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The Great Bible 1539

 

   

18:1After thys, Paul departed from Athens, and came to Corynthum,
18:2and founde a certayne Iewe named Aquila, borne in Ponthus, lately come from Italie with his wyfe Priscilla (because that the Emperour Claudius had commaunded all Iewes to departe from Rome) and he drew vnto them,
18:3because he was of the same crafte, he abode with them, & wrought: theyr crafte was to make tentes.
18:4And he preached in the synagoge euery Sabboth daye and exhorted the Iewes and the gentyls.
18:5When Silas, and Timotheus were come from Macedonia, Paul was constrayned by the sprete, to testyfye to the Iewes that Iesus was very Chryst.
18:6And when they sayde contrary & blasphemed he shoke hys rayment and sayde vnto them: youre bloude be vpon youre awne heedes: from hence forth wyll I go blamelesse vnto the gentyls.
18:7And he departed thence, and entred into a certayne mannes house, named Iustus, a worshypper of God, whose house ioyned hard to the synagoge.
18:8Howbeit, one Crispus the chefe ruler of the synagoge beleued on the Lorde with all his housholde, and many of the Corinthians whan they gaue audience, beleued, and were baptised.
18:9Then spake the Lorde to Paul in the nyght by a visyon: be not afrayde, but speake, and holde not thy peace:
18:10for I am with the, & noman shall inuade the that shall hurte the. For I haue moch people in this cytie.
18:11And he continued there a yeare and syxe monethes, and taught them the worde of God.
18:12When Gallio was ruler of the countre of Acaia, the Iewes made insurreccyon with one accorde agaynst Paul, and brought hym to the iudgement seate,
18:13sayinge: this felowe counceleth men to worship God contrary to the lawe.
18:14And whan Paul nowe was about to open his mouth, Gallio sayd vnto the Iewes: yf it were a matter of wronge, or an euyll dede (O ye Iewes) reason wolde that I shulde heare you:
18:15but yf it be a question of wordes or of names, or of youre lawe, loke ye to it youre selues, For I will be no iudge of soche matters,
18:16and he draue them from the seate.
18:17Then all the Grekes toke Softenes the chefe ruler of the Synagoge, and smote hym before the iudges seate, And Gallio cared for none of those thynges.
18:18Paul after thys, taryed there yet a good whyle, and then toke his leaue of the brethren and sayled thence into Ciria, Priscilla and Aquila accompanyinge hym. And he shore his heed in Cenchrea, for he had a vowe:
18:19And he cam to Ephesus and lefte them there: but he hym selfe entred into the Synagoge, and reasoned with the Iewes.
18:20When they desyred him to tary longer tyme with them, he consented not,
18:21but bad them fare well sayinge. I must nedes (at thys feast that cometh) be in Ierusalem: but I wyll returne agayne vnto you yf God will. And he departed from Ephesus:
18:22and whan he was come vnto Cesarea: and ascended vp and saluted the congregacyon, he departed vnto Antioche:
18:23and when he had taryed there a whyle, he departed: and went ouer all the countre of Galacia and Phrygia by order, strengthynge all the discyples.
18:24And a certayne Iew named Apollos, borne at Alexandria, came to Ephesus, an eloquent man, and myghty in the scryptures
18:25The same was informed in the waye of the Lorde, and spake feruently in the sprete, and taught diligently the thinges of the Lord, & knewe but the baptyme of Iohn onely.
18:26And the same began to speake boldely in the Synagoge. Whom when Priscilla & Aquila had hearde they toke him vnto them, & expounded vnto hym the waye of God more perfectly.
18:27And when he was disposed to go into Acaia, the brethren wrote, exhortyng the discyples to receaue him. Which whan he was come helped them moche which had beleued thorow grace.
18:28For he ouercame the Iewes myghtely, and that openly, shewynge by the scryptures, that Iesus was Chryst.
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."