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John Wycliffe Bible 1382

 

   

14:1But take ye a sijk man in bileue, not in demyngis of thouytis.
14:2For another man leueth, that he mai ete alle thingis; but he that is sijk, ete wortis.
14:3He that etith, dispise not hym that etith not; and he that etith not, deme not hym that etith. For God hath take him to hym.
14:4Who art thou, that demest anothris seruaunt? To his lord he stondith, or fallith fro hym. But he schal stonde; for the Lord is myyti to make hym parfit.
14:5For whi oon demeth a day bitwixe a dai, another demeth ech dai.
14:6Ech man encrees in his wit. He that vnderstondith the dai, vnderstondith to the Lord. And he that etith, etith to the Lord, for he doith thankyngis to God. And he that etith not, etith not to the Lord, and doith thankyngis to God.
14:7For no man of vs lyueth to hymsilf, and no man dieth to hymself.
14:8For whether we lyuen, we lyuen to the Lord; and whethir we dien, we dien to the Lord. Therfor whethir we lyuen or dien, we ben of the Lord.
14:9For whi for this thing Crist was deed, and roos ayen, that he be Lord bothe of quyke and of deed men.
14:10But what demest thou thi brothir? or whi dispisist thou thi brothir? for alle we schulen stonde bifore the trone of Crist.
14:11For it is writun, Y lyue, seith the Lord, for to me ech kne schal be bowid, and ech tunge schal knouleche to God.
14:12Therfor ech of vs schal yelde resoun to God for hym silf.
14:13Therfor `no more deme we ech other; but more deme ye this thing, that ye putte not hirtyng, or sclaundre, to a brothir.
14:14I woot and triste in the Lord Jhesu, that no thing is vnclene bi hym, no but to him that demeth ony thing to be vnclene, to him it is vnclene.
14:15And if thi brother be maad sori in conscience for mete, now thou walkist not aftir charite. Nyle thou thorouy thi mete lese hym, for whom Crist diede.
14:16Therfor be not oure good thing blasfemed.
14:17For whi the rewme of God is not mete and drynk, but riytwisnesse and pees and ioye in the Hooli Goost.
14:18And he that in this thing serueth Crist, plesith God, and is proued to men.
14:19Therfor sue we tho thingis that ben of pees, and kepe we togidere `tho thingis that ben of edificacioun.
14:20Nyle thou for mete distrie the werk of God. For alle thingis ben clene, but it is yuel to the man that etith bi offendyng.
14:21It is good to not ete fleisch, and to not drynke wyn, nethir in what thing thi brother offendith, or is sclaundrid, or is maad sijk.
14:22Thou hast feith anentis thi silf, haue thou bifore God. Blessid is he that demeth not hym silf in that thing that he preueth.
14:23For he that demeth, is dampned, if he etith; for it is not of feith. And al thing that is not of feith, is synne.
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.