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cometh, at even, or at midnight, or at the cock crowing, or in the
13:36. Lest coming on a sudden, he find you sleeping.
13:37. And what I say to you, I say to all: Watch.
Mark Chapter 14
The first part of the history of the passion of Christ.
14:1. Now the feast of the pasch and of the Azymes was after two days:
and the chief priests and the scribes sought how they might by some
wile lay hold on him and kill him.
Azymes. . .That is, the feast of the unleavened bread.
14:2. But they said: Not on the festival day, lest there should be a
tumult among the people.
14:3. And when he was in Bethania, in the house of Simon the leper, and
was at meat, there came a woman having an alabaster box of ointment of
precious spikenard. And breaking the alabaster box, she poured it out
upon his head.
14:4. Now there were some that had indignation within themselves and
said: Why was this waste of the ointment made?
14:5. For this ointment might have been sold for more than three
hundred pence and given to the poor. And they murmured against her.
14:6. But Jesus said: Let her alone. Why do You molest her? She hath
wrought a good work upon me.
14:7. For the poor you have always with you: and whensoever you will,
you may do them good: but me you have not always.
14:8. She hath done what she could: she is come beforehand to anoint my
body for the burial.
14:9. Amen, I say to you, wheresoever this gospel shall be preached in
the whole world, that also which she hath done shall be told for a
memorial of her.
14:10. And Judas Iscariot, one of the twelve, went to the chief
priests, to betray him to them.
14:11. Who hearing it were glad: and they promised him they would give
him money. And he sought how he might conveniently betray him.
14:12. Now on the first day of the unleavened bread, when they
sacrificed the pasch, the disciples say to him: Whither wilt thou that
we go and prepare for thee to eat the pasch?
14:13. And he sendeth two of his disciples and saith to them: Go ye
into the city; and there shall meet you a man carrying a pitcher of
water. Follow him.
14:14. And whithersoever he shall go in, say to the master of the
house, The master saith, Where is my refectory, where I may eat the
pasch with my disciples?
14:15. And he will shew you a large dining room furnished. And there
prepare ye for us.
14:16. And his disciples went their way and came into the city. And
they found as he had told them: and they prepared the pasch.
14:17. And when evening was come, he cometh with the twelve.
14:18. And when they were at table and eating, Jesus saith: Amen I say
to you, one of you that eateth with me shall betray me.
14:19. But they began to be sorrowful and to say to him, one by one: Is
14:20. Who saith to them: One of the twelve, who dippeth with me his
hand in the dish.
14:21. And the Son of man indeed goeth, as it is written of him: but
woe to that man by whom the Son of man shall be betrayed. It were
better for him, if that man had not been born.
14:22. And whilst they were eating, Jesus took bread; and blessing,
broke and gave to them and said: Take ye. This is my body.
14:23. And having taken the chalice, giving thanks, he gave it to them.
And they all drank of it.
14:24. And he said to them: This is my blood of the new testament,
which shall be shed for many.
14:25. Amen I say to you that I will drink no more of the fruit of the
vine until that day when I shall drink it new in the kingdom of God.
14:26. And when they had sung an hymn, they went forth to the mount of
14:27. And Jesus saith to them: You will all be scandalized in my
regard this night. For it is written: I will strike the shepherd, and
the sheep shall be dispersed.
14:28. But after I shall be risen again, I will go before you into
14:29. But Peter saith to him: Although all shall be scandalized in
thee, yet not I.
14:30. And Jesus saith to him: Amen I say to thee, to-day, even in this
night, before the cock crow twice, thou shalt deny me thrice.
Crow twice. . .The cocks crow at two different times of the night; viz.,
about midnight for the first time; and then about the time commonly
called the cock crowing; and this was the cock crowing our Saviour
spoke of; and therefore the other Evangelists take no notice of the
14:31. But he spoke the more vehemently: Although I should die together
with thee, I will not deny thee. And in like manner also said they all.
14:32. And they came to a farm called Gethsemani. And he saith to his
disciples: Sit you here, while I pray.
14:33. And he taketh Peter and James and John with him: and he began to
fear and to be heavy.
14:34. And he saith to them: My soul is sorrowful even unto death. Stay
you here and watch.
14:35. And when he was gone forward a little, he fell flat on the
ground: and he prayed that, if it might be, the hour might pass from
14:36. And he saith: Abba, Father, all things are possible to thee:
remove this chalice from me; but not what I will, but what thou wilt.
14:37. And he cometh and findeth them sleeping. And he saith to Peter:
Simon, sleepest thou? Couldst thou not watch one hour?
14:38. Watch ye: and pray that you enter not into temptation. The
spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.
14:39. And going away again, he prayed, saying the same words.
14:40. And when he returned, he found them again asleep (for their eyes
were heavy): and they knew not what to answer him.
14:41. And he cometh the third time and saith to them: Sleep ye now and
take your rest. It is enough. The hour is come: behold the Son of man
shall be betrayed into the hands of sinners.
14:42. Rise up: let us go. Behold, he that will betray me is at hand.
14:43. And while he was yet speaking, cometh Judas Iscariot, one of the
twelve: and with him a great multitude with swords and staves, from the
chief priests and the scribes and the ancients.
14:44. And he that betrayed him had given them a sign, saying:
Whomsoever I shall kiss, that is he. Lay hold on him: and lead him away
14:45. And when he was come, immediately going up to him he saith:
Hail, Rabbi! And he kissed him.
14:46. But they laid hands on him and held him.
14:47. And one of them that stood by, drawing a sword, struck a servant
of the chief priest and cut off his ear.
14:48. And Jesus answering, said to them: Are you come out as to a
robber, with swords and staves to apprehend me?
14:49. I was daily with you in the temple teaching: and you did not lay
hands on me. But that the scriptures may be fulfilled.
14:50. Then his disciples, leaving him, all fled away.
14:51. And a certain young man followed him, having a linen cloth cast
about his naked body. And they laid hold on him.
14:52. But he, casting off the linen cloth, fled from them naked.
14:53. And they brought Jesus to the high priest. And all the priests
and the scribes and the ancients assembled together.
14:54. And Peter followed him afar off, even into the court of the high
priest. And he sat with the servants at the fire and warmed himself.
14:55. And the chief priests and all the council sought for evidence
against Jesus, that they might put him to death: and found none.
14:56. For many bore false witness against him: and their evidences
were not agreeing.
14:57. And some rising up, bore false witness against him, saying:
14:58. We heard him say, I Will destroy this temple made with hands and
within three days I will build another not made with hands.
14:59. And their witness did not agree.
14:60. And the high priest rising up in the midst, asked Jesus, saying:
Answerest thou nothing to the things that are laid to thy charge by
14:61. But he held his peace and answered nothing. Again the high
priest asked him and said to him: Art thou the Christ, the Son of the
14:62. And Jesus said to him: I am. And you shall see the Son of man
sitting on the right hand of the power of God and coming with the
clouds of heaven.
14:63. Then the high priest rending his garments, saith: What need we
any further witnesses?
14:64. You have heard the blasphemy. What think you? Who all condemned
him to be guilty of death.
14:65. And some began to spit on him and to cover his face and to
buffet him and to say unto him: Prophesy. And the servants struck him
with the palms their hands.
14:66. Now when Peter was in the court below, there cometh one of the
maidservants of the high priest.
14:67. And when she had seen Peter warming himself looking on him, she
saith: Thou also wast with Jesus of Nazareth.
14:68. But he denied, saying: I neither know nor understand what thou
sayest. And he went forth before the court; and the cock crew.
14:69. And again a maidservant seeing him, began to say to the standers
by: This is one of them.
14:70. But he denied again. And after a, while they that stood by said
again to Peter: Surely thou art one of them; for thou art also a
14:71. But he began o curse and to swear, saying: I know not this man
of whom you speak.
14:72. And immediately the cock crew again. And Peter remembered the
word that Jesus had said unto him: Before the cock crow twice, thou
shalt thrice deny me. And he began to weep,
Mark Chapter 15
The continuation of the history of the passion.
15:1. And straightway in the morning, the chief priests holding a
consultation with the ancients and the scribes and the whole council,
binding Jesus, led him away and delivered him to Pilate.
15:2. And Pilate asked him: Art thou the king of the Jews? But he
answering, saith to him: Thou sayest it.
15:3. And the chief priests accused him in many things.
15:4. And Pilate again asked him, saying: Answerest thou nothing?
Behold in how many things they accuse thee.
15:5. But Jesus still answered nothing: so that Pilate wondered.
15:6. Now on the festival day he was wont to release unto them one of
the prisoners, whomsoever they demanded.
15:7. And there was one called Barabbas, who was put in prison with
some seditious men, who in the sedition had committed murder.
15:8. And when the multitude was come up, they began to desire that he
would do as he had ever done unto them.
15:9. And Pilate answered them and said: Will you that I release to you
the king of the Jews?
15:10. For he knew that the chief priests had delivered him up out of
15:11. But the chief priests moved the people, that he should rather
release Barabbas to them.
15:12. And Pilate again answering, saith to them: What will you then
that I do to the king of the Jews?
15:13. But they again cried out: Crucify him.
15:14. And Pilate saith to them: Why, what evil hath he done? But they
cried out the more: Crucify him.
15:15. And so Pilate being willing to satisfy the people, released to
them Barabbas: and delivered up Jesus, when he had scourged him, to be
15:16. And the soldiers led him away into the court of the palace: and
they called together the whole band.
15:17. And they clothed him with purple: and, platting a crown of
thorns, they put it upon him.
15:18. And they began to salute him: Hail, king of the Jews.
15:19. And they struck his head with a reed: and they did spit on him.
And bowing their knees, they adored him.
15:20. And after they had mocked him, they took off the purple from him
and put his own garments on him: and they led him out to crucify him.
15:21. And they forced one Simon a Cyrenian, who passed by coming out
of the country, the father of Alexander and of Rufus, to take up his
15:22. And they bring him into the place called Golgotha, which being
interpreted is, The place of Calvary.
15:23. And they gave him to drink wine mingled with myrrh. But he took
15:24. And crucifying him, they divided his garments, casting lots upon
them, what every man should take.
15:25. And it was the third hour: and they crucified him.
The third hour. . .The ancient account divided the day into four parts,
which were named from the hour from which they began; the first, third,
sixth, and ninth hour. Our Lord was crucified a little before noon;
before the third hour had quite expired; but when the sixth hour was
near at hand.
15:26. And the inscription of his cause was written over: THE KING OF
15:27. And with him they crucify two thieves: the one on his right
hand, and the other on his left.
15:28. And the scripture was fulfilled, which saith: And with the
wicked he was reputed.
15:29. And they that passed by blasphemed him, wagging their heads and
saying: Vah, thou that destroyest the temple of God and in three days
buildest it up again:
15:30. Save thyself, coming down from the cross.
15:31. In like manner also the chief priests, mocking, said with the
scribes one to another: He saved others; himself he cannot save.
15:32. Let Christ the king of Israel come down now from the cross, that
we may see and believe. And they that were crucified with him, reviled
15:33. And when the sixth hour was come, there was darkness over the
whole earth until the ninth hour.
15:34. And at the ninth hour, Jesus cried out with a loud voice,
saying: Eloi, Eloi, lamma sabacthani? Which is, being interpreted: My
God, My God, Why hast thou forsaken me?
15:35. And some of the standers by hearing, said: Behold he calleth
15:36. And one running and filling a sponge with vinegar and putting it
upon a reed, gave him to drink, saying: Stay, let us see if Elias come
to take him down.
15:37. And Jesus, having cried out with a loud voice, gave up the
15:38. And the veil of the temple was rent in two, from the top to the
15:39. And the centurion who stood over against him, seeing that crying
out in this manner he had given up the ghost. said: Indeed this man was
the son of God.
15:40. And there were also women looking on afar off: among whom was
Mary Magdalen and Mary the mother of James the Less and of Joseph and
15:41. Who also when he was in Galilee followed him and ministered to
him, and many other women that came up with him to Jerusalem.
15:42. And when evening was now come (because it was the Parasceve,
that is, the day before the sabbath),
15:43. Joseph of Arimathea, a noble counsellor, who was also himself
looking for the kingdom of God, came and went in boldly to Pilate and
begged the body of Jesus.
15:44. But Pilate wondered that he should be already dead. And sending
for the centurion, he asked him if he were already dead.
15:45. And when he had understood it by the centurion, he gave the body
15:46. And Joseph, buying fine linen and taking him down, wrapped him
up in the fine linen and laid him in a sepulchre which was hewed out of
a rock. And he rolled a stone to the door of the sepulchre.
15:47. And Mary Magdalen and Mary the mother of Joseph, beheld where he
Mark Chapter 16
Christ's resurrection and ascension.
16:1. And when the sabbath was past, Mary Magdalen and Mary the mother
of James and Salome bought sweet spices, that coming, they might anoint
16:2. And very early in the morning, the first day of the week, they
come to the sepulchre, the sun being now risen.
The sun being now risen. . .They set out before it was light, to go to
the sepulchre; but the sun was risen when they arrived there. Or,
figuratively, the sun here spoken of is the sun of justice, Christ
Jesus our Lord, who was risen before their coming.
16:3. And they said one to another: Who shall roll us back the stone
from the door of the sepulchre?
16:4. And looking, they saw the stone rolled back. For it was very
16:5. And entering into the sepulchre, they saw a young man sitting on
the right side, clothed with a white robe: and they were astonished.
16:6. Who saith to them: Be not affrighted. you seek Jesus of Nazareth,
who was crucified. He is risen: he is not here. Behold the place where
they laid him.
16:7. But go, tell his disciples and Peter that he goeth before you
into Galilee. There you shall see him, as he told you.
16:8. But they going out, fled from the sepulchre: for a trembling and
fear had seized them. And they said nothing to any man: for they were
16:9. But he rising early the first day of the week, appeared first to
Mary Magdalen; out of whom he had cast seven devils.
16:10. She went and told them that had been with him, who were mourning
16:11. And they hearing that he was alive and had been seen by her, did
16:12. And after that he appeared in another shape to two of them
walking, as they were going into the country.
16:13. And they going told it to the rest: neither did they believe
16:14. At length he appeared to the eleven as they were at table: and
he upbraided them with their incredulity and hardness of heart, because
they did not believe them who had seen him after he was risen again.
16:15. And he said to them: Go ye into the whole world and preach the
gospel to every creature.
16:16. He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved: but he that
believeth not shall he condemned.
16:17. And these signs shall follow them that believe: In my name they
shall cast out devils. They shall speak with new tongues.
16:18. They shall take up serpents: and if they shall drink any deadly
thing, it shall not hurt them. They shall lay their hand upon the sick:
and they shall recover.
16:19. And the Lord Jesus, after he had spoken to them, was taken up
into heaven and sitteth on the right hand of God.
16:20. But they going forth preached every where: the Lord working
withal, and confirming the word with signs that followed.
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 among us,
1:2. According as they have delivered them unto us, who from the
beginning were eyewitnesses and ministers of the word:
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
1:4. That thou mayest know the verity of those words in which thou hast
1:5. There was in the days of Herod, the king of Judea, a certain
priest named Zachary, of the course of Abia: and his wife was of the
daughters of Aaron, and her name Elizabeth.
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 priestly functions.
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 Lord.
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 upon him.
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
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
1:16. And he shall convert many of the children of Israel to the Lord
1:17. And he shall go before him in the spirit and power of Elias: that
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
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 years.
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
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 among women.
1:29. Who having heard, was troubled at his saying and thought with
herself what manner of salutation this should be.
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
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 from her.
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 Elizabeth.
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
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
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
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
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
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 his mercy.
1:55. As he spoke to our fathers: to Abraham and to his seed for ever.
1:56. And Mary abode with her about three months. And she returned to
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
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 him called.
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 of Judea.
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
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
1:71. Salvation from our enemies and from the hand of all that hate us.
1:72. To perform mercy to our fathers and to remember his holy
1:73. The oath, which he swore to Abraham our father, that he would
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 to Israel.
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 be enrolled.
2:2. This enrolling was first made by Cyrinus, the governor of Syria.
2:3. And all went to be enrolled, every one into his own city.
2:4. And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth,
into Judea, to the city of David, which is called Bethlehem: because he
was of the house and family of David.
2:5. To be enrolled with Mary his espoused wife, who was with child.
2:6. And it came to pass that when they were there, her days were
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 the people:
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
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 heart.
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 the womb.
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 pigeons:
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
2:28. He also took him into his arms and blessed God and said
2:29. Now thou dost dismiss thy servant, O Lord, according to thy word
2:30. Because my eyes have seen thy salvation,
2:31. Which thou hast prepared before the face of all peoples:
2:32. A light to the revelation of the Gentiles and the glory of thy
2:33. And his father and mother were wondering at those things which
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 be contradicted.
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 commandments.
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 virginity.
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 city Nazareth.
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 it not.
2:44. And thinking that he was in the company, they came a day's
journey and sought him among their kinsfolks and acquaintance.
2:45. And not finding him, they returned into Jerusalem, seeking him.
2:46. And it came to pass, that, after three days, they found him in
the 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
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
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 them.
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 her heart.
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 desert.
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
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 do?
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
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
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 the Christ:
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
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
3:18. And many other things exhorting did he preach to the people.
3:19. But Herod the tetrarch, when he was reproved by him for Herodias,
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 prison.
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
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
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
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
4:7. If thou therefore wilt adore before me, all shall be thine.
4:8. And Jesus answering said to him. It is written: Thou shalt adore
the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve.
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
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 country.
4:15. And he taught in their synagogues and was magnified by all.
4:16. And he came to Nazareth, where he was brought up: and he went
into 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
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 reward.
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
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 own country.
4:24. And he said: Amen I say to you that no prophet is accepted in his
4:25. In truth I say to You, there were many widows in the days of
Elias 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
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
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 way.
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
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 out?
4:37. And the fame of him was published into every place of the
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 Genesareth,
5:2. And saw two ships standing by the lake: but the fishermen were
gone out of them and were washing their nets.
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 draught.
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 sinking.
5:8. Which when Simon Peter saw, he fell down at Jesus' knees, saying:
Depart from me, for I am a sinful man, O Lord.
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
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 their infirmities.
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 heal them.
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 before 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 forgiven
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, glorifying God.
5:26. And all were astonished: and they glorified God. And they were
filled with fear, saying: We have seen wonderful things to-day.
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 sinners?
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 are
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 the sabbath.
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
6:7. And the scribes and Pharisees watched if he would heal on the
sabbath: that they might find an accusation against him.
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
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 to destroy?
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 apostles):
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
6:16. And Jude the brother of James, and Judas Iscariot, who was the
6:17. And coming down with them, he stood in a plain place: and the
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 were cured.
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
6:24. But woe to you that are rich: for you have your consolation.
6:25. Woe to you that are filled: for you shall hunger. Woe to you that
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 calumniate you.
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 merciful.
6:37. Judge not: and you shall not be judged. Condemn not: and you
shall not be condemned. Forgive: and you shall be forgiven.
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
6:46. And why call you me, Lord, Lord; and do not the things which I
6:47. Every one that cometh to me and heareth my words and doth them, I
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
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
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 servant.
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 synagogue.
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 healed.
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
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 her.
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 thee, arise.
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
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
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
7:23. And blessed is he whosoever shall not be scandalized in me.
7:24. And when the messengers of John were departed, he began to speak
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 thee.
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 he.
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 him.
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 not wept.
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
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 meat.
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
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 ointment.
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
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
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
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
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
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
8:3. And Joanna the wife of Chusa, Herod's steward, and Susanna and
many others who ministered unto him of their substance.
8:4. And when a very great multitude was gathered together and hastened
out of the cities, unto him, he spoke by a similitude.
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
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 be.
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 understand.
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 fall away.
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 abroad.
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 launched forth.
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
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 the sepulchres.
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
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
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
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
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 again.
8:38. Now the man out of whom the devils were departed besought him
that he might be with him. But Jesus sent him away, saying:
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 his house:
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
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
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 dead.
8:54. But he taking her by the hand, cried out, saying: Maid, arise.
8:55. And her spirit returned: and she arose immediately. And he bid
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 diseases.
9:2. And he sent them to preach the kingdom of God and to heal the
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
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
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 multitude.
9:14. Now there were about five thousand men. And he said to his
disciples: Make them sit down by fifties in a company.
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 baskets.
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