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          The Gospel of Luke, Chapter 1
1   Forasmuch as many have taken in hand to set forth in order
    a narration of the things that have been accomplished
    among us;
2   According as they have delivered them unto us, who from
    the beginning were eyewitnesses and ministers of the word:
3   It seemed good to me also, having diligently attained to
    all things from the beginning, to write to thee in order,
    most excellent Theophilus,
4   That thou mayest know the verity of those words in which
    thou hast been instructed.
5   There was in the days of Herod, the king of Judea, a
    certain priest named Zachary, of the course of Abia; and
    his wife was of the daughters of Aaron, and her name
6   And they were both just before God, walking in all the
    commandments and justifications of the Lord without blame.
7   And they had no son, for that Elizabeth was barren, and
    they both were well advanced in years.
8   And it came to pass, when he executed the priestly
    function in the order of his course before God,
9   According to the custom of the priestly office, it was his
    lot to offer incense, going into the temple of the Lord.
10  And all the multitude of the people was praying without,
    at the hour of incense.
11  And there appeared to him an angel of the Lord, standing
    on the right side of the alter of incense.
12  And Zachary seeing him, was troubled, and fear fell upon
13  But the angel said to him:  Fear not, Zachary, for thy
    prayer is heard; and thy wife Elizabeth shall bear thee a
    son, and thou shalt call his name John:
14  And thou shalt have joy and gladness, and many shall
    rejoice in his nativity.
15  For he shall be great before the Lord; and shall drink no
    wine nor strong drink:  and he shall be filled with the
    Holy Ghost, even from his mother's womb.
16  And he shall convert many of the children of Israel to the
    Lord their God.
17  And he shall go before him in the spirit and power of
    Elias; that he may turn the hearts of the fathers unto the
    children, and the incredulous to the wisdom of the just,
    to prepare unto the Lord a perfect people.
18  And Zachary said to the angel:  Whereby shall I know this?
    for I am an old man, and my wife is advanced in years.
19  And the angel answering, said to him:  I am Gabriel, who
    stand before God; and am sent to speak to thee, and to
    bring thee these good tidings.
20  And behold, thou shalt be dumb, and shalt not be able to
    speak until the day wherein these things shall come to
    pass, because thou hast not believed my words, which shall
    be fulfilled in their time.
21  And the people were waiting for Zachary; and they wondered
    that he tarried so long in the temple.
22  And when he came out, he could not speak to them:  and
    they understood that he had seen a vision in the temple.
    And he made signs to them, and remained dumb.
23  And it came to pass, after the days of his office were
    accomplished, he departed to his own house.
24  And after those days, Elizabeth  his wife conceived, and
    hid herself five months, saying:
25  Thus hath the Lord dealt with me in the days wherein he
    hath had regard to take away my reproach among men.
26  And in the sixth month, the angel Gabriel was sent from
    God into a city of Galilee, called Nazareth,
27  To a virgin espoused to a man whose name was Joseph, of
    the house of David; and the virgin's name was Mary.
28  And the angel being come in, said unto her:  Hail, full of
    grace, the Lord is with thee:  blessed art thou among
29  Who having heard, was troubled at his saying, and thought
    with herself what manner of salutation this should be.
30  And the angel said to her:  Fear not, Mary, for thou hast
    found grace with God.
31  Behold thou shalt conceive in thy womb, and shalt bring
    forth a son; and thou shalt call his name Jesus.
32  He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the most
    High; and the Lord God shall give unto him the throne of
    David his father; and he shall reign in the house of Jacob
    for ever.
33  And of his kingdom there shall be no end.
34  And Mary said to the angel:  How shall this be done,
    because I know not man?
35  And the angel answering, said to her:  The Holy Ghost
    shall come upon thee, and the power of the most High shall
    overshadow thee.  And therefore also the Holy which shall
    be born of thee shall be called the Son of God.
36  And behold thy cousin Elizabeth, she also hath conceived
    a son in her old age; and this is the sixth month with her
    that is called barren:
37  Because no word shall be impossible with God.
38  And Mary said:  Behold the handmaid of the Lord; be it
    done to me according to thy word.  And the angel departed
    from her.
39  And Mary rising up in those days, went into the hill
    country with haste into a city of Juda.
40  And she entered into the house of Zachary, and saluted
41  And it came to pass, that when Elizabeth heard the
    salutation of Mary, the infant leaped in her womb.  And
    Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Ghost:
42  And she cried out with a loud voice, and said:  Blessed
    art thou among women, and blessed is the fruit of thy
43  And whence is this to me, that the mother of my Lord
    should come to me?
44  For behold as soon as the voice of thy salutation sounded
    in my ears, the infant in my womb leaped for joy.
45  And blessed art thou that hast believed, because those
    things shall be accomplished that were spoken to thee by
    the Lord.
46  And Mary said:  My soul doth magnify the Lord.
47  And my spirit hath rejoiced in God my Saviour.
48  Because he hath regarded the humility of his handmaid; for
    behold from henceforth all generations shall call me
49  Because he that is mighty, hath done great things to me;
    and holy is his name.
50  And his mercy is from generation unto generations, to them
    that fear him.
51  He hath shewed might in his arm:  he hath scattered the
    proud in the conceit of their heart.
52  He hath put down the mighty from their seat, and hath
    exalted the humble.
53  He hath filled the hungry with good things; and the rich
    he hath sent empty away.
54  He hath received Israel his servant, being mindful of his
55  As he spoke to our fathers, to Abraham and to his seed for
56  And Mary abode with her about three months; and she
    returned to her own house.
57  Now Elizabeth's full time of being delivered was come, and
    she brought forth a son.
58  And her neighbours and kinsfolks heard that the Lord had
    shewed his great mercy towards her, and they congratulated
    with her.
59  And it came to pass, that on the eighth day they came to
    circumcise the child, and they called him by his father's
    name Zachary.
60  And his mother answering, said:  Not so; but he shall be
    called John.
61  And they said to her:  There is none of thy kindred that
    is called by this name.
62  And they made signs to his father, how he would have him
63  And demanding a writing table, he wrote, saying:  John is
    his name.  And they all wondered.
64  And immediately his mouth was opened, and his tongue
    loosed, and he spoke, blessing God.
65  And fear came upon all their neighbours; and all these
    things were noised abroad over all the hill country of
66  And all they that had heard them laid them up in their
    heart, saying:  What an one, think ye, shall this child
    be?  For the hand of the Lord was with him.
67  And Zachary his father was filled with the Holy Ghost; and
    he prophesied, saying:
68  Blessed be the Lord God of Israel; because he hath visited
    and wrought the redemption of his people:
69  And hath raised up an horn of salvation to us, in the
    house of David his servant:
70  As he spoke by the mouth of his holy prophets, who are
    from the beginning:
71  Salvation from our enemies, and from the hand of all that
    hate us:
72  To perform mercy to our fathers, and to remember his holy
73  The oath, which he swore to Abraham our father, that he
    would grant to us,
74  That being delivered from the hand of our enemies, we may
    serve him without fear,
75  In holiness and justice before him, all our days.
76  And thou, child, shalt be called the prophet of the
    Highest:  for thou shalt go before the face of the Lord to
    prepare his ways:
77  To give knowledge of salvation to his people, unto the
    remission of their sins:
78  Through the bowels of the mercy of our God, in which the
    Orient from on high hath visited us:
79  To enlighten them that sit in darkness, and in the shadow
    of death:  to direct our feet into the way of peace.
80  And the child grew, and was strengthened in spirit; and
    was in the deserts until the day of his manifestation to
                The Gospel of Luke, Chapter 2
1   And it came to pass, that in those days there went out a
    decree from Caesar Augustus, that the whole world should
    be enrolled.
2   This enrolling was first made by Cyrinus, the governor of
3   And all went to be enrolled, every one into his own city.
4   And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of
    Nazareth into Judea, to the city of David, which is called
    Bethlehem:  because he was of the house and family of
5   To be enrolled with Mary his espoused wife, who was with
6   And it came to pass, that when they were there, her days
    were accomplished, that she should be delivered.
7   And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him
    up in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because
    there was no room for them in the inn.
8   And there were in the same country shepherds watching, and
    keeping the night watches over their flock.
9   And behold an angel of the Lord stood by them, and the
    brightness of God shone round about them; and they feared
    with a great fear.
10  And the angel said to them:  Fear not; for, behold, I
    bring you good tidings of great joy, that shall be to all
    the people:
11  For, this day, is born to you a Saviour, who is Christ the
    Lord, in the city of David.
12  And this shall be a sign unto you.  You shall find the
    infant wrapped in swaddling clothes, and laid in a manger.
13  And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the
    heavenly army, praising God, and saying:
14  Glory to God in the highest; and on earth peace to men of
    good will.
15  And it came to pass, after the angels departed from them
    into heaven, the shepherds said one to another:  Let us go
    over to Bethlehem, and let us see this word that is come
    to pass, which the Lord hath shewed to us.
16  And they came with haste; and they found Mary and Joseph,
    and the infant lying in the manger.
17  And seeing, they understood of the word that had been
    spoken to them concerning this child.
18  And all that heard, wondered; and at those things that
    were told them by the shepherds.
19  But Mary kept all these words, pondering them in her
20  And the shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God,
    for all the things they had heard and seen, as it was told
    unto them.
21  And after eight days were accomplished, that the child
    should be circumcised, his name was called JESUS, which
    was called by the angel, before he was conceived in the
22  And after the days of her purification, according to the
    law of Moses, were accomplished, they carried him to
    Jerusalem, to present him to the Lord:
23  As it is written in the law of the Lord:  Every male
    opening the womb shall be called holy to the Lord:
24  And to offer a sacrifice, according as it is written in
    the law of the Lord, a pair of turtledoves, or two young
25  And behold there was a man in Jerusalem named Simeon, and
    this man was just and devout, waiting for the consolation
    of Israel; and the Holy Ghost was in him.
26  And he had received an answer from the Holy Ghost, that he
    should not see death, before he had seen the Christ of the
27  And he came by the Spirit into the temple.  And when his
    parents brought in the child Jesus, to do for him
    according to the custom of the law,
28  He also took him into his arms, and blessed God, and said:
29  Now thou dost dismiss thy servant, O Lord, according to
    thy word in peace;
30  Because my eyes have seen thy salvation,
31  Which thou hast prepared before the face of all peoples:
32  A light to the revelation of the Gentiles, and the glory
    of thy people Israel.
33  And his father and mother were wondering at those things
    which were spoken concerning him.
34  And Simeon blessed them, and said to Mary his mother:
    Behold this child is set for the fall, and for the
    resurrection of many in Israel, and for a sign which shall
    be contradicted;
35  And thy own soul a sword shall pierce, that, out of many
    hearts, thoughts may be revealed.
36  And there was one Anna, a prophetess, the daughter of
    Phanuel, of the tribe of Aser;  she was far advanced in
    years, and had lived with her husband seven years from her
37  And she was a widow until fourscore and four years; who
    departed not from the temple, by fastings and prayers
    serving night and day.
38  Now she, at the same hour, coming in, confessed to the
    Lord; and spoke of him to all that looked for the
    redemption of Israel.
39  And after they had performed all things according to the
    law of the Lord, they returned into Galilee, to their city
40  And the child grew, and waxed strong, full of wisdom; and
    the grace of God was in him.
41  And his parents went every year to Jerusalem, at the
    solemn day of the pasch,
42  And when he was twelve years old, they going up into
    Jerusalem, according to the custom of the feast,
43  And having fulfilled the days, when they returned, the
    child Jesus remained in Jerusalem; and his parents knew it
44  And thinking that he was in the company, they came a day's
    journey, and sought him among their kinsfolks and
45  And not finding him, they returned into Jerusalem, seeking
46  And it came to pass, that, after three days, they found
    him in the temple, sitting in the midst of the doctors,
    hearing them, and asking them questions.
47  And all that heard him were astonished at his wisdom and
    his answers.
48  And seeing him, they wondered.  And his mother said to
    him:  Son, why hast thou done so to us?  behold thy father
    and I have sought thee sorrowing.
49  And he said to them:  How is it that you sought me?  did
    you not know, that I must be about my father's business?
50  And they understood not the word that he spoke unto them.
51  And he went down with them, and came to Nazareth, and was
    subject to them.  And his mother kept all these words in
    her heart.
52  And Jesus advanced in wisdom, and age, and grace with God
    and men.
                The Gospel of Luke, Chapter 3
1   Now in the fifteenth year of the reign of Tiberius Caesar,
    Pontius Pilate being governor of Judea, and Herod being
    tetrarch of Galilee, and Philip his brother tetrarch of
    Iturea, and the country of Trachonitis, and Lysanias
    tetrarch of Abilina;
2   Under the high priests Annas and Caiphas; the word of the
    Lord was made unto John, the son of Zachary, in the
3   And he came into all the country about the Jordan,
    preaching the baptism of penance for the remission of
4   As it was written in the book of the sayings of Isaias the
    prophet:  A voice of one crying in the wilderness:
    Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make straight his paths.
5   Every valley shall be filled; and every mountain and hill
    shall be brought low; and the crooked shall be made
    straight; and the rough ways plain;
6   And all flesh shall see the salvation of God.
7   He said therefore to the multitudes that went forth to be
    baptized by him: Ye offspring of vipers, who hath shewed
    you to flee from the wrath to come?
8   Bring forth therefore fruits worthy of penance; and do not
    begin to say, We have Abraham for our father.  For I say
    unto you, that God is able of these stones to raise up
    children to Abraham.
9   For now the axe is laid to the root of the trees.  Every
    tree therefore that bringeth not forth good fruit, shall
    be cut down and cast into the fire.
10  And the people asked him, saying:  What then shall we do?
11  And he answering, said to them:  He that hath two coats,
    let him give to him that hath none; and he that hath meat,
    let him do in like manner.
12  And the publicans also came to be baptized, and said to
    him:  Master, what shall we do?
13  But he said to them:  Do nothing more than that which is
    appointed you.
14  And the soldiers also asked him, saying:  And what shall
    we do?  And he said to them:  Do violence to no man;
    neither calumniate any man; and be content with your pay.
15  And as the people were of opinion, and all were thinking
    in their hearts of John, that perhaps he might be the
16  John answered, saying unto all:  I indeed baptize you with
    water; but there shall come one mightier that I, the
    latchet of whose shoes I am not worthy to loose:  he shall
    baptize you with the Holy Ghost, and with fire:
17  Whose fan is in his hand, and he will purge his floor, and
    will gather the wheat into his barn; but the chaff he will
    burn with unquenchable fire.
18  And many other things exhorting, did he preach to the
19  But Herod the tetrarch, when he was reproved by him for
    Herodias, his brother's wife, and for all the evils which
    Herod had done;
20  He added this also above all, and shut up John in prison.
21  Now it came to pass, when all the people were baptized,
    that Jesus also being baptized and praying, heaven was
22  And the Holy Ghost descended in a bodily shape, as a dove
    upon him; and a voice came from heaven:  Thou art my
    beloved Son; in thee I am well pleased.
23  And Jesus himself was beginning about the age of thirty
    years; being (as it was supposed) the son of Joseph, who
    was of Heli, who was of Mathat,
24  Who was of Levi, who was of Melchi, who was of Janne, who
    was of Joseph,
25  Who was of Mathathias, who was of Amos, who was of Nahum,
    who was of Hesli, who was of Nagge,
26  Who was of Mahath, who was of Mathathias, who was of
    Semei, who was of Joseph, who was of Juda,
27  Who was of Joanna, who was of Reza, who was of Zorobabel,
    who was of Salathiel, who was of Neri,
28  Who was of Melchi, who was of Addi, who was of Cosan, who
    was of Helmadan, who was of Her,
29  Who was of Jesus, who was of Eliezer, who was of Jorim,
    who was of Mathat, who was of Levi,
30  Who was of Simeon, who was of Judas, who was of Joseph,
    who was of Jona, who was of Eliakim,
31  Who was of Melea, who was of Menna, who was of Mathatha,
    who was of Nathan, who was of David,
32  Who was of Jesse, who was of Obed, who was of Booz, who
    was of Salmon, who was of Naasson,
33  Who was of Aminadab, who was of Aram, who was of Esron,
    who was of Phares, who was of Judas,
34  Who was of Jacob, who was of Isaac, who was of Abraham,
    who was of Thare, who was of Nachor,
35  Who was of Sarug, who was of Ragau, who was of Phaleg, who
    was of Heber, who was of Sale,
36  Who was of Cainan, who was of Arphaxad, who was of Sem,
    who was of Noe, who was of Lamech,
37  Who was of Mathusale, who was of Henoch, who was of Jared,
    who was of Malaleel, who was of Cainan,
38  Who was of Henos, who was of Seth, who was of Adam, who
    was of God.
              The Gospel of Luke, Chapter 4
1   And Jesus being full of the Holy Ghost, returned from the
    Jordan, and was led by the Spirit into the desert,
2   For the space of forty days; and was tempted by the devil.
    And he ate nothing in those days; and when they were
    ended, he was hungry.
3   And the devil said to him:  If thou be the Son of God, say
    to this stone that it be made bread.
4   And Jesus answered him:  It is written, that Man liveth
    not by bread alone, but by every word of God.
5   And the devil led him into a high mountain, and shewed him
    all the kingdoms of the world in a moment of time;
6   And he said to him:  To thee will I give all this power,
    and the glory of them; for to me they are delivered, and
    to whom I will, I give them.
7   If thou therefore wilt adore before me, all shall be
8   And Jesus answering said to him:  It is written:  Thou
    shalt adore the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou
9   And he brought him to Jerusalem, and set him on a pinnacle
    of the temple, and he said to him:  If thou be the Son of
    God, cast thyself from hence.
10  For it is written, that He hath given his angels charge
    over thee, that they keep thee.
11  And that in their hands they shall bear thee up, lest
    perhaps thou dash thy foot against a stone.
12  And Jesus answering, said to him:  It is said:  Thou shalt
    not tempt the Lord thy God.
13  And all the temptation being ended, the devil departed
    from him for a time.
14  And Jesus returned in the power of the spirit, into
    Galilee, and the fame of him went out through the whole
15  And he taught in their synagogues, and was magnified by
16  And he came to Nazareth, where he was brought up:  and he
    went into the synagogue, according to his custom, on the
    sabbath day; and he rose up to read.
17  And the book of Isaias the prophet was delivered unto him.
    And as he unfolded the book, he found the place where it
    was written:
18  The Spirit of the Lord is upon me.  Wherefore he hath
    anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor, he hath sent
    me to heal the contrite of heart,
19  To preach deliverance to the captives, and sight to the
    blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised, to preach
    the acceptable year of the Lord, and the day of reward.
20  And when he had folded the book, he restored it to the
    minister, and sat down.  And the eyes of all in the
    synagogue were fixed on him.
21  And he began to say to them:  This day is fulfilled this
    scripture in your ears.
22  And all gave testimony to him:  and they wondered at the
    words of grace that proceeded from his mouth, and they
    said:  Is not this the son of Joseph?
23  And he said to them:  Doubtless you will say to me this
    similitude:  Physician, heal thyself:  as great things as
    we have heard done in Capharnaum, do also here in thy own
24  And he said:  Amen I say to you, that no prophet is
    accepted in his own country.
25  In truth I say to you, there were many widows in the days
    of Elias in Israel, when heaven was shut up three years
    and six months, when there was a great famine throughout
    all the earth.
26  And to none of them was Elias sent, but to Sarepta of
    Sidon, to a widow woman.
27  And there were many lepers in Israel in the time of
    Eliseus the prophet:  and none of them was cleansed but
    Naaman the Syrian.
28  And all they in the synagogue, hearing these things, were
    filled with anger.
29  And they rose up and thrust him out of the city; and they
    brought him to the brow of the hill, whereon their city
    was built, that they might cast him down headlong.
30  But he passing through the midst of them, went his way.
31  And he went down into Capharnaum, a city of Galilee, and
    there he taught them on the sabbath days.
32  And they were astonished at his doctrine:  for his speech
    was with power.
33  And in the synagogue there was a man who had an unclean
    devil, and he cried out with a loud voice,
34  Saying:  Let us alone, what have we to do with thee, Jesus
    of Nazareth?  art thou come to destroy us?  I know thee
    who thou art, the holy one of God.
35  And Jesus rebuked him, saying:  Hold thy peace, and go out
    of him.  And when the devil had thrown him into the midst,
    he went out of him, and hurt him not at all.
36  And there came fear upon all, and they talked among
    themselves, saying:  What word is this, for with authority
    and power he commandeth the unclean spirits, and they go
37  And the fame of him was published into every place of the
38  And Jesus rising up out of the synagogue, went into
    Simon's house.  And Simon's wife's mother was taken with
    a great fever, and they besought him for her.
39  And standing over her, he commanded the fever, and it left
    her.  And immediately rising, she ministered to them.
40  And when the sun was down, all they that had any sick with
    divers diseases, brought them to him.  But he laying his
    hands on every one of them, healed them.
41  And devils went out from many, crying out and saying:
    Thou art the Son of God.  And rebuking them he suffered
    them not to speak, for they knew that he was Christ.
42  And when it was day, going out he went into a desert
    place, and the multitudes sought him, and came unto him:
    and they stayed him that he should not depart from them.
43  To whom he said:  To other cities also I must preach the
    kingdom of God:  for therefore am I sent.
44  And he was preaching in the synagogues of Galilee.
              The Gospel of Luke, Chapter 5
1   And it came to pass, that when the multitudes pressed upon
    him to hear the word of God, he stood by the lake of
2   And saw two ships standing by the lake:  but the fishermen
    were gone out of them, and were washing their nets.
3   And going into one of the ships that was Simon's, he
    desired him to draw back a little from the land.  And
    sitting he taught the multitudes out of the ship.
4   Now when he had ceased to speak, he said to Simon:  Launch
    out into the deep, and let down your nets for a draught.
5   And Simon answering said to him:  Master, we have labored
    all the night, and have taken nothing:  but at thy word I
    will let down the net.
6   And when they had done this, they enclosed a very great
    multitude of fishes, and their net broke.
7   And they beckoned to their partners that were in the other
    ship, that they should come and help them.  And they came,
    and filled both the ships, so that they were almost
8   Which when Simon Peter saw, he fell down at Jesus' knees,
    saying:  Depart from me, for I am a sinful man, O Lord.
9   For he was wholly astonished, and all that were with him,
    at the draught of the fishes which they had taken.
10  And so were also James and John the sons of Zebedee, who
    were Simon's partners.  And Jesus saith to Simon:  Fear
    not:  from henceforth thou shalt catch men.
11  And having brought their ships to land, leaving all
    things, they followed him.
12  And it came to pass, when he was in a certain city, behold
    a man full of leprosy, who seeing Jesus, and falling on
    his face, besought him, saying:  Lord, if thou wilt, thou
    canst make me clean.
13  And stretching forth his hand, he touched him, saying:  I
    will.  Be thou cleansed.  And immediately the leprosy
    departed from him.
14  And he charged him that he should tell no man, but, Go,
    shew thyself to the priest, and offer for thy cleansing
    according as Moses commanded, for a testimony to them.
15  But the fame of him went abroad the more, and great
    multitudes came together to hear, and to be healed by him
    of their infirmities.
16  And he retired into the desert, and prayed.
17  And it came to pass on a certain day, as he sat teaching,
    that there were also Pharisees and doctors of the law
    sitting by, that were come out of every town of Galilee,
    and Judea and Jerusalem:  and the power of the Lord was to
    heal them.
18  And behold, men brought in a bed a man, who had the palsy:
    and they sought means to bring him in, and to lay him
    before him.
19  And when they could not find by what way they might bring
    him in, because of the multitude, they went up upon the
    roof, and let him down through the tiles with his bed into
    the midst before Jesus.
20  Whose faith when he saw, he said:  Man, thy sins are
    forgiven thee.
21  And the scribes and Pharisees began to think, saying:  Who
    is this who speaketh blasphemies?  Who can forgive sins,
    but God alone?
22  And when Jesus knew their thoughts, answering, he said to
    them:  What is it you think in your hearts?
23  Which is easier to say, Thy sins are forgiven thee; or to
    say, Arise and walk?
24  But that you may know that the Son of man hath power on
    earth to forgive sins, (he saith to the sick of the
    palsy,) I say to thee, Arise, take up thy bed, and go into
    thy house.
25  And immediately rising up before them, he took up the bed
    on which he lay; and he went away to his own house,
    glorifying God.
26  And all were astonished; and they glorified God.  And they
    were filled with fear, saying:  We have seen wonderful
    things to day.
27  And after these things he went forth, and saw a publican
    named Levi, sitting at the receipt of custom, and he said
    to him:  Follow me.
28  And leaving all things, he rose up and followed him.
29  And Levi made him a great feast in his own house; and
    there was a great company of publicans, and of others,
    that were at table with them.
30  But the Pharisees and scribes murmured, saying to his
    disciples:  Why do you eat and drink with publicans and
31  And Jesus answering, said to them:  They that are whole,
    need not the physician:  but they that are sick.
32  I came not to call the just, but sinners to penance.
33  And they said to him:  Why do the disciples of John fast
    often, and make prayers, and the disciples of the
    Pharisees in like manner; but thine eat and drink?
34  To whom he said:  Can you make the children of the
    bridegroom fast, whilst the bridegroom is with them?
35  But the days will come, when the bridegroom shall be taken
    away from them, then shall they fast in those days.
36  And he spoke also a similitude to them:  That no man
    putteth a piece from a new garment upon an old garment;
    otherwise he both rendeth the new, and the piece taken
    from the new agreeth not with the old.
37  And no man putteth new wine into old bottle:  otherwise
    the new wine will break the bottles, and it will be
    spilled, and the bottles will be lost.
38  But new wine must be put into new bottles; and both are
39  And no man drinking old, hath presently a mind to new:
    for he saith, The old is better.
              The Gospel of Luke, Chapter 6
1   And it came to pass on the second first sabbath, that as
    he went through the corn fields, his disciples plucked the
    ears, and did eat, rubbing them in their hands.
2   And some of the Pharisees said to them:  Why do you that
    which is not lawful on the sabbath days?
3   And Jesus answering them, said:  Have you not read so much
    as this, what David did, when himself was hungry, and they
    that were with him:
4   How he went into the house of God, and took and ate the
    bread of proposition, and gave to them that were with him,
    which is not lawful to eat but only for the priests?
5   And he said to them:  The Son of man is Lord also of the
6   And it came to pass also on another sabbath, that he
    entered into the synagogue, and taught.  And there was a
    man, whose right hand was withered.
7   And the scribes and Pharisees watched if he would heal on
    the sabbath; that they might find an accusation against
8   But he knew their thoughts; and said to the man who had
    the withered hand:  Arise, and stand forth in the midst.
    And rising he stood forth.
9   Then Jesus said to them:  I ask you, if it be lawful on
    the sabbath days to do good, or to do evil; to save life,
    or to destroy?
10  And looking round about on them all, he said to the man:
    Stretch forth thy hand.  And he stretched it forth:  and
    his hand was restored.
11  And they were filled with madness; and they talked one
    with another, what they might do to Jesus.
12  And it came to pass in those days, that he went out into
    a mountain to pray, and he passed the whole night in the
    prayer of God.
13  And when day was come, he called unto him his disciples;
    and he chose twelve of them (whom also he named apostles):
14  Simon, whom he surnamed Peter, and Andrew his brother,
    James and John, Philip and Bartholomew,
15  Matthew and Thomas, James the son of Alpheus, and Simon
    who is called Zelotes,
16  And Jude, the brother of James, and Judas Iscariot, who
    was the traitor.
17  And coming down with them, he stood in a plain place, and
    the company of his disciples, and a very great multitude
    of people from all Judea and Jerusalem, and the sea coast
    both of Tyre and Sidon,
18  Who were come to hear him, and to be healed of their
    diseases.  And they that were troubled with unclean
    spirits, were cured.
19  And all the multitude sought to touch him, for virtue went
    out from him, and healed all.
20  And he, lifting up his eyes on his disciples, said:
    Blessed are ye poor, for yours is the kingdom of God.
21  Blessed are ye that hunger now:  for you shall be filled.
    Blessed are ye that weep now:  for you shall laugh.
22  Blessed shall you be when men shall hate you, and when
    they shall separate you, and shall reproach you, and cast
    out your name as evil, for the Son of man's sake.
23  Be glad in that day and rejoice; for behold, your reward
    is great in heaven.  For according to these things did
    their fathers to the prophets.
24  But woe to you that are rich:  for you have your
25  Woe to you that are filled:  for you shall hunger.  Woe to
    you that now laugh:  for you shall mourn and weep.
26  Woe to you when men shall bless you:  for according to
    these things did their fathers to the false prophets.
27  But I say to you that hear:  Love your enemies, do good to
    them that hate you.
28  Bless them that curse you, and pray for them that
    calumniate you.
29  And to him that striketh thee on the one cheek, offer also
    the other.  And him that taketh away from thee thy cloak,
    forbid not to take thy coat also.
30  Give to every one that asketh thee, and of him that taketh
    away thy goods, ask them not again.
31  And as you would that men should do to you, do you also to
    them in like manner.
32  And if you love them that love you, what thanks are to
    you?  for sinners also love those that love them.
33  And if you do good to them who do good to you, what thanks
    are to you?  for sinners also do this.
34  And if you lend to them of whom you hope to receive, what
    thanks are to you?  for sinners also lend to sinners, for
    to receive as much.
35  But love ye your enemies:  do good, and lend, hoping for
    nothing thereby:  and your reward shall be great, and you
    shall be the sons of the Highest; for he is kind to the
    unthankful, and to the evil.
36  Be ye therefore merciful, as your Father also is merciful.
37  Judge not, and you shall not be judged.  Condemn not, and
    you shall not be condemned.  Forgive, and you shall be
38  Give, and it shall be given to you:  good measure and
    pressed down and shaken together and running over shall
    they give into your bosom.  For with the same measure that
    you shall mete withal, it shall be measured to you again.
39  And he spoke also to them a similitude:  Can the blind
    lead the blind?  do they not both fall into the ditch?
40  The disciple is not above his master:  but every one shall
    be perfect, if he be as his master.
41  And why seest thou the mote in thy brother's eye:  but the
    beam that is in thy own eye thou considerest not?
42  Or how canst thou say to thy brother:  Brother, let me
    pull the mote out of thy eye, when thou thyself seest not
    the beam in thy own eye?  Hypocrite, cast first the beam
    out of thy own eye; and then shalt thou see clearly to
    take out the mote from thy brother's eye.
43  For there is no good tree that bringeth forth evil fruit;
    nor an evil tree that bringeth forth good fruit.
44  For every tree is known by its fruit.  For men do not
    gather figs from thorns; nor from a bramble bush do they
    gather the grape.
45  A good man out of the good treasure of his heart bringeth
    forth that which is good:  and an evil man out of the evil
    treasure bringeth forth that which is evil.  For out of
    the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh.
46  And why call you me, Lord, Lord; and do not the things
    which I say?
47  Every one that cometh to me, and heareth my words, and
    doth them, I will shew you to whom he is like.
48  He is like to a man building a house, who digged deep, and
    laid the foundation upon a rock.  And when a flood came,
    the stream beat vehemently upon that house, and it could
    not shake it; for it was founded on a rock.
49  But he that heareth, and doth not, is like to a man
    building his house upon the earth without a foundation:
    against which the stream beat vehemently, and immediately
    it fell, and the ruin of that house was great.
              The Gospel of Luke, Chapter 7
1   And when he had finished all his words in the hearing of
    the people, he entered into Capharnaum.
2   And the servant of a certain centurion, who was dear to
    him, being sick, was ready to die.
3   And when he had heard of  Jesus,  he sent unto him the
    ancients of the Jews, desiring him to come and heal his
4   And when they came to Jesus, they besought him earnestly,
    saying to him: He is worthy that thou shouldest do this
    for him.
5   For he loveth our nation; and he hath built us a
6   And Jesus went with them.  And when he was now not far
    from the house, the centurion sent his friends to him,
    saying:  Lord, trouble not thyself; for I am not worthy
    that thou shouldest enter under my roof.
7   For which cause neither did I think myself  worthy to come
    to thee; but say the word, and my servant shall be healed.
8   For I also am a man subject to authority, having under me
    soldiers:  and I say to one, Go, and he goeth; and to
    another, Come, and he cometh; and to my servant, Do this,
    and he doth it.
9   Which Jesus hearing, marvelled:  and turning about to the
    multitude that followed him, he said:  Amen I say to you,
    I have not found so great faith, not even in Israel.
10  And they who were sent, being returned to the house, found
    the servant whole who had been sick.
11  And it came to pass afterwards, that he went into a city
    that is called Naim; and there went with him his
    disciples, and a great multitude.
12  And when he came nigh to the gate of the city, behold a
    dead man was carried out, the only son of his mother; and
    she was a widow:  and a great multitude of the city was
    with her.
13  Whom when the Lord had seen, being moved with mercy
    towards her, he  said to her:  Weep not.
14  And he came near and touched the bier.  And they that
    carried it, stood still.  And he said:  Young man, I say
    to thee, arise.
15  And he that was dead, sat up, and began to speak.  And he
    gave him to his mother.
16  And there came a fear on them all:  and they glorified
    God, saying:  A great prophet is risen up among us:  and,
    God hath visited his people.
17  And this rumour of him went forth throughout all Judea,
    and throughout all the country round about.
18  And John's disciples told him of all these things.
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?
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?
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.)
22  And answering, he said to them:  Go and relate to John
    what you have heard and seen:  the blind see, the lame
    walk, the lepers are made clean, the deaf hear, the dead
    rise again, to the poor the gospel is preached:
23  And blessed is he whosoever shall not be scandalized in
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?
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.
26  But what went you out to see?  a prophet?  Yea, I say to
    you, and more than a prophet.
27  This is he of whom it is written:  Behold I send my angel
    before thy face, who shall prepare thy way before thee.
28  For I say to you:  Amongst those that are born of women,
    there is not a greater prophet that John the Baptist.  But
    he that is the lesser in the kingdom of God, is greater
    than he.
29  And all the people hearing, and the publicans, justified
    God, being baptized with John's baptism.
30  But the Pharisees and the lawyers despised the counsel of
    God against themselves, being not baptized by him.
31  And the Lord said:  Whereunto then shall I liken the men
    of this generation?  and to what are they like?
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.
33  For John the Baptist came neither eating bread nor
    drinking wine; and you say:  He hath a devil.
34  The Son of man is come eating and drinking:  and you say:
    Behold a man that is a glutton and a drinker of wine, a
    friend of publicans and sinners.
35  And wisdom is justified by all her children.
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
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;
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
39  And the Pharisee, who had invited him, seeing it, spoke
    within himself, saying:  This man, if he were a prophet,
    would know surely who and what manner of woman this is
    that toucheth him, that she is a sinner.
40  And Jesus answering, said to him:  Simon, I have somewhat
    to say to thee.  But he said:  Master, say it.
41  A certain creditor had two debtors, the one who owed five
    hundred pence, and the other fifty.
42  And whereas they had not wherewith to pay, he forgave them
    both.  Which therefore of the two loveth him most?
43  Simon answering, said:  I suppose that he to whom he
    forgave most.  And he said to him:  Thou hast judged
44  And turning to the woman, he said unto Simon:  Dost thou
    see this woman?  I entered into thy house, thou gavest me
    no water for my feet; but she with tears hath washed my
    feet, and with her hairs hath wiped them.
45  Thou gavest me no kiss; but she, since she came in, hath
    not ceased to kiss my feet.
46  My head with oil thou didst not anoint; but she with
    ointment hath anointed my feet.
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.
48  And he said to her:  Thy sins are forgiven thee.
49  And they that sat at meat with him began to say within
    themselves:  Who is this that forgiveth sins also?
50  And he said to the woman:  Thy faith hath made thee safe,
    go in peace.
               The Gospel of Luke, Chapter 8
1   And it came to pass afterwards, that he travelled through
    the cities and towns, preaching and evangelizing the
    kingdom of God; and the twelve with him:
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,
3   And Joanna the wife of Chusa, Herod's steward, and
    Susanna, and many others who ministered unto him of their
4   And when a very great multitude was gathered together, and
    hastened out of the cities unto him, he spoke by a
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.
6   And other some fell upon a rock:  and as soon as it was
    sprung up, it withered away, because it had no moisture.
7   And other some fell among thorns, and the thorns growing
    up with it, choked it.
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.
9   And his disciples asked him what this parable might be.
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.
11  Now the parable is this:  The seed is the word of God.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
17  For there is not any thing secret that shall not be made
    manifest, nor hidden, that shall not be known and come
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.
19  And his mother and brethren came unto him; and they could
    not come at him for the crowd.
20  And it was told him:  Thy mother and thy brethren stand
    without, desiring to see thee.
21  Who answering, said to them:  My mother and my brethren
    are they who hear the word of God, and do it.
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.
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.
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.
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?
26  And they sailed to the country of the Gerasens, which is
    over against Galilee.
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.
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.
29  For he commanded the unclean spirit to go out of the man.
    For many times it seized him, and he was bound with
    chains, and kept in fetters; and breaking the bonds, he
    was driven by the devil into the deserts.
30  And Jesus asked him, saying:  What is thy name?  But he
    said:  Legion; because many devils were entered into him.
31  And they besought him that he would not command them to go
    into the abyss.
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.
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.
34  Which when they that fed them saw done, they fled away,
    and told it in the city and in the villages.
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.
36  And they also that had seen, told them how he had been
    healed from the legion.
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
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:
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.
40  And it came to pass, that when Jesus was returned, the
    multitude received him:  for they were all waiting for
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
42  For he had an only daughter, almost twelve years old, and
    she was dying.  And it happened as he went, that he was
    thronged by the multitudes.
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.
44  She came behind him, and touched the hem of his garment;
    and immediately the issue of her blood stopped.
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?
46  And Jesus said:  Somebody hath touched me; for I know that
    virtue is gone out from me.
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.
48  But he said to her:  Daughter, thy faith hath made thee
    whole; go thy way in peace.
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.
50  And Jesus hearing this word, answered the father of the
    maid:  Fear not; believe only, and she shall be safe.
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.
52  And all wept and mourned for her.  But he said:  Weep not;
    the maid is not dead, but sleepeth.
53  And they laughed him to scorn, knowing that she was dead.
54  But he taking her by the hand, cried out, saying:  Maid,
55  And her spirit returned, and she arose immediately.  And
    he bid them give her to eat.
56  And her parents were astonished, whom he charged to tell
    no man what was done.
            The Gospel of Luke, Chapter 9
1   Then calling together the twelve apostles, he gave them
    power and authority over all devils, and to cure diseases.
2   And he sent them to preach the kingdom of God, and to heal
    the sick.
3   And he said to them:  Take nothing for your journey;
    neither staff, nor scrip, nor bread, nor money; neither
    have two coats.
4   And whatsoever house you shall enter into, abide there,
    and depart not from thence.
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.
6   And going out, they went about through the towns,
    preaching the gospel, and healing every where.
7   Now Herod, the tetrarch, heard of all things that were
    done by him; and he was in a doubt, because it was said
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   And Herod said:  John I have beheaded; but who is this of
    whom I hear such things?  And he sought to see him.
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.
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.
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.
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
14  Now there were about five thousand men.  And he said to
    his disciples:  Make them sit down by fifties in a
15  And they did so; and made them all sit down.
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.
17  And they did all eat, and were filled.  And there were
    taken up of fragments that remained to them, twelve
18  And it came to pass, as he was alone praying, his
    disciples also were with him:  and he asked them, saying:
    Whom do the people say that I am?
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.
20  And he said to them:  But whom do you say that I am?
    Simon Peter answering, said:  The Christ of God.
21  But he strictly charging them, commanded they should tell
    this to no man.
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.
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
24  For whosoever will save his life, shall lose it; for he
    that shall lose his life for my sake, shall save it.
25  For what is a man advantaged, if he gain the whole world,
    and lose himself, and cast away himself?
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.
27  But I tell you of a truth:  There are some standing here
    that shall not taste death, till they see the kingdom of
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.
29  And whilst he prayed, the shape of his countenance was
    altered, and his raiment became white and glittering.
30  And behold two men were talking with him.  And they were
    Moses and Elias,
31  Appearing in majesty.  And they spoke of his decease that
    he should accomplish in Jerusalem.
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.
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
34  And as he spoke these things, there came a cloud, and
    overshadowed them; and they were afraid, when they entered
    into the cloud.
35  And a voice came out of the cloud, saying:  This is my
    beloved Son; hear him.
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.
37  And it came to pass the day following, when they came down
    from the mountain, there met him a great multitude.
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.
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.
40  And I desired thy disciples to cast him out, and they
    could not.
41  And Jesus answering, said:  O faithless and perverse
    generation, how long shall I be with you, and suffer you?
    Bring hither thy son.
42  And as he was coming to him, the devil threw him down, and
    tore him.
43  And Jesus rebuked the unclean spirit, and cured the boy,
    and restored him to his father.
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.
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.
46  And there entered a thought into them, which of them
    should be greater.
47  But Jesus seeing the thoughts of their heart, took a child
    and set him by him,
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.
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.
50  And Jesus said to him:  Forbid him not; for he that is not
    against you, is for you.
51  And it came to pass, when the days of his assumption were
    accomplishing, that he steadfastly set his face to go to
52  And he sent messengers before his face; and going, they
    entered into a city of the Samaritans, to prepare for him.
53  And they received him not, because his face was of one
    going to Jerusalem.
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?
55  And turning, he rebuked them, saying:  You know not of
    what spirit you are.
56  The Son of man came not to destroy souls, but to save.
    And they went into another town.
57  And it came to pass, as they walked in the way, that a
    certain man said to him:  I will follow thee withersoever
    thou goest.
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.
59  But he said to another:  Follow me.  And he said:  Lord,
    suffer me first to go, and to bury my father.
60  And Jesus said to him:  Let the dead bury their dead:  but
    go thou, and preach the kingdom of God.
61  And another said:  I will follow thee, Lord; but let me
    first take my leave of them that are at my house.
62  Jesus said to him:  No man putting his hand to the plough,
    and looking back, is fit for the kingdom of God.
                The Gospel of Luke, Chapter 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.
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.
3   Go:  Behold I send you as lambs among wolves.
4   Carry neither purse, nor scrip, nor shoes; and salute no
    man by the way.
5   Into whatsoever house you enter, first say:  Peace be to
    this house.
6   And if the son of peace be there, your peace shall rest
    upon him; but if not, it shall return to you.
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.
8   And into what city soever you enter, and they receive you,
    eat such things as are set before you.
9   And heal the sick that are therein, and say to them:  The
    kingdom of God is come nigh unto you.
10  But into whatsoever city you enter, and they receive you
    not, going forth into the streets thereof, say:
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.
12  I say to you, it shall be more tolerable at that day for
    Sodom, than for that city.
13  Woe to thee, Corozain, woe to thee, Bethsaida.  For if in
    Tyre and Sidon had been wrought the mighty works that have
    been wrought in you, they would have done penance long
    ago, sitting in sackcloth and ashes.
14  But it shall be more tolerable for Tyre and Sidon at the
    judgement, than for you.
15  And thou, Capharnaum, which art exalted unto heaven, thou
    shalt be thrust down to hell.
16  He that heareth you, heareth me; and he that despiseth
    you, despiseth me; and he that despiseth me, despiseth him
    that sent me.
17  And the seventy-two returned with joy, saying:  Lord, the
    devils also are subject to us in thy name.
18  And he said to them:  I saw Satan like lightening falling
    from heaven.
19  Behold, I have given you power to tread upon serpents and
    scorpions, and upon all the power of the enemy:  and
    nothing shall hurt you.
20  But yet rejoice not in this, that spirits are subject unto
    you; but rejoice in this, that your names are written in
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.
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.
23  And turning to his disciples, he said:  Blessed are the
    eyes that see the things which you see.
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.
25  And behold a certain lawyer stood up, tempting him, and
    saying, Master, what must I do to possess eternal life?
26  But he said to him:  What is written in the law?  how
    readest thou?
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
28  And he said to him:  Thou hast answered right:  this do,
    and thou shalt live.
29  But he willing to justify himself, said to Jesus:  And who
    is my neighbour?
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.
31  And it chanced, that a certain priest went down the same
    way:  and seeing him, passed by.
32  In like manner also a Levite, when he was near the place
    and saw him, passed by.
33  But a certain Samaritan being on his journey, came near
    him; and seeing him, was moved with compassion.
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.
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
36  Which of these three, in thy opinion, was neighbour to him
    that fell among the robbers?
37  But he said:  He that shewed mercy to him.  And Jesus said
    to him:  Go, and do thou in like manner.
38  Now it came to pass as they went, that he entered into a
    certain town:  and a certain woman named Martha, received
    him into her house.
39  And she had a sister called Mary, who sitting also at the
    Lord's feet, heard his word.
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.
41  And the Lord answering, said to her:  Martha, Martha, thou
    art careful, and art troubled about many things:
42  But one thing is necessary.  Mary hath chosen the best
part, which shall not be taken away from her.
               The Gospel of Luke, Chapter 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.
2   And he said to them:  When you pray, say:  Father,
    hallowed be thy name.  Thy kingdom come.
3   Give us this day our daily bread.
4   And forgive us our sins, for we also forgive every one
    that is indebted to us.  And lead us not into temptation.
5   And he said to them:  Which of you shall have a friend,
    and shall go to him at midnight, and shall say to him:
    Friend, lend me three loaves,
6   Because a friend of mine is come off his journey to me,
    and I have not what to set before him.
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.
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.
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.
10  For every one that asketh, receiveth; and he that seeketh,
    findeth; and to him that knocketh, it shall be opened.
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
12  Or if he shall ask an egg, will he reach him a scorpion?
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?
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:
15  But some of them said:  He casteth out devils by
    Beelzebub, the prince of devils.
16  And others tempting, asked of him a sign from heaven.
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.
18  And if Satan also be divided against himself, how shall
    his kingdom stand?  because you say, that through
    Beelzebub I cast out devils.
19  Now if I cast out devils by Beelzebub; by whom do your
    children cast them out?  Therefore they shall be your
20  But if I by the finger of God cast out devils; doubtless
    the kingdom of God is come upon you.
21  When a strong man armed keepeth his court, those things
    are in peace which he possesseth.
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.
23  He that is not with me, is against me; and he that
    gathereth not with me, scattereth.
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.
25  And when he is come, he findeth it swept and garnished.
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
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.
28  But he said:  Yea rather, blessed are they who hear the
    word of God, and keep it.
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.
30  For as Jonas was a sign to the Ninivites; so shall the Son
    of man also be to this generation.
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.
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
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.
34  The light of thy body is thy eye.  If thy eye be single,
    thy whole body will be lightsome:  but if it be evil, thy
    body also will be darksome.
35  Take heed therefore, that the light which is in thee, be
    not darkness.
36  If then thy whole body be lightsome, having no part of
    darkness; the whole shall be lightsome; and as a bright
    lamp, shall enlighten thee.
37  And as he was speaking, a certain Pharisee prayed him,
    that he would dine with him.  And he going in, sat down to
38  And the Pharisee began to say, thinking within himself,
    why he was not washed before dinner.
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.
40  Ye fools, did not he that made that which is without, make
    also that which is within?
41  But yet that which remaineth, give alms; and behold, all
    things are clean unto you.
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.
43  Woe to you, Pharisees, because you love the uppermost
    seats in the synagogues, and salutations in the
44  Woe to you, because you are as sepulchres that appear not,
    and men that walk over are not aware.
45  And one of the lawyers answering, saith to him:  Master,
    in saying these things, thou reproachest us also.
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.
47  Woe to you who build the monuments of the prophets:  and
    your fathers killed them.
48  Truly you bear witness that you consent to the doings of
    your fathers:  for they indeed killed them, and you build
    their sepulchres.
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.
50  That the blood of all the prophets which was shed from the
    foundation of the world, may be required of this
51  From the blood of Abel unto the blood of Zacharias, who
    was slain between the alter and the temple:  Yea I say to
    you, It shall be required of this generation.
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.
53  And as he was saying these things to them, the Pharisees
    and the lawyers began violently to urge him, and to
    oppress his mouth about many things,
54  Lying in wait for him, and seeking to catch something from
    his mouth, that they might accuse him.
                 The Gospel of Luke, Chapter 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
2   For there is nothing covered, that shall not be revealed:
    nor hidden, that shall not be known.
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
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
5   But I will shew you whom you shall fear:  fear ye him, who
    after he hath killed, hath power to cast into hell.  Yea,
    I say to you, fear him.
6   Are not five sparrows sold for two farthings, and not one
    of them is forgotten before God?
7   Yea, the very hairs of your head are all numbered.  Fear
    not therefore:  you are of more value than many sparrows.
8   And I say to you, Whosoever shall confess me before men,
    him shall the Son of man confess me before men, him shall
    the Son of man also confess before the angels of God.
9   But he that shall deny me before men, shall be denied
    before the angels of God.
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.
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  For the Holy Ghost shall teach you in the same hour what
    you must say.
13  And one of the multitude said to him:  Master, speak to my
    brother that he divide the inheritance with me.
14  But he said to him:  Man, who hath appointed me judge, or
    divider, over you?
15  And he said to them:  Take heed and beware of all
    covetousness; for a man's life doth not consist in the
    abundance of things which he possesseth.
16  And he spoke a similitude to them, saying:  The land of a
    certain rich man brought forth plenty of fruits.
17  And he thought within himself, saying:  What shall I do,
    because I have no room where to bestow my fruits?
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.
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.
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?
21  So is he that layeth up treasure for himself, and is not
    rich towards God.
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.
23  The life is more than the meat, and the body is more than
    the raiment.
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?
25  And which of you, by taking thought, can add to his
    stature one cubit?
26  If then ye be not able to do so much as the least thing,
    why are you solicitous for the rest?
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.
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?
29  And seek not you what you shall eat, or what you shall
    drink:  and be not lifted up on high.
30  For all these things do the nations of the world seek.
    But your Father knoweth that you have need of these
31  But seek ye first the kingdom of God and his justice, and
    all these things shall be added unto you.
32  Fear not, little flock, for it hath pleased your Father to
    give you a kingdom.
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
34  For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.
35  Let your loins be girt, and lamps burning in your hands.
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.
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.
38  And if he shall come in the second watch, or come in the
    third watch, and find them so, blessed are those servants.
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.
40  Be you then also ready:  for at what hour you think not,
    the Son of man will come.
41  And Peter said to him:  Lord, dost thou speak this parable
    to us, or likewise to all?
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?
43  Blessed is that servant, whom when his lord shall come, he
    shall find so doing.
44  Verily I say to you, he will set him over all that he
45  But if that servant shall say in his heart:  My lord is
    long a coming; and shall begin to strike the menservants
    and maidservants, and to eat and to drink and be drunk:
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
47  And that servant who knew the will of his lord, and
    prepared not himself, and did not according to his will,
    shall be beaten with many stripes.
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
49  I am come to cast fire on the earth: and what will I, but
    that it be kindled?
50  And I have a baptism wherewith I am to be baptized:  and
    how am I straitened until it be accomplished?
51  Think ye, that I am come to give peace on earth?  I tell
    you, no; but separation.
52  For there shall be from henceforth five in one house
    divided:  three against two, and two against three.
53  The father shall be divided against the son, and the son
    against his father, the mother against the daughter, and
    the daughter against the mother, the mother in law against
    her daughter in law, and the daughter in law against her
    mother in law.
54  And he said also to the multitudes:  When you see a cloud
    rising from the west, presently you say:  A shower is
    coming:  and so it happeneth:
55  And when ye see the south wind blow, you say:  There will
    be heat:  and it cometh to pass.
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?
57  And why even of yourselves, do you not judge that which is
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 the judge, and the
    judge deliver thee to the exacter, and the exacter cast
    thee into prison.
59  I say to thee, thou shalt not go out thence, until thou
    pay the very last mite.
                The Gospel of Luke, Chapter 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.
2   And he answering, said to them:  Think you that these
    Galileans were sinners above all the men of Galilee,
    because they suffered such things?
3   No, I say to you:  but unless you shall do penance, you
    shall all likewise perish.
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?
5   No, I say to you; but except you do penance, you shall all
    likewise perish.
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.
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 done therefore:  why cumbereth it
    the ground?
8   But he answering, said to him:  Lord, let it alone this
    year also, until I dig about it, and dung it.
9   And if happily it bear fruit:  but if not, then after that
    thou shalt cut it down.
10  And he was teaching in their synagogue on their sabbath.
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.
12  Whom when Jesus saw, he called her unto him, and said to
    her:  Woman, thou art delivered from thy infirmity.
13  And he laid his hands upon her, and immediately she was
    made straight, and glorified God.
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.
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?
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?
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.
18  He said therefore:  To what is the kingdom of God like,
    and whereunto shall I resemble it?
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
20  And again he said:  Whereunto shall I esteem the kingdom
    of God to be like?
21  It is like to leaven, which a woman took and hid in three
    measures of meal, till the whole was leavened.
22  And he went through the cities and towns teaching, and
    making his journey to Jerusalem.
23  And a certain man said to him:  Lord, are they few that
    are saved?  But he said to them:
24  Strive to enter by the narrow gate; for many, I say to
    you, shall seek to enter, and shall not be able.
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
26  Then you shall begin to say:  We have eaten and drunk in
    thy presence, and thou hast taught in our streets.
27  And he shall say to you:  I know you not, whence you are:
    depart from me, all ye workers of iniquity.
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
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
30  And behold, they are last that shall be first; and they
    are first that shall be last.
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.
32  And he said to them:  Go and tell that fox, Behold, I cast
    out devils, and do cures to day and to morrow, and the
    third day I am consummated.
33  Nevertheless I must walk to day and to morrow, and the day
    following, because it cannot be that a prophet perish, out
    of Jerusalem.
34  Jerusalem, Jerusalem, that killest the prophets, and
    stonest them that are sent to thee, how often would I have
    gathered thy children as the bird doth her brood under her
    wings, and thou wouldest not?
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.
                The Gospel of Luke, Chapter 14
1   And it came to pass, when Jesus went into the house of one
    of the chief of the Pharisees, on the sabbath day, to eat
    bread, that they watched him.
2   And behold, there was a certain man before him that had
    the dropsy.
3   And Jesus answering, spoke to the lawyers and Pharisees,
    saying:  Is it lawful to heal on the sabbath day?
4   But they held their peace.  But he taking him, healed him,
    and sent him away.
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?
6   And they could not answer him to these things.
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:
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:
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.
10  But when thou art invited, go, sit down in the lowest
    place; that when he who invited thee, cometh, he may say
    to thee:  Friend, go up higher.  Then shalt thou have
    glory before them that sit at table with thee.
11  Because every one that exalteth himself, shall be humbled;
    and he that humbleth himself, shall be exalted.
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.
13  But when thou makest a feast, call the poor, the maimed,
    the lame, and the blind;
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.
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.
16  But he said to him:  A certain man made a great supper,
    and invited many.
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.
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.
19  And another said:  I have bought five yoke of oxen, and I
    go to try them: I pray thee, hold me excused.
20  And another said:  I have married a wife, and therefore I
    cannot come.
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.
22  And the servant said:  Lord, it is done as thou hast
    commanded, and yet there is room.
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.
24  But I say unto you, that none of those men that were
    invited, shall taste of my supper.
25  And there went great multitudes with him.  And turning, he
    said to them:
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.
27  And whosoever doth not carry his cross and come after me,
    cannot be my disciple.
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:
29  Lest, after he hath laid the foundation, and is not able
    to finish it, all that see it begin to mock him,
30  Saying:  This man began to build, and was not able to
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?
32  Or else, whilst the other is yet afar off, sending an
    embassy, he desireth conditions of peace.
33  So likewise every one of you that doth not renounce all
    that he possesseth, cannot be my disciple.
34  Salt is good.  But if the salt shall lose its savour,
    wherewith shall it be seasoned?
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.
                The Gospel of Luke, Chapter 15
1   Now the publicans and sinners drew near unto him to hear
2   And the Pharisees and the scribes murmured, saying:  This
    man receiveth sinners, and eateth with them.
3   And he spoke to them this parable, saying:
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?
5   And when he hath found it, lay it upon his shoulders,
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?
7   I say to you, that even so there shall be joy in heaven
    upon one sinner that doth penance, more than upon
    ninety-nine just who need not penance.
8    Or what woman having ten groats; if she lose one groat,
    doth not light a candle, and sweep the house, and seek
    diligently until she find it?
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.
10  So I say to you, there shall be joy before the angels of
    God upon one sinner doing penance.
11  And he said:  A certain man had two sons:
12  And the younger of them said to his father:  Father, give
    me the portion of substance that falleth to me.  And he
    divided unto them his substance.
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.
14  And after he had spent all, there came a mighty famine in
    that country; and he began to be in want.
15  And he went and cleaved to one of the citizens of that
    country.  And he sent him into his farm to feed swine.
16  And he would fain have filled his belly with the husks the
    swine did eat; and no man gave unto him.
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?
18  I will arise, and will go to my father, and say to him:
    Father, I have sinned against heaven, and before thee:
19  I am not worthy to be called thy son:  make me as one of
    thy hired servants.
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.
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.
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:
23  And bring hither the fatted calf, and kill it, and let us
    eat and make merry:
24  Because this my son was dead, and is come to life again:
    was lost, and is found.  And they began to be merry.
25  Now his elder son was in the field, and when he came and
    drew nigh to the house, he heard music and dancing:
26  And he called one of the servants, and asked what these
    things meant.
27  And he said to him:  Thy brother is come, and thy father
    hath killed the fatted calf, because he hath received him
28  And he was angry, and would not go in.  His father
    therefore coming out began to entreat him.
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:
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.
31  But he said to him:  Son, thou art always with me, and all
    I have is thine.
32  But it was fit that we should make merry and be glad, for
    this thy brother was dead and is come to life again; he
    was lost, and is found.
               The Gospel of Luke, Chapter 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.
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.
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.
4   I know what I will do, that when I shall be removed from
    the stewardship, they may receive me into their houses.
5   Therefore calling together every one of his lord's
    debtors, he said to the first:  How much dost thou owe my
6   But he said:  An hundred barrels of oil.  And he said to
    him:  Take thy bill and sit down quickly, and write fifty.
7   Then he said to another:  And how much dost thou owe?  Who
    said:  An hundred quarters of wheat.  He said to him:
    Take thy bill, and write eighty.
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.
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.
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
11  If then you have not been faithful in the unjust mammon;
    who will trust you with that which is the true?
12  And if you have not been faithful in that which is
    another's; who will give you that which is your own?
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.
14  Now the Pharisees, who were covetous, heard all these
    things:  and they derided him.
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  The law and the prophets were until John; from that time
    the kingdom of God is preached, and every one useth
    violence towards it.
17  And it is easier for heaven and earth to pass, than one
    tittle of the law to fall.
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, commmitteth adultery.
19  There was a certain rich man, who was clothed in purple
    and fine linen; and feasted sumptuously every day.
20  And there was a certain beggar, named Lazarus, who lay at
    his gate, full of sores,
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.
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.
23  And lifting up his eyes when he was in torments, he saw
    Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom:
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
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
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.
27  And he said:  Then, father, I beseech thee, that thou
    wouldst send him to my father's house, for I have five
28  That he may testify unto them, lest they also come into
    this place of torments.
29  And Abraham said to him:  They have Moses and the
    prophets; let them hear them.
30  But he said:  No, father Abraham:  but if one went to them
    from the dead, they will do penance.
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.
               The Gospel of Luke, Chapter 17
1   And he said to his disciples:  It is impossible that
    scandals should not come:  but woe to him through whom
    they come.
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.
3   Take heed to yourselves.  If thy brother sin against thee,
    reprove him:  and if he do penance, forgive him.
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.
5   And the apostles said to the Lord:  Increase our faith.
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.
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:
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?
9   Doth he thank that servant, for doing the things which he
    commanded him?
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
11  And it came to pass, as he was going to Jerusalem, he
    passed through the midst of Samaria and Galilee.
12  And as he entered into a certain town, there met him ten
    men that were lepers, who stood afar off;
13  And lifted up their voice, saying:  Jesus, master, have
    mercy on us.
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.
15  And one of them, when he saw that he was made clean, went
    back, with a loud voice glorifying God.
16  And he fell on his face before his feet, giving thanks:
    and this was a Samaritan.
17  And Jesus answering, said, Were not ten made clean?  and
    where are the nine?
18  There is no one found to return and give glory to God, but
    this stranger.
19  And he said to him:  Arise, go thy way; for thy faith hath
    made thee whole.
20  And being asked by the Pharisees, when the kingdom of God
    should come? he answered them, and said:  The kingdom of
    God cometh not with observation:
21  Neither shall they say:  Behold here, or behold there.
    For lo, the kingdom of God is within you.
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.
23  And they will say to you:  See here, and see there.  Go ye
    not after, nor follow them:
24  For as the lightening that lighteneth from under heaven,
    shineth unto the parts that are under heaven, so shall the
    Son of man be in his day.
25  But first he must suffer many things, and be rejected by
    this generation.
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.
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.
28  Likewise as it came to pass, in the days of Lot:  they did
    eat and drink, they bought and sold, they planted and
29  And in the day that Lot went out of Sodom, it rained fire
    and brimstone from heaven, and destroyed them all.
30  Even thus shall it be in the day when the Son of man shall
    be revealed.
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.
32  Remember Lot's wife.
33  Whosoever shall seek to save his life, shall lose it:  and
    whosoever shall lose it, shall preserve it.
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.
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
36  They answering, say to him:  Where, Lord?
37  Who said to them:  Wheresoever the body shall be, thither
    will the eagles also be gathered together.
               The Gospel of Luke, Chapter 18
1   And he spoke also a parable to them, that we ought always
    to pray, and not to faint,
2   Saying:  There was a judge in a certain city, who feared
    not God, nor regarded man.
3   And there was a certain widow in that city, and she came
    to him, saying:  Avenge me of my adversary.
4   And he would not for a long time.  But afterwards he said
    within himself:  Although I fear not God, nor regard man,
5   Yet because this widow is troublesome to me, I will avenge
    her, lest continually coming she weary me.
6   And the Lord said:  Hear what the unjust judge saith.
7   And will not God revenge his elect who cry to him day and
    night:  and will he have patience in their regard?
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?
9   And to some who trusted in themselves as just, and
    despised others, he spoke also this parable:
10  Two men went up into the temple to pray:  the one a
    Pharisee, and the other a publican.
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
12  I fast twice in a week:  I give tithes of all that I
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.
14  I say to you, this man went down into his house justified
    rather that the other:  because every one that exalteth
    himself, shall be humbled:  and he that humbleth himself,
    shall be exalted.
15  And they brought unto him also infants, that he might
    touch them.  Which when the disciples saw, they rebuked
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.
17  Amen, I say to you:  Whosoever shall not receive the
    kingdom of God as a child, shall not enter into it.
18  And a certain ruler asked him, saying:  Good master, what
    shall I do to possess everlasting life?
19  And Jesus said to him:  Why dost thou call me good?  None
    is good but God alone.
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
21  Who said:  All these things have I kept from my youth.
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.
23  He having heard these things, became sorrowful; for he was
    very rich.
24  And Jesus seeing him become sorrowful, said:  How hardly
    shall they that have riches enter into the kingdom of God.
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
26  And they that heard it, said:  Who then can be saved?
27  He said to them:  The things that are impossible with men,
    are possible with God.
28  Then Peter said:  Behold, we have left all things, and
    have followed thee.
29  Who said to them:  Amen, I say to you, there is no man
    that hath left house, or parents, or brethren, or wife, or
    children, for the kingdom of God's sake,
30  Who shall not receive much more in this present time, and
    in the world to come life everlasting.
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.
32  For he shall be delivered to the Gentiles, and shall be
    mocked, and scourged, and spit upon:
33  And after they have scourged him, they will put him to
    death; and the third day he shall rise again.
34  And they understood none of these things, and this word
    was hid from them, and they understood not the things that
    were said.
35  Now it came to pass, when he drew nigh to Jericho, that a
    certain blind man sat by the way side, begging.
36  And when he heard the multitude passing by, he asked what
    this meant.
37  And they told him, that Jesus of Nazareth was passing by.
38  And he cried out, saying:  Jesus, son of David, have mercy
    on me.
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.
40  And Jesus standing, commanded him to be brought unto him.
    And when he was come near, he asked him,
41  Saying:  What wilt thou that I do to thee?  But he said:
    Lord, that I may see.
42  And Jesus said to him:  Receive thy sight:  thy faith hath
    made thee whole.
43  And immediately he saw, and followed him, glorifying God.
    And all the people, when they saw it, gave praise to God.
             The Gospel of Luke, Chapter 19
1   And entering in, he walked through Jericho.
2   And behold, there was a man named Zacheus, who was the
    chief of the publicans, and he was rich.
3   And he sought to see Jesus who he was, and he could not
    for the crowd, because he was low of stature.
4   And running before, he climbed up into a sycamore tree,
    that he might see him; for he was to pass that way.
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.
6   And he made haste and came down; and received him with
7   And when all saw it, they murmured, saying, that he was
    gone to be a guest with a man that was a sinner.
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.
9   Jesus said to him:  This day is salvation come to this
    house, because he also is a son of Abraham.
10  For the Son of man is come to seek and to save that which
    was lost.
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
12  He said therefore:  A certain nobleman went into a far
    country, to receive for himself a kingdom, and to return.
13  And calling his ten servants, he gave them ten pounds, and
    said to them:  Trade till I come.
14  But his citizens hated him:  and they sent an embassage
    after him, saying:  We will not have this man to reign
    over us.
15  And it came to pass, that he returned, having received the
    kingdom:  and he commanded his servants to be called, to
    whom he had given the money, that he might know how much
    every man had gained by trading.
16  And the first came, saying:  Lord, thy pound hath gained
    ten pounds.
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.
18  And the second came, saying:  Lord, thy pound hath gained
    five pounds.
19  And he said to him:  Be thou also over five cities.
20  And another came, saying:  Lord, behold here is thy pound,
    which I have kept laid up in a napkin;
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.
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:
23  And why then didst thou not give my money into the bank,
    that at my coming, I might have exacted it with usury?
24  And he said to them that stood by:  Take the pound away
    from him, and give it to him that hath ten pounds.
25  And they said to him:  Lord, he hath ten pounds.
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.
27  But as for those my enemies, who would not have me reign
    over them, bring them hither, and kill them before me.
28  And having said these things, he went before, going up to
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,
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.
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.
32  And they that were sent, went their way, and found the
    colt standing, as he had said unto them.
33  And as they were loosing the colt, the owners thereof said
    to them:  Why loose you the colt?
34  But they said:  Because the Lord hath need of him.
35  And they brought him to Jesus.  And casting their garments
    on the colt, they set Jesus thereon.
36  And as he went, they spread their clothes underneath in
    the way.
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,
38  Saying:  Blessed be the king who cometh in the name of the
    Lord, peace in heaven, and glory on high!
39  And some of the Pharisees, from amongst the multitude,
    said to him:  Master, rebuke thy disciples.
40  To whom he said:  I say to you, that if these shall hold
    their peace, the stones will cry out.
41  And when he drew near, seeing the city, he wept over it,
42  If thou also hadst known, and that in this thy day, the
    things that are to thy peace; but now they are hidden from
    thy eyes.
43  For the days shall come upon thee, and thy enemies shall
    cast a trench about thee, and compass thee round, and
    straiten thee on every side,
44  And beat thee flat to the ground, and thy children who are
    in thee:  and they shall not leave in thee a stone upon a
    stone:  because thou hast not known the time of thy
45  And entering into the temple, he began to cast out them
    that sold therein, and them that bought.
46  Saying to them:  It is written:  My house is the house of
    prayer.  But you have made it a den of thieves.
47  And he was teaching daily in the temple.  And the chief
    priests and the scribes and the rulers of the people
    sought to destroy him:
48  And they found not what to do to him:  for all the people
    were very attentive to hear him.
            The Gospel of Luke, Chapter 20
1   And it came to pass, that on one of the days, as he was
    teaching the people in the temple, and preaching the
    gospel, the chief priests and the scribes, with the
    ancients, met together,
2   And spoke to him, saying:  Tell us, by what authority dost
    thou these things?  or, Who is he that hath given thee
    this authority?
3   And Jesus answering, said to them:  I will also ask you
    one thing.  Answer me:
4   The baptism of John, was it from heaven, or of men?
5   But they thought within themselves, saying: If we shall
    say, From heaven: he will say: Why then did you not
    believe him?
6   But if we say, Of men, the whole people will stone us: for
    they are persuaded that John was a prophet.
7   And they answered, that they knew not whence it was.
8   And Jesus said to them: Neither do I tell thee by what
    authority I do these things.
9   And he began to speak to the people this parable: A
    certain man planted a vineyard, and let it out to
    husbandmen: and he was abroad for a long time.
10  And at the season he sent a servant to the husbandmen,
    that they should give him of the fruit of the vineyard.
    Who, beating him, sent him away empty.
11  And again he sent another servant. But they beat him also,
    and treating him reproachfully, sent him away empty.
12  And again he sent the third: and they wounded him also,
    and cast him out.
13  Then the lord of the vineyard said: What shall I do? I
    will send my beloved son: it may be, when they see him,
    they will reverence him.
14  Whom when the husbandmen saw, they thought within
    themselves, saying:  This is the heir, let us kill him,
    that the inheritance may be ours.
15  So casting him out of the vineyard, they killed him. What
    therefore will the lord of the vineyard do to them?
16  He will come, and will destroy these husbandmen, and will
    give the vineyard to others. Which they hearing, said to
    him:  God forbid.
17  But he looking on them, said: What is this then that is
    written, The stone, which the builders rejected, the same
    is become the head of the corner?
18  Whosoever shall fall upon that stone, shall be bruised:
    and upon whomsoever it shall fall, it will grind him to
19  And the chief priests and the scribes sought to lay hands
    on him the same hour:  but they feared the people, for
    they knew that he spoke this parable to them.
20  And being upon the watch, they sent spies, who should
    feign themselves just, that they might take hold of him in
    his words, that they might deliver him up to the authority
    and power of the governor.
21  And they asked him, saying: Master, we know that thou
    speakest and teachest rightly: and thou dost not respect
    any person, but teachest the way of God in truth.
22  Is it lawful for us to give tribute to Caesar, or no?
23  But he, considering their guile, said to them: Why tempt
    you me?
24  Shew me a penny. Whose image and inscription hath it? They
    answering, said to him:, Caesar's.
25  And he said to them: Render therefore to Caesar the things
    that are Caesar's: and to God the things that are God's.
26  And they could not reprehend his word before the people:
    and wondering at his answer, they held their peace.
27  And there came to him some of the Sadducees, who deny that
    there is any resurrection, and they asked him,
28  Saying: Master, Moses wrote unto us, If any man's brother
    die, having a wife, and he leave no children, that his
    brother should take her to wife, and raise up seed unto
    his brother.
29  There were therefore seven brethren: and the first took a
    wife, and died without children.
30  And the next took her to wife, and he also died childless.
31  And the third took her. And in like manner all the seven,
    and they left no children, and died.
32  Last of all the woman died also.
33  In the resurrection therefore, whose wife of them shall
    she be? For all the seven had her to wife.
34  And Jesus said to them: The children of this world marry,
    and are given in marriage:
35  But they that shall be accounted worthy of that world, and
    of the resurrection from the dead, shall neither be
    married, nor take wives.
36  Neither can they die any more: for they are equal to the
    angels, and are the children of God, being the children of
    the resurrection.
37  Now that the dead rise again, Moses also shewed, at the
    bush, when he called the Lord, The God of Abraham, and the
    God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob;
38  For he is not the God of the dead, but of the living: for
    all live to him.
39  And some of the scribes answering, said to him: Master,
    thou hast said well.
40  And after that they durst not ask him any more questions.
41  But he said to them: How say they that Christ is the son
    of David?
42  And David himself saith in the book of Psalms: The Lord
    said to my Lord, sit thou on my right hand,
43  Till I make thy enemies thy footstool.
44  David then calleth him Lord: and how is he his son?
45  And in the hearing of all the people, he said to his
46  Beware of the scribes, who desire to walk in long robes,
    and love salutations in the marketplace, and the first
    chairs in the synagogues, and the chief rooms at feasts:
47  Who devour the houses of widows, feigning long prayer.
    These shall receive greater damnation.
               The Gospel of Luke, Chapter 21
1   And looking on, he saw the rich men cast their gifts into
    the treasury.
2   And he saw also a certain poor widow casting in two brass
3   And he said: Verily I say to you, that this poor widow
    hath cast in more than they all:
4   For all these have of their abundance cast into the
    offerings of God:  but she of her want, hath cast in all
    the living that she had.
5   And some saying of the temple, that it was adorned with
    goodly stones and gifts, he said:
6   These things which you see, the days will come in which
    there shall not be left a stone upon a stone that shall
    not be thrown down.
7   And they asked him, saying:  Master, when shall these
    things be? and what shall be the sign when they shall
    begin to come to pass?
8   Who said:  Take heed you be not seduced; for many will
    come in my name, saying, I am he; and the time is at hand:
    go ye not therefore after them.
9   And when you shall hear of wars and seditions, be not
    terrified: these things must first come to pass; but the
    end is not yet presently.
10  Then he said to them:  Nation shall rise against nation,
    and kingdom against kingdom.
11  And there shall be great earthquakes in divers places, and
    pestilences, and famines, and terrors from heaven; and
    there shall be great signs.
12  But before all these things, they will lay their hands
    upon you, and persecute you, delivering you up to the
    synagogues and into prisons, dragging you before kings and
    governors, for my name's sake.
13  And it shall happen unto you for a testimony.
14  Lay it up therefore into your hearts, not to meditate
    before how you shall answer:
15  For I will give you a mouth and wisdom, which all your
    adversaries shall not be able to resist and gainsay.
16  And you shall be betrayed by your parents and brethren,
    and kinsmen and friends; and some of you they will put to
17  And you shall be hated by all men for my name's sake.
18  But a hair of your head shall not perish.
19  In your patience you shall possess your souls.
20  And when you shall see Jerusalem compassed about with an
    army; then know that the desolation thereof is at hand.
21  Then let those who are in Judea, flee to the mountains;
    and those who are in the midst thereof, depart out:  and
    those who are in the countries, not enter into it.
22  For these are the days of vengeance, that all things may
    be fulfilled, that are written.
23  But woe to them that are with child, and give suck in
    those days; for there shall be great distress in the land,
    and wrath upon this people.
24  And they shall fall by the edge of the sword; and shall be
    led away captives into all nations; and Jerusalem shall be
    trodden down by the Gentiles; till the times of the
    nations be fulfilled.
25  And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and
    in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, by
    reason of the confusion of the roaring of the sea and of
    the waves;
26  Men withering away for fear, and expectation of what shall
    come upon the whole world. For the powers of heaven shall
    be moved;
27  And then they shall see the Son of man coming in a cloud,
    with great power and majesty.
28  But when these things begin to come to pass, look up, and
    lift up your heads, because your redemption is at hand.
29  And he spoke to them in a similitude. See the fig tree,
    and all the trees:
30  When they now shoot forth their fruit, you know that
    summer is nigh;
31  So you also, when you shall see these things come to pass,
    know that the kingdom of God is at hand.
32  Amen, I say to you, this generation shall not pass away,
    till all things be fulfilled.
33  Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not
    pass away.
34  And take heed to yourselves, lest perhaps your hearts be
    overcharged with surfeiting and drunkenness, and the cares
    of this life, and that day come upon you suddenly.
35  For as a snare shall it come upon all that sit upon the
    face of the whole earth.
36  Watch ye, therefore, praying at all times, that you may be
    accounted worthy to escape all these things that are to
    come, and to stand before the Son of man.
37  And in the daytime, he was teaching in the temple; but at
    night, going out, he abode in the mount that is called
38  And all the people came early in the morning to him in the
    temple, to hear him.
                The Gospel of Luke, Chapter 22
1   Now the feast of unleavened bread, which is called the
    pasch, was at hand.
2   And the chief priests and the scribes sought how they
    might put Jesus to death:  but they feared the people.
3   And Satan entered into Judas, who was surnamed Iscariot,
    one of the twelve.
4   And he went, and discoursed with the chief priests and the
    magistrates, how he might betray him to them.
5   And they were glad, and covenanted to give him money.
6   And he promised. And he sought opportunity to betray him
    in the absence of the multitude.
7   And the day of the unleavened bread came, on which it was
    necessary that the pasch should be killed.
8   And he sent Peter and John, saying:  Go, and prepare for
    us the pasch, that we may eat.
9   But they said:  Where wilt thou that we prepare?
10  And he said to them:  Behold, as you go into the city,
    there shall meet you a man carrying a pitcher of water:
    follow him into the house where he entereth in.
11  And you shall say to the goodman of the house:  The master
    saith to thee, Where is the guest chamber, where I may eat
    the pasch with my disciples?
12  And he will shew you a large dining room, furnished; and
    there prepare.
13  And they going, found as he had said to them, and made
    ready the pasch.
14  And when the hour was come, he sat down, and the twelve
    apostles with him.
15  And he said to them:  With desire I have desired to eat
    this pasch with you, before I suffer.
16  For I say to you, that from this time I will not eat it,
    till it be fulfilled in the kingdom of God.
17  And having taken the chalice, he gave thanks, and said:
    Take, and divide it among you:
18  For I say to you, that I will not drink of the fruit of
    the vine, till the kingdom of God come.
19  And taking bread, he gave thanks, and brake; and gave to
    them, saying: This is my body, which is given for you. Do
    this for a commemoration of me.
20  In like manner the chalice also, after he had supped,
    saying:  This is the chalice, the new testament in my
    blood, which shall be shed for you.
21  But yet behold, the hand of him that betrayeth me is with
    me on the table.
22  And the Son of man indeed goeth, according to that which
    is determined:  but yet, woe to that man by whom he shall
    be betrayed.
23  And they began to inquire among themselves, which of them
    it was that should do this thing.
24  And there was also a strife amongst them, which of them
    should seem to be the greater.
25  And he said to them:  The kings of the Gentiles lord it
    over them; and they that have power over them, are called
26  But you not so:  but he that is the greater among you, let
    him become as the younger; and he that is the leader, as
    he that serveth.
27  For which is greater, he that sitteth at table, or he that
    serveth? Is it not he that sitteth at table? But I am in
    the midst of you, as he that serveth:
28  And you are they who have continued with me in my
29  And I dispose to you, as my Father hath disposed to me, a
30  That you may eat and drink at my table, in my kingdom:
    and may sit upon thrones, judging the twelve tribes of
31  And the Lord said:  Simon, Simon, behold Satan hath
    desired to have you, that he may sift you as wheat:
32  But I have prayed for thee, that thy faith fail not:  and
    thou, being once converted, confirm thy brethren.
33  Who said to him:  Lord, I am ready to go with thee, both
    into prison, and to death.
34  And he said:  I say to thee, Peter, the cock shall not
    crow this day, till thou thrice deniest that thou knowest
    me. And he said to them:
35  When I sent you without purse, and scrip, and shoes, did
    you want anything?
36  But they said:  Nothing. Then said he unto them:  But now
    he that hath a purse, let him take it, and likewise a
    scrip; and he that hath not, let him sell his coat, and
    buy a sword.
37  For I say to you, that this that is written must yet be
    fulfilled in me:  And with the wicked was he reckoned. For
    the things concerning me have an end.
38  But they said:  Lord, behold here are two swords. And he
    said to them, It is enough.
39  And going out, he went, according to his custom, to the
    mount of Olives. And his disciples also followed him.
40  And when he was come to the place, he said to them:  Pray,
    lest ye enter into temptation.
41  And he was withdrawn away from them a stone's cast; and
    kneeling down, he prayed,
42  Saying:  Father, if thou wilt, remove this chalice from
    me:  but yet not my will, but thine be done.
43  And there appeared to him an angel from heaven,
    strengthening him. And being in an agony, he prayed the
44  And his sweat became as drops of blood, trickling down
    upon the ground.
45  And when he rose up from prayer, and was come to his
    disciples, he found them sleeping for sorrow.
46  And he said to them:  Why sleep you? arise, pray, lest you
    enter into temptation.
47  As he was yet speaking, behold a multitude; and he that
    was called Judas, one of the twelve, went before them, and
    drew near to Jesus, for to kiss him.
48  And Jesus said to him:  Judas, dost thou betray the Son of
    man with a kiss?
49  And they that were about him, seeing what would follow,
    said to him: Lord, shall we strike with the sword?
50  And one of them struck the servant of the high priest, and
    cut off his right ear.
51  But Jesus answering, said:  Suffer ye thus far. And when
    he had touched his ear, he healed him.
52  And Jesus said to the chief priests, and magistrates of
    the temple, and the ancients, that were come unto him:
    Are ye come out, as it were against a thief, with swords
    and clubs?
53  When I was daily with you in the temple, you did not
    stretch forth your hands against me:  but this is your
    hour, and the power of darkness.
54  And apprehending him, they led him to the high priest's
    house. But Peter followed afar off.
55  And when they had kindled a fire in the midst of the hall,
    and were sitting about it, Peter was in the midst of them.
56  Whom when a certain servant maid had seen sitting at the
    light, and had earnestly beheld him, she said:  This man
    also was with him.
57  But he denied him, saying:  Woman, I know him not.
58  And after a little while, another seeing him, said:  Thou
    also art one of them. But Peter said:  O man, I am not.
59  And after the space, as it were of one hour, another
    certain man affirmed, saying:  Of a truth, this man was
    also with him; for he is also a Galilean.
60  And Peter said:  Man, I know not what thou sayest. And
    immediately, as he was yet speaking, the cock crew.
61  And the Lord turning looked on Peter. And Peter remembered
    the word of the Lord, as he had said:  Before the cock
    crow, thou shalt deny me thrice.
62  And Peter going out, wept bitterly.
63  And the men that held him, mocked him, and struck him.
64  And they blindfolded him, and smote his face. And they
    asked him, saying:  Prophesy, who is it that struck thee?
65  And blaspheming, many other things they said against him.
66  And as soon as it was day, the ancients of the people, and
    the chief priests and scribes, cane together; and they
    brought him into their council, saying:  If thou be the
    Christ, tell us.
67  And he saith to them:  If I shall tell you, you will not
    believe me.
68  And if I shall also ask you, you will not answer me, nor
    let me go.
69  But hereafter the Son of man shall be sitting on the right
    hand of the power of God.
70  Then said they all:  Art thou then the Son of God? Who
    said:  You say that I am.
71  And they said:  What need we any further testimony? for we
    ourselves have heard it from his own mouth.
                 The Gospel of Luke, Chapter 23
1   And the whole multitude of them rising up, led him to
2   And they began to accuse him, saying:  We have found this
    man perverting our nation, and forbidding to give tribute
    to Caesar, and saying that he is Christ the king.
3   And Pilate asked him, saying:  Art thou the king of the
    Jews? But he answering, said:  Thou sayest it.
4   And Pilate said to the chief priests and to the
    multitudes:  I find no cause in this man.
5   But they were more earnest, saying:  He stirreth up the
    people, teaching throughout all Judea, beginning from
    Galilee to this place.
6   But Pilate hearing Galilee, asked if the man were of
7   And when he understood that he was of Herod's
    jurisdiction, he sent him away to Herod, who was also
    himself at Jerusalem, in those days.
8   And Herod, seeing Jesus, was very glad; for he was
    desirous of a long time to see him, because he had heard
    many things of him; and he hoped to see some sign wrought
    by him.
9   And he questioned him in many words. But he answered him
10  And the chief priests and the scribes stood by, earnestly
    accusing him.
11  And Herod with his army set him at nought, and mocked him,
    putting on him a white garment, and sent him back to
12  And Herod and Pilate were made friends, that same day; for
    before they were enemies one to another.
13  And Pilate, calling together the chief priests, and the
    magistrates, and the people,
14  Said to them:  You have presented unto me this man, as one
    that perverteth the people; and behold I, having examined
    him before you, find no cause in this man, in those things
    wherein you accuse him.
15  No, nor Herod neither. For I sent you to him, and behold,
    nothing worthy of death is done to him.
16  I will chastise him therefore, and release him.
17  Now of necessity he was to release unto them one upon the
    feast day.
18  But the whole multitude together cried out, saying:  Away
    with this man, and release unto us Barabbas:
19  Who, for a certain sedition made in the city, and for a
    murder, was cast into prison.
20  And Pilate again spoke to them, desiring to release Jesus.
21  But they cried again, saying:  Crucify him, crucify him.
22  And he said to them the third time:  Why, what evil hath
    this man done? I find no cause of death in him. I will
    chastise him therefore, and let him go.
23  But they were instant with loud voices, requiring that he
    might be crucified; and their voices prevailed.
24  And Pilate gave sentence that it should be as they
25  And he released unto them him who for murder and sedition,
    had been cast into prison, whom they had desired; but
    Jesus he delivered up to their will.
26  And as they led him away, they laid hold of one Simon of
    Cyrene, coming from the country; and they laid the cross
    on him to carry after Jesus.
27  And there followed him a great multitude of people, and of
    women, who bewailed and lamented him.
28  But Jesus turning to them, said:  Daughters of Jerusalem,
    weep not over me; but weep for yourselves, and for your
29  For behold, the days shall come, wherein they will say:
    Blessed are the barren, and the wombs that have not borne,
    and the paps that have not given suck.
30  Then shall they begin to say to the mountains:  Fall upon
    us; and to the hills:  Cover us.
31  For if in the green wood they do these things, what shall
    be done in the dry?
32  And there were also two other malefactors led with him to
    be put to death.
33  And when they were come to the place which is called
    Calvary, they crucified him there; and the robbers, one on
    the right hand, and the other on the left.
34  And Jesus said:  Father, forgive them, for they know not
    what they do. But they, dividing his garments, cast lots.
35  And the people stood beholding, and the rulers with them
    derided him, saying:  He saved others; let him save
    himself, if he be Christ, the elect of God.
36  And the soldiers also mocked him, coming to him, and
    offering him vinegar,
37  And saying:  If thou be the king of the Jews, save
38  And there was also a superscription written over him in
    letters of Greek, and Latin, and Hebrew:  THIS IS THE KING
39  And one of those robbers who were hanged, blasphemed him,
    saying: If thou be Christ, save thyself and us.
40  But the other answering, rebuked him, saying:  Neither
    dost thou fear God, seeing thou art condemned under the
    same condemnation?
41  And we indeed justly, for we receive the due reward of our
    deeds; but this man hath done no evil.
42  And he said to Jesus:  Lord, remember me when thou shalt
    come into thy kingdom.
43  And Jesus said to him:  Amen I say to thee, this day thou
    shalt be with me in paradise.
44  And it was almost the sixth hour; and there was darkness
    over all the earth until the ninth hour.
45  And the sun was darkened, and the veil of the temple was
    rent in the midst.
46  And Jesus crying out with a loud voice, said:  Father,
    into thy hands I commend my spirit. And saying this, he
    gave up the ghost.
47  Now the centurion, seeing what was done, glorified God,
    saying: Indeed this was a just man.
48  And all the multitude of them that were come together to
    that sight, and saw the things that were done, returned
    striking their breasts.
49  And all his acquaintance, and the women that had followed
    him from Galilee, stood afar off, beholding these things.
50  And behold there was a man named Joseph, who was a
    counsellor, a good and just man,
51  (The same had not consented to their counsel and doings;)
    of Arimathea, a city of Judea; who also himself looked for
    the kingdom of God.
52  This man went to Pilate, and begged the body of Jesus.
53  And taking him down, he wrapped him in fine linen, and
    laid him in a sepulchre that was hewed in stone, wherein
    never yet any man had been laid.
54  And it was the day of the Parasceve, and the sabbath drew
55  And the women that were come with him from Galilee,
    following after, saw the sepulchre, and how his body was
56  And returning, they prepared spices and ointments; and on
    the sabbath day they rested, according to the commandment.
               The Gospel of Luke, Chapter 24
1   And on the first day of the week, very early in the
    morning, they came to the sepulchre, bringing the spices
    which they had prepared.
2   And they found the stone rolled back from the sepulchre.
3   And going in, they found not the body of the Lord Jesus.
4   And it came to pass, as they were astonished in their mind
    at this, behold, two men stood by them, in shining
5   And as they were afraid, and bowed down their countenance
    towards the ground, they said unto them:  Why seek you the
    living with the dead?
6   He is not here, but is risen. Remember how he spoke unto
    you, when he was in Galilee,
7   Saying:  The Son of man must be delivered into the hands
    of sinful men, and be crucified, and the third day rise
8   And they remembered his words.
9   And going back from the sepulchre, they told all these
    things to the eleven, and to all the rest.
10  And it was Mary Magdalen, and Joanna, and Mary of James,
    and the other women that were with them, who told these
    things to the apostles.
11  And these words seemed to them as idle tales; and they did
    not believe them.
12  But Peter rising up, ran to the sepulchre, and stooping
    down, he saw the linen cloths laid by themselves; and went
    away wondering in himself at that which was come to pass.
13  And behold, two of them went, the same day, to a town
    which was sixty furlongs from Jerusalem, named Emmaus.
14  And they talked together of all these things which had
15  And it came to pass, that while they talked and reasoned
    with themselves, Jesus himself also drawing near, went
    with them.
16  But their eyes were held, that they should not know him.
17  And he said to them:  What are these discourses that you
    hold one with another as you walk, and are sad?
18  And the one of them, whose name was Cleophas, answering,
    said to him:  Art thou only a stranger to Jerusalem, and
    hast not known the things that have been done there in
    these days?
19  To whom he said:  What things? And they said:  Concerning
    Jesus of Nazareth, who was a prophet, mighty in work and
    word before God and all the people;
20  And how our chief priests and princes delivered him to be
    condemned to death, and crucified him.
21  But we hoped, that it was he that should have redeemed
    Israel: and now besides all this, to day is the third day
    since these things were done.
22  Yea and certain women also of our company affrighted us,
    who before it was light, were at the sepulchre,
23  And not finding his body, came, saying, that they had also
    seen a vision of angels, who say that he is alive.
24  And some of our people went to the sepulchre, and found it
    so as the women had said, but him they found not.
25  Then he said to them:  O foolish, and slow of heart to
    believe in all things which the prophets have spoken.
26  Ought not Christ to have suffered these things, and so to
    enter into his glory?
27  And beginning at Moses and all the prophets, he expounded
    to them in all the scriptures, the things that were
    concerning him.
28  And they drew night to the town, whither they were going:
    and he made as though he would go farther.
29  But they constrained him; saying:  Stay with us, because
    it is towards evening, and the day is now far spent. And
    he went in with them.
30  And it came to pass, whilst he was at table with them, he
    took bread, and blessed, and brake, and gave to them.
31  And their eyes were opened, and they knew him:  and he
    vanished out of their sight.
32  And they said one to the other:  Was not our heart burning
    within us, whilst he spoke in this way, and opened to us
    the scriptures?
33  And rising up, the same hour, they went back to Jerusalem:
    and they found the eleven gathered together, and those
    that were staying with them,
34  Saying:  The Lord is risen indeed, and hath appeared to
35  And they told what things were done in the way; and how
    they knew him in the breaking of the bread.
36  Now whilst they were speaking these things, Jesus stood in
    the midst of them, and saith to them:  Peace be to you; it
    is I, fear not.
37  But they being troubled and frightened, supposed that they
    saw a spirit.
38  And he said to them:  Why are you troubled, and why do
    thoughts arise in your hearts?
39  See my hands and feet, that it is I myself; handle, and
    see: for a spirit hath not flesh and bones, as you see me
    to have.
40  And when he had said this, he shewed them his hands and
41  But while they yet believed not, and wondered for joy, he
    said: Have you any thing to eat?
42  And they offered him a piece of a broiled fish, and a
43  And when he had eaten before them, taking the remains, he
    gave to them.
44  And he said to them:  These are the words which I spoke to
    you, while I was yet with you, that all things must needs
    be fulfilled, which are written in the law of Moses, and
    in the prophets, and in the psalms, concerning me.
45  Then he opened their understanding, that they might
    understand the scriptures.
46  And he said to them:  Thus it is written, and thus it
    behoved Christ to suffer, and to rise again from the dead,
    the third day:
47  And that penance and remission of sins should be preached
    in his name, unto all nations, beginning at Jerusalem.
48  And you are witnesses of these things.
49  And I send the promise of my Father upon you:  but stay
    you in the city till you be endued with power from on
50  And he led them out as far as Bethania:  and lifting up
    his hands, he blessed them.
51  And it came to pass, whilst he blessed them, he departed
    from them, and was carried up to heaven.
52  And they adoring went back into Jerusalem with great joy.
53  And they were always in the temple, praising and blessing
    God. Amen.

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