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Bishops Bible 1568



15:1After these thynges, the worde of the Lorde came vnto Abram in a vision, saying: feare not Abram I am thy shielde and thy exceedyng great rewarde
15:2And Abram sayde: Lorde God what wylt thou geue me when I go chyldelesse, the chylde of the stewardship of my house is this Eleazer of Damasco
15:3And Abram saide: See, to me thou hast geuen no seede: lo borne in my house is myne heire
15:4And beholde, the worde of the Lorde came vnto hym, saying, he shall not be thine heire: but one that shall come out of thine own bowels shalbe thine heire
15:5And he brought hym out, and sayde: loke vp vnto heauen, and tell the starres, if thou be able to number them. And he sayde vnto hym: euen so shall thy seede be
15:6And Abram beleued the Lord, & that counted he to hym for righteousnesse
15:7And agayne he saide vnto him: I am the Lorde that brought thee out of Ur of the Chaldees, to geue thee this lande, & that thou myghtest inherite it
15:8And he sayde: Lorde God wherby shall I knowe that I shall inherite it
15:9He aunswered vnto hym: Take an Heyfer of three yere olde, & a she Goate of three yere olde, and a three yere olde Ramme, a turtle Doue also, & a young Pigeon
15:10He toke therefore all these vnto hym, and deuided them in the middes, and layde euery peece one ouer agaynst another: but the birdes deuided he not
15:11And when the foules fell on the carkases, Abram droue them away
15:12And whe the sunne was downe, there fell a deepe sleepe vpon Abram: and lo, an horrour of great darknesse fell vpon hym
15:13And he sayde vnto Abram: Knowe this of a suertie, that thy seede shalbe a straunger in a lande that is not theirs, and shall serue them, and they shall entreate them euyll foure hundreth yeres
15:14But the nation whom they shall serue wyll I iudge: and afterward shall they come out with great substaunce
15:15And thou shalt go to thy fathers in peace, and shalt be buried in a good olde age
15:16But in the fourth generation they shal come hyther agayne: for the wickednesse of the Amorites is not yet full
15:17And so it was, that when the sonne went downe, and it was twylyght, beholde a smokyng furnesse and a fire brande goyng betweene the said peeces
15:18In that same day the Lorde made a couenaunt with Abram, saying: vnto thy seede haue I geuen this lande, fro the ryuer of Egypt, euen vnto the great ryuer, the ryuer of Euphrates
15:19The Kenites and the Kenizites, and the Cadmonites
15:20And the Hethites, and the Perizites, and the Giauntes
15:21The Amorites also, and the Chanaanites, and Girgasites, & the Iebusites
Bishops Bible 1568

Bishops Bible 1568

The Bishops' Bible was produced under the authority of the established Church of England in 1568. It was substantially revised in 1572, and the 1602 edition was prescribed as the base text for the King James Bible completed in 1611. The thorough Calvinism of the Geneva Bible offended the Church of England, to which almost all of its bishops subscribed. They associated Calvinism with Presbyterianism, which sought to replace government of the church by bishops with government by lay elders. However, they were aware that the Great Bible of 1539 , which was the only version then legally authorized for use in Anglican worship, was severely deficient, in that much of the Old Testament and Apocrypha was translated from the Latin Vulgate, rather than from the original Hebrew, Aramaic and Greek. In an attempt to replace the objectionable Geneva translation, they circulated one of their own, which became known as the Bishops' Bible.