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King James Bible 1611

 

   

4:1And as they spake vnto the people, the Priests and the captaine of the Temple, and the Sadduces came vpon them,
4:2Being grieued that they taught the people, and preached through Iesus the resurrection from the dead.
4:3And they laid hands on them, and put them in hold vnto the next day: for it was now euentide.
4:4Howbeit, many of them which heard the word, beleeued, and the number of the men was about fiue thousand.
4:5And it came to passe on the morow, that their rulers, and Elders, and Scribes,
4:6And Annas the high Priest, and Caiphas, and Iohn, and Alexander, and as many as were of the kinred of the high Priest, were gathered together at Hierusalem.
4:7And when they had set them in the middest, they asked, By what power, or by what name haue ye done this?
4:8Then Peter filled with the holy Ghost, said vnto them, Ye rulers of the people, and Elders of Israel,
4:9If we this day be examined of the good deed done to the impotent man, by what meanes he is made whole,
4:10Be it knowen vnto you all, and to all the people of Israel, that by the Name of Iesus Christ of Nazareth, whom ye crucified, whome God raised from the dead, euen by him, doeth this man stand here before you, whole.
4:11This is the stone which was set at nought of you builders, which is become the head of the corner.
4:12Neither is there saluation in any other: for there is none other name vnder heauen giuen among men whereby we must be saued.
4:13Now when they sawe the boldnesse of Peter and Iohn, and perceiued that they were vnlearned and ignorant men, they marueiled, and they tooke knowledge of them, that they had bene with Iesus.
4:14And beholding the man which was healed, standing with them, they could say nothing against it.
4:15But when they had commanded them to go aside out of the Council, they conferred among themselues,
4:16Saying, What shall we do to these men? for that indeed a notable miracle hath bene done by them, is manifest to all them that dwell in Hierusalem, and we cannot denie it.
4:17But that it spread no farther among the people, let vs straitly threaten them, that they speake henceforth to no man in this Name.
4:18And they called them, and commanded them, not to speake at all, nor teach in the Name of Iesus.
4:19But Peter and Iohn answered, and said vnto them, Whether it be right in the sight of God, to hearken vnto you more then vnto God, iudge ye.
4:20For wee cannot but speake the things which we haue seene and heard.
4:21So when they had further threatned them, they let them goe, finding nothing how they might punish them, because of the people: for all men glorified God for that which was done.
4:22For the man was aboue fourtie yeeres olde, on whome this miracle of healing was shewed.
4:23And being let goe, they went to their owne company, and reported all that the chiefe Priests and Elders had said vnto them.
4:24And when they heard that, they lift vp their voyce to God with one accord, & said, Lord, thou art God which hast made heauen and earth, and the sea, and all that in them is,
4:25Who by the mouth of thy seruant Dauid hast saide, Why did the heathen rage, and the people imagine vaine things?
4:26The Kings of the earth stood vp, and the rulers were gathered together against the Lord, & against his Christ.
4:27For of a trueth against thy holy child Iesus, whom thou hast anointed, both Herod, and Pontius Pilate, with the Gentiles, and the people of Israel were gathered together,
4:28For to doe whatsoeuer thy hand and thy counsell determined before to be done.
4:29And now Lord, behold their threatnings, and graunt vnto thy seruants, that with all boldnesse they may speake thy word,
4:30By stretching foorth thine hand to heale: and that signes and wonders may be done by the Name of thy holy child Iesus.
4:31And when they had prayed, the place was shaken where they were assembled together, and they were all filled with the holy Ghost, and they spake the word of God with boldnesse.
4:32And the multitude of them that beleeued, were of one heart, and of one soule: Neither said any of them, that ought of the things which he possessed, was his owne, but they had all things common.
4:33And with great power gaue the Apostles witnesse of the resurrection of the Lord Iesus, and great grace was vpon them all.
4:34Neither was there any among them that lacked: For as many as were possessors of lands, or houses, sold them, and brought the prices of the things that were solde,
4:35And laide them downe at the Apostles feete: And distribution was made vnto euery man according as hee had neede.
4:36And Ioses, who by the Apostles was surnamed Barnabas (which is, being interpreted, The sonne of consolation) a Leuite, and of the Countrey of Cyprus,
4:37Hauing land, sold it, and brought the money, & laid it at the Apostles feet.
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.