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Reat and manifold were the Bleffings (moft dread Sovereign) which Almighty God, the Father of all Mercies, bestowed upon us the People of England, when firft he fent your Majefty's Royal Perfon to Rule and Reign over us. For whereas it was the Expectation of many, who wished not well unto our Sion, that upon the fetting of that bright Occi dental Star Queen Elizabeth, of most happy Memory, Some thick and palpable Clouds of Darkness would fe have overshadowed this Land, that Men fhould have been in doubt which way they were to walk, and that it should hardly be known, who was to direct the unfettled State: The Appearance of your Majefty, as of the Sun in his Strength, inftantly dispelled thole fuppofed and furmijed Mills, and gave unto all that were well affected, exceeding caufe of Comfort especially when we beheld the Government established in your Highneß, and your hopeful Seed, by an undoubted Title, and this alfo accompanied with Peace and Tranquility at Home and Abroad.
But amongst all our Joys there was no one that more filled our Hearts, than the bleffed continu ance of the Preaching of God's Sacred Word amongst us; which is that ineftimable Treafure, which excelleth all the Riches of the Earth, because the fruit thereof extendeth it felf, not only to the time spent in this tranfitory World, but diretteth and difpofeth Men unto that eternal Happinef which is above in Heaven.
Then not to fuffer this to fall to the ground, but rather to take it up, and to continue it in that State, wherein the famous Predeceffour of your Highneß did leave it: Nay, to go forward with the Confidence and Refolution of a Man, in maintaining the Truth of Christ, and propagating it far and near, is that which hath fo bound and firmly knit the Hearts of all your Majelly's Loyal and Religious People unto you, that your very Name is precious among them; their Eye doth behold you with Comfort, and they bleß you in their Hearts, as that fanctified Perfon, who under God is the Immediate Author of their true Happineß. And this their Contentment doth not diminish or decay, but every Day increaseth and taketh firength, when they obferve that the Zeal of your Majefty towards the Houfe of God, doth not flack or go backward, but is more and more kindled, manifefting it felf abroad in the furtheft part of Christendom, by Writing in Defence of the Truth (which bath gruen fuch a Blow unto that Man of Sin, as will not be Healed) and every Day at Home by Religious and Learned Difcourfe, by Frequenting the Houfe of God, by Hearing the Word Preached, by Cherifhing the Teachers thereof, by Caring for the Church, as a most Tender and Loving Nurfing Father.
There are infinite Arguments of this right Chriftian and Religious Affection in your Majefty; But none is more forcible to declare it to others, than the vehement and perpetuated Defire of the Ac complishing and Publifbing of this Work, which now with all Humility we prefent unto your Majesty. For when your Highness had once out of deep Judgment apprehended how convenient it was, That our of the Original Sacred Tongues, together with comparing of the Labours, both in our own, and other Foreign Languages, of many worthy Men who went before us, there fhould be one more exact Tranfla tion of the holy Scriptures into the English Tongue; your Majefty did never defift to urge and in excite thofe to whom it was commended, that the Work might be haftned, and that the Bufine might be expedited in fo decent a Manner, as a Matter of fuch Importance might jufly require.
And now at last, by the Mercy of God, and the Continuance of our Labours, it being brought unta
The Lord of Heaven and Earth bless your Majefty with many and happy Days, that as his heavenly
The Names and Order of all the Books of the Old and New Tefta. ment, with the Number of their Chapters.
Enefis hath Chapters
The Books of the New Teftament.
Ecclefiaftes hath Chapters
I. Timothy hath Chapters
To the Hebrews
The Firft Book of MOSES, called GENESIS.
CHAP. I. the waters brought forth abundantly after The creation of heaven and earth. 26 of man their kind, and every winged fowl after his in the
food.mage of God. 29 The appointment of kind; and God faw that it was good."
N the beginning God created the
22 And God bleffed them, faying, Be fruitful, and multiply, and fill the waters in the feas, and let fowl multiply in the earth.
23 And the evening and the morning were the fifth day.
24 And God faid, Let the earth bring forth the living creature after his kind, cattel and creeping thing and beast of the earth after his kind and it was fo.
25 And God made the beaft of the earth after his kind, and cattel after their kind, and every thing that creepeth upon the earth after his kind and God faw that it w good.
26 And God faid, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the filh of the fea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattel, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.
27 So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him: male and female created he them.
28 And God blefied them, and God faid unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and re plenifh the earth, and fubdue it: and have dominion over the fifh of the fea, and over the fowl of the r, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.
29 ¶ And God faid, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing feed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which is the fruit of a tree yielding feed: to you it thall be for meat,
30 And to every beaft of the earth, and to every fowl of the air, and to every thing that creepeth upon the earth, wherein there
life, I have given every green herb for meat and it was fo.
31 And God law every thing that he had made, and behold, it was very good. And the evening and the morning were the fixth day. CHAP. II.
2 And the earth was without form and void, and darkness was upon the face of the deep: and the Spirit of God moved upon the face of
3 And God faid, Let there be light and there was light.
4 And God faw the light that it was good and God divided the light from the dark nefs.
And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night: and the evening and the morning were the first day.
69 And God faid, Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters.
7 And God made the firmament, and divided the waters which were under the firmament, from the waters which were above the firmament: and it was fo.
8 And God called the firmament Heaven: and the evening and the morning were the fecond day.
And God faid, Let the waters under the heaven be gathered together unto one place, and let the dry land appear and it was fo.
10 And God called the dry land Earth, and the gathering together of the waters called he Seas: and God faw that it was good.
11 And God faid, Let the earth bring forth grafs, the herb yielding feed, and the fruittree yielding fruit after his kind, whofe feed
in it felf, upon the earth: and it was fo. 12 And the earth brought forth grafs, and herb yielding feed after his kind, and the tree yielding fruit, whofe feed was in it felf, after his kind: and God faw that it was good.
13 And the evening and the morning were the third day.
144 And God faid, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven, to divide the day from the night: and let them be for figns and for feafons, and for days,and years.
15 And let them be for lights in the firma
ment of the heaven, to give light upon the
16 And God made two great lights; the greater light to rule the day, and the feffer light to rule the night: he made the ftars alfo. 17 And God fet them in the firmament of the heaven, to give light upon the earth,
18 And to rule over the day and over the night, and to divide the light from the dark nels and God faw that it was good.
19 And the evening and the morning were the fourth day.
20 And God faid, Let the waters bring forth abundantly the moving creature that hath life, and fowl that may flie above the earth in the open firmament of heaven.
21 And God created great whales, and every living creature that moveth, which
1 The firft fabbath. 8 The planting of Eden. 17 The tree of knowledge. 19, 20 The crea tures named. 22 Woman made, and mar riage inflituted.
Tus the heavens
and the earth were
the hoft of them. 2 And on the feventh day God ended his work which he had made: and he refted on the feventh day from all his work which he had made.
3 And God bleffed the feventh day, and fanctified it: becaule that in it he had rested from all his work, which God created and made.
4 There are the generations of the hea vens, and of the earth, when they were crea ted in the day that the LORD God made the earth and the heavens
And every plant of the field, before it was in the earth, and every herb of the field, God had not before it grew for the Lor caufed it to rain upon the earth, and there not a man to till the ground.