Christ reproveth the blindness of the Pharisees concerning the breach of the Sabbath,
Matthew 12:1 In that tyme went Iesus on the Sabot dayes thorow the corne and his disciples were anhogred and begane to plucke the eares of coorne and to eate. Matthew 12:2 When ye pharises sawe that they sayde vnto him: Beholde thy disciples do that which is not lawfull to do apon ye saboth daye.
Matthew 12:3 He sayde vnto the: Haue ye not reed what David did whe he was anhougered and they also which were with him? Matthew 12:4 How he entred into the housse of God and ate ye halowed loves which were not lawfull for him to eate nether for the which were wt him but only for ye prestes. Matthew 12:5 Or have ye not reed in ye lawe how that ye prestes in ye temple breake the saboth daye and yet are blamlesse? Matthew 12:6 But I saye vnto you: that here is one greater then ye teple. Matthew 12:7 Wherfore yf ye had wist what this sayinge meneth: I require mercy and not sacrifice: ye wold never have condened innocetes. Matthew 12:8 For ye sonne of man is lord even of ye saboth daye. Matthew 12:9 And he departed thence and went into their synagoge:
Matthew 12:10 and beholde ther was a man whiche had his hande dryed vp. And they axed him sayinge: ys it lawfull to heale apon ye saboth dayes? because they myght acuse him. Matthew 12:11 And he sayde vnto the: whiche of you wolde it be yf he had a shepe fallen into a pitte on ye saboth daye that wolde not take him and lyft him out? Matthew 12:12 And how moche is a man better the a shepe? Wherfore it is lefull to do a good dede on the saboth dayes.
and by a miracle.
Matthew 12:13 Then sayde he to ye ma: stretch forth thy had. And he stretched it forthe. And it was made whole agayne lyke vnto ye other.
Matthew 12:14 Then ye Pharyses wet out and helde a cousell agaynst hym how they myght destroye hym. Matthew 12:15 When Iesus knewe yt he departed thece and moche people folowed him and he healed the all Matthew 12:16 and charged the that they shuld not make him knowe: Matthew 12:17 to fulfyll that which was spoden by Esay ye Prophet which sayeth. Matthew 12:18 Beholde my chylde who I have chosen my beloved in who my soule deliteth. I wyll put my sprete on hym and he shall shewe iudgemet to ye gentyls. Matthew 12:19 He shall not stryve he shall not crye nether shall eny man heare his voyce in ye streetes Matthew 12:20 a brosed rede shall he not breacke and flaxe that begynneth to burne he shall not queche tyll he sende forth iudgement vnto victory Matthew 12:21 and in hys name shall the gentyls truste.
He healeth the man possessed that was blind and dumb.
Matthew 12:22 Then was brought to hym one possessed with a devyll which was both blynde and domme: and he healed hym insomoch that he which was blynd and domme both spake and sawe. Matthew 12:23 And all the people were amased and sayde: Ys not this that sonne of David? Matthew 12:24 But when the Pharises hearde that they sayde: This felow dryveth ye devyls no nother wyse oute but by the helpe of Belzebub ye chefe of the devyls. Matthew 12:25 But Iesus knewe their thoughtes and sayde to the. Every kingdome devided wt in it sylfe shalbe brought to naught. Nether shall eny cite or housholde devyded agest it sylfe cotynue. Matthew 12:26 So if sata cast out sata the is he devyded agenst him sylfe. How shall then his kyngdome endure? Matthew 12:27 Also if I by ye helpe of Belzebub cast oute devyls: by whose helpe do youre chyldren cast them out? Therfore they shalbe youre iudges. Matthew 12:28 But if I cast out the devyls by the sprite of God: then is the kyngdome of god come on you? Matthew 12:29 Ether how can a ma enter into a stroge manes housse and violently take awaye his goodes: excepte he fyrst binde ye stroge man and the spoyle his housse? Matthew 12:30 He that is not wt me is agaynst me. And he yt gaddereth not wt me scattereth abrode.
Blasphemy against the Holy Ghost shall never be forgiven.
Matthew 12:31 Wherfore I say vnto you all maner of synne and blasphemy shalbe forgeven vnto men: but the blasphemy of ye sprite shall not be forgeven vnto men. Matthew 12:32 And whoso ever speaketh a worde agaynst the sonne of man it shalbe forgeven him. But whosoever speaketh agaynst the holy goost it shall not be forgeven hym: no nether in this worlde nether in the worlde to come. Matthew 12:33 Ether make ye tree good and his frute good also: or els make ye tree evyll and his frute evyll also. For ye tree is knowe by his frute. Matthew 12:34 O generacio of viperes how can ye saye well whe ye youre selves are evyll? For of ye aboundace of the hert ye mouthe speaketh. Matthew 12:35 A good ma oute of ye good treasure of his hert bringeth forth good thynges. And an evyll man out of his evyll treasure bringeth forth evyll thinges.
Account shall be made of idle words.
Matthew 12:36 But I say vnto you that of every ydell worde that men shall have spoken: they shall geve acountes at the daye of iudgement. Matthew 12:37 For by thy wordes thou shalt be iustifyed: and by thy wordes thou shalt be condemned.
He rebuketh the unfaithful, who seek after a sign:
Matthew 12:38 Then answered certeyne of the scribes and of the Pharises sayinge: Master we wolde fayne se a sygne of ye. Matthew 12:39 He answered and sayde to the: The evyll and advoutrous generacio seketh a signe but ther shall no signe be geve to the saue the signe of the Prophete Ionas. Matthew 12:40 For as Ionas was thre dayes and thre nyghtes in the whales belly: soo shall ye sonne of man be thre dayes and thre nyghtes in ye hert of ye erth. Matthew 12:41 The men of Ninivie shall rise at the daye of iugdement with this nacion and condemne them: for they amended at ye preachinge of Ionas. And beholde a greater then Ionas is here. Matthew 12:42 The quene of ye south shall ryse at ye daye of iudgement with this generacion and shall condemne the: for she came fro the vtmost parties of the worlde to heare the wysdome of Salomon. And beholde a greater then Salomo is here. Matthew 12:43 When the vnclene sprite is gone out of a man he walketh throughout dry places seking reest and fyndeth none. Matthew 12:44 Then he sayeth: I will retourne ageyne into my housse fro whece I came oute. And when he is come he fyndeth the housse empty and swepte and garnisshed. Matthew 12:45 Then he goeth his waye and taketh vnto him seven other spretes worsse then himsilfe and so entre they in and dwell there. And the ende of that man is worsse then the beginning. Even so shall it be with this evell nacion.
Matthew 12:46 Whill he yet talked to the people: beholde his mother and his brethren stode without desyringe to speake with him. Matthew 12:47 Then one sayde vnto hym: beholde thy mother and thy brethre stonde without desiringe to speke wt the. Matthew 12:48 He answered and sayd to him that tolde hym: Who is my mother? or who are my brethren?
and sheweth who is his brother, sister, and mother.
Matthew 12:49 And he stretched forth his hond over his disciples and sayd: behold my mother and my brethren. Matthew 12:50 For whosoever dothe my fathers will which is in heve the same is my brother suster and mother.