Going ouer al Galilee with his traine, 4. he preacheth to the Iewes in parables because of their
reprobation, 9. but to his Disciples manifestly; because he wil not for the Iewes incredulity
haue his comming frustrate: 19. signifying also that we are his kinne (though we be Gentils) and
not his carnal brethren the Iewes. 22. To whom also (signified by the Gerasens) after the tempest in
his sleep (that is, in death) & calme in his resurrection, he commeth: but they preferring their
temporals before his presence, he leaueth the againe. 41. Likewise comming to cure the Iewes (who were
borne when the Gentils sickned about Abrahams time) he is preuented with the faith of the Gentils, and
then he Iewes die, but them also in the end he wil restore.
1. AND it came to passe afterward, and he made his iourney by cities and townes preaching and euangelizing the Kingdom of God; and the Twelue with him,
2. and some women that had been cured of wicked Spirits and infirmities; Mark. 16,9. Marie which is called Magdalene, out of whom seuen Diuels were gone forth,
3. And Ioane the wife of Chusa Herods procuratour, and Susan, and aliæ multæ. many others That did minister.
Holy women that followed Christ.
It was the custome of the Iewes that women of their substance did minister meate and drinke and cloth to their teachers, going about with them. Which because it might haue been scandalous among the Gentils, *S. Paul maketh mention that he vsed it not. And they ministred to our Lord of their substance for this cause, that he whose spiritual benefites they reaped, might reape their carnal things.
*1. Cor. 9,5. 12. that did minister vnto him of their substance.
4. The Ghospel vpon the Sunday of Sexagesme. And Mat. 13,1.
Mark. 4,1. when a very great multitude assembled and hastned out of the cities vnto him, he said by a similitude.
5. The sower went forth to sow his seed. And whiles he soweth, some fel by the way side, and was troden vpon, and the soules of the aire did eate it.
6. And other some fel vpon the rock; and being shot vp, it withered, because it had not moisture.
7. And othersome fel among thornes, and the thornes growing vp withal, choked it.
8. And other some fel vpon good ground; and being shot vp, yealded fruit an hundred fold. Saying these things he cried: He that hath eares to heare, let him heare.
9. And his Disciples asked him what this parable was.
10. To whom he said: To you it is giuen to know the mysterie of the Kingdom of God; but to the rest in parables, See the Annotations vpon S. Matthew c. 13,14. that Isai. 6,9. seeing they may not see, and hearing may not vnderstand.
11. And the parable is this: The seed, is the Word of God.
12. And they besides the way, are those that heare, then the Diuel commeth, and taketh the Word out of their hart, lest beleeuing they be saued.
13. For they vpon the rock; such as when they heare, with ioy receaue the Word: and these haue no roots; because Against the Heretikes that say, faith once had can not be lost, and that he which now hath not faith, neuer had. for a time they beleeue, and in time of tentation they reuolt.
14. And that which fel into thornes, are they that haue heard, and going their waies, are choked with cares and riches and pleasures of this life, and render not fruit.
15. And that vpon good ground, are they which in a good and verie good hart, hearing the Word, doe retaine it, and yeald fruit in patience.
16. And no man lighting a candel doth couer it with a vessel, or put it vnder a bed; but setteth it vpon a candelsticke, that they enter in, may see the light.
17. For there is not any thing secret, that shal not be made manifest; nor hid, that shal not be knowen, & come abrode.
18. See therfore how you heare. For he that hath, to him shal be giuen; and whosoeuer hath not, that also which he thinketh he hath, shal be taken away from him.
19. And Mat. 12,46.
Mark 3,11. his mother and brethren came vnto him; and they could not come at him for the multitude.
20. And it was told him: Thy mother and Thy brethren.
The brethren of Christ.
These brethren of our Lord, were not the sonnes of the B. Virgin MARIE the mother of God, as *Heluidius wickedly taught: neither are they to be thought (as S. Hierom writeth**) some others say the sonnes of Ioseph by an other wife: for not only our Lady was a virgin, but by reason of her, Ioseph also: that our Sauiour might be borne of a virginal matrimonie. But they are called his brethren (according to the vsual speach of the Scriptures) because they were his cosins, either the sonnes of Iosephs brother, or (as the more receiued opinion is) the sonnes of our Ladies sister called Marie of Iames, which Iames therfore is also called the brother of our Lord.
*Hiero. cont. Heluid. c. 9.
**Ibidem c. 8. thy brethren stand without, desirous to see thee.
21. Who answering said to them: My He did not here disdainfully speake of his mother, but teacheth that our spiritual kinred is to preferred before carnal cognation. Hilar. in 12. Mat. mother and my brethren, they that heare the Word of God and doe it.
22. Mat. 8,23.
Mark 4,26. And it came to passe one day; and he went vp into a boat, and his Disciples, and he said to them: Let vs strike ouer the lake. And they launched forth.
23. And when they were failing, he slept; and there fel a storme of wind into the lake, and they complebantur were filled, and were in danger.
24. And See the Annotations vpon S. Matthew. c. 8,24. they came and raised him, saying: Maister, we perish. But he rising, rebuked the wind and the tempest of water; and it ceased, and there was made a calme.
25. And he said to them: Where is your faith? Who fearing, marueled one to an other, saying: Who is this (trow ye) that he commandeth both the winds and the sea, and they obey him?
26. Mat. 8,28.
Mark 5,1. And they sailed to the countrie of the Gerasens which is ouer against Galilee.
27. And when he was come forth to the land, there met him a certaine man that had a Diuel now a very long time, and he did weare no clothes, neither did he tarie in house, but in the monuments.
28. And as he saw Iesvs, he fel downe before him; and crying out with a great voice, he said: What is it to me & thee Iesvs Sonne of God most high? I beseech thee doe not torment me.
29. For he commanded the vncleane Spirit to goe forth out of the man. For many times he caught him, and he was bound with chaines, and kept with fetters; and breaking the bonds was driuen of the Diuel into the deserts.
30. And Iesvs asked him saying: What is thy name? But he said: Legion, because many Diuels were entred into him.
31. And they besought him that he would not command them to goe into to depth.
32. And there was there a heard of many swine feeding on the mountaine; & they desired him that he would permit them to enter into them. And he permitted them.
33. The Diuels therfore went forth out of the man, and entred into the swine; and the heard with violence went headlong into the lake, and was stifled.
34. Which when the swinheards saw done, they fled, and told into the citie and into the townes.
35. And they went forth to see that which was done; and they came to Iesvs, and found the man, out of whom the Diuels were gone forth, sitting at his feet, clothed, and wel in his wits, and they were afraid.
36. And they also that had seen, told them how he had been made whole from the legion.
37. And al the multitude of the countrie of the Gerasens besought him to depart from them; for they were taken with great feare. And going vp into the boat, returned.
38. And the man out of whom the Diuels were departed, desired him that he might be with him. But Iesvs dimissed him, saying:
39. Returne into thy house, and tel how great things God hath done to thee. And he went through the whole citie, preaching how great things Iesvs had done to him.
40. And it came to passe; when Iesvs was returned, the multitude receiued him. And al were expecting him.
41. And Mat. 9,18.
Mark 5,22. behold there came a man whose name was Iairus, and he was Prince of the Synagogue: and he fel at the feet of Iesvs, desiring him that he would enter into his house,
42. because he had an only daughter almost twelue yeares old, and she was a dying. And it chanced, whiles he went, he was thronged of the multitudes.
43. And there was See the Annotations vpon S. Mat. c. 9,19. a certaine woman in a fluxe of bloud from twelue yeares past, which had bestowed al her substance vpon Physicions, neither could she be cured of any:
44. she came behind him, and touched the hemme of his garment; and forthwith the fluxe of her bloud stinted,
45. And Iesvs said: Who is it that touched me? And al denying, It is an euident signe of prerogatiue, that Peter is named so often as cheefe of the company. Mar. 1,36. Act. 5,29. Luke. 9,22. Mar. 16,7. 1. Cor. 15,5. Peter said, and they that were with him: Maister, the multitudes throng and presse thee, and doest thou say, Who touched me?
46. And Iesvs said: Some bodie hath touched me; for I know that there is vertue proceeded from me.
47. And the woman seeing, that she was not hid, came trembling, and fel downe before his feet; and for what cause she had touched him, she shewed before al the people, and how forthwith she was made whole.
48. But he said to her: Daughter, thy faith hath made thee safe, goe thy way in peace.
49. As he was speaking, there commeth one to the Prince of the Synagogue, saying to him, That thy daughter is dead, trouble him not.
50. And Iesvs hearing this word, answered the father of the maide: Feare not; See the Annotations vpon S. Marke c. 5,56. beleeue only, and she shal be safe.
51. And when he was come to the house, he permitted not any man to enter in with him, but Peter, and Iames, and Iohn, and the father and mother of the maide.
52. And al wept, and mourned for her. But he said: Weep not, the maide is not dead, but sleepeth.
53. And they derided him, knowing that she was dead.
54. But he holding her hand cried saying: Maide arise.
55. And Her spirit returned
A third place after this life.
This returning of the soules againe into the bodies of them whom CHRIST and his Apostles raised from death (specially Lazarus who had been dead foure dayes) doth euidently proue a third place against our aduersaries, that say, euery one goeth straight to Heauen or to Hel. For it can not be thought that they were called from the one or the other, and therfore from some third place. her spirit returned, and she rose incontinent. And he bade them giue her to eate.
56. And her parents were astonished, whom he commanded to tel no man that which was done.