Christ reproveth the Pharisees' blindness about the observation of the Sabbath, by Scripture, reason, and miracle:
Luke 6:1 It happened on an after pryncipall Saboth, that he went thorow the corne felde, and hys discyples plucked the eares of corne, and dyd eate, and rubbed them in theyr handes: Luke 6:2 And certayn of the pharises said vnto them: Why do ye that, which is not lawfull to do on the Saboth dayes? Luke 6:3 And Iesus answered them, and sayde: Haue ye not redde what Dauid dyd, when he him selfe was an hungred, and they which were with hym: Luke 6:4 howe he went into the house of God, and dyd take and eate the shew bread, and gaue also to them that were with hym: which are not lawfull to eate, but for the prestes only? Luke 6:5 And he sayde vnto them: The sonne of man is Lorde also of the Saboth daye. Luke 6:6 And it fortuned in another Sabboth also, that he entred into the synagoge, & taught. And ther was a man, whose right hande was dryed vp. Luke 6:7 And the scribes & pharises watched hym whether he wolde heale on the sabboth daye, that they myght fynde how to accuse him. Luke 6:8 But he knewe their thoughtes, and sayd to the man which had þe wythred hand: Ryse vp, and stande forth in the myddes. And he arose & stode forth. Luke 6:9 Then sayd Iesus vnto them: I wyll aske you a question: Whether is it lawfull on the sabboth dayes to do good, or to do euil? to saue ones life, or to destroye it? Luke 6:10 And he behelde them al in compasse, and sayd vnto the man: Stretch forth thy hand. And he dyd so: & hys hande was restored agayne as whole as the other. Luke 6:11 And they were fylled with madnes, and communed together amonge them selues, what they myght do to Iesu. Luke 6:12 And it fortuned in those dayes þt he went out into a mountayne for to praye, & contynued all nyght in prayer to God.
chooseth twelve Apostles:
Luke 6:13 And as sone at it was daye, he called hys disciples, & of them he chose .xij. whom also he called apostles. Luke 6:14 Symon whom he also named Peter, & Andrew hys brother, Iames and Iohn, Philip & Bartholomew, Luke 6:15 Mathew & Thomas, Iames the sonne of Alpheus, and Symon which is called Zelotes, Luke 6:16 and Iudas Iames sonne, and Iudas Iscarioth, the same that was the traytour.
healeth the diseased:
Luke 6:17 And he came downe with them, & stode in the playne felde, and the company of hys disciples and a greate multitude of people (out of all Iewrye and Ierusalem, & from the see coast of Tyre and Sidon) which came to heare him, and to be healed of their dyseases Luke 6:18 and they þt were vexed with foule spretes and they were healed. Luke 6:19 And al þe people preased to touche him, for ther went vertue oute of hym, and healed them all.
preacheth to his disciples before the people of blessings and curses:
Luke 6:20 And he lyft vp his eyes vpon the disciples and sayd: Blessed be ye pore, for yours is the kingdome of God. Luke 6:21 Blessed are ye that honger now, for ye shalbe satisfyed. Blessed are ye þt wepe now, for ye shall laugh. Luke 6:22 Blessed shall ye be, when men hate you, & thrust you out of their company, and rayle on you, and abhorre your names as an euyll thing, for the sonne of mannes sake. Luke 6:23 Reioyse ye in þt daye, and be glad: for beholde, your rewarde is greate in heauen. For thus dyd theyr fathers vnto the prophetes. Luke 6:24 But wo vnto you that are ryche: for ye haue your consolacion. Luke 6:25 Wo vnto you that are full: for ye shall honger. Wo vnto you þt now laugh: for ye shall wayle & wepe. Luke 6:26 Wo vnto you when all men prayse you: for so dyd theyr fathers to the false prophetes.
how we must love our enemies:
Luke 6:27 But I saye vnto you which heare. Loue youre enemyes. Do good to them which hate you. Luke 6:28 Besse them that curse you. And praye for them which wrongfullye trouble you. Luke 6:29 And vnto hym that smyteth the on the one cheke, offer also the other. And him that taketh awaye thy gowne, forbyd not to take thy cote also. Luke 6:30 Geue to euery man that asketh of the. And of him þt taketh a waye thy goodes, aske them not agayne. Luke 6:31 And as ye wolde that men shuld do to you, do ye also to them lykewyse. Luke 6:32 And yf ye loue them which loue you, what thanke haue ye? For synners also loue theyr louers. Luke 6:33 And yf ye do good for them which do good for you, what thanke haue ye? For synners also do euen the same. Luke 6:34 And yf ye lende to them of whom ye hope to receaue: what thanke haue ye? for synners also lende to synners, to receaue soch lyke agayne. Luke 6:35 But loue ye youre enemyes, and do good, and lende, lokynge for nothynge agayne: and your reward shalbe greate, and ye shalbe the chyldren of the hyest: for he is kynde vnto the vnkynde and to the euyll. Luke 6:36 Be ye therfore mercyfull, as your father also is mercyfull. Luke 6:37 Iudge not, and ye shall not be iudged: Condempne not, and ye shall not be condempned. Forgeue, and ye shalbe forgeuen. Luke 6:38 Geue, and it shalbe geuen vnto you: good measure and pressed downe, and shaken together and runnyng ouer, shall men geue into youre bosomes. For with the same measure that ye mete withall, shall other men mete to you agayne. Luke 6:39 And he put forth a similitude vnto them Can the blynde leade the blynde? Do they not both fall into the dyche? Luke 6:40 The disciple is not aboue his master. Euery man shalbe perfecte, euen as hys master is. Luke 6:41 Why seest thou a moate in thy brothers eye, but consyderest not the beame that is in thyne awne eye? Luke 6:42 Ether howe cannest thou saye to thy brother. Brother, let me pull out the moate that is in thyne eye, when thou seest not the beame that is in thyne awne eye. Thou ypocrite cast out the beame out of thyne awne eye fyrst, & then shalt thou se perfectly, to pull oute the moate that is in thy brothers eye. Luke 6:43 For it is not a good tree, that bringeth forth euyll frute: nether is that an euyll tree, that bringeth forth good frute. Luke 6:44 For euery tre is knowen by hys frute. For of thornes do not men gather fygges, nor of busshes gather they grapes. Luke 6:45 A good man out of þe good treasure of hys herte, bryngeth forth that which is good. And an euyll man, out of the euyll treasure of his hert, bringeth forth that which is euyll. For of the aboundance of the hert, hys 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 Why call ye me Lord Lord, and do not as I byd you: Luke 6:47 whosouer commeth to me & heareth my sayinges, and doth the same, I wyl shewe you to whom he is like. Luke 6:48 He is lyke a man which bylt an house, and dygged depe, and layde the foundacion on a rock. When the waters arose, the flud bet vpon that house, & coulde not moue it. For it was grounded vpon a rocke. Luke 6:49 But he that heareth and doth not, is lyke a man that without foundacyon bylt an house vpon the earth, against which þe floud dyd beat: and it fell immediatly. And the fal of that house was greate.