The temptation and fasting of Christ.
Luke 4:1 Iesus beynge full of the holy goost, returned from Iordan and was led by the sprete into wildernes, Luke 4:2 and was .xl. dayes tempted of the deuyll. And in those dayes dyd he eate nothynge. And when they were ended, he afterwarde hongred. Luke 4:3 And the deuyll sayde vnto him: yf thou be the sonne of God commaunde this stone that it be breed. Luke 4:4 And Iesus answered hym, saying: It is written man shall not lyue by breed only, but by euery worde of God. Luke 4:5 And the deuyll toke him into an hye mountayne, and shewed him all the kyngdoms of the worlde, euen in the twincklyng of an eye. Luke 4:6 And the deuyll sayde vnto him: all this power will I geue the euery whit, & þe glory of them: for they are delyuered vnto me, and to whomsoeuer I wyll, I geue it. Luke 4:7 If þu therfore wyll falt downe before me & worshyp me, they shalbe all thyne. Luke 4:8 Iesus answered and sayde vnto him: hence from me Satan. For it is wrytten Thou shalt worshyp þe Lorde thy God, and him onely shalt þu serue. Luke 4:9 And he caryed him to Ierusalem, and set him on a pynacle of the temple, and sayd vnto him: Yf thou be the sonne of God, cast thy selfe downe from hens. Luke 4:10 For it is wrytten: he shall geue his Angels charge ouer the, to kepe the, Luke 4:11 and in their handes they shall beare the vp, that thou dasshe not thy fote agaynst a stone. Luke 4:12 And Iesus answered, and sayde vnto hym, it is sayd: thou shalt not tempte the Lorde thy God.
He overcometh the devil:
Luke 4:13 And as sone as all the tentacion was ended, the deuell departed from him for a season.
Luke 4:14 And Iesus returned by the power of the sprete, into Galile, and there went a fame of him thorow out all the region.
beginneth to preach.
Luke 4:15 And he taught in theyr synagoges and was commended of all men.
The people of Nazareth admire his gracious words.
Luke 4:16 And he came to Nazareth where he was noursed and (as hys custome was) he went into the synagoge on the Saboth daye, and stode vp for to reade. Luke 4:17 And there was delyuered vnto hym the boke of the prophete Esayas. And when he had opened the boke, he founde the place, where it was wryten. Luke 4:18 The sprete of the Lord vpon me, because he hath annoynted me: to preache the Gospell to the pore he hath sent me: to heale the broken harted, to preach delyueraunce to the captyue, & syght to the blynde: frely to set at liberte them that are brosed, Luke 4:19 and to preach the acceptable yeare of the Lorde. Luke 4:20 And he closed the boke, and gaue it agayne to the minyster, and sate downe. And the eyes of all them that were in the synagoge, were fastened on him. Luke 4:21 And he began to saye vnto them: Thys daye is thys scripture fulfylled in your eares. Luke 4:22 And all bare hym wytnes and wondred at the gracious wordes, which proceaded out of of hys mouth, and they sayde: Is not thys Iosephs sonne? Luke 4:23 And he sayd vnto them: Ye wyll vtterly saye vnto me this prouerbe: Phisicion, heale thy selfe. Whatsoeuer we haue heard done in Capernaum, do the same here lykewise in thyne awne countre. Luke 4:24 And he sayde: Uerely I saye vnto you: No prophete is accepted in hys awne countre. Luke 4:25 But I tell you of a treuth: many weddowes were in Israel in the daies of Helias when heauen was shut thre yeares and syxe monethes, when greate famyshment was throughout all the lande, Luke 4:26 and vnto no one of them was Helias sent, saue into Sarepta besydes Sidon, vnto a woman that was a wedowe. Luke 4:27 And many lepers were in Israell in the tyme of Helyseus the prophete: & none of them was clensed, sauyng Naaman the Syrian. Luke 4:28 And all they in the synagoge (when they herde these thinges) were filled with wrath: Luke 4:29 and rose vp, and thrust him out of the cyte, & ledd him euen vnto the edge of the hyll (where on theyr cytie was bylte) þe they myght cast him downe headlyng. Luke 4:30 But he departed, and went hys waye euen thorow the myddes of them. Luke 4:31 And came downe to Capernaum, (a cytie of Galile) and there taught them on the saboth dayes. Luke 4:32 And they were astonyed at his doctryne: for his preaching was with power.
He cureth one possessed of a devil,
Luke 4:33 And in the synagoge there was a man which had an vncleane sprete of a deuyll, and cryed with a loude voyce, Luke 4:34 sayenge: let me alone, what hast thou to do with vs, thou Iesus of Nazareth? Art thou come to destroye vs? I knowe the what thou art, euen the holy of God. Luke 4:35 And Iesus rebuked him, sayinge: holde thy peace, and come out of hym. And whan the deuyll had throwen hym in the myddes, he came out of him, and hurt him not. Luke 4:36 And feare cam on them all, and they spake among them selues, sayinge: what maner a thing is thys? For with auctorite & power he commaundeth the foules spretes, and they come oute? Luke 4:37 And the fame of hym was spred abrode thorowe out euery place of the countre rounde aboute.
Peter's mother in law,
Luke 4:38 And whan he was rysen vp & come out of the synagoge, he entred into Simons house. And Simons mother in lawe was taken with a great feuer, and they made intercession to hym for her. Luke 4:39 And he stode ouer her, and rebuked the feuer, and the feuer left her. And immedyatly she arose, and mynistred vnto them.
and divers other sick persons.
Luke 4:40 When the sonne was downe, all they that had syck, taken with diuers diseases, brought them vnto hym: and he layde hys handes on euery one of them, and healed them.
The devils acknowledge Christ, and are reproved for it.
Luke 4:41 And deuyls also came out of many, crying & saieng: thou art Christ the sonne of God. And he rebuked them, and suffered them not to speake: for they knewe that he was Christ. Luke 4:42 As sone as it was daye, he departed, and went into a desert place, & the people sought him, and came to hym, and kept hym that he shulde not departe from them.
He preacheth through the cities.
Luke 4:43 And he sayde vnto them: I must preach the kyngdome of God to other cyties also: for therfore am I sent. Luke 4:44 And he preached in the synagoges of Galile.