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Bible +N. T. tp. English. 1804










By his Majesty's Special Command.







And sold by W. DAWSON, Oxford Bible Warehouse, Paternoster-Row, London.


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By the Grace of God, King of GREAT BRITAIN, FRANCE, and IRELAND, Defender of the Faith, &c.

The Tranflators of the Bible with Grace, Mercy, and Peace, through Jefus Christ our Lord.

REAT and manifold were the bleffings, moft dread Sovereign, which Al

G mighty Father upon people of

England, when firft he sent Your Majefty's Royal Perfon to rule and reign over us. For whereas it was the expectation of many, who wifhed not well unto our Sion, that upon the setting of that bright Occidental Star, Queen Elizabeth of moft happy memory, fome thick and palpable clouds of darkness would fo have overshadowed this Land, that men should have been in doubt which way they were to walk; and that it fhould hardly be known, who was to direct the unfettled State; the appearance of Your Majefty as of the Sun in his ftrength, inftantly difpelled thofe fuppofed and furmifed mifts, and gave unto all that were well affected exceeding caufe of comfort; efpecially when we beheld the Government established in Your Highness, and your hopeful Seed, by an undoubted Title, and this also accompanied with peace and tranquillity at home and abroad.

But among all our joys, there was no one that more filled our hearts, than the bleffed continuance of the preaching of God's facred word among us; 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 tranfitory world, but directeth and difpofeth men unto that eternal happiness which is above in Heaven.


Then not to fuffer this to fall to the ground, but rather to take it up, and to continue it in that ftate, wherein the famous Predeceffor of your Highnefs did leave it : pay, to go forward with the confidence and refolution of a Man in maintaining the truth of Chrift, 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 blefs You in their hearts, as that fanctified Perfon, who, under God, is the immediate Author of their true happiness. And this their contentment doth not diminish or decay, but every day increaseth and taketh ftrength, when they observe, that the zeal of Your Majesty toward the house of God doth not flack or go backward, but is more and more kindled, manifefting itself abroad in the fartheft parts of Christendom, by writing in defence of the truth, (which hath given fuch a blow unto that man of fin, as will not be healed,) and every day at home, by religious and learned difcourfe, by frequenting the houfe of God, by hearing the word preached, by cherishing the teachers thereof, by caring for the Church, as a most tender and loving nurfing Father.

There are infinite arguments of this right chriftian and religious affection in Your Majefty; but none is more forcible to declare it to others than the vehement and perpetuated defire of accomplishing and publishing of this work, which now with all humility we present unto your Majefty. For when Your Highness had once out of deep judgment apprehended how convenient it was, that 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 fhould be one more exact Tranflation of the holy Scriptures into the English Tongue; Your Majefty did never defift to urge and to excite those to whom it was commended, that the work might be haftened, and that the bufinefs might be expedited in so decent a manner, as a matter of fuch importance might juftly require.

And now at last, by the mercy of God, and the continuance of our labours, it being brought unto fuch a conclufion, as that we have great hopes that the Church of England fhall reap good fruit thereby; we hold it our duty to offer it to Your Majesty, not only as to our King and Sovereign, but as to the principal Mover and A 2




Author of the work: humbly craving of Your moft Sacred Majefty, that fince things of this quality have ever been fubject to the cenfures of ill-meaning and difcontented perfons, it may receive approbation and patronage from fo learned and judicious a Prince as your Highness is, whose allowance and acceptance of our labours hall more honour and encourage us, than all the calumniations and hard interpretations of other men fhall difmay us. So that if, on the one fide, we fhall be traduced by Popish Perfons at home or abroad, who therefore will malign us, because we are poor inftruments to make God's holy Truth to be yet more and more known unto the people, whom they defire still to keep in ignorance and darkness; or if, on the other fide, we shall be maligned by felfconceited Brethren, who run their own ways, and give liking unto nothing, but what is framed by themselves, and hammered on their anvil; we may reft fecure, supported within by the truth and innocency of a good confcience, having walked the ways of fimplicity and integrity, as before the Lord; and fuftained without by the powerful protection of Your Majefty's grace and favour, which will ever give countenance to honeft and chriftian endeavours against bitter cenfures and uncharitable imputations.

The Lord of heaven and earth blefs Your Majefty with many and happy days, that, as his heavenly hand hath enriched Your Highness with many fingular and extraordinary graces, fo 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 Jefus Chrift our Lord and only Saviour.

The Names and Order of all the Books of the Old and New Teftament, with the Number of their Chupters.

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The creation of heaven and earth. 26 Of man in the image of God. 29 The appointment of food.

17 And God fet them in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth, 18 And to rule over the day and over the night, and to divide the light from the darkness: and God faw that it was good.

19 And the evening and the morning were the fourth day.

2 And the earth was without form 20 And God faid, Let the water's bring and void; and darkness was upon the forth abundantly the moving creature face of the deep. And the Spirit of that hath life, and fowl that may fly aGod moved upon the face of the waters.bove the earth in the open firmament

3 And God faid, Let there be light and there was light.

4 And God faw the light, that it was good and God divided the light from the darkness.

IN the beginning God created the hea


of heaven.

21 And God created great whales, and every living creature that moveth; which the waters brought forth abundantly, after their kind, and every winged fowl after his kind: and God faw that

5 And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And the even-it avas good. ing and the morning were the first day. 22 And God bleffed them, faying, Be 6 And God faid, Let there be a firma- fruitful, and multiply, and fill the wa ment in the midst of the waters, and letters in the feas, and let fowl multiply in it divide the waters from the waters. the earth.

7 And God made the firmament, and divided the waters which were under the firmament from the waters which were above the firmament: and it was fo.

8 And God called the firmament Heaven. And the evening and the morning were the second day.

9 And God faid, Let the waters under the heaven be gathered together unto one place, and let the dry land appear: and it was fo.

10 And God called the dry land Earth; and the gathering together of the waters called he Seas: and God faw that it was good.

II And God faid, Let the earth bring forth grafs, the herb yielding feed, and the fruit tree yielding fruit after his kind, whofe feed is in itself, upon the earth: and it was fo.

23 And the evening and the morning were the fifth day.

24 And God faid, Let the earth bring forth the living creature after his kind, cattle, and creeping thing, and beaft of the earth after his kind: and it was fo.

25 And God made the beast of the earth after his kind, and cattle after their kind, and every thing that creepeth upon the earth after his kind: and God faw that it was good.

26 And God faid, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the fea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.

27 So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.

28 And God bleffed them, and God faid unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and fubdue it and have dominion over the fish of the fea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.

12 And the earth brought forth grafs, and herb yielding feed after his kind, and the tree yielding fruit, whofe feed was in itfelf, after his kind and God faw that it was good.

13 And the evening and the morning were the third day.

14 And God faid, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for figns, and for seasons, and for days, and years:

15 And let them be for lights in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the carth: and it was fo.

16 And God made two great lights; the greater light to rule the day, and the leffer light to rule the night: be in there is life, I have given every green made the ftars alfo: herb for meat: and it was fo. A 3

30 And to every beaft of the earth, and to every fowl of the air, and to every thing that creepeth upon the earth, where

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29 And God faid, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing feed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which is the fruit of a tree yielding feed; to you it shall be for meat.

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