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King James Bible 1611

 

   

11:1And the Apostles, and brethren that were in Iudea, heard that the Gentiles had also receiued the word of God.
11:2And when Peter was come vp to Hierusalem, they that were of the circumcision contended with him,
11:3Saying, Thou wentest in to men vncircumcised, & didst eate with them.
11:4But Peter rehearsed the matter from the beginning, and expounded it by order vnto them, saying,
11:5I was in the citie of Ioppa praying, and in a trance I saw a vision, a certaine vessell descend, as it had beene a great sheete, let downe from heauen by foure corners, and it came euen to me.
11:6Upon the which when I had fastened mine eyes, I considered, and saw foure footed beasts of the earth, and wild beasts, and creeping things, and foules of the aire.
11:7And I heard a voyce, saying vnto me, Arise Peter, slay, and eate.
11:8But I said, Not so, Lord: for nothing common or vncleane hath at any time entred into my mouth.
11:9But the voyce answered me againe from heauen, What God hath cleansed, that call not thou common.
11:10And this was done three times: and all were drawen vp againe into heauen.
11:11And behold, immediately there were three men already come vnto the house where I was, sent from Cesarea vnto me.
11:12And the spirit bad me goe with them, nothing doubting: Moreouer, these sixe brethren accompanied me, and we entred into the mans house:
11:13And he shewed vs how hee had seene an Angell in his house, which stood and said vnto him, Send men to Ioppa, and call for Simon, whose sirname is Peter:
11:14Who shall tell thee words, wherby thou, and all thy house shal be saued.
11:15And as I began to speake, the holy Ghost fell on them, as on vs at the beginning.
11:16Then remembred I the word of the Lord, how that he said, Iohn indeede baptized with water: but ye shall be baptized with the holy Ghost.
11:17Forasmuch then as God gaue them the like gift as hee did vnto vs, who beleeued on the Lord Iesus Christ: what was I that I could withstand God?
11:18When they heard these things, they held their peace, and glorified God, saying, Then hath God also to the Gentiles granted repentance vnto life.
11:19Now they which were scattered abroad vpon the persecution that arose about Steuen, trauailed as farre as Phenice, and Cyprus, and Antioch, preaching the word to none, but vnto the Iewes onely.
11:20And some of them were men of Cyprus, and Cyrene, which when they were come to Antioch, spake vnto the Grecians, preaching the Lord Iesus.
11:21And the hand of the Lord was with them: and a great number beleeued, and turned vnto the Lord.
11:22Then tidings of these things came vnto the eares of the Church, which was in Hierusalem: and they sent foorth Barnabas, that hee should goe as farre as Antioch.
11:23Who when hee came, and had seene the grace of God, was glad, and exhorted them all, that with purpose of heart they would cleaue vnto the Lord.
11:24For he was a good man, and full of the holy Ghost, and of faith: and much people was added vnto the Lord.
11:25Then departed Barnabas to Tarsus, for to seeke Saul.
11:26And when he had found him, he brought him vnto Antioch. And it came to passe, that a whole yeere they assembled themselues with the Church, and taught much people, and the disciples were called Christians first in Antioch.
11:27And in these dayes, came Prophets from Hierusalem vnto Antioch.
11:28And there stood vp one of them, named Agabus, and signified by the spirit, that there should be great dearth throughout all the world: which came to passe in the dayes of Claudius Cesar.
11:29Then the disciples, euery man according to his abilitie, determined to send reliefe vnto the brethren which dwelt in Iudea.
11:30Which also they did, and sent it to the Elders by the hands of Barnabas and Saul.
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.