And so it was, that as he was praying in a certaine place, when he ceassed, one of his disciples sayde vnto hym: Lord teache vs to pray, as Iohn also taught his disciples.
And he said vnto them, When ye pray, say: O our father which art in heauen, halowed be thy name, thy kyngdome come, thy wyll be fulfylled, euen in earth also, as it is in heauen.
Our dayly breade geue vs this day.
And forgeue vs our synnes: For euen we forgeue euery man that trespasseth vs.
And leade vs not into temptation, but delyuer vs from euyll.
And he sayde vnto them: Whiche of you shall haue a friende, and shall go vnto hym at mydnyght, and saye vnto hym, friende lende me three loaues,
For a friende of mine is come out of the way to me, and I haue nothyng to set before hym:
And he within aunswere, & say, trouble me not, the doore is nowe shut, and my children are with me in bedde, I can not ryse and geue thee.
I saye vnto you, though he wyll not ryse and geue hym, because he is his friende: yet because of his importunitie he wyll ryse, and geue hym as many as he needeth.
And I say vnto you, aske, and it shalbe geuen you, seke, and ye shall fynde, knocke, and it shalbe opened vnto you.
For euery one that asketh, receaueth, and he that seketh, fyndeth, and vnto hym that knocketh, shall it be opened.
If the sonne shall aske breade, of any of you that is a father, wyll he geue him a stone?
Or yf he aske fisshe, wyll he for fisshe geue hym a serpent?
Or yf he aske an egge, wyll he offer hym a scorpion?
If ye then, being euyll, can geue good gyftes vnto your chyldren, howe muche more shall your father of heauen geue the holy spirite, to them that desire [it] of hym.
And he was castyng out a deuyll, and the same was dumbe.
And it came to passe, when the deuyll was gone out, the dumbe spake, & the people wondred.
But some of the sayde, he casteth out deuils through Beelzebub, the chiefe of the deuils.
And other tempted him, and required of hym a signe from heauen.
But he knowyng their thoughtes, sayde vnto them: Euery kyngdome deuided agaynst it selfe, is desolate: and a housed [deuided] agaynst a house, falleth.
If Satan also be deuided against him selfe, howe shall his kyngdome endure?
Because ye saye that I cast out deuils through Beelzebub.
If I by the helpe of Beelzebub cast out deuils, by whose helpe do your chyldren cast them out?
Therfore shall they be your iudges.
But yf I with the fynger of God cast out deuyls, no doubt the kyngdome of God is come vpon you.
When a strong man armed, kepeth his palace, ye thynges that he possesseth are in peace.
But whe a stronger then he commeth vpon hym, and ouercommeth hym, he taketh from him all his harnesse, wherin he trusted, and deuideth his goodes.
He that is not with me, is against me: and he that gathereth not with me, scattereth [abrode.]
When the vncleane spirite is gone out of a man, he walketh through drye places, sekyng rest: and when he fyndeth none, he sayth, I wyll returne vnto my house, whence I came out.
And when he commeth, he fyndeth it swept and garnisshed.
Then goeth he, and taketh to hym seuen other spirites, worse then him selfe, and they enter in, and dwell there: and the ende of that man, is worse then the begynnyng.
And it came to passe, that as he spake these thynges, a certayne woman of the company lyft vp her voyce, & saide vnto hym: Happy is the wombe that bare thee, and the pappes whiche gaue thee sucke.
But he sayde: Yea rather happy are they that heare the worde of God, and kepe it.
When the people were gathered thicke together, he began to saye: This is an euyll natio, they seke a signe, and there shall no signe be geuen them, but the signe of Ionas the prophete.
For as Ionas was a signe to the Niniuites, so shall also the sonne of man be to this nation.
The Queene of the south shall ryse in iudgement with the men of this nation, and condempne them: for she came from the vtmost partes of the earth, to heare the wisedome of Solomon: And beholde, a greater then Solomon is here.
The men of Niuiue shall rise in iudgement with this nation, and shall condempne them, for they repented at the preachyng of Ionas: and beholde, a greater then Ionas is here.
No man lyghteth a candle, & putteth it in a priuie place, neither vnder a busshell: but on a candlesticke, that they which come in may see the lyght,
The lyght of the body, is the eye: Therefore when thyne eye is single, all thy body also shalbe full of lyght.
But if thyne eye be euyll, thy body also shalbe full of darknesse.
Take heede therefore, that the lyght which is in thee, be not darknes.
If all thy body therfore be cleare, hauyng no part darke, then shall it all be full of lyght, euen as when a candle doth lyght thee with bryghtnes.
And as he spake, a certaine pharisee besought hym to dyne with hym: and Iesus went in, & sate downe to meate.
When the pharisee sawe it, he marueyled that he had not first wasshed before dynner.
And the Lorde said vnto him: Now do ye pharisees make cleane the outsyde of the cuppe, and the platter, but the inward part is full of your rauenyng and wickednesse.
Ye fooles, dyd not he that made that whiche is without, make that which is within also?
But rather geue almes of those thynges which are within, and beholde all thynges are cleane vnto you.
But wo vnto you pharisees: for ye tithe mint & rue, and al maner hearbes, and passe ouer iudgement, and the loue of God: These ought ye to haue done, and yet not to leaue the other vndone.
Wo vnto you pharisees: for ye loue the vppermost seates in ye synagogues, and greetynges in the markettes.
Wo vnto you scribes and pharisees, ye hypocrites: for ye are as graues which appeare not, and the men that walke ouer them, are not ware of them.
Then aunswered one of the lawyers, and sayde vnto him: Maister, thus saying, thou puttest vs to rebuke also.
And he sayde, Wo vnto you also ye lawyers: for ye lade me with burthens greeuous to be borne, and ye your selues touche not ye burthens with one of your fyngers.
Wo vnto you, ye buylde the sepulchres of the prophetes, and your fathers kylled them.
Truely, ye beare witnesse that ye alowe the deedes of your fathers: for they kylled them, and ye buylde their sepulchres.
Therfore saide the wisedome of God, I wyl sende them prophetes and apostles, and some of them they shall slaye and persecute:
That the blood of all the prophetes, which is shedde, from the foundation of the worlde, may be required of this generation,
From the blood of Abel, vnto ye blood of Zacharie, whiche perished betwene the aulter & the temple: Ueryly I saye vnto you, it shalbe required of this nation.
Wo vnto you lawyers: for ye haue taken away the keye of knowledge, ye entred not in your selues, and them that came in, ye forbad.
When he thus spake vnto them, the lawyers & the pharisees began to vrge hym vehemently, and to prouoke hym to speake many thynges.
Laying wayte for hym, and sekyng to catche somethyng out of his mouth, wherby they myght accuse hym.