THE HOLY BIBLE Douay-Rheims

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

7:1¤ And when he had finished all his words in the hearing of the people, he entered into Capharnaum.

7:2And the servant of a certain centurion who was dear to him, being sick, was ready to die.

7:3And when he had heard of Jesus, he sent unto him the ancients of the Jews, desiring him to come and heal his servant.

7:4And when they came to Jesus, they besought him earnestly, saying to him: He is worthy that thou shouldest do this for him.

7:5For he loveth our nation: and he hath built us a synagogue.

7:6And Jesus went with them. And when he was now not far from the house, the centurion sent his friends to him, saying: Lord, trouble not thyself; for I am not worthy that thou shouldst enter under my roof.

7:7For which cause neither did I think myself worthy to come to thee: but say the word, and my servant shall be healed.

7:8For I also am a man subject to authority, having under me soldiers: and I say to one, Go, and he goeth: and to another, Come, and he cometh; and to my servant, Do this, and he doth it.

7:9Which Jesus hearing, marvelled: and turning about to the multitude that followed him, he said: Amen I say to you, I have not found so great faith, not even in Israel.

7:10And they who were sent, being returned to the house, found the servant whole who had been sick.

7:11And it came to pass afterwards that he went into a city that is called Naim: and there went with him his disciples and a great multitude.

7:12And when he came nigh to the gate of the city, behold a dead man was carried out, the only son of his mother: and she was a widow. And a great multitude of the city was with her.

7:13Whom when the Lord had seen, being moved with mercy towards her, he said to her: Weep not.

7:14And he came near and touched the bier. And they that carried it stood still. And he said: Young man, I say to thee, arise.

7:15And he that was dead sat up and began to speak. And he gave him to his mother.

7:16And there came a fear on them all: and they glorified God saying: A great prophet is risen up among us: and, God hath visited his people.

7:17And this rumour of him went forth throughout all Judea and throughout all the country round about.

7:18And John's disciples told him of all these things.

7:19And John called to him two of his disciples and sent them to Jesus, saying: Art thou he that art to come? Or look we for another?

7:20And when the men were come unto him, they said: John the Baptist hath sent us to thee, saying: Art thou he that art to come? Or look we for another?

7:21(And in that same hour, he cured many of their diseases and hurts and evil spirits: and to many that were blind he gave sight.)

7:22And answering, he said to them: Go and relate to John what you have heard and seen: the blind see, the lame walk, the lepers are made clean, the deaf hear, the dead rise again, to the poor the gospel is preached.

7:23And blessed is he whosoever shall not be scandalized in me.

7:24And when the messengers of John were departed, he began to speak to the multitudes concerning John. What went ye out into the desert to see? A reed shaken with the wind?

7:25But what went you out to see? A man clothed in soft garments? Behold they that are in costly apparel and live delicately are in the houses of kings.

7:26But what went you out to see? A prophet? Yea, I say to you, and more than a prophet.

7:27This is he of whom it is written: Behold I send my angel before thy face, who shall prepare thy way before thee.

7:28For I say to you: Amongst those that are born of women, there is not a greater prophet than John the Baptist. But he that is the lesser in the kingdom of God is greater than he.

7:29And all the people hearing, and the publicans, justified God, being baptized with John's baptism.

7:30But the Pharisees and the lawyers despised the counsel of God against themselves, being not baptized by him.

7:31And the Lord said: Whereunto then shall I liken the men of this generation? And to what are they like?

7:32They are like to children sitting in the marketplace and speaking one to another and saying: We have piped to you, and you have not danced: we have mourned, and you have not wept.

7:33For John the Baptist came neither eating bread nor drinking wine. And you say: He hath a devil.

7:34The Son of man is come eating and drinking. And you say: Behold a man that is a glutton and a drinker of wine, a friend of publicans and sinners.

7:35And wisdom is justified by all her children.

7:36And one of the Pharisees desired him to eat with him. And he went into the house of the Pharisee and sat down to meat.

7:37And behold a woman that was in the city, a sinner, when she knew that he sat at meat in the Pharisee's house, brought an alabaster box of ointment.

7:38And standing behind at his feet, she began to wash his feet with tears and wiped them with the hairs of her head and kissed his feet and anointed them with the ointment.

7:39And the Pharisee, who had invited him, seeing it, spoke within himself, saying: This man, if he were a prophet, would know surely who and what manner of woman this is that toucheth him, that she is a sinner.

7:40And Jesus answering, said to him: Simon, I have somewhat to say to thee. But he said: Master, say it.

7:41A certain creditor had two debtors: the one owed five hundred pence and the other fifty.

7:42And whereas they had not wherewith to pay, he forgave them both. Which therefore of the two loveth him most?

7:43Simon answering, said: I suppose that he to whom he forgave most. And he said to him: Thou hast judged rightly.

7:44And turning to the woman, he said unto Simon: Dost thou see this woman? I entered into thy house: thou gavest me no water for my feet. But she with tears hath washed my feet; and with her hairs hath wiped them.

7:45Thou gavest me no kiss. But she, since she came in, hath not ceased to kiss my feet.

7:46My head with oil thou didst not anoint. But she with ointment hath anointed my feet.

7:47Wherefore, I say to thee: Many sins are forgiven her, because she hath loved much. But to whom less is forgiven, he loveth less.

7:48And he said to her: Thy sins are forgiven thee.

7:49And they that sat at meat with him began to say within themselves: Who is this that forgiveth sins also?

7:50And he said to the woman: Thy faith hath made thee safe. Go in peace.

8:1¤ And it came to pass afterwards that he travelled through the cities and towns, preaching and evangelizing the kingdom of God: and the twelve with him:

8:2And certain women who had been healed of evil spirits and infirmities: Mary who is called Magdalen, out of whom seven devils were gone forth,

8:3And Joanna the wife of Chusa, Herod's steward, and Susanna and many others who ministered unto him of their substance.

8:4And when a very great multitude was gathered together and hastened out of the cities, unto him, he spoke by a similitude.

8:5The sower went out to sow his seed. And as he sowed, some fell by the way side. And it was trodden down: and the fowls of the air devoured it.

8:6And other some fell upon a rock. And as soon as it was sprung up, it withered away, because it had no moisture.

8:7And other some fell among thorns. And the thorns growing up with it, choked it.

8:8And other some fell upon good ground and, being sprung up, yielded fruit a hundredfold. Saying these things, he cried out: He that hath ears to hear, let him hear.

8:9And his disciples asked him what this parable might be.

8:10To whom he said: To you it is given to know the mystery of the kingdom of God; but to the rest in parables, that seeing they may not see and hearing may not understand.

8:11Now the parable is this: The seed is the word of God.

8:12And they by the way side are they that hear: then the devil cometh and taketh the word out of their heart, lest believing they should be saved.

8:13Now they upon the rock are they who when they hear receive the word with joy: and these have no roots: for they believe for a while and in time of temptation they fall away.

8:14And that which fell among thorns are they who have heard and, going their way, are choked with the cares and riches and pleasures of this life and yield no fruit.

8:15But that on the good ground are they who in a good and perfect heart, hearing the word, keep it and bring forth fruit in patience.

8:16Now no man lighting a candle covereth it with a vessel or putteth it under a bed: but setteth it upon a candlestick, that they who come in may see the light.

8:17For there is not any thing secret that shall not be made manifest, nor hidden that shall not be known and come abroad.

8:18Take heed therefore how you hear. For whosoever hath, to him shall be given: and whosoever hath not, that also which he thinketh he hath shall be taken away from him.

8:19And his mother and brethren came unto him: and they could not come at him for the crowd.

8:20And it was told him: Thy mother and thy brethren stand without, desiring to see thee.

8:21Who answering, said to them: My mother and my brethren are they who hear the word of God and do it.

8:22And it came to pass on a certain day that he went into a little ship with his disciples. And he said to them: Let us go over to the other side of the lake. And they launched forth.

8:23And when they were sailing, he slept. And there came down a storm of wind upon the lake: and they were filled and were in danger.

8:24And they came and awaked him, saying: Master, we perish. But he arising, rebuked the wind and the rage of the water. And it ceased: and there was a calm.

8:25And he said to them: Where is your faith? Who being afraid, wondered, saying one to another: Who is this (think you), that he commandeth both the winds and the sea: and they obey him?

8:26And they sailed to the country of the Gerasens, which is over against Galilee.

8:27And when he was come forth to the land, there met him a certain man who had a devil now a very long time. And he wore no clothes: neither did he abide in a house, but in the sepulchres.

8:28And when he saw Jesus, he fell down before him. And crying out with a loud voice, he said: What have I to do with thee, Jesus, Son of the most high God? I beseech thee, do not torment me.

8:29For he commanded the unclean spirit to go out of the man. For many times it seized him: and he was bound with chains and kept in fetters: and breaking the bonds, he was driven by the devil into the deserts.

8:30And Jesus asked him, saying: What is thy name? But he said: Legion. Because many devils were entered into him.

8:31And they besought him that he would not command them to go into the abyss.

8:32And there was there a herd of many swine feeding on the mountain: and they besought him that he would suffer them to enter into them. And he suffered them.

8:33The devils therefore went out of the man and entered into the swine. And the herd ran violently down a steep place into the lake and were stifled.

8:34Which when they that fed them saw done, they fled away and told it in the city and in the villages.

8:35And they went out to see what was done. And they came to Jesus and found the man out of whom the devils were departed, sitting at his feet, clothed and in his right mind. And they were afraid.

8:36And they also that had seen told them how he had been healed from the legion.

8:37And all the multitude of the country of the Gerasens besought him to depart from them: for they were taken with great fear. And he, going up into the ship, returned back again.

8:38Now the man out of whom the devils were departed besought him that he might be with him. But Jesus sent him away, saying:

8:39Return to thy house and tell how great things God hath done to thee. And he went through the whole city, publishing how great things Jesus had done to him.

8:40And it came to pass that when Jesus was returned, the multitude received him: for they were all waiting for him.

8:41And behold there came a man whose name was Jairus: and he was a ruler of the synagogue. And he fell down at the feet of Jesus, beseeching him that he would come into his house:

8:42For he had an only daughter, almost twelve years old, and she was dying. And it happened as he went that he was thronged by the multitudes.

8:43And there was a certain woman having an issue of blood twelve years, who had bestowed all her substance on physicians and could not be healed by any.

8:44She came behind him and touched the hem of his garment: and immediately the issue of her blood stopped.

8:45And Jesus said: Who is it that touched me? And all denying, Peter and they that were with him said: Master, the multitudes throng and press thee; and dost thou say, who touched me?

8:46And Jesus said: Somebody hath touched me; for I know that virtue is gone out from me.

8:47And the woman seeing that she was not hid, came trembling and fell down before his feet and declared before all the people for what cause she had touched him, and how she was immediately healed.

8:48But he said to her: Daughter, thy faith hath made thee whole. Go thy way in peace.

8:49As he was yet speaking, there cometh one to the ruler of the synagogue, saying to him: Thy daughter is dead: trouble him not.

8:50And Jesus hearing this word, answered the father of the maid: Fear not. Believe only: and she shall be safe.

8:51And when he was come to the house, he suffered not any man to go in with him, but Peter and James and John, and the father and mother of the maiden.

8:52And all wept and mourned for her. But he said: Weep not. The maid is not dead, but sleepeth.

8:53And they laughed him to scorn, knowing that she was dead.

8:54But he taking her by the hand, cried out, saying: Maid, arise.

8:55And her spirit returned: and she arose immediately. And he bid them give her to eat.

8:56And her parents were astonished, whom he charged to tell no man what was done.

9:1¤ Then calling together the twelve apostles, he gave them power and authority over all devils and to cure diseases.

9:2And he sent them to preach the kingdom of God and to heal the sick.

9:3And he said to them: Take nothing for your journey, neither staff, nor scrip, nor bread, nor money; neither have two coats.

9:4And whatsoever house you shall enter into, abide there and depart not from thence.

9:5And whosoever will not receive you, when ye go out of that city, shake off even the dust of your feet, for a testimony against them.

9:6And going out, they went about through the towns, preaching the gospel and healing every where.

9:7Now Herod, the tetrarch, heard of all things that were done by him. And he was in a doubt, because it was said by some that John was risen from the dead:

9:8But by other some, that Elias had appeared: and by others, that one of the old prophets was risen again.

9:9And Herod said: John I have beheaded. But who is this of whom I hear such things? And he sought to see him.

9:10And the apostles, when they were returned, told him all they had done. And taking them, he went aside into a desert place, apart, which belongeth to Bethsaida.

9:11Which when the people knew, they followed him: and he received them and spoke to them of the kingdom of God and healed them who had need of healing.

9:12Now the day began to decline. And the twelve came and said to him: Send away the multitude, that, going into the towns and villages round about, they may lodge and get victuals; for we are here in a desert place.

9:13But he said to them: Give you them to eat. And they said: We have no more than five loaves and two fishes; unless perhaps, we should go and buy food for all this multitude.

9:14Now there were about five thousand men. And he said to his disciples: Make them sit down by fifties in a company.

9:15And they did so and made them all sit down.

9:16And taking the five loaves and the two fishes, he looked up to heaven and blessed them: and he broke and distributed to his disciples, to set before the multitude.

9:17And they did all eat and were filled. And there were taken up of fragments that remained to them, twelve baskets.

9:18And it came to pass, as he was alone praying, his disciples also were with him: and he asked them, saying: Whom do the people say that I am?

9:19But they answered and said: John the Baptist; but some say Elias: and others say that one of the former prophets is risen again.

9:20And he said to them: But whom do you say that I am? Simon Peter answering, said: The Christ of God.

9:21But he strictly charging them, commanded they should tell this to no man.

9:22Saying: The Son of man must suffer many things and be rejected by the ancients and chief priests and scribes and be killed and the third day rise again.

9:23And he said to all: If any man will come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me.

9:24For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: for he that shall lose his life for my sake shall save it.

9:25For what is a man advantaged, if he gain the whole world and lose himself and cast away himself?

9:26For he that shall be ashamed of me and of my words, of him the Son of man shall be ashamed, when he shall come in his majesty and that of his Father and of the holy angels.

9:27But I tell you of a truth: There are some standing here that shall not taste death till they see the kingdom of God.

9:28And it came to pass, about eight days after these words, that he took Peter and James and John and went up into a mountain to pray.

9:29And whilst he prayed, the shape of his countenance was altered and his raiment became white and glittering.

9:30And behold two men were talking with him. And they were Moses and Elias,

9:31Appearing in majesty. And they spoke of his decease that he should accomplish in Jerusalem.

9:32But Peter and they that were with him were heavy with sleep. And waking, they saw his glory and the two men that stood with him.

9:33And it came to pass that, as they were departing from him, Peter saith to Jesus: Master, it is good for us to be here: and let us make three tabernacles, one for thee, and one for Moses; and one for Elias: not knowing what he said.

9:34And as he spoke these things, there came a cloud and overshadowed them. And they were afraid when they entered into the cloud.

9:35And a voice came out of the cloud; saying: This is my beloved son. Hear him.

9:36And whilst the voice was uttered Jesus was found alone. And they held their peace and told no man in those days any of these things which they had seen.

9:37And it came to pass the day following, when they came down from the mountain, there met him a great multitude.

9:38And behold a man among the crowd cried out, saying: Master, I beseech thee, look upon my son, because he is my only one.

9:39And lo, a spirit seizeth him, and he suddenly crieth out, and he throweth him down and teareth him, so that he foameth; and bruising him, he hardly departeth from him.

9:40And I desired thy disciples to cast him out: and they could not.

9:41And Jesus, answering:, said: O faithless and perverse generation, how long shall I be with you and suffer you? Bring hither thy son.

9:42And as he was coming to him, the devil threw him down and tore him. And Jesus rebuked the unclean spirit and cured the boy and restored him to his father.

9:43And all were astonished at the mighty power of God. But while all wondered at all the things he did, he said to his disciples:

9:44Lay you up in your hearts these words, for it shall come to pass that the Son of man shall be delivered into the hands of men.

9:45But they understood not this word: and it was hid from them, so that they perceived it not. And they were afraid to ask him concerning this word.

9:46And there entered a thought into them, which of them should be greater.

9:47But Jesus seeing the thoughts of their heart, took a child and set him by him,

9:48And said to them: Whosoever shall receive this child in my name receiveth me; and whosoever shall receive me receiveth him that sent me. For he that is the lesser among you all, he is the greater.

9:49And John, answering, said: Master, we saw a certain man casting out devils in thy name: and we forbade him, because he followeth not with us.

9:50And Jesus said to him: Forbid him not: for he that is not against you is for you.

9:51And it came to pass, when the days of his assumption were accomplishing, that he steadfastly set his face to go to Jerusalem.

9:52And he sent messengers before his face: and going, they entered into a city of the Samaritans, to prepare for him.

9:53And they received him not, because his face was of one going to Jerusalem.

9:54And when his disciples, James and John, had seen this, they said: Lord, wilt thou that we command fire to come down from heaven and consume them?

9:55And turning, he rebuked them, saying: You know not of what spirit you are.

9:56The Son of man came not to destroy souls, but to save. And they went into another town.

9:57And it came to pass, as they walked in the way, that a certain man said to him: I will follow thee whithersoever thou goest.

9:58Jesus said to him: The foxes have holes, and the birds of the air nests: but the Son of man hath not where to lay his head.

9:59But he said to another: Follow me. And he said: Lord, suffer me first to go and to bury my father.

9:60And Jesus said to him: Let the dead bury their dead: but go thou and preach the kingdom of God.

9:61And another said: I will follow thee, Lord; but let me first take my leave of them that are at my house.

9:62Jesus said to him: No man putting his hand to the plough and looking back is fit for the kingdom of God.



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