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King James Bible 1611

 

   

11:1Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the euidence of things not seen.
11:2For by it the Elders obtained a good report.
11:3Through faith we vnderstand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seene were not made of things which doe appeare.
11:4By faith Abel offered vnto God a more excellent sacrifice then Kain, by which he obtained witnes that he was righteous, God testifying of his gifts: and by it he being dead, yet speaketh.
11:5By faith Enoch was translated, that he should not see death, and was not found, because God had translated him: For before his translation he had this testimonie, that he pleased God.
11:6But without faith it is impossible to please him: for hee that commeth to God, must beleeue that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seeke him.
11:7By faith Noah being warned of God of things not seene as yet, moued with feare, prepared an Arke to the sauing of his house, by the which he condemned the world, and became heire of the righteousnesse which is by faith.
11:8By faith Abraham when he was called to goe out into a place which hee should after receiue for an inheritance, obeyed, and he went out, not knowing whither he went.
11:9By faith hee soiourned in the land of promise, as in a strange countrey, dwelling in tabernacles with Isaac and Iacob, the heires with him of the same promise.
11:10For hee looked for a citie which hath foundations, whose builder and maker is God.
11:11Through faith also Sara her selfe receiued strength to conceiue seede, and was deliuered of a child when she was past age, because she iudged him faithful who had promised.
11:12Therfore sprang there euen of one, and him as good as dead, so many as the starres of the skie in multitude, and as the sand which is by the sea shore innumerable.
11:13These all died in faith, not hauing receiued the promises, but hauing seene them a farre off, and were perswaded of them, and embraced them, and confessed that they were strangers and pilgrims on the earth.
11:14For they that say such things, declare plainly that they seeke a countrey.
11:15And truly if they had been mindfull of that countrey, from whence they came out, they might haue had opportunitie to haue returned:
11:16But now they desire a better countrey, that is, an heauenly: wherefore God is not ashamed to bee called their God: for he hath prepared for the a city.
11:17By faith Abraham when he was tried, offered vp Isaac: and he that had receiued the promises, offered vp his onely begotten sonne,
11:18Of whom it was said, That, in Isaac shall thy seed be called:
11:19Accounting that God was able to raise him vp, euen from the dead: from whence also he receiued him in a figure.
11:20By faith Isaac blessed Iacob and Esau concerning things to come.
11:21By faith Iacob when hee was a dying, blessed both the sonnes of Ioseph, and worshipped leaning vpon the top of his staffe.
11:22By faith, Ioseph when hee died, made mention of the departing of the children of Israel: and gaue commandement concerning his bones.
11:23By faith; Moses when hee was borne was hid three moneths of his parents, because they saw he was a proper childe, and they not afraid of the Kings commandement.
11:24By faith Moses when hee was come to yeeres, refused to bee called the sonne of Pharaohs daughter,
11:25Chusing rather to suffer affliction with the people of God, then to enioy the pleasures of sinne for a season:
11:26Esteeming the reproch of Christ greater riches then the treasures in Egypt: for he had respect vnto the recompense of the reward.
11:27By faith hee forsooke Egypt, not fearing the wrath of the king: for he indured, as seeing him who is inuisible.
11:28Through faith he kept the Passeouer, and the sprinkling of blood, lest he that destroyed the first borne, should touch them.
11:29By faith they passed through the red sea, as by drie land: which the Egyptians assaying to do, were drowned.
11:30By faith the walles of Iericho fell downe, after they were compassed about seuen dayes.
11:31By faith the harlot Rahab perished not with them that beleeued not, when shee had receiued the spies with peace.
11:32And what shall I more say? For the time would faile mee to tell of Gideon, and of Barak, and of Sampson, and of Iephthah, of Dauid also and Samuel, and of the Prophets:
11:33Who through faith subdued kingdomes, wrought righteousnesse, obteined promises, stopped the mouthes of Lions,
11:34Quenched the violence of fire, escaped the edge of the sword, out of weakenesse were made strong, waxed valiant in fight, turned to flight the armies of the aliens.
11:35Women receiued their dead raised to life againe: and others were tortured, not accepting deliuerance, that they might obtaine a better resurrection.
11:36And others had triall of cruell mockings and scourgings, yea moreouer, of bonds and imprisonment.
11:37They were stoned, they were sawen asunder, were tempted, were slaine with the sword: they wandered about in sheepskinnes, and goat skins, being destitute, afflicted, tormented.
11:38Of whome the world was not worthy: they wandered in deserts, and in mountains, and in dennes and caues of the earth.
11:39And these all hauing obtained a good report through faith, receiued not the promise:
11:40God hauing prouided some better thing for vs, that they without vs, should not be made perfect.
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.