Bishops' Bible

Luke 18

Luke 18:1 And he put foorth a parable vnto them, to this ende that me ought alwayes to pray, & not to be weery, Luke 18:2 Saying: There was in a certayne citie, a iudge, whiche feared not God, neither regarded man.

Of the importunate widow.

Luke 18:3 And there was a certayne widdowe in the same citie, and she came vnto him, saying: Auenge me of mine aduersarie. Luke 18:4 And he woulde not for a whyle. But afterwarde he sayde within hym selfe: Though I feare not God, nor care for man, Luke 18:5 Yet because this widdowe [much] troubleth me, I wyll auenge her: leste she come at the last, & make me weery. Luke 18:6 And the Lorde sayde: heare what the vuryghteous iudge sayeth. Luke 18:7 And shall not God auenge his elect, which crye day and nyght vnto hym? yea, though he deferre them, Luke 18:8 I tell you he wyll auenge them, and that quickly. Neuerthelesse, when the sonne of man commeth, shall he fynde fayth on the earth?

Of the Pharisee and the publican.

Luke 18:9 And he tolde this parable vnto certayne which trusted in them selues, that they were perfect, and despised other. Luke 18:10 Two men went vp into the temple to pray: the one a pharisee, and the other a publicane. Luke 18:11 The pharisee stoode and prayed thus with hym selfe: God, I thanke thee, that I am not as other men are, extortioners, vniust, adulterers, or as this publicane. Luke 18:12 I fast twise in the weeke, I geue tithe of all that I possesse. Luke 18:13 And the publicane standyng a farre of, woulde not lyft vp his eyes to heauen, but smote vpon his brest, saying: God be mercifull to me a sinner. Luke 18:14 I tell you, this man departed [home] to his house iustified, rather then the other. For euery one that exalteth hym selfe, shalbe brought lowe: And he that humbleth hym selfe, shalbe exalted.

Children brought to Christ.

Luke 18:15 They brought vnto him also infantes that he should touch them: Which, whe his disciples sawe it, they rebuked the. Luke 18:16 But Iesus, when he had called them vnto hym, saide, Suffer chyldre to come vnto me, and forbyd them not: For of such is the kyngdome of God. Luke 18:17 Ueryly I say vnto you: Whosoeuer receaueth not the kyngdome of God, as a chylde, shall not enter therin.

A ruler that would follow Christ, but is hindered by his riches.

Luke 18:18 And a certayne ruler asked hym, saying: Good maister, what ought I to do, to possesse eternall lyfe? Luke 18:19 Iesus sayde vnto hym: Why callest thou me good? None is good, saue God onely. Luke 18:20 Thou knowest the commaundementes: Thou shalt not commit adultrie, thou shalt not kyll, thou shalt not steale, thou shalt not beare false witnesse, honour thy father and thy mother. Luke 18:21 And he sayde: all these haue I kept from my youth vp. Luke 18:22 When Iesus hearde that, he sayde vnto hym: Yet lackest thou one thyng. Sell all that thou hast, and distribute vnto the poore, & thou shalt haue treasure in heauen, and come, folowe me. Luke 18:23 When he hearde this, he was very sory, for he was very riche. Luke 18:24 When Iesus sawe that he was sory, he sayde: With what difficultie shall they that haue money, enter into the kyngdome of God? Luke 18:25 For it is easier for a camel to go through a nedles eye, then for a riche man to enter into the kyngdome of God. Luke 18:26 And they that hearde it, sayde: And who can then be saued? Luke 18:27 And he sayde: The thynges which are vnpossible wih men, are possible with God.

The reward of them that leave all for his sake.

Luke 18:28 Then Peter sayde: Lo, we haue forsaken all, and folowed thee. Luke 18:29 He sayde vnto them. Ueryly I say vnto you: there is no man that hath forsaken house, either father, or mother, either brethren, or wyfe, or chyldren, for the kyngdome of Gods sake. Luke 18:30 Which shall not receaue much more in this worlde, and in the worlde to come, lyfe euerlastyng.

He foresheweth his death,

Luke 18:31 Iesus toke vnto hym the twelue, and sayde vnto them: Beholde, we go vp to Hierusalem, and all thynges shalbe fulfylled to the sonne of man, that are written by the prophetes. Luke 18:32 For he shalbe deliuered vnto the gentiles, and shalbe mocked, and spitefully entreated, and spitted on: Luke 18:33 And when they haue scourged hym, they wyll put hym to death. And the thyrde day he shall aryse agayne. Luke 18:34 And they vnderstoode none of all these thynges. And this saying was hyd from them, so that they perceaued not the thynges which were spoken.

and restoreth a blind man to his sight.

Luke 18:35 And it came to passe, that as he was come nie vnto Hierico, a certayne blynde man sate by the wayes syde, beggyng. Luke 18:36 And when he hearde the people passe by, he asked what it meant. Luke 18:37 And they sayde vnto hym, that Iesus of Nazareth passed by. Luke 18:38 And he cryed, saying: Iesu thou sonne of Dauid, haue mercie on me. Luke 18:39 And they which went before, rebuked hym, that he shoulde holde his peace: But he cryed so much the more, thou sonne of Dauid, haue mercie on me. Luke 18:40 And Iesus stoode styll, & commaunded hym to be brought vnto hym. And whe he was come neare, he asked him, Luke 18:41 Saying: What wylt thou that I do vnto thee? And he saide: Lorde, that I may receaue my syght. Luke 18:42 And Iesus sayde vnto hym: receaue thy syght, thy fayth hath saued thee? Luke 18:43 And immediatly he receaued his sight, and folowed hym, praysyng God: And all the people, when they sawe [it,] gaue prayse vnto God.

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