Christ sendeth his Apostles to work miracles, and to preach.
Luke 9:1 Then called he the .xij. together, and gaue them power, and authoryte ouer all Deuyls, and that they myght heale diseases. Luke 9:2 And he sent them to preache the kyngdome of God, and to cure the sycke. Luke 9:3 And he sayed to them: Take nothinge to sucker you by the waye neither staffe, nor scrype, neyther bread neyther money, neither haue .ij. cotes. Luke 9:4 And whatsoeuer house ye enter into, there abyde and thence departe: Luke 9:5 And whosoeuer wyll not receyue you, when ye go out of that cytye shake of the verye dust from your fete, for a testimonye against them. Luke 9:6 And they went out, and went through the tounes, preachyng the gospell: and healynge euerye wher.
Herod desireth to see Christ.
Luke 9:7 And Herode the Tetrarch hearde of al that was done by hym, and doubted, because that it was sayde of some, that Iohn was rysen agayne from death, Luke 9:8 and of some that Helyas had appeared: and of other that one of the olde prophetes was rysen agayne. Luke 9:9 And Herode sayde: Ihon haue I beheaded: who then is this of whom I hearde such thinges? And he desyred to se hym.
Luke 9:10 And the Apollels retourned, and told him what great thinges thei had done. And he toke them and wente a syde into a solitary place nye to a cytye called Bethsayda. Luke 9:11 And the people knew of it, & folowed him. And he receiued them and spake vnto them of the kingdome of God, and healed them that had nede to be healed. Luke 9:12 And when the daye began to weare away then came the twelue and sayde vnto hym, sende the people awaye, that they maye go into the tounes and villages rounde aboute and lodge, and get meate, for we are here in a solytarye place or wyldernes. Luke 9:13 But he sayed vnto them: Geue ye them to eate. And they sayde: We haue nomore but fyue loues and two fyshes, excepte we should goo & by meate, for al this people. Luke 9:14 And they were about a fyue thousande men. And he sayd to his discyples: Cause them to syt doune by fyftyes in a company. Luke 9:15 And they dyd so, and made them all syt doune. Luke 9:16 And he toke the fiue loues and the two fishes, and loked vp to heauen: and blessed them, and brake, and gaue to the discyples, to set before the people.
Christ feedeth five thousand:
Luke 9:17 And they eate, and were all satisfyed. And there was taken vp of that remained of them, twelue baskettes full of broken meate.
enquireth what opinion the world had of him:
Luke 9:18 And it fortuned as he was alone praiynge: his disciples were with him, and he axed them saiyng: Who saye the people that I am? Luke 9:19 They aunswered and sayd: Iohn Baptiste. Some saye, Helyas. And some saye, one of the olde prophetes is risen agayne. Luke 9:20 He sayde vnto them: who saye ye that I am? Peter aunswered and sayde: thou arte the Christe of God. Luke 9:21 And he warned and commaunded them that they shoulde tell no man that thynge
foretelleth his passion:
Luke 9:22 saiynge: that the sonne of man muste suffer manye thinges, and be reproued of the elders, and of the hye pryestes and scrybes and be slayne, & the thirde daye ryse agayne.
proposeth to all the pattern of his patience.
Luke 9:23 And he sayed to them all, if anye man wyll come after me, let him denye hym selfe, & take vp his crosse dayly, and folowe me. Luke 9:24 Whosoeuer wyll saue his lyfe, shall lose it. And whosoeuer shall lose his lyfe for my sake, the same shall saue it. Luke 9:25 For what auauntageth it a man to winne the whole worlde if he lose him selfe, or runne in damage of him selfe. Luke 9:26 For whosoeuer is ashamed of me, and of my saiynges: of hym shall the sonne of man be ashamed, when he cometh in his owne glory, & the glory of his father, and of the holye aungels. Luke 9:27 And I tell you of a surtye. Ther be some of them that stande here, which shall not taste of death, tyll they se the kingdome of God.
Luke 9:28 And it folowed about an .viij. dayes after those saiynge: that he toke Peter, Iames, and Iohn, and went vp into a mountaine to pray. Luke 9:29 And as he prayed, the fashion of his countenaunce was chaunged, and his garment was white and shone. Luke 9:30 And beholde, two men talked with him, and they were Moyses & Helias, Luke 9:31 which appeared gloriouslye, and spake of his departinge, which he shoulde ende at Ierusalem, Luke 9:32 Peter & they that were with him were heauy with slepe. And when they awoke, they sawe his glory, and two men standinge wyth hym. Luke 9:33 And it chaunsed as they departed from him, Peter sayd vnto him: Maister, it is good beynge here for vs. Let vs make thre tabernacles, one for the, and one for Moyses, & one for Helyas, & wist not what the sayde. Luke 9:34 Whyle he thus spake, ther came a cloude & shadowed them, and they feared when they were come vnder the cloude. Luke 9:35 And ther came a voice out of the cloude saiynge. This is my deare sonne, heare hym. Luke 9:36 And assone as the voyce was paste Iesus was founde alone. And they kept it close and tolde no man in those dayes anye of those thinges which they had sene.
He healeth the lunatick:
Luke 9:37 And it chaunched on the nexte dayes as they came doune from the hill, much peopel mete hym. Luke 9:38 And beholde a man of the company cried out saiyng: Maister, I beseche þe beholde my sonne, for he is all that I haue: Luke 9:39 and se, a sprete taketh him, and sodenlye he cryeth, and he teareth him that he fometh agayne, and wyth much payne departeth from hym, when he hath rent hym, Luke 9:40 and I besought thy dyscyples to cast him out, and they coulde not. Luke 9:41 Iesus aunswered and sayde: O generacyon without fayth, and croked, howe longe shall I be wyth you? & shall suffer you? Bringe thy sonne hyther. Luke 9:42 As he yet was a commyng, the fende rent hym, and tare hym. And Iesus rebuked the vncleane spirite and healed the chyld, and delyuered hym to hys father.
again forewarneth his disciples of his passion:
Luke 9:43 And they were all amased at the myghtye power of God. Whyle they wondred euerye one at al thinges, whiche he dyd, he sayde vnto hys discyples: Luke 9:44 Let these sayinges sinke doune into your eares. The tyme wil come, when the sonne of man shalbe delyuered into the handes of men. Luke 9:45 But they wiste not what the worde meante, & it was hyd from them, that they vnderstode it not. And they feared to axe him of that sayinge.
Luke 9:46 Then there arose disputacyon amonge them: who should be the greatest. Luke 9:47 When Iesus perceyued the thoughtes of theyr hertes, he toke a chylde, and set hym harde by hym, Luke 9:48 & sayde vnto them. Whosoeuer receyueth thys chylde in my name receyueth me. And whosoeuer receyueth me, receyueth hym that sent me. For he that is least among you all the same shalbe great.
Luke 9:49 And Iohn aunswered and sayeth: Mayster we sawe one castyng out deuils in thy name, and we forbad hym, because he foloweth not with vs. Luke 9:50 And Iesus sayed vnto hym: forbyd ye hym not. For he that is not agaynste vs: is with vs.
biddeth them to shew mildness towards all, without desire of revenge.
Luke 9:51 And it folowed when the tyme was come, that he shoulde be receyued vp, then he set his face to go to Ierusalem, Luke 9:52 and sent messengers before hym. And they went and entred into a citye of the Samaritans: to make readye for hym. Luke 9:53 But they woulde not receyue hym, because hys face was as thoughe he woulde go to Ierusalem. Luke 9:54 When his disciples Iames and Iohn sawe that, they sayde: Lorde, wilte thou that we commaunde that fyre come doune from heauen and consume them, euen as Helyas dyd? Luke 9:55 Iesus turned aboute, and rebuked them sayinge: ye wote not what maner spirite ye are of. Luke 9:56 The sonne of man is not come to destroye mennes lyues, but to saue them. And they wente to another toune.
Divers would follow him, but upon conditions.
Luke 9:57 And it chaunsed as he went in the waye a certayne man sayde vnto hym: I wyl folowe the, whyther soeuer thou go. Luke 9:58 Iesus sayd vnto him: foxes haue holes, and byrddes of the ayre haue nestes, but the sonne of man hathe not wheron to laye hys heade. Luke 9:59 And he sayed vnto another: folow me. And the same sayde: Lorde suffer me fyrste to go & burye my father, Luke 9:60 Iesus sayde vnto him. Let the dead burye her dead: but go thou & preach the kyngedome of God. Luke 9:61 And another sayed: I wyll folowe þe Lord but let me fyrste go byd them fare wel, which are at home at my house. Luke 9:62 Iesus sayed vnto hym. No man that putteth hys hande to the plough, and loketh backe, is apte to the kyngdome of God.