- And it came to passe, that when Iesus had made an ende of commaundyng his twelue disciples, he departed thence to teache and to preache in their cities.
- When Iohn being in prison heard the workes of Christe, he sent two of his disciples, and sayde vnto him:
- Art thou he that shoulde come?
or do we loke for another?
- Iesus aunswered and sayd vnto them: Go and shewe Iohn agayne what ye haue hearde and seene.
- The blinde receaue their sight, the halt do walke, the lepers are cleansed, and the deafe heare, the dead are raised vp, and the poore receaue the Gospell.
- And happy is he that is not offended in me.
- And as they departed, Iesus began to say vnto the multitude cocerning Iohn: What went ye out into the wildernesse to see?
A reede shaken with the winde?
- Or what went ye out for to see?
A man clothed in soft rayment?
Beholde, they that weare soft [clothyng] are in kinges houses.
- But what went ye out for to see?
yea I say vnto you, and more then a prophete.
- For this is he of whom it is written: Beholde I sende my messenger before thy face, which shall prepare thy way before thee.
- Ueryly I say vnto you, among them that are borne of women, arose not a greater then Iohn the Baptist: Notwithstandyng, he that is lesse in the kingdome of heauen, is greater then he.
- From the dayes of Iohn the Baptist vntyll nowe, the kingdome of heauen suffereth violence, & the violent plucke it [vnto them.]
- For all the prophetes and the lawe it selfe prophecied vnto Iohn.
- And if ye wyll receaue it, this is Elias which was for to come.
- He that hath eares to heare, let him heare.
- But whervnto shall I liken this generation?
It is like vnto litle children, which sit in the markettes, and call vnto their felowes,
- And say: We haue pyped vnto you, and ye haue not daunsed: we haue mourned vnto you, and ye haue not sorowed.
- For Iohn came neither eatyng nor drinking, and they say, he hath the deuil.
- The sonne of man came eatyng and drinking, and they say, behold a glutton and an [vnmeasurable] drinker of wine, and a friende vnto publicans & sinners: And wisdome is iustified of her children.
- Then began he to vpbrayd the cities which most of his mightie workes were done in, because they repented not.
- Wo vnto thee Chorazin, wo vnto thee Bethsaida: for if the mightie workes which were shewed in you had ben done in Tyre or Sidon, they had repented long ago in sackcloth and asshes.
- Neuerthelesse I say vnto you, it shalbe easier for Tyre and Sidon at the day of iudgement, then for you.
- And thou Capernaum, which art lift vp vnto heauen, shalt be brought downe to hell: For if the mightie workes which haue ben done in thee had ben done among them of Sodome, they had remayned vntyll this day.
- Neuerthelesse, I say vnto you, that it shalbe easier for the lande of Sodome in the day of iudgement, then for thee.
- At that tyme Iesus aunswered and sayde: I thanke thee O father, Lorde of heauen and earth, because thou hast hid these thinges from the wise and prudent, and hast shewed them vnto babes.
- Euen so [it is] O father, for so was it thy good pleasure.
- All thinges are geuen vnto me of my father: And no man knoweth the sonne but the father, neither knoweth any man the father saue the sonne, and he to whomsoeuer the sonne wyll open him.
- Come vnto me all ye that labour sore, and are laden, and I wyll ease you.
- Take my yoke vpon you and learne of me, for I am meeke & lowly in heart: and ye shall finde rest vnto your soules.
- For my yoke is easie, and my burthen is lyght.