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Coverdale Bible 1535



28:1And the LORDE spake vnto Moses, & sayde:
28:2Comaunde ye childre of Israel, & saye vnto the: The offerynge of my bred which is my offerynge of the swete sauoure, shal ye kepe in his due season, that ye maie offre vnto me.
28:3And saye vnto the: These are the offerynges that ye shal offre vnto the LORDE: Lambes of a yeare olde which are without blemysh, euerydaye two for a daylie burntofferynge:
28:4the one lambe in the mornynge, the other at euen.
28:5And therto a tenth deale of an Epha of fyne floure for a meatofferynge, myngled with beate oyle of the fourth parte of an Hin,
28:6this is a daylie burntofferynge, which ye offred vpon mout Sinai, for a swete sauoure of a sacrifice unto the LORDE:
28:7And the drynkofferinge of the same, ye fourth parte of an Hin to a lambe, and this shalbe poured in the Sanctuary for a gifte vnto the LORDE.
28:8The other lambe shalt thou prepare at eue (like as the meatofferynge in the mornynge) & the drynkofferinge therof, for a sacrifice of a swete sauoure vnto the LORDE.
28:9On the Sabbath daye, two lambes of a yeare olde without blemysh, & two teth deales of fyne floure myngled with oyle, & the drynk offerynge therof.
28:10This is the burntofferynge of euery Sabbath, besyde the daylie burntofferynge, wt his drynkofferinge.
28:11And on the first daye of youre monethes ye shal offre a burntofferynge vnto ye LORDE: two yonge bullockes, a ramme, seue lambes of a yeare olde without blemysh,
28:12and all waye thre tenth deales of fyne floure for a meatofferynge myngled with oyle vnto euery bullocke: two tenth deales of fyne floure for a meatofferynge myngled with oyle vnto the ramme:
28:13and a tenth deale of fyne floure for a meatofferynge myngled with oyle vnto euery lambe. This is the burntofferynge of a swete sauoure, a sacrifice unto ye LORDE.
28:14And their drynkofferynges shalbe, half an Hin of wyne vnto euery bullocke, the thirde parte of an Hin to the ramme, ye fourth parte of an Hin to euery lambe. This is the burntofferynge of euery moneth in the yeare.
28:15There shalbe offered an he goate also for a synofferynge vnto the LORDE, to the daylie burntofferynge with his drynkofferynge.
28:16And on the fourtene daye of the first moneth is the Easter vnto the LORDE,
28:17and on the fyftene daye of the same moneth is the feast. Seue dayes shal vnleuended bred be eaten.
28:18The first daye shalbe an holy conuocacion: No seruile worke shal ye do therin,
28:19and ye shal offre a burntofferynge vnto the LORDE: two yonge bullockes, one ramme, seuen labes of a yeare olde without blemysh,
28:20with their meatofferynge: thre tenth deales of fyne floure myngled with oile to either bullocke, and two tenth deales to the ramme,
28:21and one tenth deale to euery lambe amonge the seuen lambes.
28:22And an he goate for a synofferinge, to make an attonement for you.
28:23And these shal ye offre in the mornynge, besydes the burntofferynge, which is a daylie burntofferynge.
28:24After this maner shal ye offre ye bred euery daye seuen dayes longe for an offeringe of a swete sauoure vnto the LORDE, to the daylie burntofferynge, and drynkofferynge also.
28:25And the seuenth daye shal be called an holy conuocacion with you: no seruyle worke shal ye do therin.
28:26And the daye of the fyrst frutes (wha ye offre the meatofferynge of the moneth vnto ye LORDE in youre wekes) shal be an holy couocacion also:
28:27No worke of bondage shal ye do therin. And ye shal offre a burntofferynge for a swete sauoure vnto the LORDE: two yonge bullockes, a ramme, seuen lambes of a yeare olde,
28:28with their meatofferynges: thre tenth deales of fyne floure myngled with oyle to euery bullocke, two tenth deales to the ramme,
28:29and one tent deale to euery lambe of the seuen lambes.
28:30And an he goate to make an attonement for you.
28:31This shal ye do, besydes ye daylie burntofferynge with his meatofferynge and his drynkofferinge. Without blemysh shal they be all.
Coverdale Bible 1535

Coverdale Bible 1535

The Coverdale Bible, compiled by Myles Coverdale and published in 1535, was the first complete English translation of the Bible to contain both the Old and New Testament and translated from the original Hebrew and Greek. The later editions (folio and quarto) published in 1539 were the first complete Bibles printed in England. The 1539 folio edition carried the royal license and was, therefore, the first officially approved Bible translation in English.

Tyndale never had the satisfaction of completing his English Bible; but during his imprisonment, he may have learned that a complete translation, based largely upon his own, had actually been produced. The credit for this achievement, the first complete printed English Bible, is due to Miles Coverdale (1488-1569), afterward bishop of Exeter (1551-1553).

The details of its production are obscure. Coverdale met Tyndale in Hamburg, Germany in 1529, and is said to have assisted him in the translation of the Pentateuch. His own work was done under the patronage of Oliver Cromwell, who was anxious for the publication of an English Bible; and it was no doubt forwarded by the action of Convocation, which, under Archbishop Cranmer's leading, had petitioned in 1534 for the undertaking of such a work.

Coverdale's Bible was probably printed by Froschover in Zurich, Switzerland and was published at the end of 1535, with a dedication to Henry VIII. By this time, the conditions were more favorable to a Protestant Bible than they had been in 1525. Henry had finally broken with the Pope and had committed himself to the principle of an English Bible. Coverdale's work was accordingly tolerated by authority, and when the second edition of it appeared in 1537 (printed by an English printer, Nycolson of Southwark), it bore on its title-page the words, "Set forth with the King's most gracious license." In licensing Coverdale's translation, King Henry probably did not know how far he was sanctioning the work of Tyndale, which he had previously condemned.

In the New Testament, in particular, Tyndale's version is the basis of Coverdale's, and to a somewhat less extent this is also the case in the Pentateuch and Jonah; but Coverdale revised the work of his predecessor with the help of the Zurich German Bible of Zwingli and others (1524-1529), a Latin version by Pagninus, the Vulgate, and Luther. In his preface, he explicitly disclaims originality as a translator, and there is no sign that he made any noticeable use of the Greek and Hebrew; but he used the available Latin, German, and English versions with judgment. In the parts of the Old Testament which Tyndale had not published he appears to have translated mainly from the Zurich Bible. [Coverdale's Bible of 1535 was reprinted by Bagster, 1838.]

In one respect Coverdale's Bible was groundbreaking, namely, in the arrangement of the books of the. It is to Tyndale's example, no doubt, that the action of Coverdale is due. His Bible is divided into six parts -- (1) Pentateuch; (2) Joshua -- Esther; (3) Job -- "Solomon's Balettes" (i.e. Canticles); (4) Prophets; (5) "Apocrypha, the books and treatises which among the fathers of old are not reckoned to be of like authority with the other books of the Bible, neither are they found in the canon of the Hebrew"; (6) the New Testament. This represents the view generally taken by the Reformers, both in Germany and in England, and so far as concerns the English Bible, Coverdale's example was decisive.