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John Wycliffe Bible 1382

 

   

3:1And Petre and Joon wenten vp in to the temple, at the nynthe our of preiyng.
3:2And a man that was lame fro the wombe of his modir, was borun, and was leid ech dai at the yate of the temple, that is seid feir, to axe almes of men that entriden in to the temple.
3:3This, whanne he say Petre and Joon bigynnynge to entre in to the temple, preyede that he schulde take almes.
3:4And Petre with Joon bihelde on hym, and seide, Biholde thou in to vs.
3:5And he biheelde in to hem, and hopide, that he schulde take sumwhat of hem.
3:6But Petre seide, Y haue nether siluer ne gold; but that that Y haue, Y yiue to thee. In the name of Jhesu Crist of Nazareth, rise thou vp, and go.
3:7And he took hym bi the riythoond, and heuede hym vp; and anoon hise leggis and hise feet weren sowdid togidere;
3:8and he lippide, and stood, and wandride. And he entride with hem in to the temple, and wandride, and lippide, and heriede God.
3:9And al the puple sai hym walkinge, and heriynge God.
3:10And thei knewen hym, that he it was that sat at almes at the feire yate of the temple. And thei weren fillid with wondryng, and stoniynge, in that thing that byfelde to hym.
3:11But whanne thei sien Petre and Joon, al the puple ran to hem at the porche that was clepid of Salomon, and wondriden greetli.
3:12And Petre siy, and answeride to the puple, Men of Israel, what wondren ye in this thing? ether what biholden ye vs, as by oure vertue ethir power we maden this man for to walke?
3:13God of Abraham, and God of Ysaac, and God of Jacob, God of oure fadris, hath glorified his sone Jhesu, whom ye bitraieden, and denyeden bifor the face of Pilat, whanne he demede hym to be delyuered.
3:14But ye denyeden the hooli and the riytful, and axiden a mansleer to be youun to you.
3:15And ye slowen the maker of lijf, whom God reiside fro deth, of whom we ben witnessis.
3:16And in the feith of his name he hath confermyd this man, whom ye seen and knowen; the name of hym, and the feith that is bi him, yaf to this man ful heelthe in the siyt of alle you.
3:17And now, britheren, Y woot that bi vnwityng ye diden, as also youre princis.
3:18But God that bifor telde bi the mouth of alle profetis, that his Crist schulde suffre, hath fillid so.
3:19Therfor be ye repentaunt, and be ye conuertid, that youre synnes be don awei,
3:20that whanne the tymes of refresching schulen come from the siyt of the Lord, and he schal sende thilke Jhesu Crist,
3:21that is now prechid to you. Whom it bihoueth heuene to resseyue, in to the tymes of restitucioun of alle thingis, which the Lord spak bi the mouth of hise hooli prophetis fro the world.
3:22For Moises seide, For the Lord youre God schal reise to you a profete, of youre britheren; as me, ye schulen here hym bi alle thingis, what euer he schal speke to you.
3:23And it schal be, that euery man that schal not here the ilke profete, schal be distried fro the puple.
3:24And alle prophetis fro Samuel and aftirward, that spaken, telden these daies.
3:25But ye ben the sones of prophetis, and of the testament, that God ordeynede to oure fadris, and seide to Abraham, In thi seed alle the meynes of erthe schulen be blessid.
3:26God reiside his sone first to you, and sente hym blessynge you, that ech man conuerte hym from his wickidnesse.
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.