Luke Chapter 5 (Original 1611 KJV Bible)
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1 Christ teacheth the people out of Peters ship. 4 In a miraculous taking of fishes, sheweth how he wil make him and his partners fishers of men: 12 Cleanseth the leper: 16 Prayeth in the wildernesse: 18 Healeth one sicke of the palsie: 27 Calleth Matthew the Publicane: 29 Eateth with sinners, as being the Physician of soules: 34 Foretelleth the fastings and afflictions of the Apostles after his ascension: 36 And likeneth faint hearted and weake disciples, to olde bottels and worne garments.
And it came to passe, that as the people preassed vpon him to heare the word of God, hee stood by the lake of Genesareth,1
And sawe two ships standing by the lake: but the fishermen were gone out of them, and were washing their nets.
And he entred into one of the ships, which was Simons, and prayed him, that he would thrust out a little from the land: and he sate downe, and taught the people out of the ship.
Now when he had left speaking, he said vnto Simon, Lanch out into the deepe, and let downe your nets for a draught.
And Simon answering, said vnto him, Master, wee haue toiled all the night, and haue taken nothing: neuerthelesse at thy word I will let downe the net.
And when they had this done, they inclosed a great multitude of fishes, and their net brake:
And they beckened vnto their partners, which were in the other ship, that they should come and helpe them. And they came, & filled both the ships, so that they began to sinke.
When Simon Peter saw it, he fell downe at Iesus knees, saying, Depart from me, for I am a sinfull man, O Lord.
For he was astonished, and al that were with him, at the draught of the fishes which they had taken.
And so was also Iames, and Iohn the sonnes of Zebedee, which were partners with Simon. And Iesus said vnto Simon, Feare not, from henceforth thou shalt catch men.
A leper cleansed.
And when they had brought their ships to land, they forsooke all, and followed him.
¶ And it came to passe, when he was in a certaine citie, behold a man full of leprosie: who seeing Iesus, fell on his face, & besought him, saying, Lord, if thou wilt, thou canst make me cleane.12
And he put forth his hand, and touched him, saying, I wil: be thou cleane. And immediatly the leprosie departed from him.
And hee charged him to tell no man: but, Goe, and shewe thy selfe to the Priest, and offer for thy clensing, according as Moses commanded, for a testimonie vnto them.
But so much the more went there a fame abroad of him, and great multitudes came together to heare, and to be healed by him of their infirmities.
¶ And he withdrew himselfe into the wildernesse, and prayed.
And it came to passe on a certaine day, as hee was teaching, that there were Pharisees and Doctours of the Law sitting by, which were come out of euery towne of Galilee, and Iudea, and Hierusalem: and the power of the Lord was present to heale them.
¶ And behold, men brought in a bed a man which was taken with a palsie: and they sought meanes to bring him in, and to lay him before him.18
And when they could not find by what way they might bring him in, because of the multitude, they went vpon the house top, & let him downe through the tiling with his couch, into the midst before Iesus.
And when he saw their faith, hee said vnto him, Man, thy sinnes are forgiuen thee.
And the Scribes and the Pharisees began to reason, saying, Who is this which speaketh blasphemies? Who can forgiue sinnes, but God alone?
But when Iesus perceiued their thoughts, he answering, saide vnto them, What reason ye in your hearts?
Whether is easier to say, Thy sinnes be forgiuen thee: or to say, Rise vp and walke?
But that ye may know that the Sonne of man hath power vpon earth to forgiue sinnes (he said vnto the sicke of the palsie,) I say vnto thee, Arise, and take vp thy couch, and go into thine house.
And immediatly he rose vp before them, and tooke vp that whereon hee lay, and departed to his owne house, glorifying God.
And they were all amazed, and they glorified God, and were filled with feare, saying, Wee haue seene strange things to day.
¶ And after these things hee went foorth, and sawe a Publicane, named Leui, sitting at the receit of custome: and hee said vnto him, Follow me.27
And he left all, rose vp, and followed him.
And Leui made him a great feast in his owne house: and there was a great company of Publicanes, and of others that sate downe with them.
But their Scribes and Pharisees murmured against his disciples, saying, Why doe ye eate and drinke with Publicanes and sinners?
And Iesus answering, said vnto them, They that are whole need not a physician: but they that are sicke.
I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.
¶ And they said vnto him, Why doe the disciples of Iohn fast often, and make prayers, and likewise the disciples of the Pharisees: but thine eat and drinke?33
And he said vnto them, Can yee make the children of the Bride-chamber fast, while the Bridegrome is with them?
But the dayes will come, when the Bridegrome shall bee taken away from them, and then shall they fast in those dayes.
¶ And he spake also a parable vnto them, No man putteth a piece of a newe garment vpon an olde: if otherwise, then both the newe maketh a rent, and the piece that was taken out of the new, agreeth not with the olde.
And no man putteth new wine into old bottles: else the new wine will burst the bottles, and be spilled, and the bottles shall perish.
But newe wine must be put into newe bottles, and both are preserued.
No man also hauing drunke olde wine, straightway desireth new: for he saith, The old is better.
View Wesley's Notes for Luke Chapter 5
5:1 #Mt 4:18|; Mr 1:16.
5:6 Their net brake - Began to tear.
5:8 Depart from me, for I am a sinful man - And therefore not worthy to be in thy presence.
5:11 They forsook all and followed him - They had followed him before, #John 1:43|, but not so as to forsake all. Till now, they wrought at their ordinary calling.
5:12 #Mt 8:2|; Mr 1:40.
5:14 #Lev 14:2|.
5:16 He withdrew - The expression in the original implies, that he did so frequently.
5:17 Sitting by - As being more honourable than the bulk of the congregation, who stood. And the power of the Lord was present to heal them - To heal the sickness of their souls, as well as all bodily diseases.
5:18 #Mt 9:2|; Mr 2:3.
5:19 Not being able to bring him in through the multitude, they went round about by a back passage, and going up the stairs on the outside, they came upon the flat - roofed house, and let him down through the trap door, such as was on the top of most of the Jewish houses: doubtless, with such circumspection as the circumstances plainly required.
5:26 We have seen strange things to. day - Sins forgiven, miracles wrought.
5:27 #Mt 9:9|; Mr 2:14.
5:28 Leaving all - His business and gain.
5:29 And Levi made him a great entertainment - It was necessarily great, because of the great number of guests.
5:33 Make prayers - Long and solemn. #Mt 9:14|; Mr 2:18.
5:34 Can ye make - That is, is it proper to make men fast and mourn, during a festival solemnity?
5:36 He spake also a parable - Taken from clothes and wine; therefore peculiarly proper at a feast.
5:39 And no man having drunk old wine - And beside, men are not wont to be immediately freed from old prejudices.
Luke Chapter 5 Sidenote References (from Original 1611 KJV Bible):
1 Mat. 4.18.
12 Mat 8.2.
* Courtesy of Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Pennsylvania
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