Luke 18:1 And he put forth a parable vnto them, signifying that men ought all wayes to praye and not to be wery, Luke 18:2 sayinge: Ther was in a certayne cytie a iudge, which feared not God, nether regarded man.
Of the importunate widow.
Luke 18:3 And ther was a certayne wedowe in the same cytye, and she came vnto hym, sayinge: auenge me of myne aduersary. Luke 18:4 And he wolde not for a whyle. But after warde he sayd within him selfe: though I feare not God, nor care for man, Luke 18:5 yet because thys wedowe is importune vpon me, I wyll auenge her, lest she come at the last and rayle on me. Luke 18:6 And the Lorde sayde, heare what the vnryghtewes Iudge sayeth. Luke 18:7 And shal not God auenge his electe, which crye daye and nyght vnto him, yee, though he deferre them? Luke 18:8 I tell you that he will auenge them, & that quickly. Neuerthelesse, when the sonne of man commeth, shall he fynde fayth on the erth?
Of the Pharisee and the publican.
Luke 18:9 And he tolde this parable, vnto certayne which trusted in them selues that they were perfecte, and despysed other Luke 18:10 Two men went vp into the temple to praye: the one a Pharise, and the other a publican. Luke 18:11 The Pharyse stode and prayed thus with hym selfe: God, I thancke the, that I am not as other men are, extorsioners, vniuste, aduoutrers, or as this publycan. Luke 18:12 I fast twyse in the weke. I geuetythe of all that I possesse. Luke 18:13 And the publican stondyng a farre of, wolde not lyfte vp his eyes to heauen, but smote vpon hys brest, saying: God be mercyfull to me a synner: Luke 18:14 I tell you: thys man departed home to hys house iustyfyed, more then the other. For euery one that exalteth him self, shalbe brought lowe: And he that humbleth him selfe, shalbe exalted.
Children brought to Christ.
Luke 18:15 They brought vnto him also yong children, that he shulde touche them. When hys dysciples sawe it, they rebuked them. Luke 18:16 But Iesus (whan he had called them vnto hym) sayde: Suffre children to come vnto me, and forbyd them not. For of soch is the kyngdome of God. Luke 18:17 Uerely I saye vnto you: whosoeuer receaueth not the kyngdome of God as a chylde, shall not enter therin.
A ruler that would follow Christ, but is hindered by his riches.
Luke 18:18 And a certayne ruler asked him, sayinge: good master, what ought I to do, to obtaine eternall lyfe? Luke 18:19 Iesus sayd vnto him: Why callest thou me good? None is good, saue God onely. Luke 18:20 Thou knowest the commaundementes: Thou shalt not commit aduoutry: þu shalt not kyll: thou shalt not steale, thou shalt not beare false wytnes: honoure thy father & thy mother. Luke 18:21 And he sayde: all these haue I kept from my youth vp. Luke 18:22 When Iesus hearde that, he sayd vnto hym: Yet lackest thou one thynge. Sell all þt thou hast, and distrybute vnto the poore, and thou shalt haue treasure in heauen, and come, folowe me. Luke 18:23 When he hearde thys, he was sory: for he was very ryche. Luke 18:24 When Iesus sawe þt he was sory, he sayde wyth what difficulte shall they that haue mony, enter into the kingdome of God? Luke 18:25 it is easyer for a camell to go thorow a nedles eye, then for a ryche man to enter into the kyngdome of God. Luke 18:26 And they that hearde it: sayd. And who can then be saued? Luke 18:27 And he sayde: The thynges which are vnpossyble wt men, are possyble wyth God.
The reward of them that leave all for his sake.
Luke 18:28 Then Peter sayde. Lo, we haue forsaken all, and folowed the. Luke 18:29 He sayde vnto them: Uerely I saye vnto you: ther is no man that hath forsaken house, ether father or mother, ether brethren, or wyfe, or chyldren (for the kyngdome of Goddes sake) Luke 18:30 whych shall not receaue moch more in this worlde, and in the worlde to come, lyfe euerlastynge.
He foresheweth his death,
Luke 18:31 Iesus toke vnto him the twelue, & sayd vnto them: Beholde, we go vp to Ierusalem, and all shalbe fulfylled, that are wrytten by the Prophetes, of the sonne of man. Luke 18:32 For he shalbe delyuered vnto the gentyls, & shalbe mocked, and despytfully entreated, & spytted on: Luke 18:33 & when they haue scourged him, they wyll put hym to deeth, and the thyrd daye he shall aryse agayne. Luke 18:34 And they vnderstode none of these thynges. And this saying was hyd from them, so that they perceaued not the thynges which were spoken.
and restoreth a blind man to his sight.
Luke 18:35 And it came to passe, that as he was come nye vnto Hierico, a certayne blynde man sate by the waye syde, beggynge. Luke 18:36 And when he hearde the people passe by, he asked what it meant. Luke 18:37 And they sayde vnto hym, that Iesus of Nazareth passed by. Luke 18:38 And he cryed, sayinge: Iesu thou sonne of Dauid, haue mercy on me. Luke 18:39 And they whych went before, rebuked hym, that he shulde holde his peace. But he cryed so moch the more: thou sonne of Dauid, haue mercy on me. Luke 18:40 And Iesus stode styll, and commaunded hym to be brought vnto hym. And when he was come neare, he asked hym, Luke 18:41 sayinge: what wilt thou that I do vnto the? And he sayde: Lorde, that I maye receaue my syght. Luke 18:42 And Iesus sayd vnto hym: receaue thy syght: thy fayth, hath saued the. Luke 18:43 And immediatly he receaued his syght, and folowed hym, praysynge God. And all the people, when they sawe it, gaue prayse vnto God.