Luke 9
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The Ministry of the Twelve
(Matthew 10:5–15; Mark 6:7–13)

1And he called the twolue together, and gaue them power and auctorite ouer all deuels, and that they might heale diseases. 2And he sent the out to preach the kyngdome of God, and to heale ye sicke,

3and sayde vnto them: Ye shal take nothinge with you by the waye, nether staff, ner scryppe, ner bred, ner money: ner haue two coates. 4And into what house so euer ye entre, there abyde, tyll ye go thence. 5And who so euer receaue you not, departe out of the same cite, and shake of the dust from youre fete, for a wytnesse ouer them. 6And they departed, and wente thorow the townes, preachinge ye Gospell, & healynge euery where.

Herod Tries to See Jesus
(Matthew 14:1–12; Mark 6:14–29)

7Herode the Tetrarcha herde of all that was done by him. And he toke care, for so moch as it was sayde of some: Iho is rysen agayne from the deed: 8of some, Elias hath appeared: of some, One of the olde prophetes is rysen agayne. 9And Herode sayde: Iho haue I beheaded, who is this then, of who I heare soch thinges? And he desyred to se him.

The Feeding of the Five Thousand
(Matthew 14:13–21; Mark 6:30–44; John 6:1–15)

10And the Apostles came agayne, and tolde him how greate thinges they had done. And he toke them to him, and wente asyde into a solytary place by the cite called Bethsaida. 11Whan the people knew of it, they folowed him. And he receaued them, and spake vnto them of the kyngdome of God, and healed soch as hade nede therof.

12But the daye beganne to go downe. Then came the twolue to him, and sayde vnto him: let the people departe fro the, that they maye go in to the townes rounde aboute, and in to ye vyllagies, where they maye fynde lodgynge & meate, for we are here in ye wyldernesse. 13But he sayde vnto them: Geue ye them to eate. They sayde: We haue nomore but fyue loaues and two fysshes. Excepte we shulde go & bye meate for so moch people 14(for there were vpon a fyue thousande men) But he sayde vnto his disciples: Cause them to syt downe by fifties in a copany. 15And they dyd so, and made them all to syt downe. 16Then toke he the fyue loaues and two fisshes, and loked vp towarde heaue, and sayde grace ouer them, brake them, and gaue them to the disciples, to set the before the people. 17And they ate, and were all satisfied. And there were taken vp of that remayned to them, twolue baskettes full of broken meate.

Peter’s Confession of Christ
(Matthew 16:13–20; Mark 8:27–30; John 6:67–71)

18And it fortuned whan he was alone, and at his prayer, and his disciples with him, he axed them, and sayde: Whom saye the people that I am? 19They answered, and sayde: They saye, thou art Ihon the baptist: Some, that thou art Elias: Some, that one of the olde prophetes is rysen agayne. 20But he sayde vnto them: Whom saye ye that I am? Then answered Peter and sayde: Thou art the Christ of God.

Christ’s Passion Foretold
(Matthew 16:21–23; Mark 8:31–33)

21And he charged them strately, and commaunded them, that they shulde tell this vnto no ma,

22and sayde: For the sonne of man must suffre many thinges, and be cast out of the Elders and of ye hye prestes, and scrybes, and be put to death, and ryse agayne the thirde daye.

Take Up Your Cross
(Matthew 16:24–28; Mark 8:34–38)

23Then sayde he vnto them all: Yf eny ma wil folowe me, let hi denie himself, & take vp his crosse daylie, & folowe me. 24For who so euer wil saue his life, shal lose it. But who so loseth his life for my sake, shal saue it. 25For what auauntage hath a man, though he wanne the whole worlde, and loseth himself, or runneth in dammage of himself? 26Who so is ashamed of me and of my sayenges, of him shall the sonne of ma also be ashamed, whan he commeth in his glory, and in the glory of his father, and of the holy angels. 27I saye vnto you of a treuth: there be some of them that stonde here, which shall not taist of death, tyll they se the kyngdome of God.

The Transfiguration
(Matthew 17:1–13; Mark 9:1–13; 2 Peter 1:16–21)

28And it fortuned, that aboute an eight dayes after these wordes, he toke vnto him Peter, Ihon and Iames, and wente vp in to a mout for to praye. 29And as he prayed, the shappe of his countenaunce was chaunged of another fashion, and his garment was whyte, and shyned: 30and beholde, two men talked with him, Which were Moses and Elias, 31that appeared gloriously, and spake of his departynge, which he shulde fulfill at Ierusalem. 32As for Peter and them that were with him, they were full of slepe. But whan they awoke, they saw his glory, and the two men stondynge with him. 33And it chaunsed, whan they departed fro him, Peter sayde vnto Iesus: Master, here is good beynge for vs. Let vs make thre tabernacles: one for the, one for Moses, and one for Elias, and wyst not what he sayde. 34But whyle he thus spake, there came a cloude, and ouershadowed them. And they were afrayed, whan the cloude couered them. 35And out of the cloude there came a voyce, which sayde: This is my deare sonne, heare him. 36And whyle this voyce came to passe, they founde Iesus alone. And they kepte it close, and tolde no ma in those dayes eny of the thinges which they had sene.

The Boy with an Evil Spirit
(Matthew 17:14–18; Mark 9:14–29)

37And it chaunsed on the nexte daye after, whan they came downe from the mount. moch people met him, 38and beholde, a man amonge the people cryed out, and sayde: Master, I beseke the, loke vpon my sonne, for he is my onely sonne: 39beholde, the sprete taketh him, and sodenly he crieth, and he teareth him, that he fometh, and with payne departeth he from him, whan he hath rente him. And 40I besought thy disciples to cast him out, and they coulde not. 41Then answered Iesus, and sayde: Oh thou vnfaithfull and croked generacion, how longe shal I be with you, & suffre you? Brynge hither thy sonne. 42And whan he came to him, the deuell rente him and tare him. But Iesus rebuked the foule sprete, and healed the chylde, and delyuered him vnto his father agayne.

The Second Prediction of the Passion
(Matthew 17:22–23; Mark 9:30–32)

43And they were all amased at the mighty power of God.And whyle they wondred euery one at all thinges which he dyd, he sayde vnto his disciples:

44Comprehende these sayenges in youre eares. For the sonne of man must be delyuered in to the hades of men. 45But they wyst not what that worde meaned, and it was hyd from them, that they vnderstode it not. And they were afrayed to axe him of that worde.

The Greatest in the Kingdom
(Matthew 18:1–5; Mark 9:33–41)

46There came a thought also amonge them, which of them shulde be the greatest. 47But wha Iesus sawe the thoughtes of their hert, he toke a childe, & set him harde by him, 48and sayde vnto them? Whosoeuer receaueth this childe in my name, receaueth me: and who so euer receaueth me, receaueth him that sent me. But who so is leest amoge you all, ye same shal be greate.

49Then answered Iho, and sayde: Master, we sawe one dryue out deuels in thy name, and we forbad him, for he folowed the not with vs. 50And Iesus saide vnto him: For byd him not, for he that is not agaynst vs, is for vs.

The Samaritans Reject Jesus

51And it fortuned whan the tyme was fulfylled that he shulde be receaued vp from hence, he turned his face to go straight to Ierusalem, 52and before him he sent messaungers, which wente their waye, and came into a towne of the Samaritans, to prepare lodginge for him. 53And they wolde not receaue him, because he had turned his face to go to Ierusale. 54But whan his disciples Iames and Ihon sawe that, they sayde: LORDE, wilt thou, that we commaunde, that fyre fall downe from heauen, and consume them, as Elias dyd? 55Neuertheles Iesus turned him aboute, and rebuked them, and sayde: Knowe ye not, what maner of sprete ye are of? 56The sonne of man is not come to destroye mens soules, but to saue them. And they wente in to another towne.

The Cost of Discipleship
(Matthew 8:18–22; Luke 14:25–33; John 6:59–66)

57And it fortuned as they went by the waye, one sayde vnto him: I wil folowe the, whyther so euer thou go. 58And Iesus sayde vnto him: The foxes haue holes, and the byrdes vnder the heaue haue nestes: but the sonne of man hath not wheron to laye his heade. 59And he sayde vnto another: Folowe me. He sayde: Syr, geue me leue first to go, and burye my father. 60But Iesus sayde vnto him: Let the deed burye their deed. But go thou thy waye, and preach the kyngdome of God. 61And another sayde: Syr, I will folowe the, but geue me leue first, to go byd them farwele, which are at home in my house. 62Iesus sayde vnto him: Who so putteth his hade to the plowe, and loketh backe, is not mete for the kingdome of God.

Coverdale Bible of 1535

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