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Matthew's Bible 1537



37:1And Iacob dwelt in the Lande wherin his father was a straunger, that is to saye in the Land of Canaan.
37:2And these are the generations of Iacob, when Iosephe was .xvij. yere olde, he kepte shepe wyth hys brethren, and the ladde was wyth the sonnes of Bilha and of Zilpha hys fathers wyues. And he brought vnto theyr father an euil sayinge that was of them.
37:3And Israel loued Ioseph more then al his chyldren bicause he begate hym in hys olde age, and he made him a cote of many colours.
37:4When hys brethren sawe that theyr father loued hym more then all his brethren, they hated him, & could not speake one kinde worde vnto hym.
37:5Moreouer Iosephe dreamed a dreame & told it his brethren: wherfore they hated him yet the more.
37:6And he sayed vnto them heare I praye you thys dreame whyche I haue dreamed:
37:7Beholde we were makynge sheues in the field: & lo, my sheffe arose and stode vpryght, & youres stode round aboute and made obeysaunce to my shefe.
37:8Than sayd hys brethren vnto hym: what, shalt thou be our kyng or shalt thou reygne ouer vs? And they hated him yet the more, because of hys dreame and of hys wordes.
37:9And he dreamed yet another dreame & told it his brethren sayinge: beholde, I haue had one dreame more: me thought the sonne and the moone and .xi. starres made obeysaunce to me.
37:10And when he had told it vnto his father and his brethren, hys father rebuked hym & sayde vnto him: what meaneth this dreame which thou hast dreamed: shal I and thy mother and thy brethren come and fall on the grounde before the?
37:11And his brethren hated him, but his father noted the saying.
37:12His brethren went to kepe their fathers shepe in Sichem,
37:13and Israel sayde vnto Ioseph: do not thy brethren kepe in Sichem? come that I may sende the to them. And he answered here am I.
37:14And he sayde vnto hym: go & see whether it be well wyth thy brethren and the shepe, and brynge me worde agayne. And sent hym out of the vale of Hebron, for to go to Sichem.
37:15And a certayne man founde hym wandrynge out of his way in the felde, and axed hym what he soughte.
37:16And he answered: I seke my brethren, tell me I praye the where they kepe shepe.
37:17And the man said: they are departed hence, for I herde them say let vs goo vnto Dothan. Thus went Ioseph after hys brethren, and founde them in Dothan.
37:18And when they sawe him a farre of before he came at them, they toke councell agaynst him, for to sley him,
37:19and sayd one to another, Beholde thys dreamer cometh,
37:20come nowe and let vs sley hym and caste hym in to some pytt, and let vs saye that some wycked beast hath deuoured him, and let vs see what hys dreames wyl come to.
37:21When Ruben herde that, he went aboute to ryd hym out of their handes and sayd, let vs not kyl hym.
37:22And Ruben sayde moreouer vnto them, shede not his bloud, but cast him in to this pytt that is in the wyldernes, and laye no handes vpon him: for he wolde haue rydd hym out of their handes and delyuered him to his father agayn.
37:23And as soone as Ioseph was come vnto hys brethren, they strypte hym oute of hys gay coote that was vpon hym,
37:24and they toke hym and caste hym in to a pyt: But the pyt was emptie and had no water therein.
37:25And they satt them doune to eate breade. And as they lyft vp their eyes and loked aboute, there came a companye of Ismaelites from Gilead, and their camels laden wyth spicery baulme, and myrre, and were goynge doune into Egypte.
37:26Than sayde Iuda to hys brethren, what auayleth it that we sley oure brother, & kepe hys bloude secret?
37:27come on, let vs sell hym to the Ismaelites, & let not our handes be defyled vpon him: for he is our brother and our flesh. And his brethren were content.
37:28Than as the Madianites marchaunt men passed by, they drewe Ioseph out of the pyt & solde hym vnto the Ismaelites for .xx. peces of syluer. And they brought him into Egypte.
37:29And when Ruben came agayne vnto the pyt and found not Ioseph there, he rent hys cloothes
37:30and went agayne vnto his brethren saying: the lad is not yonder, & whether shall I go?
37:31And they toke Ioseps coote and kylled a goote, & dypped the coote in the bloud.
37:32And they sent that gay coote and caused it to be brought vnto their father and sayde: Thys haue we founde: se, whether it be thy sonnes coote or no.
37:33And he knewe it sayinge: it is my sonnes coote, a wicked beast hath deuoured hym, and Ioseph is rent in peces.
37:34And Iacob rent hys cloothes, and put sacke cloth about hys loynes, and sorowed for hys sonne a longe season.
37:35Than came all hys sonnes and all hys doughters to comforte him. And he wold not be comforted, but sayde: I wyll go doune in to the graue vnto my sonne, mournynge. And thus his father wepte for hym.
37:36And the Madianytes solde hym in Egypte vnto Putiphar a Lorde of Phoraos: & hys chefe marshall.
Matthew's Bible 1537

Matthew's Bible 1537

The Matthew Bible, also known as Matthew's Version, was first published in 1537 by John Rogers, under the pseudonym "Thomas Matthew". It combined the New Testament of William Tyndale, and as much of the Old Testament as he had been able to translate before being captured and put to death, with the translations of Myles Coverdale as to the balance of the Old Testament and the Apocrypha, except the Apocryphal Prayer of Manasses. It is thus a vital link in the main sequence of English Bible translations.