Original Douay Rheims Bible (1582 & 1610)

The Holy Ghospel of Iesvs Christ According to Saint Matthew

Immediatly after his Sermon (to confirme his doctrine with a miracle) he cureth a Leper. 5. But aboue him and al other Iewes, he commendeth the faith of the Centurion, who was a Gentil, and foretelleth by that occasion, the vocation of the Gentiles, and reprobation of the Iewes. 14. In Peters house he sheweth great grace. 18. In the way to the sea he speaketh with two, of folowing him: 23. and vpon the sea commandeth the tempest: 28. and beyond the sea he manifesteth the Deuils malice against man, in an heard of swine.
1. The Ghospel on the 3 Sunday after the Epiphanie. AND when he was come downe from the mountaine, great multitudes folowed him:
2. Mark 1,40.
Luke 5,12.
And behold a Leper came and adored him saying: Lord, if thou wilt, thou canst make me cleane.
3. And Iesvs stretching forth his hand, touched him, saying: I wil. Be thou made cleane And forthwith, his leprosie was made cleane.
4. And Iesvs saith to him: See thou tel no body: but go, Leu. 14,2. shew thy self to the Priests.
Priests forgiue sinnes.
The Priests of the old law (saith S. Chrisostom) had authoritie and priuilege only to discerne who were healed of leprosie, and to denounce the same to the people: but the Priests of the new law, have power to purge in very deed, the filth of the soule. Therfore whosoeuer despiseth them, is more worthie to be punished, then the rebel Dathan, and his complices. S. Chryso. li. 3 de Sacred.
Priest, and offer the Guift.
Our Sauiour willeth him to goe, and offer his guift or sacrifice, according as Moyses prescribed in that case, because the other sacrifice, being the holiest of al holies, which is his bodie, was not yet begune. So saith S. Aug. li. 2 q. Evang. q. 3 & Con. Adver. leg. & Proph. li. 1 c. 19, 20.
guift which Moyses commanded for a testimonie to them.
5. The Ghospel vpon the thursday after Ashwensday. And also in Masse for the sicke. And Luke 7,1. when he was entred into Capharnaum, there came to him a Centurion, beseeching him,
6. and saying: Lord my boy lieth at home sick of the palsey, and is sore tormented.
7. And Iesvs saith to him: I wil come, and cure him.
8. And the Centurion making answer, said: Lord, I am Not worthie.
DOMINE, non sum dignus.
Orig. ho. 5 in divers. When thou eatest (saith he) and drinkest the bodie & blood of our Lord, he entreth vnder thy roofe. Thou also therfore humbling thyself, say: Lord I am not worthie, &c. So said *S. Chrysostom in his Masse, and so doth the Cath. Church use at this day in every Masse, See S. Augustine ep. 118. ad Ianu.
*Liturg. Græc sub. finem.
not worthie that thou shouldest enter vnder my roofe: but only say the word, & my boy shal be healed.
9. For I also am a man subiect to authoritie, hauing vnder me souldiars; and I say to this goe, and he goeth, and to an other, come, and he cometh; and to my servant, doe this, and he doth it.
10. And Iesvs hearing this, marueled: and said to them that folowed him: Amen I say to you, I haue not found so great faith in Israel.
11. And I say to you that manie shal come from the East and West, and shal sit downe with Abraham, and Isaac, & Iacob in the Kingdom of Heauen:
12. but the children of the Kingdom shal be cast out into the exteriour darknesse: there shal be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
13. And Iesvs said to the Centurion: Goe, and as thou hast beleeued, be it done to thee. And the boy was healed in the same houre.
14. And Mark 1,29.
Luke 4,38.
when Iesvs was come into Peters house, he saw His wiues mother.
Priests mariage.
Of Peter specially among the rest, it is euident, that he had a wife, but (*as S. Hierom saith) after they were called to be Apostles, they had no more carnal companie with their wiues, as he proueth there by the very words of our Sauiour: **He that hath left wife, &c. And so in the Latin Church hath been alwayes vsed, that maried men may be, and are daily made Priests, either after the death of the wife, or with her consent, to live in perpetual continencie. And if the Greeks have Priests that doe otherwise, ***S. Epiphanius a Greek Doctour telleth them, that they doe it against the ancient Canons; and ****Paphnutius plainly signifieth the same in the first Councel of Nice. *****But this is most plaine, that there was neuer either in the Greek Church or the Latin, authentical example of any that married after holy Orders.
*Lib. 1 adv. Iou. c. 14.
**Mat. 19,29.
***Epiph ha. 59.
****Sozom. l. 1 c. 22.
***** Socrat. li. 1 c. 8.
his wiues mother layd, and in a fit of a feuer:
15. and he touched her hand, and the feuer left her, and she arose, and ministred to him.
16. And when euening was come, they brought to him manie that had Diuels: and he cast out the Spirits with a word: and al that were il at ease he cured:
17. that it might be fulfilled, which was spoken, by Esay the Prophet, saying: Isai. 53,4.
1 Peter 2,24.
He tooke our infirmities, and bare our diseases.
18. And Iesvs seeing great multitudes about him, commanded to goe beyond the water.
19. Abd a Luke 9,57. certaine Scribe came, and said to him: Master, I wil folow thee whithersoeuer thou shalt goe.
20. And Iesvs saith to him: The foxes haue holes, and the foules of tha ayre nestes: but the Sonne of man hath not where to lay his head.
21. And Luke 9,59. an other of his Disciples said the him: Lord, permit me first to goes and burie my Father.
22. But Iesvs said to him: Folow me, and Let the dead.
By this we see that not only no worldly or carnal respect, but no other laudable dutie toward our parents, ought to stay vs from folowing Christ, and choosing a life of greater perfection.
let the dead burie the dead.
23. The Ghospel on the 4 Sunday after the Epiphanie. And Mark 4,36.
Luke 8,22.
when he entered into the boat, his Disciples folowed him:
24. and loe a great tempest arose in the sea, so that the boat was couered with waues, but he slept.
25. And they came to him, and raised him, saying: Lord, saue vs, we perish.
26. And he saith to them: Why are you fearful, O ye of litle faith? Then rising vp He commanded.
The Church (here signified by the boate or ship) and Catholikes, are often tossed with stormes of persecution, but Christ who seemed to sleepe in the meane time, by the Churches prayers awaketh, and maketh a calme.
he commanded the windes, and the sea, and there ensued a great calme.
27. Moreouer the men marueled, saying: What an one is this, for the windes and the sea obey him.
28. And Mark 5,1.
Luke 8,26.
when he was come beyond the water, into the countrey of the Gerasens, there met him two that had Diuels, coming forth out of the sepuclres, exceeding fierce, so that none could pass by that way.
29. And behold they cried saying: What is betweene vs & thee Iesvs the Sonne of God? art thou come hither to torment vs before the time.
30. And there was nor farre from them an heard of many swine feeding.
31. And the Diuels besought him saying: If thou cast vs out, send vs into the heard of swine.
32. And he said to them: Goe. But they going forth went into the swine, and behold the whole heard went with a violence, headlong into the sea: and they dyed in the waters.
33. And the swineheards fled: and comming into the citie, told al, and of them that had been possessed of Diuels.
34. And behold the whole citie went out to meete Iesvs, and when they saw him, they besought him that he would passe from their quarters.