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Bishops Bible 1568



34:1Dina the daughter of Lea, whiche she bare vnto Iacob, went out to see the daughters of the lande
34:2Whom whe Sichem the sonne of Hemor the Heuite Lorde of the countrey sawe, he toke her, & lay with her, and forced her
34:3And his heart laye vnto Dina the daughter of Iacob, and he loued that damsell, and spake kyndly vnto her
34:4And Sichem spake vnto his father Hemor, saying: get me this mayden vnto my wyfe
34:5And Iacob heard that he had defiled Dina his daughter, (his sonnes beyng with their cattell in the fielde and Iacob helde his peace vntill they were come
34:6And Hemor the father of Sichem, went out vnto Iacob to common with hym
34:7And when the sonnes of Iacob (comming out of the fielde) hearde it, it greeued them, and they were not a little wroth, because he had wrought folly in Israel, in that he had lien with Iacobs daughter, which thing ought not to be done
34:8And Hemor communed with them, saying: the soule of my sonne Sichem, longeth for your daughter, I pray you geue her him to wyfe
34:9And make maryages with vs, and geue your daughters vnto vs, and take our daughters vnto you
34:10And ye shall dwell with vs, and the lande shalbe before you: dwell, and do your busines therein, and haue possessions therin
34:11And Sichem said, vnto her father and vnto her brethren: let me finde grace in your eyes, and whatsoeuer ye appoint me, that wyll I geue
34:12Aske freely of me both dowry and gyftes, and I wyll geue accordyng as ye say vnto me, so that ye geue me the damsell to wyfe
34:13But the sonnes of Iacob aunswered to Sichem and Hemor his father, talking amongest themselues deceiptfully, because he had defiled Diua their sister
34:14And they sayde vnto them: we can not do this thing, that we shoulde geue our sister to one that is vncircumcised, for that were an abomination vnto vs
34:15But in this will we consent vnto you: if ye wyll be as we be, & all the males amongest you be circumcised
34:16Then wyll we geue our daughters vnto you, and take your daughters to vs, and will dwell with you, and be one people
34:17But and if ye wyll not hearken vnto vs to be circumcised, then wyll we take our daughter, and go our wayes
34:18Theyr wordes pleased Hemor, and Sichem his sonne
34:19And the young man deferde not for to do the thing, because he had a lust to Iacobs daughter: he was also most set by, of all that was in his fathers house
34:20Then Hemor and Sichem his sonne went vnto the gate of their citie, and communed with the men of their citie, saying
34:21These men lyue peaceably among vs, and dwell in the lande, and do theyr occupation therein: and beholde, the lande is large inough for them, we will take their daughters to wiues, & geue them our daughters
34:22Only herein will they consent vnto vs for to dwell with vs, and to be one people: if all the males that are among vs be circumcised, as they are circumcised
34:23Shall not their goodes and their substaunce, and all their cattell be ours? let vs only consent vnto them, and they will dwell with vs
34:24And vnto Hemor & Sichem his sonne, hearkened all that went out at the gate of his citie: and all the males were circumcised, whatsoeuer went out at the gate of his citie
34:25And the thirde day, whyles they were sore, two of the sonnes of Iacob, Simeon & Leui Dinas brethren, toke eyther of them his sworde, and went into the citie boldely, and slue all that was male
34:26And slue also Hemor and Sithem his sonne with the edge of the sworde, and toke Dina out of Sichems house, and went theyr way
34:27And the sonnes of Iacob commyng vpon the dead, spoyled the citie, because they had defiled their sister
34:28And toke their sheepe, oxen, and their asses, and whatsoeuer was in the citie, and also in the fieldes
34:29And all their goodes, and all their children, and their wiues, toke they captiue, and made hauocke of all that was in the house
34:30But Iacob sayde to Simeon & Leui: ye haue troubled me, and made me to be abhorred of the inhabitours of the land of the Chanaanite and the Pherezite: and I beyng fewe in number, they shall gather the selues together against me, and slay me, and so shall I and my house be destroyed
34:31And they aunswered: shoulde he deale with our sister, as with an harlot
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.