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THE

HOLY BIBLE,

CONTAINING THE

OLD AND NEW TESTAMENTS:

TRANSLATED OUT OF THE ORIGINAL TONGUES: AND WITH THE FORMER
TRANSLATIONS DILIGENTLY COMPARED AND REVISED,

BY HIS MAJESTY'S SPECIAL COMMAND.

APPOINTED TO BE READ IN CHUROHEB.

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M.DOCC.LXVIII.

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TO THE MOST HIGH AND MIGHTY PRINCE

JAMES,

BY THE GRACE OF GOD,
KING OF GREAT BRITAIN, FRANCE, AND IRELAND,

DEFENDER OF THE FAITH, &c.
The Translators of the Bible wish Grace, Mercy, and Peace,

through JESUS CHRIST our Lord.

G
REAT and manifold were the blessings, most dread Sovereign, which Al-

mighty God, the Father of all mercies, bestowed upon us the people of England, when first he sent Your Majesty's Royal Person to rule and reign over us. For whereas it was the expectation of many, who wished not well unto our Sion, that upon the setting of that bright Occidental Star, Queen Elizabeth of most happy memory, some thick and palpable clouds of darkness would so have overshadowed this Land, that men should have been in doubt wbich way they were to walk; and that it should hardly be known, who was to direct the unsettled State; the appearance of Your Majesty, as of the Sun in his strength, instantly dispelled those supposed and surmised mists, and gave unto all that were well affected exceeding cause of comfort; especially when we beheld 11,54 Government established in Your Highness, and Your hopeful Seed, by an tdoubted Title, and this also accompanied with peace and tranquillity at hom and abroad.

Bat among all our joys, there was no one that more filled our hearts, thon the blessed continuance of the preaching of God's sacred Word among ; which is that inestimable treasure, which excelleth all the riches of the earth; because the fruit thereof extendeth itself, not only to the time spent in this transitory world, but directeth and disposeth men unto that eternal hapra Degs which is above in heaven.

Then not to suffer this to fall to the ground, but rather to take it up, and to continue it in that state, wherein the famous Predecessor of Your Highness did leave it: nay, to go forward with the confidence and resolution of a Man in maintaining the truth of Christ, and propagating it far and near, is that which hath so bound and firmly knit the hearts of all Your Majesty's loyal and religious people unto You, that Your very name is precious among them: their eye doth behold You with comfort, and they bless you in their hearts, as that sanctified Person, who, under God, is the immediate Author of their true happiness. And this their contentment doth nat diminish or decay, but every day increaseth and taketh strength, when they observe, that the zeal of Your Majesty toward the house of God doth not slack or go backward, but is more and more kindled, manifesting itself abroad in the farthest parts of Christendom, by writing in defence of the Truth, (which hath given such a blow unto

e that man of sin, as will not be healed,) and every day at homo, by religious and learned discourse, by frequenting the house of God, by hearing the Word preached, by cherishing the Teachers thereof, by caring for the Church, as a most tender and loving nursing Father.

There are infinite arguments of this right christian and religions affection in Your Majesty ; but none is more forcible to declare it to others than the vehement and perpetuated desire of accomplishing and publishing of this work, which now with all humility we present unto Your Majesty. For when Your Highness had once out of deep judgment apprehended how convenient it was, th: out of the Original Sacred Tongues, together with comparing of the labours, both in our own, and other foreign Languages, of many worthy men who went before us, there should be one more exact Translation of the holy Scriptures into the English Tongue; Your Majesty did never desist to urge and to excite those to whom it was commended, that the work might be hastened, and that the bnsiness might be expedited in so decent a manDer, as a matter of such importance might justly require.

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THE EPISTLE DEDICATORY.
And now at last, by the mercy of God, and the continuance of our labours,
it being brought unto such a conclusion, as that we have great hopes that the
Church of England shall reap good fruit thereby; we hold it our duty to offer
it to Yonr Majesty, not only as to our King and Sovereign, but as to the principal
Mover and Author of the work: humbly craving of Your most Sacred Majesty,
that since things of this quality have ever been subject to the censures of ill-
meaning and discontented persons, it may receive approbation and patronage
from so learned and judicious a Prince as Your Highness is, whose allowance
and acceptance of our labours shall more honour and encourage us, than all
the calumniations and hard interpretations of other men shall dismay us. So
that if, on the one side, we shall be traduced by Popish Persons at home or
abroad, who therefore will malign us, because we are poor instruments to make
God's holy Truth to be yet more and more known unto the people, whom they
desire still to keep in ignorance and darkness; or if, on the other side, we shall
be maligned by selfconceited Brethren, who run their own ways, and give liking
unto nothing, but what is framea by themselves, and hammered on their anvil;
we may rest secure, supported within by the truth and innocency of a good
conscience, having walked the ways of simplicity and integrity, as before the
Lord; and sustained without by the powerful protection of Your Majesty's grace
and favour, which will ever give countenance to honest and christian endeavours
against bitter censures and uncharitable imputations.
The Lord of heaven and earth bless Your Majesty with many and happy days,

that, as his heavenly hand hath enriched Your Highness with many singular
and extraordinary graces, so You may be the wonder of the world in this
latter age for happiness and true felicity, to the honour of that great GOD,
and the good of his Church, through Jesus Christ our Lord and only Saviour.

HALA

THE NAMES AND ORDER

OF ALL THE
BOOKS OF THE OLD AND NEW TESTAMENT,

WITH THE NUMBER OF THEIR CHAPTERS.

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The Books of the New Testament. MATTHEW 28 Ephesians.

6 To the Hebrews. Mark 16 Philippians

4 The Epistle of James Luke. 24 Colossians

4 I. Peter John.

211, Thessalonians 5 II. Peter The Acts

28 II. Thessalonians 9 I. John. Epistle to the Romans 16 1. Timothy

6 II. John 1 Corinthians, 16 II. Timothy

• 4 III. John Torinthians • 13 Titus.

3 Jude 6 Philemon

i Revelation.

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darkness.

the second day.

17 And God set them in the firmament of on the seventh day from all his work
Tight, and to divide the light from the sanctified it: because that in it he had
And God said, Let the waters bring I heavens and of the earth when they were
THE FIRST BOOK OF MOSES, CALLED

GENESIS.
dira!
CHAPTER I.

forth abundantly the moving creature that Die Ille creation of heaven and earth, 3 of the light, hath life, and fowl that may fly above

the of the firmament, 9 of the earth separated earth in the open firmament of heaven.

frosa the soaters, 11 and made fruitful, 14 of 21 And God created great whales, and ance

he sun, moon, and stars, 20 of fish and fordi, every living creature that moveth, which
2 of beasts and cattle, 26 of man in the

image the waters

brought forth

abundantly, after of God. 29 Also the appointment of food.

their kind, and every winged fowl after his TN the beginning God created the heaven kind:

and God saw that it was good. 1 and the earth.

22 And God blessed them, saying,Re fruitnake 2 And the earth was without form, and ful, and multiply, and

fill the waters in the Toid; and darkness was upon the face of seas, and let fowl multiply in the earth. the deep. And the Spirit of God moved 23 And the evening and the morning upon the face of the waters.

were the fifth day. $ And God said, Let there be light: and

24 | And God said, Let the earth bring there was light. vil;

forth" the living creature after his kind, 20d

4 And God saw the light, that it was cattle, and creeping thing, and beast of

food: and God divided the light from the the earth after his kind; and it was so. Ehe

25 And God made the beast of the earth ce 5 And God called the light Day, and the after his kind, and cattle after their kind, IN darknes ho called Night. And the even- and every thing that creepeth upon the

earth after his kind : and God saw that it 6 And God said, Let there be a fir- was good. 35 mament in the midst of tho waters, and

26 And God said, Let us make man in let it divide the waters from the water's. ar

our image, after our likeness: and let them And God made the firmament, and have dominion over the fish of the sea, nis

divided the waters which were under the and over the fowl of the air, and over tho 1, innament from the waters which were cattle, and over all the earth, and over

alove the firmament: and it was so. 8 And God called the firmament Heaven. the earth.

every creeping thing that creepeth upon E And the evening and the morning were

27 So God created man in his own image,

in the image of God created he him; malo
And God said, Let the waters under and female created he them.
the heaven be gathered together unto one

28 And God blessed them, and God said
Nace, and let the dry land appear: and unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and

And God called the dry land Earth; have dominion over the fish of the sea, and the gathering together of the waters and over the fowl of the air, and over every called he Seas: and God saw that it was living thing that moveth upon the earth. Burnt and God said, Let the earth bring you every herb bearing seed, which is upon enth grass, the herb yielding seed, and the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the truit tree yielding fruit after his kind the which is the fruit of a tree yielding whose seed is in itself, upon the earth: seed; to you it shall be for meat. und herb yielding seed after his kind, and that creopeth upon the earth, wherein

And the earth brought forth grass, every fowl of the air, and to every thing Ne tree yielding fruit, whose seed was in there is life, I have given every green herb self, after his kind: 'and God saw that for meat: and it was so. per and the evening and the morning had made, and, behold, it was very good. w And God said, Let there be lights the sixth day,

And the evening and the morning were e day from the night; and let them se 1 The first sabbath. The manner of the

crelor signs, and for seasons, and for days,

ation. 8 The planting of the garden of Eden, 15 And let them be for lights in the fir

10 and the river thereof. 17 The tree of know-
ledige only forbidden. 19, 20 The naming of
the creatures. 21 The making of woman, and

institution of marriage.
de And God made two great lights; the TH
peater light to rule the day, and the lesser

THUS the heavens and the earth were light to rule the night: he made the stars

finished, and all the host of them. 2 And on the seventh day God ended his

had ; the heaven to give light upon the earth,

which he had made.
day and

God blessed the ,
darkness: and God saw that it was good.
And the evening and the morning ated and made.

rested from all his work which God cre

4 the of

I was good.

And yeurs :

matuent of the heaven to give light upon
the earth: and it was so.

were the fourth day,

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