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Matthew's Bible 1537

 

   

44:1And he commaunded the ruler of his house saying: fyl the mens sackes with food, as moche as they can carye,
44:2and put euery mans moneye in hys bagge mouth, & put my syluer cuppe in the sackes mouthe of the yongest and his corne money also. And he dyd as Ioseph had sayd.
44:3And in the mornyng as soone as it was lyghte, the men were let go with their asses.
44:4And when they were oute of the cytie & not yet farre away, Ioseph said vnto the ruelar of his house: vp and folowe after the men and ouertake them, and say vnto them: wherfore haue ye rewarded euel for good?
44:5is that not the cuppe of which my Lord drynketh, and doth he not prophesye therin? ye haue euel done, that ye haue done.
44:6And he ouertoke them and sayde the same wordes vnto them.
44:7And they answered him: wherfore sayth my Lord soch wordes? God forbyd that thy seruauntes should do so.
44:8Beholde, the money whyche we founde in oure sackes mouthes, we brought agayne vnto the, oute of the lande of Canaan: howe then shuld we steale out of my lordes house, ether siluer or gold?
44:9with whom soeuer of thy seruauntes it be founde let him dye, and let vs, also be my Lordes bondmen.
44:10And he sayde: Now therfore acording vnto your woordes, he wt whom it is found, shalbe my seruaunte: but ye shalbe harmelesse.
44:11And attonce euery man toke doune hys sacke to the grounde, and euery man opened hys sacke.
44:12And he serched, and began at the eldest and left at the yongest. And the cuppe was founde in Beuiamins sacke.
44:13Then they rent their clothes, and laded euery man hys asse and went agayne vnto the cytie.
44:14And Iuda and hys brethren came to Iosephes house, for he was yet there, and they fel before hym on the grounde.
44:15And Ioseph sayde vnto them: what dede is thys which ye haue done? wyst ye not that soche a man as I can prophesye?
44:16Then sayde Iuda: what shall we saye vnto my Lorde, what shall we speake or what excuse can we make? God hath founde out the wekednesse of thy seruauntes. Behold, both we and he wt whom the cuppe is founde, are thy seruauntes.
44:17And he answered: God forbyd that I should do so, the man wt whom the cuppe is found, he shalbe my seruaunte: but go ye in peace vnto your father.
44:18Then Iuda went vnto hym and sayde: oh my Lorde, let thy seruaunte speake a worde in my Lordes eare, and be not wrouth wyth thy seruaunte: for thou art euen as Pharao.
44:19My Lord axed hys seruaunte sayinge: haue ye a father or a brother?
44:20And we answered my Lord, we haue a father that is olde, & a yonge lad which he begat in his age: and the brother of the sayd lad is dead, & he is al that is left of that mother. And his father loueth him.
44:21Then sayde my Lorde vnto hys seruauntes brynge hym vnto me, that I maye set myne eyes vpon hym.
44:22And we answered my Lorde, that the lad coulde not goo from hys father, for yf he shoulde leaue hys father, he were but a deed man.
44:23Than saydest thou vnto thy seruauntes excepte youre yongest brother come wyth you, loke that ye se my face no moare.
44:24And when we came vnto thy seruaunt our father, we shewed hym what my Lorde had sayde.
44:25And when oure father sayde vnto vs, goo agayne and bye vs a lytle fode:
44:26we sayde, that we coulde not goo. Neuerthelesse yf oure yongest brother go with vs then wyl we go, for we maye not see the mannes face excepte oure youngest brother be wt vs.
44:27Then sayde thy seruaunt oure father vnto vs. Ye knowe that my wyfe bare me two sonnes.
44:28And the one went out from me and it is sayde of a suertye that he is torne in peaces of wyld beastes, and I sawe him not sence.
44:29If ye shall take thys also awaye from me and some mysfortune happen vpon him, then shall ye bryng my gray head with sorow vnto the graue.
44:30Now therfore when I come to thy seruaunt my father, yf the lad be not with me: seyinge that hys lyfe hangeth by the laddes lyfe,
44:31then as soone as he seeth that the lad is not come, he wyll dye. So shall we thy seruauntes brynge the gray hedde of thy seruaunt oure father wyth sorow vnto the graue.
44:32For I thy seruaunt became suerty for the lad vnto my father and sayde: yf I brynge hym not vnto the agayne. I wyll bere the blame all my lyfe longe.
44:33Nowe therfore let me thy seruaunt byde here for the lad, and be my Lordes bondman: and let the lad goo home with hys brethren.
44:34For howe can I goo vnto my father, and the lad not wyth me: lest I shulde sea the wretchednes that shall come on my father.
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.