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By the Grace of GOD, King of Great Britain, France, and Ireland,

DEFENDER of the FAITH, &c.

The Translators of the BIBLE wish Grace, Mercy, and Peace,

through Jesus CHRIST our Lord.

REAT and manifold were the Blessings (most dread Sovereign) which Almighty God,
the Father of all Mercies, bestowed upon us the People of England, when first he fent
Tour Majesty's Royal Person to rule and reign over us. For whereas it was the Ex-
pectation of many, who wished not well unto our Sion, that upon the Setting of that
bright Occidental Star Queen Elizabeth, of most happy Memory, some thick and palpable
Clouds of Darkness would so have overshadowed this Land, that Men should have been
in doubt which way they were to walk, . and that it mould hardly be known who was

to direct the unsettled State : the Appearance of Tour Majesty, as of the Sun in his Strength, instantly dispelled those supposed and surmised Mists, 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 also accompanied with Peace and Tranquillity at Home and Abroad.

But amongst all our Joys there was no one that more filled our Hearts, than the blessed Continuance of the Preaching of God's facred Word amongst us; which is that inestimable Treasure, which excelleth att the Riches of the Earth, because the Fruit thereof extendeth it self, not only to the Time spent in this transitory World, but directeth and disposeth Men unto that eternal Happiness which is above in Hecten.

Then not to suffer this to fall to the Ground, but rather to take it up, and to continue it iil that State, wherein the famous Predecessor of Your Highness did leave it : nay, to go forward with the Confidence and Resolution 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 Tour Majesty's loyal and religious People unto Tou, that Your very Name is precious among them, their Eye doth behold You with Comfort, and they. bless you in their Hearts, as that fanétified 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 Strength, when they observe that the Zeal of Tour Majesty towards the House of God, doth not flack or go backward, but is more and more kindled, manifesting it self abroad in the fart heft Parts of Chriftendom, by writing in Defence of the Truth, (which hath given such a Blow unto that Man of Sin, as will not be healed) and every Day at homė, by religious and learned Discourse, by frequenting the House of God, by bearing the Word preached, by cherishing the Teachers thereof, by caring for the Church, as a most tender and loving nursing Father. There are in finite Arguments of this right Christian and religious Affection in Tpz'r Hajesty : but 1101e is

forcible to declare it to others, than the vehement and perpetuated Defire of the accomplishing and publi Jhing of this Work, which now with all Humility we present unto Tour Majesty: For when Tour Highness had oure out of deep Judgment apprehended how convenient it was, that out of the Original facred Tonguer

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gether with comparing of the Labours, both in our own and other foreign Languages, of many worthy Men
bo went before us, there should be one more exact Translation of the Holy Scriptures into the English Tongue ;
nur Majesty did never defift to urge and to excite those to whom it was commended, that the Work might be
astned, and that the Business might be expedited in fo decent a Manner, as a Matter of such Importance
ight justly require.
Aird now at last

, by the Mercy of God, and the Continuance of our Labours, it being brought unto such a onclufion, as that we have great Hope, that the Church of England shall reap good Fruit thereby ; we hold

our Duty to offer it to Tour Majesty, not only as to our King and Sovereign, but as to the principal Mover od Author of the Vork : humbly craving of Tour moft Sacred Majesty, that since Things of this Quality ave ever been subject to the Cenfures of ill meaning and discontented Persons, it may receive Approbation and Patronage from s learned and judicious a Prince as Tour Highness is, whose Allowance and Acceptance of ur Labours, Jhall more honour and encourage us, than all the Calumniations and hard Interpretations of other Ien Mall dismay us. So that, if on the one side we fall be traduced by Popish Perfons at home or abroad, oko therefore will malign us, because we are poor Instruments to make God's holy Truth to be yet more and core known unto the People, whom they defire still to keep in Ignorance and Darkness : or if on the other de, we shall be maligned by self-conceited Brethren, who run their own ways, and give liking unto nothing but hat is framed by themselves, and hammered on their Anvil ; we may reft secure, supported within by the ruth and Innocency of a good Conscience, having walked the Ways of Simplicity and Integrity, as before the Cord ; and sustained without by the powerful Protection of Tour Majesty's Grace and Favour, which will ver give Countenance to honest and Christian Endeavours, against bitter Cenfurės, and uncharitable Imputaions.

The Lord of Heaven and Earth bless Tour Majesty with many and happy Days, that as his heavenly Hand ath enriched Tour Highness with many singular and extraordinary Graces ; so You may be the Wonder of he World in this latter Age, for Happiness and true Felicity, to the Honour of that great God, and the Good f his Church, through Jesus Christ our Lord and only Saviour.

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fruitful, and multiply, and fill the waters in ..i. 4

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and God divided * the light from the darkness. 23 And the evening and the morning were

5 And God called the light Day, and the the fifth day.
darkness he called Night: † and the evening 24 | And God said, Let the earth bring
and the morning were the first day.

forth the living creature after his kind, cattle,
6 And God said, “Let there be a fir- . and creeping thing, and beast of the earth af

mament in the midit of the waters, and let it ter his kind : and it was so. Jer. 30.12.& ss. divide the waters from the waters.

25 And God made the beast of the earth Heb. «xpanfon.

7 And God made the firmament, and di- after his kind, and cattle after their kind, and vided the waters which were under the firma- every thing that creepeth upon the earth after ment, from the waters which werefabove the

his kind: and God saw that it was good. firmament: and it was so.

26 & And God said, 'Let us make man

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and the evening and the morning were the se. them have dominion over the fish of the sea, wild

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and over the fowl of the air, and over the cat. Eph.4.24. 99 And God said, 8 Let the waters under tle, and over all the earth, and over every Frid, ongi Job 26.10.

the heaven be gathered together unto one creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth. 104.9.& 116.6. place and let the dry-land appear: and it wasso.

27 So God created man in his own image, 11 Cor. 31.9.
io And God called the dry-land Earth, and in the image of God created he him: male
Jer. s. 22.

the gathering together of the waters called he and female created he them.
Seas: and God law that it was good.

28 And God blessed them, and God said Mark 10.46
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12 And the earth brought forth grass, and thing that f moveth upon the earth.

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yielding fruit, whose seed was in it felf, after you every herb | bearing seed, which is upon / Heb. finding
his kind: and God saw that it was good. the face of all the earth, and every tree, in feed.

13 And the evening and the morning were the which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed:
the third day.

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evening and the morning were the sixth day. see what he would call them: and whatsoever 4004. CHA P. II.

Adam called every living creature, that was 4004. celus 39.16. i The first fabbath, 4 The manner of the cre- the name thereof.

ation. 8 The planting of the garden of E- 20 And Adam † gave names to all cattle,and *01, the man.
den, 10 and the river thereof. 17 The tree to the fowl of the air, and to every beast of the + Heb, comoda
of knowledge, only forbidden. 19, 20 The field: but for Adam there was not found an
naming of the creatures. 21 The making , help meet for him.
of woman, and institution of marriage. 21 And the LORD God caused a deep sleep
*Hus the heavens and the earth were fini- to fall upon Adam, and he slept: and he took
fhed, and all the host of them.

one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh in stead
2 b And on the seventh day God ended his thereof.
work which he had made: and he rested on 22 And the rib, which the Lord God
the seventh day from all his work which he had taken from man, made he a woman, and 1 Heb. bwilidade
had made.

brought her unto the man.
3 And God blessed the seventh day, and 23 And \dam said, This is now bone of my
fanctified it: because that in it he had rested bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called
from all his work, which God * created and Woman, because she was taken out of man. 's Cor. 11. 6.
made.

24 Therefore shall a man leave his father

Chap 21 18+ 4 These are the generations of the hea and his mother, and lhall cleave unto his wife : Math. 19:50

Mark 10,7) vens, and of the earth, when they were cre- and they shall be one flesh.

i Cor. 6.16. ated; in the day that the Lord God made 25 " And they were both naked, the man Eph. sess. the earth, and the heavens,

and his wife, and were not ashamed.
5. And every plant of the field, before it was

CHAP, III.
in the earth, and every herb of the field, be- 1 The serpent deceiveth Eve. 6 Mans Shame-
fore it grew: for the Lord God had not ful fall. 9 God arraigneth them. 14 The
caused it to rain upon the earth, and there Serpent is curfed. 15°The promised seed.
was not a man to till the ground.

16* The punishment of mankind. 21 The first
6 But fthere went up a mist from the earth, clothing. 22. Their casting out of paradise.
nich went up and watered the whole face of the ground. Ow the serpent was more subtil than • Rev. 12.si

7 And the LORD God formed man of the any beast of the field which the LORD MO. 16 duft of the ground, and breathed into his no- God had made: and he said unto the woman, 2 Cor. 11.1.

strils the breath of life; and d man became a Yea, hath God said, Ye lhall not eat of every cargo, &us Cor. ss. 45. living foul.

tree of the garden?
8 And the LORD God planted a garden 2 And the woman said unto the serpent,We
Chap. 3. 4.

east-ward in Eden; and there he put the may eat of the fruit of the trees of the garden:
man whom he had formed..

3 But of the fruit of the tree which is in the Chap. s. 17h 9. And out of the ground made the LORD midst of the garden,God hath faid, Ye shall not

God to grow every tree that is pleasant to the eat of it, neither shall ye touch its left ye die. Chap. 3.22. sight, and good for food: 8the tree of life also

And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye 12 Cos, 11.8. in the midit of the garden, hard the tree of shall not surely die. knowledge of good and evil.

5 For God'doth know, that in the day ye cat 10 And a river went out of Eden to water thereof,then your eyes shall be opened: and ye *the garden; and from thence it was parted, and thall be as gods,knowing good and evil

. became into four heads.

6 And when the woman saw that the tree II: The name of the first is i Pison: that is was good for food,and that it was t pleasant to 1 Heb.n defort. it which compafleth k the whole land of Havi- the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make one lah, where there is gold.

wise; the took of the fruit thereof, and did eat; · Ecclus 25. 34 12 And the gold of that land is good:"there and gave also unto her husband with her; and i Tim. 2.54 is bdellium and the onyx-stone.

he did eat. 13 And the name of the second river is Gi- And the eyes of them both were opened, hon: the same is it that compasserh the whole fand they knew that they were naked: and 'Chap.3. $• land of* Ethiopia.

they sewed fig-leaves together, and made 14 And the name of the third river is m Hid- themselves | aprons.

* Or, things to * Dan. t. dort dekel: that is it which goeth † toward the east 8 And they heard the voice of the LORD Sird abou.

of Assyria. And the fourth river is Euphrates. God walking in the garden in the* cool of the * Heb, wiñado

15 And the LORD God took the man, and day: and Adam and his wife hid themselves
put him into the garden of Eden, to dress its from the presence of the LORD God amongst
and to keep it.

the trees of the garden.
*16 And the LORD God commanded the 9 And the LORD God called unto Adam,
man, saying, Of every tree of the garden and said unto him, Where art thou?
* thou mayit freely eat:

10 And he said, I heard thy voice in the gar-
- 17 » But of the tree of the knowledge of deni: and I was afraid, 8 because I was naked ; Chap.9.38
good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in and I hid my self.

the day that thou eatest thereof, of thou shalt 11 And he said, Who told thee that thou Chap. 3:19 surely die.

wast naked ? Hast thou eaten of the tree, 18 And the LORD God said, It is not whereof I commanded thee, that thou shouldnt Heb.as before good that the man should be alone: PI will

not eat?
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: And Cain was verywroth, band Before tree, and I did eat.

his countenance fell. Chrift 13 And the LORD God said unto the wo- 6 And the LORD said unto Cain, Why art

Christ 4004. man, What is this that thou hast done? And thou wroth? and why is thy countenance fallen? Chap. 31.2.

cir. 3875. the woman said, The serpent beguiled me, and 7 If thou doit well, fhalt thou not t be ac- t Or, have tist

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And the LORD God faidi unto the ser- the door. And funto thee shall be his desire, pent, Because thou hast done this thou art cur- and thou shalt rule over him.

Chap: : 16. sed above all cattle, and above every beast of 8 And Cain talked with Abel his brother:

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15 And I will pur enmity between thee and c flew him. Ley 3, 2, and the woman, and between thy feed and n her 9. And the Lord said unto Cain, Where Mato 33. .

3.12. seed: "it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt is Abel thy brother? And he said, I know not: Jude 11. bruise his heel.

Am Imy brothers keeper? 16 Unto the woman he said, I will greatly 10 And he said, What hast thou done ? the multiply thy forrow and thy conception; in voice of thy brothers * blood dcrieth unto me * Heb. bloodeta forrow thou shalt bring forth children: and from the ground.

thy desire shall be † to thy husband, and he shall 11 And now art thou cursed from the earth, Rev. 6, 16. 1.913. 7, 17. Prule over thee.

which hath opened her mouth to receive thy - 17 And unto Adam he said, Because thou brothers blood from thy hand.

haft hearkned unto the voice of thy wife,' and 12 When thou tilleft the ground, it shall not Cor. 11. 24. haft eaten of the tree of which I commanded henceforth yield unto thee her strength. A fu

thee, saying, Thou shalt not eat ofit: cursed gitive and a vagabond shalt thou be in the earth. Sab 24 5,6. is the ground for thy fake; in sorrow shalt thou 13 And Cain said unto the Lord, t My pu- tuto Mine dania eat of it all the days of thy life. nishment is greater than I can bear.

than that it may 18 Thorns also and thistles shall it $ bring 14 Behold, thou haft driven me out this day 164. I* forth to thee: and thou shalt eat the herb of from the face of the earth: and from thy face the field.

shall I be hid, and I shall be a fugitive and a vaga19 In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bond in the earth: and it shall come to pass, « Chapi gin B bread, till thou return unto the ground; for out that every one that findeth me, shall Nay me. of it waft thou taken: for dust thou

art,

and 15 And the Lord said unto him, Therefore kiel 33. 9. wunto dust shalt thou return.

whosoever slayeth Cain, vengeance shall be
20 And Adam called his wifes name* Eve, taken on him fseven-fold. And the LORD set
because she was the mother of all living. a mark upon Cain, lest any finding him should

21 Unto Adam allo and to his wife did the kill him.
Lord God make coats of skins, and clothed 16 And Cain went out from the presence
them.

of the LORD, and dwelt in the land of Nod,
22 And the LORD God said,” Behold, the on the east of Eden.
man is become as one of us, to know good 17 And Cain knew his wife, and she concei-
and evil. And now left he put forth his hand, ved and bare Enoch: and he builded a city, # Heb. Charnock,
Yand take also of the tree of life, and eat, and and called the name of the city after the name
live for ever :

of his son, Enoch.
23 Therefore the LORD God sent him forth 18 And unto Enoch was born Irad: and Irad
from the garden of Eden, to till the ground begat Mehujael: and Mehujael begat Methu-:
from whence he was taken.

fael: and Methusael begat * Lamech.
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So he drove out the man: and he placed 19 | And Lamech took unto him two
Sap. 1. $ 2 at the east of the garden of Eden, Cherubims, wives: the name of the one was Adah, and

and a flaming sword which turned every waythe name of the other Zillah.
to keep the way of the tree of life.

20. And Adah bare Jabal : he was the father
CH A P. IV.

of such as dwell in tents, and of such as have
1 The birth, trade and religion of Cain and cattle.

Abel. 8 The murder of Abel. i. The curse 21 And his brothers name was Jubal: he was
of Cain. 17 Enoch the first city. 19 La- the father of all such as handle the harp and
mech and his two wives. 25 The birth of organ.
: Seth, 26 and Enos,

22 And Zillahi, she also bare Tubal-cain, an + Heb. whatisha before Nd Adam knew Eve his wife: and she instructer of every artificer in brass and iron : Chrift

conceived, and bare Cain, and said, I and the fifter of Tubal-cain was. Naamah. have gotten a man from the Lord.

23 And Lamech said unto his wives, Adah 4003 2 And the again bare his brother * Abel. and Zillah, Hear my voice, ye wives of La

And Abel was på keeper of sheep, but Cain was mech, hearken unto my speech: for I have for, I would stay a tiller of the ground.

flain a man to my wounding, and a young man wound, &c. 3 And fin process of time it came to pass, to my hurt. that Cain brought of the fruit of the ground 24 If Cain shall be avenged seven-fold, truly an offering unto the LORD.

Lamech seventy and seven-fold. 4

And Abel, he also brought of the firstlings. 25 And Adam knew his wife again, and 3874. ofhis * flock, and of the fat thereof. And the she bare a ton, and called his name + Seth: For Chap. s. 8. Lord had • respe&t unto Abel, and to his offe- God, faid she, hath appointed me another feed * Hei, skee. ring:

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