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The Great Bible 1539

 

   

47:1Ioseph came therfore and tolde Pharao and sayde: my father and my brethren, theyr shepe and their oxen and all that they haue, are come out of the lande of Canaan,
47:2and beholde, they are in the lande of Gosan. And Ioseph toke of the hynmost of hys brethren: euen fyue men, and presented them vnto Pharao.
47:3And pharao sayde vnto hys brethren: what is youre occupacyon? And they answered Pharao: shepherdes are thy seruauntes, both we & also oure fathers.
47:4They sayde moreouer vnto Pharao: for to sogeorne in the lande are we come, for thy seruauntes haue no pasture for theyr shepe, so sore is the fameshment in the lande of Canaan. Nowe therfore let thy seruauntes dwell in the lande of Gosan.
47:5And Pharao sayde vnto Ioseph: thy father and thy brethren are come vnto the.
47:6The land of Egypte is before the: In the best place of the lande make both thy father and thy brethren dwell: euen in the lande of Gosan let them dwell. Moreouer yf thou knowe any men of actiuite amonge them, make them ruelars ouer my catell.
47:7And Ioseph brought in Iacob hys father, and sett hym before Pharao. And Iacob blessed Pharao.
47:8And Pharao sayde vnto Iacob: howe olde art thou?
47:9Iacob sayde vnto Pharao: the dayes of my pilgremage are an hundred and .xxx. yeares. Fewe & euell haue the dayes of my lyfe bene, and haue not attayned vnto the yeares of the lyfe of my fathers in the dayes of theyr pilgremages.
47:10And Iacob blessed Pharao, and went out from hym.
47:11And Ioseph prepared dwellynges for hys father and hys brethren, and gaue them possessyons in the land of Egypte, in the best of the lande: euen in the lande of Rameses, as Pharao had commaunded.
47:12And Ioseph made prouisyon for hys father, hys brethren & all his fathers housholde wyth bread, euen as yonge chyldren are fedd.
47:13There was no bread in all the lande, for the derth was exceadynge sore: so that the lande of Egypte and the lande of Canaan, were fameshed by the reason of the derth.
47:14And Ioseph brought together all the money that was founde in the lande of Egypte and of Canaan, for the corne whych they boughte: and he layde vp the money in Pharaos house.
47:15When money fayled in the lande of Egypte & of Canaan, all the Egypcyans came vnto Ioseph and sayde: geue vs bred: wherfore suffrest thou vs to dye before the whan oure money is spent?
47:16Then sayde Ioseph: brynge youre catell, & I wyll geue yow for your catell, yf ye be without money.
47:17And they brought theyr catell vnto Ioseph. And Ioseph gaue them bread for horses & shepe, and oxen, and asses, and fed them wyth bread for all theyr catell that yeare.
47:18But when that yeare was ended, they came vnto hym the nexte yeare, & sayde vnto him: we will not hyde it from my Lord how that oure money is spent, my Lord also had our catell & beastes, neyther is there ought left in the syght of my Lorde, but euen oure bodies and our landes.
47:19Wherfore lettest thou vs dye before thyne eyes, & the lande to goo to noughte? by vs & our landes for bread: & both we and oure landes will be bonde to Pharao. Onely geue vs seed, that we maye lyue and not dye, & that the lande goo nat to wast.
47:20And so Ioseph boughte all the land of Egypte for Pharao. For the Egypcians solde euery man hys lande because the derth was sore vpon them: & so the lande became Pharaos.
47:21And he appoynted the people vnto the cyties, from one syde of Egypte vnto the other:
47:22only the lande of the Prestes bought he not. For the prestes had an ordinaunce of Pharao, that they shulde eate that which was appoynted vnto them: which Pharao had geuen them wherfore they solde not theyr landes.
47:23Then Ioseph sayde vnto the folke: beholde I haue boughte you thys daye & youre lande for Pharao. Take there bread & sede & sowe the land.
47:24And of the encrease, ye shall geue the fyfte parte vnto Pharao, & .iiij. partes shalbe youre awne, for seed of the feld: & for you, and them of youre housholdes, and for youre chyldren, to eate.
47:25And they answered: Thou haste saued oure lyues. Let vs fynde grace in the syghte of my Lord, & we wyll be Pharaos seruauntes.
47:26And Ioseph made it a lawe ouer the lande of Egypte vnto thys daye: that Pharao shulde haue the fyfte parte, excepte the lande of the preastes only, whych was not Pharaos.
47:27And Israel dwelt in Egypte: euen in the countre of Gosan. And they had theyr possessyons therin, & grewe and multiplied exceadyngly.
47:28Moreouer, Iacob lyued in the lande of Egypte .xvij. yeares, so that the hole age of Iacob was an hundred and .xlvij. yeare.
47:29When the tyme drewe nye, that Israel must dye: he sent for his sonne Ioseph, & sayde vnto hym: If I haue founde grace in thy syghte, oh, put thy hande nowe vnder my thye, and deale mercyfully and truely wt me, that thou burye me not in Egypte:
47:30but I will lye with my fathers, and thou shalt carye me out of Egypte, & burye me in theyr buryall. And he answered: I wyll do as thou hast sayd.
47:31And he sayde swere vnto me. And he sware vnto hym. And Israel, worshypped towarde the beddes head.
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."