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The Great Bible 1539

 

   

13:1There were in the congregacyon that is at Antioche, certayn prophtes, and teachers: as Barnabas and Simon that was called Niger, and Lucius of Cerene and Manahen, Herode the Tetrarkes norsfelow, and Saul.
13:2As they ministred to the Lorde and fasted, the holy ghost saide: separate me Barnabas and Saul, for the worcke wherunto I haue called them.
13:3And whan they had fasted and prayed, and layde their handes on them, they let them go.
13:4And they after they were sent forth of the holy ghost, departed vnto Seleutia, & from thence they sayled to Ciprus.
13:5And when they were at Salamine, they shewed the word of God in the sinagoges of the Iewes. And they had Iohn to theyr minyster.
13:6When they had gone thorow the yle vnto Paphos, they founde a certayne sorcerer, (a false prophet, a Iewe) whose name was Bariesu,
13:7which was with the ruler of the countre one Sergius Paulus a prudent man. The same ruler called vnto hym Barnabas and Saul, and desyred to heare the worde of God.
13:8But Elymas the sorcerar (for so is hys name by interpretacion) with stode them, and sought to turne awaye the ruler from the faith.
13:9Then Saul (which also is called Paul) beynge full of the holy ghost, set hys eyes on him,
13:10and sayde. O full of all suttelty and disseytfulnesse, thou chylde of the deuyll, thou enemy of all righteousnes: wilt thou not cease to peruerte the strayght wayes of the Lorde?
13:11And now beholde, the hande of the Lorde is vpon the, and thou shalt be blynde, and not se the sunne for a ceason. And immediatly, there fell on hym a myste and a darcknes, and he went about, sekynge them that shuld leade hym by the hande.
13:12Then the rular when he sawe what had happened beleued, & wondred at the doctryne of the Lorde.
13:13When Paul departed from Paphos, they that were with him, came to Perga in Pamphilia: and Iohn departed from them, and returned to Ierusalem.
13:14But they wandred thorow the countres, and came from Perga to Antioche in Pisidia, and wente into the synagoge on the saboth daye, and sate downe.
13:15And after the lecture of the lawe and the prophetes, the rulers of the synagoge sente vnto them, sayinge: Ye men and brethren, yf ye haue eny sermon to exhorte the people, saye on.
13:16Then Paul stode vp, and beckened with the hande for sylence, and sayde: Men of Israell, and ye that feare God, geue audience.
13:17The God of this people chose oure fathers, and exalted the people, when they dwelt as straungers in the land of Egipt, and with a hye arme brought he them oute of it,
13:18and about the tyme of fourtye yeares, suffred he theyr maners in the wyldernes.
13:19And he destroyed seuen nacyons in the lande of Canaan, and deuyded theyr land to them by lot.
13:20And afterwarde, he gaue vnto them iudges about the space of foure hundred and fyftye yeares, vnto the tyme of Samuell the prophete.
13:21And afterwarde, they desyred a kynge, and God haue vnto them Saul the sonne of Cis, a man of the trybe of Beniamin, by the space of fourty yeares.
13:22And whan he was put downe, he sett vp Dauid to be theyr kynge, of whom he repported saying: I haue founde Dauid the sonne of Iesse, a man after myne awne hert, which shall fulfyll all my wyll.
13:23Of this mannes seed hath God (accordynge as he had promysed) brought forth to Israell, a sauioure, one Iesus,
13:24when Iohn had fyrst preached before his commynge the baptyme of repentaunce to Israel.
13:25And when Iohn had fulfilled his course, he sayd: whom ye thynke that I am, the same am I not. But behold, ther cometh one after me, whose shoes of his fete I am not worthy to loose.
13:26Ye men and brethren, chyldren of the generacyon of Abraham, and whosoeuer among you feareth God, to you is thys worde of saluacyon sent.
13:27For the inabiters of Ierusalem and theyr rulers, because they knew him not, nor yet the voyces of the prophetes which are redde euery Saboth daye, they haue fulfylled them, in condempnynge him.
13:28And when they founde no cause of deeth in hym, yet desyred they Pylate to kyll hym.
13:29And whan they had fulfylled all that were wryten of him, they toke him downe from the tree, and put hym in a sepulchre.
13:30But God raysed him agayne from death,
13:31and he was sene many dayes of them whych came vp with hym from Galile to Ierusalem: Which are hys wytnesses vnto the people.
13:32And we declare vnto you, how that the promesse (whych was made vnto the fathers)
13:33God hath fulfilled vnto their children (euen vnto vs) in that he raysed vp Iesus agayne. euen as it is writen in the fyrst psalme: Thou art my sonne, this daye haue I begoten the.
13:34As concernynge that he raysed him vp from death, now nomore to returne to corrupcion he sayd on thys wyse: The holy promyses made to Dauid, wyl I geue faythfully to you.
13:35Wherfore, he sayeth also in another place. Thou shalt not suffre thyne holy to se corrupcyon.
13:36For Dauid (after he had in hys tyme fulfylled the wyll of God) fell on slepe, and was layde vnto hys fathers, and sawe corrupcyon.
13:37But he whom God raysed agayn sawe no corrupcyon.
13:38Be it knowne vnto you therfore (ye men and brethren) that thorowe thys man is preached vnto you the forgeuenes of sinnes,
13:39and that by hym, all that beleue, are iustyfyed from all thynges, from which ye coulde not be iustifyed by the lawe of Moses.
13:40Beware therfore, lest that fall on you, which is spoken of in the prophetes:
13:41Behold, ye despysers, and wonder, and peryssh ye: for I do a worke in youre dayes, which ye shall not beleue, though a man declare it you.
13:42When the Iewes were gone out of the congregacyon, the Gentyls besought that they wolde preache the word to them the next Saboth.
13:43When the congregacyon was broken vp, many of the Iewes and verteous proselytes folowed Paul and Barnabas, which spake to them: & exhorted them to continue in the grace of God.
13:44And the next Saboth daye cam almost the whole cytie together, to heare the worde of God.
13:45But when the Iewes sawe the people, they were full of indignacion & spake agaynst those thynges, which were spoken of Paul, spekynge agaynst it, & raylinge on it:
13:46Then Paul and Barnabas wexed bolde, & sayde: it was mete that the worde of God shulde fyrst haue bene preached to you. But seynge ye put it from you, and thynke youre selues vnworthy of euerlastynge lyfe: lo, we turne to the Gentyls:
13:47For so hath the Lorde commaunded vs. I haue made the a lyght of the Gentyls, that thou be the saluacyon vnto the ende of the worlde.
13:48Whan the gentyls hearde thys, they were glad and glorifyed the worde of the Lorde, & beleued: euen as many as were ordeyned vnto eternal lyfe.
13:49And the worde of the Lorde was publisshed thorowe out all the regyon.
13:50But the Iewes moued the deuoute and honest wemen, and the chefe men of the cytie, & reysed persecucyon agaynst Paul and Barnabas, and expelled them out of theyr coastes
13:51But they shouke of the duste of theyr fete agaynst them, and came vnto Iconium.
13:52And the discyples were fylled with ioye and with the holy ghost.
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."