Christ reproveth the Pharisees' blindness about the observation of the Sabbath, by Scripture, reason, and miracle:
Luke 6:1 And it came to passe, on the seconde Sabboth, after the first, that he went through the corne fieldes: and his disciples plucked the eares of corne, and dyd eate, and rubbed them in their handes. Luke 6:2 And certayne of the pharisees sayde vnto them: Why do ye that, which is not lawfull to do on ye Sabboth dayes? Luke 6:3 And Iesus aunswered them, & sayde: Haue ye not read what Dauid dyd, when he hym selfe was an hungred, and they which were with hym: Luke 6:4 Howe he went into the house of God, and dyd take and eate the shewe bread, and gaue also to them that were with hym, which was not lawfull to eate, but for the priestes only? Luke 6:5 And he sayde vnto them: The sonne of man is Lord also of ye Sabboth day. Luke 6:6 And it came to passe also in another Sabboth, that he entred into the synagogue, and taught: And there was a man, whose right hand was dried vp. Luke 6:7 And the scribes & pharisees watched hym, whether he woulde heale on the Sabboth day: that they myght fynde howe to accuse hym. Luke 6:8 But he knewe their thoughtes, and said to the man which had the withered hande: Ryse vp, and stande foorth in the myddes. And he arose, and stoode foorth. Luke 6:9 Then sayde Iesus vnto them, I wyll aske you a question: Whether is it lawfull on the Sabboth dayes to do good, or to do euyll? to saue ones lyfe, or to destroy it? Luke 6:10 And he behelde them all in compasse, & sayde vnto the man: Stretche foorth thy hande. And he dyd so: & his hande was restored agayne as whole as the other. Luke 6:11 And they were fylled with madnesse, and communed together among them selues, what they myght do to Iesus. Luke 6:12 And it came to passe in those dayes, yt he wet out into a mountayne to pray, & continued all nyght in prayer to God.
chooseth twelve Apostles:
Luke 6:13 And assoone as it was day, he called his disciples: And of them he chose twelue, whom he called Apostles: Luke 6:14 (Simon, whom he also named Peter, and Andrewe his brother: Iames and Iohn, Philip and Barthelmewe, Luke 6:15 Matthewe and Thomas, Iames the sonne of Alpheus, & Simon, which is called Zelotes: Luke 6:16 And Iudas, Iames [brother] and Iudas Iscariot, which also was the traytour.)
healeth the diseased:
Luke 6:17 And he came downe with them, and stoode in the playne fielde, and the company of his disciples, and a great multitude of people, out of all Iurie & Hierusalem, and fro the sea coast of Tyre and Sidon, which came to heare hym, and to be healed of their diseases, Luke 6:18 And they that were vexed with foule spirites: and they were healed. Luke 6:19 And all the people preassed to touche hym: for there went vertue out of hym, and healed them all.
preacheth to his disciples before the people of blessings and curses:
Luke 6:20 And he lyft vp his eyes vpon his disciples, and sayde: Blessed be ye poore, for yours is the kyngdome of God. Luke 6:21 Blessed are ye that hunger nowe, for ye shalbe satisfied. Blessed are ye that weepe nowe, for ye shall laugh. Luke 6:22 Blessed shall ye be when men hate you, & seperate you [from their companie] and raile on you, & put out your names as an euyll thyng, for the sonne of mans sake. Luke 6:23 Reioyce ye in that day, and be glad: For beholde, your rewarde is great in heauen: For thus dyd their fathers vnto the prophetes. Luke 6:24 But wo vnto you that are riche: for ye haue your consolation. Luke 6:25 Wo vnto you that are full: for ye shall hunger. Wo vnto you that nowe laugh: for ye shall wayle and weepe. Luke 6:26 Wo vnto you when all men prayse you: for so dyd their fathers to the false prophetes.
how we must love our enemies:
Luke 6:27 But I say vnto you which heare: Loue your enemies, Do good to them which hate you. Luke 6:28 Blesse them that curse you: And pray for the which wrongfully trouble you. Luke 6:29 And vnto hym that smyteth thee on the one cheeke, offer also the other. And hym that taketh away thy cloke, forbyd not to take thy coate also. Luke 6:30 Geue to euery man that asketh of thee: And of hym that taketh away thy goodes, aske them not agayne. Luke 6:31 And as ye woulde that men shoulde do to you, do ye also to them lykewyse. Luke 6:32 For yf ye loue them which loue you, what thanke haue ye? For sinners also loue their louers. Luke 6:33 And yf ye do good for them which do good for you, what thanke haue ye? For sinners also do euen the same. Luke 6:34 And yf ye lende to them, of whom ye hope to receaue, what thanke haue ye? For synners also lende to sinners, to receaue such lyke agayne. Luke 6:35 But loue ye your enemies, & do good, and lende, lokyng for nothyng agayne: and your rewarde shalbe great, and ye shalbe the chyldren of the hyest: for he is kynde vnto the vnkynde, & to the euyll. Luke 6:36 Be ye therfore mercifull, as your father also is mercifull. Luke 6:37 Iudge not, & ye shall not be iudged: Condemne not, and ye shall not be condemned: Forgeue, & ye shalbe forgeuen. Luke 6:38 Geue, and it shalbe geuen vnto you: good measure, pressed downe, & shaken together, and runnyng ouer, shall men geue into your bosomes. For with the same measure that ye meate withall, shall other men meate to you agayne. Luke 6:39 And he put foorth a similitude vnto them: Can the blynde leade the blynde? Do they not both fall into the ditche? Luke 6:40 The disciple is not aboue his maister: But whosoeuer wylbe a perfect disciple, shalbe as his maister is. Luke 6:41 And why seest thou a moate in thy brothers eye: but considerest not the beame that is in thyne owne eye? Luke 6:42 Either, howe canst thou say to thy brother: Brother, let me pull out the moate that is in thyne eye, when thou seest not the beame that is in thyne owne eye? Thou hypocrite, caste out the beame out of thyne owne eye first, & then shalt thou see perfectly, to pul out the moate that is in thy brothers eye. Luke 6:43 For it is not a good tree, that bryngeth foorth euyll fruite: Neither is that an euyll tree, that bryngeth foorth good fruite. Luke 6:44 For euery tree is knowen by his fruite: for of thornes do not me gather fygges, nor of busshes, gather they grapes. Luke 6:45 A good man, out of the good treasure of his heart, bringeth foorth that which is good: And an euyll man, out of the euyll treasure of his heart, bryngeth foorth that which is euyll. For of the aboundaunce of the heart, his mouth speaketh.
and join the obedience of good works to the hearing of the Word: lest in the evil day of temptation we fall like an house built upon the face of the earth, without any foudation.
Luke 6:46 Why call ye me Lorde, Lorde, and do not as I byd you? Luke 6:47 Whosoeuer commeth to me, & heareth my sayinges, and doth the same, I wyll shewe you to whom he is lyke. Luke 6:48 He is lyke a man which built an house, and digged deepe, and layde the foundation on a rocke. And when the waters arose, the fludde beat vpon that house, and coulde not moue it: For it was grounded vpon a rocke. Luke 6:49 But he that heareth and doeth not, is lyke a man, that without foundation, built an house vpon the earth, agaynst which the fludde dyd beate, and it fell immediatly: And the fall of that house was great.