Luke: Chapter 20 (1534)

The Gospell of S. Luke. The .xx. Chapter.

  1. And yt fortuned in one of those dayes as he taught the people in the temple and preached the gospell: the hye prestes and the scribes came with the elders
  2. and spake vnto him sayinge. Tell vs by what auctorite thou doest these thinges? Ether who is he yt gave ye this auctorite?
  3. He answered and saide vnto the: I also will axe you a questio and answer me.
  4. The baptyme of John: was it from heaven or of men?
  5. And they thought with in them selves sayinge: yf we shall saye from heave: he will saye: why then beleved ye him not?
  6. But and yf we shall saye of men all ye people will stone vs. For they be persuaded that Jhon is a Prophet.
  7. And they answered that they coulde not tell whence it was.
  8. And Jesus sayde vnto them: nether tell I you by what auctorite I do these thinges.
  9. Then begane he to put forthe to the people this similitude. A certayne man planted a vyneyarde and let it forthe to fermers and went him selfe into a straunge countre for a greate season.
  10. And when the tyme was come he sent a servaut to his tennauntes that they shuld geve him of the frutes of the vyneyarde. And the tennauntes dyd bet him and sent him awaye empty.
  11. And agayne he sent yet another servaunt. And they dyd bet him and foule entreated him also and sent him awaye emptye.
  12. Moreover he sent the thyrde to and him they wouded and cast out.
  13. Then sayde the lorde of the vyneyarde: what shall I do? I will sende my deare sonne him peradventure they will reverence when they se him.
  14. But when the fermers sawe him they thought in them selves sayinge: this is the heyre come let vs kyll him that the inheritaunce maye be oures.
  15. And they cast him out of the vyneyarde and kylled him. Now what shall the Lorde of the vyneyarde do vnto them?
  16. He will come and destroye those fermers and will let out his vyneyarde to other. When they hearde that they sayde: God forbyd.
  17. And he behelde them and sayde: what meaneth this then yt is wrytten: The stone that the bylders refused the same is made ye heed corner stone?
  18. whosoever stomble at that stone shalbe broken: but on whosoever it faul vpon it wyll grynde him to powder.
  19. And the hye Prestes and the Scribes the same howre went about to laye hondes on him but they feared the people. For they perceaved that he had spoken this similitude agaynst them.
  20. And they watched him and sent forth spies which shuld fayne them selves perfecte to take him in his wordes and to delyvre him vnto the power and auctorite of the debite.
  21. And they axed him sayinge: Master we knowe that thou sayest and teachest ryght nother cosiderest thou eny manes degre but teachest the waye of God truly.
  22. Ys it laufull for vs to geve Cesar tribute or no?
  23. He perceaved their craftynes and sayde vnto them: why tept ye me?
  24. Shewe me a peny. Whose ymage and superscripcio hath it? They answered and sayde: Cesars.
  25. And he sayde vnto them: Geve then vnto Cesar that which belongeth vnto Cesar: and to God that which pertayneth to God.
  26. And they coulde not reprove his sayinge before the people. But they marvayled at his answer and helde their peace.
  27. Then came to him certayne of the Saduces which denye that ther is eny resurreccio. And they axed him
  28. sayinge: Master Moses wrote vnto vs if eny mannes brother dye havinge a wyfe and the same dye with out yssue: that then his brother shuld take his wyfe and reyse vp seede vnto his brother.
  29. Ther were seven brethren and the fyrste toke a wyfe and dyed with out children.
  30. And the seconde toke the wyfe and he dyed chyldlesse.
  31. And the thyrde toke her and in lyke wyse the resydue of the seven and leeft no chyldren be hynde them and dyed.
  32. Last of all the woma dyed also.
  33. Now at the resurreccio whose wyfe of them shall she be? For seven had her to wyfe.
  34. Jesus answered and sayde vnto them. The chyldre of this worlde mary wyves and are maryed
  35. but they which shalbe made worthy to enioye that worlde and the resurreccion from deeth nether mary wyves nether are maryed
  36. nor yet can dye eny moare. For they are equall vnto the angels: and are the sonnes of God in as moche as they are the chyldre of the resurreccion.
  37. And that the deed shall ryse agayne even Moses signified besydes the busshe when he sayde: the Lorde God of Adraham and the God of Isaac and the God of Jacob.
  38. For he is not the God of the deed but of them which live. For all live in him.
  39. Then certayne of the Pharises answered and sayde: Master thou hast well sayde.
  40. And after that durst they not axe him eny question at all.
  41. Then sayde he vnto them: how saye they that Christ is Davids sonne?
  42. And David him selfe sayth in the boke of the Psalmes: The Lorde sayde vnto my Lorde syt on my right honde
  43. tyll I make thine enemys thy fothe stole.
  44. Seinge David calleth him Lorde: How is he then his sonne.
  45. Then in the audience of all the people he sayde vnto his disciples
  46. beware of the Scribes which desyre to goo in longe clothinge: and love gretynges in the markets and the hyest seates in the synagoges and chefe roumes at feastes
  47. which devoure widdowes houses and that vnder a coloure of longe prayinge: the same shall receave greater damnacion.
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