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King James Bible 1611



7:1And the LORD saide vnto Noah, Come thou and all thy house into the Arke: for thee haue I seene righteous before me, in this generation.
7:2Of euery cleane beast thou shalt take to thee by seuens, the male and his female: and of beastes that are not cleane, by two, the male and his female.
7:3Of fowles also of the aire, by seuens, the male & the female; to keepe seed aliue vpon the face of all the earth.
7:4For yet seuen dayes, and I will cause it to raine vpon the earth, fortie dayes, and forty nights: and euery liuing substance that I haue made, will I destroy, fro off the face of the earth.
7:5And Noah did according vnto all that the LORD commanded him.
7:6And Noah was sixe hundred yeeres old, when the flood of waters was vpon the earth.
7:7And Noah went in, and his sonnes, and his wife, and his sonnes wiues with him, into the Arke, because of the waters of the Flood.
7:8Of cleane beasts, & of beasts that are not cleane, & of fowles, and of euery thing that creepeth vpon the earth,
7:9There went in two and two vnto Noah into the Arke, the male & the female, as God had commanded Noah.
7:10And it came to passe after seuen dayes, that the waters of the Flood were vpon the earth.
7:11In the sixe hundredth yeere of Noahs life, in the second moneth, the seuenteenth day of the moneth, the same day, were al the fountaines of the great deepe broken vp, and the windowes of heauen were opened.
7:12And the raine was vpon the earth, fortie dayes, and fortie nights.
7:13In the selfe same day entred Noah, and Sem, and Ham, and Iapheth, the sonnes of Noah, and Noahs wife, and the three wiues of his sonnes with them, into the Arke,
7:14They, and euery beast after his kinde, & all the cattell after their kinde: and euery creeping thing that creepeth vpon the earth after his kinde, and euery foule after his kinde, euery birde of euery sort.
7:15And they went in vnto Noah into the Arke, two and two of all flesh, wherein is the breath of life.
7:16And they that went in, went in male and female of all flesh, as God had commaunded him: and the LORD shut him in.
7:17And the Flood was fortie dayes vpon the earth, and the waters increased, and bare vp the Arke, and it was lift vp aboue the earth.
7:18And the waters preuailed, and were encreased greatly vpon the earth: and the Arke went vpon the face of the waters.
7:19And the waters preuailed exceedingly vpon the earth, and all the high hils, that were vnder the whole heauen, were couered.
7:20Fifteene cubits vpward, did the waters preuaile; and the mountaines were couered.
7:21And all flesh died, that mooued vpon the earth, both of fowle, & of cattell, and of beast, and of euery creeping thing that creepeth vpon the earth, and euery man.
7:22All in whose nosethrils was the breath of life, of all that was in the dry land, died.
7:23And euery liuing substance was destroyed, which was vpon the face of the ground, both man and cattell, and the creeping things, and the foule of the heauen; and they were destroyed from the earth: and Noah onely remained aliue, and they that were with him in the Arke.
7:24And the waters preuailed vpon the earth, an hundred and fifty dayes.
King James Bible 1611

King James Bible 1611

The commissioning of the King James Bible took place at a conference at the Hampton Court Palace in London England in 1604. When King James came to the throne he wanted unity and stability in the church and state, but was well aware that the diversity of his constituents had to be considered. There were the Papists who longed for the English church to return to the Roman Catholic fold and the Latin Vulgate. There were Puritans, loyal to the crown but wanting even more distance from Rome. The Puritans used the Geneva Bible which contained footnotes that the king regarded as seditious. The Traditionalists made up of Bishops of the Anglican Church wanted to retain the Bishops Bible.

The king commissioned a new English translation to be made by over fifty scholars representing the Puritans and Traditionalists. They took into consideration: the Tyndale New Testament, the Matthews Bible, the Great Bible and the Geneva Bible. The great revision of the Bible had begun. From 1605 to 1606 the scholars engaged in private research. From 1607 to 1609 the work was assembled. In 1610 the work went to press, and in 1611 the first of the huge (16 inch tall) pulpit folios known today as "The 1611 King James Bible" came off the printing press.