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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 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 sent Your Majesty's Royal Person to rule and reign For whereas it was the expectation 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 should hardly be known, who was to direct the unsettled State; the appearance of Your 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 among all our joys, there was no one that more filled our hearts, than the blessed continuance of the preaching of God's sacred Word among us; which is that inestimable treasure, which excelleth all the riches of the earth; because the fruit thereof extendeth itself, not only to the time spent in this transitory world, but directeth and disposeth men unto that eternal happiness which is above in heaven.

Then not to suffer this to fall to the ground, but rather to take it up, and to continue it in 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 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 sanctified Person, 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 Your Majesty toward the house of God doth not slack or go backward, but is more and more kindled, manifesting itself abroad in the farthest parts of CHRISTENDOM, 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 home, by religious and learned discourse, by frequenting the house of God, by hearing the Word preached, by cherishing the Teachers thereof, by caring for the Church, as a most tender and loving nursing Father.

There are infinite arguments of this right Christian and religious affection in Your Majesty; but none is more forcible to declare it to others than the vehement and perpetuated desire of the accomplishing and publishing of this work, which now with all humility we present unto Your Majesty. 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 should be one more exact Translation of the Holy Scriptures into the ENGLISH TONGUE; Your Majesty did never desist to urge and to excite those to whom it was commended, that the work might be hastened, and that the business might be expedited in so decent a manner, as a matter of such importance might justly require.

And now at last, by the mercy of God, and the continuance of our labours, it being brought unto such a conclusion, as that we have great hopes that the Church of ENGLAND shall reap good fruit thereby; we hold it our duty to offer it to Your Majesty, 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 Majesty, that since things of this quality have ever been subject to the censures of illmeaning and discontented persons, it may receive approbation and patronage from so learned and judicious a Prince as Your Highness is, whose allowance and acceptance of our labours shall more honour and encourage us, than all the calumniations and hard interpretations of other men shall dismay us. So that if, on the one side, we shall be traduced by Popish Persons at home or abroad, who therefore will malign us, because we are poor instruments to make God's holy Truth to be yet more and more known unto the people, whom they desire still to keep in ignorance and darkness; or if, on the other side, we shall be maligned by selfconceited Brethren, who run their own ways, and give liking unto nothing, but what is framed by themselves, and hammered on their anvil; we may rest secure, supported within by the truth and innocency of a good conscience, having walked the ways of simplicity and integrity, as before the Lord; and sustained without by the powerful protection of Your Majesty's grace and favour, which will ever give countenance to honest and Christian endeavours against bitter censures and uncharitable imputations.

The Lord of heaven and earth bless Your Majesty with many and happy days, that, as his heavenly hand hath enriched Your Highness with many singular and extraordinary graces, so You may be the wonder of the world in this latter age for happiness and true felicity, to the honour of that great GOD, and the good of his Church, through Jesus Christ our Lord and only Saviour.

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26 ¶ And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and Acts 17. 26, let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.

1 Cor. 11. 7. Eph. 4. 24. Col. 3. 10. Jam. 3. 9. 7 ch. 9. 2. Ps. 8. 6.

27 So God created man in his own 1 Cor. 11. 7. image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.

ach. 5. 2.

Mal. 2. 15. Matt. 19. 4. Mark 10. 6. ▷ ch. 9. 1, 7. Lev. 26. 9. Ps. 127. 3. & 128, 3, 4.

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28 And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that † moveth upon the earth.

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29 And God said, Behold, I have + Heb. seed-given you every herb + bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat. 30 And to every beast of the earth, and to every fowl of the air, and to every thing that creepeth upon the earth, wherein there is t life, I have given every green herb for meat: and it was so.

c ch. 9. 3.
Job 36. 31.
Ps. 104. 14,

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16. & 147. 9.

*Job 38. 41. + Heb. a living soul.

f Ps. 104, 24.

1 Tim. 4. 4.

Ps. 33. 6.

b Exod. 20.

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31 And God saw every thing that he had made, and, behold, it was very good. And the evening and the morning were the sixth day.

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HUS the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host of them. 2 And on the seventh day God ended 1.&31. 17. his work which he had made; and he rested on the seventh day from all his work which he had made.

Deut. 5. Hebr. 4. 4.

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8 And the LORD God planted ma garden "eastward in Eden; and there he put the man whom he had formed. 9 And out of the ground made thech. 13. 10. LORD God to grow every tree that is pleasant to the sight, and good for food; the tree of life also 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.

* ch. 7. 22. Isai. 2. 22. 11 Cor. 15, 45. Isai. 51. 3. Ezek. 28.13. Joel 2. 3. " ch. 3. 24. • ch. 4. 16. 2 Kings 19. 12. Ezek. 27.23. P ver. 15. 9 Ezek. 31. 8. ch. 3. 22. Prov. 3. 18. & 11. 30. Rev. 2. 7. & 22. 2, 14. ⚫ ver. 17.

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11 The name of the first is Pison: that is it which compasseth "the whole land ch. 25. 18. of Havilah, where there is gold;

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12 And the gold of that land is good: there is bdellium and the onyx stone.

13 And the name of the second river is Gihon: the same is it that compasseth the whole land of † Ethiopia.

"Numb. 11.7.

+ Heb. Cush.

* Dan. 10. 4.

14 And the name of the third river is * Hiddekel: that is it which goeth || toward the east of Assyria. And the fourth Or, castriver is Euphrates.

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15 And the LORD God took man, and put him into the garden of Eden to dress it and to keep it.

16 And the LORD God commanded the man, saying, Of every tree of the garden † thou mayest freely eat:

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19 And out of the ground the LORD God formed every beast of the field, and every fowl of the air; and 'brought them unto || Adam to see what he would call them: and whatsoever Adam called every living creature, that was the name thereof. Or, the man. 20 And Adam † gave names to all cattle, and to the fowl of the air, and to every

⚫ ch. 1. 20, 24. Ps. 8. 6. See ch. 6, 20,

+ Heb. called.

The serpent deceiveth Eve.

Before CHRIST 4004.

8 ch. 15. 12.

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beast of the field; but for Adam there was not found an help meet for him.

21 And the LORD God caused a deep 1Sam, 26. 12. sleep to fall upon Adam, and he slept: and he took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh instead thereof;

+ Heb. builded.

22 And the rib, which the LORD God h Prov. 18, 22. had taken from man, † made he a woman, and brought her unto the man.

Hebr. 13. 4.

1 ch. 29. 14.

Judg. 9. 2.

2 Sam. 5. 1.
& 19. 13.
Eph. 5. 30.

+ Heb. Isha.

1 Cor. 11. 8.

+ Heb. Ish.

1 ch. 31. 15.

Ps. 45. 10. Matt. 19. 5. Mark 10. 7. 1 Cor. 6. 16. Eph. 5. 31.

m ch. 3. 7, 10, 11. "Exod. 32.25. Isai. 47. 3.

Rev. 12. 9.

& 20, 2.

b Matt. 10. 16.

23 And Adam said, This is now 1bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called † Woman, because she was taken out of † Man.

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1 The serpent deceiveth Eve. 6 Man's shameful fall. 9 God arraigneth them. 14 The serpent is cursed. 15 The promised seed. 16 The punishment of mankind. 21 Their first clothing. 22 Their casting out of paradise. WOW the serpent was more subtil than any beast of the field which the LORD God had made. And he said unto the woman, † Yea, hath God said, Ye because, &c. shall not eat of every tree of the garden? 2 And the woman said unto the serpent, We may eat of the fruit of the trees of the garden:

2 Cor. 11. 3.

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9 And the LORD God called unto Adam, and said unto him, Where art thou?

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10 And he said, I heard thy voice in the garden," and I was afraid, because I ch. 2. 25. was naked; and I hid myself.

11 And he said, Who told thee that thou wast naked? Hast thou eaten of the tree, whereof I commanded thee that thou shouldest not eat?

12 And the man said, "The woman whom thou gavest to be with me, she gave me of the tree, and I did eat.

13 And the LORD God said unto the woman, What is this that thou hast done? And the woman said, "The serpent beguiled me, and I did eat.

14 And the LORD God said Punto the serpent, Because thou hast done this, thou art cursed above all cattle, and above every beast of the field; upon thy belly shalt thou go, and dust shalt thou eat all the days of thy life:

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16 Unto the woman he said, I will Rom. 16. 20. greatly multiply thy sorrow and thy conception; "in sorrow thou shalt bring forth children; "and thy desire shall be to thy husband, and he shall rule over thee. 17 And unto Adam he said, "Because thou hast hearkened unto the voice of thy wife, and hast eaten of the tree, of which I commanded thee, saying, Thou shalt not eat of it: "cursed is the ground for thy sake; in sorrow shalt thou eat of it all the days of thy life;

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19 'In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread, till thou return unto the ground; for out of it wast thou taken: for dust thou art, and "unto dust shalt thou return. 20 And Adam called his wife's name + Eve; because she was the mother of Ps. 104. 14. all living.

21 Unto Adam also and to his wife did the LORD God make coats of skins, and clothed them.

d Job 31. 40.

+ Heb. cause to bud.

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2 Thess. 3.

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h Job 21. 2G & 34. 15. Ps. 104. 29. Eccles. 3. 20. & 12. 7. Rom. 5. 12. Hebr. 9. 27.

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22 And the LORD God said, 'Behold, the man is become as one of us, to know good and evil; and now, lest he put forth his hand, and take also of the tree of life,That is, and eat, and live for ever:

23 Therefore the LORD God sent him forth from the garden of Eden, 'to till the ground from whence he was taken.

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Living. i ver. 5. Like Isai. 19. 12. & 47. 12, 13.

Jer. 22. 23. k ch. 2. 9. 1 ch. 4. 2. & 9. 20.

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