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Bishops Bible 1568



4:1And as they spake vnto ye people, the priestes & the ruler of the temple, and the saducees, came vpon them,
4:2Takyng it greuously that they taught the people, and preached in Iesus the resurrection from the dead.
4:3And they layde handes on them, and put them in holde, vntyll the next day: for it was nowe euentyde.
4:4Howbeit, many of them which hearde the worde, beleued: and the number of the men was about fyue thousande.
4:5And it came to passe on the morowe, that their rulers, and elders, & scribes,
4:6And Annas the chiefe priest, and Caiaphas, and Iohn, and Alexander, and as many as were of the kynrede of the hye priestes, were gathered together at Hierusalem.
4:7And when they had set them before them, they asked: by what power, or in what name haue ye done this?
4:8Then Peter, full of the holy ghost, sayde vnto them: Ye rulers of the people, and elders of Israel,
4:9If we this day be examined of the good deede done to the sicke man, by what meanes he is made whole:
4:10Be it knowen vnto you all, and to all the people of Israel, that by the name of Iesus Christe of Nazareth, whom ye crucified, whom God raysed agayne from the dead: euen by hym doth this man stande here before you whole.
4:11This is the stone which was cast asyde of you buylders, which is the head of the corner:
4:12Neither is there saluation in any other. For among men vnder heauen, there is geuen none other name, wherin we must be saued.
4:13Nowe when they sawe the boldnesse of Peter and Iohn, and vnderstoode that they were vnlearned and lay men, they marueyled, and they knewe them that they had ben with Iesu:
4:14And beholdyng also the man which was healed, standyng with them, they coulde not say agaynst it,
4:15But commaundyng them to go asyde out of the counsel, and counseled among them selues,
4:16Saying: What shall we do to these men? For a manifest signe is done by them, and is openly knowen to all them that dwell in Hierusalem, and we can not denie it.
4:17But that it be noysed no farther among the people, let vs threaten and charge them that they speake hencefoorth to no man in this name.
4:18And they called them, and commaunded them, that in no wyse they shoulde speake, nor teache in the name of Iesu.
4:19But Peter and Iohn aunswered, and sayde vnto them: Whether it be ryght in the syght of God, to hearken vnto you more then to God, iudge ye.
4:20For we cannot but speake that, which we haue seene and hearde.
4:21So threatned they them, and let them go, and founde nothyng how to punishe them, because of the people: For all men praysed God, because of that which was done.
4:22For the man was about fourtie yere olde, on whom this miracle of healyng was shewed.
4:23Then assoone as they were let go, they came to their felowes, and shewed all that the hye priestes and elders had sayde vnto them.
4:24And when they hearde that, they lyft vp their voyces to God with one accorde, and sayde: Lorde, thou art God, which hast made heauen and earth, the sea, and all that in them is,
4:25Which by the mouth of thy seruaunt Dauid, hast sayde: Why dyd the Heathen rage, & the people imagine vayne thynges?
4:26The kynges of the earth stoode vp, and the rulers came together, agaynst the Lorde, and agaynst his Christe.
4:27And of a trueth, agaynst thy holye chylde Iesus, who thou hast anoynted, both Herode and also Pontius Pilate, with the Gentiles, and the people of Israel, gathered them selues together,
4:28For to do whatsoeuer thy hande & thy counsel determined before to be done.
4:29And nowe Lorde, beholde their threatnynges, & graunt vnto thy seruauntes, that with all boldensse they may speake thy worde.
4:30So that thou stretch foorth thyne hande, that healyng, and signes, and wonders, be done by the name of thy holy chylde Iesus.
4:31And assoone as they had prayed, the place moued where they were assembled together, and they were all fylled with the holy ghost, and they spake the worde of God boldely.
4:32And the multitude of them that beleued, were of one heart, and of one soule: Neither sayde any of them, that ought of ye thynges which he possessed, was his owne: but they had all thinges common.
4:33And with great power gaue the Apostles witnesse of the resurrection of the Lorde Iesu: And great grace was with them all.
4:34Neither was there any among them, that lacked: For as many as were possessers of landes, or houses, solde them, & brought the price of the thynges that were solde,
4:35And layed it downe at the Apostles feete: And distribution was made vnto euery man, accordyng as he had neede.
4:36And Ioses, which was also called of the Apostles Barnabas (that is to say) the sonne of consolation, being a Leuite, and of the countrey of Cypers,
4:37When he had lande, solde it, and layde the money downe at the Apostles feete.
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.