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King James Bible 1611

 

   

2:1Thus the heauens and the earth were finished, and all the hoste of them.
2:2And on the seuenth day God ended his worke, which hee had made: And he rested on the seuenth day from all his worke, which he had made.
2:3And God blessed the seuenth day, and sanctified it: because that in it he had rested from all his worke, which God created and made.
2:4These are the generations of the heauens, & of the earth, when they were created; in the day that the LORD God made the earth, and the heauens,
2:5And euery plant of the field, before it was in the earth, and euery herbe of the field, before it grew: for the LORD God had not caused it to raine vpon the earth, and there was not a man to till the ground.
2:6But there went vp a mist from the earth, and watered the whole face of the ground.
2:7And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, & breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a liuing soule.
2:8And the LORD God planted a garden Eastward in Eden; and there he put the man whom he had formed.
2:9And out of the ground made the LORD God to grow euery tree that is pleasant to the sight, and good for food: the tree of life also in the midst of the garden, and the tree of knowledge of good and euill.
2:10And a riuer went out of Eden to water the garden, and from thence it was parted, and became into foure heads.
2:11The name of the first is Pison: that is it which compasseth the whole land of Hauilah, where there is gold.
2:12And the gold of that land is good: There is Bdellium and the Onix stone.
2:13And the name of the second riuer is Gihon: the same is it that compasseth the whole land of Ethiopia.
2:14And the name of the third riuer is Hiddekel: that is it which goeth toward the East of Assyria: and the fourth riuer is Euphrates.
2:15And the LORD God tooke the man, and put him into the garden of Eden, to dresse it, and to keepe it.
2:16And the LORD God commanded the man, saying, Of euery tree of the garden thou mayest freely eate.
2:17But of the tree of the knowledge of good and euill, thou shalt not eate of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof, thou shalt surely die.
2:18And the LORD God said, It is not good that the man should be alone: I will make him an helpe meet for him.
2:19And out of ye ground the LORD God formed euery beast of the field, and euery foule of the aire, and brought them vnto Adam, to see what he would call them: and whatsoeuer Adam called euery liuing creature, that was the name thereof.
2:20And Adam gaue names to all cattell, and to the foule of the aire, and to euery beast of the fielde: but for Adam there was not found an helpe meete for him.
2:21And the LORD God caused a deepe sleepe to fall vpon Adam, and hee slept; and he tooke one of his ribs, and closed vp the flesh in stead thereof.
2:22And the rib which the LORD God had taken from man, made hee a woman, & brought her vnto the man.
2:23And Adam said, This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shalbe called woman, because shee was taken out of man.
2:24Therefore shall a man leaue his father and his mother, and shall cleaue vnto his wife: and they shalbe one flesh.
2:25And they were both naked, the man & his wife, and were not ashamed.
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.