Coverdale Bible

Luke 6

Christ reproveth the Pharisees' blindness about the observation of the Sabbath, by Scripture, reason, and miracle:

Luke 6:1 And it fortuned vpon an after pryncipall Sabbath, that he wente thorow the corne felde, & his disciples plucked the eares of corne, and ate, and rubbed the with their hades. Luke 6:2 But certayne of the Pharises sayde vnto them: Wherfore do ye that, which is not laufull to do vpon the Sabbath? Luke 6:3 And Iesus answered, and sayde vnto the: Haue ye not red what Dauid dyd, wha he was hongrie, and they that were with him, Luke 6:4 how he wente in to the house of God, and toke the shewbred, and ate, and gaue also vnto them that were with him, which was laufull for no man to eate, but for the prestes onely? Luke 6:5 And he sayde vnto them: The sonne of man is LORDE euen ouer the Sabbath. Luke 6:6 It came to passe vpo another Sabbath, that he wete in to the synagoge, and taught and there was a man, whose right hande was wythred. Luke 6:7 But ye scrybes and Pharises marked him, whether he wolde heale vpon the Sabbath, that they might fynde an occasion agaynst him. Luke 6:8 Neuertheles he perceaued their thoughtes, and sayde vnto the ma with the wythred hande: Aryse, and steppe forth here. And he arose, and stepped forth. Luke 6:9 Then sayde Iesus vnto the: I wil axe you a question: What is it laufull to do vpo the Sabbath? good, or euell? to saue life, or to destroye it? Luke 6:10 And he behelde the all rounde aboute, and sayde vnto the ma: Stretch out thine hande. And he dyd so. Then was his hande restored him to right, euen as whole as the other. Luke 6:11 But they were fylled full of madnes, and commoned together, what they wolde do to him. Luke 6:12 And it fortuned at the same tyme, that he wente out in to a mountayne to praye, and continued all night in prayer to God.

chooseth twelve Apostles:

Luke 6:13 And wha it was daye, he called his disciples, and chose twolue of them, whom he called also apostles. Luke 6:14 Symon, whom he named Peter, and Andrew his brother, Iames and Ihon, Phylippe and Bartylmew, Luke 6:15 Mathew and Thomas, Iames the sonne of Alpheus, Symon called Zelotes, Luke 6:16 Iudas the sonne of Iames, and Iudas Iscarioth, which was the traytoure.

healeth the diseased:

Luke 6:17 And he wente downe with them, and stode vpon a playne in the felde, and the company of his disciples, and a greate multitude of people, from all Iewry, and Ierusale, and from Tyre and Sydon by the see coast, which were come to heare him, and to be healed of their diseases, Luke 6:18 and they that were vexed with foule spretes, were healed. Luke 6:19 And all the people sought to touch him, for there wente vertue fro him, and healed the all.

preacheth to his disciples before the people of blessings and curses:

Luke 6:20 And he lift vp his eyes vpo his disciples, and sayde: Blessed are ye poore, for yours is the kyngdome of God. Luke 6:21 Blessed are ye that honger here, for ye shalbe satisfied. Blessed are ye yt wepe here, for ye shal laugh. Luke 6:22 Blessed are ye, whan men hate you, and put you out of their copanyes, and reuyle you, and cast out youre name as an euell thinge, for the sonne of mans sake. Luke 6:23 Reioyse ye then, and be glad: for beholde, youre rewarde is greate in heauen. Euen thus dyd their fathers vnto the prophetes also. Luke 6:24 But wo vnto you riche, for ye haue youre cosolacion allready. Luke 6:25 Wo vnto you that are full, for ye shal honger. Wo vnto you that laugh here, for ye shal wepe and wayle. Luke 6:26 Wo vnto you whan euery man prayseth you, Euen so dyd their fathers vnto the false prophetes also.

how we must love our enemies:

Luke 6:27 But I saye vnto you that heare: Loue youre enemies: do good vnto them that hate you: Luke 6:28 blesse them that curse you: praye for them that wrongfully trouble you. Luke 6:29 And who so smyteth the on the one cheke, offre him ye other also. And who so taketh awaye thy cloake, forbyd him not yi cote also. Luke 6:30 Who so euer axeth of the, geue him: and who so taketh awaye thyne, axe it not agayne. Luke 6:31 And as ye wolde that men shulde do vnto you, euen so do ye vnto them likewyse. Luke 6:32 And yf ye loue them that loue you, what thake haue ye therfore? For synners also loue their louers. Luke 6:33 And yf ye do good for youre good doers, what thanke haue ye therfore? For synners also do euen the same. Luke 6:34 And yf ye lende vnto them, of who ye hope to receaue what thake haue ye ther fore? For synners also lende vnto synners, that they maye receaue as moch agayne. Luke 6:35 But rather loue ye yor enemies, do good, and lende, lokynge for nothinge therof agayne: so shal yor rewarde be greate, and ye shalbe the children of the Hyest, for he is kynde, euen to the vnthankfull and to the euell. Luke 6:36 Be ye therfore mercifull, as youre father also is mercifull. Luke 6:37 Iudge not, and ye shal not be iudged. Condepne not, and ye shal not be condempned. Forgeue, and ye shal be forgeuen. Luke 6:38 Geue, and to you shalbe geue. A good measure, pressed downe, shaken together, & runynge ouer, shal me geue into youre bosome. For with what measure ye meete, with the same shal it be measured to you agayne. Luke 6:39 And he sayde a symilitude vnto the: Can the blynde shewe the waye to ye blynde? Do they not both the fall in to the dyche? Luke 6:40 The disciple is not aboue his master. But whosoeuer is perfecte, ye same shalbe as his master. Luke 6:41 But why seist thou a moote i thy brothers eye, and considrest not the beame, that is in thine awne eye? Luke 6:42 Or how canst thou saye vnto thy brother: holde styll brother, I wil plucke ye moate out of thyne eye, and thou thy self seist not ye beame in thine awne eye? Thou ypocryte, Fyrst cast the beame out of thine awne eye, and the shalt thou se clearly to pull the moote out of thy brothers eye. Luke 6:43 For it is no good tre, yt bryngeth forth euell frute: and no euell tre yt bringeth forth good frute. Luke 6:44 Euery tre is knowne by his frute. For me gather not fygges of thornes, ner grapes of busshes. Luke 6:45 A good ma out of ye good treasure of his hert, bryngeth forth yt which is good: and an euell ma out of the euell treasure of his hert, bryngeth forth that which is euell. For of the abundaunce of the hert, the 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 But why call ye me LORDE LORDE, & do not that I saye vnto you? Luke 6:47 Who so euer commeth vnto me, and heareth my wordes and doth the, I wil shewe you to whom he is lyke. Luke 6:48 He is like vnto a man which buylded an house, and digged depe, and layed ye foundacion vpon a rocke. Whan the waters came, the floudes bett vpon that house, and coulde not moue it: for it was grouded vpo ye rocke. Luke 6:49 But he that heareth and doth not, is like vnto a man that buylded his house vpo the earth without foundacion, and the streames bett vpo it, and it fell immediatly, and greate was the fall of that house.

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