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Bishops Bible 1568



14:1At that tyme Herode the Tetrarch, hearde of the fame of Iesu.
14:2And sayde vnto his seruauntes: this is Iohn the Baptist, he is risen from the dead, and therfore great workes do shewe foorth them selues in hym.
14:3For Herode had taken Iohn, and bounde hym, and put hym in prison, for Herodias sake, his brother Philips wyfe.
14:4For Iohn sayde vnto hym: it is not lawfull for thee to haue her.
14:5And when he woulde haue put hym to death, he feared the people: because they counted hym as a prophete.
14:6But when Herodes birth day was kept, the daughter of Herodias daunsed before them, and pleased Herode.
14:7Wherfore he promised with an othe, that he woulde geue her whatsoeuer she woulde aske.
14:8And she, beyng instruct of her mother before, sayde: geue me here Iohn Baptistes head in a platter.
14:9And the kyng was sory: Neuerthelesse, for the othes sake, and them which sate also at the table, he commaunded it to be geuen her:
14:10And sent, and beheaded Iohn in the pryson.
14:11And his head was brought in a platter, and geuen to the damsell: and [she] brought it to her mother.
14:12And his disciples came, and toke vp his body, and buryed it: and went, and tolde Iesus.
14:13When Iesus hearde of it, he departed thence in a shyp, vnto a desert place, out of the way: And when the people had hearde therof, they folowed hym on foote out of the cities.
14:14And Iesus went foorth, and sawe much people: and was moued with mercye towarde them, and he healed their sicke.
14:15And when the euen drewe on, his disciples came to hym, saying: this is a desert place, and the hour is nowe past, let the people depart, that they may go into the townes, and bye them vittels.
14:16But Iesus sayde vnto them: They haue no nede to go away, geue ye them to eate.
14:17They saye vnto hym: we haue here but fyue loaues, and two fisshes.
14:18He sayde: bryng them hyther to me.
14:19And he commaunded the people to sit downe on the grasse, and he toke the fyue loaues, and the two fisshes, and lift vp his eyes towarde heauen, & blessed: And when he had broken [them], he gaue the loaues to his disciples, and his disciples to the people.
14:20And they dyd all eate, and were suffised. And they gathered vp (of the fragmentes that remayned) twelue baskets full.
14:21And they that had eaten, were about fyue thousande men, besyde women and chyldren.
14:22And strayghtway Iesus constrayned his disciples to get vp into a shippe, and to go before hym vnto the other syde, whyle he sent the people away.
14:23And when the people were sent away, he went vp into a mountayne alone to pray: And when nyght was come, he was there hym selfe alone.
14:24But the shippe was nowe in the middes of the sea, & was tost with waues: for it was a contrary wynde.
14:25And in the fourth watch of the nyght, Iesus went vnto them, walkyng on the sea.
14:26And when the disciples sawe hym walking on the sea, they were troubled, saying, it is a spirite: and they cryed out for feare.
14:27But strayght way, Iesus spake vnto them, saying: be of good cheare, it is I, be not afrayde.
14:28Peter aunswered hym, and sayde: Lorde, yf it be thou, byd me come vnto thee, on the water.
14:29And he sayde: come. And when Peter was come downe out of the shippe, he walked on the water, to go to Iesus.
14:30But when he sawe a myghty wynde, he was afrayde: And when he began to sincke, he cryed, saying, Lorde saue me.
14:31And immediatly Iesus stretched foorth his hande, and caught hym, and sayde vnto hym: O thou of litle fayth, wherefore diddest thou doubt?
14:32And when they were come into the shippe, the wynde ceassed
14:33Then they that were in the shippe, came and worshypped hym, saying: of a trueth thou art the sonne of God.
14:34And when they were gone ouer, they came into the lande of Gennezaret.
14:35And when the men of that place, had knowledge of hym, they sent out into all that countrey rounde about: and brought vnto hym all that were sicke.
14:36And besought hym, that they myght touche the hemme of his garment only: And as many as touched [it] were made whole.
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.