Christ findeth a greater faith in the centurion, a Gentile, than in any of the Jews:
Luke 7:1 When he had ended all hys saienges in the audience of þe people, he entred into Capernaum. Luke 7:2 And a certen Centurions seruaunt which was deare vnto hym laye syck, and was in parell of death. Luke 7:3 And whan he heard of Iesu, he sent vnto him the elders of the Iewes, besechinge him that he wold come, & heale his seruaunte. Luke 7:4 And whan they came to Iesus, they besought him instantly, saying: He is worthy that thou shuldest do this for hym. Luke 7:5 For he loueth oure nacion, and hath buylt vs a synagoge. Luke 7:6 And Iesus went with them. And whan he was now, not farre from the house, the Centurion sent frendes to hym, sayinge vnto hym: Lorde, trouble not thy self: for I am not worthy: that thou shuldest enter vnder my roffe. Luke 7:7 Wherfore I thought not my self worthy to come vnto þe: but saye thou the word, & my seruaunt shalbe whole. Luke 7:8 For I also am a man set vnder power, and haue vnder me soudiers, and I saye vnto one go, and he goeth, & to another, come, & he cometh: and to my seruaunt, do this, & he doth it. Luke 7:9 When Iesus heard thys, he meruayled at him, and turned hym about, and sayde to the people that folowed him: I saye vnto you, I haue not founde so great faith, no, not in Israel.
healeth his servant being absent:
Luke 7:10 And they that were sent, turned backe home agayne and founde the seruaunt whole that had bene sycke.
raiseth from death the widow's son at Nain:
Luke 7:11 And it fortuned after this, þt he went into a cytie which is called Naim, & many of his disciples went with him, and moch people. Luke 7:12 When he came nye to the gate of the cytie: behold, ther was a deed man caryed out, which was the onely sonne of his mother, & she was a wedowe, & moch people of the cytie was with her. Luke 7:13 And when the Lord sawe her, he had compassion on her, and sayde vnto her: wepe not. Luke 7:14 And he came nye, & touched the coffyn: and they that bare him stode styl. And he sayde: Yonge man, I saye vnto the, aryse. Luke 7:15 And he that was deed, sat vp, & began to speake. And he delyuered him to his mother. Luke 7:16 And ther came a feare on them al. And they gaue the glory vnto God, sayinge: A great prophete is rysen vp among vs, & God hath visited his people. Luke 7:17 And thys rumor of him went forth throughout al Iury, and thorow out all the regions which lye rounde about. Luke 7:18 And the disciples of Iohn shewed him of all these thinges.
answereth John's messengers with the declaration of his miracles:
Luke 7:19 And Iohn called vnto him two of his disciples, & sent them to Iesus, saying: Art thou he that shuld come: or shall we looke for another? Luke 7:20 When the men were come vnto him, they sayde: Iohn baptiste sent vs vnto the, saying: Art thou he þt shulde come? or shall we wayte for another? Luke 7:21 And in that same houre he cured many of their infyrmites and plages, and of euyll spretes, and vnto many þt were blynd he gaue sight. Luke 7:22 And he answered, & sayd vnto them: Go your waye and bring worde agayne to Iohn, what thinges ye haue sene & heard, how þt the blynde se, the halt go, the lepers are clensed, the deaff heare, the dead ryse agayne: to the poore is þe glad tydinges preached, Luke 7:23 and happy is he that is not offended at me.
testifieth to the people what opinion he held of John:
Luke 7:24 And when the messengers of Iohn were departed, he began to speake vnto þe people concerninge Iohn. What went ye out into þe wildernes for to se? a rede shaken wt the wind? Luke 7:25 But what went ye out for to se? A man clothed in soft rayment? Behold, they which are gorgeously apparelled, and lyue delicatly, are in kynges courtes. Luke 7:26 But what wente ye forth to se? A prophete? Yee, I saye to you, & more then a prophet. Luke 7:27 This is he, of whom it is writen: Beholde, I sende myne angell before thy face which shall prepare thy waye before þe. Luke 7:28 For I saye vnto you, amonge wemens children, is ther not a greater prophete then Iohn baptiste. Neuerthelesse, he tha is lesse, in þe kingdom of God is greater then he. Luke 7:29 And all the people, and the publicans that heard him, iustified God, and were baptised with the baptyme of Iohn.
inveigheth against the Jews, who with neither the manners of John nor of Jesus could be won:
Luke 7:30 But the pharises and lawers despised the councell of God agaynst them selues, and were not baptised of hym.
Luke 7:31 And the Lorde sayd: wherunto shall I lyken the men of this generacion: and what thing are they like? Luke 7:32 They are like vnto children sytting in the market place, & cryeng one to another, and saying: We haue pyped vnto you, & ye haue not daunsed: we haue mourned to you, and ye haue not wepte. Luke 7:33 For Iohn baptist came, nether eatyng bread, ner drinkynge wyne, and ye saye: he hath the deuyll. Luke 7:34 The sonne of man is come, and eateth & drincketh, & ye saye: behold a gloutonous man, and an vnmeasurable dryncker of wyne, a frend of publicans and synners. Luke 7:35 And wysdom is iustifyed of all her children.
and sheweth by occasion of Mary Magdalene, how he is a friend to sinners, not to maintain them in sins, but to forgive them their sins, upon their faith and repentance.
Luke 7:36 And one of the pharises desired hym þt he wolde eate with hym. And he went into the pharises house, and sat downe to meate. Luke 7:37 And behold a woman in that cytie (which was a synner) as sone as she knewe that Iesus sat at meat in the pharises house, she brought an alablaster boxe of oyntment, Luke 7:38 & stode at his fete behinde him wepyng, & beganne to wasshe hys fete wt teares, and dyd wype them with þe heares of her head, & kyssed his fete, & anoynted them with the oyntment. Luke 7:39 When the pharise (which had bidden him) sawe, he spake within hym selfe, sayinge: If thys man were a prophete, he wolde surely knowe who, and what maner of woman thys is that touched hym, for she is a synner. Luke 7:40 And Iesus answered, and sayd vnto him: Simon, I haue some what to saye vnto the. And he sayd: master, saye on. Luke 7:41 There was a certayne lender which had two detters, the one ought fyue hundred pence, and the other fyfty. Luke 7:42 When they had nothynge to paye, he forgaue them both. Tell me therfore, which of them wyll loue hym most? Luke 7:43 Simon answered and sayd: I suppose that he to whom he forgaue most. And he sayde vnto hym: Thou hast truly iudged. Luke 7:44 And he turned to the woman, & sayd vnto Simon: Seest thou this woman. I entred into thy house, thou gauest me no water for my fete: but she hath wesshed my fete with teares, and wyped them with the heares of her head. Luke 7:45 Thou gauest me no kysse: but she, sence the tyme I came in, hath not ceased to kysse my fete. Luke 7:46 Myne head wt oyle thou didest not anoynte: but she hath anoynted my fete with oyntment. Luke 7:47 Wherfore, I saye vnto the: many synnes are forgeuen her, for she loued moch. To whom lesse is forgeuen, the same doeth lesse loue. Luke 7:48 And he sayde vnto her: thy synnes are forgeuen the. Luke 7:49 And they that sate at meat wt him, beganne to saye within them selues. Who is this which forgeueth synnes also? Luke 7:50 And he sayd to the woman: Thy faith hath saued the. Go in peace.