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Bishops Bible 1568



11:1And the apostles & brethre that were in Iurie, hearde that ye heathe had also receaued the worde of God.
11:2And when Peter was come vp to Hierusalem, they that were of the circumcision contended agaynst hym,
11:3Saying: Thou wentest in to men vncircucised, & diddest eate with them.
11:4But Peter rehearsed the matter from the begynnyng, and expounded it by order vnto them, saying:
11:5I was in the citie of Ioppa praying, and in a traunce I sawe a vision, a certayne vessell descende, as it had ben a great sheete, let downe from heauen by the foure corners, and it came to me.
11:6Upon the which whe I had fastened mine eyes, I considered, & sawe fourefooted beastes of the earth, and wylde beastes, and wormes, and foules of the ayre.
11:7And I hearde a voyce, saying vnto me: aryse Peter, slay, and eate.
11:8But I sayde, Not so Lorde: For nothyng common or vncleane hath at any tyme entred into my mouth.
11:9But the voyce aunswered me agayne from heaue: Make them not comon which God hath cleansed.
11:10And this was done three tymes: And all were taken vp agayne into heauen.
11:11And beholde, immediatly there were three men, alredy come vnto the house where I was, sent from Cesarea vnto me.
11:12And the spirite sayde vnto me, that I shoulde go with the, without doubting. Moreouer, these sixe brethren accompanyed me, & we entred into the mans house:
11:13And he shewed vs, howe he had seene an Angel in his house, which stoode and sayde vnto hym: Sende men to Ioppa, and call for Simon, whose sirname is Peter:
11:14He shal tell thee wordes, wherby both thou and all thyne house shalbe saued.
11:15And as I began to speake, the holy ghost fell on them, as he dyd on vs at the begynnyng.
11:16Then came it to my remembraunce, howe that the Lorde sayde: Iohn baptized with water, but ye shalbe baptized with the holy ghost.
11:17For as much then, as God gaue them the lyke gyft as he dyd vnto vs, when we beleued on the Lorde Iesus Christ: what was I, that I shoulde haue withstande God?
11:18When they hearde these thynges, they helde their peace, and glorified God, saying: Then hath God also to ye Gentiles, graunted repentaunce vnto lyfe.
11:19They also which were scattered abrode through the affliction that arose about Steuen, walked throughout vnto Phenices, and Cypers, and Antioche, preachyng the worde to no man, but vnto the Iewes only.
11:20And some of the were men of Cypers, and Cyrenes, which when they were come to Antioche, spake vnto ye Grekes, and preached the Lorde Iesus.
11:21And the hande of the Lorde was with them, and a great number beleued and turned vnto the Lorde.
11:22Then tydynges of these thinges came vnto the cares of the Churche, which was in Hierusale: And they sent foorth Barnabas, that he shoulde go vnto Antioche.
11:23Which when he came, and had seene the grace of God, was glad, and exhorted them all, that with purpose of heart they woulde cleaue vnto the Lorde.
11:24For he was a good man, and full of the holy ghost, and of fayth: And much people was added vnto the Lorde.
11:25Then departed Barnabas to Tarsus, for to seeke Saul.
11:26And when he had founde hym, he brought hym vnto Antioche. And it came to passe, that a whole yere they had their couersation with the Church there, & taught much people: in so much, that the disciples of Antioche, were the first that were called Christians.
11:27And in those dayes, came prophetes from Hierusalem vnto Antioche.
11:28And there stoode vp one of them named Agabus, and signified by the spirite, that there shoulde be great dearth throughout all the worlde: which came to passe in the dayes of Claudius Cesar.
11:29Then the disciples, euery man accordyng to his abilitie, purposed to sende succour vnto the brethren which dwelt in Iurie.
11:30Which thyng they also dyd, and sent it to the elders by the handes of Barnabas and Saul.
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.