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Geneva Bible 1560

 

   

25:1Then the kingdome of heauen shalbe likened vnto tenne virgins, which tooke their lampes, and went foorth to meete the bridegrome.
25:2And fiue of them were wise, and fiue foolish.
25:3The foolish tooke their lampes, but tooke none oyle with them.
25:4But the wise tooke oyle in their vessels with their lampes.
25:5Nowe while the bridegrome taried long, all slumbred and slept.
25:6And at midnight there was a crie made, Behold, the bridegrome commeth: goe out to meete him.
25:7Then all those virgins arose, and trimmed their lampes.
25:8And the foolish said to the wise, Giue vs of your oyle, for our lampes are out.
25:9But the wise answered, saying, Not so, lest there will not be ynough for vs and you: but goe ye rather to them that sell, and bye for your selues.
25:10And while they went to bye, the bridegrome came: and they that were readie, went in with him to the wedding, and the gate was shut.
25:11Afterwards came also the other virgins, saying, Lord, Lord, open to vs.
25:12But he answered, and said, Verely I say vnto you, I knowe you not.
25:13Watch therfore: for ye know neither the day, nor the houre, when the sonne of man will come.
25:14For the kingdome of heauen is as a man that going into a strange countrey, called his seruants, and deliuered to them his goods.
25:15And vnto one he gaue fiue talents, and to an other two, and to another one, to euery man after his own ability, and straightway went from home.
25:16Then he that had receiued the fiue talents, went and occupied with them, and gained other fiue talents.
25:17Likewise also, he that receiued two, he also gained other two.
25:18But he that receiued that one, went and digged it in the earth, and hid his masters money.
25:19But after a long season, the master of those seruants came, and reckoned with them.
25:20Then came he that had receiued fiue talents, and brought other fiue talents, saying, Master, thou deliueredst vnto me fiue talents: behold, I haue gained with them other fiue talents.
25:21Then his master saide vnto him, It is well done good seruant and faithfull, Thou hast bene faithfull in litle, I will make thee ruler ouer much: enter into thy masters ioy.
25:22Also he that had receiued two talents, came, and said, Master, thou deliueredst vnto me two talents: behold, I haue gained two other talets more.
25:23His master saide vnto him, It is well done good seruant, and faithfull, Thou hast bene faithfull in litle, I will make thee ruler ouer much: enter into thy masters ioy.
25:24Then he which had receiued the one talent, came, and said, Master, I knewe that thou wast an hard man, which reapest where thou sowedst not, and gatherest where thou strawedst not:
25:25I was therefore afraide, and went, and hid thy talent in the earth: behold, thou hast thine owne.
25:26And his master answered, and said vnto him, Thou euill seruant, and slouthfull, thou knewest that I reape where I sowed not, and gather where I strawed not.
25:27Thou oughtest therefore to haue put my money to ye exchangers, and then at my comming should I haue receiued mine owne with vantage.
25:28Take therefore the talent from him, and giue it vnto him which hath tenne talents.
25:29For vnto euery man that hath, it shall be giuen, and he shall haue abundance, and from him that hath not, euen that he hath, shalbe taken away.
25:30Cast therefore that vnprofitable seruant into vtter darkenes: there shalbe weeping and gnasshing of teeth.
25:31And when the Sonne of man commeth in his glory, and all the holy Angels with him, then shall he sit vpon the throne of his glorie,
25:32And before him shalbe gathered all nations, and he shall seperate them one from another, as a shepheard separateth the sheepe from ye goates.
25:33And he shall set the sheepe on his right hand, and the goates on the left.
25:34Then shall ye king say to them on his right hand, Come ye blessed of my father: take the inheritance of the kingdome prepared for you from the foundation of the world.
25:35For I was an hungred, and ye gaue me meate: I thirsted, and ye gaue me drinke: I was a stranger, and ye tooke me in vnto you.
25:36I was naked, and ye clothed me: I was sicke, and ye visited me: I was in prison, and ye came vnto me.
25:37Then shall the righteous answere him, saying, Lord, when sawe we thee an hungred, and fed thee? or a thirst, and gaue thee drinke?
25:38And when sawe we thee a stranger, and tooke thee in vnto vs? or naked, and clothed thee?
25:39Or when sawe we thee sicke, or in prison, and came vnto thee?
25:40And the King shall answere, and say vnto them, Verely I say vnto you, in as much as ye haue done it vnto one of the least of these my brethre, ye haue done it to me.
25:41Then shall he say vnto them on ye left hand, Depart from me ye cursed, into euerlasting fire, which is prepared for the deuill and his angels.
25:42For I was an hungred, and ye gaue me no meate: I thirsted, and ye gaue me no drinke:
25:43I was a stranger, and ye tooke me not in vnto you: I was naked, and ye clothed me not: sicke, and in prison, and ye visited me not.
25:44Then shall they also answere him, saying, Lord, when sawe we thee an hungred, or a thirst, or a stranger, or naked, or sicke, or in prison, and did not minister vnto thee?
25:45Then shall he answere them, and say, Verely I say vnto you, in as much as ye did it not to one of the least of these, ye did it not to me.
25:46And these shall goe into euerlasting paine, and the righteous into life eternall.
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.