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Matthew's Bible 1537

 

   

15:1After these dedes, the worde of God, came vnto Abram in a vision sayinge: Feare not Abram, I am thy shyld, and thy rewarde shall be exceadynge greate.
15:2And Abram answered: Lorde Iehouah, what wylte thou gyue me: I go childeles, and the cater of myne house, thys Eleasar of Damasco hath a sonne.
15:3And Abram sayed: Se, to me hast thou geuen no sede: lo, a lad borne in my house shall be mine heyre?
15:4And behold, the worde of the Lord spake vnto Abram, sayinge: He shall not be thyne heyre, but one that shal come out of thyne own body shalbe thine heire.
15:5And he brought him out of the dores, & sayd: loke vp vnto heauen, & tel the stars, if thou be able to numbre them. And said vnto hym: Euen so shal thy sede be.
15:6And Abram beleued the Lord, & it was counted to him for ryghtuousnes.
15:7And he sayd vnto hym: I am the Lord that brought the oute of Or in Chaldea to geue the thys lande to possesse it.
15:8And he sayed: Lord God, wherby shall I knowe that I shall possesse it?
15:9And he sayed vnto hym: Take an heyfer of thre yere olde, & a she gote of thre yere old, & a thre yere old ram, a turtyll doue, & a yong pigion.
15:10And he toke all these & deuided them in the middes, and layed euery pece one agaynst an other. But the foules deuided he not.
15:11And the birdes fell one the carcases, but Abram droue them away.
15:12And when the sunne was downe, ther fell a slumbre vpon Abram. And loo, feare and greate darckenes came vpon him.
15:13And he sayd vnto Abram: know this of a surety that thy sede shall be a stranger in a lande that perteyneth not vnto them. And they shall make bondmen of them & entreate them euell .iiij. hundred yeares.
15:14But the nacion whom they shal serue, wyll I iudge. And after warde shall they come out wyth great substance.
15:15Neuerthelesse, thou shalt go vnto thy fathers in peace, & shalt be buryed when thou arte of a good age:
15:16and in the fourth generation they shall come hyther agayne, for the wickednesse of the Amorites is not yet full.
15:17When the sonne was downe and it was waxed darcke: beholde, ther was a smokyng furnesse, and a fyrebrand that went betwene the sayde peces.
15:18And that same daye the Lorde made a couenaunte with Abram sayinge: vnto thy seed wyl I geue this land, from the riuer of Egypt, euen vnto the greate ryuer Euphrates,
15:19the Kenytes, the Kenizites, the Cadmonites,
15:20the Hethites, the Pherezites, the Raphayms,
15:21the Amorytes, the Canaanites, the Gergesytes and the Iebusytes.
Matthew's Bible 1537

Matthew's Bible 1537

The Matthew Bible, also known as Matthew's Version, was first published in 1537 by John Rogers, under the pseudonym "Thomas Matthew". It combined the New Testament of William Tyndale, and as much of the Old Testament as he had been able to translate before being captured and put to death, with the translations of Myles Coverdale as to the balance of the Old Testament and the Apocrypha, except the Apocryphal Prayer of Manasses. It is thus a vital link in the main sequence of English Bible translations.