Matthew(i) 1 For as much as Christ hath suffred for vs in the fleshe, arme your selues lykewise wyth the same mynde: for he which suffereth in the fleshe ceaseth from synne, 2 that he hence forwarde shoulde lyue as muche tyme as remayneth in the fleshe, not after the iustes of men, but after the wyl of God. 3 For it is sufficient for vs, that we haue spent the time that is past of the lyfe, after the wil of the Gentiles, walking in wantonnes, lustes, dronckennes, in eatinge, drinkinge & in abominable Idolatrie. 4 And it semeth to them a straunge thynge, that ye runne not also with them vnto the same excesse of riote, and therfore speake they euyl of you, 5 whiche shall geue a comptes to hym that is redy to iudge quicke & dead. 6 For vnto this purpose verely was the Gospel preached vnto the dead that they shoulde be iudged lyke other men in the fleshe, but shoulde lyue before God in the spirite. 7 The ende of al thinges is at hande. Be ye therfore discrete and sober, that ye maye be apt to prayers. 8 But aboue all thinges haue feruente loue among you. For loue couereth the multitude of synnes. 9 Be ye herberous one to another, & that without grudginge. 10 As euerye man hath receyued the gifte, minister the same one to another as good mynisters of the manifolde grace of God. 11 Yf anye man speake let hym talke as though he spake the wordes of God. If any man mynistre, let hym do it as of the habilitie, whyche God ministreth vnto hym. That God in all thinges may be glorifyed thorowe IESUS Christ, to whom be prayse and domynyon for euer, and whyle the worlde standeth. Amen. 12 Dearely beloued, be not troubled in hys heate, whiche nowe is come amonge you to trye you as though some straunge thing had happened vnto you: 13 but reioice in as much as ye are partakers of Christes passions, that when his glory appereth, ye maye be mery and glad. 14 If ye be railed vpon for the name of Christ, happie are ye. For the spyryte of glorye, and the spyryte of Gad resteth vpon you. On theyr parte he is euyll spoken of, but on your parte he is glorified. 15 Se that none of you suffer as a murtherer or as a thefe, or an euil doar, or as a busibody in other mens matters. 16 Yf any man suffer as a Christen man, let him not be ashamed, but let him glorifie God on this behalfe. 17 For the time is come that iudgemente must beginne at the house of God. Yf it fyrst begynne at vs, what shal the ende be of them, whiche beleue not the Gospel of God? 18 And yf the rightuous scasly be saued, where shal the vngodly and the sinner appere? 19 Wherfore let them that suffer according to the wil of God, commit their soules to him with wel doing, as vnto a faythfull creator.