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Bishops Bible 1568

 

   

2:1And when the day of Pentecost was, they were all with one accorde in one place:
2:2And sodenly there came a sounde fro heauen, as it had ben the commyng of a mightie wynde, and it fylled all the house where they sate.
2:3And there appeared vnto them clouen tongues, lyke as they had ben of fyre, and it sate vpon eche one of them.
2:4And they were all fylled with the holy ghost, and began to speake with other tongues, as the spirite gaue them vtteraunce.
2:5There were dwellyng at Hierusalem, Iewes, deuout men, out of euery nation [of them] that are vnder heauen.
2:6When this was noysed about, the multitude came together and were astonnyed, because that euery man hearde them speake with his owne language.
2:7They wondred all, and marueyled, saying among themselues: Beholde, are not all these which speake, of Galilee?
2:8And howe heare we euery man his owne tongue, wherin we were borne?
2:9Parthians, and Medes, & Elamites, and the dwellers in Mesopotamia, and in Iurie, and in Capadocia, in Pontus and Asia,
2:10Phrygia, & Pamphylia, in Egypt, and in the parties of Lybia, which is besyde Cyrene, & straungers of Rome, Iewes and Proselytes.
2:11Cretes and Arabians: we haue hearde them speake in our tongues, the wonderfull workes of God.
2:12They were all amased, and wondred, saying one to another: What meaneth this?
2:13Other mocked, saying: These men are full of newe wyne.
2:14But Peter standyng foorth with the eleuen, lyft vp his voyce, and sayde vnto them: Ye men of Iurie, and all ye that dwell at Hierusalem, be this knowen vnto you, and with your eares heare my wordes.
2:15For these are not drunken, as ye suppose, seeyng it is but the thirde houre of the day.
2:16But this is that which was spoken by the prophete Ioel:
2:17And it shalbe in the last dayes (sayth God) of my spirite I wyll powre out vpon all fleshe: And your sonnes and your daughters shall prophesie, and your young men shall see visions, and your olde men shall dreame dreames.
2:18And on my seruauntes, and on my handemaydens, I wyll powre out of my spirite in those dayes, and they shall prophesie.
2:19And I wyll shewe wonders in heauen aboue, and tokens in the earth beneath, blood, and fyre, and the vapour of smoke.
2:20The Sunne shalbe turned into darknesse, and the Moone into blood, before that great and notable day of the Lord come.
2:21And it shall come to passe, that whosoeuer shall call on the name of the Lorde, shalbe saued.
2:22Ye men of Israel, heare these wordes: Iesus of Nazareth, a man approued of God among you, with miracles, wonders, and signes, which God dyd by hym in the middes of you, as ye your selues also knowe.
2:23Hym haue ye taken, by the handes of vnryghteous persons, after he was deliuered by the determinate councell and foreknowledge of God, and haue crucified and slayne hym.
2:24Whom God hath raised vp, and loosed the sorowes of death, because it was vnpossible, that he shoulde be holden of it.
2:25For Dauid speaketh of hym, I sawe the Lorde alwayes set foorth before my face: for he is on my ryght hande, that I shoulde not be moued.
2:26Therfore dyd my heart reioyce, and my tongue was glad. Moreouer also my fleshe shall reste in hope,
2:27Because thou wylt not leaue my soule in hell, neither wylt thou suffer thyne holy one to see corruption.
2:28Thou hast shewed me the wayes of lyfe, thou shalt make me full of ioy with thy countenaunce.
2:29Ye men and brethren, let me freely speake vnto you of the patriarke Dauid: For he is both dead and buryed, and his sepulchre remayneth with vs vnto this day.
2:30Therfore, seeyng he was a prophete, and knewe that God had sworne with an oth to hym, that Christe, as concernyng the fleshe, should come of the fruite of his loynes, & should syt on his seate:
2:31He knowyng this before, spake of the resurrection of Christe, that his soule shoulde not be left in hell, neither his fleshe shoulde see corruption.
2:32This Iesus hath God raysed vp, wherof we all are witnesses.
2:33Then sence that he by the ryght hande of God was exalted, and hath receaued of the father the promise of the holy ghost, he hath shed foorth this, which ye nowe see, and heare.
2:34For Dauid is not ascended into heaue, but he sayeth: The Lorde sayde to my Lorde, syt thou on my ryght,
2:35Untill I make thy foes thy footstoole.
2:36Therfore, let all the house of Israel know for a suretie, that God hath made that same Iesus, whom ye haue crucified, Lorde and Christe.
2:37Nowe when they hearde this, they were pricked in their heartes, and sayde vnto Peter, & vnto the other Apostles: Ye men & brethren, what shall we do?
2:38Then Peter sayde vnto them: Repent, and be baptized euery one of you in the name of Iesus Christe, for the remission of sinnes, and ye shall receaue the gyft of the holy ghost.
2:39For the promise was made vnto you, and to your chyldren, and to all that are a farre of, euen as many as the Lorde our God shall call.
2:40And with many other wordes bare he witnesse, and exhorted them, saying: Saue your selues from this vntowarde generation.
2:41Then they that gladly receaued his worde, were baptized: And the same day there were added [vnto them,] about three thousande soules.
2:42And they continued stedfastly in the Apostles doctrine and felowship, and in breakyng of bread, and in prayers.
2:43And feare came vpon euery soule. And many wonders and signes were done by the Apostles.
2:44And all that beleued, kept them selues together, and had all thynges common,
2:45And solde their possessions & goodes, and parted them to all men, as euery man had neede.
2:46And they continued dayly with one accorde in the temple, and brake bread from house to house, and dyd eate their meate together, with gladnesse and singlenesse of heart,
2:47Praysyng God, & had fauour with all the people. And the Lorde added to the Churche dayly, such as should be saued.
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.