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The Great Bible 1539

 

   

8:1And God remembred Noah, and euery beaste, and all the catell that was with him in the Arke. And god made a wind to passe vpon the earth, and the waters ceassed.
8:2The fountaynes also of the depe and the windowes of heauen were stopped,
8:3and the rayne from heauen was restrayned. And the waters from the erth were returned, goyng and commynge agayne. And after the ende of the hundreth and fyftieth daye, the waters were abated.
8:4And in the seuenth moneth in the seuententh daye of the moneth, the Arke rested vpon the mountaines of Armenia.
8:5And the waters truely were goynge and decreacyng vntyl the tenth moneth: For in the tenth moneth, & in the fyrst daie of the same moneth were the toppes of the mountaynes sene.
8:6And after the ende of the fortieth daye, it happened that Noah opened the wyndowe of the Arke which he had made.
8:7And he sent forth a rauen, whiche went out goyng forth and returnynge agayne, vntyll the waters were dryed vp vpon the earth.
8:8And agayne he sent forth a doue from hym, that he myghte se yf the waters were abated from the vpper face of the grounde.
8:9And the doue founde no rest for the sole of her fote, & she returned vnto hym agayne into the Arke: for the waters were in the vpper face of the whole erth. And he, whan he had put forth his hande, toke her, and pulled her into hym into the Arke.
8:10And he abode yet other seuen dayes, and proceadynge further, he sent forthe the doue out of the Arke.
8:11And the doue came to hym in the euen tyde, and lo, in her mouthe was an oliue leaf that she had pluct, wherby Noah did knowe, that the waters were abated vpon the earth.
8:12And he abode yet other seuen daies and sent forthe the doue, whiche proceaded not to returne vnto hym any more.
8:13And it came to passe in the syxe hundreth & one yere, in the fyrst moneth, & in the fyrst daye of the moneth, the waters were dryed vp from the earthe. And Noah remoued the coueryng of the Arke, & loked, & beholde, the vpper face of the grounde was dryed vp.
8:14And in the seconde moneth, in the seuen & twentye daye of the moneth, was the earth dryed.
8:15And God spake vnto Noah sayeng:
8:16Go forth of the Arke, thou & thy wyfe, thy sonnes, & thy sonnes wyues wt the.
8:17And brynge forth with the, euery beaste that is with the: of all flesshe (both foule & catel, & euery worme that crepeth vpon the earthe) that they maye gendre in the earth, & bryng forth frute, and increase vpon erth.
8:18And so Noah came forth and hys sonnes, hys wyfe, & hys sonnes wyues with hym.
8:19Euery beast also and euery worme, euery foule, and whatsoeuer crepeth vpon the earth (after theyr kyndes) went out of the Arke.
8:20And Noah buylded an altare vnto the lorde, and toke of euery cleane beast, and of euery cleane foule, & offred sacrifyces in the altare.
8:21And the Lorde smelled a swete (or quyete) sauoure. And the Lorde sayde in his herte: I wyll not proceade to curse the grounde any more for mannes sake, for the ymagynacyon of mans hert is euel euen from hys youth. Neyther wyl I adde to smite any more euery thynge liuynge, as I haue done,
8:22yet therfore shall not sowyng tyme, & haruest, colde and heate, Sommer & wynter, daye & nyght, ceasse, all the dayes of the earth.
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."