THE HOLY BIBLE Douay-Rheims

The Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ, According to St. Luke (Author Luke)

14:1¤ And it came to pass, when Jesus went into the house of one of the chief Pharisees to eat bread, on the sabbath day, that they watched him.

14:2And behold, there was a certain man before him that had the dropsy.

14:3And Jesus answering, spoke to the lawyers and Pharisees, saying: Is it lawful to heal on the sabbath day?

14:4But they held their peace. But he taking him, healed him and sent him away.

14:5And answering them, he said: Which of you shall have an ass or an ox fall into a pit and will not immediately draw him out, on the sabbath day?

14:6And they could not answer him to these things.

14:7And he spoke a parable also to them that were invited, marking how they chose the first seats at the table, saying to them:

14:8When thou art invited to a wedding, sit not down in the first place, lest perhaps one more honourable than thou be invited by him:

14:9And he that invited thee and him, come and say to thee: Give this man place. And then thou begin with shame to take the lowest place.

14:10But when thou art invited, go, sit down in the lowest place; that when he who invited thee cometh, he may say to thee: Friend, go up higher. Then shalt thou have glory before them that sit at table with thee.

14:11Because every one that exalteth himself shall be humbled: and he that humbleth himself shall be exalted.

14:12And he said to him also that had invited him: When thou makest a dinner or a supper, call not thy friends nor thy brethren nor thy kinsmen nor thy neighbours who are rich; lest perhaps they also invite thee again, and a recompense be made to thee.

14:13But when thou makest a feast, call the poor, the maimed, the lame and the blind.

14:14And thou shalt be blessed, because they have not wherewith to make thee recompense: for recompense shall be made thee at the resurrection of the just.

14:15When one of them that sat at table with him had heard these things, he said to him: Blessed is he that shall eat bread in the kingdom of God.

14:16But he said to him: A certain man made a great supper and invited many.

14:17And he sent his servant at the hour of supper to say to them that were invited, that they should come: for now all things are ready.

14:18And they began all at once to make excuse. The first said to him: I have bought a farm and I must needs go out and see it. I pray thee, hold me excused.

14:19And another said: I have bought five yoke of oxen and I go to try them. I pray thee, hold me excused.

14:20And another said: I have married a wife; and therefore I cannot come.

14:21And the servant returning, told these things to his lord. Then the master of the house, being angry, said to his servant: Go out quickly into the streets and lanes of the city; and bring in hither the poor and the feeble and the blind and the lame.

14:22And the servant said: Lord, it is done as thou hast commanded; and yet there is room.

14:23And the Lord said to the servant: Go out into the highways and hedges, and compel them to come in, that my house may be filled.

14:24But I say unto you that none of those men that were invited shall taste of my supper.

14:25And there went great multitudes with him. And turning, he said to them:

14:26If any man come to me, and hate not his father and mother and wife and children and brethren and sisters, yea and his own life also, he cannot be my disciple.

14:27And whosoever doth not carry his cross and come after me cannot be my disciple.

14:28For which of you, having a mind to build a tower, doth not first sit down and reckon the charges that are necessary, whether he have wherewithal to finish it:

14:29Lest, after he hath laid the foundation and is not able to finish it, all that see it begin to mock him,

14:30Saying: This man began to build and was not able to finish.

14:31Or, what king, about to go to make war against another king, doth not first sit down and think whether he be able, with ten thousand, to meet him that, with twenty thousand, cometh against him?

14:32Or else, while the other is yet afar off, sending an embassy, he desireth conditions of peace.

14:33So likewise every one of you that doth not renounce all that he possesseth cannot be my disciple.

14:34Salt is good. But if the salt shall lose its savour, wherewith shall it be seasoned?

14:35It is neither profitable for the land nor for the dunghill: but shall be cast out. He that hath ears to hear, let him hear.

15:1¤ Now the publicans and sinners drew near unto him to hear him.

15:2And the Pharisees and the scribes murmured, saying: This man receiveth sinners and eateth with them.

15:3And he spoke to them this parable, saying:

15:4What man of you that hath an hundred sheep, and if he shall lose one of them, doth he not leave the ninety-nine in the desert and go after that which was lost, until he find it?

15:5And when he hath found it, lay it upon his shoulders, rejoicing?

15:6And coming home, call together his friends and neighbours, saying to them: Rejoice with me, because I have found my sheep that was lost?

15:7I say to you that even so there shall be joy in heaven upon one sinner that doth penance, more than upon ninety-nine just who need not penance.

15:8Or what woman having ten groats, if she lose one groat, doth not light a candle and sweep the house and seek diligently until she find it?

15:9And when she hath found it, call together her friends and neighbours, saying: Rejoice with me, because I have found the groat which I had lost.

15:10So I say to you, there shall be joy before the angels of God upon one sinner doing penance.

15:11And he said: A certain man had two sons.

15:12And the younger of them said to his father: Father, give me the portion of substance that falleth to me. And he divided unto them his substance.

15:13And not many days after, the younger son, gathering all together, went abroad into a far country: and there wasted his substance, living riotously.

15:14And after he had spent all, there came a mighty famine in that country: and he began to be in want.

15:15And he went and cleaved to one of the citizens of that country. And he sent him into his farm to feed swine.

15:16And he would fain have filled his belly with the husks the swine did eat: and no man gave unto him.

15:17And returning to himself, he said: How many hired servants in my father's house abound with bread, and I here perish with hunger!

15:18I will arise and will go to my father and say to him: Father, I have sinned against heaven and before thee.

15:19I am not worthy to be called thy son: make me as one of thy hired servants.

15:20And rising up, he came to his father. And when he was yet a great way off, his father saw him and was moved with compassion and running to him fell upon his neck and kissed him.

15:21And the son said to him: Father: I have sinned against heaven and before thee I am not now worthy to be called thy son.

15:22And the father said to his servants: Bring forth quickly the first robe and put it on him: and put a ring on his hand and shoes on his feet.

15:23And bring hither the fatted calf, and kill it: and let us eat and make merry:

15:24Because this my son was dead and is come to life again, was lost and is found. And they began to be merry.

15:25Now his elder son was in the field and when he came and drew nigh to the house, he heard music and dancing.

15:26And he called one of the servants, and asked what these things meant.

15:27And he said to him: Thy brother is come and thy father hath killed the fatted calf, because he hath received him safe.

15:28And he was angry and would not go in. His father therefore coming out began to entreat him.

15:29And he answering, said to his father: Behold, for so many years do I serve thee and I have never transgressed thy commandment: and yet thou hast never given me a kid to make merry with my friends.

15:30But as soon as this thy son is come, who hath devoured his substance with harlots, thou hast killed for him the fatted calf.

15:31But he said to him: Son, thou art always with me; and all I have is thine.

15:32But it was fit that we should make merry and be glad: for this thy brother was dead and is come to life again; he was lost, and is found.

16:1¤ And he said also to his disciples: There was a certain rich man who had a steward: and the same was accused unto him, that he had wasted his goods.

16:2And he called him and said to him: How is it that I hear this of thee? Give an account of thy stewardship: for now thou canst be steward no longer.

16:3And the steward said within himself: What shall I do, because my lord taketh away from me the stewardship? To dig I am not able; to beg I am ashamed.

16:4I know what I will do, that when I shall be removed from the stewardship, they may receive me into their houses.

16:5Therefore, calling together every one of his lord's debtors, he said to the first: How much dost thou owe my lord?

16:6But he said: An hundred barrels of oil. And he said to him: Take thy bill and sit down quickly and write fifty.

16:7Then he said to another: And how much dost thou owe? Who said: An hundred quarters of wheat. He said to him: Take thy bill and write eighty.

16:8And the lord commended the unjust steward, forasmuch as he had done wisely: for the children of this world are wiser in their generation than the children of light.

16:9And I say to you: Make unto you friends of the mammon of iniquity: that when you shall fail, they may receive you into everlasting dwellings.

16:10He that is faithful in that which is least is faithful also in that which is greater: and he that is unjust in that which is little is unjust also in that which is greater.

16:11If then you have not been faithful in the unjust mammon, who will trust you with that which is the true?

16:12And if you have not been faithful in that which is another's, who will give you that which is your own?

16:13No servant can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one and love the other: or he will hold to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and mammon.

16:14Now the Pharisees, who were covetous, heard all these things: and they derided him.

16:15And he said to them: You are they who justify yourselves before men, but God knoweth your hearts. For that which is high to men is an abomination before God.

16:16The law and the prophets were until John. From that time the kingdom of God is preached: and every one useth violence towards it.

16:17And it is easier for heaven and earth to pass than one tittle of the law to fall.

16:18Every one that putteth away his wife and marrieth another committeth adultery: and he that marrieth her that is put away from her husband committeth adultery.

16:19There was a certain rich man who was clothed in purple and fine linen and feasted sumptuously every day.

16:20And there was a certain beggar, named Lazarus, who lay at his gate, full of sores,

16:21Desiring to be filled with the crumbs that fell from the rich man's table. And no one did give him: moreover the dogs came and licked his sores.

16:22And it came to pass that the beggar died and was carried by the angels into Abraham's bosom. And the rich man also died: and he was buried in hell.

16:23And lifting up his eyes when he was in torments, he saw Abraham afar off and Lazarus in his bosom:

16:24And he cried and said: Father Abraham, have mercy on me and send Lazarus, that he may dip the tip of his finger in water to cool my tongue: for I am tormented in this flame.

16:25And Abraham said to him: Son, remember that thou didst receive good things in thy lifetime, and likewise Lazarus evil things: but now he is comforted and thou art tormented.

16:26And besides all this, between us and you, there is fixed a great chaos: so that they who would pass from hence to you cannot, nor from thence come hither.

16:27And he said: Then, father, I beseech thee that thou wouldst send him to my father's house,

16:28For I have five brethren, that he may testify unto them, lest they also come into this place of torments.

16:29And Abraham said to him: They have Moses and the prophets. Let them hear them.

16:30But he said: No, father Abraham: but if one went to them from the dead, they will do penance.

16:31And he said to him: If they hear not Moses and the prophets, neither will they believe, if one rise again from the dead.

17:1¤ And he said to his disciples: It is impossible that scandals should not come. But woe to him through whom they come!

17:2It were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck and he cast into the sea, than that he should scandalize one of these little ones.

17:3Take heed to yourselves. If thy brother sin against thee, reprove him: and if he do penance, forgive him.

17:4And if he sin against thee seven times in a day, and seven times in a day be converted unto thee, saying: I repent: forgive him.

17:5And the apostles said to the Lord: Increase our faith.

17:6And the Lord said: If you had faith like to a grain of mustard seed, you might say to this mulberry tree: Be thou rooted up and be thou transplanted into the sea. And it would obey you.

17:7But which of you, having a servant ploughing or feeding cattle, will say to him, when he is come from the field: Immediately go. Sit down to meat.

17:8And will not rather say to him: Make ready my supper and gird thyself and serve me, whilst I eat and drink; and afterwards thou shalt eat and drink?

17:9Doth he thank that servant for doing the things which he commanded him? I think not.

17:10So you also, when you shall have done all these things that are commanded you, say: We are unprofitable servants; we have done that which we ought to do.

17:11And it came to pass, as he was going to Jerusalem, he passed through the midst of Samaria and Galilee.

17:12And as he entered into a certain town, there met him ten men that were lepers, who stood afar off.

17:13And lifted up their voice, saying: Jesus, Master, have mercy on us.

17:14Whom when he saw, he said: Go, shew yourselves to the priests. And it came to pass, as they went, they were made clean.

17:15And one of them, when he saw that he was made clean, went back, with a loud voice glorifying God.

17:16And he fell on his face before his feet, giving thanks. And this was a Samaritan.

17:17And Jesus answering, said: Were not ten made clean? And where are the nine?

17:18There is no one found to return and give glory to God, but this stranger.

17:19And he said to him: Arise, go thy way; for thy faith hath made thee whole.

17:20And being asked by the Pharisees when the kingdom of God should come, he answered them and said: The kingdom of God cometh not with observation.

17:21Neither shall they say: Behold here, or behold there. For lo, the kingdom of God is within you.

17:22And he said to his disciples: The days will come when you shall desire to see one day of the Son of man. And you shall not see it.

17:23And they will say to you: See here, and see there. Go ye not after, nor follow them.

17:24For as the lightning that lighteneth from under heaven shineth unto the parts that are under heaven, so shall the Son of man be in his day.

17:25But first he must suffer many things and be rejected by this generation.

17:26And as it came to pass in the days of Noe, so shall it be also in the days of the Son of man.

17:27They did eat and drink, they married wives and were given in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark and the flood came and destroyed them all.

17:28Likewise as it came to pass in the days of Lot. They did eat and drink, they bought and sold, they planted and built.

17:29And in the day that Lot went out of Sodom, it rained fire and brimstone from heaven and destroyed them all.

17:30Even thus shall it be in the day when the Son of man shall be revealed.

17:31In that hour, he that shall be on the housetop, and his goods in the house, let him not go down to take them away: and he that shall be in the field, in like manner, let him not return back.

17:32Remember Lot's wife.

17:33Whosoever shall seek to save his life shall lose it: and whosoever shall lose it shall preserve it.

17:34I say to you: In that night there shall be two men in one bed. The one shall be taken and the other shall be left.

17:35Two women shall be grinding together. The one shall be taken and the other shall be left.

17:36Two men shall be in the field. The one shall be taken and the other shall be left.

17:37They answering, say to him: Where, Lord? Who said to them: Wheresoever the body shall be, thither will the eagles also be gathered together.



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