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King James Bible 1611

 

   

37:1And Iacob dwelt in the land wherein his father was a stranger, in the land of Canaan.
37:2These are the generations of Iacob: Ioseph being seuenteene yeeres old, was feeding the flocke with his brethren, and the lad was with the sonnes of Bilhah, and with the sonnes of Zilpah, his fathers wiues: and Ioseph brought vnto his father their euill report.
37:3Now Israel loued Ioseph more then all his children, because he was the sonne of his old age: and he made him a coat of many colours.
37:4And when his brethren saw that their father loued him more then all his brethren, they hated him, and could not speake peaceably vnto him.
37:5And Ioseph dreamed a dreame, and he told it his brethren, and they hated him yet the more.
37:6And he said vnto them, Heare, I pray you, this dreame which I haue dreamed.
37:7For beholde, wee were binding sheaues in the field, and loe, my sheafe arose, and also stood vpright; and behold, your sheaues stood round about, and made obeisance to my sheafe.
37:8And his brethren saide to him, Shalt thou indeed reigne ouer vs? or shalt thou indeed haue dominion ouer vs? and they hated him yet the more, for his dreames, and for his words.
37:9And hee dreamed yet another dreame, and told it his brethren, and said, Behold, I haue dreamed a dreame more: and behold, the sunne and the moone, and the eleuen starres made obeisance to me.
37:10And he told it to his father, and to his brethren: and his father rebuked him, and said vnto him, What is this dreame that thou hast dreamed? shal I, and thy mother, and thy brethren indeed come to bow downe our selues to thee, to the earth?
37:11And his brethren enuied him: but his father obserued the saying.
37:12And his brethren went to feed their fathers flocke in Shechem.
37:13And Israel saide vnto Ioseph, Doe not thy brethren feed the flocke in Shechem? Come, and I will send thee vnto them: & he said to him, Here am I.
37:14And he said to him, Goe, I pray thee, see whether it bee well with thy brethren, and well with the flockes, and bring me word againe: so hee sent him out of the vale of Hebron, and he came to Shechem.
37:15And a certaine man found him, and behold, hee was wandring in the field, and the man asked him, saying, What seekest thou?
37:16And he said, I seeke my brethren: tell me, I pray thee, where they feede their flockes.
37:17And the man said, They are departed hence: for I heard them say, Let vs goe to Dothan. And Ioseph went after his brethren, and found them in Dothan.
37:18And when they saw him a farre off, euen before he came neere vnto them, they conspired against him, to slay him.
37:19And they said one to another, Behold, this dreamer commeth.
37:20Come now therefore, and let vs slay him, and cast him into some pit, and we will say, Some euill beast hath deuoured him: and we shall see what will become of his dreames.
37:21And Reuben heard it, and he deliuered him out of their hands, and said; Let vs not kill him.
37:22And Reuben saide vnto them, Shed no blood, but cast him into this pit that is in the wildernesse, and lay no hand vpon him; that he might rid him out of their hands, to deliuer him to his father againe.
37:23And it came to passe when Ioseph was come vnto his brethren, that they stript Ioseph out of his coate, his coat of many colours that was on him.
37:24And they tooke him and cast him into a pit: and the pit was emptie, there was no water in it.
37:25And they sate downe to eat bread: and they lift vp their eyes and looked, and behold, a company of Ishmeelites came from Gilead, with their camels, bearing spicery, & baulme, and myrrhe, going to cary it downe to Egypt.
37:26And Iudah saide vnto his brethren, What profit is it if we slay our brother, and conceale his blood?
37:27Come, and let vs sell him to the Ishmeelites, and let not our hand bee vpon him: for he is our brother, and our flesh; and his brethren were content.
37:28Then there passed by Midianites merchant men, and they drew and lift vp Ioseph out of the pit, and sold Ioseph to the Ishmeelites for twentie pieces of siluer: and they brought Ioseph into Egypt.
37:29And Reuben returned vnto the pit, and behold, Ioseph was not in the pit: and he rent his clothes.
37:30And hee returned vnto his brethren and said, The childe is not, and I, whither shall I goe?
37:31And they tooke Iosephs coat, and killed a kid of the goats, and dipped the coat in the blood.
37:32And they sent the coat of many colours, and they brought it to their father, and said, This haue we found: know now whether it bee thy sonnes coat or no.
37:33And he knew it, and said, It is my sonnes coat: an euil beast hath deuoured him; Ioseph is without doubt rent in pieces.
37:34And Iacob rent his clothes, and put sackcloth vpon his loines, & mourned for his sonne many dayes.
37:35And all his sonnes, and all his daughters rose vp to comfort him: but he refused to be comforted: and he said, For I will goe downe into the graue vnto my sonne, mourning; thus his father wept for him.
37:36And the Medanites sold him into Egypt vnto Potiphar, an officer of Pharaohs, and captaine of the guard.
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.