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King James Bible 1611

 

   

23:1And Paul earnestly beholding the council, said, Men and brethren, I haue liued in all good conscience before God vntill this day.
23:2And the high Priest Ananias commanded them that stood by him, to smite him on the mouth.
23:3Then saith Paul vnto him, God shall smite thee, thou whited wall: for sittest thou to iudge mee after the Law, and commandest mee to be smitten contrary to the Law?
23:4And they that stood by, said, Reuilest thou Gods high Priest?
23:5Then said Paul, I wist not, brethren, that hee was the high Prist: For it is written, Thou shalt not speake euill of the ruler of thy people.
23:6But when Paul perceiued that the one part were Sadducees, and the other Pharisees, hee cryed out in the Councill, Men and brethren, I am a Pharisee, the sonne of a Pharisee: of the hope and resurrection of the dead, I am called in question.
23:7And when hee had so said, there arose a dissension betweene the Pharisees and the Sadducees: and the multitude was diuided.
23:8For the Sadducees say that there is no resurrection, neither Angel, nor spirit: but the Pharisees confesse both.
23:9And there arose a great cry: and the Scribes that were of the Pharisees part arose, and stroue, saying, Wee finde no euill in this man: but if a spirit or an Angel hath spoken to him, let vs not fight against God.
23:10And when there arose a great dissension, the chiefe captaine fearing lest Paul should haue bene pulled in pieces of them, commanded the souldiers to goe downe, and to take him by force from among them, and to bring him into the castle.
23:11And the night folowing, the Lord stood by him, and saide, Bee of good cheere, Paul: for as thou hast testified of mee in Hierusalem, so must thou beare witnesse also at Rome.
23:12And when it was day, certaine of the Iewes banded together, and bound themselues vnder a curse, saying, that they would neither eate nor drinke till they had killed Paul.
23:13And they were more then fourtie which had made this conspiracie.
23:14And they came to the chiefe Priests and Elders, and said, Wee haue bound our selues vnder a great curse, that wee will eate nothing vntill wee haue slaine Paul.
23:15Now therefore ye with the Councill, signifie to the chiefe captaine that he bring him downe vnto you to morrow, as though yee would enquire something more perfectly concerning him: and we, or euer he come neere, are ready to kill him.
23:16And when Pauls sisters sonne heard of their laying in wait, hee went and entred into the castle, & told Paul.
23:17Then Paul called one of the Centurions vnto him, and said, Bring this yong man vnto the chiefe captaine: for he hath a certaine thing to tell him.
23:18So he took him, and brought him to the chiefe captaine, and said, Paul the prisoner called me vnto him, and praied mee to bring this yong man vnto thee, who hath something to say vnto thee.
23:19Then the chiefe captaine tooke him by the hand, and went with him aside priuately, and asked him, What is that thou hast to tell me?
23:20And he said, The Iewes haue agreed to desire thee, that thou wouldest bring downe Paul to morrow into the Council, as though they would enquire somewhat of him more perfectly.
23:21But do not thou yeeld vnto them: for there lie in wait for him of them moe then fourtie men, which haue bound themselues with an othe, that they will neither eate nor drinke, till they haue killed him: and now are they ready, looking for a promise from thee.
23:22So the chiefe captaine then let the yong man depart, and charged him, See thou tell no man, that thou hast shewed these things to me.
23:23And he called vnto him two Centurions, saying, Make ready two hundred souldiers to goe to Cesarea, and horsemen threescore and ten, and spearemen two hundred, at the third houre of the night.
23:24And prouide them beasts, that they may set Paul on, and bring him safe vnto Felix the gouernour.
23:25And hee wrote a letter after this manner:
23:26Claudius Lysias, vnto the most excellent Gouernour Felix, sendeth greeting.
23:27This man was taken of the Iewes and should haue beene killed of them: Then came I with an armie, and rescued him, hauing vnderstood that he was a Romane.
23:28And when I would haue knowen the cause wherefore they accused him, I brought him foorth into their Council.
23:29Whom I perceiued to be accused of questions of their lawe, but to haue nothing laide to his charge worthy of death or of bonds.
23:30And when it was tolde me, how that the Iewes laid waite for the man, I sent straightway to thee, and gaue commandement to his accusers also, to say before thee what they had against him. Farewell.
23:31Then the souldiers, as it was commaunded them, tooke Paul, and brought him by night to Antipatris.
23:32On the morow, they left the horsemen to goe with him, and returned to the castle.
23:33Who when they came to Cesarea, and deliuered the Epistle to the gouernour, presented Paul also before him.
23:34And when the gouernour had read the letter, he asked of what prouince he was. And when he vnderstood that he was of Cilicia:
23:35I will heare thee, said hee, when thine accusers are also come. And hee commanded him to be kept in Herods iudgement hall.
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.