Textus Receptus Bibles
Geneva Bible 1560/1599
|27:1||Then Moses with the Elders of Israel commanded the people, saying, Keepe all the comandements, which I command you this day.|
|27:2||And when ye shall passe ouer Iorden vnto the lande which the Lord thy God giueth thee, thou shalt set thee vp great stones, and playster them with plaister,|
|27:3||And shalt write vpon them all the words of this Lawe, when thou shalt come ouer, that thou mayest go into the land which the Lord thy God giueth thee: a land that floweth with milke and hony, as the Lord God of thy fathers hath promised thee.|
|27:4||Therefore when ye shall passe ouer Iorden, ye shall set vp these stones, which I command you this daye in mount Ebal, and thou shalt plaister them with plaister.|
|27:5||And there shalt thou build vnto the Lord thy God an altar, euen an altar of stones: thou shalt lift none yron instrument vpon them.|
|27:6||Thou shalt make the altar of the Lord thy God of whole stones, and offer burnt offerings thereon vnto the Lord thy God.|
|27:7||And thou shalt offer peace offrings, and shalt eate there and reioyce before the Lord thy God:|
|27:8||And thou shalt write vpon the stones al the words of this Law, well and plainely.|
|27:9||And Moses and the Priestes of the Leuites spake vnto all Israel, saying, Take heede and heare, O Israel: this day thou art become the people of the Lord thy God.|
|27:10||Thou shalt hearken therefore vnto the voyce of the Lord thy God, and do his commandements and his ordinances, which I commande thee this day.|
|27:11||And Moses charged the people the same day, saying,|
|27:12||These shall stand vpon mount Gerizzim, to blesse the people when ye shall passe ouer Iorden: Simeon, and Leui, and Iudah, and Issachar, and Ioseph, and Beniamin.|
|27:13||And these shall stand vpon mount Ebal to curse: Reuben, Gad, and Asher, and Zebulun, Dan, and Naphtali.|
|27:14||And the Leuites shall answere and say vnto all the men of Israel with a loude voyce,|
|27:15||Cursed be the man that shall make any carued or molten image, which is an abomination vnto the Lord, the worke of the hands of the craftesman, and putteth it in a secrete place: And all the people shall answere, and say: So be it.|
|27:16||Cursed be he that curseth his father and his mother: And all the people shall say: So be it.|
|27:17||Cursed be he that remoueth his neighbors marke: And all the people shall say: So be it.|
|27:18||Cursed be he that maketh ye blinde go out of the way: And all the people shall say: So be it.|
|27:19||Cursed be he that hindreth the right of the stranger, the fatherles, and the widow: And all the people shall say: So be it.|
|27:20||Cursed be hee that lyeth with his fathers wife: for he hath vncouered his fathers skirt: And all the people shall say: So be it.|
|27:21||Cursed be he that lieth with any beast: And all the people shall say: So be it.|
|27:22||Cursed be he that lyeth with his sister, the daughter of his father, or the daughter of his mother: And all the people shall say: So be it.|
|27:23||Cursed be he that lyeth with his mother in law: And all the people shall say: So be it.|
|27:24||Cursed be hee that smiteth his neyghbour secretly: And all the people shall say: So be it.|
|27:25||Cursed be he that taketh a reward to put to death innocent blood: And all the people shall say: So be it.|
|27:26||Cursed be he that confirmeth not all the wordes of this Law, to do them: And all the people shall say: So be it.|
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.