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The Great Bible 1539

 

   

14:1And it chaunsed in the dayes of Amraphael kynge of Synhar, Arioch kinge of Ellasar, kedorlaomor kynge of Elam, & Thydeall kynge of the nacions,
14:2and they made warre wyth Bera kynge of Sodome, & wyth Birsa kynge of Gomorra, and with Sineab kynge of Adama, and with Semeabar kynge of Zeboim, and with the kynge of Bela. The same is Zoar.
14:3All these were ioyned together in the vale of Siddim where the salt see is.
14:4For twelue yeare wert they subiecte to kynge kedorlaomor, and in the .xiij. yere rebelled.
14:5But in the .xiiij. yere came kedorlaomor and the kynges that were wyth hym, and smote the Gyauntes in Astaroth karnaim and the Susyms in Ham, & the Emyms in the playne of kariathim,
14:6and the Horyms in mounte Seir vnto the playne of Pharan, whiche bordreth vpon the wildernesse.
14:7And they returnynge, came to En Mispat which is Cades, & smote all the countre of the Amalechytes, and also the Amorites that dwelt in Hazezon Thamar.
14:8And there went out the kynge of Sodome, & the kynge of Gomorra, and the kynge of Adama and the kynge of Zeboijm, and the kynge of Bela which is Zoar. And they stroke battell with them in the vale of Syddym, that is to saye,
14:9with kedorlaomor the kynge of Elam and wyth Thydeal kynge of the Nacyons, and wyth Amraphael kynge of Synhar. And with Arioch kynge of Ellasar: foure kynges agaynste fyue.
14:10And the vale of Syddym was full of slyme pyttes. And the kynge of Sodome and Gomorra fled, and fell there. And they that remayned, fled to the mountayne.
14:11And they takynge all the goodes of Sodome and Gomorre and all their vytalles, went their waye.
14:12And they caryed awaye Lot also Abrams brothers sonne and hys good (for he dwelled at Sodome) & departed.
14:13And there came one that had escaped, and tolde Abram the Hebrewe whiche dwelled in the okegroue of Mamre the Amoryte, brother of Eschol, and brother of Aner, which were confederate wt Abram.
14:14When Abram hearde that hys brother was taken, he harnessed hys freshe younge men borne in hys owne house thre hundred and eyghtene, and folowed on them vntyll Dan:
14:15And he was sett in Aray vpon them by nyght, he and his seruauntes, and smote them and pursued them vnto Hoba: which lyeth on the lefte hande of Damascos,
14:16and recouered all the goodes, and also brought agayne hys brother Lot, and his goodes, the women also and the people.
14:17After that he returned agayne from the slaughter of kedorlaomor & of the kynges that were with him, came the kynge of Sodome forth to mete him in the playne valeye, which is kynges dale.
14:18And Melchisedech kynge of Salem brought forth bread & wyne. For he was the Preste of the most hyghest God
14:19& blessed hym sayinge: Blessed be Abram vnto the hyghe God possessor of heauen and erth.
14:20And blessed be the hye God which hath delyuered thyne enemyes in to thy hande. And Abram gaue him tythes of all.
14:21And the kynge of Sodome sayde vnto Abram: Gyue me the soules, and take the goodes to thy selfe.
14:22And Abram answered the kynge of Sodome: I haue lyfte vp my hande vnto the Lorde the hye God possessor of heauen and erth,
14:23that I wyll not take of all that is thyne so moche as a thred or shoulachet, lest thou shuldest saye, I haue made Abram ryche.
14:24Saue only that whyche the yonge men haue eaten and the partes of the men which went with me, Aner, Eschol, and Mamre which shall take their partes.
The Great Bible 1539

The Great Bible 1539

The Great Bible of 1539 was the first authorized edition of the Bible in English, authorized by King Henry VIII of England to be read aloud in the church services of the Church of England. The Great Bible was prepared by Myles Coverdale, working under commission of Thomas, Lord Cromwell, Secretary to Henry VIII and Vicar General. In 1538, Cromwell directed the clergy to provide "one book of the bible of the largest volume in English, and the same set up in some convenient place within the said church that ye have care of, whereas your parishioners may most commodiously resort to the same and read it."