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The Great Bible 1539

 

   

49:1And Iacob called for hys sonnes and sayde: come together, that I maye tell you what shall happen you in the last dayes.
49:2Gather you to gether, and heare ye sonnes of Iacob, herken vnto Israel youre father.
49:3Ruben myne eldest sonne, thou art my myghte and the beginnynge of my strength, the noblenesse of dignyte, and the noblenesse of power.
49:4Unstable as water. Thou shalt not be the chefest, because thou wentest vp to thy fathers bed. Euen then dyddest thou defyle it, & it was nomore my couche.
49:5The brethren Simeon and Leui, cruell instrumentes in their habitacions.
49:6In to their secretes come not my soule, vnto their congregacyon be my honoure not coupled: for in their wrath they slewe a man, & in their selfe wyll they, digged downe a wall.
49:7Cursed be their wrath, for it was shamelesse, and their fearsnes, for it was cruell. I wyll deuide them in Iacob, & scater them in Israel.
49:8Iuda thou art he, whom thy brethren shall prayse. Thy hande shalbe in the necke of thyne enymies, thy fathers chyldren shall stoupe before the.
49:9Iuda is a lyons whelpe, From thy spoyle my sonne thou art come an hye. He layde hym downe and couched hym selfe as a lyon, and as a lionesse. Who wyll stere hym vp?
49:10The sceptre shall not departe from Iuda, and a lawgeuer from betwene hys fete, vntyll. Sylocome. And vnto hym shall the gatherynge of the people be.
49:11He shall bynde his fole vnto the vyne, and hys asses colt vnto the braunche. He washed hys garment in wyne, and hys mantell in the bloude of grapes.
49:12Hys eyes are redder than wyne, & his teeth whytter then mylke.
49:13Zabulon shall dwell besyde the heauen of the see and nye the heauen of shyppes. His border shalbe vnto Sydon.
49:14Isachar a stronge asse couchynge hym downe betwene .ij. bordens,
49:15and sawe that rest was good, & the lande that it was pleasant, and bowed hys shulder to beare, and became a seruaunte vnto tribute.
49:16Dan shall iudge hys people & the trybes of Israel
49:17Dan shalbe a serpent in the waye, an edder in the path, bytinge the horse heles and hys ryder fell bacwarde:
49:18after thy saluacyon haue I loked (o Lorde.)
49:19Gad, an hoost of men shall ouercome him, And he shall ouercome at the last.
49:20Of asser: his bread shalbe fat, and he shall geue pleasures for a kynge.
49:21Nephtalim is a swyfte hynde, geuynge goodly wordes.
49:22That florysshynge childe Ioseph, that plenteous chylde by the well syde, the daughters ran vpon the wall
49:23They haue prouoked hym, and shot hym thrugh with dartes. The archers haue enuyed him:
49:24But hys bowe abode fast, and the armes of hys handes were made stronge, by the handes of the myghtye God of Iacob. Out of hym shall come an herde man, a stone in Israel:
49:25From thy fathers God which hath helped the, and with the almyghtye which hath blessed the wyth blessynges from heauen aboue, wyth blessynges of the depe that lyeth vnder, and wyth blessynges of the brestes and of the wombe.
49:26The blessynges of thy father were stronger then the blessynges of my elders, vnto the vtmost of the hylles of the worlde, and they shalbe on the heade of Ioseph, and on the toppe of the heade of hym that was separat from his brethren.
49:27Ben Iamin shall raueshe as a wolfe. In the mornynge he shall deuoure the praye, and at nyghte he shall deuyde the spoyle.
49:28All these are the .xij. tribes of Israel, and thys their father spake vnto them and blessed them, euery one of them blessed he wyth a seuerall blessynge.
49:29And he charged them, and sayde vnto them: whan I shalbe gathered vnto my people, burye me wyth my fathers, in the caue that is in the felde of Ephron the Hethyte,
49:30in the double caue that is in the felde by the countre of Mamre in the land of Canaan. Whych felde Abraham boughte of Ephron the Hethyte for a possessyon to burye in,
49:31where as were buryed Abraham and Sarah hys wyfe. And where as were buryed Isahac & Rebecca his wyfe. And there I buryed Lea.
49:32The felde and the caue that is therin, was bought of the chyldren of Heth.
49:33And when Iacob had commaunded all that he wolde vnto hys sonnes, he plucked vp his fete vnto the bedd and dyed, and was put vnto hys people.
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."