Christ sendeth out at once seventy disciples to work miracles, and to preach:
Luke 10:1 Afterwarde the LORDE appoynted out other seuentie, and sent them two and two before him in to euery cite and place, whither he himself wolde come, Luke 10:2 and sayde vnto them: The haruest is greate, but the labourers are fewe. Praye therfore the LORDE of the haruest, to sende forth labourers in to his haruest. Luke 10:3 Go youre waye: beholde, I sende you forth as the labes amonge ye wolues. Luke 10:4 Beare nether wallet, ner scryppe, ner shues, and salute no ma by the waye. Luke 10:5 In to what so euer house ye entre, first saye: Peace be in this house. Luke 10:6 And yf the childe of peace be there, youre peace shal rest vpon him. Yf no, then shal youre peace turne to you agayne. Luke 10:7 But tary ye still in the same house, eatinge aud drynkinge soch as they haue. For the labourer is worthy of his rewarde. Go not from house to house. Luke 10:8 And in to what so euer cite ye entre, and they receaue you, eate soch thinges as are set before you. Luke 10:9 And heale the sicke that are there, and saye vnto them: The kyngdome of God is come nye vnto you. Luke 10:10 But in to what so euer cite ye come, and they receaue you not, go youre waye out in to the stretes of the same, and saye: Luke 10:11 Euen the very dust which cleaueth vpon vs of youre cite, wype we of vpon you. But of this ye shal be sure, that the kyngdome of God was come nye vnto you. Luke 10:12 I saye vnto you: It shalbe easyer for Sodome in that daye, then for that cite. Luke 10:13 Wo vnto the Chorazin, wo vnto the Bethsaida: for yf the miracles which haue bene done amonge you had bene done at Tyre and Sidon, they had done pennaunce longe agoo, syttinge in sack cloth and in asshes. Luke 10:14 Neuertheles it shalbe easyer for Tyre and Sidon at the iudgment, then for you. Luke 10:15 And thou Capernaum which art exalted vnto the heauen, shalt be thrust downe vnto hell. Luke 10:16 He that heareth you, heareth me: and he that despyseth you, despyseth me: but who so despyseth me, despyseth him yt sent me.
admonisheth them to be humble, and wherein to rejoice:
Luke 10:17 The seuetye came agayne with ioye, and sayde: LORDE, the deuels also are subdued vnto vs in thy name. Luke 10:18 But he sayde vnto them: I sawe Sathan fall downe from heauen as a lightenynge. Luke 10:19 Beholde, I haue geuen you power to treade vpon serpetes and scorpions, and ouer all power of the enemye, and nothinge shall hurte you. Luke 10:20 Neuertheles, reioyce not ye in this, that the spretes are subdued vnto you: but reioyse, that youre names are wrytten in heauen.
thanketh his Father for his grace:
Luke 10:21 At the same houre reioysed Iesus in sprete, and sayde: I prayse the (O father and LORDE of heauen and earth) that thou hast hyd these thinges from the wyse and prudent, and hast opened them vnto babes. Euen so father, for so it pleased the. Luke 10:22 All thinges are geuen ouer vnto me of my father: and no man knoweth who the sonne is, but onely the father: nether who the father is, saue onely the sonne, and he to who the sonne wil open it.
magnifieth the happy estate of his Church:
Luke 10:23 And he turned him vnto his disciples, and sayde in especiall: Blessed are the eyes, which se that ye se. Luke 10:24 For I saye vnto you: Many prophetes and kynges, wolde haue sene the thynges that ye se, and haue not sene them: and to haue herde the thynges that ye heare, and haue not herde 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, there stode vp a scrybe and tempted him, and sayde: Master, what must I do, to inheret euerlastinge life? Luke 10:26 He sayde vnto him: What is wrytten in the lawe? How readest thou? Luke 10:27 He answered and sayde: Thou shalt loue thy LORDE God with all thy hert, with all thy soule, with all thy strength, and with all thy mynde, and thy neghboure as thy self. Luke 10:28 He sayde vnto him: Thou hast answered right: this do, and thou shalt lyue. Luke 10:29 But he wolde haue iustified himself, & sayde vnto Iesus: Who is then my neghboure? Luke 10:30 Then answered Iesus, and sayde: A certayne man wente downe from Ierusalem vnto Iericho, and fell amonge murthurers, which stryped him out of his clothes, and wounded him, and wente their waye, and left him half deed. Luke 10:31 And by chauce there came downe a prest the same waye: and whan he sawe him, he passed by. Luke 10:32 And likewyse a Leuite, wha he came nye vnto the same place and sawe him, he passed by. Luke 10:33 But a Samaritane was goynge his iourney, and came that waye, and whan he sawe him, he had compassion vpon him, Luke 10:34 wente vnto him, bounde vp his woundes, and poured oyle and wyne therin, and lifte him vp vpon his beast, and brought him in to the ynne, and made prouysion for him. Luke 10:35 Vpon the next daye whan he departed, he toke out two pens, and gaue them to the oost, aud sayde vnto him: Take cure of him, and what so euer thou spendest more, I wil paye it the, whan I come agayne. Luke 10:36 Which of these thre now thinkest thou, was neghboure vnto him, that fell amonge the murtherers? Luke 10:37 He sayde: He that shewed mercy vpon him Then sayde Iesus vnto him: Go thy waye then, and do thou likewyse.
Luke 10:38 It fortuned as they wete, that he entred in to a towne, where there was a woman named Martha, which receaued him in to hir house. Luke 10:39 And she had a sister, called Mary, which sat hir downe at Iesus fete, and herkened vnto his worde. Luke 10:40 But Martha made hirself moch to do, for to serue him. And she stepte vnto him, and sayde: LORDE, carest thou not, that my sister letteth me serue alone? Byd her therfore, that she helpe me.
reprehendeth Martha, and commendeth Mary her sister.
Luke 10:41 But Iesus answered, and sayde vnto her: Martha Martha, thou takest thought, and combrest thy self aboute many thinges: Luke 10:42 there is but one thinge nedefull. Mary hath chosen a good parte, which shal not be taken awaye from her.