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Coverdale Bible 1535
|16:1||I commende vnto you Phebe oure sister, which is a mynister of the congregacion of Cenchrea,|
|16:2||that ye receaue her in the LORDE, as it be cometh the sayntes, and that ye helpe her in whatsoeuer busynesse she hath neade off you. For she hath succoured many, and myne awne selfe also.|
|16:3||Grete Prisca and Aquila my helpers in Christ Iesu,|
|16:4||which for my life haue layed downe their awne neckes: vnto whom not I onely geue thankes, but all the congregacions of the Heythen.|
|16:5||Grete the congregacion also in their house. Salute Epenetos my beloued, which is ye first frute amoge the of Achaia i Christ.|
|16:6||Grete Mary, which hath bestowed moch laboure on vs.|
|16:7||Salute Andronicus & Iunia my cosens, & felowe presoners, which are awncient Apostles, & were before me in Christ.|
|16:8||Grete Amplias my beloued in ye LORDE.|
|16:9||Salute Vrban or helper in Christ, & Stachis my beloued.|
|16:10||Salute Apelles approued in Christ. Salute them which are of Aristobolus housholde.|
|16:11||Salute Herodion my kynssman. Grete the which are of Narcissus housholde in the LORDE|
|16:12||Salute Tryphena & Tryphosa, which haue laboured in ye LORDE. Salute my beloued Persida, which hath laboured moch & ye LORDE.|
|16:13||Salute Ruffus ye chosen in ye LORDE: & his mother & myne.|
|16:14||Grete Asyncritus, Phlego, Herman, Patrobas, Hermen, & ye brethre wt the.|
|16:15||Salute Philologus & Iulia, Nerius & his sister, & Olympa, & all the sayntes. wt the|
|16:16||Salute one another wt an holy kysse. The cogregacions of Christ salute you.|
|16:17||I beseke you brethren, marke them which cause deuysion & geue occasions of euell, contrary to ye doctryne which ye haue learned, & avoyde them.|
|16:18||For they yt are soch, serue not the LORDE Iesu Christ, but their awne belly: & thorow swete preachinges & flateringe wordes, they disceaue ye hertes of ye innocentes.|
|16:19||For youre obedience is published amonge all men, therfore am I glad of you.But yet I wolde haue you wyse in that which is good, & symple in euell.|
|16:20||The God of peace treade Sathan vnder yor fete shortly. The grace of or LORDE Iesu Christ be with you|
|16:21||Timotheus my helper, & Lucius, & Iason, & Sopater my kynsme salute you.|
|16:22||I Tertius which haue writte this epistle in ye LORDE,|
|16:23||salute you Gaius myne ooste & ye oost of ye whole cogregacion saluteth you. Erastus ye chaberlaine of ye cite saluteth you & Quartus a brother saluteth you.|
|16:24||The grace of or LORDE Iesu Christ be wt you all Ame,|
|16:25||To him yt is of power to stablyshe you, acordinge to my Gospell & preachinge of Iesu Christ, wherby is vttered ye mystery which hath bene kepte secrete, sence ye worlde begane,|
|16:26||but now is opened, & shewed by the scriptures of ye prophetes, at the comaundemet of the euerlastinge God, to set vp ye obediece of the faith amonge all Heythen:|
|16:27||to the same God, which alone is wyse, be prayse thorow Iesus Christ for euer, Amen.|
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.