Bible (Bishops')/Matthew

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Chapter 1[edit]

1This is the booke of the generation of Iesus Christ, the sonne of Dauid, the sonne of Abraham.

2Abraham begat Isaac, Isaac begat Iacob, Iacob begat Iudas, and his brethren.

3Iudas begat Phares, and Zara of Thamar, Phares begat Esrom, Esrom begat Aram.

4Aram begat Aminadab, Aminadab begat Naasson, Naasson begat Salmon.

5Salmon begat Boos, of Rachab, Boos begat Obed of Ruth, Obed begat Iesse.

6Iesse begat Dauid the kyng, Dauid the kyng begat Solomon, of her that was the wyfe of Urie.

7Solomon begat Roboam, Roboam begat Abia, Abia begat Asa.

8Asa begat Iosaphat, Iosaphat begat Ioram, Ioram begat Ozias.

9Ozias begat Ioatham, Ioatham begat Achas, Achas begat Ezekias.

10Ezekias begat Manasses, Manasses begat Amon, Amon begat Iosias.

11Iosias begat Iacim, Iacim begat Iechonias and his brethren, about the tyme they were caryed away to Babylon.

12And, after they were brought to Babylon, Iechonias begat Salathiel, Salathiel begat Zorobabel.

13Zorobabel begat Abiud, Abiud begat Eliakim, Eliakim begat Azor.

14Azor begat Sadoc, Sadoc begat Achen, Achen begat Eliud.

15Eliud begat Eleazar, Eleazar begat Matthan, Matthan begat Iacob.

16Iacob begat Ioseph, the husband of Marie, of who was borne Iesus, that is called Christe.

17And so, all the generations from Abraham to Dauid, are fourteene generations: and from Dauid vntyll the carying away into Babylo, are fourteene generations: and fro the carying away into Babylon vnto Christe, are fourteene generations.

18The birth of Iesus Christe was on this wise. When as his mother Marie was betrouthed to Ioseph (before they came together) she was founde with chylde of the holy ghost.

19Then Ioseph her husbande, beyng a ryghteous man, and not wyllyng to make her a publique example, was mynded priuily to put her away.

20But whyle he thought these thinges, beholde, the Angell of the Lord appeared vnto hym in a dreame, saying: Ioseph, thou sonne of Dauid, feare not to take [vnto thee] Marie thy wife, for that which is conceaued in her, is of the holy ghost.

21She shall bryng foorth a sonne, and thou shalt call his name Iesus: for he shall saue his people from their sinnes.

22(All this was done, that it myght be fulfilled, which was spoken of the lorde by the prophete, saying:

23Behold, a virgin shalbe with childe, and shall bryng foorth a sonne, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, whiche is by interpretation, God with vs.)

24Then Ioseph, being raysed fro slepe, dyd as the Angel of the Lorde had bidden hym, and he toke his wyfe:

25And knewe her not, tyll she hadde brought foorth her first borne sonne, & called his name Iesus.

Chapter 2[edit]

1When Iesus was borne in Bethlehem, a citie of Iurie, in the dayes of Herode the kyng: beholde, there came wise men from the east to Hierusalem,

2Saying: Where is he that is borne kyng of Iewes? For we haue seene his starre in the east, and are come to worship hym.

3When Herode the kyng had hearde these thynges, he was troubled, and all [the citie of] Hierusalem with hym.

4And when he hadde gathered all the chiefe Priestes and Scribes of the people together, he demaunded of them where Christe shoulde be borne.

5And they saide vnto him: At Bethlehem in Iurie. For thus it is written by the prophete.

6And thou Bethlehem [in] the lande of Iuda, art not the least among the princes of Iuda. For out of thee shall there come a capitain, that shal gouerne my people Israel.

7Then Herode, when he had priuilye called the wyse men, inquired of the diligently, what tyme the starre appeared.

8And he sent them to Bethlehem, and sayde: Go, and search diligently for the young childe, and when ye haue founde hym, bryng me worde agayne, that I may come, and worship hym also.

9When they had hearde the kyng, they departed, and loe, the starre which they sawe in the east, went before them, tyl it came & stoode ouer [the place] wherin the young chylde was.

10When they sawe the starre, they reioyced excedyngly with great ioy.

11And went into the house, and founde the young chylde with Marie his mother, and fell downe, and worshypped hym, and opened their treasures, and presented vnto hym gyftes, golde, and frankensence, and mirre.

12And after they were warned of God in a dreame, that they shoulde not go agayne to Herode, they returned into their owne countrey another way.

13When they were departed, beholde, the Angel of the Lord appeared to Ioseph in a dreame, saying: Aryse, & take the young chylde and his mother, and flee into Egipte, and be thou there, tyll I bryng thee worde. For it wyll come to passe, that Herode shall seke ye young chylde, to destroy hym.

14When he arose, he toke the young chylde and his mother, by nyght, and departed into Egipt.

15And was there, vnto the death of Herode, that it myght be fulfylled whiche was spoken of the Lorde, by the prophete, saying: Out of Egipte haue I called my sonne.

16Then Herode, when he sawe that he was mocked of the wyse men, was excedyng wroth, and sent foorth, and slew all the chyldren that were in Bethlehe, and in all the coastes, as many as were two yere olde, or vnder, according to the tyme, which he had diligently searched out, of the wyse men.

17Then was fulfylled that, which was spoken by Ieremie the prophete, saying.

18In Rama was there a voyce hearde, lamentation, wepyng, & great mournyng, Rachel weping [for] her children, and woulde not be comforted, because they were not.

19But when Herode was dead, beholde, an Angel of the Lorde appeared to Ioseph in a dreame, in Egipt, saying.

20Aryse, and take the young chylde and his mother, and go into the lande of Israel. For they are dead, whiche sought the young chyldes lyfe.

21And he arose, & toke the young chylde and his mother, & came into the lande of Israel.

22But when he hearde, that Archelaus dyd reigne in Iurie in the rowme of his father Herode, he was afrayde to go thyther. Notwithstandyng, after he was warned of God in a dreame, he turned aside, into the parties of Galilee,

23And [went and] dwelt in a citie, which is called Nazareth, that it myght be fulfylled, which was spoken by the prophetes: He shalbe called a Nazarite.

Chapter 3[edit]

1In those dayes, came Iohn the Baptist, preachyng in the wyldernesse of Iurie, and saying.

2Repent, for the kingdome of heauen is at hande.

3For this is he, of whom it is spoken by the prophete Esayas, saying. The voyce of one crying in the wyldernesse: prepare ye the way of the Lorde, make his pathes strayght.

4This Iohn had his rayment of Camels heere, and a girdle of a skynne about his loynes, his meate was locustes, and wylde hony.

5Then went out to hym Hierusalem, and all Iurie, and all the region rounde about Iordane,

6And were baptized of hym in Iordane, confessyng their sinnes.

7But when he sawe many of the Pharisees, and Saducees come to his baptisme, he sayde vnto them. O generation of vipers, who hath warned you to flee from the anger to come?

8Bryng foorth therefore fruites meete for repentaunce.

9And be not of suche mynde, that ye woulde say within your selues, we haue Abraham to [our] father. For I say vnto you, that God is able, of these stones to rayse vp chyldren vnto Abraham.

10Euen now is the axe also put vnto the roote of the trees: therefore, euery tree which bryngeth not foorth good fruite, is hewen downe, and cast into the fire.

11I baptize you in water vnto repentaunce: But he that shall come after me, is mightier then I, whose shoes I am not worthy to beare, he shall baptize you with the holy ghost, and with fire.

12Whose fanne is in his hande, and he wyll purge his floore, and gather his wheate into [his] garner: but wyl burne vp the chaffe with vnquencheable fire.

13Then commeth Iesus from Galilee to Iordane, vnto Iohn, to be baptized of hym.

14But Iohn forbad hym, saying. I haue nede to be baptized of thee, and commest thou to me?

15Iesus aunsweryng, sayde vnto hym: Suffer it to be so nowe. For thus it becommeth vs, to fulfyll all righteousnes. Then he suffred hym.

16And Iesus, when he was baptized, came strayghtwaye out of the water, and loe the heauens was open vnto hym, and (Iohn) sawe the spirite of God descendyng lyke a doue, and lyghtyng vpon hym.

17And loe, there (came) a voyce from the heauens, saying: This is my beloued sonne, in whom I am well pleased.

Chapter 4[edit]

1Then was Iesus ledde away of the spirite into wyldernesse, to be tempted of the deuyll.

2And when he had fasted fourtie dayes, and fourtie nightes, he was afterwarde an hungred.

3And when the tempter came to hym, he sayde: If thou be the sonne of God, commaunde that these stones be made breade.

4But he aunswered, and sayde, it is written: Man shall not lyue by breade only, but by euery worde that proceadeth out of the mouth of God.

5Then the deuyll taketh hym vp into the holy citie, and setteth hym on a pinacle of the temple,

6And saith vnto hym: If thou be the sonne of God, cast thy selfe downe. For it is written: He shall geue his Angels charge ouer thee, & with their handes they shall lyft thee vp, lest at any tyme thou dashe thy foote agaynst a stone.

7And Iesus sayde to hym. It is written agayne: Thou shalt not tempt the Lorde thy God.

8Agayne, the deuyll taketh hym vp, into an exceadyng hye mountayne, and sheweth hym all the kyngdomes of the worlde, and the glorie of them,

9And sayth vnto hym: All these wyll I geue thee, yf thou wylt fall downe, and worshyp me.

10The sayth Iesus vnto hym: Auoyde Sathan. For it is written: Thou shalt worshyp the Lorde thy God, and hym only shalt thou serue.

11Then the deuyll leaueth him, and beholde, the Angels came, and ministred vnto hym.

12When Iesus had hearde that Iohn was delyuered vp, he departed into Galilee,

13And left Nazareth, and went & dwelt in Capernaum, whiche is (a citie) vpon the sea coast, in the borders of Zabulon and Nephthalim.

14That it myght be fulfylled, whiche was spoken by Esayas the prophete, saying:

15The lande of Zabulon, & Nephthalim, (by) the way of the sea beyonde Iordane, Galilee of the Gentiles.

16The people, which sate in darknesse, sawe great lyght: And to them whiche sate in the region and shadowe of death, lyght is sprong vp.

17From that tyme, Iesus began to preache, and to saye: Repent, for the kyngdome of heauen is at hande.

18And Iesus, walkyng by the sea of Galilee, sawe two brethren, Simon (which was) called Peter, and Andrewe his brother, castyng a nette into the sea, (for they were fysshers.)

19And he saith vnto them: Folowe me, and I wyl make you fysshers of men.

20And they strayghtwaye lefte their nettes, and folowed hym.

21And when he was gone foorth from thence, he sawe other two brethren, Iames, the sonne of Zebedee, & Iohn his brother, in the shippe with Zebedee their father, mendyng their nettes, and he called them.

22And they immediatly, left the shippe and their father, and folowed hym.

23And Iesus went about all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, and preachyng the Gospell of the kingdome, and healyng all maner of sicknesse, and all maner of disease among the people.

24And his fame spread abrode, throughout all Syria: and they brought vnto hym all sicke people, that were taken with diuers diseases, and grypynges, and them that were possessed with deuyls, and those which were lunaticke, and those that had the paulsie, and he healed them.

25And there folowed him great multitudes of people, from Galilee, and from the ten cities, and from Hierusalem, and from Iurie, and from the regions (that lye) beyonde Iordane.

Chapter 5[edit]

1When he saw the multitude, he went vp into a mountayne: & when he was set, his disciples came to hym.

2And he opened his mouth, & taught them, saying.

3Blessed (are) the poore in spirite: for theirs is the kyngdome of heauen.

4Blessed (are) they that mourne: for they shalbe comforted.

5Blessed (are) the meke: for they shall inherite the earth.

6Blessed (are) they, which do hunger and thirste (after) righteousnes: for they shalbe satisfied.

7Blessed (are) the mercyfull: for they shall obteyne mercy.

8Blessed (are) the pure in heart: for they shall see God.

9Blessed (are) the peace makers: for they shalbe called the chyldren of God.

10Blessed (are) they which suffer persecution for righteousnes sake: for theirs is the kyngdome of heauen.

11Blessed are ye, whe (men) reuyle you, and persecute (you) and, lying, shall say all maner of euyll saying agaynst you, for my sake.

12Reioyce, and be glad: for great is your rewarde in heauen. For so persecuted they the prophetes, whiche were before you.

13Ye are the salt of the earth. But yf the salt become vnsauery, where in shall it be salted? It is thencefoorth good for nothing, but to be caste out, and to be troden vnder foote of men.

14Ye are the lyght of the worlde. A citie that is set on an hyll, can not be hyd.

15Neyther do men lyght a candell, and put it vnder a busshell: but on a candelsticke, and it geueth lyght vnto all that are in the house.

16Let your lyght so shyne before men, that they may see your good workes, and glorifie your father, whiche is in heauen.

17Thynke not that I am come to destroy the lawe, or the prophetes. I am not come to destroy, but to fulfyll.

18For truely I say vnto you, tyll heauen and earth passe, one iotte, or one title of the lawe shall not scape, tyll all be fulfylled.

19Whosoeuer therfore breaketh one of these least commaundementes, and teacheth men so, he shalbe called the leaste in the kyngdome of heauen. But who so euer doeth, and teacheth (so) the same shalbe called great in the kyngdome of heauen.

20For I say vnto you: except your righteousnes, excede the righteousnes of the Scribes and Pharisees, ye shall not enter into the kyngdome of heauen.

21Ye haue hearde, that it was sayde to them of the olde tyme, thou shalt not kyll: who so euer kylleth, shalbe in daunger of iudgement.

22But I say vnto you, that who so euer is angry with his brother, vnaduisedly, shalbe in daunger of iudgement. And who so euer shall say vnto his brother, racha, shalbe in daunger of a councell: But, whosoeuer shall saye (thou) foole, shalbe in daunger of hell fire.

23Therfore, if thou bring thy gyft to the aulter, and there remembrest, that thy brother hath ought agaynst thee:

24Leaue there thy gyft, before the aulter, and go thy way, first and be reconciled to thy brother: and then, come and offer thy gyft.

25Agree with thyne aduersarie quicklye, whyles thou art in the waye with him: lest at any tyme the aduersarie deliuer thee to the iudge, and the iudge deliuer thee to the minister, and then thou be cast into pryson.

26Ueryly I say vnto thee, thou shalt not come out thence, tyll thou hast payde the vtmost farthyng.

27Ye haue hearde, that it was sayde vnto them of olde tyme: Thou shalt not commit adultry.

28But I say vnto you, that whosoeuer loketh on a woman, to luste after her, hath committed adultry with her alredy, in his heart.

29If thy ryght eye offende thee, plucke it out, and cast it from thee. For better it is vnto thee, that one of thy members perishe, the that thy whole body should be cast into hell.

30And yf thy ryght hande offende thee, cut it of, and cast it from thee. For better it is vnto thee, that one of thy members perishe, then that all thy body shoulde be cast into hell.

31It is saide: whosoeuer putteth away his wyfe, let hym geue her a wrytyng of diuorcement.

32But I say vnto you, that whosoeuer doeth put awaye his wyfe, except it be for fornication, causeth her to commit adultry. And whosoeuer maryeth her that is diuorced, committeth adultry.

33Agayne, ye haue hearde that it was sayde vnto them of olde tyme: Thou shalt not forsweare thy selfe, but shalt perfourme vnto the Lorde thine othes.

34But, I say vnto you: Sweare not at all, neither by heauen, for it is gods seate,

35Nor by the earth, for it is his footestoole, neither by Hierusalem, for it is the citie of the great kyng.

36Neither shalt thou sweare by thy head, because thou canst not make one heere whyte or blacke.

37But let your communication be yea, yea, nay nay. For whatsoeuer is more then these, commeth of euyll.

38Ye haue hearde, that it is sayde, an eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth.

39But, I say vnto you, that ye resist not euyll. But, whosoeuer geueth thee a blowe on thy right cheeke, turne to him the other also.

40And yf any man wyll sue thee at the lawe, and take away thy coate, let him haue thy cloke also.

41And whosoeuer wyll compell thee to go a myle, go with hym twayne.

42Geue to hym that asketh thee: & from hym that woulde borowe of thee, turne not thou away.

43Ye haue heard, that it is saide: Thou shalt loue thy neyghbour, & hate thyne enemie.

44But I saye vnto you, loue your enemies, blesse them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, pray for the which hurt you, and persecute you:

45That ye may be the chyldren of your father, which is in heauen. For he maketh his sonne to aryse on the euyll, and on the good, and sendeth rayne on the iust, and on the vniust.

46For yf ye loue them which loue you, what rewarde haue ye? Do not the publicans also euen the same?

47And yf ye salute or greete your brethre only, what singuler thyng do ye? Do not also the publicans lykewyse?

48Ye shall therfore be perfecte, euen as your father, which is in heauen, is perfecte.

Chapter 6[edit]

1Take heede to your almes, that ye geue it not in the sight of men, to the intente that ye woulde be sene of the, or els ye haue no rewarde of your father, which is in heauen.

2Therefore, when thou geuest thyne almes, thou shalt not make a trumpet to be blowen before thee, as hypocrites do, in the synagogues, & in the streates, yt they might be esteemed of me. Uerily I say vnto you, they haue their reward.

3But when thou doest [thyne] almes, let not thy left hande knowe, what thy ryght hande doeth,

4That thyne almes may be in secrete: And thy father, which seeth in secrete, shall rewarde thee openly.

5And when thou prayest, thou shalt not be as the hypocrites are. For they loue to stande, praying in the synagogues, and in the corners of the streates, that they may be sene of men. Ueryly I say vnto you, they haue theyr rewarde.

6But when thou prayest, enter into thy chaumber, and when thou hast shut thy dore, pray to thy father, which is in secrete, and thy father which seeth in secrete, shall rewarde thee openly.

7But when ye pray, babble not much, as the heathen do. For they thynke [it wyl come to passe,] that they shalbe heard, for theyr much bablinges sake.

8Be not ye therfore lyke vnto them. For your father knoweth, what thynges ye haue nede of, before ye aske of hym.

9After this maner therfore pray ye. O our father, which art in heauen, halowed be thy name.

10Let thy kyngdome come. Thy wyll be done, as well in earth, as it is in heauen.

11Geue vs this day our dayly breade.

12And forgeue vs our dettes, as we forgeue our detters.

13And leade vs not into temptation, but delyuer vs from euyll. For thyne is the kyngdome, and the power, and the glory, for euer. Amen.

14For, yf ye forgeue men theyr trespasses, your heauenly father shall also forgeue you.

15But, yf ye forgeue not men theyr trespasses: no more shall your father, forgeue [you] your trespasses.

16Moreouer, when ye fast, be not of an heauy countenaunce, as hypocrites are. For they disfigure theyr faces, that they myght appeare vnto men, to fast. Ueryly I say vnto you, they haue theyr rewarde.

17But thou, when thou fastest, annoynt thyne head, and washe thy face:

18That thou appeare not vnto men, to fast: but vnto thy father, which is in secrete, and thy father, which seeth in secrete, shall rewarde thee openly.

19Hoorde not vp for your selues, treasures vpon earth, where the moth and rust doth corrupt, and where theeues breake through, and steale.

20But laye vp for you, treasures in heauen, where neyther moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where theeues do not breake through, nor steale.

21For, where your treasure is, there wyll your heart be also.

22The lyght of the body, is the eye. Wherfore, yf thyne eye be single, all thy body shalbe full of lyght.

23But and yf thyne eye be wicked, all thy body shalbe ful of darknesse. Wherfore, yf the lyght that is in thee, be darknesse, howe great is that darknesse?

24No man can serue two maisters. For either he shall hate the one, & loue the other: or els leane to the one, and dispise the other. Ye can not serue God, and mammon.

25Therfore I say vnto you, be not carefull for your lyfe, what ye shall eate, or drynke: nor yet for your body, what ye shall put on. Is not the lyfe more worth then meate? & the body then rayment?

26Beholde the fowles of the ayre: For they sowe not, neither do they reape, nor cary into the barnes: yet your heauenly father feedeth them. Are ye not much better then they?

27Which of you, by takyng of carefull thought, can adde one cubite vnto his stature?

28And why care ye for rayment? Learne of the Lylies of the fielde, howe they growe. They weery not [them selues] with labour, neither [do they] spinne:

29And yet I say vnto you, that euen Solomon in all his royaltie, was not arayed lyke one of these.

30Wherfore, yf God so clothe the grasse of the fielde, which though it stande to day, is to morowe cast into the ouen: shall he not much more [do] the same for you, O ye of litle fayth?

31Therefore take no thought, saying: What shall we eate? or, what shall we drynke? or, wherewith shall we be clothed?

32(For after all these thynges, do the Gentiles seke:) for your heauenly father knoweth, that ye haue nede of all these thynges.

33But rather, seke ye first the kyngdome of God, and his ryghteousnesse, and all these thynges shalbe ministred vnto you.

34Care not then for the morowe: for the morowe shall care for it selfe. Sufficient vnto the day, is the euyll therof.

Chapter 7[edit]

1Iudge not, that ye be not iudged.

2For with what iudgement ye iudge, ye shalbe iudged: And with what measure ye meate, it shalbe measured to you agayne.

3Why seest thou a mote in thy brothers eye, but perceiuest not the beame that is in thyne owne eye?

4Or, howe sayest thou to thy brother: suffer me, I wyll plucke out a mote out of thyne eye: and beholde, a beame is in thyne owne eye?

5Thou hypocrite, first caste out the beame out of thine owne eye: and then shalt thou see clearely, to plucke out the mote out of thy brothers eye.

6Geue not that which is holy, vnto dogges, neyther caste ye your pearles before swyne, lest they treade them vnder their feete, and turning agayne, all to rent you.

7Aske, and it shalbe geuen you: seke, and ye shall fynde: knocke, and it shalbe opened vnto you.

8For he that asketh, receaueth: and he that seketh, fyndeth: and to hym that knocketh, it shalbe opened.

9Is there any among you, which, yf his sonne aske hym bread, wyll geue hym a stone?

10Or yf he aske fyshe, wyll he geue hym a serpent?

11If ye then, beyng euyll, knowe to geue your chyldren good gyftes: howe much more shall your father, which is in heauen, geue good thynges, to them that aske hym?

12Therfore all thynges, whatsoeuer ye woulde that men shoulde do to you, do ye euen so to them: For this is the lawe, and the prophetes.

13Enter in at the strayte gate. For wyde is the gate, and brode is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in therat.

14Because, strayte is the gate, and narowe is the way, which leadeth vnto lyfe, and fewe there be that fynde it.

15Beware of false prophetes, which come to you in sheepes clothyng: but inwardly they are rauenyng woolfes.

16Ye shall knowe them by theyr fruites, Do men gather grapes of thornes? or fygges of thystles?

17Euen so, euery good tree, bryngeth foorth good fruite: But a corrupt tree, bryngeth foorth euyll fruite.

18A good tree, can not bryng foorth bad fruite: neither can a bad tree, bryng foorth good fruite.

19Euery tree that bryngeth not foorth good fruite, is hewen downe, and cast into the fyre.

20Wherfore, by theyr fruites, ye shall knowe them.

21Not euery one, that sayeth vnto me Lorde, Lorde, shall enter into the kyngdome of heauen: but he that doeth the wyll of my father, which is in heauen.

22Many wyll say to me in that day, Lorde Lorde, haue we not prophesied thorowe thy name? and thorowe thy name haue cast out deuyls? & done many great workes thorowe thy name?

23And then wyll I confesse vnto them, I neuer knewe you: Depart from me, ye that worke iniquitie.

24Therfore, whosoeuer heareth of me these sayinges, and doeth the same, I wyll lyken hym vnto a wyse man, which buylt his house vpon a rocke:

25And the rayne descended, and the fluddes came, and the wyndes blewe, and beat vpon that house, and it fell not, because it was grounded on a rocke.

26And euery one that heareth of me these sayinges, and doeth them not, shalbe lykened vnto a foolyshe man, which buylt his house vpon the sande:

27And the rayne descended, and the fluddes came, and the wyndes blewe, and beat vpon that house, and it fell, and great was the fall of it.

28And it came to passe, that when Iesus had ended these sayinges, the people were astonied at his doctrine.

29For he taught them, as one hauyng power, and not as the Scribes.

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1When he was come downe fro the mountayne, great multitudes folowed hym.

2And beholde, there came a leper, and worshipped hym, saying: Lorde, yf thou wylt, thou canst make me cleane.

3And Iesus put foorth his hande, and touched hym, saying: I wyll, be thou cleane. And immediatlye his leprosie was clensed.

4And Iesus sayth vnto hym: See thou tell no man, but go, [and] shewe thy selfe to the priest, and offer the gift that Moyses commaunded, for a witnes vnto them.

5And when Iesus was entred into Capernaum, there came vnto hym a Centurion, besechyng hym.

6And saying: Lorde, my seruaunt lyeth at home sicke of the paulsie, greeuously payned.

7And Iesus sayth. When I come, I wyll heale hym.

8The Centurion aunswered, & sayde: Lorde, I am not worthy that thou shouldest come vnder my roofe: but speake the worde only, & my seruaunt shalbe healed.

9For I also my selfe am vnder aucthoritie, and haue souldiers vnder me: and I say to this man go, and he goeth: and to another, come, and he commeth: and to my seruaunt, do this, and he doth it.

10When Iesus hearde [him], he marueyled, & sayde to them that folowed [him]: Ueryly I say vnto you, I haue not founde so great fayth in Israel.

11I say vnto you, that many shall come from the east and west, and shall rest with Abraham, and Isaac, & Iacob, in the kyngdome of heauen.

12But the chyldren of the kyngdome shalbe caste out, into vtter darcknesse: there shalbe wepyng, and gnashyng of teeth.

13And Iesus sayde vnto the Centurion: Go thy way, and as thou hast beleued, so be it vnto thee. And his seruaunt was healed, in the selfe same houre.

14And when Iesus was come into Peters house, he sawe his wyues mother layed, and sicke of a feuer.

15And he touched her hande, and the feuer left her, and she arose, and ministred vnto them.

16When the euen was come, they brought vnto hym many, that were possessed with deuyls, and he cast out the spirites with a worde, and healed all that were sicke.

17That it myght be fulfylled, which was spoken by Esayas the prophete, saying: He toke on hym our infirmities, and bare [our] sicknesses.

18When Iesus sawe great multitudes about hym, he commaunded that they shoulde go ouer the water.

19And a certayne Scribe came, & sayde vnto hym: Maister, I wyll folowe thee, whyther soeuer thou goest.

20And Iesus sayth vnto hym. The foxes haue holes, and the birdes of the ayre haue nestes: but the sonne of man, hath not where to rest his head.

21And another, of the number of his disciples, sayde vnto hym: Lorde, suffer me first to go and bury my father.

22But Iesus sayde vnto hym: Folowe me, and let the dead bury theyr dead.

23And when he entred into a shippe, his disciples folowed hym:

24And beholde, there arose a great tempest in the sea, [in so much] that the shippe was couered with waues: but he was a slepe.

25And his disciples came to hym, and awoke hym, saying: Lorde saue vs, we peryshe.

26And he sayth vnto them: Why are ye fearefull, O ye of litle fayth? Then he arose, and rebuked the windes, and the sea: and there folowed a great calme.

27But the men marueyled, saying: What maner of man is this, that both wyndes and sea obey hym?

28And when he was come to the other syde, into the countrey of the Gergesenes, there met hym two, possessed with deuyls, which came out of the graues, and were very fierce, so that no man myght go by that way.

29And beholde, they cryed out, saying: O Iesu, thou sonne of God, what haue we to do with thee? Art thou come hyther, to torment vs before the tyme?

30And there was, a good way of from them, a hearde of many swyne, feedyng.

31So, the deuyls besought hym, saying: Yf thou cast vs out, suffer vs to go away into the hearde of swyne.

32And he sayde vnto them, go. Then went they out, and departed into the hearde of swyne: And beholde, ye whole hearde of swyne russhed headlong into the sea, and peryshed in the waters.

33Then they that kept them, fledde, and went theyr wayes into the citie, and tolde euery thyng, and what was done of the possessed with the deuyls.

34And beholde, the whole citie came out to meete Iesus: and when they sawe hym, they besought hym, that he woulde depart out of theyr coastes.

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1And he entred into a shippe, & passed ouer, & came into his owne citie.

2And beholde, they brought to him a man, sicke of the paulsie, lying in a bedde. And when Iesus sawe the fayth of them, he sayde vnto the sicke of the paulsie: Sonne, be of good cheare, thy sinnes be forgeuen thee.

3And beholde, certayne of the Scribes sayde, within them selues: This man blasphemeth.

4And whe Iesus saw their thoughtes, he sayde: Wherefore thynke ye euyll in your heartes?

5Whether is easyer to say, thy sinnes be forgeuen thee? Or to say, aryse and walke?

6But that ye may knowe, that the sonne of man hath power to forgeue sinnes in earth (then sayde he to the sicke of the paulsie) Aryse, take vp thy bedde, and go vnto thyne house.

7And he arose, and departed to his house.

8But when the multitudes sawe it, they marueyled, & glorified God, which had geuen such power vnto men.

9And as Iesus passed foorth from thence, he sawe a man, named Matthewe, syttyng at the receipte of custome: & he sayth vnto hym, folowe me. And he arose, and folowed hym.

10And it came to passe, as Iesus sate at meate in his house, beholde, many publicans also and sinners came, and sate downe with Iesus and his disciples.

11And when the Pharisees sawe it, they sayde vnto his disciples: Why eateth your maister with publicans and sinners?

12But when Iesus hearde that, he sayde vnto them: They that be whole, nede not the phisition, but they that are sicke.

13Go ye, and learne what that meaneth, I wyll [haue] mercie, and not sacrifice: for I am not come, to call the righteous, but sinners to repentaunce.

14Then came the disciples of Iohn vnto hym, saying: Why do we and the Pharisees fast oft, but thy disciples fast not?

15And Iesus sayde vnto them: Can the chyldren of the bryde chaumber mourne, as long as the brydegrome is with them? But the dayes wyll come, when the brydegrome shall be taken from them, and then shall they fast.

16No man putteth a peece of newe cloth in an olde garment: for then, the peece taketh away [somethyng] from the garment, and the rent is made worse.

17Neither do men put newe wine into olde vessels: els, the vessels breake, and the wyne runneth out, and the vessels peryshe: But they put newe wyne, into newe vessels, and both are preserued together.

18Whyle he spake these thynges vnto them, beholde, there came a certayne ruler, and worshypped hym, saying: My daughter is euen nowe dead, but come and lay thy hande vpon her, and she shall lyue.

19And Iesus arose, and folowed hym, and [so dyd] his disciples.

20(And beholde, a woman which was diseased with an issue of blood twelue yeres, came behynde hym, and touched the hemme of his vesture.

21But Iesus turned hym about, and when he sawe her, he saide: Daughter be of good comfort, thy faith hath made thee safe. And the woman was made whole from that same houre.)

22And, when Iesus came into the rulers house, and sawe the minstrels, and the people, makyng a noyse,

23And, when Iesus came into the rulers house, and sawe the minstrels, and the people, makyng a noyse,

24He sayde vnto them: Geue place, for the maide is not dead, but slepeth. And they laughed hym to scorne.

25But when the people were put foorth, he went in, and toke her by the hande, and the mayde arose.

26And the fame [of this] went abrode into all that lande.

27And when Iesus departed thence, two blynde men folowed hym, crying, and saying: O thou sonne of Dauid, haue mercy on vs.

28And whe he was come into the house, the blynde came to hym. And Iesus sayth vnto them: Beleue ye that I am able to do this? They sayde vnto hym, yea Lorde.

29Then touched he their eyes, saying: Accordyng to your fayth, be it vnto you.

30And their eyes were opened. And Iesus straytly charged them, saying: see that no man knowe [of it.]

31But they, when they were departed, spread abrode his name in all that lande.

32As they went out, beholde, they brought to him a dumbe man, possessed with a deuyll.

33And when the deuyll was cast out, the dumbe spake, and the multitudes marueyled, saying, that it was neuer so seene in Israel.

34But the Pharisees sayde: He casteth out deuils, through the prince of deuils.

35And Iesus went about all cities and townes, teachyng in their synagogues, and preachyng the Gospell of the kyngdome, and healyng euery sicknesse, and euery disease among the people.

36But when he sawe the multitudes, he was moued with compassion on them, because they were destitute, and scattered abrode, euen as sheepe, hauing no shephearde.

37Then sayth he vnto his disciples: the haruest truely is plenteous, but the labourers are fewe.

38Pray [ye] therfore the lorde of the haruest, that he wyl thrust foorth labourers into the haruest.

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1And when he had called his twelue disciples [vnto hym] he gaue them power agaynst vncleane spirites, to cast them out, and to heale all maner of sicknesse, and all maner of disease.

2The names of the twelue Apostles are these. The first, Simon, whiche is called Peter, and Andrewe his brother, Iames, the [sonne] of Zebedee, & Iohn his brother,

3Philip, & Bartholomewe, Thomas and Matthewe, which [had ben] a Publicane, Iames, ye [sonne] of Alphee, & Lebbeus, whose surname was Taddeus,

4Simon [the] Cananite, & Iudas Iscariot, which also betrayed hym.

5Iesus sent foorth these twelue, who he comaunded, saying. Go not into the way of the Gentiles, and into the citie of the Samaritanes enter ye not.

6But go rather to the lost sheepe of the house of Israel.

7As ye go, preache, saying: The kyngdome of heauen is at hande.

8Heale the sicke, cleanse ye lepers, rayse the dead, cast out deuyls. Freely ye haue receaued, freely geue.

9Possesse not golde, nor syluer, nor brasse in your purses,

10Nor yet scrippe, towardes your iourney, neither two coates, neither shoes, nor yet a staffe. For the workman is worthy of his meate.

11But to whatsoeuer citie or towne ye shall come, inquire who is worthy in it, and there abyde, tyll ye go thence.

12And when ye come into an house, salute the same.

13And if the house be worthy, let your peace come vpon it: but if it be not worthy, let your peace returne to you again.

14And whosoeuer shal not receaue you, nor wyll heare your preachyng: when ye depart out of that house, or that citie, shake of the dust of your feete.

15Ueryly I say vnto you, it shalbe easier for the lande of the Sodomites and Gomorreans, in the day of iudgement, then for that citie.

16Beholde, I sende you foorth, as sheepe in the middest of woolfes. Be ye therfore wyse as serpentes, and harmelesse as doues.

17But beware of men. For they shall delyuer you vp to the councels, and shal scourge you in their synagogues.

18And ye shalbe brought to the head rulers, and kynges, for my sake, in witnesse to them, and to the Gentiles.

19But whe they delyuer you vp, take ye no thought, how or what ye shal speake. For it shalbe geuen you, euen in that same houre, what ye shall speake.

20For it is not ye that speake, but ye spirite of your father, which speaketh in you.

21The brother shall delyuer vp the brother to death, and the father the sonne, & the chyldren shall ryse agaynst their fathers, and mothers, and shall put them to death.

22And ye shalbe hated of all men, for my names sake: but he that endureth to the ende, shalbe saued.

23But, when they persecute you in this citie, flee ye into another. For verily I say vnto you, ye shall not ende all the cities of Israel, tyll the sonne of man be come.

24The disciple is not aboue the maister, nor the seruaunt aboue his lorde.

25It is enough for the disciple, that he be as his maister is: and that the seruaunt, be as his lorde is. If they haue called the lorde of the house Beelzebub: howe much more shall they call them of his householde so?

26Feare them not therfore. For there is nothing close, that shal not be opened: & nothing hyd, that shall not be knowen.

27What I tell you in darknesse, that speake ye in lyght: And what ye heare in the eare, that preach ye on the houses.

28And feare ye not them, which kyll the body, but are not able to kyll the soule. But rather feare hym, which is able to destroy both soule and body in hell.

29Are not two litle sparowes solde for a farthyng? And one of the shall not light on the grounde, without your father.

30Yea, euen all the heeres of your head are numbred.

31Feare ye not therefore, ye are of more value then many sparowes.

32Euery one therfore, that shall confesse me before men, hym wyll I confesse also, before my father, which is in heaues.

33But whosoeuer shall denye me before men, hym wyll I also denye, before my father, which is in heauens.

34Thinke not that I am come to sende peace into the earth. I came not to sende peace, but a sworde.

35For I am come to set a man at varyaunce agaynst his father, & the daughter agaynst her mother, and the daughter in lawe agaynst her mother in lawe.

36And a mans foes [shalbe] they of his owne householde.

37He that loueth father or mother, more then me, is not worthy of me. And he that loueth sonne or daughter, more the me, is not worthy of me.

38And he that taketh not his crosse, & foloweth me, is not worthy of me.

39He that findeth his life, shall lose it: and he that loseth his lyfe, for my sake, shall fynde it.

40He that receaueth you, receaueth me: & he that receaueth me, receaueth hym that sent me.

41He that receaueth a prophete, in the name of a prophete, shall receaue a prophetes rewarde. And he that receaueth a ryghteous man, in the name of a ryghteous man, shall receaue a ryghteous mans rewarde.

42And whosoeuer shall geue vnto one of these litle ones, to drynke, a cuppe of colde water only, in the name of a disciple, veryly I say vnto you, he shall not lose his rewarde.

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1And it came to passe, that when Iesus had made an ende of commaundyng his twelue disciples, he departed thence to teache and to preache in their cities.

2When Iohn being in prison heard the workes of Christe, he sent two of his disciples, and sayde vnto him:

3Art thou he that shoulde come? or do we loke for another?

4Iesus aunswered and sayd vnto them: Go and shewe Iohn agayne what ye haue hearde and seene.

5The blinde receaue their sight, the halt do walke, the lepers are cleansed, and the deafe heare, the dead are raised vp, and the poore receaue the Gospell.

6And happy is he that is not offended in me.

7And as they departed, Iesus began to say vnto the multitude cocerning Iohn: What went ye out into the wildernesse to see? A reede shaken with the winde?

8Or what went ye out for to see? A man clothed in soft rayment? Beholde, they that weare soft [clothyng] are in kinges houses.

9But what went ye out for to see? A prophete? yea I say vnto you, and more then a prophete.

10For this is he of whom it is written: Beholde I sende my messenger before thy face, which shall prepare thy way before thee.

11Ueryly I say vnto you, among them that are borne of women, arose not a greater then Iohn the Baptist: Notwithstandyng, he that is lesse in the kingdome of heauen, is greater then he.

12From the dayes of Iohn the Baptist vntyll nowe, the kingdome of heauen suffereth violence, & the violent plucke it [vnto them.]

13For all the prophetes and the lawe it selfe prophecied vnto Iohn.

14And if ye wyll receaue it, this is Elias which was for to come.

15He that hath eares to heare, let him heare.

16But whervnto shall I liken this generation? It is like vnto litle children, which sit in the markettes, and call vnto their felowes,

17And say: We haue pyped vnto you, and ye haue not daunsed: we haue mourned vnto you, and ye haue not sorowed.

18For Iohn came neither eatyng nor drinking, and they say, he hath the deuil.

19The sonne of man came eatyng and drinking, and they say, behold a glutton and an [vnmeasurable] drinker of wine, and a friende vnto publicans & sinners: And wisdome is iustified of her children.

20Then began he to vpbrayd the cities which most of his mightie workes were done in, because they repented not.

21Wo vnto thee Chorazin, wo vnto thee Bethsaida: for if the mightie workes which were shewed in you had ben done in Tyre or Sidon, they had repented long ago in sackcloth and asshes.

22Neuerthelesse I say vnto you, it shalbe easier for Tyre and Sidon at the day of iudgement, then for you.

23And thou Capernaum, which art lift vp vnto heauen, shalt be brought downe to hell: For if the mightie workes which haue ben done in thee had ben done among them of Sodome, they had remayned vntyll this day.

24Neuerthelesse, I say vnto you, that it shalbe easier for the lande of Sodome in the day of iudgement, then for thee.

25At that tyme Iesus aunswered and sayde: I thanke thee O father, Lorde of heauen and earth, because thou hast hid these thinges from the wise and prudent, and hast shewed them vnto babes.

26Euen so [it is] O father, for so was it thy good pleasure.

27All thinges are geuen vnto me of my father: And no man knoweth the sonne but the father, neither knoweth any man the father saue the sonne, and he to whomsoeuer the sonne wyll open him.

28Come vnto me all ye that labour sore, and are laden, and I wyll ease you.

29Take my yoke vpon you and learne of me, for I am meeke & lowly in heart: and ye shall finde rest vnto your soules.

30For my yoke is easie, and my burthen is lyght.

Chapter 12[edit]

1At that tyme Iesus went on the Sabbath dayes through the corne, and his disciples were an hungred, and began to plucke the eares of corne, & to eate.

2But when the Pharisees sawe it, they sayde vnto hym: Beholde, thy disciples do that which is not lawfull to do vpon the Sabbath day.

3But he sayde vnto them: Haue ye not read what Dauid did when he was an hungred, and they that were with him:

4Howe he entred into the house of God, and did eate the shew bread, which was not lawfull for hym to eate, neither for them which were with hym, but only for the priestes?

5Or haue ye not read in the lawe, howe that on the Sabbath dayes the priestes in the temple prophane the Sabbath, and are blamelesse?

6But I say vnto you, that in this place is one greater then the temple.

7Wherfore if ye wist what this meaneth, I will mercie & not sacrifice: ye woulde not haue condempned the giltlesse.

8For the sonne of man also is Lorde euen of the Sabbath day.

9And he departed thence, and went into their synagogue,

10And beholde there was a man which had his hande dryed vp, and they asked him, saying: Is it lawfull to heale vpon the Sabbath dayes? that they might accuse him.

11And he sayde vnto them: What man of you wyll there be that shall haue a sheepe, & if it fall into a pit on the Sabbath day, wyll he not take holde of it, and lift it out?

12Howe much more then is a man better then a sheepe? Wherfore it is lawfull to do a good deede on the Sabbath dayes.

13Then saith he to the man, Stretch foorth thy hande. And he stretched it foorth: and it was made whole like as the other.

14Then the Pharisees went out, and helde a counsayle agaynst him, howe they might destroy hym.

15But when Iesus knewe it, he departed thence: and great multitudes folowed him, and he healed them all,

16And charged them that they shoulde not make him knowen:

17That it might be fulfylled which was spoken by Esaias the prophete, saying:

18Beholde my childe whom I haue chosen, my beloued in whom my soule well delighteth: I wyll put my spirite vpon him, and he shall shewe iudgement to the gentiles.

19He shall not striue nor crye, neither shal any man heare his voyce in the streetes.

20A bruised reede shall he not breake, and smokyng flaxe shall he not quenche, tyll he sende foorth iudgement vnto victorie:

21A bruised reede shall he not breake, and smokyng flaxe shall he not quenche, tyll he sende foorth iudgement vnto victorie:

21And in his name shall the gentiles trust.

22Then was brought to him one possessed with a deuyll, blinde, and dumbe: and he healed him, insomuch that the blinde and dumbe both spake and sawe.

23And all the people were amased and sayde: Is not this that sonne of Dauid?

24But when the Pharisees hearde it, they sayde: This [felowe] driueth the deuils no otherwise out, but by Beelzebub the prince of the deuils.

25But whe Iesus knew their thoughtes, he sayde vnto them, Euery kingdome deuided agaynst it selfe shalbe brought to naught: and euery citie or house deuided agaynst it selfe shall not stande.

26And if Satan cast out Satan, then is he deuided agaynst him selfe: howe shall then his kingdome endure?

27Also if I by Beelzebub cast out deuils, by whom do your children cast them out? Therfore they shalbe your iudges.

28But if I cast out the deuils by the spirite of God: then is the kingdome of God come vpon you.

29Or els howe can one enter into a strong mans house, & spoyle his goodes, except he first binde the strong man, and then spoyle his house?

30He that is not with me, is agaynst me: and he that gathereth not with me, scattereth abrode.

31Wherfore, I say vnto you, all maner of sinne and blasphemy shalbe forgeuen vnto men, but the blasphemy agaynst the spirite, shall not be forgeuen vnto men.

32And whosoeuer speaketh a worde agaynst the sonne of man, it shalbe forgeuen hym: But whosoeuer speaketh agaynst the holy ghost, it shall not be forgeuen hym, neither in this worlde, neither in the worlde to come.

33Either make the tree good, and his fruite good: or els make the tree euyll, and his fruite euyll. For the tree, is knowen by his fruite.

34O generation of vipers, howe can ye speake good thynges, when ye your selues are euyll? For out of the aboundauce of the heart, the mouth speaketh.

35A good man, out of the good treasure of the heart, bryngeth foorth good thynges: And an euyll man, out of euyll treasure, bryngeth foorth euyll thynges.

36But I say vnto you, of euery idell worde that men shall speake, they shall geue accompt therof, in the day of iudgment.

37For of thy wordes, thou shalt be iustified: and of thy wordes, thou shalt be condemned.

38Then certayne of the Scribes, and of the Pharisees, aunswered hym, saying. Maister, we wyl see a signe of thee.

39But he aunswered and sayde to them. The euyll and adulterous generation seketh a signe, and there shall no signe be geuen to it, but the signe of the prophete Ionas.

40For as Ionas was three dayes, and three nyghtes, in the Whales belly: so shall the sonne of man be three dayes, and three nyghtes, in the heart of the earth.

41The men of Niniue shall ryse in the iudgement, with this nation, and condemne it, because they repented at the preachyng of Ionas: and beholde, here [is] one greater then Ionas.

42The Queene of the south shall ryse in the iudgement, with this generation, and shall condemne it: for she came from the vtmost partes of the earth, to heare the wisdome of Solomon. And beholde, in this place [is] one greater then Solomon.

43When the vncleane spirite is gone out of a man, he walketh throughout drye places, sekyng rest, and fyndeth none.

44Then he sayeth: I wyll returne into my house, from whence I came out. And when he is come, he fyndeth it emptie, swept, and garnyshed.

45Then goeth he, and taketh vnto hym seuen other spirites, worse then hym selfe, and they enter in, and dwell there: And the ende of that man, is worse then the begynnyng. Euen so shall it be also, vnto this frowarde generation.

46Whyle he yet talked to the people, beholde, his mother, and his brethren stoode without, desyryng to speake with hym.

47Then one sayde vnto hym: beholde, thy mother, and thy brethren, stande without, desyryng to speake with thee.

48But he aunswered, and sayde vnto hym that had tolde hym: Who is my mother? or who are my brethren?

49And he stretched foorth his hande towarde his disciples, & sayde, beholde my mother, and my brethren.

50For whosoeuer shall do the wyll of my father which is in heauen, the same is my brother, sister, and mother.

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1The same day, went Iesus out of the house, & sate by the sea syde.

2And great multitudes were gathered together vnto hym, so greatly that he went and sate in a shippe, and the whole multitude stoode on the shore.

3And he spake many thynges to them in parables, saying: Beholde, the sower went foorth to sowe.

4And when he sowed, some seedes fell by the wayes side, and the fowles came, and deuoured them vp.

5Some fell vpon stony places, where they had not much earth, and anone they sprong vp, because they had no depenesse of earth.

6And when the sonne was vp, they caught heate, and because they had not roote, they wythered away.

7Agayne, some fell among thornes, and the thornes sprong vp and choked them.

8But some fell into good grounde, and brought foorth fruite, some an hundred folde, some sixtie folde, some thirtie folde.

9Who hath eares to heare, let hym heare.

10And the disciples came, and sayde vnto hym: Why speakest thou to them by parables?

11He aunswered and sayde vnto them: because it is geuen vnto you, to knowe the secretes of the kyngdome of heauen, but to them, it is not geuen.

12For whosoeuer hath, to hym shalbe geuen, and he shall haue more aboundaunce: But whosoeuer hath not, from hym shalbe taken away, euen that he hath.

13Therfore speake I to them in parables: because they seeyng, see not: and hearyng, they heare not: neither do they vnderstande.

14And in them is fulfylled the prophesie of Esaias, saying: by hearyng ye shall heare, and shall not vnderstande, and seeyng, ye shall see, & shall not perceaue.

15For this peoples heart is waxed grosse, and their eares are dull of hearyng, and their eyes haue they closed: lest at any tyme they shoulde see with their eyes, and heare with their eares, and shoulde vnderstande with their heart, & shoulde conuert, that I myght heale them.

16But blessed are your eyes, for they see: and your eares, for they heare.

17Ueryly I say vnto you, that many prophetes and ryghteous men haue desired to see those thynges which ye see, and haue not seene: and to heare those thynges which ye heare, and haue not hearde.

18Heare ye therfore the similitude of the sower.

19When one heareth the worde of the kyngdome, and vnderstandeth it not, then commeth that euyll, and catcheth away that which was sowen in his heart: this is he, which receaued seede by the way syde.

20But he that receaued the seede into stony places, the same is he that heareth the worde, and anone with ioy, receaueth it:

21Yet hath he not roote in hym selfe, but dureth for a season: for when tribulation or persecution aryseth because of the worde, by and by he is offended.

22He also that receaued seede into the thornes, is he that heareth the worde: and the care of this worlde, and the disceiptfulnes of ryches, choke vp the worde, and so is he made vnfruitfull.

23But he that receaued seede into the good grounde, is he that heareth the worde, and vnderstandeth it, which also beareth fruite: and bryngeth foorth, some an hundred folde, some sixtie folde, some thirtie folde.

24Another parable put he foorth vnto them, saying: The kyngdome of heauen is likened vnto a man, which sowed good seede in his fielde.

25But whyle men slept, his enemye came & sowed tares among the wheate, and went his way.

26But when the blade was sprong vp, and had brought foorth fruite, then appeared the tares also.

27So, the seruauntes of the housholder came, and sayde vnto hym. Sir, diddest not thou sowe good seede in thy fielde? from whence then hath it tares?

28He sayde vnto them: the malicious man hath done this. The seruauntes sayde vnto hym: wylt thou then that we go, and gather them vp?

29But he sayde, nay: lest whyle ye gather vp the tares, ye rote vp also the wheate with them.

30Let both growe together vntyll the haruest: & in tyme of haruest, I wyl say to the reapers, gather ye together first the tares, and bynde them in bundels to burne them: but carrie the wheate into my barne.

31Another parable put he foorth vnto them, saying. The kyngdome of heauen is like to a grayne of mustard seede, which a man toke & sowed in his fielde.

32Which in dede is the least of all seedes: But when it is growen, it is the greatest among hearbes: and is a tree, so that the byrdes of the ayre come & make their nestes in the braunches therof.

33Another parable spake he vnto them: The kyngdome of heauen is lyke vnto leuen, which a woman taketh & hydeth in three peckes of meale, tyll all be leuened.

34All these thynges spake Iesus vnto the people in parables: and without a parable spake he not vnto them.

35That it myght be fulfylled, which was spoken by the prophete, that sayth: I wyll open my mouth in parables, I wyll speake foorth thynges which haue ben kept secrete from the foundation of the worlde.

36Then Iesus sent the people away, & went into the house: And his disciples came vnto hym, saying: Declare vnto vs the parable of the tares of the fielde.

37He aunswered and sayde vnto them: He that soweth the good seede, is the sonne of man.

38The fielde, is the worlde: & the good seede, they are the childre of ye kingdom: the tares, are the chyldren of ye wicked.

39The enemie that soweth them, is the deuyll: the haruest, is the ende of the worlde: the reapers, be the Angels.

40Euen as the tares therfore, are gathered and brent in the fyre: so shall it be in the ende of this worlde.

41The sonne of man shall sende foorth his Angels, and [they] shall gather out of his kyngdome, all thynges that offende, and them which do iniquitie:

42And shall cast them into a furnesse of fyre: There shalbe waylyng and gnasshyng of teeth.

43Then shall the ryghteous shine as the Sunne, in the kingdome of their father. Who hath eares to heare, let hym heare.

44Agayne, the kyngdome of heauen is lyke vnto treasure hyd in the fielde: the which a man hath founde, and hyd, and for ioy therof, goeth and selleth all that he hath, and byeth the fielde.

45Agayne, the kyngdome of heauen is lyke vnto a marchaunt man, seekyng goodly pearles.

46Which, when he founde one precious pearle, went and solde all that he had, and bought it.

47Agayne, the kyngdome of heauen is lyke vnto a net, that was cast into the sea, and gathered of all kynde:

48Which when it was full, men drewe to lande, and sat downe, and gathered the good into vessels, but cast the bad away.

49So shall it be at the ende of the world: The Angels shall come foorth, and seuer the bad from among the iuste:

50And shall cast them into a furnesse of fyre: there shalbe waylyng and gnasshyng of teeth.

51Iesus sayth vnto them: haue ye vnderstande all these thynges? They say vnto hym: yea Lorde.

52Then sayde he vnto them: Therfore, euery Scribe which is taught vnto the kyngdome of heauen, is lyke vnto a man that is an householder, whiche bryngeth foorth out of his treasure, thynges newe and olde.

53And it came to passe, that when Iesus had finished these parables, he departed thence.

54And when he came into his owne countrey, he taught them in their synagogues, in so much, that they were astonyed, and sayde: whence commeth this wysdome and powers vnto hym?

55Is not this the carpenters sonne? Is not his mother called Marie? and his brethren, Iames, and Ioses, and Simon, and Iudas?

56And are not all his sisters with vs? whence hath he then all these thynges?

57And they were offended in hym. Iesus sayde vnto them: A prophete is not without honour, saue in his owne countrey, and in his owne house.

58And he did not many mightie workes there, because of their vnbeliefe.

Chapter 14[edit]

1At that tyme Herode the Tetrarch, hearde of the fame of Iesu.

2And sayde vnto his seruauntes: this is Iohn the Baptist, he is risen from the dead, and therfore great workes do shewe foorth them selues in hym.

3For Herode had taken Iohn, and bounde hym, and put hym in prison, for Herodias sake, his brother Philips wyfe.

4For Iohn sayde vnto hym: it is not lawfull for thee to haue her.

5And when he woulde haue put hym to death, he feared the people: because they counted hym as a prophete.

6But when Herodes birth day was kept, the daughter of Herodias daunsed before them, and pleased Herode.

7Wherfore he promised with an othe, that he woulde geue her whatsoeuer she woulde aske.

8And she, beyng instruct of her mother before, sayde: geue me here Iohn Baptistes head in a platter.

9And the kyng was sory: Neuerthelesse, for the othes sake, and them which sate also at the table, he commaunded it to be geuen her:

10And sent, and beheaded Iohn in the pryson.

11And his head was brought in a platter, and geuen to the damsell: and [she] brought it to her mother.

12And his disciples came, and toke vp his body, and buryed it: and went, and tolde Iesus.

13When Iesus hearde of it, he departed thence in a shyp, vnto a desert place, out of the way: And when the people had hearde therof, they folowed hym on foote out of the cities.

14And Iesus went foorth, and sawe much people: and was moued with mercye towarde them, and he healed their sicke.

15And when the euen drewe on, his disciples came to hym, saying: this is a desert place, and the hour is nowe past, let the people depart, that they may go into the townes, and bye them vittels.

16But Iesus sayde vnto them: They haue no nede to go away, geue ye them to eate.

17They saye vnto hym: we haue here but fyue loaues, and two fisshes.

18He sayde: bryng them hyther to me.

19And he commaunded the people to sit downe on the grasse, and he toke the fyue loaues, and the two fisshes, and lift vp his eyes towarde heauen, & blessed: And when he had broken [them], he gaue the loaues to his disciples, and his disciples to the people.

20And they dyd all eate, and were suffised. And they gathered vp (of the fragmentes that remayned) twelue baskets full.

21And they that had eaten, were about fyue thousande men, besyde women and chyldren.

22And strayghtway Iesus constrayned his disciples to get vp into a shippe, and to go before hym vnto the other syde, whyle he sent the people away.

23And when the people were sent away, he went vp into a mountayne alone to pray: And when nyght was come, he was there hym selfe alone.

24But the shippe was nowe in the middes of the sea, & was tost with waues: for it was a contrary wynde.

25And in the fourth watch of the nyght, Iesus went vnto them, walkyng on the sea.

26And when the disciples sawe hym walking on the sea, they were troubled, saying, it is a spirite: and they cryed out for feare.

27But strayght way, Iesus spake vnto them, saying: be of good cheare, it is I, be not afrayde.

28Peter aunswered hym, and sayde: Lorde, yf it be thou, byd me come vnto thee, on the water.

29And he sayde: come. And when Peter was come downe out of the shippe, he walked on the water, to go to Iesus.

30But when he sawe a myghty wynde, he was afrayde: And when he began to sincke, he cryed, saying, Lorde saue me.

31And immediatly Iesus stretched foorth his hande, and caught hym, and sayde vnto hym: O thou of litle fayth, wherefore diddest thou doubt?

32And when they were come into the shippe, the wynde ceassed

33Then they that were in the shippe, came and worshypped hym, saying: of a trueth thou art the sonne of God.

34And when they were gone ouer, they came into the lande of Gennezaret.

35And when the men of that place, had knowledge of hym, they sent out into all that countrey rounde about: and brought vnto hym all that were sicke.

36And besought hym, that they myght touche the hemme of his garment only: And as many as touched [it] were made whole.

Chapter 15[edit]

1Then came to Iesus Scribes and Pharisees, which were come from Hierusalem, saying:

2Why do thy disciples transgresse the traditions of the elders? for they washe not their handes when they eate bread.

3But he aunswered and sayde vnto them: why do ye also transgresse the commaundement of God, by your tradition?

4For God comaunded, saying: honour father and mother, and he that curseth father or mother, let hym dye the death.

5But ye say, whosoeuer shall say to father or mother: by the gyft that [is offered] of me, thou shalt be helped:

6And so shall he not honour his father or his mother. And thus haue ye made the commaundement of God, of none effect, by your tradition.

7Hypocrites, full well dyd Esayas prophecie of you, saying:

8This people draweth nye vnto me with their mouth, and honoureth me with their lippes: howbeit, their hearts are farre from me.

9But in vayne do they worshippe me, teachyng doctrine, preceptes of men.

10And he called the people to hym, and sayde vnto them: heare, & vnderstande.

11That which goeth into the mouth, defyleth not the man: but that which commeth out of the mouth, defyleth the man.

12Then came his disciples, and sayde vnto hym: knowest thou not, that the Pharisees were offended after they hearde this saying?

13But he aunswered and sayde: Euery plantyng which my heauenly father hath not planted, shalbe rooted vp.

14Let them alone, they be the blynde leaders of the blynde. If the blynde leade the blynde, both shall fall into the dytche.

15Then aunswered Peter, and sayde vnto hym: Declare vnto vs this parable.

16Iesus sayde: Are ye also without vnderstandyng?

17Do not ye yet vnderstande, that whatsoeuer entreth in at the mouth, goeth into the belly, and is cast out into the draught?

18But those thynges which proceade out of the mouth, come foorth from the heart, and they defyle the man.

19For out of the heart, proceade euyll thoughtes, murders, adulteries, whordomes, theftes, false witnesse, blasphemyes.

20These are the thynges, which defyle a man: But to eate with vnwasshen handes, defyleth not a man.

21And Iesus went thence, and departed into the coastes of Tyre and Sidon.

22And beholde, a woman of the Chananites, which came out of the same coastes, cryed vnto hym, saying: Haue mercie on me O Lorde, thou sonne of Dauid: My daughter is greeuously vexed with a deuyll.

23But he aunswered her not a worde: and his disciples came, and besought hym, saying: sende her away, for she cryeth after vs.

24But he aunswered, and sayde: I am not sent but vnto the lost sheepe of the house of Israel.

25Then came she, and worshipped him, saying: Lorde, helpe me.

26He aunswered, and sayde: it is not meete to take the chyldrens bread, and to cast it to litle dogges.

27She aunswered and sayde, trueth Lorde: and yet litle dogges eate of the crummes, which fall fro their maisters table.

28Then Iesus aunswered, and sayde vnto her: O woman, great is thy fayth, be it vnto thee, euen as thou wylt. And her daughter was made whole, euen from that same tyme.

29And Iesus went from thence, and came nye vnto the sea of Galilee, and went vp into a mountayne, and sate downe there.

30And great multitudes came vnto him, hauyng with them those that were lame, blynde, dumbe, maymed, & other many, and cast them downe at Iesus feete: And he healed them.

31In so much that the people wondred, when they sawe the dumbe speake, the maymed to be whole, the lame to walke, and the blynde to see: And they glorified the God of Israel.

32Then Iesus called his disciples vnto hym, and sayde: I haue compassion on the people, because they continue with me nowe three dayes, and haue nothing to eate: and I wyll not let them depart fastyng, lest they faynt in the way.

33And his disciples say vnto hym: whence [shoulde we get] so much bread in the wyldernesse, as to suffise so great a multitude?

34And Iesus sayeth vnto them: howe many loaues haue ye? And they say, seuen, and a fewe litle fisshes.

35And he commaunded the people to sit downe on the grounde:

36And toke the seuen loaues, and the fisshes: and after that he had geuen thankes, he brake them, and gaue to his disciples, and the disciples gaue them to the people.

37And they dyd all eate, and were suffised: And they toke vp, of the broken meate that was left, seuen baskets full.

38And yet they that did eate, were foure thousande men, besyde women and chyldren.

39And he sent away the people, and toke shippe, and came into the parties of Magdala.

Chapter 16[edit]

1The Pharisees also, with the Saducees, came, and temptyng, desired hym that he woulde shewe them a signe from heauen.

2He aunswered & sayde vnto them: when it is euenyng, ye say, [it wyll be] fayre weather: for the sky is redde.

3And in the mornyng, It wyll be foule weather to day: for the sky is lowryng redde. O ye hypocrites, ye can discerne the outwarde appearaunce of the sky: but can ye not discerne the signes of the tymes?

4The froward and adulterous nation requireth a signe: and there shall no signe be geuen vnto it, but the signe of the prophete Ionas. And he left them, and departed.

5And when his disciples were come to the other syde of the water, they had forgotten to take bread [with them].

6Then Iesus sayde vnto them: Take heede and beware of the leuen of the Pharisees, and of the Saducees.

7And they thought in them selues, saying: for we haue taken no bread [with vs].

8Which when Iesus vnderstoode, he sayde vnto them: O ye of little fayth, why thynke you within your selues, because ye haue brought no bread?

9Do ye not yet perceaue, neither remember those fyue loaues, when there were fyue thousande [men], and howe many baskets toke ye vp?

10Neither the seuen loaues, when there were foure thousande [men], and howe many baskets toke ye vp?

11Howe is it that ye do not vnderstande, that I spake it not vnto you concernyng bread, [warnyng you] that ye shoulde beware of the leuen of the Pharisees, and of the Saducees?

12Then vnderstoode they, howe that he bad not them beware of the leuen of bread: but of the doctrine of the Pharisees, and of the Saducees.

13When Iesus came into the coastes of Cesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, saying: Whom do men say that I the sonne of man am?

14They sayde: some say [that thou art] Iohn Baptist, some Helias, some Ieremias, or one of the prophetes.

15He sayth vnto them: but whom say ye that I am?

16Simon Peter aunswered and sayde: Thou art Christe, the sonne of the lyuyng God.

17And Iesus aunswered, and sayde vnto hym: happy art thou Simon Bar Iona, for flesh & blood hath not opened [that] vnto thee, but my father which is in heauen.

18And I say also vnto thee, that thou art Peter, and vpon this rocke I wyll buylde my congregation: And the gates of hell shall not preuayle agaynst it.

19And I wyll geue vnto thee, the keyes of the kingdome of heauen: And whatsoeuer thou byndest in earth, shalbe bounde in heauen: and whatsoeuer thou loosest in earth, shalbe loosed in heauen.

20Then charged he his disciples, that they shoulde tell no man, that he was Iesus Christe.

21From that tyme foorth, began Iesus to shewe vnto his disciples, howe that he must go vnto Hierusalem, and suffer many thynges of the elders, and hye priestes, & scribes, and [must] be kylled, and be raysed agayne the thyrde day.

22And when Peter had taken him aside, he began to rebuke hym, saying: Lorde, fauour thy selfe, this shall not be vnto thee.

23But he turned hym about, and sayde vnto Peter: go after me Satan, thou art an offence vnto me: for thou sauerest not the thynges that be of God, but those that be of men.

24Then sayde Iesus vnto his disciples: If any man wyll folowe me, let hym forsake him selfe, and take vp his crosse, and folowe me.

25For, who so wyll saue his lyfe, shall lose it: Agayne, who so doth lose his lyfe for my sake, shall fynde it.

26For what doth it profite a man, yf he wynne all the whole worlde, and lose his owne soule? Or what shall a man geue for a raunsome of his soule?

27For the sonne of man shall come in the glory of his father, with his Angels: and then shall he rewarde euery man accordyng to his workes.

28Ueryly I say vnto you, there be some standyng here, which shall not taste of death, tyll they see the sonne of man come in his kyngdome.

Chapter 17[edit]

1And after sixe dayes, Iesus taketh Peter, Iames, and Iohn his brother, and bryngeth them vp into an hye mountayne, out of the way,

2And was transfigured before them, and his face did shyne as the sunne, and his clothes were as whyte as the lyght.

3And beholde, there appeared vnto them, Moyses, and Elias talkyng with hym.

4Then aunswered Peter, and sayde vnto Iesus: Lorde, it is good for vs to be here. If thou wylt, let vs make here three tabernacles: one for thee, and one for Moyses, and one for Elias.

5Whyle he yet spake, beholde, a bryght cloude shadowed them: And beholde, [there came] a voyce out of the cloude, which sayde, this is my beloued sonne in whom I am well pleased, heare hym.

6And when the disciples hearde [these thynges] they fell on their face, and were sore afrayde.

7And Iesus came, and touched them, and sayde: aryse, and be not afrayde.

8And when they had lyft vp their eyes, they sawe no man, saue Iesus only.

9And when they came downe from the mountayne, Iesus charged them, saying: shewe the vision to no man, vntyll the sonne of man be rysen agayne from the dead.

10And his disciples asked hym, saying: Why then say the scribes, that Elias must first come?

11Iesus aunswered, & sayde vnto them: Elias truely shall first come, and restore all thynges:

12But I say vnto you, that Elias is come alredy, and they knewe hym not, but haue done vnto hym, whatsoeuer they lusted.

13Lykewyse, shall also the sonne of man suffer of them. Then the disciples vnderstode, that he spake vnto them of Iohn Baptist.

14And when they were come to the people, there came to hym a certayne man, knelyng downe to hym, and saying:

15Lorde, haue mercy on my sonne, for he is lunaticke, and sore vexed: for oft tymes he falleth into the fyre, and oft into the water.

16And I brought hym to thy disciples, and they coulde not heale hym.

17Iesus aunswered and sayde: O faythlesse and croked nation, howe long shall I be with you? howe long shal I suffer you? bryng hym hyther to me.

18And Iesus rebuked the deuyll, and he departed out of hym: And the chylde was healed euen that same tyme.

19Then came the disciples to Iesus secretely, and sayde: why coulde not we cast hym out?

20Iesus sayde vnto them: because of your vnbeliefe. For veryly I say vnto you: If ye haue fayth as a grayne of mustarde seede, ye shall say vnto this mountayne: remoue hence to yonder place, and it shall remoue, neither shall any thyng be vnpossible vnto you.

21Howebeit, this kynde goeth not out, but by prayer and fastyng.

22Whyle they were occupyed in Galilee, Iesus sayde vnto them: it wyll come to passe, that the sonne of man shalbe betrayed into the handes of men:

23And they shall kyll hym, & the thyrde day shall he ryse agayne: And they were exceadyng sory.

24And when they were come to Capernaum, they that receaued tribute money, came to Peter, and sayde: Doth not your maister pay tribute?

25He sayth: yes. And when he was come into the house, Iesus preuented hym, saying: What thynkest thou Simon? of whom do the kynges of the earth take tribute or toule? of the chyldren, or of straungers?

26Peter sayth vnto hym: of straungers. Iesus sayth vnto hym: Then are the chyldren free.

27Notwithstandyng, lest we shoulde offende them, go thou to the sea, and cast an angle, and take the fisshe that first commeth vp: and when thou hast opened his mouth, thou shalt fynde a peece of twenty pence: that take, and geue it vnto them for me, and thee.

Chapter 18[edit]

1At the same time, came the disciples vnto Iesus, saying: Who is the greatest in ye kyngdome of heauen?

2Iesus called a litle chylde vnto hym, and set hym in the myddest [of them],

3And sayde. Ueryly I say vnto you: except ye turne, and become as litle chyldren, ye shall not enter into the kyngdome of heauen.

4Whosoeuer therfore shall humble hym selfe as this litle chylde, the same is ye greatest in the kingdome of heauen.

5And who so shall receaue such a litle chylde in my name, receaueth me.

6But who so shall offende one of these litle ones, which beleue in me, it were better for hym, that a myll stone were hanged about his necke, & that he were drowned in the deapth of the sea.

7Wo vnto the worlde, because of offences. It must nedes be, that offences come: But wo to that man, by whom the offence commeth.

8If then thy hande or thy foote offende thee, cut them of, and cast [them] from thee. It is better for thee to enter into lyfe, halt or maymed, [rather] then thou shouldest, hauyng two handes, or two feete, be cast into euerlastyng fyre.

9And yf thyne eye offende thee, plucke it out, and cast [it] from thee: It is better for thee to enter into lyfe with one eye, [rather] then, hauyng two eyes, to be cast into hell fyre.

10Take heede that ye despise not one of these litle ones: For I say vnto you, that in heaue their Angels do alwayes beholde the face of my father, which is in heauen.

11For the sonne of man, is come to saue that which was lost.

12Howe thynke ye? If a man haue an hundred sheepe, and one of them be gone astray, doth he not leaue ninetie & nine, and goeth into the mountaynes, and seketh that which went astray?

13And yf it so be that he fynde it, veryly I say vnto you, he reioyceth more of that sheepe, then of the ninetie and nine, which went not astray.

14Euen so, it is not the wyll of your father in heauen, that one of these litle ones shoulde peryshe.

15Moreouer, yf thy brother trespas agaynst thee, go and tell hym his faulte betwene thee and hym alone: If he heare thee, thou hast wonne thy brother.

16But yf he heare thee not, then take yet with thee one or two: that in the mouth of two or three witnesses, euery worde may be stablyshed.

17If he heare not them, tell it vnto the Churche: If he heare not the Churche, let hym be vnto thee as an Heathen man, and a publicane.

18Ueryly I say vnto you: Whatsoeuer ye bynde on earth, shalbe bounde in heauen: And whatsoeuer ye loose on earth, shalbe loosed in heauen.

19Agayne, truely I say vnto you, that if two of you agree in earth, as touching any thyng that they shall aske, it shalbe done for them, of my father, which is in heauen.

20For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the myddes of them.

21Then came Peter to hym, and sayde: Lorde howe oft shall my brother sinne agaynst me, and I forgeue hym? tyll seuen tymes?

22Iesus sayth vnto hym, I say not vnto thee vntyll seuen tymes: but, vntyll seuentie tymes seuen.

23Therfore is the kyngdome of heauen, lykened vnto a certayne man, that was a kyng, which woulde take accomptes of his seruauntes.

24And when he had begunne to recken, one was brought vnto hym, which ought hym ten thousande talentes.

25But forasmuch as he had not to pay, his Lorde commaunded hym to be solde, and his wyfe, and chyldren, and all that he had, and payment to be made.

26The seruaunt fell downe, & besought hym, saying: Lorde, haue pacience with me, and I wyll pay thee all.

27Then the Lorde of that seruaunt, moued with pitie, loosed hym, and forgaue hym the debt.

28But the same seruaunt went out, and founde one of his felowes, which ought hym an hundred pence: and he layde handes on hym, and toke hym by the throte, saying: pay me that thou owest.

29And his felowe fel downe at his feete, and besought him, saying: haue pacience with me, and I wyll pay thee all.

30And he woulde not: but went, and cast hym into prison, tyll he shoulde pay the debt.

31So, when his felowes sawe what was done, they were very sory: & came, and tolde vnto their Lorde all that was done.

32Then his Lorde called hym, and sayd vnto him: O thou vngracious seruaunt, I forgaue thee all that debt, when thou desiredst me:

33Shouldest not thou also, haue had compassion on thy felowe, euen as I had pitie on thee?

34And his Lorde was wroth, and delyuered hym to the tormentours, tyll he shoulde pay all that was due vnto him.

35So lykewyse, shall my heauenly father do also vnto you, yf ye from your heartes, forgeue not, euery one his brother, their trespasses.

Chapter 19[edit]

1And it came to passe, that when Iesus had finished these sayinges, he gat hym from Galilee, and came into the coastes of Iurie, beyonde Iordane:

2And great multitudes folowed hym: and he healed them there.

3The pharisees also came vnto hym, temptyng hym, and saying vnto hym: Is it lawfull for a man to put away his wyfe, for euery cause?

4He aunswered and sayde vnto them: Haue ye not read, that he which created at the begynnyng, made them male and female,

5And sayde: For this cause, shall a man leaue father and mother, and shall be knit to his wyfe: and they twayne shall be one fleshe.

6Wherfore, they are no more twayne, but one fleshe. Let not man therefore put a sunder, that which God hath coupled together.

7They say vnto hym: why did Moyses then commaunde to geue a writyng of diuorcement, and to put her away?

8He sayde vnto them: Moyses, because of the hardnes of your heartes, suffred you to put away your wyues: But from the begynnyng it was not so.

9I say vnto you: whosoeuer putteth away his wyfe, except it be for fornication, and maryeth another, committeth adulterie: And who so maryeth her which is diuorced, doth comit adulterie.

10His disciples say vnto hym: If the matter be so betwene man and wyfe, [then] is it not good to mary.

11He sayde vnto them: all men can not receaue this saying, saue they to whom it is geuen.

12For there are some chaste, which are so borne, out of their mothers wombe: And there are some chaste, which be made chaste of me: And there be chaste, which haue made themselues chaste, for the kyngdome of heauens sake. He that is able to receaue [it], let him receaue [it].

13Then were there brought vnto hym young chyldren, that he shoulde put his handes on them, and pray: And the disciples rebuked them.

14But Iesus sayde vnto them: suffer the young chyldren, and forbyd them not to come vnto me: for of such, is the kyngdome of heauen.

15And when he had put his handes on them, he departed thence.

16And beholde, one came, and sayde vnto hym: good maister, what good thyng shall I do, that I may haue eternall lyfe?

17He sayde vnto hym: why callest thou me good? there is none good but one, [and that is] God. But yf thou wylt enter into lyfe, kepe the commaundementes.

18He sayth vnto hym: Which? Iesus sayde: Thou shalt do no murther, Thou shalt not commit adulterie, Thou shalt not steale, Thou shalt not beare false witnesse,

19Honour father and mother: and thou shalt loue thy neighbour as thy selfe.

20The young man sayth vnto hym: All these [thynges] haue I kept, from my youth vp: what lacke I yet?

21Iesus sayde vnto hym: yf thou wylt be perfect, go & sell that thou hast, and geue to the poore, & thou shalt haue treasure in heauen: and come & folowe me.

22But when the young man hearde that saying, he went away sory: For he had great possessions.

23Then Iesus sayde vnto his disciples: Ueryly I say vnto you, that a riche [man] shall hardly enter into the kyngdome of heauen.

24And agayne I say vnto you: it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a nedle, then for the riche, to enter into the kyngdome of God.

25When the disciples hearde this, they were exceadyngly amazed, saying: who then can be saued?

26But Iesus behelde them, and sayde vnto them: with men this is vnpossible, but with God all thynges are possible.

27Then aunswered Peter, and sayde vnto hym: Beholde, we haue forsaken all, and folowed thee, what shall we haue therfore?

28Iesus sayde vnto them: veryly I say vnto you, that when the sonne of man shall syt in the throne of his maiestie, ye that haue folowed me in the regeneration, shall syt also vpon twelue seates, and iudge the twelue tribes of Israel.

29And euery one that forsaketh house, or brethren, or sisters, or father, or mother, or wyfe, or chyldren, or landes, for my names sake, shall receaue an hundred folde, and shall inherite euerlastyng lyfe.

30But many that are first, shalbe last, and the last, shalbe first.

Chapter 20[edit]

1For the kyngdome of heauen is lyke vnto a man, that is an householder, whiche went out earlye in the mornyng to hire labourers into his vineyarde.

2And he agreed with the labourers for a peny a day, & sent them into his vineyarde.

3And he went out about the thirde houre, and sawe other standyng idle in the market place,

4And saide vnto them: Go ye also into ye vineyard, & whatsoeuer is right, I wyl geue you. And they went their way.

5Agayne, he went out about the sixth and nynth houre, and dyd lykewyse.

6And about the eleuenth houre, he wet out, and founde other standyng idle, and saide vnto them: why stande ye here all the day idle?

7They saye vnto him: because no man hath hyred vs. He sayth vnto them: go ye also into the vineyarde, and whatsoeuer is ryght, that shall ye receaue.

8So, when euen was come, the lorde of the vineyard sayth vnto his steward: Call the labourers, and geue them their hire, beginning at ye last, vntyll the first.

9And when they came, that [were hired] about the eleuenth houre, they receaued euery man a peny.

10But when the firste came also, they supposed that they shoulde haue receaued more: and they lykewyse receaued euery man a peny.

11And when they had receaued it, they murmured against the good man of the house,

12Saying: These laste haue wrought but one houre, & thou hast made them equall vnto vs, whiche haue borne the burthen and heate of the day.

13But he aunswered to one of the, & said: Frende, I do thee no wrong: dyddest thou not agree with me for a peny?

14Take that thyne is, and go thy way: I wyll geue vnto this last, euen as vnto thee.

15Is it not lawfull for me, to do that I wyll with myne owne? Is thyne eye euyll, because I am good?

16So the last, shalbe the first, & the first [shalbe] last: For many be called, but fewe [be] chosen.

17And Iesus, goyng vp to Hierusale, toke the twelue disciples asyde in the way, and sayde vnto them:

18Beholde, we go vp to Hierusalem, and the sonne of man shalbe betrayed vnto the chiefe priestes, and vnto the scribes, and they shall condempne hym to death:

19And shall deliuer him to the Gentiles to be mocked, and to be scourged, and to be crucified: and the thirde day, he shall ryse agayne.

20Then came to hym the mother of Zebedees chyldren, with her sonnes, worshyppyng hym, and desiryng a certayne thyng of hym.

21And he sayth vnto her: what wylt thou? She saith vnto him: graunt, that these my two sonnes may syt, the one on thy ryght hande, and the other on the left, in thy kyngdome.

22But Iesus aunswered, and saide: Ye wote not what ye aske. Are ye able to drynke of the cuppe that I shall drynke of? and to be baptized with the baptisme that I am baptized with? They say vnto hym: we are able.

23He sayth vnto them: Ye shall drynke in deede of my cuppe, and be baptized with the baptisme that I am baptized with: But to syt on my ryght hande, & on my lefte, is not myne to geue, but to them for whom it is prepared for of my father.

24And when the ten hearde [this], they disdayned at the two brethren.

25But Iesus called them vnto him, and sayde: Ye know that the princes of the gentiles haue dominion ouer them: and they that are great, exercise aucthoritie vpon them.

26It shall not be so among you: But whosoeuer wyll be great among you, let hym be your minister:

27And who so wyl be chiefe among you, let hym be your seruaunt.

28Euen as the sonne of man came, not to be ministred vnto, but to minister, and to geue his lyfe a raunsome for many.

29And as they departed from Hierico, much people folowed hym.

30And behold, two blind men syttyng by the waye syde, when they hearde that Iesus passed by, they cryed, saying: O Lorde, thou sonne of Dauid, haue mercie on vs.

31And the people rebuked them, because they should holde their peace. But they cryed the more, saying: haue mercy on vs, O Lorde, thou sonne of Dauid.

32And Iesus stode styll, & called them, and sayde: what wyll ye that I shall do vnto you?

33They saye vnto hym? Lord, that our eyes may be opened.

34So Iesus had compassion on them, and touched their eyes: and immediatly theyr eyes receaued syght. And they folowed hym.

Chapter 21[edit]

1And when they drewe nye vnto Hierusalem, & were come to Bethphage, vnto the mout of Oliues, the sent Iesus two disciples,

2Saying vnto the: Go into the towne that lyeth ouer agaynste you, and anone ye shall fynde an Asse tyed, & a colt with her: loose [them and] bryng [them] vnto me.

3And yf any man saye ought vnto you, saye ye, the Lorde hath nede of them: and strayghtway he wyll let them go.

4All this was done, that it myght be fulfylled which was spoken by the prophete, saying:

5Tell ye the daughter of Sion: behold, thy kyng commeth vnto thee meke, and syttyng vpon an Asse, & a colt, the foale of [the Asse] vsed to the yoke.

6The disciples went, and did as Iesus commaunded them,

7And brought the Asse, and the colt, and put on them their clothes, and set hym theron.

8And many of the people spread their garmetes in the way. Other cut downe braunches from the trees, and strawed them in the way.

9Moreouer, the multitudes that went before, & that came after, cryed, saying: Hosanna to the sonne of Dauid. Blessed is he that commeth in the name of the Lorde, Hosanna in the hyest.

10And when he was come into Hierusale, all the citie was moued, saying: who is this?

11And the multitude saide: This is Iesus that prophete of Nazareth in Galilee.

12And Iesus went into the temple of God, and cast out all them that sold and bought in the temple, and ouerthrewe the tables of the money chaungers, and the seates of them that solde doues,

13And sayde vnto them, it is written: My house shalbe called the house of prayer, but ye haue made it a denne of thieues.

14And the blynde and the halt came to hym in the temple, and he healed them.

15When the chiefe priestes and scribes sawe the wonders that he dyd, and the chyldren crying in the temple, and saying, Hosanna to the sonne of Dauid, they disdayned,

16And sayde vnto hym: Hearest thou what these saye? But Iesus sayth vnto them, yea, haue ye neuer read: Out of the mouth of babes & suckelynges thou hast ordeyned prayse?

17And he left them, and went out of the citie, vnto Bethanie: and he lodged there.

18In the mornyng, as he returned into the citie, he hungred.

19And when he sawe one fygge tree in the waye, he came to it, and founde nothyng theron but leaues only, & said vnto it: neuer fruite growe on thee henceforwarde. And anone the figge tree withered away.

20And when his disciples sawe it, they marueyled, saying: Howe soone is the figge tree wythered away?

21Iesus aunswered, and saide vnto the: Ueryly I saye vnto you, yf ye haue fayth, and doubt not, ye shall not onlye do this [which is done] to the figge tree: but also, yf ye shall say vnto this mountayne, be thou remoued, and, be thou cast into the sea, it shalbe done.

22And all thynges, whatsoeuer ye aske in prayer, beleuyng, ye shall receaue them.

23And when he was come into the temple, the chiefe priestes, & the elders of the people, came vnto hym teaching, and saye: By what aucthoritie doest thou these thynges? and who gaue thee this power?

24Iesus aunswered, & saide vnto them: I also wyll aske you one questio, which yf ye tell me, I in likewise wyll tell you by what aucthoritie I do these thinges:

25The baptisme of Iohn, whence was it, from heauen, or of men? And they reasoned with them selues saying: if we shall say from heauen, he wyll say vnto vs, why dyd ye not then beleue hym?

26But yf we shall say of men, then feare we the people: for all [men] holde Iohn as a prophete.

27And they aunswered vnto Iesus, and sayde: we can not tell. And he saide vnto them: neither tell I you, by what aucthoritie I do these thynges.

28But what thynke you? A man had two sonnes, and came to the firste, and saide: sonne, go and worke to day in my vineyarde.

29He aunswered and saide, I wyll not: but afterwarde he repented, and went.

30Then came he to the seconde, & sayde lykewyse. And he aunswered & saide, I wyll sir, and went not.

31Whether of them twayne did the wyl of the father? And they saide vnto him, the first. Iesus sayth vnto them: Ueryly I saye vnto you, that publicanes & harlottes go into the kingdome of God, before you.

32For Iohn came vnto you by the way of righteousnes, & ye beleued hym not: but publicanes & harlottes beleued him. And ye, when ye had sene [it] were not moued afterwarde with repentaunce, that ye myght haue beleued hym.

33Hearken another similitude. There was a certayne man, an householder, which made a vineyarde, & hedged it rounde about, and made a wynepresse in it, and buylt a towre, and let it out to husbande men: and went into a strange countrey.

34And when the time of the fruite drewe neare, he sent his seruauntes to the husbande men, that they might receaue the fruites of it.

35And the husbande men caught his seruauntes, and beatte one, killed another, and stoned another.

36Agayne, he sent other seruauntes, mo then the first: and they dyd vnto them lykewyse.

37But laste of all, he sent vnto them his owne sonne, saying: they wyll stande in awe of my sonne.

38But when the husband men sawe the sonne, they sayde among them selues: this is the heire, come, let vs kyll hym, and let vs enioy his inheritaunce.

39And they caught hym, and thrust him out of the vineyarde, and slewe [hym].

40When the Lorde therfore of the vineyarde commeth, what wyll he do vnto those husbande men?

41They sayde vnto hym: He wyll miserably destroy those wicked [men] & wyll let out his vineyard vnto other husband men, which shall delyuer him the fruite in due seasons.

42Iesus sayth vnto them. Did ye neuer reade in the Scriptures: The stone which the buylders refused, the same is become the head of the corner. This is the Lordes doing, and it is marueylous in our eyes.

43Therefore saye I vnto you, the kyngdome of God shalbe taken from you, & geuen to a nation bryngyng foorth the fruites therof.

44And whosoeuer falleth on this stone, shalbe broken in peeces: but on whomsoeuer it falleth, it shal all to grynd him.

45And when the chiefe priestes and pharisees had heard his parables, they perceaued that he spake of them.

46And they went about to laye handes on hym, but they feared the multitudes, because they toke him as a prophet.

Chapter 22[edit]

1And Iesus aunswered, and spake vnto them againe by parables, and sayde:

2The kyngdome of heauen is lyke vnto a man that was a kyng, which made a mariage for his sonne.

3And sent foorth his seruauntes, to call them that were bidden to the wedding: and they woulde not come.

4Agayne, he sent foorth other seruauntes, saying: Tell them which are bidden, beholde, I haue prepared my dinner, my oxen and my fatlynges are kylled, and all thynges are redy: come vnto the mariage.

5But they made lyght of it, and went their wayes, one to his farme, another to his marchaundize:

6And the remnaunt toke his seruauntes, and entreated them spitefully, and slewe them.

7But when the kyng hearde [therof], he was wroth, and sent foorth his men of warre, and destroyed those murtherers and brent vp their citie.

8Then sayde he to his seruauntes, the mariage in dede is prepared: But they which were bidden, were not worthy.

9Go ye therfore out into the hye wayes: and as many as ye fynde, bid [them] to the mariage.

10And the seruauntes went out into the hye wayes, and gathered together all, as many as they coulde fynde, both good and bad: and the weddyng was furnished with ghestes.

11Then the kyng came in, to see the ghestes: and whe he spyed there a man, which had not on a weddyng garmet,

12He sayde vnto hym: frende, howe camest thou in hyther, not hauyng a weddyng garment? And he was euen speachlesse.

13Then sayde the kyng to the ministers: bynde hym hande and foote, and cast hym into vtter darknesse: there shalbe wepyng and gnasshyng of teeth.

14For many be called, but fewe are chosen.

15Then went the Pharisees, and toke councell how they myght intangle hym in his talke.

16And they sent out vnto hym their disciples, with the Herodians seruauntes, saying: Maister, we knowe that thou art true, and teachest the way of God truely, neither carest thou for any man: for thou doest not respect mens persons.

17Tell vs therfore, howe thynkest thou? Is it lawfull that tribute be geuen vnto Caesar, or not?

18But Iesus perceauyng their wickednesse, sayde: Why tempt ye me, ye hypocrites?

19Shewe me the tribute money. And they brought vnto hym a peny.

20And he sayde to them: whose is this image and superscription?

21They say vnto hym, Caesars. Then sayde he vnto them: Geue therfore vnto Caesar, the [thynges] which are Caesars: and vnto God, those [thynges] that are gods.

22When they had hearde [these wordes] they marueyled, and left hym, and went their way.

23The same day came to hym the Saducees, which say that there is no resurrection, and asked hym,

24Saying: Maister, Moyses sayde, that if a man dye, hauing no childre, his brother shoulde mary his wyfe, and rayse vp seede vnto his brother.

25Ther were with vs seuen brethren, and the first maryed a wyfe, and deceassed without issue, and left his wyfe vnto his brother.

26Likewyse, the seconde, and the thirde, vnto the seuenth.

27Last of all, the woman dyed also.

28Therfore, in the resurrection, whose wyfe shall she be of the seuen? For they all had her.

29Iesus aunswered & sayde vnto them: ye do erre, not knowyng the Scriptures, nor the power of God.

30For in the resurrection, they neither mary, nor are geuen in maryage: but are as the Angels of God in heauen.

31But as touchyng the resurrection of the dead: haue ye not read that which is spoken vnto you of God, which sayth.

32I am the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Iacob? God is not the God of the dead, but of the lyuyng.

33And when the multitudes hearde this, they were astonyed at his doctrine.

34But when the Pharisees had heard that he had put the Saducees to silence, they came together.

35And one of them, which was a lawyer, asked hym a question, temptyng hym, and saying:

36Maister, which is the great commaundent in the lawe?

37Iesus sayde vnto hym: Thou shalt loue the Lorde thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soule, and with all thy mynde.

38This is the first and great commaundement.

39And the seconde is lyke vnto this. Thou shalt loue thy neyghbour as thy selfe.

40In these two commaundementes, hang all the lawe and the prophetes.

41Whyle the Pharisees were gathered together, Iesus asked them,

42Saying: what thynke ye of Christe? whose sonne is he? They sayde vnto hym [the sonne] of Dauid.

43He sayde vnto them: howe then doth Dauid in spirite call him Lorde, saying:

44The Lorde sayd vnto my Lorde: sit thou on my ryght hande, tyll I make thyne enemyes thy footestoole?

45If Dauid then call him Lorde, howe is he then his sonne?

46And no man was able to aunswere hym a worde: neither durst any man (from that day foorth) aske hym any mo questions.

Chapter 23[edit]

1Then spake Iesus to the multitudes, and to his disciples,

2Saying: The Scribes and the Pharisees sit in Moyses seate.

3All therfore, whatsoeuer they bid you obserue, that obserue and do: but do not ye after their workes, for they say, and do not.

4Yea, they bynde together heauy burthens, and greeuous to be borne, and lay them on mens shoulders: but they them selues wyll not moue them with [one] of their fingers.

5All their workes they do, for to be sene of men: They make broade their philacteries, and enlarge the hemmes of their garmentes.

6And loue the vppermost seates at feastes, and to syt in the chiefe place in councels,

7And greetynges in the markettes, and to be called of men, Rabbi.

8But be not ye called Rabbi: For one is your maister, [euen] Christe, and all ye are brethren.

9And call [no man] your father, vpon the earth: for one is your father, which is in heauen.

10Neither be ye called maisters: for one is your maister [euen] Christe.

11He that is greatest among you, shalbe your seruaunt.

12But whosoeuer exalteth hym selfe, shalbe brought lowe: And he that humbleth hym selfe, shalbe exalted.

13Wo vnto you Scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites: for ye shut vp the kingdome of heauen before men: ye neither go in your selues, neither suffer ye them that come, to enter in.

14Wo vnto you Scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites: for ye deuoure widdowes houses, and that vnder a pretence of long prayer: therfore ye shall receaue the greater dampnation.

15Wo vnto you Scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites: for ye compasse sea and lande, to make one proselite: & when he is become one, ye make hym two folde more the chylde of hell, then ye your selues [are].

16Wo be vnto you ye blynde guides: for ye say, whosoeuer doth sweare by the temple, it is nothyng: but whosoeuer sweareth by the golde of the temple, he is a detter.

17Ye fooles and blynde. For whether is greater, the golde, or the temple that sanctifieth the golde?

18And whosoeuer sweareth by the aulter, it is nothyng: but whosoeuer sweareth by the gyft that is vpon it, he is a detter.

19Ye fooles and blynde, for whether is greater, the gyft: or the aulter that sanctifieth the gyft?

20Who so therfore sweareth by the aulter, sweareth by it, and by all thynges theron.

21And who so sweareth by the temple, sweareth by it, and by hym that dwelleth therin.

22And he that sweareth by heauen, sweareth by the seate of God, and by hym that sitteth theron.

23Wo vnto you Scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites, for ye tythe mynt, and annise, and cummyn: and haue left the wayghtier matters of the lawe, iudgement, mercy, and fayth. These ought ye to haue done, and not to leaue the other vndone.

24Ye blynde guides, which strayne out a gnat, and swalowe a Camel.

25Wo vnto you Scribes and Pharisees hypocrites: for ye make cleane the vtter syde of the cup, & of the platter: but within they are full of brybery & excesse.

26Thou blynde Pharisee, cleanse first that which is within the cup and platter, that the outsyde of them may be cleane also.

27Wo vnto you Scribes and Pharisees hypocrites: for ye are lyke vnto paynted sepulchres, which in dede appeare beautifull outwarde, but are within full of dead [mens] bones, and of all fylthynes.

28Euen so, ye also, outwardly appeare ryghteous vnto men: But within, ye are full of hypocrisie and iniquitie.

29Wo vnto you Scribes and Pharisees hypocrites: ye builde the tombes of the Prophetes, and garnishe the sepulchres of the ryghteous:

30And say, yf we had ben in the dayes of our fathers, we woulde not haue ben parteners with them in the blood of the prophetes.

31And so ye be witnesses vnto your selues, that ye are the chyldren of them which kylled the prophetes.

32Fulfyll ye lykewyse, the measure of your fathers.

33Ye serpentes, ye generation of vipers, howe wyll ye escape the dampnation of hell?

34Wherfore, beholde I sende vnto you prophetes, and wyse men, and Scribes, and [some] of them ye shall kyll and crucifie: and [some] of them shall ye scourge in your synagogues, and persecute them from citie to citie.

35That vpon you may come all the ryghteous blood, which hath ben shed vpon the earth, from the blood of ryghteous Abel, vnto the blood of Zacharias, sonne of Barachias, whom ye slewe betwene the temple & the aulter.

36Ueryly I say vnto you: all these thynges shal come vpon this generatio.

37O Hierusalem, Hierusalem, thou that kyllest the prophetes, and stonest them which are sent vnto thee: Howe often woulde I haue gathered thy chyldren together, euen as the henne gathereth her chickens vnder her wynges, and ye woulde not?

38Beholde, your house is left vnto you desolate.

39For I say vnto you: ye shall not see me hencefoorth, tyll that ye say, blessed [is he] that commeth in the name of the Lorde.

Chapter 24[edit]

1And Iesus went out, and departed from the temple: and his disciples came to hym, for to shewe hym the buildynges of the temple.

2Iesus sayde vnto them: See ye not all these thynges? Ueryly I say vnto you there shall not be here left [one] stone vpon another, that shall not be destroyed.

3And as he sat vpon a mount of Oliues, his disciples came vnto hym secretly, saying: Tell vs, when shall these thynges be? & what shall be the token of thy commyng, & of the ende of the worlde?

4And Iesus aunswered, and sayde vnto them: take heede, that no man deceaue you.

5For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christe: and shall deceaue many.

6Ye shal heare of warres, & rumours of warres: See that you be not troubled. For all [these thynges] must come to passe, but the ende is not yet.

7Nation shall ryse agaynst nation, and realme agaynst realme: and there shalbe pestilence, and famine, and earthquakes, in [certayne] places.

8All these are the begynnynges of sorowes.

9Then shall they put you to trouble, and shall kyll you, and ye shalbe hated of all nations for my names sake.

10And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another.

11And many false prophetes shall aryse, and shall deceaue many.

12And because iniquitie shall abounde, the loue of many shall waxe colde.

13But he that endureth to the ende, the same shalbe saued.

14And this Gospell of the kyngdome, shalbe preached in all the worlde, for a witnesse vnto all nations: and then shall the ende come.

15When ye therefore, shall see the abhomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophete, stande in the holy place, (who so readeth, let hym vnderstande.)

16Then let them which be in Iurie, flee into the mountaynes:

17And let hym which is on the house toppe, not come downe to fet any thyng out of his house:

18Neither let hym which is in the fielde, returne backe to fetche his clothes.

19Wo shalbe in those dayes, to them that are with chylde, and to them that geue sucke.

20But pray [ye] that your flyght be not in the Winter, neither on the Sabboth day:

21For then shalbe great tribulation, such as was not since the begynnyng of the worlde, to this tyme, nor shalbe.

22Yea, and except those dayes shoulde be shortened, there shoulde no fleshe be saued: but for the chosens sake, those dayes shalbe shortened.

23Then yf any man saye vnto you: lo, here is Christe, or there: beleue it not.

24For there shall aryse false Christes, and false prophetes, and shall shewe great signes, and wonders: In so much, that yf it were possible, the very elect, shoulde be deceaued.

25Beholde, I haue tolde you before.

26Wherfore, yf they say vnto you, beholde, he is in the desert: go not foorth. Beholde, he is in the secrete places: beleue it not.

27For as the lyghtnyng commeth out of the east, and shineth into the west: so shall the commyng of the sonne of man be.

28For whersoeuer a dead carkas is, euen there wyll the Egles also be gathered together.

29Immediatly after the tribulation of those dayes, shal the sunne be darkened, and the moone shall not geue her lyght, and the starres shall fall from heauen, and the powers of heauen shalbe shaken.

30And then shall appeare the signe of the sonne of man, in heauen: And then shall all the kynredes of the earth mourne, and they shall see the sonne of man comming in the cloudes of heauen, with power and great glory.

31And he shall sende his Angels, with the great sounde of a trumpet, and they shall gather together his chosen, from the foure wyndes, euen from one ende of heauen, to the other.

32Learne a parable of the fygge tree: when his braunche is yet tender, and the leaues sprong, ye knowe that somer is nye:

33So lykewyse ye, when ye see all these thynges, be ye sure that it is neare, euen at the doores.

34Ueryly I say vnto you: this generation shall not passe, tyll all these thynges be fulfylled.

35Heauen and earth shall passe away but my wordes shall not passe away.

36But of that day and houre knoweth no man, no not the Angels of heauen, but my father only.

37But as the dayes of Noe were, so shall also the commyng of the sonne of man be.

38For as in the dayes [that went] before the fludde, they dyd eate, and drynke, marry, and geue in maryage, euen vntyll the day that Noe entred into the Arke:

39And knewe not, tyll the fludde came, and toke them all away: So shall also the commyng of the sonne of man be.

40Then shall two be in the fielde, the one receaued, and the other refused.

41Two [women] shalbe gryndyng at the myll, the one receaued, and the other refused.

42Watch therfore, for ye knowe not what houre your Lorde doth come.

43Of this yet be sure, that yf the good man of the house, knewe what watche the thiefe woulde come, he woulde surely watche, and not suffer his house to be broken vp.

44Therfore, be ye also redy: for in such an houre as ye thynke not, the sonne of man commeth.

45Who is a faythfull and wise seruaunt, whom his Lorde hath made ruler ouer his householde, to geue them meate in season.

46Blessed is that seruaunt, whom his Lorde when he commeth, shall fynde so doyng.

47Ueryly I say vnto you, that he shall make hym ruler ouer all his goodes.

48But and yf that euyll seruaunt say in his heart, my Lorde wyll be long a commyng:

49And so begyn to smyte his felowes, yea, and to eate and drynke with the dronken:

50The same seruauntes Lorde shall come in a day, when he loketh not for hym, and in an houre that he is not ware of:

51And shall hewe hym in peeces, & geue hym his portion with hypocrites: there shalbe wepyng and gnasshyng of teeth.

Chapter 25[edit]

1Then shall the kyngdome of heauen be lykened vnto ten virgins, which toke their lampes, and went to meete the brydegrome.

2But fyue of them were foolyshe, and fyue were wyse.

3They that were foolyshe, toke their lampes, but toke none oyle with them:

4But the wise, toke oyle in their vessels, with their lampes also.

5Whyle the brydegrome taryed, they all slumbred and slept.

6And euen at mydnyght, there was a crye made: beholde, the brydegrome commeth, go out to meete hym.

7Then all those virgins arose, and prepared their lampes.

8So the foolyshe sayde vnto the wyse: geue vs of your oyle, for our lampes are gone out.

9But the wyse aunswered, saying: [not so] lest there be not inough for vs & you: but go ye rather to them that sell, and bye for your selues.

10And whyle they went to bye, the brydegome came: and they that were redy, went in with hym, to ye maryage, and the gate was shut vp.

11Afterwarde came also the other virgins, saying: Lorde, Lorde, open to vs.

12But he aunswered and sayde: veryly I say vnto you, I knowe you not.

13Watch therfore, for ye knowe neither the day, nor yet the houre, wherin the sonne of man shall come.

14Lykewyse, as a [certayne] man, redy to take his iourney into a straunge countrey, called his owne seruauntes, and delyuered vnto them his goodes.

15And vnto one, he gaue fyue talentes, to another two, and to another one: to euery man after his habilitie, & strayght way departed.

16Then he that had receaued the fyue talentes, went, and occupyed with the same, & made [them] other fyue talentes.

17And lykewyse, he [that receaued] two: he also gayned other two.

18But he that receaued that one, went and digged in the earth, and hyd his Lordes money.

19After a long season, the Lorde of those seruauntes commeth, and reckeneth with them.

20And so, he that had receaued fyue talentes, came, and brought other fyue talentes, saying: Lorde, thou delyueredst vnto me fyue talentes, beholde, I haue gayned with them fyue talentes mo.

21His Lorde saide vnto him: Well done, thou good and faythfull seruaut. Thou hast ben faythfull ouer fewe thynges, I wyll make thee ruler ouer manye thynges: enter thou into the ioy of thy Lorde.

22He also that had receaued two talentes, came, and sayde: Lorde thou delyueredst vnto me two talentes, beholde, I haue wonne two other taletes with them.

23His Lorde saide vnto him? Well done, good and faithfull seruaunt. Thou hast ben faythfull ouer fewe thinges, I wyl make thee ruler ouer many thynges: enter thou into the ioy of thy Lorde.

24Then he which had receaued the one talent, came, and saide: Lorde I knew thee, that thou art an harde man, reapyng where thou hast not sowen, & gatheryng where thou hast not strowed.

25And [therfore] was I afrayde, & went and hid thy talent in the earth: loe, there thou hast that thyne is.

26His Lorde aunswered, and sayde vnto hym: Thou euyll and slouthfull seruaut, thou knewest that I reape where I sowed not, and gather where I haue not strowed,

27Thou oughtest therfore to haue delyuered my money to the exchaungers, and then at my commyng shoulde I haue receaued myne owne with vauntage.

28Take therfore the talent from hym, and geue it vnto hym whiche hath ten talentes.

29For vnto euery one that hath, shalbe geuen, and he shall haue aboundaunce: But he that hath not, from hym shalbe taken away, euen that which he hath.

30And cast the vnprofitable seruaunt into vtter darknesse, there shalbe wepyng, and gnasshyng of teeth.

31When the sonne of man shall come in his glorie, and all the holy Angels with hym, then shall he sitte vpon the throne of his glorie.

32And before hym shalbe gathered all nations: and he shall seperate them one from another, as a shephearde deuideth his sheepe from the goates.

33And he shall set the sheepe on his right hande, but the goates on the lefte.

34Then shall the king say vnto them on his right hande: Come ye blessed of my father, inherite the kyngdome, prepared for you from the foundation of the worlde.

35For I was an hungred, and ye gaue me meate: I was thirstie, and ye gaue me drynke: I was harbourlesse, and ye toke me in:

36Naked, and ye clothed me: Sicke, and ye visited me: I was in pryson, and ye came vnto me.

37Then shall the ryghteous aunswere hym, saying: Lorde, when sawe we thee an hungred, & fedde thee? or thirstie and gaue thee drynke?

38When sawe we thee harbourlesse, and toke thee in? or naked, and clothed thee?

39Or when sawe we thee sicke, or in prison, and came vnto thee?

40And the kyng shall aunswere, and say vnto them: Ueryly I say vnto you, in as much as ye haue done it vnto one of the least of these my brethren, ye haue done [it] vnto me.

41Then shall he saye vnto them on the left hande: Depart from me ye cursed into euerlasting fire, which is prepared for the deuyll and his angels.

42For I was an hungred, and ye gaue me no meate: I was thirstie, and ye gaue me no drynke.

43I was harbourlesse, and ye toke me not in: I was naked, and ye clothed me not: I was sicke, and in prison, and ye visited me not.

44Then shall they also aunswere hym, saying: Lorde, when sawe we thee an hungred, or a thirste, or harbourlesse, or naked, or sicke, or in pryson, and did not minister vnto thee?

45Then shall he aunswere them, saying: Ueryly I say vnto you, in as much as ye dyd it not to one of the least of these, ye dyd it not to me.

46And these shall go into euerlastyng payne: the ryghteous into lyfe eternall.

Chapter 26[edit]

1And it came to passe, when Iesus had finished all these sayinges, he sayde vnto his disciples:

2Ye knowe, yt after two dayes is ye feast of Passouer, and the sonne of man is betrayed, to be crucified.

3Then assembled together the chiefe priestes, and the scribes, and the elders of the people, vnto the palace of the hye prieste, which was called Caiaphas:

4And helde a councell, that they might take Iesus by subtiltie, and kyll hym.

5But they sayde: Not on the feast [day] lest there be an vprore among ye people.

6When Iesus was in Bethanie, in the house of Simon the leper,

7There came vnto him a woman, hauing an Alabaster boxe of precious oyntment, and powred it on his head, as he sate [at the boorde.]

8But when his disciples sawe it, they had indignation, saying: to what purpose [is] this waste?

9This oyntment might haue ben well solde, and geuen to the poore.

10When Iesus vnderstode that, he saide vnto them: Why trouble ye the woma? for she hath wrought a good worke vppon me.

11For ye haue the poore alwayes with you: but me shall ye not haue alwayes.

12For in that she hath cast this oyntment on my body, she dyd it to bury me.

13Ueryly I say vnto you, wheresoeuer this Gospell shalbe preached in the world, there shall also this that she hath done, be tolde for a memoriall of her.

14Then one of the twelue, called Iudas Iscariot, wet vnto ye chiefe priestes,

15And sayde [vnto them:] What wyll ye geue me, and I wyll delyuer hym vnto you? And they appoynted vnto hym thirtie peeces of syluer.

16And from that tyme foorth, he sought oportunitie to betray hym.

17The first day of sweete bread, the disciples came to Iesus, saying vnto him: Where wylt thou that we prepare for thee, to eate the Passouer?

18And he saide: Go into the citie, to such a man, and say vnto hym, the maister sayth, my tyme is at hand, I wyll kepe the Passouer at thy house, with my disciples.

19And the disciples dyd as Iesus had appoynted them: and they made redye the Passouer.

20When the euen was come, he sate downe with the twelue.

21And as they dyd eate, he sayde: Ueryly I say vnto you, that one of you shall betray me.

22And they were exceadyng sorowfull, and began euery one of them to say vn hym, Lorde is it I?

23He aunswered, and saide: He that dippeth his hand with me in the disshe, the same shall betray me.

24The sonne of man truely goeth, as it is writte of him: but wo vnto that man by whom the sonne of man is betrayed: It had ben good for that man, yf he had not ben borne.

25Then Iudas, which betrayed [hym] aunswered and sayde: Maister, is it I? He sayde vnto hym, thou hast sayde.

26When they were eatyng, Iesus toke bread, and when he had geuen thankes, he brake [it,] and gaue [it] to the disciples, and saide: Take, eate, this is my body.

27And he toke the cuppe, and after he had geuen thankes, gaue it them, saying: Drinke ye all of this,

28For this is my blood, whiche [is] of the newe testament, that is shedde for many, for the remission of sinnes.

29But I say vnto you, I wyll not drinke henceforth of this fruite of the vine tree, vntyll that day when I shall drynke it newe with you, in my fathers kyngdome.

30And when they hadde praysed [God] they wet out vnto the mount of Oliues.

31Then sayth Iesus vnto them: All ye shalbe offeded because of me this night. For it is written: I wyll smyte the shephearde, and the sheepe of the flocke shalbe scattered abrode.

32But after I am rysen againe, I wyll go before you into Galilee.

33Peter aunswered, and said vnto him: though all men be offended, because of thee, yet wyll I neuer be offended.

34Iesus sayde vnto hym: Ueryly I say vnto thee, that in this same nyght, before the Cocke crowe, thou shalt denie me thryse.

35Peter sayde vnto hym: Though I shoulde dye with thee, yet wyll I not denie thee. Lykewyse also sayde all the disciples.

36Then came Iesus with them vnto a place, which is called Gethsemane, and sayde vnto the disciples: Sit ye here, whyle I go and pray yonder.

37And he toke with him Peter, and the two sonnes of Zebedee, and began to waxe sorowfull and heauy.

38Then sayde Iesus vnto them: My soule is heauy, euen vnto the death, tary ye here, and watche with me.

39And he went a litle farther, and fell flat on his face, and prayed, saying: O my father, if it be possible, let this cuppe passe from me: Neuerthelesse, not as I wyll, but as thou wylt.

40And he came vnto the disciples, and founde them a slepe, and sayth vnto Peter: What, coulde ye not watche with me one houre?

41Watche, and praye, that ye enter not into temptation: The spirite in deede is wyllyng, but the fleshe is weake.

42He went away once againe, & prayed, saying: O my father, if this cuppe may not passe away fro me, except I drinke it, thy wyll be fulfylled.

43And he came, and founde them a slepe agayne: for, their eyes were heauy.

44And he left them, and went agayne, and prayed the thirde tyme, saying the same wordes.

45Then commeth he to his disciples, and sayth vnto them: Slepe hencefoorth, & take your rest, beholde, the houre is at hande, and the sonne of man is betrayed into the handes of synners.

46Ryse, let vs be goyng: beholde, he is at hande that doth betray me.

47Whyle he yet spake, loe Iudas, one of the twelue, came, and with hym a great multitude, with swordes & staues, from the chiefe priestes and elders of the people.

48But he that betrayed him, gaue them a token, saying: Whomsoeuer I kysse, that same is he, holde hym fast.

49And foorthwith, he came to Iesus, and sayde, hayle maister: and kyssed hym.

50And Iesus sayde vnto hym: Frende, wherefore art thou come? Then came they, and layed handes on Iesus, and toke hym.

51And beholde, one of them which were with Iesus, stretched out his hande, and drewe his sworde, and stroke a seruaunt of the hye priestes, and smote of his eare.

52Then saide Iesus vnto hym: Put vp thy sworde into his sheathe. For all they that take the sworde, shall peryshe with the sworde.

53Thynkest thou that I can not nowe pray to my father, and he shall geue me more then twelue legions of Angels?

54But howe then shall the scriptures be fulfylled? For thus must it be.

55In that same houre, sayde Iesus to the multitudes: Ye be come out, as it were vnto a thiefe, with swordes and staues, for to take me. I sate dayly with you, teachyng in the temple, and ye toke me not.

56But all this is done, that the scriptures of the prophetes myght be fulfylled. Then all the disciples forsoke him, and fledde.

57And they toke Iesus, and ledde hym to Caiaphas the hye prieste, where the scribes and the elders were assembled.

58But Peter folowed hym a farre of, vnto the hye priestes palace, and went in, and sate with the seruauntes to see the ende.

59The chiefe priestes, and elders, and all the councell, sought false witnesse agaynst Iesus, for to put hym to death,

60But founde none: yea, when many false witnesses came, yet founde they none. At the last, came two false witnesses,

61And sayde: This [felowe] sayde: I am able to destroy the temple of God, and to buylde it agayne in three dayes.

62And the chiefe priest arose, and sayde vnto hym: Aunswerest thou nothyng? Why do these beare witnesse agaynst thee?

63But Iesus helde his peace. And the chiefe priest aunswered, and sayde vnto hym: I charge thee by the liuing God, that thou tel vs, whether thou be Christ the sonne of God?

64Iesus saith vnto him: thou hast said. Neuerthelesse, I saye vnto you, hereafter shall ye see the sonne of man sitting on the ryght hande of power, and commyng in the cloudes of the skye.

65Then the hye priest rent his clothes, saying: He hath spoken blasphemie, what nede we of any mo witnesses? Beholde, now ye haue hearde his blasphemie,

66What thynke ye? They aunswered and sayde: he is worthy to dye.

67Then dyd they spyt in his face, and buffeted hym with fistes. And other smote hym on his face with the paulme of their handes,

68Saying: prophecie vnto vs, O Christ, who is he that smote thee?

69Peter sate without in the palace: And a damsell came to hym, saying, Thou also wast with Iesus of Galilee.

70But he denied before them all, saying: I wote not what thou sayest.

71When he was gone out into the porch, another wenche sawe hym, and sayde vnto them that were there: This felowe was also with Iesus of Nazareth.

72And agayne he denyed with an oth: I do not knowe the man.

73And after a whyle, came vnto hym they that stode by, and sayde vnto Peter: Surely thou art euen one of them, for thy speache bewrayeth thee.

74Then began he to curse, & to sweare, that he knewe not the man. And immediatly the Cocke crewe.

75And Peter remembred the worde of Iesu, which sayde vnto hym, before the Cocke crowe, thou shalt denie me thrise: and he went out, and wept bytterly.

Chapter 27[edit]

1When the mornyng was come, all the chiefe priestes, and the elders of the people, helde a councell agaynst Iesus to put hym to death.

2And brought hym bounde, and deliuered hym to Pontius Pilate the deputie.

3Then Iudas, whiche had betrayed hym, seyng that he was condempned, repented hym selfe, and brought agayne the thirtie peeces of syluer, to the chiefe priestes and elders,

4Saying: I haue synned, betraying the innocent blood. And they said: what is that to vs? see thou to that.

5And he cast downe the peeces of siluer in the temple, and departed, and went and hanged hym selfe.

6And the chiefe priestes toke the peeces of syluer, and sayde: It is not lawfull for to put the into the treasurie, because it is the price of blood.

7And they toke councell, and bought with them a potters fielde, to burye straungers in.

8Wherfore that fielde is called the fielde of blood, vntyll this day.

9(Then was fulfylled that, which was spoken by Ieremie the prophet, saying: And they toke thirtie siluer peeces, the price of hym that was valued, whom they bought of the children of Israel:

10And gaue them for the potters fielde, as the Lorde appoynted me.)

11Iesus stode before the deputie, and the deputie asked him, saying: Art thou the king of the Iewes? Iesus saith vnto hym: thou sayest.

12And when he was accused of the chiefe priestes and elders, he aunswered nothyng.

13Then sayth Pilate vnto him: hearest thou not how many witnesses they lay agaynst thee?

14And he aunswered hym to neuer a worde: insomuch, that the deputie marueyled greatly.

15At that feast, the deputie was wont to delyuer vnto the people a prysoner, whom they woulde desire.

16He had then a notable prysoner, called Barabbas.

17Therfore, when they were gathered together, Pilate saide vnto them: whether wyll ye that I geue loose vnto you Barabbas, or Iesus, whiche is called Christe?

18For he knewe, that for enuy they had delyuered hym.

19When he was set downe to geue iudgment, his wyfe sent vnto hym, saying: haue thou nothing to do with that iuste man: For I haue suffred many thynges this day in a dreame because of him.

20But the chiefe priestes & elders perswaded the people, that they shoulde aske Barabbas, and destroy Iesus.

21The deputie aunswered, and saide vnto them: Whether of the twayne wyll ye that I let loose vnto you? They saide, Barabbas.

22Pilate sayde vnto them: What shall I do then with Iesus, whiche is called Christe? They all sayde vnto hym: let hym be crucified.

23The deputie sayde: What euyll hath he done? But they cryed the more, saying: let hym be crucified.

24When Pilate sawe that he coulde preuayle nothyng, but that more busynesse was made, he toke water, and washed his handes before the people, saying: I am innocent of the blood of this iust person, see ye to it.

25Then aunswered all the people, and sayde: His blood be on vs, and on our chyldren.

26Then let he Barabbas loose vnto them, and scourged Iesus, and deliuered hym to be crucified.

27Then the souldiours of the deputie toke Iesus in the common hall, and gathered vnto hym all the bande [of souldiours.]

28And they stripped hym, and put on hym a skarlet robe:

29And platted a crowne of thornes, and put vppon his head, and a reede in his right hande, and bowed the knee before hym, and mocked hym, saying: Hayle kyng of the Iewes.

30And when they had spyt vpon hym, they toke the reede, and smote hym on the head.

31And after that they had mocked him, they toke the robe of hym agayne, and put his owne rayment on hym, and led hym away, to crucifie hym.

32And as they came out, they founde a man of Cyrene, named Simon: hym they compelled to beare his crosse.

33And they came vnto the place, which is called Golgotha, that is to say, a place of [dead mens] skulles.

34And gaue him vineger to drinke, mingled with gall: And when he had tasted therof, he woulde not drynke.

35When they had crucified hym, they parted his garmentes, & did cast lottes, that it myght be fulfylled whiche was spoken by the prophete: They departed my garmentes among them, & vpon my vesture dyd they cast lottes.

36And they sate, & watched him there.

37And set vp ouer his head, the cause [of his death] written: This is Iesus, the king of the Iewes.

38Then were there two thieues crucified with hym: one on the ryght hande, and another on the left.

39They that passed by, reuyled hym, waggyng their heades,

40And saying: Thou that destroyedst the temple, & buyldest it in three dayes, saue thy selfe. If thou be the sonne of God, come downe from the crosse.

41Lykewyse also the hye priestes, mockyng hym, with the scribes, and elders, [and pharisees] sayde:

42He saued other, hym selfe can he not saue. If he be the kyng of Israel, let him nowe come downe from the crosse, and we wyll beleue hym.

43He trusted in God, let hym delyuer hym nowe, yf he wyll haue hym: for he sayde, I am the sonne of God.

44The thieues also which were crucified with hym, cast the same in his teeth.

45Fro the sixth houre, was there darknesse ouer all the lande, vnto the nynth houre.

46And about the nynth houre, Iesus cried with a loude voyce, saying: Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani, that is to say: My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?

47Some of them that stode there, when they hearde that, saide: This man calleth for Elias.

48And straightway one of them ranne, and toke a sponge, and when he had filled it full of vineger, he put it on a reede, and gaue hym to drynke.

49Other sayde, let be, let vs see whether Elias wyll come and saue hym.

50Iesus, when he had cryed agayne with a loude voyce, yeelded vp ye ghost.

51And beholde, the vayle of the temple dyd rent into two partes, fro the toppe to the bottome, and the earth did quake and the stones rent.

52And graues dyd open, and many bodyes of saintes which slept, arose:

53And went out of the graues, after his resurrection, and came into the holy citie, and appeared vnto many.

54When the Centurion, and they that were with hym watchyng Iesus, sawe the earthquake, and those thynges that were done, they feared greatly, saying: truely, this was the sonne of God.

55And many wome were there (beholdyng hym a farre of) whiche folowed Iesus fro Galilee, ministring vnto him.

56Among which, was Marie Magdalene, and Marie the mother of Iames and Ioses, & the mother of Zebedees chyldren.

57When the euen was come, there came a ryche man of Aramathia, named Ioseph, which also hym selfe was Iesus disciple.

58He went to Pilate, and begged the body of Iesus. Then Pilate comaunded the body to be delyuered.

59And when Ioseph had taken the body, he wrapped it in a cleane lynnen cloth:

60And layde it in his newe tombe, which he had hewen out, euen in the rocke, and rolled a great stone to the dore of the sepulchre, and departed.

61And there was Marie Magdalene, & the other Marie, syttyng ouer against the sepulchre.

62The next day that folowed the day of preparyng, the hye priestes and pharisees came together vnto Pilate,

63Saying. Sir, we remember that this deceauer sayde whyle he was yet aliue: After three dayes I wil arise agayne.

64Commaunde therfore, that the sepulchre be made sure, vntyll the thirde day: lest his disciples come by nyght & steale hym away, and say vnto the people, he is rysen from the dead: & the last error shalbe worse then the first.


65Pilate sayde vnto them: Ye haue the watche, go your way, make it as sure as ye knowe.

66So they went, and made the sepulchre sure with the watch, and sealed the stone.

Chapter 28[edit]

1In the later ende of the Sabboth day, whiche dawneth the first daye of the weke, came Marie Magdalen, and the other Marie, to see the sepulchre.

2And behold, there was a great earthquake, for the Angell of the Lorde descended from heauen, and came & roulled backe the stone from the doore, and sate vpon it.

3His countenaunce was lyke lyghtnyng, and his rayment white as snowe.

4And for feare of him, the kepers were astonyed, and became as dead men.

5The Angell aunswered, and sayde vnto the women, feare ye not: For I knowe that ye seke Iesus whiche was crucified.

6He is not here, he is rysen, as he saide. Come, se the place where that the Lord was layde.

7And go quickly, & tell his disciples that he is rysen agayne from the dead. And beholde, he goeth before you into Galilee, there shall ye see hym. Loe, I haue tolde you.

8And they departed quickly from the sepulchre, with feare, and great ioy, and dyd runne, to bryng his disciples worde.

9And as they went to tell his disciples, beholde, Iesus met them, saying: All hayle. And they came and helde him by the feete, and worshypped hym.

10Then sayde Iesus vnto them: be not afrayde. Go tell my brethren that they go into Galilee, & there shal they see me.

11When they were gone, beholde, some of the watche came into the citie, and shewed vnto the hye priestes all the thynges that were done.

12And they gathered the together, with the elders, and toke councell, and gaue large money vnto the souldiers,

13Saying. Saye ye, that his disciples came by nyght, & stole hym away while ye slept.

14And yf this come to the deputies [eares] we wyll perswade hym, and saue you harmelesse.

15So they toke the money, & dyd as they were taught. And this saying is noysed among the Iewes, vntyl this day.

16Then the eleuen disciples went awaye into Galilee, into a mountayne, where Iesus had appoynted them.

17And when they sawe hym, they worshypped hym: But some doubted.

18And Iesus came, and spake vnto the, saying: All power is geuen vnto me in heauen and in earth.

19Go ye therfore, & teache all nations, baptizing them in the name of the father, and of the sonne, and of the holye ghost:

20Teachyng the to obserue all thynges, whatsoeuer I haue commaunded you. And loe, I am with you alway, euen vnto the ende of the worlde.