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Matthew's Bible 1537

 

   

3:1Euen so shall the Lorde of Hostes take awaye from Ierusalem & Iuda, all possessyons and power, al meate and drincke,
3:2the captayne & the soudyar, the iudge & the Prophete the wyse and the aged man,
3:3the worshipful of fyftye yeare olde, and the honorable: the Senatours, and men of vnderstandyng: the maisters of craftes and oratours.
3:4And I shal geue you chyldren to be youre prynces (sayeth the Lord) & babes shall haue the rule of you.
3:5One shall euer be doynge vyolence & wronge to another. The boye shall presume agaynste the elder, and the vyle persone agaynst the honorable.
3:6Ye one shal take a frend of his owne kynred by the bosome and saye: thou haste clothynge, thou shalt be oure heade, for thou mayest kepe vs from thys fall and parell.
3:7Then shall he sweare and saye: I can not helpe you. Moreouer, there is neyther meate nor clothynge in my house, make me no ruler of the people.
3:8For Ierusalem and Iuda muste decaye, because that bothe theyr wordes and councels are agaynste the Lorde, they prouoke the presence of his magesty vnto anger.
3:9The chaungynge of their countenaunce bewrayeth them, yea they declare theyr owne synnes them selues, as the Sodomites, and hyde them not. Wo be vnto theyr soules, for they shalbe heuely rewarded.
3:10Then shall they saye. O happye are the godly, for they maye enioye the frutes of theyr studyes.
3:11But wo be to the vngodlye & vnryghtuous for they shall be rewarded after theyr worckes.
3:12O my people rybaudes oppresse the, and wemen haue rule of the. O my people, thy leaders deceyue the, and treade oute the waye of thy fotesteppes.
3:13The Lorde is her to comen of the matter, and standeth to geue iudgement wyth the people.
3:14The Lorde shall come forth to reason wyth the Senatours and prynces of hys people, and shal saye thus vnto them: It is ye that haue burnt vp my vyneyarde, the robberye of the poore is in your house.
3:15Wherfore do ye oppresse my people, and marre the faces of the innocentes? thus shall the God of Hostes reuyle them.
3:16Moreouer thus sayth the Lorde: Seynge the doughters of Sion are become so proude, and come in with stretched oute neckes, and with vayne wanton eyes: seynge they come in tryppynge so nycely with their fete:
3:17Therfore shall the Lorde shaue the heades of the doughters of Syon, and make theyr bewtye bare in that daye.
3:18In that daye shall the Lord take awaye the gorgyousnes of theyr apparel & spanges, chaynes, parlaftes,
3:19and colares, bracelettes & hooues,
3:20the goodly floured wide & broderd rayment, brusshes & headebandes,
3:21rynges and garlandes,
3:22holye daye clothes & vales, kerchues & pynnes,
3:23glasses & smockes, bonettes and taches.
3:24And in steade of good smell there shalbe styncke amonge them. And for theyr gyrdles there shalbe louse bandes. And for well set hearre there shalbe baldnesse. In steade of a stomacker, a sackclothe, and for theyr bewtye wytherydnesse & sunneburninge.
3:25Their housbandes and theyr myghtye men shall perysh with the swerde in batell.
3:26At that time shal their gates mourne & complayne, and they shall sitte as desolate folck vpon the earth.
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.