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Bishops Bible 1568



25:1Abraham proceeded further, and toke hym another wyfe, called Cetura
25:2Whiche bare hym Zimram, and Iocsan, and Medan, and Midian, and Iesbac, and Suah
25:3Iocsan begat Seba and Dedan, and the sonnes of Dedan were Assurim, and Letusim, and Leummim
25:4And the sonnes of Midian, Ephah, & Epher, & Hanoch, & Abida, & Eldaah: all these were the children of Cetura
25:5And Abraham gaue al his goodes vnto Isahac
25:6But vnto the sonnes of the concubines whiche Abraham had, he gaue gyftes, and sent them away from Isahac his sonne (whyle he yet lyued) eastwarde vnto the east countrey
25:7And these are the dayes of the yeres of Abrahams lyfe which he liued, an hundred threscore and fifteene yeres
25:8And then Abraham waxyng away, dyed in a lustie age, beyng an olde man, when he had liued ynough, and was gathered to his people
25:9And his sonnes Isahac and Ismael buryed hym in the double caue in the fielde of Ephron sonne of Soar the Hethite, before Mamre
25:10Whiche fielde Abraham bought of the sonnes of Heth: there was Abraham buryed, and Sara his wyfe
25:11And it came to passe after the death of Abraham, that God blessed his sonne Isahac, and Isahac dwelled by the well of liuing and seeing me
25:12These are the generations of Ismael Abrahams sonne, whiche Hagar the Egyptian Saraes handmayde bare vnto Abraham
25:13And these are the names of the sonnes of Ismael, accordyng to the names of their kindred: the eldest sonne of Ismael, Nabaioth, and Cedar, and Adbeel, and Mibsam
25:14And Misma, and Duma, and Massa, Hadar, and Thema
25:15Ietur, Naphis, and Cedina
25:16These are the sonnes of Ismael, and these are their names by theyr townes and castles, twelue princes of their housholdes
25:17And these are the yeres of the lyfe of Ismael, an hundred and thirtie and seuen yere: and he waxing away, dyed, and was layed vnto his people
25:18And they dwelled from Hauilah vnto Sur, that is by the border of Egypt as thou goest toward Assur, and he died in the presence of all his brethren
25:19And these are the generations of Isahac, Abrahams sonne: Abraham begat Isahac
25:20And Isahac was fourtie yere olde when he toke Rebecca to wyfe, the daughter of Bethuel the Syrian of Mesopotamia, and sister to Laban the Syrian
25:21And Isahac made intercession vnto the Lorde for his wyfe, because she was barren: and the Lord was intreated of hym, and Rebecca his wyfe conceaued
25:22And the childre stroue together within her wombe: therfore she said, if it be so, why am I thus? wherefore she went to aske the Lorde
25:23And the Lorde sayde vnto her: there are two maner of people in thy wombe, and two nations shalbe deuided out of thy bowelles, and the one nation shalbe mightier then the other, and the elder shalbe seruaunt vnto the younger
25:24Therefore when her tyme was come to be deliuered, behold, there were two twynnes in her wombe
25:25And he that came out fyrst, was red, and he was all ouer as it were a hearie garment, and they called his name Esau
25:26And after hym came his brother out, and his hande holdyng Esau by the heele, and his name was called Iacob: and Isahac was threscore yere olde when they were borne
25:27And the boyes grewe, and Esau became a cunnyng hunter, and a wylde man: but Iacob was a perfect man, and dwelled in tentes
25:28Isahac loued Esau, because he dyd eate of his venison, but Rebecca loued Iacob
25:29Iacob sodde pottage, and Esau came from the fielde, and was fayntie
25:30And Esau sayd to Iacob: feede me I pray thee, with that same red pottage, for I am fayntie: and therfore was his name called Edom
25:31And Iacob saide: sell me this day thy byrthryght
25:32Esau sayde: lo, I am at the poynt to dye, and what profite shall this byrthryght do me
25:33Iacob aunswered: sweare to me then this day. And he sware to him, & solde his byrthryght vnto Iacob
25:34Then Iacob gaue Esau bread and pottage of ryse, and he dyd eate and drinke, and rose vp, and went his way: and Esau little regarded his byrthright
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.