Christ sendeth out at once seventy disciples to work miracles, and to preach:
Luke 10:1 After these thynges, the Lorde appoynted other .lxx. also, and sent them two and two before hym into euery cytie & place, whyther he him selfe wolde come. Luke 10:2 Therfore sayd he vnto them: the haruest is great, but the labourers are fewe. Praye ye therfore þe lord of the haruest, to sende forth labourers into his haruest. Luke 10:3 Go your wayes: behold, I sende you forth as lambes among wolues. Luke 10:4 Beare no wallet, nether scryp, nor shoes, & salute no man by the waye. Luke 10:5 Into whatsoeuer house ye enter, fyrst saye: Peace be to thys house. Luke 10:6 And yf the sonne of peace be there, your peace shall rest vpon him: yf not, it shall turne to you agayne. Luke 10:7 And in the same house tary styll, eatyng and drinckyng soch as they geue: For the labourer is worthy of hys rewarde. Go not from house to house, Luke 10:8 & into whatsoeuer cytie ye entre, & they receaue you, eate soch thynges as are set before you, Luke 10:9 and heale the sicke that are therin, and saye vnto them: the kingdome of God is come nye vpon you Luke 10:10 But into whatsoeuer citie ye enter, & they receaue you not, go your wayes out into the stretes of the same, & saye: Luke 10:11 euen the very dust of youre cytie (which cleaueth on vs) do we wype of agaynst you: Not withstanding, be ye sure of thys, that the kyngdome of God was come nye vpon you. Luke 10:12 I saye vnto you: þt it shalbe easier in that daye for Zodome, then for that cytie. Luke 10:13 Wo vnto the Chorazin: wo vnto the Bethsaida. For yf þe miracles had bene done in Tyre and Sidon, which haue bene done in you, they had (a greate whyle ago) repented of theyr synnes, syttyng in heercloth and asshes. Luke 10:14 Neuerthelesse, it shalbe easier for Tyre and Sidon, at the iudgement, then for you. Luke 10:15 And thou Capernaum (which art exalted to heauen) shalt be thrust downe to hell. Luke 10:16 He þt heareth you, heareth me: and he that despyseth you, despyseth me: and he that despyseth me; despyseth him that sent me.
admonisheth them to be humble, and wherein to rejoice:
Luke 10:17 And the .lxx. turned agayne wt ioye, sayeng: Lorde, euen þe very deuels are subdued to vs thorow thy name. Luke 10:18 And he sayd vnto them: I sawe Satan (as it had bene lightening) falling downe from heauen. Luke 10:19 Behold, I geue vnto you power, to treade on serpentes, and scorpions, and ouer all maner power of the enemy, and nothing shull hurte you. Luke 10:20 Neuertheles, in this reioyse not, þt þe spretes are subdued vnto you: but reioyse, that youre names are wryten in heauen.
thanketh his Father for his grace:
Luke 10:21 That same houre reioysed Iesus in ghost, and sayd: I thanke the, O father. 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 pleased it the. Luke 10:22 All thinges are geuen me of my father. No man knoweth who the sonne is, but the father: and who the father is, but the sonne, & he to whom þe sonne wyll shewe hym.
magnifieth the happy estate of his Church:
Luke 10:23 And he turned to his disciples, and sayde secretly: Happy are the eyes, which se þe thinges that ye se. Luke 10:24 For I tell you, that many prophetes and kinges haue desired to se those thinges which ye se, and haue not sene them: and to heare those thynges which ye heare, and haue not hearde 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 behold a certayne lawyer stode vp, & tempted him, saying. Master, what shall I do, to inheret eternall lyfe? Luke 10:26 He sayde vnto him: What is written in the lawe? How redest thou? Luke 10:27 And he answered and sayde: loue the Lorde thy God, with all thy hert, & with all thy soule, & with all thy strength, & with all thy mynde: and thy neyghbour as thy selfe. Luke 10:28 And he sayde vnto him: Thou hast answered right. This do, and thou shalt lyue. Luke 10:29 But he wyllinge to iustifie him selfe, sayde vnto Iesus: And who is my neyghbour? Luke 10:30 Iesus answered, & sayde, A certayne man descended from Hierusalem to Hierico, & fell among theues, which robbed him of his rayment & wounded him, and departed, leuynge him halfe deed. Luke 10:31 And it chaunced, that ther came downe a certayne Preste þt same waye, & when he sawe him, he passed by. Luke 10:32 And lyke wyse a Leuite, when he went nye to þe place, came and loked on him, & passed by. Luke 10:33 But a certayne Samaritane, as he iorneyed, came vnto hym: and when he sawe him, he had compassion on him Luke 10:34 & went to, and bounde vp his woundes, & poured in oyle & wyne, and set him on his awne beaste, and brought him to a commen ynne, and made prouision for him. Luke 10:35 And on the morow, when he departed, he toke out .ij. pence, & gaue them to þe host, & sayd vnto him. Take cure of him & whatsoeuer þu spendest moare, when I come agayne I will recompence the. Luke 10:36 Which now of these thre thynkest þu, was neyghbour vnto him þt fell among the theues? Luke 10:37 And he sayd: he that shewed mercy on him. Then sayde Iesus vnto him: Go, and do thou lyke wyse.
Luke 10:38 It fortuned that as they went, he entred into a certayne towne. And a certayne woman named Martha receaued him into her house. Luke 10:39 And this woman had a syster called Mary, which also sate at Iesus fete, & heard his worde. Luke 10:40 But Martha was combred aboute moch seruynge, & stode & sayde: lorde, doest þu not care, that my syster hath left me to serue alone? Byd her therfore, þt she helpe me.
reprehendeth Martha, and commendeth Mary her sister.
Luke 10:41 And Iesus answered, & sayde vnto her: Martha, Martha, thou art carefull, & troubled about many thinges: Luke 10:42 verely one is nedefull. Mary hath chosen the good parte, which shall not be taken awaye from her.