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Bishops Bible 1568

 

   

1:1In the beginnyng GOD created ye heauen and the earth
1:2And the earth was without fourme, and was voyde: & darknes was vpon the face of the deepe, and the spirite of God moued vpon the face of the waters
1:3And God sayde, let there be light: and there was light
1:4And God sawe the lyght that it was good: and God deuided the lyght from the darknes
1:5And God called the light day, and the darknes night: and the euenyng & the mornyng were the first day
1:6And God said: let there be a firmament betwene the waters, and let it make a diuision betwene waters and waters
1:7And God made the firmament, and set the diuision betwene the waters which were vnder the firmament, and the waters that were aboue the firmament: and it was so
1:8And God called the firmament the heauen: and the euenyng and the mornyng were the seconde day
1:9And God saide: let the waters vnder the heauen be gathered together into one place, and let the drye lande appeare: and it was so
1:10And God called the drie lande ye earth, and the gatheryng together of waters called he the seas: and God sawe that it was good
1:11And God sayde: let the earth bryng foorth both budde and hearbe apt to seede, and fruitfull trees yeeldyng fruite after his kynde, which hath seede in it selfe vpon the earth: and it was so
1:12And the earth brought forth both bud and hearbe apt to seede after his kynde, and tree yeeldyng fruite, whiche hath seede in it selfe, after his kynde
1:13And God sawe that it was good. And the euenyng and the mornyng were the thirde day
1:14And God sayde: let there be lyghtes in the firmament of the heauen, that they may deuide the day and the nyght, and let them be for signes, & seasons, and for dayes, and yeres
1:15And let them be for lyghtes in the firmament of the heauen, that they maye geue light vpo the earth: and it was so
1:16And God made two great lyghtes: a greater lyght to rule the day, and a lesse lyght to rule the nyght, and he made starres also
1:17And God set them in the firmament of the heauen, to shyne vpon the earth
1:18And to rule the day and nyght, and to make difference betweene the lyght and the darknesse: and God saw that it was good
1:19And the euenyng and the mornyng were the fourth day
1:20And God sayde: let the waters bryng foorth mouyng creature that hath lyfe, and foule that may flee vpon the earth in the open firmament of heauen
1:21And God created great whales, and euery lyuyng & mouing creature, which the waters brought foorth after theyr kynde, & euery fethered foule after their kynde: and God saw that it was good
1:22And God blessed them, saying: Be fruiteful, and multiplie, and fyll the waters of the sea, and let foule multiplie in the earth
1:23And the euenyng and mornyng were the fift day
1:24And God sayde: let the earth bryng foorth lyuyng creature after his kynde, cattell, worme, and beastes of the earth after his kynde: and it was so
1:25God made the beast of the earth after his kynde, and cattell after his kynde, and euery thyng that creepeth vpon the earth after his kynde: and God sawe that it was good
1:26God saide: let vs make man in our image, after our lykenesse, and let them haue rule of the fisshe of the sea, & of the foule of the ayre, and of cattell, & of all the earth, and of euery creepyng thyng that creepeth vpon the earth
1:27So God created man in his owne image, in the image of God created he him, male and female created he them
1:28And God blessed them, and God sayde vnto them: be fruitefull, & multiplie, and replenishe the earth, & subdue it, and haue dominion of the fisshe of the sea, and foule of the ayre, & of euery lyuing thing that moueth vpon the earth
1:29And God sayde: beholde, I haue geuen you euery hearbe bearing seede, which is in the vpper face of all ye earth, and euery tree in the which is the fruite of a tree bearing seede, that they may be meate vnto you
1:30To euery beast of the earth also, and to euery birde of the aire, and to euery such thing that creepeth vpon ye earth, which doth liue, I haue geuen euery greene hearbe for meate: and it was so
1:31And God sawe euery thyng that he had made: and beholde, it was exceedyng good. And the euenyng & the mornyng were the sixth day
Bishops Bible 1568

Bishops Bible 1568

The Bishops' Bible was produced under the authority of the established Church of England in 1568. It was substantially revised in 1572, and the 1602 edition was prescribed as the base text for the King James Bible completed in 1611. The thorough Calvinism of the Geneva Bible offended the Church of England, to which almost all of its bishops subscribed. They associated Calvinism with Presbyterianism, which sought to replace government of the church by bishops with government by lay elders. However, they were aware that the Great Bible of 1539 , which was the only version then legally authorized for use in Anglican worship, was severely deficient, in that much of the Old Testament and Apocrypha was translated from the Latin Vulgate, rather than from the original Hebrew, Aramaic and Greek. In an attempt to replace the objectionable Geneva translation, they circulated one of their own, which became known as the Bishops' Bible.