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King James Bible 1611

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11:1And it came to passe, when Iesus had made an end of commaunding his twelue Disciples, hee departed thence to teach and to preach in their cities.
11:2Now when Iohn had heard in the prison the workes of Christ, he sent two of his disciples,
11:3And said vnto him, Art thou hee that should come? Or doe wee looke for another?
11:4Iesus answered and saide vnto them, Go and shew Iohn againe those things which we doe heare and see:
11:5The blind receiue their sight, and the lame walke, the lepers are cleansed, and the deafe heare, the dead are raised vp, and the poore haue the Gospel preached to them.
11:6And blessed is he, whoseouer shal not be offended in me.
11:7And as they departed, Iesus began to say vnto the multitudes concerning Iohn, what went ye out into the wildernesse to see? a reede shaken with the winde?
11:8But what went ye out for to see? A man clothed in soft raiment? Behold, they that weare soft cloathing, are in kings houses.
11:9But what went ye out for to see? A Prophet? yea, I say vnto you, and more then a Prophet.
11:10For this is he of whom it is written, Behold, I send my messenger before thy face, which shall prepare thy way before thee.
11:11Uerely I say vnto you, Among them that are borne of women, there hath not risen a greater then Iohn the Baptist: notwithstanding, hee that is least in the kingdome of heauen, is greater then he.
11:12And from the dayes of Iohn the Baptist, vntill now, the kingdome of heauen suffereth violence, and the violent take it by force.
11:13For all the Prophets, and the Law prophecied vntill Iohn.
11:14And if ye wil receiue it, this is Elias which was for to come.
11:15Hee that hath eares to heare, let him heare.
11:16But whereunto shall I liken this generation? It is like vnto children, sitting in the markets, and calling vnto their fellowes,
11:17And saying, we haue piped vnto you, and ye haue not danced: wee haue mourned vnto you, and ye haue not lamented.
11:18For Iohn came neither eating nor drinking, and they say, he hath a deuill.
11:19The sonne of man came eating and drinking, and they say, Behold a man gluttonous, and a wine bibber, a friend of publicanes and sinners: but wisedom is iustified of her children.
11:20Then began he to vpbraid the cities wherein most of his mighty works were done, because they repented not.
11:21Woe vnto thee Chorazin, woe vnto thee Bethsaida: for if the mightie workes which were done in you, had bene done in Tyre and Sidon, they would haue repented long agoe in sackcloth and ashes.
11:22But I say vnto you, It shall bee more tolerable for Tyre and Sidon at the day of iudgement, then for you.
11:23And thou Capernaum, which art exalted vnto heauen, shalt be brought downe to hell: For if the mighty works which haue beene done in thee, had bin done in Sodome, it would haue remained vntil this day.
11:24But I say vnto you, that it shall be more tolerable for the land of Sodom, in ye day of iudgment, then for thee.
11:25At that time Iesus answered, and said, I thanke thee, O Father, Lord of heauen and earth, because thou hast hid these things fro the wise & prudent, & hast reueiled them vnto babes.
11:26Euen so, Father, for so it seemed good in thy sight.
11:27All things are deliuered vnto me of my father: and no man knoweth the sonne but the father: neither knoweth any man the father, saue the sonne, and hee to whomsoeuer the sonne will reueile him.
11:28Come vnto me all yee that labour, and are heauy laden, and I will giue you rest.
11:29Take my yoke vpon you, and learne of me, for I am meeke and lowly in heart: and yee shall find rest vnto your soules.
11:30For my yoke is easie, and my burden is light.
King James Bible 1611

King James Bible 1611

The commissioning of the King James Bible took place at 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.