go to try them. I pray thee, hold me excused.
14:20. And another said: I have married a wife; and
therefore I cannot come.
14:21. And the servant returning, told these things to his
lord. Then the master of the house, being angry, said to
his servant: Go out quickly into the streets and lanes of
the city; and bring in hither the poor and the feeble and
the blind and the lame.
14:22. And the servant said: Lord, it is done as thou hast
commanded; and yet there is room.
14:23. 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.
14:24. But I say unto you that none of those men that were
invited shall taste of my supper.
14:25. And there went great multitudes with him. And
turning, he said to them:
14:26. If any man come to me, and hate not his father and
mother and wife and children and brethren and sisters, yea
and his own life also, he cannot be my disciple.
Hate not, etc... The law of Christ does not allow us to
hate even our enemies, much less our parents: but the
meaning of the text is, that we must be in that disposition
of soul, as to be willing to renounce, and part with every
thing, how near or dear soever it may be to us, that would
keep us from following Christ.
14:27. And whosoever doth not carry his cross and come
after me cannot be my disciple.
14:28. For which of you, having a mind to build a tower,
doth not first sit down and reckon the charges that are
necessary, whether he have wherewithal to finish it:
14:29. Lest, after he hath laid the foundation and is not
able to finish it, all that see it begin to mock him,
14:30. Saying: This man began to build and was not able to
14:31. Or, what king, about to go to make war against
another king, doth not first sit down and think whether he
be able, with ten thousand, to meet him that, with twenty
thousand, cometh against him?
14:32. Or else, while the other is yet afar off, sending an
embassy, he desireth conditions of peace.
14:33. So likewise every one of you that doth not renounce
all that he possesseth cannot be my disciple.
14:34. Salt is good. But if the salt shall lose its savour,
wherewith shall it be seasoned?
14:35. It is neither profitable for the land nor for the
dunghill: but shall be cast out. He that hath ears to hear,
let him hear.
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
15:2. And the Pharisees and the scribes murmured, saying:
This man receiveth sinners and eateth with them.
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 one of them, doth he not leave the ninety-nine
in the desert and go after that which was lost, until he
15:5. And when he hath found it, lay it upon his shoulders,
15:6. And coming home, call together his friends and
neighbours, saying to them: Rejoice with me, because I have
found my sheep that was lost?
15:7. I say to you that even so there shall be joy in
heaven upon one sinner that doth penance, more than upon
ninety-nine just who need not penance.
15:8. Or what woman having ten groats, if she lose one
groat, doth not light a candle and sweep the house and seek
diligently until she find it?
15:9. And when she hath found it, call together her friends
and neighbours, saying: Rejoice with me, because I have
found the groat which I had lost.
15:10. So I say to you, there shall be joy before the
angels of God upon one sinner doing penance.
Before the angels... By this it is plain that the spirits
in heaven have a concern for us below, and a joy at our
repentance and consequently a knowledge of it.
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 portion of substance that falleth to me. And he
divided unto them his substance.
15:13. And not many days after, the younger son, gathering
all together, went abroad into a far country: and there
wasted his substance, living riotously.
15:14. And after he had spent all, there came a mighty
famine in that country: and he began to be in want.
15:15. And he went and cleaved to one of the citizens of
that country. And he sent him into his farm to feed swine.
15:16. And he would fain have filled his belly with the
husks the swine did eat: and no man gave unto him.
15:17. And returning to himself, he said: How many hired
servants in my father's house abound with bread, and I here
perish with hunger!
15:18. I will arise and will go to my father and say to
him: Father, I have sinned against heaven and before thee.
15:19. I am not worthy to be called thy son: make me as one
of thy hired servants.
15:20. And rising up, he came to his father. And when he
was yet a great way off, his father saw him and was moved
with compassion and running to him fell upon his neck and
15:21. And the son said to him: Father: I have sinned
against heaven and before thee I am not now worthy to be
called thy son.
15:22. And the father said to his servants: Bring forth
quickly the first robe and put it on him: and put a ring on
his hand and shoes on his feet.
15:23. And bring hither the fatted calf, and kill it: and
let us eat and make merry:
15:24. Because this my son was dead and is come to life
again, was lost and is found. And they began to be merry.
15:25. Now his elder son was in the field and when he came
and drew nigh to the house, he heard music and dancing.
15:26. And he called one of the servants, and asked what
these things meant.
15:27. And he said to him: Thy brother is come and thy
father hath killed the fatted calf, because he hath
received him safe.
15:28. And he was angry and would not go in. His father
therefore coming out began to entreat him.
15:29. And he answering, said to his father: Behold, for so
many years do I serve thee and I have never transgressed
thy commandment: and yet thou hast never given me a kid to
make merry with my friends.
15:30. But as soon as this thy son is come, who hath
devoured his substance with harlots, thou hast killed for
him the fatted calf.
15:31. But he said to him: Son, thou art always with me;
and all I have is thine.
15:32. But it was fit that we should make merry and be
glad: for this thy brother was dead and is come to life
again; he was lost, and is found.
Luke Chapter 16
The parable of the unjust steward and of the rich man and
16:1. And he said also to his disciples: There was a
certain rich man who had a steward: and the same was
accused unto him, that he had wasted his goods.
16:2. And he called him and said to him: How is it that I
hear this of thee? Give an account of thy stewardship: for
now thou canst be steward no longer.
16:3. And the steward said within himself: What shall I do,
because my lord taketh away from me the stewardship? To dig
I am not able; to beg I am ashamed.
16:4. I know what I will do, that when I shall be removed
from the stewardship, they may receive me into their
16:5. Therefore, calling together every one of his lord's
debtors, he said to the first: How much dost thou owe my
16:6. But he said: An hundred barrels of oil. And he said
to him: Take thy bill and sit down quickly and write fifty.
16:7. Then he said to another: And how much dost thou owe?
Who said: An hundred quarters of wheat. He said to him:
Take thy bill and write eighty.
16:8. And the lord commended the unjust steward, forasmuch
as he had done wisely: for the children of this world are
wiser in their generation than the children of light.
16:9. And I say to you: Make unto you friends of the mammon
of iniquity: that when you shall fail, they may receive you
into everlasting dwellings.
Mammon of iniquity... Mammon signifies riches. They are
here called the mammon of iniquity, because oftentimes ill
gotten, ill bestowed, or an occasion of evil; and at the
best are but worldly, and false; and not the true riches of
a Christian. They may receive... By this we see, that the
poor servants of God, whom we have relieved by our alms,
may hereafter, by their intercession, bring our souls to
16:10. He that is faithful in that which is least is
faithful also in that which is greater: and he that is
unjust in that which is little is unjust also in that which
16:11. If then you have not been faithful in the unjust
mammon, who will trust you with that which is the true?
16:12. And if you have not been faithful in that which is
another's, who will give you that which is your own?
16:13. No servant can serve two masters: for either he will
hate the one and love the other: or he will hold to the one
and despise the other. You cannot serve God and mammon.
16:14. Now the Pharisees, who were covetous, heard all
these things: and they derided him.
16:15. And he said to them: you are they who justify
yourselves before men, but God knoweth your hearts. For
that which is high to men is an abomination before God.
16:16. The law and the prophets were until John. From that
time the kingdom of God is preached: and every one useth
violence towards it.
16:17. And it is easier for heaven and earth to pass than
one tittle of the law to fall.
16:18. Every one that putteth away his wife and marrieth
another committeth adultery: and he that marrieth her that
is put away from her husband committeth adultery.
16:19. There was a certain rich man who was clothed in
purple and fine linen and feasted sumptuously every day.
16:20. And there was a certain beggar, named Lazarus, who
lay at his gate, full of sores,
16:21. Desiring to be filled with the crumbs that fell from
the rich man's table. And no one did give him: moreover the
dogs came and licked his sores.
16:22. And it came to pass that the beggar died and was
carried by the angels into Abraham's bosom. And the rich
man also died: and he was buried in hell.
Abraham's bosom... The place of rest, where the souls of
the saints resided, till Christ had opened heaven by his
16:23. And lifting up his eyes when he was in torments, he
saw Abraham afar off and Lazarus in his bosom:
16:24. 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 to cool my tongue: for I am tormented in this
16:25. And Abraham said to him: Son, remember that thou
didst receive good things in thy lifetime, and likewise
Lazarus evil things: but now he is comforted and thou art
16:26. And besides all this, between us and you, there is
fixed a great chaos: so that they who would pass from hence
to you cannot, nor from thence come hither.
16:27. And he said: Then, father, I beseech thee that thou
wouldst send him to my father's house, for I have five
16:28. That he may testify unto them, lest they also come
into this place of torments.
16:29. And Abraham said to him: They have Moses and the
prophets. Let them hear them.
16:30. But he said: No, father Abraham: but if one went to
them from the dead, they will do penance.
16:31. And he said to him: If they hear not Moses and the
prophets, neither will they believe, if one rise again from
Luke Chapter 17
Lessons of avoiding scandal and of the efficacy of faith.
The ten lepers. The manner of the coming of Christ.
17:1. And he said to his disciples: It is impossible that
scandals should not come. But woe to him through whom they
17:2. It were better for him that a millstone were hanged
about his neck and he cast into the sea, than that he
should scandalize one of these little ones.
17:3. Take heed to yourselves. If thy brother sin against
thee, reprove him: and if he do penance, forgive him.
17:4. And if he sin against thee seven times in a day, and
seven times in a day be converted unto thee, saying: I
repent: forgive him.
17:5. And the apostles said to the Lord: Increase our
17:6. And the Lord said: If you had faith like to a grain
of mustard seed, you might say to this mulberry tree: Be
thou rooted up and be thou transplanted into the sea. And
it would obey you.
17:7. But which of you, having a servant ploughing or
feeding cattle, will say to him, when he is come from the
field: Immediately go. Sit down to meat.
17:8. And will not rather say to him: Make ready my supper
and gird thyself and serve me, whilst I eat and drink; and
afterwards thou shalt eat and drink?
17:9. Doth he thank that servant for doing the things which
he commanded him?
17:10. I think not. So you also, when you shall have done
all these things that are commanded you, say: We are
unprofitable servants; we have done that which we ought to
Unprofitable servants... Because our service is of no
profit to our master; and he justly claims it as our
bounden duty. But though we are unprofitable to him, our
serving him is not unprofitable to us; for he is pleased to
give by his grace a value to our good works, which, in
consequence of his promise, entitles them to an eternal
17:11. And it came to pass, as he was going to Jerusalem,
he passed through the midst of Samaria and Galilee.
17:12. And as he entered into a certain town, there met him
ten men that were lepers, who stood afar off.
17:13. And lifted up their voice, saying: Jesus, Master,
have mercy on us.
17:14. Whom when he saw, he said: Go, shew yourselves to
the priests. And it came to pass, as they went, they were
17:15. And one of them, when he saw that he was made clean,
went back, with a loud voice glorifying God.
17:16. And he fell on his face before his feet, giving
thanks. And this was a Samaritan.
17:17. And Jesus answering, said: Were not ten made clean?
And where are the nine?
17:18. There is no one found to return and give glory to
God, but this stranger.
17:19. And he said to him: Arise, go thy way; for thy faith
hath made thee whole.
17:20. And being asked by the Pharisees when the kingdom of
God should come, he answering them and said: The kingdom of
God cometh not with observation.
17:21. Neither shall they say: Behold here, or behold
there. For lo, the kingdom of God is within you.
17:22. And he said to his disciples: The days will come
when you shall desire to see one day of the Son of man. And
you shall not see it.
17:23. And they will say to you: See here, and see there.
Go ye not after, nor follow them.
17:24. For as the lightning that lighteneth from under
heaven shineth unto the parts that are under heaven, so
shall the Son of man be in his day.
17:25. But first he must suffer many things and be rejected
by this generation.
17:26. And as it came to pass in the days of Noe, so shall
it be also in the days of the Son of man.
17:27. They did eat and drink, they married wives and were
given in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the
ark and the flood came and destroyed them all.
17:28. Likewise as it came to pass in the days of Lot. They
did eat and drink, they bought and sold, they planted and
17:29. And in the day that Lot went out of Sodom, it rained
fire and brimstone from heaven and destroyed them all.
17:30. Even thus shall it be in the day when the Son of man
shall be revealed.
17:31. In that hour, he that shall be on the housetop, and
his goods in the house, let him not go down to take them
away: and he that shall be in the field, in like manner,
let him not return back.
17:32. Remember Lot's wife.
17:33. Whosoever shall seek to save his life shall lose it:
and whosoever shall lose it shall preserve it.
17:34. I say to you: In that night there shall be two men
in one bed. The one shall be taken and the other shall be
17:35. Two women shall be grinding together. The one shall
be taken and the other shall be left. Two men shall be in
the field. The one shall be taken and the other shall be
17:36. They answering, say to him: Where, Lord?
17:37. Who said to them: Wheresoever the body shall be,
thither will the eagles also be gathered together.
Luke Chapter 18
We must pray always. The Pharisee and the publican. The
danger of riches. The blind man is restored to sight.
18:1. And he spoke also a parable to them, that we ought
always to pray and not to faint,
18:2. Saying: There was a judge in a certain city, who
feared not God nor regarded man.
18:3. And there was a certain widow in that city; and she
came to him, saying: Avenge me of my adversary.
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 himself: Although I fear not God nor regard
18:5. Yet because this widow is troublesome to me, I will
avenge her, lest continually coming she weary me.
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? And will he have patience in their regard?
18:8. I say to you that he will quickly revenge them. But
yet the Son of man, when he cometh, shall he find, think
you, faith on earth?
18:9. And to some who trusted in themselves as just and
despised others, he spoke also this parable:
18:10. Two men went up into the temple to pray: the one a
Pharisee and the other a publican.
18:11. The Pharisee standing, prayed thus with himself: O
God, I give thee thanks that I am not as the rest of men,
extortioners, unjust, adulterers, as also is this publican.
18:12. I fast twice in a week: I give tithes of all that I
18:13. And the publican, standing afar off, would not so
much as lift up his eyes towards heaven; but struck his
breast, saying: O God, be merciful to me a sinner.
18:14. I say to you, this man went down into his house
justified rather than the other: because every one that
exalteth himself shall be humbled: and he that humbleth
himself shall be exalted.
18:15. And they brought unto him also infants, that he
might touch them. Which when the disciples saw, they
18:16. But Jesus, calling them together, said: Suffer
children to come to me and forbid them not: for of such is
the kingdom of God.
18:17. Amen, I say to you: Whosoever shall not receive the
kingdom of God as a child shall not enter into it.
18:18. And a certain ruler asked him, saying: Good master,
what shall I do to possess everlasting life?
18:19. And Jesus said to him: Why dost thou call me good?
None is good but God alone.
18:20. Thou knowest the commandments: Thou shalt not kill.
Thou shalt not commit adultery: Thou shalt not steal: Thou
shalt not bear false witness: Honour thy father and mother.
18:21. Who said: All these things have I kept from my
18:22. Which when Jesus had heard, he said to him: Yet one
thing is wanting to thee. Sell all whatever thou hast and
give to the poor: and thou shalt have treasure in heaven.
And come, follow me.
18:23. He having heard these things, became sorrowful: for
he was very rich.
18:24. And Jesus seeing him become sorrowful, said: How
hardly shall they that have riches enter into the kingdom
18:25. For it is easier for a camel to pass through the eye
of a needle than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom
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 possible with God.
18:28. Then Peter said: Behold, we have left all things and
have followed thee.
18:29. Who said to them: Amen, I say to you, there is no
man that hath left home or parents or brethren or wife or
children, for the kingdom of God's sake,
18:30. Who shall not receive much more in this present
time, and in the world to come life everlasting.
18:31. Then Jesus took unto him the twelve and said to
them: Behold, we go up to Jerusalem; and all things shall
be accomplished which were written by the prophets
concerning the Son of man.
18:32. For he shall be delivered to the Gentiles and shall
be mocked and scourged and spit upon.
18:33. And after they have scourged him, they will put him
to death. And the third day he shall rise again.
18:34. And they understood none of these things, and this
word was hid from them: and they understood not the things
that were said.
18:35. Now it came to pass, when he drew nigh to Jericho,
that a certain blind man sat by the way side, begging.
18:36. And when he heard the multitude passing by, he asked
what this meant.
18:37. And they told him that Jesus of Nazareth was passing
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 peace: but he cried out much more: Son of
David, have mercy on me.
18:40. And Jesus standing, commanded him to be brought unto
him. And when he was come near, he asked him,
18:41. Saying; What wilt thou that I do to thee? But he
said: Lord, that I may see.
18:42. And Jesus said to him: Receive thy sight: thy faith
hath made thee whole.
18:43. And immediately he saw and followed him, glorifying
God. And all the people, when they saw it, gave praise to
Luke Chapter 19
Zacheus entertains Christ. The parable of the pounds.
Christ rides upon an ass and weeps over Jerusalem.
19:1. And entering he walked through Jericho.
19:2. And behold, there was a man named Zacheus, who was
the chief of the publicans: and he was rich.
19:3. And he sought to see Jesus who he was: and he could
not for the crowd, because he was low of stature.
19:4. And running before, he climbed up into a sycamore
tree, that he might see him: for he was to pass that way.
19:5. And when Jesus was come to the place, looking up, he
saw him and said to him: Zacheus, make haste and come down:
for this day I must abide in thy house.
19:6. And he made haste and came down and received him with
19:7. And when all saw it, they murmured, saying, that he
was gone to be a guest with a man that was a sinner.
19:8. But Zacheus standing, said to the Lord: Behold, Lord,
the half of my goods I give to the poor; and if I have
wronged any man of any thing, I restore him fourfold.
19:9. Jesus said to him: This day is salvation come to this
house, because he also is a son of Abraham.
19:10. For the Son of man is come to seek and to save that
which was lost.
19:11. As they were hearing these things, he added and
spoke a parable, because he was nigh to Jerusalem and
because they thought that the kingdom of God should
immediately be manifested.
19:12. He said therefore: a certain nobleman went into a
far country, to receive for himself a kingdom and to
19:13. And calling his ten servants, he gave them ten
pounds and said to them: Trade till I come.
He gave them ten pounds... In the original, what is here
translated a pound, is in Latin, mina, in value of our
coin, three pounds two shillings and sixpence.
19:14. But his citizens hated him and they sent an
embassage after him, saying: We will not have this man to
reign over us.
19:15. And it came to pass that he returned, having
received the kingdom: and he commanded his servants to be
called, to whom he had given the money, that he might know
how much every man had gained by trading,
19:16. And the first came saying: Lord, thy pound hath
gained ten pounds.
19:17. And he said to him: Well done, thou good servant,
because thou hast been faithful in a little, thou shalt
have power over ten cities.
19:18. And the second came, saying: Lord, thy pound hath
gained five pounds.
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 have kept laid up in a napkin.
19:21. For I feared thee, because thou art an austere man:
thou takest up what thou didst not lay down: and thou
reapest that which thou didst not sow.
19:22. He saith to him: Out of thy own mouth I judge thee,
thou wicked servant. Thou knewest that I was an austere
man, taking up what I laid not down and reaping that which
I did not sow.
19:23. And why then didst thou not give my money into the
bank, that at my coming I might have exacted it with usury?
19:24. And he said to them that stood by: Take the pound
away from him and give it to him that hath ten pounds.
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 he shall abound: and from him that hath not,
even that which he hath shall be taken from him.
19:27. But as for those my enemies, who would not have me
reign over them, bring them hither and kill them before me.
19:28. And having said these things, he went before, going
up to Jerusalem.
19:29. And it came to pass, when he was come nigh to
Bethphage and Bethania, unto the mount called Olivet, he
sent two of his disciples,
19:30. Saying: Go into the town which is over against you,
at your entering into which you shall find the colt of an
ass tied, on which no man ever hath sitten: loose him and
bring him hither.
19:31. And if any man shall ask you: Why do you loose him?
You shall say thus unto him: Because the Lord hath need of
19:32. And they that were sent went their way and found the
colt standing, as he said unto them.
19:33. And as they were loosing the colt, the owners
thereof said to them: Why loose you the colt?
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 colt, they set Jesus thereon.
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 whole multitude of his disciples began with joy
to praise God with a loud voice, for all the mighty works
they had seen,
19:38. Saying: Blessed be the king who cometh in the name
of the Lord! Peace in heaven and glory on high!
19:39. And some of the Pharisees, from amongst the
multitude, said to him: Master, rebuke thy disciples.
19:40. To whom he said: I say to you that if these shall
hold their peace, the stones will cry out.
19:41. And when he drew near, seeing the city, he wept over
19:42. If thou also hadst known, and that in this thy day,
the things that are to thy peace: but now they are hidden
from thy eyes.
19:43. For the days shall come upon thee: and thy enemies
shall cast a trench about thee and compass thee round and
straiten thee on every side,
19:44. And beat thee flat to the ground, and thy children
who are in thee. And they shall not leave in thee a stone
upon a stone: because thou hast not known the time of thy
19:45. And entering into the temple, he began to cast out
them that sold therein and them that bought.
19:46. Saying to them: It is written: My house is the house
of prayer. But you have made it a den of thieves.
19:47. And he was teaching daily in the temple. And the
chief priests and the scribes and the rulers of the people
sought to destroy him.
19:48. And they found not what to do to him: for all the
people were very attentive to hear him.
Luke Chapter 20
The parable of the husbandmen. Of paying tribute to Caesar
and of the resurrection of the dead.
20:1. And it came to pass that on one of the days, as he
was teaching the people in the temple and preaching the
gospel, the chief priests and the scribes, with the
ancients, met together,
20:2. And spoke to him, saying: Tell us, by what authority
dost thou these things? Or, who is he that hath given thee
20:3. And Jesus answering, said to them: I will also ask
you one thing. Answer me:
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 heaven: he will say: Why then did you not
believe in him?
20:6. But if we say, of men: the whole people will stone
us. For they are persuaded that John was a prophet.
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 do these things.
20:9. And he began to speak to the people this parable: A
certain man planted a vineyard and let it out to
husbandmen: and he was abroad for a long time.
20:10. And at the season he sent a servant to the
husbandmen, that they should give him of the fruit of the
vineyard. Who, beating him, sent him away empty.
20:11. And again he sent another servant. But they beat him
also and, treating him reproachfully, sent him away empty.
20:12. And again he sent the third: and they wounded him
also and cast him out.
20:13. Then the lord of the vineyard said: What shall I do?
I will send my beloved son. It may be, when they see him,
they will reverence him.
20:14. Whom, when the husbandmen saw, they thought within
themselves, saying: This is the heir. Let us kill him, that
the inheritance may be ours.
20:15. So casting him out of the vineyard, they killed him.
What therefore will the lord of the vineyard do to them?
20:16. He will come and will destroy these husbandmen and
will give the vineyard to others. Which they hearing, said
to him: God forbid.
20:17. But he looking on them, said: What is this then that
is written, The stone, which the builders rejected, the
same is become the head of the corner?
20:18. Whosoever shall fall upon that stone shall be
bruised: and upon whomsoever it shall fall, it will grind
him to powder.
20:19. And the chief priests and the scribes sought to lay
hands on him the same hour: but they feared the people, for
they knew that he spoke this parable to them.
20:20. And being upon the watch, they sent spies, who
should feign themselves just, that they might take hold of
him in his words, that they might deliver him up to the
authority and power of the governor.
20:21. And they asked him, saying: Master, we know that
thou speakest and teachest rightly: and thou dost not
respect any person, but teachest the way of God in truth.
20:22. Is it lawful for us to give tribute to Caesar, or
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 answering, said to him: Caesar's.
20:25. And he said to them: Render therefore to Caesar the
things, that are Caesar's: and to God the things that are
20:26. And they could not reprehend his word before the
people: and wondering at his answer, they held their peace.
20:27. And there came to him some of the Sadducees, who
deny that there is any resurrection: and they asked him,
20:28. Saying: Master, Moses wrote unto us: If any man's
brother die, having a wife, and he leave no children, that
his brother should take her to wife and raise up seed unto
20:29. There were therefore seven brethren: and the first
took a wife and died without children.
20:30. And the next took her to wife: and he also died
20:31. And the third took her. And in like manner, all the
seven: and they left no children and died.
20:32. Last of all the woman died also.
20:33. In the resurrection therefore, whose wife of them
shall she be? For all the seven had her to wife.
20:34. And Jesus said to them: The children of this world
marry and are given in marriage:
20:35. But they that shall be accounted worthy of that
world and of the resurrection from the dead shall neither
be married nor take wives.
20:36. Neither can they die any more for they are equal to
the angels and are the children of God, being the children
of the resurrection.
20:37. Now that the dead rise again, Moses also shewed at
the bush, when he called the Lord: The God of Abraham and
the God of Isaac and the God of Jacob.
20:38. For he is not the God of the dead, but of the
living: for all live to him.
20:39. And some of the scribes answering, said to him:
Master, thou hast said well.
20:40. And after that they durst not ask him any more
20:41. But he said to them: How say they that Christ is the
son of David?
20:42. And David himself saith in the book of Psalms: The
Lord said to my Lord, sit thou on my right hand,
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
20:46. Beware of the scribes, who desire to walk in long
robes and love salutations in the market place and the
first chairs in the synagogues and the chief rooms at
20:47. Who devour the houses of widows, feigning long
prayer. These shall receive greater damnation.
Luke Chapter 21
The widow's mites. The signs that should forerun the
destruction of Jerusalem and the end of the world.
21:1. And looking on, he saw the rich men cast their gifts
into the treasury.
21:2. And he saw also a certain poor widow casting in two
21:3. And he said: Verily, I say to you that this poor
widow hath cast in more than they all.
21:4. For all these have of their abundance cast into the
offerings of God: but she of her want hath cast in all the
living that she had.
21:5. And some saying of the temple that it was adorned
with goodly stones and gifts, he said:
21:6. These things which you see, the days will come in
which there shall not be left a stone upon a stone that
shall not be thrown down.
21:7. And they asked him, saying: Master, when shall these
things be? And what shall be the sign when they shall begin
to come to pass?
21:8. Who said: Take heed you be not seduced: for many will
come in my name, saying: I am he and the time is at hand.
Go ye not therefore after them.
21:9. And when you shall hear of wars and seditions, be not
terrified. These things must first come to pass: but the
end is not yet presently.
21:10. Then he said to them: Nation shall rise against
nation, and kingdom against kingdom.
21:11. And there shall be great earthquakes in divers
places and pestilences and famines and terrors from heaven:
and there shall be great signs.
21:12. But before all these things, they will lay their
hands on you and persecute you, delivering you up to the
synagogues and into prisons, dragging you before kings and
governors, for my name's sake.
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 you shall answer:
21:15. For I will give you a mouth and wisdom, which all
your adversaries shall not be able to resist and gainsay.
21:16. And you shall be betrayed by your parents and
brethren and kinsmen and friends: and some of you they will
put to death.
21:17. And you shall be hated by all men for my name's
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, then know that the desolation thereof is at
21:21. Then let those who are in Judea flee to the
mountains: and those who are in the midst thereof depart
out: and those who are in the countries not enter into it.
21:22. For these are the days of vengeance, that all things
may be fulfilled, that are written.
21:23. But woe to them that are with child and give suck in
those days: for there shall be great distress in the land
and wrath upon this people.
21:24. And they shall fall by the edge of the sword and
shall be led away captives into all nations: and Jerusalem
shall be trodden down by the Gentiles till the times of the
nations be fulfilled.
21:25. And there shall be signs in the sun and in the moon
and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations,
by reason of the confusion of the roaring of the sea, and
of the waves:
21:26. Men withering away for fear and expectation of what
shall come upon the whole world. For the powers of heaven
shall be moved.
21:27. And then they shall see the Son of man coming in a
cloud, with great power and majesty.
21:28. But when these things begin to come to pass, look up
and lift up your heads, because your redemption is at hand.
21:29. And he spoke to them a similitude. See the fig tree
and all the trees:
21:30. When they now shoot forth their fruit, you know that
summer is nigh;
21:31. So you also, when you shall see these things come to
pass, know that the kingdom of God is at hand.
21:32. Amen, I say to you, this generation shall not pass
away till all things be fulfilled.
21:33. Heaven and earth shall pass away: but my words shall
not pass away.
21:34. And take heed to yourselves, lest perhaps your
hearts be overcharged with surfeiting and drunkenness and
the cares of this life: and that day come upon you
21:35. For as a snare shall it come upon all that sit upon
the face of the whole earth.
21:36. Watch ye, therefore, praying at all times, that you
may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that are
to come and to stand before the Son of man.
21:37. And in the daytime, he was teaching in the temple:
but at night going out, he abode in the mount that is
21:38. And all the people came early in the morning to him
in the temple, to hear him.
Luke Chapter 22
The treason of Judas. The last supper. The first part of
the history of the passion.
22:1. Now the feast of unleavened bread, which is called
the pasch, was at hand.
22:2. And the chief priests and the scribes sought how they
might put Jesus to death: but they feared the people.
22:3. And Satan entered into Judas, who was surnamed
Iscariot, one of the twelve.
22:4. And he went and discoursed with the chief priests and
the magistrates, how he might betray him to them.
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 absence of the multitude.
22:7. And the day of the unleavened bread came, on which it
was necessary that the pasch should be killed.
22:8. And he sent Peter and John, saying: Go, and prepare
for us the pasch, that we may eat.
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 meet you a man carrying a pitcher of
water: follow him into the house where he entereth in.
22:11. And you shall say to the goodman of the house: The
master saith to thee: Where is the guest chamber, where I
may eat the pasch with my disciples?
22:12. And he will shew you a large dining room, furnished.
And there prepare.
22:13. And they going, found as he had said to them and
made ready the pasch.
22:14. And when the hour was come, he sat down: and the
twelve apostles with him.
22:15. And he said to them: With desire I have desired to
eat this pasch with you, before I suffer.
22:16. For I say to you that from this time I will not eat
it, till it be fulfilled in the kingdom of God.
22:17. And having taken the chalice, he gave thanks and
said: Take and divide it among you.
22:18. For I say to you that I will not drink of the fruit
of the vine, till the kingdom of God come.
22:19. And taking bread, he gave thanks and brake and gave
to them, saying: This is my body, which is given for you.
Do this for a commemoration of me.
Do this for a commemoration of me... This sacrifice and
sacrament is to be continued in the church, to the end of
the world, to shew forth the death of Christ, until he
cometh. But this commemoration, or remembrance, is by no
means inconsistent with the real presence of his body and
blood, under these sacramental veils, which represent his
death; on the contrary, it is the manner that he himself
hath commanded, of commemorating and celebrating his death,
by offering in sacrifice, and receiving in the sacrament,
that body and blood by which we were redeemed.
22:20. In like manner, the chalice also, after he had
supped, saying: This is the chalice, the new testament in my
blood, which shall be shed for you.
22:21. But yet behold: the hand of him that betrayeth me is
with me on the table.
22:22. And the Son of man indeed goeth, according to that
which is determined: but yet, woe to that man by whom he
shall be betrayed.
22:23. And they began to inquire among themselves, which of
them it was that should do this thing.
22:24. And there was also a strife amongst them, which of
them should seem to be the greater.
22:25. And he said to them: The kings of the Gentiles lord
it over them; and they that have power over them are called
22:26. But you not so: but he that is the greater among
you, let him become as the younger: and he that is the
leader, as he that serveth.
22:27. For which is greater, he that sitteth at table or he
that serveth? Is not he that sitteth at table? But I am in
the midst of you, as he that serveth.
22:28. And you are they who have continued with me in my
22:29. And I dispose to you, as my Father hath disposed to
me, a kingdom;
22:30. That you may eat and drink at my table, in my
kingdom: and may sit upon thrones, judging the twelve
tribes of Israel.
22:31. And the Lord said: Simon, Simon, behold Satan hath
desired to have you, that he may sift you as wheat.
22:32. But I have prayed for thee, that thy faith fail not:
and thou, being once converted, confirm thy brethren.
22:33. Who said to him: Lord, I am ready to go with thee,
both into prison and to death.
22:34. And he said: I say to thee, Peter, the cock shall
not crow this day, till thou thrice deniest that thou
knowest me. And he said to them:
22:35. When I sent you without purse and scrip and shoes,
did you want anything?
22:36. But they said: Nothing. Then said he unto them: But
now he that hath a purse, let him take it, and likewise a
scrip: and he that hath not, let him sell his coat and buy
22:37. For I say to you that this that is written must yet
be fulfilled in me. And with the wicked was he reckoned.
For the things concerning me have an end.
22:38. But they said: Lord, behold, here are two swords.
And he said to them: It is enough.
22:39. And going out, he went, according to his custom, to
the Mount of Olives. And his disciples also followed him.
22:40. And when he was come to the place, he said to them:
Pray, lest ye enter into temptation.
22:41. And he was withdrawn away from them a stone's cast.
And kneeling down, he prayed.
22:42. Saying: Father, if thou wilt, remove this chalice
from me: but yet not my will, but thine be done.
22:43. And there appeared to him an angel from heaven,
strengthening him. And being in an agony, he prayed the
22:44. And his sweat became as drops of blood, trickling
down upon the ground.
22:45. And when he rose up from prayer and was come to the
disciples, he found them sleeping for sorrow.
22:46. And he said to them: Why sleep you? Arise: pray:
lest you enter into temptation.
22:47. As he was yet speaking, behold a multitude; and he
that was called Judas, one of the twelve, went before them
and drew near to Jesus, for to kiss him.
22:48. And Jesus said to him: Judas, dost thou betray the
Son of man with a kiss?
22:49. And they that were about him, seeing what would
follow, said to him: Lord, shall we strike with the sword?
22:50. And one of them struck the servant of the high
priest and cut off his right ear.
22:51. But Jesus answering, said: Suffer ye thus far. And
when he had touched his ear, he healed him.
22:52. And Jesus said to the chief priests and magistrates
of the temple and the ancients, that were come unto him:
Are ye come out, as it were against a thief, with swords
22:53. When I was daily with you in the temple, you did not
stretch forth your hands against me: but this is your hour
and the power of darkness.
22:54. And apprehending him, they led him to the high
priest's house. But Peter followed afar off.
22:55. And when they had kindled a fire in the midst of the
hall and were sitting about it, Peter was in the midst of
22:56. Whom when a certain servant maid had seen sitting at
the light and had earnestly beheld him, she said: This man
also was with him.
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 one of them. But Peter said: O man, I am not.
Another, etc... Observe here, in order to reconcile the
four Evangelists, that divers persons concurred in charging
Peter with being Christ's disciple; till at length they
brought him to deny him thrice. 1. The porteress that let
him in, and afterwards seeing him at the fire, first put
the question to him; and then positively affirmed that he
was with Christ. 2. Another maid accused him to the
standers by; and gave occasion to the man here mentioned to
renew the charge against him, which caused the second
denial. 3. Others of the company took notice of his being a
Galilean; and were seconded by the kinsman of Malchus, who
affirmed he had seen him in the garden. And this drew on
the third denial.
22:59. And after the space, as it were of one hour, another
certain man affirmed, saying: Of a truth, this man was also
with him: for he is also a Galilean.
22:60. And Peter said: Man, I know not what thou sayest.
And immediately, as he was yet speaking, the cock crew.
22:61. And the Lord turning looked on Peter. And Peter
remembered the word of the Lord, as he had said: Before the
cock crow, thou shalt deny thrice.
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 saying: Prophesy: Who is it that struck
22:65. And blaspheming, many other things they said against
22:66. And as soon as it was day, the ancients of the
people and the chief priests and scribes came together. And
they brought him into their council saying: If thou be the
Christ, tell us.
22:67. And he saith to them: If I shall tell you, you will
not believe me.
22:68. And if I shall also ask you, you will not answer me,
nor let me go.
22:69. But hereafter the Son of man shall be sitting on the
right hand of the power of God.
22:70. Then said they all: Art thou then the Son of God?
Who said: You say that I am.
22:71. And they said: What need we any further testimony?
For we ourselves have heard it from his own mouth.
Luke Chapter 23
The continuation of the history of the passion.
23:1. And the whole multitude of them, rising up, led him
23:2. And they began to accuse him, saying: We have found
this man perverting our nation and forbidding to give
tribute to Caesar and saying that he is Christ the king.
23:3. And Pilate asked him, saying: Art thou the king of
the Jews? But he answering, said: Thou sayest it.
23:4. And Pilate said to the chief priests and to the
multitudes: I find no cause in this man.
23:5. But they were more earnest, saying: He stirreth up
the people, teaching throughout all Judea, beginning from
Galilee to this place.
23:6. But Pilate hearing Galilee, asked if the man were of
23:7. And when he understood that he was of Herod's
jurisdiction, he sent him away to Herod, who was also
himself at Jerusalem in those days.
23:8. And Herod seeing Jesus, was very glad: for he was
desirous of a long time to see him, because he had heard
many things of him; and he hoped to see some sign wrought
23:9. And he questioned him in many words. But he answered
23:10. And the chief priests and the scribes stood by,
earnestly accusing him.
23:11. And Herod with his army set him at nought and mocked
him, putting on him a white garment: and sent him back to
23:12. And Herod and Pilate were made friends, that same
day: for before they were enemies one to another.
23:13. And Pilate, calling together the chief priests and
the magistrates and the people,
23:14. Said to them: You have presented unto me this man as
one that perverteth the people. And behold I, having
examined him before you, find no cause in this man, in
those things wherein you accuse him.
23:15. No, nor Herod neither. For, I sent you to him: and
behold, nothing worthy of death is done to him.
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 day.
23:18. But the whole multitude together cried out, saying:
Away with this man, and release unto us Barabbas:
23:19. Who, for a certain sedition made in the city and for
a murder, was cast into prison.
23:20. And Pilate again spoke to them, desiring to release
23:21. But they cried again, saying: Crucify him, Crucify
23:22. And he said to them the third time: Why, what evil
hath this man done? I find no cause of death in him. I will
chastise him therefore and let him go.
23:23. But they were instant with loud voices, requiring
that he might be crucified. And their voices prevailed.
23:24. And Pilate gave sentence that it should be as they
23:25. And he released unto them him who for murder and
sedition had been cast into prison, whom they had desired.
But Jesus he delivered up to their will.
23:26. And as they led him away, they laid hold of one
Simon of Cyrene, coming from the country; and they laid the
cross on him to carry after Jesus.
23:27. And there followed him a great multitude of people
and of women, who bewailed and lamented him.
23:28. But Jesus turning to them, said: Daughters of
Jerusalem, weep not over me; but weep for yourselves and
for your children.
23:29. For behold, the days shall come, wherein they will
say: Blessed are the barren and the wombs that have not
borne and the paps that have not given suck.
23:30. Then shall they begin to say to the mountains: Fall
upon us. And to the hills: Cover us.
23:31. For if in the green wood they do these things, what
shall be done in the dry?
23:32. And there were also two other malefactors led with
him to be put to death.
23:33. And when they were come to the place which is called
Calvary, they crucified him there: and the robbers, one on
the right hand, and the other on the left.
23:34. And Jesus said: Father, forgive them, for they know
not what they do. But they, dividing his garments, cast
23:35. And the people stood beholding. And the rulers with
them derided him, saying: He saved others: let him save
himself, if he be Christ, the elect of God.
23:36. And the soldiers also mocked him, coming to him and
offering him vinegar,
23:37. And saying: If thou be the king of the Jews, save
23:38. And there was also a superscription written over him
in letters of Greek and Latin and Hebrew THIS IS THE KING
OF THE JEWS.
23:39. And one of those robbers who were hanged blasphemed
him, saying: If thou be Christ, save thyself and us.
23:40. But the other answering, rebuked him, saying:
Neither dost thou fear God, seeing; thou art under the same
23:41. And we indeed justly: for we receive the due reward
of our deeds. But this man hath done no evil.
23:42. And he said to Jesus: Lord, remember me when thou
shalt come into thy kingdom.
23:43. And Jesus said to him: Amen I say to thee: This day
thou shalt be with me in paradise.
In paradise... That is, in the happy state of rest, joy,
and peace everlasting. Christ was pleased, by a special
privilege, to reward the faith and confession of the
penitent thief, with a full discharge of all his sins, both
as to the guilt and punishment; and to introduce him
immediately after death into the happy society of the
saints, whose limbo, that is, the place of their
confinement, was now made a paradise by our Lord's going
23:44. And it was almost the sixth hour: and there was
darkness over all the earth until the ninth hour.
23:45. And the sun was darkened, and the veil of the temple
was rent in the midst.
23:46. And Jesus crying with a loud voice, said: Father,
into thy hands I commend my spirit. And saying this, he
gave up the ghost.
23:47. Now, the centurion, seeing what was done, glorified
God, saying: Indeed this was a just man.
23:48. And all the multitude of them that were come
together to that sight and saw the things that were done
returned, striking their breasts.
23:49. And all his acquaintance and the women that had
followed him from Galilee stood afar off, beholding these
23:50. And behold there was a man named Joseph who was a
counsellor, a good and a just man,
23:51. (The same had not consented to their counsel and
doings) of Arimathea, a city of Judea: who also himself
looked for the kingdom of God.
23:52. This man went to Pilate and begged the body of
23:53. And taking him down, he wrapped him in fine linen
and laid him in a sepulchre that was hewed in stone,
wherein never yet any man had been laid.
23:54. And it was the day of the Parasceve: and the sabbath
Parasceve... That is, the eve, or day of preparation for
23:55. And the women that were come with him from Galilee,
following after, saw the sepulchre and how his body was
23:56. And returning, they prepared spices and ointments:
and on the sabbath day they rested, according to the
Luke Chapter 24
Christ's resurrection and manifestation of himself to his
24:1. And on the first day of the week, very early in the
morning, they came to the sepulchre, bringing the spices
which they had prepared.
24:2. And they found the stone rolled back from the
24:3. And going in, they found not the body of the Lord
24:4. And it came to pass, as they were astonished in their
mind at this, behold, two men stood by them, in shining
24:5. And as they were afraid and bowed down their
countenance towards the ground, they said unto them: Why
seek you the living with the dead?
24:6. He is not here, but is risen. Remember how he spoke
unto you, when he was yet in Galilee,
24:7. Saying: The Son of man must be delivered into the
hands of sinful men and be crucified and the third day rise
24:8. And they remembered his words.
24:9. And going back from the sepulchre, they told all
these things to the eleven and to all the rest.
24:10. And it was Mary Magdalen and Joanna and Mary of
James and the other women that were with them, who told
these things to the apostles.
24:11. And these words seemed to them as idle tales: and
they did not believe them.
24:12. But Peter rising up, ran to the sepulchre and,
stooping down, he saw the linen cloths laid by themselves:
and went away wondering in himself at that which was come
24:13. And behold, two of them went, the same day, to a
town which was sixty furlongs from Jerusalem, named Emmaus.
24:14. And they talked together of all these things which
24:15. And it came to pass that while they talked and
reasoned with themselves, Jesus himself also, drawing near,
went with them.
24:16. But their eyes were held, that they should not know
24:17. And he said to them: What are these discourses that
you hold one with another as you walk and are sad?
24:18. And the one of them, whose name was Cleophas,
answering, said to him: Art thou only a stranger in
Jerusalem, and hast not known the things that have been
done there in these days?
24:19. To whom he said: What things? And they said:
Concerning Jesus of Nazareth, who was a prophet, mighty in
work and word before God and all the people.
24:20. And how our chief priests and princes delivered him
to be condemned to death and crucified him.
24:21. But we hoped that it was he that should have
redeemed Israel. And now besides all this, to-day is the
third day since these things were done.
24:22. Yea and certain women also of our company affrighted
us who, before it was light, were at the sepulchre,
24:23. And not finding his body, came, saying that they had
all seen a vision of angels, who say that he is alive.
24:24. And some of our people went to the sepulchre and
found it so as the women had said: but him they found not.
24:25. Then he said to them: O foolish and slow of heart to
believe in all things, Which the prophets have spoken.
24:26. Ought not Christ to have suffered these things and
so, to enter into his glory?
24:27. And beginning at Moses and all the prophets, he
expounded to them in all the scriptures the things that
were concerning him.
24:28. And they drew nigh to the town whither they were
going: and he made as though he would go farther.
24:29. But they constrained him, saying: Stay with us,
because it is towards evening and the day is now far spent.
And he went in with them.
24:30. And it came to pass, whilst he was at table with
them, he took bread and blessed and brake and gave to them.
24:31. And their eyes were opened: and they knew him. And
he vanished out of their sight.
24:32. And they said one to the other: Was not our heart
burning within us, whilst he spoke in the way and opened to
us the scriptures?
24:33. And rising up, the same hour, they went back to
Jerusalem: and they found the eleven gathered together, and
those that were with them,
24:34. Saying: The Lord is risen indeed and hath appeared
24:35. And they told what things were done in the way: and
how they knew him in the breaking of bread.
24:36. Now, whilst they were speaking these things, Jesus
stood in the midst of them and saith to them: Peace be to
you. It is I: Fear not.
24:37. But they being troubled and frightened, supposed
that they saw a spirit.
24:38. And he said to them: Why are you troubled, and why
do thoughts arise in your hearts?
24:39. See my hands and feet, that it is I myself. Handle,
and see: for a spirit hath not flesh and bones, as you see
me to have.
24:40. And when he had said this, he shewed them his hands
24:41. But while they yet believed not and wondered for
joy, he said: Have you here any thing to eat?
24:42. And they offered him a piece of a broiled fish and a
24:43. And when he had eaten before them, taking the
remains, he gave to them.
24:44. And he said to them: These are the words which I
spoke to you while I was yet with you, that all things must
needs be fulfilled which are written in the law of Moses
and in the prophets and in the psalms, concerning me.
24:45. Then he opened their understanding, that they might
understand the scriptures.
24:46. And he said to them: Thus it is written, and thus it
behoved Christ to suffer and to rise again from the dead,
the third day:
24:47. And that penance and remission of sins should be
preached in his name, unto all nations, beginning at
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 city till you be endued with power from on
The promise of my Father... that is, the Holy Ghost, whom
Christ had promised that his Father and he would send, John
14. 26, and 17. 7.
24:50. And he led them out as far as Bethania: and lifting
up his hands, he blessed them.
24:51. And it came to pass, whilst he blessed them, he
departed from them and was carried up to heaven.
24:52. And they adoring went back into Jerusalem with great
24:53. And they were always in the temple, praising and
blessing God. Amen.
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