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John Wycliffe Bible 1382

 

   

25:1Forsothe Abraham weddide another wijf, Ceture bi name,
25:2which childide to him Samram, and Jexan, and Madan, and Madian, and Jesboth, and Sue.
25:3Also Jexan gendride Saba and Dadan. Forsothe the sones of Dadan weren Asurym, and Lathusym, and Laomym.
25:4And sotheli of Madian was borun Efa, and Ofer, and Enoth, and Abida, and Heldaa; alle these weren the sones of Cethure.
25:5And Abraham yaf alle thingis whiche he hadde in possessioun to Isaac;
25:6sotheli he yaf yiftis to the sones of concubyns; and Abraham, while he lyuede yit, departide hem fro Ysaac, his sone, to the eest coost.
25:7Forsothe the daies of lijf of Abraham weren an hundrid and `fyue and seuenti yeer;
25:8and he failide, and diede in good eelde, and of greet age, and ful of daies, and he was gaderid to his puple.
25:9And Ysaac and Ismael, his sones, birieden him in the double denne, which is set in the feeld of Efron, sone of Seor Ethei,
25:10euene ayens Mambre, which denne he bouyte of the sones of Heth; and he was biried there, and Sare his wijf.
25:11And aftir the deeth of Abraham God blesside Isaac his sone, which dwellide bisidis the pit bi name of hym that lyueth and seeth.
25:12These ben the generaciouns of Ismael, sone of Abraham, whom Agar Egipcian, seruauntesse of Sare, childide to Abraham;
25:13and these ben the names of the sones of Ismael, in her names and generaciouns. The firste gendride of Ismael was Nabaioth, aftirward Cedar, and Abdeel, and Mabsan,
25:14and Masma, and Duma, and Massa,
25:15and Adad, and Thema, and Ithur, and Nafir, and Cedma.
25:16These weren the sones of Ismael, and these weren names by castels and townes of hem, twelue princes of her lynagis.
25:17And the yeeris of lijf of Ismael weren maad an hundrid and seuene and thretti, and he failide, and diede, and was put to his puple.
25:18Forsothe he enhabitide fro Euila til to Sur, that biholdith Egipt, as me entrith in to Assiriens; he diede bifore alle his britheren.
25:19Also these ben the generaciouns of Ysaac sone of Abraham. Abraham gendride Isaac,
25:20and whanne Isaac was of fourti yeer, he weddide a wijf, Rebecca, douyter of Batuel, of Sirie of Mesopotanye, the sistir of Laban.
25:21And Isaac bisouyte the Lord for his wijf, for sche was bareyn; and the Lord herde him, and yaf conseiuyng to Rebecca.
25:22But the litle children weren hurtlid togidre in hir wombe; and sche seide, If it was so to comynge to me, what nede was it to conseyue? And sche yede and axide counsel of the Lord,
25:23which answerde, and seide, Twei folkis ben in thi wombe, and twei puplis schulen be departid fro thi wombe, and a puple schal ouercome a puple, and the more schal serue the lesse.
25:24Thanne the tyme of childberyng cam, and lo! twei children weren foundun in hir wombe.
25:25He that yede out first was reed, and al rouy in the manere of a skyn; and his name was clepid Esau.
25:26Anoon the tothir yede out, and helde with the hond the heele of the brother; and therfore he clepide him Jacob. Isaac was sixti yeer eeld, whanne the litle children weren borun.
25:27And whanne thei weren woxun, Esau was maad a man kunnynge of huntyng, and a man erthe tilier; forsothe Jacob was a symple man, and dwellide in tabernaclis.
25:28Isaac louyde Esau, for he eet of the huntyng of Esau; and Rebecca louyde Jacob.
25:29Sotheli Jacob sethide potage; and whanne Esau cam weri fro the feld,
25:30he seide to Jacob, Yyue thou to me of this reed sething, for Y am ful weri; for which cause his name was clepid Edom.
25:31And Jacob seide to him, Sille to me the riyt of the first gendrid childe.
25:32He answerde, Lo! Y die, what schulen the firste gendrid thingis profite to me?
25:33Jacob seide, therfor swere thou to me. Therfor Esau swoor, and selde the firste gendrid thingis.
25:34And so whanne he hadde take breed and potage, Esau eet and drank, and yede forth, and chargide litil that he hadde seld the riyt of the firste gendrid child.
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.