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King James Bible 1611

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7:1For this Melchisedec king of Salem, Priest of the most high God, who met Abraham returning from the slaughter of the Kings, and blessed him:
7:2To whom also Abraham gaue a tenth part of all: first being by interpretation king of righteousnesse, and after that also king of Salem, which is, king of peace.
7:3Without father, without mother, without descent, hauing neither beginning of dayes nor end of life: but made like vnto the Sonne of God, abideth a Priest continually.
7:4Now consider how great this man was, vnto who euen the patriarch Abraham gaue the tenth of the spoiles.
7:5And verily they that are of the sonnes of Leui, who receiue the office of the Priesthood, haue a commandement to take Tithes of the people according to the Law, that is of their brethren, though they come out of the loines of Abraham:
7:6But he whose descent is not counted from them, receiued tithes of Abraham, and blessed him that had the promises.
7:7And without all contradiction, the lesse is blessed of the better.
7:8And here men that die receiue tithes: but there hee receiueth them, of whom it is witnessed that he liueth.
7:9And as I may so say, Leui also who receiueth tithes, payed tithes in Abraham.
7:10For hee was yet in the loynes of his Father when Melchisedec met him.
7:11If therefore perfection were by the Leuiticall Priesthood (for vnder it the people receiued the Law) what further neede was there, that another Priest should rise after the order of Melchisedec, and not bee called after the order of Aaron?
7:12For the Priesthood being chaunged, there is made of necessitie a change also of the Law.
7:13For hee of whom these things are spoken, pertaineth to another tribe, of which no man gaue attendance at the Altar.
7:14For it is euident that our Lorde sprang out of Iuda, of which tribe Moses spake nothing cocerning Priesthood.
7:15And it is yet farre more euident: for that after the similitude of Melchisedec there ariseth another Priest,
7:16Who is made not after the Law of a carnall commandement, but after the power of an endles life.
7:17For hee testifieth; Thou art a Priest for euer, after the order of Melchisedec.
7:18For there is verily a disanulling of the commandement going before, for the weakenesse and vnprofitablenesse thereof.
7:19For the Law made nothing perfect, but the bringing in of a better hope did: by the which wee draw nigh vnto God.
7:20And in as much as not without an othe he was made Priest,
7:21(For those Priests were made without an oath: but this with an oath, by him that said vnto him, The Lord sware and wil not repent, thou art a Priest for euer after the order of Melchisedec)
7:22By so much was Iesus made a suertie of a better Testament.
7:23And they truely were many Priests, because they were not suffered to continue by reason of death.
7:24But this man because hee continueth euer, hath an vnchangeable Priesthood.
7:25Wherefore he is able also to saue them to the vttermost, that come vnto God by him, seeing hee euer liueth to make intercession for them.
7:26For such an high Priest became vs, who is holy, harmelesse, vndefiled, separate from sinners, and made higher then the heauens.
7:27Who needeth not daily, as those high Priests, to offer vp sacrifice, first for his owne sins and then for the peoples: for this he did once, when he offered vp himselfe.
7:28For the Law maketh men high Priests which haue infirmitie, but the word of the othe which was since the Law, maketh the Sonne, who is consecrated for euermore.
King James Bible 1611

King James Bible 1611

The commissioning of the King James Bible took place at 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.