Christ sendeth his Apostles to work miracles, and to preach.
Luke 9:1 Iesus called the twelue together, and gaue the power and aucthoritie ouer al deuils, and that they might heale diseases. Luke 9:2 And he sent them to preache the kyngdome of God, and to heale the sicke. Luke 9:3 And he saide vnto the: Take nothing to your iourney, neither staues, nor scrippe, neither bread, neither money, neither haue two coates. Luke 9:4 And whatsoeuer house ye enter into, there abyde, and thence depart. Luke 9:5 And whosoeuer wyll not receaue you, when ye go out of that citie, shake of the very dust from your feete, for a testimonie agaynst them. Luke 9:6 And they departed, and went through the townes, preachyng the Gospell, and healyng euerywhere.
Herod desireth to see Christ.
Luke 9:7 And Herode the tetrarche heard of all that was done by hym, and doubted, because that it was sayde of some, that Iohn was rysen agayne from death: Luke 9:8 And of some, that Elias had appeared, and of some, that one of the olde prophetes was rysen agayne. Luke 9:9 And Herode sayde, Iohn haue I beheaded, but who is this of who I heare such thinges? And he desired to see him.
Luke 9:10 And the apostles returned, & tolde him all that they had done. And he toke the and went aside into a solitarie place, nye vnto the citie that is called Bethsaida. Luke 9:11 Which whe the people knew, they folowed him: And he receaued them, and spake vnto the of the kingdome of God, & healed the that had nede to be healed. Luke 9:12 And when the day began to weare away, then came the twelue and sayde vnto hym: Sende the people awaye, that they may go into the townes and vyllages rounde about, and lodge, and get meate: for we are here in a place of wyldernesse. Luke 9:13 But he said vnto them: Geue ye the to eate. And they said: We haue no mo but fyue loaues and two fisshes, excepte we should go & bye meate for al this people. Luke 9:14 And they were about fyue thousande men. And he said to his disciples: Cause the to sit downe by fifties in a companie. Luke 9:15 And they dyd so, and made them all to sit downe. Luke 9:16 And he toke the fyue loaues and the two fisshes, and loked vp to heauen, and blessed them, and brake, and gaue to the disciples to set before the people.
Christ feedeth five thousand:
Luke 9:17 And they dyd all eate, and were satisfied. And there was taken vp of that remayned to them, twelue baskettes full of broken meate.
enquireth what opinion the world had of him:
Luke 9:18 And it came to passe, as he was alone praying, his disciples were with hym, and he asked them, saying: Who say the people that I am? Luke 9:19 They aunswered and sayde, Iohn Baptist: some say, Elias: and some say that one of the olde prophetes is rysen. Luke 9:20 He sayde vnto them: But whom say ye that I am? [Simon] Peter aunswered, & saide: [Thou art] Christe, of God. Luke 9:21 And he warned & commaunded them, that they should tell no man that thing,
foretelleth his passion:
Luke 9:22 Saying: The sonne of man must suffer many thynges, and be reproued of the elders, and of the hye priestes and scribes, and be slayne, and ryse agayne the thirde day.
proposeth to all the pattern of his patience.
Luke 9:23 And he said to the all: If any man wyl come after me, let him denie him selfe, & take vp his crosse dayly, & folowe me. Luke 9:24 For whosoeuer wyl saue his lyfe, shal lose it: But whosoeuer shal lose his lyfe for my sake, the same shall saue it. Luke 9:25 For what auauntageth it a man yf he wynne the whole worlde, and lose hym selfe, or runne in daunger of hym selfe? Luke 9:26 For whosoeuer shalbe ashamed of me, and of my wordes, of hym shall the sonne of man be ashamed, whe he commeth in his maiestie, and in the maiestie of his father, and of the holy angels. Luke 9:27 I tell you of a trueth, there be some standyng here, whiche shall not taste of death, tyl they see the kingdome of God.
Luke 9:28 And it came to passe, about an eyght dayes after these sayinges, he toke Peter, and Iohn, and Iames, and went vp into a mountayne to pray. Luke 9:29 And as he prayed, the fashion of his countenaunce was chaunged, & his garment was whyte, and shone. Luke 9:30 And beholde, there talked with hym two men, which were Moyses & Elias: Luke 9:31 That appeared in the maiestie, & spake of his departyng, which he shoulde end at Hierusalem. Luke 9:32 But Peter, and they that were with him, were heauie with sleepe: and whe they awoke, they sawe his maiestie, and two men standyng with hym. Luke 9:33 And it came to passe, as they departed fro him, Peter said vnto Iesus: Maister it is good beyng here for vs, let vs make three tabernacles, one for thee, & one for Moyses, and one for Elias: and wyst not what he sayde. Luke 9:34 Whyle he thus spake, there came a cloude, and ouershadowed them, & they feared whe they wer come into ye cloude Luke 9:35 And there came a voyce out of the cloude, saying: this is my deare sonne, heare him. Luke 9:36 And assoone as the voyce was paste, Iesus was founde alone: and they kept it close, and tolde no man in those dayes any of those thynges which they hadde seene.
He healeth the lunatick:
Luke 9:37 And it came to passe, that on the next day, as they came downe from the hyll, much people met hym. Luke 9:38 And beholde, a man of the companie cried out, saying: Maister, I besech thee behold my sonne, for he is all yt I haue: Luke 9:39 And see, a spirite taketh hym, and sodenly he cryeth, and teareth hym, that he fometh agayne, & with much payne departeth from him, when he hath rent hym. Luke 9:40 And I besought thy disciples to cast hym out, and they coulde not. Luke 9:41 Iesus aunswered, and saide: O faithlesse and croked nation, howe long shall I be with you, and shall suffer you? Bryng thy sonne hyther. Luke 9:42 As he was yet a commyng, the fiende rent hym, and tare hym: And Iesus rebuked the vncleane spirite, and healed the chylde, and deliuered hym to his father.
again forewarneth his disciples of his passion:
Luke 9:43 And they were all amased at the mightie power of God: But whyle they wondred euery one at all thinges which he dyd, he sayde vnto his disciples, Luke 9:44 Let these sayinges sincke downe into your eares: For it wyll come to passe, that the sonne of man shalbe deliuered into the handes of men. Luke 9:45 But they wyst not what that worde meant, and it was hydde from them that they vnderstoode it not: And they feared to aske hym of that saying.
Luke 9:46 Then there arose a disputatio among them, which of them should be the greatest. Luke 9:47 When Iesus perceaued the thought of their heartes, he toke a chylde, and set hym harde by hym, Luke 9:48 And sayde vnto them: Whosoeuer receaueth this chylde in my name, receaueth me: And whosoeuer receaueth me, receaueth him that sent me. For he that is least among you all, the same shalbe great.
Luke 9:49 And Iohn aunswered, and sayde: Maister, we sawe one castyng out deuyls in thy name, and we forbad hym, because he foloweth not with vs. Luke 9:50 And Iesus sayde vnto hym, Forbyd ye [hym] not: For he that is not against vs, is with vs.
biddeth them to shew mildness towards all, without desire of revenge.
Luke 9:51 And it came to passe, when the tyme was come that he shoulde be receaued vp, he set his face to go to Hierusalem. Luke 9:52 And sent messengers before him: And they went, & entred into a towne of the Samaritanes, to make redy for hym. Luke 9:53 And they woulde not receaue him, because his face was as though he woulde go to Hierusalem. Luke 9:54 When his disciples, Iames & Iohn, sawe this, they sayde: Lord, wylt thou that we comaunde fire to come downe from heauen and consume them, euen as Elias dyd? Luke 9:55 Iesus turned about, & rebuked them, saying: Ye wote not what maner spirite ye are of. Luke 9:56 For the sonne of man is not come to destroye mens lyues, but to saue them. And they went to another towne.
Divers would follow him, but upon conditions.
Luke 9:57 And it came to passe, that as they went walkyng in the way, a certayne man sayde vnto hym: I wyll folowe thee Lorde whyther so euer thou go. Luke 9:58 And Iesus sayde vnto hym: Foxes haue holes, and byrdes of the ayre haue nestes: but the sonne of man, hath not where to lay his head. Luke 9:59 And he sayde vnto another, folowe me. And the same sayde: Lorde, suffer me first to go and burie my father. Luke 9:60 Iesus sayde vnto hym, Let the dead burie their dead: but go thou & preache the kyngdome of God. Luke 9:61 And another sayde: Lorde I wyll folowe thee, but let me first go byd them farewell, which are at home at my house. Luke 9:62 Iesus sayde vnto hym: No man that putteth his hande to the plowe, and loketh backe, is apt to the kyngdome of God.