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0 THE MOST HIGH AND Mighty Prince, James, by the grace of God, King of Great Britain, Francë, and Ireland,
Defender of the Faith, &c. The Translators of the B I B E, wish Grace, ; Mercy, and Peace, through J É s u s
CHRIST our LORD.
Reat and manifold were the bleflings, (most dreed Soveraig?) which: Almighty God, the Father of all mercies,, bestowed upon is the people of England, when first he sent your Majesties Royal person to rule and reign ozor u. For whereas it was she expećtation of many, who wished not
well unto our Sion, that upon the setting of that bright Occidental Star, queen Elizabeth of bost happy memory, forne thick and palpable clouds of darkness would so have overshadozred this land, bat men should have been in doult which way they were to walk; and that it should hardly be known, who was to direct the unsettled Si ate : the appearance of your Majesty, as of the Sun in his Arength, nftantly dispelled those supposed and survaised mists, and gave unto all that were well affected exceedIng cause of comfort ; cfpecially when we beheld the Government establified in your Highneß,, and four hopeful secd, by an un-doubted Title, and this also accompanied with peace and tranquillity, at home nd abroad. But amongst all our joyes, there was no one that more filled our hearts, then the lleffcd continuance of the yeaching of Gods Jacred Word amongst us, which is that inestimable treasure which excelleth all the riches the earth, because the fruit thereof exter:deth it felf, 7:00 onely to the time spent in this transitory borld, but direéteth and disposeth men unto that eterriál happiness which is aboze in heaven. Then not to suffer this to fall to the ground but rather to take it up,and 10 continue it in that state, pherein the famous predecesor of your Highricß did leave it; Nay, to go forward with the confidence and solution of a manin maintaining the truth of Christ, and propagating is far änd near, is that which hath jo bound and firmly knit the hearts of all your majeftiss loyal and religious people unto you, that four very Name is precious among them, their eye doth behold you with cornfort, and they bleß you in their karts, as that Sanétified perfon, who, under God, is the immediate author of their true happines, And this their contentment doth not diminish or decay, but every day encreaseth and taketh ftrength, pben they observe that the real of your Majesty towards the house of God, doth nor flack or go backa pard, but is more and more kindled, manifesting it self abroad in the furthest parts of Christendom, by
cing in defence of the Truth, which hath given Such a blow unto that man of in, as will not be healed)
ery day at home, by religious and learned discourse, by fr:quenting the house of God, by hearing Word preached, by cherishing the teachers thereof, by caring for the Church, as a most tcz.der and ing nursing Father. There are infinite arguments of this right Christian and religious affection in your Majesty : but none
rore forcible to declare it to others, then the vehement and perpetuated desire of the accomplishing d publishing of this work, which now, with all humility, we present anto your Majesty. For when er Highneß had once, piet of deep judgement, apprehended her conveniext it mas, That out of the sriginal facred Tongues, together
with comparing of the Labors, borb in our own and other foreign Langes, of many worthy men who went before is, there should be one more exact Translation of the holy. riptures into the Englisi tongue ; your Majesty did never defift to urge and 10 excite those to whom it as commended, that the Work might be hast ned, and that the bufineß might be expedited in fodecent manner, as a matter of such importance right justly require.
And now at laft, by the mercy of God, and the continuidance of our Labors, it being brougbt unto such a Anclufion, as that we hade great hope that the Church of England shall reap good fruit thereby; we hold. four duty to offer it to your Majesty, not onely as to our King and Soveraign, but as to the principal Mover and Author of the Work:Humbly craving of your most sacred Majesty, tbat, finee things of this uality have ever been subject to the cenfures of ill meaning and discontented personsi, it may receive pprobation and Patronage from lo learned and judicious a prince, as your Highness is, whose allowance Ind acceptance of our Labours Mall more honor and encourage us, then all the calúniniations, and hard. Interpretations of other nen shall dismay us. So that if on the one side we shall be traduced by Popila erfons at home or abroad, who therefore will malignus, because we are poor inftruments to make Gods holy Truth to be yet more and more known unto the people, whom they desire ftill to keep in ignorance and Sarkneß : or if on the other side, we shall be maligned by felf-conceited brethren, who run their own boys and give liking unto nothing, but what is framed by themselves, and hammered on their Arvila may reft secure, supported within by the truth and innocency of a good.conscience, having walked the turn of your Majesties grace and fazor, which willever give countenance to honest and Christian eye 105 against bitter censures and uncharitable imputations. The Lord of heaven and earth bleß your Majesty with many and happy days, that as bis heavenly hand henrrhed your Highreß with many fingulars a d extraordinary graces; to you may be the wonder of world in this latter age, for happiness and true felicity, to the honour of that great GOD, and the This Church, through Fofus Chrift ont Lord and onely Saviom
The names and order of all the Books of the Old and New Testament, with the num
ber of their Chapters.
So Ecclesiastes hath Chapters
40 The Song of Solomon Leviticus
36 Jeremiah Deuteronomie
34 Lamentations Joshua 24 Ezekiel
21 Daniel Ruth
4 Horea I. Samuel
31 Joel II. Samuel
7 II. Chronicles
36 Nahum Ezra
10 Habakkuk Nehemiah 13 Zephaniah
10 Haggai Job
42 Zechariah Psalms
Iso Malachi The Proverbs
1. Kings II. Kings
The Booksof the New Testament.
Acthew hath Chapters 28 I. Timothy hath Chapters
16 II. Timothy
21|Philemon The Ads
28 To the Hebrews The Epifle to che Romanes 16 The Epiftle of James I. Corinthians
16 I. Peter II. Corinthians Galatians
6 I. John Ephesians
6 II. John Philippians
4 III. John Coloflians I. Thessalonians
s Revelation H. Thessalonians
13 II. Peter
THE FIRST BOOK OF
MOSES called GENES I S.
21 And God created great whales, and every be creation of beaven and earth, 3 of tbe light, living creature that imoveth,which the waters 1865. !!. of tbe firmamento 9 of the earth separated brought forth abundantly after their kind, and sing loule
1107, com tbe voaters, 11 and made fruitful, 14 of the every winged fowl after his kind , and God faw sunmoonsand fars, 20 of fish and fowl, 34 of that it was good.
meth Desfis and cattel, 26 of man in the image of God: 22 And God blessed them, saying, * Be fruit- * Clap.
ful, and multiply, and fill the waters in the feas, 8.17. and 22 one beginning God created the hea= | and let fowl multiply in the earth.
9.1. ven and the eart!
23. And the evening and the morning were 2 And the earth was without form, the fifth day.
and void, and darkness was upon the face 24 | And God said, Let the earth bring forth 1.3
of the deep,: and the Spirit of God mat the living creature after his kinci, cattel and t Heb.1?. ved upon the face of the waters. creeping thing, and beast of the earth after his vingloul.
3 And God said, * Let there be light: kind : and it was fo. and there was light.
25 And God made the beast of the earth after 4 And God iaw the light that it was good : his kind, and cattel after their kind, and every -be- and God divided + the light from the darknefs. thing that creepeth upon the earth after his
5. And God called the light Day, and the kind : and God law that it was good. En darkneis he called Night : fand the evening
26 | And God laid, * Let us make man in our * Chiap. ark. and the morning were the first day,
image, after our likenets : and let them haye 5.1.&9.6 6 (And God Taid, * Let there be a t firma | dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the 1 Cor. 11. ment in the midst
of the waters : and let it di- fowl of the air, and over the cattel, and over all 7. vide the waters from the waters.
the earth, and over every creeping thing that
col.3.10. 7 And God made the firmament, and divided creepeth upon the earth. mora- the waters which were under the firmament, 27 So God created man in his own image, in By from the waters which were above the firma-] the image of God created he him, * niale and * Math. ment: and it was fo.
female created he them.
19. * And God called the firmament Heaven: and 28 And God blessed them, and Gud said unto we evening and the morning were the second them, * Be fruitful and multiply, and rep!enish * Chag.
the earth, and subdue it, and have dominion - 9.2. | And God said, * Let the waters under the ver the fish of the fea, and over
the fowl of the =;8.8 he ven be gathered together unto one place and air , and over every living thing that t moveth 1 Hobr. o let the dry land appear : and it was fo.
tipon the earth.
10 And God called the dry land Earth and the 29 And God said, Behold, I have given you gathering together of the waters called he Seas; every herb + bearing leed,which is upon the face Hebr. and God law that it was good.
of all the earth, and every tree in the which is sceding It And God said, Let the earth bring forth the fruit of a tree yielding feed, * to you it shall feed. * grass, the herb yielding feed, and the fruit-l be for meat.
9 3. tree yielding fruit after his kind, whose feed is 30 And to every beast of the earth, and to every Hestese 7. Beeb in it felfupon the earth: and it was fo.
fowl of thetair and to every thing that creeperh ven. 12 And the earth brought forth grals, and upon the earth, wherein there is t life, I have + Hebr. herb yielding leed after his kind : and the tree given every green herb for meat: and it was so,
yielding fruit, whose feed was in it felf, after his 31 And God law every thing that he had Deut, kind : and God law that it was good.
made: and behold it was very good. And the 13. And the evening and the morning were evening and the morning, were the fixth day.
CHAP. M. een the 14 |And God said, Let there be *lights in the i The first fabbath. 4 The manner of the creation. =) and firmament of the heaven, to divide f the day 8 The planting of the garden of Éden, 10 and Enten from the night: and let them be for ligns, and
the river thereof. 17
The tree of knowledge nat: for seasons, and for days, and years.
onely forbidden. 19, 20 The naming of the crei15. And let then be for lights in the firmament tures. 21 The making of woman. and intiins tree of the heaven,to give light upon the earth : and tion of marriages
it was fo. daya de light 7 to rule the day, and the lefler light to The And God madetewo great
lights,the greater Thus the heavens and the earth were finila
2 *And on the leventh day God ended his * Exod. la rule the night: be made the stars also.
work which he had made: and he relied on the 20 il. 17 And God set them in the firmament of the leventh day from all his work which he had 3.17 ffsim. beaven, to give light upon the earth :
heb.4.4 Gineco. 18 And to * rule over the day, and over the 3 And God blessed the seventh day, and fan
night and to divide the light from the darkness: <tified it: because that in it he had relted froin ana God saw that it was good.
all his work, which God t created and made. # Hebr. hotela, 19 And the evening and the morning were 4 These are the generations of the heavens, ecated to
and of the earth, when they were created, in the Mohizz. her to forth agandantly 7 the moving creature
that heavens, 20. 9 And God said, Let the waters bring day that the LORD God niade the earth and the 26.06. Fietsen hath life, and" + fowl that may fie above the oling, carth in the open firmament of heaven,
5 And every plant of the field, before it was in the earth and every herb of the field before
2367 the third day. Elt.be
ti" the fourth day.