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The Great Bible 1539

 

   

4:1Then was Iesus led awaye of the sprite: into wyldernes: to be tempted of the deuell.
4:2And when he had fasted fourty dayes and fourty nyghtes, he was at the last an hungred.
4:3And when the tempter came to hym, he sayde: yf thou be the sonne of God commaunde, that these stones be made bread:
4:4But he answered and sayde: it is wrytten, man shall not lyue by bread onlye, but by euery worde that proceadeth out of the mouth of God.
4:5Then the deuyll taketh him vp into the holy cytie, & setteth hym on a pynacle of the temple,
4:6and sayeth vnto him: yf thou be the sonne of God, cast thy selfe downe headling. For it is written he shall geue hys angels charge ouer the, & with their handes they shal holde the vp, lest at any tyme thou dash thy fote agaynst a stone.
4:7And Iesus sayde to hym: it is wrytten agayne: Thou shalt not tempte the Lorde thy God.
4:8Agayne, the deuel taketh him vp into an exceading hye mountayne, and sheweth him all the kyngdomes of the world, and the glory of them,
4:9and sayeth vnto hym: all these will I geue the, yf thou wylt fall downe, & worshyppe me.
4:10Then sayeth Iesus vnto hym Auoyde Satan. For it is written: Thou shalt worshyp the Lorde thy God, and hym onely shalt thou serue.
4:11Then the deuyl leaueth him, and behold, the angels came, & ministed vnto him.
4:12When Iesus had heard that Iohn was taken, he departed into Galyle,
4:13and left Nazareth, and went and dwelt in Capernaum: whych is a cytie vpon the see coast; in the borders of Zabulon & Neptalim:
4:14that it myght be fulfilled which was spoken by Esay the prophet, saying:
4:15The lande of Zabulon & Neptalim, by the waye of the see beyonde Iordan, Galile of the Gentils:
4:16the people which satt in darckenesse and in the shadowe of death, sawe great light: & to them which sat in the region & shadowe of death, is the light sprong vp.
4:17From that tyme, Iesus beganne to preache, and to saye: repent, for the kyngdome of heauen is at hande.
4:18As Iesus walked by the see of Galile he sawe two brethren: Symon, which was called Peter, & Andrew his brother, castyng a neet into the see (for they were fisshers)
4:19and he sayth vnto them: folowe me, and I wyll make you fisshers of men.
4:20And they streyght waye lefte the nettes, and folowed hym.
4:21And whan he was gone forth fro thence, he sawe other two brethren, Iames the sonne of Zebede, & Iohn his brother, in the shyp wt Zebede their father, mending their nettes, & he called them.
4:22And they immediatly lefte the shyp and theyr father, and folowed hym.
4:23And Iesus went about all Galile, teachynge in their synagoges, & preachynge the gospel of the kingdome, and healing all maner of sycknes, & all maner of disease amonge the people.
4:24And hys fame spreed abroade throughout al Siria. And they brought vnto him all syck people that were taken with dyuers diseases and grypynges, and them that were possessed with deuyls: and those which were lunatyke, & those that had the palsye: & he healed them.
4:25And ther folowed hym great multitudes of people, from Galile, and from the ten cytes, and from Ierusalem, and from Iewry, and from the regions that lye beyonde Iordan.
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."