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John Wycliffe Bible 1382

 

   

32:1Lo! the kyng schal regne in riytfulnesse, and princes schulen be souereyns in doom.
32:2And a man schal be, as he that is hid fro wynd, and hidith hym silf fro tempest; as stremes of watris in thirst, and the schadewe of a stoon stondynge fer out in a desert lond.
32:3The iyen of profetis schulen not dasewe, and the eeris of heereris schulen herke diligentli;
32:4and the herte of foolis schal vndurstonde kunnyng, and the tunge of stuttynge men schal speke swiftli, and pleynli.
32:5He that is vnwijs, schal no more be clepid prince, and a gileful man schal not be clepid the grettere.
32:6Forsothe a fool shal speke foli thingis, and his herte schal do wickidnesse, that he performe feynyng, and speke to the Lord gilefuli; and he schal make voide the soule of an hungry man, and schal take awei drynke fro a thirsti man.
32:7The vessels of a gileful man ben worste; for he schal make redi thouytis to leese mylde men in the word of a leesyng, whanne a pore man spak doom.
32:8Forsothe a prince schal thenke tho thingis that ben worthi to a prince, and he schal stonde ouer duykis.
32:9Riche wymmen, rise ye, and here my vois; douytris tristynge, perseyue ye with eeris my speche.
32:10For whi aftir daies and a yeer, and ye that tristen schulen be disturblid; for whi vyndage is endid, gaderyng schal no more come.
32:11Ye riche wymmen, be astonyed; ye that tristen, be disturblid; vnclothe ye you, and be ye aschamed;
32:12girde youre leendis; weile ye on brestis, on desirable cuntrei, on the plenteuouse vyner.
32:13Thornes and breris schulen stie on the erthe of my puple; hou myche more on alle the housis of ioie of the citee makynge ful out ioie?
32:14For whi the hous is left, the multitude of the citee is forsakun; derknessis and gropyng ben maad on dennes, `til in to with outen ende. The ioie of wield assis is the lesewe of flockis;
32:15til the spirit be sched out on us fro an hiy, and the desert schal be in to Chermel, and Chermel schal be arettid in to a forest.
32:16And doom schal dwelle in wildirnesse, and riytfulnesse schal sitte in Chermel;
32:17and the werk of riytfulnesse schal be pees, and the tilthe of riytfulnesse schal be stilnesse and sikirnesse, `til in to with outen ende.
32:18And my puple schal sitte in the fairnesse of pees, and in the tabernaclis of trist, and in riche reste.
32:19But hail schal be in the coming doun of the foreste, and bi lownesse the citee schal be maad low.
32:20Blessid ben ye, that sowen on alle watris, and putten yn the foot of an oxe and of an asse.
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.