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The Great Bible 1539

 

   

9:1And Saul yet brethyng out threatnynges and slaughter agaynst the disciples of the Lorde, wente vnto the hye preste,
9:2and desyred of hym letters, to cary to Damasco, to the synagoges. that yf he founde any of thys waye, (whyther they were men or wemen) he myght brynge them bounde vnto Ierusalem.
9:3And when he iornyed, it fortuned that as he was nye to Damasco, sodenly their shyned round about hym a lyght from heauen,
9:4and he fell to the earth and hearde a voyce, sayinge to him: Saul Saul, why persecutest thou me?
9:5And he sayde: what art thou Lorde? And the Lorde sayd: I am Iesus, whom thou persecutest. It is hard for the to kycke against the pryckes.
9:6And he both tremblynge, & astonyed sayde: Lorde, what wylt thou haue me to do? And the Lord sayd vnto hym: aryse, and go into the cytie, and it shalbe told the, what thou must do.
9:7The men which iorneyed with hym, stode amased, hearynge a voyce, but seynge no man.
9:8And Saul arose from the earth, & when he opened his eyes, he sawe no man. But they led him by the hande, and brought hym into Damasco.
9:9And he was thre dayes without syght, and nether dyd eate nor dryncke.
9:10And ther was a certen disciple at Damasco, named Ananias, and to him sayd the Lord in a visyon: Ananias? And he sayd: behold, I am here Lorde.
9:11And the Lorde sayde vnto hym: aryse, and go into the strete (whych is called strayght) and seke in the house of Iudas after one called Saul of Tharsus. For beholde, he prayeth,
9:12and hath sene in a vision a man named Ananias comyng into him, and puttyng hys handes on hym, that he myght receaue his syght.
9:13Then Ananias answered: Lorde, I haue heard by many of this man how moch euyll he hath done to thy sayntes at Ierusalem:
9:14& here he hath auctoryte of the hye prestes, to bynde all that call on thy name.
9:15The Lorde vnto him: go thy waye, for he is a chosen vessel vnto me, to beare my name before the Gentyls, and kynges, and the chyldren of Israel.
9:16For I wyll shewe hym, how greate thinges he must suffre for my names sake.
9:17And Ananias went his waye, and entred into the house, and put hys handes on hym, and sayd: brother Saul, the Lord that apperyd vnto the in the waye as thou camest, hath sent me, that thou myghtest receaue thy syght, and be fylled with the holy ghost.
9:18And immediatly ther fell from hys eyes as it had bene scales and he receaued syght: and arose, and was baptised,
9:19and receaued meate and was comforted. Then was Saul a certen dayes with the disciples which were at Damasco.
9:20And straight waye he preached Christ in the Sinagoges, howe that he was the sonne of God,
9:21but all that heard him, were amased, & sayd: is not this he, that spoyled them which called on this name in Ierusalem, and came hyther for that entent, that he myght bring them bounde vnto the hye prestes?
9:22But Saul encreased the more in strength, & confounded the Iewes which dwelt at Damasco, affyrminge that this was very Christ.
9:23And after a good whyle, the Iewes toke councell together, to kill him.
9:24But their layinge awayte was knowen of Saul. And they watched the gates daye and nyght to kyll him.
9:25Then the disciples toke him by night and put hym thorowe the wall, and let hym downe in a basket.
9:26And when Saul was come to Ierusalem, he assaide to couple him selfe to the disciples: but they were all afrayde of hym, & beleued not that he was a disciple.
9:27But Barnabas toke hym, & brought hym to the apostles, & declared to them, howe he had sene the Lorde in the waye, and that he had spoken to him, & how he had done boldely at Damasco in the name of Iesu.
9:28And he had hys conuersacyon with them at Ierusalem,
9:29speakynge boldly in the name of the Lorde Iesu. And he spake & disputed agaynst the Grekes: but they wente about to slee hym.
9:30Which when the brethren knewe, they brought hym to Cesarea, and sent him forth to Tharsus.
9:31Then had the congregacyons rest thorowout all Iewry, and Galile, and Samary, and were edifyed, and walked in the feare of the Lord, and multyplied by the comfort of the holy ghost.
9:32And it chaunsed as Peter walked through out all quarters, he cam also to the saynctes, which dwelt at Lydda.
9:33And there he founde a certen man name Eneas, which had kepte his beed eyght yeares, and was sycke of the palsye.
9:34And Peter sayde vnto hym: Eneas? The Lord Iesu Christ make the whole: aryse, and make thy beed. And he arose immediatly.
9:35And all that dwelt at Lidda and Assaron sawe him, and tourned to the Lorde.
9:36There was at Ioppa a certen woman, a disciple named Tabitha (which by interpretacyon is called Dorcas) the same was full of good workes and almes dedes, which she dyd.
9:37And it chaunsed in those dayes that she was sycke, & dyed. Whom when they had wesshed, they layd her in a chamber.
9:38But for as moch as Lydda was nye to Ioppa, and the disciples had heard that Peter was there, they sent vnto him, desyringe him, that he wolde not be greued to come vnto them.
9:39Peter arose, & came with them. And when he was come, they brought him into the chamber. And all the widdowes stode round about him, wepynge, and shewyng the coates and garmentes, which Dorcas made, whyle she was with them.
9:40And Peter put them all forth, and kneled downe, and prayde. and turned him to the body, and sayd: Tabitha, aryse. And she opened her eyes, and when she sawe Peter, she sat vp.
9:41And he gaue her the hand. and lyft her vp. And whan he had called the saynctes and widdowes, he shewed her alyue.
9:42And it was knowne thorowout al Ioppa, & many beleued on the Lorde.
9:43And it fortuned, that he taryed many dayes in Ioppa, with one Simon a tanner.
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."