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King James Bible 1611

 

   

2:1Wherefore laying aside all malice, and all guile, and hypocrisies, and enuies, and euill speakings,
2:2As new borne babes desire the sincere milke of the word, that ye may grow thereby,
2:3If so bee yee haue tasted that the Lord is gracious.
2:4To whom comming as vnto a liuing Stone, disallowed in deed of men, but chosen of God, and precious,
2:5Ye also as liuely stones, are built vp a spirituall house, an holy Priesthood to offer vp spirituall sacrifice, acceptable to God by Iesus Christ.
2:6Wherefore it is conteined in the Scripture, Beholde, I lay in Sion a chiefe corner stone, elect, precious, and he that beleeueth on him, shall not be confounded.
2:7Unto you therfore which beleeue hee is precious; but vnto them which be disobedient, the stone which the builders disallowed, the same is made the head of the corner,
2:8And a Stone of stumbling, and a Rocke of offence, euen to them which stumble at the word, being disobedient, whereunto also they were appointed.
2:9But yee are a chosen generation, a royall Priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people, that yee should shewe forth the praises of him, who hath called you out of darknes into his marueilous light:
2:10Which in time past were not a people, but are now the people of God: which had not obteined mercie, but now haue obteined mercy.
2:11Dearely beloued, I beseech you as strangers and pilgrimes, abstaine from fleshly lusts, which warre against the soule,
2:12Hauing your conuersation honest among the Gentiles, that whereas they speake against you as euill doers, they may by your good works which they shall behold, glorifie God in the day of visitation.
2:13Submit your selues to euery ordinance of man for the Lordes sake, whether it be to the King, as supreme,
2:14Or vnto gouernours, as vnto them that are sent by him, for the punishment of euil doers, and for the praise of them that doe well.
2:15For so is the will of God, that with well doing yee may put to silence the ignorance of foolish men.
2:16As free, and not vsing your libertie for a cloake of maliciousnesse, but as the seruants of God.
2:17Honour all men. Loue the brotherhood. Feare God. Honour the King.
2:18Seruants, be subiect to your masters with al feare, not only to the good and gentle, but also to the froward.
2:19For this is thanke-worthie, if a man for conscience toward God endure griefe, suffering wrongfully.
2:20For what glory is it, if when yee be buffeted for your faults, ye shall take it patiently: but if when yee doe well, and suffer for it, ye take it patiently, this is acceptable with God.
2:21For euen hereunto were ye called: because Christ also suffered for vs, leauing vs an example, that yee should follow his steps.
2:22Who did no sinne, neither was guile found in his mouth.
2:23Who when hee was reuiled, reuiled not againe; when hee suffered, hee threatned not, but committed himselfe to him that iudgeth righteously.
2:24Who his owne selfe bare our sinnes in his owne body on the tree, that wee being dead to sinnes, should liue vnto righteousnesse, by whose stripes ye were healed.
2:25For yee were as sheepe going astray, but are now returned vnto the shepheard and Bishop of your soules.
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.