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Bishops Bible 1568



2:1And it came to passe in those dayes, yt there went out a commaundement fro Augustus Cesar, that all the world should be taxed.
2:2(And this first taxing was made, when Syrenius was liefetenaunt in Syria.)
2:3And euery man went vnto his owne citie, to be taxed.
2:4And Ioseph also went vp from Galilee, out of the citie Nazareth, into Iurie, vnto the citie of Dauid, whiche is called Bethlehem, because he was of the house and image of Dauid,
2:5To be taxed with Marie his spoused wyfe, which was with chylde.
2:6And so it was, that whyle they were there, the dayes were accomplysshed, that she shoulde be deliuered.
2:7And she brought foorth her first begotten sonne, and wrapped him in swadlyng clothes, & layde hym in a manger, because there was no rowme for them in the Inne.
2:8There were in ye same countrey sheepheardes, abydyng in the fielde, & watchyng their flocke by nyght.
2:9And loe, the Angel of the Lorde stoode harde by them, and the glorie of the Lorde shone rounde about them, & they were sore afrayde.
2:10And the Angel sayde vnto them, be not afrayde: For beholde, I bryng you tydynges of great ioy, that shall come to all people.
2:11For vnto you is borne this daye, in the citie of Dauid, a sauiour, which is Christ the Lorde.
2:12And take this for a signe: Ye shal finde the childe wrapped in swadling clothes, and layde in a manger.
2:13And straightway, there was with the Angel, a multitude of heauenly souldiers, praysyng God, and saying.
2:14Glorie to God on hye, and peace on the earth, and vnto men a good wyll.
2:15And it came to passe, assoone as the Angels were gone away from them into heauen, the sheepheardes said one to another: Let vs go nowe euen vnto Bethlehem, and see this thyng that is come to passe, whiche the Lorde hath shewed vnto vs.
2:16And they came with haste, and founde Marie and Ioseph, and the babe layde in a manger.
2:17And when they had seene it, they publisshed abrode the saying whiche was tolde them, of that childe.
2:18And all they that hearde it, wondred at those thinges which were tolde them of the sheepheardes.
2:19But Marie kept al those sayinges, and pondered them in her heart.
2:20And the sheepheardes returned, praysyng & laudyng God, for all the thinges that they had hearde and seene, euen as it was tolde vnto them.
2:21And when the eygth day was come, that the chylde shoulde be circumcised, his name was called Iesus, whiche was so named of the Angel, before he was conceaued in the wombe.
2:22And when the dayes of her purification, after the lawe of Moyses, were accomplished, they brought hym to Hierusalem, to present him to the Lord.
2:23(As it is written in the lawe of ye Lord: Euery man chylde that firste openeth the wombe, shalbe called holy to ye lord)
2:24And to offer, as it is sayde in the lawe of the Lorde, a payre of turtle doues, or two young pigions.
2:25And beholde, there was a man in Hierusalem, whose name was Simeon: and the same man was iust and godlye, and loked for the consolation of Israel, and the holy ghost was vpon hym.
2:26And a reuelation was geuen hym of the holy ghost, not to see death, before he had seene the Lordes Christe.
2:27And he came by inspiration into the temple: And when the father & mother brought in the chylde Iesus, to do for hym after the custome of the lawe,
2:28Then toke he hym vp in his armes, & praysed God, and sayde:
2:29Lord nowe lettest thou thy seruaut depart in peace, accordyng to thy promise.
2:30For mine eyes haue seene thy saluatio,
2:31Whiche thou hast prepared before the face of all people:
2:32A light to be reuealed to the gentiles, and the glory of thy people Israel.
2:33And Ioseph and his mother marueyled at those thinges which were spoken of hym.
2:34And Simeon blessed them, & saide vnto Marie his mother: beholde, this chylde is set to be the fall & vprysyng agayne of many in Israel, & for a signe which is spoken agaynst.
2:35And moreouer, the sworde shall pearce thy soule, that the thoughtes of many heartes may be opened.
2:36And ther was a prophetisse, one Anna, the daughter of Phanuel, of the tribe of Aser, which was of a great age, and had lyued with an husbande seuen yeres from her virginitie.
2:37And she had ben a wydowe about fourescore and foure yeres, whiche departed not from the temple, but serued God with fastynges and prayers nyght and day.
2:38And she, commyng at the same instant vpon them, confessed lykewise the Lorde, and spake of hym, to all them that loked for redemptio in Hierusalem.
2:39And when they had perfourmed all thynges, accordyng to the lawe of the Lorde, they returned into Galilee, to their owne citie Nazareth.
2:40And the chylde grewe, and waxed strong in spirite, and was fylled with wisdome: & the grace of God was vpon hym.
2:41Nowe, his parentes went to Hierusale euery yere, at the feast of ye Passouer.
2:42And when he was twelue yere old, they ascended vp to Hierusalem, after the custome of the feast day:
2:43And whe they had fulfilled the dayes, as they returned home, the chylde Iesus abode styll in Hierusalem: & Ioseph and his mother knewe not of it.
2:44But they, supposyng hym to haue ben in the company, came a dayes iourney, and sought hym among their kinsfolke and acquayntaunce.
2:45And when they founde hym not, they turned backe againe to Hierusalem, and sought hym.
2:46And it came to passe, that after three dayes, they founde hym in the temple, sittyng in the myddes of the doctours, hearyng them, and posyng them.
2:47And all that hearde hym, were astonied at his vnderstanding & aunsweres.
2:48And when they sawe hym, they were amased. And his mother said vnto him: Sonne, why hast thou thus dealt with vs? Beholde, thy father and I haue sought thee, sorowyng.
2:49And he sayde vnto them: Howe is it that ye sought me? Wyste ye not, that I must go about my fathers businesse?
2:50And they vnderstoode not that saying which he spake vnto them.
2:51And he went downe with them, and came to Nazareth, & was obedient vnto them: But his mother kepte all these sayinges in her heart.
2:52And Iesus increased in wisedome and stature, and in fauour with God & men.
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.