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THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO SAINT LUKE.
CHAP. SINCE many have undertaken | way of the Lord, make the paths CHAR.
to prepare an account of those straight for him. Every valley Preface, things, which are fully believed shall be filled, and every mountain
2 among us, even as they, who and hill shall be brought low, and
and ministers of the word, delivered straight, and the rough ways shall
good to me also who having gained see the salvation of God.”
from the first, to write thern unto that were coming forth to be bap-
in which thou hast been instructed. (ing? Bring forth fruits worthy baptism. CHAP. In the fifteenth year of the reign of repentance, and do not say s
d. of Tiberius Cesar, Pontius Pilate within yourselves, "We have John the being governor of Judea, and Abraham for our father,' for I
paist be. Herod tetrarch of Galilee, and say unto you, God is able of these gins to : preach; his brother Philip tetrarch of Iturea stones to raise up children unto
and the country of Trachonitis, Abraham. And even now the axe 9 2 and Lysaniąs tetrarch of Abilene, is laid to the root of the tree; so Annas and Caiaphas being 'high-that every tree, which beareth not priests, the word of God came to good fruit, will be hewn down and
John the son of Zacharias in the cast into the fire.” And the mul- 10 3 desert. And he went into all the titudes asked him, saying, “ What
country about Jordan preaching must we do then ?" And he anthe baptism of repentance for the swered, “ Let himn that hath two II remission of sins, as it is written coats give one to him that hath in the book of Isaiah, the prophet, none, and him that hath food do 4 who saith : “ A voice of one cry- likewise.” Then came taxgather- 1% ing in the desert, Prepare ye the ers also to be baptized, and said
This gospel was written for the use of in a clear and regular order. Such conduct
CHAP. unto him, “ Master, what shall f the devil said unto him, “ As CHAP. 1%; we do?" And he said unto them, thou art the son of God, command 13 Exact no more than what is ap- this stone to becoine bread.” And 4
pointed you." Then the soldiers Jesus answered, “It is written, Man 14 also asked him, saying, “ And shall not live by bread alone, but
what must we do?" And he said by every word of God.” And the 5
doms of the earth in a moment of 15 Now while the people was in ex- time, and said unto him, “ I will 6 Announces pectation, and all were reasoning give thee power over all these,
ce of in their breasts whether he were the and the glory arising from the posPhrist; Christ, John said unto them all, session of them, for unto me it is 16" I indeed baptize you with water; delivered, and to whomsoever I
but one mightier than I is com- please, I give it. If therefore thou 7
baptize you with a purifying spirit gone, Satan! for it is written, Thou 17 and with fire; whose fan is in shalt worship the Lord thy God,
his hand, and he will thoroughly and pay religious service to him
up the chaff with unquenchable of the temple, and said unto him,
hortations to this purpose, did he throw thyself down from this place;
| for it is written, He will give his 11
brother Philip's wife, and all his other will they bear thee up, lest at any 20 evil deeds, added one more to the time thou strike thy foot against a
by shutting up John in prison. stone." And Jesus answered, “It 12
21 Now when all the people had is said, ' Thou shall not try the Laptism of been baptized and Jesus was pray-Lord thy God.” And when the 13 Jesus.
ing after his baptism, the heaven devil had ended every trial, he went 22 was opened, and the holy spirit from him for a time.
descended in a bodily form with a And Jesus returned in the power 14 hovering motion like a dove upon of the spirit into Galilee, and a re- His fame him, and a voice came from hea-port of him went forth into all the
broad. ven, saying, “Thou art my be country round about. And he
loved son; in thee I am well taught in their synagogues, and was 15 23 pleased.” And this same Jesusi applauded by all.
was about thirty years of age when And he came to Nazareth, where 16
he had been brought up, and went,, CHAP.
th? What Now Jesus returned from Jordan as his custom was, on the Sabbath-opened "" full of a holy spirit, and was led day into the synagogue, and stood in the sya Tempta- by that spirit into the desert, where up to read. And the book of the nagogue at
he was forty days under the trial prophet Isaiah was delivered unto "
he ate nothing, but at the end of the place where it was written,
* See Isaiah lxi. 1, 2, just before chap, xlix, in Selections from the Old Testament.
CHAP. me, because he hath anointed me to throw him down headlong ; but CHAP
to publish glad tidings to the poor; he past through the midst of them,
covery of sight, to set at liberty the them on the Sabbath days, and they an insane 19 bruised ; to proclaim the year of were greatly astonished at his doc20 acceptance with Jehovah.” And trine, for his word was with autho
he closed the book, and gave it rity. And in the synagogue there 33
synagogue were fixed upon him. " Ah! what hast thou to do with 34 21. Then he began to say untous, Jesus of Nazareth ? Art thou
them “ To-day this part of scrip- come to punish us? I know thee, .
ture is fulfilled in your ears.” who thou art, the holy one of God."
which proceeded out of his mouth, And when the demon had thrown
and said, “Is not this the son of him in the midst of them he came 23 Joseph ?" And he said unto thein, out of him, without doing him any
« Ye will doubtless say unto me hurt. And all were struck with 36
done by thee in Capernaum do voice is this! With authority and 24 here also in thine own town. But power he commandeth the unclean .: verily I say unto you, no prophet spirits and they come out.” And a 37
is acceptable in his own town. report of him went abroad into every
many widows in Israel in the days Then he arose and wentout of the 38
in law, for three years and six months, great fever, and they besought him
when there was a great famine for her. And he stood over her, 39
26 throughout all the land; yet to and rebuked the fever, and it left 1 Kings none of them was Elijah sent, but her, when immediately she arose,
he wus sent only to a widow at and waited on them. Now when 40 27 Sarepta, a city of Sidon. And ma- the sun was setting, all those who
ny lepers were in Israel, in the time had any sick with various diseases, and mapy of the prophet Elisha, yet none of brought them to him, and he put oth
them was cleansed; but Naaman, his hands on every one of them, 2 Kings v. the Syrian, alone was cleansed." and cured them. Demons also 41
28 And all in the synagogue were came out of many, crying out, and
filled with anger when they heard saying, " Thou art the son of
drove him out of the city, and were suffered them not to speak, be-
Whethree years and sisters no rain the mother into Si
I Show your power and beneficence at and miracles of which they had showed home as you have done elsewhere.
themselves unworthy. ..2 Jesus meant to let them know that he 3 He wanted not the testimony of mad. would extend to strangers those instructions men in his favour,
of ihan "Bucharged him from
CHAP. Now, when it was day, he went their vessels to land, they left all CHAP:
. fortb into a lonely place, and the and followed him. He preach- multitudes sought him, and came And while he was in a certain 12 Esan diteror to him, and would ent parts of
have detained city, a man full of leprosy fell on his A leper Galilee. him that he might not depart from face, when he saw Jesus, and be, healed ;' 43 them ; but he said unto them, “I sought him, saying, “Sir, if thou
must preach the glad tidings of the wilt, thou canst make me clean." kingdom of God to other cities al And Jesus stretched out his hand, 13
So, for to this end was I sent." and touched him, saying, “ I will, 44 And he preached in the synagogues be thou clean ;” and immediately of Galilee.
the leprosy departed from him. CHAP. Now, as the multitude was press-And Jesus charged him to tell no 14
W ing upon Jesus, to hear the word of man: "But go,” he said, "show
the lake two vessels, which the fish-ed, for a testimony unto them.”
and taught the multitudes out of desert places, and prayed.
let down your nets for a draught." town of Galilee, and Judea, and . 3 And Simon answered, “ Master, from Jerusalem, were sitting by, we have toiled all the night, and the power of the Lord was with have taken nothing ; nevertheless Jesus to cure the people. And be- 18
at thy word, I will let down the hold! some men brought upon a 6 net ;' and on doing this, they en- couch a man with a palsy, and were closed a great multitude of fishes, seeking how to bring him in, and and their net was going to break. lay him before Jesus. But not 19 Then they beckoned to their part-finding any way to bring him in be
ners in the other vessel, to come cause of the multitude, they went G and help them. And they came up to the housetop, by the outer
and filled both the vessels, so that stairs, and let him down through
Peter seeing this, fell down at the brought himn by the inner stairs
from me, for I am a sinful man, o sence of Jesus. And when he saw 20 9 Lord !” For astonishment seized their faith, he said, “ Man, thy
him, and all his companions, at the sins are forgiven thee !” Then 21
draught of the fishes which they the Scribes and the Pharisees began 10 had taken; as it also did James and to reason among themselves, say
John, the sons of Zebedee, who ing, “ Who is this man that speakwere partners with Simon. But eth so wickedly? who can forgive Jesus said to Simon, " Be not sins but God alone?” Now Jesus, 22
afraid, henceforth thou shalt catch perceiving their reasonings, an11 men.” And when they had brought I swered, “Why are you reasoning
rd, I will jenevertheless the power of were sitt
1 By persuading them to obey the gospel.
CHAP. in your hearts? Which is easier? | with the old. And no one putteth CHAP.
to say, “Thy sins be forgiven new wine into old skins; if he
to forgive sins, (he saith to the sick be put into new skins, and then
ately he rose up before them, took the corn fields, and the disciples and in 25 up the couch on which he had been plucked the ears of corn and ate, con
y corn on the lying, and went home glorifying rubbing them with their hands. Sabbath. God. And great amazement seized But some of the Pharisees said un- 2
all, and they glorified God; and to them, “Why are ye doing what 26 were filled with fear, saying, 'ç. We is not lawful to be done on the Sab
have seen strange things to-day." bath ?” And Jesus answered, 3 .
27 After these things, Jesus went “ Have ye not read so much as Levi or forth, and saw a taxgatherer, nam. this, what David did when himself
ed Levi, sitting at the place where and his companions were hungry;
custom was received, and he said how he went into the house of God, 4 e8 unto him, " Come with me ;'' and and took and ate the show-bread
he left every thing and arose, and which the priests only are allowed
a great entertainment for him at panions.” And he said unto them, 5
company of taxgatherers and others the Sabbath.”
and Pharisees among them mur- went into the synagogue and was Jesus cures
withered Why do ye eat and drink with whose hand was withered, and the tand, on 31 taxgatherers and sinners ?” Jesus Scribes and the Pharisees watched the Sab
answered, “ They that are well bim whether he would work a cure bath.
need not a physician, but they that on the Sabbath, that they inight find
ous men, but sinners to repentance." knew their thoughts, and said to the
33 And some said unto him, “ Why man with the withered hand, "Rise . Disciples do the disciples of John fast often up and stand in the midst;" and he
ed and pray, but thine eat and drink?" | arose and stood. for not
Then said Jesus 9 fasting; And he said unto them, “ Do ye unto them, “I will ask you a ques
34 wish the companions of the bride-tion. is it lawful to do good on
groom to fast, while the bridegroom the Sabbath, or to do evil? to save
come, when the bridegroom shall looking round upon them all, he
depart from them; then will they said unto the man, " Stretch out
trate that he said, he spoke also hand was restored to its soundness
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