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King James Bible 1611



7:1Then said the high Priest, Are these things so?
7:2And hee said, Men, brethren, and fathers, hearken: The God of glory appeared vnto our father Abraham, when he was in Mesopotamia, before he dwelt in Charran,
7:3And said vnto him, Get thee out of thy countrey, and from thy kinred, and come into the land which I shall shew thee.
7:4Then came he out of the land of the Chaldeans, and dwelt in Charran: and from thence, when his father was dead, he remoued him into this lande wherein ye now dwell.
7:5And he gaue him none inheritance in it, no not so much as to set his foote on: yet he promised that he would giue it to him for a possession, and to his seed after him, when as yet he had no child.
7:6And God spake on this wise, that his seede should soiourne in a strange land, and that they should bring them into bondage, and intreate them euill foure hundreth yeeres.
7:7And the nation to whom they shal bee in bondage, will I iudge, saide God: And after that shall they come forth, and serue me in this place.
7:8And he gaue him the couenant of Circumcision: and so Abraham begate Isaac, and circumcised him the eight day: and Isaac begate Iacob, and Iacob begate the twelue Patriarchs.
7:9And the Patriarchs moued with enuie, sold Ioseph into Egypt: but God was with him,
7:10And deliuered him out of all his afflictions, and gaue him fauour and wisedome in the sight of Pharao king of Egypt: and he made him gouernour ouer Egypt and all his house.
7:11Now there came a dearth ouer all the land of Egypt, and Chanaan, and great affliction, and our fathers found no sustenance.
7:12But when Iacob heard that there was corne in Egypt, he sent out our fathers first.
7:13And at the second time Ioseph was made knowen to his brethren, and Iosephs kinred was made knowen vnto Pharao.
7:14Then sent Ioseph, and called his father Iacob to him, and all his kinred, threescore and fifteeene soules.
7:15So Iacob went downe into Egypt, and died, he and our fathers,
7:16And were caried ouer into Sichem, and laid in the sepulchre that Abraham bought for a summe of money of the sonnes of Emor the father of Sichem.
7:17But when the time of the promise drew nigh, which God had sworne to Abraham, the people grew and multiplied in Egypt,
7:18Till another king arose, which knew not Ioseph.
7:19The same dealt subtilly with our kinred, and euill intreated our fathers, so that they cast out their yong children, to the end they might not liue.
7:20In which time Moses was borne, and was exceeding faire, and nourished vp in his fathers house three moneths:
7:21And when he was cast out, Pharaohs daughter tooke him vp, and nourished him for her owne sonne.
7:22And Moses was learned in all the wisedome of the Egyptians, and was mightie in words and in deeds.
7:23And when he was full forty yeres old, it came into his heart to visit his brethren the children of Israel.
7:24And seeing one of them suffer wrong, he defended him, and auenged him that was oppressed, and smote the Egyptian:
7:25For he supposed his brethren would haue vnderstood, how that God by his hand would deliuer them, but they vnderstood not.
7:26And the next day he shewed himselfe vnto them as they stroue, and would haue set them at one againe, saying, Sirs, ye are brethren, Why doe yee wrong one to another?
7:27But hee that did his neighbour wrong, thrust him away, saying, Who made thee a ruler and a Iudge ouer vs?
7:28Wilt thou kill me, as thou diddest the Egyptian yesterday?
7:29Then fled Moses at this saying, and was a stranger in the land of Madian, where he begate two sonnes.
7:30And when fourtie yeeres were expired, there appeared to him in the wildernes of mount Sina, an Angel of the Lord in a flame of fire in a bush.
7:31When Moses saw it, he wondred at the sight: and as he drew neere to behold it, the voyce of the Lord came vnto him,
7:32Saying, I am the God of thy fathers, the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Iacob. Then Moses trembled, and durst not behold.
7:33Then said the Lord to him, Put off thy shooes from thy feet: for the place where thou standest, is holy ground.
7:34I haue seene, I haue seene the affliction of my people which is in Egypt, and I haue heard their groning, & am come downe to deliuer them: And now come, I will send thee into Egypt.
7:35This Moses whom they refused, saying, Who made thee a ruler and a Iudge? the same did God send to bee a ruler and a deliuerer, by the handes of the Angel which appeared to him in the bush.
7:36He brought them out, after that he had shewed wonders and signes in the land of Egypt, and in the red Sea, and in the wildernesse fortie yeeres.
7:37This is that Moses which said vnto the children of Israel, A Prophet shall the Lord your God raise vp vnto you of your brethren, like vnto mee: him shall ye heare.
7:38This is he that was in ye Church in the wildernesse with the Angel, which spake to him in the mount Sina, and with our fathers: who receiued the liuely oracles, to giue vnto vs.
7:39To whom our fathers would not obey, but thrust him from them, and in their hearts turned backe againe into Egypt,
7:40Saying vnto Aaron, Make vs gods to goe before vs. For as for this Moses, which brought vs out of the land of Egypt, we wote not what is become of him.
7:41And they made a calfe in those dayes, and offered sacrifice vnto the idole, and reioyced in the workes of their owne hands.
7:42Then God turned, and gaue them vp to worship the hoste of heauen, as it is written in the booke of the Prophets, O ye house of Israel, haue ye offered to me slaine beasts, and sacrifices, by the space of fourty yeeres in the wildernesse?
7:43Yea, ye tooke vp the Tabernacle of Moloch, and the starre of your God Remphan, figures which ye made, to worship them: and I will carie you away beyond Babylon.
7:44Our fathers had the Tabernacle of witnesse in the wildernesse, as hee had appointed, speaking vnto Moses, that he should make it according to the fashion that he had seene.
7:45Which also our fathers that came after, brought in with Iesus into the possession of the Gentiles, whom God draue out before the face of our fathers, vnto the dayes of Dauid,
7:46Who found fauour before God, and desired to find a Tabernacle for the God of Iacob.
7:47But Solomon built him an house.
7:48Howbeit the most high dwelleth not in temples made with hands, as saith the Prophet,
7:49Heauen is my throne, and earth is my footestoole: What house will ye build me, saith the Lord? Or what is the place of my rest?
7:50Hath not my hand made all these things?
7:51Ye stifnecked and vncircumcised in heart, and eares, ye doe alwayes resist the holy Ghost? as your fathers did, so doe ye.
7:52Which of the Prophets haue not your fathers persecuted? And they haue slaine them which shewed before of the comming of the Iust one, of whom ye haue bene now the betrayers and murderers:
7:53Who haue receiued the Lawe by the disposition of Angels, and haue not kept it.
7:54When they heard these things, they were cut to the heart, and they gnashed on him with their teeth.
7:55But hee being full of the holy Ghost, looked vp stedfastly into heauen, and saw the glory of God, and Iesus standing on the right hand of God,
7:56And said, Behold, I see the heauens opened, and the Sonne of man standing on the right hand of God.
7:57Then they cried out with a loud voice, and stopped their eares, and ran vpon him with one accord,
7:58And cast him out of the citie, and stoned him: and the witnesses layd downe their clothes at a yong mans feete, whose name was Saul.
7:59And they stoned Steuen, calling vpon God, and saying, Lord Iesus receiue my spirit.
7:60And he kneeled downe, and cried with a loud voice, Lord lay not this sinne to their charge. And when he had said this, he fell asleepe.
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.