Luke 18:1 He tolde them a symilitude, signifienge, yt men ought allwayes to praye, & not to leaue of, Luke 18:2 & sayde: There was a iudge in a cite, which feared not God, and stode in awe of no man.
Of the importunate widow.
Luke 18:3 And in the same cite there was a wedowe, which came vnto him, and sayde: delyuer me fro myne aduersary. Luke 18:4 And he wolde not a greate whyle. But afterwarde he thought within hi self: Though I feare not God, & stonde in awe of no man, Luke 18:5 yet seynge this weddowe is so importune vpon me, I wil delyuer her, lest she come at the last, and rayle vpon me. Luke 18:6 Then sayde the LORDE: Heare what ye vnrighteous iudge sayeth. Luke 18:7 But shall not God also delyuer his chosen, that crye vnto hi daye and night, though he differre the? Luke 18:8 I saye vnto you: He shal delyuer them, and that shortly. Neuertheles, whan the sonne of man cometh, suppose ye, that he shal fynde faith vpon earth?
Of the Pharisee and the publican.
Luke 18:9 And vnto certayne which trusted in the selues, that they were perfecte, and despysed other, he spake this symilitude: Luke 18:10 There wente vp two men in to the teple, to praye: the one a Pharise, the other a publican. Luke 18:11 The Pharise stode, and prayed by himself after this maner: I thanke the God, that I am not as other men, robbers, vnrighteous, aduouters, or as this publican. Luke 18:12 I fast twyse in the weke, I geue the tithes of all that I haue. Luke 18:13 And the publican stode afarre of, and wolde not lift vp his eyes to heauen, but smote vpon his brest, and sayde: God be thou mercyfull vnto me synner. Luke 18:14 I tell you: This man wente downe in to his house iustified more the the other. For who so euer exalteth himself, shalbe brought lowe: and he that humbleth himself, shalbe exalted.
Children brought to Christ.
Luke 18:15 They brought yonge children also vnto him, that he shulde touch them. But whan the disciples sawe that, they rebuked them. Luke 18:16 Neuertheles Iesus called them vnto him, and sayde: Suffre childre to come vnto me, and forbyd the not, for of soch is ye kyngdome of God. Luke 18:17 Verely I saye vnto you: Whosoeuer receaueth not ye kyngdome of God as a childe, shal not enter therin.
A ruler that would follow Christ, but is hindered by his riches.
Luke 18:18 And a certayne ruler axed him, and sayde: Good master, what must I do, that I maye enheret euerlastinge life? Luke 18:19 But Iesus sayde vnto him: Why callest thou me good? There is no man good, but God onely. Luke 18:20 Thou knowest the comaundementes: Thou shalt not breake wedlocke: Thou shalt not kyll: Thou shalt not steale: Thou shalt not beare false wytnesse: Honoure thy father and yi mother. Luke 18:21 But he sayde: All these haue I kepte fro my youth vp. Luke 18:22 Wha Iesus herde that, he sayde vnto him: Yet lackest thou one thinge, sell all that thou hast, and geue it vnto ye poore, and thou shalt haue a treasure in heauen, and come & folowe me. Luke 18:23 Whan he herde that, he was sory, for he was very riche. Luke 18:24 Whan Iesus sawe that he was sory, he sayde: How hardly shal the riche come in to the kyngdome of God? Luke 18:25 It is easyer for a Camell to go thorow the eye of a nedle, the for a rich man to entre in to the kyngdome of God. Luke 18:26 Then sayde they yt herde that: Who can then be saued? Luke 18:27 But he sayde: loke what is vnpossible with me, is possible with God.
The reward of them that leave all for his sake.
Luke 18:28 Then sayde Peter: Beholde, we haue forsake all, and folowed the. Luke 18:29 He sayde vnto the: Verely I saye vnto you: There is no ma yt forsaketh house, or elders, or brethren, or wife, or children for the kyngdome of Gods sake, Luke 18:30 which shal not receaue moch more in this tyme, and euerlastinge life in the worlde to come.
He foresheweth his death,
Luke 18:31 He toke vnto him the twolue, and sayde vnto them: Beholde, we go vp to Ierusale, and it shal all be fulfilled, that is wrytten by the prophetes of the sonne of man. Luke 18:32 For he shal be delyuered vnto ye Heythen, and shalbe mocked, and despytefully intreated, and spitted vpon: Luke 18:33 and whan they haue scourged him, they shal put him to death, and vpon the thirde daye shal he aryse agayne. Luke 18:34 And they vnderstode nothinge of these thinges. And this sayenge was hyd from them, and they perceaued not the thinges that were spoken.
and restoreth a blind man to his sight.
Luke 18:35 And it came to passe, whan he came nye vnto Iericho, there sat one blynde by the waye, and begged. Luke 18:36 And whan he herde the people passe by, he axed what it was. Luke 18:37 Then sayde they vnto him, that Iesus of Nazareth passed by. Luke 18:38 And he cryed, and sayde: Iesu thou sonne of Dauid, haue mercy vpon me. Luke 18:39 But the people that wente before, rebuked him, that he shulde holde his tunge. Neuertheles he cried moch more: Thou sonne of Dauid haue mercy vpo me. Luke 18:40 Iesus stode styl, & comaunded hi to be brought vnto hi. And whan he was come neare, he axed him Luke 18:41 and sayde: What wilt thou, that I do vnto the? He sayde: LORDE, that I maye receaue my sight. Luke 18:42 And Iesus sayde vnto him: Receaue thy sight, thy faith hath saued the. Luke 18:43 And immediatly he sawe, and folowed him, & praysed God. And all the people that sawe it, gaue God the prayse.