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King James Bible 1611

 

   

15:1And certaine men which came downe from Iudea, taught the brethren, and said, Except ye be circumcised after the manner of Moses, ye cannot be saued.
15:2When therefore Paul and Barnabas had no small dissention and disputation with them, they determined that Paul and Barnabas, and certeine other of them, should goe vp to Hierusalem vnto the Apostles and Elders about this question.
15:3And being brought on their way by the Church, they passed thorow Phenice and Samaria, declaring the conuersion of the Gentiles: and they caused great ioy vnto all the brethren.
15:4And when they were come to Hierusalem, they were receiued of the Church, and of the Apostles, and Elders, and they declared all things that God had done with them.
15:5But there rose vp certaine of the sect of the Pharisees which beleeued, saying, that it was needfull to circumcise them, and to comand them to keepe the Law of Moses.
15:6And the Apostles & Elders came together for to consider of this matter.
15:7And when there had bene much disputing, Peter rose vp, and said vnto them, Men and brethren, ye know how that a good while agoe, God made choise among vs, that the Gentiles by my mouth should heare the worde of the Gospel, and beleeue.
15:8And God which knoweth the hearts, bare them witnes, giuing them the holy Ghost, euen as he did vnto vs,
15:9And put no difference between vs & them, purifying their hearts by faith.
15:10Now therfore why tempt ye God, to put a yoke vpon the necke of the disciples, which neither our fathers nor we were able to beare?
15:11But we beleeue that through the grace of the Lord Iesus Christ, we shal be saued euen as they.
15:12Then all the multitude kept silence, and gaue audience to Barnabas and Paul, declaring what miracles and wonders God had wrought among the Gentiles by them.
15:13And after they had helde their peace, Iames answered, saying, Men and brethren, hearken vnto me.
15:14Simeon hath declared how God at the first did visite the Gentiles to take out of them a people for his Name.
15:15And to this agree the words of the Prophets, as it is written,
15:16After this I will returne, and wil build againe the Tabernacle of Dauid, which is fallen downe: and I will build againe the ruines thereof, and I will set it vp:
15:17That the residue of men might seeke after the Lord, and all the Gentiles, vpon whom my Name is called, sayth the Lord, who doeth all these things.
15:18Knowen vnto God are all his workes fro the beginning of the world.
15:19Wherefore my sentence is, that we trouble not them, which from among the Gentiles are turned to God:
15:20But that wee write vnto them, that they abstaine from pollutions of Idoles, and from fornication, and from things strangled, and from blood.
15:21For Moses of olde time hath in euery citie them that preach him, being read in the Synagogues euery Sabbath day.
15:22Then pleased it the Apostles and Elders with the whole Church, to send chosen men of their owne company to Antioch, with Paul and Barnabas: namely, Iudas surnamed Barsabas, & Silas, chiefe men among the brethren,
15:23And wrote letters by them after this maner, The Apostles and Elders, and brethren, send greeting vnto the brethren, which are of the Gentiles in Antioch, and Syria, and Cilicia.
15:24Forasmuch as we haue heard, that certaine which went out from vs, haue troubled you with words, subuerting your soules, saying, Ye must be circumcised, and keepe the Law, to whom we gaue no such commandement:
15:25It seemed good vnto vs, being assembled with one accord, to send chosen men vnto you, with our beloued Barnabas and Paul,
15:26Men that haue hazarded their liues for the Name of our Lord Iesus Christ.
15:27Wee haue sent therefore Iudas and Silas, who shall also tell you the same things by mouth.
15:28For it seemed good to the holy Ghost, and to vs, to lay vpon you no greater burden then these necessarie things;
15:29That ye abstaine from meates offered to idoles, and from blood, & from things strangled, and from fornication: from which if ye keepe your selues, yee shall doe well. Fare ye well.
15:30So when they were dismissed, they came to Antioch: and when they had gathered the multitude together, they deliuered the Epistle.
15:31Which when they had read, they reioyced for the consolation.
15:32And Iudas and Silas, being Prophets also themselues, exhorted the brethren with many words, and confirmed them:
15:33And after they had taried there a space, they were let goe in peace from the breehren vnto the Apostles.
15:34Notwithstanding it pleased Silas to abide there still.
15:35Paul also and Barnabas continued in Antioch, teaching and preaching the word of the Lord, with many others also.
15:36And some dayes after, Paul said vnto Barnabas, Let vs go againe and visit our brethren, in euery city where we haue preached the word of the Lord, and see how they doe.
15:37And Barnabas determined to take with them Iohn, whose surname was Marke.
15:38But Paul thought not good to take him with them; who departed from them from Pamphylia, and went not with them to the worke.
15:39And the contention was so sharpe betweene them, that they departed asunder one from the other: & so Barnabas tooke Marke, & sailed vnto Cyprus.
15:40And Paul chose Silas, and departed, being recommended by the brethren vnto the grace of God.
15:41And he went thorow Syria and Cilicia, confirming the Churches.
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.