THE HOLY BIBLE Douay-Rheims

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

18:1¤ And he spoke also a parable to them, that we ought always to pray and not to faint,

18:2Saying: There was a judge in a certain city, who feared not God nor regarded man.

18:3And there was a certain widow in that city; and she came to him, saying: Avenge me of my adversary.

18:4And he would not for a long time. But afterwards he said within himself: Although I fear not God nor regard man,

18:5Yet because this widow is troublesome to me, I will avenge her, lest continually coming she weary me.

18:6And the Lord said: Hear what the unjust judge saith.

18:7And will not God revenge his elect who cry to him day and night? And will he have patience in their regard?

18:8I say to you that he will quickly revenge them. But yet the Son of man, when he cometh, shall he find, think you, faith on earth?

18:9And to some who trusted in themselves as just and despised others, he spoke also this parable:

18:10Two men went up into the temple to pray: the one a Pharisee and the other a publican.

18:11The Pharisee standing, prayed thus with himself: O God, I give thee thanks that I am not as the rest of men, extortioners, unjust, adulterers, as also is this publican.

18:12I fast twice in a week: I give tithes of all that I possess.

18:13And the publican, standing afar off, would not so much as lift up his eyes towards heaven; but struck his breast, saying: O God, be merciful to me a sinner.

18:14I say to you, this man went down into his house justified rather than the other: because every one that exalteth himself shall be humbled: and he that humbleth himself shall be exalted.

18:15And they brought unto him also infants, that he might touch them. Which when the disciples saw, they rebuked them.

18:16But Jesus, calling them together, said: Suffer children to come to me and forbid them not: for of such is the kingdom of God.

18:17Amen, I say to you: Whosoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a child shall not enter into it.

18:18And a certain ruler asked him, saying: Good master, what shall I do to possess everlasting life?

18:19And Jesus said to him: Why dost thou call me good? None is good but God alone.

18:20Thou knowest the commandments: Thou shalt not kill. Thou shalt not commit adultery: Thou shalt not steal: Thou shalt not bear false witness: Honour thy father and mother.

18:21Who said: All these things have I kept from my youth.

18:22Which when Jesus had heard, he said to him: Yet one thing is wanting to thee. Sell all whatever thou hast and give to the poor: and thou shalt have treasure in heaven. And come, follow me.

18:23He having heard these things, became sorrowful: for he was very rich.

18:24And Jesus seeing him become sorrowful, said: How hardly shall they that have riches enter into the kingdom of God

18:25For it is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God.

18:26And they that heard it said: Who then can be saved?

18:27He said to them: The things that are impossible with men are possible with God.

18:28Then Peter said: Behold, we have left all things and have followed thee.

18:29Who said to them: Amen, I say to you, there is no man that hath left house or parents or brethren or wife or children, for the kingdom of God's sake,

18:30Who shall not receive much more in this present time, and in the world to come life everlasting.

18:31Then Jesus took unto him the twelve and said to them: Behold, we go up to Jerusalem; and all things shall be accomplished which were written by the prophets concerning the Son of man.

18:32For he shall be delivered to the Gentiles and shall be mocked and scourged and spit upon.

18:33And after they have scourged him, they will put him to death. And the third day he shall rise again.

18:34And they understood none of these things, and this word was hid from them: and they understood not the things that were said.

18:35Now it came to pass, when he drew nigh to Jericho, that a certain blind man sat by the way side, begging.

18:36And when he heard the multitude passing by, he asked what this meant.

18:37And they told him that Jesus of Nazareth was passing by.

18:38And he cried out, saying: Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me.

18:39And they that went before rebuked him, that he should hold his peace: but he cried out much more: Son of David, have mercy on me.

18:40And Jesus standing, commanded him to be brought unto him. And when he was come near, he asked him,

18:41Saying; What wilt thou that I do to thee? But he said: Lord, that I may see.

18:42And Jesus said to him: Receive thy sight: thy faith hath made thee whole.

18:43And immediately he saw and followed him, glorifying God. And all the people, when they saw it, gave praise to God.

19:1¤ And entering he walked through Jericho.

19:2And behold, there was a man named Zacheus, who was the chief of the publicans: and he was rich.

19:3And he sought to see Jesus who he was: and he could not for the crowd, because he was low of stature.

19:4And running before, he climbed up into a sycamore tree, that he might see him: for he was to pass that way.

19:5And when Jesus was come to the place, looking up, he saw him and said to him: Zacheus, make haste and come down: for this day I must abide in thy house.

19:6And he made haste and came down and received him with joy.

19:7And when all saw it, they murmured, saying, that he was gone to be a guest with a man that was a sinner.

19:8But Zacheus standing, said to the Lord: Behold, Lord, the half of my goods I give to the poor; and if I have wronged any man of any thing, I restore him fourfold.

19:9Jesus said to him: This day is salvation come to this house, because he also is a son of Abraham.

19:10For the Son of man is come to seek and to save that which was lost.

19:11As they were hearing these things, he added and spoke a parable, because he was nigh to Jerusalem and because they thought that the kingdom of God should immediately be manifested.

19:12He said therefore: A certain nobleman went into a far country, to receive for himself a kingdom and to return.

19:13And calling his ten servants, he gave them ten pounds and said to them: Trade till I come.

19:14But his citizens hated him and they sent an embassage after him, saying: We will not have this man to reign over us.

19:15And it came to pass that he returned, having received the kingdom: and he commanded his servants to be called, to whom he had given the money, that he might know how much every man had gained by trading,

19:16And the first came saying: Lord, thy pound hath gained ten pounds.

19:17And he said to him: Well done, thou good servant, because thou hast been faithful in a little, thou shalt have power over ten cities.

19:18And the second came, saying: Lord, thy pound hath gained five pounds.

19:19And he said to him: Be thou also over five cities.

19:20And another came, saying: Lord, behold here is thy pound, which I have kept laid up in a napkin.

19:21For I feared thee, because thou art an austere man: thou takest up what thou didst not lay down: and thou reapest that which thou didst not sow.

19:22He saith to him: Out of thy own mouth I judge thee, thou wicked servant. Thou knewest that I was an austere man, taking up what I laid not down and reaping that which I did not sow.

19:23And why then didst thou not give my money into the bank, that at my coming I might have exacted it with usury?

19:24And he said to them that stood by: Take the pound away from him and give it to him that hath ten pounds.

19:25And they said to him: Lord, he hath ten pounds.

19:26But I say to you that to every one that hath shall be given, and he shall abound: and from him that hath not, even that which he hath shall be taken from him.

19:27But as for those my enemies, who would not have me reign over them, bring them hither and kill them before me.

19:28And having said these things, he went before, going up to Jerusalem.

19:29And it came to pass, when he was come nigh to Bethphage and Bethania, unto the mount called Olivet, he sent two of his disciples,

19:30Saying: Go into the town which is over against you, at your entering into which you shall find the colt of an ass tied, on which no man ever hath sitten: loose him and bring him hither.

19:31And if any man shall ask you: Why do you loose him? You shall say thus unto him: Because the Lord hath need of his service.

19:32And they that were sent went their way and found the colt standing, as he had said unto them.

19:33And as they were loosing the colt, the owners thereof said to them: Why loose you the colt?

19:34But they said: Because the Lord hath need of him.

19:35And they brought him to Jesus. And casting their garments on the colt, they set Jesus thereon.

19:36And as he went, they spread their clothes underneath in the way.

19:37And when he was now coming near the descent of Mount Olivet, the whole multitude of his disciples began with joy to praise God with a loud voice, for all the mighty works they had seen,

19:38Saying: Blessed be the king who cometh in the name of the Lord! Peace in heaven and glory on high!

19:39And some of the Pharisees, from amongst the multitude, said to him: Master, rebuke thy disciples.

19:40To whom he said: I say to you that if these shall hold their peace, the stones will cry out.

19:41And when he drew near, seeing the city, he wept over it,

19:42Saying: If thou also hadst known, and that in this thy day, the things that are to thy peace: but now they are hidden from thy eyes.

19:43For the days shall come upon thee: and thy enemies shall cast a trench about thee and compass thee round and straiten thee on every side,

19:44And beat thee flat to the ground, and thy children who are in thee. And they shall not leave in thee a stone upon a stone: because thou hast not known the time of thy visitation.

19:45And entering into the temple, he began to cast out them that sold therein and them that bought.

19:46Saying to them: It is written: My house is the house of prayer. But you have made it a den of thieves.

19:47And he was teaching daily in the temple. And the chief priests and the scribes and the rulers of the people sought to destroy him.

19:48And they found not what to do to him: for all the people were very attentive to hear him.

20:1¤ And it came to pass that on one of the days, as he was teaching the people in the temple and preaching the gospel, the chief priests and the scribes, with the ancients, met together,

20:2And spoke to him, saying: Tell us, by what authority dost thou these things? Or, who is he that hath given thee this authority?

20:3And Jesus answering, said to them: I will also ask you one thing. Answer me:

20:4The baptism of John, was it from heaven, or of men?

20:5But they thought within themselves, saying: If we shall say, From heaven: he will say: Why then did you not believe him?

20:6But if we say, of men: the whole people will stone us. For they are persuaded that John was a prophet.

20:7And they answered that they knew not whence it was.

20:8And Jesus said to them: Neither do I tell you by what authority I do these things.

20:9And he began to speak to the people this parable: A certain man planted a vineyard and let it out to husbandmen: and he was abroad for a long time.

20:10And at the season he sent a servant to the husbandmen, that they should give him of the fruit of the vineyard. Who, beating him, sent him away empty.

20:11And again he sent another servant. But they beat him also and, treating him reproachfully, sent him away empty.

20:12And again he sent the third: and they wounded him also and cast him out.

20:13Then the lord of the vineyard said: What shall I do? I will send my beloved son. It may be, when they see him, they will reverence him.

20:14Whom, when the husbandmen saw, they thought within themselves, saying: This is the heir. Let us kill him, that the inheritance may be ours.

20:15So casting him out of the vineyard, they killed him. What therefore will the lord of the vineyard do to them?

20:16He will come and will destroy these husbandmen and will give the vineyard to others. Which they hearing, said to him: God forbid.

20:17But he looking on them, said: What is this then that is written, The stone, which the builders rejected, the same is become the head of the corner?

20:18Whosoever shall fall upon that stone shall be bruised: and upon whomsoever it shall fall, it will grind him to powder.

20:19And the chief priests and the scribes sought to lay hands on him the same hour: but they feared the people, for they knew that he spoke this parable to them.

20:20And being upon the watch, they sent spies, who should feign themselves just, that they might take hold of him in his words, that they might deliver him up to the authority and power of the governor.

20:21And they asked him, saying: Master, we know that thou speakest and teachest rightly: and thou dost not respect any person, but teachest the way of God in truth.

20:22Is it lawful for us to give tribute to Caesar, or no?

20:23But he, considering their guile, said to them: Why tempt you me?

20:24Shew me a penny. Whose image and inscription hath it? They answering, said to him: Caesar's.

20:25And he said to them: Render therefore to Caesar the things, that are Caesar's: and to God the things that are God's.

20:26And they could not reprehend his word before the people: and wondering at his answer, they held their peace.

20:27And there came to him some of the Sadducees, who deny that there is any resurrection: and they asked him,

20:28Saying: Master, Moses wrote unto us: If any man's brother die, having a wife, and he leave no children, that his brother should take her to wife and raise up seed unto his brother.

20:29There were therefore seven brethren: and the first took a wife and died without children.

20:30And the next took her to wife: and he also died childless.

20:31And the third took her. And in like manner, all the seven: and they left no children and died.

20:32Last of all the woman died also.

20:33In the resurrection therefore, whose wife of them shall she be? For all the seven had her to wife.

20:34And Jesus said to them: The children of this world marry and are given in marriage:

20:35But they that shall be accounted worthy of that world and of the resurrection from the dead shall neither be married nor take wives.

20:36Neither can they die any more for they are equal to the angels and are the children of God, being the children of the resurrection.

20:37Now that the dead rise again, Moses also shewed at the bush, when he called the Lord: The God of Abraham and the God of Isaac and the God of Jacob.

20:38For he is not the God of the dead, but of the living: for all live to him.

20:39And some of the scribes answering, said to him: Master, thou hast said well.

20:40And after that they durst not ask him any more questions.

20:41But he said to them: How say they that Christ is the son of David?

20:42And David himself saith in the book of Psalms: The Lord said to my Lord, sit thou on my right hand,

20:43Till I make thy enemies thy footstool.

20:44David then calleth him Lord. And how is he his son?

20:45And in the hearing of all the people, he said to his disciples:

20:46Beware of the scribes, who desire to walk in long robes and love salutations in the market place and the first chairs in the synagogues and the chief rooms at feasts:

20:47Who devour the houses of widows, feigning long prayer. These shall receive greater damnation.

21:1¤ And looking on, he saw the rich men cast their gifts into the treasury.

21:2And he saw also a certain poor widow casting in two brass mites.

21:3And he said: Verily, I say to you that this poor widow hath cast in more than they all.

21:4For all these have of their abundance cast into the offerings of God: but she of her want hath cast in all the living that she had.

21:5And some saying of the temple that it was adorned with goodly stones and gifts, he said:

21:6These things which you see, the days will come in which there shall not be left a stone upon a stone that shall not be thrown down.

21:7And they asked him, saying: Master, when shall these things be? And what shall be the sign when they shall begin to come to pass?

21:8Who said: Take heed you be not seduced: for many will come in my name, saying: I am he and the time is at hand. Go ye not therefore after them.

21:9And when you shall hear of wars and seditions, be not terrified. These things must first come to pass: but the end is not yet presently.

21:10Then he said to them: Nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom.

21:11And there shall be great earthquakes in divers places and pestilences and famines and terrors from heaven: and there shall be great signs.

21:12But before all these things, they will lay their hands on you and persecute you, delivering you up to the synagogues and into prisons, dragging you before kings and governors, for my name's sake.

21:13And it shall happen unto you for a testimony.

21:14Lay it up therefore in your hearts, not to meditate before how you shall answer:

21:15For I will give you a mouth and wisdom, which all your adversaries shall not be able to resist and gainsay.

21:16And you shall be betrayed by your parents and brethren and kinsmen and friends: and some of you they will put to death.

21:17And you shall be hated by all men for my name's sake.

21:18But a hair of your head shall not perish.

21:19In your patience you shall possess your souls.

21:20And when you shall see Jerusalem compassed about with an army, then know that the desolation thereof is at hand.

21:21Then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains: and those who are in the midst thereof depart out: and those who are in the countries not enter into it.

21:22For these are the days of vengeance, that all things may be fulfilled, that are written.

21:23But woe to them that are with child and give suck in those days: for there shall be great distress in the land and wrath upon this people.

21:24And they shall fall by the edge of the sword and shall be led away captives into all nations: and Jerusalem shall be trodden down by the Gentiles till the times of the nations be fulfilled.

21:25And there shall be signs in the sun and in the moon and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, by reason of the confusion of the roaring of the sea, and of the waves:

21:26Men withering away for fear and expectation of what shall come upon the whole world. For the powers of heaven shall be moved.

21:27And then they shall see the Son of man coming in a cloud, with great power and majesty.

21:28But when these things begin to come to pass, look up and lift up your heads, because your redemption is at hand.

21:29And he spoke to them a similitude. See the fig tree and all the trees:

21:30When they now shoot forth their fruit, you know that summer is nigh;

21:31So you also, when you shall see these things come to pass, know that the kingdom of God is at hand.

21:32Amen, I say to you, this generation shall not pass away till all things be fulfilled.

21:33Heaven and earth shall pass away: but my words shall not pass away.

21:34And take heed to yourselves, lest perhaps your hearts be overcharged with surfeiting and drunkenness and the cares of this life: and that day come upon you suddenly.

21:35For as a snare shall it come upon all that sit upon the face of the whole earth.

21:36Watch ye, therefore, praying at all times, that you may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that are to come and to stand before the Son of man.

21:37And in the daytime, he was teaching in the temple: but at night going out, he abode in the mount that is called Olivet.

21:38And all the people came early in the morning to him in the temple, to hear him.



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