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John Wycliffe Bible 1382

 

   

11:1Forsothe the lond was of o langage, and of the same speche.
11:2And whanne thei yeden forth fro the eest, thei fonden a feeld in the lond of Sennaar, and dwelliden ther ynne.
11:3And oon seide to his neiybore, Come ye, and make we tiel stonys, and bake we tho with fier; and thei hadden tiel for stonus, and pitche for morter;
11:4and seiden, Come ye, and make we to vs a citee and tour, whos hiynesse stretche `til to heuene; and make we solempne oure name bifor that we be departid in to alle londis.
11:5Forsothe the Lord cam down to se the citee and tour, which the sones of Adam bildiden.
11:6And he seide, Lo! the puple is oon, and o langage is to alle, and thei han bigunne to make this, nethir thei schulen ceesse of her thouytis, til thei fillen tho in werk; therfor come ye, go we doun,
11:7and scheende we there the tunge of hem, that ech man here not the voys of his neiybore.
11:8And so the Lord departide hem fro that place in to alle londis; and thei cessiden to bielde a cytee.
11:9And therfor the name therof was clepid Babel, for the langage of al erthe was confoundide there; and fro thennus the Lord scaterede hem on the face of alle cuntrees.
11:10These ben the generaciouns of Sem. Sem was of an hundrid yeer whanne he gendride Arfaxath, twey yeer aftir the greet flood.
11:11And Sem lyuede aftir that he gendride Arfaxath fyue hundrid yeer, and gendride sones and douytris.
11:12Forsothe Arfaxath lyuede fyue and thretti yeer, and gendride Sale;
11:13and Arfaxath lyuede aftir that he gendride Sale thre hundride and thre yeer, and gendride sones and douytris.
11:14Also Sale lyuede thretti yeer, and gendride Heber;
11:15and Sale lyuede after that he gendride Heber foure hundrid and thre yeer, and gendride sones and douytris.
11:16Sotheli Heber lyuede foure and thretti yeer, and gendride Falech;
11:17and Heber lyuede aftir that he gendride Falech foure hundrid and thretti yeer, and gendride sones and douytris.
11:18Also Falech lyuede thretti yeer, and gendride Reu;
11:19and Falech lyuede aftir that he gendride Reu two hundrid and nyne yeer, and gendride sones and douytris.
11:20And Reu lyuede two and thretti yeer, and gendride Saruch;
11:21and Reu lyuede aftir that he gendride Saruch two hundrid and seuene yeer, and gendride sones and douytris.
11:22Sotheli Saruch lyuede thretti yeer, and gendride Nachor;
11:23and Saruch lyuede aftir that he gendride Nacor two hundrid yeer, and gendride sones and douytris.
11:24Forsothe Nachor lyuede nyne and twenti yeer, and gendride Thare;
11:25and Nachor lyuede after that he gendride Thare an hundrid and nynetene yeer, and gendride sones and douytris.
11:26And Thare lyuede seuenti yeer, and gendride Abram, and Nachor, and Aran.
11:27Sotheli these ben the generaciouns of Thare. Thare gendride Abram, Nachor, and Aran. Forsothe Aran gendride Loth;
11:28and Aran diede bifore Thare, his fadir, in the lond of his natiuite, in Vr of Caldeis.
11:29Forsothe Abram and Nachor weddiden wyues; the name of the wijf of Abram was Saray, and the name of the wiif of Nachor was Melcha, the douyter of Aran, fadir of Melcha and fadir of Jescha.
11:30Sotheli Saray was bareyn, and hadde no children.
11:31And so Thare took Abram, his sone, and Loth, the sone of Aran his sone, and Saray, his douyter in lawe, the wijf of Abram, his sone, and ledde hem out of Vr of Caldeis, that thei schulen go in to the lond of Chanaan; and thei camen `til to Aran, and dwelliden there.
11:32And the daies of Thare weren maad two hundrid yeer and fyue, and he was deed in Aran.
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.