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7:18. And John's disciples told him of all these things.

7:19. And John called to him two of his disciples and sent them to
Jesus, saying: Art thou he that art to come? Or look we for another?

7:20. And when the men were come unto him, they said: John the Baptist
hath sent us to thee, saying: Art thou he that art to come? Or look we
for another?

7:21. (And in that same hour, he cured many of their diseases and hurts
and evil spirits: and to many that were blind he gave sight.)

7:22. And answering, he said to them: Go and relate to John what you
have heard and seen: the blind see, the lame walk, the lepers are made
clean, the deaf hear, the dead rise again, to the poor the gospel is

7:23. And blessed is he whosoever shall not be scandalized in me.

7:24. And when the messengers of John were departed, he began to speak
to the multitudes concerning John. What went ye out into the desert to
see? A reed shaken with the wind?

7:25. But what went you out to see? A man clothed in soft garments?
Behold they that are in costly apparel and live delicately are in the
houses of kings.

7:26. But what went you out to see? A prophet? Yea, I say to you, and
more than a prophet.

7:27. This is he of whom it is written: Behold I send my angel before
thy face, who shall prepare thy way before thee.

7:28. For I say to you: Amongst those that are born of men, there is
not a greater prophet than John the Baptist. But he that is the lesser
in the kingdom of God is greater than he.

7:29. And all the people hearing, and the publicans, justified God,
being baptized with John's baptism.

Justified God. . .that is, praised the justice of God, feared and
worshipped God, as just and merciful.

7:30. But the Pharisees and the lawyers despised the counsel of God
against themselves, being not baptized by him.

7:31. And the Lord said: Whereunto then shall I liken the men of this
generation? And to what are they like?

7:32. They are like to children sitting in the marketplace and speaking
one to another and saying: We have piped to you, and you have not
danced: we have mourned, and you have not wept.

7:33. For John the Baptist came neither eating bread nor drinking wine.
And you say: He hath a devil.

7:34. The Son of man is come eating and drinking. And you say: Behold a
man that is a glutton and a drinker of wine, a friend of publicans and

7:35. And wisdom is justified by all her children.

7:36. And one of the Pharisees desired him to eat with him. And he went
into the house of the Pharisee and sat down to meat.

One of the Pharisees: that is, Simon.

7:37. And behold a woman that was in the city, a sinner, when she knew
that he sat at meat in the Pharisee's house, brought an alabaster box
of ointment.

7:38. And standing behind at his feet. she began to wash his feet with
tears and wiped them with the hairs of her head and kissed his feet and
anointed them with the ointment.

7:39. And the Pharisee, who had invited him, seeing it, spoke within
himself, saying: This man, if he were if a prophet, would know surely
who and what manner of woman this is that toucheth him, that she is a

7:40. And Jesus answering, said to him: Simon, I have somewhat to say
to thee. But he said: Master, say it.

7:41. A certain creditor had two debtors: the one owed five hundred
pence and the other fifty.

7:42. And whereas they had not wherewith to pay, he forgave them both.
Which therefore of the two loveth him most?

7:43. Simon answering, said: I suppose that he to whom he forgave most.
And he said to him: Thou hast judged rightly.

7:44. And turning to the woman, he said unto Simon: Dost thou see this
woman? I entered into thy house: thou gavest me no water for my feet.
But she with tears hath washed my feet; and with her hairs hath wiped

7:45. Thou gavest me no kiss. But she, since she cane in, hath not
ceased to kiss my feet.

7:46. My head with oil thou didst not anoint. But she with ointment
hath anointed my feet.

7:47. Wherefore, I say to thee: Many sins are forgiven her, because she
hath loved much. But to whom less is forgiven, he loveth less.

Many sins are forgiven her, because she hath loved much. . .In the
scripture an effect sometimes seems attributed to one only cause, when
there are divers other concurring dispositions; for the sins of this
woman, in this verse, are said to be forgiven, because she loved much:
but (ver. 50) Christ tells her, Thy faith hath made thee safe. Hence in
a true conversion are joined faith, hope, love, sorrow for sin, and
other pious dispositions.

7:48. And he said to her: Thy sins are forgiven thee.

7:49. And they that sat at meat with him began to say within
themselves: Who is this that forgiveth sins also?

7:50. And he said to the woman: Thy faith hath made thee safe. Go in

Luke Chapter 8

The parable of the seed. Christ stills the storm at sea, casts out the
legion, heals the issue of blood and raises the daughter of Jairus to

8:1. And it came to pass afterwards he travelled through the cities and
towns, preaching and evangelizing the kingdom of God: and the twelve
with him:

8:2. And certain women who had been healed of evil spirits and
infirmities: Mary who is called Magdalen, out of whom seven devils were
gone forth,

8:3. And Joanna the wife of Chusa, Herod's steward, and Susanna and
many others who ministered unto him of their substance.

8:4. And when a very great multitude was gathered together and hastened
out of the cities, unto him, he spoke by a similitude.

8:5. The sower went out to sow his seed. And as he sowed, some fell by
the way side. And it was trodden down: and the fowls of the air
devoured it.

8:6. And other some fell upon a rock. And as soon as it was sprung up,
it withered away, because it had no moisture.

8:7. And other some fell among thorns. And the thorns growing up with
it, choked it.

8:8. And other some fell upon good ground and, being sprung up, yielded
fruit a hundredfold. Saying these things, he cried out: He that hath
ears to hear, let him hear.

8:9. And his disciples asked him what this parable might be.

8:10. To whom he said: To you it is given to know the mystery of the
kingdom of God; but to the rest in parables, that seeing they may not
see and hearing may not understand.

Seeing they may not see. . .See the annotation, Mark 4. 12.

8:11. Now the parable is this: The seed is the word of God.

8:12. And they by the way side are they that hear: then the devil
cometh and taketh the word out of their heart, lest believing they
should be saved.

8:13. Now they upon the rock are they who when they hear receive the
word with joy: and these have no roots: for they believe for a while
and in time of temptation they fall away.

8:14. And that which fell among thorns are they who have heard and,
going their way, are choked with the cares and riches and pleasures of
this life and yield no fruit.

8:15. But that on the good ground are they who in a good and perfect
heart, hearing the word, keep it and bring forth fruit in patience.

8:16. Now no man lighting a candle covereth it with a vessel or putteth
it under a bed: but setteth it upon a candlestick, that they who come
in may see the light.

8:17. For there is not any thing secret that shall not be made
manifest, nor hidden that shall not be known and come abroad.

8:18. Take heed therefore how you hear. For whosoever hath, to him
shall be given: and whosoever hath not, that also which he thinketh he
hath shall be taken away from him.

8:19. And his mother and brethren came unto him: and they could not
come at him for the crowd.

8:20. And it was told him: Thy mother and thy brethren stand without,
desiring to see thee.

8:21. Who answering, said to them: My mother and my brethren are they
who hear the word of God and do it.

8:22. And it came to pass on a certain day that he went into a little
ship with his disciples. And he said to them: Let us go over to the
other side of the lake. And they launched forth.

8:23. And when they were sailing, he slept. And there came down a storm
of wind upon the lake: and they were filled and were in danger.

8:24. And they came and awaked him, saying: Master, we perish. But he
arising, rebuked the wind and the rage of the water. And it ceased: and
there was a calm.

8:25. And he said to them: Where is your faith? Who being afraid,
wondered, saying one to another: Who is this (think you), that he
commandeth both the winds and the sea: and they obey him?

8:26. And they sailed to the country of the Gerasens, which is over
against Galilee.

8:27. And when he was come forth to the land, there met him a certain
man who had a devil now a very long time. And he wore no clothes:
neither did he abide in a house, but in the sepulchres.

8:28. And when he saw Jesus, he fell down before him. And crying out
with a loud voice, he said: What have I to do with thee, Jesus, Son of
the most high God? I beseech thee, do not torment me.

8:29. For he commanded the unclean spirit to go out of the man. For
many times it seized him: and he was bound with chains and kept in
fetters: and breaking the bonds, he was driven by the devil into the

8:30. And Jesus asked him, saying: What is thy name? But he said:
Legion. Because many devils were entered into him.

8:31. And they besought him that he would not command them to go into
the abyss.

8:32. And there was there a herd of many swine feeding on the mountain:
and they besought him that he would suffer them to enter into them. And
he suffered them.

8:33. The devils therefore went out of the man and entered into the
swine. And the herd ran violently down a steep place into the lake and
were stifled.

8:34. Which when they that fed them saw done, they fled away and told
it in the city and in the villages.

8:35. And they went out to see what was done. And they came to Jesus
and found the man out of whom the devils were departed, sitting at his
feet, clothed and in his right mind. And they were afraid.

8:36. And they also that had seen told them how he had been healed from
the legion.

8:37. And all the multitude of the country of the Gerasens besought him
to depart from them: for they were taken with great fear. And he, going
up into the ship, returned back again.

8:38. Now the man out of whom the devils were departed besought him
that he might be with him. But Jesus sent him away, saying:

8:39. Return to thy house and tell how great things God hath done to
thee. And he went through the whole city, publishing how great things
Jesus had done to him.

8:40. And it came to pass that when Jesus was returned, the multitude
received him: for they were all waiting for him.

8:41. And behold there came a man whose name was Jairus: and he was a
ruler of the synagogue. And he fell down at the feet of Jesus,
beseeching him that he would come into his house:

8:42. For he had an only daughter, almost twelve years old, and she was
dying. And it happened as he went that he was thronged by the

8:43. And there was a certain woman having an issue of blood twelve
years, who had bestowed all her substance on physicians and could not
be healed by any.

8:44. She came behind him and touched the hem of his garment: and
immediately the issue of her blood stopped.

8:45. And Jesus said: Who is it that touched me? And all denying, Peter
and they that were with him said: Master, the multitudes throng and
press thee; and dost thou say, who touched me?

8:46. And Jesus said: Somebody hath touched me; for I know that virtue
is gone out from me.

8:47. And the woman seeing that she was not hid, came trembling and
fell down before his feet and declared before all the people for what
cause she had touched him, and how she was immediately healed.

8:48. But he said to her: Daughter, thy faith hath made thee whole. Go
thy way in peace.

8:49. As he was yet speaking, there cometh one to the ruler of the
synagogue, saying to him: Thy daughter is dead: trouble him not.

8:50. And Jesus hearing this word, answered the father of the maid:
Fear not. Believe only: and she shall be safe.

8:51. And when he was come to the house, he suffered not any man to go
in with him, but Peter and James and John, and the father and mother of
the maiden.

8:52. And all wept and mourned for her. But he said: Weep not. The
maid is not dead, but sleepeth.

8:53. And they laughed him to scorn, knowing that she was dead.

8:54. But he taking her by the hand, cried out, saying: Maid, arise.

8:55. And her spirit returned: and she arose immediately. And he bid
them give her to eat.

8:56. And her parents were astonished, whom he charged to tell no man
what was done.

Luke Chapter 9

Christ sends forth his apostles, feeds five thousand with five loaves,
is transfigured and casts out a devil.

9:1. Then calling together the twelve apostles, he gave them power and
authority over all devils and to cure diseases.

9:2. And he sent them to preach the kingdom of God and to heal the

9:3. And he said to them: Take nothing for your journey, neither staff,
nor scrip, nor bread, nor money; neither have two coats.

9:4. And whatsoever house you shall enter into, abide there and depart
not from thence.

9:5. And whosoever will not receive you, when ye go out of that city,
shake off even the dust of your feet, for a testimony against them.

9:6. And going out, they went about through the towns, preaching the
gospel and healing every where.

9:7. Now Herod, the tetrarch, heard of all things that were done by
him. And he was in a doubt, because it was said

9:8. By some that John was risen from the dead: but by other some, that
Elias had appeared: and by others, that one of the old prophets was
risen again.

9:9. And Herod said: John I have beheaded. But who is this of whom I
hear such things? And he sought to see him.

9:10. And the apostles, when they were returned, told him all they had
done. And taking them, he went aside into a desert place, apart, which
belongeth to Bethsaida.

9:11. Which when the people knew, they followed him: and he received
them and spoke to them of the kingdom of God and healed them who had
need of healing.

9:12. Now the day began to decline. And the twelve came and said to
him: Send away the multitude, that, going into the towns and villages
round about, they may lodge and get victuals; for we are here in a
desert place.

9:13. But he said to them: Give you them to eat. And they said: We
have no more than five loaves and two fishes; unless perhaps, we should
go and buy food for all this multitude.

9:14. Now there were about five thousand men. And he said to his
disciples: Make them sit down by fifties in a company.

9:15. And they did so and made them all sit down.

9:16. And taking the five loaves and the two fishes, he looked up to
heaven and blessed them: and he broke and distributed to his disciples,
to set before the multitude.

9:17. And they did all eat and were filled. And there were taken up of
fragments that remained to them, twelve baskets.

9:18. And it came to pass, as he was alone praying, his disciples also
were with him: and he asked them, saying: Whom do the people say that I

9:19. But they answered and said: John the Baptist; but some say Elias:
and others say that one of the former prophets is risen again.

9:20. And he said to them: But whom do you say that I am? Simon Peter
answering, said: The Christ of God.

9:21. But he strictly charging them, commanded they should tell this to
no man.

9:22. Saying: The Son of man must suffer many things and be rejected by
the ancients and chief priests and scribes and be killed and the third
day rise again.

9:23. And he said to all: If any man will come after me, let him deny
himself and take up his cross daily and follow me.

9:24. For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: for he that shall
lose his life for my sake shall save it.

9:25. For what is a man advantaged, if he gain the whole world and lose
himself and cast away himself?

9:26. For he that shall be ashamed of me and of my words, of him the
Son of man shall be ashamed, when he shall come in his majesty and that
of his Father and of the holy angels.

9:27. But I tell you of a truth: There are some standing here that
shall not taste death till they see the kingdom of God.

9:28. And it came to pass, about eight days after these words, that he
took Peter and James and John and went up into a mountain to pray.

9:29. And whilst he prayed, the shape of his countenance was altered
and his raiment became white and glittering.

9:30. And behold two men were talking with him. And they were Moses and

9:31. Appearing in majesty. And they spoke of his decease that he
should accomplish in Jerusalem.

9:32. But Peter and they that were with him were heavy with sleep. And
waking, they saw his glory and the two men that stood with him.

9:33. And it came to pass that, as they were departing from him, Peter
saith to Jesus: Master, it is good for us to be here: and let us make
three tabernacles, one for thee, and one for Moses; and one for Elias:
not knowing what he said.

9:34. And as he spoke these things, there came a cloud and overshadowed
them. And they were afraid when they entered into the cloud.

9:35. And a voice came out of the cloud; saying: This is my beloved
son. Hear him.

9:36. And whilst the voice was uttered Jesus was found alone. And they
held their peace and told no man in those days any of these things
which they had seen.

9:37. And it came to pass the day following, when they came down from
the mountain, there met him a great multitude.

9:38. And behold a man among the crowd cried out, saying: Master, I
beseech thee, look upon my son, because he is my only one.

9:39. And lo, a spirit seizeth him, and he suddenly crieth out, and he
throweth him down and teareth him, so that he foameth; and bruising
him, he hardly departeth from him.

9:40. And I desired thy disciples to cast him out: and they could not.

9:41. And Jesus, answering:, said: O faithless and perverse generation,
how long shall I be with you and suffer you? Bring hither thy son.

9:42. And as he was coming to him, the devil threw him down and tore

9:43. And Jesus rebuked the unclean spirit and cured the boy and
restored him to his father.

9:44. And all were astonished at the mighty power of God. But while all
wondered at all the things he did, he said to his disciples: Lay you up
in your hearts these words, for it shall come to pass that the Son of
man shall be delivered into the hands of men.

9:45. But they understood not this word: and it was hid from them, so
that they perceived it not. And they were afraid to ask him concerning
this word.

9:46. And there entered a thought into them, which of them should be

9:47. But Jesus seeing the thoughts of their hearts, took a child and
set him by him,

9:48. And said to them: Whosoever shall receive this child in my name
receiveth me; and whosoever shall receive me receiveth him that sent
me. For he that is the lesser among you all, he is the greater.

9:49. And John, answering, said: Master, we saw a certain man casting
out devils in thy name: and we forbade him, because he followeth not
with us.

9:50. And Jesus said to him: Forbid him not: for he that is not against
you is for you.

9:51. And it came to pass, when the days of his assumption were
accomplishing, that he steadfastly set his face to go to Jerusalem.

9:52. And he sent messengers before his face: and going, they entered
into a city of the Samaritans, to prepare for him.

9:53. And they received him not, because his face was of one going to

9:54. And when his disciples, James and John, had seen this, they said:
Lord, wilt thou that we command fire to come down from heaven and
consume them?

9:55. And turning, he rebuked them, saying: you know not of what spirit
you are.

9:56. The Son of man came not to destroy souls, but to save. And they
went into another town.

9:57. And it came to pass, as they walked in the way, that a certain
man said to him: I will follow thee whithersoever thou goest.

9:58. Jesus said to him: The foxes have holes, and the birds of the air
nests: but the Son of man hath not where to lay his head.

9:59. But he said to another: Follow me. And he said: Lord, suffer me
first to go and to bury my father.

9:60. And Jesus said to him: Let the dead bury their dead: but go thou
and preach the kingdom of God.

9:61. And another said: I will follow thee, Lord; but let me first take
my leave of them that are at my house.

9:62. Jesus said to him: No man putting his hand to the plough and
looking back is fit for the kingdom of God.

Luke Chapter 10

Christ sends forth and instructs his seventy-two disciples. The good

10:1. And after these things, the Lord appointed also other
seventy-two. And he sent them two and two before his face into every
city and place whither he himself was to come.

10:2. And he said to them: The harvest indeed is great, but the
labourers are few. Pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest that he
send labourers into his harvest.

10:3. Go: Behold I send you as lambs among wolves.

10:4. Carry neither purse, nor scrip, nor shoes: and salute no man by
the way.

10:5. Into whatever house you enter, first say: Peace be to this house.

10:6. And if the son of peace be there, your peace shall rest upon him:
but if not, it shall return to you.

10:7. And in the same house, remain, eating and drinking such things as
they have: for the labourer is worthy of his hire. Remove not from
house to house.

10:8. And into what city soever you enter, and they receive you, eat
such things as are set before you.

10:9. And heal the sick that are therein and say to them: The kingdom
of God is come nigh unto you.

10:10. But into whatsoever city you enter, and they receive you not,
going forth into the streets thereof, say:

10:11. Even the very dust of your city that cleaveth to us, we wipe off
against you. Yet know this, that the kingdom of God is at hand.

10:12. I say to you, it shall be more tolerable at that day for Sodom
than for that city.

10:13. Woe to thee, Corozain! Woe to thee, Bethsaida! For if in Tyre
and Sidon had been wrought the mighty works that have been wrought in
you, they would have done penance long ago, sitting in sackcloth and

10:14. But it shall be more tolerable for Tyre and Sidon at the
judgment than for you.

10:15. And thou, Capharnaum, which art exalted unto heaven, thou shalt
be thrust down to hell.

10:16. He that heareth you heareth me: and he that despiseth you
despiseth me: and he that despiseth me despiseth him that sent me.

10:17. And the seventy-two returned with joy, saying: Lord, the devils
also are subject to us in thy name.

10:18. And he said to them: I saw Satan like lightning falling from

10:19. Behold, I have given you power to tread upon serpents and
scorpions and upon all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall hurt

10:20. But yet rejoice not in this, that spirits are subject unto you:
but rejoice in this, that your names are written in heaven.

10:21. In that same hour, he rejoiced in the Holy Ghost and said: I
confess to thee, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because thou hast
hidden these things from the wise and prudent and hast revealed them to
little ones. Yea, Father, for so it hath seemed good in thy sight.

He rejoiced in the Holy Ghost. . .That is, according to his humanity he
rejoiced in the Holy Ghost, and gave thanks to his eternal Father.

10:22. All things are delivered to me by my Father. And no one knoweth
who the Son is, but the Father: and who the Father is, but the Son and
to whom the Son will reveal him.

10:23. And turning to his disciples, he said: Blessed are the eyes that
see the things which you see.

10:24. For I say to you that many prophets and kings have desired to
see the things that you see and have not seen them; and to hear the
things that you hear and have not heard them.

10:25. And behold a certain lawyer stood up, tempting him and saying,
Master, what must I do to possess eternal life?

10:26. But he said to him: What is written in the law? How readest

10:27. He answering, said: Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with thy
whole heart and with thy whole soul and with all thy strength and with
all thy mind: and thy neighbour as thyself.

10:28. And he said to him: Thou hast answered right. This do: and thou
shalt live.

10:29. But he willing to justify himself, said to Jesus: And who is my

10:30. And Jesus answering, said: A certain man went down from
Jerusalem to Jericho and fell among robbers, who also stripped him and
having wounded him went away, leaving him half dead.

10:31. And it chanced, that a certain priest went down the same way:
and seeing him, passed by.

10:32. In like manner also a Levite, when he was near the place and saw
him, passed by.

10:33. But a certain Samaritan, being on his journey, came near him:
and seeing him, was moved with compassion:

10:34. And going up to him, bound up his wounds, pouring in oil and
wine: and setting him upon his own beast, brought him to an inn and
took care of him.

10:35. And the next day he took out two pence and gave to the host and
said: Take care of him; and whatsoever thou shalt spend over and above,
I, at my return, will repay thee.

10:36. Which of these three, in thy opinion, was neighbour to him that
fell among the robbers?

10:37. But he said: He that shewed mercy to him. And Jesus said to him:
Go, and do thou in like manner.

10:38. Now it came to pass, as they went, that he entered into a
certain town: and a certain woman named Martha received him into her

10:39. And she had a sister called Mary. who, sitting also at the
Lord's feet, heard his word.

10:40. But Martha was busy about much serving. Who stood and said:
Lord, hast thou no care that my sister hath left me alone to serve?
Speak to her therefore, that she help me.

10:41. And the Lord answering, said to her: Martha, Martha, thou art
careful and art troubled about many things:

10:42. But one thing is necessary. Mary hath chosen the best part,
which shall not be taken away from her.

Luke Chapter 11

Christ teaches his disciples to pray. He casts out a dumb devil,
confutes the Pharisees, and pronounces woes against them for their

11:1. And it came to pass that as he was in a certain place praying,
when he ceased, one of his disciples said to him: Lord, teach us to
pray, as John also taught his disciples.

11:2. And he said to them: When you pray, say: Father, hallowed be thy
name. Thy kingdom come.

11:3. Give us this day our daily bread.

11:4. And forgive us our sins, for we also forgive every one that is
indebted to us. And lead us not into temptation.

11:5. And he said to them: Which of you shall have a friend and shall
go to him at midnight and shall say to him: Friend, lend me three

11:6. Because a friend of mine is come off his journey to me and I have
not what to set before him.

11:7. And he from within should answer and say: Trouble me not; the
door is now shut, and my children are with me in bed. I cannot rise and
give thee.

11:8. Yet if he shall continue knocking, I say to you, although he will
not rise and give him because he is his friend; yet, because of his
importunity, he will rise and give him as many as he needeth.

11:9. And I say to you: Ask, and it shall be given you: seek, and you
shall find: knock, and it shall be opened to you.

11:10. For every one that asketh receiveth: and he that seeketh
findeth: and to him that knocketh it shall be opened:

11:11. And which of you, if he ask his father bread, will he give him a
stone? Or a fish, will he for a fish give him a serpent?

11:12. Or if he shall ask an egg, will he reach him a scorpion?

11:13. If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your
children, how much more will your Father from heaven give the good
Spirit to them that ask him?

11:14. And he was casting out a devil: and the same was dumb. And when
he had cast out the devil, the dumb spoke: and the multitudes, were in
admiration at it.

11:15. But some of them said: He casteth out devils by Beelzebub, the
prince of devils.

11:16. And others tempting, asked of him a sign from heaven.

11:17. But he seeing their thoughts, said to them: Every kingdom
divided against itself shall be brought to desolation; and house upon
house shall fall.

11:18. And if Satan also be divided against himself, how shall his
kingdom stand? Because you say that through Beelzebub I cast out

11:19. Now if I cast out devils by Beelzebub, by whom do your children
cast them out? Therefore, they shall be your judges.

11:20. But if I by the finger of God cast out devils, doubtless the
kingdom of God is come upon you.

11:21. When a strong man armed keepeth his court, those things are in
peace which he possesseth.

11:22. But if a stronger than he come upon him and overcome him, he
will take away all his armour wherein he trusted and will distribute
his spoils.

11:23. He that is not with me is against me; and he that gathereth not
with me scattereth.

11:24. When the unclean spirit is gone out of a man, he walketh through
places without water, seeking rest: and not finding, he saith: I will
return into my house whence I came out.

11:25. And when he is come, he findeth it swept and garnished.

11:26. Then he goeth and taketh with him seven other spirits more
wicked than himself: and entering in they dwell there. And the last
state of that man becomes worse than the first.

11:27. And it came to pass, as he spoke these things, a certain woman
from the crowd, lifting up her voice, said to him: Blessed is the womb
that bore thee and the paps that gave thee suck.

11:28. But he said: Yea rather, blessed are they who hear the word of
God and keep it.

11:29. And the multitudes running together, he began to say: This
generation is a wicked generation. It asketh a sign: and a sign shall
not be given it, but the sign of Jonas the prophet.

11:30. For as Jonas was a sign to the Ninivites; so shall the Son of
man also be to this generation.

11:31. The queen of the south shall rise in the judgment with the men
of this generation and shall condemn them: because she came from the
ends of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon. And behold more than
Solomon here.

11:32. The men of Ninive shall rise in the judgment with this
generation and shall condemn it; Because they did penance at the
preaching of Jonas. And behold more than Jonas here.

11:33. No man lighteth a candle and putteth it in a hidden place, nor
under a bushel: but upon a candlestick, that they that come in may see
the light.

11:34. The light of thy body is thy eye. If thy eye be single, thy
whole body will be lightsome: but if it be evil, thy body also will be

11:35. Take heed therefore that the light which is in thee be not

11:36. If then thy whole body be lightsome, having no part of darkness:
the whole shall be lightsome and, as a bright lamp, shall enlighten

11:37. And as he was speaking, a certain Pharisee prayed him that he
would dine with him. And he going in, sat down to eat.

11:38. And the Pharisee began to say, thinking within himself, why he
was not washed before dinner.

11:39. And the Lord said to him: Now you, Pharisees, make clean the
outside of the cup and of the platter: but your inside is full of
rapine and iniquity.

11:40. Ye fools, did not he that made that which is without make also
that which is within?

11:41. But yet that which remaineth, give alms: and behold, all things
are clean unto you.

11:42. But woe to you, Pharisees, because you tithe mint and rue and
every herb and pass over judgment and the charity of God. Now these
things you ought to have done, and not to leave the other undone.

11:43. Woe to you, Pharisees, because you love the uppermost seats in
the synagogues and salutations in the marketplace.

11:44. Woe to you, because you are as sepulchres that appear not: and
men that walk over are not aware.

11:45. And one of the lawyers answering, saith to him: Master, in
saying these things, thou reproachest us also.

11:46. But he said: Woe to you lawyers also, because you load men with
burdens which they cannot bear and you yourselves touch not the packs
with one of your fingers.

Woe to you lawyers. . .He speaks of the doctors of the law of Moses,
commonly called the scribes.

11:47. Woe to you who build the monuments of the prophets: and your
fathers killed them.

Woe to you who build, etc. . .Not that the building of the monuments of
the prophets was in itself blameworthy, but only the intention of these
unhappy men, who made use of this outward shew of religion and piety,
as a means to carry on their wicked designs against the prince of

11:48. Truly you bear witness that you consent to the doings of your
fathers. For they indeed killed them: and you build their sepulchres.

11:49. For this cause also the wisdom of God said: I will send to them
prophets and apostles: and some of them they will kill and persecute.

11:50. That the blood of all the prophets which was shed from the
foundation of the world may be required of this generation,

11:51. From the blood of Abel unto the blood of Zacharias, who was
slain between the altar and the temple. Yea I say to you: It shall be
required of this generation.

11:52. Woe to you lawyers, for you have taken away the key of
knowledge. You yourselves have not entered in: and those that were
entering in, you have hindered.

11:53. And as he was saying these things to them, the Pharisees and the
lawyers began violently to urge him and to oppress his mouth about many

11:54. Lying in wait for him and seeking to catch something from his
mouth, that they might accuse him.

Luke Chapter 12

Christ warns us against hypocrisy, the fear of the world and
covetousness. He admonishes all to watch.

12:1. And when great multitudes stood about him, so that they trod one
upon another, he began to say to his disciples: Beware ye of the leaven
of the Pharisees, which is hypocrisy.

12:2. For there is nothing covered that shall not be revealed: nor
hidden that shall not be known.

12:3. For whatsoever things you have spoken in darkness shall be
published in the light: and that which you have spoken in the ear in
the chambers shall be preached on the housetops.

12:4. And I say to you, my friends: Be not afraid of them who kill the
body and after that have no more that they can do.

12:5. But I will shew you whom you shall fear: Fear ye him who, after
he hath killed, hath power to cast into hell. Yea, I say to you: Fear

12:6. Are not five sparrows sold for two farthings, and not one of them
is forgotten before God?

12:7. Yea, the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear not
therefore: you are of more value than many sparrows.

12:8. And I say to you: Whosoever shall confess me before men, him
shall the Son of man also confess before the angels of God.

12:9. But he that shall deny me before men shall be denied before the
angels of God.

12:10. And whosoever speaketh a word against the Son of man, it shall
be forgiven him: but to him that shall blaspheme against the Holy
Ghost, it shall not be forgiven.

12:11. And when they shall bring you into the synagogues and to
magistrates and powers, be not solicitous how or what you shall answer,
or what you shall say.

12:12. For the Holy Ghost shall teach you in the same hour what you
must say.

12:13. And one of the multitude said to him: Master, speak to my
brother that he divide the inheritance with me.

12:14. But he said to him: Man, who hath appointed me judge or divider
over you?

12:15. And he said to them: Take heed and beware of all covetousness:
for a man's life doth not consist in the abundance of things which he

12:16. And he spoke a similitude to them, saying: The land of a certain
rich man brought forth plenty of fruits.

12:17. And he thought within himself, saying: What shall I do, because
I have no room where to bestow my fruits?

12:18. And he said: This will I do: I will pull down my barns and will
build greater: and into them will I gather all things that are grown to
me and my goods.

12:19. And I will say to my soul: Soul, thou hast much goods laid up
for many years. Take thy rest: eat, drink, make good cheer.

12:20. But God said to him: Thou fool, this night do they require thy
soul of thee. And whose shall those things be which thou hast provided?

12:21. So is he that layeth up treasure for himself and is not rich
towards God.

12:22. And he said to his disciples: Therefore I say to you: Be not
solicitous for your life, what you shall eat, nor for your body, what
you shall put on.

12:23. The life is more than the meat: and the body is more than the

12:24. Consider the ravens, for they sow not, neither do they reap,
neither have they storehouse nor barn, and God feedeth them. How much
are you more valuable than they?

12:25. And which of you by taking thought can add to his stature one

12:26. If then ye be not able to do so much as the least thing, why are
you solicitous for the rest?

12:27. Consider the lilies, how they grow: they labour not, neither do
they spin. But I say to you, not even Solomon in all his glory was
clothed like one of these.

12:28. Now, if God clothe in this manner the grass that is to-day in
the field and to-morrow is cast into the oven: how much more you, O ye
of little faith?

12:29. And seek not what you shall eat or what you shall drink: and be
not lifted up on high.

12:30. For all these things do the nations of the world seek. But your
Father knoweth that you have need of these things.

12:31. But seek ye first the kingdom of God and his justice: and all
these things shall be added unto you.

12:32. Fear not, little flock, for it hath pleased your Father to give
you a kingdom.

12:33. Sell what you possess and give alms. Make to yourselves bags
which grow not old, a treasure in heaven which faileth not: where no
thief approacheth, nor moth corrupteth.

12:34. For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.

12:35. Let your loins be girt and lamps burning in your hands.

12:36. And you yourselves like to men who wait for their lord, when he
shall return from the wedding; that when he cometh and knocketh, they
may open to him immediately.

12:37. Blessed are those servants whom the Lord, when he cometh, shall
find watching. Amen I say to you that he will gird himself and make
them sit down to meat and passing will minister unto them.

12:38. And if he shall come in the second watch or come in the third
watch and find them so, blessed are those servants.

12:39. But this know ye, that if the householder did know at what hour
the thief would come, he would surely watch and would not suffer his
house to be broken open.

12:40. Be you then also ready: for at what hour you think not the Son
of man will come.

12:41. And Peter said to him: Lord, dost thou speak this parable to us,
or likewise to all?

12:42. And the Lord said: Who thinkest thou is the faithful and wise
steward, whom his lord setteth over his family, to give them their
measure of wheat in due season?

12:43. Blessed is that servant whom, when his lord shall come, he shall
find so doing.

12:44. Verily I say to you, he will set him over all that he

12:45. But if that servant shall say in his heart: My Lord is long a
coming; and shall begin to strike the men-servants and maid-servants,
and to eat and to drink and be drunk:

12:46. The lord of that servant will come in the day that he hopeth
not, and at the hour that he knoweth not: and shall separate him and
shall appoint him his portion with unbelievers.

12:47. And that servant, who knew the will of his lord and prepared not
himself and did not according to his will, shall be beaten with many

12:48. But he that knew not and did things worthy of stripes shall be
beaten with few stripes. And unto whomsoever much is given, of him much
shall be required: and to whom they have committed much, of him they
will demand the more.

12:49. I am come to cast fire on the earth. And what will I, but that
it be kindled?

12:50. And I have a baptism wherewith I am to be baptized. And how am I
straitened until it be accomplished?

12:51. Think ye, that I am come to give peace on earth? I tell you, no;
but separation.

12:52. For there shall be from henceforth five in one house divided:
three against two, and two against three.

12:53. The father shall be divided against the son and the son against
his father: the mother against the daughter and the daughter against
her mother: the mother-in-law against the daughter-in-law and the
daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law.

12:54. And he said also to the multitudes: When you see a cloud rising
from the west, presently you say: A shower is coming. And so it

12:55. And when ye see the south wind blow, you say: There will heat.
And it cometh to pass.

12:56. You hypocrites, you know how to discern the face of the heaven
and of the earth: but how is it that you do not discern this time?

12:57. And why, even of yourselves, do you not judge that which is

12:58. And when thou goest with thy adversary to the prince, whilst
thou art in the way, endeavour to be delivered from him: lest perhaps
he draw thee to he judge, and the judge deliver thee to the exacter,
and the exacter cast thee into prison.

12:59. I say to thee, thou shalt not go out thence until thou pay the
very last mite.

Luke Chapter 13

The necessity of penance. The barren fig tree. The cure of the infirm
woman. The journey to Jerusalem.

13:1. And there were present, at that very time, some that told him of
the Galileans, whose blood Pilate had mingled with their sacrifices.

13:2. And he answering, said to them: Think you that these Galileans
were sinners above all the men of Galilee, because they suffered such

13:3. No, I say to you: but unless you shall do penance, you shall all
likewise perish.

13:4. Or those eighteen upon whom the tower fell in Siloe and slew
them: think you that they also were debtors above all the men that
dwelt in Jerusalem?

13:5. No, I say to you: but except you do penance, you shall all
likewise perish.

13:6. He spoke also this parable: A certain man had a fig tree planted
in his vineyard: and he came seeking fruit on it and found none.

13:7. And he said to the dresser of the vineyard: Behold, for these
three years I come seeking fruit on this fig tree and I find none. Cut
it down therefore. Why cumbereth it the ground?

13:8. But he answering, said to him: Lord, let it alone this year also,
until I dig about it and dung it.

13:9. And if happily it bear fruit: but if not, then after that thou
shalt cut it down.

13:10. And he was teaching in their synagogue on their sabbath.

13:11. And behold there was a woman who had a spirit of infirmity
eighteen years. And she was bowed together: neither could she look
upwards at all.

13:12. Whom when Jesus saw, he called her unto him and said to her:
Woman, thou art delivered from thy infirmity.

13:13. And he laid his hands upon her: and immediately she was made
straight and glorified God.

13:14. And the ruler of the synagogue being angry that Jesus had healed
on the sabbath answering, said to the multitude: Six days there are
wherein you ought to work. In them therefore come and be healed: and
not on the sabbath day.

13:15. And the Lord answering him, said: Ye hypocrites, doth not every
one of you, on the sabbath day, loose his ox or his ass from the manger
and lead them to water?

13:16. And ought not this daughter of Abraham, whom Satan hath bound,
lo, these eighteen years, be loosed from this bond on the sabbath day?

13:17. And when he said these things, all his adversaries were ashamed:
and all the people rejoiced for all the things that were gloriously
done by him.

13:18. He said therefore: To what is the kingdom of God like, and
whereunto shall I resemble it?

13:19. It is like to a grain of mustard seed, which a man took and cast
into his garden: and it grew and became a great tree, and the birds of
the air lodged in the branches thereof.

13:20. And again he said: Whereunto shall I esteem the kingdom of God
to be like?

13:21. It is like to leaven, which a woman took and hid in three
measures of meal, till the whole was leavened.

13:22. And he went through the cities and towns teaching and making his
journey to Jerusalem.

13:23. And a certain man said to him: Lord, are they few that are
saved? But he said to them:

13:24. Strive to enter by the narrow gate: for many, I say to you,
shall seek to enter and shall not be able.

Shall seek, etc. . .Shall desire to be saved; but for want of taking
sufficient pains, and being thoroughly in earnest, shall not attain to

13:25. But when the master of the house shall be gone in and shall shut
the door, you shall begin to stand without; and knock at the door,
saying: Lord, open to us. And he answering, shall say to you: I know
you not, whence you are.

13:26. Then you shall begin to say: We have eaten and drunk in thy
presence: and thou hast taught in our streets.

13:27. And he shall say to you: I know you not, whence you are. Depart
from me, all ye workers of iniquity.

13:28. There shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth; when you shall see
Abraham and Isaac and Jacob and all the prophets, in the kingdom of
God: and you yourselves thrust out.

13:29. And there shall come from the east and the west and the north
and the south: and shall sit down in the kingdom of God.

13:30. And behold, they are last that shall be first: and they are
first that shall be last.

13:31. The same day, there came some of the Pharisees, saying to him:
Depart, and get thee hence, for Herod hath a mind to kill thee.

13:32. And he said to them: Go and tell that fox: Behold, I cast out
devils and do cures, to-day and to-morrow, and the third day I am

13:33. Nevertheless, I must walk to-day and to-morrow and the day
following, because it cannot be that a prophet perish, out of

13:34. Jerusalem, Jerusalem, that killest the prophets; and stonest
them that are sent to thee, how often would I have gathered thy
children as the bird doth her brood under her wings, and thou wouldest

13:35. Behold your house shall be left to you desolate. And I say to
you that you shall not see me till the time come when you shall say:
Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord.

Luke Chapter 14

Christ heals the dropsical man. The parable of the supper. The
necessity of renouncing all to follow Christ.

14:1. And it came to pass, when Jesus went into the house of one of the
Pharisees, on the sabbath day, that they watched him.

14:2. And behold, there was a certain man before him that had the

14:3. And Jesus answering, spoke to the lawyers and Pharisees, saying:
Is it lawful to heal on the sabbath day?

14:4. But they held their peace. But he taking him, healed him and sent
him away.

14:5. And answering them, he said: Which of you shall have an ass or an
ox fall into a pit and will not immediately draw him out, on the
sabbath day?

14:6. And they could not answer him to these things.

14:7. And he spoke a parable also to them that were invited, marking
how they chose the first seats at the table, saying to them:

14:8. When thou art invited to a wedding, sit not down in the first
place, lest perhaps one more honourable than thou be invited by him:

14:9. And he that invited thee and him, come and say to thee: Give this
man place. And then thou begin with shame to take the lowest place.

14:10. But when thou art invited, go, sit down in the lowest place;
that when he who invited thee cometh, he may say to thee: Friend, go up
higher. Then shalt thou have glory before them that sit at table with

14:11. Because every one that exalteth himself shall be humbled: and he
that humbleth himself shall be exalted.

14:12. And he said to him also that had invited him: When thou makest a
dinner or a supper, call not thy friends nor thy brethren nor thy
kinsmen nor thy neighbours who are rich; lest perhaps they also invite
thee again, and a recompense be made to thee.

14:13. But when thou makest a feast, call the poor, the maimed, the
lame and the blind.

14:14. And thou shalt be blessed, because they have not wherewith to
make thee recompense: for recompense shall be made thee at the
resurrection of the just.

14:15. When one of them that sat at table with him had heard these
things, he said to him: Blessed is he that shall eat bread in the
kingdom of God.

14:16. But he said to him: A certain man made a great supper and
invited many.

14:17. And he sent his servant at the hour of supper to say to them
that were invited, that they should come: for now all things are ready.

14:18. And they began all at once to make excuse. The first said to
him: I have bought a farm and I must needs go out and see it. I pray
thee, hold me excused.

14:19. And another said: I have bought five yoke of oxen and I go to
try them. I pray thee, hold me excused.

14:20. And another said: I have married a wife; and therefore I cannot

14:21. And the servant returning, told these things to his lord. Then
the master of the house, being angry, said to his servant: Go out
quickly into the streets and lanes of the city; and bring in hither the
poor and the feeble and the blind and the lame.

14:22. And the servant said: Lord, it is done as thou hast commanded;
and yet there is room.

14:23. And the Lord said to the servant: Go out into the highways and
hedges, and compel them to come in, that my house may be filled.

14:24. But I say unto you that none of those men that were invited
shall taste of my supper.

14:25. And there went great multitudes with him. And turning, he said
to them:

14:26. If any man come to me, and hate not his father and mother and
wife and children and brethren and sisters, yea and his own life also,
he cannot be my disciple.

Hate not, etc. . .The law of Christ does not allow us to hate even our
enemies, much less our parents: but the meaning of the text is, that we
must be in that disposition of soul, as to be willing to renounce, and
part with every thing, how near or dear soever it may be to us, that
would keep us from following Christ.

14:27. And whosoever doth not carry his cross and come after me cannot
be my disciple.

14:28. For which of you, having a mind to build a tower, doth not first
sit down and reckon the charges that are necessary, whether he have
wherewithal to finish it:

14:29. Lest, after he hath laid the foundation and is not able to
finish it, all that see it begin to mock him,

14:30. Saying: This man began to build and was not able to finish.

14:31. Or, what king, about to go to make war against another king,
doth not first sit down and think whether he be able, with ten
thousand, to meet him that, with twenty thousand, cometh against him?

14:32. Or else, while the other is yet afar off, sending an embassy, he
desireth conditions of peace.

14:33. So likewise every one of you that doth not renounce all that he
possesseth cannot be my disciple.

14:34. Salt is good. But if the salt shall lose its savour, wherewith
shall it be seasoned?

14:35. It is neither profitable for the land nor for the dunghill: but
shall be cast out. He that hath ears to hear, let him hear.

Luke Chapter 15

The parables of the lost sheep and of the prodigal son.

15:1. Now the publicans and sinners drew near unto him to hear him.

15:2. And the Pharisees and the scribes murmured, saying: This man
receiveth sinners and eateth with them.

15:3. And he spoke to them this parable, saying:

15:4. What man of you that hath an hundred sheep, and if he shall lose
one of them, doth he not leave the ninety-nine in the desert and go
after that which was lost, until he find it?

15:5. And when he hath found it, lay it upon his shoulders, rejoicing?

15:6. And coming home, call together his friends and neighbours, saying
to them: Rejoice with me, because I have found my sheep that was lost?

15:7. I say to you that even so there shall be joy in heaven upon one
sinner that doth penance, more than upon ninety-nine just who need not

15:8. Or what woman having ten groats, if she lose one groat, doth not
light a candle and sweep the house and seek diligently until she find

15:9. And when she hath found it, call together her friends and
neighbours, saying: Rejoice with me, because I have found the groat
which I had lost.

15:10. So I say to you, there shall be joy before the angels of God
upon one sinner doing penance.

Before the angels. . .By this it is plain that the spirits in heaven
have a concern for us below, and a joy at our repentance and
consequently a knowledge of it.

15:11. And he said: A certain man had two sons.

15:12. And the younger of them said to his father: Father, give me the
portion of substance that falleth to me. And he divided unto them his

15:13. And not many days after, the younger son, gathering all
together, went abroad into a far country: and there wasted his
substance, living riotously.

15:14. And after he had spent all, there came a mighty famine in that
country: and he began to be in want.

15:15. And he went and cleaved to one of the citizens of that country.
And he sent him into his farm to feed swine.

15:16. And he would fain have filled his belly with the husks the swine
did eat: and no man gave unto him.

15:17. And returning to himself, he said: How many hired servants in my
father's house abound with bread, and I here perish with hunger!

15:18. I will arise and will go to my father and say to him: Father, I
have sinned against heaven and before thee.

15:19. I am not worthy to be called thy son: make me as one of thy
hired servants.

15:20. And rising up, he came to his father. And when he was yet a
great way off, his father saw him and was moved with compassion and
running to him fell upon his neck and kissed him.

15:21. And the son said to him: Father: I have sinned against heaven
and before thee I am not now worthy to be called thy son.

15:22. And the father said to his servants: Bring forth quickly the
first robe and put it on him: and put a ring on his hand and shoes on
his feet.

15:23. And bring hither the fatted calf, and kill it: and let us eat
and make merry:

15:24. Because this my son was dead and is come to life again, was lost
and is found. And they began to be merry.

15:25. Now his elder son was in the field and when he came and drew
nigh to the house, he heard music and dancing.

15:26. And he called one of the servants, and asked what these things

15:27. And he said to him: Thy brother is come and thy father hath
killed the fatted calf, because he hath received him safe.

15:28. And he was angry and would not go in. His father therefore
coming out began to entreat him.

15:29. And he answering, said to his father: Behold, for so many years
do I serve thee and I have never transgressed thy commandment: and yet
thou hast never given me a kid to make merry with my friends.

15:30. But as soon as this thy son is come, who hath devoured his
substance with harlots, thou hast killed for him the fatted calf.

15:31. But he said to him: Son, thou art always with me; and all I have
is thine.

15:32. But it was fit that we should make merry and be glad: for this
thy brother was dead and is come to life again; he was lost, and is

Luke Chapter 16

The parable of the unjust steward and of the rich man and Lazarus.

16:1. And he said also to his disciples: There was a certain rich man
who had a steward: and the same was accused unto him, that he had
wasted his goods.

16:2. And he called him and said to him: How is it that I hear this of
thee? Give an account of thy stewardship: for now thou canst be steward
no longer.

16:3. And the steward said within himself: What shall I do, because my
lord taketh away from me the stewardship? To dig I am not able; to beg
I am ashamed.

16:4. I know what I will do, that when I shall be removed from the
stewardship, they may receive me into their houses.

16:5. Therefore, calling together every one of his lord's debtors, he
said to the first: How much dost thou owe my lord?

16:6. But he said: An hundred barrels of oil. And he said to him: Take
thy bill and sit down quickly and write fifty.

16:7. Then he said to another: And how much dost thou owe? Who said:
An hundred quarters of wheat. He said to him: Take thy bill and write

16:8. And the lord commended the unjust steward, forasmuch as he had
done wisely: for the children of this world are wiser in their
generation than the children of light.

16:9. And I say to you: Make unto you friends of the mammon of
iniquity: that when you shall fail, they may receive you into
everlasting dwellings.

Mammon of iniquity. . .Mammon signifies riches. They are here called the
mammon of iniquity, because oftentimes ill gotten, ill bestowed, or an
occasion of evil; and at the best are but worldly, and false; and not
the true riches of a Christian. They may receive. . .By this we see,
that the poor servants of God, whom we have relieved by our alms, may
hereafter, by their intercession, bring our souls to heaven.

16:10. He that is faithful in that which is least is faithful also in
that which is greater: and he that is unjust in that which is little is
unjust also in that which is greater.

16:11. If then you have not been faithful in the unjust mammon, who
will trust you with that which is the true?

16:12. And if you have not been faithful in that which is another's,
who will give you that which is your own?

16:13. No servant can serve two masters: for either he will hate the
one and love the other: or he will hold to the one and despise the
other. You cannot serve God and mammon.

16:14. Now the Pharisees, who were covetous, heard all these things:
and they derided him.

16:15. And he said to them: you are they who justify yourselves before
men, but God knoweth your hearts. For that which is high to men is an
abomination before God.

16:16. The law and the prophets were until John. From that time the
kingdom of God is preached: and every one useth violence towards it.

16:17. And it is easier for heaven and earth to pass than one tittle of
the law to fall.

16:18. Every one that putteth away his wife and marrieth another
committeth adultery: and he that marrieth her that is put away from her
husband committeth adultery.

16:19. There was a certain rich man who was clothed in purple and fine
linen and feasted sumptuously every day.

16:20. And there was a certain beggar, named Lazarus, who lay at his
gate, full of sores,

16:21. Desiring to be filled with the crumbs that fell from the rich
man's table. And no one did give him: moreover the dogs came and licked
his sores.

16:22. And it came to pass that the beggar died and was carried by the
angels into Abraham's bosom. And the rich man also died: and he was
buried in hell.

Abraham's bosom. . .The place of rest, where the souls of the saints
resided, till Christ had opened heaven by his death.

16:23. And lifting up his eyes when he was in torments, he saw Abraham
afar off and Lazarus in his bosom:

16:24. And he cried and said: Father Abraham, have mercy on me and send
Lazarus, that he may dip the tip of his finger in water to cool my
tongue: for I am tormented in this flame.

16:25. And Abraham said to him: Son, remember that thou didst receive
good things in thy lifetime, and likewise Lazarus evil things: but now
he is comforted and thou art tormented.

16:26. And besides all this, between us and you, there is fixed a great
chaos: so that they who would pass from hence to you cannot, nor from
thence come hither.

16:27. And he said: Then, father, I beseech thee that thou wouldst send
him to my father's house, for I have five brethren,

16:28. That he may testify unto them, lest they also come into this
place of torments.

16:29. And Abraham said to him: They have Moses and the prophets. Let
them hear them.

16:30. But he said: No, father Abraham: but if one went to them from
the dead, they will do penance.

16:31. And he said to him: If they hear not Moses and the prophets,
neither will they believe, if one rise again from the dead.

Luke Chapter 17

Lessons of avoiding scandal and of the efficacy of faith. The ten
lepers. The manner of the coming of Christ.

17:1. And he said to his disciples: It is impossible that scandals
should not come. But woe to him through whom they come!

17:2. It were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his
neck and he cast into the sea, than that he should scandalize one of
these little ones.

17:3. Take heed to yourselves. If thy brother sin against thee, reprove
him: and if he do penance, forgive him.

17:4. And if he sin against thee seven times in a day, and seven times
in a day be converted unto thee, saying: I repent: forgive him.

17:5. And the apostles said to the Lord: Increase our faith.

17:6. And the Lord said: If you had faith like to a grain of mustard
seed, you might say to this mulberry tree: Be thou rooted up and be
thou transplanted into the sea. And it would obey you.

17:7. But which of you, having a servant ploughing or feeding cattle,
will say to him, when he is come from the field: Immediately go. Sit
down to meat.

17:8. And will not rather say to him: Make ready my supper and gird
thyself and serve me, whilst I eat and drink; and afterwards thou shalt
eat and drink?

17:9. Doth he thank that servant for doing the things which he
commanded him?

17:10. I think not. So you also, when you shall have done all these
things that are commanded you, say: We are unprofitable servants; we
have done that which we ought to do.

Unprofitable servants. . .Because our service is of no profit to our
master; and he justly claims it as our bounden duty. But though we are
unprofitable to him, our serving him is not unprofitable to us; for he
is pleased to give by his grace a value to our good works, which, in
consequence of his promise, entitles them to an eternal reward.

17:11. And it came to pass, as he was going to Jerusalem, he passed
through the midst of Samaria and Galilee.

17:12. And as he entered into a certain town, there met him ten men
that were lepers, who stood afar off.

17:13. And lifted up their voice, saying: Jesus, Master, have mercy on

17:14. Whom when he saw, he said: Go, shew yourselves to the priests.
And it came to pass, as they went, they were made clean.

17:15. And one of them, when he saw that he was made clean, went back,
with a loud voice glorifying God.

17:16. And he fell on his face before his feet, giving thanks. And this
was a Samaritan.

17:17. And Jesus answering, said: Were not ten made clean? And where
are the nine?

17:18. There is no one found to return and give glory to God, but this

17:19. And he said to him: Arise, go thy way; for thy faith hath made
thee whole.

17:20. And being asked by the Pharisees when the kingdom of God should
come, he answering them and said: The kingdom of God cometh not with

17:21. Neither shall they say: Behold here, or behold there. For lo,
the kingdom of God is within you.

17:22. And he said to his disciples: The days will come when you shall
desire to see one day of the Son of man. And you shall not see it.

17:23. And they will say to you: See here, and see there. Go ye not
after, nor follow them.

17:24. For as the lightning that lighteneth from under heaven shineth
unto the parts that are under heaven, so shall the Son of man be in his

17:25. But first he must suffer many things and be rejected by this

17:26. And as it came to pass in the days of Noe, so shall it be also
in the days of the Son of man.

17:27. They did eat and drink, they married wives and were given in
marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark and the flood
came and destroyed them all.

17:28. Likewise as it came to pass in the days of Lot. They did eat and
drink, they bought and sold, they planted and built.

17:29. And in the day that Lot went out of Sodom, it rained fire and
brimstone from heaven and destroyed them all.

17:30. Even thus shall it be in the day when the Son of man shall be

17:31. In that hour, he that shall be on the housetop, and his goods in
the house, let him not go down to take them away: and he that shall be
in the field, in like manner, let him not return back.

17:32. Remember Lot's wife.

17:33. Whosoever shall seek to save his life shall lose it: and
whosoever shall lose it shall preserve it.

17:34. I say to you: In that night there shall be two men in one bed.
The one shall be taken and the other shall be left.

17:35. Two women shall be grinding together. The one shall be taken and
the other shall be left. Two men shall be in the field. The one shall
be taken and the other shall be left.

17:36. They answering, say to him: Where, Lord?

17:37. Who said to them: Wheresoever the body shall be, thither will
the eagles also be gathered together.

Luke Chapter 18

We must pray always. The Pharisee and the publican. The danger of
riches. The blind man is restored to sight.

18:1. And he spoke also a parable to them, that we ought always to pray
and not to faint,

18:2. Saying: There was a judge in a certain city, who feared not God
nor regarded man.

18:3. And there was a certain widow in that city; and she came to him,
saying: Avenge me of my adversary.

Avenge. . .That is, do me justice. It is a Hebraism.

18:4. And he would not for a long time. But afterwards he said within
himself: Although I fear not God nor regard man,

18:5. Yet because this widow is troublesome to me, I will avenge her,
lest continually coming she weary me.

18:6. And the Lord said: Hear what the unjust judge saith.

18:7. And will not God revenge his elect who cry to him day and night?
And will he have patience in their regard?

18:8. I say to you that he will quickly revenge them. But yet the Son
of man, when he cometh, shall he find, think you, faith on earth?

18:9. And to some who trusted in themselves as just and despised
others, he spoke also this parable:

18:10. Two men went up into the temple to pray: the one a Pharisee and
the other a publican.

18:11. The Pharisee standing, prayed thus with himself: O God, I give
thee thanks that I am not as the rest of men, extortioners, unjust,
adulterers, as also is this publican.

18:12. I fast twice in a week: I give tithes of all that I possess.

18:13. And the publican, standing afar off, would not so much as lift
up his eyes towards heaven; but struck his breast, saying: O God, be
merciful to me a sinner.

18:14. I say to you, this man went down into his house justified rather
than the other: because every one that exalteth himself shall be
humbled: and he that humbleth himself shall be exalted.

18:15. And they brought unto him also infants, that he might touch
them. Which when the disciples saw, they rebuked them.

18:16. But Jesus, calling them together, said: Suffer children to come
to me and forbid them not: for of such is the kingdom of God.

18:17. Amen, I say to you: Whosoever shall not receive the kingdom of
God as a child shall not enter into it.

18:18. And a certain ruler asked him, saying: Good master, what shall I
do to possess everlasting life?

18:19. And Jesus said to him: Why dost thou call me good? None is good
but God alone.

18:20. Thou knowest the commandments: Thou shalt not kill. Thou shalt
not commit adultery: Thou shalt not steal: Thou shalt not bear false
witness: Honour thy father and mother.

18:21. Who said: All these things have I kept from my youth.

18:22. Which when Jesus had heard, he said to him: Yet one thing is
wanting to thee. Sell all whatever thou hast and give to the poor: and
thou shalt have treasure in heaven. And come, follow me.

18:23. He having heard these things, became sorrowful: for he was very

18:24. And Jesus seeing him become sorrowful, said: How hardly shall
they that have riches enter into the kingdom of God

18:25. For it is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle
than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God.

18:26. And they that heard it said: Who then can be saved?

18:27. He said to them: The things that are impossible with men are
possible with God.

18:28. Then Peter said: Behold, we have left all things and have
followed thee.

18:29. Who said to them: Amen, I say to you, there is no man that hath
left home or parents or brethren or wife or children, for the kingdom
of God's sake,

18:30. Who shall not receive much more in this present time, and in the
world to come life everlasting.

18:31. Then Jesus took unto him the twelve and said to them: Behold, we
go up to Jerusalem; and all things shall be accomplished which were
written by the prophets concerning the Son of man.

18:32. For he shall be delivered to the Gentiles and shall be mocked
and scourged and spit upon.

18:33. And after they have scourged him, they will put him to death.
And the third day he shall rise again.

18:34. And they understood none of these things, and this word was hid
from them: and they understood not the things that were said.

18:35. Now it came to pass, when he drew nigh to Jericho, that a
certain blind man sat by the way side, begging.

18:36. And when he heard the multitude passing by, he asked what this

18:37. And they told him that Jesus of Nazareth was passing by.

18:38. And he cried out, saying: Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me.

18:39. And they that went before rebuked him, that he should hold his
peace: but he cried out much more: Son of David, have mercy on me.

18:40. And Jesus standing, commanded him to be brought unto him. And
when he was come near, he asked him,

18:41. Saying; What wilt thou that I do to thee? But he said: Lord,
that I may see.

18:42. And Jesus said to him: Receive thy sight: thy faith hath made
thee whole.

18:43. And immediately he saw and followed him, glorifying God. And all
the people, when they saw it, gave praise to God.

Luke Chapter 19

Zacheus entertains Christ. The parable of the pounds. Christ rides upon
an ass and weeps over Jerusalem.

19:1. And entering he walked through Jericho.

19:2. And behold, there was a man named Zacheus, who was the chief of
the publicans: and he was rich.

19:3. And he sought to see Jesus who he was: and he could not for the
crowd, because he was low of stature.

19:4. And running before, he climbed up into a sycamore tree, that he
might see him: for he was to pass that way.

19:5. And when Jesus was come to the place, looking up, he saw him and
said to him: Zacheus, make haste and come down: for this day I must
abide in thy house.

19:6. And he made haste and came down and received him with joy.

19:7. And when all saw it, they murmured, saying, that he was gone to
be a guest with a man that was a sinner.

19:8. But Zacheus standing, said to the Lord: Behold, Lord, the half of
my goods I give to the poor; and if I have wronged any man of any
thing, I restore him fourfold.

19:9. Jesus said to him: This day is salvation come to this house,
because he also is a son of Abraham.

19:10. For the Son of man is come to seek and to save that which was

19:11. As they were hearing these things, he added and spoke a parable,
because he was nigh to Jerusalem and because they thought that the
kingdom of God should immediately be manifested.

19:12. He said therefore: a certain nobleman went into a far country,
to receive for himself a kingdom and to return.

19:13. And calling his ten servants, he gave them ten pounds and said
to them: Trade till I come.

He gave them ten pounds. . .In the original, what is here translated a
pound, is in Latin, mina, in value of our coin, three pounds two
shillings and sixpence.

19:14. But his citizens hated him and they sent an embassage after him,
saying: We will not have this man to reign over us.

19:15. And it came to pass that he returned, having received the
kingdom: and he commanded his servants to be called, to whom he had
given the money, that he might know how much every man had gained by

19:16. And the first came saying: Lord, thy pound hath gained ten

19:17. And he said to him: Well done, thou good servant, because thou
hast been faithful in a little, thou shalt have power over ten cities.

19:18. And the second came, saying: Lord, thy pound hath gained five

19:19. And he said to him: Be thou also over five cities.

19:20. And another came, saying: Lord, behold here is thy pound, which
I have kept laid up in a napkin.

19:21. For I feared thee, because thou art an austere man: thou takest
up what thou didst not lay down: and thou reapest that which thou didst
not sow.

19:22. He saith to him: Out of thy own mouth I judge thee, thou wicked
servant. Thou knewest that I was an austere man, taking up what I laid
not down and reaping that which I did not sow.

19:23. And why then didst thou not give my money into the bank, that at
my coming I might have exacted it with usury?

19:24. And he said to them that stood by: Take the pound away from him
and give it to him that hath ten pounds.

19:25. And they said to him: Lord, he hath ten pounds.

19:26. But I say to you that to every one that hath shall be given, and
he shall abound: and from him that hath not, even that which he hath
shall be taken from him.

19:27. But as for those my enemies, who would not have me reign over
them, bring them hither and kill them before me.

19:28. And having said these things, he went before, going up to

19:29. And it came to pass, when he was come nigh to Bethphage and
Bethania, unto the mount called Olivet, he sent two of his disciples,

19:30. Saying: Go into the town which is over against you, at your
entering into which you shall find the colt of an ass tied, on which no
man ever hath sitten: loose him and bring him hither.

19:31. And if any man shall ask you: Why do you loose him? You shall
say thus unto him: Because the Lord hath need of his service.

19:32. And they that were sent went their way and found the colt
standing, as he said unto them.

19:33. And as they were loosing the colt, the owners thereof said to
them: Why loose you the colt?

19:34. But they said: Because the Lord hath need of him.

19:35. And they brought him to Jesus. And casting their garments on the
colt, they set Jesus thereon.

19:36. And as he went, they spread their clothes underneath in the way.

19:37. And when he was now coming near the descent of Mount Olivet, the
whole multitude of his disciples began with joy to praise God with a
loud voice, for all the mighty works they had seen,

19:38. Saying: Blessed be the king who cometh in the name of the Lord!

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