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Holy Bible,

CONTAINING
The OLD and NEW

TESTAMENTE

Newly Translated out of the

Original Tongões

A N D
With the Former TRANSLATYRIM

Diligently Compared and Revit

By His Majesty's Special Command

Appointed to be Kead in Churches.

O X FORD:

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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 Translatours of the Bible wish

Grace, Mercy, and Peace, through Jesus

Chrift our Lord.
Rest and manifold were the Blessings ( moft dread sopereign which, Almighty God, the
Father of all Mercies, bestowed upon us the People of England, when first he sent your
Mbajesty's Royal Person to Rule and Reign over us. For whereas it 2.45 the Expeétariot

of many, who wished not well unto our sion, that the setting of that bright Occi. dental Star Queen Elizabeth, of most happy Memory, some thick and palpable Clords of Darkness would so have overshadowed this Land, that men should haze been in doubt which way they weru to walk, and that it should hardly be known, who w.os so direct the unfettled State: The Appearance of your Majesty, as of the Sun in his Strength, infantly difpelled those supposed and surmisid

mills, and gave unto all that were well affcEted, exceeding cause of comfort i especially when we behela the Government established in your Highne, and your hopeful seed, by an undoubted Title, and shis also accompanied with Peace and Tranquility at Home and Abroad.

But anongst all our foys there was no one that more filled our Hearts, than the blessed continue ance of the Preaching

of God's Sacred Word amongst us; which is that inefimable Treasure, which excelleth all the riches of the Earth, because the fruit

thereof, expendeth it, Self, not only to the time fpent in this tranfitory World, but dire&teth and disposeih Men unto that eternal Happia nes 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 Predeceffour of your Highneß did leave it :, Nay, to go forward with the Confidence and Refolmion of a Man, in maintaining the Truth of Christ, and propagating it for and near, is that which hath

so bound and firmly knit the Hearts of all your Majesty Loyal and Religious People unto you, that your very Name is precious amang them; their Eye doth behold you pith comfort, and they bles you in their hearts, as that fanétified Person, who under God is the immediate Author of their true Happines. And this their

contentment doth not diminish

or decay, but every Day increasetb and taketh strength, when they observe that the Zeal of your Majesty towards The House of Gad, doth not hack or go backward, but is more and more kindled, manifejling it self abroad in the furthest part of Christendom, by Writing in Defence of the Truth ( wbich bath given fucha Blow unto that Man of sin, as will not be Healed) and every Day at Home 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,; Pxe none, in more forcible to declare it to others, than the vehement and perpetuated De fire of the te complishing and Publishing, of this work, which now with

all Humility we prefent unto your Majesty. of the Original Sasred 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 exat Tranflies tion of the holy Scriptures into the English Tongue ; your Majesty did never defift to urge and in excite those to whom it was commended, that the Work might be hafined, and that the Business might be expedited in lo decent a Manner, as a matter of such Importance might juftly require.

And now at last, by the Mercy of God, and the Continuance of our Labours, is being brought untu Such a Conclusion, as that we have great hope that the Church of England Thall reap good fruits thereby; IVe hold it our Duty to offer it to your Majesty, not only as to our King and Sovereign, bue es to the principal Mover and Author of the Work Humbly craving of your rnost sacred Majelity, that fonce things of this Quality have ever been subje&t to the Cenfures of ill-meaning and discones tented Persons, it may receive Approbation and Patronage from fo Learned and Judicions a Prince As your Highnesis, whose Allowance and Acceptance of our Lalours Thall more Honour and Incourage ws, than all the calumniations and hard Interpretations of other Men Spall dismay us

So that if oko the one fide we shall be traduced by Popish Persons at Home or Abroad, who therefore with maligne ws, because we are poor Instruments to make God's holy Truth to be get more and more known uns she People, whom

they desire fill to keep in ignorance and Darkness : Or if on the othir fide wc shall be maligned by self.conceited' Brethren, who run their own ways, and give liking unto nothing but what is framed by themselves, and hammered on their Anvil ;, pe may reft fecure, Supported within by the Truth and Innocency of a good Conscience, having walked the Ways of Simplicity and Integrity, res before the Lord ; and sustained without, by the powerful Protection of your Majestys Grace and invour, which

will ever give Countenance to Honest and Chriftian Endeavours, againg Bittere Cenfures, and Uncharitable Imputations.

The Lord of Heaven and Earth bless your Majesty with many and happy Days, that as his heavenly Hand bath enriched your Highnes with many lingular and extraordinary Graces; So you may be the Wonder of the World in this laster Agt, for Happiness

and true Felicitj, to the Home of that Grete COD, and the good of his Church, through Jesus Christ our Lerd and only Saviout",

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12 I Exodus

40 The Song of Solomon Leviticus

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Isaiah

66 Numbers

36 Jeremiah Deuteronomy

34 Lamentations Joshua

24 Ezekiel Judges

Daniel Ruth

Hosea I. Samuel

31 Joel II. Samuel

24 Amos I. Kings

Obadiab II. Kings 25 Jonah

4 I. Chronicles 29 Micah

7 H. Chronicles

36 Nahum Ezra

Habakkuk Nehemiah

13 Zephaniah EAher

lo Haggai Job

42 Zechariah Pfalms

Iso Malachi Proverbs

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16 II. Timorhy Luke

24 Titus John

Philemon The A&s

28 To the Hebrews The Epifle to the Romans 16

The Epiftle of James 1. Corinthians

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I. Peter II. Corinthians

13 II. Peter Galatians

1. John Ephesians

II. John Philippians

III. John Coloffians

4 Jude 1. Thesalonians

5 Revelation 1.Theffalonia

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# The First Book of MOSES, called Genesis.
CHAP. I.

the waters brought forth abundantly after I The creation of heaven and earth. 26 of man their kind, and every winged fowl after his in the image of God. 29 The appointment of kind ; and God saw that it was good.

22 And God blessed them, laying, Be fruit. N the beginning God created the ful, and multiply, and fill the waters in the heaven and the earth.

seas, and let fowl multiply in the earth. 2 And the earth was without form 23 And the evening and the morning were and void, and darkness w.us upon the fifth day. the face of the deep: and the Spi 24 9 And God said, Let the earth bring

rit of God noved upon the face of forth the living creature after his kind, cat. the waters.

tel and creeping thing and beast of the earth 3 And God said, Let there be light : and after his kind : and ii was so. there was light.

25 And God made the beast of the earth 4 And God saw the light that it was good : after his kind, and cattel after their kind, and God divided the light from the dark- and every thing that creepeth upon the earth nel's.

after his kind and God saw that it www 5. And God called the light Day, and the good. darkness he called Night and the evening 26 9 And God said, Let us make man in and the morning were

the first day. our image, after our likeness: and let them 69 And Godoraid, Let there be a firma- have dominion over the fish of the fea, and ment in the midst

of the waters, and let it over the fowl of the air, and over the catiel, divide the waters from the waters.

and over all the earth, and over every creep7. And God made the firmament, and di- ing thing that creepeth upon the earth. vided the waters which were under the fir 27 So God created man in his own image, mament, from the waters which were above in the image of God created he him: make the firmament: and it was so.

and female created he them. 8 And God called the firmament Heaven :

28 And God blesed them, and God said and the evening and the morning were the unto them, Be fruitful, and

multiply, and res second day.

plenish the earth, and subdue it and have 99 And God said, Let the waters under dominion over the fish of the fea, and over the heaven be gathered together unto one the fowl of the r, and over every living place, and let the dry land appear : and it thing that mcveth upon the earth. was fo.

29 9 And God said, Behold, I have given 10 And God called the dry land Earth, and you every herb bearing feed, which is upon the gathering together of the waters called the face of all

the earth, and every tree in he Seas : and God saw that it w.us good. the which is the fruit of a tree yielding

11 And God laid, Let the earth bring forth seed to you it shall be for meat. grass, the herb yielding feed, and the fruit 30 And to every beast of the earth, and tree yielding fruit after his kind, whose feed to every

fowl of the air, and to every thing *in it self, upon the earth: and it was so. that creepeth upon the earth, wherein there

12 And the earth brought forth grass, and is life, I have given every green herb for herb yielding Teed after his kiud, and the meat : and

it was fo. tree yielding fruit, whose feed wis in it self, 31 And God law every thing that he had after his kind : and God saw that it was good. made, and behold, it was very good.

And the - 13 And the evening and the morning

were evening and the morning were the fixth day. the third day.

CHAP. II. 14.4 And God said, Let there be lights in 1 The firm fabbath. 8 The planting of Eden. the firmament of the heaven, to divide the 17 The tree of knowledge. 19, 20 The crca. day from the ight : and let them be for tures nemed. 22 Woman made, and mar. Signs and for seasons, and for days,and years. riage inftituted.

Tirinhead heavens

, and the earth were ment of the heaven, to give light upon the finished, and all the host of then earth; and it was fo.

2 And on the seventh day God ended his 16 And God made two great lights ; the work which he had made: and he refted on greater light to rule the day, and the leffer the seventh day from all his work which he light to rule the night : he made the stars also. had made.

17 And God set them in the firmament of 3 And God blessed the seventh day, and the heaven, to give light upon the earth, fanétified it: becaule that in it he had refted

18 And to rule over the day and over the from all his work, which God created and night, and to divide the light from the dark. made. neis : and God saw that it 2.45 good. 4 9 These are the generations of the hea.

19 And the evening and the morning vens, and of the earth, when they were crea. were the fourth day.

ted; in the day that the LORD God made 20 And God said, Let the waters bring the earth and the heavens, forth abundantly the moving creature that 5 And every, plant of the field, before it hath life, and fowl that may flie above the was in the earth, and every herb of the field, earth in the open firmament of heaven.

before it grew :

the LORD God had not 21 And God created great whales, and caused it to rain upon the earth, and there Every living creature that movech, which ** not a man to till the ground.

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