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The Great Bible 1539

 

   

64:1O that thou woldest cleue the heauen in sonder, & come downe: that the mountaynes myght melte awaye at thy presence,
64:2lyke as at an hote fyre: & that the malicyous myght boyle, as the water doth vpon the fyre: Wherby thy name myght be knowne amonge thyne enemyes, & that the Gentyls myght tremble before the.
64:3When thou wroughtest wonderous straunge worckes, we loked not for them. Thou cammest downe and the hylles melt at thy presence.
64:4For sence the begynnynge of the worlde it hath not bene hearde or perceaued, nether hath any eye sene another God besyde the: which dost so moche for them, that put their trust in the.
64:5Thou helpest him that doth ryght wyth cherefulnesse, & them that thyncke vpon thy wayes. But lo, thou hast bene angrye, for we offended & haue bene euer in synne, yet shall we be saued.
64:6We are all as an vnclene thynge, & all oure ryghteousnes are as the clothes stayned with the floures of a woman: we fall euerychone as the leafe, for oure synnes cary vs awaye lyke the wynde.
64:7There is no man that calleth vpon thy name, that standeth vp to take holde by the. Therfore hydest thou thy face from vs, and consumest vs, because of oure synnes.
64:8But nowe O Lorde, thou father of oures: we are the claye, & thou art oure potter, & we all are the worcke of thy handes.
64:9Be not to sore dyspleased (O Lorde) & kepe not oure offences to longe in thy remembraunce, but consydre that we all are thy people.
64:10The cyties of thy Sanctuary lye waste. Syon is a wyldernesse, and Ierusalem a desert.
64:11Oure holy house which is oure bewty, where oure fathers praysed the, is brent vp: ye, all oure commodities & pleasures are wasted awaye.
64:12Wylt thou not be intreated (Lorde) for all this? Wylt thou holde thy peace, and scourge vs so sore?
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."