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The Great Bible 1539
|And the Lorde spake vnto Moses, sayinge:
|speake vnto the chyldren of Israel and saye: yf a woman hath conceaued, & borne a manchylde, she shalbe vncleane seuen dayes: euen in lyke maner as when she is put a parte in tyme of hyr naturall dysease.
|And in the eyght daye the fleshe of the chyldes foreskynne shalbe cut awaye.
|And she shall then contynue in the bloude of hyr puryfyenge thre and thyrtye dayes. She shall touche no halowed thynge, nor come into the sanctuary, vntyll the tyme of hyr purifyenge be out.
|If she bere a maydechylde, she shalbe vnclene two wekes, as when she hath hyr naturall dysease. And she shall contynue in the bloude of hyr purifyenge thre score and syxe dayes.
|And when the dayes of hyr purifyenge are out: whether it be for a sonne or for a daughter, she shall brynge a lambe of one yeare olde for a burntoffringe, and a younge pigeon or a turtyll doue for synne vnto the dore of the tabernacle of wytnesse and vnto the Preaste:
|whych shall offer them before the Lorde, and make an attonement for her, and she shalbe pourged of the yssue of hyr bloude. And thys is the lawe for her that hath borne a male or female.
|But and yf she be not able to brynge a lambe, she shall brynge two turtyls or two younge pygeons: the one for the burntoffringe, and the other for synne. And the Preaste shall make an attonement for her, and she shalbe clene.
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."