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King James Bible 1611

 

   

10:1Now these are the generations of the sonnes of Noah; Shem, Ham, and Iaphet: and vnto them were sonnes borne after the Flood.
10:2The sonnes of Iaphet: Gomer, and Magog, and Madai, and Iauan, & Tubal, and Meshech, & Tiras.
10:3And the sonnes of Gomer: Ashkenaz, and Riphath, and Togarmah.
10:4And the sons of Iauan: Elishah, and Tarshish, Kittim, and Dodanim.
10:5By these were the Iles of the Gentiles diuided in their lands, euery one after his tongue: after their families, in their nations.
10:6And the sonnes of Ham: Cush, and Mizraim, and Phut, and Canaan.
10:7And the sonnes of Cush, Seba, and Hauilah, and Sabtah, and Raamah, and Sabtecha: and the sonnes of Raamah: Sheba, and Dedan.
10:8And Cush begat Nimrod: he began to be a mighty one in the earth.
10:9He was a mighty hunter before the LORD: wherefore it is saide, Euen as Nimrod the mightie hunter before the LORD.
10:10And the beginning of his kingdome was Babel, and Erech, and Accad, and Calneh, in the land of Shinar.
10:11Out of that land went forth Asshur, and builded Nineueh, and the citie Rehoboth, and Calah,
10:12And Resen betweene Nineueh and Calah: the same is a great citie.
10:13And Mizraim begat Ludim, and Anamim, and Lehabim, and Naphtuhim,
10:14And Pathrusim, and Casluhim (out of whome came Philistiim) and Caphtorim.
10:15And Canaan begate Sidon his first borne, and Heth,
10:16And the Iebusite, and the Emorite, and the Girgasite,
10:17And the Hiuite, and the Arkite, and the Sinite,
10:18And the Aruadite, and the Zemarite, and the Hamathite: and afterward were the families of the Canaanites spread abroad.
10:19And the border of the Canaanites, was from Sidon, as thou commest to Gerar, vnto Gaza, as thou goest vnto Sodoma and Gomorah, and Admah, & Zeboim, euen vnto Lasha.
10:20These are the sonnes of Ham, after their families, after their tongues, in their countries, and in their nations.
10:21Unto Shem also the father of all the children of Eber, the brother of Iaphet the elder, euen to him were children borne.
10:22The children of Shem: Elam, and Asshur, and Arphaxad, and Lud, and Aram.
10:23And the children of Aram: Uz, and Hul, and Gether, and Mash.
10:24And Arphaxad begate Salah, and Salah begate Eber.
10:25And vnto Eber were borne two sonnes: the name of one was Peleg, for in his dayes was the earth diuided, and his brothers name was Ioktan.
10:26And Ioktan begate Almodad, and Sheleph, and Hazarmaueth, and Ierah,
10:27And Hadoram, and Uzal, and Diklah,
10:28And Obal, and Abimael, and Sheba,
10:29And Ophir, and Hauilah, & Iobab: all these were the sonnes of Ioktan.
10:30And their dwelling was from Mesha, as thou goest vnto Sephar, a mount of the East.
10:31These are the sonnes of Shem, after their families, after their tongues, in their lands after their nations.
10:32These are the families of the sonnes of Noah after their generations, in their nations: and by these were the nations diuided in the earth after the Flood.
King James Bible 1611

King James Bible 1611

The commissioning of the King James Bible took place at a conference at the Hampton Court Palace in London England in 1604. When King James came to the throne he wanted unity and stability in the church and state, but was well aware that the diversity of his constituents had to be considered. There were the Papists who longed for the English church to return to the Roman Catholic fold and the Latin Vulgate. There were Puritans, loyal to the crown but wanting even more distance from Rome. The Puritans used the Geneva Bible which contained footnotes that the king regarded as seditious. The Traditionalists made up of Bishops of the Anglican Church wanted to retain the Bishops Bible.

The king commissioned a new English translation to be made by over fifty scholars representing the Puritans and Traditionalists. They took into consideration: the Tyndale New Testament, the Matthews Bible, the Great Bible and the Geneva Bible. The great revision of the Bible had begun. From 1605 to 1606 the scholars engaged in private research. From 1607 to 1609 the work was assembled. In 1610 the work went to press, and in 1611 the first of the huge (16 inch tall) pulpit folios known today as "The 1611 King James Bible" came off the printing press.