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Matthew's Bible 1537



13:1There were at Antioche in the congregacyon certayne Prophetes and teachers: as Barnabas and Symon called Niger, and Lucius of Cyrene, & Manahen. Herode the Tetrarkes noursfelowe. and Saule.
13:2As they ministred to the Lorde and fasted, the holy ghost sayde: separate me Barnabas and Saule, for the worke where vnto I haue called them.
13:3Then fasted they and prayed, and put theyr handes on them, & let them go.
13:4And they after they were sent of the holye ghost, came vnto Seleutia, & from thence they sayled to Cyprus.
13:5And when they were come to Salamyne, they shewed the word of God in the synagoges of the Iewes. And they had Iohn to theyr minister.
13:6When they had gone thorowout the yle vnto the citie of Paphos, they founde a certayne sorcerer, a false Prophet which was a Iewe named Bariesu,
13:7whiche was with the ruler of the countrey one Sergius Paulus a prudent man. The same ruler called vnto hym Barnabas and Saule, and desyred to heare the word of God.
13:8But Elymas the sorcerer (for so was hys name by interpretacyon) withstode them, & sought to turne awaye the ruler from the faith.
13:9Then Saul which also is called Paul being full of the holy ghost set hys eyes on hym,
13:10& sayde. O full of all subteltie and disseytfulnes the chylde of the deuyll, and the enemye of all ryghteousnes, thou ceasest not to peruerte the strayghte wayes of the Lorde.
13:11And nowe beholde the hande of the Lorde is vpon the, and thou shalbe blynde, and not se the sunne for a season. And immediatlye there fell on hym a myste and a darcknes, and he wente about sekynge them that shoulde leade hym by the hande.
13:12Then the rular when he saw what had happened, beleued, and wondered at the doctryne of the Lorde.
13:13When they that were with Paule, were departed by shippe from Paphus, they came to Perga a cytie of Pamphilia: and there Iohn departed from them, and returned to Ierusalem.
13:14But they wandred thorow the countreys from Perga to Antioche a citie of the countrye of Pisidia, and went into the synagoge on the Saboth daye, and sat doune.
13:15And after the law and the prophetes we read, the rulers of the synagoge sent vnto them, saiyng: Ye men and brethren, yf ye haue anye sermon to exhort the people, saye on.
13:16Then Paule stode vp, and beckened wyth the hande, and sayde: Men of Israell, and ye that feare God, geue audience.
13:17The God of thys people chose our fathers, and exalted the people when they dwelt as straungers in the lande of Egypt, and with a myghtye arme brought them out of it,
13:18and aboute the tyme of .xl. yeares suffred he theyr maners in the wyldernes.
13:19And he destroyed .vij. nacyons in the lande of Canan, and deuyded theyr lande to them by Lot.
13:20And afterwarde he gaue vnto them iudges about the space of .iiij.C. and .l. yeares vnto the tyme of Samuel the prophet.
13:21And after that, they desyred a kyng, and God gaue vnto them Saul the sonne of Cis, a man of the trybe of Beniamin by the space of .xl. yeares.
13:22And after he had put him doune, he set vp Dauid to be theyr kynge of whom he reported sayinge: I haue founde Dauid the sonne of Iesse, a man after myne owne hert, he shall fulfyll all my wyll.
13:23Of thys mans seed hath God (accordynge to hys promes) brought forth to the people of Israell a sauyour, one Iesus,
13:24when Iohn had fyrste preached before hys commyng the baptisme of repentaunce to Israel.
13:25And when Iohn had fulfylled hys course he sayde: whome ye thinke that I am, the same am I not. But behold ther cometh one after me, whose shewes of hys fete I am not worthy to lowse.
13:26Ye men and brethren, chyldren of the generacyon of Abraham, and whosoeuer amonge you, feareth God, to you is this worde of saluacyon sente.
13:27The inhabiters of Ierusalem & theyr rulers, because they knowe him not, nor yet the voices of the prophetes which are reade euerye Saboth daye, they haue fulfylled them in condempnyng hym.
13:28And when they found no cause of death in hym, yet desyred they Pylate to kyll hym.
13:29And when they had fulfilled all that were written on hym, they toke hym doune from the tree, and put hym in a sepulchre.
13:30But God raysed hym agayne from death,
13:31and he was sene manye dayes of them whiche came with hym from Galile to Ierusalem, Which are hys wytnesses vnto the people.
13:32And we declare vnto you, how that the promes made vnto the fathers,
13:33God hath fulfylled vnto vs theyr children, in that he raysed vp Iesus agayne, euen as it is wryten in the fyrste psalme: Thou arte my sonne, thys same daye begat I the.
13:34As concernyng that he raysed hym vp from death, nowe no more to returne to corrupcion, he sayed on thys wyse. The holy promyses made to Dauid, I wyll geue them faythfully to you.
13:35Wherfore he sayth also in another place: Thou shalte not suffer thyne holy one to se corrupcyon.
13:36Howbeit Dauid after he had in hys tyme fulfylled the wyll of God, he slepte, and was layde with hys fathers, and sawe corrupcyon.
13:37But he whome God raysed agayne, sawe no corrupcyon.
13:38Be it knowen vnto you therfore ye men & brethren, that thorowe thys man is preached vnto you the forgeuenes of synnes,
13:39and that by hym are all that beleue iustifyed from all thynges from the which ye coulde not be iustifyed by the lawe of Moses.
13:40Beware therfore leste that fall on you, whiche is spoken of in the Prophetes:
13:41Beholde ye despysers, and wonder, and peryshe ye: for I do a worke in your dayes, whiche ye shall not beleue, yf a man woulde declare it you.
13:42When they were come out of the Sinagoge of the Iewes, the gentyls besought that they woulde preache the folowyng wordes to them on the Saboth.
13:43When the congregacyon was broken vp, many of the Iewes & vertuouse conuertes, folowed Paule and Barnabas, which spake to them, and exhorted them to continue in the grace of God.
13:44And the next Saboth day came almost the whole citie together, to heare the worde of God.
13:45When the Iewes saw the people, they were ful of indignacyon & spake agaynste those thynges, whiche were spoken of Paule, speakynge agaynst it, and railynge on it.
13:46Then Paule and Barnabas wexed bolde, and sayed: it was mete that the worde of God shoulde fyrste haue ben preached to you. But seynge, ye put it from you, and thynke youre selues vnworthy of euerlastyng lyfe: lo, we turne to the gentyls:
13:47For so hath the Lorde commaunded vs: I haue made the a lyghte to the gentyls, that thou be the saluacion to the ende of the worlde.
13:48The gentyls hearde and were glad & glorifyed the worde of the Lorde, and beleued euen as many as were ordeyned vnto eternal lyfe.
13:49And the worde of the Lorde was publyshed thorowout all the regyon.
13:50But the, Iewes moued the worshypfull and honorable women, & the chiefe men of the citie, and raysed persecucion agaynste Paule and Barnabas, & expelled them out of theyr costes.
13:51And they shoke of the dust of theyr fete agaynst them, and came vnto Iconium.
13:52And the discyples were fylled wt ioye and with the holy ghoste.
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.