Christ sendeth out at once seventy disciples to work miracles, and to preach:
Luke 10:1 After these thynges, the Lorde appoynted other seuentie also, and sent them two and two before hym, into euery citie and place, whyther he hym selfe woulde come. Luke 10:2 Therefore sayde he vnto them: The haruest is great, but the labourers are fewe. Pray ye therfore the Lorde of the haruest, to sende foorth labourers into his haruest. Luke 10:3 Go your wayes: beholde, I sende you foorth as lambes among wolfes. Luke 10:4 Beare no wallet, neither scrippe, nor shoes, & salute no man by the way. Luke 10:5 Into whatsoeuer house ye enter, first say, peace be to this house. Luke 10:6 And yf the sonne of peace be there, your peace shall rest vpon hym: yf not, it shall turne to you agayne. Luke 10:7 And in the same house tary styll, eatyng and drinking such thynges as they [shall set before you.] For the labourer is worthy of his rewarde. Go not from house to house. Luke 10:8 And into whatsoeuer citie ye enter, and they receaue you, eate such thynges as are set before you: Luke 10:9 And heale the sicke that are therin, and say vnto them, the kyngdome of God is come nye vpon you. Luke 10:10 But into whatsoeuer citie ye enter, & they receaue you not, go your ways out into the streates of the same, and saye: Luke 10:11 Euen the very dust of our citie, which cleaueth on vs, we do wype of agaynst you: Notwithstandyng, be ye sure of this, that the kyngdome of God was come nye vpon you. Luke 10:12 I say vnto you, that it shalbe easyer in that day for Sodome, then for that citie. Luke 10:13 Wo vnto thee Chorazin, wo vnto thee Bethsaida: For if the miracles had ben done in Tyre and Sidon, whiche haue ben done in you, they had a great whyle ago repented [of their sinnes] syttyng in sackecloth and asshes. Luke 10:14 Therfore it shalbe easyer for Tyre and Sidon at the iudgement, then for you. Luke 10:15 And thou Capernaum, which art exalted to heauen, shalt be thrust downe to hell. Luke 10:16 He that heareth you, heareth me, and he that despiseth you, despiseth me: and he that despiseth me, despiseth hym that sent me.
admonisheth them to be humble, and wherein to rejoice:
Luke 10:17 And the seuentie turned agayne with ioy, saying: Lord, euen the [very] deuils are subdued to vs through thy name. Luke 10:18 And he said vnto them: I sawe Satan as it had ben lyghtnyng, fallyng downe from heauen. Luke 10:19 Beholde, I geue vnto you power to treade on serpentes, and scorpions, and ouer all maner power of the enemie, & nothyng shall hurt you. Luke 10:20 Neuerthelesse, in this reioyce not, that the spirites are subdued vnto you: but rather reioyce, because your names are written in heauen.
thanketh his Father for his grace:
Luke 10:21 That same houre reioyced Iesus in the spirite, and sayde: I confesse vnto thee father, Lorde of heauen & earth, that thou hast hyd these thynges from the wise and prudent, and hast opened them vnto babes: Euen so father, for so it pleased thee. Luke 10:22 All thynges are geuen me of my father. No man knoweth who the sonne is, but the father, and who the father is, but the sonne, and he to whom the sonne wyll shewe hym.
magnifieth the happy estate of his Church:
Luke 10:23 And he turned to his disciples, & sayde secretely: Happy are the eyes which see the thynges that ye see. Luke 10:24 For I tell you, that many prophetes and kynges haue desired to see those thynges whiche ye see, & haue not seene them, and to heare those thinges which ye heare, and haue not hearde them.
teacheth the lawyer how to attain eternal life, and to take every one for his neighbour that needeth his mercy:
Luke 10:25 And beholde, a certaine lawyer stoode vp, and tempted him, saying: Maister, what shall I do to inherite eternal lyfe? He sayde vnto hym: Luke 10:26 What is written in the lawe, howe readest thou? Luke 10:27 And he aunswered, and saide: Thou shalt loue the Lorde thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soule, & with all thy strength, and with al thy mynde, and thy neyghbour as thy selfe. Luke 10:28 And he sayde vnto hym, Thou hast aunswered ryght: this do, and thou shalt lyue. Luke 10:29 But he, wyllyng to iustifie hym selfe, said vnto Iesus: and who is my neighbour? Luke 10:30 And Iesus aunswered, and sayde. A certaine man descended from Hierusalem to Hierico, and fell among thieues, which robbed hym of his rayment, and wounded hym, and departed, leauyng hym halfe dead. Luke 10:31 And it befell, that there came downe a certayne priest that same way, and whe he sawe hym, he passed by on the other syde. Luke 10:32 And likewise a Leuite, when he went nye to the place, came and loked on him, and passed by the other syde. Luke 10:33 But a certayne Samaritane, as he iourneyed, came vnto hym, and when he saw him, he had compassion on him. Luke 10:34 And went to hym, and bounde vp his woundes, and powred in oyle and wine, and set hym on his owne beast, and brought hym to a [common] Inne, and made prouision for hym. Luke 10:35 And on the morowe when he departed, he toke out two pence, and gaue them to the hoste, and sayde vnto hym, take cure of hym, and whatsoeuer thou spendest more, when I come agayne, I wyll recompence thee. Luke 10:36 Which nowe of these three, thinkest thou, was neyghbour vnto hym that fell among the thieues? Luke 10:37 And he sayde: He that shewed mercy on hym. Then sayde Iesus vnto hym: Go, and do thou lykewyse.
Luke 10:38 Nowe it came to passe, that as they went, he entred into a certayne towne: And a certayne woma, named Martha, receaued hym into her house. Luke 10:39 And this woman had a sister called Marie, whiche also sate at Iesus feete, and hearde his worde. Luke 10:40 But Martha was cumbred about much seruing, and came to hym, & saide: Lorde, doest thou not care that my sister hath lefte me to serue alone? Byd her therfore that she helpe me.
reprehendeth Martha, and commendeth Mary her sister.
Luke 10:41 And Iesus aunswered, and sayde vnto her: Martha, Martha, thou art carefull, and troubled about many thynges: Luke 10:42 Ueryly one is needefull. Mary hath chosen the good part, which shall not be taken away from her.