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King James Bible 1611

 

   

8:1And Saul was consenting vnto his death. And at that time there was a great persecution against the Church which was at Hierusalem, and they were all scattered abroad through out the regions of Iudea, and Samaria, except the Apostles.
8:2And deuout men carried Steuen to his buriall, and made great lamentation ouer him.
8:3As for Saul, he made hauocke of the Church, entring into euery house, and hailing men and women, committed them to prison.
8:4Therefore they that were scattered abroad, went euery where preaching the word.
8:5Then Philip went downe to the citie of Samaria, and preached Christ vnto them.
8:6And the people with one accord gaue heed vnto those things which Philip spake, hearing and seeing the miracles which he did.
8:7For vncleane spirits, crying with lowd voyce, came out of many that were possessed with them: and many taken with palsies, and that were lame, were healed.
8:8And there was great ioy in that citie.
8:9But there was a certaine man called Simon, which before time in the same citie vsed sorcery, and bewitched the people of Samaria, giuing out that himselfe was some great one.
8:10To whom they all gaue heed from the least to the greatest, saying, This man is the great power of God.
8:11And to him they had regard, because that of long time he had bewitched them with sorceries.
8:12But when they beleeued Philip preaching the things concerning the kingdome of God, and the Name of Iesus Christ, they were baptized, both men and women.
8:13Then Simon himselfe beleeued also: and when hee was baptized, hee continued with Philip, and wondered, beholding the miracles and signes which were done.
8:14Now when the Apostles which were at Hierusalem, heard that Samaria had receiued the word of God, they sent vnto them Peter and Iohn.
8:15Who when they were come downe, praied for them that they might receiue the holy Ghost.
8:16(For as yet hee was fallen vpon none of them: onely they were baptized in the Name of the Lord Iesus.)
8:17Then layde they their hands on them, and they receiued the holy Ghost.
8:18And when Simon saw that through laying on of the Apostles hands, the holy Ghost was giuen, hee offered them money,
8:19Saying, Giue me also this power, that on whomsoeuer I lay handes, hee may receiue the holy Ghost.
8:20But Peter said vnto him, Thy money perish with thee, because thou hast thought that the gift of God may be purchased with money.
8:21Thou hast neither part nor lot in this matter, for thy heart is not right in the sight of God.
8:22Repent therefore of this thy wickednesse, and pray God, if perhaps the thought of thine heart may be forgiuen thee.
8:23For I perceiue that thou art in the gall of bitternesse, and in the bond of iniquitie.
8:24Then answered Simon, and said, Pray ye to the Lord for mee, that none of these things which ye haue spoken, come vpon me.
8:25And they, when they had testified and preached the word of the Lord, returned to Hierusalem, and preached the Gospel in many villages of the Samaritanes.
8:26And the Angel of the Lord spake vnto Philip, saying, Arise, and goe toward the South, vnto the way that goeth downe from Hierusalem vnto Gaza, which is desert.
8:27And hee arose, and went: and behold, a man of Ethiopia, an Eunuch of great authority vnder Candace queene of the Ethiopians, who had the charge of all her treasure, and had come to Hierusalem for to worship,
8:28Was returning, and sitting in his charet, read Esaias the Prophet.
8:29Then the Spirit saide vnto Philip, Goe neere, and ioyne thy selfe to this charet.
8:30And Philip ran thither to him, and heard him reade the Prophet Esaias, and said, Understandest thou what thou readest?
8:31And hee said, How can I, except some man should guide me? And he desired Philip, that hee would come vp, and sit with him.
8:32The place of the Scripture, which hee read, was this, Hee was led as a sheepe to the slaughter, & like a Lambe dumbe before the shearer, so opened he not his mouth:
8:33In his humiliation, his Iudgement was taken away: and who shall declare his generation? For his life is taken from the earth.
8:34And the Eunuch answered Philip, and said, I pray thee, of whom speaketh the Prophet this? of himselfe, or of some other man?
8:35Then Philip opened his mouth, and began at the same Scripture, and preached vnto him Iesus.
8:36And as they went on their way, they came vnto a certaine water: and the Eunuch said, See, here is water, what doeth hinder me to be baptized?
8:37And Philip said, If thou beleeuest with all thine heart, thou mayest. And he answered, and said, I beleeue that Iesus Christ is the Sonne of God.
8:38And he commanded the charet to stand still: and they went downe both into the water, both Philip, and the Eunuch, and he baptized him.
8:39And when they were come vp out of the water, the Spirit of the Lord caught away Philip, that the Eunuch saw him no more: and hee went on his way reioycing.
8:40But Philip was found at Azotus: and passing thorow he preached in all the cities, till he came to Cesarea.
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.