Luke 18:1 And he put forth a similitude vnto them signifyeng that men ought alwaies to pray, & not to be werye, Luke 18:2 saiynge. There was a Iudge in a certayne cytye, whiche feared not God, neyther regarded man.
Of the importunate widow.
Luke 18:3 And there was a certaine wedowe in the same citie whiche came vnto hym saiynge: auenge of myne aduersarye. Luke 18:4 And he woulde not for a whyle. But afterwarde he sayde to hym selfe, though I feare not God, nor care for man, Luke 18:5 yet because thys wedowe troubleth me. I wil auenge her least at þe least she come and hagge on me. Luke 18:6 And the Lord sayed: heare what the vnrightuous iudge sayeth. Luke 18:7 And shall not God aduenge his electe, which crye daye and nyghte vnto hym, ye though he defarre them? Luke 18:8 I tell you, he wil auenge them, and that quickly. Neuerthelesse when the sonne of man commeth, suppose ye, that he shall fynde fayth on earth?
Of the Pharisee and the publican.
Luke 18:9 And he put forth thys similytude vnto certayne, which thrusted in them selues that they were perfecte, and despyseth 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 thanke the, that I am not as other men are, extorsioners, vniust, aduouterers, or as this publican, Luke 18:12 I faste twyse in the weke, I geue tythe of all þt I possesse. Luke 18:13 And the Publicane stode a farre of, and woulde not lyft vp his eyes to heauen, but smote his brest, saiynge: God be mercifull to me a synner. Luke 18:14 I tell you: this man departed home to hys house iustifyed more then the other. For euerye man that exalteth hym selfe, shalbe brought lowe. And he that humbleth hym selfe, shalbe exalted.
Children brought to Christ.
Luke 18:15 They broughte vnto hym also babes: that he shoulde touche them. When hys disciples saw that they rebuked them. Luke 18:16 But Iesus called them vnto hym, and sayed: Suffer children to come vnto me, and forbyd them not. For of suche is the kyngdome of God. Luke 18:17 Verely I say vnto you: whosoeuer receyueth not the kyngdome of God, as a chylde, he shall not enter therin.
A ruler that would follow Christ, but is hindered by his riches.
Luke 18:18 And a certayne ruler axed him, saiyng: Good Maister, what ought I to do, to obtayne eternall lyfe? Luke 18:19 Iesus sayde vnto hym: Why callest thou me good? No man is good, saue God onlye. Luke 18:20 Thou knowest the commaundementes: Thou shalte not committe aduoutrye. Thou shalte not kyll. Thou shalt not steale. Thou shalte not beare false wytnesse: Honoure thy father and mother. Luke 18:21 And he sayed: al these haue I kepte from my youth. Luke 18:22 When Iesus hearde that, he sayed vnto hym. Yet lackeste thou one thynge. Sell all that thou haste, and distrybute it vnto þe poore, and thou shalt haue treasure in heauen, and come, & folowe me. Luke 18:23 When he hearde, that he was heauy: for he was very ryche. Luke 18:24 When Iesus sawe hym morne, he sayed: with what difficultye shall they that haue ryches, enter into the kyngedome of God: Luke 18:25 it is easyer for a camel to go thorowe a nedels eye then for a ryche man to enter into the kyngdom of God. Luke 18:26 Then sayed they that hearde that: And who shall then be saued? Luke 18:27 And he sayed: Thynges which are vnpossyble with men are possyble with God.
The reward of them that leave all for his sake.
Luke 18:28 Then sayed Peter: Loo we haue lefte al, & folowed the. Luke 18:29 And he sayed vnto them: Verelye I saye vnto you, there is no man that leaueth house, other father or mother, other brethren or wyfe or children, for the kyngdom of Goddes sake, Luke 18:30 which same shall not receyue much more in thys worlde: and in the world to come, lyfe euerlastynge.
He foresheweth his death,
Luke 18:31 He toke vnto hym twelue, and sayed vnto them. Beholde we go vp to Hierusalem, & all shal be fulfylled that are wryten by þe Prophetes of the sonne of man. Luke 18:32 He shalbe deliuered vnto the gentils, and shalbe mocked, and shalbe dispytefully entreated, and shalbe spitted on, Luke 18:33 and when they haue scourged him, they wyll put hym to death, and the thyrde daye he shall ryse agayn. Luke 18:34 But they vnderstode none of these thynges. And this saiyng was hyd from them. And they perceyued not the thynges whiche were spoken.
and restoreth a blind man to his sight.
Luke 18:35 And it came to passe, as he was come nye vnto Hierico, a certayne blynde man sat by þe waye syde begginge. Luke 18:36 And when he harde the people passe by, he axed what it meante: Luke 18:37 And they sayed to him, that Iesus of Nazareth passed by. Luke 18:38 And he cryed, saiynge: Iesus the sonne of Dauid, haue thou mercye on me. Luke 18:39 And they whiche wente before, rebuked hym, that he shoulde holde his peace. But he cryed so much þe more, þu sonne of Dauid haue mercy on me. Luke 18:40 And Iesus stode still, and commaunded hym to be brought vnto hym. And when he was come neare, Iesus axed hym, Luke 18:41 saiyng: What wilt thou that I do vnto the? And he sayde: Lorde that I maye receyue my syght. Luke 18:42 Iesus sayde vnto hym: receyue thy syght: thy fayth hath saued the. Luke 18:43 And immediatly he sawe, & folowed hym, praysyng God. And all the people when they sawe it, gaue laude to God.