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The Great Bible 1539
|Ye shall make you no ydolles nor grauen ymage, nether reare you vp any stone, nether shall ye sett vp any ymage of stone in your land to worshippe it: for I am the Lord youre God:
|ye shall kepe my Sabbothes, & feare my sanctuary: for I am the Lorde.
|If ye walke in myne ordinaunces and kepe my commaundementes, and do them,
|I wyll sende you rayne in the ryght ceason and the lande shall yelde her encrease, and the trees of the felde shall geue theyr frute.
|And the thresshynge shall reach vnto wyne haruest, and the wyneharuest shall reach vnto sowynge tyme, and ye shall eate your bread in plenteousnes, and dwell in youre lande peasably.
|And I wyll sende peace in the lande, & ye shall slepe without any man to make you a frayde. And I wyll rydd euell beastes out of the lande, and there shall no swerde goo thorow out youre lande.
|And ye shall chase youre enemyes, and they shall fall before you vpon the swerde.
|And fyue of you shall chace an hundred, & an hundred of you shall put ten thousande to flyghte, and youre enemyes shall fall before you vpon the swerde.
|For I will haue respect vnto you, and make you encrease and multiplye you, and sett vp my couenaunt with you.
|And ye shall eate olde stoare, and carye out olde for the newe.
|And I wyll make my dwellynge place amonge you, & my soule shall not lothe you.
|I wyll walke amonge you, and wylbe youre God, and ye shalbe my people.
|I am the Lorde youre God, whyche broughte you out of the lande of Egypte, that ye shulde not be theyr bondemen, and I haue broken the cheynes of your yoke, and made you go vp ryghte.
|But and yf ye wyll not harken vnto me, nor wyll do all these my commaundementes:
|And yf ye shall despise myne ordinaunces, ether yf youre soule abhorre my lawes, so that ye wyll not do all my commaundementes, but breake myne appoyntment,
|I also will do thys vnto you. For I will bring vpon you fearfulnesse, swellynge of body, and the burnynge agewe, to consume youre eyes, & gendre sorowe of hert. And ye shall sowe youre seed in vayne, for youre enemyes shall eate it,
|And I wyll set my face agenste you, and ye shall fall before youre enemyes, & they that hate you, shall raygne ouer you and ye shall flee, when no man foloweth you.
|And yf ye will not yet for all this herken vnto me, then will I punysh you seuen tymes more for youre synnes,
|and wyll breake the pryde of youre stubburnesse. And I wyll make youre heauen as yron, and youre erth as brasse.
|And youre laboure shalbe spent in vayne. For youre lande shall not geue hyr encrease, nether shall the trees of the lande geue theyr frutes.
|And yf ye walke contrary vnto me, and wyll not herken vnto me, I wyll brynge seuen tymes moo plages vpon you, accordinge to youre synnes.
|I will also sende in wilde beastes vpon you, which shall robbe you of youre children, and destroye youre catell, and make you fewe in nombre, and cause youre hye wayes to growe vnto a wyldernesse.
|And yf ye maye not be refourmed by these thynges but shall walke contrarye vnto me,
|then wyll I also walke contrarye vnto you, and wyll punish you yet seuen tymes for youre synnes.
|And I wyll sende a swerde vpon you, that shall auenge my testament And when ye are gathered together wythin youre cyties, I wyll sende the pestilence amonge you, and ye shalbe delyuered into the hande of the enemye.
|And when I haue broken the staffe of youre bread: ten wyues shall bake youre bread in one ouen, and they shall delyuer you youre bread agayne by weyght ye shall eate, and not be satisfyed.
|And yf ye wyll not yet for all thys herken vnto me, but shall walke agaynst me,
|I will walke contrarye vnto you also in indignacyon, and wyll chastice you seuen tymes for youre synnes.
|And ye shall eate the flesh of youre sonnes and the fleshe of youre daughters shall ye deuoure.
|I wyll destroye youre hye places, and roote out youre ymages, and cast youre carkasses vpon the bodyes of youre ydolles, and my soule shall abhorre you.
|And I wyll make your cyties desolate, and brynge youre sanctuarye vnto nought, and wyll not smell the swetnesse of youre odoures.
|I wyll brynge the lande vnto a wyldernesse, and youre enemyes which dwell therin, shall wondre at it.
|And I will strawe you amonge the hethen, and will drawe out a swerde after you, and youre lande shalbe wast, and youre cyties desolate.
|Then shall the lande enioye her Sabbothes, as longe as it lyeth voyde, and ye shalbe in your enemyes lande: euen then shall the lande rest, and reioyse in her Sabbothes.
|As longe as it lyeth voyde it shall rest, because it dyd not reste in youre Sabbothes, when ye dwelt vpon it.
|And vpon them that are left alyue of you, I wyll sende a fayntnesse into theyr hertes in the lande of theyr enemyes: & the sounde of a shakyng leef, shall chace them, and whan they flee the swerde, they shall fall: no man folowinge vpon them.
|They shall fall one vpon another, as it were before a swerde, euen no man folowynge vpon them, and ye shall haue no power to stande before your enemyes:
|And ye shall perish amonge the hethen, & the lande of youre enemyes shall eate you vp.
|And they that are left of you, shall pyne awaye in their vnryghteousnes, euen in their enemyes lande, and in the mysdeades of their fathers shall they consume.
|And they shall confesse their misdeades and the mysdeades of their fathers for their trespace, which they haue trespaced agaynst me, and for that also that they haue walked contrarye vnto me.
|Therfore I also wyll walke contrary vnto them, and wyll brynge them into the lande of their enemyes. And then at the leest waye their vncircumcysed hertes shall be tamed, and they shall make an attonement for their mysdeades.
|And I will remembre my couenaunt, with Iacob, and my bonde with Isahac, and myne appointment with Abraham, and will thynke on the lande.
|The lande shall be lefte of them, and shall enioye her Sabbothes, whyle she lyeth wast without them. And they shall make an attonement for their misdeades, because they despised my lawes, and because their soule refused myne ordinaunces:
|And yet for all that when they be in the lande of their enemyes, I will not cast them awaye, neyther will abhorre them, to destroye them vtterly, and to breake myne appoyntment with them: for I am the Lorde their God.
|I wyll for their sakes remembre the couenaunt made vnto their fathers, whom I brought out of the lande of Egypte in the syghte of the hethen, that I myght be their God: I am the Lorde.
|These are the ordinaunces, and iudgementes, and lawes, which the Lorde made betwene him and the children of Israel in mount Sinai, by the hande of Moses.
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."