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The Great Bible 1539

 

   

6:1And it came to passe, that man beganne to be multiplied in the vpper face of the erth, and there were daughters borne vnto them.
6:2The sonnes of God also sawe the daughters of men that they were fayre, and they toke them wyues from amonge all that they had chosen.
6:3And the Lorde sayde: My sprete shall not allwaye, stryue in man, because he is flesh, and hys dayes shalbe an hundreth & twentye yeares.
6:4But there were gyauntes in the erth in those dayes: yee and after that the sonnes of God came vnto the daughters of men, and they had gendred vnto them, the same became myghtye men of the worlde, and men of renowne.
6:5But God sawe that the malyce of man was greate in the erth, and all the ymaginacyon of the thoughtes of hys hert was onely euell euery daye.
6:6And it repented the Lorde, that he had made man in the erth, & he was touched with sorow in his harte.
6:7And the Lorde sayde: I wyll (from the vpper face of the earth) destroye man, whom I haue created: both man, catel, worme, & foule of the ayre, for it repenteth me that I haue made them.
6:8But Noah founde grace in the eyes of the Lorde:
6:9These are the generacyons of Noah Noah was iust & perfect in his generacions, and walked wt God.
6:10Noah begat thre sonnes: Sem, Ham, & Iapheth.
6:11The earth also was corrupte before God, & the same earthe was fylled wt crueltye.
6:12And God loked vpon the erth, and beholde it was corrupt: For al fleshe had corrupt his waye vpon earth.
6:13And God sayde vnto Noah: The ende of all fleshe is come before me, for the earthe is fylled with crueltye from the face of them. And beholde, I wyll destroy them with the erth,
6:14Make the an Arke of pyne trees. Habitacyons shalt thou make in the Arke, and shalt pytch it within & without with pytch.
6:15And of this fasshyon shalt thou make it. The lengthe of the Arke shalbe thre hundreth cubytes: The bredth of it, fyftye cubites, & the heygth of it thyrtye cubytes.
6:16A wyndowe shalt thou make in the Arke, and in a cubite shalt thou fynyshe it aboue, but the dore of the Arke shalte thou set in the syde therof. With thre loftes one aboue an other shalte thou make it.
6:17And behode, I, euen I, do bring a floude of waters vpon the earthe, that I maye destroye al flesshe wherin is the breth of lyfe vnder heauen: And euery thynge that is in the earth, shall dye.
6:18With the also wyll I make my couenaunt, & thou shalte come into the Arke: thou & thy sonnes, thy wife & thy sonnes wyues wt the.
6:19And euery lyuing thinge, and of all flesshe, a payre of euery one shalt thou brynge into the Arke, to kepe them alyue wt the. They shalbe male & female.
6:20Of fethered foules also after theyr kynde, & of catell after theyr kynde, of euery worme of the earth after his kynde: two of euery one shall come vnto the, that thou mayst kepe them alyue.
6:21And take thou with the of all meate that is eaten, and thou shalt laye it vp with the, that it maye be meate for the & them.
6:22Noah therfore dyd accordyng vnto all that God commaunded hym: euen so dyd he.
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."