Bishops' Bible

Luke 21

Christ commendeth the poor widow.

Luke 21:1 As he beheld, he sawe the ryche men whiche caste their gyftes into the treasurie. Luke 21:2 He saw also a certaine poore wydowe, which caste in thyther two unites. Luke 21:3 And he sayde, Of a trueth I say vnto you, that this poore wydowe hath put in more then they all. Luke 21:4 For they all haue of their superfluitie added vnto the offerynges of God: but she of her penurie hath cast in al the substaunce that she had.

He foretelleth the destruction of the Temple, and of the city Jerusalem:

Luke 21:5 And vnto some, that spake of the temple, howe it was garnisshed with goodlie stones and gyftes, he sayde. Luke 21:6 Are these the thynges whiche ye loke vpo? The dayes wyll come, in ye which there shall not be left one stone vpo another, that shall not be throwen downe. Luke 21:7 And they asked him, saying: Maister when shall these thynges be? and what signe wyll there be, when these thynges shall come to passe? Luke 21:8 And he sayde: Take heede, that ye be not deceaued. For many shall come in my name, saying I am Christe, and the tyme draweth neare. Folowe ye them not therfore. Luke 21:9 But when ye heare of warres, and seditios, be not afraide: For these thinges must first come to passe, but the ende foloweth not by and by. Luke 21:10 Then sayde he vnto them: Nation shall ryse agaynst nation, & kyngdome agaynst kyngdome. Luke 21:11 And great earthquakes shalbe in diuers places, and hunger, and pestilence, and fearefull thynges, and great signes shall there be from heauen. Luke 21:12 But before all these, they shall laye their handes on you, and persecute you, deliueryng you vp to the synagogues, & into prisons, and shall bryng you vnto kynges and rulers for my names sake. Luke 21:13 And it shall turne to you for a testimoniall. Luke 21:14 Be at a sure poynt therefore in your heartes, not to studie before what ye shall aunswere: Luke 21:15 For I wyll geue you a mouth, and wysedome, where agaynst, all your aduersaries shall not be able to speake nor resist. Luke 21:16 Yea ye shalbe betrayed also of your parentes, and brethren, and kynsfolke, and friendes, and [some] of you shal they put to death. Luke 21:17 And hated shal ye be of all men for my names sake. Luke 21:18 And there shall not one heere of your head peryshe. Luke 21:19 Possesse ye your soule by patience. Luke 21:20 And whe ye see Hierusalem besieged with an hoast, then be sure that the desolation of the same is nye. Luke 21:21 Then let them which are in Iurie, flee to the mountaynes, and let them which are in the myddes of it, depart out: and let not them that are in other countreys enter therin. Luke 21:22 For these be the dayes of vengeaunce, that all thinges which are written, may be fulfylled. Luke 21:23 But wo vnto the that are with childe, & to them that geue sucke in those days: For there shalbe great distresse in the lande, and wrath ouer this people. Luke 21:24 And they shall fall through the edge of the sworde, and shalbe led away captiue into all nations: And Hierusalem shalbe troden downe of the gentiles, vntyll the tyme of the gentiles be fulfylled.

the signs also which shall be before the last day.

Luke 21:25 And there shalbe signes in the sunne and in the moone, & in the starres: and vpon the earth trouble among the nations, with perplexitie. The sea and the water shall rore. Luke 21:26 And mens heartes shal fayle them for feare, and for loking after those thinges which shall come on the world: For the powers of heauen shalbe shaken. Luke 21:27 And then shall they see the sonne of man come in a cloude, with power and great glorie. Luke 21:28 And when these thynges begyn to come to passe, then loke vp, and lyft vp your heades, for your redemptio draweth nye. Luke 21:29 And he shewed them a similitude: Behold the figge tree, & all the trees. Luke 21:30 When they shoote foorth [their buddes] ye see and knowe of your owne selues that sommer is then nye at hande. Luke 21:31 So likewise ye, when ye see these thinges come to passe, be ye sure that the kyngdome of God is nye. Luke 21:32 Ueryly I say vnto you, this generation shall not passe, tyll all be fulfylled. Luke 21:33 Heauen and earth shall passe, but my wordes shall not passe.

He exhorteth them to be watchful.

Luke 21:34 Take heede to your selues, lest at any tyme your heartes be ouercome with surfettyng and dronkennesse, and cares of this lyfe, and so the daye come vpon you vnwares. Luke 21:35 For as a snare shall it come on al them that dwell on the face of ye whole earth. Luke 21:36 Watche ye therfore, and pray continually, that ye may be accompted worthy to escape all these thinges yt shall come, & that ye may stand before ye sonne of man. Luke 21:37 In the day time he taught in the temple: and at nyght he went out, & abode in the mount that is called Oliuete. Luke 21:38 And all the people came in ye mornyng to hym in the temple, for to heare hym.

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