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King James Bible 1611

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28:1In the ende of the Sabbath, as it began to dawne towards the first day of the weeke, came Mary Magdalene, and the other Mary, to see the sepulchre.
28:2And behold, there was a great earthquake, for the Angel of the Lord descended from heauen, and came and rolled backe the stone from the doore, and sate vpon it.
28:3His countenance was like lightning, and his raiment white as snowe.
28:4And for feare of him, the keepers did shake, and became as dead men.
28:5And the Angel answered, and said vnto the women, Feare not ye: for I know that ye seeke Iesus, which was crucified.
28:6He is not here: for he is risen, as hee said: Come, see the place where the Lord lay.
28:7And goe quickly, and tell his disciples that he is risen from the dead. And behold, hee goeth before you into Galilee, there shall ye see him: loe, I haue told you.
28:8And they departed quickly from the sepulchre, with feare and great ioy, and did run to bring his disciples word.
28:9And as they went to tell his disciples, behold, Iesus met them, saying, All haile. And they came, and held him by the feet, and worshipped him.
28:10Then said Iesus vnto them, Be not afraid: Goe tell my brethren that they goe into Galilee, and there shall they see me.
28:11Now when they were going, behold, some of the watch came into the citie, and shewed vnto the chiefe Priests all the things that were done.
28:12And when they were assembled with the Elders, and had taken counsell, they gaue large money vnto the souldiers,
28:13Saying, Say ye, His disciples came by night, and stole him away while we slept.
28:14And if this come to the gouernours eares, wee will perswade him, and secure you.
28:15So they tooke the money, and did as they were taught. And this saying is commonly reported among the Iewes vntill this day.
28:16Then the eleuen disciples went away into Galilee, into a mountaine where Iesus had appointed them.
28:17And when they saw him, they worshipped him: but some doubted.
28:18And Iesus came, and spake vnto them, saying, All power is giuen vnto me in heauen and in earth.
28:19Goe ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the Name of the Father, and of the Sonne, and of the holy Ghost:
28:20Teaching them to obserue all things, whatsoeuer I haue commanded you: and loe, I am with you alway, euen vnto the end of the world. Amen.
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.