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To the most High and Mighty Prince, FAMES,

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 Fesus Christ our Lord.

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y Reat and manifold, were the bleffings ( most dread Sovereign ) which Al

mighry God, the Father of all mercies, bestowed upon us the people of EngJand, when first, he sent your Majefiics Royal person to rule and reign

over us. 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 overfbidowed this land, that men sbould 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 appear ance of your Majefly, as of the Sun in his strength, instantly dispelled those supposed and furmised mists, and gave unto all that were well-affected, exceeding cause of comfort, especially when we beheld the government efiablisbed in your Highness, and your hopeful seed, by an undoubted Tirle, and this also accompanied with peace and tranquilliry ar home and abroad.

Bur among all our joys there was no one that more filled our hearts, than the blessed. continuance of the preaching of Gods Sacred Word amongst us; which is that inestimable treasure, which excelleth all the riches of the earth, because the fruit thereof extende eth it self, not only to the time spent in this transitory world, but directeth and dispoSeth men unto char'eternal happiness which is above in heaven.

Then not to suffer this to fall to the grounds but rather to take it up, and to continue it in that state wherein the famous Predecellor 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 fo bound and firmly knit the hearts of all yorur Majesties loyal and religious people unto you, that your very name is precious anong them, zheir eye doth behold you with comfort, and they bless you in their bearis, as that sanctified person, who under God, is the immediate author of their true happiness. And this their conteniment doth not diminish or decay, but every day increaserb and iaketh strength, when they observe that the zeal of your Majesty towards the house of God, doth not slack or go backward, but is more and more kindled, manifesting it felf abroad in the furthest parts of Christendom, by writing in defence of the truth, Cavhich hatho gia ven such a blow unto thar Man of son, 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 cherifbing the Teachers thereof, by caring for the Church as a moft render and loving nursing Farher.

There are infinite arguments of this right Christian and religious affection in your Majesty: beet none is more forcible to declare it to others, than the vehement and perperuated defore 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 laboidrs, both in our own and other foreign languages, of many wore zhy men who went

before us, there should be one more exact translation of the holy Scrip nures into the English tongue; your Majesty did neuer defift to urge and to excite those to whom it was commended, that the Work might be haftned, and that the business might be expedired in so decen- a manner, as a marter 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 ha great hope that the Church of England jball reap good fruit thereby; we hold it over dury to offer it lo your Majefty, not only as 10 our King and Sovereign, but as to the principal Mover and Author

of the work : Humbly craving of your moff Sacred Majesty, that since things of this qualizy have ever been subject to the censures of ill-meaning and discontexted pe

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The Epistle Dedicatory. raus, it may receive Approbation and Patronage fron To learned and judicious & Prince as your Highness is, whose allowance and acceprance of our labours, Slaall sonore honour and encourage us, than all the calumniations and hard interpretations of other men soall dismay us, so that, if on the one side we soall be traduced by Popish persons at home or abroad, who therefore, will malign us, because we are poor inftruments to make Gods hóly truth to be yèz more and more known into the people, whom then elefire still no keep in ignorance and darkness : or if on the other side, we shall be maVigned by self-concerted brethren, who run their own ways, and give liking unto nothing but what is framed by themselves, and hammered on their anvil i we may refi secure, supported within by the truth and innocency of a good conscience, having walked the ways of fimplicity and integrity, as before the Lord ; and fuftained with out, by the powerful protection of your Majesties 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 fingular and extraordinary graces; fo you may be the wonder of the world in this faiter age, for happiness and Erue felicity, to the honour of that great God, and the good of his Church, througla Fea fius Christ our Lord and only Saviour.

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The names and order of all the Books of the Old and New Testament, with the mimo

ber of their Chapters. Enesis hath Chapters 50 II. Chronicles

36 Daniel Leviticus

10 Horea 27 Nehemiah Numbers

13 Joel 36) Esther

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10 Amos Deuteronomy Joshua

42 Obadiah 24. Psalms Judges

150 Jouah 21 Proverbs Ruth

31 Micah

4 Ecclefiaftes 1. Samuel

12 Nahum 3i The song of Solomon 8 Habakkuk II. Samuel 24 Isaiah

66 Zephaniah 1. Kings

22 | Jeremiah II. Kings

52 Haggai 25 Lamentacions 1. Chronicles

sl Zechariah 29'Ezekiel

14 48||Malachi

34 Job

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To the Hebrews
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28 Ephesians

The epiftle of James
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16 Philippians

I. Peter Luke 24 Cololians

4 ||II. Peter John

zi 1. Thessalonians $11. John The Aes

28 D. Thessalonians 3 H. Joho The epiftle to the Ro- I. Timothy

III. John mans 16| 1. Timothy

Jude 1. Corinthians 16 Titus

3 Revelation 2. Corinthians 13 Philemon

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I The First Book of Moses, called GENESIS, С НА Р. І.

lefler light to rule the night: he made 1 The creation of heaven and earth, &c. the stars also.

26 Of man in ihe image of God. 29 The 17 And God fer them in the firmaappointment of food.

ment of the heaven, to give light upon N the beginning God created the hea. the earch, ren and the earth.

18 And to rule over the day and over 2 And the earth was, without the pighr, and to divide the light from the

form and void, and darkness was darkness; and God saw that it was good. upon the face of the deep : and the Spi 19 And the evening and che morning rit of God moved upon the face of de were the fourth day. waters.

20 And God said, Let the waters 3 And God said, Let there be light: bring forth abundantly the moving creaand there was light.

ture that hath life, and fowl that may 4 And God saw die light, that it was fly above the earch in the open firmagood : and God divided the light from ment of heaven. the darkness.

21 And God created great whales, and s And God called the light Day, and the every living creature that moveth, which darkness he called Night: and the even- the waters brought forth abundantly after ing and the morning were che first day. their kind, and every winged fowl after

6 And God said, Let chere be a fir his kind : and God law that it was good. máment in the midst of the waters, and 22 And God blessed them, saying, Be let it divide the waters from the waters., fruitful, and multiply, and fill the wa

7 And God made dhe firmament, and ters in the seas, and let fowl multiply in divided the waters which were under the the earth. firmament, from che waters which were 23 And the evening and the morning above the firmament : and it was so. were the fifth day.

8 And God called the firmament 24 And God said, Let the earth bring Heaven: and the evening and che morn- forth che living creature after his kind, ing were che second day.

cattle and creeping thing and beast of the 39 And God said, Ler the waters earth afrer his kind : and it was so. under the heaven be gathered together 25 And God made the beast of the unto one place, and let the dry-land ap- earth after his kind, and cattle after pear : and it was so.

their kind, and every thing that creep; 10 And God called the dry-land och upon the earth after his kind : and Earch, and the gathering together of the God saw that

it was good. waters called he Seas : and God saw chat 26 ( And God said, Let us make man it was good.

in our imags, after our likeness: and lec u And God said, Let the earth bring them have dominion over che fish of che forch grass, the herb yielding seed, and sea, and over the fowl of che air, and the fruit-tree yielding fruic after his over catrle, and over all the earth, kind, whose feed is in ir self, upon che and over every creeping thing that creepearth : and it was so.

ch upon the carth. 12 And the earch brought forth grass, 27 So God created man in his own and herb yielding feed after his kind, image, in che image of God created he and the grec yielding, fruit, whose feed him : male and female created hc chem. war in it self, after his kind : and God 28 And God blessed them, and God saw that it was good.

faid unto chem, Be fruitful, and multiply, 13 And the evening and the morning and replen:{h che carch, and subdue it: were the third day.

and have dominion over the fish of the 14 ( And God said, Let there be sea, and over the fowl of the air, and lights in the firmament of the heaven, over every living thing that movech upto divide che day from the night : and on the carch. let them be for signs, and før sealons, and 29 9 And Godfaid, Behold, I have given for days, and years.

you every herb bearing seed, which is up 15 And let dem be for lights in the on the face of all the earth, and every firmament of the heaven, to give light tree, in the which is the fruit of a tree upon the earch: and it was so.

yielding seed : 10 you it shall be for meat. 16 And God made two great lights; 30 And to every beast of the carth, . the greater light to rule the day, and thel to cyery foul of the air, and to

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The first labbath..

Genelis. Adam nameth the creatures, thing that creepech upon the earth, 15 And the LORD God cook the man, wherein there is life, I have given every and put him into the garden of Eden, to green herb for meat : and it was so. dress it and to keep it.

31 And God saw every thing that he 16 And the LORD God commanded had made, and behold, it vas very good. the man, saying, Of every tree of the And the evening and the morning were garden thou mayit freely, eat: the fixch dav.

17. But of the tree of the knowledge of CHA P. II.

good and evil, thou shalt not cat of it : The firit Sabbath. 8 The planting of Eden, for in the day that chou eatest chereof, 17 The tree of knowledge. 19, 20 The chou shalt surely die. creatures named. 21 Woman made, and 18 ( And the LORD God said, It is marriage instituted.

not good that the man should be alone: Has the heavens and the earth were I will make him an help meet for him.

finished, and all the host of them. 19 And out of the ground the LORD 2 And on the seventh day God ended God formed every beact of the field, and his work which he had made : and he every fowl of the air, and brought them rested on the seventh day from all his unto Adam to see what he would call work which he had made.

them: and whatsoever Adam called e3 And God blessed the seventh day, very living creature, that was the name and fanctified it : because that in it he chereof. had refted from all his work, which 20 And Adam gave names to all catGod created and made.

tle, and to the fowl of the air, and to 4 ( These are the generations of the every beast of the field: but for Adam heavens and of the earth, when they were there was not found an help meet for created ; in the day chat the LORD God him. made the earth and the heavens,

21 And the LORD God caused a deep s And every plant of the field, before seep to fall upon Adam, and he slept : it was in the earth, and every herb of the and he took one of his ribs, and closed field, before it grew: for the LORD God up the fleth instead chereof. had not caused it to rain upon the earth, 22 And the rib, which the LORD God and there was not a man to till the ground. had taken from man, made he a woman,

6 But there went up a mist from the and brought her unto the man. karch, and watered the whole face of the 23 And Adam said, This is now bone ground.

of my bones, and fielh of my flesh: she 7 And the LORD God formed man of Thall be called Woman, because she was the dust of the ground, and breathed in- caken out of man. to his nostrils the breach of life ; and 24 Therefore Mall a man leave his faman became a living soul.

ther and his mother, and shall cleave un84 and the LORD God planted a to his wife ; and they shall be one flesh. garden caft-ward in Eden; and there he 25 And they were boch naked, the put the man whom he had formed. man and his wife, and were not ashamed. 9 And out of the ground made the

CHAP. III. LORD God to grow every tree that is 1 The serpent deceiveth Eve. 6 Mans fall. pleasant to the fight, and good for food : is The promised seed. 16 Mans puniftsthe tree of life also in the midst of the ment, 22 and loss of paradise.

Ow the serpent was food and evil.

10 And a river went out of Eden to LORD God had made: and he said unco water the garden; and from thence it was the woman, Yea, harh God said, Ye shall parted, and became into four heads. not eat of every tree of the garden ?

In The name of the first is Pison : 2 And the woman said unto che ser that is ie which compassech - che whole pent, We may eat of the fruit of thotrees Land of Havilah, wliere there is gold. of the garden:

12 And the gold of that land is good. 3 But of the fruit of the tree which is there is bdellium and the onyx-stone. in the midst of the garden, God hath

13. And the name of the second river said, Ye thaH not eat of ir, neither shall is Gihon : che fame is it that compal- ye touch it, left ye die. fech the whole land of Echiopia. 4 And the serpent said unto the wo

14 And the name of the third river is man, Ye shall not surely die. Hiddekel : that is it which goed to 5 For God doth know, that in the day ward che east of Aslycia. And as ferch ye cat thereof, chen your eyes shall be

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