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The Great Bible 1539
|And the Lorde spake vnto Moses, sayinge:
|speake vnto Aaron & vnto hys sonnes and vnto all the chyldren of Israel and saye vnto them: Thys is the thynge which the Lord hath charged, sayinge:
|what man soeuer of the house of Israel kylleth an oxe, or lambe or goate in the hoste, or that kylleth it out of the hoste,
|and bryngeth it not vnto the dore of the tabernacle of wytnesse, to offer an offerynge vnto the Lorde before the dwellynge place of the Lorde, bloude shalbe imputed vnto that man, as though he had shed bloude, and that man shall be roted out from amonge his people.
|Wherfore whan the chyldren of Israel brynge their offeringes, that they offer in the wyde felde, they shulde brynge them vnto the Lorde: euen vnto the doore of the tabernacle of wytnesse to the preaste, to offer them for peace offerynges vnto the Lord.
|And the preaste must sprynkle the bloude vpon the alter of the Lorde whych is before the dore of the tabernacle of wytnesse, and burne the fatt for a swete sauoure vnto the Lorde.
|And lett them no moare offer their offeringes vnto deuyls, after whom they haue gone a whorynge. Thys shalbe an ordynaunce for euer vnto them in their generacyons.
|And thou shalt saye vnto them: whatsoeuer man it be of the house of Israel or of the straungers whych soiourne amonge you that offereth a burntofferynge or sacrifyce,
|& bryngeth it not vnto the dore of the tabernacle of wytnesse to offer it vnto the Lorde, that man shall peryshe from amonge hys people:
|And whatsoeuer man it be of the house of Israel or of the straungers that soiourne amonge you, that eateth any maner of bloude, I will sett my face agaynst that soule that eateth bloude, and will destroye hym from amonge hys people:
|for the lyfe of the fleshe is in the bloude, and I haue geuen it vnto you vpon the alter,
|to make an attonement for youre soules, for bloude shall make an attonement for the soule. And therfore I sayde vnto the chyldren of Israel: let no soule of you eate bloude. Neyther let any straunger that soiourneth amonge you, eate bloude.
|And whatsoeuer man it be of the chyldren of Israel or of the straungers that soiourne amonge you, whych hunteth and catcheth any beest or foule that maye be eaten, let him powre out the bloude therof, & couer it wyth erthe,
|for the lyfe of all fleshe is in the bloude of it, therfore I sayde vnto the chyldren of Israel ye shall eate the bloude of no maner of fleshe, for the lyfe of all fleshe is the bloude therof: whosoeuer eateth it, shall peryshe.
|And euery soule that eateth it whych dyed alone, or that which was torne wyth wylde beastes: whether it be one of youre selues or a straunger, he shall wasshe hys clothes, and bathe hym selfe in water, and be vncleane vnto the euen, and then shall he be cleane.
|Yf he wasshe them not, nor bathe hys flesshe, he shall beare hys synne.
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."