THE HOLY BIBLE Douay-Rheims

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

4:1¤ And Jesus being full of the Holy Ghost, returned from the Jordan and was led by the spirit into the desert,

4:2For the space of forty days, and was tempted by the devil. And he ate nothing in those days. And when they were ended, he was hungry.

4:3And the devil said to him: If thou be the Son of God, say to this stone that it be made bread.

4:4And Jesus answered him: It is written that Man liveth not by bread alone, but by every word of God.

4:5And the devil led him into a high mountain and shewed him all the kingdoms of the world in a moment of time.

4:6And he said to him: To thee will I give all this power and the glory of them. For to me they are delivered: and to whom I will, I give them.

4:7If thou therefore wilt adore before me, all shall be thine.

4:8And Jesus answering said to him: It is written: Thou shalt adore the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve.

4:9And he brought him to Jerusalem and set him on a pinnacle of the temple and said to him: If thou be the Son of God, cast thyself from hence.

4:10For it is written that He hath given his angels charge over thee that they keep thee.

4:11And that in their hands they shall bear thee up, lest perhaps thou dash thy foot against a stone.

4:12And Jesus answering, said to him: It is said: Thou shalt not tempt the Lord thy God.

4:13And all the temptation being ended, the devil departed from him for a time.

4:14And Jesus returned in the power of the spirit, into Galilee: and the fame of him went out through the whole country.

4:15And he taught in their synagogues and was magnified by all.

4:16And he came to Nazareth, where he was brought up: and he went into the synagogue, according to his custom, on the sabbath day: and he rose up to read.

4:17And the book of Isaias the prophet was delivered unto him. And as he unfolded the book, he found the place where it was written:

4:18The spirit of the Lord is upon me. Wherefore he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor, he hath sent me to heal the contrite of heart, to preach deliverance to the captives and sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised,

4:19To preach the acceptable year of the Lord and the day of reward.

4:20And when he had folded the book, he restored it to the minister and sat down. And the eyes of all in the synagogue were fixed on him.

4:21And he began to say to them: This day is fulfilled this scripture in your ears.

4:22And all gave testimony to him. And they wondered at the words of grace that proceeded from his mouth. And they said: Is not this the son of Joseph?

4:23And he said to them: Doubtless you will say to me this similitude: Physician, heal thyself. As great things as we have heard done in Capharnaum, do also here in thy own country.

4:24And he said: Amen I say to you that no prophet is accepted in his own country.

4:25In truth I say to You, there were many widows in the days of Elias in Israel, when heaven was shut up three years and six months, when there was a great famine throughout all the earth.

4:26And to none of them was Elias sent, but to Sarepta of Sidon, to a widow woman.

4:27And there were many lepers in Israel in the time of Eliseus the prophet: and none of them was cleansed but Naaman the Syrian.

4:28And all they in the synagogue, hearing these things, were filled with anger.

4:29And they rose up and thrust him out of the city: and they brought him to the brow of the hill whereon their city was built, that they might cast him down headlong.

4:30But he passing through the midst of them, went his way.

4:31And he went down into Capharnaum, a city of Galilee: and there he taught them on the sabbath days.

4:32And they were astonished at his doctrine: for his speech was with power.

4:33And in the synagogue there was a man who had an unclean devil: and he cried out with a loud voice,

4:34Saying: Let us alone. What have we to do with thee, Jesus of Nazareth? Art thou come to destroy us? I know thee who thou art, the holy one of God.

4:35And Jesus rebuked him, saying: Hold thy peace and go out of him. And when the devil had thrown him into the midst, he went out of him and hurt him not at all.

4:36And there came fear upon all; and they talked among themselves, saying: What word is this, for with authority and power he commandeth the unclean spirits, and they go out?

4:37And the fame of him was published into every place of the country.

4:38And Jesus rising up out of the synagogue, went into Simon's house. And Simon's wife's mother was taken with a great fever: and they besought him for her.

4:39And standing over her, he commanded the fever: and it left her. And immediately rising, she ministered to them.

4:40And when the sun was down, all they that had any sick with divers diseases brought them to him. But he, laying his hands on every one of them, healed them.

4:41And devils went out from many, crying out and saying: Thou art the son of God. And rebuking them he suffered them not to speak; for they knew that he was Christ.

4:42And when it was day, going out he went into a desert place: and the multitudes sought him, and came unto him. And they stayed him that he should not depart from them.

4:43To whom he said: To other cities also I must preach the kingdom of God: for therefore am I sent.

4:44And he was preaching in the synagogues of Galilee.

5:1¤ And it came to pass, that when the multitudes pressed upon him to hear the word of God, he stood by the lake of Genesareth,

5:2And saw two ships standing by the lake: but the fishermen were gone out of them and were washing their nets.

5:3And going into one of the ships that was Simon's, he desired him to draw back a little from the land. And sitting, he taught the multitudes out of the ship.

5:4Now when he had ceased to speak, he said to Simon: Launch out into the deep and let down your nets for a draught.

5:5And Simon answering said to him: Master, we have laboured all the night and have taken nothing: but at thy word I will let down the net.

5:6And when they had done this, they enclosed a very great multitude of fishes: and their net broke.

5:7And they beckoned to their partners that were in the other ship, that they should come and help them. And they came and filled both the ships, so that they were almost sinking.

5:8Which when Simon Peter saw, he fell down at Jesus' knees, saying: Depart from me, for I am a sinful man, O Lord.

5:9For he was wholly astonished, and all that were with him, at the draught of the fishes which they had taken.

5:10And so were also James and John, the sons of Zebedee, who were Simon's partners. And Jesus saith to Simon: Fear not: from henceforth thou shalt catch men.

5:11And having brought their ships to land, leaving all things, they followed him.

5:12And it came to pass, when he was in a certain city, behold a man full of leprosy who, seeing Jesus and falling on his face, besought him saying: Lord, if thou wilt, thou canst make me clean.

5:13And stretching forth his hand, he touched him, saying: I will. Be thou cleansed. And immediately the leprosy departed from him.

5:14And he charged him that he should tell no man, but: Go, shew thyself to the priest and offer for thy cleansing according as Moses commanded, for a testimony to them.

5:15But the fame of him went abroad the more: and great multitudes came together to hear and to be healed by him of their infirmities.

5:16And he retired into the desert; and prayed.

5:17And it came to pass on a certain day, as he sat teaching, that there were also Pharisees and doctors of the law sitting by, that were come out of every town of Galilee and Judea and Jerusalem: and the power of the Lord was to heal them.

5:18And behold, men brought in a bed a man who had the palsy: and they sought means to bring him in and to lay him before him.

5:19And when they could not find by what way they might bring him in, because of the multitude, they went up upon the roof and let him down through the tiles with his bed into the midst before Jesus.

5:20Whose faith when he saw, he said: Man, thy sins are forgiven thee.

5:21And the scribes and Pharisees began to think, saying: Who is this who speaketh blasphemies? Who can forgive sins, but God alone?

5:22And when Jesus knew their thoughts, answering he said to them: What is it you think in your hearts?

5:23Which is easier to say: Thy sins are forgiven thee; or to say: Arise and walk?

5:24But that you may know that the Son of man hath power on earth to forgive sins (he saith to the sick of the palsy), I say to thee: Arise, take up thy bed and go into thy house.

5:25And immediately rising up before them, he took up the bed on which he lay: and he went away to his own house, glorifying God.

5:26And all were astonished: and they glorified God. And they were filled with fear, saying: We have seen wonderful things to-day.

5:27And after these things, he went forth and saw a publican named Levi, sitting at the receipt of custom: and he said to him: Follow me.

5:28And leaving all things, he rose up and followed him.

5:29And Levi made him a great feast in his own house: And there was a great company of publicans and of others that were at table with them.

5:30But the Pharisees and scribes murmured, saying to his disciples: Why do you eat and drink with publicans and sinners?

5:31And Jesus answering, said to them: They that are whole need not the physician: but they that are sick.

5:32I came not to call the just, but sinners to penance.

5:33And they said to him: Why do the disciples of John fast often and make prayers, and the disciples of the Pharisees in like manner; but thine eat and drink?

5:34To whom he said: Can you make the children of the bridegroom fast whilst the bridegroom is with them?

5:35But the days will come when the bridegroom shall be taken away from them: then shall they fast in those days.

5:36And he spoke also a similitude to them: That no man putteth a piece from a new garment upon an old garment: otherwise he both rendeth the new, and the piece taken from the new agreeth not with the old.

5:37And no man putteth new wine into old bottles: otherwise the new wine will break the bottles; and it will be spilled and the bottles will be lost.

5:38But new wine must be put into new bottles: and both are preserved.

5:39And no man drinking old hath presently a mind to new: for he saith: The old is better.

6:1¤ And it came to pass on the second first sabbath that, as he went through the corn fields, his disciples plucked the ears and did eat, rubbing them in their hands.

6:2And some of the Pharisees said to them: Why do you that which is not lawful on the sabbath days?

6:3And Jesus answering them, said: Have you not read so much as this, what David did, when himself was hungry and they that were with him:

6:4How he went into the house of God and took and ate the bread of proposition and gave to them that were with him, which is not lawful to eat but only for the priests?

6:5And he said to them: The Son of man is Lord also of the sabbath.

6:6And it came to pass also, on another sabbath, that he entered into the synagogue and taught. And there was a man whose right hand was withered.

6:7And the scribes and Pharisees watched if he would heal on the sabbath: that they might find an accusation against him.

6:8But he knew their thoughts and said to the man who had the withered hand: Arise and stand forth in the midst. And rising he stood forth.

6:9Then Jesus said to them: I ask you, if it be lawful on the sabbath days to do good or to do evil? To save life or to destroy?

6:10And looking round about on them all, he said to the man: Stretch forth thy hand. And he stretched it forth. And his hand was restored.

6:11And they were filled with madness: and they talked one with another, what they might do to Jesus.

6:12And it came to pass in those days, that he went out into a mountain to pray: and he passed the whole night in the prayer of God.

6:13And when day was come, he called unto him his disciples: and he chose twelve of them (whom also he named apostles):

6:14Simon, whom he surnamed Peter, and Andrew his brother, James and John, Philip and Bartholomew,

6:15Matthew and Thomas, James the son of Alpheus, and Simon who is called Zelotes,

6:16And Jude the brother of James, and Judas Iscariot, who was the traitor.

6:17And coming down with them, he stood in a plain place: and the company of his disciples and a very great multitude of people from all Judea and Jerusalem and the sea coast, both of Tyre and Sidon, who were come to hear him and to be healed of their diseases.

6:18And they that were troubled with unclean spirits were cured.

6:19And all the multitude sought to touch him: for virtue went out from him and healed all.

6:20And he, lifting up his eyes on his disciples, said: Blessed are ye poor: for yours is the kingdom of God.

6:21Blessed are ye that hunger now: for you shall be filled. Blessed are ye that weep now: for you shall laugh.

6:22Blessed shall you be when men shall hate you, and when they shall separate you and shall reproach you and cast out your name as evil, for the Son of man's sake.

6:23Be glad in that day and rejoice: for behold, your reward is great in heaven, For according to these things did their fathers to the prophets.

6:24But woe to you that are rich: for you have your consolation.

6:25Woe to you that are filled: for you shall hunger. Woe to you that now laugh: for you shall mourn and weep.

6:26Woe to you when men shall bless you: for according to these things did their fathers to the false prophets.

6:27But I say to you that hear: Love your enemies. Do good to them that hate you.

6:28Bless them that curse you and pray for them that calumniate you.

6:29And to him that striketh thee on the one cheek, offer also the other. And him that taketh away from thee thy cloak, forbid not to take thy coat also.

6:30Give to every one that asketh thee: and of him that taketh away thy goods, ask them not again.

6:31And as you would that men should do to you, do you also to them in like manner.

6:32And if you love them that love you, what thanks are to you? For sinners also love those that love them.

6:33And if you do good to them who do good to you, what thanks are to you? For sinners also do this.

6:34And if you lend to them of whom you hope to receive, what thanks are to you? For sinners also lend to sinners, for to receive as much.

6:35But love ye your enemies: do good, and lend, hoping for nothing thereby: and your reward shall be great, and you shall be the sons of the Highest. For he is kind to the unthankful and to the evil.

6:36Be ye therefore merciful, as your Father also is merciful.

6:37Judge not: and you shall not be judged. Condemn not: and you shall not be condemned. Forgive: and you shall be forgiven.

6:38Give: and it shall be given to you: good measure and pressed down and shaken together and running over shall they give into your bosom. For with the same measure that you shall mete withal, it shall be measured to you again.

6:39And he spoke also to them a similitude: Can the blind lead the blind? Do they not both fall into the ditch?

6:40The disciple is not above his master: but every one shall be perfect, if he be as his master.

6:41And why seest thou the mote in thy brother's eye: but the beam that is in thy own eye thou considerest not?

6:42Or how canst thou say to thy brother: Brother, let me pull the mote out of thy eye, when thou thyself seest not the beam in thy own eye? Hypocrite, cast first the beam out of thy own eye: and then shalt thou see clearly to take out the mote from thy brother's eye.

6:43For there is no good tree that bringeth forth evil fruit: nor an evil tree that bringeth forth good fruit.

6:44For every tree is known by its fruit. For men do not gather figs from thorns: nor from a bramble bush do they gather the grape.

6:45A good man out of the good treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is good: and an evil man out of the evil treasure bringeth forth that which is evil. For out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh.

6:46And why call you me, Lord, Lord; and do not the things which I say?

6:47Every one that cometh to me and heareth my words and doth them, I will shew you to whom he is like.

6:48He is like to a man building a house, who digged deep and laid the foundation upon a rock. And when a flood came, the stream beat vehemently upon that house: and it could not shake it: for it was founded on a rock.

6:49But he that heareth and doth not is like to a man building his house upon the earth without a foundation: against which the stream beat vehemently. And immediately it fell: and the ruin of that house was great.



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