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The Great Bible 1539
|And the Lord spake vnto Moses and Aaron and sayde vnto them:
|speake vnto the children of Israel, & saye these are the beastes whych ye shall eate, amonge all the catell that are on the earth:
|whatsoeuer parteth the hoofe, and deuydeth it into two clawes, and chaweth cud amonge the beastes, that shall ye eate.
|Neuerthelesse, these shall ye not eate, of them that chewe cud, & deuydeth the hoofes: as is the camell, whych chaweth cud, but he deuydeth not the hoofe, therfore is he vncleane vnto you,
|euen so the conye, whych chaweth the cud but deuydeth not the hoofe: He is vncleane to you.
|And the hare though he chawe the cud, yet because he deuideth not the hoofe, he is therfore vncleane to you.
|And agayne, the swyne, though he deuyde the hoffe in to two clawes, yet he chaweth not the cud. He is vncleane to you.
|Of theyr fleshe shall ye not eate, & theyr carkasses shall ye not touche, but let them be vncleane to you.
|These shall ye eate of all that are in the waters: whatsoeuer hath synnes and skales in the waters, sees and ryuers, that shall ye eate.
|And all that haue not fynnes and skales in the see and ryuers, of all that moue and lyue in the waters, let them be abhominacyon vnto you:
|Ye shall not eate of theyr flesh, but abhorre theyr carkases.
|Let all that haue no fynnes nor scales in the waters, be abhomynable vnto you.
|These are they whych ye shall abhorre amonge the foules, and that ought not to be eaten, for they are an abhomynacyon. The egle, the goshauke, & the cormoraunte,
|the vultur and the kyte after hys kynde,
|and all rauens after theyr kynde,
|the estrych, the nyghtcrowe, the coockowe, and the owle after hys kynde,
|the falcon, the storcke, the great oule,
|the backe, the pellycane, the pye,
|the heron, the Iaye after his kynde, the lapwynge: and the swalowe.
|Let all foules that crepe & goo vpon all foure, be an abominacyon vnto you.
|Yet these maye ye eate, of euery crepynge thynge that hath wynges and goo apon foure fete: euen those that haue knees aboue vpon theyr fete, to lepe wyth all vpon the erthe,
|euen these of them ye maye eate the. Arbe after hys kynde: the Selaam after hys kynde: the Hargol after hys kynde, and the Hagab after hys kynde.
|All other foules that moue and haue foure fete, shalbe abhominacyon vnto you.
|In soche ye be vncleane, and whosoeuer toucheth the carkas of them, shalbe vncleane vnto the euen:
|and whosoeuer bereth the carkasse of them, shall washe hys clothes, and be vncleane vntyll euen.
|And euery beast that hath hoofe and deuydeth it not into two clawes, ner chaweth cud, suche are vnclene vnto you: euery one that toucheth them, shalbe vncleane.
|And what soeuer goeth vpon hys handes amonge all maner beastes that goo on all foure fete, such are vnclene vnto you: & who so doth touche theyr carkasse shalbe vnclene vntyll the euen.
|And he that beareth the carkasse of them, shall wasshe hys clothes & be vncleane vntyll the euen, for soche are vncleane vnto you.
|And let these also be vncleane to you, amonge the thynges that crepe vpon the erth, the weasell, and the mouse, & the toade, after theyr kynde,
|the hedgehogge, the stellio, the lacerte, the snayle, and the molle:
|these are vncleane to you amonge all that crepe: whosoeuer doth touche them when they be dead, shalbe vncleane vntyll the euen.
|And whatsoeuer any of the dead carkasses of them doth fall vpon, shalbe vncleane: whether it be vessell of wodd, or rayment, or skynne, or bagge, or what soeuer vessell it be that any worke is wroughte in. And it must be plunged in the water, & it shall be vncleane vntyll the euen, and so shall it be clensed.
|All maner of erthen vessell wherinto any of them falleth, shalbe vncleane, wyth all that ther in is: and it shall be broken.
|All maner meate also that is vsed to be eaten yf any soche water come vpon it, it shalbe vncleane. And all maner dryncke that is vsed to be droncke in all maner soche vessels, shalbe vncleane.
|And euery thynge that theyr carcase falleth vpon, shalbe vncleane: Whether it be ouen or kettell, let it be broken. For they are vncleane, and shalbe vncleane vnto you:
|Neuerthelater, yet the fountaynes and welles & collection of waters shalbe cleane still. And whoso toucheth theyr carkasse, shall be vncleane.
|If the dead carkasse of any soche fall vpon any seed vsed to sowe, it shall yet be cleane styll:
|but and yf any water be powred vpon the seed, & a deed carkesse fall theron, it shalbe vncleane vnto you.
|If any beast of whych ye maye eate, dye and any man touche the dead carkasse therof, he shalbe vncleane vntyll the euen.
|He that eateth of the dead carkasse of it, shall wasshe hys clothes and be vncleane vntyll the euen. And he also that beareth the carkasse of it, shall wasshe his clothes, and be vncleane vntyll euen.
|Let euery crepinge thynge that crepeth vpon the erth be an abhominacyon, and not be eaten.
|Whatsoeuer goeth vpon the brest, and whatsoeuer goeth vpon foure, or that hath moo fete amonge all crepynge thynges that crepe vpon the erth, of that se ye eate not for they are abhomynable.
|Ye shall not make youre soules abhominable wyth nothing that crepeth, nether make your selues vncleane wyth them: that ye shulde be defyled therby.
|For I am the Lorde youre God. Be sanctifyed therfore, and ye shall be holy for I am holy: and ye shall not defyle youre soules wyth any maner of crepynge thynge, that crepeth vpon the erth.
|For I am the Lorde, that brought you out of the lande of Egypt, to be youre God: ye shall be holy therfore, for I am holy.
|Thys is the lawe of beastes and foules & of euery lyuynge creature that moueth in the waters, and of euery creature that crepeth vpon the erth,
|that there maye be a difference betwene the vncleane & clene, and betwene the beaste that maye be eaten, & the beaste that ought not to be eaten.
The Great Bible 1539
The Great Bible of 1539 was the first authorized edition of the Bible in English, authorized by King Henry VIII of England to be read aloud in the church services of the Church of England. The Great Bible was prepared by Myles Coverdale, working under commission of Thomas, Lord Cromwell, Secretary to Henry VIII and Vicar General. In 1538, Cromwell directed the clergy to provide "one book of the bible of the largest volume in English, and the same set up in some convenient place within the said church that ye have care of, whereas your parishioners may most commodiously resort to the same and read it."