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John Wycliffe Bible 1382



10:1These ben the generaciouns of the sones of Noe, Sem, Cham, and Jafeth. And sones weren borun to hem aftir the greet flood.
10:2The sones of Jafeth weren Gomer, and Magog, and Madai, and Jauan, and Tubal, and Mosoth, and Thiras.
10:3Forsothe the sones of Gomer weren Asseneth, and Rifath, and Thogorma.
10:4Forsothe the sones of Jauan weren Helisa, and Tharsis, Cethym, and Dodanym;
10:5of these sones the ylis of hethen men weren departid in her cuntrees, ech bi his langage and meynees, in hise naciouns.
10:6Sotheli the sones of Cham weren Thus, and Mesraym, and Futh, and Chanaan.
10:7Forsothe the sones of Thus weren Saba, and Euila, and Sabatha, and Regma, and Sabatacha. The sones of Regma weren Saba, and Dadan.
10:8Forsothe Thus gendride Nemroth; he bigan to be myyti in erthe,
10:9and he was a strong huntere of men bifore the Lord; of hym a prouerbe yede out, as Nemroth, a strong huntere bifore the Lord.
10:10Sotheli the bigynnyng of his rewme was Babiloyne, and Arach, and Archad, and Thalamye, in the lond of Sennaar.
10:11Assur yede out of that lond, and bildide Nynyue, `and stretis of the citee,
10:12and Chale, and Resen bitwixe Nynyue and Chale; this is a greet citee.
10:13And sotheli Mesraym gendride Ludym, and Anamym, and Laabym, Neptuym, and Ferrusym, and Cesluym;
10:14of which the Filisteis and Capturym camen forth.
10:15Forsothe Chanaan gendride Sidon, his firste gendride sone, Ethei, and Jebusei,
10:16and Amorrei, Gergesei,
10:17Euei, and Arathei,
10:18Ceney, and Aradie, Samarites, and Amathei; and puplis of Chananeis weren sowun abrood bi these men.
10:19And the termes of Chanaan weren maad to men comynge fro Sidon to Gerara, til to Gasa, til thou entre in to Sodom and Gomore, and Adama, and Seboyne, til to Lesa.
10:20These weren the sones of Cham, in her kynredis, and langagis, and generaciouns, and londis, and folkis.
10:21Also of Sem weren borun the fadris of alle the sones of Heber, and Japhet was the more brother.
10:22The sones of Sem weren Elam, and Assur, and Arfaxath, and Lud, and Aram.
10:23The sones of Aram weren Vs, and Hul, and Gether, and Mes.
10:24And sotheli Arfaxath gendride Sale, of whom Heber was borun.
10:25And twei sones weren borun to Heber, the name to o sone was Faleg, for the lond was departid in hise daies; and the name of his brothir was Jectan.
10:26And thilke Jectan gendride Elmodad, and Salech,
10:27and Asamoth, Jare, and Adhuram, and Vsal,
10:28and Deda, and Ebal, and Abymahel, Saba, and Ofir, and Euila, and Jobab;
10:29alle these weren the sones of Jectan.
10:30And the habitacioun of hem was maad fro Messa, as `me goith til to Sefar, an hil of the eest.
10:31These ben the sones of Sem, bi kynredis, and langagis, and cuntrees, in her folkis.
10:32These ben the meynees of Noe, bi her puplis and naciouns; folkis in erthe weren departid of these aftir the greet flood.
John Wycliffe Bible 1382

John Wycliffe Bible 1382

The Wycliffe Bible is the only Bible here that was not translated from the Textus Receptus. Its inclusion here is for the Bible's historic value and for comparison in the English language.

John Wycliffe, an Oxford professor produced the first hand-written English language Bible manuscripts in the 1380's. While it is doubtful Wycliffe himself translated the versions that bear his name, he certainly can be considered the driving force behind the project. He strongly believed in having the scriptures available to the people.

Wycliffe, was well-known throughout Europe for his opposition to the teaching of the organized Church, which he believed to be contrary to the Bible. With the help of his followers (called Lollards), Wycliffe produced dozens of English language manuscript copies of the scriptures. They were translated out of the Latin Vulgate, which was the only source text available to Wycliffe. The Pope was so infuriated by his teachings and his translation of the Bible into English, that 44 years after Wycliffe died, he ordered the bones to be dug-up, crushed, and scattered in the river.