Christ findeth a greater faith in the centurion, a Gentile, than in any of the Jews:
Luke 7:1 When he had ended all his sainges in the audience of the people he entred into Capernau. Luke 7:2 And a certayne Centurions seruaunte was sicke and redy to dye whom he made moche of. Luke 7:3 And when he hearde of Iesu he sent vnto him the elders of the Iewes besechinge him yt he wolde come and heale his servaunt. Luke 7:4 And they came to Iesus and besought him instantly sayinge: He is worthi that thou shuldest do this for him. Luke 7:5 For he loveth oure nacion and hath bilt vs a sinagoge Luke 7:6 And Iesus went with them. And when he was not farre fro the housse the Centurio sent frendes to him sayinge vnto him: Lorde trouble not thy silfe: for I am not worthy yt thou shuldest enter vnder my roffe. Luke 7:7 Wherfore I thought not my silfe worthy to come vnto the: but saye the worde and my servaunt shalbe whoole. Luke 7:8 For I lyke wyse am a man vnder power and have vnder me soudiers and I saye vnto won goo: and he goeth. And to another come: and he cometh. And to my servaunt do this: and he doeth it. Luke 7:9 When Iesus herde this he merveyled at him and turned him about and sayd to the people that folowed him: I saye vnto you I have not founde so greate faith noo not in Israel.
healeth his servant being absent:
Luke 7:10 And they yt were sent turned backe home agayne and founde the servaunt that was sicke whoole.
raiseth from death the widow's son at Nain:
Luke 7:11 And it fortuned after that that he went into a cite called Naim and many of his disciples went wt him and moche people. Luke 7:12 When he came nye to the gate of the cite: beholde ther was a deed man caried out which was ye only sonne of his mother and she was a widowe and moche people of the cite was with her. Luke 7:13 And when ye lorde sawe her he had compassion on her and sayde vnto her: wepe not. Luke 7:14 And he went and touched the coffyn and they yt bare him stode still. And he sayde: Yonge man I saye vnto the aryse. Luke 7:15 And ye deed sate vp and beganne to speake. And he delyvered him to his mother. Luke 7:16 And ther ca a feare on the all. And they glorified god sayinge: a greate prophet is rysen amoge vs and god hath visited his people Luke 7:17 And this rumor of him wet forthe throughout all Iurie and thorowout all the regions which lye rounde about. Luke 7:18 And ye 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 .ii. of his disciples and sent the to Iesus sayinge: Arte thou he that shall come: or shall we loke for another? Luke 7:20 When the men were come vnto him they sayde: Iohn baptiste sent vs vnto ye sayinge: Arte thou he that shall come: or shall we wayte for another? Luke 7:21 And at yt same tyme he cured many of their infirmites and plages and of evyll spretes and vnto many that were blynde he gave sight Luke 7:22 And Iesus answered and sayd vnto them: Goo youre wayes and shewe Iohn what thinges ye have sene and harde: how yt the blynde se the halt goo the lepers are clensed the deafe heare the deed aryse to the poore is the glad tydinges preached Luke 7:23 and happy is he that is not offended by me.
testifieth to the people what opinion he held of John:
Luke 7:24 When ye messengers of Iohn were departed he began to speake vnto ye people of Iohn What wet ye oute into ye wildernes for to se? went ye to se arede shaken wt ye wynde? Luke 7:25 But what went ye out for tose? A ma clothed in soofte rayment? Beholde they which are gorgeously apparelled and lyve delicatly are in kynges courtes. Luke 7:26 But what went ye forth to se? A prophete? Ye I saye to you and moare then a prophete Luke 7:27 This is he of who it is wrytte: Beholde I sende my messenger before thy face to prepare thy waye before the. Luke 7:28 For I saye vnto you: a greater prophete then Iohn amoge wemes chyldre is ther none. Neverthelesse one yt is lesse in ye kyngdo of god is greater the he Luke 7:29 And all the people that hearde and the publicans iustified God and were baptised with the baptim 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 scribes despised ye counsell of god agaynst them selves and were not baptised of him.
Luke 7:31 And ye lorde sayd: Wher vnto shall I lyke the men of this generacion and what thinge are they lyke? Luke 7:32 They are lyke vnto chyldre sittynge in ye market place and cryinge one to another and sayinge: We have pyped vnto you and ye hahave not daunsed: we have mourned to you and ye have not wept. Luke 7:33 For Iohn baptist cam nether eatynge breed ner drinkynge wyne and ye saye: he hath the devyll. Luke 7:34 The sonne of man is come and eateth and drinketh and ye saye: beholde a man which is a glotton and a drinker of wyne a frende of publicans and synners. Luke 7:35 Yet is wysdome iustified of all her chyldren.
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 desyred him that he wolde eate with him. And he went into ye pharises housse and sate doune to meate. Luke 7:37 And beholde a woman in that cite which was a synner assone as she knewe that. Iesus sate at meate in the pharises housse she brought an alablaster boxe of oyntmet Luke 7:38 and she stode at his fete behynde him wepynge and beganne to wesshe his fete with teares and dyd wipe the with the heares of her heed and kyssed his fete and anoynted them with oyntment. Luke 7:39 When the pharise which bade him sawe that he spake with in him sylfe sayinge: If this man were a prophete he wolde surely have knowen who and what maner woman this is which toucheth him for she is a synner. Luke 7:40 And Iesus answered and sayde vnto him: Simon I have some what to saye vnto ye. And he sayd master saye on. Luke 7:41 There was a certayne lender which had two detters ye one ought five hondred pence and the other fyfty. Luke 7:42 When they had nothinge to paye he forgave the boothe. Which of them tell me will love him moost? Luke 7:43 Simon answered and sayde: I suppose that he to whom he forgave moost. And he sayde vnto him: Thou hast truly iudged. Luke 7:44 And he turned to the woman and sayde vnto Simon: Seist thou this woman? I entred into thy housse and thou gavest me noo water to my fete but she hath wesshed my fete with teares and wiped the with the heeres of her heed. Luke 7:45 Thou gavest me no kysse: but she sence ye tyme I came in hath not ceased to kysse my fete Luke 7:46 Myne heed wt oyle thou dydest not anoynte: but she hath annoynted my fete wt oyntmet. Luke 7:47 Wherefore I saye vnto the: many synnes are forgeve her for she loved moche. To whom lesse is forgeven the same doeth lesse love. Luke 7:48 And he sayde vnto her thy synnes are forgeven ye Luke 7:49 And they yt sate at meate with him beganne to saye within them selves: Who is this which forgeveth synnes also? Luke 7:50 And he sayde to ye woman: Thy faith hath saved the Goo in peace.