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The Great Bible 1539

 

   

66:1Thus sayeth the Lorde: Heauen is my seate, & the earth is my fote stole. Where shall nowe the house stande, that ye wyll buylde vnto me? And where shall be the place, that I wyll dwell in?
66:2As for these thynges, my hande hath made them all, & they are all created, sayeth the Lorde. Whych of them shall I then regarde? Euen him that is pore and of a lowly troubled sprete, & standeth in awe of my wordes.
66:3For who so slayeth an oxe for me, doth me so greate dishonoure, as he that kylleth a man. He that kylleth a shepe for me, knetcheth a dogge. He that bryngeth me meatoffrynges, offreth swynes bloude: Who so maketh me a memoryall of incense, prayseth the thynge that is vnryght. Yet take they soch wayes in hande, and their soule delyteth in these abhominacyons.
66:4Therfore wyll I also haue pleasure in laughynge them to scorne, and the thynge that they feare, wyll I brynge vpon them. For when I called, no man gaue answere: when I spake, they wolde not heare: But did wickednesse before myne eyes, and chose the thynges that displease me.
66:5Heare the worde of God all ye that feare the thynge which he speaketh. Youre brethren that hate you, and cast you out for my names sake, saye: The Lorde is haynouse against vs, but you shall se him in ioye when they shalbe confounded.
66:6Then shall be heard agret noyse from the cytie and the temple, the voyce of the Lorde, that wyll rewarde, & recompence his enemyes:
66:7lyke as when a wyfe bringeth forth a man chylde, or euer she suffre the payne of the byrth & anguyshe of the trauayle.
66:8Who euer hearde or sawe soche thynges? doth the grounde beare in one daye? or are the people borne all at once, as Syon traueyled in childe byrth and bare her sonnes?
66:9For thus sayeth the Lorde. Am I he that maketh other to beare, and beare not my selfe? Am not I he that beareth and maketh baren? sayeth thy God.
66:10Reioyse with Ierusalem, and be glad with her, all ye that loue her. Be ioyfull with her, all ye that mourned for her.
66:11For ye shall sucke comforte out of her brestes, and be satisfyed. Ye shall taste, and haue delyte in the plenteousnesse of her power.
66:12For thus sayeth the Lord: beholde, I wyll lett peace into her, lyke a water floude, and the myght of the Heythen lyke a flowynge streame. Then shall ye sucke, ye shall be borne vpon her sydes, and be ioyfull vpon her knees.
66:13For lyke as a chylde is comforted of his mother, so shall I comforte you, and ye shalbe comforted in Ierusalem.
66:14And when ye se thys, youre herte shall reioyse and youre bones shall floryshe lyke an herbe. Thus shall the hande of the Lorde be knowne amonge hys seruauntes, and hys indignacyon amonge hys enemyes.
66:15For beholde, the Lorde shall come with fyre, & hys charet shall be lyke a whorle wynde, that he maye recompence his vengeaunce in his wrath and hys indignacyon with the flame of fyre.
66:16For the Lorde shall iudge all flesh wyth the fyre and with his swerde, and there shalbe a greate nombre slayne of the Lorde.
66:17Soch as haue made them selues holy and cleane in the gardens, & those that haue eaten swynes flesh, myce, and other abhominacyons, shalbe taken awaye together, sayeth the Lorde.
66:18For I wyll come to gather all people & tonges with their workes and ymaginacyons: these shall come, and se my glory.
66:19Unto them shall I geue a token, and sende certayne of them (that be delyuered) amonge the Gentiles: into Cilycia, Affryca, and Lydia (where men can handle bowes) into Italye and also Greke lande. The Iles farre of, that haue not herde speake of me, and haue not sene my glory, shall preache my prayse amonge the Gentiles,
66:20and shall brynge all youre brethren for an offrynge vnto the Lorde, out of all the people, vpon horses, charrettes and horse lytters, vpon Mules and cartes to Ierusalem my holy hyll (sayeth the Lorde) lyke as the chyldre of Israel brynge the offrynge in cleane vessels, to the house of the Lorde.
66:21And I shall take out certayne of them for to be prestes and leuites, sayeth the Lorde.
66:22For lyke as the newe heauen and the newe earth which I wyll make, shalbe fast stablisshed by me: (sayeth the Lorde) So shall youre sede and youre name contynue,
66:23and there shalbe a newe Moone for the other, and a newe Sabbath for the other, and all fleshe shall come to worshippe before me (sayeth the Lorde)
66:24And they shall go forth and loke vpon the caryons of them that haue transgressed agaynst me. For their wormes shall not dye, nether shall their fyre be quenched, & all flesh shall abhorre them.
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."