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Geneva Bible 1560

 

   

2:1When Jesus then was borne at Bethleem in Iudea, in the dayes of Herod the King, beholde, there came Wisemen from the East to Hierusalem,
2:2Saying, Where is that King of the Iewes that is borne? for wee haue seene his starre in the East, and are come to worship him.
2:3When King Herod heard this, he was troubled, and all Hierusalem with him.
2:4And gathering together all the chiefe Priestes and Scribes of the people, hee asked of them, where Christ should be borne.
2:5And they saide vnto him, At Beth-leem in Iudea: for so it is written by the Prophet,
2:6And thou Beth-leem in the lande of Iuda, art not the least among the Princes of Iuda: For out of thee shall come the gouernour that shall feede that my people Israel.
2:7Then Herod priuily called the Wisemen, and diligently inquired of them the time of the starre that appeared,
2:8And sent them to Beth-leem, saying, Goe, and searche diligently for the babe: and when ye haue founde him, bring mee worde againe, that I may come also, and worship him.
2:9So when they had heard the King, they departed: and loe, the starre which they had seene in the East, went before them, till it came and stoode ouer the place where the babe was.
2:10And when they sawe the starre, they reioyced with an exceeding great ioy,
2:11And went into the house, and founde the babe with Mary his mother, and fell downe, and worshipped him, and opened their treasures, and presented vnto him giftes, euen golde, and frankincense, and myrrhe.
2:12And after they were warned of God in a dreame, that they should not go againe to Herod, they returned into their countrey another way.
2:13After their departure, behold, the Angel of the Lord appeareth to Ioseph in a dreame, saying, Arise, and take the babe and his mother, and flee into Egypt, and be there til I bring thee word: for Herod will seeke the babe, to destroy him.
2:14So he arose and tooke the babe and his mother by night, and departed into Egypt,
2:15And was there vnto the death of Herod, that that might be fulfilled, which is spoken of the Lord by the Prophet, saying, Out of Egypt haue I called my sonne.
2:16Then Herod, seeing that he was mocked of the Wisemen, was exceeding wroth, and sent foorth, and slew all the male children that were in Beth-leem, and in all the coasts thereof, from two yeere old and vnder, according to the time which he had diligently searched out of the Wisemen.
2:17Then was that fulfilled which is spoken by the Prophet Ieremias, saying,
2:18In Rhama was a voyce heard, mourning, and weeping, and great howling: Rachel weeping for her children, and would not be comforted, because they were not.
2:19And whe Herod was dead, behold, an Angel of the Lord appeareth in a dreame to Ioseph in Egypt,
2:20Saying, Arise, and take the babe and his mother, and goe into the land of Israel: for they are dead which sought the babes life.
2:21Then he arose vp and tooke the babe and his mother, and came into the land of Israel.
2:22But whe he heard that Archelaus did reigne in Iudea in stead of his father Herod, he was afraide to go thither: yet after he was warned of God in a dreame, he turned aside into the parts of Galile,
2:23And went and dwelt in a citie called Nazareth, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the Prophets, which was, That hee should be called a Nazarite.
Geneva Bible 1560

Geneva Bible 1560

The Geneva Bible is one of the most historically significant translations of the Bible into English, preceding the King James translation by 51 years. It was the primary Bible of 16th century Protestantism and was the Bible used by William Shakespeare, Oliver Cromwell, John Knox, John Donne, and John Bunyan. Because the language of the Geneva Bible was more forceful and vigorous, most readers strongly preferred this version.

This version is significant because, it came with a variety of scriptural study guides and aids, which included verse citations that allow the reader to cross-reference one verse with numerous relevant verses in the rest of the Bible, introductions to each book of the Bible that acted to summarize all of the material that each book would cover, maps, tables, woodcut illustrations, indices, as well as other included features, all of which would eventually lead to the reputation of the Geneva Bible as history's very first study Bible.