The pā ­dectes of the E­uangelycall Lawe. Comprisyng the whole Historye of Christes Gospell. Set forth by Thomas Paynell.

Anno Domini. 1553.

¶To the ryghte wor­shipful syr Iohn Baker knight, Chauncelour of the kinges Maiesties courte of firste frutes and ten­thes, & vnder Tresurour of Englande. Thomas Paynell sendeth gretinge.

IN as muche as myne acquaintaunce is but very raw, and slender with youre Mastershyp: and that I of a certayne cu­stome haue euermore required the cō ­pany and familiarite of learned and poletyke men, although I my selfe be vnlearned: yet through the admonitiō and counsell of gentle Master Ergal, a fauourer of Gods true worde, and of good letters a mayntayner, I purpo­sed by some vertuous meanes, to winne your loue and fauour, and with some goodly & delitius presēt, to winde my selfe in to your Mastershyppes fa­miliarite and further acquayntaunce. Golde and syluer with other Iewels I haue none: such as I haue, I louingly sende vnto you: that is, this fyn [...] and [Page] vertuous boke, named the Pandectes of y Euangelical law: comprehending y whole history of the foure Euangeli­stes in one, recitynge y of euery one of thē is spoken: & contaynyng the tyme & place of Christes supernaturall nati­uite and actes, his godlye and prudent aunsweres, his celestiall lyfe and con­uersation, his moste easye yoke and cō ­maundementes, his pleasaunte and most swete Sermones, wyth hys most bytter deathe, the onely redemption of mankynde, worthy to be beleued, em­brased, ensued, and cōtinually thought vpon. This gyfte ryghte worshipfull syr, although it be inrolled in paper le­ues: yet I dout not but vnto you a wor­thy champion of Gods holye gospell, a fauorer of Christes true religiō, a defē ­der of his preceptes and commaunde­mentes, a shylde and buckeler of the ensuers and faithfull folowers of the same, it shall bee a greate deale more welcome, more estemed and ac­ceptable than a greate heape of de­ceyptefull ryches, or glytterynge Golde and syluer: the whyche as of it selfe, it is fadynge and corruptible [Page] [...]o it corrupteth man, whiche is natu­rallye frayle and brittell, wauerynge, inconstant, neuer satisfied, neuer con­tent: Suche is the insaciable mynde of man, drowned in these earthlye and corruptible treasures, delytes and worldely pleasures. For thys my gyfte is from heauen, heauenly, hauynge no taledge at all, or sente of earthly thyn­ges, but redolent wyth al vertous pre­ceptes, wt the moste flagrant & odorife­rus worde of God, contemnynge the worlde, wyth the caduke delytes and pleasure thereof, erectynge the earth­lye mynde and hearte of man to thyn­ges celestiall and incorruptible, and hys inconstante affectyons frome mortall and vncertayne thynges to immortall: Frome iniquitie and vice, to vertue. From wycked Mammon, to oure Sauyoure Iesus Christe: In whome, and in hys holye and onelye worde shoulde consiste oure whole de­lyte and pleasure, and not in brutyshe and beastlye carnalite, vppon whome, as vppon the moste surest ancker and corner stone, we shoulde take holde, and staye our selues, and haue oure onelye refuge and confidence. For it [Page] is he alone that hathe created vs, rede­med vs, and frome all parylles defen­ded vs, and not we oure selues. It is he that offereth vnto vs saluacion, & that vnburdeneth vs of al y whole l [...]mpe of synne, and not we our selues. It is he that hath promysed vs eternall lyfe, yf we kepe hys holye lawes, and folowe the trade of hys godlye and vertuous lyuynge, and not we our selues. For as muche then as thys my gyfte doeth ad­monyshe and instructe vs of all these thynges, howe to declyne frome the worlde, and the pryde therof: Howe to please the Lorde our God, and howe to accomplyshe and fulfyll hys com­maundementes: Is it not worthye (I saye) to be embrased, and magnifi­ed: Worthy to be thankfullye accepted and folowed? It is (I confesse) but pa­per, but yet it contayneth the precious worde of God, hys wonderful workes, and ye misteries of oure saluation, the whiche shoulde be grauen in the hear­tes, wordes, and dedes of men, and not in bookes of parper and parchement onelye. Readers and hearers of thys moste holye woorde are manye. But (alas) howe manye worthye folowers [Page] are there? Shall the hearer be saued, or the doer [...] God geue vs grace to do that we reade, & so to reade Gods holy word that by hym and his tender mercye we may be saued, & not to be praters and babelers there of onelye, deccauynge oure selues. Thus I commende youre Mastership to almightye God, desyrynge ye [...]re goodnesse at this present, to accepte thys my laboure and trauel in godd part, and my gyft, as ye shal thinke it worthy.

¶The fyrst Boke of the Pandecte of the Euange­lical lawe, contaynynge Christes commynge into the worlde, and his eternall Ge­neracion.

☞ Of Christes eternall genera­cion. Ioan. i. Cap. i.

IN the beginning was the worde,Iohn. and the worde was with God, and God was the word. The same was in the begyn­nynge wyth God. All thynges were made by the same, and without the same was made no­thynge. That was made in hym was lyfe, and the lyfe was the light of men: and the lyghte shyneth in the darcke­nesse, and the darckenesse compre­hended it not.

Of the Annūciation & conception of Iohn ye Baptist. Luc. i. Ca. ii.

[Page] IN the tyme of Herode kynge of Iewrye,Luke. there was a Priest na­med Zachari of the familye and house of Abia: and hys wyfe of the doughters of Aaron, and her name Elizabeth. They were bothe ryghte­ous before God, and walked in all the commaundementes and statutes of the Lorde vnreproueablye. And they had no chylde, for Elizabeth was bar­ren, and they were both well strycken in age. And it came to passe, as he exe­cuted the Priestes office before God, when hys course came (accordynge to the costume of the Priesthode) it fell to hys lot, to burne incense. And he went into the temple of the Lorde, and the whole multitude of the people was wythout in prayer, whyle the incense was a burnynge. And the aungel of the Lorde appeared vnto hym, and stode on the ryghte syde of the aultre of in­cense. And when Zachari sawe hym, he was abasshed, and there came a feare vpon hym. But the Aungell sayd vnto him: feare not Zachari, for thy praier is heard. And thy wyfe Elizabeth shall beare thee a sonne, whose name thou shalt call Iohn, and thou shalte haue [Page 2] ioye and gladnesse, and manye shal re­ioyce at hys byrth, for he shall be great before the Lorde. Wyne and stronge dryncke shall he not dryncke. And he shalbe fylled wyth the holy ghost, euen in hys mothers wombe. And manye of the chyldren of Israell shall he tourne vnto the Lorde their God. And he shal go before hym in the spirite & power of Elias, to tourne ye heartes of ye fathers vnto the chyldrē, & the vnfaythful vnto the wysdome of the righteous to make the people redye vnto ye Lord. And Za­chari sayde vnto the Aungell, wherby shall I knowe thys? For I am olde, and my wife wel strycken in age. The Aungell aunswered, and sayde vnto hym: I am Gabriel that stande before God, and am sent to speake vnto thee, and to shewe thee these glad tidynges. And beholde, thou shalt be domme, and not able to speake, vntyll the day that thys come to passe, because thou haste not beleued my wordes, whiche shall be fulfylled in their season. And the people wayted for Zachari, and mer­uayled that he taryed so longe in the temple. And whē he went out he could not speake vnto theym. And they per­ceyued [Page] that he had sene a vision in the temple. And he beckened vnto theym and remayned speachelesse. And it for­tuned when the tyme of hys offyce was out, he went home into hys house. And after those dayes, Elizabeth his wyfe conceaued, and hyd her selfe fyue mo­nethes, and sayd: thus hath the Lorde done vnto me in the dayes, wherein he hath loked vpō me, to take awaye frō me my rebuke amonge men.

☞ Of the Cōception of our Sa­uiour. Luc. i. Ioan. i. Cap. iii.

ANd in the syxt Moneth was the Aungel Gabriel sent from God into a citye of Galile called Na­zareth,Luke. vnto a Uirgyn that was spoused vnto a mā whose name was Ioseph, of the house of Dauid, and the Uirgyns name was Mary. And the Aungell came in vnto her, and sayd: Hayle thou full of grace, the Lorde is with thee: Blessed art thou amonge women. Whan she had heard these thynges, she was abasshed at hys say­inge, and thought: what maner of sa­lutacion is thys? And the Aungel sayde [Page 3] vnto her: Feare not Mary, for thou hast founde grace with God. Beholde, thou shalt conceaue in thy wombe, and beare a sonne, and shalt call his name Iesus, he shalbe great, and shalbe cal­led the sonne of the hyest. And the Lord God shall geue hym the seate of Da­uid his father, and he shalbe Kynge o­uer the house of Iacob for euer, and there shalbe no ende of hys kyngdome. Then sayd Mary vnto the Aungell, how shall thys be, seynge I know not a man? The Aungel aunswered, and sayde vnto her: The holy ghost shall come vpon thee, and the power of the hyest shal ouershadowe thee. Therfore that holy also, whiche shalbe borne (of thee), shal be called the sonne of God. And beholde, thy cosyn Elizabeth, she also hath conceaued a sonne in her old age, and thys is the syxte mooneth of her, whiche is reported to be baren, for with God is nothyng impossible. And Mary sayde: beholde, here am I the handemayden of the Lorde, be it vnto me as thou hast sayde. (Iohn) And the worde became fleashe, and dwelte a­monge vs. (Luke) And the Aungel de­parted from her.

☞ Howe Mary visited Eliza­beth. Luc. i. Cap. iiii.

ANd Mary arose,Luke. and went into the mountaynes with hast, into the citye of Iewry, and came into the house of Zachary, and saluted Eli­zabeth. And it fortuned as Elizabeth hearde the salutacion of Mary, the Babe sprange in her wombe. And E­lizabeth was fylled with ye holy ghoste, and cryed loude, and sayd: Blessed arte thou amonge women, and blessed is the fruite of thy wombe. And howe happeneth thys to me y the mother of my Lord cōmeth vnto me? Beholde, when I heard the voyce of thy saluta­cion, the Babe sprange in my wombe with ioye. And blessed arte thou that hast beleued: For the thynges shall be performed, which were tolde the from the Lorde. And Mary sayde.

¶My soule magnifieth the Lorde. And my spirite reioyse [...]h in God my Sauioure.

For he hath loked vpon ye lowe degre of his handmayden: Beholde, frome hence forth, shall al generations cal me blessed.

[Page 4] For he that is mighty, hath done great thynges vnto me, and holye is hys name.

And his mercye endureth thorowoute all generations, vpon theym that feare hym.

He sheweth strength wyth hys arme, and scatered theym that are proude in the imaginacion of their heart.

He putteth downe the mightye from the seate, and exalteth them of lowe degre.

He fylled the hongry with good thyn­ges, and letteth the ryche go empty.

He remembreth mercye, and helpeth vp hys seruaunt Israel.

Euen as he promised vnto our fathers Abraham, and to hys sede for euer.

And Mary abode with her about thre Monethes.

☞ Of the byrth and circumcision of Iohn y Baptist. Luc. i. Ca. v.

ANd Elizabethes tyme was come,Luke. y she should be delyuered, and she broughte forth a sonne. And her neyghbours and kinsfolkes heard that the Lorde had shewed greate mercye [Page] vpon her, and they reioyced wyth her. And it fortuned vpon the eyght daye, they came to circumcise the chylde, and called hym Zachary after hys father. And hys mother aunswered, and sayd: no, but he shalbe called Iohn. And they sayde vnto her. There is none in thy kinne, that is so called. And they made sygnes vnto hys father, how he wolde haue hym called. And he asked for wri­tyng tables, wrote, and sayd: hys name is Iohn. And they maruayled all. And immediatly was hys mouth and hys tongue opened, and he spake & praysed God. And there came a feare vpon all their neyghboures. And al these actes were noysed abrode throughout al the hyll contreye of Iewrye. And all they that heard therof, tooke it to heart and sayde: What maner of man wyll thys childe be? For the hande of the Lorde was with him. And Zachary his father was fylled with the holye ghost, and prophicied and sayde.

Blessed be the Lorde God of Israel, for he hath visited and redemed his people.

And hath set vp the horne of saluacion, in the house of his seruaunt Dauid.

[Page 5] Euen as he promysed afore tyme, by the mouth of hys holy prophetes.

That he woulde delyuer vs from our enemyes, and from the hande of all such as hate vs.

And that he woulde shewe mercy vnto oure fathers, and thyncke vpon hys holy couenaunte.

Euen the othe that he sware vnto oure father Abraham, for to geue vs.

That we delyuered out of the hand of oure enemyes, myghte serue hym without feare all the dayes of oure lyfe, in suche holynes and ryghte­ousnes as is accept before hym.

And thou chylde shalt be called a Pro­phete of the hyghest, for thou shalte go before the Lorde to prepare hys wayes.

And to geue knowledge of saluacion vnto hys people, for the remission of their synnes.

Thorowe the tender mercye of oure God, wherby the day sprynge from on hygh hath visited vs.

That he myght geue lyght vnto them that syt in darckenesse and shadow of death, and to guyde our fete into the way of peace. [Page] And Mary retourned home agayne.

☞ Of the temporal Genealogie of Christ. Math. i. Cap. vi.

THys is the booke of the Gene­ration of Iesu Christ the sonne of Dauid,Math. the sonne of Abrahā. Abraham begat Isaac.

Isaac begat Iacob.

*Iacob begat Iudas and his brethrē.Gen. 29. g and. 28. g

Iudas begat Phares and Zaram of Thamar.

Phares begat Hesrom.

Hesrom begat Aram.

Aram begat Aminadab.

Aminadab begat Naasson.

Naasson begat Salmon.

Salmon begat Boos of Rahab.

*Boos begat Obed of Ruth.Ruth. 4. d

Obed begat Iesse.

Iesse begat Dauid the Kynge.

Dauid ye kynge begat Salomon of her that was the wyfe of Ury.

Salomon begat Roboam.

Roboam begat Abia.

Abia begat Asa.

Asa begat Iosaphat.

Iosaphat begat Ioram.

[Page 6] Ioram begat Osias.

*Osias begat Ioatham. [...]. Par. 17. a

Ioathan begat Achas.

Achas begat Ezechias.

Ezechias begat Manasses.

Manasses begat Amon.

Amon begat Iosias.

Iosias begat Iechonias, and his bre­thren about the tyme of the captiuitie o [...] Babilon. And after the captiuitie of Babilon. Iechonias begat Salathiel.

Salathiel begat Zorobabel.

Zorobabel begat Abiud.

Abiud begat Eliachim.

Eliachim begat Azor.

Azor begat Sadoch.

Sadoch begat Achim.

Achim begat Eliud.

Eliud begat Eleazar.

Eleazar begat Matthan.

Matthan begat Iacob.

Iacob begat Ioseph the husbande of Mary, of whome was borne Iesus, whiche is called Christ. All the gene­rations from Abraham to Dauid, are fourtene generations. From Dauid vnto the captiuitie of Babilon, are fourtene generations. From the cap­tiuitie of Babilon vnto Christ, are al­so [Page] fourtene generations. The byrth of Christ was on thys wyse. When hys mother Mary was maried to Ioseph, before they came together, she was foūde wt childe by ye holy gost. But Io­seph her husbande was a perfyte man, and woulde not brynge her to shame, but was mynded to put her awaye se­cretlye. Neuertheles, whyle he thus thoughte. Beholde, the aungell of the Lorde appeared vnto him in a dreame sayinge: Ioseph, thou sonne of Dauid, feare not to take vnto thee Mary thy wyfe, for that whiche is conceaued in her is of the holy ghost. She shal bring forth a sonne, and thou shalte call hys name Iesus, for he shall saue hys peo­ple from their synnes. All thys was done, that the thynge myghte be ful­fylled whiche was spoken of the Lord by the Prophete, sayinge: *Behold,Esai. 7. c. a mayde shall be wyth chylde, and shall brynge forth a sonne, and they shal cal hys name Emanuell, whiche is by in­terpretacion, God wyth vs. Nowe when Ioseph awoke oute of slepe he dyd as the aungell of the Lorde badde hym, and he toke hys wyfe vnto hym, and knew her not, tyl she had brought [Page 7] forth her firste borne sonne, and called hys name Iesus.

☞ Of the Natiuite of Christe. Luc. ii. Cap. vii.

IT fortuned at the same tyme that there wēt out a commaundemēt from Augustus the Empe­roure,Luke. that the whole worlde shoulde be taxed. And thys taxing was the fyrst that was executed, when Sy­reneus was Lefetenant in Siria. And they went al, euerye one to his owne citie to be taxed. Then Ioseph gat him vp also from Galile out of the citye of Nazareth,Nazareth is from le­rusalē. 44. myle. into Iewry to the cytye of Dauid which is called Bethleem (be­cause he was of the house and linage of Dauid) that he myght be taxed with Mary his spoused wyfe,Bethleem is from Ie­rusalem 15. myle. whyche was with chyld. And it fortuned, while they were there, the time was come that she shoulde be delyuered. Also she brought forthe her fyrste begotten sonne, and wrapped hym in swadlynge clothes, and layed hym in a manger, for they had els no rowme in the Inne. And there were in the same region shep­herdes [Page] in the feldes watchynge theyr flocke by night. And beholde, y angel of the Lord stode by thē, & the bryghtnes of the Lord shone rounde about them, and they were sore afrayed. And the Aungel sayde vnto them: be not afray­ed. Beholde, I brynge you tydynges of great ioye, whiche shall happen vn­to all people: For vnto you thys daye is borne the Sauiour, euen Christ the Lorde in the citye of Dauid. And take thys for a token, ye shall fynde the babe swadled and layed in a manger. And strayghte waye there was by the Aungel a multitude of heauenly hoo­stes, whiche praysed God, and sayde: Glorye be vnto God on hyghe, and peace vpon earth, and vnto mē a good wyll. And it fortuned when the aun­gels were gone from theym into hea­uen, the shepherdes sayde one to ano­ther: Let vs go nowe euen vnto Beth­leem, and see thys thynge that is hap­pened, whiche the Lorde hathe shewed vnto vs. And they came with hast, and founde bothe Mary and Ioseph, and the Babe layed in a manger. And whē they had sene it, they published abrode the sayinge that was tolde theym of [Page 8] thys chylde, and all they that heard it wondred at the wordes whiche the shepherdes had tolde them. But Ma­ry kept all these sayinges, and pondred them in her heart. And the shepherdes retourned praysynge and laudynge God for all that they had heard and sene, euen as it was tolde theym.

☞ Of Christes Circumcision. Luc. ii. Cap. viii.

ANd when eyght dayes were en­ded,Luke. that the chylde shoulde be circumcised, hys name was cal­led Iesus,L [...]ui. [...]. a whiche was named of the aungell before he was conceaued in hys mothers wombe.

☞ Of the commynge of the wyse men. Math. ii. Cap. ix.

WHē Iesus was borne at Beth­leem in Iewrye,Mathevv. in the tyme of Herode the Kynge: Bheolde, there came wyse men frome the East to Ierusalem, sayinge: Where is the newe borne kynge of the Iewes: We [Page] haue sene hys starre in the East, & are come to worshyppe hym. When He­rode the kynge had heard thys, he was troubled and all Ierusalem with him. And he gathered the hye Priestes and Scribes of the people, and axed of thē, where Christe shoulde be borne. And they sayde vnto him: at Bethleē in Ie­wrye, for thus it is wrytten by the pro­phete. *And thou Bethleem in the land of Iewry art not the least amonge the Prynces of Iuda,Miche. 5. a for out of thee shall come vnto me, the captayne that shall gouerne my people Israell. Then He­rode priuelye called the wyse men, and dilygentlye enquired of theym, what tyme the starre appeared, and sente theym to Bethleem, sayinge: Goe, and searche diligentlye for the chylde, and when ye haue founde hym, brynge me worde agayne, that I maye come and worshyppe hym also. When they had heard the Kynge, they departed: and [...]oe, the starre whiche they sawe in the East, wente before theym, tyll it came and stode ouer the place where the childe was. When they saw the starre, they were meruelously glad, and went into the house, and founde the chylde [Page 9] wyth Mary hys mother, and *kne­led downe and worshipped hym.Psal. 71. b. And opened their treasures, and offered vnto hym gyftes, Golde, Frankyn­ [...]ense, & Myrce. And after they were warned of God in a Dreame, that they should not goe again to Herode, they returned into their owne coun­trey another way.

☞ Of ye presentacion of Christ in the temple. Luc. ii. Capi. x.

ANd when the dayes of their pu­rification (after the law of Mo­ses) were come,Luke. they broughte him to Ierusalē, y they myghte present hym vnto the Lorde, as it is wrytten in the lawe of the Lorde (e­uerye manchylde that fyrste openeth y matrix,Exod. 13. a Numi. 8. c Leuiti. 12. c shalbe called holy vnto the Lorde,) and that they myghte geue the offerynge as it is wrytten in the lawe of the Lorde (namelye) a payre of turtle Doues, or two yonge Py­geons. And beholde, at Ierusalem there was a manne whose name was Simeon, and the same manne was iust and feared God, and longed for the consolation of Israell, and the [Page] holye ghost was in him, & an answere was geuen hym of the holye ghost, that he should not see death before he had sene the Lordes Christe: And he came by inspiration into the temple. And when the Elders broughte the chylde Iesus in the temple, to doe for hym after the costume of the law, then tooke he hym vp in hys armes and praysed God, and sayde:

Lorde, now lettest thou thy seruaunt depart in peace accordynge to thy promesse.

For myne eyes haue sene thy Saui­our, whome thou haste prepared before the face of al people.

A lyghte for the lyghtenynge of the Heathen, and for the prayse of the people of Israel.

And his father and his mother mer­uayled at the thynges whiche were spoken of him. And Simeon blessed them, and sayde vnto Mary his mo­ther: Beholde, thys chylde shalbe set to a fall, and to an vprysynge agayne of many in Israell, and for a tooken, whiche shalbe spoken agaynste. And the swearde shall pearce thy soule, that the thoughtes of manye heartes maye be opened. And there was a [Page 10] Prophetisse, one Anna, the doughter of Phanuel, of the tribe of Aser, whi­che was of a greate age, and had ly­ued seuen yeares with her husbande from her virginite, and hadde nowe bene a wydowe aboute foure score and foure yeares, which came neuer frō the temple, seruing God with fa­stynge and prayinge daye and night, the same came forth also the same houre, and praysed the Lorde, and spake of hym vnto all those that lo­ked for the redemption of Israell. And when they had perfourmed all, accordynge to the lawe of the Lorde, they retourned into Galile, to theyr owne cytye Nazareth. And the childe grewe and waxed stronge in spirite, full of wysdome, and the grace of God was with hym.

☞ Of hys flyte into Egypte, and occision of the Inno­centes, and of hys retour­nynge oute of Egypte. Math. ii. Cap. xi.

[Page] WHen the wyse men were de­parted. Beholde,Mathevv. the angel of the Lord appeared to Ioseph in a dreame, saying: arise, and take y chylde and his mother, and flye into Egypt, and abide there tyl I brynge thee worde. For Herode wyl seke the chylde to distroye hym. Then he a­rose and toke the chylde and hys mo­ther by nyghte, and departed into Egypte, and was there vnto the deathe of Herode, that the thynge myghte be fulfylled, whyche was spoken of the Lorde, by the Prophet, which sayeth:Osee. 11. a * Out of Egipt haue I called my sonne. Then Herode per­ceauyng he was deceaued of the wise men, was exceadynglye wrothe, and sente forthe and slewe [the yere after Christes natiuite] all the chyldren that were in Bethleem, and in all the coastes therof, as manye as were two yeare olde and vnder, accordyng to the tyme whych he hadde diligent­lye searched oute of the wyse men. Then was that fulfylled whyche was spoken by the Prophete Iere­my, sayinge:Iorem. 31. c * On the hylles was a voyce herd, great mourning, weping and lamētacion: Rachel weping for [Page 11] her children, and woulde not be com­forted because they were not. When Herode was deade: [the seuenth yere after suche flyghte.] Behold, an aun­gell of the Lorde appeared in a dreame to Ioseph in Egipt, sayinge: aryse, and take the childe and his mo­ther, and go into the lande of Israel. For they are deade, which sought for the chyldes lyfe. And he arose vp, and toke the chylde and hys mother and came into the lande of Israel. But when he hearde that Archelaus dyd raygne in Iewry, in the rowme of his father Herode, he was afraied to go thether. Notwithstandynge after he was warned of God in a dreame, he turned asyde in to the partes of Galile, and wente and dwelte in a cytie called Nazareth to fulfyll that which was spoken by ye Prophetes: *he shall be called a Nazarite.Iudi. 13. c

☞ Of Iohns habitacion in the Deserte. Luc. i. Capi. xii.

ANd the chylde grewe and wax­ed stronge in spirit, and was in the wyldernes tyl the time that he should shew hym selfe vnto [Page] the people of Israell.

☞ Of the fyndyng of Christ in the temple. Luc. ii. Cap. xiii.

ANd his Elders went to Ieru­salem euery yeare at the feast of easter.Luke. [After they vver returned out of Egipt]. And whē he was twelue yeare olde, they went vp to Ierusa­lem, after the costume of the feast. And when they had fulfilled the day­es, and were gone home agayne, the chylde Iesus abode styll at Ierusa­lem. And hys Elders knewe it not, but thoughte he hadde bene in the companye. And they came a dayes iourneye, and soughte him amonge their kinsfolkes and acquayntaunce. And when they founde hym not, they went agayne to Ierusalem, & sought hym. And it fortuned after thre day­es that they founde hym in the tem­ple, syttynge amonge the teachers hearynge them, and aposyng theym. And al they that heard him, wondred at his vnderstanding and aunswere. And whē they saw him, they were a­stonied, & his mother sayd vnto him: my son, why hast thou done this vn­to vs? Behold, thy father and I haue [Page 12] sought thee sorowing. And he sayd vnto thē: what is it y ye haue sought me? Wist ye not y I must go about my fathers busines? & they vnderstod not y sayīg y he spake vnto thē. And he wēt downe wt them & came to Nazareth, and was obedient vnto thē. And hys mother kepte al these wordes in her heart. And Iesus increased in wisdō, age, & fauoure, wyth God and men.

☞ Of y autoritie of preaching and Baptisynge geuen vnto Iohn of God. Luk. iii. Iohn. i. Mark. i. Math. iii. Cap. xiiii.

IN the. xv. yeare of ye raigne of Tyberius ye Emperour,Luke. when Pōtius Pilate was leftenaūte in Iewry, & Herode one of ye. iiii. prin­ces in Galile, & hys brother Philip one of ye. iiii. princes in Iturea, & in ye costes of Traconitis, & Lisanias one of ye. iiii. prynces of Abilene, whē An­nas & Caiphas wer hie priestes. [Ioh] Ther was sent frō god a man whose name was Iohn. The same came for a witnes to beare witnes of ye light, y thorowe him they all myght beleue. [Page] He was not that lyghte, but that he myght beare wytnesse of the lyghte. That was the true lyght which ligh­teth all men y come in to this world. He was in the worlde, and the world was made by hym, and the worlde knew hym not. He came into hys owne, and hys owne receaued hym not, but as many as receaued hym, to them gaue he power to be the chil­dren of God, euen suche as beleue in hys name. Whiche are not borne of bloude, nor of the wyl of the flesh, nor of the wil of man, but of God. (Luke.) Then came (Math.) in those dayes (Luke) the worde of God vnto Iohn the sonne of Zachari, in the wylder­nesse (Marke.) Behold I sēde a messē ­ger before thy face, whiche shall pre­pare thy way before thee. (Luke.) And he came in all the coastes about Ior­dane, and preached the baptime of penaunce, for the remission of syn­nes, as it is written in the boke of the sayinges of Esay ye Prophete, which sayeth.Esai. 40. a * The voyce of a cryer in the wyldernesse: prepare the waye of the Lorde, & make hys pathes straight, euery valley shalbe fylled, and euery [Page 13] moūtaine & hil shalbe brought lowe, and what so is croked, shalbe made straighte: and what rough is, shalbe made smoth, and al f [...]esshe shal se the saluacion of God (Math.) This Iohn had his garmēt of camels heere, and a letherne girdel aboute his loynes, hys meate was locustes and wylde, hony. Then went out to him, (Marke) the whole lāde of Iewry (Math.) and they of Ierusalem, and all the region rounde about Iordane, & were bap­tysed of hym in Iordane (Marke) ryuer, and confessed theyr synnes. (Math.) Now when he saw many of the Pharises and of the Saduces come to hys baptysme, he sayed vnto them, (Luke) and vnto the people that wēt out to be baptysed of him (Math) Do penāce, for why, the kingdom of heauen is at hande. Ye generacion (Luke) of vipers, who hathe certified you that ye shal escape the wrathe to come? Take hede, and brynge forthe due frutes of penaunce, and beginne not to say, we haue Abraham to oure father, for I saye vnto you, God is able of these stones to rayse vp chyl­dren vnto Abraham. The axe is put [Page] vnto the tree alredy, that euery tree which bringeth not forth good frute, shalbe hewē downe & cast into ye fyre. And the people axed him & said, what shal we do then? He answered & sayd vnto thē: he that hath two coates, let him part wt him y hath none, & he that hath meate, let him do likewise. The publicans came also to be baptysed, & sayd vnto him: master what shall we do? He sayd vnto them: require no more then is appointed you. Thē the souldiers axed him lykewise, & sayd: What shal we do then? And he sayde vnto thē, do no mā violēce nor wrōg, & be cōtent wt your wages. But whā the people were in a doute, & thought all in their heartes whether he were Christ, Iohn answered & sayde vnto thē all. I baptyse you wt water to pe­naunce, but after me there commeth one stronger then I, whose shues (Math.) I am not worthye to beare, (Marke.) to stoupe downe, (Luke.) and to lowse ye lachet of hys shue. He shal baptyse you with the holy ghost, and with fyre, whose fanne is in his hād, and he shal pourge his floore, & shall gather y wheate into his barne, & shal [Page 14] burne the chaffe with vnquencheable fyre. And many other thynges more exhorted he, & preached vnto ye people.

¶Of Iohns testimonies of Christ. Ioan. i. capi. 15.

IOhn did beare witnes of hym,Iohn. cried & said. It was this of whō I spake: After me shal he come, y was before me, for he was or euer I, [more noble and honorable] and of hys fulnesse haue all we re­ceaued grace for grace: for the lawe was geuen by Moses, grace & trueth came by Iesus Christ. No man hath sene God at any tyme: vvith a vision of perfect comprehētion. The only [...]e gottē sonne which is in ye bosome of ye father, he hathe declared ye same vnto vs. And this is ye recorde of Iohn, whā ye Iewes sēt priestes & leuits frō Ierusalē to axe him, who art thou? And he confessed & denied not. And cōfessed & said, I am not Christe. And they ax­ed him, what thē? Arte thou Helias? He said I am not. Art y the Prophet? And he answered no. Then said they vnto him. What art y then, y we may geue answer vnto thē y sēt vs? What saiest thou of thy selfe? He said. I am [Page] the voyce of a cryer in ye wyldernesse, make straight ye way of the Lorde as the Prophet Esai sayde. And they that were sent,There are tvvo Be­thanies, the one is Marthas, and is frō Ierusalē. 3. mile, mōt Oliuete li­ynge be­tvvene thē Another by Iordan vvhere Iohn Bap­tysed, and is from le­rusalē. 16. myle. were of ye Pharises, and they axed hym and sayde vnto hym, why baptisest thou then yf thou be not Christ, nor Elias, nor a Pro­phete? Iohn answered thē, and sayd. I baptyse with water, but there is one come amonge you, [In the tem­ple vvhen he vvas tvvelue yeres of age.] whō ye know not: it is he y cōmeth af­ter me whyche was before me, whose shue lachet I am not worthye to lowse. Thys was done at Betha­nia beyonde Iordane, where Iohn dyd baptyse.

¶The seconde Booke of Christes procedynge in the worlde, contay­nyng what Iesus did, and sayde inclusyuely from hys Baptyme vnto Maundy Thursday. It is deuyded in foure partes. The firste, doeth contayne the worckes that he dyd in hys thyrtie yere. The seconde, the worckes of hys one and thyrtye yere. The thyrde, the worckes of his two and thyrtie yere. And the fourth, the worckes of hys thre and thyr­tye yere, vnto the dedes he dyd on maundye Thursday.

☞ Of Christes Baptime. Mat. iii. Luke. iii. Mark. i. Cap. i.

AT the same tyme Iesus came out of Nazareth of Galile,Marke. to Iordane vnto Iohn to be Baptised of Iohn, but he forbadde hym, saying: I haue nede to be bap­tised of thee, and commest thou to [Page] me? Iesus answered and sayde vnto hym: let it be so nowe, for thus it be­commeth vs to fulfyll all ryghteous­nesse. Thē he suffred him. (Luke) And it fortuned whan al the people recea­ued baptyme, and whan Iesus was also baptised (Marke,) in Iordane, (Luke.) and prayinge: (Marke,) as soone as he was come out of the wa­ter: (Math.) To, heauen was open o­uer hym, and he sawe the spirite of God descēdīge lyke a doue, (Luke) in a bodely shape, (Math.) and lyghte vpon hym. And lo, there came a voyce from heauen, sayinge: This is my beloned sonne, in whome is my delyte.

☞ Of the genealogie of Christ Lucke. iii. Capi. ii.

ANd Iesus was aboute thyrtye yeres whan he beganne.Luke. And he was taken for the sonne of Ioseph, whyche was the sonne of Eli.

Whiche was the sonne of Mathat.
Whiche was the sonne of Leui.
Whiche was the sonne of Malchi.
[Page 16] Whiche was the sonne of Ianna.
Which was the sonne of Ioseph.
Which was the sonne of Mathathi­as.
Which was the sonne of Amos.
Which was the sonne of Nahum.
Which was the sonne of Esly.
Which was the sonne of Nagge.
Which was the sonne of Maath.
Which was ye sonne of Mathathias.
Which was the sonne of Semei.
Which was the sonne of Ioseph.
Which was the sonne of Iuda.
Which was the sonne of Iohanna.
Which was the sonne of Resa.
Which was the sonne of Zorobabel.
Which was the sonne of Salathiel.
Which was the sonne of Neri.
Which was the sonne of Melchi.
Which was the sonne of Abdi.
Which was the sonne of Susan.
Which was the sonne of Elmadam.
Which was the sonne of Her.
Which was the sonne of Ieso.
Which was the sonne of Eliezer.
Which was the sonne of Ioram.
Which was the sonne of Mathat.
Which was the sonne of Leui.
Which was the sonne of Simeon.
[Page] Which was the sonne of Iuda.
Which was the sonne of Ioseph.
Which was the sonne of Ionam.
Which was the sonne of Elaichim.
Which was the sonne of Melcha.
Which was the sonne of Menna.
Which was the sonne of Mathata.
Which was the sonne of Nathan.
Which was the sonne of Dauid.
Which was the sonne of Iesse.
Which was the sonne of Obed.
Which was the sonne of Booz.
Which was the sonne of Salmon.
Which was the sonne of Naazon.
Which was the sonne of Aminadab.
Which was the sonne of Aram.
Which was the sonne of Esrom.
Which was the sonne of Phares.
Which was the sonne of Iuda.
Which was the sonne of Iacob.
Which was the sonne of Isaar.
Which was the sonne of Abraham.
Which was the sonne of Thare.
Which was the sonne of Nacher.
Which was the sonne of Saruch.
Which was the sonne of Ragan.
Which was the sonne of Phalech.
Which was the sonne of Heber.
Which was the sonne of Sala.
[Page 17] Whiche was the sonne of Cainan.
Whiche was the sonne of Arfaxat.
Whiche was the sonne of Sem.
Whiche was the sonne of Noe.
Whiche was the sonne of Lameth.
Which was the sonne of Mathusalē
Whiche was the sonne of Enoch.
Whiche was the sonne of Iareth.
Whiche was the sonne of Malalehel
Whiche was the sonne of Cainam
Whiche was the sonne of Enos.
Whiche was the sonne of Seth.
Whiche was the sonne of Adam.
Whiche was the sonne of God.
Iesus full of the holye ghost came a­gayne
from Iordane.

☞ Of Christes fasting & temp­tacion. Mathew. iiii. Marke. i. Luke. iiii. Ca. iii.

ANd immediatlye [Mathevve] was Iesus ledde awaye of the spirite into the Wyldernesse,Marke. to be tempted of the Deuyll: [Marke] and was wyth the wylde beastes. [Mathevve] And when he hadde fasted fourtye dayes and four­tye nyghtes. [Luke] In those dayes [Page] dyd he eate nothyng, and when they were ended, (Math.) he was after­warde an hongred, and the tempter came to him, (Luke) the Deuel, (Mat) and sayde vnto him: Yf thou be the sonne of God, commaunde that these stones be made bread. (Luk) And Iesꝰ aunswered hym:*Deut. 8. a It is written that (Mat) manne shall not lyue by bread onelye, but by euery worde that pro­ceadeth oute of the mouthe of God. Then the Deuell toke hym vp into the holye citye, (Luke) Ierusalem, (Math) and sette hym on a pinacle of the temple, and sayde vnto hym: Yf thou be the sonne of God, caste thy selfe (Luke) from hence (Math) downe. For it is wrytten:*Psal. 90. c He shall geue hys aungels charge ouer thee, (Luke) to kepe thee, (Math) and with their han­des they shal holde thee vp, that thou dashe not thy foote agaynste a stone. Then sayde Iesus vnto hym: It is wrytten also.*Deute. 6. a and. 10. d Thou shalt not tempt thy Lorde God. Agayne the Deuell toke hym vp (Luke) and ledde hym (Mathe) into an exceadynge hyghe mountayne, and shewed hym all the kingdomes of the world (Luke) in the twincklyng of an eye (Mat) and al the [Page 18] [...]glory of them. And sayd vnto him: all these, (Luk) and al this power (Math) wyll I geue thee, (Luke) for it is ge­uen vnto me, and I geue it vnto whō I wyl. Therfore, yf thou nowe wylt worshyppe me, they shal all be thyne. (Math) Then sayd Iesus vnto hym: Auoyde Sathan, for it is wrytten. *Thou shalte worshyppe the Lorde thy God,Deute. 6. [...] and him onelye shalte thou serue. (Luk) And when the Deuel had ended all the temptacions, he depar­ted from him, (Math) and lefte hym, (Luk) for a season. (Mat) And behold, ye angels came, & ministred vnto hym.

Of other testimonies of Iohn of Christ. Iohn. i. Cap. iiii.

THe next day [after that he came oute of the deserte] after Iohn saw Iesus cōmīg vnto him, & sayde: behold ye lambe of God, which taketh away the sinne of the worlde. This is he of whō I sayde vnto you. After me cōmeth a mā which was before me, for he was or euer I, and I knew him not. (so fully as novv) But y he shuld be declared in Israel. Ther­fore am I come to baptise wt water. [Page] And Iohn bare recorde and sayde [...] I saw the spirite descende from hea­uen lyke a Doue, and abode vpon him, and I knewe hym not: But he that sent me to baptise with water, sayde vnto me: Uppon whome thou shalte see the spirite descende, and ta­rye styll on hym, the same is he that baptiseth with the holy ghost. And I sawe it, and bare recorde, that this is the sonne of God.

☞ Of the firste vocation & cal­lynge of the disciples, by the whiche they were called to the symple knowledge of Christe. Iohn. i. Luke. iiii. Cap. v.

THe next day after Iohn stode agayne, and two of hys disci­ples: and when he sawe Iesus walkynge, he sayde: Beholde the lambe of God. And two of his dis­ciples heard hym speake & folowed Iesus. And Iesus turned hym about and sawe them folowynge, and sayd vnto them, whom seke ye? They sayd [Page 19] vnto hym: Rabi (which is to saye, by interpretacion, maister) where arte thou at lodgynge? He sayde vnto them: Come and see. They came and sawe it, and abode with him the same daye. It was aboute the tenth houre. One of the two whiche heard Iohn speake and folowed Iesus, was An­drewe the brother of Simon Peter. [The other vvas Iohn the Euangelist, by vvhome his brother Iames vvas cal­led,] The same founde fyrst hys bro­ther Simon, and sayde vnto him: we haue founde Messyas, (which is by interpretacion, the anoynted) and he broughte hym to Iesus, when Ie­sus behelde hym, he sayde: Thou art Simon the sonne of Ioanna, thou shalte be called Cephas, whiche is by interpretacion Peter. The nexte daye after, woulde Iesus goe into Galile. [Luke] And Iesus came a­gayne in the power of the spirite in­to Galile, [Iohn] and founde Phi­lippe, and Iesus sayde vnto him: fo­lowe me.Bethsaida is frō Ca­pernau [...] 4 myle. Philippe was of Bethsay­da the citye of Andrewe and Peter. Philippe founde Nathanael & sayde vnto him: we haue foūde him of whō [Page] *Moses in the lawe & the prophetes haue written,Gen. 49. b Deute. 18. c Esay. 40. c and. 45, b euen Iesus the sonne of Ioseph of Nazareth, and Natha­nael sayde vnto him: What good can come out of Nazareth? Philip sayde vnto him: Come and see. Iesus sawe Nathanael commyng to him, & sayd of hym: Beholde, a right Israelite, in whome is no gyle. Nathanael sayde vnto him: from whēce knowest thou me? Iesus aunswered, and sayd vnto him: Before that Philip called thee, when thou wast vnder the figge tree, I sawe thee. Nathanael aunswered, and sayd vnto him: Rabbi, thou arte the sonne of God, thou arte the kyng of Israel. Iesus aunswered, and said vnto him: Because I sayd vnto thee, I sawe the vnder the figge tree, thou beleuest, thou shalte see yet greater thinges then these. And he sayde vnto him: Uerely, verely, I say vnto you, from thys tyme forth shal ye see the heauen open, and the aungels of God, goinge vp and downe o­uer the sonne of man.

¶The seconde parte of the se­conde boke, contaynynge what Iesus dyd and sayde in the one and thyrtye yeare of hys age.

☞ Of the mutacion and chaun­gynge of water into wyne. Iohn. ii. Cap. vi.

ANd vpon the thyrde daye there was a mariage at Cana in Ga­lile,Iohn. and the mother of Iesus was there,Cana is from E­maus. 4. myle. Iesus also and hys disci­ples, were called vnto the mariage. And when the wyne fayled, the mo­ther of Iesus sayde vnto him: They haue no wyne. Iesus sayde vnto her: womā, what haue I to do with thee, myne houre is not yet come, his mo­ther sayde vnto the ministers: what­soeuer he sayth vnto you do it. There were set there syxe water pottes of stone, after the maner of ye purifiyng of the Iewes, euery one contayning two or thre measures, Iesus sayd vnto thē: Fyl the water pottes wt water, and they filled them vp to ye brymme. [Page] And he sayde vnto theym: Drawe out nowe, and brynge vnto the mai­ster of the feast. And they bare it. When the maister of the feast had tasted the wyne, which had bene wa­ter, and knewe not whence it came, (but the ministers that drew the wa­ter knewe it) the maister of the feast called the Brydegrome and sayde vnto him: Euerye man at the fyrste geueth ye good wyne, and when they are droncken, then y which is worse, but thou kepest backe the good wine vntyll nowe. Thys is the fyrst token that Iesus dyd at Cana in Galile, and shewed his glorye, and hys dis­ciples beleued on hym.

☞ Of hys fyrste commynge to Easter, and of the dryuynge out of those that dyd sell in the temple. Iohn. ii. Ca. vii.

AFterwarde he wente downe to Capernaum. He, hys mo­ther, her brethren,Iohn. Capernaū is the head citie of Galile. and hys dis­ciples, and taryed not longe there. [Page 21] And the Iewes easter was at hande, and Iesus wēt vp to Ierusalem, and founde syttinge in the temple, those that solde oxen, shepe, & doues, & changers of money. And he made a scorge of small cordes, and droue them all oute of the temple with the shepe and oxen, and poured out the chaungers money, and ouerthrew ye tables, and sayde vnto them that solde doues. Haue these thinges hence, and make not my fathers house an house of marchandise, his dysryples remembred it that was wrytten.*Psa. 78. b The zele of thine house hath euen eaten me. Then an­swered the Iewes and sayde vnto hym, what token shewest thou vnto vs, that thou maiest do these thinges? Iesus aunswered & sayde vnto them. Breake downe this temple, & in thre dayes wyll I set it vp agayne. Then sayde the Iewes. Syxe and fortye yere was this temple a buyldynge, [by Zorobabel: for Salomon made it perfect in. vij. yeres] & wylt thou set it vp in thre dayes? But he spake of the temple of his body. Nowe whan he was rysen agayne from the deade, hys disciples remembred that he thus [Page] sayde, and they beleued the scripture, and the wordes whiche Iesus spake. Whan he was at Ierusalem at Ea­ster in the feast, many beleued on his name, whan they sawe ye tokens that he dyd. But Iesus cōmytted not him selfe vnto them, for he knew them al, and neded not that any man shoulde testifie of man, for he knew wel what was in man.

Of Nicodemus. Ioan. 3 cap. 8.

THere was a man of the Pha­rises named Nicodemus a ru­ler amonge the Iewes.Ioan. The same came vnto Iesus by nyghte, and sayde vnto hym. Ma­ster we knowe that thou arte come a teacher from God: for no mā can do these tokens that thou doste, excepte God be with him. Iesus aunswered and sayde vnto him: verely, verely, I say vnto thee, excepte a man be borne a new, he cannot se the kingedome of God. Nicodemus sayde vnto hym: Now can a man be borne, whan he is olde, can he enter into hys mothers wombe, and be borne agayne? Ie­sus [Page 22] answered, verely verely I say vn­to the, excepte a man be borne of the water and of y spirit, he cannot come into the kyngdō of God. That which is borne of flesh, is flesh, and y whiche is borne of the spirite, is spirite. Maruayle not that I saye vnto thee, ye must be borne of new. The winde bloweth where he wyll, and thou hearest his sounde, but thou canst not tel whence it commeth, and whether he goeth, so is eueryone, that is borne of the spirite. Nicodemus aunswered and sayde vnto hym, how may these be, Iesus aunswered and sayde vnto hym. Art thou a master in Israel, and knowest not these? verely, verely, I saye vnto thee, we speake that we know, and testifye that we haue sene, and ye receaue not oure wytnesse, yf y [...] beleue not when I tell you earth­ly thynges, howe shoulde you beleue whan I speake vnto you of heauenly thynges? And no manne ascendeth vp into heauen, but he that is come downe from heauen, namelye the sonne of manne whyche is in hea­uen.*Num. 21. c And lyke as Moses lyfte vp the serpent in the wyldernesse, euen so [Page] must the sonne of mā be lyfte vp, that who soeuer beleueth in hym shoulde not peryshe, but haue euerlastynge lyfe. For God so loued the world that he gaue hys onely sonne, that who so euer beleueth in hym shoulde not pe­ryshe but haue euerlastynge lyfe. For God sent not hys sonne in to the worlde to condempne the worlde, but that the worlde myghte be saued by hym: he that beleueth on him, shal not be condēned: but he that beleueth not, is condemned already, because he be­leueth not on the name of the onely sonne of God. But this is the con­demnacion, that the lyght is come into the worlde, and men loued ye dark­nesse more then the lyghte: for theyr workes were euel. Who soeuer dothe euel hateth the lyghte, and commeth not to the lyght, that his dedes shulde not be reproued, but he that dothe the truthe, commeth to the lyghte, that hys woorkes maye be knowen, for they are done in God.

¶Of the complaynte that Ie­sus did baptise. Ioan. 3. cap. 9.

[Page 23] AFterwarde came [goynge from Ierusalem to other places of Ievvry nie vnto Iordane) Ioan. Iesus his dis­ciples into the lande of Iewrye, and had his beynge there with them, and baptysed. Iohn baptysed also, in euen besyde Salem: for there was much water there: And they came thyther, and were baptysed, for Iohn was not yet put in prison. Then arose there a question among the disciples of Iohn with the Iewes about ye pu­ryfyinge: and they came vnto Iohn, and sayd vnto him. Master, he that was with the beyonde Iordane, of whome thou barest wytnesse: behold he baptiseth, and euery man commeth vnto him. Iohn answered and sayde: A man can receaue nothynge, excepte it he geuen him from heauen: ye your selues are my wytnesses, how that I sayd, I am not Christ, but am sent before him. He that hath the bryde, is the bridegrome: but the frende of the brydegrome standeth and herkeneth vnto hym, and reioyseth greatly ouer the voice of the bridegrome, this same ioye of myne is nowe fulfylled. He must increace, but I must decreace. [Page] He that commeth from on hyghe, is aboue all. He that is of the earthe, is earthly, and speaketh of the earth. He that commeth from heauen is aboue al, and testified what he had sene and herde, and no man receaueth his wit­nesse. But he that receaueth it, hath set to hys seale, that God is true. For he whome God hathe sente, speaketh the wordes of God. For God geueth not the spirit vnto hym by measure.

The father loueth the sonne, & hath geuen him al thinges into his hande. He that beleueth on the sonne, hathe euerlastynge lyfe, he that beleueth not the sonne, shall not se the lyfe, but the wrathe of God abydeth vpon hym.

☞ Of Iohns incarseracie. mat. xiiii. Mar. vi. Luc. iii. Capi. x.

BUt Herode ye Tetrarcha whā he was rebuked of Iohn be­cause of Herodias the wyfe.Math. (Marke) of Philippe hys bro­ther, for he maryed her. (Luke.) And for all the euels that Herode dyd. (Mat.) For Iohn sayd vnto him, It is [Page 24] not lawful for thee to baue (Mar.) thy brothers wyfe: (Luke) besyde all thys Herode (Math.) toke Iohn, bounde hym, and put hym into prysonne for Herodias sake hys brother Philips wyfe. (Marke) For Herodias layde wayte for hym, and woulde haue slayne hym, and coulde not. Notwithstandynge Herode feared Iohn, for he knewe that he was a iuste and ho­ly man. (Math.) And fayne he would haue put hym to death, but he feared the people, because they helde him for a Prophet. (Marke) And he kept him, and herkened vnto hym in manye thynges, and hearde hym gladlye.

¶Of the begynnynge of Chri­stes publike, predicacion. Mat. iii. mar. i, Ioa. iiii. cap. xi.

WHan Iesus had herde that Iohn was taken [Ioan]Math. and had knowledge that it was come to the eares of the Phary­ses, that Iesus made and bap­tysed moore dyscyples then Iohn [Page] (Howe be it Iesus hym selfe bap­tysed not, but hys dyscyples) he left the lande of Iewrye, (Marke) and came into Galile. (Ioan) Nowe when he came into Galile, the Galileans receaued hym whyche had sene all that he dyd at Ierusalem in the feast, for they also were come thither to the feast. (Mathew) And leauinge Naza­reth, he went and dwelt in Caperna­um, whiche is a cytie vpon the sea, in the coastes of Zabulon and Nepta­lim, that the thinge myght be fulfyl­led whyche was spoken by Esay the Prophete saying:*Esai.. 9. a The lande of Za­bulon and Neptalim, the way of the sea beyonde Iordane, and Galile of the Gentyles, the people which sat in darknesse sawe a great lyghte, and to them which sat in ye region of shadow of death, lyght is begonne to shyne. From that tyme forthe beganne Ie­sus to preache (Marke.) the ghospel of the kyngedome of God, and sayde: Because the tyme is fulfylled. (Mat.) do penaunce, (Marke) and beleue the ghospell (Mathevv.) For the kynge­dome of heauen is at hande.

☞ Of the seconde vocation of the disciples, by the whiche they were called to Christes famili­arite. Luke. v. Cap. xii.

IT came to passe, that the peo­ple pressed vpon Iesus to heare the worde or God,Luke. and he stode by the lake of Genezareth, and sawe two shyppes stande by the lake side, but the fishers were gone oute of theym, and had washed their nettes. Then went he into one of the shyp­pes, which was Simons, and prayde hym, that he woulde thruste oute a lytle from the lande. And he sat him downe, and taughte the people out of the shyp. And when he had left of tal­kynge sayde vnto Simon. Launche out into the depe, and let slyppe your nettes to make a draughte. And Si­mon aunswered and sayde vnto him: Maister we haue laboured all the nyght and taken nothynge, but vpon thy worde, I wyl lowse forth the net. And whē thei had so done, they toke a great multitude of fishes, and their net brake. And they made signes to their felowes whyche were in the o­ther [Page] shyppe, that they shoulde come and helpe them. And they came, and fylled both ye shyppes ful, so that they sanke. When Simon Peter sawe that, he fell downe at Iesus knees, and sayde: Lorde, goe fro me, for I am a sinnefull man, for he was asto­nied, and all that were wyth hym at this draughte of fyshes: whiche they toke, and so were Iames and Iohn also the sons of Zebede, whiche were Simons cōpanions. And Iesus sayd vnto them: feare not, for from hence forth thou shalte take men, and they broughte the shyppes to lande, and lefte all, and folowed him.

☞ Of the third vocation of the Apostles, by y whiche they are called to y discipleship of Christ Math. iiii. Marke. i. Cap. xiii.

ANd Iesus walked by the sea of Galile, & saw two brethren,Math. Si­mon whiche was called Peter, and Andrew his brother castīge a net into y sea, for they were fyshers. And Iesus said vnto thē: folow me, and I wil make you fishers of mē. And thei [Page 26] strayghte waye left their nettes, and folowed him. And whē he went forth frō thence, he saw other two brethrē, Iames the sonne of Zebede, & Iohn his brother in the shyppe with Zebe­de their father, mendynge their net­tes, & he called them. And they with­out tarienge, left the shyppe, & their father (Marke) Zebede in the shyppe with the hyred seruauntes, (Mathe) and folowed him.

Of the healing of a certaine de­moniake in the sinagoge of the citie of Capernaum. Luke. iiii. Marke. i. Cap. xiiii.

ANd he went into Capernaū,Marke. & immediatlye vpon ye sabbothes, he entred into the sinagoge, and taughte, & they were astonied at hys doctrine: for he taught theym as one hauīg power, & not as ye scribes, [Luk] for his preachinge was with power. [Mar] And in their sinagoge ther was a man, [Luk] possessed with a foule de­uel, and he cried loude, and sayd: Let me alone, what haue we to doe wyth thee, thou Iesus of Nazareth?

[Page] Art thou come before the tyme to be­stroye vs? I knowe thee who thou arte, euen that holye one of God. (Marke) And Iesus threatened him, (Luke) and rebuked hym and sayde: Holde thy tongue, (Mark) and depar­te oute of hym. And the foule spiritetare hym, and cryed wyth a loude voyce. And departed out of him (Luk) and dyd hym no harme. And there came a feare ouer theym al, (Marke) and al they wondred, in so much that they axed one another amonge them selues, and sayd: What is this? what newe learninge is thys? What ma­ner of woorde is thys? For he com­maundeth the soule spirites with po­wer, (Luke) and they depart (marke) & are obedient vnto hym. (Luke) And y fame of him was noised thoroweout al places, (mark) & borders of Galile.

Of the healynge of al diseases. Math. iiii. Cap. xv.

ANd Iesus went about al Gali­le,Math. teachyng in their sinagoges, and preachynge the gospell of the kingdom, and healed al ma­ner [Page 27] of sicknesse, and al maner of dis­eases amonge the people. And his fame spred abroade throughe out all Siria. And they broughte vnto hym al sicke people that were taken wyth diuerse diseases & grypynges, & them that were possessed with Deuels, and those whiche were Lunatike, & those that had the Palsye, and healed thē. And there folowed hym a great mul­titude of people from Galile, & from the ten cityes, & frō Ierusalē, & from the regions that lie beyonde Iordan.

☞ Of Simons mother in law. L [...]. iiii. Mat. viii. Mar. i. ca. 16.

ANd Iesus rose vp oute of the si­nagoge (Mar) forth with (Luke) and came into Simons house, (Mar) and Andrewe with Ia­mes & Iohn. (Luk) And Simons mo­ther in law was takē wt a great feuer and they prayed him for her, & he stā ­ding ouer her cōmaunded the feuer, (Mar) & toke her by y hād, & the feuer lefte her, and she arose, and mini­stred vnto them. (Marke.) And euen when the S [...]nne was gone downe, (Math.) they brought hym many that [Page] were possessed with Deuels. (Luke) And he layed his handes vpon euery one of thē. (mat) and caste out y spiri­tes with a worde, and healed all that were sycke, that the thyng myght be fulfylled, whych was spoken by Esai the prophet, saying:*Esay. 53. a He toke on him our infirmities, & bare our sycknes­ses. (Luke) The deuels also departed out of many, cryeng and saying: thou arte Christ the sonne of God. And he rebukynge them suffred not them to speake, for they kn [...]we that he was Christ. (Marke.) And in the mornyng before daye he arose and went out in to a deserte place, and prayed there, (Luke) and the people sought hym. (Marke, Peter also & they that were wyth hym, folowed after hym. And when they had foūde hym, they sayd vnto hym: Euery man seketh thee. And he sayd vnto them. Let vs go in to the nexte townes y I may preache there also, for therto am I come. Luk And the people came to Christe, and kept hym that he shoulde not departe from them, vnto whome he sayde: I muste peache the Gospel of the king­dome of God, to other cities also, for [Page 28] therfore am I sent. And he preached in the sinagoges of Galile.

☞ Of the callyng of Mathew. Luc. v. Mat. ix Mar. ii. ca. xvii.

ANd afterwarde he went oute, [from the sinagogo] (Math) And as Iesus passed [...]orth fro thēce,Luke. (Mar) he went forth agayne vnto the sea, [of Galile] and al the people came to him, and he taught theym. And as Iesus passed by he saw (Luke) a pub­licane, (Mar) Leui y sonne of Alphe­us, (Mat) named Mathewe syt & re­ [...]eauyng y custome, & sayd vnto him: folow me, (Luk) & he lette al, rose vp, and folowed hym.

☞ Of the election of y. xii. dis­ciples vnto the apostleship done in moūte Thabor: and of y fyrst part of Christes sermone made there, contaynynge eyght Be­atitudes, & certen maledictiōs. Mat. v. Mar. iii. Luc. vi. ca. 18.

[Page] ANd it fortuned in the same time [after that Christ had called moe disciples] that he went out [...] into a mountayne to praye, and continu­ed all nyght in prayer to God. And when it was day, he called his disci­ples, (mar) whome he woulde, and they came to him. And he ordened the twelue, that they shulde be with him, and that he myghte sende theym to preache, and he gaue theym power to heale sickenesses, and to cast out De­uels, [Luke] whome he called also Apostles. Simon whome he named Peter, (Marke.) and Iames the sonne of Zehede, and Iohn the bro­ther of Iames, and gaue theym the name of Bonarges, that is to saye: the Chyldren of Thonder, Philippe and Bartholomewe, Mathewe, and Thomas, Iames the sonne of Alphe us, Simon of Cana, (Luke) whiche was called Zelotes, Iudas ye sonne of Iames mar Teddeus, and Iudas Iscarioth [Lu] which was a traitour, (mar) & betrayed hi. (mat) and whē he was set his disciples cā to hi, & he opened his mouthe, & taught thē saying: Blessed are the poore in spirite, for [Page 29] theirs is y kyngdō of heauen. Blessed are the meke, for they shal inherit the earth. Blessed are they y mourne, for they shalbe comforted, and blessed be they that hunger and thyrste for righteousnes, for they shalbe fyiled. Bles­sed are the mercyfull, for they shall obtayne mercy. Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shalse God. Blessed are the peace makers, for they shalbe called the chyldren of God. Blessed are they which suffer persecution for righteousnes sake, for theirs is the kyngedome of heauen. Blessed are ye when men reuyle you, and persecute you, and falsely say al maner of euel sayinges againste you for my sake. Reioyce and be glade for greate is your rewarde in heuen: for so perse­cuted they the Prophetes, which wer before youre dayes, (Luke.) their fa­thers. And comming downe wt them from the mounte, he srode vpon a playne in the felde: and the company of his disciples, and a great multitude of people frō al Iewry and Ierusalē, & from Tyre and Sidon by the sea coast, which were come to heare him, and to be healed of their diseases: and [Page] they that were vexed with foule spi­rites were healed. And al the people sought to touche him, for there went vertue frō him, & healedthē al. And he life vp his eyes vpon hys discyples, & said. Blessed are y poore, for youres is the kyngedom of God. Blessed are ye y hunger here, for ye shal be satis­fyed. Blessed are ye that wepe here, for ye shal laugh. Blessed are ye whē mē hate you, and put you out of their cōpanies, and reuyle you, & caste out your name as an euyl thynge, for the sonne of mans sake, reioyse ye then and be glade, for behold, your reward is great in heauen. But wo vnto you riche, for ye haue your consolacion al ready. Wo vnto you that are full, for ye shal hunger. Wo vnto you y laugh here, for ye shal wepe and waile. Wo vnto you whan euery man prayseth you, euen so dyd their fathers vnto the false Prophetes also.

What prelates ought to do in worde and dede, and that Christ came not to breake, but to fulfyl the lawe. Math. v. Capi. xix.

[Page 30] YE are the salt of y erth, butand yf y salt haue loste hys saltnes,Math. what can be salted there wt? It is thēce forth good for nothīg, but to be cast out, & to be trodē vnder­foote of men. Ye are the lyght of the world. A citye that is set on an hyil, cannot be hyd, neither do men light a candel, and put it vnder a bushel, but on a candelsticke, and it lyghteth all that are in y house. But let your light so shyne before menne, that they may se your good woorkes, and gloryfye your father whiche is in heauen.

Thincke not that I am come to destroye the law or y Prophetes: no, I am not come to destroy thē, but to fulfyl thē. For truly I saye vnto you, tyl heauen & earth perysh, one [...]o [...]e or one tytle of y law shall not escape, tyl al be fulfylled. Whosoeuer breaketh one of the least commaundementes, and teacheth men so he shalbe called the leest in the kyngedom of heauen. But whosoeuer obserueth & teacheth the same, shalbe called greate in the kyngedome of heauen. For I say vn­to you, excepte youre ryghteous­nesse exceade the ryghteousnesse of [Page] the Scrybes and Pharises, ye can not enter into the kyngedome of hea­uen. Ye haue hearde, howe it was sayde to them of the olde tyme. *Thou shalt not kyll,Exod. 29. c Deu. v. b. for whosoeuer kylleth shalbe in daunger of iudge­ment. But I say vnto you, whoso e­uer is angry with his brother, is in daunger of the iudgemente. Whosoeuer sayeth vnto his brother Racha, is in daūger of the counsel. But who­soeuer sayeth thou foole: is in daun­ger of hel fyre. Therfore when thou offrest thy gift at the altare, and there remembrest that thy brother hathe ought against the, leaue there thyne offeringe before the altare, and go thy waye fyrste and reconcyle thy selfe to thy brother, and then come and offer thy gyft. Agre with thine aduersarye quickly whyle thou arte in the waye with hym, lest the aduersary delyuer the to thee iudge, and the iudge dely­uer thee to the mynister, & then thou be cast into pryson. I say vnto the ve­rely, thou shalt not come oute thence, tyll thou haue payde the vtmost far­thyng:*Exo. xx. c xv [...]ij. b. Ye haue hearde, howe it was sayde to them of the olde tyme. Thou [Page 31] shalt not commyt aduoutry: But I say vnto you, that whosoeuer loketh on a wyfe lustynge after her, hathe commytted aduoutery with her alre­dy in hys hart. Wherfore yf thy right eye offende thee, plucke hym out, and cast hym from thee, better it is for thee that one of thy members perish, then that thy whole body shoulde be cast into hell. And yf thy ryght hande offende thee cut hym of, and caste him from thee, better it is that one of thy members peryshe, then that all thy body shoulde be caste into hell.*Deu. 24, a 19. b. It is sayde, whoso euer putteth away hys wyfe, let hym geue her a testimonial of the deuorcement. But I saye vnto you, whosoeuer putteth awaye hys wyfe [except it be for fornicacion] cau­seth her to breake matrimonye, and whosoeuer maryeth her that is de­uorced, breaketh wedlocke. Agayne ye haue hearde, howe it was sayde to them of olde tyme*.Leu i. 19. c, Exo, xx. b Deut. v. b. Thou shalt not forsweare thy selfe. But shalte per­fourme thyne othe to God. But I saye vnto you. Sweare not at all, ne­ther by heauen, for it is goddes seate: nor yet by the earth, for it is his foote [Page] stoole, nether by Ierusalem, for it is the cytie of the great kynge. Nether shalt thou swere by thy head, because thou canst not make one heere white or blacke. Let your communicatiō be yea, yea, nay, nay, for whatsoeuer is more then that, comineth of euell.

¶Of hauing pacience, & of she­wīg liberalite to our neighbou­res. Math. v. Luck. vi. cap. xx.

YE* haue hearde how it is said:Mat. Exo. 21. c Leui. 24. d Deu. 2, d. An eye for an eye, and a toothe for a toothe. But I saye vnto you, that ye resyste not euel. But whosoeuer geueth the a blowe on the right cheke, turne to hym the other also. And yf any man wyll sue thee at the lawe, and take awaye thy coate, let him haue thy cloke also. And who so compelleth thee to go a myle, go with him twayne. Geue to hym that axeth, and from him that borow, turne not away. (Luke) Whosoeuer axeth of thee, geue hym: and who so taketh away that is thyne, axe it not agayne. And as ye woulde that men [Page 23] shoulde do vnto you, euen so do ye vnto them.*Leuit. 19. d Ye haue herde howe it is sayde, thou shalte loue thyne neygh­boure, and hate thyne enemy: But I saye vnto you, loue youre enemyes. Blesse them that curse you. Do good to them that hate you. Pray for them whiche do you wronge, and persecute you, that ye maye be the chyldren of youre father which is in heauen. For he maketh hys sunne to aryse on the euell, and on the good: and sendeth hys rayne on the iuste and vniuste: for yf ye loue them whiche loue you, what rewarde shall ye haue? Do not the publicans euen so? And yf ye sa­lute and be frendly to youre brethren onely, what synguler thynge do ye? Do not the publicās lykewise? (Luke) And yf ye do good for youre good do­ers, what thanke haue ye therefore, for synners also do the same. And yf ye lende vnto them of whome ye hope to receaue, what thanke haue ye therefore? For synners also lende vnto synners, that they maye re­ceaue asmuche againe. But lende ye lokynge for nothynge thereof a­gayne: so shal youre reward be great [Page] and ye shalbe the chyldren of the hy­est, for he is kynde, euē to the vnthāk­full and to the euell. (Math.) Be ye therfore perfect, euen as your father in heauen is perfecte.

¶Humayne prayse is not to be looked for in doynge of good workes. Mat. vi. Capi. xxi.

TAke hede that ye geue not youre aimes in the syghte of men,Math. to the intent y ye woulde be sene of them, or els ye get no rewarde of your father whyche is in heauē. Whensoeuer therfore thou geuest thyne almes thou shalt not cause a trompet to be blowen before thee as the ypocrytes do in Sinag [...] ­ges, and in the stretes, for to be pray­sed of men, verely I saye vnto you, they haue their rewarde. But whan thou doste almes, let not thy left hād know what thy ryght hāde doth, that thyne almes may be secrete: and thy father whiche seeth in secrete, shal re­warde thee openlye. And whan thou prayest thou shalte not be as the ypo­crites [Page 33] are. For they loue to stand and pray in the synagoges, and in the cor­ners of the stretes to be sene of men. Uerelye I saye vnto you, they haue their rewarde. [For vvhy, they entend not to be heard, but to be sene] But when thou prayest, entre into thy chamber, and shut thy doore to thee, and pray to thy father, which is in se­crete, and thy father whiche seeth in secrete shall rewarde thee openlye. [To doe a thynge in the darke, is onlye to vvyll to be sene of God].

☞ Of the maner of prayinge and forgeuynge. Math. vi. Luke. xi. Cap. xxii.

ANd when ye praye, bable not muche as the heathen doe,Math. for they thyncke that they shall be hearde for their much bablinge sake. Be not ye lyke theym therfore, for youre father knoweth wherof ye haue nede, before ye aske of hym. After thys maner therefore shall ye praye. Our father whiche art in hea­uen, [Page] halowed be thy name. Thy king dome come. Thy wyll be done in earth, as it is in heauē. Geue vs thys daye our dayly bread, (Luk) our day­lye bread. (Math) And forgeue vs our trespasses, as we forgeue theym that trepasse agaynst vs. And lede vs not into temptacion, but delyuer vs from euell. Amen. For yf ye forgeue other men their trespasses, youre heauenly father shall also forgeue you youre synnes. But yf ye wyll not forgeue mē their trespasses no more shal your father forgeue you your trespasses.

☞ Of the maner of fastynge, and that we shoulde not trea­sure vp in earth, but in hea­uen. Mathewe. vi. Luke. xii. Cap. xxiii.

MOreouer, when ye fast, be not sad as the ypocrites are, for they disfigure their faces, y they might be sene of men to faste. Uerelye, I saye vnto you, they haue their reward. But y when thou [Page 34] fastest, anoynte thine heade, & washe thy face, that it appeare not vnto mē, that thou fastest, but vnto thy father which is in secrete, & thy father which seeth in secrete, shall rewarde thee o­penlye. See that ye gather you not treasure vpon the earth, where rust and Mothes corrupt, and where the­ues breake through and steale. But gather you treasure together in hea­uen, where nether ruste nor Mothes corruppe, and where theues nother breake vp nor steale. For where your treasure is, there is your heart also. The eye is the lighte of the body, yf thyne eye, [that is thyne entencion,] then be single, all thy bodye shall b [...] [that is thy vvorke] full of lyght: But and yf thyne eye be wicked, al thy bo­dye shalbe ful of darckenesse, where­fore, yf the lyghte that is in thee be darkenesse, howe greate then shall that darckenesse b [...]. No manne can [commaundynge contrarye thynges] serue two maysters. For eyther he shal hate the one and loue the other, or elles he shall leane to the one, and despyse the other. Ye can not serue God and Mammon.

[Page]Therfore I saye vnto you, be not ye careful for youre lyfe, what ye shall eate, or what ye shal dryncke, nor yet for your bodye, what ye shall put on. Is not y life more worthy thē meate? And the body more of value then rai­ment. [Solicitude vvhereby spirituall thynges are letted is prohibited, not the solicitude of prouidence.] Beholde the foules of the ayre, for they sowe not, nother reape, nor yet carye into the barnes, and yet your heauenlye father fedeth theym. [Luke] Consi­der y Rauens, they nother sowe nor reape, they haue also nother stoore house nor barne, and yet God fedeth them. But howe muche better are ye then the foules? Who of you (though he toke thoughte therfore could put one cubyte to hys stature? Seynge then ye be not able to do that whych is least, why take ye thoughte for the other? [Mathevve] Consider the Li­lyes of the felde howe they growe: they laboure not, nether spynne, and yet for all that I saye vnto you, that euen Salomō in all his royalte was not arayed lyke vnto one of these. Wherfore, yf God so cloth the grasse whiche is to daye in the felde, and to [Page 35] morowe shall be caste into the for­nace: Shall he not muche moore doe the same vnto you (O ye of lytle fayth.) Therfore, take ye no thought, sayinge: What shall we eate, or what shall we dryncke, or wherewyth shall we be clothed? (Luke.) And clyme not vp on hye. The Heathen in the worlde, seke after all suche thynges. (Mat) Youre heauenlye fa­ther knoweth that ye haue nede of all these thynges. Seke ye fyrste therefore the kyngedome of God, and the ryghteousnes therof, so shall all these thynges be ministred vnto you. Care not thē for to morow, for the morowe shall care for it selfe. Euerye daye hathe ynoughe of hys owne trauayle.

☞ Of doynge of mercye, and that we shoulde not iudge, and of the truste and con­fidence of prayer. Luk. vi. Mathewe. vii. Cap. xxiiii.

[Page] BE ye therefore mercyfull,Luke. as youre father also is mercyful. Iudge not, and ye shall not be iudged. Comdempne not, & ye shal not be cōdempned. Forgeue, and ye shalbe forgeuen. Geue, and to you shalbe geuen, a good measure pres­sed downe shaken together, and run­nynge ouer shall men geue into your bosome. For with what measure ye mete, with the same shal it be measu­red to you agayne. And he sayde a si­militude vnto them. Can the blinde leade the blynde? Doe they not both then fall into the diche? The disciple is not aboue hys maister. But who­soeuer is perfect, the same shall be as hys maister. But why seest thou a moate in thy brothers eye, and consi­drest not the beame that is in thyne owne eye? Or how canst thou say vnto thy brother, holde styll brother, I wyl plucke out the moate out of thine eye, and thou thy selfe seest not the beame in thyne owne eye. Thou y­pocrite, firste caste the beame oute of thyne owne eye, and then shalte thou see clearely to pull the moate oute of thy brothers eye. (Mathe) Geue not [Page 36] that which is holy to dogges, nother cast ye your pearles before swine, lest they treade theym vnder their feete, and the other turne agayne and al to rent you. Aske, and it shall be geuen you: Seke, and ye shal fynde: knocke, and it shall be opened vnto you. For whosoeuer asketh, receaueth: and he that seketh, findeth: and to hym that knocketh, it shalbe opened. Is there anye man amonge you, whiche yf hys sonne asked him bread, woulde offre hym a stone? Or yf he asked fish, wolde he profer him a serpent? Or yf he asked him an egge, woulde profer him a scorpion? Yf ye then which art euell, can geue youre chyldren good gyftes: Howe much more shal your father which is in heauen, geue good thynges to them that aske him? ther­fore whatsoeuer ye woulde that men shoulde doe to you, euen so doe ye to thē. Thys is y lawe & the prophetes.

☞ Of the narowe waye, and conclusion of the Lordes ser­mone made in ye mounte Tha­bor. Mat. vii. Luk. vi. Ca. xxv.

[Page]ENtrei at ye straite gate, for wide is the gate,Mathe. and brode is ye waye that leadeth to destruction, and many there be, which go in ther at. But straite is ye gate & narow is y way, which leadeth vnto life, & fewe ther be y find it. Beware of false pro­phetes, which come to you in shepes clothing, but inwardly they are rauening wolues, ye shall know them by their fruites. Do men gather grapes of thornes? or figges of thistles? (Luk) For it is no good tre, y bringeth forth euel fruite: & no euell tre y bringeth forth good fruit. Euery tre is knowē by hys fruite: For menne gather no figges of thornes, nor grapes of bus­shes. A good mā out of ye good treasu­re of his heart, bringeth forth y whi­che is good. And an euel manne oute of ye euel treasure of hys heart bryn­geth forth y whych is euel. For of the aboundaunce of the heart the mouth speaketh. (Mat] Euen so euery good tree bryngeth forth good fruite, but a corrupte tree bryngeth forth euell fruite. A good tre cannot bryng forth badde fruite, nor an euell tree cannot bryng forth good fruite. Euery tre y [Page 37] bringeth not forth good frute, shalbe hewen downe, and cast into the fyre. Wherefore by their frutes ye shall knowe them. (Luke) But why call ye me Lorde, Lorde, and do not that I say vnto you? (Mathevv) Not al they that say vnto me Lorde, Lorde, shall enter into the kyngdome of heauen. But he that doth the wil of my father which is in heauen, he shal enter into the kyngedome of heauen: many shal saye to me in that daye, Lorde, Lorde haue we not prophecied in thy name? Haue we not cast oute deuels in thy name? haue we not done many great dedes in thy name? And then wyll I knowledge vnto them. I neuer knew you, departe frome ye workers of in­iquitie. (Luke.) Whose euer commeth vnto me, and heareth my woordes, and doth them, I wyll shewe you to whome he is lyke. He is lyke vnto a man whyche buyldeth a house, and dygged depe, and layde the foundaci­on vpon a rocke (Math.) And whan a­bundance of rayne descended and the wyndes blew, and bet vpon the same house, it fel not, because it was groū ­ded (Luke) vpon a stedfaste rocke.

[Page] (Mat.) And whosoeuer heareth these my sayinges, and doth them not, shal be lykened vnto a folyshe man which builte hys house vpon the sande (Luk) without foundacion. (Math.) Nowe whan aboundaunce of rayne descen­ded, and the wyndes blewe, (Luke) and the stremes bet vpon that house, and it fel immediatly, and great was the fall of that house. (Mat.) And it came to passe, that when Iesus had ended those sayinges, the people were astonied at his doctrine, for he taught them as one hauynge power, and not as the Scribes.

☞ Of the leper which was hea­led. Mat. viii. Marke. i. Luc. v Capi. xxvi.

WHan Iesus was come downe from the moūtayne, much peo­ple folowed hym,Math. (Luk.) & it for­tuned as he was in a citye. (that is nye vnto a cytye, for Caperna­um, vvhiche is from mount Thabor. iii. myle. (Math) And lo, a leper, (Luke) a man full of leprosye: whan he sawe Iesus, (Mat) worshypped him, (Mar) [Page 38] and kneled (Luke) and fell vpon hys face, and besoughte hym, sayinge: Lorde, yf thou wylte, thou canste make me clene [Marke) and it pytied Iesus, (Luk) and he touched him, and said, [Mat.] I wyl, be y cleane, and im­mediatly hys leprosye was clensed. Marke) And he straytly forbad him, and forthwith sent hym away, & said vnto him. (Mathevv) Se thou tell no man, but go* and shew thy selfe to the priest, and offer the gift that Mo­ses commaūded in witnesse to them.Leui. 14. [...] (Marke) But whan he was departed, he beganne to speake muche of it, and made the dede knowē. (Luk.) But the fame of him wēt out farther abroad. And there came muche people toge­ther to heare him, and to be healed by him from their sickenesses, (marke) in somuche that he coulde no more go in to the cytye openly, but was without in desert places. (Luke) And he depar­ted in to the wyldernesses, and gaue hym selfe to prayer, (Marke) and they came vnto him from all quarters.

Of the Centurions seruaunte. Mat. viii. Luc. vii. Cap. xxvii.

[Page] WHan he had ended his talking vnto the people,Luke he wente into Carpernaum. And a capitay­nes seruaunt laye deade sicke whome he loued. Whan he heard of Iesus, he sent the elders of ye Iewes vnto him, and praied him that he woulde come and make his seruaunte whole. But whā they cāe to Iesus, they be sought him instantly and said, he is worthye that thou shuldest shew this for hym, for he loueth oure people, & hath buil­ded vs a Synagoge, and Iesus went with them. Now whan they were not farre from the house, the Centurion sent frēdes vnto hym. [Math.) There came vnto him a captaine, & besought hym, saying: Sir, my seruaunt lyeth sycke at home of the palsye, & is gre­uously payned. Iesus sayd vnto him, I wyl come and heale him. The cap­taine answered and said: (Luke) Lord, trouble not thy selfe, I am not wor­thy that thou shuldestenter vnder my roofe: and therfore I thought not my self worthy to come to the. (Mat) But speake the word onely, & my seruaunt shalbe healed. For I my selfe also am a man subiecte to the authorite of a­nother [Page 39] and haue souldiers vnder me. Yet whan I say to one: go, he goeth, and to another come, he commeth, and to my seruaunt do this, he dothe it. When Iesus hearde that, he mar­uayled, (Luk.) and turned hym about, and sayde vnto the people, verelye I saye vnto you, (Math.) I haue not founde so great sayth, no, not in Is­rael: but I saye vnto you, many shall come from the easte and weste, and shal rest wyth Abraham, Isaar, and Iacob in the kyngedome of heauen: and the chyldren of the kyngedome shalbe cast oute into vtter darckenes, there shalbe wepinge and gnashinge of teth. And Iesus said vnto the capi­taine, go thy waye, and as thou bele­uest, so be it vnto thee. (Luke) And when they that were sent came home agayne, they founde the seruaunte that was sycke, whole.

¶Of the wyddowes sonne reuiued. Luc. vii. Cap. xxviii.

Luke Naim is not farre frō Naza­reth.

ANd it fortuned afterwarde that he went into a cytye called Na­im, and manye of his dyscyples went wyth hym: and much peo­ple. [Page] Whan he came nye vnto the gate of the citye: beholde, there was cary­ed out one deade, which was the only sonne of hys mother, and she was a wydowe, and muche people of the cy­tie went with her. And whan the Lorde sawe her he had compassion on her, and sayde vnto her, wepe not. And he came nye and touched the cof­fyn, and they that bare him stode stil. And he sayde: yonge man, I saye vn­to thee aryse. And the dead sat vp, and beganne to speake, and he delyuered him vnto his mother. And there came a feare on them all, and they praysed God and sayde: a greate Prophe [...] is rysen vp amonges vs, and God hath vysyted hys people.

¶Of a craftye Scribe, and of two that woulde folowe Christe. Math. viii. Luc. ix. Capi. xxix.

WHan Iesus sawe muche peo­ple aboute him,Math. he commaun­ded hys dysciples to go ouer [Page 40] the water [of Galile.) (Luke) And it for­tuned as they wēt by the way, (Math) there came a Scrybe and sayde vnto hym: master, I wyll folowe the why­ther soeuer thou goest. And Iesus said vnto him. The fores haue holes, and the birdes of the ayer haue nestes, but the sonne of man hathe not where on to reste hys heade. Another that was one of hys dysciples sayde vnto hym: Sir, geue me leaue fyrst to goe and burye my father. But Iesus sayde vnto hym, folowe thou me, and let the deade burye theyr dead. (Luke] But go thou thy way, & preache the kyngedome of God. And another sayde: Syr, I wyll folowe thee. but geue me leaue fyrst to go bydde them fare well, whi­che are at home in my house. Iesus sayde vnto him. Who so putteth hys hande to the plowe and looketh backe, is not meete for the kyngedome of God.

Of the quietinge of the sea, at Christes cōmaundemēt. Math. viii. Mar. iiii. Luc. viii. cap. 30.

ANd the same daye at euen, he sayd vnto them:Marke Let vs passe o­uer. [To the contrarye syde be­yonde the sea.] And they let the people go, and toke him as he was in the shyp, and there were moe shyp­pes with him. (Math) And he entred into a shyppe, and his disciples folo­wed hym, (Luke) and he sayde vnto theym: Let vs passe ouer to the other syde of the lake, and as they sayled, he slept. (Math) And beholde there a­rose a great tempest in the sea, in so muche that the shyppe was couered wyth waues, (Luke) and the wa­ues fell vppon theym, and they stode in great ieoperdye, (Math) and he was a slepe, (Mar.) behynde in the shyp vpon a pilowe. (Mathe) And his disciples came vnto him, and awoke him saying: Lord, saue vs we perish. Then he arose and rebuked y wyn­des and ye sea, & there folowed a great [Page 41] calme. (Luke) But he said vnto them: where is your faith? (Mathevv) Why are ye fearefull, (o ye of lytle faythe?) (Marke) haue ye yet no fayth? (Math.) and the menne maruayled, (Marke] and they were excedynglye afrayed, and sayde one to another, what is he this: [Math.] What manne is thys? (Marke,) for wynde and sea are obedi­ente vnto hym.

☞ Of two Demoniakes which were healed mat. viii. Luc. viii. Mar. v. capi. xxxi.

ANd they sayled [Mar.) and came vnto the other syde of the sea,Luke. (Math.) into the countrey of the Gergesytes, (Luke) whiche is o­uer agaynste Galyle. And whan he wente oute of the shyppe to lande (Math) there met hym two possessed of deuyls, whyche came oute of the graues, and were oute of measure fearce, so that no manne myghte go by that waye, (Luke) whiche had a de­uell a longe tyme, and dyd weare no clothes, and taryed in no house, but [Page] (Mar) hys dwellynge was in the gra­ues, and no man coulde bynde hym: no, not wt cheynes: for he was oft bōd with fetters, and cheynes, and pluckt the cheynes asunder, and brake the fetters in peces, and no man coulde tame hym. And he was alwaye both daye and nyghte vpon the mountay­nes and in the graues, cryinge and beatynge hym selfe wyth stones, (Luk) he was driuen of the deuyll in­to the wyldernes, (Mat) but when he sawe Iesus a farre of, he ranne, and adourynge him, (Luke) and fel doune before hym. (Math) And behold, they bothe cryed out, (Mark) with a loude voyce, (mat) sayinge: Oh Iesus thou sonne of God, what haue we to doe with thee? (Luk) of the most hyghest, (Mathe) why art thou come hether to torment vs before the tyme be come? (Mark) I charge thee by God, (Luk) and I beseche thee that thou wilt not torment me, for he commaunded the foule spirit, (Mar) to go out of y man. And he asked him, what is thy name? He answered, & said: my name is le­gion: for there be many of vs, (Luke) for there were manye deuels entred [Page 42] into him. And they besought hi, (Mar) instantly, (Luk) that he would not cō ­maunde thē to go into the depe, (mar) nor y he wold not expel thē out of that contre. (mat) Ther was not far of frō thē a great heerde of swine, (mar) fe­ding aboute ye mōtaines, in y feldes. (mat) Then all the deuels besought him, saying: Yf y cast vs out, send vs into ye heerd of swyne, (mar) that we may entre in to them, & anone Iesus gaue them leaue, (math) and he sayd unto them: goe youre wayes. Then went they out, and departed into the heerd of swyne. And beholde, the hole heerd of swyne was caryed with vio­lence. (marke) headlonge into the sea, they were about two thousande, and were drowned in the sea, (mathe) and perished in the water ( [...]Luk) but when the heerdmen sawe what had chaun­ced, they f [...]edde, (mat) and went their waies, & shewed in the city, (mar) and in the coūtre, (Luk) and in y villages, (ma [...]) al these thinges, & what had for­tuned vnto the possessed of the deuel. And behold, al ye citie came out & met Iesus, (Luc) for to se what was done, & came to Iesus, (mar) and sawe him which was possessed, and vexed with [Page] the deuel, (Luk) out of whō the deuels were departed, sytting at Iesus feete clothed, (Mar) and in his right mind, and they were afrayed. [Luk] And thei that had sene it, tolde them howe the possessed was healed of the Legion, (Mark) and of the swine, [Mathe] and when they sawe him, [Luk] the whole multytude of the Gabaranites be­sought him (Mat) for to depart, (Mar) and go out of their coastes, (Luk) and from theym, for there was a greate feare come vpon them (Marke) when he was come into the shyppe, [that from the countrey of the Gerazerithes he myghte retourne into Galile.] the possessed prayed hym, that he myghte be wyth hym. Neuertheles, Iesus woulde not suffre hym, but sayde vn­to hym: Goe, (Luk) and returne home to thy house, (Marke) and to thyne owne, and tel them howe great bene fytes Iesus hathe done for thee, and howe he hathe hadde mercye vpon thee, (Luke) and he went thorowe out all the cytye, (Marke) and beganne to publyshe in the tenne cytyes, howe great benefytes Iesus hadde done for him, and euerye man meruayled. [Page 43] And when Iesus passed ouer a­gayne by shyppe, there gathered muche people vnto hym, and wayted for hym, by the sea syde.

☞ Of hym that was healed of the Palsye. Mathe. ix. Mark. ii. Luc. v. Ca. xxxii.

ANd Iesus entred into a shyppe, and passed ouer, and came into his owne cytye, (Math) Math. Caper­naum after certen dayes. (Luk) And it fortuned vpon a daye, that he sat and taught, (Marke) and it was noysed that he was in the house, and imme­diatlye there was gathered together a great multitude, in so muche that they had no rowme, no not withoute the doore. And he spake the worde vn­to theym, (Luke) and there satte the Pharises, and the docters of the law, whiche were come oute of all the townes of Galile, and Iewrye, and from Ierusalem. And the power of the Lorde healed euery man, (Math) and loe, they broughte hym a manne sycke of the palsye lyenge in his bed, (Marke.) borne of foure, (Luke) and [Page] they sought how they might brynge him in, & lay him before hī. And whē they coulde not fynde by what waye they might bringe him in for the peo­ple, they climmed vp to the toppe of ye house, (mar) they vncouered the rofe of the house where he was, and when they had made a hoole, (Luke) they let him downe thorow the tylynge with the bed, amonge them before Iesus. (mat) And when Iesus saw the fayth of them, he sayde to the sicke of ye pal­sye. Sonne, be of good chere, thy sin­nes are forgeuen thee. (Luk) And the Scribes & pharises began to thynke, (mar) and thoughte in their heartes, (Luk) sayinge amonge theym selues. What is he thys, that speaketh blas­phemy? Who can forgeue sinnes but onely God? (marke) And when Iesus knewe in his holy spirite, (Luk) theyr thoughtes, he answered and sayd vn­to them: (Math) wherfore thinke ye e­uyll in youre heartes? Whether is it easier to say, (mark) to ye sicke of ye pal­sie, thy sinnes are forgeuen thee, or to say: arise, take vp thy bed and walke? But y ye may knowe, that the sonne of man hath power to forgeue sinnes [Page 44] vppon earth, he sayde vnto the sicke of the palsye: I saye vnto thee, arise, take vp thy bed, & go home, (Luk) and immediatly he role vp before thē, and toke vp the bed that he had lien vpon. and went home, & magnified God. And they were al astonied, and gaue God y prayse, (mat) glorifiynge God which had geuē such power vnto mē, (Luk) and they were filled with great feare, & said: we haue sene meruelous thinges to daye, (marke) for we neuer sawe suche.

Of y feast in Mathewes house, Mat. 9. Mar. 2. Luk. 5. Ca. 33.

LEuy made him a great feast in his house,Luke. (math) and it came to passe as Iesus sat at meate in ye house: behold, many publicans & sin­ners came & sat downe also wt Iesus & hys disciples, (mark) for there were many that folowed him, (mat) & whē the pharises & Scribes sawe y (mar) he dyd eate wyth publicans and syn­ners, (Luk) they murmured agaynste his disciples, & sayd: (mat) why eateth your maister wt publicans & sinners? [Page] (Mark) and drinckech, [Luke] & wher­fore do ye eate and drinke with them? and Iesus answered, and sayde vnto them. The whole uede not the Phi­si [...]ion, but they that are sicke, (Math) go, and learne what this meaneth, I haue pleasure in mercye, & not in of­fring. (mar) I am not come to cal the righteous, but the sinners (Luke) to penaūce. (Marke) And the disciples of Iohn, & of ye Pharises fas [...]ed, (Mat) Then came they to him, saying: why do we and the Pharises faste so oft, (Luk) and the disciples of Iohn pray, also the disciples of ye Pharises lyke­wise, but thy disciples eate & drincke, (Math) and fast not. Iesus sayde vn­to theym: Canne the chyldren of the brydegrome, (Marke) and weddynge fast (Mat) and mourne, (Mar) whyle the brydegrome is wyth theym? they can not fast, but the tyme wyll come that y bridegrome shalbe taken from thē, & then shall they fast in those dai­es. (Luk) And he sayd vnto thē a simi­litude, no mā putteth a pece of new [...] cloth into an olde garmēt, (Mar) no mā soweth a pece of new cloth to an old garmēt, for els he taketh away ye [Page 45] new pece frō ye olde. (Mat.) He taketh the fulnesse from the garment. (Luke) For he renteth the newe (Math) & the rent is made greater, [Luke] and the newe agreeth not wyth the olde.

[Math.] Neyther do menne put new wyne in to olde vessels, for then the vessels breake, and the wyne run­neth oute and they peryshe, but they poure newe wyne in to newe vessels, [Mark] and must be put, [Luke] and so are they bothe preserued. And there is no man that drinketh the olde, wolde strayghte waye haue the newe, for he sayeth the olde is pleasanter.

☞ Of the reuyuynge of the Arche synagoges doughter. And of her that was dyseased with an yssue of bloude. mat. ix. Marke. v. Luke. viii. Capi. xxxiiii.

WHyle he thus spake vnto them, beholde a Prince [Luke] of the synagoge,Mat. whose name was Iayrus, fell at Iesus feete and besought him, that he wold come [Page] into hys house: for he had but one doughter vpon a twelue yere of age, and the lay at ye point of death. (Mat.) And he worshypped hym, sayinge: Lord, my doughter is euen nowe de­ceassed, but come & lay thi hād on her, and she shal lyue, Iesus arose [from Matheas house] and folowed him with his disciples (Mark) and much people. (Luke) And it chaunsed as he wēt the people thrōged hym. (Math.) And be­holde, there was a womā whiche had ye bloudy issue twelue yeres, (Mark,) & had suffred much of many phisiciōs, (Luke) and spēt al her substaunce nor was any thīge ye better, nor coulde be healed of none, (Mark.) but rather in worse case. Whā she herde of Iesu, she came behynde amonge the people.

(Luke) And touched the hemme of his garmēt, (Mat.) and said wtin her self, yf I may touch his clothes, I shalbe whole. (Luke) And immediatlye her yssue of bloude was staunched [Mar.) And the fountaine of her bloude was dryed vp, & she felt in her body, y she was healed of the plage. And forthe­with Iesus felt in him selfe, ye power that was gone oute of hym, & turned [Page 46] hym to the people, & said. Luke Who hath touched me, (Marke) my clothes? (Luke) But whan they al denied, Pe­ter said, and they y were wt him. Ma­ster, the people thronge thee, & thruste thee, & thou sayest, who hath touched me? Iesus sayde: Some bodye hathe touched me, for I know & fele y there is vertue gone out from me. (Marke) And he loked about to se her, that had done it. (Luke) But whan the woman sawe that she was not hyd, she came tremblinge and fearinge, & fel downe before hym, & tolde him before al the people, for what cause she had tou­ched him, & howe she was healed im­mediatly. (Math.) But Iesus turned him about, and behelde her, sayinge: daughter be of good chere, thy faythe hath made the safe, (Luke) go thy way in peace (Mar.) and be whole of thy plage, (mat) and she was made whole, euē ye same houre. (Mar) While he yet spake, there came certayne to ye ruler of ye Sinagoge, & said. Thy doughter is dead, why troublest y the master a­ny more? (Luke) disease not him. Whā Iesus hearde that, (Mar) which was spoken. He sayde vnto the ruler [Page] of the synagoge, [Luke) the maydens father: feare not, beleue onely, and she shalbe made whole. (Math.) And whan Iesus came into the rulers house. (Marke) He suffred no man to folowe hym, but Peter and Iames & Iohn Iames brother. And he came into the rulers of the Sinagoges house, and sawe the busynesse, & them that wayled and wept greately (Mat) and ministrelles, (Luke.) they wepte all and sorowed for her: but he sayd: wepe not. (Marke) Why make ye this a do, and wepe? (Math) Get you hēce, for the maide is not dead, but slepeth. And they laughed hym to scorne, (Luke) knowynge well that she was deade. (Marke) And he droue them all out, and toke the father and ye mother of the mayden, and them that were wyth hym, and wente in where the mayde laye. And he holdinge y maide by the hande (Luke) cried out, (Marke) and sayde vnto her, Thabita cumy, which is by interpretacion, mayden, I say vnto thee, aryse. (Luke) And her spyryte came agayne, and she arose strayghte waye, (Marke) and walked, (Luke) and he commaunded to geue [Page 47] her meate. (Marke) She was twelue yere olde, and they were greatly asto­nyed (Luke) her elders, whom he com­maunded to tell no man what was done, (Math.) and thys was noysed throughe oute all the lande. (Mark) And he departed thence, and came in to hys owne countrey, [Nazareth] and hys dyscyples folowed hym.

☞ Of two blynde men illu­minated, and of the domme de­moniake. Mathew. ix. Capitu. xxxv.

ANd as Iesus departed thence,Math. two blynde men folowed hym, cryinge, and sayinge: O thou sonne of Dauid, haue mercye vpon vs. And when he was come home, the blynde came to hym. And Iesus sayd vnto them, beleue ye that I am able to do this? And they sayde vnto hym, yea Lorde. Then touched he theyr eyes, sayinge: Accordynge to youre faithe, be it vnto you. And their eyes were opened. And Iesus char­ged them, sayinge: Se that no manne [Page] know of it. But they departed, & spred abrode his name throughoute all the lande. Whā these were gone: behold, they brought to him a domme manne possessed of a deuyl. And whan the de­uyl was cast out, the dōme spake. And the people maruayled sayinge: it was neuer so sene in Israel, but ye Phari­ses said: he casteth out deuils, thorow the chefe deuyl.

☞ The dysciples are cōmaun­ded to pray the Lord of the har­uest to sende workemen. Mat. ix. Mar. vi. Luc. x. cap. xxxvi.

ANd Iesus went about in all cy­ties,Math. and townes, teachynge in their synagoges, and preaching the gospel of the kyngdome, and healynge al maner sycknesse, and all maner dysease amonge the people. And whan he sawe the people he had compassion on them, because they were pyned awaye, and scattered a­brode, euen as shepe hauynge no shepeherde. Then sayde he to his dis­ciples, the harueste is greate, but [Page 48] the labourers are few: wherfore pray the Lord of the haruest to sende forth labourers in to hys haruest.

Of the sendynge forthe of the twelue Apostles to preache with power, to heale the dyseased. Math. x. xi. Mar. vi. Luc. ix. x. Capitu. xxxvii.

ANd he called hys twelue discy­ples vnto hym.Math. (Marke) And be­gan to sende them two and two (Mat.) and gaue them power o­uer the vncleane spirites, to cast them oute, and to heale al maner of syknes­ses, and all maner of dyseases. The names of y twelue Apostles are these. The first Simō called Peter, & An­drewe his brother, Iames ye sonne of Zebede, and Iohn his brother, Phi­lyp, & Bartholomew, Thomas, and Mathew the Publicane, Iames the sonne of Alphe, and Lebbeus other­wyse called Thaddeus, Simon of Cana, and Iudas Iscarioth whyche betrayed hym. These twelue sent Ie­sus (Luke) to preach y kingdō of god, & [Page] and to heale the sycke (Mathe.) and commaunded them sayinge: Go not in to the wayes of the heathen, and in to the cities of the Samaritans enter ye not, but go rather to the loste shepe of the house of Israel, go and preache sayinge: The kyngedome of heauen is at hande, heale the sycke, clense the lepers, rayse the deade, caste oute the deuels: frely [...] ye haue receaued frely geue agayne, possesse not golde, nor syluer. [Marke] And commaunded them that they shoulde take nothinge with them in their iorney, saue onely a rode. [smal, the vvhych the preacher a­monge the Ievves vsed, as novv among vs a sergeante dothe vse. (Luke) And he sayd vnto them: ye shal take nothing wyth you by the waye, nother staffe, (greate, vvhere vpon menne leane, nor scrippe, nor breade, nor mony (Mark.) nor money in the gyrdell, nor two co­tes, (Math.) nether shues (Mar.) But be shod wyth sandales. (Mat) For the workeman is worthye of hys meate. Into what so euer cytye or towne (Marke) or house ye shal enter (Math.) enquire in it, who is mete for you, and there abyde, til ye go thence. And whē [Page 49] ye come into an house, salute ye same, sayinge: Peace be vnto thys house. And yf ye house be mete for you, your peace shall come vpon it. But yf it be not mete for you, your peace shall re­tourne to you agayne. And if no man wil receyue you, nor heare your preachyng, depart out of y citye or house, and shake the dust of your feete (Luk) for a witnes ouer the, (math) truly I say vnto you: it shall be easier for the lande of Sodoma & Gomorra in the day of iudgement then for y city. Be hold I sēd you forth as shepe amōge wolues, be ye therfore wyse as serpē ­tes, and innocent as doues, beware of men, for they shal delyuer you vp to ye councels, & shal scourge you in theyr sinagoges, & ye shall be brought be­fore prynces and kynges for my sake in wytnesse to them, and to the gen­tils. But when they delyuer you vp, take no thought how or what ye shal speake, for it shalbe geuen vnto you euen in the same houre, what ye shall say. For it is not ye that speake, but the spirite of your father, which spea­keth in you. The brother shal dely­uer the brother to death, and ye father [Page] the sonne, and the chyldren shall arise agaynste their fathers and mothers, and shall helpe them to death, and ye shall be hated of all men, for my na­mes sake. But he that endureth to ye ende shalbe saued. When they perse­cute you in one citye, flye into ano­ther. I tel you for a truth, ye shal not finyshe [nor your successours, conuer­tynge] al the cityes of Israell, tyl the sonne of man come, [to the vniuersal iudgement.] The disciple is not a­boue the maister, nother the seruaūt aboue the Lorde. It is ynoughe for the disciple to be as hys maister, and the seruaunt as his Lord, if they haue called the good mā of the house Belzebub, [sayinge that he vvorked in Belzebub] howe muche moore shall they call theym of hys housholde so? Feare theym not therfore. There is nothynge hydde, that shall not be openlye shewed, and nothynge se­crete, that shall not be knowen. What I tell you in darckenesse, that speake ye in lyghte, and what ye heare in the eare, that preache ye vppon the house toppes. And feare ye not theym that kyll the [Page 50] bodye, and b [...] not able to kyll the soule: But rather feare hym, whi­che is able to destroye bothe soule and body into hell. Are not two spa­rowes solde for a farthynge? Yet doeth there none of them lyght vp­on the grounde without youre fa­ther. And nowe are all the heeres of youre Head tolde. Feare ye not therefore, ye are of moore value then manye Sparowes. Ther­fore, who soeuer knowledgeth me before menne, hym wyll I know­ledge also before my father, whi­che is in Heauen. But whosoe­uer denyeth me before menne, him wyll I also denye before my fa­ther whyche is in Heauen.

Thyncke not that I am come to sende peace vppon Earthe: I am not comme to sende peace but a Swerde. For I am comme to sette a manne at varyaunce a­gaynste hys father, and the Doughter agaynst the mother, and the Doughter in lawe, agaynste her mother in lawe, and a man­nes foes shall be they of hys owne [Page] houshold, who so loueth father & mo­ther moore then me, is not mete for me: and he that loueth sonne or dou­ghter more then me, is not mete for me. And he that taketh not his crosse and foloweth me, is not mete for me, who so fyndeth hys lyfe shall lose it, and he that looseth hys lyfe for my sake, shal fynde it. (Luk) He that hea­reth you, heareth me, and he that dis­piseth you, dispyseth me, but whoso despiseth me, despiseth hym that sent me, (mathe) he that receaueth you, receaueth me, and whoso receaueth me, receaueth hym that sent me. And he y receaueth a prophet in ye name of a prophet, shal receaue a prophetes rewarde. He that receaueth a righte­ous mā, in ye name of a righteous mā shall receaue a ryghteons mans re­warde. And whosoeuer geueth vnto one of the least of these a cup of cold water only to dryncke in ye name of a disciple, verely I say vnto you, he shal not lose hys reward. And it came to passe when Iesus hadde made an ende of commaundynge his twelue disciples, (Luke) they departed and went thorow the townes preachynge [Page 51] the gospell, and healyng euery wher, (mar) and they went forth and prea­ched that men shoulde do penaunce, and they cast out many deuyls, and many that were sycke anoynced they with oyle and healed them, (mat) and he departed thence to teache and to preach in their ctyes [In the vvhyche the Apostles had remayned preachynge peace]

☞ Of Iohns interrogation. Arte thou he that shall come. Mathe. xi. Luke. vii. Cap. 38.

ANd the disciples of Iohn shew­ed him of al these thinges. (mat) Mat. Whē Iohn being in prisō herd of the workes of Christ, he sent two of his disciples to Iesus, & sayde vnto hym: Arte thou he that shall come, or shall we loke for another? (Luke) When the men came to hym, they sayde: Iohn the Baptist hath sent vs unto thee, sayinge: Arte thou he that shall come, or shall we looke [Page] for another? And at the same houre, healed he many frō syckenesses and plagues, and from euyl spirites, and to manye that were blynde, gaue he syght. (Math) And Iesus aunswered, and sayde vnto them: Go your way­es, tel Iohn agayne, what ye see and heare. The blynde see, the lame goe, the lepers are clensed, and the deafe heare, the dead ryse agayne, and the Gospel is preached to the poore, and blessed is he, that is not offended in me. When they went their waye Ie­sus began to speake vnto the people, concernyng Iohn, what are ye gone out to see in the wyldernesse? Woulde ye see a rede shaken wyth the wynde? Or what are ye gone oute to see? Woulde ye see a man clothed in softe raiment? Behold, they that weer soft clothing (Luk) & are in precious aray, and lyue delycatelye, (Mathe) are in kynges houses. But what are ye gone out to see? A Prophete? Yea, I say vnto you, and moore then a Pro­phet. For this is he of whō it is writ­ten: * Beholde,Mathe. 3 I send my messanger before thy face, whiche shall prepare thy way before thee, verely I say vn­to [Page 52] you: Amonge the children of wo­men arose there not a greater then Iohn the Baptist. Notwithstanding he that is left in the kyngdom of hea­uen, is greater. [For the leaste of the blessed is perfecter, then an [...]e iuste that is yet alyue] From the tyme of Iohn Baptist hytherto, the kyngdome of God suffreth violence, and the vio­lent plucke it vnto theym. [by the vi­olence of penaunce] For all the pro­phetes and the lawe prophecied vnto Iohn. Also yf ye wyll receaue it, this is Helias, whyche shoulde come.

Whoso hath eares to heare, let hym heare. (Luke) And all the people that heard hym, and the publicans iusti­fied God, and were baptised wyth the baptyme of Iohn. But the Pha­rises and Scribes despysed the coun­sayle of God agaynste theym selues, and were not Baptysed of hym.

But the Lorde sayde: Where vn­to shall I lyken the menne of thys Generation? And whome are they lyke? They are lyke vnto chyl­dren, whyche sytte in the Mar­ket and crye one to another, and saye.

[Page]We haue pyped vnto you, and ye haue not daunced, we haue mourned vnto you, and ye haue not wept. For Iohn the Baptist came, and did eate no bread, and drancke no wyne, and ye saye that he hath the deuyll. The sonne of man is come, and eateth and dryncketh, and ye say: (mat) Lo, what a glotton & a wyne bybber thys man is, and the frende and companion of publicans & synners. (Luke) And wys­dome is iustified of her children. [Di­sciples.]

☞ Of the maledictions of the cities, vnto the whiche Christe had preached. Math. xi. Mar. iii. Luke. x. Cap. xxxix.

THen began he to vpbrayed the cities in the which most of his miracles were done,Mathevv because they amended and repented not.Coroza­im is from Capernaum. iiii. myle. Wo vnto thee Corozaim. Wo vnto thee Bethsaida: For yf the Myracles, whych haue bene shewed [Page 53] amonge you, had bene done in Tyre and Sodome,Bethsaida is from Caperna­um, iiii. myle. they longe ago sytting in sacke clothe, and ashes (Luke) had done penaunce. Neuerthelesse I saye vnto you, it shalbe easyer for Tyre and Sodome, in the day of iudgemēt then for you. And thou Capernaum which art lyft vp vnto heauen, shalte be brought downe vnto hel, for yf the miracles whiche haue bene done in thee, had bene shewed in Sodome, they had remayned vnto this daye.

Neuerthelesse I saye vnto you, it shalbe easyer for the lāde of Sodome in the daye of iudgement thē for thee. (Marke) And they came into ye house, then assembled the people together a­gayne, in so muche that he had no lea­sure to eate. And whan they that were aboute hym hearde of it, they went out to holde hym, for they sayde he was become furious. And y Scry­bes that were come downe frō Ieru­salem, sayde: he hath Belzebub.

☞ Of the Apostles returnynge to Christ. Mar. vi. Luke. ix. capi. 40.

[Page] ANd the Apostles came agayne,Luke, (Mark.) and came together vnto Iesus, and tolde hym al, & what they had done and taughte. And he sayde vnto them. Let vs go oute of the waye into the wyldernesse, & rest a lytle (Luk.) And he toke them to him and went asyde into a solitarye place by the cytye called Bethsaida. (Mark) For there were many commers and goers, and they had not tyme ynough to eate.

☞ Of the sendynge foorth of the seuentye and two dys­cyples. Luke. x. Capitulo. xli.

AFter this the Lord apointed out other seuentye and two and sent them two and two before hym in to euery citye and place whe­ther he hym selfe woulde come,Luke. and sayde vnto them. The harueste is great, but the labourers are few, pray therfore the Lorde of the harueste, to sende for the labourers into hys har­uest. Go your waye, beholde: I sende [Page 54] you forthe as the lambes amonge the wolues, beare neyther waller nor scrype, nor shues, and salute no man by the waye. Into what soeuer house ye entre, fyrste saye peace be in thys house: And yf the chylde of peace be there, youre peace shall reste vpon hym. Yf no, then shall youre peace turne to you agayne. But tarye ye styll in the same house eatynge and brynckynge suche as they haue: for the labourer is worthye of hys re­warde. Go not from house to house, and into whatsoeuer cytye ye enter, and they receaue you, eate suche thynges as are set before you. And heale the sycke that are there, and saye vnto them. The kyngedome of GOD is come nye vnto you, but in to whatsoeuer cytye ye come, and they receaue you not, go youre waye oute into the stretes of the same, and saye: euen the verye duste whyche cleueth vpon vs of youre cy­tye wype we of vpon you. But of this ye shalbe sure that the kyngedome of GOD was come nye vnto you, I say vnto you, it shalbe easyer for Sodome in that daye, then for that [Page] cytye.

¶Of the commynge againe of the seuentye and two disciples Mathew. xi. Luc. x. Capitulo. xlii.

THe seuentye and two came a­gaine with ioye and said,Luke Lord the deuels also are subdued vnto vs in thy name. But he said vnto them, I sawe Sathan fal down from heauen as a lyghtenynge. Be­hold I haue geuē you power to treade vpon serpentes, and scorpions, and o­uer all power of the enemye, and no­thynge shal hurt you. Neuerthelesse reioyce not ye in this that the spirites are subdued vnto you: but reioyce that youre names are wrytte in hea­uen. At the same houre reioyced Iesus in the holy spirite, (Mat and answe­rynge, (Luke) sayde, I prayse thee, O father, Lorde of heauen and earthe, (Mathevv) that thou haste hyd these thynges from the wyse and prudent, and opened them vnto babes, euen so [Page 55] father, (Luk.) for so it pleased thee. All thinges are geuen ouer vnto me of my father, and no man knoweth who the sonne is, but onely the father: no­ther who the father is, saue onely the sonne, and he to whome the sonne wil open it. And he turned him to his dis­ciples, and sayde. Blessed are ye eyes whiche se that ye se. For I saye vnto you, manye Prophetes and kynges woulde haue sene the thynges that ye se, and haue not sene thē, and to haue hearde the thinges that ye heare, and haue not hearde them. (Math) Come vnto me all ye that laboure, and are laden, and I wyll ease you. Take my yoke vpon you, and learne of me, for I am meke and lowlye of heart, and ye shall fynde reste vnto your soules, for my yoke is easye, and my burthen is lyghte.

¶Of the Samaritane that tooke cure of the woun­ded. Luke. x. Capitulo. xxxiiii.

[Page]ANd beholde,Luke. there stode vp a Scrybe, and tempted hym, and sayde: Master, what muste I do to inheret euerlastynge lyfe? he sayde vnto hym, what is wrytten in the lawe? Howe readest thou? He aun­swered and sayde. Thou shalte loue thy Lorde God wyth all thy hearte, wyth all thy soule, wyth all thy strengthe, and wyth all thy mynde: and thy neyghboure as thy selfe. He sayde vnto hym. Thou hast aunswe­red ryghte, thys do, and thou shalte lyue. But he woulde haue iusty­fyed hym selfe, and sayde vnto Ie­sus, who is then my neyghboure?

Iesus lokynge vpwarde sayde. A certayne man wente downe from Ierusalem vnto Iericho, and fell a­monge murtherers, whyche stryped hym oute of hys clothes, and woun­ded hym, and wente theyr waye and lefte hym halfe deade. And by chaunce there came downe a priest the same waye: and whan he saws hym, he passed by. And lykewyse a Le­uyte, whan he came nye vnto the same place, and sawe hym, he passed by. But a Samaritane was go­ynge [Page 56] hys iourney, and came that waye, and whan he saw hym, he had compassion vpon hym, wente vnto hym, bounde vp hys woundes, and poured oyle and wyne therein, and lyfte hym vp vpon hys beaste, and broughte hym in to the ynne, and made prouysyon for hym. Upon the nexte daye whan he departed, he tooke oute two pence, and gaue them to the hooste, and sayde vnto hym. Take cure of hym, and what soeuer thou spendest more, I wyll paye it thee, whan I come agayne, whyche of these thre nowe thynkeste thou, was neyghboure vnto hym that fell amonge the murtherers?

He sayde, he that shewed mercye vp­on hym. Then sayde Iesus vnto hym. Go thy waye then, and do thou lykewyse.

☞ Of Mary Magdalens con­uersion. Luke. vii. Capi. xliiii.

ANd one of the Pharises desired hym that he woulde eate wyth hym.Luke. And he went into ye house, and set hym downe at the table. [Page] And beholde there was in that cytye a woman whiche was a synner.

Whan she knew that Iesus sat at the table in ye Pharises house, she bought a boxe with oyntement, and stode be­hynde at hys fete, and wepte, and be­gan to water hys feete wyth teares, and to wype them wyth her heeres of her head, and kyssed his fete, and a­noynted them wyth oyntment. But whan the Pharise whiche had called hym sawe that. He spake within hym selfe, and sayde: yf this man were a Prophet, he woulde know who, and what maner of woman this is y tou­ched hym, for she is a synner. And Ie­sus aunswered and sayde vnto hym: Simon, I haue somewhat to say vn­to thee. He sayd: master say on. A cer­taine lender had two detters, the one oughte fyue hundreth pens, the other fyftye, but whan they had nothynge to paye, he forgaue them bothe: tel me whyche of them wyl loue hym moste? Simon answered and sayde: he, (I suppose) to whome he forgaue moost. Then sayde Christ vnto him. Thou haste iudged ryghte. And he turned hym to the woman, and sayde vnto [Page 57] Symon: Seest thou thys woman? I am come into thyne house, thou haste geuen me no water vnto my fere, but she hath watered my feete with tea­res, and dried thē with y heeres of her head. Thou haste geuen me no kysse, but she (sence the tyme y she came in) hath not ceased to kysse my fete: Thou hast not anoynted my head with oynt­ment, but she hath anoynted my head with oyntment. Therfore I saye vnto thee, many synnes are forgeuen her, for she hathe loued muche, but vnto whome lesse is forgeuen, the same lo­ueth the lesse. And he sayde vnto her: Thy synnes are forgeuen thee. Then they that satte at the table wyth hym, beganne to saye, within theym selues: What is he this, that forgeueth sinnes also? But he sayde vnto the womā, thy faythe hathe saued thee, goe thy waye in peace.

☞ Of Marthas ministe­rye and seruyce Luke. x. Cap. xlv.

[Page]IT fortuned as they went that he entred into a towne, where ther was a woman named Martha, whyche receaued hym into her house [...] And she had a syster called Ma­ry, whyche satte her downe at Iesus feete, and herkened vnto hys worde. But Martha made her selfe muche a do for to serue hym. And she stept vnto him, and sayde: Lorde, carest thou not that my sister letteth me serue alone? Bydde her therfore, that she helpe me. But Iesus answered, & sayd vnto her: Martha, Martha, thou takest thought and combrest thy selfe aboute manye thinges, there is but one thynge nede­full. Mary hathe chosen a good parte, which shal not be taken from her.

☞ Of the doctrine of prayer. Luke. xi. Capitu. xlvi.

ANd it fortuned that he was in a place and prayed. And when he had ceased, one of hys disciples sayde vnto hym: Lorde, teache vs to praye as Iohn taughte hys dis­ciples. He sayd vnto thē: Whē ye pray saye. Our father which art in heauē, [Page 58] wed be thy name. Thy kyngdō come. Thy wil be done. Geue vs this dai our dayly bread. And forgeue vs our syns, for we also forgeue al thē y are detters vnto vs. And lede vs not into tempta­cion, but delyuer vs from euyl. And he said vnto them: Which of you is it that hath a frende, and shulde go to hym at mydnyght, and saye vnto hym: Lende me thre loues, for a frende of myne is come to me out of the way, and I haue nothynge to set before hym: And he wythin should aunswere, and say: dis­quiet me not, the doore it shut alrea­dy, and my chyldren are with me in ye chamber, I cannot ryse & geue thee. I saye vnto you, and though he woulde not arise & geue him, because he is his frend, yet because of his vnshamefast begginge, he would arise, & geue him as many as he neded. And I say vnto you also. Aske, and it shalbe geuē you. Seke, & ye shal finde: knocke, & it shall opened vnto you. For whosoeuer as­keth, receaueth: and he that seketh fin­deth, and to him that knocketh, shall it be opened, yf the son aske bread of any of you y is a father, wyll he geue hym a stone therfore? Or yf he aske a fishe, [Page] wyl he for ye fish offer him a serpent? or yf he aske an egge, wil he profer him a scorpion? Yf ye then which are euyll can geue your chyldren good gyftes, howe much moore shall the father of heauen geue the holy spirite to theym that aske hym.

¶The thyrde parte of the seconde Booke, con­taynynge what Ie­sus dyd and sayde in the two and thyrty yeare of hys age.

☞ Of the woman of Samaria. Iohn. iiii. Cap. xlvii.

HE lefte the lande of Ie­wrye, and departed a­gayne into Galile.Iohn. But he muste nedes goe tho­rowe Samaria. Then came Iesus into a cytye of Samaria called Sichar, nye vnto [Page 59] the pece of lande that Iacob gaue vnto Ioseph hys sonne:Sichar is frome Sa­maria iiii. myle, and from Ierusalem. 26. myle. Samaria is xxx. mile from lerusalem. And ther was Iacobs well. Nowe whē Iesus was w [...]ry of his iourney, he sat him downe so vpon the well, and it was about the syxt houre. Then came ther a woman of Samaria to drawe water. Iesus sayd vnto her: geue me drinke, for his disciples wer gone their way into the Cytye to bye meate. So the wo­man of Samaria sayde vnto hym: Howe is it that thou askest dryncke of me, seynge thou arte a Iewe, and I a woman of Samaria: For the Ie­wes meddle not wyth the Samari­tans. Iesus aunswered, and sayd vnto her: Yf thou knewest the gyft of GOD, and who it is that sayeth vnto thee, geue me dryncke, thou wouldest aske of hym, and he woulde geue thee, the water of lyfe. Th [...] woman sayde vnto hym: Syr, thou haste nothynge to drawe wyth all, and the Welle is depe, frome whence [...]hen haste thou that water of lyfe? Arte thou greater then oure fa­ther Iacob whych gaue vs thys Wel? And he hym selfe drancke thereof, and hys Chyldren, and hys Catell. [...] [Page] [...] [Page 59] [Page] Iesus aunswered, and sayde vnto her: Whosoeuer drynketh of thys wa­ter, shall thyrste agayne: But who­so euer shall dryncke of the Water that I shall geue hym, shall neuer be moore a thyrste. But the wa­ter that I shall geue hym, shall be in hym a Welle of water, whyche spryngeth vp into euerlastynge lyfe. The woman sayde vnto hym: Syr, geue me that same water, that I thyrste not, nother nede to comme hyther to drawe. Iesus sayde vn­to her: Goe, call thy Husbande, and comme hyther. The woman auns­wered, and sayde vnto hym: I haue no Husbande. Iesus sayde vnto her: Thou haste sayde well, I haue no Husbande, for thou haste hadde fyue Husbandes: And he whome thou haste nowe is not thyne Hus­bande: There saydest thou ryghte. The woman sayde vnto hym: Syr, I see that thou arte a Prophete. Oure fathers worshypped vpon this Mountayne: And ye saye that at Ierusalem is the place, where menne oughte to worshyppe. Iesus sayd vn­to her: Woman, beleue me, the tyme [Page 60] commeth, and is nowe all ready that the true Worshyppers shall worshyp the father in Spirite and in ye trueth: For the father wyll haue suche so to worshyppe hym. GOD is a Spi­rite, and they that worshyppe hym, must worship hym in Spirite and the trueth. The woman sayde vnto him: I wotte that Messyas shall come, whyche is called Christe: When he commeth, he shall tell vs all thyn­ges. Iesus sayde vnto her: I that speake vnto thee, am he. And in the meane season came his disciples, and they meruayled that he talketh with the woman: Yet sayde no manne what askest thou. Or what talkest thou wyth her? Then the woman lette her Potte stande, and went into the Cytye, and sayde vnto the people: Come, see a manne, that hathe tolde me all that euer I dydde. Is not he CHRISTE? Then wente they oute of the Cytye, and came vnto hym. In the meane whyle hys Disciples prayed hym, and sayde: Maister, eate: but he sayde vnto them: I haue meate to eate, that ye knowe not of. Then sayde the Disciples [Page] amonge theym selues, hathe anye manne broughte hym meate? Ie­sus sayde vnto theym. My meate is thys, that I doe the wyll of hym that s [...]nte me, & to fynyshe hys worke. Saye not ye youre selues, there are yet foure Monethes, and then com­meth the Harueste? Beholde, I saye vnto you: Lyfte vp your Eyes, and looke vppon the Felde, for it is Whyte all readye vnto the Har­ueste. And he that reapeth recea­ueth rewarde, and gathereth fruite to euerlastynge Lyfe, that bothe he that soweth, and he that reapeth maye enioye together. For herein is the Prouerbe true. One soweth, another reapeth, I haue sente you to reape, that, whereon ye besto­wed no laboure, other haue labou­red, and ye are comme into theyr laboures. Manye of the same Ci­tye beleued on hym. For the say­inge of the woman, whyche testify­ed. He hathe tolde me all that e­uer I dydde.

Now whan the Samaritans came to hym, they besought hym y they would tarye with them. And he abode there [Page 61] two dayes, and many mo beleued be­cause of his worde, and sayde vnto the woman. We beleue now henceforthe, not because of thy sayinge: we haue hearde hym our selues, and know that this of a trueth is Christ the Saueour of the worlde. After two dayes he de­parted thence, and wente into Galyle. For Iesus hym selfe testifyed, that a Prophet is nothing set by in his owne countrey.

☞ Of the Rulers Sonne. Iohn. iiii. Capitulo. xlviii.

ANd Iesus came againe into Ca­na in Galile,Iohn. where he turned the water vnto wyne. And there was a certayne ruler whose sonne lay sycke at Capernaum. This heard that Iesus came out of Iewry in to Galy­le, and went vnto hym, and besoughte hym that he woulde come downe and helpe hys sonne, for he laye dead sicke And Iesus sayde vnto hym, excepte ye se tokens and wonders ye beleue not. [Page] The ruler said vnto him. Come down Sir, or euer my childe dye. Iesus sayd vnto him. Go thy waye, thy sonne ly­ueth. The man beleued the word that Iesus said vnto hym, & went his way. And as he was goynge downe, his ser­uaunt met hym, and tolde hym, and sayde. The chylde liueth. Then enqui­red he of them the houre wherin he be­ganne to amende, and they sayde vnto hym yesterday about the seuēth houre the feuer left hym. Then the father perceaued that it was aboute y same houre wherin Iesus sayde vnto hym, thy sonne lyueth. And he beleued with hys whole house. This is nowe the seconde token that Iesus dyd when he came from Iewry to Galyle.

¶Of the women whyche mini­stred vnto Christe. And of the parable of the sower, and the exposicion there of. Luke. viii. Math. xiii. Marke. iiii. Capi. xlix.

[Page 62]ANd it fortuned afterwarde that he went thorow the cities & tow­nes,Luke & preached & shewed the gos­pel of the kyngdome of God, and the twelue with him, and certayne we­men also, whome he had healed from euel spirites, and infyrmities, namely Mary whiche is called Magdalene, out of whome went seuen deuyls, and Ioanna the wyfe of Chusi Herodes stuarde, & Susanna, and manye other that ministred vnto them of theyr sub­stance. (Mathevv) And ye same day wēt Iesus out of the house, (Marke) and be­gan again to teache by the sea side, and there gathered much people vnto him, so that he went into a [...]hyp, and sat vp­on the water, (Mat) and all the people stode vpon ye shore, (Mar) and vpon the lande by the sea syde. (Luke) Now whā muche people was gathered together, and hasted vnto him out of ye cities, he spake (Mar) & taught thē in his dortrine (Luk) by a similitude. (marke) Herkē to, behold there wēt oute (Luk.) a sower to sowe his sede, & whyle he was sowing, some fel by y way side, & was trodē vn­der fote & ye foules of y ayre did eate it vp. And some fel on stone, (Mark) stony [Page] grounde where it had not much earth, and anone it came vp, becau [...]e it had not depe earth. Now whan ye sunne a­rose, it caught heate and wycheres a­waye, (Luke) because it had no moyst­nesse (Mark.) nor no roote (Luke) & some fell amonge the thornes, and the thor­nes sprāge vp, (Mark.) grew vp, (Mat.) grew vp, and choked it, (Marke) and it gaue no fruite. And some fell vpon a good grounde, which gaue fruite that came vp and grewe (Math.) some an hundreth folde, some syxtie folde, some thyrtye folde. (Luke) Whā he said this, he cried: Who so hath eares to heare, let hym heare. (Mark.) And whan he was alone, (Math) his dysciples came vnto him, [Marke) they that were about him with ye twelue asked him, (Luke) what parable was this, (Math) and sayd vn­to hym: why speakest thou to them by parables? (Luke) And he sayd: (Mathe.) vnto you it is geuen to knowe the mi­sterye of the kyngdome of heauen, but vnto them (Mark. that are withoute, al thinges happē by parables (Mathe.) And to them it is not geuen. Therfore speake I vnto them by parables (Mar.) that wyth seynge eyes they may se and [Page 63] not dyscerne, and that with hearynge eares they may heare, and not vnder­stande (Mar.) that in them maye be ful­filled, ye Prophesie of Esai, which saith: Esai. vi. [...] ye shal heare in dede, and shal not vn­derstād, & wt seynge eyes shal ye se, and not perceaue, for the hert of this people is waxed grosse, & their eares are thicke of hearīg, & their eyes haue they closed lest they shuld once se wt ye eyes, & heare wt the eares, & vnderstande wyth the heart, & turne y I myght heale them, (Marke) and their synnes be forgeuen thē. (Math) But blessed are your eyes, for they se, & your eares, for they heare, Uerely, I say vnto you, many prophetes & righteous mē haue desyred to se the thinges y ye se, and haue not sene thē, & to heare ye thinges y ye heare, and haue not hearde them, (Mark.) vnder­stande ye not this parable? How wyll ye then vnderstande al other parables? (Math.) Heare ye therfore the parable of the sower. (Luke) This is ye parable. The sede is ye worde of God. (Marke) The sower soweth y word (Luke) as for those y are by ye way side (marke) where y word is sowē, (Luk.). are they y heare it, (Marke) and as soone as they haue [Page] hearde it, immediatly commeth Sa­than (Luke) and taketh away the word oute of their heartes, that they shoulde not beleue, and be saued (Mat.) When one heareth the worde of the kyngedō, and vnderstādeth it not, the euel man commeth and plucketh it awaye, that is sowen in hys heart. (Luke) But they on the stone are suche, as whan they heare it, (Marke) by and by receaue it wyth ioye, (Luke) and these haue no roote, they beleue for a whyle, (Marke) when trouble and persecucion aryseth for the wordes sake, immediatly they are offended, (Luke) and in the tyme of temptacion they fall awaye. As for it that fell amonge the thornes, are such as heare it, and of the carefulnesse, (mat.) of this world, and the deceatful­nesse of ryches, (Mar) and many other lustes enter in, and choke the woorde, and so it is made vnfrutful. And these are they that are sowen vpon a good grounde, whych heare y word, and re­ceaue it, and brynge forthe fruyte in pacience, (Math) and some geueth an hundreth folde, some sixtye folde, and some thyrtye folde. (Mar.) And he said vnto them: is a candell lyghted to put [Page 64] vnder a bushell, or vnder a table, or a bed? (Luke) No man lighteth a candel, and couereth it wyth a vessell, or put­teth it vnder a bed, but setteth it vp­on a candelstycke, that such as go in, maye se lyghte, for there is nothynge hyd, that shall not be openlye shewed, and there is nothynge secrete, that shall not be knowen, and come to lyghte. (Marke) Who so hathe eares to heare, let hym heare, and he sayde vnto them, (Luke) take hede therfore howe and what ye heare. (Marke) Wyth what measure ye meate, wyth the same shall it be measured vnto you agayne. (Math.) Who so hathe, vn­to hym shalbe geuen, and he shal haue aboundaunce: but who so hathe not, from hym shall be taken awaye, euen that he hathe, (Luk.) and that he thync­keth to haue shalbe taken from hym.

¶Of the Parable of tares, and of mustarde seede. Mat. xiii. Marke. iiii. Luke. xiii. Capitulo. l.

[Page]ANother parable put he forth vn­to them,Math. and sayde: The kynge­dome of heauē is like vnto a man that sowed good sede in his felde. But whyle men slepte, there came an enemy, and sowed tares amonge the wheate, and went his way. Now whā the blade was spronge vp, and brought forth fruite, then the tares appeared also. Then came the seruauntes to the householder, and sayde vnto hym: Sir sowdeste thou not good seede in thy felde? From whence then hathe it ta­res? He sayde vnto them, that hath the enemy done. Then sayd the seruaūtes, wylt thou then that we go and wede them out? He said, No, leste whyle ye wede out the tares, ye plucke vp the wheat also with them. Let them bothe grow together, tyl the haruest, and in tyme of haruest, I wyll say vnto the reapers. Gather the tares fyrste, and bynde them in sheaues to be brente, but the wheate into my barne. (mar.) And he sayde vnto them. The kynge­dome of God is after this maner, as when a man casteth sede vpon ye lande, and slepeth, and it ryseth nyght & day, and the seede spryngeth vp, and gro­weth [Page 65] he not knowynge of it. For the earthe bryngeth forthe the fruite of itselfe, fyrste the grasse, afterwarde the eare, then the full Wheate in the eare. But when she hathe broughte forthe the fruite, he putteth to the Sickle, be­cause the Haruest is come. (mat) Ano­ther Parable he put forth vnto theim, (Mar) and he sayde: (Luk) What is the kyngdom of God lyke? Or where vn­to shall I compare it? (Mathevv) The kyngdome of Heauen is lyke vnto a grane of Musterd sede, whyche a man tooke, and sowed it in hys felde, (Mar) whyche whan it was sowen vppon the lande, (Mathe) it is the leaste a­monge all seedes (Mark) of the earthe, and when it is sowen, (math) and gro­wen, it is the greatest amonge Her­bes, (Luke) and it grewe, and wared a great tree, (Mar) & gitteth great braū ­ches, (Mathe) so that the Byrdes vn­der the Heauen, come and dwell in y Braunches thereof. (Marke) So that the foules may dwel vnder ye shadowe therof. (Math) Another Parable spake he vnto theym. (Luke) And agayne he sayde: Where vnto shall I lyken the kyngdome of God? (Math) [Page] The kyngdome of God is lyke vnto Leuen, whiche a woman toke, & mixte it amōg. iii. peckes of meele, til al was leuened. Al suche thinges spake Iesus vnto the people by Parables. (Mark) And by many suche parables he spake the worde vnto thē, therafter as they might heare it, and without parables spake he nothynge vnto them, (math) that the thing might be fulfylled, whi­che was spoken by the Prophete, say­inge: * I wil open my mouthe in para­bles,Psal. 77. a. and wyll speake oute the secretes frō the beginning of the world, (ma [...]) but vnto hys disciples he expounded al thynges priuatelye. (Math) Then sent Iesus the people awaye, and came home. And his disciples came vnto him, and sayde: declare vnto vs the pa­rable of the tares of the felde. Iesus aunswered, and sayde vnto theym: He that soweth the good seede is the sonne of manne, the felde is the worlde, the good seede are the Chyldren of the kyngdome. The tares are the chyl­dren of wyckednesse, the enemye that soweth them is the deuell. The Har­uest is the ende of the worlde: The reapers are the Aungels. For lyke as [Page 66] the tares are weded out, and brente in the fyre, euen so shall it goe in the ende of thys world. The sonne of man shall sende forth his aungels, and they shal gather out of his kyngdō al thyn­ges that offende, and them that doe in­iquitie, and shall caste theym into a Fornace of fyre, there shall be way­lynge and gnashynge of teeth.* Then shall the righteous shyne as the sunne in the kyngdome of their father,Sapi. 3. b who­so hath eares to heare, let hym heare.

☞ Of thre Parables in the house. Mathewe. xiii. Capitulo. li.

THe kyngdome of heauen is like vnto a treasure hidde in y felde,Mathevv which a mā founde & hid it, and for ioy therof, he went & sold all that he hadde, and boughte that felde. Agayne, the kyngdome of Heauen is lyke vnto a Marchaunt that sought good Pearles, and when he hadde foūde a precious pearle, he went and [Page] solde all that he hadde, and boughte it. Agayne, the kyngdome of heauen is lyke vnto a nette caste into the Sea, wherwith are taken all maner of fy­shes, and when it is full, men drawe it out vnto the shoore, and syt and gather the good into the vessels, but caste the badde awaye. So shall it be in the ende of the worlde. The Aungels shal goe oute, and seuer the badde frome the ryghteous, and shall caste them in­to a fornace of fyre. There shall be waylynge and gnashynge of teethe.

Haue ye vnderstande all these thyn­ges? They saye: Yea Lorde. Then sayde he vnto theym: Therfore, euerye Scribe taughte vnto the kyngdome of Heauen, is lyke an housholder whi­che bryngeth out of hys treasure thin­ges newe and olde. And it came to passe when Iesus hadde ended these parables, he departed thence, [Frome the house vvhere he vvas.] and came in­to his owne countreye, [Nazareth] and taught them in their Sinagoges.

Of the Lordes comming to Na­zareth, where he rode, and yt the [Page 67] Nazarites wolde haue cast hym doune headling. Mat. xiii. Mar. vi. Luke. iiii. Capit. lii.

ANd the fame of hym was noised thorow out all the region rounde about.Luke. And he taught in their sy­nagoges, and was commended of euerye man. And he came to Naza­reth where he was noursed? And as his custome was, he wēt into ye Sina­goge vpon the Sabboth, and stode vp for to read. Then was there delyuered hym the booke of the Prophete Esay. And when he hadde tourned ouer the booke, he founde the place where it is written:* The spirite of the Lorde is with me,Esay. 61. a. because he hathe anoynted me, to preache the Gospell vnto the poore, hath he sent me, to heale the broken hearted, to preache delyueraunce to the captiue, and syght to the blinde, and frely to set at lybertye theym that are brused, and to preache the accepta­ble yere of the Lord. And when he had closed the booke, he gaue it agayne to the minister: and sat him downe. And the eyes of al that were in ye sinagoge [Page] were fastened on him. And he began to say vnto thē: This dai is this scripture fulfilled ī your eares. And they al gaue hym witnes, & wondred at y gratious wordes whiche proceaded oute of his mouth. And they sayd, (mar) frō whēce hath he these thinges? And what wis­dom is this y is geuen him, & suche as are done by his handes? Math) Is not (Mar) this the carpenter (Luke) Ioseph (Mat) the carpenters son? Is not hys mother called Mary [...]and his brethren Iames & Iohn, & Simō, & Iude? And are not all hys systers here wyth vs? Whence hathe he then all these thyn­ges? And they were offended at hym: (Luke) and he sayde vnto theym: dout­les, ye wil say vnto me this prouerbe. Phisitiō heale thy selfe: for how great thinges haue we heard done at Capernaum? Do the same here also in thine owne co [...] ̄trey. (Math) But Iesus said vnto thē: A prophet is no wher lesse set by, thē at home and amonge his owne. (mar) And he could not shew any miracle there, but laied his: handes vpon a few sicke, & healed them, & he maruey­led at their vnbelefe. [therfore he healed fevv, lest they shoulde say, he despiseth his [Page 68] countrey men.] (Luk) Uerely, I say vn­to you:* there were many widowes in Israel,3. reg. 7. a. in the time of Elias, when heauen was shut. iii. yeres &. vi. monethes, and whē ther was a great dearth in al the land: and to none of thē was Elias sent, but only vnto Sarep [...]a of ye Sido­nians to a widowe.4. reg. 5. c * And many lepers wer in Israel in the time of Eliseus ye prophet, & none of thē was clēsed, saue only Naaman of Siria. And as many as wer in y sinagoge whē thei heard y, wer filled wt wrath. And they rose vp, & thrust him out of y citie, & led him vp to the edge of ye hyl, wher vpon their citie was buylded, y they myghte cast hym downe headling. But he wēt his way, thorowe the myddest of theym.

¶Of Iohn y Baptistes death. Math. xiiii. Mar. vi. Cap. liii.

ANd there came a conuenient day,Marke. that Herode on hys byrth daye made a supper, to the lordes cap­taynes, and chiefe Estates of Galile. Then the doughter of Hero­dias came in, and daūsed, and pleased [Page] Herode, and that them sat at the table. Then sayd y king vnto ye damsel [...] aske of me what y wilt, I wyll geue it thee, and he sware vnto her: what soeuer y shalte aske of me, I wyll geue it vnto the, euē vnto ye one halfe of my kingdō. Whē he had said, she went forth, & said vnto her mother: what shal I aske? she said: Iohn Baptistes head. And immediatly she went in vnto y kyng wt hast, and said: (Mat) being instructed of her mother, (mark) I wyll y thou geue me strayght waye in a platter, the head of Iohn ye Baptist. Then ye king was so­rie, yet for y othes sake, & them y sat at the table, he wold not say her nay, and immediatly he sent y hangman, & commaūded his head to be brought ī: so he wēt & beheaded Iohn in y prison, and brought his head in a platter, & gaue it vnto ye dāsel, & the damsel gaue it vnto her mother. And whē his disciples herd that, they came & toke his body, & laied it, (mat) and buried it, (mat) in a graue, (mat) & went & tolde Iesus. When Ie­sus heard y, he departed thence, by ship in to a desert place alone.

Of y refectiō of. v. M. m [...]. Mat. 14. Ioh. 6. Luc. 9. Mar. 6 ca. 54.

[Page 96]ANd departing by ship they wēt a­way (Ioan) ouer y sea,Marke. vnto y citye Tiberias in Galyle (Marke) into a desert place alone. (Mat) And whan the people hearde thereof they folowed him. (mar) And the people saw them departynge awaye, and manye knew of it, and ranne thether together on foote out of all cyties, and came be­fore them. And Iesus went out & sawe muche people, and had compassion on them, for they were as the shepe y haue no shepherde, (Luk.) and he receaued them, and spake vnto them of the king­dome of God, and taught them manye thynges, (Math) and healed their sicke. (Ioan) And much people folowed him, because they sawe the tokens that he dyd vpon them whiche were dyseased. But Iesus went vp into a mountaine, and there he sat wyth his dysciples.

And Easter the feaste of y Iewes was nye. (mathe) But at euen came his dys­ciples vnto hym, and sayde: This is a desert place, and the nyghte falleth on, let the people departe from thee, that they maye go into the townes, (Luk.) and vyllages roūde about, where they maye finde meate, (Marke) and bye thē [Page] selues meate to eate, (Luke) for we are here in the wyldernesse. (Math) But Iesus sayd vnto them. They nede not go away, geue ye them to eate. (Ioan) Then Iesus lyfte vp his eyes, & sawe that there came much people vnto him, and he sayde vnto Phylyppe: whence shal we bye bread that these may eate? But this he said to proue hym, for he hym selfe knewe what he woulde do. Philippe answered him, two hundreth penyworth of breade is not ynoughe a­monge them, that euery one may take a lytle. (Mark.) He sayde vnto thē. How many loaues haue ye, go and se. (Ioan) Then sayde vnto hym one of hys dys­ciples Andrew the brother of Simon Peter. There is a lad here that hathe fy [...]e barley loaues, and two fyshes, but what is that amōge so many (Luke) except we should go and bye meate for so muche people. (Ioan) Iesus sayde, make the people syt downe, (Luke) by fyftyes in a company (Ioan) there was muche grasse in the place. Then they sat them downe (Marke) vpon y grene grasse (Ioan) aboute a fyue thousande men, (Marke) here a rowe, and there a rowe by hundredes and by fyftyes: [Page 70] (Ioan) Iesus toke the loaues, (Mark.) and loked vp to heauen, and gaue than­kes, and brake the loaues, (Ioan) and whan he had geuen thankes, (Luke) he gaue them to hys disciples to set them before the people, (Math) and the dysci­ples gaue them to the people. (Ioan) Lykewyse also of the fyshes as muche as they would, when they were filled, (Luke) and were all satysfyed. (Ioan) He said vnto his dysciples, gather vp the broken meate that remayneth, that nothing be loste. Then they gathered, and fylled twelue baskettes wyth the broken meate that remayned or ye fyue barlye loaues, (Marke) and of the fyue fyshes (Ioan) vnto them which had ea­ten, (Mat.) and they that did eate, were about fiue thousāde mē, besides wemē and chyldrē, (Marke) & anon he caused hys disciples to go into y ship, & to passe ouer before him vnto Bethsaida, while he sēt away y people. (Ioan) Now whē y mē saw y tokē y Iesus dyd, they sayde: This is of a trueth y Prophet y shuld come into y world. When Iesus nowe perceaued that they woulde come, and take hym vp to make hym kynge, he gat him away agayne into a moūtaine [Page] hym selfe alone (Math) to make hys prayer. And at euen he was there hym selfe alone.

¶Of Christes deambulation vpon the sea. Math. xiiii. Mark. vi. Ioan. vi. Capi. [...]v.

AT euē hys dysciples went downe to y sea,Ioan. and entred into the ship, and came to the other syde of the sea vnto Capernaū, and it was darke alreadye, and Iesus was not come to them. And the sea rose thorow a greate wynde. (Mat) And the shyppe was al­ready in the myddest of the sea, and was toste with waues, for the wynde was contrary, (Mark) and he [...]aw them in parell wyth rowynge. (Ioan) Nowe when they had rowed vpon a fyue and twentye or thirtye furlonge, (Marke) aboute the fourthe watche of y nyghte, he came vnto them, and walked vpon the sea, and woulde haue gone ouer by them. And whan they sawe hym wal­kynge vpon the sea, they thought it had bene a spirite, and cryed oute, (Math.) for feare, (Mark.) for they sawe hym all [Page 71] and were troubled, (mat) but strayte waye spake Iesus vnto them, and said: be of good chere, (Mar) be of good com­forte. It is I, be not afrayed. (Mat.) Peter answered hym and sayde: Lord yf it be thou, hyd me come vnto thee vpon the water. And he sayde, come on thy waye. And Peter stepce oute of the shyppe, and wente vpon the water to come vnto Iesus, but whan he sawe a myghtye wynde, he was afrayed, and beganne to synke, and cryed sayinge: Lorde helpe me? And immediatlye Ie­sus stretched foorthe hys hande, and caughte hym, and sayde vnto hym: O thou of lytle faythe, wherefore doutest thou? (Ioan.) Then they woulde haue receaued hym into the shyppe, (Mar) and he wente into the shyppe to them, and the wynde ceased. And they were astonyed, and maruayled exceadynge­lye, for they had forgotten the loaues, and theyr hearte was blynded. (math.) Then they that were in the shyp came and fell downe before hym, and sayde: Of a truth thou art the sonne of God, (Ioan) and immediatlye the shyp was at the lād, whether they went, (Math.) and they shypped ouer and came into [Page] the lande of Genazareth, (marke) and drue vp into the hauen. And when they were come oute of the shyppe immedi­atly they knew hym, and ranne about thorow out al the region, and beganne on euery syde to brynge vnto hym in beddes suche as were sycke, where they hearde that he was. And whether so euer he entred, into townes, cytyes, or vyllages, there layde they the sycke in the stretes, and praide him that they myghte but touche the hemme of hys garmente, and as manye as touched hym, were made whole.

☞ Of the Predicacion of Eu­charistia, for the whyche certen went backe and departed. Ioan. vi. Capi. lvi.

THe nexte daye after,Ioan. the people whyche stode on the other syde of the sea, sawe that there was none other shippe there but that one. And that Iesus wente not in wyth hys dyscyples into the shyppe, but that hys dyscyples were gone a­waye alone. Howe be it there came o­there [Page 72] shyppes frō Tiberias, nye vnto the place where they had eaten the breade after that the Lorde had geuen thankes. Nowe whan the people sawe that Iesus was not there, ney­ther hys dyscyples, they tooke shyppe also, and came to Caparnaum, and soughte Iesus. And whan they founde hym on the other syde of the sea, they sayde vnto hym: Master, whan camste thou hether? Iesus aunswered them, and sayde: verely, verely I saye vnto you, ye seke me not because ye sawe the tokens, but because ye dyd eate of the loaues, and were fylled. Laboure not for the meate that dothe peryshe, but that endureth vnto euerlastynge lyfe, whyche the sonne of manne shall geue you, for hym hathe God the father sea­led. Then sayde they vnto hym: what shall we do that we maye woorke the woorkes of GOD? Iesus aun­swered and sayde vnto them? This is the woorke of GOD, that ye be­leue in hym whom he hath sent. Then saye they vnto hym, what token doest thou then, that we may see, and beleue thee? What workest thou?Exo. 16. c Our fathers dyd eat * Manna in the wyldernes, as [Page] it is written: he gaue them bread from heauen to eate. Then sayde Iesus vn­to them. Uerely, verely, I saye vnto you: Moses gaue you not breade from heauen, but my father geueth you the true breade from heauen, for thys is that breade of God whiche commeth from heauen, and geueth lyfe vnto the worlde. Then sayde they vnto hym. Syr geue vs alway suche breade. But Iesus sayde vnto them, I am y breade of lyfe, he that commeth vnto me shall not hunger, and he that beleueth on me, shal neuer thyrste. But I haue said vnto you, that ye haue sene me, and yet ye beleue not. Al that my father geueth me, commeth vnto me, and who so cō ­meth vnto me, him wyl not I cast out: For I am come downe from heauen, not to do myne owne wyll, but the wil of hym that hath sente me. This is the wyl of the father whiche hath sent me, that of all that he hathe geuen me, I shoulde lose nothynge, but shoulde a­ryse it vp agayne at the laste daye.

This is the wyll of hym whyche hathe sent me, that who soeuer seeth ye sonne, and beleueth on hym, shoulde haue e­uerlastynge lyfe, and I shal rayse hym [Page 73] vp at the laste daye. Then murmured the Iewes thereon that he sayde: I am that bread whyche is come downe from heauen. And they sayde: Is not thys Iesus Iosephs sonne? Whose father and mother we knowe? Howe sayeth he then, I am come downe frō heauen: Iesus aunswered, and sayde vnto theym: (Mark) Murmure not a­monge your selues. No man can come vnto me, except my father which hath sent me drawe hym. And I shall raise, hym vp at the laste daye. It is wryt­ten in the Prophetes.Esay. 54 c Ierem. 33. f. * Thei shal al be taughte of God, whosoeuer nowe heareth it of the father, and learneth it, commeth vnto me. Not that anye manne hathe sene the father, saue he whyche is of the father, the same hathe sene the father. Uerely, verely, I saye vnto you, he that beleueth on me, hath euerlastynge lyfe. I am that bread of lyfe. Your fathers dyd eate Manna in the Wyldernesse and are deade. This is that breade whiche commeth from heauen. That whoso eateth thereof should not die. I am that liuing bread which came downe frō heauen: whoso eateth of this bread, shal lyue for euer. [Page] And the bread that I wyll geue, is my fleash, which I wyl geue for the lyfe of the worlde. Then stroue the Iewes a­monge them selues, and sayd: how can thys felowe geue vs hys fleash to eate? Iesus sayde vnto thē: Uerely, verely, I say vnto you, except ye eate y fleash, of the sonne of man, and dryncke hys bloude, ye haue no lyfe in you. Whoso eateth my fleash, & drinketh my bloud, hath euerlastyng lyfe: and I shal raise hym vp at the last day. For my fleashe is the verye meate, and my bloude is the verye drincke. Whoso eateth my fleashe, and dryncketh my bloude, aby­deth in me, and I in him. As the liuing father hath sent me. And I lyue for the fathers sake, euen so he that eateth me shall lyue for my sake. Thys is youre bread whiche is comme from heauen. Not as your fathers did eate Manna, and are deade, he that eateth of thys bread shall lyue for euer. These thyn­ges sayde he in the synagoge, when he [...]aughte in Capernaum. Many nowe of his disciples that heard this, sayde: this is an harde sayinge, who maye a­ [...]ide ye hearinge therof? But when Ie­sus perceaued in him selfe, y his disci­ples [Page 74] murmured thereat, he sayde vnto them. Doeth this offende you? What & yf ye shal see the sonne of man ascende vp thyther where he was afore? It is the spirite that quickeneth, the fleashe profyteth nothynge. The wordes that I speake are spirite, and are lyfe. But there are some amonge you, that be­leue not. For Iesus knewe well frome the beginninge whiche they were that beleued not, and who shoulde betraye hym. And he sayde: Therefore haue I sayd vnto you. No man can come vnto me, except it be geuē him of my father. From that tyme forth manye of hys disciples went backe, and walcked no more with him. Then sayd Iesus vn­to the twelue: Wyll ye also go awaye? Thē answered Simon Peter, Lord, whyther shall we goe, thou haste the wordes of euerlastynge lyfe: And we haue beleued and knowen, yt thou arte CHRISTE the Sonne of the lyuynge GOD. Iesus aunswe­red theym. Haue I not chosen you twelue? And one of you is the Deuyll. But he spake of Iudas Simon Iscariote, the same betrayed hym afterwarde, and was one of [Page] the twelue.

☞ Of the rubbynge of the ea­res of corne vpon the Sab­both. Mathew. xii. Mar. ii. Luke. vi. Capitulo. lvii.

ANd it fortuned, vppon an after principall Sabboth, that Iesus wente thorowe the corne felde,Luke. (Math) his disciples beynge, hon­grye, (mark) beganne to make a waye thorowe, and to plucke the eares of the corne. (Luke) And dyd eate, rubbynge them with their handes. But certayne of ye Pharises sayd vnto them: Wher­fore do ye that, whiche is not lawfull to doe on the Sabboth? (Math.) when the Pharises sawe that, (Mark) they sayde to Iesus: Beholde, what thy dis­ciples do, whiche is not lawfull vppon the Sabboth? And he sayd vnto them: haue ye neuer read what Dauid dyd, when he hadde nede, and was an bon­gred bothe he and they that were with him:1. Reg. 21. b howe he went into the house of God in the tyme of Abiathar the high priest, (Luk) and toke the shew ebread [Page 75] and dyd eate, & gaue also vnto thē that were with him, (Mat) which were not lawful for him to eate, nother for thē that were with him, but onely for the priestes. Or haue ye not read in y law, howe that the Priestes in the temple brake the Sabboth, & yet are blame­lesse? But I saye vnto you, that there is one greater then ye temple. But if ye wyst what thys were.Osee. 6. b* I haue pleasu­re in mercye, and not in offerynge, ye woulde not haue condempned inno­ [...]entes. (Mar) And he sayde vnto them: The Sabboth was made for mannes sake, and not man for the Sabbothes sake. Therfore is the sonne of manne Lorde euen ouer the Sabboth.

Of the healyng of the wythered hande. Math. xii. Marke. iii. Luke. vi. Capitu. lviii.

ANd when he was departed thēce (Luk) it came to passe,Math. vpon an o­ther Sabboth, that he went into the Sinagoge, and taughte. And there was a man whose ryghte hande was wythered. But the Scribes and [Page] the Pharises marked him, whether he woulde he heale vppon the Sabboth, that they mighte finde an occasion and cause, to accuse hym. Neuerthelesse, he perceaued their thoughtes. (Mat) And asked hym, sayinge: Is it lawfull to heale vpon the Sabboth? Because thei myght accuse him. (mark) And he sayd vnto the man with the withered hand. (Luk) Arise, and come hyther. And he arose and came forth. Then sayde Ie­sus vnto the: I wil aske you a questiō? What is it lawfull to doe vppon the Sabboth? Good or euyll? to saue lyfe, or to destroye it? (Mar) But they helde their tongue, (Mat) which of you is it, yf he hadde a shepe fallen into a pytte vppon the Sabboth, that woulde not take hym and lyft him out? And howe muche is a manne better then a shepe? Therfore it is lawful to do good vpon the Sabboth. (Mar) And he loked roūd about vpō thē with wrath, & was sory for their blindnes. And sayd to the mā. Sretche out thine hand, & he stretched it out, and his hand was made whole lyke as the other. (Luk) But they were fylled full of madnesse, and commu­ned together, what they woulde doe to [Page 76] Iesu. (math) Then went the Pharises out, and helde a counsel, (Mar) strayte way with the Herodiēs agaynst him, howe they myght destroye hym. (Mat) But when Iesus knew thereof, he de­parted thence, and muche people folo­wed hym, and he healed them all, and charged them y they shoulde not make him knowen, y the thing myght be ful­fylled, which was spoken by EsayEsay. 42. a. the prophet, which sayth:* Behold, this is my seruaūt whom I haue chosen, and my beloued in whō my soule deliteth: I wil put my spirite vpon him, and he shal shew iudgemēt vnto y heathen: he shal not striue nor erle, nother shal any man heare his voice in y stretes. A brused rede shal he not breake, & flare that beginneth to burne, shal he not quēche, til he sende forth iudgement vnto vic­tory, & in his name shal y heathē trust. (Mar) But Iesus departed away with his disciples vnto y sea, & ther folowed him much people out of Galile, & frō Iewry, & from Ierusalem, and out of Iduniea, and they that dwelte aboute Tyre and Sidon, a greate multytude whyche hadde hearde of hys noble actes, and came vnto hym.

[Page]And Iesus sayde vnto hys Disci­ples, that they shoulde kepe a shyppe for hym, because of the people, leaste they shoulde thronge hym, for he healed manye of theym, in so muche that all they whiche were plagued, preased vppon hym, that they myghte touche hym. And when the foule spiri­tes sawe hym, they fell downe before him, and cryed, and said: Thou art the sonne of God. And he charged theym straytlye, that they shoulde not make hym knowen.

Of Herode sayinge y Iohn was risen, & dyd miracles. Mat. xiiii. Mark. vi. Luke. ix. Cap. lix.

HErode (mark) the kinge, (Luke) the Tetrache,Math. (Math) hearde of the fame of Iesu, (Luke) and of al that was done by him, (Mar) for his name was knowen. (Luk) And he was in doubt, for so much as it was sayde of some. Iohn is rysen agayne from the dead, of some, Elias hath ap­peared, of some, one of the olde Pro­phetes is rysen agayne.

[Page 77] And Herode said, Iohn haue I behea­ded, who is this then of whom I heare suche thynges, and he desired to se him. (Math.) And sayde to hys seruauntes. This is Iohn the baptist, he is rysen agayne, therefore are hys dedes so myghtye.

☞ Of the domme Deuell. Mat. xii. Marke. iii. Luke. xi. Capi. lx.

THen was there broughte vnto hym one possessed of a deuel,Math. the whiche was blinde and domme (Luk.) and he droue oute a deuell that was dome, and whan he had cast out the deuel, the domme spake, (Mat.) and he healed hym, in so muche that he both spake and sawe, (Luke) and the people wondred, (Mathe.) and sayde: Is not this the sonne of Dauid: but the Pharises, (Mar.) and the Scrybes that were come downe from Ierusa­lem (Math.) hearde that, they sayde: (Mar.) he hath Belzebub, (Luke) and he dryueth out the deuels, thorow Bel­zebub the thefe of the deuels. The o­ther [Page] tempted him, and desyred a token of him from heauē. (Mark.) And when he had called them together, (Luk.) he knew their thoughtes, (Mark.) & spake vnto them in parables. Howe can one Sathā dryue out another? (Luk.) Eue­ry kyngedome deuyded within it selfe, shalbe desolate, and one house shal fall vpon another (Math.) And euery cytie, or house deuyded in it selfe, maye not continue, (Luke) yf Sathan than be at variaunce within him selfe, howe can his kyngedome endure? (Mark.) yf Sa­than now ryse against hym selfe, and be at variaunce with him selfe, he can not endure, but is at an ende, (Luke) ye saye, that I dryue out deuels thorowe Belzebub, and yf I dryue oute deuels thorow Belzebub, by whome then do your children driue thē out? Therfore they shal be your iudges, but yf I caste out the deuels by the fynger of God: (math.) by the spirit of God, (Luk.) thē is the kingdōe of God come vnto you, whan a stronge harnessed man kepeth his house, that he possesseth it in peace. (Marke) No mā can enter into a strōge mās house, and take away his goodes, except he fyrst hynde the stronge man, [Page 78] (Luke) but when a stronger then he cō ­meth vpon hym, and ouercommeth hym, he taketh from hym all hys wea­pens wherin he trusted, and deuydeth the spoyle, (Marke) and then shal [...]poile his house. (Luke) He that is not wyth me, is against me, and he that gathe­reth not wyth me, scattereth abroade. (Mark.) Uerely, I say vnto you, al sin­nes shalbe forgeuen the children of mē, and the blasphemy also, and y blasphe­my also wherewyth they blaspheme: But who so blasphemeth the holy gost, hath neuer forgeuenesse, but is gyltye of the euerlastynge iudgemente: for they sayde, he hathe an vncleane spy­rite. (Math) And who so euer speaketh a woorde agaynste the sonne of man, it shalbe forgeuen him: but who so euer speaketh against the holy ghoste, it shal not be forgeuen hym, nother in thys worlde, nor in the worlde to come. E­ther make the tree good, and his frute good also: or els make the tree e­uell, and hys fruyte euell also. For the tree is knowen by the fruyte.

O ye generacion of vypers, howe canne ye speake good, when ye youre selues are euell, for of the [Page] aboundance of the hearte, the mouthe speaketh. A good manne out of a good treasure of his hert, brīgeth forth good thinges, and an euell man oute of hys euell treasure bryngeth forthe euell thynges, but I saye vnto you, that of euery ydle woorde that menne haue spoken, they shall geue accomptes at the daye of iudgemente. Oute of thy woordes thou shalte be iustifyed, and oute of thy wordes shalte thou be con­demned.

☞ Of the Iewes requyrynge a sygne from heauen. Mathew. xii. Luke. xi. Capi. 61.

THen answered certayne of the Scribes and Pharises,Math. & sayd. Master, we woulde fayne se a token or sygne of thee. (Luke) whā the people were gathered thicke together, he beganne to saye. This is an euell generacion. (mat). This euell and aduouterous generacion seketh a token, and there shal no token be geuē them, but the token and sygne of the *Prophet Ionas,Ion. [...], [...] (Luke) for lyke as [Page 79] Ionas was a sygne vnto the Niniui­tes, so shall the sonne of man be vnto this generacion. (Math.) For as Io­nas was thre dayes, and thre nyghtes in the whalles belly, so shall the sonne of man be thre dayes and thre nyghtes in the hearte of the earthe. The menne of Niniue shall ryse in the laste iudge­ment wyth this generacion, and shall condemne it, for they dyd penaunce at the preachynge of * Ionas.Iona. 3, [...] And behold here is one greater then Ionas*.3. Reg. x. a 2. para. i. a The Quene of the southe shall aryse in the laste iudgement wyth this generaciō, and shall condemne it, for she came frō the vtmost partes of the earth to heare the wysedome of Salomon: and lo, here is one greater then Salomon.

[Christ declareth that he oughte not for the Ievves incredulite to cease from prea­chynge, tellynge this symilitude.] (Luke) No man lighteth a candel, and putteth it in a priuye place, nother vnder a bus­shel, but vpon a candelstycke, that they whyche come in, may se the lyghte.

The eye is the lyghte of the bodye. If thyne eye then be syngle, all thy bodye shalbe full of lyght: but yf thyne eye be wycked, then shal al thy body be full of [Page] darckenesse. Take hede therefore that the lyghte which is in thee, be not dar­kenesse, yf thy body now be lyghte, so that it haue no part of darknesse, then shal it be ful of lyght, and shal light the euen as a clere lyghtenynge. (Math.) But whan the vncleane spirit is gone out of man, he walketh thorowe drye places, sekynge rest, and fyndeth none. Then sayeth he, I wyl turne againe in to my house from whence I went out. And when he commeth, he fyndeth it emptye, swepte, and garnyshed. Then goeth he hys way, and taketh vnto him seuen other spyrytes worse then hym selfe, and whan they are entred in, they dwell there. And the ende of that manne is worse then the begynninge. Euen so shall it go, wyth this euell ge­neracion.

¶Of the woman that lyfted vp her voyce, and of the Lordes mother and brethren whyche soughte hym. Mat. xii. Mar. iii. Luke. xi. and. viii. Capit. lxii.

[Page 80]ANd it fortuned whā he spake such wordes,Luke, a certaine womā among the people lyft vp her voyce, and sayde vnto him, blessed is the wombe that bare the, and the pappes that thou haste sucked. But he sayde: yea, blessed are they that heare the worde of God, and kepe it. (Mat.) While he yet talked vnto the people, beholde hys mother, and hys brethren stode wythoute, desi­rynge to speake wyth hym, (Luke) and they coulde not come at hym for ye peo­ple, (Marke) and they sēt unto him, and called hym, and the people sat aboute hym. (Math.) Then sayde one vnto hym: beholde, thy mother and thy bre­thren stāde without, and would speake wyth thee, (Luke) and woulde se thee. (Math.) But he aunswered and sayde vnto hym that tolde hym. Who is my mother, & who are my brethrē? (Mar.) and he loked roūd about him, vpō those y sat roūd in cōpasse about him, (Mat.) & he stretched forth hys hāde to his dis­ciples, & said: beholde my mother & my brethrē, for who so euer doth ye wyll of my father which is in heauē, ye same is my brother, sister, & mother. (Luke) my mother & my brethrē are these, whyche [Page] heare the worde of God, and do it.

☞ Of the checkynge of the Pharises. Luke. xi. Capitu. 63.

ANd whyle he yet spake, a certaine Pharise prayde hym y he would dyne wyth hym. And he wente in,Luke and sat hym downe at the table. Whan the Pharise sawe that, he mar­uayled that he washed not fyrst before dyner. But the Lorde sayde vnto him: Now do ye Pharises make clene the outesyde of the cuppe and platter, but youre inwarde partes are full of rob­bery and wickednesse: ye fooles, is a thynge made clene within, because the outesyde is clensed? Neuerthelesse, [aboue that is necessarye] geue almes of that ye haue, and beholde all is cleane vnto you. But wo be vnto you Phari­ses, ye that teeth mint, and rewe, and al maner herbes, and passe ouer iudge­mente, and the loue of God. These oughte to haue bene done, and not to [...]eaue the other vndone.

☞ Of the brother which desyred Christe to deuyde the heretage Luke. xii. Capitulo. lxiiii.

BUt one of the people sayde vnto hym: Maister, byd my brother diuyde the enhiritaunce wyth me. But he sayd vnto him: man, who hath set me to be a iudge or here­tage parter ouer you? And he sayd vn­to theym: Take hede and beware of couetousnes, for no man lyueth therof, that he hath aboundaunce of goodes.

Of the ryche man, that woulde make wyder his barnes. Luk. xii. Capitulo. lxv.

ANd he tolde theym a similitude, and sayde. There was a ryche man whose feldes had broughte forth fruites plenteouslye, and he thought in hym selfe and sayde: What shal I doe? I haue nothyng wherin to gather my fruites. And he sayd: Thys wyll I doe, I wyll breake downe my Barnes, and buylde greater, and ther [...]in wyll I gather all myne increace, and my goodes, and wyll saye vnto my soule: Soule, thou haste muche goodes layed vp in stoore for manye [Page] yeares, take nowe thyne ease, eate, drinke, and be mery. But God said vn­to him: thou foole, this night shall they require thy soule from thee: and whose shal it be that thou hast prepared? thus goeth it with him that gathereth trea­sure for hym selfe, and is not ryche in God. But he sayde vnto his disciples. Therfore, I say vnto you: Take ye no thought for your life, what ye shal eate, nother for your body, what ye shal put on. The lyfe is moore then meate and the bodye more then rayment. Consy­der the rauens, they nother sowe nor reape, they haue also nother stoore house nor barne, and yet God fedeth them. But how much better are ye thē the foules? Whiche of you thoughe he take thought therfore, coulde put one cubyte vnto his stature? Seinge then ye be not able to do that, which is lest, why take ye thoughte for the other? Consyder the Lylies of the felde, how they growe: They laboure not, they spinne not. But I say vnto you: that e­uen Salomon in all his royal [...]ye was not clothed lyke one of these. Wher­fore yf God so clothe the grasse that is today in ye feld & to morow shalbe cast [Page 82] into the fornace, howe much more shal he cloth you (O ye of lytle fayth?) Aske not ye therfore what ye shall eare, or what ye shal drinke, & climbe not vp an hie. The heathen in y world seke after al such thinges, your heauenly [...] father knoweth y ye haue nede of al these thinges. But seke ye the kyngdom of God, and all these shall be [...] [...]ystred vn­to you. Feare not thou lytle flocke, for it is youre fathers pleasure to geue you the kyngdome. Sel that ye haue, and geue almesse, make you bagges which waxe not olde: euen a treasure whych neuer fayleth in heauen, where no these commeth, and no mothes cor­rupteth: for wher your treasure is, ther wyl your heart be also. And he sayd vnto the people. When ye see a cloud rise out of the West, strayght way ye saye, there commeth a shoure, and so it is: And when ye see the Southe wynde blowe, ye saye: It wyll be hotte, and it commeth so to passe. O Ypocrites, ye canne discerne the fashion of the Skye and of the Earthe: Why canne ye not discerne thys tyme also? Yea, and why iudge ye not of youre selues what is ryghte.

[Page] When thou goest with thyne aduer­sary vnto the prince, geue diligence by the waye, that thou mayest be quite of hym, leaste he brynge thee before the Iudge, and the Iudge delyuer thee to Iayler, and the Iayler cast thee into ye prison, I tel thee, thou shalt not come out thence, tyll thou pay the vttermost myte.

¶Of the poole probatique. Iohn. v. Capitulo. lxvi.

AFterwarde was there a feaste of the Iewes, [called vvitsontyde] and Iesus wente vp to Ierusa­lem. There is at Ierusalem by the slaughter house a poole, whiche in Hebrewe is called Bethsaida, and hath fiue porches, wherein laye many sycke, blynde, lame, wythered, whyche wayte when the water shoulde moue. For the aungell wente downe at hys time into the poole and styrred ye wa­ter. Whosoeuer nowe wente downe first after that y water was styred, the same was made whole, whatsoeuer disease he had. And there was a man, whiche had lyen sicke. xxxviii. yeares. When Iesus saw him lye, and knewe [Page 83] that he had lyen so longe, he sayd vnto him: Wylte thou be made whole? The sicke aunswered him: Sir, I haue no man when the water is moued, to put me into ye poole. And whē I come, an­other steppeth downe in before me. Iesus sayd vnto hi: arise, take vp thy bed, & go thy way. And immediatly, the mā was made whole, and toke vp his bed, and went his way. But vpon the same day, it was the Sabboth. Then sayde the Iewes vnto hym that was made whole. Todaye is the Sabboth, it is not lawful for thee to cary thy bed. He answered thē: he that made me whole, sayde vnto me: take vp thy bedde, & go thy way. Then asked they him. What man is that, which said vnto thee, take vp thy bedde, and go thy way? But he that was healed wist not who he was: for Iesus had gotten hym selfe away, because there was much people. After­warde Iesus founde hym in the tem­ple, & sayd vnto hym: Behold, thou art made whole, sin no more, leste a worse thyng happen vnto thee. The man de­parted & tolde the Iewes, that it was Iesus which hadde made hym whole. Therfore dyd ye Iewes persecute Ie­sus [Page] and sought to slay him, because he had done this vpon the Sabboth. But Iesus answered thē: My father wor­keth hetherto, & I worke also, therfore sought the Iewes more to slaye him, because he brake not onely y Sabboth, but sayd also ye God was his father: & made him selfe equall with God. Thē answered Iesus, & sayd vnto thē: vere­ly, verely I say vnto you. The son can do nothing of hym selfe, but that he se­eth the father doe. For what soeuer he doeth, y doeth y sonne also. The father loueth the son, & sheweth hym all that he doeth, and wil shew him yet greater workes, so y ye shal meruayle. For the father rayseth vp y dead, and maketh them lyue, euen so ye sonne also maketh lyuing whom he wil. For y father iud­geth no man but hath geuen al iudge­ment vnto ye sonne, that they all might honour the sonne, euen as they honour the father. Who so honoureth not the sonue, the same honoureth not the fa­ther which hath sent hym. Uerely, ve­rely, I say vnto you the houre cometh and is now already, that y dead shall heare the voyce of the sonne of God: And they that heare it shall lyue. For [Page 84] as the father hath lyfe in him selfe, so lyke wise hath he geuen vnto y sonne to haue lyfe in him selfe: And hath geuen him power also to execute iudgement, because he is the sonne of man. Mar­uayle ye not at thys, for the hour com­meth, in the whiche that al y are in the graues shal heare hys voyce: and shall goe forthe that haue done good vnto the Resurrection of lyfe. But they that haue done euyll, vnto the Re­surrection of damnaption. I canne do nothynge of my selfe. As I heare, so I iudge, and my iudgement is iuste. For I seeke not myne owne wyll, but the wyll of my father whyche hathe sente me. Yf I heare wytnesse of my selfe, my wytnesse is not true, there is another that beareth wyt­nesse of me, and I am sure that the wytnesse whyche he beareth of me is true. Ye sente vnto Iohn, and he beare wytnesse of the trueth. As for me I take no recorde of man: but these thinges I say, that ye myght be saued. He was a burnyng and shinyng light, but ye woulde haue reioysed a whyle in his lyghte. Neuerthelesse, I haue a greater wytnesse then the wytnesse [Page] of Iohn, for the workes which ye father hath geuen me, to finish, the same wor­kes which I do, beare witnes of me, yt the father hath sent me. And the father him selfe whiche hath sent me, beareth witnes of me: Ye haue nother hearde his voyce at anyetyme, nor sene hys shape, nor his worde haue ye not aby­dynge in you, for ye beleue not hym, whom he hath sent. Searche the scrip­tures, for ye thyncke, ye haue euerla­styng lyfe therin, & the same is it, that testifieth of me, and ye wyll not come vnto me, that ye myght haue lyfe. I receaue no prayse of men. But I knowe you that ye haue not ye loue of God in you. I am come in my fathers name, and ye receaue me not, yf another shal come in his downe name, hym wyl ye receaue. Howe can ye beleue, whyche receaue prayse one of another, & seke not the prayse that is of God onelye? Ye shall not thyncke that I wyll ac­cuse you before the father. There is one that accuseth you euen Moses, in whom ye trust, if ye beleued Moses, y [...] shold beleue me also. For he hath writ­tē of me. But if ye beleue not hys wri­tīges, how shal ye beleue my wordes.

¶Of the Galileans which were s [...]ayne. And of the fygge tree. Luke. xiii. Capi. 67.

THere were present at the same season [vvhan he vvas returned frō Ierusalem into Galyle] certayne,Luke. that shewed him of the Galyle­ans whose bloud Pilate had mingled with their owne sacryfyce. And Iesus answered and sayde vnto them: Sup­pose ye that these Galileās were grea­ter synners then all the other Galile­ans, because they suffred suche punysh­mente? I tell you naye, but excepte ye amende youre selues, ye shall all pe­ryshe lykewyse. Or thynke ye that the eyghtene, vpon whome the tower in Siloe fell and slewe them, were gyltie aboue all men that dwell at Ierusalē? I tel you naye: but excepte ye amende your selues: ye shall all peryshe lyke­wyse. And he tolde them this symyly­tude, a certayne man had a fygge tree, which was planted in hys vineyarde, and he came and sought frute thereon, and founde none. Then sayde he vnto the vyne gardener: beholde, this three yere lōge haue I come euery yere, and [Page] sought frute thereon, and founde none, cut it downe, why hyndereth it the grounde? But he answered and sayd [...]: Sir, let it alone yet this yeare, tyll I dygge round [...] about it, and dounge it, yf it wyll brynge forthe frute, yf no, then cut it downe afterwarde.

☞ Of the croked woman. Luk. xiii. Cap. xlviii.

ANd he taught in their Sinagoge vpon the [...]abboth,Luke. and beholde, there was a woman whyche had a spirite of infyrmitie eyghtene yeares, and was croked, and could not wel looke vp. Whan Iesus sawe her, he called her vnto hym, and sayde vnto her: woman, be delyuered from thy di­sease. And he layde hys handes vpon her, and immediatlye she was made strayghte, and praysed God. Then an­swered the ruler of the Sinagoge, and tooke indignacion because Iesus hea­led vpon the Sabboth, and sayde vn­to the people. There are syre dayes, wherein meu ought to worke, in them come and be healed, and not on the Sabboth. Then the Lorde aunswe­red [Page 86] hym, and sayde. Thou ypocryte.

Dothe not euery one of you lowle hys ore or a [...]se from the crybbe vpon the Sabboth, and leade him to the water? But shoulde not thys, whiche is A­brahams doughter whome Sathan hathe bounde nowe eyghtene yeares, be lowsed from this bonde vpon the Sabboth. And whan he thus sayde, all hys aduersaries were ashamed.

And all the people reioyced ouer al the excellente dedes that were done by hym.

¶Of the interrogacion made vnto Christe, whether fewe shoulde be saued. And that Herode soughte to kyll hym. Luke. xiii. Capitu. lxix.

ANd he wente thorowe [...]ytyes,Luke. and townes, and taughte, and tooke hys iourney towarde Ie­rusalem. And one sayde vn­to hym, Lorde, are there fewe that shalbe saued? But he sayde vnto [Page] them, striue ye to enter in at the straite gate, for manye I saye vnto you, shall seke to come in, and shall not be able from that tyme forthe, whan the good manne of the house is rysen vp, & hath shut the doore, then shall ye begynne to stande wythoute, and to knocke at the doore, and saye, Lorde, open vnto vs, and he shall aunswere and saye vnto you: I knowe you not whence ye are. Departe from me all ye woorkers of iniquitie. There shalbe weping and gnasshynge of teeth. Whan ye shall se Abraham, and Isaac, and Iacob, and all the Prophetes in the kingedome of God, and your selues thruste out. And whan they shall come from the easte, and from the Weste, from the North, and from the Southe, whyche shal syt at the table in the kyngedome of God. And beholde, they are last, which were fyrste, and they are fyrste, which shalbe laste vpon the same daye. There came certayne of the Pharises, and sayde vnto hym: get thee out of the way, and departe hence, for Herodes wyll kyll thee. And he sayde vnto them, go ye and tell that fore, beholde I caste oute deuels, and heale the people to day and [Page 87] tomorowe, and vpon the thyrde daye shal I make an [...]ende: for it cannot be, that a Prophete peryshe wythout Ie­rusalem.

¶Of hym that was healed of the dropsye, and of Christes ex­hortacion to humilite Luke. xiiii. Capitulo. lxx.

ANd it fortuned that he came into the house of one of the chefe Pha­rises vpon a Sabboth,Luke to eate breade, and they watched hym. And behold there was a manne before hym whiche had the dropsye. And Ie­sus answered and spake vnto y Scri­bes and Pharises, and sayde. Is it lawefull to heale on the Sabboth? but they helde theyr tounge. And he toke hym, and healed him, and let hym go, and aunswered and sayde vnto them: whyche of you shall haue an oxe, or an asse, fallen into a pytte, and wyll not strayghte waye pull hym oute on the Sabboth daye? And they coulde not answere hym agayne to that. And he [Page] tolde a symylytude vnto the gestes, whan he marked howe they chose the hyghest seares, and sayde vnto them, whan thou arte bydden of any man to a weddynge: lytte not downe in the hyghest rowme, l [...]s [...]e a more honou­rable manne then thou be hydden of hym, and he that had bothe thee and hym, come and saye vnto thee: Geue this manne rowme, and thou then begynne wyth shame to take the lo­west rowme. But rather whan thou arte bydden, go and syt in the lowest rowme, that whan he that bad thee commeth, he maye saye vnto thee, frende sytte vp hyer: then shalte thou haue worshyp in the presence of them that sytte at the table, for who so e­uer exalteth hym selfe, shalbe brought lowe, and he that humbleth him selfe, shalbe exalted.

☞ Of callynge the poore to the feast, and the parable of a great supper. Luke. xiiii. Capitu. lxxi.

HE sayde vnto hym [the prince of the Pharises] that had biddē him,Luke. whan thou makest a dyner or a supper, cal not thy frēdes, nor [Page 88] thy brethren,Tob. iiii. b * nor thy kynsefolkes, nor thy ryche neyghboures, leste they call thee agayne, and recompence be made thee: But whan thou makest a feaste, call the poore, the cryppel, the lame, thē arte thou blessed, for they cannot re­compence thee. But it shalbe recōpen­sed thee, in the resurreccion of the righ­teous. Whan one of them that sat by at the table hearde this, he sayde vnto hym: blessed is he that eateth breade in the kyngedome of God. But he sayde vnto hym. A certayne manne made a greate supper, and called many there to. And in the houre of the supper, he sente hys seruaunte to saye vnto them that were bydden: Come, for nowe are all thynges readye. And they beganne all together to excuse them selues one after another. The fyrste sayde vnto hym, I haue boughte a ferme. I must nedes go foorthe and se it. I praye thee haue me excused. And the se­conde sayde, I haue boughte fyue yoke of oxen, and nowe I go to proue them, I pray the haue me excused.

And the thyrde sayde, I haue mary­ed a wyfe, therefore canne I not [Page] come. And the seruaunte came and brought hys Lorde word againe there of. Then was the good manne of the house dyspleased, and sayde vnto hys seruaunte. Go oute quickely in to the stretes and quarters of the cytye, and bringe in hether the poore and creppel, and lame, and blynde. And the seruaūt said. Lord it is done as thou hast com­maūded, and there is yet more rowme. And the Lorde sayde vnto the seruaūt. Go oute into the hyghe wayes, and to the hedges, and compell them to come in, that my house maye be fylled. But I saye vnto you, that none of those mē whiche were bydden, shall caste of my supper.

That for Christes sake we muste hate our parētes. Luc. 14. cap. 72

THere wente muche people with hym:Luke. and he turned hym about, and sayde vnto them, yf any mā come to me, and hate not his fa­ther, mother, wyfe, chyldren, brethren, systers, yea, and hys owne lyfe also, he cannot be my disciple. And who so euer beareth not hys crosse, and foloweth [Page 89] me, cannot be my disciple. Whyche of you is it that wyll buylde a tower, and sytteth not downe fyrste and counteth the coste, whether he haue sufficient to performe it? Leaste after he hath layed the foundacion, and is not able to per­forme it, all they that see it, begynne to laughe hym to scorne, and to saye: Thys manne beganne to buylde, and is not able to perfourme it. Or what Kynge wyll goe make battell agaynste another Kynge, and sytteth not downe fyrste and casteth in hys mynde whether he be able wyth ten thousande to meete hym that com­meth agaynste hym wyth twentye thousande? Or elles, whyle the other is yet a greate waye of, he sendeth Embassage and desyreth peace. S [...] lykewyse euerye one of you that for­saketh not all that he hath, canne not be my Disciple. Salte is a good thing, but if the Salt be vnsauery, what shal they season wyth all? It is nother good vppon the Lande, nor in donge hyll, but shall be caste awaye. He that hathe Eares to heare, lette hym heare.

☞ Of the feast of Tabernacles and predication of Christes Passion. Mathe. xvii. Mar. ix. Luke. ix. Iohn. vii. Capitulo. lxxiii.

ANd beynge departed frome thence. (Iohn) Iesus after that went about Galile, for he wolde not walke in Iewry, because the Iewes foughte to kyll hym. But the Iewes feast of Tabernacles was at hande. Then sayde hys brethren vnto him: Get thee hence, and goe into Ie­wry, that thy disciples also may see thy workes, that thou doest. He that seketh to be openlye knowen, doeth nothynge in secrete, yf thou doe suche thinges, then shewe thy selfe before the worlde. For hys brethren also beleued not in hym. Then sayde Iesus: my time is not yet come, but your tyme is alway readye. The worlde cannot hate you, but me it hat [...]th, because I testifie of it, that the workes of it are euyl. Go ye vp vnto the feast. I wyll not goe vp yet vnto thys feaste, for my tyme is not fulfyled. When he hadde sayde [Page 90] vnto theym, he abode styll in Galile. (Mathe) While they wer occupied and conuersaunt in Galile (Mar) he taught hys disciples, and sayde vnto theym: The sonne of manne shall be delyue­red into the handes of menne, and thei shall putte hym to death, and when he is putte to deathe, he shall ryse agayne the thyrde daye. But they vnderstode not that worde, and it was hydden from theym, that they perceyued it not, and were afrayed to aske hym, (Mathe) and they were verye sorye. (Iohn.) But assoone as hys brethren were gone vp, then went he vp also vn to the feast, not openlye, but as it were secretely. Then the Iewes sought him at the feast, and sayde: Where is he? And there was a great rumour of him amonge the people. Some sayde: He is God. But other sayde: No, he doeth but deceaue the people. Howe be it, no manne spake frelye of hym for feare of the Iewes. But in the myddes of the feaste wente Iesus vp into the Temple, and taughte. And the Ie­wes maruayled, and sayde: Howe canne he the Scriptures, seynge he hathe not learned it?

[Page]Iesus aunswered them, and sayd: My doctrine is not myne, but his that hath sent me. Yf any man wyl do hys wyll, he shall knowe whether thys doctrine be of God, or whether I speake of my selfe, he that speaketh of hym selfe, se­keth hys owne prayse, but he that se­keth the prayse of hym that sent hym, the same is true and there is no vn­ryghteousnesse in hym.

Hath not Moses geuen you the lawe, and none of you kepeth the lawe? Why goe ye abou [...]e to kyll me? The people aunswered, and sayde: Thou hast the Deuyl, who goeth aboute to kyll thee? Iesus aunswered and sayd: one worke haue I done, and ye all maruayle. Moses, gaue you the circumeiriō, not because it commeth of Moses, but of the fathers, yet do ye circumcise a mā vpon the Sabboth, yf a man receaue circumcision vpon the Sabboth, that the law of Moses shoulde not be bro­ken, disdayne ye then at me, because I haue made a man euery whit whole on the Sabboth? Iudge not after the vtter apperaūce, but iudge righteous iudgement. Then sayde some of them of Ierusalem. Is not thys be whome [Page 91] they go [...] aboute to kyll? And beholde, he speaketh boldelye, and they saye no­thing vnto him. Do our rulers knowe in dede that he is very Christ? How be it, we knowe whence thys is: But when Christ commeth, no man shall know whence he is. Then cried Iesus in the temple as he taughte, and sayde: yea, ye know me, and whence I am ye know. And of my selfe am I not come, but he that sent me is true, whome ye knowe not: But I knowe him, for I am of him, and he hath sent me. Then soughte they to take h [...]m, but no man layed handes vpon hym, for his houre was not yet come. But manye of the people beleued on hym, and sayde: when Christ commeth shal be do moe tokens then this doeth? And it came to the Pharises eares that the people murmured suche thynges of hym. And the Pharises and hye Priestes sent out seruauntes to take hym. Thē sayde Iesus vnto them: I am yet a ly­tle whyle wyth you, and then go I vnto hym that hath sent me, and ye shall seke me, and not fynde me, and where I am, thyther canne ye not comme. Then sayde the Iewes amonge them [Page] selues. Whither wyll he goe, that we shal not fynde hym [...] Wyl he go among the Gentiles that are scattred abrode, and teache the Gentyles? What ma­ner of sayinge is thys that he sayeth: ye shall seeke me and not fynde me, and where I am thyther canne ye not come? But in the laste daye whyche was the mooste solempne daye of the feaste, Iesus stode vp, cryed, and sayd: Who so thyrsteth lette hym come to me and dryncke. He that beleueth on me, as the scripture sayeth, oute of hys bodye shall flowe ryuers of the water of lyfe. But thus spake he of the spi­rite, whyche they that beleue on hym, shoulde receaue: For the holye ghoste was not yet there, because Iesus was not glorifyed. Manye of the people nowe when they hearde thys sayinge, sayde: Thys is a verye Prophete. O­ther sayde, he is Christe. But some sayde: shall Christe come out of Gali­le? Say [...]thnot the Scripture, that Christ shal come of the sede of Dauid, and out of the towne of Bethleem where Dauid was. Thys was the diffention amonge the people for hys sake. Some of theym woulde haue ta­ken [Page 92] hym, but no manne layed handes on hym. The seruauntes came to the hye Priestes and Pharises, and they sayde vnto theym. Why haue ye not brought hym? The seruauntes aun­swered. Neuer mā spake as this man doeth [...] Then aunswered theym the Pharises: are ye also deceaued? Doeth any of the rulers or Pharises beleue on hym? But the common people, whi­che knowe not the lawe, are cursed. Nicodemus sayde vnto theym, he that came vnto him by nyght, whiche was one of them: Doth our law iudge any man before it heare hym, and knowe what hath he done? they answered and sayd vnto hym: Art y a Galilean also? search & loke, out of Galile ariseth no prophet. And so euery mā went home.

¶Of the woman deprehended in Aduoutry. Iohn. viii. Ca. lxxiiii.

IEsus went vnto mo [...]t Oliuete, and early in ye morning came a­gayne into ye temple, & all ye peo­ple came vnto him. And he satte downe, & taught thē. And ye scribes and the pharises brought vnto him a womā [Page] taken in Aduoutrye, and sette her there openlye, and sayde vnto hym. Mayster, thys woman was taken in Aduoutrye euen as the dede was a doynge.*Leui. 20. b Moses in the lawe com­maunded vs to stone suche: What say­est thou? Thys they sayed to tempte hym, that they myghte haue wherof to accuse hym. But Iesus stouped downe, and wrote wyth hys fynger vppon the grounde. Nowe whyle they contynued askynge hym, he lyft hym selfe vp, and sayde vnto theym. He that is amonge you wythoute synne, lette hym cast the fyrst stone at her. And he stouped downe agayne, and wrote vppon the grounde. But when they hearde that, they wente oute one after another, the eldest fyrste, and leafte Iesus alone, and the woman standynge before hym. Ie­sus lyfte hym selfe vp, and when he sawe no manne but the woman, he sayde vnto her: Woman, where are thyne accusers? Hathe no manne con­dempned thee? She sayde: Lorde, no manne. Iesus sayde: Nother doe I condempne thee. Goe thy waye, and fynne no moore.

Of Christes wordes in the trea­surie. Ioan. viii. Capit. 75.

THen spake Iesus agayne vnto them,Ioan. and said. I am the lyghte of the worlde. He that foloweth me, shalnot walke in darknesse, but shal haue the lyghte of lyfe. Then sayde the Pharises vnto hym. Thou bearest recorde of thy selfe, thy recorde is not true. Iesus aunswered and said vnto them. Thoughe I beare recorde of my selfe, yet is my recorde true, for I knowe whence I came, and whether I go, but ye cannot tel whēce I come, nor whither I go: ye iudge after the fleshe, I iudge no man, but yf I iudge, my iudgement is true. For I am not alone, but I and the father that hathe sente me.*Deu. 17, a xix. c. It is wrytten also in youre lawe, that the testimony of two menne is true. I am one that beare wytnesse of my selfe, and the father that sent me beareth wytnesse of me also. Then said they vnto hym, where is thy father? Iesus answered: ye nother kn [...]w me, nor yet my father? Yf ye knewe me, ye shoulde know my father also. These wordes spake Iesus in the Treasurie, [Page] as he taught in the temple. And no mā toke hym, for hys houre was not yet come.

¶Of another communicacion of Christe, for the which they would haue slayue hym. Ioan. viii. Ca­pitulo. lxxvi.

THen sayde Iesus agayne vnto them,Ioan I go my way, and ye shal seke me, and shall dye in youre synnes: whither I go, thyther cannot ye come. Then sayd the Iewes: wyll he kyll hym selfe then, that he sai­eth, whither I go thither cannot ye come? And he said vnto thē, ye are frō beneth, I am frō aboue, ye are of this world, I am not of this worlde. Ther­fore I haue said vnto you, that ye shall dye in youre synnes, for yf ye beleue not that I am he, ye shall dye in youre synnes. Then sayde they vnto hym, who arte thou then? And Iesus sayde vnto them, euen the very same thynge that I say vnto you. I haue many thin­ges to say, and to iudge of you, but he that sent me is true, and loke what I haue hearde of hym, that speake I be­fore [Page 94] ye world, how be it, they vnderstode not y he spake of ye father. Then sayde Iesus vnto thē. Whā ye haue lift vp an hye ye sonne of mā, thē shal ye know y I am [...]e, & y I do nothing of my selfe, but as my father hath taught me, euē so I speake: and he y sent me is wt me. The father leaueth not me alone, for I do al way that pleaseth him. Whan he thus spake many beleued on him. Thē said Iesus vnto y Iewes, that beleued on him: yf ye cōtinue in my worde, thē are ye my verye dysciples, and ye shall knowe the trueth, and the trueth shall make you free. Then aunswered they him, we are Abrahams feede, we were neuer bonde to any manne: how sayest thou then, ye shalbe free? Iesus answe­red them and sayde: Uerely, verely I say vnto you, who so euer doth sinne, is ye seruaunt of sinne: As for the seruaunt he abydeth not in the house for euer, but the sonne abydeth euer. Yf the tonne therefore shall make you free, then are ye free in dede. I knowe that ye are Abrahams seede, but ye seke meanes to kyll me, for my worde taketh not am [...]nge you. I speake that which I haue sene of my father, and [Page] ye do that ye haue sene of your father. They aunswered and sayd vnto hym: Abraham is our father. Iesus sayde vnto them, yf ye were Abrahams chil­dren, ye woulde do the dedes of Abra­ham: But nowe ye go about to kyl me, a man that haue colde you the trueth, whyche I haue hearde of God, thys dyd not Abraham, ye do the dedes of youre father. Then sayde they vnto hym, we are not borne of fornication, we haue one father euen God. Iesus sayde vnto them, yf God were your fa­ther, then would ye loue me, for I am proceaded foorthe, and come frō God, for I am not come of my selfe, but he hath sent me. Why knowe ye not then my speache? euen because ye cannot a­byde the hearynge of my worde, ye are of the father the deuyl, and after the lu­stes of youre father wyll ye do. The same was a murtherer from the be­gynninge, and abode not in the trueth, for the trueth is not in hym, whan he speaketh a lye, then speaketh he of hys owne: for he is a lyar, and a father of the same, but because I say the trueth, ye beleue me not. He that is of God, heareth the worde of God, ye therefore [Page 95] do not heare it, because ye are not of God. Whiche of you can rebuke me of any synne? yf I saye the trueth, why do ye not beleue me? Then answered the Iewes, and sayde vnto hym. Saye we not right that thou art a Samaritane, and haste the deuyl? Iesus aunswered, I haue no deuyll, but I honoure my father, and ye haue dyshonoured me. I seke not mine owne praise, but there is one that seketh it, and iudgeth. Ue­rely, verely I say vnto you, yf any man kepe my worde, he shall neuer sedeath. Then sayde the Iewes vnto him, now knowe we that thou haste the deuell, Abraham is dead and the Prophetes, and thou sayest, yf any man kepe my worde, he shal neuer taste of death. Art thou greater then our father Abraham whyche is deade [...] and the Prophetes are deade, whome makest thou thy selfe? Iesus answered, yf I prayse my selfe, then is my prayse nothynge. But it is my father that prayseth me, which ye say is your God, and ye know hym not, but I know hym. And yf I should say I knowe him not, I should be a ly­ar, lyke vnto you: But I know hym, and kepe his word. Abraham youre fa­ther [Page] was glad, that he shoulde see my daye, and he saw it, and reioyced. Thē said y Iewes vnto hym. Thou art not yet fyftie yeare olde, and hast thou sene Abraham? Iesus said vnto them: vere­ly, verely I say vnto you, or euer Abra­ham was I am. Then toke they vp stones to cast at him, but Iesus hid him selfe, and went out of the temple.

¶Of hym that was borne blinde Ioan. ix. Capi. lxxvii.

ANd Iesus passed by,Ioan and sawe a man that was borne blynde, and his disciples asked him, and sayd: Master, who hath sinned? this, or his elders, that he was borne blynde [...] Iesus answered, nother hath this syn­ned, nor his elders, but y the workes of God shuld be shewed on him. I muste worke the workes of him y hath sente me, while it is day, ye night cōmeth whā no man can worke. As lōge as I am in ye world. I am ye light of y world, whan he had thus said, he spat on ye grounde and made clay of ye spatle, & rubbed the claye on the eyes of the blynde, & sayde vnto him: go thy waye to ye pole of Si­loe [Page 96] which is interpreted, sent, & wathe thee. Then wenth [...] his way, & washed him, & came seynge. The neighbours, and they y had sene him before, howe y he was a begger, sayde: Is not this he that sat & begged? Some said it is he, other sayde, he is lyke him, but he hym selfe said. I am euē he. Then said they vnto him. How are thine eyes opened? he said, the man y is called Iesus made clay, & annoynted myne eyes, & sayde, go thy way to y pole of Siloe, & washe thee, I wēt my way & washed me, & re­ceaued my sight. Thē said they vnto hī: where is he? he said: I cannot tel. Thē brought they him to ye Pharises y was blinde. It was ye Sabboth whā Iesus made y clay, & opened his eyes. Thē a­gaine ye Pharises asked hym, howe he had receaued his sight. He sayde vnto thē, he put clay vpō mine eyes, & I wa­shed me, & now I see. Thē said some of ye Pharises. This man is not of God, seynge he kepeth not ye Sabboth. But y other saied how cā a synful mā do such tokens? and there was a strife amonge them. They said agayne to the blynde, what saiest thou of him, y hath opened thyne eyes? he said he is a Prophete. [Page] The Iewes beleued not hym, that he was blinde, and had receaued his sight tyll they called the elders of hym that had receaued hys syghte. And they as­ked thē, and sayd: Is this your sonne, whome ye say was borne blynde? how doth he now se thē? hys father and mo­ther answered thē, & sayd. We knowe y this is oure sonne, & that he was borne blynde: but how he nowe seeth, we can not tell, or who hath opened his eyes, can we not tel, he is olde ynough, aske him, let hym speake for him selfe. This sayde hys elders, because they feared the Iewes: for the Iewes had conspired already, that yf any manne dyd cōfesse that he was Christ, the same should be excommunicate, therefore sayd hys el­ders, he is olde ynoughe, aske hym.

Then called they the manne agayne that was blynde, and sayde vnto hym: geue God the prayse, we knowe that this manne is a synner. He aunswered and sayd: whether he be a sinner or no, I can not tell, one thyng am I sure of, that I was blynde, and now I se. Then sayde they vnto hym agayne, what did he vnto thee? Howe opened he thyne eyes? he aunswered them: I tolde you [Page 97] ryght now, hearde ye it not: what, wyl ye heare it agayne? wyll ye also be his dyscyples? Then rated they hym, and sayd: be thou his disciple, we are Mo­ses disciples, we are sure y God spake with Moses: As for this felowe we know not whence he is. The man an­swered, and sayd vnto them: This is a merueylous thynge, that ye wotte not whence he is, and he hath opened mine eyes. For we knowe that God heareth no sinners, but yf a man be a worship­per of God, and doeth hys wyll, hym heareth he. Sence the worlde beganne was it not heard, that any manne ope­ned the eyes of one y was borne blind. Yf thys mā were not of God, he could haue done nothynge. They answered, and sayd vnto him. Thou arte al toge­ther borne in synne, & teachest thou vs? And they thrust him out. Iesus heard that they had thrust him out, and whē he had founde hym, he sayde vnto him: Beleuest thou on the sonne of God? He answered and sayd: Lorde, who is he, that I might beleue on him? Iesus sayd vnto him: Thou haste sene him, & he it is that talketh with thee, he sayd: Lord I beleue, & he worshypped hym. [Page] And Iesus sayd: I am come to iudge­ment into thys worlde y they whiche see not, might see: And that they which see, myghte be made blynde. And some of the Pharises that were with hym, heard this, and sayd vnto him: Are we then blynde also? Iesus sayd vnto thē: If ye were blynde ye shoulde haue no synne, but nowe that ye saye: we see, therfore your synne remayneth.

¶Of Christes Sermone, I am the good shepherd. Ioh. x. ca. 87.

UErely, verelye,Iohn. I say vnto you: he y entreth not in at the doore into ye shepefold, but climmeth vp some other way, ye same is a these & a murtherer. But he ye goeth in at the doore, is the shepherd of ye shepe [...] To hym the Porter openeth, and the shepe heare his voyce, & he called hys owne shepe by name, and ledeth them out. And when he hathe sent forth hys owne shepe, he goeth before them, and the shepe folow him, for they know his voyce. As for a straunger they folowe hym not, but flye from hym. For they knowe not the voyce of a straunger, [Page 98] This prouerbe spake Iesus vnto thē: but they vnderstod not what it is was, that he sayde vnto theym. Then sayde Iesus vnto theym agayne: Uerelye, verely, I say vnto you: I am the dore of the shepe. All they that are comme before me, are theues and murthe­rers. But the shepe herkened not vnto theym. I am the doore, yf anye manne ent [...]e in by me, he shall be sa­ued, and shall go in and out, and finde pasture. A thefe commeth not but for to steale, kyl, and destroye. I am come that they myghte haue lyfe, and haue it moore abundauntlye.* I am a good shepherde,Esay. 40. c. a good shepherde geueth his lyfe for the shepe.Eze. 34. 37f But an hired ser­uaunt, which is nor ye shepherd, nother are the shepe hys owne, seyth the Wolfe commynge, and leaueth the shepe & flieth: and the Wolfe catcheth and scatereth the shepe: but y hired ser­uaunt flieth, because he is an hired ser­uaunt, & careth not for the shepe. I am a good shepherd & knowe myne, & am knowen of myne. Euen as my father knoweth me, & I knowe ye father. And I geue my life for my shepe: & I haue yet other shepe, whiche are not of this [Page] these same must I bring also, and they shall heare my voyce, and there shalbe one [...]ocke, and one shepherd. Therfore doeth my father loue me, because I leaue my lyfe, that I maye take it a­gayne. No man taketh it frome, but I leaue it of my selfe. I haue power to leaue it, and haue power to take it a­gaine: This commaundement haue I receyued of my father. Thē was there discention among the Iewes for these sayinges. Many of them sayd: he hath the deuyl, and is madde, why heare ye hym? other sayd. These be not wordes of one that is possessed, can the deuyll open the eyes of the blynde?

☞ Of the dedication. Iohn. x. Capitulo. lxxix.

IT was the dedication of the temple at Ierusalem,Iohn. 2. Mac 4 f [The fyftene daye of December,] and it was winter, & Iesus walcked in Sa­lomons porche. Then came ye Iewes rounde aboute hym, and sayde vnto him: howe longe doest thou make vs doubte? If thou be Christe tell vs [Page 99] playnelye. Iesus aunswered theym. I tolde you, and ye beleue not, the wor­kes y I do in my fathers name, beare witnesse of me. But ye beleue not, be­cause ye are not of my shepe, as I said vnto you. My shepe heare my voyce, and I knowe theym, and they knowe me, and I geue them euerlastyng life, and they shall neuer peryshe, and no man shal plucke them out of my hand. My father whyche gaue theym me, is greater then all, and no manne is a­ble to plucke theym out of my fathers hande. I and the father are one. Then the Iewes tooke vp stones agayne to sto [...]e hym. Iesus aunswered theym. Manye good workes haue I shewed you frome my father, for the whiche of theym stone ye me? The Iewes aun­swered hym, and sayde: For the good worke sake we sto [...]e thee not, but for ye blasphemye, and because that thou be­inge a man, makest thy selfe God. Ie­sus aunswered them: Is it not written in your law.*Psal. 81. a. I haue said: ye are God­des? Yf he call them goddes, vnto whō the worde of God came: and the scrip­ture canne not be broken: Saye ye then vnto hym whome the father hath [Page] sanctified, and sent in the worlde, thou blasphemest God, because I sayde, I am the sonne of God. Yf I do not the workes of my father, beleue me not, but yf I do thē, then (yf ye beleue not me) yet beleue the workes, that ye may knowe and beleue, that the father is in me, and I in the father. They went a­boute agayne to take hym, but he esca­ped oute of their handes, and went a­waye agayne beyonde Iordane, into the place where Iohn hadde baptised before, and there he abode. And many [...]ame to hym, and sayde: Iohn dyd no tokens, but al that Iohn spake of thys mā is true. And many beleued in him.

Of the reprehencion of the Ie­wes tradition. Mathewe. xv. Mark. vii. Capitulo. lxxx.

THen came vnto hym the Scri­bes and Pharises from Ierulem.Math. (mark) And when they saw certayne of hys disciples eate bread with commune (that is with vn­washen handes) they complayned. For the Pharises and all the Iewes eate not, excepte they washe their handes [Page 100] oftymes, obseruynge the tradicions of the Elders. And when they comme from the market, they eate not except they washe. And manye other thinges there be, whiche they haue taken vpon them to obserue, as the washynge of cuppes, and cruses, and brasen ves­sels, and tables. Then the Pharises and scribes asked him, (math) sayinge: why do thy disciples transgresse, (mar) and walke not after the tradicions of y elders, (Math) for they wash not their handes when they eate breade, (Mark) but eate breade wyth vnwashen han­des, (Mathe) he aunswered, and sayde vnto theym: Why doe ye transgresse the commaundement of God, because of youre owne tradicions? (Marke) Leauynge the commaundement of God, kepe the tradicions of menne, as washynge of cruses and cuppes, and manye suche thynges doe ye. And he sayde vnto theym: Howe goodlye haue ye cast asyde the cōmaundement of GOD, to mayntayne youre owne tradicions? (Mat) For God said: (Marke) and Moses,Exod. 10 [...] honour father and mother.D [...]ute. 5. [...] Who so cursed father and mother shal dye the death. But ye [Page] say: A man shal saye to father and mo­ther Corban, that is the thinge that I shoulde helpe thee withall, (Mathe) is geuen to God. Nor shall not honour hys father or mother, (mark) and thus ye suffre hym no moore to doe oughte for hys father or hys mother,Leui. 20. b and make Goddes worde of none effecte,Prou. 20. c thorowe your owne tradicions that ye haue sette vp: and many such thynges doe ye. (Math) Ye Ypocrites, ful well hath Esay prophecied of you, sayinge: *Esay. 29. d Thys people draweth nye vnto me with their mouthe, and honoureth me wyth theyr lyppes, howe be it, theyr hearte is farre frome me, (Mar) but in vayne, (math) and with out a cause doe they serue me, teachynge the doctrine and the cōmaūdementes of men. And he called the people to hym, and sayde: (Mar) Herken to me ye all, and vnderstande me. (Mathe) That whyche goeth into the monthe, defyleth not the man, Mark) there is nothinge with out a maime that entreth into him, that canne defyle hym, but that goeth cute of hym [...] that it is that maketh the manne vncleane. Yf any manne haue eares to heare, lette hym heare.

[Page 101]And whan he came from the people in to the house, (Mat.) his disciples came vnto him, (Marke) and axed him of this parable, (Math.) and sayde vnto hym: knowest thou that the Pharises were offended, whan they hearde this say­inge? He aunswered and sayde, al plā ­tes whiche my heauenly father hathe not planted, shall he plucke vp by the rootes. Let them go, they are the blind leders of the blynde. Whan one blinde leadeth another, they fall bothe in the diche. Then answered Peter and said vnto him, declare vnto vs this parable. And Iesus said vnto them, are ye then without vnderstanding? (Mar.) Are ye then so vnwyse? perceaue ye not yet that (Math.) whatsoeuer goeth in at the mouthe, (Marke) cannot defile hym? for it entreth not into his hearte, but into the bely, and goeth out into ye draughte that pourgeth all meates. And he sayd: for why, (mat.) the thinges that procede [...]ut of the mouthe, come from ye heart, and they defyle the manne, Marke.) for from wythin, oute of the hearte of manne procede euell thoughtes, mur­ther, adulterye, whoredome, thefte, false witnesse, blasphemy, (Math. coue­teousnesse, [Page] wickednes, deceate, vnclen­nes, a wycked eye, pryde, folyshnesse, al these thinges procede from within, and defyle the man [...] (mathe) These are the thinges that defyle a man. But to eate with vnwashen handes, defyleth not a man.

☞ Of the woman of Chanane. Mat. xv. mar. vii. Capi. lxxxi.

ANd Iesus went out from thence,Mathe. and departed into the coastes of Tyre & Sidō (Marke) and entred into a house, & woulde let no man know of it, and yet could he not be hid. Mathevv.) And beholde a woman of Chanane, an heythen woman of Sy­rophenices, whose doughter had a foule spyryte, (Mat.) wente oute of the same coastes (marke) entred in, (mat.) and cri­ed, sayinge vnto hym. O lorde y sonne of Dauid, haue mercye vpon me, my doughter is sore vexed wyth a deuell. And he answered her neuer a woorde. Then came hys dis [...]yples vnto hym, and besoughte hym, sayinge: Sende her awaye, for she cryeth after vs.

But he aunswered and said, I am not [Page 102] sente, but vnto the [...]ste shepe of the house of Israel. Notwythstandynge she came and fell downe before hym, (Mar.) she was an heythen woman of Strophenices, and she besoughte hym, that he woulde dryue oute the deuyll from her doughter, (Math.) sayinge: Lorde helpe me. He answered & sayde. (Mar.) Let the chyldren be fed fyrste, (Math.) it is not good to take the chyl­drens breade, and to caste it vnto the dogges. It is trueth Lorde sayde she, neuerthelesse the welpes eate of the crommes, that fall from their Lordes table, (Mar.) and eate of the crommes vnder the childrēs table. (Math.) Then aunswered Iesus, and sayde vnto her: O woman, greate is thy faythe, be it vnto thee, as thou defyrest, (Marke) be­cause of this sayinge: go thy waye, the deuyll is departed out of thy dough­ter, (Math.) and her doughter was made whole, at the same houre. (Marke) And she went vnto her house, and founde that the deuel was departed, and her doughter lyenge on the bed.

☞ Of a deafe and a dumme man whyche was healed, and of ma­ny other. Math. xiii. Marke. vii. Capitulo. lxxxii.

ANd when he wente oute agayne from the coastes of Tyre,Math. and Sidon, he came vnto the sea of Galile, thorowe the my [...]ste of the coastes of ye tē cities. And they brought vnto him one that was deafe & dome, and they prayde him that he would lay his hande vpon hym. And he toke him asyde from the people, and put his fyn­gers in his eares, and dyd spyt, & tou­ched hys tonge, and loked vp vnto hea­uen, syghed, and sayde vnto hym: E­phata, y is, be opened. And immediat­ly hys eares were opened, and y bonde of hys tounge was lowsed, & he spake ryght. And he charged them, that they shoulde tell no man. But the more he forbad them, the more they publyshed it, and maruayled oute of measure, and sayde: He had done all thynges well.

The deafe hath he made to heare, and the domme to speake. And a [...]cendynge vp into a mountayne, he sat downe [Page 103] there: And there came vnto hym much people, hauynge wyth them, lame, blynde, domme, crepell, and other ma­ny, and cast them downe at Iesus fete. And he healed them. In so muche, that the people wondred, to se the domme speake, the crepell whole, y halte to go, and the blynde to see. And they praysed God of Israel.

¶The fourthe parte contaynynge those thynges which Iesus dyd and sayde in the thre and thyrtye yere of hys age.

¶Of the seconde refection of the people wyth seuen loues. Math. xv. Marke. viii. Capi. lxxxiii.

AT the same tyme whā there was muche people there,Math. and had no­thynge to eate: Iesus called hys dyscyples and said vnto them. I haue compassion vpon the people: for they haue taryed with me nowe thre dayes, [Page] (Mat.) and they continue with me, and haue nothynge to [...]ate, and I wyll not let them departe fastynge, lest th [...]y pe­ryshe in the waye, (Marke) for some of them were come from farre. And hys disciples answered hym. Where shuld we get breade here in the wyldernesse to satysfye them? (Mathe) Whence shoulde we get so muche breade in the wyldernesse that w [...] myght satysfye so muche people: (Marke) And he axed them, howe many loaues haue ye?

They sayde, seuen, and a few lytle fy­shes. (Mar) And he commaunded ye peo­ple to syt downe vpon the grounde.

And he toke the seuen loaues, & gaue thankes, and brake them, and gaue thē vnto his disciples to set them before the people, (Mathe.) and they gaue them vnto the people. And they all dyd eate, and were su [...]ised. (Mar.) And toke vp seuen baskettes ful of the brokē meate that was lefte. And they that dyd eate were vpon a foure thousande, (Mathe.) besyde wemē & childrē: (Mark) And he sent thē away (Mat.) And whan he had sent ye people away, he wēt into a shyp with his disciples, and came into ye par­ties of Magdala, (mark) and came into [Page 104] the coastes of Dalmanutha.

☞ Of the Iewes askinge againe a sygne from heauen. And of the auoydynge of the Pharises leuē. Math. xvi. mar. viii. Capi. 84.

THen came the Pharises and Saduces vnto hym,Math. and tēpted him, requiringe hym to shewe them a sygne from heauen, but he answered and said. At euen ye saye. It wyl be fayre wether, for the skye is red: and in the mornynge ye saye. It wyl be foule wether to daye: for the skye is reade and glometh. O ye hy­pocrites, ye can discerne the fashion of the skye, can ye not then discerne the tokens of these times also? (Marke) And he syghed in his spirit, end sayde? Why doth this generaciō seke a token. (Mat) This euel and aduouterous generaci­on seketh a token, (Mar.) Uerely I say vnto you, there shal no sygne be geuen vnto this generacion. (Mat) But the sygne and tokē of the prophete Ionas.Ionas. ii. [...] So he left them, (Marke) and went into the shyppe, and passed ouer. Math.

[Page] And whan his dyscyples were come to the other syde of the sea, they had for­gottē to take bread with them, (Marke) and they had nomore wyth them in the shyppe but one loafe. And he cōmaun­ded them, and sayde: (Mat.) Take hede and beware of the leuen of the Phari­ses, and of the Saduces, (Marke) and of the leuen of Herode. (Math.) Then thoughte they them selues, sayinge: we haue taken no breade with vs. (Marke) Whan Iesus vnderstode that, he sayde vnto them. (Math.) O ye of lytle faith? why are ye troubled in youre myndes, because ye haue taken no breade wyth you. (Marke) Are ye yet without know­ledge, and vnderstandynge? Haue ye yet a blynded hearte in you? Haue ye [...]yes and se not? Haue ye eares & heare not? And remember ye not y I brake fyue loues amonge fyue thousande, howe manye baskettes full of broken meate toke ye thē vp? They sayde. xii. And whan I brake the seuen amonge the foure thousande, how many baskettes full of broken meate t [...]ke ye then vp? They sayde seuen. And he said vnto them, why are ye then wythout vnder­standynge? (Mat.) For I spake not to [Page 105] you of breade whan I sayde, beware of the leuen of the Pharises, and of the Saduces. Then vnderstode they howe that he bad not them beware of the le­uen of breade, but of the doctrine of the Pharises, and of the Saduces.

¶Of a blynde man healed at Bethsaida. Mar. viii. Cap. 85.

ANd he came to Bethsaida:Marke. and they broughte one blynde vnto hym, and prayed hym to touche hym. And he tooke the blynde by the hande, and led hym out of y towne, and spatte in hys eyes, and layde hys handes vpon hym, and axed hym, whe­ther he sawe oughte. And he loked vp and sayde, I se men goynge, as yf I sawe trees. After this he laide his han­des vpon his eyes agayne, and made hym to see, and he was restored again, and sawe all clearely. And he sente hym hame, and sayde: yf thou go into the towne, tell it vnto no manne. And Iesus wente oute and his dysciples in to the townes.

¶Of Peters confession of the true faythe. Mat. xvi. Mar. viii. Luke. ix. Cap. lxxxvi.

THē came Iesus into the coastes of the cytye Cesarea Phillippi.Math. (Luke) And it fortuned whan he was alone at his praier, and his disciples wyth hym, (mark) in the way. (math) He asked his disciples, and said: whome do men saye that the sonne of man is? (Mar) They answered, saying: (Math.) Some say thou art Iohn y bap­tyst. Some that thou art Helias. Some [...]hat y art Hieremias, (mar.) some that thou art one of the Prophetes. (Luke) Some, that one of the olde Prophetes is rysen againe. (Math.) Then sayde Iesus vnto them. But whome saye ye that I am? Thē answered Peter, and said vnto him. Thou art Christ, ye sonne of the lyuynge God. And Iesus answe­red & said vnto him. Blessed art y Si­mon ye sonne of Ionas, for flesh & bloude hath not opened y vnto thee, but my fa­ther that is in heauē. And I say to thee, thou arte Peter, and vpon this rocke wyll I buylde my churche, and the ga­tes of hel shal not preuaile agaynste it: and the keyes of heauen wyll I geue [Page 106] vnto thee. And what so euer thou shal. bynde vpon earthe, shalbe bounde also in heauen. And what soeuer thou shalt louse vpon earthe, shalbe lowsed also in heauen. (Luk) And he charged them, (Marke) and threatened them, (Math.) and commaunded his disciples y they shoulde tell no man, that he was Iesus Christ. From that tyme forth beganne Iesus to shewe vnto hys dysciples, how that he muste go to Ierusalem, and suffer many thynges of the elders, and of ye hye priestes, & of the Scribes, and be put to death, & ryse agayne the thirde daye. (Marke) And that woorde he spake openlye. (Math.) But Peter tooke hym asyde, and beganne to re­buke hym, sayinge: Lorde fauoure thy selfe, let not thys happē vnto thee. (Marke) But he turned hym aboute, and loked vpon his dyscyples, and re­proued Peter, and sayde: (Math) Go after me thou Sathan, y hindreste me, for thou fauourest not the thinges that be of God, but of men.

☞ Of bearynge the crosse after Christ. Mathe. xvi.. Mark. viii. Luke. ix. Capi. lxxxvii.

[Page] ANd he called vnto hym ye people,Marke. wyth his dysciples, and said vnto them. (Mat.) Yf any manne wyll folowe me, let hym forsake hym selfe, and take vp his crosse, and folowe me. For who so wyll saue hys lyfe, shal lose it, but whoso loseth hys lyfe for my sake, (Marke) and the gospels, the same shall saue it, (Math.) and shall fynde it. (Marke) What helpeth it a mā though he wanne the whole worlde, & yet toke harme in hys soule? (Luke.) And loseth hym selfe, or runneth in dammage of hym selfe? (Math.) Or what canne a man geue to redeme hys soule with al? for the sonne of manne shal come in the glorye of hys father wyth hys angels, and then shall he rewarde euerye one accordynge to hys dedes. (Mar.) Who so euer confesseth me, and my wordes: amonge this aduouterous and synfull generacion, and the sonne of man shal confesse hym, whan he commeth in the glorye of hys father with his aungels. (Luk.) Who so is ashamed of me, and of my sayinges, of hym shall the sonne of man also be ashamed, whan he com­meth in hys glorye, and in the glory of hys father, and of the holye aungels.

[Page 107] (Marke). He sayde vnto them: verely I say vnto you. (Mat.) There stande here some, whyche shall not taste of deathe, tyll they see the sonne of manne come in hys kyngedome.

Of the Lordes trans [...]yguracion. mat. 17. Mar. 9. Luk. 9. Cap. 88.

ANd it fortuned,Luke. (Mat.) that after syxe dayes, (Luk) that eyght daies after these wordes. (Math.) Iesus toke Peter, Iames, and Iohn his brother, and broughte them vp into an hye mountayne out of ye waye, (Marke) alone (Luk) for to praye, (math.) and was transfygured before them. (Luk) And as he prayed, the shape of hys countenaunce was chaunged after another fashion, (Math.) and hys face shone as the sunne, and his clothes wer as whyte, as the lyghte, or snowe, (Mark) as white as no fuller can make vpon earthe, (Luke) And beholde two menne, (Math) appeared vnto them, Moses & Elias, and they talked wt him (Luke) and were sene in maiestie, and spake of hys departige, which he shuld fulfyl at Ierusalem. As for Peter, and [Page] they that were wyth hym, they were full of slepe, but whā they awo [...]e, they sawe hys glory, and the two men that stode with him. And it chaunced whan they departed from him, Peter sayde vnto Iesus: Master, here is good be­ynge for vs, yf then wylte let vs make thre tabernacles, one for thee, one for Moses, and one for Elias, (marke) for he knewe not what he sayde. For they were very fearfull. (Mat.) Whyle he yet spake, behold a bryght cloude ouer­shadowed them, (Luke) and they were afrayde whan the cloude couered thē. (Mathe.) And lo, there came a voyce oute of the cloude, sayinge: This is my deare sonne, in whome I delyte, heare hym. Whan the dyscyples hearde that, they fell vpō thir faces, and where sore afrayed. But Iesus came and touched them, and said. Aryse, & be not afrayed. (Luke) And whyle this voyce came to passe, (Mathe.) they loked vp, (Marke) they loked aboute them, and sawe no man more but Iesus onely with them, (Luk) they founde Iesus alone. (Mat.) And whan they came downe from the mountayne, Iesus charged them, and sayde. Tell no man of this vyspon, tyl [Page 108] the sonne of man be risen againe from the deade. (Mar.) And they kept that saying by them, and axed one another. What is that rysynge agayne frō the deade? (Luke) And they kepte it close and tolde no man in those dayes of the thynges whiche they had sene. (math.) And hys dysciples axed him, and sayd: Why saye the Scribes then, (Marke) and the Pharises, that Elias muste fyrste come? He answered, and said vn­to thē.*Mala. 3. b. (mathe.) Helias shal fyrst come in dede. (Marke) And whan he is come, he shall fyrste restore all thynges to ryght againe. And as it is wrytten, of the sonne of man, he shall suffer manye thinges, and be despysed. (Mathe) But I say vnto you, Elias is come already, and they knew him not, but they haue done vnto hym, what they woulde, (Marke) as it is written of him.Esay. 53. [...] (Math) Euen so shall also the sonne of mā suf­fer of thē. Then perceaued y dysciples, y he spake vnto thē of Iohn ye Baptist.

Of the domme and lunatike spi­rite, whō Christes disciples could not heale. Math. xvii. Mar. ix. Luke. ix. Cap. Ixxxix.

[Page]ANd it chaunced on the nexte daye after,Luke. whan they came doune frō the mounte, (Marke) he came to hys discyples, and saw much peo­ple aboute them, and the Scribes dys­putynge wyth them. And as soone as the people sawe Iesus, they were asto­nyed, and afrayed. (Mathe) And whan he was come to the people, (Mark) they ranne vnto hym, and saluted him. And he axed the Scribes, what dyspute you with them? (Luk) And behold a manne, (Mark) aunswerynge, (Luk) among the people, (math.) came and kneled vnto hym, (Luke) cryed oute, and sayde. Ma­ster, I haue brought vnto the my sonne, whyche hathe a domme spirite, and when so euer he taketh hym, he teareth him, and he fometh, and gnasheth with the teth, and pyneth away. Math) Lord haue mercye vpon my sonne, for he is lunatyke, and sore vexed: He falleth oft tymes in the fyre, and ofte into the wa­ter. (Luk) He is myne onely sonne, be­holde the spyryte taketh hym, and so­denly he cryeth, and he teareth hym that he [...]ometh, and wyth payne depar­teth from hym whan he hath rent him. And I offered hym to thy dyscyples.

[Page 109] (Marke) I besoughte them, (Luk) to caste hym oute, (Mat) and they coulde not. And Iesus answered and said, O thou faythelesse and frowarde genera­cion, (Luk) vnfaythfull. (Mathe) Howe longe shall I be wyth you? How longe shall I suffer you? Brynge hym hither to me, (Marke) and they brough thym, (Luk) and whan he came to him, (Mar) and had sene hym. By and by the spy­rite troubled hym, (Luk) the deuel rent hym, and tare hym, (Marke) and fel vp­on the earthe, and weltred, and fomed: And he asked his father. How longe is it sence this happened vnto hym? He sayde: Of a chylde, and oft times hath he caste hym into the fyre, and water to destroye hym. But yf thou canste do any thynge, haue mercye vpon vs, and helpe vs. Iesus sayd vnto hym, yf thou couldeste beleue. All thynges are possy­ble vnto hym that beleueth. And im­mediatly the father of the chylde cryed wyth teares, and sayd: Lord, I beleue, O helpe thou myne vnbelefe. Nowe whan Iesus saw that the people came vnto him. He threatened the foule spy­rite, (Math) and rebuked hym, (Marke) sayinge: Thou domme and deafe spy­rite. [Page] I charge thee departe out of hym, and enter nomore into hym. And he cryed, and rente hym sore, (Math) and the deuyl went out of him. (Marke) And he was as thoughe he had bene deade, insomuche that many sayd: he is dead. But Iesus takynge him by the hande, set hym vp, and he arose, (Mat) and the chylde was healed euē the same houre, & delyuered him to hys father agayne. And they were all amased at y mighty power of God. And whyle they won­dered euery one at all thynges whiche he dyd, he sayde vnto his dysciples: Cō ­prehende these sayinges in your hear­tes, for the sonne of man must be dely­uered into the handes of men. (Marke) And when he came home, his disciples (Math) came secretly, and sayde: why coulde not we heale hym? And Iesus sayde vnto them, because of youre vn­belefe. For I say verely vnto you, yf ye haue faith as a grayne of muster sede, ye maye say vnto this mountayne, re­moue hence to yonder place, and he shall remoue, nother shall any thynge be impossible vnto you. (Marke) This kynde can go oute by no meanes, but by prayer and fastynge.

☞Of the disciples desyrynge theyr faythe to be increased. Luke. xvii. Capi. xc.

ANd the apostles sayde vnto the Lorde.Luke. Increace our faythe. The Lorde sayde, yf ye haue faythe as a grayne of muster sede, and saye vnto this molbery tree, plucke thy selfe vp by the rootes, and plante thy selfe in the sea, it shalbe obediente vnto you?

Whiche of you is it, that hathe a ser­uaunte whiche ploweth or fedeth the cattel whan he commeth home frō the felde, that wyll saye vnto hym: Go quickely, and syt downe to meate: Is it not thus that he sayeth vnto hym, make readye that I maye suppe: gyrde vp thy selfe, and serue me tyll I haue eaten and drōken, afterwarde shalte thou eate and drynke also.

Thanketh he the same seruaunte, be­cause he dyd that was commaunded hym? I trowe not. So lykewyse ye, whan ye haue done all that is com­maunded you, saye we are vnprofyta­ble seruauntes, we haue done that we were bounde to do.

Of the paymente of Didragma. Mat. xvii. Capi. xci.

ANd when they were come to Ca­pernaum,Math. they that receaued the trybute money, came to Peter, and sayde: Dothe youre master paye trybute? He sayde yea. And whan he was come home. Iesus preuented hym, and sayde. What thynkest thou Simon. Of whome do the kynges of the earthe take toll or tribute? of theyr children, or of straungers? Then spake Peter, vnto hym, of straungers. Ie­sus sayde vnto hym. Then are y chyl­dren free. Neuerthelesse, leste we of­fende them, go thy waye to the sea, and caste thy angle, and take the fyshe that fyrste commeth vp, and whan thou haste opened hys mouthe, thou shalte fynde a pece of twentye pence, take that and geue it them for me and the [...].

¶Of the dyscyples contencion whyche of them shoulde be greatest. Mat. xviii. mark. 9 Luke. ix. Capi. xcii.

[Page 111]AT the same tyme, (Luke) there came a thoughte amonge them whyche of them should be ye grea­test.Math. But whan Iesus saw the though­tes of their heartes. (Mark) And whan he was come home, he axed thē. What dysputed ye amonge youre selues by the way? But they helde their tunges: for they had dysputed by the waye a­monge them selues, whyche of them shoulde be the greatest. (Math) The dis­ciples came vnto Iesus, and sayd, who is the greatest in the kyngedome of heauen? (Mar.) And he sat downe, and called the twelue, and sayd vnto them. Yf any man wyl be the fyrste, the same shalbe the laste of all, and the seruaunt of all. (Mathe) And Iesus called a child vnto hym, and set him by him in ye mid­dest amonge them, (Marke.) and toke hym in hys armes, and sayde to them. (Mat.) verely I say vnto you, except ye turne and become as chyldren, ye shall not entre into the kyngdom of heauen. Who soeuer therefore humbleth hym selfe as this chylde, the same is ye grea­test in the kyngedome of heauen. And who so receaueth suche a chylde in my name, receaueth me. (Marke) And who [Page] soeuer receaueth me, receaueth not me, but hym that hathe sente me. (Luke) For who so is leaste amonge you, the same is greatest. (Math.) But who so offendeth one of these lytle ones which beleue in me, it wer better for him, that a mylstone were hanged aboute hys necke, and he drowned in the depte of the sea. Wo vnto the world, because of slaunders, yet there muste slaunders come, but wo vnto that man, by whom slaunder commeth. But yf (Marke) thy hande offēde thee, cut hym of, (Mathe.) and caste him from thee. (Mar.) Better it is for thee, to enter into lyfe, without a hande, and lame, then hauynge two handes to go into hell, (Math.) euerla­stynge fyre, (marke) and vnquensable, where their worme dyeth not; and theyr fyre goeth not oute. Yf thy foote offende thee, cut hym of. Better it is for thee, to enter into lyfe crepell, then hauynge two fete to be caste into hell, in the fyre euerlastynge, where theyr worme dyeth not, and theyr fyre go­eth not oute. Yf thyne eye offende thee, plucke hym oute, (Math) and caste hym from thee. (Marke) Better it is for thee to enter into the kyngedome of God [Page 112] wyth one eye, then hauynge two eyes, to be caste into the fyre of hell, where theyr worme dyeth not, and theyr fy­er goeth not oute, for euery man must be salted wyth fyer, and euery offering shalbe seasoned with salte. Salte is good, but yf the salte be vnsauerye, where with shall it be salted? Haue salte in you, and peace amonge your selues. (Mat.) Take hede that ye des­pyse not one of those lytle ones. For I saye vnto you, theyr aungels do alwaye beholde the face of my father whyche is in heauen. For the sonne of manne is come to saue that is loste.

Howe thynke ye yf a manne haue an hundred sh [...]pe, and one of them gone astraye, dothe he not leaue the nyntye and nyne in the mountaynes, and goeth and seketh that one whyche is gone astraye? And yf it happen that he fynde it. Uerelye I saye vnto you, he reioyceth more ouer it, then ouer the nyntye and nyne, whyche wente not astraye. Euen so, it is not the wyll before youre fa­ther in heauen, that one of these lytle ones shoulde peryshe.

Of hym that cast out deuels and folowed not Christe. Mark. ix. Luke. ix. Capi. xciii.

IOhn answered hym,Marke. and sayde: Master. (Luke) We sawe one dryue oute deuels in thy name, and we forbad hym, for he folo­wed the not with vs. And Iesus sayde vnto him, (Marke) forbid him not, for there is no man that dothe a myracle in my name, and can soone speake euel of me, (Luke) for he that is not againste you, is for you. And who soeuer geueth you a cup of colde water to drinke in my name, because ye belonge vnto Christ verely I saye vnto you, he shall not lose hys rewarde.

¶Of thre parables, the shepe, & grote that was lost, and of y pro­digal sonne. Luke. xv. Capi. 94.

THere resorted vnto him all the Publicans and synners,Luke that they myghte heare hym. And the Pharises and Scribes murmured and said. This man receaueth [Page 113] synners, and eateth wyth them. But he tolde thee this symyltude, and sayd. What man is he amonge you, that hathe an hundred shepe, and yf he lose one of them, that leueth not the nyne and nyntye in the wyldernesse, and go­eth after that whiche is loste, tyll he fynde it? And whan he hathe founde it, he layeth it vpon hys shoulders wyth ioye: and whan he commeth home, he calleth hys frendes and neyghbours, and sayeth vnto them. Reioyce wyth me, for I haue foūde my shepe, y was loste, I saye vnto you, euē so shal there be ioye in heauen, ouer one synner that dothe penaunce, more then ouer nyne and nyntye righteous, whiche nede no penaunce. Or what woman is it, that hathe ten grotes, yf she lose one of the, that lighteth not a candel, and swepeth the house, and seketh dilygentlye, tyll she fynde it? And whan she hath founde it, she calleth her frendes and neygh­boures, and sayeth: Reioyce wyth me, for I haue founde my groate whiche I had loste. Euen so, I tel you, shal there be ioye before the angels of God, ouer one synner that dothe pen [...]unce. And he sayde: A certayne manne had two [Page] sonnes, & the yonger of them said vnto ye father. Father, geue me my portion of the goodes that belongeth vnto me, & he deuided the good vnto the. And not longe thereafter, the yonger sonne ga­thered all together, and toke hys iour­ney in to a far countrey, and there wa­sted he his goodes with riotus lyuing. Nowe whan he had spente all that he had, there was a greate dearth thorow out al the same lande. And he beganne to lacke, and wente his waye and did eleaue vnto a citesyn of the same coun­trey, whiche sente him into his felde to kepe swyne, and he woulde fayne haue fylled hys belye wyth the [...]oddes that the swyne dyd eate, and no man gaue hym them. Then came he to hym selfe. and sayde: How many hyred seruaun­tes hath my father, which haue breade ynoughe, and I peryshe of hunger? I wyll get vp, and go to my father and say vnto hym. Father, I haue synned a­gaynst heauen and before the, & am no more worthy to be called thy sōne, make me as one of thy hyred seruaūtes. And he gat him vp, and came to his father. But whan he was yet a great way of, hys father sawe hym, and had com­passion, [Page 114] and ranne, and fell aboute his necke and kyssed him. Then sayde the sonne vnto him: father, I haue synned againste heauen, and before thee: I am no more worthy to be called thy sonne. But the father sayde vnto hys seruaū ­tes: brynge forthe the beste garmente, and put it vpon hym, and geue him a rynge vpon hys hande, and shues on his fete, and brynge hether a fed calfe, and kyll it, let vs eate and be mery for thys my sonne was deade, and is a­lyue agayne, he was lost and is found: And they began to be mery. But the elder sonne was in the felde, and whan he came and drew nye to the house, he hearde the minstrelsye and daunsinge, and called one of the seruauntes vnto hym, and asked what it was. He sayde vnto hym, thy brother is come home, and thy father hathe slayne a fed calfe, because he hath receaued hym safe and sounde. Then was he angry, and wold not goo in. Then wente hys father oute and prayed hym. But he aun­swered and sayde vnto hys father: loo, thus manye yeares haue I done thee seruyce, neyther haue I bro­ken [Page] thy commaundemente, and thou gau [...]ste me neuer a kyd, that I myght make merye wyth my frendes. But now that this thy sonne is come, whiche hathe deuoured his goodes wt harlot [...]es, thou haste slayne a fed calfe. But he sayd vnto hym: my sonne, thou art alwaye wyth me, and al y is myne, is thyne, thou shouldest be merye and glade, for this thy brother was deade, and is alyue agayne, he was loste, and is founde agayne.

¶Of brotherly correccion. Mat xviii. Luke. xvii. Capitu. 95.

TAke hede to your selues (Math.) Luke. yf thy brother trespasse agaynste thee, go and tell hym hys faute (Luke) rebuke hym, (Math.) be­twene thee and hym alone. Yf he heare thee, (Luke) and do penaunce, forgeue hym, (Math.) and thou haste wonne thy brother. (Luke) And thoughe he synne agaynste the seuen tymes in a daye, and come seuen tymes in a daye to thee agayne, and saye, it repenteth me, forgeue hym.*Leui. iij. d (Math.) But yf he heare thee not, take yet wyth thee one [Page 115] or two,Deu. 19, b. that in the mouthe of two or three wytnesses, euery matter maye be stablyshed,Eccle. 19. b. yf he heare not them, tell it vnto the congregacion, yf he heare not the congregacion, holde hym as an heythen, and publicane. Uerely I saye vnto you, what so euer ye shall bynde vpon earthe, shalbe bounde also in hea­uen: and what soeuer ye lowse vpon earthe, shalbe lowsed also in heauen. I saye agayne vnto you, yf two of you shall agree vpon earthe (for what thynge so euer it be that they woulde desyre) they shall haue it of my father whyche is in heauen. For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the myd­deste amonge them. Then came Peter vnto hym, and sayd: Lorde howe ofte shall I forgeue my brother that trespasseth a­gaynste me [...] Seuen ti­mes?

Iesus sayde vnto hym: I say not vnto the seuen tymes, but seuenty tymes, seuen tymes.

¶Of the wycked seruaunt vnto whome all the dette was forge­uen. Mat. xviii. Capi. xcvi.

THerefore is the kyngdome of heauen lykened vnto a kynge,Math. whiche woulde reken with his seruauntes. And when he began to reken, one was broughte vnto hym, whiche oughte hym tenne thousande pounde. Nowe whan he had nothinge to paye, hys lorde commaunded hym to bee solde, and his wyfe, and hys chyldren, and all that he had, and pay­mente to be made. Then the seruaunt fell downe, and besoughte him saying: syr haue pacience with me, and I wyll paye the all. Then had the lorde pitie on that seruaunt, and discharged hym, & forgaue him the dette: And the same seruaunte wente oute and founde one of his fellowes, whiche oughte hym an hundreth pens, and layde hande vpon him, and toke hym by the throte, and sayde: paye me that thou owest. Then hys felow fell downe, and besoughte hym sayinge: haue pacience with me, [Page 116] and I wyll paye the all. Neuerthelesse he would not, but wente and caste him into pryson, tyll he shoulde paye the dette. Whan hys felowes same what was done, they were verye sorye, and came and tolde theyr lorde al that hap­pened. Then hys lorde called for him, and sayde vnto hym: O thou wycked seruaunte, I forgaue thee all thys det, because thou pra [...]edst me, shouldest not thou then haue had compassiō also vp­on thy felowe as I had pitie vpon thee? And his lorde was wrothe, and dely­uered hym vnto the Iaylers, tyll that he payed all that he oughte. So shall my heauenlye father doo also, vnto you, yf euerye one of you from youre heartes forgeue not his brother hys trespasse [...].

¶Of Christes commynge into the coastes of Iewrye: and that his Disciples shoulde not feare those that kyll the body. Mat. xix. Mar. x. Luk. xi. Cap. xcvi [...]

[Page]ANd it came to passe,Math. whan Iesus had ended these sayinges he gate hym from Galile, and he came in to the coastes of Iewrye beyonde For­dane, and muche people folowed hym, and he healed them there, (Marke.) and as hys maner was, he taughte them a­gayne, (Luke) and much people beinge about hym: in so muche that they trode one another, he beganne and sayde to hys dysciples, beware of y leuen of the Pharises, whiche is Ipocrisye, for there is nothynge hid, that shal not be discouered, nother secrete that shal not be knowen. Therefore what so euer ye haue spoken in darknesse, that same shalbe hearde in light, and that ye haue spoken into the eare in the chambers, shal be preached vpō the house roppes. But I saye vnto you my frendes, be not afrayde of them that kyll the body, and after that haue no more that they can do: But I wyll shewe you whome ye shall feare: feare hym, whyche after he hath kylled, hathe power to caste in­to hell: Yea, I saye vnto you, feare hym. Are not fyue sparowes boughte for two farthynges? yet is not one of them forgotten before GOD.

[Page 117]The very heeres of youre heade also are nom [...]red euery one. Feare not therfore for ye are better then manye sparowes. I saye vnto you, whosoeuer confesseth me before men, him shal the sonne of man confesse and knowledge before the Aūngels of God: but he that denyeth me before men, shalbe denyed before the Aungels of God. And who­soeuer speaketh a worde againste the sonne of man, it shalbe forgeuen hym. But whoso blaspemeth the holy goost, it shal not be forgeuē hym. Whan they brynge you in to their synagoges, and to the rulers, and officers: take ye no thought how or what ye shal answere, or what ye shall speake: for the holye goost shal teach you in the same houre, what you ought to saye.

¶Of the cause why a man shuld forsake hys wife. Mat, 19. Mar. 10. Luc. 16. Cap. 98.

THen came vnto hym the Pha­rises,Mathe and tempted hym, and sayde. Is it lawfull for a man to put awaye his wyfe, for anye maner of cause? (Marke) But he aun­swered [Page] and sayde, what hathe Moses commaunded you? They said: Moses suffred to wryte a testimoniall of de­uorcement & to put her away, (Math) He answered and sayde,Gen. 2. d. haue ye not red, howe that he, whiche made manne at the begynnynge, made them man & woman, and sayde. For thys cause shal a man leaue father and mother, and cleue vnto his wyfe, and they two shal­be one fleshe. Now are they not [...]waine then, but one fleshe: Let no man there­fore put a sunder, that which God hath coupled together. Then sayde they, why dyd Moses then, commaunde to geue a testimoniall of deuorcemente, and to put her awaye. He sayde vnto them:Deu. 24. a. Moses because of the hardnes of your heartes, I suffred you to put a way your wyues. (mark) And he wrote you this commaundemēt, (Math) Ne­uerthelesse from the beginning it was not so. (Marke) And at home his disci­ples asked him agayne of the same, and he sayd vnto them. (Mathe) I saye vnto you, whosoeuer putteth awaye hys wyfe except it be for fornicacion, & marieth a nother, he committeth ad­noutery, [Page 118] and who so maryeth her that is deuorced, committeth aduouterye, (Mar) to her warde, (Luke) and he that marieth her whiche is deuorced from her husband, breaketh wedlocke. (Mar) And if a woman for sake her husbande, and be maried to a nother, she commit­teth aduouterye. (Mat.) Then sayd his disciples vnto hym, yf the matter be so betwene manne and wyfe, then it is not good to marye. But he sayde, all men cannot comprehende that saying, saue they to whome it is geuen. For there be some gelded, whiche are so borne from theyr mothers wombe, & there be some gelded, whiche are gel­ded of men, and there be some gelded, whyche haue gelded them selues for the kyngdome of Heauens sake. He that can comprehende it, let hym com­prehende it.

¶Of yonge chyldren whiche were broughte vnto the Lorde Mat xix. Mark. x. Luke. xviii Capi. xcix.

[Page]THen were broughte vnto hym yonge chyldren,Math. that he myghte touche them, & laye hys handes vpon them, and praye, (Luk) but when the Disciples saw that, they re­buked them (Mar.) and thretend those that brought them, neuertheles when he saw it, he was displeased. (Luk) And Iesus called them vnto him, and said: (Mat) Suffer the chyldren, and forbyd them not to come vnto me: for vnto suche belongeth the kingdome of hea­uen. (Luk) And he sayde: verely I saye vnto you, whosoeuer receaueth not the kyngdome of God as a chylde, shall not enter therein. (Marke) And takyng them vp in hys armes, and layde hys handes vpon them, and blessed them (math) and when he had laid his han­des vpon them, he departed thence.

¶Of the yonge man that asked what he shuld do to possesse eter­nall lyfe. Math. xix. Mar. x, Luc. xviii. Capi. C.

IEsus departed frō thence (Mar) And whē he was gone forth vp­on the waye,Math. there came a ruler [Page 119] runnynge, and kneled vnto him, and asked hym, and prayed hym, sayinge: (math.) Good master, what good shall I do, that I maye haue euerlastinge lyfe [...] Iesus sayde vnto hym: why cal­lest thou me good, there is none good but God onely. Neuerthelesse yf thou wylt enter into life, kepe the commaū ­dementes. (Marke) Knowest thou the commaundementes [...] (Math) He sayde vnto hym: whiche [...] Iesus sayde. Thou shalt not kyll. Thou shalt not commit aduoutrye. Thou shalte not steale. Thou shalte beare no false witnesse. (Mar) Thou shalte begyle no manne. (Mat) Honour thy father and thy mo­ther, and thou shalte loue thy neygh­boure as thyselfe. Then sayd the yong man vnto hym, all these haue I kepte fro my youthe vp. What lacke I yet? (Mar) And Iesus behelde hym and lo­ued him. (Luk) Whā Iesus heard that, he sayde vnto him: yet lackest thou one thing. (Math) Yf thou wylt be perfect, go thy way, and s [...]ll that thou hast, and geue it to the poore, & thou shalte haue a treasure in heauen and come and fo­low me. Whan the yong man hearde that word, he went awaye sorye, for he [Page] had great possessions, (Luke) and was very ryche. Whan Iesus sawe, that he was sory, he sayde to his disciples, how hardlye shall the ryche come in to the kyngdome of God?

¶Howe harde it is for a ryche man to entre in to the kingdome of heauen. Mat. xix. Marke. x. Luc. xviii. Cap. Ci.

UErely I saye vnto you,Math. it shal­be harde for a ryche manne, to enter in to the kingdom of hea­uen. (Mark) The disciples were astonied at his wordes. But Iesus an­swered agayne, and sayde vnto them: deare childreu, howe harde is it for thē that truste in ryches, to come in to the kyngdome of God [...] (Mat) And I saye vnto you againe, it is easier for a Ca­mell to go thorow the eye of a Nedle, then for a ryche man to entre into hea­uen. Whan his disciples hearde that, they were exceadingly amased, (Mark) certayne that hearde that, were more astonyed, and sayd among them selues [Page 120] (Luk) Who can then be saued? (Marke) And Iesus behelde them, and sayd vn­to them, (Mat.) with men it is impossi­ble, but with God, all thinges are pos­sible. (Luke) Loke what is vnpossible with man, is possible with God.

¶Of the rewarde of those which leue all and folow Christ. Mat. xix. Mar. x. Luc. xviii. cap. 102.

THen aunswered Peter,Math. and be­ganne to saye vnto hym. Be­holde, we haue forsaken all, and folowed the, what shall we haue therfore? Iesus answered and sayd vn­to them, verely I saye vnto you. That when the sonne of man shall syt in the seate of his maiestie, ye which haue fo­lowed me in the newe byrthe shall sy [...] also vpon twelue seates, and iudge the twelue tribes of Israell. And whosoe­uer forsaketh house, or brethren, or sy­sters, or father, or mother, or wyfe, or children, or landes. (Mar) with persecu­cion for my sake, and the Gospelles, (Math) and for my names sake, (Luke) & the kyngdome of God, (mat) y same shal receaue an hūdred fold,) Luk), now [Page] in this tyme, and muche more in the worlde to come, (Marke) and inheret e­uerlastynge lyfe, but many that be the fyrste, shalbe the laste, and the last shal be the fyrste.

☞Of the laberous quotidian peny, whyche were sent into the vy­neyarde. Math. xx. Capitu. 103.

THe kyngedom of heauen,Math. is like vnto an householder, whyche wente oute earlye in the mor­nynge, to hyre labourers into his vyneyarde. And whā he had agreed wyth the labourers for a penye a daye, he sent them into hys vyneyarde. And aboute the thirde houre, he wente out, and sawe other standynge ydle in the market place, and saide vnto them. Go ye also into my vineyarde, and what so euer is ryghte I wyll geue it you, and they wente theyr [...] waye. Agayne he wente oute about the syxte houre, and dyd lykewyse. And aboute the eleuenth houre, he went oute, and founde other standynge ydle, and sayde vnto them, why stande ye here al [...] the daye y [...]le.

[Page 121]They sayde vnto him, because no man hath hired vs: he sayde vnto them. Go ye also into y vyneyarde, & looke what is ryghte, ye shall haue it. Nowe whan the euen was come, the Lorde of the vyneyarde sayde vnto hys stewarde.

Call the labourers and geue thē theyr hyre, begynnynge from the laste vnto the fyrste. Then they that were hyred aboute the eleuenth houre, came and receaued euery man a peny, but whan the fyrste came, they supposed that they should receaue more, and they also re­ceaued euery man a penye. And whan they had receaued it, they murmured agaynste the householder, and sayde. These laste haue wroughte but one houre, and thou hast made them equal vnto vs, whiche haue borne the bur­then and heate of the daye. He answe­red & saide vnto one of them: frende, I do thee no wrong, dyddest not y agree wt me for a penye [...] Take that thyne is, and go thy waye [...]. I wyll geue vnto this last also like as to thee. Or haue I not power to do as me lusteth wt myne owne? Is thy eye euell, because I am good? So y last shalbe first, & y first last. For many are called, but fewe chosen.

¶Of the vnryghteous [...] warde. Luke. xvi. Capitulo. Ciiii.

HE sayde also vnto his disciples: There was a certayne ryche man,Luke which had a stewarde that was accused vnto hym, that he had wasted his goddes. And he called hym, and sayde vnto hym: what is it that I heare this of thee [...] geue accomp­tes of thy stewardeship, for thou maist be no longer stewarde. The stewarde sayde wythin hym selfe. What shall I do? My Lorde wyl take awaye the ste­wardship fro me. I cannot dygge, and to begge I am ashamed, I wote what I wyll do, that whan I am put oute of the stewardeshyppe they maye receaue me into their houses. And he called vn­to hym all his lordes detters, and sayd vnto the fyrste. How much owest thou vnto my Lorde? He sayde an hundreth [...]onne of oyle. And he sayd, take thy bil, syt downe quickly, and wryte fyftye. Then sayde he vnto another [...] Howe muche owest thou [...] he sayd an hūdreth quarters of wheate. He sayd vnto him, [Page 122] take thy bil, and wryte foure score, and the Lorde commaunded the vnryghte­ous steward, because he had done wysely. For the chyldren of this worlde, are in their kynde wyser, then the children of lyghte. And I saye vnto you, make you frendes wyth the vnryghteous Mammon, that whan ye haue nede, they may receaue you into euerlasting tabernacles. He that is faythful in the leaste, is faythfull also in muche: and he that is vnryghteous in the leaste, is vnrighteous also in the muche. Yf ye then haue not bene faythfull in the vn­ryghteous Mammon, who wil beleue you in that whiche is true [...] And yf ye haue not bene faithful in an other mās busynesse: Who wyl geue you y which is your owne? No seruaunte can serue two masters for either he shal hate the one, and loue the other, or els he shall leaue to the one and despyse the other, ye cannot serue God and Mammon. All these thynges hearde the Phary­ses whyche were couetouse, and they mo [...]ked hym: And he sayde vnto them, ye are they that iustyfye youre selues before menne, but GOD knoweth youre heartes: [Page] For that whiche is hye amonge menne is an abhominacion before God. The lawe and the Prophetes propheryed vnto Iohn, and from that tyme forthe is the kyngdome of God preached tho­rowe the gospel, and euery man preas­seth into it by vyolence. But easyer is it for heauen and yearthe to peryshe, then one tytle of the lawe to fall. Who soeuer putteth awaye hys wyfe, and maryeth another, breaketh wedlocke, and he that maryeth her whyche is de­uorced from her husbande breaketh matrimonye.

☞Of the ryche glotten. Luke. xvi. Capitulo. cv.

THere was a certayne ryche mā,Luke whyche clothed hym selfe wyth purple, and costly lynnen, and fared deliciously euery daye.

And there was a poore manne named Lazarus, whyche laye at hys gate full of sores, and desyred to be fylled wyth the crommes that fell from the ryche mans table, and no manne gaue hym them, yet came the dogges, and ly [...] ­ked hys soores. But it fortuned that [Page 123] the poore manne dyed, and was cary­ed of the aungels into Abrahams bo­some. The ryche manne dyed also, and was buryed in hell. Nowe whan he was in hell, he lyfte vp hys eyes in the payne, and sawe Abraham a farre of, and Lazarus in hys bosome, and he cryed and sayde: Father Abraham, haue mercye vpon me, and sende La­zarus that he maye dyppe the typpe of hys fynger in water, and coule my tounge: for I am tormented in thys flame. But Abraham sayde, remember sonne that thou haste receaued good in thy lyfe, and contrarye wyse Lazarus receaued euell. But nowe is he com­forted, and thou arte tormented.

And besyde all this, there is a greate space set betwene vs and you, so that they whyche woulde go downe from hence vnto you cannot: nother maye they passe ouer from thence vnto vs. Then sayde he, I praye thee then fa­ther, that thou wylte sende hym vnto my fathers house, for I haue yet fyue brethren, that he maye warne them, leste they also come into thys place of tormente. Abraham sayde vnto hym. They haue Moses, and the Pro­phetes [Page] let thē heare them. But he said, nay father Abrahā, but if one wēt unto them from the deade, they woulde do penaunce. But he sayde unto them: yf they heare not Moses and the Prophetes, then shall they not beleue also, thoughe one rose againe frō the deade. After these thynges Iesus vvente vvyth hys dysciples ouer Iordane, vvhere Iohn baptysed fyrste.

¶Of the reuyuynge of La­zarus. Ioan. xi. Capitu. Cvi.

THere laye one sycke,Ioan named Lazarus of Bethania, in the towne of Marie, and her syster Martha. It was that Mary whyche annoynted the Lorde wyth [...]yntemente, and dryed hys fete wyth her heere, whose brother Lazarus laye sycke. Then sente hys systers vn­to hym, and sayde: Lorde beholde, He whome thou loueste lyeth sycke.

Whan Iesus hearde that, he sayde: This sycknesse is not vnto deathe, but for the prayse of GOD, that the [Page 124] sonne of GOD maye be praised there thorow. Iesus loued Martha, and her syster, and Lazarus. Nowe whan he hearde that he was sycke, he abo [...]e two dayes in y place where he was. [vvhere Iohn had baptysed.] Afterwarde sayd he vnto hys dyscyples, let vs go againe into Iewrye. His dysciples sayde vnto hym: Master lately would the Iewes haue stoned thee, and wylte thou go thyther agayne? Iesus aunswered.

Are there not twelue hours in the day [...] He that walketh in the daye stombleth not, for he seeth the lyghte of thys worlde. But he that walketh in the nyght, stombleth, for there is no lyghte in him. This he spake, and afterwarde sayde he vnto them, Lazarus our frēde slepeth, but I go to wake hym oute of slepe. Then sayde hys dyscyples. Lord yf he slepe, he shall do well ynoughe. Howe be it Iesus spake of hys deathe: but they thoughte that he had spoken of the bodely slepe. Then sayde Iesus unto them playnly, Lazarus is deade, and I am glade for youre sakes that I was not there, that ye maye beleue: Neuerthelesse let vs go vnto hym.

Then sayde Thomas whiche is called [Page] Didimus, vnto the dyscyples. Let vs go also, that we maye dye wyth hym.

Then came Iesus and founde that he had lyen in the graue foure dayes al­readye. Bethany was nye vnto Ieru­salem aboute syxtene furlonges. And manye of the Iewes were come to Martha, and Mary to comforte them ouer their brother. Nowe when Mar­tha hearde that Iesus came, she wente to mete him, but Mary sat stil at home. Then said Martha vnto Iesus: Lord, yf thou haddest bene here, my brother had not bene deade: But neuerthelesse I knowe also, that what soeuer thou askest of God, that God wyll geue it thee. Iesus sayde vnto her. Thy bro­ther shall ryse agayne: Martha sayde vnto him. I knowe that he shall ryse a­gayne in the resurreccion at the laste daye. Iesus sayde vnto her, I am the resurreccion and the lyfe. He that be­leueth on me, shall lyue, thoughe he were deade alreadye: and who so euer lyueth, and beleueth on me, shal neuer dye: beleuest thou this? She sayde vnto hym, ye Lorde, I beleue that thou arte Christe the sonne of GOD, whyche shoulde come into the worlde.

[Page 125]And whan she had sayde this, she went hir waye, and called Mary her syster secretly and said. The master is come, and calleth for the. She whan she herd that, rose vp quyckly and come vnto hym, for Iesus was not yet come in to the towne, but was yet in y place wher Martha met hym. The Iewes that were with her in the house and com­forted her, when they saw Mary that she rose vp hastely and wente out, they folowed & sayd: she goeth to the graue to wepe there. Now when Mary came where Iesus was, and sawe hym, she fell downe at hys fete and sayd: Lord, yf thou haddest bene here, my brother had not bene deade. Whan Iesus saw her wepe and the Iewes wepynge al­so that came with her, he groned in the spirite, and was sory wyth in hym selfe, and sayde, where haue ye layed hym: They sayde, Lorde come and se, & Iesus wept. Then sayd the Iewes, beholde howe he loued hym, but some of them sayde, could not he, whiche o­pened the eyes of y blynde, haue made also, that thys man shoulde not haue dyed [...] But Iesus groned againe in hym selfe, and came to the graue, it [Page] was a caue, and a stone layed on it. Ie­sus sayd: take away the stone. Mar­tha the syster of him that was deade, sayde vnto hym: Lorde he stinketh al­readye, for he hathe bene deade foure dayes. Iesus sayd vnto her: sayd I not vnto thee, that yf thou dyddest beleue, thou shouldest see the glorye of God: Then toke they away the stone, where the deade laye: Iesus lyfte vp his eyes, and sayde: Father I thanke thee, that thou haste hearde me. Howe be it, I knowe that thou hearest me alwaye: but because of ye people that stande by, I sayde it, that they maye beleue, that thou haste sente me: whan he had sayd thys, he cryed lowde, Lazarus come forthe. And the deade came forthe bounde hande and foote with graue clothes: and his face bounde wyth a napkyn. Iesus sayde vnto them: lowse hym, and lette hym goo. Many now of the Iewes whiche were come vnto Marye, and sawe what Iesus dyd, beleued on him. But some of them wente theyr waye vnto the Pharyses, and tolde theym what Iesus hadde done.

¶Of the conspiracye made a­gaynste Iesus and of his going to Ephraim. Ioh. xi. Capitulo. C. vii.

THen the hyghe priestes, and the Pharises gathered a counsell, and sayde. What do we: Thys man dothe manye myracles, yf we let hym goo thus, all men wyll be­leue in hym. Thē shall the Romaines come and take awaye oure lande and people: but one of them named Cay­phas, whiche was hyghe prieste the same yeare, sayde vnto them: ye know nothynge, nother consyder ye anyethynge at all. It is better for vs that one man dye for the people, then that all the people shoulde peryshe. Thys sayde he not of hym selfe, but for as muche as he was hyghe prieste of the same yeare he prophe [...]yed. For Iesus was for to dye for the people, and not for the people onely, but that he should gather together the chyldren of God, whyche were scattered abroade. From that daie fourth they toke coun­sel how they myght put him to death. [Page] Iesus walked no more openly among the Iewes, but went from thence in to a countrey by the wyldernesse, to a cy­tie called Ephraim, & there had he his beynge wyth his disciples. The Iew­es Easter was nye at hande, and there went vp many to Ierusalem, oute of that countrey before the Easter to pu­rifie them selues. Then stode they vp and asked after Iesus, & spake amōge them selues in the tēple. What thincke ye that he commeth not to the feaste? The hyghe priestes and the Pharises had geuen a commaundement, that yf any manne knewe where he were he should shew it, y they myght take him.

¶Of hys departynge from E­phraim to Ierusalem. Mat. xx. Mar. x. Luk. xviii. Cap. C. viii.

THey were in the waye goinge vp to Ierusalem,Marke. and Iesus wente before them, and they were astonnyed, and folowed hym, and were afrayed. (Math) And Iesus wente vp to Ierusalem, & toke the twelue Disciples asyde in the way [Page 127] and secretlye sayed agayne vnto them: (Math) and tolde them what shoulde happen vnto him, (Luke) and sayd vnto them, beholde we go vp to Ierusalem, and it shal all be fullfilled that is writ­ten by the prophetes concernynge the sonne of man. (Mar) He shalbe delyue­red vnto the hyghe priestes, Scribes and elders, (Math) and they shall con­demne hym to death, and shall delyuer hym vnto the heythen, to be mocked, to be scourged, & to be crucified, (Luke) and to be spitted vpon, and when they haue scourged him they shall put him to deathe: and vpon the thyrd day, shal he ryse agayne. And they vnderstode nothinge of these thynges, and this sayinge was hyd from them, and they perceaued not the thynges that were spoken.

¶Of the true Lepers healed in the waye. Luc. xvii. cap. Cix.

ANd it fortuned when he toke his iourney towarde Ierusalem,Luke. he wente thorowe the middest of Samaria and Galile. And as he came to a towne, there mette him ten [Page] Lepers whiche stode a farre of, and lyfte vp theyr voyce, and sayed. Iesu master haue mercy vpon vs. And whē he sawe them he sayde vnto them, goo and shewe youre selues vnto the prie­stes:Leu. 14 [...] a. and it came to passe as they went, they were clensed, and one of them, whan he sawe that he was clensed, he turned backe againe, and praised God with loude voyce, and fell downe on his face at hys feete, and gaue hym thankes. And the same was a Sama­ritane. Iesus answered and sayde, are there not ten clensed? But where are those nine? Ther were els none found that turned agayne, and gaue God the prayse, saue onely thys straunger. And he sayde vnto hym: aryse, goo thy waye, thy fayth hath made the whole.

☞Howe the Samaritans re­ceaued not Chryste. Luke. ix. Capit. C. x.

ANd it fortuned whan the tyme was fulfylled that he shoulde be receaued vp from hēne,Luke. he turned hys face to go strayght to Ierusalem: and before hym he sente messengers whiche wente theyr waye and came [Page 128] into a towne of the Samaritanes to prepare lodgynge for hym, and they would not receaue him, because he had turned hys face to goo to Ierusalem. But whan his disciples Iames and Iohn sawe that, they sayde: Lord wilt thou that we commaunde that the fier come downe from heauē and consume them, as Elias dyd? Neuerthelesse Ies­sus turned hym aboute and rebuked them,4 Reg. 1 and sayde. Knowe ye not what maner of sprite ye are of? the sonne of man is not come to destroy mens sou­les, but to saue them. And they wente into another towne.

The peticion of the chyldren of zebede. mat. xx. Mar. x, Ca. cxi

THen came vnto him the mother of Zebedes chyldren,Ma [...]he. with her sonnes, fell downe before hym, and desired a certayne thinge of hym. And he sayd vnto her, what wylt thou? She sayde vnto hym. Lette these two sonnes of myne syt in thy kyngdome, the one vpon thy right hande, and the other vpon thy lefte hande. (Marke) [Page] Then went vnto him, Iames & Iohn the sonnes of Zebede, and sayde. Ma­ster we desire that whatsoeuer we aske of thee, thou wilt do it for vs. He sayde vnto them: what desire you that I shal do to you? They sayd vnto hym: graūt vs that we may syt, one at thy ryghte hande, and one at thy left hande in thy glory. (Mat) Iesus answered and said, ye wot not what ye aske, may ye drike the cuppe that I shall drynke? (Mark) and to be Baptised with the baptyme that I shalbe Baptised with all? (Mat) They said vnto him, yea, that we may. (Math.) Iesus sayde vnto them: my cuppe truelye shall ye drynke, (marke) and be baptysed with the baptime that I shalbe baptised withall, (Math) but to syt vpon my ryghte hande, and on my lefte, is not myne to geue, but vn­to them, for whome it is prepared of my father. When the ten hearde that, they disdayned at the two brethre Ia­mes and Iohn. But Iesus called thē vnto him, and sayde, ye know that the Princes of the world, (Mar.) and they that seme to haue dominacion of the people, (Mathe.) the myghty, exercyse authoritie among them. It shal not be [Page 129] so amonge you, but whosoeuer wyll be greate amonge you, let him be your m [...]ter. And whosoeuer wyll bee the ch [...]efe, let him be youre seruaunt, euen as the sonne of manne came not to be serued, but to do seruice, and to geue his ly [...]e to a redempcion for many.

¶Of the illuminacion of the blynde before his goinge into Hierico, and of zacheus, and the ten poundes. Luke. xviii. xix. Mar. x. Cap. cxii

ANd it came to passe, whan Iesus came nie vnto Hiericho,Luke there sat one blynde man by the waye and begged. And when he hearde the people passe by, he asked what it was. Then sayd they vnto hym, y Iesus of Nazareth passed by. And he tried and sayde. Iesu thou sonne of Dauyd, haue merrye vpon me, but the people that wente before, rebuked hym that he shoulde holde hys tounge. Neuerthe­lesse he cried much more: thou sonne of Dauyd haue merry upon me. Iesus stode styll, and commaunded hym to bee broughte vnto hym. And whan he was come nere, he asked him and said: [Page] what wylt thou that I do vnto the [...] He sayde, Lorde, that I maye receaue my syghte. Iesus sayde vnto him: receaue thy sight: thy faith hath saued the. And immediatly he saw, and folowed him, and praysed God. And all the people y sawe it, gaue God the prayse. (Mark) And they came to Hierico: (Luke.) and he entred in, and wente thorowe Hie­rico. And beholde: there was a manne named Zacheus, whiche was a ruler of the Publicans, and was ryche: and desired to se Iesus what he shoulde be: and he coulde not for the people, for he was lowe of stature. And he ranne be­fore, and clymed vp into a wilde figge tre, that he might [...] him, for he should come that way [...] and whan Iesus came to the same place, he loked vp and saw hym; and sayde vnto him. Zache come downe hastely, for to day must I turne into thy house. And he came downe hastelye and receaued hym with ioye. Whan they sawe that they murmured all and sayde, that he was gone in to a synner. But Zacheus stode forthe and sayde vnto the Lorde, beholde Lorde, the halfe of my goodes I gyue to the poore, and yf I haue defrauded anye [Page 130] man, I restore him foure folde. Iesus sayde vnto hym: this daye is healthe happened vnto this house, for so much as he also is Abrahams sonne: for the sonne of manne is coine to seke and to saue, that which was loste. Now while they herkened, he tolde a similitude al­so, because he was nye vnto Ierusalē, and because they thought that the kingdome of God shoulde appeare imme­diatelye. And he sayde: a certen noble man went into a farre countrey, to re­ceaue him a kingdome, and then to come againe. Thys man called ten of his seruauntes, and deliuered them ten pounde, and sayde vnto them: Occupy tyll I come againe. But his citesyns hated hym, and sente a messenger af­ter hym, and sayde: We wyll not haue this man to raigne ouer vs, and it for­tuned whan he came againe, after that he had receaued the kingdome, he bad call the seruauntes vnto whome he had geuen his money, that he myghte knowe what euery one had done: then came the fyrste and sayd: syr, thy poūde hath won ten pounde, and he said vnto him. Wel thou good seruaunte for so­much as yu hast ben faithful in ye leste, yu [Page] shalte haue authorite ouer ten cities. The seconde came also and sayd. Syr, thy pounde hathe wonne fyue pounde. And to him I sayde, and thou shalt bee ouer fyue cyties. And the thyrde came and sayde: loo syr here is the pounde, which I haue kept in a napkyn: I was afraied of thee, for thou arte an harde man, takynge vp that thou haste not sowne: he sayd vnto him, of thine owne mouth iu [...]ge I thee thou euel seruant, knewest thou that I am an hard man, takynge vp that I layde not downe, and reapinge that I dyd not fowe: Wherfore then haste thou not delyue­red my money to the exchaūge banke [...] and at my commynge myghte I haue required myne owne wyth vantage. And he sayde vnto them that stode by: Take the pounde from him, and geue it vnto him that hathe ten pounde, and they sayde vnto him. Syr he hathe ten pounde. [...]lready, but I saye vnto you: Whosoeuer hath, vnto hym shalbe ge­uen, but from hym that hath not, shal­be taken awaye euen that he hathe. As for those myne enemyes which would not that I shoulde raygne ouer them, brynge them hether, and slaye them before [Page 131] me: And whan he had thus sayde, he wente on forwarde and toke hys iourney to Ierusalem.

¶Of two blynde men whiche receaued theyr syghte, at his de­partynge from Hierico. Mat. xx Capitu. C. xiii.

ANd whan they departed from Hierico,math. muche people folowed hym: and behold two blynde men sarte by the waye syde: and whan they herde that Iesus passed by, they iryed and sayde, O Lorde thou sonne of Dauyd, haue merrye vpon vs. But the people rebuked theym, that they shoulde holde theyr peace. Neuerthe­lesse they cryed the more, and sayde: O Lord thou sonne of Dauid, haue mer­cye vpon vs. And Iesus stode styll and called them, and sayde. What wyll ye that I do vnto your They sayde vnto hym: Lorde that oure eyes maye be o­pened. And Iesus had compassion on them and touched theyr eyes, and im­midiately theyr eyes receaued syghte, and they folowed hym.

¶Of blinde Bartimeus, which receaued hys syghte betwyxte Hierico and Bethani. Mack. x. Capit. C. xiiii.

ANd whan he went out of Hieri­co,Marke and hys disciples and muche people, there sat one blynde Bar­timeus the sonne of Thimeus by the waye and begged. And whan he herde that it was Iesus of Nazareth, he beganne to crie, and sayde: Iesu the sonne of Dauid haue mercy vpon me. And many reproued him, that he shuld holde his tounge: But he cryed muche more: thou sonne of Dauid haue mer­cye vpon me. And Iesus stode styl and had call him: & they called the blynde, and sayde vnto him: be of good com­forte, arise, he calleth the: and he caste awaye hys garment from him, stode vp, and came to Iesus: and Iesus an­swered and sayd vnto him: What wilt thou that I doo vnto thee? The blynde sayde vnto hym: Master, that I might se. Iesus sayde vnto him: goo thy waye thy fayth helped thee. And immediat­ly he had his syghte, and folowed hym in the wae.

¶Whan that the lorde, after hys returne frō Ephraim came to Bethani. Iohn. xii. Capitu. C. xv.

SYxe dayes before Easter, came Iesus vnto Bethani, where Lazarus was deade, whome Iesus raised vp from the dead. Then muche people of the Iewes had knowledge that he was ther: and they came not for Iesus sake onelye, but al­so that they myght se Lazarus, whome he had raysed from the deade. But the hygh priestes were aduysed to put La­zarus to deathe also, because that for his sake, many of the Iewes wente a­waye, and beleued on Iesus.

¶Of the syttynge vpon the Asse. Math. xii. Mark. xi. Luc. xix. Iohn. xxi. Cap. C, xvi.

UPon the nexte day,Ioan (Mat) when they came nye Ierusalem, to Bethphage,Bethpha­ge is avi­lage at the [...]ote of mount o­liuete par­taynynge to the priestes. & Bethanye, vnto mounte Olyuet. Iesus sent two of his disciples, [Peter and Philyp] & said vnto [Page] them. Goo in to the towne that lyeth before you, (Luk) and a [...]one as ye are come in, (Mat.) anone ye shall fynde an Asse bound, (Luk) and a foale of an Asse tyed (Math) with her, (Luke) where on yet neuer man sat, lowse it, and bringe it hether, and yf anye man aske you wherfore ye louse it, say thus vnto hym: because (Math) the Lorde hath nede of them. And strayte way he wyll let them go: but al this was done, that the thynge myghte bee fulfylled whiche was spoken by the prophet, say­inge: Tell the doughter Sion,zacha. 9. b (Iohn) *Esay. 69 d. Feare not thou doughter of Sion, be­holde thy kynge commeth, (Math) vnto thee, meke syttynge [successiuelye] vp­on an Asse, & a coalte (Iohn.) of an Asse (Math.) vsed to the yoke. (Iohn.) Ne­uerthelesse his disciples vnderstod not these thynges at the fyrste: but whan Iesus was gloryfyed then remembred they that suche thynges were wrytten of hym: and that they hadde done suche thynges to hym. (Math.) The disciples wente, and dyd as Iesus commaunded them, (Mark) and found the foale tyed by the dore without at y [Page 133] partynge of the waye, and loused it. (Luke) But whan they lowsed y foale, the owners thereof sayde vnto them, why l [...]use ye the foale? They sayde: (Marke) lyke as Iesus had commaun­ded them, (Luke) the Lorde hathe nede therof (marke) and so they let them alone, (Math) and broughte the Asse, and the foale, and layed their clothes vpon them, and set hym thereon.

¶Of the glorious rec [...]auynge of Christe vpon Palme sondaye. Math. xxi. Marke. xi. Luke. xix. Ioan. xii. Capi. Cxvii.

NOwe as he went,Luke. (Math.) ma­ny of the people (Ioan) whyche were come vnto the feast. Whē they hearde that Iesus came towarde Ierusalem, wente to mete hym, (Math.) and sprede theyr garmē ­tes in the waye, other cut downe braū ­ches (Ioan) of Palme, (marke) and bowes, (Math.) from the trees, and strowed them in the waye. As for the people that went before, and that came after, they cryed and sayd. Osanna vn­to [Page] the sonne of Dauid. Blessed is he that commeth in the name of the Lord. (Marke.) Blessed be the kyngedome of our father Dauid, whiche commeth in the name of the Lorde. Osanna in the heyghte. (Luke.) And whan he wente downe from mounte Oliuete, all the multytude that came downe, beganne ioyfully to prayse GOD wyth loude voyce, ouer all the myracles that they had sene, and said: blessed be he that cō ­meth a kynge in the name of the Lord, peace be in heauen, and prayse in the heyghte. (Ioan) Blessed be he that in the name of the Lorde commeth kynge of Israel. The people that was with hym whā he called Lazarus out of y graue, and raysed hym from the deade, bare wytnesse. Therfore ye people met hym, because they hearde that he had done suche a myracle. But the Pharises said amonge them selues, ye se that we pre­uayle nothynge, beholde: all the world runneth after hym. (Luke) And some of the Pharises amonge the people sayde vnto him. Master, rebuke thy dyscy­ples. He sayde vnto them: I tell you yf these holde their peace, yet shall the sto­nes crye.

How Iesus wepte vpon Ierusa­lem, and of the castynge oute of those that solde. Mat. xxi. Mar. xi. Luke. xix. Capi. Cxviii.

ANd whan he was come nere he behelde the cytie,Luke. and wepte vpon it, and said. Yf thou knewest what were for thy peace, thou shouldest remember euen in this presente day of thyne, but nowe it is hydde from thyne eyes, for the tyme shal come vpon thee, that thyne enemyes shall caste vp a banke about thee, and besege thee, and kepe thee in on euery syde, and make the euen wyth the grounde, and shall not leue in the one stone vpon another, because thou hast not knowen the time wherein thou hast bene vysyted. (Mar) And he went into Ierusalem, (Math.) and whan he was come in, all the citye was moued, and said: Who is this? and the people said. This is Iesus ye Pro­phete of Nazareth, out of Galyle. And Iesus went into y tēple of God, & cast out al thē y boughte & soulde in y tēple, and ouerthrewe the tables of the mo­ney [Page] chaungers, and the seates of them that solde doues, and sayde vnto them. It is wrytten: (Luke) my house, is an house of prayer, but ye haue made it a denne of theues. (mathe.) The blynde,I [...]re. 7. b. and the lame also came vnto hym in the temple, and he healed them. But whan the hyghe Priestes and ye Scri­bes sawe the workes that he dyd, and the children cryinge in the temple, and sayinge. Osanna vnto y sonne of Da­uid, they dysdayned, and sayde vnto hym: hearest thou what these saye?

Iesus sayde vnto them. Yea, haue ye neuer red. Out of the mouthe of verye babes and suckelynges thou haste or­dayned praise,Psal. 8. a. (Luk) and he taught dai­ly in the temple. But y hyghe Priestes and the Scrybes, and the chefest of the people wente aboute to destroye them, and founde not what to do vnto hym. For all the people stacke to hym, and gaue hym audience.

Of the heathen whyche sought to se Christ. Ioan. xii. mat. xxi. mar. xi. Luke. xxi. Capi. Cxix.

[Page 135]THere were certayne Gentyles amonge them,Ioan. that were come vp to Ierusalem to worshyp at the feast, the same came to Phi­lyp, whyche was of Bethsayda, oute of Galyle, and prayed him, and said: Sir, we would faine se Iesus. Phylip came and tolde Andrewe. And agayne Phy­lyp and Andrew tolde Iesus. Iesus aunswered them, and said. The houre is come that she sonne of manne muste be gloryfyed. Uerely, Uerely I saye vnto you, excepte the wheate corne fal into the grounde and dye, it abydeth a­lone, but yf it die it brigeth forth much [...]uyte. He that loueth hys lyfe, shall lose it, he that hateth hys lyfe in thys world, shall kepe it vnto lyfe euerla­stynge. He that wyll serue me, let him folow me. And where I am, there shal my seruaunte be also: and he that ser­ueth me, hym shall my father honoure. Nowe is my [...]oule heuy, and what shal I saye: Father helpe me oute of thys houre. But therefore am I come into this houre. Father gloryfye thy name. Then came there a voyce from hea­uen: I haue gloryfyed it, and gloryfye it agayne. Then sayde the people that [Page] stode by and hearde: It thondreth. O­ther said. An angel spake vnto him. Ie­sus answered and said. This came not because of me, but for your sakes. Now is the iudgement of the worlde. Nowe shal the prince of this worlde be thrust out. And I whan I am lyfte vp from the earth, wyll drawe all vnto me. But this he sayde, to sygnifye what deathe he should dye. Then answered him the people: We haue hearde in the lawe, that Christ endureth for euer: and how sayest thou then,Psal. 109. b that the sonne of man must be lyfte vp? Who is this sonne of man? Then sayde Iesus vnto them. The lighte is yet a lytle whyle wt you, walke while ye haue the light,Psal. 116. a that the darkenesse fal not vpon you. He y wal­keth in the darkenesse woteth not why­ther he goeth. Beleue ye on the lyghte, whyle ye haue it, that ye maye be the chyldren of lyghte. These thynges spake Iesus, and departed away, and hyd hym selfe from them [...] (Mathe.) And he lefte them there, (Marke) and loked vpon all, and at euen (Math.) he wente out of the cytye vnto Bethany. (Mar.) with the twelue, (math.) and abode [...]here. (Luke) And an the daye tyme he [Page 136] taught in the temple, but in the nyghte season he went oute, and abode vpon mount Dliuete. And all the people gat them vp early vnto hym in the temple, for to heare hym.

Of the cursynge of the fygge tre, and of the thirde election of those that solde. And of y Pharise and the Publicane. Mat. xxi. Mar. xi Luke. xviii. Capi. Cxx.

ANd on the morow [the thyrde day] whan he departed from Bethany (Math.) Marke. and in the mornynge as he returned into the citie he hun­gred. And in the way a farre of he sawe a fygge tre chaunginge leaues, and he came vnto it, & founde nothing thereon but leaues onely, for y tyme of fygges was not yet. And he said vnto it. Neuer fruite grow on thee frō hēne forth. And immediatly ye fyg tree withered away. (Marke) And they came again to Ieru­salem, and whā she went into ye temple, and began to driue out ye sellers & biers in ye tēple, & ouerthrew the tables of the mony chaungers, & y stooles of doue sellers, and suffered not any manne to carye a vessell thorowe the temple.

[Page]And he taughte and sayde vnto them. Is it not wrytten. My house shalbe called a house of prayer for all people [...] But ye haue made it a denne of the­ues. And the Scrybes and hye Prie­stes hearde of it, and sought howe they myght destroye hym: but they were a­frayed of hym. For all the people mar­uayled of hys doctryne. (Luk.) A [...]d vn­to certayne whyche trusted in th [...]m sel­ues that they were perfecte, and d [...]spi­sed other, he spake this parable. There went vp two menne into the temple to praye. The one a Pharise, the other a Publicane. The Pharise stode & prai­ed by hym selfe after this maner. I thanke God that I am not as other menne, robbers, vnryghteous, aduou­terours, or as this Publicane. I faste twyce in the weke. I geue the tythes of all y I haue. And the Publicane stode a farre of, and woulde not lyfte vp his eyes to heauen, but smote vpon hys breste, and sayde. God be thou mercy­full vnto me synner. I tell you. This man went downe into hys house, iusti­fyed more then the other. For who so eralteth him self, shalbe brought lowe, and he that humbleth hym selfe, shalbe [Page 137] [...]ralted. (Marke) And at euen he wente out of the cytye.

¶Of the disciples admiracion vpon the wythering of the fygge tree. mat. 21. mar. 11. Capit. Cxxi.

ANd on the morow they passed by,Marke. and sawe the fygge tree y it was withered vnto the rote, and (Mat) they maruayled, and said: Howe is it wythered away so sone? (Marke) And Peter thought thereon, and sayde vnto hym. Master, beholde the fyg tree that thou coursedest is withered away. Iesus aunswered and said vnto them. Haue fayth in God. (Math) Uerelye I say vnto you, yf ye haue faythe & doute not, ye shall not onely do this with the fygge tree, but yf ye shall say vnto thys mountayne auoyde, and caste thy selfe into the sea it shalbe done. And therfore I say vnto you, that what soeuer ye axe in prayer, yf ye beleue ye shall receaue it. (Mark) And whan ye stāde and pray, forgeue yf ye haue oughte against any man, that your father also in heauen maye forgeue you youre trespasses.

¶Of the question of Iohns bap­time. Mat. xxi. Marke. xi. Luke xx. Capi. Cxxii.

ANd they came againe to Ierusalē.Marke. (Luke) And it for [...]uned one of those dayes, whā he taught y people in the [...]emple, and preached the ghospel. (mathe.) The chiefe priestes came vn­to hym as he was teachynge, (Luke) and the Scribes, with the elders (Mat) of the people, and sayd: by what autho­ritie doest thou these thinges [...] and who gaue the this authoritie (marke) to do suche? (Luke) tel vs. (Math.) Iesus an­swered, and said vnto thē: I wyll axe a worde of you also, which yf ye tell me, I in lykewyse wyl tel you, by what au­thoritie I do these thinges. The bap­time of Iohn, whence was it, frō hea­uen or of menne? (Mar) Aunswere me, (Math.) then thought they (Luke) in thē selues, and sayde. (marke) Yf we saye it was from heauē, then shal he say, why dyd ye not then beleue hym? but yf we saye, it was of menne, then feare we (Math.) the people. For euery mā helde Iohn for a prophete. And they aunswe­red [Page 138] Iesus, and said: we can not tel.

Then said he vnto them, nether tell I you, by what authoritie I do these thynges.

☞Of two sonnes, of the whiche the one accomplyshed his fathers wil. Mat. xxi. Capi. Cxxiii.

But what thinke ye? A certayne man had two sonnes,Math. and came to the fyrst, and said. Go thy way my sonne, & worke to day in my vyn [...]yarde. He aunswered and said, I wil not, but afterwarde he repēted and wēt. He came also vnto the secōde and said lykewyse. And he answered, & said: I wil syr, and wēt not. Whether of the twayne dyd y wil of your father? They said vnto him the fyrst. Iesus said vnto thē. Uerely I say vnto you. The Pub­licanes, & harlottes shall come into the kingdom of God before you. For Iohn came vnto you, and taught you y right way, & ye beleued him not, but y Publicans and harlottes beleued him. As for you, though ye sawe it, yet were ye not moued wyth repentaunce, y ye myght afterwarde haue beleued hym.

¶Of the vyneyarde which was let out to the husbandemen. mat. 21. mar. xii. Luk. xx. Cap. Cxxiiii.

HEare another parable.Mathe (Luke) A certayne man, (Mat.) was an householder, planted a vyne­yarde, and hedged it rounde a­boute, and dygged a vynepresse in it, and a poole, and buylte a tower, and let it out vnto husbandemen, and went in to a straunge countrey (Luke) for a longe season [...] (Mat) Now whan y time of the frute drewe nere, he sent his ser­nauntes to the husbandemen (Luke) to geue hym of the fruite of the vineyard. (mat) Then y husbandemē caught his seruauntes, one they bet, (Mark) & sente hym away empty, (Mat.) another they kylled, another they stoned. Agayne he sent other seruauntes mo then y fyrst, and they dyd vnto them in like maner, (Marke) and brake their heddes, & sent them away shamefully dealte wythal. (Luk) And besydes this he sent another but thei woūded him, & thrust him out. (Mat) At the last (Marke) hauynge as yet one derely beloued sonne, (Luk) the [Page 139] Lord of ye vyneyarde said? What shal I do? I wil sende my deare sonne. (Mar) Hym he sent also vnto them at y last, & saied: parauenture they wyll stande in aw [...] of my sonne, (Luke) whan they se him. But whan ye husbādmensaw him, they thought in them selues, (Mar) and said one to another. (Mat) This is the heire: come, let vs kyll hym, and take hys enheri [...]aunce vnto our selues. And they toke hym, and thruste hym oute of the vineyarde, and slew him. Now whā the Lorde of the vyneyarde commeth, what shal he do with those husbādmē? (Luke) He shal come and destroye these husbandemen, & let out hys vyneyarde vnto other. (mat.) They said: he wyll cruelly destroy those euell personnes, and let out hys vyneyarde vnto other husbandemen, whyche shall delyuer hym the frute in tymes conuenyente (Luke) whan they hearde that, they said vnto him, God forbid. But he behelde thē & said, what is this thē that is writ­tē: (mar.) haue ye not red this scripture? The same stone which the builders re­fused, is become the heade stone in the corner? This was the lordes doynge,Psa [...]. [...]7. c. and it was maruelous in oure eyes. [Page] (Mat) Therfore I saye vnto you, the kyngedome of God shalbe taken from you, and shalbe geuē vnto the heithen, which shal bring forth the fruites of it. (Luke) Whoso euer falleth vpon thys stone,Esay. 28. d shalbe broken in sunder: But vp on whome so euer he falleth, he shall grynde him to poulder (Mar.) And whā the high priestes and Pharises hearde his parables, they perceaued he spake of them. And they went about to take hym, (Luke) and to laye handes vpon hym, the same houre, and they feared the people, (mat) because thei helde him for a Prophete. (Marke) And they lefte hym, and wente theyr wayes.

¶Of the weddynge garmente Math. xxii. Luke. xiiii. Capitulo. Cxxv.

ANd Iesus aunswered, and spake vnto thē agayne in parables,Math. and sayde. The hyngedome of heauen is lyke vnto a king whiche mary­ed his sonne. And sente forthe hys ser­uauntes, to call the gestes vnto the ma­ryage, and they woulde not come. A­gayne [Page 140] he sent other seruauntes, & said. Tel the gestes. Beholde, I haue pre­pared my dynner, myne oxen, and my fed cattell are kylled, and all thynges are ready come to the mariage. But they made light of it, & went their wai­es, one to his husbandry, another to his marchandyse. As for the remnaūt they toke his seruaūtes, and intreated them shamefully, and slew them. Whan the kynge hearde that, he was wroth, and sente for hys warryers, and destroyed those murtherers, and set fyer vpon theyr cytye. Then sayde he to hys ser­uaūtes. The mariage in dede is prepa­red, but the gestes were not worthye. Go youre wayes oute therefore in to the hyghe wayes, and as manye as ye fynde, byd them to the maryage, and the seruauntes wente oute into the hye wayes, and gathered together as ma­nye as they coulde fynde bothe good and badde, and the tables were all full. Then the kynge wente in to se hys gestes, and spyde there a manne that had not on a weddynge garment, and sayde vnto hym: frende, howe cam [...]e thou hether, and haste not on a weddynge garmente? [Page] [...] [Page 140] [...]

[Page]And he was euen specheles. Then said the kynge vnto his seruauntes. Take and bynde hym hande and fote, & caste him into vtter darknesse, there shalbe waylynge, and gnasshynge of teth, for many are called, but fewe are chosen.

¶Of payinge trybute vnto Cesar. Mat. xxii. Marke. xii. Luke. xx. Capi. Cxxvi.

THen went the Pharises,Mat. and toke councel howe they myghte tangle him in his wordes. (Luk) And they watched him, & sente forthe spiers, (Marke) certayne of the Pharises, (Mat) their disciples wt He­rodes officers, (Luk) which shuld fayne them selues perfect (Mrke) to take him in his wordes (Luk) to deliuer him vn­to y power and authoritie of the debite. (Mark) and they came, (Luke) and axed him, & said: (Math) Master, we know y y art true, (Luke) & saiest, and teacheste right (mat) nor carest for no man. For thou regardest not ye outwarde appea­raunce of menne (Mar.) nor the face of man, but teachest the waye of GOD trulye. (Luke) Is it lawefull that we geue tribute vnto ye Emperour, or not? [Page 141] But he considerynge their craftynes, sayde vnto them. (Math) O ye ypocri­tes, why tempte ye me? Shewe me the tribute money, (Marke) that I may se it. (Math) And they toke hym a penye: and Iesus sayde vnto them, whose is this image and superscripcion? (Luke,) They aunswered and sayde, the Em­perours, (mat) then sayd he vnto them. Geue therefore vnto the Emperoure, that whiche is the Emperours, and geue vnto God, that whiche is Gods. (Luke) And they could not reproue his worde before the people. (Mat) Whan they hearde that, (Luk) they maruay­led at his aunswere, and helde theyr peace, (Mat.) and lefte him, and wente theyr waye.

Of the woman whiche had se­uen husbandes. Mathew. xxii. Mar. xii. Luc. xx. Cap. C. xxvii

THe same daye there came vnto him the Saduces whiche holde that ther is no resurrection,Math. and asked hym, and sayde: Maister, Moses sayde, (Marke) and wrote vnto vs, if any mans brother dye, and leaue a wife,Deut. 15. b and leaue no chyldren, (Math) [Page] his brother shall marye his wife, and rayse vp sede vnto his brother. Nowe were there seuen brethren. The firste maryed a wyfe, and dyed, (Luk) wyth oute chyldren. (Math) Lykewise the se­conde, and thyrde vnto the seuenth, (Mark) toke her to wyfe, (Luke) and left no children behinde them, and dyed. At the laste after all, the woman dyed al­so: Nowe in the resurrection whose wyfe shall she be of them? For seuen had her to wife. (Mar) Iesus answered and sayde vnto them: ye erre and vn­derstande not the scriptures nor the power of God (Luk) The children of this worlde mary and are maried, but they that shalbe worthye to enioy that worlde, and the resurrection from the deade, shall nother mary nor be mary­ed, for they can dye nomore, for they are lyke vnto the aungels, and are the chyldren of God, in so muche as they are children of the resurreccion. But that the deade rise againe hath Moses also signified besydes the bushe, when he called the Lorde the God of Abra­ham,Exod. 5. b. the God of Isaa [...], and the God of Iacob. But God is not a God of the deade, but of the lyuynge, for [Page 142] they lyue all vnto hym. (marke) Ther­fore ye erre greatly. (Math) And whā the people hearde that, they were asto­nyed at his doctrine. (Luc) Then aun­swered certayne of the Scribes, and sayde: Master, thou haste sayde well, and from that time fourthe, they durst aske hym no more questions.

¶Of the firste commaundement that is, of the loue of God. mat xxii. Marke xii. Luke. x. xvii. Cap. Cxxviii.

WHan the Pharises hearde that he hadde put the Saduces to silence,marke they gathered them sel­ues together, (Mar) one of the scribes came vnto hym, (Math) a doctor of the lawe, (mar) that had herkened vnto thē how they disputed together, and sawe that he had answered them wel, (Mat) tempted hym and sayd: Master, which is the chiefest commaundement, (mar) of all? Iesus answered him, the fyrst & chiefest cōmaūdemēt of al cōmaunde­mētes is this: heare o Israel, the Lord our God,Deut. 6. b. is one god, & thou shalt loue [Page] the Lorde thy God, with all thy heart, with all thy soule, with al thy mynde, and with all thy strength. This is the first, (Math) and the greatest commaū ­dement: as for the seconde, is lyke vn­to it. Thou shalte loue thy neyghbour as thy selfe, (mark) there is none other greater commaundement, then these, (Mathe) in these two commaundemē ­tes hange all the lawe and the prophe­tes. (Mar) And the Scribe sayde vnto him: Master, verely thou haste sayde ryghte. For there is but one God, and there is none other without him, and to loue hym with all the hearte. (Mat) with all thy soule, (Mark) with all thy mynde, (Lue) with all thy strengthe, (Mar) and to loue a mans neyghboure as him selfe, is more then brente sacri­fices, and all offringes. But whan Ie­sus sawe that he answered discretelye, he sayde vnto him. Thou arte not far from the kingdome of God. (Luk) But whan he was demaunded of the phari­ses: whan commeth the kyngdome of God? He answered them and sayde: The kingdome of God commeth not with outewarde apperaunce, nother shall it bee sayde: loo here or there is [Page 143] it. For beholde, the kyngdome of God is inwarde in you. (Mar) And no man now durste aske him any mo question.

☞ Of the interrogation, whose sonne Christe is. Math. xxii. Mar. xii. Luc. xx. Capi. C. xxix.

NOwe while the pharises were gathered together, Iesus as­ked them,Math. and sayde. What thinke ye of Christe? whose sonne is he? They sayd Dauids. (Mar) And Iesus answered and sayde whan he taught in the temple? Now say the Scribes that Christe is the sonne of Dauid? But Dauid him selfe sayeth thorowe the holye gooste,Psal. 109. [...] the Lorde sayde vnto my lorde, sytte thou on my ryght hande, tyll I make thyne ene­mies thy footstole, (Math) how then dothe Dauid in spirite, (Luke) in the booke of the Psalmes (Math) call hym lorde. (Luke) Howe is he then hys lorde? (Math) And no man coulde aun­swere him one word, (Marke) and ma­ny people herde hym gladlye, (Mathe) nother durste any man aske hym anye mo questions from that daye fourthe.

☞ Of hearinge the Pharyses doctrines. Mat. xxiii. Mat xii Luk. xxiiii. Cap. C. xxx.

THen spake Iesus vnto the peo­ple,Math. and to his disciples, & said, (Mar) in his doctrine. (math) The Scribes and the pharises are set downe vpon Moses seat: what­soeuer they byd you doo and obserue, that obserue and doo: but after theyr workes, shall ye not do: for they saye and do not. They bynde heuye and in­tollerable burthens, and lay them vp­on mens shoulders: but they them sel­ues heaue not at thē with one of their fyngers. All their workes do they to be sene of menne, (Luc) take hede, (marke) and beware of the Scribes. (math) They set abroade their Philacteries, and make large borders vpon theyr garmentes. (marke) They loue to goo in longe garmentes, (math) and loue to syt vppermost at the table (Luc) and at bankettes. (marke) and to haue the fyrste seates in the Synagoges, and to be saluted in the market: they deuoure wyddowes houses vnder a coulour of longe prayers, (Luc) dessemblynge [Page 144] longe prayer: these shall receaue the greater damnacion, (Mark) more lon­ger and paynefull iuogemente. (math) they loue to be called of men Rabby. But ye shall not suffer youre selues to be called Rabby, for one is youre ma­ster euen Christe, and all ye are bre­thren: and call no manne father vpon earthe, for one is youre father, whiche is in heauen. Nor ye shall not suffer your selues to be called maysters: for one is youre master, namely Christe. He that is greatest amonge you, shal­be youre seruaunte, for whoso exalteth hym selfe, shalbe broughte lowe, and he that hūbleth him self, shalbe exalted.

¶Of dyuers and many vowes Math. xxiii. Luc. xi. xiii. Capit. C. xxxi.

WO vnto you Scribes and phari­ses,math. ye ypocrites, that shutte vp the kyngedome of Heauen be­fore menne, ye come not in your selues, nother suffer ye them to enter, that woulde bee in. Woo vnto you Scribes and Pharyfes, ye Ipocritas [Page] that deuoure widdous houses, & that vnder the couloure of prayinge longe prayers, therefore shall ye receaue the greater damnacion. Woo vnto you Scribes and Pharises ye ypocrites, which compasse sea and lande to make one proselyte, and whan he is become one, ye make of him a child of hell, two folde more then ye youre selues are. Wo vnto you blynde gydes, whiche saye, whosoeuer sweareth by the tem­ple, that is nothynge: but whosoeuer sweareth by the golde of the temple, he is giltie: ye fooles and blinde, whether is greater, the golde, or the temple that sanctifieth the golde? And whosoeuer sweareth by the altare, that is nothīg, but whosoeuer sweareth by the offring that is vpon it, he is giltie: ye fooles and blynde, whether is greater the of­fringe, or the aultars that sanctifieth the offerynge? Therefore whoso swea­reth by y altare, sweareth by the same, and by all that is thereon: and whoso sweareth by the temple, sweareth by the same, and by hym that dwelleth therin. And whoso sweareth by heauē, sweareth by the seate of God, and by hym that sytteth thereon. Wo be vnto [Page 145] you Scribes and Pharises, ye ypocri­tes, which tith Mint, and Anyse, (Luke) Rewe, (mat.) and Commin, (Luke) and al maner of herbes, (Math.) and leaue the wayghtier matters of the lawe be­hynde, namely iudgement, mercy, and faythe, (Luke) and the loue of God.

These oughte to haue bene done, and not to leaue the other vndone. (Mathe.) Oye blynde gydes, which straine out a gnat, but swallow vp a Camel. (Luk) Wo vnto you Pharises, for ye loue to syt vppermost in the Sinagogges, and to be saluted in the market. Wo vnto you Scribes and Pharises, ye ypocry­tes, for ye are lyke couered sepulchres, where ouer men walke, and are not a ware of them. Then answered one of the Scribes, and sayde vnto him: Ma­ster, with these wordes thou puttest vs to rebuke also. But he said. And wo be to you Scribes and lawers also. For ye lade mē with vntollerable burthens, & ye your selues touche thē not wt one of youre fyngers. (Math.) Wo vnto you Scribes and Pharises, ye ypocrites, which make clene ye vtter syde of ye cup, and platter, but wtin ye are full of rob­bery, and vnclennesse. Thou blynde [Page] Pharise, clense fyrste the insyde of the cup & platter, that ye inside may be clene also. Wo vnto you Scribes & Phari­ses, ye ypocrites, whiche be lyke vnto paynted Sepulchres, that appeare be­autiful outward, but wtin they are full of dead mēs bones, and al fylthynesse, euen so are ye also. Outewarde ye ap­peare righteous vnto mē, but within ye are ful of ypocrisy and iniquite. Wo be to you Scribes and Pharises, ye y­pocrites, which builde ye tombes of the Prophetes. (Luk) But your fathers put thē to death, (Mat.) and garnish y sepul­chres of ye righteous, and say: yf we had bene in our fathers time, we would not haue bene partakers wt thē in ye bloude of ye Prophetes. Therfore ye be witnesses vnto your selues, (Luke) and doute­les ye beare wytnesse, & cōsent vnto the dedes of your fathers, (mat.) that ye are the childrē of thē, which slew y Prophe­tes. (Luke) For ye build y sepulchres of y Prophetes, but your fathers put thē to death. (mat.) Go to, fulfyl ye also the measure of your fathers. O ye serpen­tes. O ye generaciō of vipers, how wil ye escape the damnacion of hell? (Luke) Therfore said y wysedē of God. (mat.) [Page 146] Behold, I sende vnto you Prophetes, (Luke) & Apostles, (Mat) and wyse mē, & Scribes, & some of thē ye shal kil, and crucifie, & some of thē shal ye scourge in your sinagoges, & persecute thē frō city to citie, that vpon you may come, (Luk) and be required (mat) all the righteous bloud (Luk) of al the Prophetes, (Mat) which hath bene shed vpon the earthe, (Luk) sence the foundacion of ye worlde, of this generacion,Gen. 4. b (Mat.) from ye bloud of righteous Abell,Zacha. 1. [...]. [...]. para. 24. [...] vnto the bloude of Zachari the sonne of Barachias, whōe ye slewe, (Luk) whyche peryshed, (Mat) betwene the temple and the aultare.

Uerelye I saye vnto you, all th [...] thynges shal lyght vpon this generaci­on. (Luke) Wo vnto you lawers, for ye haue receaued the keye of knowledge, ye are not come in youre selues, and haue forbydden them that would haue bene in, whā he spake thus vnto them, the Scribes and Pharises beganne to preasse sore vpon hym, and to stoppe hys mouthe wyth manye que­stions, and layed wayte for hym, and soughte to hunte oute some thynge oute of hys mouthe, that they myghte accuse hym. Mathevv) [Page] O Ierusalem, Ierusalem, thou that slaiest the Prophetes, and stonest them that are sent vnto thee:4. Esd. i. c How oft would I haue gathered thy children together, euen as the henne gathereth her che­kens vnder her wynges, and ye would not: Beholde youre habitacion shalbe lefte vnto you desolate, for I saye vnto you, ye shal not se me hence forth, tyl ye say.Psal. 117. c (Luke) Blessed be he that commeth in the name of the Lord.

Of the Iewes obstinacie, & of the wyddow which offred two mytes. [...]un. 12. mar. 12. luk. 21. Cap. 132

ANd though he had done such syg­nes before thē,loan. yet beleued they not on hym, y the sayinge of Esay the Prophete might be fulfylled: which he spake,Esay. 53. a Lord who beleueth our preaching, or to whō is the arme of the Lorde o [...]ened? Therfore could thei not beleue, for Esay said againe. He hathe blinded their eyes,Esay. 6. c. and hardened their heart, that they shuld not se wyth eyes, nor vnderstande with their heart, and shuld be conuerted, and he should heale [Page 147] them. This said Esay, whan he sawe his glory, and spake of him. Neuerthe­lesse many of the chiefe rulers beleued on him, but because of the Pharises, they would not be aknowen of it, leste they shoulde be excommunicate: for they loued more the prayse of men, thē of god. Iesus cried, & said. He that bele­ueth on me, beleueth not on me, but on him that sent me. And he that seeth me, seeth him that sente me. I am come a lyght into the worlde, that who so euer beleueth in me should not byde in dar­kenes, and he that heareth my wordes, and beleueth not. I iudge hym not, for I am not come to iudge the world, but to saue the worlde. He that refuseth me, and receaueth not my wordes, hath one alreadye that iudgeth hym. The woorde that I haue spoken, that shall iudge hym at the laste day. For I haue not spoken of my selfe, but the father that sent me, hath geuē me a cōmaūde­mēt what I shuld do, & say. And I know y his cōmaūdemēt is lyfe euerlasting. Therfore loke what I speake, y speake I euē so, as my father hath sayde vnto me. (Marke) And Iesus sat ouer agaīst gods chest, and behelde (Luke) thē, that [Page] caste in their offeringes into the cheste, (Mar) and how y people cast in monye, and many that were riche put in much. And there came a poore wedow, & put in two mites, which make a farthinge. (Luke) He sawe also a poore wedowe which put in two mytes. (Mat.) And he called vnto hym his dyscyples, and said vnto thē Uerely I saye vnto you, this poore wedow hathe put more into the chest, then al they y haue put in: they all haue put in of their superfluitie (Luke) vnto y offering of God. But she of her pouertie hath put in, (Marke) al that she had, euen her whole lyuynge.

Of the building of y tēple, and of the threatening of y destrucciō of the same. Mat. 24. Marke. xiii. Luke. xxi. Capi. Cxxxiii.

ANd Iesus went out and departed frō y tēple:Math. and his disciples came vnto hym, to shew him y buildīg of the temple. (Luke) And whan some spake of the temple, that it was garnyshed wyth goodly stones & Ie­wels. (Mat.) Iesus answered & said vn­to them. S [...] ye not all these thynges? (Mark.) And what a buyldynge is this? [Page 148] (Math.) Uerely I say vnto you, (Luke) the time shal come wherein of all thys y ye see, there shal not be left one stone vpon another, which shal not be brokē downe. (Math.) And as he sat vpon the mounte Oliuet, (Marke) ouer agaynst the temple, (Math.) hys discyples came vnto him secretlye, (Mar.) namely Pe­ter, Iames, Iohn, and Andrew, asking him, (Mat.) and sayinge: Te [...]vs whan shal these thinges come to passe, & what sygne shal there be of thy cominge, and of the ende of the worlde? Iesus answe­red & sayde vnto them. Take hede that no mā deceaue you, for there shal many come in my name, & saye I am Christ, and shal deceaue many, (Luke) and the tyme shal drawe nye, folowe them not. (Math.) Ye shal heare of warres, and of the noyse of warre. (Luk) But whan ye heare of warres, and insurreccions, be not ye afraied. For suche must come to passe, but y ende is not yet thereof so sone. Thē said he vnto thē. One nacion shal rise agaīst another, & one realme against another. And there shalbe great earthquake here & there, pestilēce, and dearth, and fearfull thinges, and great tokens shal there be frō heauen. (Math) [...] [Page] [...] [Page 148] [Page] All these are the begynnynge of so­rowes. (Marke.) But take ye hede to your selues. (Luke) But before al these, they shall laye handes vpon you, and persecute you, (Mat) they shall put you to trouble, and shal kyl you, (Mar) they shal deliuer you vp to the councels, and synagoges, and ye shalbe beaten, and brought before Princes & kynges for my sake. (Luk) But this shal happē vn­to you for a witnesse. (Mat.) Then shal many be offended, & shal betray, & hate one another. And many false prophetes shall arise, & shall deceaue many, & be­cause iniquite shal haue the vpper hād, ye loue of many shal waxe cold, & abate. But who so endureth vnto ye ende, the same shalbe saued. And this gospell of the kyngedome shalbe preached in all the worlde for a witnesse to all people, and then shall the ende come. (Marke) Now whā they shal lede you, & deliuer you vp. (Luke) Be at a point therfore in your heartes, that ye take no thought how ye shal answere. (Marke.) For it is not yr y speake, but the holy gost. (Luke) For I (Mar [...]) in ye same houre (Luke) wil geue you mouth & wysedō, against the which al your aduersaries shal not be a­ble [Page 149] to resist. (Mar) One brother shal delyuer another to death, and y father the sonne, & ye childrē shal ryse agaīst theyr fathers, and mothers, and shall helpe them to deathe, (Luke) ye shalbe dely­uered vp, euen of your elders, brethrē, kynsfolkes, and frendes: and ye shalbe hated of euerye manne for my names sake, and yet shal not one heere of your heade peryshe, holde faste youre soules with paryence.

¶Of the commynge, and per­secucion of Antechrist. Math. xxiiii. Marke, xiii. Luke. xxi. Capitu. C. xxxiiii.

WHen ye therefore shall se the ab­hominacion & desolation,mathe. where of it is spoken by Daniel the prophete standinge in the holy place (marke) where it ought not,Dani. 9. b (Mat) who­so readeth it, let hym marke it well, (Luke) that the desolation of Ierusalē is at hande. (math) Then lette them, which be in Iewry, flye vnto the moū ­taynes, and lette him whiche is in the house toppe, not come doune to [...]et any [Page] thinge oute of his house, and let hym which is in the felde not turne backe to fetche his clothes. (Luke) And let suche as be in the middest therof, depart out: and lette suche as be in the countreys, not come therin: for those are the daies of vengeaunce, that euery thing which is wrytten, maye be fulfylled. But wo vnto them that are with chylde: and to them, that geue sucke in those dayes, (Math) but praye ye that youre fiyghte be not in the wynter, nor in the Sab­both. (Luke) For there shalbe greate trouble vpon earthe, and wrathe ouer thys people, and they shall fall thorow the edge of the sweard, and he led cap­tiue amonge all nations. And Ierusa­lem shalbe troden downe of the Hey­then, vntyll the tyme of the Heythen be fulfylled.

¶Of the signes of the consumation of the worlde. Math. xxiiii. mar. xiii. Luc. xviii. Ca. C. xxxv

ANd he said to his disciples, ye tyme shal come,Luke. whan ye shal desire to se one day of ye sonne of man, and shall not se it. (Math) Then shall [Page 150] there be greate trouble, (Marke) for in those dayes there shalbe suche trouble as was not from the begynnynge of the creatures whiche God created, vn­to this tyme, nother shalbe. And yf the Lorde had not shortened those dayes, there should no man be saued. But for the electes sake, whome he hath chosē, he hath shortened those dayes: then yf anye manne shall saye vnto you: lo, here is Christe, or there, beleue it not, (Luk) goo not you, nother folow, (Mat) for there shal aryse false Chrystes, and false prophetes, and shall do great to­kens and wonders, (Marke) to deceaue euen the verye chosen, yf it were possi­ble: but take ye hede, beholde, I haue tolde you all before. (Math) Wherfore, yf they shall say vnto you: beholde, he is in the wyldernesse, go not ye fourth: heholde, he is in the chamber, beleue it not, (Luke) for as the lyghtenynge shy­neth aboue from the heauen: and ligh­teth ouer all that is vnder heauen, (Mat) so shal the cōmyng of the sonne of man be in his day: for wher soeuer a dead carcase is, ther will the Aegles be gathered together. (Luke) But fyrste [Page] muste he suffer manye thynges, and be refused of thys generacion.

Of the laste signes of the con­sumation of the worlde. Mat. xxiiii. Luc. xxi. Capi. C. xxxvi.

IMmediatlye after the trouble of the same tyme,math. Esay. 13. b. Ezech. 32. b shall the sunne and the moone lose their lyghte, and the starres shall fall from heauen. (Luke) And there shalbe tokens in the sunne and moone, and starres: & the people shalbe in perplexite through the confusion and roring of the sea and waters, that men shall pyne awaye for feare, and for loking after the thin­ges whyche shall come vpon earthe. (math) And the powers of heauen shal moue.

¶Of the comminge of Christe the iudge, diuerselye sygnified Math. xxiiii. Luke. xvii. xxi. Mar. xiii. Cap. C. xxxvii.

ANd then shall appeare the sygne of the sonne of man in heauē,Math. and then shall all the kinredes of the [Page 151] earthe mourne, and they shall see the some of manne come in the cloudes of heauen with greate power and glorye. And he shall sende his aungels wyth the greate voyce of a trumpe, and they shall gather together his chosen from the foure windes, from one ende of the heauen to the other, (mar) from one ende of the earth to the other. (math) Learne a similitude of the fygge tree: whan his braunch is yet tender, and his leaues sprong, (mar) ye know that the sommer is nie, (Luke) but when these thinges beginne to come to passe, then loke vp, and lyft vp your heades: For youre redempcion draweth nye: and he tolde them a similitude. Behold the figge tree, and all the trees, whan they nowe shute forthe theyr buddes, ye se by them, and perceaue that som­mer is now at hande. (mar) So in lyke wise whan ye se all these thinges come to passe, (math) be ye sure, that it is nye euen at the dores: (Luke) the kingdome of God. Uerely I saye vnto you, thys generation shall not passe, tyll all be fulfilled, heauen and earthe shal passe, but my wordes shall not passe. But take hede to youre selues, that youre [Page] heartes be not ouerladen wyth excess [...] of eatinge and with dronkennesse, and with takynge of thought for lyuynge, and so thys daye come vpon you vn­wares. For as a snare shall it come on all them that dwel vpon earth, (Math) yet of that daye and houre knoweth no man, no not the aungels of heauen, (Mark) nor the sonne hymselfe, (Math) but onely the father, euen as it was in the tyme of Noe, so shall the comming of the sonne of man be also: for as they were in the dayes before the floude, they dyd eate, they dranke, maried and were maried, euen vnto the daye that Noe entred into the shyppe, and they regarded it not tyll the floud came and toke them al away, (Luke) and destroy­ed them all, (Mat) so shal also the com­mynge of the sonne of man be. (Luk) Lykewise also as it came to passe in the tyme of Lotte: they dyd eate, they dranke, they bought, they solde, they planted, they buylded: but euen ye same day y Lot went out of Sodom, it ray­ned fire & brimstone from heauen, and destroyed them all. After this maner also shall it go in ye day whan the sonne of man shal appeare. In ye daye whoso [Page 152] is vpon the roofe, & his stufe in ye house, let him not come downe to fetch it: like wise he that is in the felde, let hym not turne backe for it, that is behinde him. Remember Lottes wife: Whosoeuer goeth about to saue his life, shal lose it, & whosoeuer lose it, shall saue it. I say vnto you: In y night shal two lie vpon one bed, y one shalbe receiued, y other shalbe forsaken: two shalbe gryndyng together, (Mar) at the myl, (Luke) y one sha [...]be receaued, y other shalbe forsakē, (Math) two shalbe in the felde, the one sha [...]be receaued, and the other refused, (Luk) and they answered, and said vnto him: where Lord? he sayde vnto them. Whersoeuer the dead carcase is, there wyl the Aegles bee gathered together: watch cōtinually therfore & pray,Luke [...] y ye may be worthy to escape al this y shall come, & to stand before ye sonne of man.

Of watch and prayer. Luc. xxi xviii. math. xxiiii. marke. xiii. Capit. C. xxxviii.

HE tolde thē a similitude,math. Luke. 18. signi­fyinge that men ought alwaies to praye, & not to leaue of. And sayde: there was a iudge in a ci­tye, whiche feared not God, & stode in [Page] awe of no man. And in the same cytye there was a widdowe, which came vn­to hym, and sayde: delyuer me from myne aduersari. And he woulde not a great while: but afterward he thought with him selfe: thoughe I feare not God, and stande in awe of no manne, yet seynge the wedow is so importune vpon me, I wyll delyuer her, leste she come at the laste, and rayle vpon me: Then sayde the Lorde, heare what the vnrighteous iudge saythe. But shall not God also delyuer his chosen, that crye vnto him daye and nyght, though he deferre them? I saye vnto you, he shall delyuer them, and that shortelye. Neuerthelesse whan the sonne of man commeth, suppose ye that he shal fynde fayth vpon earth? (Marke) Take hede, watche, and praye, for ye knowe not whan the tyme is. Lyke as a man that wente into a straunge countrey, & left hys house, and gaue his seruauntes authorite vnto euery one hys worke, and commaunded the porter that he shoulde watche. Watche ye therefore, for ye knowe not whan the master of the house commeth: whether he com­meth in the euening, or at mydnyght, [Page 153] or aboute the cocke crowynge, or in the morninge: that he cum not sodenly and fynde you sleping. Loke what I say vn­to you, that I say vnto al, watche.Luke. x [...]. (Luk) Let your loynes be gyrded aboute, and your lyghtes burnynge, and be ye lyke vnto men, that waite for their Lorde a­gainste he returne from the mariage, that whan he commeth, and knocketh, they may straight way open vnto him. Blessed are these seruauntes, whome the Lord (whan he commeth) shal finde wakynge. Uerely I saye vnto you, he shall girde vp him selfe, and make thē syt downe at the table, and shall go by thē, and minister vnto them. And yf he come in the seconde watche, & in ye third watch, & finde them so, blessed are those seruaūtes. (math.) Watche ye therfore, for ye know not what houre your Lord wil come. (Luke) But be ye sure of this, that if the good man of the house knew, what houre the thefe woulde come: he woulde suerly watch, and not suffer his house to be broken vp. Therefore be ye readye also, for at an houre whan ye thynke not, shal the sonne of mā come. But Peter sayde vnto hym: Lord, tel­lest thou this symylytude vnto vs, or [Page] to al men also? The Lorde sayde: how great a thing is a faithful and wise ste­warde, whome hys Lorde s [...]tteth ouer hys householde, to geue them their du­tie in due season? Blessed is that ser­uaunte whome hys Lord (whan he cō ­meth) shal fynde so doynge. (Mat.) Ue­rely I say vnto you, ouer al his goodes (Luk) that he possesseth, shal he set him. (Math.) But and yf the euell shall saye in hys harte. Tushe, it wylbe longe or my Lorde come, and begynne to smite hys felowes, (Luke) and the maydens, and to eate and drynke, and be dronkē, (Mat.) to eate and drinke with the dron­ken, (Luke) the same seruauntes Lorde shall come in a daye, whan he looketh not for hym, and in an houre that he is notaware of, and shall hewe hym in peces, and geue hym his rewarde with the vnbeleuers. (Math.) With ipocry­tes, there shalbe waylynge and gnas­shynge of teeth. (Luke) The seruaunte that knoweth hys Lordes wyll, and prepareth not hym selfe, nother dyd accordynge to hys wyll, shalbe beaten wyth many strypes. But he y knoweth not, and yet dothe thynges worthye of strypes, shalbe beaten with fewe stry­pes. [Page 154] For loke vnto whome much is ge­uen, of hym shal muche be sought: and loke to whome muche is commuted, of hym shall muche be required, I am come to kindle fyer vpon earth, & what would I rather, then that it were kind led already? Notwithstandinge I must fyrste be baptysed wyth a baptime, and howe am I payned tyll it be ended?

Thynke ye that I am come to brynge peace vpon earthe? I tell you nay, but rather debate; for from hence forthe there shalbe at variaunce in one house, three agaynste two, and two agaynste three. The father shalbe deuyded a­gaynste the sonne, and the sonne agaīst the father, the mother agaynste the doughter, and the doughter a­gaynste the mother, the mo­ther in lawe agaynste the doughter in lawe, and the doughter in lawe, agaynste the mo­ther in lawe.

☞Of the ten virgins, and tenne talentes. Math. xxv. Luke. xix. Capi. Cxxxix.

THen shal the kyngedome of heauen be lyke vnto tenne virgins,Mat. wh [...]ch toke their lampes, & went forth to mete the bridegrome.

But fyue of them were folyshe, & fyue very wyse. The folyshe toke their lam­pes, but toke non [...] oyle with them. But the wyse toke oyle in their vessels, with their lampes. Nowe whyle the bryde­grome taryed, they slumbred al & slept. But at mydnyghte there was a crye made, behold the brydegrome cōmeth, go youre waye oute for to meete hym? Then arose all those virgins, and pre­pared theyr lampes. But the foolyshe sayde vnto the wyse, geue vs of youre oyle, for our lampes are gone oute.

Then aunswered the wyse, and sayde. Not so, leste there be not ynoughe for vs and you: but go rather vnto them that sell and by for youre selues? And whyle they wente to bye, the bryde­grome came, and they that wer ready, went in wyth hym vnto the mariage, [Page 155] and the gate was shut vp. At the laste came the other virgins also, and sayde: Lorde, Lorde, open vnto vs. But be an­swered and sayde. Uerely I saye vnto you, I knowe ye not. Watche ye there­fore, for ye knowe nother the daye, nor the houre, whan the sonne of manne shall come. Lykewyse as a certayne manne readye to take hys iourney into a straūge cōtrey, called his seruaūtes, and delyuered his goodes vnto them.

And to one he gaue fyue talentes, to another two, and to another one, vnto euery mā after his abilitie, & stra [...]ghte waye he departed. Then he that had receaued the fyue talentes, wente and occupyed with the same, and wanne o­ther fyue talentes. Lykewyse he that receaued two talentes, wan other two also. But he that receaued the one, wente and dygged a pytte in the earth, and hyd hys Lordes money. After a longe season came the Lorde of those seruauntes, and rekened wyth them.

Then came he that had receaued fyue talentes, and sayde. Syr, thou delyue­redeft vnto me fyue talentes. Beholde with them haue I wonne fyue talētes mo. Then sayde hys Lorde vnto hym. [Page] Wel, thou good and faithful seruaunt, thou haste bene faythfull ouer lytle, I wyll set the ouer muche: enter thou in to the ioye of thy Lorde. Then came he also that had receaued two talentes, and sayde: Syr, thou delyueredest vn­to me two talentes, beholde, I haue wonne two other talentes wyth them: his Lorde sayde vnto hym. Well thou good and faythfull seruaunte, thou haste bene faythfull ouer lytle, I wyll set the ouer muche, entre thou into the ioye of thy Lorde. Then he that had receaued the one talente, came and sayde. Syr, I knewe that thou arte an harde manne, thou reapest where thou haste not sowen, and gatherest where thou haste not strowed, and so I was afrayed, and went and hydde thy talente in the earthe: Lo, here thou haste thyne owne. But hys Lorde an­swered and sayde vnto hym. Thou e­uell and slouthfull seruaunte, knowest thou that I reape where I sowed not, and gather where I strowed not?

Thou shouldest therfore haue had my money to the chaungers [...] and then at my commynge shoulde I haue recea­ued myne owne wyth vauntage.

[Page 156]Therefore take the talente from hym, and geue it vnto hym that hath ten ta­lentes. For who so hathe, to hym shalbe geuen, and he shall haue abundaunce. But who so hathe not, from hym shal be taken awaye, euen that he hathe.

And caste the vnprofytable seruaunte into vtter darcknes, there shalbe way­lynge, and gnashynge of teethe.

¶Of the purgynge of the floore in the laste iudgemente. Math. xxv. Capi. Cxl.

BUt whan the sonne of man shall come in hys glorye,Math. and all holy angels with hym, then shal he syt vpon the seate of hys glory. And all people shalbe gathered before hym: and he shall separate the one from another, as a shepherde deuideth ye shepe from the goates. And he shall set the shepe on his right hande, and ye goates on the lefte. Then shal the kynge saye vnto them that shalbe on his right hād, come hether ye blessed of my father, in­heret ye the kingdō, which is prepared for you, frō ye beginning of the worlde. [Page] For I was hongrye, and ye gaue me meate: I was thirsty, and ye gaue me drinke. I was harbourles, & ye lodged me: I was naked, and ye clothed me, I was sycke, and ye vysyted me: I was in pryson, and ye came vnto me. Then shal the righteous answere hym, and saye. Lord, when sawe we the hungry, and fed thee? or thyrstye, and gaue the drynke? When sawe we the harbour­lesse, and lodged thee? Or naked, and clothed thee? Or when sawe we ye sicke, or in prison, and came vnto thee? And the kynge shall aunswere and saye vn­to them. Uerely I saye vnto you. Loke what ye haue done vnto one of ye leste of these brethrē, the same haue ye done to me. Then shal he say also vnto them that shalbe on the lefte hande. Depart from m [...]ye cursed into the euerlasting fyer, whyche is prepared for the De­uyll and hys aungels. For I was hungrye, and ye gaue me no meate.

I was thyrstye, and ye gaue me no dryncke. I was harbourlesse, and ye lodged me not. I was naked, and ye clothed me not. I was sycke, and in pryson, and ye vysyted me not.

[Page 157]Then shal they also answere hym, and saye: Lorde, when sawe we the hongry or thrystie, or herbourlesse, or naked, or sycke, or in prison, and haue not mini­stred vnto the? Then shall he answere them, and saye. Uerelye I saye vnto you: loke what ye haue not done vnto one of the least of these, that same haue ye not done to me. And these shal go in to euerlastinge payne: but the ryghte­ous in to euerlastynge lyfe.

¶Of Christes last returning from mounte Oliuet vnto Be­thani. Luke. xxii. Math. xxvi. Mar. xi. Cap. C xli.

THe feast of swete bread, which is called Easter, drewe nye.mathe. (Math) And it came to passe, whan Iesus had finished all these wordes, he sayde vnto his disci­ples. Ye knowe that after two dayes shalbe Easter, and the sonne of manne shalbe deliuered to be crucified. (Mark) And at euen he went oute of Bethani with the twelue.

¶Of the Alablaster boxe of ointment. Iohn. xii. Marke. xiiii. Math. xvi. Cap. C. xlii.

THere they made hym a supper (Mar) in the house of Simon the Leper,Iohn. (Iohn) and Martha ser­ued: but Lazarus was one of hem that satte at the table with hym (Marke) and as he sat at the table, (Ioh) Mary toke a pounde of pure and coste­lye Nardus, and anoynted Iesus fete, and dried his fete with hir heere, (mar) and she brake the boxe, and poured it vpon his heade, (Math) syttynge at the table, (Iohn) and the house was full of the sauoure of the oyntemens. (Marke) There were some that disdayned and sayde amonge them selues: (Iohn) then sayde one of his disciples, Iudas Isca­rioth Simons sonne, whiche after­warde betrayed hym. Why was not this oyntment solde for thre hundreth pens, and geuen to the poore? Thys sayd he, not that he cared for the poore, But because he was a thefe, and had the bagge, and bare that which was geuen, (marke) & they grudged against her. (Math.) Whan Iesus perceaued [Page 158] that, he fayde, vnto them. (marke) Let her in reaste, (Iohn) this hathe she kept against the day of my burying, (math) why trouble ye her? she hathe done a good worke vpon me, (Mar) ye haue al waye the poore with you, and whanso­euer ye wyll ye maye do them good, but me haue ye not alwaye. She hathe done what she could, she is come before to anoynie my bodye for my buriall, (math) where as she hathe poured thy? oyntment vpon my bodye, she dyd it to burye me. Uerelye I saye vnto you, whersoeuer thys gospell shalbe prea­ched thorowe oute all the worlde, and that she hath done, (mark) shalbe tolde, for a remembraunce of her.

¶Howe Christe was solde by Iudas. Mat. xxvi. Mar. xiiii. Luc. xxii. cap. C. xliii.

THen assembled together the hie prieestes,mathe. and the Scribes, and the elders of the people, in to the palace of the hye prieste whyche was called Cayphas, and held a coun­sel, (mar) & sought how thy mighte take him with deceate, & put him to deathe, [Page] (Luk) and were afrayde of the people. But they sayde, not on the holye daye, leste there be an vprore in the people. (Luc) But Sathan was entred into Iudas named Iscarioth, whyche was one of the number of the twelue, and he went his waye, (math) vnto the hye priestes, (Mar) to betraye hym vnto them (Luc) And he talked with the hye priestes, and with the hie officers how he would betray hym vnto them. (mat) And he sayde, what wyll ye geue me, and I shall delyuer hym vnto you? (Mark) whan they hearde that they were glad, and promised, to geue hym money, (math) and they offred hym thyrty siluer pens, (Luc) and he consented, (Math) and from that tyme fourthe, he sought oportunite to betray him (Luc) without anye rumoure.


¶The thyrde boke of Chrystes going out of the world.

Of the sendynge of Peter and Iohn to prepare the passeouer. mat. xxvi. Mar. xiiii. Iohn. xiii. Luke. xxii Capitulo. I.

BEfore the feast of Ea­ster,Iohn. (marke) the firste day of swete breade, whan the Easter lambe was offred, (Luke) and wherin the Ea­ster lambe must be offred. (math) The disciples came to Iesus, (marke) & sayd vnto him. Where wilt thou that we go and prepare that thou mayst eate the easter lambe? and he sente two of his disciples, (Luke) Peter and Iohn, and sayde. Go youre waye prepare vs the Easter lambe, that we maye eate. But they sayde vnto him. Where wylt thou that we prepare it? He sayde vnto them (Math) go youre waye into the cytie to a certayne man. (Luk) Behold whan ye come in to ye cytie, there shall mete you a man bearynge a pitcher of water, fo­lowe him into the house that he entreth [Page] in, and say to the goodmā of the house. The master sendeth the worde,, (Mat) my tyme is at hande, I wyth my dys­ciples muste kepe myne Easter with the. (mar) Where is the place of my re­fection? (Luke) and the gesthouse wher­in I maye eate the Easter lambe with my disciples? And he shall shewe you a great parloure paued, (mar) ther make redy for vs. And ye disciples went forth, & cante into the citie, (Luk) they wente their way, & found as he had sayd vnto them, & made ready the Easter lambe.

¶Of the eatinge of the pas­chall lambe at the Lordes sup­per. Math. xxvi Marke. xiiii. Luc. xxii Cap. ii.

ANd at euen,math. (marke) he came with the twelue (Luke) And whan the houre came, he sat downe, and ye twelue apostles with him. And he sayde vnto them. I haue heartely desi­red to eate thys Easter lambe with you, before I suffer. For I saye vnto you, that hence fourthe I wyl eate no more thereof, tyll it be fulfylled in the kyngedome of God. And he toke the [Page 160] cuppe, gaue thankes, and sayde: take this and diuide it am [...]nge you: for I saye vnto you, I wyl not drynke of the frute of the vyne, vntyll the kyngdome of God come.

Of the washynge of the disci­ples feete, and of the obscure manifestacion of the traytour Iohn. xiii. Cap. iii.

IEsus knowynge that hys tyme was come,Iohn. that he should depart oute of this worlde vnto the fa­ther, as he had loued hys whiche were in the worlde, euen so loued he them vnto the ende. And after supper whan the deuell had already put in to the heart of Iudas Iscarioth Simons sonne, to betray him. Iesus knowyng that the father had geuen all thinges into his handes, and that he was come from God, and wente vnto God, he rose from supper, and layed awaye his vpper garmētes, & toke a towel, & gird it about him: afterward he poured wa­ter in to a basen, & began to washe the disciples fete, and dried them with the [Page] towell, that he was gyrded wythall. Then came he vnto Simō Peter, and he sayde vnto hym: Lord, shalte thou washe my fete: Iesus aunswered and sayd vnto hym. What I do, thou knowest not nowe, but thou shalte knowe it hereafter. Then sayd Peter vnto him: Thou shalte neuer washe my fete: Ie­sus aunswered him, if I washe the not, thou shalte haue no parte with me. Si­mon Peter sayde vnto hym: Lorde not the fete onely, but she handes also and and the heade. Iesus sayde vnto hym, he that is washen, nedeth not, saue to wash the fete, but is cleane euery why [...] And ye are cleane, but not all. For he knew hys betrayer, therfore sayd he, y [...] are not al cleane. Now whan he hadde washen their fete, and taken hys clo­thes, he satte hym downe agayne, and sayde vnto them: wote you what I haue done vnto you? ye call me master and Lorde, and ye say ryght therin, for so I am: yf I then youre Lorde and master haue washē your fete, ye ought also to wash one anothers fete. I haue geuen you an ensample, that ye should do, as I haue done to you. Uerely ve­relye I saye vnto you, the seruaunte is [Page 161] not greater then hys Lorde, nor the Apostle greater then he that sent hym: if ye know these thinges, blessed are ye, yf ye do them. I speake not of you all.

I knowe whome I haue chosen, but that the scrypture myghte be fulfylled. He that eateth my breade hath lyft vp hys hele againste me. I tell it you now before it come, that whan it is come to passe, ye may beleue that I am he.

¶Of the institucion of the sacra­mente of the body and bloude of Christ. Math. 26. Marke. xiiii. Luke. xxii. Capi. iiii.

ANd as they dyd eate,Math [...] Iesus tooke the breade, ((Luke) gaue thankes, blessed it, brake it, and gaue it to the disciples, and said: Take, eate, this is my bodye, (Luke) whiche shalbe geuen for you: this do in the remem­braunce of me. Lykewyse also the cuppe. (Mathevv) takynge it, he than­ked, and gaue it them, and said: Drinke ye all of this, this is my bloude of the newe testamēt. (Luke.) This is the cup of the newe testamente, whyche shalbe [Page] shed for you, (math.) and for many, for the remission of sinnes. I say vnto you, I wyll not drinke hence foorthe of this frute of the vyne tree, vntyll that daye yt I shal drinke it new wyth you in my fathers kyngedome. (Marke) And they all dranke thereof.

Of a more open detection of the trayter, and of his goynge forthe. mat. xxvi. marke. xiiii. Iohn. xiii. Luke. xxii. Capi. v.

UErely verely I say vnto you, he that receaueth whome I sende,Iohn. receaueth me: and he that receaueth me, receaueth hym yt sente me. Whan Iesus had sayde thus, he was heuy in spirite, and testified & said. Uerely, verely I saye vnto you, one a­monge you shal betraie me, (Mar.) that eateth wyth me. (Ioan) Then the dysci­ples loked one vpon another: and were in doute of whome he spake, (Mar) and they were ercedynge sorye, and eche of them, (Marke) one after another (Mat) began to say. Syr, is it I? He aunswe­red and sayde: He that dyppeth hys [Page 162] hande wyth me in the dyshe, the same shall betraye me. The sonne of manne goeth forthe as it is wrytten of hym: But wo vnto that manne, by whome the sonne of manne shalbe betrayed. It had bene better for that man, yf he had neuer bene borne. Then Iudas that betrayed hym aunswered and sayde: Master, is it I? He sayde vnto hym Thou haste sayde it. (Ioan) But there was one amonge hys dysciples, that leaned at the table on Iesus bosome, whome Iesus loued: to hym beckened Simon Peter, that he shoulde are who it was of whome he spake: for the same leaned vpon Iesas brest, and sayd vnto hym. Lorde, who is it? Iesus aunswe­red. It is he vnto whome I dyppe the soppe, and geue it. And he dipped in the soppe, and gaue it vnto Iudas Iscari­oth Simons sonne. And after ye soppe, y deuel entred in to hym. Then said Ie­sus vnto him. That thou doest, do quic­kely: but the same wiste no man at ye ta­ble. For what intente he sayde it vnto hym. Some thoughte, for so muche as Iudas hadde the bagge, that Iesus hadde sayde vnto hym, bye that is necessarye for vs agaynste the feaste: [Page] or that he should geue some thynge vn­to the poore. Whan he had receaued the soppe, he went out immediatly, and it was nyght. Whan he was gone forthe. Iesus said: nowe is the sonne of man gloryfyed, and God is gloryfyed in hym. Yf God be gloryfyed in him, then shall God gloryfye hym also in hym selfe, and strayghte waye shall he glo­ryfye hym.

Of the question which of the dis­cyples should be greatest, and of the fore tellynge of Peters deny­all. mat. 26. mar. xiiii. Luke. xxii. Ioan. xiii. Capi. vi.

ANd they beganne to axe amonge them selues,Luke. whyche of them it shoulde be, that shoulde betraye hym. There rose a stryfe also a­monge them, whyche of them shoulde be taken for the greatest. But he sayde vnto them: The kynges of the world haue dominion ouer the people, and they that beare rule ouer them are cal­led gracious Lordes. But ye shall not [Page 163] be so, for the greatest amonge you, shal be as the yongest, and the chefest, as a seruaunte. For whyche is the greatest, he that fitteth at the table, or he that ser­ueth? Is not he that fitteth at the table? but I am amonge you as a minister.

As for you, ye are they that haue byden with me in my temptacions. And I wyll appoynte the kyngedome vnto you, euen as my father hathe appoyn­ted me, that ye maye eate and drinke at my table in my kyngedome, and sytte vpon seates, and iudge the twelue try­bes of Israel. (Mat.) Then sayd Iesus vnto them. This nyghte shall ye all be offended in me. For it is wrytten,Zacha. 13. b I wil smyte the shepherde, and the shepe of the flocke shalbe scatered abroade. But after that I ryse agayne, I wyll go be­fore you into Galyle. Peter answered and said vnto him. Thoughe al menne shoulde be offended in thee, yet wyll I neuer be offended. Iesus sayde vnto hym, verelye I saye vnto thee.

(Luke) Simon beholde, Sathan hathe desyred after you, that he myghte syfte you euen as wheate: but I haue prayed for thee, that thy faithe fayle not, & whā thou art conuerted, strēgth thy brethrē. [Page] (Ioan) Deare chyldren I am yet a ly­ile whyle with you, ye shal seke me, and as I sayde vnto the Iewes, whether I go, thyther canne ye not come. And I tell it you nowe. Simon Peter sayde vnto hym. Lorde, whether goest thou? Iesus aunswered hym, whither I go, thou canste not folowe me nowe, but thou shalt folowe me hereafter. Peter sayde vnto hym: Lorde, why cannot I folow the nowe? I am redy to go wyth the into pryson, and to deathe, I wyll geue my lyfe for thy sake. Iesus aun­swered hym. Wylte thou geue thy lyfe for my sake? Uerely, verely I say vnto thee. (mat) This same nyghte (Marke) before the cocke crow two tymes, shalt thou denye me thryse. But he sayde yet more, (mat.) and though [...] I should dye with thee, yet wyl I not denye thee.

Lykewyse also sayde all the dysciples. (Luke) And he sayd vnto them. Whan I sent you without wallet, without scrip, and without shues, lacked ye any thīg? They sayde, no. Then sayde he vnto them, but now he that hath a wallet let hym take it vp, lykewyse also the scrip. But he that hathe not, let hym sell hys [...]oate, and bye a swearde. For I saye [Page 164] vnto you. It muste yet be fulfylled on me yt is wrytten, he was counted amōg the euell doers.Esay. 53. c For loke what is writ­ten of me, it hathe an ende. But they sayde. Beholde, here are two swear­des. He sayde vnto them, it is y­noughe.

¶Of the fyrste parte of the Lor­des Sermon at Supper. Ioan. xiii. xiiii. Math. xxvi. Capitulo. vii.

DEare chyldren,Iohn. I am yet a ly­tle whyle wyth you. A newe commaundemente geue I you, that ye loue together, as I haue loued you, that euen so ye loue one a­nother. By thys shall euery mā know that ye are my dyscyples. Yf ye haue loue one to another. And he sayde, let not your hearte be afraied, yf ye beleue in God, then beleue also in me. In my fathers house are many dwellynges: Yf it were not so, I woulde haue tolde you. I go to prepare a place for you. And thoughe I go to prepare a place. [Page] for you, yet wyll I come agayne, and receaue you vnto my selfe, that ye may be where I am: and wether I go ye know, and the way know ye also. Tho­mas sayde vnto hym. Lord, we knowe not whether thou goest, and how canne we knowe the waye? Iesus sayde vnto hym, I am the waye, and the trueth, and the lyfe. No man commeth to the father but by me: yf ye knowe me, ye knowe my father also. And frō hence forthe ye knowe hym, and haue sene hym. Phylyppe sayde vnto hym. Lord shewe vs the father, and it suffiseth vs. Iesus saide vnto him. Thus longe am I with you, and haste thou not knowen me? Philip, he ye seeth me, seeth the fa­ther, and how sayest thou then, shewe vs the father? beleuest thou not that I am in ye father, & yt the father is in me? The wordes yt I speake vnto you, those speake not I of my selfe, but ye father y dwelleth in me, he doth y workes. Be­leue me yt I am in ye father, & yt ye father is in me, or els at y leest beleue for the workes sake. Uerely verely I say vnto you, he that beleueth in me, shal do the woorkes that I do, and shall do grea­ter then these, for I go to my father.

[Page 165]And whatsoeuer ye aske my father, in my name, that wyl I do, that the fa­ther may be praysed in the sonne: yf ye aske any thynge in my name, I wyll do it. Yf ye loue me kepe my commaū ­dementes, and I wil praye the father, and he shall geue you another comfor­ter, that he maye byde with you for e­uer, euen the spirite of truthe, whome the worlde cannot receaue, for it seith him not, nother dothe it knowe hym, but ye know him, for he abideth wt you, & shalbe in you: I wil not leaue you cō ­fortles, I come vnto you, it is yet alitle while, thē shall ye world se me nomore, but ye shal se me, for I lyue, & you shal lyue also. In yt day shal ye know, that I am in ye father, & ye in me, & I in you. He that hath my cōmaundementes & kepeth them, y same is he yt loueth me, he that loueth me, shalbe loued of my father, and I wyll loue hym, and wyll shewe my owne selfe vnto him. Iudas sayd vnto him, not the Iscarioth, Lord what is the cause then that thou wylte shewe thy selfe vnto vs, and not vnto the worlde? Iesus answered and sayde vnto him: he that loueth me will kepe my worde, and my father wyll loue [...] [Page] [...] [Page 165] [Page] hym, and we wyll come vnto hym, and wyll make oure dwellynge with him, bu [...] he that loueth me not, kepeth not my sayinges. And the worde that ye heare, is not myne, but the fathers whiche hath sent me. This haue I spo­ken vnto you, while I was wyth you, but that comforter, euē the holy goost, whome my father hath sēt in my name he shall teache you all thinges, & bryng all to youre remembraunce, what soe­uer I haue tolde you. Peace I leue vn­to you, my peace I geue you, I geue not vnto you as the worlde geueth. Let not youre heart be troubled, nother let it be afrayed, ye haue heard that I said vnto you, I go and come agayne vnto you: yf ye loued me, ye would reioyce, because I sayde, I go to the father: for the father is greater than I: and nowe haue I tolde you before it come, that whā it is come to passe ye maye beleue. Here after wyl I not talke much with you, for the prynce of this worlde com­meth, and hathe nothinge in me, but that the worlde may know that I loue the father, and as the father hath com­maunded me, so do I. Aryse let vs god.

The remnaunt of the Lordes sermone whiche he spake after his departure from the citie, somtimes goynge and some ti­mes standinge. Iohn. xv. xvi. xvii. capi. viii.

I Am the true vyne,Iohn. and my father is an husband man, euery braūch that bringeth not fourth frute in me, shal he cut of: and euerye one that bringeth fourth frute shalbe pour­ged, that it maye bringe fourthe more frute. Nowe are ye cleane, because of the word that I haue spoken vnto you, byde ye in me, and I in you. Lyke as the braunch cannot bring fourth frute of it selfe, excepte it byde in the vyne, euen so nother ye also, excepte ye abyde in me, I am the vyne, ye are the braun­ches. He that abydeth in me, and I in him, ye same bringeth forth much frute: for withoute me ye can do nothing. He that abydeth not in me, is caste out as a vyne braunch, & it withereth, & men gather it vp, & cast it in to ye fier, & it burneth: yf ye abide in me, & my wordes a­bide [Page] in you, ye shall aske what ye wyll, and it shalbe done vnto you. Herein is my father praysed, that ye bringe fourthe much frute, and become my disciples. Lyke as my father hathe loued me, e­uen so haue I loued you: continue in my loue: yf ye kepe my commaunde­mētes ye shal cōtinue in my loue, like as I haue kept my fathers cōmaunde­mentes, & continue in his loue. These thinges haue I spoken vnto you, that my ioye myght remayne in you, and that youre ioy might be perfect. This is my commaundemente that ye loue together, as I haue loued you. No mā hathe greater loue, then to set hys lyfe for his frende, ye are my frendes, if ye do that I commaūde you: hence fourth call not I you seruauntes, for a ser­uaunte knoweth not what hys Lorde doth. But I haue said: ye are frendes, for all that I haue heard of my father, haue I shewed vnto you: ye haue not chosen me, but I haue chosen you, and ordayned you that ye goo and brynge fourthe frute, and that youre frute con­tinue, that whatsoeuer ye aske the fa­ther in my name, he should geue it you. Thys I commaunde you, that ye loue [Page 167] one another. Yf the worlde hate you, then knowe that it hathe hated me be­fore you: yf ye were of the worlde, the worlde woulde loue hys owne. Howe be it, because ye are not of the worlde, but I haue chosen you from the world, therfore theworlde hateth you. Remē ­ber my worde that I sayde vnto you: the seruaunte is not greater then hys Lord: yf they haue persecuted me, they shall persecute you also: yf they haue kept my word, they shal kepe yours al­so. But al this they shal do vnto you for my names sake, because thei know not him yt sent me: yf I had not come & spo­ken vnto them, thē should they haue no sinne, but nowe haue they nothynge to cloke their s [...]ne withal. He yt hateth me, hateth my father also: yf I hadde not done amonge them the workes which none other man dyd, they shoulde haue no sinne. But nowe haue they sene it, and yet haue they hated bothe me and my father: Neuerthelesse that the say­inge myght be fulfylled which is writ­ten in their lawe: they haue hated me withoute a cause.Psal. 24 c. But whan the com­forter commeth whome I shall sende you from the father, euen the spirit of [Page] truthe whiche proceadeth of the father, he shall testifye of me, and ye shall beare wytnesse also, for ye haue bene with me from the beginninge.

These thinges haue I sayde vnto you,Capi. 16. that ye shoulde not be offended? They shall excommunicate you, the tyme cō ­meth that whosoeuer putteth you to deathe, shal thinke that he doth seruice vnto God. And suche thynges shal they do vnto you, because they haue nother knowen the father, nor yet me. But these thinges haue I sayde vnto you, that whan the tyme commeth, ye maye thinke thereon that I tolde you: but these thinges haue I not said vnto you from the beginninge: for I was with you: but nowe I go vnto him that sent me, & none of you asketh me whether goest thou: But because I haue sayde these thinges vnto you, your hearte is full of sorowe. Neuerthelesse I tel you the truethe, it is better for you that I go awaye, for yf I go not awaye, that comforter commeth not vnto you: but yf I depart I wyl send him vnto you. And whan he commeth, he shall re­buke the worlde of synne, and of rygh­teousnesse, and of iudgemente. Of [Page 168] synne, because they beleue not on me: Of ryghteousnesse, because I goo to the father, and ye shall se me no more. Of Iudgemente, because the [...]rince of this world is iudged already. I haue yet muche to saye vnto you, but ye can­not nowe beare it awaye: how be it. Whan the spirite of truthe commeth, he shall leade you, in to all trueth: For he shall not speake of hym selfe, but whatsoeuer he shall heare, that shall he speake, and he shall shewe you what is to come: he shall gloryfe me, for he shall receaue of myne, and shall shewe vnto you. All that the father hath is myne, therefore haue I sayde, he shall receaue of myne, and shewe vnto you. After a lyttel whyle, and ye shall not se me, and agayne after a ly­tle while, and ye shall se me, for I goo to the father. Then sayde some of hys disciples amonge them selues: What is thys that he sayeth vnto vs: after a lytle while, and ye shall not se me, and agayne after a lytle whyle, and ye shall se me: For I goo to the fa­ther? Then sayde they. What is this that he sayth: after a lytle whyle? We canne not tell what he sayeth.

[Page]Then perceaued Iesus that they wold aske him, and he sayde vnto them: Ye enquire of this amonge youre selues, that I sayde. After a lytle while, and ye shall not se me, and againe after a lytle while and ye shall se me. Uerely, verely I saye vnto you, ye shall wepe & lament, but the world shall reioyce, ye shalbe sory, but your sorowe shalbe turned into ioye. A woman whan she traueleth hathe sorow, for her houre is come, but whan she is delyuered of her childe, she thinketh nomore of the an­guyshe for ioye that a man is borne in the worlde. And nowe haue ye sorowe also, but I wyl se you againe, and your hearte shall reioyce, and your ioye shal noman take from you. And in that day shall ye aske me no question, verelye, verelye I saye vnto you, yf ye aske the father ought in my name, he shall geue it you. Hetherto haue ye asked nothing in myne name: aske and ye shall re­ceaue, that youre ioye may be perfect: these thinges haue I spoken vnto you by prouerbes, neuerthelesse the tyme commeth, that I shall speake nomore by prouerbes, but I shall shewe you plainlye of my father. In that daye [Page 169] shall ye aske in my name, and I saye not vnto you, that I wyll praye vnto the father for you, for the father hym selfe loueth you, because ye haue loued me, and beleued that I am come oute from God. I wente oute from the fa­ther, and came into the worlde: againe I leue the world, and go to the father. His disciples sayde vnto him: beholde nowe talkest thou playnelye, and spea­kest no prouerbe: now are we sure, that thou knowest all thinges, and nedest not that any man should aske the, ther­fore beleue we, that thou camst out frō God. Iesus answered them: Nowe ye do beleue, beholde, the houre draweth nye, and is come already, that ye shal­be scattered euery man vnto his owne and shall leaue me alone, and yet am I not alone, for the father is with me. These thinges haue I spoken vnto you, that in me ye myghte haue peace, in the worlde ye haue trouble, but be of good comforte, I haue ouercome the worlde. These thinges sayde Iesus,Capi. [...]. & lyfte vp his eyes towarde heauen, and said, father the houre is come, that [...]hou glorify thy sonne, y thy sonne also may [Page] gloryfie the. Lyke as thou haste geuen him power ouer all flesh, that he should geue euerlastinge lyfe to as many as thou hast geuen him. But this is the lyfe euerlastinge, that they know thee, that thou onely arte the true God, and whome thou hast sent Iesus Christ. I haue gloryfied the vpon earth, and fy­nished the worke, that [...]hou gauest me to do. And now glorifie thou me father by thy owne selfe, with the glory which I had or euer the worlde was. I haue declared thy name vnto y men whome thou gauest me from the world. They were thine, and thou gauest them vn­to me, and they haue kepte thy worde. Now know they yt al thinges whatso­euer thou hast geuen me, are of the, for the wordes whiche thou gauest me, haue I geuē vnto them, and they haue receaued them, and knowen of a truth, that I am come forth from thee, and haue beleued that thou haste sent me. I pray for them, and not for the world [...] but for them whome thou haste geuen me: for they are thine, and all that is myne, is thine and what thine is, that is m [...]ne and I am glorified in the: and now I am no more in ye worlde, & they [Page 170] are in the world, and I come the: ho­ly father kepe ī thy name those, whome thou hast geuen me, yt they may be one, lyke as we are. While I was with thē in the world, I kept them in thy name. Those yt thou gauest me, haue I kepte, and none of them is loste, but that loste childe, that the scripture mighte be ful­fylled: but nowe came I vnto thee, and this I speake in the world,Psal. 40 b and 10 [...]. [...]. yt they may haue my ioye parfit in thē, I haue ge­uen them thy worde, and the world ha­teth them, for they are not of the world, euen as I also am not of the worlde. I pray not that thou shouldest take them out of the world, but that thou kepe thē from euell: they are not of the worlde, as I also am not of the worlde. Sanc­tifie them in thy trueth, thy word is the truth. Lyke as thou hast sent me in to ye world, so haue I sent thē into ye world, and for their sakes I sanctifie my selfe that they may also be sanctified in the truth. Neuerthelesse I pray not for thē onely, but also for those, which thorow their word shall beleue in me, that they al may be one, like as yu father artīme, & I in the, yt they also maye be in vs, y ye world may beleue that yu hast sēt me. [Page] And the Glory which thou gauest me, haue I geuen them, that they may bee one, lyke as we are one. I in them, and thou in me, that they maye be perfecte in one, and that the world may know, that thou haste sente me, and haste loued them, as thou haste loued me. Father I wyll that they whome thou hast geuen me, be with me, where I am, that they may se my glory, which thou haste geuen me: for thou haste lo­ued me, or euer the world was made. Ryghteous father the world hath not knowen the, but I haue knowen thee, and these haue knowen that thou haste sent me, and I haue declared thy name vnto them, that ye loue wherewith thou haste loued me, maye be in them, and I in them.

¶Of Christes entrynge in to y garden, and of his prayer and captiuite. Math. xxvi. Marke xiiii. Luc. xxii. Ioh. xviii. cap. ix

WHan Iesus had thus spoken,Iohn. he wente fourthe with his disci­ples, (Luke) and he was wonte, (Mat.) vnto mo [...]nte Oliuete, (Ioan) o­uer the broke Cedron, (Math) in to a [Page 171] towne, (Marke) called Gethsemani.

(Iohn) Where there was a garden, in to the which Iesus entred, and his dis­ciples: but Iudas that betrayed hym, knewe the place also. (Mat.) And saide vnto his disciples, sit ye here, while I go yonder and praye. And he toke with him Peter, and ye two sonnes of Zebe­de, and began to waxe sorowfull, and heauy, (Mark) and fearefull, and in an agonye. (Math) Then sayde Iesus vn­to them, my soule is heauy euen vnto deathe: tarye ye here, and watche wyth me. (Luc) and he gat hym from them, aboute a stones caste: (Math) and he wente fourthe a lytle, and fell flat vp­on hys face, (Mar) vpon the grounde & prayed that (if it wer possible) the houre myghte passe from hym: and sayd, Ab­ba, my father, all thynges are possible vnto thee, take this cuppe awaye from me: neuerthelesse, not what I wyll, but what thou wylte. (math) And he came to his disciples, and foūde them a slepe, and sayde vnto Peter. (marke) Simon slepest thou, couldest thou not watche with me one houre? Watch and pray, that ye fall not into temptacion: y sprit is willing, but the flesh is weake. (Mat) [Page] Agayne he went the seconde tyme, and prayed, (mar) the same wordes saying, (math) O my father yf this cuppe can­not passe away frō me except I drinke it, thy wyll be fulfilled. And he came a­gaine, and founde thē a slepe: for their eyes were heuye, (mar) & they knewe not what they shoulde aunswere him. (mat) And he left them, and went forth agayne and prayed the third tyme, sai­ynge the same wordes, (Luk) he kneled downe, and sayd: Father yf thou wilt, take awaye thys cuppe fro me, neuer­thelesse not my wyll, but thyne be ful­fylled. And there appeared vnto hym an angell from heauen, and comforted hym. And he wrestled with deathe, and prayed the longer, and his swete was lyke dropes of bloude, runnyng downe to the grounde: and he rose vp from prayer, and came to his disciples, and founde them slepinge for heuinesse, and sayde vnto them. What slepe ye. (mar) Slepe on nowe, and take youre rest, it is ynough, (Luke) rise and pray, that ye fal not in to temptacion, (math) beholde the houre is come, y the sōne of man shalbe deliuered into ye handes of sinners, arise, let vs be going, (ma [...]) [Page 172] beholde he is at hande that betrayeth me. (Iohn) Nowe when Iudas had ta­ken vnto him the cōpany, & ministers of the highe Preestes and ministers, he came thether with cressettes, with lanterns, and with weapens, (math) while he yet spake: lo, Iudas Iscarioth one of the twelue came, and with hym a greate multitude with sweardes and staues, sente from the hyghe preestes and elders of the people. (Mark) And ye tray [...] our had geuen them a token, and sayde: whomsoeuer I kysse, the same is he, laye handes vpon him, and leade him awaye warely, (Mat) and he went before them, and came nie vnto Iesus to kysse him (Mar) and whan he was come, he wente strayghte waye vnto him, and sayd vnto him, (Math) hayle master, and kissed him, and Iesus said vnto him, frende wherefore arte thou come? (Luc) Iudas betrayest thou the sonne of man with a kysse (Iohn) Ie­sus nowe knowinge all that shoulde come vpon him, wente fourthe, and sayde vnto them: whome seke ye? they answered him, Iesus of Nazareth. Ie­sus sayde vnto them. I am he, Iudas also which betrayed him stode with thē [Page] Nowe whan Iesus sayde vnto them, I am he: and they wente backwardes, fell to the grounde. Then asked he them agayne: whome seke yt? They sayde Iesus of Nazareth. Iesus aun­swered, I haue told you, that I am he: Yf ye seke me, then let these goo theyr waye, that the word myght be fulfilled whiche he sayde. Of them whome thou gauest me, haue I not loste one: (math) Then came they,Iohn. 17. b. and layed handes vp­on Iesus and toke him. (Luc) When they that were aboute him, sawe what woulde folowe, they sayde vnto him, Lorde, shall we smite with the sweard? (Iohn) Simon Peter, (Luk) one of thē, (Iohn) Had a swearde, and drewe it oute, and smote the high Preestes ser­uaunt, and cut of his ryght eare. (Luke) But Iesus answered, and sayde, suffer them thus far fourthe. (Iohn) And the seruauntes name was Malchus: then sayde Iesus vnto Peter: put vp thy swearde in to thy sheeth. Shall I not drynke of the cuppe, whiche my father hath geuen me? (Mat) for all that take the swearde, shall peryshe with the sweard. Or thinkest thou that I can not praye my father now to sende me [Page 173] more then twelue legiōs of aūgels? but how thē shold ye scriptures be fulfilled? For thus muste it be. (Ioh) And he tou­ched his eare, and healed hym: but Ie­sus sayde vnto the Priestes and rulers of the tēple, and to the elders that were come vnto him. Ye are come fourth, as it were to a murtherer with sweardes and staues: I was daylye with you in the temple, and ye laied no handes vp­on me (Math.) I satte and taughte, and ye toke me not, (Luke) but this is your houre, and the power of darke­nesse, (Math) but all thys is done, that the scriptures of the prophetes myghte be fulfylled. But all the disciples lefte hym and fled. (Iohn) Then the compa­nye and captayne, and the officers of y Iewes toke Iesus. (marke) And there folowed hym, a yonge manne, which was clothed in linnen vpon the bare skynne, and they helde hym, but he let the linnen go, and fled naked from thē.

¶Howe Christe was sente to Annas, and of Peters first de­niall. Math. xxvi. Marke. xiiii Luke. xxii. Iohn. xviii. Cap. x.

[Page]BUt they that toke Iesus,Math. (Ioan) bounde him, and led hym awaye first vnto Annas, that was fa­ther in lawe vnto Cayphas, and hye Priest for that yeare, whiche gaue counsayle vnto the Iewes, that it was good, that one man shoulde dye for the people. As for Simon Peter, he and another Dysciple folowed Iesus a farre of. The same disciple was kno­wen vnto the hye Priest, and went in with Iesus in to the hygh Priestes pa­lace. But Peter stode without at the doore. Then that other disciple whiche was knowē vnto the high priest, went out and spake vnto the dāsell that kept the doore, and brought Peter (Mat) in to the high priestes palace. (Mar.) And when he was within, (Luk) they kynde­led a fyre in the myddest of the palace, and sytting downe together, (mat) Pe­ter sat without in the palace, (Luke) a­monge them, whome when a certayne damsel sawe syttinge by the lyght, and when she had wel beheld him, she sayd: Thys same was also with him. (Iohn) Then the damsell that kepte the doore sayde vnto Peter, Mark) when she saw Peter warmīg him, (Ioh) art not thou [Page 174] also one of this mans disciples? (Luke) Woman, (Mar) I knowe hym not, no­ther can I tell what thou sayest, (math) Thou waste also with Iesu of Naza­reth. But he denied it before theym all. (Ihon) I am not, (Luk) I wot not what thou sayest. (Iohn) The seruauntes and officers stoode by the fyre (for it was colde) and warmed them selues. Peter also stode with them, and warmed him selfe. (Marke) And he went forthe into the palace, and the Cocke crew. (Iohn) The high priest asked Iesus of his dis­ciples, and of his doctrine, Iesus an­swered him, I haue spoken openly be­fore the worlde, I haue euer taughte in the Sinagoge, and in the temple, whither all the Iewes resorted, and in secrete haue I spoken nothynge. Why askest thou me? Aske thē yt haue heard, what I haue spoken vnto them: Be­holde, they can tell what I haue sayde. But whan he had thus spooken, one of the officers that stoode by, smote Iesus on the face, and sayde: aunswerest thou the high priest so? Iesus answered him, yf I haue euyl spoken, then beare witnes of euel: But yf I haue wel spoken, why smytest thou me?

¶Howe Christe was sente vn­to Caiphas, and of Peters se­conde and thirde denyall, in Caiphas house, and of false witnesses againste Iesus. Math. xxvi. Marke xiiii. Luke. xxii. Iohn. xviii. Cap. xi.

ANd Annas sente Iesus bounde vnto Caiphas the hyghe preeste,Iohn. (math) Where the Scribes and the Elders were gathered toge­ther. As for Peter he folowed him a farre of vnto the high preestes Palace and went in, and sat with the seruaun­tes that he myghte se the ende. (Marke) but whan he wente oute at the dore, a nother damsell spyed him: and began to saye vnto them that stode by, (Mat) to them that were there: This was al­so wyth Iesus of Nazareth. (Ioh) Si­mō Peter stode and warmed him self: Then sayde they vnto him: arte not thou one of his disciples? (Mar) and a lytle whyle after, another sawe him, and saide. Thou art one of them, (Mat) and he denied it, and sware also, (Iohn) [Page 175] and sayd: (Luke) man, I am not, (Mat) I knowe not the man, and after a lytle, (Luke) aboute the space of an houre, a nother affirmed and sayde. Uerely this was with him also, for he is a Galileā. (marke) Againe they that stode by sayd, of a trueth, thou arte one of them, for thou arte a Galilean, (Math) for thy speche bewrayeth the. (Ioh) One of the hyghe preestes seruauntes a kinsman of him whose eare Peter had smitten of, sayde vnto hym, dyd not I se thee in the garden with him [...] (math) Then beganne he to curse, and detest & swea­re. (mar) I knowe not the man that ye speake of, (Luk) and immediatly while he yet spake, (mar) ye cocke crue againe. (Luk) And the Lord turned him about, and loked vpon Peter, (Mark) then thoughte Peter vpon the worde that Iesus spake vnto him: before the cocke crowe two tymes, thou shalte deny me thrise (Luc) And Peter wente out, and wepte bytterlye. (Math) But the highe preestes, and the elders, and the whole councell soughte false witnesse against Iesus, that they mighte put him to deathe: and founde none, though many false witnesse stepte fourthe. (marke) [Page] Some stode vp, and gaue false witnes agaynst him, and sayde: We heard him saye: I wyl breake downe thys temple, that is made with handes, and in thre dayes buylde another not made with handes. But their witnesse agreed not together. (mat) At the laste there stepte forth two false witnesses, and spake, he sayde: I can breake downe the temple of God, and buylde it agayne in thre dayes, (mark) and their witnes agreed not. And the highe Priest stode vp a­monge them, and asked Iesus, and sayd: Answerest thou nothing to it that these testifie agaynst thee? But he held his tongue, and aunswered nothynge. Then the hyghe priest asked hym a­gayne, and sayde vnto him: (Mathe) I charge thee by the lyuynge God, that thou tel vs, yf thou be Christ, the sonne of God, (marke) blessed, (Math) Iesus spake, thou hast sayde it, (marke) I am, (Mat) neuerthelesse I saye vnto you, from thys tyme forth it shall come to passe, that ye shall see the sonne of man sytting vpon the righte hand of the po­wer of God, and commynge in the cloudes of heauen. Then the hyghe priest rent hys clothes, and sayde: He [Page 176] hath blasphemed, what nede anye moe wytnesses: Loe, nowe haue ye hearde blasphemy, what thyncke ye? (Marke) Then they al condempned him, that he was gi [...]tye of death, (Luk) the men that helde hym mocked hym, (Mathe) then spit [...]ed they in his face, (Luk) and blynd felded him, (Mathe) and smote hym on the face with their hande, (Luk) and as­ked him, (Math.) sayinge: Prophecye vnto vs Christe, who is he that smote thee? (Mark) and the seruauntes smote him on the face, (Luke) and many other blasphemyes sayde they vnto hym.

¶Of the thyrde comming toge­ther of the elders, and howe Ie­sus was delyuered to Pilate. Math. xxvii. Mar. xv. Luk. xxii. xxiii. Iohn. xviii. xix. Capi xii.

ANd when it was daye (Mark) by and by (Math.) in the mornynge,Luke. (Marke) the highe priestes, (math) and ye chiefe & elders of the people, held a coūsel agaīst Iesu, yt they might putte hym to deathe. (Luke) And he led [Page] him vp before their counsell, and saide. Yf thou be Christe, tell vs. And he sayd vnto them, if I tell you, ye will not be­leue me, but if I aske you, ye wyll not aunswere me, nether wyl ye let me g [...]. From this tyme fourth shall the sonne of man sitte at the righte hande of the power of God. Then sayde they al, art thou then the sonne of God? He sayde vnto them: ye say it. For I am: hey said what nede we any further witnesse? we oure selues haue hearde it, of his owne mouthe. And the whole multitude of them arose,Luke. 13. (marke) and bounde Iesus, (Luke) and lede him (Iohn) from Cai­phas into the councell halle, (Luke) vn­to Pilate. (Iohn) It was earely in the morninge. And they them selues went not into the commen halle, leste they shoulde be defiled, but that they might eate the Pascall lambe. Then wente Pilate oute vnto them. (Math.) And they delyuered him bounde vnto Pi­late: the debite. When Iudas whiche betrayed him saw this that he was cō ­demned to deathe, he repented hym & he broughte againe the thirtye syluer pens to the highe preestes and elders. And sayde, I haue done euell, in that [Page 177] I haue betrayed innocent bloud. They sayd: what haue we to do with that? se thou there to. And he caste the syluer pens in the temple, and gat hym away, and went and hanged him selfe. So the hygh preestes toke the siluer pens and sayde: it is not lawfull to put them in to Gods chest, for it is bloude money: Neuerthelesse they helde a counsell, and bought with them a potters felde, for to burye straungers in. Wherefore the same felde is called ye feld of bloud vnto this daie. Then was that fulfyl­led whiche was spoken by Ieremy the prophete sayinge. And they toke thirty syluer pens the price of him that was solde,Iere. 12. b. Zach 11. [...]. whome they boughte of the chyl­dren of Israell, and these they gaue for a potters felde, as the Lorde com­man̄ded me. As for Iesus stode before the debite: (Iohn) And he sayde, what accusacion bring you against this mā? They aunswered and sayde vnto him: yf he were not an euel doer, we had not delyuered him vnto thee. Then sayde Pilate vnto them. Take ye him: and Iudge hym after youre lawe. Then said the Iewes vnto him, it is not law­full for vs to put any man to deathe, yt [Page] ye worde of Iesus myghte be fulfylled, which he spake, whē he signified what death he shold die. (Luk) They began to accuse him, & said: we haue founde this fellow peruertīg ye people: & forbidding to geue tribute vnto ye Emperour, & he saith yt he is Christ a king. But Pilate asked him & sayd: art yu the kinge of the Iewes? He answerd him & said. Thou sayst it. Pilate sayde vnto ye high pree­stes, & to ye people: I fynde no cause in this mā, but they wer the more fearce, and sayde: he hathe moued the people in that he hath taughte here and there al the lande of Iewry, & hath begonn [...] at Galile vnto this place. Whā Pilate hearde mention of Galile, he asked whether he were of Galile. And whan he parceaued that he was vnder He­rodes iurisdiction, he sente him to He­rode, whiche was also at Ierusalem in­those dayes. Whan Herode sawe Ie­sus, he was exceadinge glade, for he had longe bene desirous to se him, be­cause he had herd much of him, & hoped to se a miracle of him. And he asked hī many thinges, neuerthelesse he answe­red nothing. The hie preestes & Scri­bes stode, and accused him sore: but He­rode with his mē of war despised him [...] [Page 178] & mocked him, put a white garmēt vp­on him, & sent him againe vnto Pilat [...] Upon the same day wer Pilate & He­rode made frendes together, for before they had bene at variaunce. Pilate cal­led the hie preestes, and the rulers, and ye people together, & sayd vnto them, ye haue broughte this manne vnto me, as one that peruerteth ye people: & behold, I haue examined him before you, and finde in the mā none of ye causes, where of ye accuse him. Nor yet Herode, for I sent you to him, and behold, there is brought vpō him nothing yt is worthy of death. Therfore I wil chastē him, & let him louse. (Iohn) Then entred Pi­late in to the counsel hall againe, & cal­led Iesus, and sayd vnto him. Art yu the king of ye Iewes? Iesus answered: say­est thou yt of thy self, or haue other tolde it the of me? Pilate answered: am I a Iewe? Thy people & the high priestes haue deliuered the vnto me: what hast yu done? Iesus answered: my kīgdōe is not of this world, if my kingdōe wer of this world, my ministers would fyght therfore, yt I shold not be deliuered vn­to ye Iewes. But now my kingdome is not frō hence. Thē said Pilat vnto him [Page] Arte thou a kynge then? Iesus answe­red: thou sayest it, for I am a king. For this cause was I borne, and came into the worlde, that I shoulde testifie the truth. Whosoeuer is of the truth, hea­reth my voyce. Pilate sayde vnto him: What is the trueth? And whan he had sayde that, he went oute againe to the Iewes, and sayde vnto them. I fynde no cause in him. (Math) And when he was accused of the hie priestes and El­ders, he answered nothinge. Then said Pilate vnto him. (Mar) And asked him againe, and sayde: answerest thou no­thinge? (Math) Then sayde Pilate vn­to him, hearest thou not how sore they accuse the? (Mark) beholde, in how ma­nye thinges they accuse the? (math) and he answered hym not one worde, in so muche that Pilate the debite marue­led excedinglye. At the solempne feaste the debite was wonte to delyuer a pri­soner fre [...] vnto the people, whome they woulde, (Mark) and whome they wold desire, (Luke) he must nedes let lowse. (Mat) And at ye same tyme he had a no­table prisoner, called Barrabas: (mar) and the people wente vp and prayed him that he would do as he was wont. [Page 179] (Mat) And whē they wer gathred, together Pilate sayd: (Ioh) ye haue a custōe that I shoulde geue one vnto you louse at Easter (Mat) whether will ye that I geue louse vnto you, Barrabas, or Iesus whiche is also called Christe? For he knewe well that they had dely­uered him of enuye. But the hie pree­stes and the elders moued the people, that they shoulde aske Barrabas, and destroye Iesus. Then aunswered the debite, and sayde vnto them: whether of these two wyll ye that I geue louse vnto you? They sayd Barrabas (Ioh) yet was Barrabas a these, (Luke) the whiche for an insurreccion made in the cytie, and because of a murther was caste in to prison. Then called Pilate vnto them agayne, and would haue let Iesus louse, (math) what shal I do then with Iesus whiche is called Christe? They sayd all, let him be crucified: the debite sayde, what euell hathe he done? but they cried yet the more, (Luke) cru­cifie him, crucifie him. Yet saide he vn­to them the thirde tyme: what euell hath he done? I fynde no cause of death in hym, therfore wyll I chasten hym, and lette him god. (Iohn) Then Pi­late [Page] toke Iesus, and scourged him, and (Math) the debites soudiours toke Ie­sus in to the commune hall, and gathe­red the whole multitude ouer him, and striped him oute of his clothes, and put a purple robe vpon him, and plated a crowne of thorne, and sette it vpon his heade, and a rede in his hande, and kneled before him, and mocked him, and sayde: hayle kinge of the Iewes, spitted vpon hym, and toke the rede, and smote him vpon the heade, (Iohn) and smote him on the face. Then wente Pilate fourthe agayne, and sayde vnto them: beholde I brynge him forth vnto you, that ye may know that I fynde no faute in him. So Ie­sus wente fourthe, and dyd weare a crowne of thorne, and a purple robe. And he sayde vnto them: beholde the man. Whan the hye preestes and my­nisters sawe him, they cryed and sayd: crucifie, crucifie hym. Pilate sayde vnto them. Take ye hym, and crucifie hym: for I fynde no giltinesse in hym.L [...]ui. 24. c The Iewes aunswered him, we haue a lawe, and after oure lawe he ought to dye: because he made hym selfe the [Page 170] sonne of God. Whan Pilate hearde that worde, he was the more afraied: and wente agayne in to the commune hall. And sayde vnto Iesus: whence art thou? but Iesus gaue him no answere. Then sayde Pilate vnto him, speakest thou not vnto me? knowest thou not, that I haue power to crucifie thee, and haue power to louse the? Iesus answe­red. Thou shouldest haue no power vpon me, yf it were not geuen thee from aboue. Therfore he that delyuered me vnto thee, hathe the more synne. From that tyme for the Pilate sought meanes to louse him. But the Iewes cried and sayde, yf thou lette him go, thou arte not the Emperours frende: For whosoeuer maketh hym selfe a kynge, is againste the Emperoure. Whan Pilate hearde that worde, he broughte Iesus forthe, and satte him downe vpon the iudgemente seate, in the place whyche is called the pauemente, but in the Hebrue, Ga­batha. (Math) And whan he satte vpon the iudgemente seate, hys wyfe sente vnto him, saying: haue yu nothing to do wyth that ryghteous man: for I [Page] haue suffred many thinges this day in a dreame, because of him. (mar) It was aboute the thirde houre, (Ioan) and he sayde vnto the Iewes: beholde youre kinge: but they cried, awaye with him, awaye with him, crucifie him: Pilate sayde vnto them. Shal I crucifie your kynge? The highe preestes answered, we haue no kinge but the Emperour. (math) So whan Pilate sawe that he coulde not helpe, but that, (Luke) with greate cryes, (Mat) there was a greate vprore: he toke water and washed hys handes, before the people and sayd, I am vngiltie of the bloude of this rygh­teous man, se ye thereto. Then answe­red all the people and sayde, his bloude come vpon vs, and vpon oure children, Then (marke) Pilate thoughte to sa­tisfie the people, (Luke) and gaue sen­tence that it shoulde be as they requi­red, and let louse Barrabas vnto them that for insurrectiō and murther was cast into prison, whome they desyred, but gaue Iesus ouer vnto their wyll, (Mark.) that they mighte crucifie hym. (Mat) Thē the debites souldiours toke Iesus into the cōmon hal, & gathered y whole multitude together (Mark) and [Page 180] clothed him with purple and plated a crowne of thorne, and crowned hym withall, and began to salute him: hayle kyng of y Iewes, and smote him vpō y heade with a reede, and spytted vpon hym, (Mathe) and kneled before him, and mocked hym, and after they hadde mocked hym, (Marke) they tooke the purple of hym, (Mathe) and putte hys owne clothes vpon hym.

¶Of the leadynge forth of Ie­sus to Caluarie, and of hys cruci­fiynge. Mathew. xxvii. Marke. xv. Luk. xxiii. Ioan. xix. Ca. xiii.

THey toke Iesus and leade hym awaye,Iohn. and he bare hys crosse, and went oute to the place of deade mens sculles, whiche in Hebrue is called Golgatha. (Luke) And as they ledde hym awaye, they toke one Simon of Cyren commynge frome the towne, (Marke) the father of Alexander and Rufus, (Mathe) hym they compelled to beare hys Crosse, (Luke) and layed the crosse vpon hym, to beare it after hym. And there folo­wed hym a great multitude of people, [Page] and of women, whiche bewayled and lamented him. But Iesus turned hym abouce vnto them, and sayde: ye dough­ters of Ierusalem, wepe not ouer me, but wepe ouer youre selues, and ouer your children. For beholde, the tyme wyll come, wherein it shall be sayde: Blessed are the baren, and the wombes that haue not borne, and the pappes that haue not geuen sucke. Then shall they begynne to saye vnto the moun­taynes, fal vppon vs, and to the hylles, couer vs. For yf this be done to a grene tree, what shalbe done then to the drie? And two other, whiche were misdoers, were led oute also, to be putte to death, with hym. (Mathe) And when they wer come vnto the place called Golgatha, that is to say by interpretacion, a place of dead mennes sculles, they gaue him to dryncke wyne, (Marke) myxte with Mirre, (Mathe) and Galle. And when he had tasted therof, (Mark) he woulde not receyue it. (Iohn) It was the daye of preparynge of the Easter, a­boute the sixte houre. (Luke) They cru­cified him euen there, and the two mis­doers with hym, the one on the ryghte hande, and the other on the left. (Iohn) [Page 179] But Iesus in the myddest. (Marke) Then was the scripture fulfilled, whi­che sayeth, he was counted amonge the euyll doers. (Luke [...]) But Iesus, sayde: father forgeue them,Esay. 53. b. for they wote not what they doe. (Iohn) Pilate wrote a superscription, (Marke) of his cause, (Iohn) and set it vpon the Crosse, (Mat) ouer hys heade. Luke) And aboue ouer hym was wrytten thys superscription with letters of Greke, Latyn, and He­brewe. (Math) This is Iesus (Iohn) of Nazareth, kynge of the Iewes. Thys superscription readde manye of the Iewes, for the place where Iesus was crucifyed, was nye vnto the City. Thē sayde the hye priestes of the Iewes vn­to Pilate, wryte not Kynge of the Iewes, but that he sayde: I am Kynge of the Iewes. Pylate aun­swered, what I haue wrytten, that haue I wrytten. The souldiers whan they hadde crucifyed IESUS, tooke hys garmentes, and made foure partes to euerye Souldyer one parte, and the coate also. As for the coate, it was vnsowed from aboue wrought thorowe and thorowe.

[Page]Then sayde they one to another, let vs not deuyde it, but cast lottes for it, who shal haue it, that the scripture might be fulfylled, (Math) which was spoken by the Prophete.Psal. 12. d They haue parted my garment amonge them, and cast lottes vpon my vesture. (Ioan) Thys dyd the souldiers in dede.

☞Howe they derided Iesus vp­on y Crosse, & of hys wordes, and of the sygnes after hys deathe. Mathewe. xxvii. Marke. xv. Luke. xxiii. Iohn. xix. capit. xiiii.

THey that went by, reuyled him, and wagged their heades, and sayd: Thou that breakest downe the temple of God,Mathevv & buildest it in thre dayes, helpe thy selfe, yf thou be the sonne of God, come downe frome the crosse. The hye Priestes also laughed hym to scorne, (Mar.) amonge theym selues with the Scribes, (Mat) and Elders, sayinge. He hath helped o­ther, and can not helpe hym selfe. Yf he be the kynge of Israell, let hym come downe from the crosse, and we wyl be­leue [Page 183] hym, (Luke) lette hym helpe hym selfe nowe, yf he be Christ the chosen of God, (Mathe) He trusted in God, lette hym delyuer him nowe yf he wyl haue hym: For he sayde, I am the sonne of God. (Luk) And the souldiers also moc­ked him, and sayd: yf thou be the kynge of Iewes, then helpe thy selfe. (Mathe) The Murtherers also that were cru­cified with hym, caste the same in hys teeth. (Luke) And the people stode, and behelde. And the rulers mocked hym with them, and sayde: He hath helped other, let hym helpe hym selfe nowe, yf he be Christ ye chosen of god. The soul­diers also mocked hym, went to hym, and brought him vineger, and sayde: yf thou be the kynge of the Iewes, then helpe thy selfe. And one of the misdoers that hanged there, blasphemed hym, and sayd: Yf thou be Christ, then helpe thy selfe and vs. Then aunswered the other, rebuked him, and sayd: And thou fearest not God also, whiche arte yet in lyke dampnacion. And truelye we are therein by ryghte, for we receyue accordynge to oure dedes. As for thys man, he hathe doen nothynge amysse. And he sayde vnto Iesus: Lorde re­membre [Page] me, when thou commest into thy kyngdome. And Iesus sayde vnto hym: Uerelye, I saye vnto thee. To daye shalte thou be with me in Para­dise (Iohn) There stode by the Crosse of Iesus, his mother, and his mothers syster Marye the wyfe of Cleophas, and Mary Magdalene. Nowe when Iesus sawe hys mother and the disci­ple standynge by, whome he loued, he sayde vnto hys mother: Woman, be­holde thy sonne. Then sayde he to hys disciple: Beholde thy mother. And from that houre, the disciple tooke her vnto him. (Mathevv) And from the sixt houre, there was darckenes ouer the whole earth vnto the nynthe houre, (Luke) and the Sunne was darckned, (math) and about the nynth houre, Ie­sus cryed with a loude voyce, and sayd: Hely, Hely, lamah hasaphthani, that is, my God, my God, why haste thou forsaken me? But some of them that stode there, when they heard that, sayd: he calleth Helias. But the other sayde: holde, let vs see whether Helias wyll come, and delyuer hym. (Iohn) After that when Iesus knew that al was perfourmed, that the scripture myghte be [Page 184] fulfylled, he said: I am a thriste. There stode a vessel full of vineger. (mat) And immediatlye one of them ranne, and toke a sponge and fylled it with vine­ger, and put it vpon a rede. Iohn) They filled a sponge with vineger, & wounde it about with Isope, and helde to hys mouth. Now whē Iesus had receaued y vineger, he sayd: It is finished. (Luke) And Iesus cryed aloude, and sayde: Father, into thy handes I commende my spirite, and when he hadde so sayd: (Iohn) He bowed hys heade, and gaue vp the Ghoste, (Mathevve) and beholde the Uayle of the temple was rente in two peces, frome aboue tyll beneath, and the earth quaked, and the stones rent, and the graues opened, and ma­nye bodyes of the Saynctes that slepte arose, and wente oute of the graues after hys Resurrection, and came into the holye Cytye, and ap­peared vnto manye. But the Cap­tayne and they that were wyth hym and kepte IESUS, when they sawe the earthequake, and the thyn­ges that were done, (Marke) and that he gaue vp the Ghost wyth suche [Page] a crye, (math) they were sore afrayde, and sayde: Uerelye thys was Goddes sonne, (Luke) and he praysed God, and sayde: verelye thys was a iuste manne. And al the people, that stode by and be­helde, when they sawe what was done, smote vppon their brestes, and tourned backe agayne. But all his acquayn­taunce, and the women yt had folowed hym out of Galile, (Mark) stode a farre of, and behelde al these thinges, among whome was Mary Magdalene, and Mary of Iames, and the mother of Ioseph and Salome, (mat) and the mother of the children of Zebede, (Marke) which had folowed hym when he was in Galile, and ministered vnto hym, and manye other that went vp with him to Ierusalem.

¶Of the Lordes buryall. Mat. xvi. Luk. xxiii. Iohn. xxix. ca. xv.

THe Iewes then,Iohn. for asmuche as it was the daye of preparinge that the bodyes shoulde not re­mayne vppon the Crosse, on the Sabboth (for ye same sabboth daye was greate) besoughte Pilate that theyr legges myghte be broken, and that [Page 185] they myghte be taken downe. Then came the souldiers and brake the leg­ges of the firste, and of the other that was crucifyed wyth hym: But when they came to Iesus, and sawe that he was dead alreadye, they brake not hys legges: But one of the souldiers ope­ned hys syde with a speare, and imme­diatlye there went out bloude and wa­ter. And he that sawe it, bare recorde, and hys recorde is true. And he kno­weth that he sayeth true, that ye myght beleue also. For thys is done, that the scripture might be fulfilled: ye shal not breake a bone of hym. And another scripture sayeth: * They shall [...] see hym whome they haue pearsed.Exod. 12 g zacha. 12. c (Mathevve) When it was euen, (Mark) for asmuch as it was the daye of preparynge, whi­che is the fore Sabboth, (Mathe) there came a ryche man of Aramathia, (Luk) a cytye of the Iewes, (Math) called Io­seph, (marke) a noble Senatour, (Luke) whiche was a good iuste man, (Mathe) which was also a disciple of Iesus, (Ioh) but secretlye for feare of the Iewes, (Luk) & wayted also for the kyngdom of God: The same had not consented to their counsayle and dede, (Marke) he [Page] wente boldely vnto Pilate, and asked the bodye of Iesus. But Pilate mar­uayled that he was deade already, and called the Capitaine, & asked hi, whe­ther he had bene deade longe: and whē he had gotten knowledge of the Capi­taine. (Ioan) Pilate sufferd him, (mark) he gaue hym the bodye, (Mat) and com­maunded that the bodye shoulde be ge­uen him. (mar) Ioseph bought a lynnen clothe: (Iohn) He came and coke the bo­dye, (Mar) and toke hym downe, and wrapte, (Mat) hym in a cleane linnen clothe, (Ioh) There came also Nicode­mus whiche afore came vnto Iesus by nyght, and broughte of Myrre and A­loes myngled together, aboute an hū ­dreth pounde wayght. Then they toke the body of Iesus, wounde it with lyn­nen clothes, and with the spices, as the maner of y Iewes is to bury. And by y place where Iesus was crucified, ther was a gardē, and in the garden a new Sepulchre of Iosephs, (mar) whiche was hewen out of a rocke, (Iohn) where in was neuer man layed. There layde they Iesus, because of the preparynge daye of the Iewes, for the Sepulchre was nye at hande. (math) And Ioseph [Page 186] rolled a great stone before y dore of the Sepulchre, (mat) & went his way. (mar) But Mary Magdalene, & Marie Io­seph beheld wher he was layed, (Math) sitting ouer against y Sepulchre, (Luk) & it was y day of preparing, & the Sab­both drue on. The wemen y were come wt hym oute of Galile, folowed him, & behelde the Sepulchre where his body was layed: but they returned, & made readye the spices and annoyntmentes. And vpon the Sabboth they rested, ac­cordynge to the lawe: (Math) the nexte daye that folowed the daye of the pre­parynge, the hye priestes and Phari­ses came together vnto Pilate & saide: syr, we haue called to remembraunce, that this deceauer saide, while he was yet alyue. After thre dayes I wyll ryse againe. Commaunde therfore that the Sepulchre be kept vnto the third day, le [...]te peraduenture hys disciples come and steale him away, and saye vnto the people, he is risen from deade, and so shall the laste errour be worse then the fyrste. Pilate sayde vnto them. There haue ye watchmē, go your way & kepe it as ye cā. They went, & kept y Sepul­chre wt watchmen, and sealed the stone.

¶Of the lordes resurrection, and howe the wemen came fyrst very earlye to the graue. Mat. xxviii. Marke. xvi. Luc. xxiiii. Iohn. xx. Cap. xvi.

ANd whē the Sabboth was paste,Mark. Marie Magdalene, and Marie Iames, and Salome, bought spi­ces, that they mighte come and a­noynte Iesus. And very earlye. (math) Upon the euenynge of the Sabboth, whiche dawneth the morowe of y fyrst daye of the Sabbothes. (Ioan) Whan it was yet darcke, (Mark) vpon one of the Sabbothes, they came to y Sepul­chre, whan the sunne arose. And sayde one to another, who shall roll vs the stone from the dore of the Sepulchre? It was a very great stone. (Math) And behold there was made a great earth­quake, for the Angel of the lorde descē ­ded from heauen and came and rolled backe the stone from the dore, and satte vpon it. And his countenaunce was as the lyghtninge, and his clothing white as snowe. But the watchemenne were troubled for feare of hym, and became [Page 187] as though they wer deade. (Iohn) Ma­rie Magdalene and the other Marie came to the Sepulchre, and sawe that the stone was taken from the Sepul­chre. Then ranne she, and came to Sy­mon Peter, and to the other disciples whome Iesus loued, and sayd to them. They haue taken awaye the lorde out of the Sepulchre, and we cannot tell, where they haue layed hym. (Luke) The women whiche had prepared the spices, and certayne women with thē, founde the stone rolled away from the Sepulchre, and wente in, and founde not the bodye of the Lorde Iesu. And it happened, as they were amased ther­at, beholde there stode by them two mē in shyninge garmentes. And they were afrayde and caste downe their faces to the earthe. Then sayd they vnto them: what seke ye? the lyuynge amonge the deade? He is not here, he is risē vp. Re­member how that he tolde you whan he was yet in Galile, and sayde. The sonne of man muste be delyuered into the handes of synners, and be crucifi­ed, and the thyrd daye ryse againe. And they remembred his wordes, (math) go your way soone, and tell his disciples. [Page] (marke) and Peter, that he wyll go be­fore you in to Galile: (Math) so, I haue foretolde it you, (Mar) there shall ye se hym, as he sayde vnto you. And they wente fourthe in all the haste, ende fled from the Sepulchre, for there was a trembling and feare come vpon them: nother sayde they anye thinge to anye man for they were afrayed. (Luke) And whan they were gone from the Sepul­chre, they tolde al this vnto the eleuen, and to all the other. It was Marye Magdalene, and Iohanna and Mary Iames, and the other wyth them, that tolde this vnto the Appostles. And their wordes semed vnto them, as thoughe they had bene but fables, and they be­leued them not. (math) And whan they were gone, beholde, certayne of the watchemen came into the citie, and tolde the hie preestes euery thinge that had happened. And they came together with the elders, and helde a councell, and gaue the souldiers money ynough and sayde: say ye, his disciples came by nyghte and stale him awaye, while we were a stepe: and yf this come to the de­ [...]ycie, we wyll styll hym, and brynge it so to passe, that ye shalbe safe. And they [Page 188] toke the money, and dyd as they were taughte: and this sayinge is noysed a­monge the Iewes vntyll thys day.

¶Howe that Peter and Iohn came to Christes graue, and of the two disciples going to E­maus Ioh. xx. Luk. 24. ca. xvii

THen wente Peter fourth, and the other disciples whome Ie­sus loued,Iohn. and came to the Se­pulchre, they ranne both toge­ther and that other disciple outranne Peter, and came fyrste to the Sepul­chre, and loked in, and sawe the lynnen clothes layde, but he wente not in: then came Symon Peter, after hym, and wente in to the Sepulchre, and sawe the lynnen clothes lye, and the napkyn that was bounde aboute Iesus heade, not layed with the lynnen clothes, but wrapped together in a place by it selfe. Then wente in also that other disciple whyche came fyrste to the Sepulchre, and he sawe and beleued: for as yet they knewe not the scryptures, that yt [Page] behoued him to ryse agayne from the deade. Then went the disciples againe together. (Luke) And behold,Emaus is from leru­salem. 40. stades. 115. myle. two of thē wente the same daye to a towne, which was threscore furlonges from Ieru­salem, whose name was Emaus. And they talked together of al those thinges that had happened.

¶Of the fyrst appearynge shewed vnto Marie Magdalene at her second commyng to the Se­pulchre. Math. xxviii. Mar. xvi Iohn. xx. Capi. xviii.

MAry Magdalene came to se the Sepulchre, (Ioh) and she stode before the Sepulchre,Math. and wept without. Nowe as she wepte, she loked in to the Sepulchre, and saw two Angels in whyte garmentes, syt­tynge the one at the heade: and the o­ther at the fete, where they had layed y bodye of Iesus. And they sayde vnto her: womā, why wepest thou? She said vnto them. They haue taken away my lorde, and I wote not where they haue layed him: and whan she had said that, she turned her selfe backe, and saw Ie­sus standynge, and knewe not that it [Page 189] was Iesus. Iesus sayd vnto her: wo­man, why wepest thou? Whome sekest thou? she thoughte it had bene the gar­dener, and saide vnto him: syr, yf thou hast borne him hence, then tel me wher thou haste layed him, and I wyl fetche hym. Iesus sayd vnto her: Marie. Thē turned she her aboute, and sayde vnto him. Raboni, that is to say, master. Ie­sus sayde vnto her. Touche me not, for I am not yet ascended vnto my father: but go thou thy way vnto my brethrē, and say vnto them. I ascende vp to my father, and to youre father, to my god, and youre God. (Mark) But Iesus whan he was rysen vp earely vpon the fyrste daye of the Sabboth, he appea­red fyrste vnto Mary Magdalene, out of whome he had caste seuen deuels, and she went and tolde them that were with him as they mourned and wepte. (Iohn) I haue sene the Lorde, and suche thinges hathe he spokē vnto me. (Mar) And whan they heard that he liued, and had appeared vn­to her, they beleued it not.

Of the second appaeringe to the women in the way, returning the seconde tyme from the sepulchre. And of y second appearing to Pe­ter, going the second time to y se­pulchre. Mat. xxviii. Mar. xvi. Luk. xxiiii. Capi. xix.

ANd the women came to the Se­pulchre. Luke. (mar) And goinge in to the Sepulchre: on the ryght hand they sawe a yonge man syttinge, whiche had a longe white garmente vpon him, and they were abashed. But he sayde vnto them. Be not ye afrayed. I knowe that ye seke Iesus of Naza­reth which was crucified, he is rysen, he is not here, (math) come and se the place. (Marke) where they layed him. (Mat) And they departed frō the graue in al the hast with great ioy, to brynge his disciples worde. And as they were goynge to tell hys disciples. Beholde, Iesus me [...] them, and sayde: God spede you. And they went vnto him, and held hys fete & fel downe before him. Then sayde Iesus vnto them: be not afrayed go your way, and tel my brethren, that [Page 190] they go into Galile, there shal they see me. (Luk) They tolde al this vnto the e­leuen, and to al other. But Peter arose and ranne to the sepulchre, & stouped in, and sawe the lynnen clothes layde by them selues.

¶Of the fourth appearynge shewed in Emaus to the two dis­ciples. And that he had alreadye appeared to Peter. Luke. xxiiii. Mathew. xvi. Capitulo. xx.

ANd it happened y as thei talcked,Luke. and disputed with themselues, of al those thynges that had chaun­ced. Iesus hym selfe drewe nye, & went with them. But their eyes were holden that they should not know him. And he sayde vnto them: What maner of cōmunicacions are these y ye haue one to another, as ye walcke and are sad? Then aunswered the one, whose name was Cleophas, and sayde vnto him: art y only a stran̄ger at Ierusalē, not knowīg what is come to passe ther in these dayes? And he sayd vnto them: What? They sayde vnto hym. That [Page] of Iesus of Nazareth, whiche was a prophete, myghtye in dede and worde, before God, and all the people. Howe oure highe priestes and rulers delyue­red him to the condēpnation of deathe, and crucified hym. But we hoped that he shoulde haue delyuered Israel. And besydes al thys, to day is y thyrd day, y this was done. Yea, and certayne wo­men also of oure companye, whiche were earely at the sepulchre, and foūde not his body, came and tolde, that they hadde sene a vision of aungels, whiche sayde he was alyue. And certayne of them, which were with vs, went vnto the sepulchre, and founde it euen so, as the women sayde, but hym founde they not. And he sayde vnto them: O ye foo­les and slowe of hearte to beleue all that the prophetes haue spoken: oughte not Christe to haue suffred these thyn­ges, and to entre also into hys glorye? And he beganne at Moyses and al the Prophetes, and expounded vnto them all the scriptures that were spoken of hym. And they drewe nye vnto the towne, whiche they went vnto: And he made as though he woulde haue gone further. And they compelled hym, and [Page 191] sayde: Abyde with vs, for it draweth towardes nyght, and the daye is farre passed. And he wente in to tarye wyth them. And it came to passe, whan he sat at the table with thē, he toke the bread, gaue thanckes, brake it, and gaue it theym. Then were their eyes opened, and they knewe hym. And he vanished out of their syghte. And they sayde be­twene them selues. Dyd not oure hear­tes burne within vs, whan he talcked with vs by the way? Whyle he opened the scriptures vnto vs? And they rose vp the same houre, tourned agayne to Ierusalem, and founde the eleuen ga­thered together, and those that were with them, whiche sayde: The Lorde is risen of a trueth, & hath appeared vn to Simon. And they told thē what had happened by the waye, and howe they knewe hym, in breakynge of breade. (Mark) These they beleued not also.

¶Of the fyfte appearynge she­wed to hys disciples in the daye of hys resurrection, Thomas be­ynge absent. And of Thomas in­credulitie. Luke. xxiiii. Iohn. xx. Capitulo. xxi.

[Page]BUt whyle they were talkynge therof.Luke. (Ioh) The same Sabboth at euen, when the disciples were gathered together, and the dores were shut for feare of the Iewes, came Iesus and stode in the middest of them (Luke) and sayde: Peace be wyth you, but they were abashed, and affrayed, supposyng that they had sene a spirite. And he sayde vnto theym: Why are ye abashed, and wherfore ryse suche thou­ghtes in youre heartes [...] Beholde my handes and my feete, it is euen I my selfe, handle me and see, for a spirite hathe not fleashe and bones, as ye see me haue. And when he hadde thus spo­ken, he shewed them hys handes & hys feete. (Iohn) and hys syde. (Luke) But whyle they yet beleued not, and for ioy wondred, he sayde vnto them: Haue ye any thynge here to eate? And they set before hym a peece of broyled fyshe and an honye combe. And he tooke it, and dyd eate it before them, and gaue them that remained. And he sayd vnto them: These are the wordes, whiche I spake [Page 192] vnto you: whyle I was yet with you, for it muste all be fulfylled, that was wrytten of me in the lawe of Moses, in the Prophetes, and in the Psalmes. Then opened he their vnderstandyng, that they myght vnderstande the scrip­tures, and sayde vnto theym. Thus it is wrytten, and thus it behoued Christ to suffre, and the thyrde daye to ryse a­gayne from the dead, and let penaunce and remissions of synnes be preached in hys name amonge all nations. And to begynne at Ierusalem. As for all these thinges ye are witnesses of them. Then were the disciples glad that they sawe the LORDE. Then sayde Iesus vnto theym agayne: Peace be wyth you. Lyke as my father sente me, euen [...]o sende I you. And when he hadde sayde that, he breathed vppon theym, and sayde vnto theym. Re­ceaue the holye ghooste, whose synnes so euer ye remitte, they are remitted vnto theym: And whose synnes soe­uer ye retayne, they are retayned.

But Thomas one of the twelue, whyche is called Didimus, was not wyth theym when IESUS came.

[Page]Then sayd ye other disciples vnto him: we haue sene the Lorde. But he sayde vnto them: Excepte I see in hys han­des the prynte of the nayles, and putte my fynger into y place of the nayles, and put my hande into his syde, I wyl not beleue.

¶Of the syxte appearynge, she­wed after eyghte dayes vnto the disciples. Thomas beynge pre­sent. And that god dyd manye thynges whiche are not written. Iohn. xx. Capitulo. xxii.

ANd after eyghte dayes, agayne his disciples were within,Iohn [...] and Thomas with them. Then came Iesus, when the dores were shut, and stode in the myddest, and sayde: Peace be with you. After that sayde he vnto Thomas: Reache hyther thy fynger, and see my handes, and reache hyther thy hande, and put it into my syde, and be not faythlesse, but beleue. Thomas aunswered, and sayde vnto hym: My Lord, & my God. Iesus sayd [Page 193] vnto hym: Thomas, because thou hast sene me, y haste beleued. Blessed are they that see not, and yet beleue. Many other tokens dyd Iesus before hys dis­ciples, whyche are not wrytten in thys booke. But these are wrytten that ye shoulde beleue that Iesus is Christ the sonne of God, and that ye thorowe be­lefe myght haue lyfe in hys name.

¶Of the seuenth appearynge shewed vnto seuen disciples at the sea of Tiberias. And howe Iesus askte Peter thre tymes whether he loued hym Ioh. xxi. Capitu. xxiii.

AFter that shewed Iesus him selfe agayne at the sea of Tiberias.Iohn [...] But on this wyse shewed he him­selfe. There were together Sy­mon Peter, and Thomas whyche is called Didimus, and Nathanaell, of Cana a citie of Galile: and the sonnes of Zebede, and two other of his disci­ples. Simon Peter sayde vnto them: I go a fyshynge, they sayde vnto hym: [Page] we also wyll go with the. They wente oute, and entred in to a shyppe straight waye: and that same nyghte toke they nothing. But whan it was day, Iesus stoode on the shore: but his disciples knewe not, that it was Iesus. Iesus sayde vnto them: Children haue ye any thinge to eate? They aunswered him: No, he sayde vnto them, cast oute your nette on the ryghte syde of the shyppe, and ye shall fynde. Then they cast out, and could nomore draw it for the mul­titude of fyshes. Then sayde the disci­ple whome Iesus loued, vnto Peter: it is the Lorde. Whan Symon Peter hearde that it was the Lord: he gyrded hys mantel aboute him, for he was na­ked, and sprange in to the sea. But the other disciples came by shyppe, (for they were not farre from lande, but as it were, two hūdreth cubites,) and they drue the net with the fyshes. Now whē they were come to lande, they sawe co­les layed, and fishe theron, and breade. Iesus sayde vnto them: brynge hether of the fyshes, that ye haue taken now, Symon Peter stepped fourthe, and drewe the nette to the lande, full of greate fyshes: an hundreth and three [Page 194] and fyftie. And for al there were so ma­nye, yet was not the nette broken. Ie­sus sayde vnto them, come and dyne, but none of the disciples durste aske hym, who art thou? For they knewe, that it was the Lorde. Then came Ie­sus and toke the breade, and gaue it to them, and the fyshe lykewise. Thys is nowe the thyrde tyme that Iesus ap­peared vnto his disciples, after that he was risen againe from the deade. Nowe when they had dyned, Iesus sayde vnto Symon Peter: Symon Iohāna, louest thou me more thē these do? He sayde vnto him: yea Lord, thou knowest that I loue thee. He sayd vn­to hym, fede my lambes: he sayde vnto hym againe the seconde tyme: Sy­mon Iohanna, louest thou me: He sayde vnto him, yea Lorde thou know­est that I loue thee. He sayde vnto hym: fede my shepe. He sayde vnto hym the thyrde tyme, Symon Iohan­na, louest thou me? Peter was sory be­cause he sayde vnto hym, louest thou me? And he sayde vnto hym, Lorde thou knowest all thynges? thou knowest that I loue thee. Iesus sayde vnto hym, fede my shepe, ve­rely, [Page] verelye I say vnto the: whan thou wast yonge thou gyrdest thy selfe, and dyddest walke whither thou wouldest: but whan thou arte olde, thou shalte stretche fourthe thy handes, and ano­ther shall gyrde the and lede the why­ther thou woldest not: but this he said, to signifie, with what death he shoulde glorifie God. Whē he had spoken this, he sayde vnto hym: folowe me: Peter turned hym aboute, and sawe the dis­ciple folowynge him, whome Iesus lo­ued. Whiche also leaned vpon his brest at the supper, and sayde: Lorde who is it, that betrayeth thee? Whan Peter sawe him, he sayde vnto Iesus: Lorde, but what shall he do? Iesus sayd vnto hym: If I wil that he tary tyl he come, what is that to thee? folowe thou me. Then wente there oute a sayinge a­monge the brethren: thys disciple dieth not. And Iesus sayde not vnto him, he dyeth not: but if I wyll that he tary tyl I come, what is that to the. Thys is the same disciple: Whiche testifieth of these thinges, and wrote these thyn­ges, and we knowe that hys testimony is true.

☞Of the eyghte apearynge shewed vnto the eleuen disci­ples in Galile. Math. xxviii. Capitulo. xxiiii.

THe eleuen disciples went vnto Galile,Math. in to a moutayne, where Iesus had appointed them. And whan they sawe him, they fell downe before hym: but some of them douted. And Iesus came vnto them, talked with them, and sayde: Unto me is geuen all power in heauen, and in earthe. Go ye youre waie therfore, and teache all nacions, and baptyse them, in the name of the father, and of y sōne, and of the holy gooste. And teach them to kepe all thinges whatsoeuer I haue commaunded you. And lo, I am with you euerye daye, vnto the ende of the worlde.

¶Of the nynthe and tenth ape­rynges shewed vnto the disci­ples vpon the ascencion daye. Mar. xvi. Luke. xxiiii. cap. xxv

AT the laste,Mark. the eleuen syttynge at the table, he shewed hym selfe vnto them, and rebuked their vn­belefe, [Page] and the hardnesse of their hear­tes, because they beleued not them whiche had sene him rysen. And he said vnto them: God ye youre waye in to al the worlde, and preache the gospell vn­to all creatures, whoso beleueth and is baptised, shalbe saued, but whoso bele­ueth not, shalbe damned: As for the signes and tokens, whiche shall folowe them that beleue, these are they. In my name shall they cast out deuels, speake with newe tongues, driue awaye ser­pentes, and yf they drynke anye deade­lye thinge, it shal not hurt them. They shall laye their handes vpon the sycke, and they shall recouer. (Luke) And be­holde I wyll sende vpon you, the promes of my father: But ye shall ta­rye in the citie of Ierusalem tyll ye be endewed with power from aboue. But he led them out vnto Bethani, and lift vp his handes, and blessed them. (mar) And after he had spoken vnto them. (Luke) It came to passe, whan he bles­sed them, he departed from them, and was caryed vp in to heauen, (Marke) and sytteth at the ryghte hande of God, (Luke) and they worshipped him, and turned agayne to Ierusalem. [Page 196] wyth greate ioye: and were continu­allye in the temple geuynge prayse and thankes vnto God. (marke) And they wente oute and preached euerye where: and the Lorde wrought with them, and confyrmed the worde wyth sygnes folowynge.

☞The conclusion of the E­uangelicall historye. Iohn. xxi. Capitulo. xxvi.

MAnye other thynges dyd Ie­sus:Iohn. whyche yf they shoulde be written euery one, I sup­pose the world should not contayne the bokes that were to be written.


¶The titles of the first boke.

OF Christes eternal generation Capitulo.
Of the Annuntiation and con­ception of Iohn y baptist
ca. ii.
Of the conceptiō of our Sauiour.
ca. iii
How Mary visited Elizabeth
ca. iiii
Of the byrth and Cirumcisiō of Iohn the baptist
capi. v.
Of the temporal genealogi of Christe
cap. vi
Of the Natiuite of Christ
cap. vii
Of Christes circumcision
cap. viii
Of the commynge of the wyse menne.
capi. ix
Of the presentacion of Christe in the temple.
capi. x
Of his flyte into Egypt, and occision of the Innocentes, and of his retur­nynge oute of Egypt.
ca. xi
Of Iohns habitaciō in the desert.
ca. xii
Of the fyndynge of Christ in the tem­ple.
Cap. xiii
Of the autorite of preachyng and bap­tisynge geuen vnto Iohn of God.
Capi. xiiii
Of Iohns testymonyes of Chryste. Capitulo.

¶The tytles of the seconde boke.

Of Christes baptyme.
cap. i.
Of ye genealogie of Christ.
cap. ii.
Of Christes fastyng and temptation.
cap. iii.
Of other testimonies of Iohn, of Christe.
cap. iiii.
Of the firste vocation and callynge of the disciples by the whiche they were called to the symple knowledge of Christe.
cap. v.
Of the mutacion and chaungynge of water into wyne.
cap. vi.
Of hys fyrst comminge to Easter, and of the dryuyng out of those that dyd sel in the temple.
cap. vii.
Of Nicodemus.
cap. viii.
Of the complaynte, that Iesus dyd baptise.
cap. ix.
Of Iohns incarnation.
cap. x.
Of the begynnynge of Christes pub­like predication.
cap. xi.
Of the seconde vocation of the disci­ples, by the whiche they were called to Christes familiarite.
cap. xii.
Of the thirde vocation of the Apostles, by the whiche they are called to the dis­cipleshyp of Christ.
cap. xiii.
Of the healynge of a certayne Demo­niake, [Page] in the synogage of y cytye of Ca­pernaum.
cap. xiiii.
Of the healing of al diseases
cap. xv.
Of Simons mother in lawe
cap. xvi
Of the callynge of Mathewe.
ca. xvii.
Of the election of the twelue disciples vnto the apostleshippe done in mounte Thabor. And of the first parte of Chri­stes sermone made there, contayninge eyghte Beatitudes, and certayne cur­synge.
cap. xviii.
What Prelates ought to doe in worde and dede, and that Christe came not to breake, but to fulfyl the law.
cap. xix.
Of hauing pacience, & of shewing libe­ralitie to our neyghbours.
cap. xx.
Humayne prayse is not to be loked for in doing of good workes.
cap. xxi.
Of the maner of prayinge and forge­uyng.
cap. xxii.
Of the maner of fastynge, and that we should not treasure vp in earthe, but in heauen.
cap. xxiii.
Of doinge of mercy, and that we shuld not iudge, and of the truste and confi­dence of prayer.
cap. xxiiii.
Of the narowe way, and conclusion of the Lordes sermone made in mounte Thabor.
cap. xxv [...]
[Page]Of y leper which was hea [...]ed.
cap. xxvi.
Of the centurions seruaunt.
cap. xxvii.
Of y widowes sonne reuiued.
ca. xxviii
Of a craftye scribe, and of two y wolde felowe Christ.
cap. xxix.
Of the quiet [...]nge of the sea, at Christes commaundement.
cap. xxx.
Of. ii. Demoniakes, whiche were hea­led.
cap. xxxi.
Of him y was healed of y palsy
ca. xxxii
Of y feast in Matheus house.
ca. xxxiii.
Of the reuiuyng of the archsinagoges doughter, and of her that was diseased with an yssue of bloude.
cap. xxxiiii.
Of two blind men illuminated, and of the domme Demoniake.
cap. xxxv.
The disciples are cōmaūded to pray ye lorde of the haruest to sende workmen. Capitulo.
Of the sendyng forth of ye twelue Apo­stles to preache wyth power, to heale the diseased.
cap. xxxvii.
Of Iohns interrogacion. Arte thou he that shal come.
cap. xxxviii.
Of the maledictions of y cities, vnto y whiche Christ had preached,
cap. xxxix.
Of the apostles retourning to Christ. Capitulo.
Of the sendinge forthe of the seuentye [...] [Page] and two disciples.
cap. xli.
Of the commynge agayne of the se­uentie and two disciples.
cap. xlii.
Of the Samaritane that tooke cure of the woundyd.
cap. xliii.
Of Mary Magdalens conuertion.
cap. xliiii.
Of Marthas ministery and seruyce.
cap. xlv.
Of the doctrine of prayer.
cap. xlvi.
Of the woman of Samaria.
cap. xlvii.
Of the rulers sonne.
cap. xlviii.
Of the woman whiche ministred vn­to Christe and of the parable of the so­wer, and the exposition thereof.
captu. xlix.
Of the parable of tares, & of mustarde sede.
cap. l.
Of thre parables in the house.
cap. li.
Of the Lordes commynge to Naza­reth where he rodde, and that the Nazarithes woulde haue caste hym downe headlynge.
cap. lii.
Of Iohn the Baptist death.
cap. liii.
Of the re [...]ection of fyue thousande men.
cap. liiii.
Of Christes deambulation vppon the Sea.
cap. lv.
Of the predication of Eucharistia, for [Page] the which certayne went backe and de­parted.
cap. lvi.
Of the rubbynge of the eares of corne vpon the Sabboth day.
cap. lvii.
Of the healing of the wythered hande.
cap. lviii.
Of Herodes sayinge that Iohn was rysen and dyd miracles.
cap. lix
Of the domme deuyl.
cap. lx.
Of the Iewes requiring a sygne from heauen.
cap. lxi.
Of the womā that lyfted vp her voyce. And of the Lordes mother and brethre [...] whiche sought him.
cap. lxii.
Of the checkynge of the Pharises.
capi. lxiii.
Of the brother which desyred Christe to deuyde the Heritage.
cap. lxiiii.
Of the ryche man, which would make wyder his barnes.
cap. lxv.
Of the poole probatike.
cap. lxvi.
Of the Galileans which were slayne, and of the fygge tree.
cap. lxvii.
Of the croked woman.
cap. lxviii.
Of y interrogation made vnto Christ whyther fewe shuld be saued. And that Herode sought to kyl him.
cap. lxix.
Of hym that was healed of the drop­sye: & of Christes exhortacion to humi­litie.
[Page]cap. lxx.
Of callynge the poore, to the feast. And the parable of a great supper.
cap. lxxi.
That for Christes sake, we must hate our parentes.
cap. lxxii.
Of the feast of Tabernacles. And pre­dication of Christes passion.
cap. lxxiii.
Of the woman deprehended in adulte­rye.
cap. lxxiiii.
Of Christes wordes in the treasurye. Capitulo.
Of another communication of Christ, for the which they woulde haue slayne hym.
cap. lxxvi.
Of hym that was borne blynde. capi­tulo.
Of Christes sermone, I am the good she pherde.
cap. lxxviii.
Of the dedication.
cap. lxxix.
Of the reprehention of the Iewes tra­dition.
cap. lxxx.
Of the woman of Canane.
cap. lxxxi.
Of a deafe and a domme man, whiche was healed, & of many other.
ca. lxxxii.
Of the seconde refection of the people with seuen looues.
cap. lxxxiii.
Of the Iewes askynge agayne a signe from heauen. And of auoydynge of the Pharises leuen.
cap. lxxxiiii.
[Page]Of a blynde manne healed at Beth­saida.
cap. lxxxv.
Of Peters confession of the true faith
cap. lxxxvi.
Of bearynge the crosse after Christe.
cap. lxxxvii.
Of y lordes tranfiguration.
ca. lxxxviii.
Of y dom & lunatike spirit, whō Chri­stes disciples could not heale.
ca. lxxxix.
Of the disciples desyringe their faithe to be increased.
cap. xc.
Of the payment of didragma
cap. xci.
Of the disciples contention, whiche of them shulde be greatest.
cap. xcii.
Of him that cast out deuels, & folowed not Christ.
cap. xciii.
Of. iii. parables, y shepe & grote y was loste, & of y prodigal sonne.
cap. xciiii.
Of brotherly correction.
cap. xcv.
Of the wicked seruaunte vnto whome al the dettes was forgeuen.
capi. xcvi.
Of Christes comming into the costes of Iewry. And y his disciples shuld not feare those y kyll the bodye.
cap. xcvii.
Of the cause, why a man shuld forsake his wyfe.
cap. xcviii.
Of yong children which wer brought vnto the Lorde,
cap. xcix.
Of the yonge man that asked what he [Page] should do to possesse eternal life.
cap. i.
Harde it is for a riche man to entre in­to the kingdom of heauen.
cap. ci.
Of rewarde of those that leaue al, and folow Christe.
cap. cii.
Of the labourers quotidiane penye, which were sent into ye vineyarde capi­tulo.
Of the vnryghteous steward.
cap. ciiii.
Of the ryche glotton.
cap. cv.
Of the reuiuynge of Lazarus.
capi­tulo. cvi.
Of the conspiracie made agaynst Ie­sus. And of his going to Ephriam.
capi­tulo. cvii.
Of his departynge from Ephraim to Ierusalem.
cap. cviii.
Of the ten Lepers healed in the waye.
Capitulo. cix.
Howe the Samaritans receaued not Christ.
cap. cx.
The peticion of the chyldren of Zebe­be.
cap. cxi.
Of the illumination of the blynde, be­fore he went into Hierico. And of Za­cheus, and of the tenne poundes.
capi­tulo. cxii.
Of two blynde men, whiche receaued theyr syghte at hys departynge frome [Page] Hierico.
cap. cxiii.
Of blynde Bartimens, whiche recea­ued his syghte betwixte Hierico & Be­thani.
cap. cxiiii.
Whan that the Lord after his returne frō Ephraim, came to Bethani.
ca. cxv.
Of the syttynge vpon the asse.
ca. cxvi.
Of the glorious receauynge of Christ vpon Paulme sonday
cap. cxvii.
Howe Iesus wept vpon Ierusalem, and of the castynge out of those y solde.
Capitulo. cxviii.
Of the Heathen whiche sought to see Christe.
cap. cxix
Of the cursynge of the fygge tree. And of the thirde eiection of those that [...]olde, and of the Pharise and publicane.
ca­pitulo. cxx.
Of the disciples admiration vpon the witherynge of the fygge tree.
Capi­tulo. cxxi.
Of the question of Iohns Baptyme.
Capitulo. cxxii.
Of two sonnes, of the which y one ac­complished hys fathers wyll.
Capi­tulo. cxxiii.
Of the vineyarde, whiche was let out to the husbandmen.
cap. cxxiiii.
Of the weddynge garment.
cap. cxxv.
[Page]Of paying tribute vnto Cesar
ca. cxxvi
Of the woman whiche had seuen hus­bandes.
capit. c. xxvii
Of the fyrste commaundement, that is, of the loue of God.
capit. cxviii
Of the interrogacyon whose sonne Christe is
cap. cxxix
Of hearynge the Pharises doctrynes capitulo
Of diuers and many woes
ca. cxxxi
Of the Iewes obstinarye. And of the wyddowe whiche offered two mi [...]es.
capitulo. cxxxii
Of the buyldinge of the temple: and of the thretenynge of the destruccion of the same.
cap. cxxxiii
Of the commynge, and persecution of Antechriste.
cap. cxxxiiii.
Of the signes of the consumacion of the worlde
capit. cxxxv.
Of the laste signes of the consumacion of the worlde
cap. cxxxvi
Of the commynge of Christ the iudge diuersly signified.
cap [...] cxxxvii
Of watche and prayer
ca. cxxxviii
Of the tenne vyrgins and ten talentes capitulo
Of the purgynge of the floure in the laste iudgemente
capi. cxl
[Page]Of Christes laste returnynge from Mounte Oliuete vnto Be [...]hani.
capi­tulo. cxli
Of the Alabaster boxe of oyntmente.
capitulo cxlii
Howe Christe was solde by Iudas.
capitulo. cxliii

The titles of the thirde boke.

OF ye sendinge of Peter & Iohn to prepare the paseouer.
capit. i
Of the eatynge of the paschall lambe at the Lordes supper. capitulo.
Of the washinge of the disciples feete, and of the obcsure manifestaciō of the traitoure.
capi. iii.
Of the institucion of the sacramente of the bodye and blouds of Christe.
capi­tulo. iiii.
Of a more open detection of the tray­toure, and of his goinge fourth,
capi­tulo v.
Of the question which of the disciples shoulde be greatest, and of the fore tellynge of Peters deniall
capitulo. vi.
Of the fyrste parte of the Lordes ser­mon at supper
cap. vii
[Page]The remnaunt [...] of the Lordes sermo­ne, whiche he spake after hys depar­ture from the citye, sometymes going, sometymes standyng.
cap. viii.
Of Christes entringe into the garden. And of hys prayer, and captiuite. Ca­pitulo.
Howe Christe was sente to Annas, and of Peters fyrst deniall.
cap. x.
Howe Christe was sent to Caiphas. And of Peters seconde and thyrde de­nyal [...] Caiphas house. And of false wit­nesses agaynst Iesus.
cap. xi.
Of the thyrde commynge together of the elders, and howe Iesus was dely­uered to Pilate.
cap. xii.
Of the ledynge forth of Iesus to Cal­uarye. And of his crucifyinge.
cap. xiii.
Howe they deryded Iesus vppon the crosse, and of hys wordes, and of the sygnes after his death.
cap. xiiii.
Of the Lordes buryall.
cap. xv.
Of the Lordes resurrection. And how the women came first verye earely to the graue.
cap. xvi.
Howe that Peter and Iohn came to Christes graue. And of y two disciples goynge to Emans.
ca. xvii.
Of the appearynge, shewed vnto Ma­ry. [Page] Magdalene at her seconde com­mynge to the sepulchre
cap. xviii.
Of the seconde appearynge to the wo­men in the waye retournynge the se­conde tyme from the sepulchre. And of the seconde appearynge to Peter go­ynge the seconde tyme to the sepulchre.
Capitulo. xix.
Of the fourthe appearynge, shewed in Emaus to the two disciples. And that he hadde alreadye appeared to Peter.
cap. xx.
Of the fift appearynge shewed to hys disciples in the day of his resurrection, Thomas beynge absent. And of Tho­mas incredulite.
cap. xxi.
Of the syxte appearynge shewed after eyghte dayes vnto hys disciples Tho­mas beynge present. And that God dyd manye thynges whiche are not wrytten.
cap. xxii.
Of the seuenth appearynge shewed vnto seuen disciples at the sea of Tiberi­as. And howe Iesus asked Peter thre tymes whether he loued hym.
Ca­pitulo. xxiii.
Of the eyghte appearynge, shewed vnto the eleuen disciples in Galile.
capi­tulo. xxiiii.
[Page]Of the nynthe and tenthe apperinge shewed vnto the disciples vpon the as­cention daye
cap. xxv
The conclusion of the euangelicall hi­story
capi. xxvi
ABraham desyred to se my daye. ii boke.
ca. lxxvi
Adulterers shoulde be stoned. ii. boke
capitulo. lxxiiii
Abyde in me, and ye shall obtayne that ye aske. iii. boke.
capitulo. viii
Agre with thyne aduersary. ii. bo.
ca. xix
A greate Prophete is rysen amonge vs. ii. boke.
cap. xxviii
A [...]gles wyll gather vnto deade carca­ses. ii. boke
ca. cxxxv. cxxxvii
Amayde shall brynge forthe a childe. i. boke
capitu. vi
Almes muste be done secretely. ii. boke
capitulo xxi
Almes doth clense all thynges. ii. boke
capitulo. lxiii.
Al thinges are possible with God. i. bo. capitulo. iii. ii. boke. capitulo. cx. iii. boke
[Page] capitulo [...]
All thinges are geuen vnto the sonne. ii. boke. capitu. xlii. iii. boke.
capitulo. iii.
Al sinnes shalbe forgeueuen. ii. bo.
ca. lx
All Iudgement is geuen to the sonne ii. bok.
capi. lxvi.
All thinges are possible to him that be­leueth. ii. boke
cap. lxxxix.
All people shalbe gathered before the Lorde. ii. boke
cap. cxl
Al y y father hath is mine. iii. bo
ca. viii
All y is mine is thine. iii. boke.
cap. viii.
All that take swearde shal perysh with the swearde. iii. boke
cap. ix
Al power is geuē to Christ. iii. b.
[...]. xxiiii
Amende or ye shall all peryshe. ii. boke capitulo
Angels speake vnto the shepherdes. i. boke
capit. vii
Aungels apeare to Ioseph i. boke.
ca. xi
Aungels shal caste those to the fire that do iniquite. ii. boke.
capit. l. li
Anna bothe fasted & praied. i. boke.
ca. x
An euel [...]re must be burnt. i. bok.
ca. xiiii
Anger bringeth one in daunger of iud­gement. ii. boke.
capi. xix
Annoynting with oyle healeth. ii. boke captulo
As ye measure so shall ye be measured. ii. boke.
ca. xxiiii. xlix
[Page]Art thou he that shall come? ii. bo. ca­pitulo.
Aunswerest thou the hyghe Prieste so? iii. boke.
cap. x.
Archelaus raygned in Iewry. i. b. ca. xi. the Axe is put to the tree. i. bo.
cap. xiiii.
Aske, crye, and ye shall haue. ii. booke. Capitulo.
xxiiii. xlvi.
Barrabas, a notable prisoner. iii. boke. Capitu.
Beleue and be saued. ii. bo.
cap. viii.
Beleue in the sonne & haue lyfe. ii. bke. Capitulo.
Beleue only.
ii. bo. ca. xxxiiii.
Beleue my workes
ii. bo. cap. lxxix.
Beleue, and doe greater workes then Christ.
iii. boke. cap. viii
Be at quietnes with thyne aduersary. ii. boke
cap. lxv.
Behold, here are two swerdes
iii. b. c. vi
Beholde, the lambe of God.
ii. b. cap. v.
Beholde a right Israelite. ii. bok. Ca­pitulo.
Beholde thou are made whole, synn [...] no more.
ii. bo. cap. lxvi.
Be mercyful.
ii. bo. cap. xxiiii [...]
[Page]Belzebub chiefest of the deuyls ii. boke
Capitulo. lx.
Blasphemye agaynst the holye ghoste. ii. boke.
cap. lx. xcii.
Beware of coueteousnes ii. bo.
ca. lxiiii.
Beware of the Pharises leuen. ii. bo.
Capitulo. lxxxiiii. xcvii.
Beware of excesse of meates. ii. boke.
Capitulo. cxxxvii.
Byndynge and lousynge. ii. boke.
Ca­pitulo. xcv.
Blessinges & cursynges. ii. bo.
ca. xviii.
Blessed are the eyes. &c. ii. boke.
Capi­tulo. xlii. xlix.
Blessed is the wombe that bare thee. ii. bo.
cap. lxii
Blessed are the kepers of the worde of God.
ii. boke. ca. lxvi.
Blessed are they that watche ii. boke.
Capitulo. cxxxviii.
Blessed are they that doe the thynges, whiche they knowe
iii. bo. cap. iii.
Blessed be the baren
iii. bo. ca. xiii,
Blessed be they that beleue and see not iii. boke.
cap. xxii.
Blynde Barthimens
ii. bo. ca. cxiiii.
the Blynd fal in the dytche
ii. b. c. xxiiii.
By what authorite doest thou these thynges.
ii. bo. cap. cxxii.
[Page]Bloudy yssue.
ii. bo. cap. xxxiiii.
Bread of lyfe
ii. bo. cap. [...]vi.
Brydegrome shalbe taken away ii. bo. Capitulo.
the Brother may marry hys brothers wife. ii. boke.
cap. c [...]xvii.
Buylders must cast wether they maye perfourme it
ii. boke. cap. lxxii.
Bra [...]che that bringeth not forth fruite in me shalbe cut of
iii. bo. cap. viii.
a Candle vnder a bushel [...]
ii. b. ca. xix. xlix
ii. bok. cap. xi. xxxix.
Care not for youre lyfe
ii. bo. ca. xxiii.
Care not for to morowe. ii. boke. ca­pitulo.
Call the poore to the feast ii. boke. capi­tulo
Cast not the childrens bread to dogges ii. boke
cap, lxxxii.
Cayphas prophecied.
ii. bo. cap. cvii [...]
Cast out the nette on the ryghte syde of the shyppe, iii, boke
cap, xxii,
Cephas ii, boke,
cap, v,
Cast not pearles before
ii, bo, ca, xxiiii
Christes generation.
i, bo, ca, vi,
Christ byrth
i, bo, cap, vi.
Christes presentacion,
i, boke, cap, v
[Page]Christes circumcision
i. bok. ca. viii.
Christes temptacion
ii. bo. cap. iii.
Christes meate is to do the wyll of hys father
ii. bo. ca. xlvii.
Christes fleashe is very meate ii. boke. Capitulo.
Christes brother
ii. boke. cap. lxii.
Christes wordes are spirite and lyfe. ii. boke
cap. lvi.
Christes woorckes beare wytnesse of hym.
ii. boke. ca lxvi.
Christes brethren beleued not in hym. ii. boke
cap. lxxiii.
Christes transfiguration.
ii. boke
Christes comminge ii. boke. capi­tulo.
cxxxv. cxxxvii.
Christes sweate was lyke droppes of bloude iii. booke
cap. ix.
Christes syde was opened. iii. boke. ca­pitulo.
Christes sepulchre was watched and sealed. iii. boke.
cap. xv.
Christ was layed in a maunger. i. bok. capitulo.
Christ was borne at Bethled
i. b. ca. ix.
Christ to many is a fall
i. bo. cap. x.
Christ waxed strong in spirite i. bo. ca­pitulo.
[Page]Christe fled into Egipt.
i. boke capi. xi.
Christe was called oute of Egypt. i. bo. capitulo.
Christe shall pourge his floure i. boke capitulo
Christ shal burne ye chaffe.
i. bo. cap. xiiii
Christe fasted. xl. dayes.
ii. bokes. cap. iii
Christ Baptiseth with the holy gooste ii. boke
capit. iiii
Christe came to the mariage. ii. boke capi.
Christe turneth water into wine. ii. bo. capitulo
Christ must be lifted vp. ii. boke. ca. viii Christe baptised. ii. boke.
cap. ix
Christe beginneth to preache. ii. boke. capitulo
Christ taught the people out of a thyp ii. boke
capi. xii. xlix
Christe taught in the temple vpon the Sabboth. ii. boke.
xxiii. lxviii
Christ taughte with power. ii. boke. ca­pitulo
xiii. xxv
Christ commaunded the spirites with power. ii. boke
capit. xiiii
Christe toke oure infirmites. ii. boke capitulo
Christe came to preache.
ii. boke. ca. xvi
[Page]Christ apoīteth the twelue.
ii. b. ca. xviii
Christe came to fulfyll the lawe. ii. bo. Capitulo.
Christe a wyne bybber and a glotten ii. boke
capit. xxxviii.
Christe was nursed at Nazareth. ii. bo. capitulo.
Christ Iosephs y carpenters sonne. ii. boke.
capit. lii.
Christ walked vpon the sea.
ii. bo. ca. lv
Christe is the lyuinge breade. ii. boke capitulo
capit. lvi.
Christe loked vpon them with wrathe ii. boke.
capit. lviii
Christe shall come of the sede of Da­uid. ii. boke
ca. lxxiii
Christe is the lyghte of the worlde. ii. boke.
cap. lxxv
Christe dothe nothinge of hym selfe. ii boke
cap. lxxvi
Christe is the dore.
ii. boke. capi. lxxviii
Christ is ye good shepherd.
ii. b. ca. lxxviii
Christe leuyth and taketh his lyfe of hym selfe. ii. boke
cap. lxxviii
Christe payeth tribute.
ii. boke. cap. x [...]i
Christe is in the myddest of them that are gathered in his name.
ii. bo. ca. x [...]v
Christ toke chyldren in his armes and blessed them. ii. boke
capitu. x [...]ix. [...] [Page] [...] [Page]
[Page]Christ is the resurrection & the lyfe ii. boke.
cap. cvi.
Christ wept vpon the city
ii. b [...]c. cxviii.
Christ endureth for euer
ii. bo. ca. cxix.
Christ driueth oute the moneye chaun­gers ii. bok
cap. cxviii. cxx,
Christe the son of Dauid.
ii. b. ca. cxxix.
Christ is the only mayster
ii. b. ca. cxxx.
Christe came not to iudge the worlde. ii. boke.
cap. cxxxii.
Christ foretelleth the destruction of the temple
ii, boke, cap, cxxxiii,
Christe foretelleth the persecution of the apostles.
ii. boke. cap. cxxxiii.
Christ commeth to kyndle fyre vppon earth, ii, boke,
cap, cxxxviii.
Christ is come to brynge debate vpon earth ii. boke.
cap. cxxxviii.
Christ shal set his shope on his righte hande ii. boke
cap. cxl.
Christ washed hys disciples feete. ii. boke.
cap. iii.
Christ loked vpon Peter
iii. bo. cap. xi.
Christ caste out of Mary Magdalene seuen druyls
iii. boke. cap. xvii.
Christe was caryed vp vnto hea­uen iii. boke
cap. xxv.
Children of thys worlde [...]
[...] ii. b. c. ciiii.
Compell theym to come in ii. boke. ca­pitulo
ii. boke cap, c,
Come and see the place where they layed him, iii, boke
cap, xix,
Come ye to me that are heauye laden, ii, boke,
cap, xlii,
Confession of synnes,
i bo, ca, xiiii,
Coufesse Christ, & he shall confesse the, ii. boke
cap, lxxxvii, cxvii,
Dauid dyd eate the
ii, boke, ca, lvii,
Delycate lyuers
ii, boke, ca, xxxvi,
the Dead shal heare y voyce of the son of God,
ii, boke, cap, lxvi,
Depart from all the wor [...]kes of iniqui­tie ii. booke
cap, lxix,
Despise Christ and despyse hys father, ii, boke,
cap, xxxvii,
Despise no lytle ones
ii, boke, ca, x [...]ii,
Denye Christ, and he shall denye thee ii, boke,
cap, xcvii,
the Dead rise agyane,
ii, bo, ca, cxxvii,
the Deuyls knewe Christ to be the son of God,
ii, bo, ca, xvi,
ii, boke, ca­pitulo, xix, xcviii, ciiii,
Dyd not oure heartes burne within vs [...] iii, boke
cap, xx,
Doe as ye woulde be done vnto [Page] [...]. boke.
capitulo. xx. xxiiii
Do as the pharises commaunde you. ii. boke.
capitulo. cxxx.
Eate suche as they set before you. ii. bo. capitulo.
Elizabeth was olde and baren. i. boke capitulo.
Elizabeth conceueth Iohn.
i. bo. ca. ii. iii
Elizabeth hid her selfe.
i. boke. capitu. ii
Elizabeth is delyuered.
i. boke. capitu. v
Elias was sent to Sarepta.
ii. bo. ca. lii
Elias shall restore all thynge. ii. boke capitulo.
Eye for eye, toothe for toothe. ii. boke capitulo.
the Eye is the lighte of the body. ii. bo. capitulo
xxiii. lxi
Endure to thende, and be saued. ii. bo. capitulo.
xxxvii. cxxxiii
Enter in by Christe, and bee saued. ii. boke.
capi. lxxviii
Euerye man muste be salted with fyer ii. boke.
capitu. xcii.
Euery offeringe must be seasoned with salte. ii.
Ca. xcii
Excepte ye se wonders, ye beleue not. [Page] ii. boke.
capit. xlviii
Excepte I se in his handes. &c. iii. boke. capitulo.
the Father is not knowen but to the sonne. ii. boke
capitu. xlii
the Fathers wyll. ii. boke
capit. lvi
Father is greater than I.
iii. bo. ca. vii
Father forgeue them.
iii. boke. capi. xiii
Father in to thy handes.
iii. bok. ca. xiiii
False prophetes.
ii. boke. capi. xxv. cxxxv.
faithe hath made the safe. ii. boke. capi­tulo
xxxiiii. xliiii. cxii
Faythe as a grane of mustarde sede. ii. boke.
capitulo. lxxxix. xc
Faithfull in lyttle. ii. boke.
cap. c. iiii
Fayth remoueth mountaynes. ii. boke. capitulo
Feare not those that kyl the body. ii. bo. capitulo
xxxvii. xcvii
Fede my shepe. iii. boke.
capit. xxiii
Fyshers of men. ii. boke.
capitulo. xiii
Fynger of God. ii. boke.
capi. lx
Fygge tre. ii. boke.
capi. lxvii. cxx
the Fyrst shalbe y last. ii. boke. capitulo
xcii. cii. ciii
Fier from heauen. ii. boke.
capitulo. cx.
Firste and seconde commaundemente ii. boke.
capitulo. cxxvii
[Page]Fyll the water pottes. ii. boke
cap. vi
the Forme of prayer.
ii. bo. cap. xxii. xlvi
Forme of baptising.
iii. boke. cap. xxiiii
Forgeue and beforgeuen. ii. boke. capi­tulo
xxiii. cxxi
Forme of fastinge. ii. boke.
ca. xxiii.
Foes of oure owne housholde. ii. boke. capitulo
Folowinge of Christe.
ii. bo. ca. lxxxvii
Forgeue your brother from your hear­tes. ii. boke.
capi. xcvi
Fornicacion causeth deuorcemente. ii. boke.
capi. xcviii
Fleshe profiteth nothinge.
ii, bo. cap. lvi
Frelye ye haue receyued.
ii. bo. ca. xxxvii
Fruites of penaunce. i. boke.
capi. xiiii
Fruites geue knowledge of the tre. ii. boke.
ca, xxv
Gabaranites. ii. boke
capi, xxxi
the Galilians receaue Christ. ii. bo. ca­pitulo.
Gather treasure in heauen. ii. boke. capitulo
the Gate to perdicion is large. ii. bo. ca­pitulo.
Gather vp the broken meate. ii. boke. [Page] capitulo
Geue him that asketh. ii. bok.
capi. xx
Geue accomptes of thy stewardeshyp. ii. boke.
capit. ciiii
Geue the Emperoure his.
ii. b. ca. cxxvi
Geue vs of your oyle.
ii. boke. ca. cxxxix
Geldinges of thre sortes.
ii. bo. ca. xcviii
Go to the loste shepe of Israell. ii. boke capitulo
Go thy way and sinne no more. ii boke capitulo.
Go and shew youre selues to the prie­stes. ii. boke.
capitulo. cix
Golgatha. iii. boke
cap. xiii
Good workes muste be sene. ii. boke capitulo.
Good menne bringe forth good fruite ii. boke.
capitulo. xxv
the Gospell is preached to the poore ii. boke.
capit. xxxviii
Good wine. ii. boke.
capitulo. vi
God made all thynges. i boke.
cap. i
God toke fleshe of Mary.
i. boke. cap. iii
God scattereth the proude.
i boke. ca. iiii
God exalteth the humble. i. boke, capi­tulo
God hathe redemed his people. i. boke capit.
[Page]God is able of stones to rayse vp chyl­dren i. boke.
cap. xiiii
God sent his sonne to saue the worlde. ii. boke
capi. viii.
God geueth not his spirite by measure ii. boke
capitulo. ix
God hathe geuen his sonne al thynges ii. boke.
cap. ix
God sendeth his rayne to good & bad. ii. boke.
God is kynde to the vnthankefull. ii. boke
capi. xx
God will rewarde the secrete geuer o­penly. ii. boke.
cap. xxi
God or euer we aske, knoweth oure nede. ii. boke.
ca. xxii
God is a spirite. ii. boke.
cap. xlvii
God hereth no synners.
ii. bo. cap. lxxvii
God heareth those that worshyp hym ii. boke
capit. lxxvii
God is good onely. ii. boke.
capi. c
God be mercyfull vnto me a synner. ii boke
capit. cxx
God is God of the lyuynge and not of the deade. ii. boke.
capit. cxxvii
God shall delyuer his chose that crye vnto him. ii. boke.
ca. cxxxviii
Gods mercye endureth for euer. i. boke capitulo
[Page]Gods loue to the worlde.
ii. bo. cap. viii.
Gods house, is a house of prayer. ii. bo. capitulo
cxviii. cxx
Gods word shall not perishe. ii. boke. capitulo
Gods commaundemente is lyfe euer­lastinge. ii. boke.
capit. cxxxii
Grace commeth of Christe. i. boke. ca­pitulo.
HAters of lyghte. ii. boke.
cap. viii
Haue ye eyes & se not. ii. b. capi­tulo.
Haue pacience with me. ii. boke capitulo.
the Haruest is great.
ii. bo. cap. xxxvi. xli
Herode slewe the innocentes i. boke. capitulo
Herode feared Iohn.
ii. bo. capitulo. x.
Herode made his byrth supper. i. boke capitulo
Herodians daughter daunseth ii. boke capitulo.
He that hathe two coates. i. boke. capi­tulo.
He that is of the earthe, is earthye. ii. boke.
cap. ix
[Page]He casteth out deuels through the chief deuel. ii. boke
ca. xxxv.
He that is not with me is againste me ii. boke.
cap. lx
He that humbleth him him selfe shalbe exalted. ii. boke
capit. lxx. cxx. cxxx
He that is of God, heareth his worde ii. boke.
cap. lxxvi
He is olde ynoughe aske him. ii. boke. capitulo
He that is washen, nede not to washe but his fete. iii. b.
cap. iii
He that kepeth the commaundemen­tes loueth Christe. iii. boke.
capit. vii
He that hateth me, hateth my father. iii boke
capit. viii
Heauen and earthe shall peryshe. ii. boke
capitu. xix. ciiii
Heauen was shoute. iii. yeres, and vi. monethes. ii. boke
capi. lii
Hell gates ii. boke.
capit. lxxxvi
Hell fyer goeth not out. ii. bo,
cap. xcii.
Helpe my vnbelefe. ii. boke.
ca. lxxxix
Here is Christe, or there.
ii. bo. ca. cxxxv
He brethed vpon his disciples. iii. boke capitulo
Holde faste youre soules with paci­ [...]nce. ii. boke.
cap. cxxxiii.
Honoure father and mother. ii. boke, [Page] capitulo
Howe ofte shall I forgeue my brother ii. boke
cap. xcv
Humilite maketh one greate in hea­uen. ii. bo
capi. xcii
Iairus. ii. boke
capi. xxxiii
I am not worthy. &c.
ii. bo. capitu. xxviii
I am not come to call the ryghteous. ii boke
cap. xxxiii
I am not come to sende peace, but a swearde. ii. bo.
ca. xxxvii
I am the waye, the truthe, and the lyfe iii. boke
capi. vii
Iacobs well. ii. boke
ca xlvii
I haue not founde so greate faythe in Israel. ii. boke
capi. xxvii
I haue pleasure in mercye. ii. boke. ca­pitulo
xxxiii. lvii
I haue sinned against heauen and be­fore the. ii. boke
capi. xciiii
I haue prayed that thy faith fayle not iii. boke
capitu vi
Idle wordes. ii. boke
capitulo. lx
I cannot come, ii. boke
capi. lxxi
I and the father are one,
ii, be. cap, lxxi
I se men goinge as if I sawe trees, ii boke,
cap, lxxxv
[Page]If thou canste do any thynge, helpe vs ii. boke.
capitu. lxxxix
It is not good to mary.
ii. bo. cap. xcviii
Iniquite shall haue the vpper hande. ii boke.
cap. cxxxiii
It wylbe long or my Lord come. ii. bo. capitulo
I wyll not drynke of the frute of the vyne. iii. bo
capit. ii
In my fathers house are many manti­ [...]ns. iii. boke
ca. vii
In secret haue I spoken nothynge. iii boke.
capt. vii
I go a fyshinge. iii. boke
ca xxiii
Increace oure fayth.
ii. boke. capitu. xc.
If I may touche his clothes, I shalbe whole. ii. boke.
capi. xxxiiii
It was neuer so sene in Israell. ii. boke capitulo
Iesus kyngdome hath no ende. i. boke capitulo.
Iesus shall saue his people.
i. bo. cap. vi
Iesus apposeth the doctors.
i. bo. ca. xiii
Iesus was obediente to his parentes. i. boke.
cap. xiii
Iesus increased in wysdome. i. boke capitulo
Iesus whypt the marchauntes oute of the temple. ii. boke.
ca. vii
[Page]Iesus baptised not
ii. boke. cap. xl
Iesus sl [...]pt vpon a pyllowe ii. boke. ca­pitulo.
Iesus rebuked the seas ii bok. ca­pitulo.
Iesus sawe the fayth of theym ii. bo. ca­pitulo.
Iesus wrote wyth hys fynger ii. bo. ca­pitulo.
Iesus a prophete myghtye in woorde and dede
iii. boke. cap. xx
Iesus came to hys disciples, the doores beynge shut
iii bo. ca. xxi.
Ierusalem shalbe destroyed ii. bok. ca­pitulo.
Ierusalem shalbe left desolate ii. bo. ca­pitulo.
Iohn Baptist was great before God. i. boke.
cap. ii.
Iohn drancke no stronge dryncke i. bo. capitu.
Iohn tourned the people to the Lorde. i. boke.
cap. ii.
Iohn spryngeth in his mothers wōbe. i. boke.
cap. iiii.
Iohn is circumcised
i. boke. cap, v.
Iohn hadde the hande of God wyth hym
i. boke. cap. v
Iohn was called a prophet
i. bo. cap. v
[Page]Iohn gaue knowledge of saluacion. i. boke
cap. v.
Iohn inhabited the desert.
i. bo. cap, xii.
Iohn a wytnesse of lyght i. bo. capi­tulo.
Iohn preached the baptyme of pe­naunce. i. boke.
cap. xiiii.
Iohns meate and garmentes.
i. boke.
Iohns confession of Christe i. bo. ca­tulo.
Iohn baptised in Enon. ii. bo. capi­tulo.
Iohn rebuked Herode ii. boke. ca­pitulo.
Iohn is cast into pryson ii. bok. ca­pitulo.
Iohn is more then a prophet ii. bo. ca­pitulo.
Iohn drancke no wyne, ii. bok. ca­pitulo.
Iohn is beheaded ii. boke, capi­tulo.
liii. lix.
Iohn dyd no myracles. ii. boke. ca­pitulo.
Iohn was taken for a Prophete
ii. bo.
Ionas signe & token.
ii. b, ca. lxi. lxxxiiii
Ioye in heauen ouer a penitent sinner. [Page] ii. boke.
cap. xciiii.
Ioseph Maries husbande
i. bo. cap. vi.
Ioseph was a perfit man
i. boke. ca. vi.
Ioseph was mynded to put Mary frō hym.
i. boke. cap. vi.
Iudas was a thefe and had the bagge. ii. bo. capitu.
Iudas repented hym and made resti­tution.
iii. bo. ca. xii.
Iudge not after vtter appearaunce ii, boke.
capitu. lxxiii.
Iewes meddle not with the Samari. tans ii. boke.
cap xlvii.
the Iewes maner of buriynge
iii. bo. capitu. xv.
the Kyngdom of heauen is at hand ii. boke.
cap. xi.
the Kyngdom of heauen belongeth to chyldren ii. boke.
cap. xcix
the Kyngdome which is deuyded shall be desolate.
ii. bo. cap. lx
the Kyngdome of God commeth not with outward apearaūce
ii. b. ca. cxxviii
Kynges haue dominion ouer the peo­ple.
iii. bo. cap. vi.
the Labourers are fewe
ii. bo. cap. xli
the Labourer is worthy of his reward. [Page] ii. boke.
cap. xli.
Laboure not for the meate that shal pe­rishe.
ii. boke. cap. lvi.
the Lawe iudgeth no man before he be hearde
ii. boke. cap. lxxiii.
Lazarus in Abrahams bosome ii. boke capitulo.
Lazarus came forth
ii, bo. cap. cvi.
Legion of deuyls
ii. bok. cap. xxxi.
Lende to hym that wyll borowe. ii. bo. capitu.
Lende, and loke for no gayne ii bo. ca­pitulo.
Let slyp your nettes
ii. boke. cap. xii.
Let the dead burye the dead ii. bo. ca­pitulo.
Let no man put a sonder that god hath coupled.
ii. bo. ca. xcviii.
Lyfe is more then meate ii. boke. capi­tulo.
Leue al thynges for Christes sake. ii. boke.
cap. lxxii.
Lorde yf thou wylte thou canste heale me.
ii. boke. ca. xxvi.
Lorde open vnto vs. ii. bok. capi­tulo.
lxix. cxxxix.
Lorde remembre me, &c.
iii. bo. ca. xiiii.
Lorde go from me.
ii. bo. ca. xii.
Lose thy life and finde it ii. boke. capi­tulo.
[Page]xxvii. lxxxvii. cxxxvii.
Loue your enemyes.
ii. boke. cap. xx.
Loue together as I haue &c.
iii. b. c. vii.
to Loue God & thy neyghbour is more then al offeringes
ii. bo. ca. cxxviii.
Loke what ye haue done to one of these &c. ii. boke.
cap. cxl.
Lottes vpon Christes vesture iii. boke. capitu.
Luste not after another mans wyfe, ii. boke.
cap. xix.
Man lyueth not onely by breade ii. bo. capitu.
Manne muste be borne of water and the spirite
ii. bo. cap. viii.
Man hath nothynge but from heauen. ii. boke.
cap. ix.
Man shall be rewarded accordynge to his dedes.
ii. boke. cap. lxxxvii.
Man and wife one s [...]ash
ii. b. ca. xcviii.
ii. boke. cap. ivi.
Many are called few are chosen ii. bo. [...]pitu.
ciii. cxxv.
Make you frendes with vnrighteous Mammon.
ii. boke, cap. iiii.
Mary is blessed amonge women. [Page] i. boke.
capi. iii. iiii.
Mary foūde grace with God
i. b. ca. iii.
Mary bare the son of God
i. bo. ca. iii.
Mary the Lordes handmayden
i. bo.
Mary visiteth Elizabeth
i. bo. ca. iiii.
Mary the mother of God i. boke. ca­pitulo.
iiii. vi.
Mary for her belefe is blessed i. bo. ca­pitulo.
Mary was maryed to Ioseph i. bo. ca­pitulo,
Mary was wyth chylde by the holye Ghoste.
i. bo. cap. vi.
Mary is delyuered
i. bok. ca. vii.
Mary & Ioseph seke Iesus
i. bo. ca. xiii.
Mary founde Iesus in the Temple. i, boke.
capi. xiii.
Mary Magdalene kysseth Christes feete.
ii. boke. ca. xliiii.
Mary hath chosen a good parte
ii. bo.
Mary Magdalene was delyuerd of seuen deuyls.
ii. bo. cap. xlix.
ii. boke. cap, xlv
Maister here is good beyng for vs
bo capitulo.
Mathewes conuersion ii. boke, capi­tulo.
[Page]Mathewe made Iesus a feast ii. bo. capitulo.
Men loue darkenesse more then light. ii. boke.
cap. viii.
Men of Niniue
ii. boke. capitu, lxi.
Mens dyuers opiniō of Christ ii. bo. capitu.
ii. boke. cap. v.
ii. bo. ca. xxx. iiii.
My yoke is easye
ii. bo. cap. xlii.
My soule is heauye vnto death
iii. bo.
the Mouthe speaketh of the aboun­daunce of the hearte
ii, bo. cap. xxv. lx.
Mastarde seede, the least of all seedes. ii.boke.
cap. v.
Much shalbe required of him that hath muche.
ii. bo. ca. cxxxviii.
Naaman is cleansed of hys Leprosve. ii.boke.
cap. lii.
Nathaniels confession of Christ
ii. bo.
Names of the twelue Apostles ii. boke. capitulo.
Nazareth bringeth nothyng that good is.
i. boke, cap. v.
[Page]the Nazarites thruste Christe oute of their cytye.
ii. bo. cap. lii.
Nicodemus came to Iesus by nyghte. ii. boke.
cap. viii.
No man hath sene God
i. bo. ca. xv.
No man can serue two maisters ii. bo. capitu.
xxiii. ciiii.
No man putteth newe wyne in olde bottels ii. boke.
cap. xxxiii.
No man commeth to Christ except he be drawen.
ii. boke. cap. lvi.
No man hath hindred vs
ii. be. cap. ciii.
No man knoweth of the latter daye ii, boke.
cap. cxxxvii.
No man commeth to the father but by me. iii. boke.
cap, vii.
No man shal take your ioye from you iii. boke,
tap. viii.
Offences are to be auoyded
ii. bo. ca. xc.
Of thyne owne mouth I iudge thee ii. boke.
cap. cxii.
Olde wyne is better then newe ii. bo. boke.
ca. xxxix.
One thing is necessary.
ii. bo. cap. xlv.
One soweth another reapeth. ii. bo. ca­pitulo.
Out of Galile ariseth no prophete. ii. boke.
cap. lxxiii.
Osanna in ye highest
ii, b. ca. cxvii. cxviii.
Parable of the sower.
ii. bo. capit. xlxix
Parable of tares and of mustard sede. ii. boke
capitulo. l
Parables of y treasure, perle, and net. ii. boke
capitulo. li
Parable of shepe.
ii. boke. cap. xcii. xciiii
Parable of the Pharise and Publy­cane. ii. boke
capi. cxx.
Parable of the vineyard.
ii. b. ca. cxxiiii
Parable of the mariage.
ii. bo. capi. xxv
Parable of the ten virgins and ten ta­lentes ii. boke
capit. cxxxix
Peters mother in lawe.
ii. boke. cap. xvi
Peter walked vpon the sea.
ii. bo. cap. lv
Peter hath power to binde and to low­se. ii. boke
cap. lxxxvi. xcv
Peter rebuketh Christe.
ii. bo. ca. lxxxvi
Peter is reproued.
ii. boke. capit. lxxxvi
Peter folowed afarre of. iii. boke. capi­tulo.
Peter wepte bytterly.
iii. boke. capit. xi
Peace be vnto this house. ii. boke. capi­tulo.
xxxvii. xli
Peace be with you.
iii. boke. capitu. xxi
Perfectnesse requireth thre thinges. ii boke.
capit. c
[Page]Pitchard of water. iii. boke
ca. ix
Pilate lefe tenaunt of Iewry. i. boke capitulo
Pilate and Herode were made fren­des. iii. boke
capi xii
Pilates wyfe. iii. boke
capit. xii
Pilate washed his handes.
iii. bo. ca. xii
Phisition heale thy selfe.
ii. bo. capit. lii
Plantes not planted by God, shall pe­rysh. ii. boke.
cap lxxx
Plucke the beame out of thyne eye. ii boke
ca. xxiiii
Poore men ye shall haue alwayes. ii. boke
cap. cxli [...]i [...]
Possesse no golde. ii. bo.
cap. xxxvi
Poole of Siloe. ii. bo
cap. lxxvii.
Praye secretly. ii. boke
capi. xxi
Praie, but bable not muche. ii. boke capitulo
Praye the Lord of the haruest to sende mo labourers. ii. bo.
cap. xli
pray alwayse and leaue not of. ii. boke capitulo
Praye that your flyte be not in the wi­ter. ii. boke.
ca. cxxxiiii
Prayse not thy selfe.
ii. boke. capi. lxxvi
Prophete is nothynge sette by in hys owne countrey. ii. boke.
ca. xlvii. lii
Prophetes cannot perysh without Ie­rusalem. [Page] ii. boke.
capitu. lxix
Pharises and theyr properties. ii. boke capitulo
cxxx. cxxxi
Power from aboue. iii. bo.
ca. xii
Put vp thy swearde. iii. bo.
ca. ix
the Quene of the south. ii. bo.
cap. lxi
Rabby. ii. boke
capitu. v
Racha. ii. boke.
capi. xix
Rachel bewayleth her chyldren. i. boke capit.
Rebuke thy brother betwene hym and the alone. ii. boke.
cap. xcv
the Rewarde of those that leue all and folowe Christe. ii. bo.
capitu. cii
Receaue Christe, and receaue his fa­ther. ii. boke
cap. v
Receaue the holye goost, iii. boke. capi­tulo.
Receaue a prophete and haue the re­warde of a prohete. ii. b.
capi. xxvii
Remoue hence to yonder place. ii. bo. capitulo
[Page]Reconcyle thy selfe to thy brother, and then offer thy gyfte.
ii. boke. capitulo. xix
Resist not euel. ii. bo.
capitu. xix
Reioyce that your names are wrytten in heauen. ii. bo.
capitu. xlii
Reste vpon the Sabboth day. iii. boke
capitulo xv
a Brusen Rede. ii. boke.
cap. lviii
Riche men come hardlye to heauen. ii. boke.
ca. c. ci
Ryse we shall at the latter day. ii. boke capitulo
Riuers of water of lyfe. ii. bo
ca. lxxiii
Saduces deny the resurrection. ii. boke capitulo
Salte that hathe loste his saltnesse. ii boke
capi. xix. lxxii
Salute no man. ii. bo.
capi. xl
Sa [...]omōs temple was a buylding. xliii yeres. ii. boke
capi. vii
Salomon was not clothed like vnto a Lyly. ii. bo
ca. xxiii. lxiiii
Sandales. ii. bo.
cap. xxxvii
Sathan knewe Christe. ii, boke. capi­tulo
lviii. xiii. xvi
Sathan fell downe from heauen. ii. bo. capitulo
[Page]Sathan was a muderer from the be­ginninge. ii. boke.
ca. lxxvi
Sathan is the father of lyes. ii. boke capitulo
capit. lxxvii
Sathan hathe desired to syfte you as wheate iii. boke
ca. lxxvi
Scripture cannot be broken. ii. boke. capitulo.
Seke the kyngdome of God. ii. bok. ca­pitulo
xxxii. lxv
Serche the scripture. ii. boke.
capit. lxvi.
Seuenty & two disciples. ii. boke.
ca. xli
Seruaunte that knoweth his ma [...]ers wyll. ii. boke.
cap. cxxxviii
Seke ye the lyuyng among the deade [...] iii. boke
capi. xvi
Shake the duste of youre fete. ii. boke capitulo.
xxxvii. xli.
Shall Christ at hys commynge fynde fayth vpon earth?
ii. b. ca. cxxxviii
Shewe thy selfe to the Priest. ii. bo. ca­pitulo.
Shepe amonge Wolues ii. book [...]. ca­pitulo.
xxxvii. xii.
Shepe whiche are not of thys folde.
capi. lxxviii.
She cryeth after vs ii. boke.
cap. lxxxi.
She hath done a good worke vpon me. ii. booke.
[Page]Syrenus lifetenaunte of Siria i. bo.
capitulo. vii,
Symon a iuste man. i. boke. ca­pitulo.
Syt in the lowest rowme. ii. bo.
cap. lxx,
Simon of Siren. iii. bo. ca­pitulo.
Signes whiche shall folowe them that beleue. iii. bo.
ca. xxv.
Souldiers do no violence. i. bo.
ca. xiiii.
Soule take nowe thy rest, eate, drynke, and be merye. ii. bo.
ca. lxv
Sunne and Moone shall loose their lyghte ii. boke.
ca. cxxxvi.
Sorowe shall be tourned into ioye iii. boke.
cap. viii.
Slaūders must nedes come ii. b.
ca. xcii.
Spirites haue nother fleash nor bones iii. boke.
cap. xxi.
Stones shall crye. ii. booke. capi­tulo.
thy Speache bewrayeth thee.
capitu. xi.
Take no thought what ye shal speake. ii. boke.
cap. xxxvii.
Take thy crosse, & folow
ii. b. ca. xxxvii.
Take heede howe and what ye heare ii. boke.
cap. xlix.
[Page]Take no thought for youre lyfe. ii. bo. capitulo.
Take no thought for lyuynge.
ii. boke
Take this, and deuide it amonge you iii. boke.
cap. ii
Take eate, thys is my bodye whiche shalbe geuen for you. iii. bo.
cap. iiii
Tell me where thou haste layed hym. iii. boke
ca. xvii
The taxacion of the worlde. i. boke. ca­pitulo.
The holy spirite in a bodelye shape. ii. bo.
cap. i
The tre is knowen by his fruite. ii. bo. capitulo
The people woulde haue made Christ a kynge. ii. boke
capi. xxv.
The worke of God. ii. bo.
capi. lvi
The testimony of two is true. ii. boke. capitulo
The thinges whiche defyle man. ii. bo. capitulo
The sonne of man shalbe delyuered to the hie prestes. ii. bo
capi. cviii
The sonne of man is come to saue mēs soules. ii. bo.
cap. cx
The sonne of man came not to be ser­ued, but to serue. ii. bo.
capi. cxi
[Page]The sonne of man muste be lyfte vp. ii. boke
capit. cix.
The greatest among you shalbe as the yongest. iii. boke
cap. vi
The holy spirite shal rebuke the world of. iii. thinges. iii. bo.
cap. viii
Thabita cumy. ii. bo.
capi. xxxiiii
That defyleth not that goeth into the mouthe. ii. boke
capi. lxxx
That whiche is hie among men, is ab­homination before God. ii. bo.
cap. ciiii
This is my beloued sonne. ii. bo
cap. i
They haue no wyne. ii. boke
ca. vi
They that were soft clothynge. ii. boke capitulo
They se and decerne not. ii. bo.
cap. xlxix
They are laste whiche are first. ii. boke capitulo
Ther are. vi. daies wher in men ought to worke
ii. bo. ca. lxviii
There is but one God. ii. bo.
ca. cxxviii
Thornes choke the worde. ii. boke. ca­pitulo
Thou shalte not tempte thy Lord God ii. boke
capitu. iii
Thou shalte onely worship and serue God. ii. boke.
capit. iii
Thou arte Christ the sonne of the ly­uynge God. ii. bo.
ca. lxxxvi
[Page]Thou ar [...] Peter, &c. ii. boke ca­pitulo.
Tydynges of great ioye. i. bok. ca­pitulo.
Tribute moneye. ii. boke. capi­tulo.
Trueth shal make a man fre ii bo. ca­pitulo.
Thou foole. ii. boke.
cap. xix.
Touche me not iii. boke.
cap. xvii.
To daye thou shalt be with me in Pa­radise. iii. boke.
cap. xiiii.
the Tower of Siloe. ii. boke. ca­pitulo.
Two or thre wytnesses stablythe all matters. ii. boke.
cap. [...]cv.
Two shall lye in one bedde. ii. boke. ca­pitulo.
U. W.
the Uayle of the Temple. iii. boke. ca­pitulo.
Uertue went out of Christe. ii. bo. ca­pitulo.
Walcke in the day, and thou shalte not stumble.
ii. boke. cap. cvi.
Washe before meate ii. boke.
cap. lxxx.
Watche & pray. ii. b.
ca. cxxxvii. cxxxviii.
[Page]Water of lyfe ii. boke.
cap. xlvii.
We haue sene merueylous thynges to daye ii. boke.
capitu. xxxii.
We haue pyped vnto you. ii. bok. ca­pitulo.
We are vnprofytable seruauntes ii. boke.
cap. xx.
We receaue accordynge to oure dedes iii. boke.
cap. xiii
Weddynge garmente. ii. boke. ca­pitulo.
Wepe not ouer me, but ouer youre children. iii. boke.
ca. xiii.
What women did offer whan they wer churched. i. bo.
cap. x.
Wepynge and gnashynge of teeth. ii. bo. ca. xxvii. l. li. lxix. cxxv. cxxxviii. cxxxix. We haue laboured all nyght ii. boke. capitulo.
Wepe not ii. boke.
cap. xxviii. xxxiiii.
What man oughte to doe, to inherite e­uerlastynge lyfe.
ii. boke. cap. xliii.
What is that amonge so manye. ii. bo. capitulo.
What the father doeth, that doeth the sonne.
ii. boke. ca­pitulo. lxvi.
What can a man geue to redeme hys soule.
ii. boke. cap. lxxxvii.
[Page]Wyse men come to adore Christe, & of their oblation.
i. boke. cap. ix.
Wyse as Serpentes. ii. boke. ca­pitulo.
the Wydowes offeryng
ii. bo. ca. cxxxii.
Why was not thys oyntment solde? ii. boke.
cap. cxlii.
Why speakest thou theym by Para­bles, ii, boke,
capit. xlix.l.
Why Christe came downe from hea­uen. ii. boke.
ca. lvi.
Who so doeth euyll hateth the lyghte. ii. boke.
cap. xiiii.
Who are the leaste in the kyngdome of God. ii. boke. ca­pitulo.
Who so putteth hys hande to the plow. ii. boke.
cap. xxix.
Who canne forgeue synnes, but one­lye God. ii. boke. ca­pitulo.
Who so hathe eares to heare let hym heare.
ii. boke. ca. xxxviii. xlix. l.
Whosos hath, shal haue more. ii. bo. ca­pitulo.
xlix. cxii.
Who so synneth, is the seruaunte of synne.
ii. bo. cap. lxxvi.
Who so kepeth Christes worde, shall not dye.
ii. bok. cap. lxxvi.
[Page]Who so curseth father and mother, shal dye.
ii. boke. ca. lxxx.
Who so loueth his lyfe shal lose it ii. bo. capitu.
Who so is of the trueth, heareth my voice. iii. boke.
Who so beleueth and is baptised, shall be saued.
iii. boke. cap. xxv.
Whose synnes so euer ye remytte. iii. booke.
capitu. xxi.
Who shall rolle awaye the stone [...] iii. boke.
cap. xvi.
Who is y greatest in the kyngdome of heauen.
ii. bo. ca. xcii.
Wo vnto the worlde because of slaun­ders, ii. boke.
ca. xcii.
Wo vnto him by whom slaunder com­meth.
ii. bo. cap. xcii.
Wo vnto Pharises and Lawers. ii. bokoe.
cap. cxxxi.
the Worckemanne is worthye of hys meate.
ii. bo. cap. xxxvii.
Worshyppe God in spirite. ii. bo. ca­pitulo.
Worckes of the worlde are euyll ii. bo. capitu.
Where I am there shall my seruaunt bee. ii. boke.
cap. cxix.
With out me ye can do nothynge. iii. [Page] boke.
capitu. viii.
Whome soeuer I kysse, the same is he. iii. boke.
capit. ix.
the Whole nede no Phisition. ii. boke. capitulo.
Yea, yea, naye, naye. ii. bokoe. capi­tulo.
Ye shall seeke me, and not fynde me. ii. boke.
cap, lxxiii.
Ye shall wepe and lamente. iii. bo. ca­pitulo.
Zachary walcked in the commaunde­mentes of God. i. boke. capi­tulo.
Zachary was smytten domme. i. bo. ca­pitulo.
Zachary speaketh agayne, i. boke. ca­pitulo.
Zachary prophecieth. i. booke. capi­tulo.
Zacheus. ii. booke. ca­capitulo.
Zebedes chyldrens peticion. ii. booke. Capitulo.

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Anno Domini. 1553.

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