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Bishops Bible 1568



3:1There was a man of the pharisees, named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Iewes.
3:2The same came to Iesus by night, & said vnto him: Rabbi, we knowe that thou art a teacher come from God: for no man coulde do these miracles that thou doest, except God were with him.
3:3Iesus aunswered, & sayde vnto hym: Ueryly, veryly, I say vnto thee, except a man be borne agayne, he can not see the kyngdome of God.
3:4Nicodemus sayth vnto hym: Howe can a man be borne when he is olde? can he enter into his mothers wombe, and be borne agayne?
3:5Iesus aunswered: Ueryly, veryly, I say vnto thee, except a man be borne of water and of the spirite, he can not enter into the kyngdome of God.
3:6That which is borne of the fleshe, is fleshe: and that which is borne of the spirite, is spirite.
3:7Maruayle not thou that I sayde to thee, ye must be borne agayne.
3:8The wynde bloweth where it listeth, and thou hearest the sounde therof: but canst not tell whence it commeth, and whither it goeth. So is euery one that is borne of the spirite.
3:9Nicodemus aunswered, and sayde vnto hym: howe can these thynges be?
3:10Iesus aunswered, & sayde vnto hym: Art thou a maister in Israel, and knowest not thesethynges?
3:11Ueryly, veryly, I say vnto thee, we speake that we do knowe, & testifie that we haue seene: and ye receaue not our witnesse.
3:12If I haue tolde you earthly thynges, and ye beleue not: howe shall ye beleue, yf I tell you of heauenly thynges?
3:13And no man ascendeth vp to heauen, but he that came downe from heauen, euen the sonne of man which is in heauen.
3:14And as Moyses lyft vp the serpent in the wyldernesse: euen so must the sonne of man be lyft vp:
3:15That whosoeuer beleueth in hym, perishe not, but haue eternall lyfe.
3:16For God so loued the worlde, that he gaue his only begotten sonne, that whosoeuer beleueth in hym, shoulde not perishe, but haue euerlastyng lyfe.
3:17For God sent not his sonne into the worlde, to condempne the worlde: but that the worlde through hym myght be saued. He that beleueth on hym, is not condempned:
3:18But he that beleueth not, is condempned alredy, because he hath not beleued in the name of the only begotte sonne of God.
3:19And this is the condempnation: that lyght is come into the worlde, and men loued darknesse rather then lyght, because their deedes were euyll.
3:20For euery one that euyll doeth, hateth the lyght: neither commeth to the light, lest his deedes shoulde be reproued.
3:21But he that doeth trueth, cometh to the lyght, yt his deedes may be knowen, howe that they are wrought in God.
3:22After these thynges, came Iesus and his disciples into the lande of Iurie, and there he taryed with the, & baptized.
3:23And Iohn also baptized in Enon, besides Salim, because there was much water there: and they came, and were baptized.
3:24For Iohn was not yet cast into prison.
3:25And there arose a question betwene Iohns disciples and the Iewes, about purifiyng.
3:26And they came vnto Iohn, and sayde vnto hym: Rabbi, he that was with thee beyonde Iordane, to whom thou barest witnesse, beholde the same baptizeth, and all men come to hym.
3:27Iohn aunswered, and sayde: A man can receaue nothyng, except it be geuen hym from heauen.
3:28Ye your selues are witnesses, howe that I sayde I am not Christe, but am sent before hym.
3:29He that hath ye bride, is the bridegrome. But the friende of the brydegrome, which standeth & heareth him, reioyceth greatly because of ye brydegromes voyce. This my ioy therfore is fulfylled.
3:30He must increace, but I must decreace.
3:31He that commeth from an hye, is aboue all: He that is of the earth, is earthlye, and speaketh of the earth. He that commeth from heauen, is aboue all:
3:32And what he hath seene and hearde, that he testifieth: and no man receaueth his testimonie.
3:33He that hath receaued his testimonie, hath set to his seale, that God is true.
3:34For he whom God hath sent, speaketh the wordes of God: For God geueth not the spirite by measure vnto hym.
3:35The father loueth the sonne, and hath geuen all thynges into his hande.
3:36He that beleueth on the sonne, hath euerlastyng lyfe: He that beleueth not the sonne, shall not see life, but the wrath of God abydeth on hym.
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.