Textus Receptus Bibles
Geneva Bible 1560/1599
|17:1||These things spake Iesus, and lift vp his eyes to heauen, and saide, Father, that houre is come: glorifie thy Sonne, that thy Sonne also may glorifie thee,|
|17:2||As thou hast giuen him power ouer all flesh, that he shoulde giue eternall life to all them that thou hast giuen him.|
|17:3||And this is life eternall, that they knowe thee to be the onely very God, and whom thou hast sent, Iesus Christ.|
|17:4||I haue glorified thee on the earth: I haue finished the worke which thou gauest me to doe.|
|17:5||And nowe glorifie me, thou Father, with thine owne selfe, with the glorie which I had with thee before the world was.|
|17:6||I haue declared thy Name vnto the men which thou gauest me out of the world: thine they were, and thou gauest them me, and they haue kept thy worde.|
|17:7||Nowe they knowe that all things whatsoeuer thou hast giuen me, are of thee.|
|17:8||For I haue giuen vnto them the wordes which thou gauest me, and they haue receiued them, and haue knowen surely that I came out from thee, and haue beleeued that thou hast sent me.|
|17:9||I pray for them: I pray not for the worlde, but for them which thou hast giuen me: for they are thine.|
|17:10||And al mine are thine, and thine are mine, and I am glorified in them.|
|17:11||And nowe am I no more in the world, but these are in the worlde, and I come to thee. Holy Father, keepe them in thy Name, euen them whome thou hast giuen mee, that they may bee one, as we are.|
|17:12||While I was with them in the worlde, I kept them in thy Name: those that thou gauest me, haue I kept, and none of them is lost, but the childe of perdition, that the Scripture might be fulfilled.|
|17:13||And now come I to thee, and these things speake I in the worlde, that they might haue my ioy fulfilled in themselues.|
|17:14||I haue giuen them thy word, and the world hath hated them, because they are not of the world, as I am not of the world.|
|17:15||I pray not that thou shouldest take them out of the world, but that thou keepe them from euill.|
|17:16||They are not of the worlde, as I am not of the world.|
|17:17||Sanctifie them with thy trueth: thy word is trueth.|
|17:18||As thou diddest send me into the world, so haue I sent them into the world.|
|17:19||And for their sakes sanctifie I my selfe, that they also may bee sanctified through the trueth.|
|17:20||I praie not for these alone, but for them also which shall beleeue in mee, through their woorde,|
|17:21||That they all may bee one, as thou, O Father, art in me, and I in thee: euen that they may be also one in vs, that the worlde may beleeue that thou hast sent me.|
|17:22||And the glory that thou gauest me, I haue giuen them, that they may be one, as we are one,|
|17:23||I in them, and thou in mee, that they may be made perfect in one, and that the worlde may knowe that thou hast sent mee, and hast loued them, as thou hast loued me.|
|17:24||Father, I will that they which thou hast giuen me, be with me euen where I am, that they may beholde that my glorie, which thou hast giuen mee: for thou louedst me before the foundation of the world.|
|17:25||O righteous Father, the worlde also hath not knowen thee, but I haue knowen thee, and these haue knowen, that thou hast sent me.|
|17:26||And I haue declared vnto the thy Name, and will declare it, that the loue wherewith thou hast loued me, may be in them, and I in them.|
Geneva Bible 1560/1599
The Geneva Bible is one of the most influential and historically significant translations of the Bible into English, preceding the King James translation by 51 years. It was the primary Bible of 16th century Protestantism and was the Bible used by William Shakespeare, Oliver Cromwell, John Knox, John Donne, and John Bunyan. The language of the Geneva Bible was more forceful and vigorous and because of this, most readers strongly preferred this version at the time.
The Geneva Bible was produced by a group of English scholars who, fleeing from the reign of Queen Mary, had found refuge in Switzerland. During the reign of Queen Mary, no Bibles were printed in England, the English Bible was no longer used in churches and English Bibles already in churches were removed and burned. Mary was determined to return Britain to Roman Catholicism.
The first English Protestant to die during Mary's turbulent reign was John Rogers in 1555, who had been the editor of the Matthews Bible. At this time, hundreds of Protestants left England and headed for Geneva, a city which under the leadership of Calvin, had become the intellectual and spiritual capital of European Protestants.
One of these exiles was William Whittingham, a fellow of Christ Church at Oxford University, who had been a diplomat, a courtier, was much traveled and skilled in many languages including Greek and Hebrew. He eventually succeeded John Knox as the minister of the English congregation in Geneva. Whittingham went on to publish the 1560 Geneva Bible.
This version is significant because, it came with a variety of scriptural study guides and aids, which included verse citations that allow the reader to cross-reference one verse with numerous relevant verses in the rest of the Bible, introductions to each book of the Bible that acted to summarize all of the material that each book would cover, maps, tables, woodcut illustrations, indices, as well as other included features, all of which would eventually lead to the reputation of the Geneva Bible as history's very first study Bible.