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King James Bible 1611

 

   

5:1But a certaine man named Ananias, with Sapphira his wife, solde a possession,
5:2And kept backe part of the price, his wife also being priuy to it, and brought a certaine part, and layd it at the Apostles feete.
5:3But Peter said, Ananias, Why hath Satan filled thine heart to lie to the holy Ghost, and to keepe backe part of the price of the land?
5:4Whiles it remained, was it not thine owne? and after it was sold, was it not in thine owne power? why hast thou conceiued this thing in thine heart? thou hast not lied vnto men, but vnto God.
5:5And Ananias hearing these words, fell downe, and gaue vp the ghost: and great feare came on all them that heard these things.
5:6And the yong men arose, wound him vp, and caried him out, and buried him.
5:7And it was about the space of three houres after, when his wife, not knowing what was done, came in.
5:8And Peter answered vnto her, Tell me whether ye sold the land for so much. And she saide, Yea, for so much.
5:9Then Peter saide vnto her, How is it that ye haue agreed together, to tempt the Spirit of the Lord? behold, the feete of them which haue buried thy husband, are at the doore, and shall cary thee out.
5:10Then fell she downe straightway at his feete, and yeelded vp the ghost: And the yong men came in, and found her dead, and carying her forth, buried her by her husband.
5:11And great feare came vpon all the Church, and vpon as many as heard these things.
5:12And by the hands of the Apostles, were many signes and wonders wrought among the people. (And they were all with one accord in Solomons porch.
5:13And of the rest durst no man ioyne himselfe to them: But the people magnified them.
5:14And beleeuers were the more added to the Lord, multitudes both of men and women.)
5:15Insomuch that they brought foorth the sicke into the streetes, and layed them on beds and couches, that at the least the shadow of Peter passing by, might ouershadow some of them.
5:16There came also a multitude out of the cities round about vnto Hierusalem, bringing sicke folkes, and them which were vexed with vncleane spirits: and they were healed euery one.
5:17Then the high Priest rose vp, and al they that were with him, (which is the sect of the Sadduces) and were filled with indignation,
5:18And laid their hands on the Apostles, & put them in the common prison.
5:19But the Angel of the Lord by night opened the prison doores, and brought them foorth, and said,
5:20Goe, stand and speake in the Temple to the people all the words of this life.
5:21And when they heard that, they entred into the Temple early in the morning, & taught: but the high Priest came, and they that were with him, and called the Councill together, and all the Senate of the children of Israel, and sent to the prison to haue them brought.
5:22But when the officers came, and found them not in the prison, they returned, and told,
5:23Saying, The prison truely found we shut with all safety, and the keepers standing without before the doores, but when we had opened, we found no man within.
5:24Now when the high Priest, and the captaine of the Temple, and the chiefe Priests heard these things, they doubted of them wherunto this would grow.
5:25Then came one, and told them, saying, Behold, the men whom ye put in prison, are standing in the Temple, and teaching the people.
5:26Then went the captaine with the officers, and brought them without violence: (For they feared the people, lest they should haue bene stoned.)
5:27And when they had brought them, they set them before the Councill, and the high Priest asked them,
5:28Saying, Did not wee straitly command you, that you should not teach in this Name? And behold, yee haue filled Hierusalem with your doctrine, and intend to bring this mans blood vpon vs.
5:29Then Peter, and the other Apostles answered, and saide, Wee ought to obey God rather then men.
5:30The God of our fathers raised vp Iesus, whom yee slew and hanged on a tree.
5:31Him hath God exalted with his right hand to bee a Prince and a Sauiour, for to giue repentance to Israel, and forgiuenesse of sinnes.
5:32And we are his witnesses of these things, and so is also the holy Ghost, whom God hath giuen to them that obey him.
5:33When they heard that, they were cut to the heart, and tooke counsell to slay them.
5:34Then stood there vp one in the Councill, a Pharisee, named Gamaliel, a doctour of Law, had in reputation among all the people, and commanded to put the Apostles forth a litle space,
5:35And said vnto them, Yee men of Israel, take heed to your selues, what ye intend to doe as touching these men.
5:36For before these dayes rose vp Theudas, boasting himselfe to be some body, to whom a number of men, about foure hundred, ioyned themselues: who was slaine, and all, as many as obeied him, were scattered, & brought to nought.
5:37After this man rose vp Iudas of Galilee, in the dayes of the taxing, and drew away much people after him: hee also perished, and all, euen as many as obeyed him, were dispersed.
5:38And now I say vnto you, refraine from these men, and let them alone: for if this counsell or this worke be of men, it will come to nought.
5:39But if it be of God, ye cannot ouerthrow it, lest haply yee be found euen to fight against God.
5:40And to him they agreed: and when they had called the Apostles, and beaten them, they commanded that they should not speake in the Name of Iesus, and let them goe.
5:41And they departed from the presence of the Councill, reioycing that they were counted worthy to suffer shame for his Name.
5:42And dayly in the Temple, and in euery house, they ceased not to teach and preach Iesus Christ.
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.