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To the most High and Mighty Prince, JAMES, by the Grace of God, King of Great Britain, France and Ireland, Defender of the Faith, &c.
The Tranflatours of the Bible with Grace, Mercy, and Peace, through Jeluš sh Jelis Chrift our Lord.
Reat and manifold were the Blessings (moft dread Sovereign ) which Almighty God, the Father of all Mercies, beftowed 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 Occidental Star Queen Elizabeth, of most happy Memory, fome thick and palpable Clouds of Darkness would fo have overshadowed this Land, that Men Should have been in doubt which way they wen 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 difpelled thofe fuppofed and furmifed Mills, and gave unto all that were well affected, exceeding cause 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 continuance of the Preaching of God's Sacred Word amongst us; which is that inestimable 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 disposeth Men unto that eternal Happineß 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 than 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 so bound and firmly knit the Hearts of all your Majesty'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 ftrength, when they obferve that the Zeal of your Majefty towards the House 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 hath given 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 complifbing and Publifbing of this Work, which now with all Humility we prefent unto your Majefly. For when your Highness had once out of deep Judgment apprehended how convenient it was, That out 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 exalt 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 Busine might be expedited in fo decent a Manner, as a Matter of fuch Importance might juftly require.
And now at laft, by the Mercy of God, and the Continuance of our Labours, it being brought unte Such a Conclufion, as that we have great hope that the Church of England hall reap good fruie thereby; Ve hold it our Duty to offer it to your Majefly, not only as to our King and Sovereign, but as to the principal Mover and Author of the Work: Humbly craving of your most Sacred Majefy that since things of this Quality bave ever been fubject to the Cenfures of ill-meaning and difconsented Perfons, it may receive Approbation and Patronage from fo Learned and Judicions a Prince as your Highness, whofe Allowance and Acceptance of our Labours fhall more Honour and Incourage us, than all the Calumniations and hard Interpretations of other Men Shall difmay us. So that if ou the one fide we shall be traducca by Popish Perfons at Home or Abroad, who therefore will malign
because we are poor Inftruments to make God's holy Truth to be yet more and more known un the People, whom they defire ftill to keep in Ignorance and Darkness: Or if on the other fide we shall be maligned by felf-conceited Brethren, who run their own ways, and give liking unto nothing but what is framed by themselves, and hammered on their Anvil; we may reft fecure, supported within by the Truth and Innocency of a good Confcience, having walked the Ways of Simplicity and Inte grity, before the Lord; and fuftained without, by the powerful Protection of your Majestys Grace and Favour, which will ever give Countenance to Honest and Chriftian Endeavours, against Bitter Cenfures, and Uncharitable imputations.
The Lord of Heaven and Earth bless your Majefly with many and happy Days, that as his heavenly
The Names and Order of all the Books of the Old and New Tefta
Enefis hath Chapters
Ecclefiaftes hath Chapters
5 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.
the waters brought forth abundantly after their kind, and every winged fowl after his kind and God faw that it was good.
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.
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 Tecond day.
99 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.
24 And God faid, Let the earth bring forth the living creature after his kind, cattel and creeping thing and beaft 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.
And God faid, Let us make man in our image, after our likenefs: and let them have dominion over the fith 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 blefled them, and God faid unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenifh 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.
299 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 fhall 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
10 And God called the dry land Earth, and he gathering together of the waters called e Seas: and God faw that it was good. 11 And God faid, Let the earth bring forth rafs, the herb yielding feed, and the fruitree 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 erb yielding feed after his kind, and the ree yielding fruit, whofe feed was in it felf, fter his kind: and God faw that it was good. 13 And the evening and the morning were me third day.. 14 And God faid, Let there be lights in e firmament of the heaven, to divide the ay from the night and let them be for gns and for feafons, and for days,and years. And them be for
life, I have given every green herb for meat; and it was fo.
31 And God faw every thing that he had made, and behold, it was very good. And the evening and the morning were the fixth day. CHAP. II.
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.
ent of the heaven, to give light upon the T finifhed, and all the holt of them.
arth: and it was fo.
16 And God made two great lights; the
20 And God faid, Let the waters bring
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: because that in it he had rested from all his work, which God created and made.
49 Thefe 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,
S And every plant of the field, before it was in the earth, and every herb of the field, before it grew for the LORD God had not caufed it to rain upon the earth, and there we not a man to till the ground.
Man and woman createds
6 But there went up a mift from the earth, and watered the whole face of the ground. 7 And the LORD God formed man of the duft of the ground, and breathed into his nottrils the breath of life; and man became a living foul,
89 And the LORD God planted a garden eaft-ward in Eden; and there he put the man whom he had formed.
And out of the ground made the LORD God to grow every tree that is pleasant to the fight, and good for food: the tree of life alfo in the midst of the garden, and the tree of knowledge of good and evil.
10 And a river went out of Eden to water the garden; and from thence it was parted, and became into four heads.
11 The name of the firft Pifon: that is it which compaffeth the whole land of Ha. vilah, where there is gold.
12 And the gold of that land good: there bdellium and the onyx-itone.
13 And the name of the fecond river Gihon: the fame is it that compaffeth the whole land of Ethiopia.
14 And the name of the third river Hid. dekel: that it which goeth toward the east of Affyria. And the fourth river Eu. brates.
Their ameful fall. God had made: and he faid unto the woman, Yea, hath God fald, Ye fhall not eat of every tree of the garden?
2 And the woman faid unto the ferpent, We may eat of the fruit of the trees of the garden: 3 But of the fruit of the tree which in the midft of the garden, God hath faid, Ye fhall not eat of it, neither thall ye touch it, left ye die.
4 And the ferpent faid unto the woman, Ye fhall not furely die.
For God doth know, that in the day ye eat thereof, the your eyes fhall be opened: and ye fhall be as Gods, knowing good and evil.
6 And when the woman faw that the tree was good for food, and that it was pleafant to the eves and a tree to be defired to make one wife; he took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave alfo unto her husband with her, and he did eat.
7 And the eyes of them both were opened, and they knew that they were naked and they fewed fig-leaves together, and made themfelves aprons.
15 And the LORD God took the man, and put him into the garden of Eden, to drefs it and to keep it.
16 And the LORD God commanded the man, faying, Of every tree of the garden thou mayeft freely eat:
17 But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eateft thereof, thou halt furely die. not
18 And the LORD God faid, good that the man fhould be alone: I will make him an help meet for him.
19 And out of the ground the LORD God formed every beaft of the field, and every fowl of the air, and brought them unto A dam to fee what he would call them: And whatfoever Adam called every living creature, that was the name thereof.
25 And Adam gave names to all cattel, and to the fowl of the air, and to every beaft of the field: but for Adam there was not found an help meet for him.
21 And the LORD God caufed a deep fleep to fall upon Adam, and he flept and he took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh in ftead thereof.
8 And they heard the voice of the LORD God walking in the garden in the cool of the day and Adam and his wife hid themfelves from the prefence of the LORD God amongst the trees of the garden.
9 And the LORD God called unto Adamı, and faid unto him, Where art thou?
10 And he faid, I heard thy voice in the garden and I was afraid, because I mu naked; and I hid my felf.
II And he faid, Who told thee that thon wat naked? haft thou eaten of the tree, whereof I commanded thee, that thoa fhouldft not eat?
12 And the man faid, The woman whom thou gavest to be with me, the gave me of the tree, and I did eat.
13 And the LORD God faid unto the woman, What is this that thou haft done? And the woman faid, The ferpent beguiled me, and I did eat.
14 And the LORD God faid unto the ferpent, Because thou haft done this, thou art curfed above all cattel, and above every beaft of the field: upon thy belly fhalt thou go, and duft fhalt thou eat all the days of thy life.
15 And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy feed and her feed it fhall bruife thy head, and thou fhalt bruife his heel.
16 Unto the woman he faid, I will greatly multiply thy forrow and thy conception; in forrow thou fhalt bring forth children: and thy defire fhall be to thy husband, and he fhall rule over thee.
22 And the rib, which the LORD God had taken from man, made he a woman, and brought her unto the man.
23 And Adam faid, This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: the fhall be call ed Woman, because the was taken out of man. 24 Therefore fhall a man leave his father and his mother, and fhall cleave unto his wife and they fhall be one flefh.
25 And they were both naked, the man and his wife, and were not afhamed. CHA P. III.
The ferpent deceiveth Eve. 6 Mans fall.
Nany beast of the field which the LORD bread, till thou return unto the ground; for
17 And unto Adam he faid, Because thou haft hearkned unto the voice of thy wife, and haft eaten of the tree of which I commanded thee, faying, Thou shalt not eat of it: curfed is the ground for thy fake; in forrow fhalt thou eat of it all the days of thy life.
18 Thorns alfo and thistles fhall it bring forth to thee: and thou shalt eat the herb of
it waft thou taken: for dust thou art,
Chap. iv, v.
16 And Cain went out from the prefence of the LORD, and dwelt in the land of Nod, on the east of Eden.)
And the LORD God faid, Behold,
17 And Cain knew his wife, and the con
n is become as one of us, to know,ceived and bare Enoch: and he builded a city, and called the name of the city, after the name of his fon, Enoch.
nd evil. And now left he put forth
18 And unto Enoch was born Irad: and Irad begat Mehujael and Mehujael begat Methufael: and Methufael begat Lamech.
19 And Lamech took unto him two wives: the name of the one was Adah, and, the name of the other Zillah. 20 And Adah bare Jabal he was the father of fuch as dwell in tents, and of such as
21 And his brothers name was Jubal: he was the father of all fuch as handle the harp and organ.
22 And Zillah, fhe alfo bare Tubal-cain, an inftructer of every artificer in brass and iron: and the fifter of Tubal-cain was Naamah.
23 And Lamech faid unto his wives, Adah and Zillah, Hear my voice ye wives of Lamech, Hearken unto my speech: for I have flain a man to my wounding, and a young man to my hurt.
24 If Cain thall be avenged feven-fold, truly Lamech feventy and feven fold.
25 ¶ And Adam knew his wife again, and the bare a fon, and called his name Seth: for God, faid he hath appointed me another feed inftead of Abel, whom Cain flew.
26 And to Seth, to him alfo there was born a fon; and he called his name Enos. Then began men to call upon the name of the LORD.
rth of Cain and Abel. 8 The murder 1.11 Cain curfed. 19 Lamech and
Adam knew Eve his wife and the
in process of time it came to pafs,
unto Cain and to his offering he had
Lamech and his two wives.
fore whofoever flayeth Cain, vengeance fhall be taken on him leven-fold. And the LORD fet a mark upon Cain, left any finding him fhould kill him.
nou doeft well, fhalt thou not be ac and if thou doeft not well, fin lieth Ooh. And unto thee shall be his defire,
rule over him.
1 Cain talked with Abel his brother: came to pafs when they were in the at Cain rofe up against Abel his bro
d flew him. nd the LORD faid unto Cain, Where thy brother? And he faid, I know I my brothers keeper? nd he faid, What haft thou done? e of thy brothers blood crieth unto n the ground. nd now art thou curfed from the earth, hath opened her mouth to receive thers blood from thy hand. Then thou tilleft the ground, it fhall ceforth yield unto thee her strength. ve and a vagabond fhalt thou be in
The genealogy, age, and death of the Patriarchs from Adam unto Noah. 24 The godliness and tranflation of Enoch.
His the book of the generations of Adam in the day that God man, in the likeness of God made he him: 2 Male and female created he them; and bleffed them, and called their name Adam, in the day when they were created.
And Adam lived an hundred and thirty years, and begat a fon in his own likeness after his image; and called his name Seth.
4 And the days of Adam after he had begotten Seth were eight hundred years: and he begat fons and daughters.
5 And all the days that Adam lived were nine hundred and thirty years: and he died. 6 And Seth lived an hundred and five years, and begat Enos.
7 And Seth lived after he begat Enos eight hundred and feven years, and begat fons and daughters.
8 And all the days of Seth were nine hundred and twelve years: and he died. 99 And Enos lived ninety years, and begat Cainan.
to And Enos lived after he begat Cainan eight hundred and fifteen years, and begat fons and daughters.
II And all the days of Enos were nine hundred and five years: and he died.