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Matthew's Bible 1537

 

   

4:1For as much as Christ hath suffred for vs in the fleshe, arme your selues lykewise wyth the same mynde: for he which suffereth in the fleshe ceaseth from synne,
4:2that he hence forwarde shoulde lyue as muche tyme as remayneth in the fleshe, not after the iustes of men, but after the wyl of God.
4:3For it is sufficient for vs, that we haue spent the time that is past of the lyfe, after the wil of the Gentiles, walking in wantonnes, lustes, dronckennes, in eatinge, drinkinge & in abominable Idolatrie.
4:4And it semeth to them a straunge thynge, that ye runne not also with them vnto the same excesse of riote, and therfore speake they euyl of you,
4:5whiche shall geue a comptes to hym that is redy to iudge quicke & dead.
4:6For vnto this purpose verely was the Gospel preached vnto the dead that they shoulde be iudged lyke other men in the fleshe, but shoulde lyue before God in the spirite.
4:7The ende of al thinges is at hande. Be ye therfore discrete and sober, that ye maye be apt to prayers.
4:8But aboue all thinges haue feruente loue among you. For loue couereth the multitude of synnes.
4:9Be ye herberous one to another, & that without grudginge.
4:10As euerye man hath receyued the gifte, minister the same one to another as good mynisters of the manifolde grace of God.
4:11Yf anye man speake let hym talke as though he spake the wordes of God. If any man mynistre, let hym do it as of the habilitie, whyche God ministreth vnto hym. That God in all thinges may be glorifyed thorowe IESUS Christ, to whom be prayse and domynyon for euer, and whyle the worlde standeth. Amen.
4:12Dearely beloued, be not troubled in hys heate, whiche nowe is come amonge you to trye you as though some straunge thing had happened vnto you:
4:13but reioice in as much as ye are partakers of Christes passions, that when his glory appereth, ye maye be mery and glad.
4:14If ye be railed vpon for the name of Christ, happie are ye. For the spyryte of glorye, and the spyryte of Gad resteth vpon you. On theyr parte he is euyll spoken of, but on your parte he is glorified.
4:15Se that none of you suffer as a murtherer or as a thefe, or an euil doar, or as a busibody in other mens matters.
4:16Yf any man suffer as a Christen man, let him not be ashamed, but let him glorifie God on this behalfe.
4:17For the time is come that iudgemente must beginne at the house of God. Yf it fyrst begynne at vs, what shal the ende be of them, whiche beleue not the Gospel of God?
4:18And yf the rightuous scasly be saued, where shal the vngodly and the sinner appere?
4:19Wherfore let them that suffer according to the wil of God, commit their soules to him with wel doing, as vnto a faythfull creator.
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.