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King James Bible 1611

 

   

25:1Then againe Abraham tooke a wife, & her name was Keturah.
25:2And shee bare him Zimran, and Iokshan, and Medan, and Midian, and Ishbak, and Shuah.
25:3And Iokshan begat Sheba, and Dedan. And the sonnes of Dedan were Asshurim, and Letushim, and Leummim.
25:4And the sonnes of Midian, Ephah, and Epher, and Hanoch, and Abida, and Eldaah: all these were the children of Keturah.
25:5And Abraham gaue all that he had, vnto Isaac.
25:6But vnto the sonnes of the concubines which Abraham had, Abraham gaue gifts, and sent them away from Isaac his sonne (while he yet liued) Eastward, vnto the East country.
25:7And these are the dayes of the yeres of Abrahams life which he liued; an hundred, threescore & fifteene yeeres.
25:8Then Abraham gaue vp the ghost, and died in a good old age, an old man, and full of yeeres, and was gathered to his people.
25:9And his sonnes Isaac and Ishmael buried him in the caue of Machpelah, in the field of Ephron the sonne of Zohar the Hittite, which is before Mamre;
25:10The field which Abraham purchased of the sonnes of Heth: there was Abraham buried, and Sarah his wife.
25:11And it came to passe after the death of Abraham, that God blessed his sonne Isaac, and Isaac dwelt by the well Lahai-roi.
25:12Now these are the generations of Ishmael Abrahams sonne, whom Hagar the Egyptian Sarahs handmayd, bare vnto Abraham:
25:13And these are the names of the sonnes of Ishmael, by their names, according to their generations; The first borne of Ishmael, Nebaioth, and Kedar, and Adbeel, and Mibsam,
25:14And Mishma, and Dumah, and Massa,
25:15Hadar, and Tema, Ietur, Naphish, and Kedemah.
25:16These are the sonnes of Ishmael, and these are their names, by their townes and by their castels; twelue princes according to their nations.
25:17And these are the yeeres of the life of Ishmael; an hundred and thirty and seuen yeeres: and he gaue vp the ghost and died, and was gathered vnto his people.
25:18And they dwelt from Hauilah vnto Shur, that is before Egypt, as thou goest towards Assyria: and hee died in the presence of all his brethren.
25:19And these are the generations of Isaac, Abrahams sonne: Abraham begate Isaac.
25:20And Isaac was fortie yeeres old when hee tooke Rebekah to wife, the daughter of Bethuel the Syrian of Padan Aram, the sister to Laban the Syrian.
25:21And Isaac intreated the LORD for his wife, because she was barren: and the LORD was intreated of him, and Rebekah his wife conceiued.
25:22And the children struggled together within her; and she said, If it be so, why am I thus? and shee went to enquire of the LORD.
25:23And the LORD said vnto her, Two nations are in thy wombe, and two maner of people shall be separated from thy bowels: and the one people shalbe stronger then the other people: and the elder shall serue the yonger.
25:24And when her dayes to be deliuered were fulfilled, behold, there were twinnes in her wombe.
25:25And the first came out red, all ouer like an hairy garment: and they called his name, Esau.
25:26And after that came his brother out, and his hand tooke holde on Esaus heele; and his name was called Iacob: and Isaac was threescore yeres old, when shee bare them.
25:27And the boyes grew; and Esau was a cunning hunter, a man of the fielde: and Iacob was a plaine man, dwelling in tents.
25:28And Isaac loued Esau, because he did eate of his venison: but Rebekah loued Iacob.
25:29And Iacob sod pottage: and Esau came from the field, and hee was faint.
25:30And Esau said to Iacob, Feed me, I pray thee, with that same red pottage: for I am faint; therefore was his name called Edom.
25:31And Iacob said, Sell me this day thy birthright.
25:32And Esau said, Behold, I am at the point to die: and what profit shall this birthright doe to me?
25:33And Iacob said, Sweare to mee this day: and he sware to him: and he sold his birthright vnto Iacob.
25:34Then Iacob gaue Esau bread and pottage of lentiles; and he did eate and drinke, and rose up, and went his way: thus Esau despised his birthright.
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.