Textus Receptus Bibles
Geneva Bible 1560/1599
|2:1||I Exhort therefore, that first of all supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giuing of thanks be made for all men,|
|2:2||For Kings, and for all that are in authoritie, that we may leade a quiet and a peaceable life, in all godlinesse and honestie.|
|2:3||For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Sauiour,|
|2:4||Who will that all men shalbe saued, and come vnto the acknowledging of the trueth.|
|2:5||For there is one God, and one Mediatour betweene God and man, which is the man Christ Iesus,|
|2:6||Who gaue himselfe a ransome for all men, to be that testimonie in due time,|
|2:7||Whereunto I am ordeined a preacher and an Apostle (I speake the trueth in Christ, and lie not) euen a teacher of the Gentiles in faith and veritie.|
|2:8||I will therefore that the men pray, euery where lifting vp pure hands without wrath, or douting.|
|2:9||Likewise also the women, that they aray themselues in comely apparell, with shamefastnes and modestie, not with broyded heare, or gold, or pearles, or costly apparell,|
|2:10||But (as becommeth women that professe the feare of God) with good workes.|
|2:11||Let the woman learne in silence with all subiection.|
|2:12||I permit not a woman to teache, neither to vsurpe authoritie ouer the man, but to be in silence.|
|2:13||For Adam was first formed, then Eue.|
|2:14||And Adam was not deceiued, but the woman was deceiued, and was in the transgression.|
|2:15||Notwithstanding, through bearing of children she shalbe saued if they continue in faith, and loue, and holines with modestie.|
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.