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King James Bible 1611

 

   

4:1For asmuch then as Christ hath suffered for vs in the flesh, arme your selues likewise with the same minde: for hee that hath suffered in the flesh, hath ceassed from sinne:
4:2That he no longer should liue the rest of his time in the flesh, to the lusts of men, but to the will of God.
4:3For the time past of our life may suffice vs to haue wrought the will of the Gentiles, when we walked in lasciuiousnes, lusts, excesse of wine, reuellings, banquetings, and abhominable idolatries.
4:4Wherein they thinke it strange, that you runne not with them to the same excesse of riot, speaking euil of you:
4:5Who shal giue accompt to him that is ready to iudge the quicke & the dead.
4:6For, for this cause was the Gospel preached also to them that are dead, that they might bee iudged according to men in the flesh, but liue according to God in the spirit.
4:7But the ende of all things is at hand: be ye therefore sober and watch vnto prayer.
4:8And aboue all things haue feruent charitie among your selues: for charity shall couer the multitude of sinnes.
4:9Use hospitalitie one to another without grudging.
4:10As euery man hath receiued the gift, euen so minister the same one to another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God.
4:11If any man speake, let him speake as the oracles of God: if any man minister, let him doe it as of the ability which God giueth, that God in all things may bee glorified through Iesus Christ, to whom be praise and dominion for euer and euer. Amen.
4:12Beloued, thinke it not strange concerning the fiery triall, which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened vnto you.
4:13But reioyce in as much as yee are partakers of Christes sufferings; that when his glory shalbe reueiled, ye may be glad also with exceeding ioy.
4:14If ye be reproched for the Name of Christ, happie are ye, for the spirit of glory, and of God resteth vpon you: on their part hee is euill spoken of, but on your part he is glorified.
4:15But let none of you suffer as a murtherer, or as a theefe, or as an euill doer, or as a busibody in other mens matters.
4:16Yet if any man suffer as a Christian, let him not be ashamed, but let him glorifie God on this behalfe.
4:17For the time is come that iudgement must begin at the house of God: and if it first begin at vs, what shall the ende bee of them that obey not the Gospel of God?
4:18And if the righteous scarcely be saued, where shall the vngodly and the sinner appeare?
4:19Wherfore, let them that suffer according to the will of God, commit the keeping of their soules to him in well doing, as vnto a faithfull Creator.
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.