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King James Bible 1611

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6:1Take heed that yee doe not your almes before men, to bee seene of them: otherwise yee haue no reward of your father which is in heauen.
6:2Therefore, when thou doest thine almes, doe not sound a trumpet before thee, as the hypocrites doe, in the Synagogues, and in the streetes, that they may haue glory of men. Uerily, I say vnto you, they haue their reward.
6:3But when thou doest almes, let not thy left hand know, what thy right doeth:
6:4That thine almes may be in secret: And thy father which seeth in secret, himselfe shall reward thee openly.
6:5And when thou prayest, thou shalt not be as the hypocrites are: for they loue to pray standing in the Synagogues, and in the corners of the streets, that they may be seene of men. Uerily I say vnto you, they haue their reward.
6:6But thou when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy doore, pray to thy father which is in secret, and thy father which seeth in secret, shall reward thee openly.
6:7But when yee pray, vse not vaine repetitions, as the heathen doe. For they thinke that they shall be heard for their much speaking.
6:8Be not yee therefore like vnto them: For your father knoweth what things yee haue neede of, before yee aske him.
6:9After this maner therefore pray yee: Our father which art in heauen, hallowed be thy name.
6:10Thy kingdome come. Thy will be done, in earth, as it is in heauen.
6:11Giue vs this day our daily bread.
6:12And forgiue vs our debts, as we forgiue our debters.
6:13And lead vs not into temptation, but deliuer vs from euill: For thine is the kingdome, and the power, and the glory, for euer, Amen.
6:14For, if yee forgiue men their trespasses, your heauenly father will also forgiue you.
6:15But, if yee forgiue not men their trespasses, neither will your father forgiue your trespasses.
6:16Moreouer, when yee fast, be not as the Hypocrites, of a sad countenance: for they disfigure their faces, that they may appeare vnto men to fast: Uerily I say vnto you, they haue their reward.
6:17But thou, when thou fastest, anoint thine head, and wash thy face:
6:18That thou appeare not vnto men to fast, but vnto thy father which is in secret: and thy father which seeth in secret, shall reward thee openly.
6:19Lay not vp for your selues treasures vpon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where theeues breake thorow, and steale.
6:20But lay vp for your selues treasures in heauen, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, & where theeues doe not breake thorow, nor steale.
6:21For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.
6:22The light of the body is the eye: If therefore thine eye be single, thy whole body shalbe full of light.
6:23But if thine eye be euill, thy whole body shall be full of darknesse. If therfore the light that is in thee be darkenesse, how great is that darkenesse?
6:24No man can serue two masters: for either he will hate the one and loue the other, or else hee will holde to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serue God and Mammon.
6:25Therfore I say vnto you, Take no thought for your life, what yee shall eate, or what ye shall drinke, nor yet for your body, what yee shall put on: Is not the life more then meate? and the body then raiment?
6:26Behold the foules of the aire: for they sow not, neither do they reape, nor gather into barnes, yet your heauenly father feedeth them. Are yee not much better then they?
6:27Which of you by taking thought, can adde one cubite vnto his stature?
6:28And why take ye thought for raiment? Consider the lillies of the field, how they grow: they toile not, neither doe they spinne.
6:29And yet I say vnto you, that euen Solomon in all his glory, was not arayed like one of these.
6:30Wherefore, if God so clothe the grasse of the field, which to day is, and to morrow is cast into the ouen: shall he not much more clothe you, O yee of little faith?
6:31Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eate? or, what shall we drinke? or wherewithall shall wee be clothed?
6:32(For after all these things doe the Gentiles seeke:) for your heauenly father knoweth that ye haue neede of all these things.
6:33But seeke ye first the kingdome of God, and his righteousnesse, and all these things shalbe added vnto you.
6:34Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of it selfe: sufficient vnto the day is the euill thereof.
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.