Christ sendeth out at once seventy disciples to work miracles, and to preach:
Luke 10:1 After these thynges, the Lord appoynted other seuentye also: and sent them, two & two before him into euery citie and place, whyther he hym selfe woulde come. Luke 10:2 And he sayed vnto them, the haruest is great, but the laborers are fewe. Praye therfore the Lorde of the harueste, to sende forth laborers into hys haruest. Luke 10:3 Go youre wayes: beholde, I sende you forth as lambes among wolues. Luke 10:4 Beare no wallet neyther scryppe, nor shues, and salute no man by the way. Luke 10:5 Into whatsoeuer house ye enter, fyrste saye: Peace be to thys house. Luke 10:6 And yf the sonne of peace be there your peace shal reste vpon hym: yf not, it shal returne to you agayne. Luke 10:7 And in the same house tary styll, eatynge and drinckynge suche as they haue. For the labourer is worthy of thys rewarde. Go not from house to house, Luke 10:8 & into whatsoeuer citie ye enter, yf they receyue you, eate suche thynges as are set before you, Luke 10:9 and heale the sycke that are there, and say vnto them: the kyngedome of God is come nye vnto you. Luke 10:10 But into whatsoeuer citie ye shall enter, yf they receyue you not, go youre wayes out into the streates of the same and saye: Luke 10:11 euen the very duste, whiche cleaueth on vs of your citie, we wype of agaynste you. Notwithstandynge marke this that the kyngdome of God was come nye vpon you. Luke 10:12 Yea, and I saye to you, that it shalbe easier in that daye for Zodome then for that citie. Luke 10:13 Wo be to the Chorazim, wo be to the Bethsaida. For yf the myracles had bene done in Tyre and Sidon, whiche haue bene done in you, they had a great whyle a gone repented, sittynge in hayre and ashes. Luke 10:14 Neuerthelesse, it shalbe easyer for Tyre and Sidon at the iudgement, then for you. Luke 10:15 And thou Capernaum, which arte exalted to heauen, shalt be thruste doune to hell. Luke 10:16 He that heareth you, heareth me, and he that dispyseth you, despyseth me: & he that despyseth me, despiseth hym that sente me.
admonisheth them to be humble, and wherein to rejoice:
Luke 10:17 And the seuenty returned againe with ioye saiynge. Lorde euen the very deuyls are subdued to vs throughe thy name. Luke 10:18 And he sayde vnto them: I sawe Sathan, as it had bene lyghtenynge, fall doune from heauen. Luke 10:19 Beholde, I geue vnto you power to treade on serpentes & scorpions, & ouer all maner power of the enemye, and nothynge shall hurte you. Luke 10:20 Neuerthelesse, in thys reioyse not that the spirites are vnder youre power: but reioyse because your names are written in heauen.
thanketh his Father for his grace:
Luke 10:21 That same time reioysed Iesus in the spirite, and sayde: I confesse vnto the father, Lorde of heauen and earth, that thou haste hyd these thynges from the wyse and prudente, and hast opened them to the babes. Euen so father for so pleased it the. Luke 10:22 All thynges are geuen me of my father. And no man knoweth who the sonne is, but the father: neyther who þe father is, saue the sonne, and he to whom the sonne wyll shewe hym.
magnifieth the happy estate of his Church:
Luke 10:23 And he turned to hys discyples, and sayed secretely: Happy are the eyes, which se that ye se. Luke 10:24 For I tell you that many prophetes and kinges haue desyred to se those thinges which ye se, and haue not sene them, and to heare those thynges whiche 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 beholde a certaine lawyer stode vp, & tempted hym, saiynge: Mayster what shall I do to enherite eternall lyfe? Luke 10:26 He sayed vnto him: What is writen in the law? how redest thou? Luke 10:27 And he aunswered and sayde: Loue thy Lorde God with all thy hert, and with al thy soule, and with all thy mynde, and thy neyghboure as thy selfe. Luke 10:28 And he sayed to hym: Thou haste aunswered ryght. Thys do and thou shalte lyue. Luke 10:29 He wyllinge to iustifye hym self, sayde vnto Iesus. Who is then my neyghboure? Luke 10:30 Iesus aunswered, and sayde: A certayne man descended from Ierusalem into Hierico, and fell into the handes of theues, which robbed hym of hys rayment, and wounded him, and departed leuynge him halfe dead. Luke 10:31 And by chance there came a certayne priest that same waye, and when he sawe hym, he passed by. Luke 10:32 And lykewyse a Leuite, when he was come nye to the place, went and loked on hym, and passed by. Luke 10:33 Then a certayne Samaritayne, as he iournyed, came nye vnto hym, and when he sawe hym, he had compassion on hym, Luke 10:34 and went to, and bounde vp hys woundes, & poureth in oyle and wyne, and put hym on hys owne beaste, and broughte him to a common ynne, and made prouysion for him. Luke 10:35 And on þe morowe when he departed, he toke oute two pence, and gaue them to the hoste, and sayde vnto hym: Take cure of him, and whatsoeuer thou spendest more, when I come agayne, I wyll recompence the. Luke 10:36 Whiche nowe of these thre thinkest thou, was neyghboure vnto him that fell into the theues handes? Luke 10:37 And he sayd: he that shewed mercy on hym. Then sayd Iesus vnto hym: Go, & do thou lykewyse.
Luke 10:38 It fortuned as they went, that he entred into a certayne toune. And a certayne woman named Martha, receyued hym into her house. Luke 10:39 And this woman had a syster called Marye whiche sate at Iesus fete, and hearde his preachynge. Luke 10:40 And Martha was combred aboute muche seruynge, and stode and sayed: Mayster doest thou not care, that my syster hath lefte me to mynister alone? Byd her therfore, that she helpe me.
reprehendeth Martha, and commendeth Mary her sister.
Luke 10:41 And Iesu aunswered & said vnto her: Martha, Martha, thou carest, and arte troubled aboute manye thinges, Luke 10:42 verelye one is nedefull. Marye hath chosen her that good part whiche shall not be taken away from her.